Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 09, 2019
In nearly all midmarket businesses, staff costs are the single biggest expense – meaning that productivity gains have a substantial and lasting impact on the bottom line. This Proaction Series report, commissioned by Dell, discusses technologies that deliver the fastest, clearest productivity benefits to midmarket businesses and will address:
- What midmarket firms are looking to accomplish
- Why they would invest in IT solutions to achieve success in this area
- Required IT solutions to support process evolution
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Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 09, 2019
Like businesses of all sizes, midmarket firms are focused on reducing operational costs and improving profitability. Midmarket firms, though, have a set of unique challenges and opportunities that will shape their ability to manage expense and boost the bottom line. This Proaction Series report, commissioned by Dell, will highlight technologies to deliver the clearest cost and profitability benefits to midmarket businesses.
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Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
In a recent study, IDC analyzed the business value and benefits of supporting network operations with Forcepoint NGFW solutions. The research included interviews with eight organizations relying upon Forcepoint’s NGFW to connect and protect their networks and business operations.
IDC created a model based upon their analysis to identify the costs and real benefits of deploying Forcepoint NGFW. The highlights of this analytical model are captured in their Business Value Snapshot; and the complete results are available for download now in the IDC Quantifying the Operational and Security Results of Switching to Forcepoint NGFW Whitepaper.
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Download the IDC Whitepaper now to learn how the eight organizations surveyed realized improved efficiency, availability and security with Forcepoint NGFW, as well as a return of cost in only seven months and an average 5-year ROI of 510%.
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?
Virtualization is now mainstream. Enterprises continue to heavily invest in virtualization projects and while short term hardware and cost saving benefits are being achieved, few enterprises achieve anywhere close to the full potential of virtualization as they struggle with new problems like assuring performance and availability, preventing VM sprawl, and maximizing resource utilization
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 23, 2018
“While 3D design tools have been around for a while, the consumerisation of VR is opening-up visualisation options at an unprecedented rate. Visualisation has evolved to a level that allows designers to produce photorealistic images of products in natural environments faster and with more accuracy, enabling even faster time-to-market and allowing customers to experience the product for themselves – and all without real-world prototyping and modelling costs. This guide is designed to give you an overview of the latest developments in visualisation and introduce our new VR Centres of Excellence in Limerick, Cork, Paris, Frankfurt, Dubai, Santa Clara or Austin, where you can experience the benefits for yourself.”
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Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
The competitive advantages and value of BDA are now widely acknowledged and have led to the shifting of focus at many firms from “if and when” to “where and how.” With BDA applications requiring more from IT infrastructures and lines of business demanding higher-quality insights in less time, choosing the right infrastructure platform for Big Data applications represents a core component of maximizing value. This IDC study considered the experiences of firms using Cisco UCS as an infrastructure platform for their BDA applications. The study found that Cisco UCS contributed to the strong value the firms are achieving with their business operations through scalability, performance, time to market, and cost effectiveness. As a result, these firms directly attributed business benefits to the manner in which Cisco UCS is deployed in the infrastructure.
With a hybrid IT approach, small and midsized businesses can leverage the greater control, faster access, and increased security that comes with on-premise, while taking advantage of the increased agility, reduced costs, and better flexibility that the cloud offers.
In this report we’ll look at some of the challenges that smaller organizations face in building and managing IT, along with how some businesses are leveraging a hybrid cloud and on premise approach, gaining some significant benefits through this approach.
The tipping point has arrived. Large enterprises are planning their next-generation datacenters around flash-based storage, and for good reason. Flash arrays provide read and write performance that is orders of magnitude faster than spinning media at a total cost of ownership that is on par with disk and will soon be lower. The benefits not only include improved application performance, but more consistent performance, lower latency, reduced storage footprint, streamlined storage administration, and lower operating costs. These advantages are too beneficial to your business to ignore. That’s why flash is becoming the standard for new storage investments.
The HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-flash Storage can improve IOPS and latency results dramatically, increase the overall performance of a high workload environment, and lower administrative management work. The costs and benefits for a composite organization for 20 TB of 3PAR All-flash storage,
based on customer interviews, are:
? Investment costs: $130,722.
? Benefits: $1,213,601.
? Average cost/GB usable (street price) for all-flash storage (included 4:1 compaction and 25% overhead): $2.20
Many procurement departments are still using traditional manual processes or outdated technology. The result? Rogue spending, missed discounts from supplier contract pricing, reconciliation headaches, and the list goes on.
These business risks are driving more organizations towards the cloud-based, secure, and workflow-friendly world of eProcurement solutions. These solutions are saving money and resources, improving use of budgets and personnel, enabling centralization, and using data to improve and streamline end-to-end purchasing processes.
Download this report to learn about:
Procurement trends from 400 organizations surveyed
Operational and cost-savings benefits of eProcurement
Leading features and functionality in eProcurement
Adoption best practices and how to get started
Many of your peers are using Ethernet to reduce costs, simplify the management of communications and provide flexibility to cope with changes in their business.
