Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 15, 2019
As businesses are driven to digital transformation by changing market forces and customer expectations, many are looking to new technologies, including new infrastructure environments, as enablers. As a result, we are seeing a near-universal appetite for hybrid outcomes as business functions are executed across multiple on-premises and external infrastructure environments in pursuit of agility, cost, performance and other business benefits. Hybrid IT has become a key strategic imperative for a large portion of enterprises, impacting their IT objectives and expectations, and likely leading to new engagements with service provides for help designing, building and operating hybrid environments.
Research shows that legacy ERP 1.0 systems were not designed for usability and insight. More than three quarters of business leaders say their current ERP system doesn’t meet their requirements, let alone future plans 1. These systems lack modern best-practice capabilities needed to compete and grow. To enable today’s data-driven organization, the very foundation from which you are operating needs to be re-established; it needs to be “modernized”.
Oracle’s goal is to help you navigate your own journey to modernization by sharing the knowledge we’ve gained working with many thousands of customers using both legacy and modern ERP systems. To that end, we’ve crafted this handbook outlining the fundamental characteristics that define modern ERP.
Powered by Smart machines, the new industrial revolution is changing how machine builders design and manufactures operate today and in the future. To remain competitive and profitable, plants and machines will have to be smarter- better connected, more efficient, more flexible and safe. This paper explains the impact of smart machines on the industrial automation and controls businesses and provides guidance for adapting to a changing industrial landscape.
As businesses start to experiment with true artificial intelligence, safe delivery of AI demands a new risk and control framework. This report, designed for anyone tasked with the safe delivery of AI, proposes an effective solution.
Read the report to find out:
• the risks associated with AI and the challenge of managing them
• a 17-category Risk & Controls framework for AI
• in-depth details for key categories, including security management, business continuity and knowledge management
• an essential glossary of AI terms.
Whether you want to optimise existing processes or transform entire operations, find practical advice on building digital solutions into your supply chain.
Read this guide to find out
• why defining your performance ambition must be the first step
• how to draw up a digital roadmap
• how deploying digital solutions will impact your workforce
• what partners you will need to realise your vision
• practical examples from real companies.
From intelligent automation to advanced analytics, disruptive technology will enable the finance function to provide all of its services more effectively and efficiently. Find out how technology will change the way finance delivers transactional services, expert services and business partnering,
Read this report to discover:
• how automation in finance can deliver expert services more reliably and with smaller workforces
• how to design an agile workforce of humans and technologies
• how the finance function will shift to be part of a cross-functional analytics model that provides key insights to the business
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
The way that we develop and deliver software has changed dramatically in the
past 5 years—but the metrics we use to measure quality remain largely the
same. Despite seismic shifts in business expectations, development methodologies,
system architectures, and team structures, most organizations still
rely on quality metrics that were designed for a much different era.
Every other aspect of application delivery has been scrutinized and optimized
as we transform our processes for DevOps. Why not put quality metrics under
the microscope as well?
Are metrics like number of automated tests, test case coverage, and pass/fail
rate important in the context of DevOps, where the goal is immediate insight
into whether a given release candidate has an acceptable level of risk? What
other metrics can help us ensure that the steady stream of updates don’t undermine
the very user experience that we’re working so hard to enhance?
To provide the DevOps community an objective perspective
on what quality
• Simplify business process modeling: Quickly build processes in a straightforward cloud-based interface designed for both IT and business users
• Improve process efficiency and accuracy: A central process repository eliminates version control and consistency issues by providing users real-time access to process workflows
• Enhance cross-team collaboration: A shared team workspace engages all business process owners, encouraging cross-team participation and continuous process improvement
'Expedite your journey to innovation and modernization by joining us for an introduction to the IBM Garage.
IBM Garage brings designers, developers and solution architects together with your business and IT stakeholders to quickly create and scale new ideas that can dramatically affect your business. By focusing on outcomes first, IBM Garage’s new way of working guides your solutions from idea to delivery fast, applies advanced technologies with a purpose and de-risks innovation to achieve real business value.
In this webinar, we will describe the IBM Garage co-creation approach and share perspectives from leaders in design, development and building to scale. We will conclude with Q&A.
