cloud is no longer an option — it’s inevitable. But cloud strategies differ extensively, based on the context of your organization and investments. drivers such as industry, risk tolerance, and preparation dictate the pace, scope, and technologies you need. However, every cloud strategy should share key activities. This report guides infrastructure and operations (i&O) pros through forrester’s cloud maturity assessment so they can gauge where their firms are on their journeys and discover which core competencies they need to strengthen or develop to enable their pragmatic cloud reality.
This is an update of a previously published report; forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.
Applications are the modern lifeblood of the enterprise, and the desire to keep up with market demands has elevated most enterprise IT strategies from purely on-premises to hybrid and multi-cloud. But the desire to be even more agile and productive—and connect with end users in new and exciting ways—is pushing investments even further into new application environments, development processes, and management tools all leveraging cloud-native technology. In this executive brief, we home in on one component of the cloud-native movement, Kubernetes, and break down its role in achieving enterprise agility, experimentation, and innovation for competitive gain.
We’re seeing a global trend towards responsible investing. Increasingly, institutional investors are recognising the potential for ESG factors to affect the valuation and financial performance of the companies they invest in. At the same time, consumer demand for responsible investments is surging, especially from the younger generation.
“Responsible” or “sustainable” finance and a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have moved firmly into the mainstream today.
This booklet presents the proof to address the issues around responsible investment implementation: statistics from across investment markets that show how significant this shift is.
Environmental/climate change risk, disruptive technologies and a return to territorialism were ranked the top threats to company growth. Specifically, 68 percent of CEOs agreed that their organisational growth will be determined by their ability to anticipate and navigate the global shift to a low-carbon, clean technology economy. Read now KPMG's CEO outlook report to understand what is on top of the asset management CEO agenda and to find out what investments CEOs are prioritising to improve organisation’s resilience.
When we first launched the Women In Alternative Investments Report (WAI Report) in 2001, we were among the few voices talking about women’s advancement in alternative investments. It was a delicate conversation and one that few people were comfortable having. But now, eight years later, the conversation has shifted. The issues have moved mainstream, the dialogue has broadened, and the voices are many, but change is afoot. Investors are pressuring Alternative Investment Firms to increase gender diversity at the funds and portfolios they invest in. Read the KPMG report to understand why achieving gender diversity is a business imperative.
The alternative investment industry is increasingly feeling the impact of digital technologies, but are hedge funds and private equity firms moving quickly enough to adapt to the digital world? Read now KPMG's report Alternative investments 3.0 and understand how the alternative investment industry can embrace disruption and accelerate digital innovation.
Businesses increasingly see cloud as the best route to enhanced agility and digital transformation. But this survey reveals that keeping the lid on cloud costs is far from straightforward.
Read this report to discover:
• whether businesses are realising the benefits they anticipated from cloud migration
• how effective companies are at managing cloud investments
• the risks and consequences of getting locked into inefficient architectures.
"The average company uses more than 50 security vendors: firewalls, web proxies, SIEM, appliances, intelligence - and the list goes on. Do you have more security tools than you can handle? There’s an easier way to make the most of your existing investments.
We'll share ways you can reduce security alerts and extend your security off network, anywhere users go, with Cisco Umbrella. Built with a bidirectional API, Cisco Umbrella easily integrates with the other systems in your stack, so you can extend protection from on-premises security appliances to devices and sites beyond your perimeter — and amplify investments you’ve already made.
Read the eBook to learn more about getting more bang for your security buck."
Published By: Salesforce
Published Date: Oct 17, 2019
At a time when IT leaders should have one major goal—
achieving a seamless digital workplace—the same Salesforce
technology platform that empowers sales and service teams
is poised to drive productivity for every enterprise employee.
Frost & Sullivan’s survey offers evidence that many enterprises are responding to the challenge of technological disruption through investments in technology: approximately 69% of respondents plan to increase their general IT budgets with an average increase in investment of 28%.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides rapid access to flexible and low cost IT resources. With cloud computing, public sector organizations no longer need to make large upfront investments in hardware, or spend time and money on managing infrastructure. The goal of this whitepaper is to help you gain insight into some of the financial considerations of operating a cloud IT environment and learn how to maximize the overall value of your decision to adopt AWS.
A security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) platform is a valuable tool for organizations who have made appropriate investments in their security operations processes. This recent research from Gartner looks at the necessary preparations that security leaders need to make so that the deployment of a SOAR solution will improve the efficiency of their incident response and security operations teams.
Organizations are charging ahead with investments in cloud and analytics to deliver agility, scalability and cost savings. With computing power advancements and continuous growth of data, cloud provides the elastic workloads and flexibility required for modern business. However, the environment of flexibility and choice that cloud provides also creates complexity and challenges.
In this white paper, learn how organizations are applying expertise and using the latest methods to move analytics to the cloud, including:
• Why are organizations moving analytic work to the cloud?
• What are the key challenges and misconceptions?
• How do IT leaders provide choice while maintaining control?
