Business leaders expect two things from IT: keep mission-critical applications available and high performing 24x7 and, if something does happen, recover to be back in business quickly and without losing any critical data so there is no impact on revenue stream. Of course, there is a gap between this de facto expectation from nontechnical business leaders and what current technology is actually capable of delivering. For mission-critical workloads, which are most often hosted on databases, organizations may choose to implement high availability (HA) technologies within the database to avoid downtime and data loss.
Since it first started providing air passenger services in 2000, JetBlue has been
innovating. It was the first airline to embrace dot.com transactions and electronic
ticketing, and continues to churn out industry-leading inventions as described
here. When business needs changed in 2014, JetBlue embarked on very robust
digital transformation based on TIBCO integration and analytics technology—and
the company was recognized with the first-ever TIBCO Trailblazer Impact award
for the incredible effect this project was having on its strategic differentiation. In
this case study, Director of Shared Development Services Andi Azzolina describes
the objectives, initiatives, capabilities, and achievements making up JetBlue’s
journey towards becoming the most caring travel provider in the world.
There’s no turning back from the fact that disruptive business automation is here. As artificially intelligent functionality delivers more capabilities that we increasingly take for granted, it’s difficult to grasp all the implications of this transformation. In this eBook, the aim is to illustrate what it means for business, for the people who work in those businesses, and for people served by those businesses every day.
To better understand how automation is changing business, and with the generous support of CA Technologies, we reached out to 39 experts to get their opinion.
By providing practical insights into what is happening today and what may be just over the horizon, I believe this eBook will be a valuable resource for anyone planning an automation strategy.
Technology is in a constant state of evolution, and the world of automation is no exception. In this eBook, we’ll consider how you can stay ahead of the competition—because in the application economy, it’s vital to ensure the tools your organization uses are capable of positioning you at the forefront of industry—not just today, but tomorrow as well.
We are heading toward a scenario where workload automation tools are capable of thinking for themselves and making decisions based on policy; this is what we at CA Technologies are calling intelligent automation. At the same time, however, more and more challenges are being presented as the increasingly fragmented places our workloads run begin to impact our analytics, reporting and processes. The task is to navigate these hurdles while at the same time allowing our enterprises to harness the power of new technology.
With nearly 20% of midmarket firms using Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) and another 46% actively investigating and planning to adopt HCI solutions over the next 12-18 months, there has never been a more critical time to get ahead of your competition.
Midsize businesses face the same need to modernize IT and embrace digital transformation as much as their larger competitors, but are typically restricted by resource and money. HCI enables midsize organizations to address these challenges with a solution that can grow as the business grows, without the financial burden or requiring to choose between on premise or public cloud solutions.
The investments you make in IT technology and selecting the right HCI platform will impact your ability to evolve, grow and compete effectively in the future.
Submit the form to read our latest whitepaper and discover how you can modernize IT and improve your midsize business operational efficiencies with vSAN.
The legal industry is well past the days when scrawled notes in a day planner constituted time recording. The business of law has changed, requiring that time entries comply with client requirements and firm objectives. We believe the path forward is a new concept that we call “compliant time”: a way to streamline timekeeping and improve time-capture accuracy while also ensuring adherence to OCGs.This ebook explores the gaps and inefficiencies in the current stateat most law firms and shows how compliant time can help resolve these issues. Insights into how current processes impact and inhibit internal law firm stakeholder objectives reveal why firms simply must find new approaches. Declining realization rates, competitive market forces, and lawyer attraction/retention challenges are all factors that point to a need for change in time and billing technology.
The Internet of Things (IoT) unleashes valuable business insights through data that’s gathered at every level of a retail organization. With IoT and data analytics, retailers now have the capability to gather insight into customer behavior, offer more personalized experiences, achieve better inventory accuracy, create greater supply chain efficiencies, and so much more. But with data comes great risk. A recent report by security firm Thales and 451 Research found that 43 percent of retailers have experienced a data breach in the past year, with a third reporting more than one breach.1
Intel® technology-based gateways and Asavie, a provider of next-gen enterprise mobility management and IoT connectivity solutions, offer a security connectivity solution that minimizes the effort and cost to businesses to ensure safety from cybersecurity attacks. In addition, the Intel/Asavie IoT solution provides retailers with a solid basis to build their smart, connected projects:
Its the start of a new year and amidst the countless predictions flooding the internet, one things for certain 2019 is shaping up to be the year of cloud adoption. Analysts are expecting that enterprise adoption of cloud will ramp up significantly, but with this migration and the continued adoption of mobile and IoT technologies, the attack surface is changing dramatically and this has major implications for security.