Now is a great time to take stock of your existing network and see how Ethernet can bring new benefits to your organization.
When evaluating a next-generation firewall (NGFW) to determine whether the solution can give you comprehensive protection for your entire enterprise, you need to look for seven must-have capabilities.
The NGFW should:
1. Integrate security functions tightly to provide effective threat and advanced malware protection
2. Provide complete and unified management
3. Provide actionable indications of compromise to identify malicious activity across networks and endpoints
4. Offer comprehensive network visibility
5. Help reduce complexity and costs
6. Integrate and interface with third-party security solutions
7. Provide investment protection
This white paper explains this checklist in depth and provides examples of the benefits a truly effective NGFW solution can deliver.
Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and -XR Series Switches earned the Miercom Certified Green Award for saving over 50% in annual energy operating costs compared to the industry average. The switches were evaluated in accordance with the Miercom Certified Green Testing Methodology. Test results show the benefits of Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and -XR Series Switches.
When determining which investments to make in their technology infrastructure, organizations will often choose to make no changes at all. While this decision avoids short-term costs and business disruption, it often simply delays the inevitable—even making it worse.
The cost of doing nothing is expensive in the long term. This report—from the independent researchers at Aberdeen Group—outlines the reasons distributors choose not to upgrade enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and cautions against this approach, supplying detailed research that illustrates the benefits of keeping your systems current.
Download this report to learn how a new or improved ERP system can help get you the information you need to make informed decisions and act more efficiently, improving overall company performance.
If you’re anything like your peers, you are evaluating your education technology on an annual basis to determine if it’s time for a refresh. While most schools conduct their device refreshes during the summer because teachers, staff and students are not present, this timing can prove costly as the market is flooded with devices from schools doing the same thing.
To help school districts re-think their technology spending to focus more on total cost of ownership and residual value, as opposed to upfront cost, we’ve partnered with Diamond Assets — a technology buyback company — to explain:
• The true value and cost of iPad and Chromebook in education
• When schools receive the most trade-in value for their technology
• How to prepare for and execute technology refreshes
The pressure is mounting and employers are feeling the pinch. As U.S. health care costs continue their seemingly inexorable rise, businesses are looking for ways to wrest greater value from their health care spend.
More and more, employers are looking for benefits strategies that help prevent chronic disease and, if it is present, encourage early, efficient treatment. The brass ring is getting employees to proactively manage their own health by adopting healthy behaviors, such as exercising and eating healthily. It’s better for the employees, it increases productivity, and it reduces health care expenditures.
So how are organizations today looking to craft health and well-being plans that deliver real results for employers and employees alike? This white paper looks at three key areas where new and innovative approaches are changing the equation.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Oct 19, 2017
Download the Forrester Total Economic Impact™ of Gigamon: Cost Savings and Business Benefits Enabled by Gigamon to see how customers benefit from comprehensive and scalable visibility across their networks. This study delves into a cost-benefit analysis of the Gigamon security delivery platform, network visibility and traffic monitoring solutions that enable companies to see what matters in order to meet their security objectives, increase productivity and keep hardware, software and personnel costs in check without affecting performance.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Oct 19, 2017
Download the Gigamon white paper, Addressing the Threat Within: Rethinking Network Security Deployment, to learn how evolving cyber security threat conditions are changing the trust model for security and how a structured and architectural approach to pervasive network visibility gives security solutions access while enabling them to scale cost effectively. See how the benefits of increased security and cost effectiveness are making the Security Delivery Platform a foundational building block to deploying security solutions. Read now!
Many BPO providers have already invested heavily in robotic process automation (RPA), providing an opportunity to renegotiate your BPO contract to reflect the cost savings they are making as a result. But there’s more. Contract renegotiation also creates an opportunity to leverage providers’ investment to accelerate automation in your own business.
Read this to discover:
• the benefits of automating business processes and the impressive level of cost savings this can deliver
• the impact of automation on the BPO market and the implications this has for BPO contracts
• a five-step processing for assessing and renegotiating your outsourcing contract
• three options for starting your automation journey.
Dell and its partners provide a range of solutions that enable their customers to transform the capabilities of the workforce. Dell commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential benefits and costs enterprises may realize by deploying three key Workforce Enablement Solutions, namely:
- Best device experience
- Unified endpoint management
- Enterprise collaboration
The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential impact of these Workforce Enablement Solutions on their organizations.To better understand the benefits, costs,and risks associated with investment in these solutions, Forrester interviewed eight large enterprise customers with years of experience using Workforce Enablement Solutions—this data was supplemented by a survey of over 700 organizations.
Download this whitepaper to find out more.
Trying to meet evolving donor expectations? Ensure optimum use of funding? Neither is possible if you’re underestimating your direct and indirect overhead costs. Learn four steps to true cost allocation for not-for-profit organizations, and the accountability and transparency benefits a modern cost allocation system can deliver.
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