"Optimizing technology investment isn’t about cutting costs — it’s about investing the right amount necessary to deliver the value required by the business, while at the same time looking for low-risk opportunities to fund innovation initiatives. But to be effective in optimization efforts, you need an efficient and repeatable approach. This guide shows you the way.
We’ve outlined six best practices for optimizing financial and resource investments in technology, from getting a handle on where you stand today to:
- Identifying opportunities
- Determining tradeoffs
- Demonstrating results
- Staying optimized over time"
For many enterprises, cloud migration is attractive for two key reasons: greater agility and lower cost. However, the jury is still out when it comes to the financial benefits. In this webinar, KPMG’s Adrian Bradley, Head of Technology Architecture, and Emma Bisset, Senior Manager, CIO Advisory at KPMG UK, explore the reasons why.
Listen to this webinar now to find out:
• What leading IT decision makers told KPMG about their experience of cloud costs
• Why organisations are failing to realise economic value from their cloud investments
• What key levers your organisation can use to extract significant cost savings from existing deployments.
"Healthcare organizations have significantly more to consider than the average business when it comes to network and device security. Concern over code modification, key compromise, password-based vulnerabilities and man-in-the-middle attacks have caused hospital CIOs and CISOs to rethink their security strategies and investments. The threat to these devices has even been assigned its own term: medjacking, a shortened form of “medical device hijacking.”
Download this white paper for five best practices to mitigate threat and attacks that can put lives, patient trust and the growth of the healthcare organization at risk.
Access the white paper today!"
Published By: BetterUp
Published Date: Mar 06, 2019
As HR investments become more data-driven, coaching must deliver on its ROI evidence gap. At BetterUp, we’ve created a model that can effectively measure the impact of coaching on the bottom line. Learn how coaching ROI has been measured in the past, and why these methods are flawed. Discover which inputs are factored into our ROI algorithm and you can map the ROI of coaching to tangible business results.
Over the past ten years, IT personnel costs have risen faster than hardware and software investments. IT services have not improved process-wise and still require as much manpower, if not more, to operate now as they did in the past. As firms spend 76% of their IT budget on maintenance and support, they will naturally invest in BSM solutions that will reduce costs, enable ITIL, and provide an optimal ROI.
Published By: Zynapse
Published Date: Aug 17, 2010
An exclusive success story of a Fortune 200 enterprise.
Learn how the master data management initiative delivered:
. A unified view of the master data across the enterprise
. Accelerated ROI realization from massive ERP investments
. Inventory optimization by duplicate identification
. Improved operational and process efficiencies
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable on May 25, 2018, and privacy laws and regulations around the globe continue to evolve and expand.
Most organizations have invested, and continue to invest, in people, processes, technology, and policies to meet customer privacy requirements and avoid significant fines and other penalties. In addition, data breaches continue to expose the personal information of millions of people, and organizations are concerned about the products they buy, services they use, people they employ, and with whom they partner and do business with generally.
Why your data catalog won’t deliver significant ROI
According to Gartner, organizations that provide access to a curated catalog of internal and external data assets will derive twice as much business value from their analytics investments by 2020 than those that do not.
That’s a ringing endorsement of data catalogs, and a growing number of enterprises seem to agree. In fact, the global data catalog market is expected to grow from US$210.0 million in 2017 to US$620.0 million by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 24.2%.
Why such large and intensifying demand for data catalogs? The primary driver is that many organizations are working to modernize their data platforms with data lakes, cloud-based data warehouses, advanced analytics and various SaaS applications in order to grow profitable digital initiatives. To support these digital initiatives and other business imperatives, organizations need more reliable, faster access to their data.
However, modernizing data plat
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
The Cisco® Incident Response team is led by elite security specialists who can uncover the source of threats by analyzing and synthesizing intelligence from multiple sources. These sought-after specialists consistently deliver resolution in a shorter timeframe, returning businesses like yours to normal. Fast.
To find out more about Cisco Incident Response Services download this whitepaper today.
With IT under increasing pressure to deliver on availability service levels and make a positive impact on the business, having a robust, efficient, and reliable modern data protection strategy is a must. Making the right IT investments can be instrumental in moving the needle, and leveraging the right tools and technology can make a substantial impact.
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.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
Most organizations have invested, and continue to invest, in people, processes, technology, and policies to meet customer privacy requirements and avoid significant fines and other penalties. In addition, data breaches continue to expose the personal information of millions of people, and organizations are concerned about the products they buy, services they use, people they employ, and with whom they partner and do business with generally. As a result, customers are asking more questions during the buying cycle about how their data is captured, used, transferred, shared, stored, and destroyed. In last year’s study (Cisco 2018 Privacy Maturity Benchmark Study), Cisco introduced data and insights regarding how these privacy concerns were negatively impacting the buying cycle and timelines. This year’s research updates those findings and explores the benefits associated with privacy investment.
Cisco’s Data Privacy Benchmark Study utilizes data from Cisco’s Annual Cybersecurity Benchma
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