Fundamentally, security boundaries extend from on premises infrastructure to cloud service provider environments where perimeters no longer exist. Organizations cannot defend themselves with the same strategies and tactics that applied when it did. In this brave new world of cloud, IoT and mobile technology, organizations must be agile and shift, extend, and evolve their perimeter-based defense practices to those that are more robust. Further, a comprehensive defense in depth approach enables defense of high value assets amidst a more unpredictable cyber security landsca
Technical Tests are designed to cover specific services. Each security test has its own objectives and acceptable levels of risk. There is not an individual technique that provides a comprehensive picture of an organisation’s security when executed alone. A qualified third party can work with you to determine what combination of techniques you should use to evaluate your security posture and controls to begin to determine where you may be vulnerable.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Jun 24, 2019
Your security products send alerts when a cyber attack strikes. Your incident response plan tells you what to do to block the attacker’s action and recover normal operations. But do you know how or where the attacker was able to get into your environment? Do you understand the tactics, techniques and procedures the attacker used?
In short, to move to the next level of security, organizations need a way to both understand and manage threat intelligence. Because an organization that can uncover the context of a threat can also better respond to it. Learn more about the impact of security threats from this whitepaper.
Join the IBM Security online community to learn from the shared knowledge and experiences of your peers and IBM Cyber Elites to tackle complex business problems.
"Have you ever wished for an army of clones to do all your thankless tasks and chores? Well, that fantasy is becoming a reality—at least on the Internet. And while they may not be actual clones, bots have begun doing lots of digital dirty work.
Managing your relationship with bots—good and bad—has become an inherent part of doing business in a connected world. With more than half of online traffic initiated by autonomous programs, it’s clear that bots are a driving force of technological change, and they’re here to stay.1
As bot technology, machine learning, and AI continue to evolve, so will the threats they pose. And while some bots are good, many are malicious—and the cybercriminals behind them are targeting your apps. Preparing your organization to deal with the impact of bots on your business is essential to developing a sustainable strategy that will enable you to grow as you adapt to the new bot-enabled world."
Hewlett-Packard (HP) is unique in this EMA Radar in its ability to combine two threads – a single analytic overlay as embodied in its Service Health Analyzer (SHA) product, and a broader suite solution optimized for HP to participate in all three use cases here with maximum functional impact. This is not entirely a black-and-white situation, as SHA does leverage and currently largely depends on integration with HP Business Service Management 9.1, which is itself a suite. But SHA can assimilate other third-party sources, checks out brilliantly in early-phase deployments in terms of time-to-value and analytic power, and is the lead reason for HP’s strong Value Leader showing in technical performance management.
What you see isn’t always what you get with HR, talent, and learning software. Did you know that, even with the rigour frequently put into selection, two-thirds of HR software projects fail to produce at least half of the expected benefits? Or how about that a recent research project from Clarkson University determined that there was no link between HR software and HR’s ability to be more strategic? Even though HR technology is often sold as “best practices in a box,” looks can be deceiving. To avoid being duped by pretty demos of software with no substance and find a partner that can meet the hidden complexities that exist in your unique processes, you need to ask the right questions.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Nov 30, 2015
A step-by-step guide for adopting software-defined storage as part of a practical, proactive strategy for managing enterprise data. Flexibility is inherent in this technology, and now more than ever, a flexible IT architecture might be the key to facing the once unthinkable challenges of big data.
