Published By: Certent UK
Published Date: Apr 25, 2018
To conquer many challenges organizations face in today’s economic environment, business leaders need shared insights based on accurate, up-to-the-minute information and a shared analytic interpretation.
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Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
If you are considering the right deployment model for your contact center, economic guidelines can help you choose the solution that is best for your company. Cloud, on-premises or hybrid.
Just a few years ago, businesses were still unsure of the viability of moving their contact centers and other critical enterprise systems to the cloud. Since then, with the decrease of cloud costs, and the corresponding increase in security and, the viability and total cost of ownership of cloud deployments are attracting more and more companies.
This eBook will cover how different criteria can affect a choice between a cloud or on-premises contact center, including:
• The size of your contact center, and business requirements such as customer journey management
• The location and quantity of contact centers being managed
• The need for scalability, speed of deployment, and maintenance requirements
The traditional workforce model of permanent employees located in a single or small number of offices has undergone a significant transformation in recent years, accelerated by the effects of the current economic landscape. Drivers of this trend include initiatives to drive growth and expand into other markets, improve customer service, speed to market, improve decision-making processes, and increase both worker and overall organisational productivity.
To better understand competitive retail dynamics and help guide
retailers’ strategies, Cisco undertook a comprehensive, three-pronged research project, the fifth annual installment of our retail industry analysis. It comprised:
1. A survey of more than 6000 consumers (all having Internet access) 2 in 10 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, United Kingdom, and United States.
2. In-depth interviews with industry thought leaders—analysts, authors, and innovators including Leslie Hand, vice president, IDC
Retail Insights; Michael Olmstead, director, Plug and Play Retail; and Doug Stephens, founder, Retail Prophet
3. An IoE retail economic model drawn from an analysis of the data and lessons learned from Cisco customer engagements.
Cisco estimates that the Internet of Everything (IoE) — the networked connection of people, process, data, and things — will generate $19 trillion in Value at Stake for the private and public sectors combined between 2013 and 2022. More than 42 percent of this value — $8 trillion — will come from one of IoE’s chief enablers, the Internet of Things (IoT). Defined by Cisco as “the intelligent connectivity of physical devices, driving massive gains in efficiency, business growth, and quality of life,” IoT often represents the quickest path to IoE value for private and public sector organizations.
This paper combines original and secondary research, as well as economic analysis, to provide a roadmap for maximizing value from IoT investments. It also explains why, in the worlds of IoT and IoE, the combination of edge computing/analytics and data center/cloud is essential to driving actionable insights that produce improved business outcomes.
To better understand the service dilemma and the role of digitization within the manufacturing industry, Cisco initiated a comprehensive research study. We surveyed more than 600 senior manufacturing decision-makers in 13 countries,* from a range of manufacturingrelated segments, along with conducting qualitative interviews with key industry thought leaders, in-depth secondary research, and economic analysis. To explore the business and organizational implications of connected machines in particular, we surveyed both industrial machine manufacturers and “end-user” manufacturers.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jul 13, 2018
"Businesses are currently experiencing a generational shift in competitive and operational environments due to a convergence of technological, social, and economic forces. A single characteristic is emerging as the key factor that determines a company’s success: speed.
API-led connectivity is the integration approach that will provide the speed organizations are looking for. It provides an approach for connecting and exposing assets. With this approach, companies can deliver today’s projects faster than ever before while also building an infrastructure to increase productivity on future projects and an enterprise ready for change.
In this paper, you'll learn:
-How to adopt an API-led connectivity approach that packages underlying connectivity and orchestration services as easily discoverable and reusable building blocks, exposed by APIs.
-How to structure these building blocks across distinct systems, process and experience layers, to achieve both greater organizational agility and
Published By: Aerohive
Published Date: Feb 06, 2008
Yesterday’s fat access points and legacy wireless LANs typically can’t handle mission-critical, real-time applications, nor do they have a migration path to 802.11n. Aerohive Networks has developed a new controller-less architecture that provides an innovative way to handle tomorrow’s wireless challenges – like voice over WLAN and migrating to 802.11n – without costing you a fortune. This paper discusses the benefits of this approach and the key underlying technologies of cooperative control, including best path forwarding and policy enforcement at the edge.
Published By: Aerohive
Published Date: Feb 06, 2008
Are you looking to reduce the operational cost of your existing wireless LAN, and to make it support mission-critical, real-time applications and 802.11n? At the same time, are you challenged with the cost and complexity associated with most next-generation wireless LAN architectures? Check out the enterprise-class, cost-effective new cooperative control architecture from Aerohive Networks. In this real-world case study, you’ll see how Aerohive Networks' cooperative control architecture combines the linear cost modeling of autonomous APs and the operational advantages of controller-based approaches.