Infinidat® enterprise storage solutions are based upon the unique and patented Infinidat storage architecture—A fully abstracted set of Software-Defined Storage (SDS) functions integrated with the best-of-breed off-the-shelf commodity hardware. Infinidat’s software-focused architecture, an evolution and revolution in data management design over 30 years in the making, solves the conflicting requirements of bigger, faster, and less expensive. This paper discusses the technology that enables Infinidat to be the only enterprise storage provider that achieves multi-petabyte capacity with faster than all-flash performance (over 1.3M IOPS at microsecond latency) and an unprecedented seven-nines availability, all at the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Infinidat has developed a storage platform that provides unique simplicity, efficiency, reliability, and extensibility that enhances the business value of large-scale OpenStack environments. The InfiniBox® platform is a pre-integrated solution that scales to multiple petabytes of effective capacity in a single 42U rack. The platform’s innovative combination of DRAM, flash, and capacity-optimized disk, delivers tuning-free, high performance for consolidated mixed workloads, including object/Swift, file/Manila, and block/Cinder. These factors combine to cut direct and indirect costs associated with large-scale OpenStack infrastructures, even versus “build-it-yourself” solutions. InfiniBox delivers seven nines (99.99999%) of availability without resorting to expensive replicas or slow erasure codes for data protection. Operations teams appreciate our delivery model designed to easily drop into workflows at all levels of the stack, including native Cinder integration, Ansible automation pl
Databases represent the backbone of most organizations. And Oracle databases in particular have become the mainstream data repository for most mission-critical environments. Some of the largest companies and organizations in the world rely on Oracle databases to store their most important data. The biggest challenge organizations face relative to an Oracle database is to maintain these databases at optimum performance and reliability without breaking the bank. This paper discusses the storage capabilities customers should consider when choosing storage to support an Oracle database environment.
As data becomes not only a business enabler but also the base of the business’s competitive advantage, Always On data availability has become a critical business requirement from its IT organization. With multiple potential points of failure, IT organizations have been struggling for years to design data infrastructure to meet the Always On requirement with a high cost and complexity. For a solution to be truly Always On it needs to have both zero Recovery Point Objective (RPO=0) and zero Recovery Time Objective (RTO=0). These are necessary requirements from an Always On solution but by no means sufficient.
As the variety and sophistication of exploits continues to grow, even large, mature Fortune 100 security teams feel unprotected.
How well are your security systems and tools doing blocking threats from the most sophisticated cybercriminals?
Download this resource to learn about a threat management approach designed to address today’s evolving cybersecurity threats, expanding compliance risks, and all-too-common resource constraints.
With the right plan in place, everything from growth and stability to a
whole new business model is within reach. Setting out a clear plan, with
achievable goals and a basic timeline, can put you on the fast track to
meeting and exceeding your business goals.
In this eBook, we’re curating the best industry expertise to help you design
and implement a business plan agile enough to grow or pivot with your
Expert quotes carefully balance content and design, and logo placement is consistent throughout all communications. The mission is to make the quote easy to read and comprehend. There are standards, and nothing goes out unless it meets those expectations. ConnectWise offers a quote and proposal automation solution that’s dedicated 8+ years (and counting) to making it simple to deliver quotes that win. We’re well-heeled and ready to serve as your proposal guru. Follow these steps to find your path to quoting success.
Smart pricing based on a sound strategy is fundamental to the success of your technology business. While you may think you can’t afford to spend time and resources defining and enforcing a pricing strategy, the truth is, you can’t afford not to. Sticking to a plan for pricing will help grow your profits, while veering off course can cause devastating effects. Even one or two margin points have the potential to substantially impact your bottom line. ConnectWise Sell is designed to help guide you and your sales team to greater profitability with easy-to-use price management tools.