Technology is quickly moving to the forefront of business priorities as organizations undertake digital and IT transformation projects that enable strategic differentiation in a world where users leverage applications and data in new ways. Organizations in all industries must better align with changing customer preferences to avoid being disrupted by a new crop of nimble competitors. Technology will increasingly determine how businesses define and distinguish themselves in the market. IDC has noted that most organizations were not born digital but instead have legacy business processes, applications, and infrastructure that require modernization and automation. As a result, businesses must embark on an IT transformation initiative to modernize and automate their legacy infrastructure to prime themselves to achieve their digital business goals and initiatives
There has been growing buzz about DevOps. DevOps is a methodology that unites the often separate functions of software development (Dev) and production and operations (Ops) into a single, integrated, and continuous process. DevOps is about breaking down the barriers between Dev and Ops. It leverages people, processes, and technology to stimulate collaboration and innovation across the entire software development and release process.
Dev and Ops should always be part of an integrated process, but that’s not always as easy as it sounds. You may be stuck in what we call “Dysfunction Junction.” Read this eBooklet to learn about the pitfalls of DevOps, how you can avoid them, and how to get started on your DevOps journey.
Published By: Dynatrace
Published Date: May 20, 2016
This report details how T-Mobile did exactly that, and how you can do the same:
- Base your plan on your own business and visitor data
- Correlate performance to transaction completion rate
- Determine where you'll see the most return for your technology and time investment
Today's cyber attackers are more specialized, targeted and innovative when it comes to seeking new attack vectors and circumventing perimeter defenses and old-school honeypot traps. Download this whitepaper and learn why Honeypots fail in comparison to Deceptions Everywhere™ Technology, how to mimic real-world scenarios to catch cyber attackers, and leveraging deception technology to combat modern APTs.
This case study serves as a summary of illusive networks’ Red Team exercise with a global tech leader.
The fact that a system employing illusive networks' Deceptions Everywhere® technology can stand up to a highly-trained Red Team, with the odds stacked against it, demonstrates how you can protect your systems against sophisticated attackers.
Learn why a threat deception approach to cybersecurity, focused on the humans behind the attacks, is the most effective way to combat modern cyber threats.
"Purchasers of enterprise storage have historically dealt with an upgrade cycle that was expensive, disruptive, inherently risky, and time-consuming and occurred roughly every three to five years. In 2015, Pure Storage challenged customer preconceptions about the enterprise storage upgrade cycle with the announcement of its Evergreen Storage. And Pure has continued to enhance Evergreen Storage over the years with new features that have increased its already extremely high customer experience performance.
This IDC white paper assesses the impact Evergreen Storage has had on the enterprise storage industry and discusses the technical, financial, and business implications of the program from a customer point of view."
Published By: Nutanix
Published Date: Aug 22, 2019
Nutanix created hyperconverged infrastructure years ago
because there was an urgent need for innovation within enterprise
infrastructure. IT silos, management complexity, and gross
inefficiencies were undermining the customer experience.
It was time for a paradigm shift, which is why Nutanix melded webscale
engineering with consumer-grade design to fundamentally
transform the way organizations consume and leverage technology.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 19, 2017
The shift to SaaS is gaining momentum and there are clear business benefits that can be derived. To optimise success, transformation strategies need to encompass all elements of people, processes, technology and organisational design. Adopting SaaS technologies drives significant change to the way organisations operate – from business processes to support model design and company culture. The implications of cloud adoption and technical challenges such as integrations, data migration and configuration must be fully understood and addressed from the outset.
Cybersecurity threats are an unfortunate reality for industry everywhere. How do you protect your business while still embracing new technologies that enable you to grow and deliver the best possible results? Robust cybersecurity protection is a must, as well as rigorous mindset, policies, and methodologies. Download the whitepaper to learn more.
The findings of this report provide a fascinating insight into the repercussions of the changing relationship between consumers and banks. Whereas the majority of people were once unwaveringly loyal to their banking provider of choice, they now take advantage of the latest technologies to proactively seek the best deals available and switch providers without thinking twice.
It’s not a pipe dream. Here’s how marketers can connect with customers and prospects wherever they are, with Intelligent Orchestration of data, across marketing technologies and touchpoints. These customer journeys are not visions for 2020, but attainable right now - across the digital world, and the real world: and everywhere in-between.
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