Learn why replacing servers is often delayed. Confronted with competing business priorities, limited budgets and personnel, and a sense of comfort as current servers reliably hum along, delay is easy to rationalize. Yet, delays are not without risk and trade-offs. Cases in point are two circumstances that small and midsized enterprises should seriously consider and, in our opinion, initiate action now. Discover why the new era of cyber warfare aimed at exploiting hardware vulnerabilities and the End-of-Support for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 means delaying server replacement leaves SMB IT open to risk.
Cybercrime has rapidly evolved, and not for the better. What began in the 1990s as innocent pranks designed to uncover holes in Windows servers and other platforms soon led to hacker Kevin Mitnick causing millions of dollars in malicious damages, landing him in prison for half a decade and raising the awareness of cybersecurity enough to jump-start a multimillion-dollar antivirus industry. Then came the script kiddies, unskilled hackers who used malicious code written by others to wreak havoc, often just for bragging rights. If only that were still the case.
Companies worldwide are undergoing digital transformations. By modernizing their applications, they can deliver better service to customers, and keep pace in a competitive landscape. In many cases, AWS has helped companies modernize by implementing containers—and initiating cultural shifts— to streamline development. In this eBook, we discuss best practices in containerization and how you can get started today with containers on AWS.
In this InfoBrief, we discuss the broad impact of digitization and how organizations are utilizing RPA technologies for driving business outcomes.
We also share use cases and examples from different sectors, as well as key factors that organizations need to consider when selecting a partner for RPA deployment.
Since RPA is the latest buzzword, there is a lot of noise around this topic and we aim to filter the noise and provide key insights, as well as offer essential guidance for successful RPA strategies.
Robotic process automation (RPA) has emerged as a hugely popular business-IT priority – and with good reason. RPA platforms grow more and more sophisticated by the day, opening up fresh automation opportunities throughout the enterprise and business.
But RPA platforms generally aren’t a one-size-fits-all investment.
In this market guide, find out how the top RPA vendors stack up against one another on key investment criteria, including ideal use cases, unique RPA capabilities, and more.
Forbes recently referred to robotic process automation (RPA) as “a gateway drug to AI,” referencing its low barrier to entry compared to other technology choices within the AI realm. But while experts continue to tout the future of RPA, what can we expect of it in the short-term?
Jump into this resource to get a peek at how experts are predicting RPA’s 2019 will pan out, including notable market shifts, major technology disruptions, and entirely new RPA use cases.
All-flash storage is on a strong growth trajectory, but the industry is not swooning naively over the blazing fast I/O speeds. Most IT managers are talking a mature, step-by-step approach to all-flash adoption. Falling per-gigabyte prices are making the technology more commonplace. Solid state drives are no longer just for specialized, high-performing tasks. Before they leap, however, storage professionals want to understand the full business picture as they formulate a winning strategy for putting all-flash storage to use for more workloads.
This paper offers insights for business success with all-flash storage based on IT Central Station reviews. Real users weigh in on what it takes to get the most out of the technology. It covers such aspects of flash storage as the need for simplicity and the importance of flexibility. The paper also looks at how to build a business case for all-flash and think through the implications of issues such as integration with existing infrastructure.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Jul 19, 2019
Disruption to data availability has the ability to cripple an organisation, and in the consumer goods market, restricted access to data could cause goods to take longer to get to market. To prepare for data outages, it is imperative that businesses have effective backup and recovery solutions in place to minimise downtime and maintain functionality.
This case study examines how PT Wings Surya, a leader in the Indonesian consumer goods market, was able to increase business uptime, cut the time taken to run backup jobs from 8 to just 2 hours, and reduce backup costs by 60%.
In this webinar Black Duck Software (www.blackducksoftware.com), together with representatives of SAP, will review the benefits open source offers to development organizations, the management challenges it presents, and approaches for addressing those challenges.