This penetrating survey report clarifies how organizations are leveraging document management practices, such as records management and document imaging, to help meet the current economic challenges and gain a competitive edge in the eventual recovery.
Politics, Religion and Economics exert enormous influence on decision-making and the integrity of IT programs—and often result in sub-par decisions that open the door to malicious intrusion or attack. Michael Scheidell and his talented technical team know how difficult it can be to create positive change in an organization, even when obvious vulnerabilities exist. When it comes to navigating the executive suite and undocumented layers of the OSI model, the staff at SECNAP® Network Security have the experience to assist IT management in developing effective strategies to successfully drive security improvements. Download This Paper Now…
Preparing for the 2020 workforce is critical to business strategy, growth, and performance. To understand the challenges and opportunities, Oxford Economics and SAP surveyed over 2,700 executives and more than 2,700 employees in 27 countries during the second quarter of 2014.
We found that many companies lack the structure, strategy, culture, solutions and resources to manage employees effectively. To succeed, they must address the role and relevance of people strategy; changing demographics and evolving definitions of work; leadership ability and cultivation; employee wants and needs; and talent development.
Organizations today are facing economic pressure and many IT departments look at annual budget decreases while constantly being asked to deliver more. HP's new Gen8 servers are designed specifically to improve the efficiency of your data center.
This white paper explains how you can unleash the full potential of mobility - greater productivity, flexibility, and better economics - by unifying secure device access, user authentication, provisioning, and management.
Prior to using PayScale, each customer set compensation ranges through a mix of gut feel and resource-heavy compensation data management. Resource constraints lengthened compensation review cycles that resulted in either abbreviated cycles or multiyear review gaps. Incomplete compensation reviews and poor data quality led to more compensationrelated issues with current employees and prospective recruits: longer recruitment cycle times, higher recruiting costs, reduced employee satisfaction, and increased turnover.
This Forrester study was commissioned by NetApp and highlights the costs and benefits of deploying a cloud infrastructure using Data ONTAP across the enterprise. The results of this study can be used as a guide for enterprises to determine the appropriate benefits for their particular environment. Read on to learn more
As the world changes around them, many insurers are struggling to be profitable. A combination of disruptive forces — some economic, some societal, some technological — is shaking up the insurance industry comfort zone. Yet some leading insurers manage to stay ahead of the pack, but how?
Published By: Windstream
Published Date: Aug 04, 2014
Cloud computing today is fundamentally altering business processes and changing the way organizations interact with customers, partners, and employees.
This transformation brings incredible opportunities, including the ability to build a realtime enterprise where interaction and innovation flourish, and more agile, flexible, and cost-effective practices thrive. Yet cloud computing also presents significant challenges. The path to value is not clearly marked, and there are potential stumbling points along the way.
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Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Mar 16, 2015
This white paper examines the economics of deploying Red Hat's Storage Server. Based on GlusterFS, a distributed file system that Red Hat acquired as part of Gluster, Red Hat Storage Server is ushering in a new era of software-based storage (also known as software-defined storage by many suppliers) solutions. Such solutions leverage commodity x86-based hardware from server vendors and a distributed shared nothing architecture that allows businesses to build out a service-based storage infrastructure in an economically feasible manner.
oftware-Defined WAN, or SD-WAN for short, is at the leading
edge of software-based networking deployments. SD-WAN
offers significant business value for organizations with distributed
branches in terms of business agility and the ability to
leverage Internet bandwidth economics – put simply, cost savings.
This Software-Defined WAN For Dummies book explains the way
for IT and business managers to migrate to a distributed network
which is less complex, more flexible and easier to manage. With
this book, VMware and Dan Pitt make an important contribution
to better understanding the future of WAN implementations.
As organizations prioritize digital transformation initiatives, many are finding that legacy
networks are holding them back. To support new business models, cloud adoption, and an
explosion in connected devices, modern networks must support interoperability across data
centers, multiple clouds, branch locations, and edge devices. Applications now run at every
point on this spectrum, and they are critical to businesses’ ability to win in hypercompetitive
marketplaces. Yet, even as business success has become more dependent on
this new architecture, and the amount of data flowing across connections has increased,
many organizations still lack a unified approach to management, automation, and security.
"In this white paper, The 8 Ways Outdated ERP Damages Your Business, learn how old ERP hold back business and how the cloud can help.
Find out why economic, market, and technology changes have made it necessary for modern business systems to adapt more quickly, how outdated systems drain your IT budget, what a modern business must do to ensure their ERP systems keep pace with the demands of a global mobile business, and the four reasons companies are turning to the cloud to keep up with their ever-changing organizations."
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