Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Jul 03, 2008
Businesses of all sizes adopt technology to make them more productive, cost effective or flexible and help them compete. Over the years the adoption of tools such as mobile phones, wireless laptops, the internet and email have all been driven by such expectations. Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are often at the forefront as these technologies can give them a lead on their larger competitors. What starts as a useful extra tool or 'competitive edge' soon becomes the accepted norm and a search for improved quality and utility then ensues.
Today’s service providers face more pressure than ever to keep remote equipment up and running as customers continue to demand higher levels of reliable service while keeping costs competitive. Thus, there is a growing need for remote site management solutions that can help service providers monitor, access and control telecom equipment located at customer sites.
The dynamics of today’s global supply chain are changing rapidly because of volatile fuel costs, increasing wages in overseas locations, post-9/11 security concerns, and global economic issues.In this environment, some U.S. manufacturers and parts suppliers are exploring ways to claim a competitive advantage by bringing operations back to, or near to, the United States.
There are many difficult issues related to WAN complexity, cost, and performance. However, many of these issues can be solved through device consolidation. Download this white paper to learn how to achieve efficiencies and competitive advantages through affordable, yet feature-rich WAN optimization technologies.
For the IT personnel responsible for deploying, maintaining and supporting these networked applications, there is an increasing requirement to get the highest performance out of network equipment, while simplifying the complexity that causes excess overhead and unnecessary costs. However, there is hope. Download this white paper to learn how to achieve efficiencies and competitive advantages through affordable, yet feature-rich WAN optimization technologies.
Virtualization has moved to the forefront of many organizations’ IT agendas, because it reduces both the number of physical servers required and the associated costs. This independent study by the International Technology group found IBM PowerVM more cost-competitive over time, compared to VMware, in terms of IT costs and the costs of downtime.
IT as a service (ITaaS) provides a unique opportunity for IT and line-of-business leaders to realign to transform business. Over the past decade, IT organizations have worked hard to reduce delivery time and costs through automation and commoditization. At the same time, line-of-business owners have demanded more and unique offerings to drive agility and competitive advantage. More recently, the result has been business owners working outside of IT to meet their needs. Now, enabled by cloud computing, ITaaS is catalyzing profound change in IT organizations and the processes companies follow to achieve business goals. Please download the white paper to learn more.
The IBM SmartCloud™ Entry on Power Systems™ solution provides a cost-competitive, entry-level private cloud solution that helps speed time to value of your service deployments on your IBM Power Systems servers.
Current approaches for predicting with a high degree of confidence the application performance prior to implementation into production can be antiquated, expensive and time consuming. This document outlines a next-generation performance management approach using Service Virtualization and Application Performance Management being adopted by progressive organizations around the world.
Adopting a next-generation performance management approach can offer a range of benefits including efficiency gains in delivering applications, cost savings, improved agility and better performing applications. For organizations that increasingly rely on technology to provide value to stakeholders improving application delivery capability is critical to remaining competitive and relevant.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Jul 09, 2015
IT departments have a huge opportunity to make their enterprises more agile, cost efficient & competitive by embracing the opportunities available through mobile devices & constant connectivity. Supporting a more mobile workforce & customer base is a necessity.
How effective is your mobile app development process when it comes to understanding customer needs and delivering the right apps at the right time?
IBM commissioned Forrester to identify the key drivers of successful mobile apps and the costs of failure -- for both customer-facing and enterprise applications.
Watch the webcast to understand the key cost drivers and why it’s more important than ever to get this right due to what Forrester calls the “mobile mind shift” and the competitive reality of “mobile moments.” We also invited our customer, Bank of Montreal, to share their mobile app dev story.
A good app can increase traffic, sales, productivity and brand satisfaction (see what happened for the Bank of Montreal). And a bad app will do the opposite (you could risk doubling your costs if you’re not mindful of the key cost drivers).
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 23, 2017
Enterprises of all sizes are undergoing massive data center modernization initiatives. They are looking to use technology to cut costs and drive competitive advantage. At the core of many of these transformations is an effort to reengineer IT delivery models to enable cloudlike flexibility of resources, and reduce both capital expenditures and operational overhead. That is giving rise to the private cloud movement. Indeed, private cloud adoption is accelerating and maturing. IT organizations are looking to the private cloud for the elasticity it can provide to add or remove resources as required. In fact, ESG research reveals that more than three-quarters of organizations would classify their private cloud deployment as either an advanced internal cloud or a basic internal cloud. Those organizations that have virtualized at least half of their production applications are more than twice as likely as their more physical infrastructure-dependent counterparts to categorize their environme
IBM LinuxONE servers are effective in-house Linux cloud server platforms that counter these myths and can provide IT executives with an alternative Linux infrastructure solution that will help organizations contain costs, become more competitive, and assist with a transformation to a least-cost consumption-based usage model.
It’s easy to assume that running IT apps on-premises is not cost competitive with cloud-based services. Evaluator Group tests the validity of that assumption with a TCO model analyzing a hyperconverged solution from HPE and a comparable AWS solution.
Financial services businesses face unprecedented market challenges. Disruption from Fintech firms, increased local and international regulation, geo- political upheavals and wavering customer loyalty. The need to fully understand the market, to innovate, to reduce costs and be more competitive has never been greater, and this is where AI can help.
According to one fintech research company, by 2030 the financial services sector could reduce operational costs using AI, by as much as 22%. It suggests that will equate to around $1 trillion in efficiencies. So, from a purely operational point of view, doing nothing is not really an option for companies that want to remain competitive.
Today, financial services firms across the board need to rejuvenate customer experience to protect against client attrition, and protect those customers against risk. While data analysis and visualization are key to making sense of data, the fundamental challenge for all businesses is building an infrastructur
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The adage “never stop learning” is alive and well for both the students at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and its Additive Lab Consortium members. The school of 2,900 students, located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee has ties with 47 manufacturing companies, including Kohler, Snap-on Tools, Baxter Medical and Master Lock. The Consortium was born out of necessity 27 years ago when MSOE was faced with a 50 percent shortfall in the funds needed to get an additive lab up-and-running. The school approached industry and opened partnership talks around additive technology. Four founding partners came on board, each contributing one-eighth of the cost of the lab. In turn they were provided with non-competitive, shared access. Currently, consortium members pay yearly dues in return for lab hours and access to additive manufacturing expertise.
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