HfS published the Top 10 Cognitive Assistant Service Provider report that explores the emerging conversational service provider ecosystem across key areas including execution ability, innovation capability, and the voice of the customer. The conversational services called as Cognitive Assistants, go beyond the traditional chatbots and augment human-customer interaction across both front- and back-office business operations. IBM was recognized for its market leadership in Cognitive Assistant that harness the power of IBM Watson capabilities – including NLP, conversation and analytics. HfS also merits IBM for demonstrating the greatest volume and depth of cognitive assistant use cases across industry verticals and enterprise processes.
Continuous data availability is a key business continuity requirement for storage systems. It ensures protection against downtime in case of serious incidents or disasters and enables recovery to an operational state within a reasonably short period. To ensure continuous availability, storage solutions need to meet resiliency, recovery, and contingency requirements outlined by the organization.
Digital disruption, economic instability, political upheavals and skills shortages have all at some point in the past 24 months been blamed for business failure, or at the very least, lost profitability and earnings.
It’s perhaps not a huge surprise that a Gartner CEO survey on business priorities revealed that digital business is a top priority for next year. Survey respondents were asked whether they have a management initiative or transformation program to make their business more digital. The majority (62 percent) said they did. Of those organisations, 54 percent said that their digital business objective is transformational while 46 percent said the objective of the initiative is optimisation.*
So, for businesses it’s a case of learning to evolve and be agile, to use technology to help compete more efficiently and not fall victim to inertia. As businesses become increasingly dependent on the insights from data analytics and face-up to competition fuelled by the 24/7 society of in
Published By: Flexential
Published Date: Jul 17, 2019
This webinar recording led by Flexential V.P. of Network Services Tim Parker and 451 Research Senior. V.P. of Research Kelly Morgan examines how companies are using edge facilities to control and manage content. Parker and Morgan present strategies for solving latency and security concerns, along with use cases from companies using facilities at “the edge” to get the most from their data – without breaking the bank.
Published By: Flexential
Published Date: Jul 17, 2019
INSIDE THE GUIDE:
• Your ticket to edge computing confidence and mastery
• Introduction to the concept of Hybrid Edge Computing
• Practical use cases for understanding how edge
computing is being rolled out today
• Top tips for being successful at the edge
Published By: Flexential
Published Date: Jul 17, 2019
The benefits of colocation are well documented, making it easy for organizations to build a compelling business case. Once the decision is made to outsource some or all of your IT infrastructure, there’s plenty of work to do, including selecting the right colocation provider.
Hobson & Company (H&C), a leading research firm focused on total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI) studies, conducted independent research and found that a proven Apple device management solution delivers a quick and compelling ROI to both large and small enterprises.
• Simplifying IT management
o 90% reduction in time spent managing apps
o 80% reduction in time spent provisioning
• Improving end-user experience
o 60% reduction in end-user productivity loss
o 15% reduction in volume of help desk tickets
• Mitigating risk
o 90% reduction in time spent creating inventory reports
o 65% reduction in time spent managing policy and setting changes
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M arketing-Automatisierung ermöglicht die Skalierung Ihrer Marketing-Best-Practices und gewährleistet, dass Ihre Vertriebs- und Marketing-Teams in jeder Phase des Prozesses auf dem richtigen Weg bleiben. Dank Marketing-Automatisierung können Unternehmen ihre Kunden von der Segmentierung über die Lead-Generierung und Bewertung bis zum Aufbau der Beziehung auf allen Kanälen leichter erreichen und einfacher mit ihnen interagieren. Kurz gesagt: Marketing-Automatisierung ermöglicht bessere Kundenerlebnisse.
Yahoo Japan Corporation, one of Japan’s largest Internet service providers, is deploying Clos fabric networks for efficiently addressing their ever-growing data center traffic. Apstra® was selected for streamlining the design, build, and operations of these networks.
This is a case study which shows how Voorhees College implemented a revolutionary communications solution based around a service-orientated Unified Communications architecture from NEC to provide students, faculty and staff in five locations with software-based voice and desktop communications tools to achieve a 40 percent savings over its previous traditional telephony solution.
The proliferation of communications channels has set expectations around cost and productivity
benefits. Unified Communications (UC) is proffered as a way of helping bring them all together, but
companies struggle to justify the business case for it. Against this background, how important is UC as an approach to streamlining communications, and how can businesses exploit it?
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