Published By: Ricoh US
Published Date: Oct 04, 2019
On June 25, 2018, Ricoh announced its Cloud Workflow Solutions portfolio, a collection of cloudbased
solutions and services that bring streamlined processes to SMBs in scalable, subscriptionbased
packages. With an emphasis on addressing specific challenges facing smaller businesses,
these solutions are meant to empower digital workplaces by eliminating manual steps, reducing
manual data entry, and improving speed and accuracy to increase productivity and reduce overall
Many SMBs struggle to move beyond the challenges associated with content silos, lack of
interoperability, and ongoing transition to mobile work environments. Much like their enterprise
counterparts, smaller businesses face various complexities and pain points associated with
interdepartmental workflows combined with a real need to enable employees to work when, where,
and how they desire. Ricoh's Cloud Workflow Solutions platform is designed to address these
challenges by streamlining and automating common busines
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Sep 30, 2019
Digital technology is changing the financial services industry rapidly with automated process, AI insights, customized experiences, new operating models and next generation applications. In such a scenario how should banks innovate and stay ahead of the game?
This e-book will provide you the best strategies and recommendations for modernizing your IT infrastructure and operations. You’ll learn how to lead disruption and manage rapid change for your bank, its operations and its customers.
Here are the five key takeaways:
• Personalize customer experiences by maximizing your data
• Borrow strategies from open banking and new business models
• Step up your security game
• Drive innovation from the inside out
• Design an agile infrastructure to support participation in new digital marketplaces
Find out more in the e-book.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Oct 04, 2019
Companies across the world are adopting a hybrid cloud environment as part of their digital transformation initiative. They need a platform that provides the elasticity and automatic provisioning of the public cloud with the economic viability of the private cloud.
IBM’s LinuxONE is an enterprise-grade Linux server with a unique architecture designed to meet the needs of a vast range of enterprise computing workloads within a multi-cloud environment.
Here are just a few reasons why you should consider LinuxONE:
• Differentiating your cloud services
• Reduced costs
• Security everywhere
Download the e-book for more details.
A picture is worth a thousand words
But in the case of dashboards, pictures can quickly translate into thousands of dollars. Information is arguably better absorbed through vivid visualizations as opposed to monotonous grids, as visualizations can address the scope and dimensions of underlying
data in a succinct and digestible format.
Businesses today rely on a myriad of charts and graphs that go beyond the traditional bars, pies, and gauges to convey information. Modern visualizations have pushed analytics to new levels, and organizations can publish information in unique, highly visual representations. Open source libraries including D3, Google Charts, and Highcharts have presented creative options for business analysts wanting to design intuitive dashboards that convey complex information effectively to enable quick decision making.
If the charts and graphs you currently use aren’t cutting it, here are seven visualizations that can bring new meaning
and purpose to your dashboards
Marc Jacobs has been able to redirect employees from the considerable time spent maintaining spreadsheets and managing AP information. In just four months after deploying MediusFlow, the company was able to justify the investment. One year from deployment, it expects to have made $150,000 in productivity gains.
By modernizing its solution for invoice processing, Marc Jacobs can easily manage its complex supply chain and get back to the creative work of designing and delivering next season’s collection.
Advanced technology in elementary, middle and high schools creates
new ways for students to learn, and changes how teachers plan
and deliver lessons. It also provides the digital tools for school
administrators to simplify operations, better comply with regulations,
and deliver a safer environment for students and teachers.
Is your K-12 network ready for the digital education innovations
of the future?
This guide provides school administrators and IT teams information
and strategies for designing efficient and cost-effective IT networks
that enable dynamic digital learning experiences. This secure, highperformance
platform supports administrative innovation for today
and into the future.
Published By: Iovation
Published Date: Aug 02, 2019
Learn about the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2), and its expected impacts on the payment services and e-commerce market. Find out what you need to prepare to handle the new strong customer authentication (SCA) requirements under the PSD2.
Cloud contact center has been a hot topic in the industry for some time, but moving your contact center to the cloud is no small decision. We understand that migrating your contact center is not something to jump into without considerable due diligence.
We also know from our experience working with leading brands, however, that moving the contact center to the cloud pays off and is fast becoming the only way for an organization to embrace the advancements in self-service, intelligent routing and agent assistance that artificial intelligence (AI) will soon deliver. This paper is designed to help evaluate your current contact center as you consider a move to the cloud. Our goal, as always, is to enable you to deliver exceptional customer experiences, and we are here to assist you at every step as you transition to the cloud.
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