Evolving business processes, technologies, and delivery models require a greater degree of integration between headquarters and its subsidiaries—without sacrificing autonomy. Learn how SAP S/4HANA, which is available both on-premise and in the cloud, enables companies to better run their 2-tier ERP operations and look even further into multi-tier, or n-tier, extended enterprise environments
All three of our stories in this issue of the State of the Internet / Security report are about things most organizations aren’t examining. Whether the cause is that organizations don’t perceive some issues as important to their environment, if they don’t have tooling to monitor these issues, or if the resources to monitor this traffic are not available, this traffic is often being overlooked.
Each of the stories in this issue of the State of the Internet / Security report looked at aspects of security (credential abuse/APIs/IPv6) that are often overlooked by the mainstream but are nevertheless important to day-to-day operations. These stories create a backdrop for what we expect to see in the upcoming quarters and years.
How do some of the world’s biggest organizations transform their global HR operations? The five companies profiled in this eBook made their HR transformation journeys in very different ways, but they all arrived at the same destination—a single system that streamlines processes and boosts engagement across the entire organization. Read now to get their stories.
Rubrik Cloud Data Management is a single, unified software platform to manage your physical, virtual, and cloud data. With Rubrik, enterprises can drastically simplify their data protection processes, automate workflows, and migrate data to the cloud. The results are powerful: faster recoveries, easier management, no forklift upgrades, and hard dollars saved for other projects. Organizations pursuing cloudfirst policies can use Rubrik to archive to the cloud, create cloud DR capabilities, or perform cloud-native backup. And with Rubrik’s Polaris SaaS platform, it has never been easier to unify data across data centers and clouds, simplifying operations and governance.
We harness Shell gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology to create high-purity process oils that open exciting opportunities for your products and operations.
Conventional process oils are derived from crude oil, whereas Shell Risella X and Shell Ondina X are made from pure synthesis gas. That frees them from the impurities and large molecular variations found in mineral oils. Using GTL process oils could enhance your processes and final products to give you a competitive advantage. 
Have you ever experienced product quality issues caused by variations in process oil batches? Do you need a low-viscosity process oil, but have concerns about the effect of volatiles on working conditions? Could you offer enhanced products if you had process oils with distinct characteristics, for example, an extremely narrow hydrocarbon distribution range?
Our GTL process oils contain a high proportion of paraffinic hydrocarbons and are very pure, which provides key qualities for many applications. For in
Companies today understand there are significant business benefits to modernizing and automating their IT processes. By doing so, they can improve operational efficiencies, boost productivity and agility, reduce costs and — with the resultant savings — invest in new initiatives and innovations to become even more competitive.
But how do you go about transforming IT infrastructure and operations, and how do you measure progress? After all, efforts to harness IT transformation as an engine to drive business transformation have been underway for years and will continue into the foreseeable future.
Fortunately, a ready source of detailed IT transformation insights exists. For nearly a decade, Dell EMC and VMware have helped CIOs define and prioritize the steps needed to transform their IT organizations as part of a series of IT Transformation Workshops with their customers
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.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Mar 11, 2013
In this white paper, you will find out how to:
Consolidate to drive enterprise visibility and standardization
Enable intuitive, approachable and business friendly IT
Automate to accelerate IT responsiveness and innovation
Old Dutch Foods, known for its broad selection of snack foods in the midwest United States and Canada, was struggling to get the right products to the right places at the right time. Its data center included outdated physical servers, and batch processing meant that inventory would not be updated until the end of the day as opposed to real time. In addition, recovering from power outages and disk failures could frequently take up to two weeks.
To modernize its data center, Old Dutch Foods invested in EMC Converged Infrastructure. The fast and easy deployment of two VCE VBlock® systems running JD Edwards, MS Exchange, mobile device apps, and operation of a backup site with replicated applications and data.
This enhanced the IT department's responsiveness to the business, allowed them to shift to real-time inventory, and reduced CapEx and OpEx costs. Operations were simplified by reducing person-hours needed for infrastructure maintenance
by 75 percent.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a transformative technology that will change the way organizations interact and will add intelligence to many products and services through new insights currently hidden in vast pools of data. In 2017 alone, venture capitalists invested more than $11.7 billion in the top 100 Artificial Intelligence startups, according to CB Insights1, and the breadth of Artificial Intelligence applications continues to grow. While human-like intelligence will remain the stuff of novels and movies for the near future, most organizations can and should explore practical Artificial Intelligence projects. This technology has the potential to:
• Improve productivity of internal applications
• Increase revenue through enhanced customer interacton and improved customer acquisiiton
• Reduce costs by optimizing operations
• Enhance products and services with "smart" functionality such as vision and voice interaction and control
This paper provided by Dell and Intel® gives executi
Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: Jan 29, 2019
Transform your finance operations into a strategic, data-driven engine
Data inundation and information overload have burdened practically every largescale enterprise today, providing great amounts of detail but often very little context on which executives can act. According to the Harvard Business Review,1 less than half of an organisation’s structured data is actively used in making decisions.
The burden is felt profoundly among finance executives, who increasingly require fast and easy access to real-time data in order to make smart, timely, strategic decisions. In fact, 80% of analysts’ time is spent simply discovering and preparing data, and the average CFO receives information too late to make decisions 24% of the time.2
Cisco commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Cisco TrustSec software-defined segmentation.
The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Cisco on their organizations.
Ultimate Software is a leading cloud provider of comprehensive human capital management (HCM) solutions in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model to more than 2,800 customers with employees in 150 countries. “Storage has always been Ultimate’s biggest technology challenge" according to Senior Director of Cloud Operations, Steven May. The company’s storage goals revolve around managing growth while combining the economics of leveraging shared resources on demand with the performance and predictability of dedicated infrastructure. Seeking high IOPS performance, fault tolerance, and scalability, along with a high availability solution that supports both VMware and OpenStack, Ultimate's search led them to SolidFire.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 08, 2019
ESG recently conducted a quantitative research study to assess companies’ IT Transformation maturity. ESG found that operating a modern server environment, defined as an environment in which operations tasks are more automated than manual, led to a perception of cost parity with the public cloud. Nearly half felt their cost of compute was highly competitive with CSPs and another 48% felt it was generally comparable. This compares favorably to the 19% and 47% respectively among organizations running a legacy server environment. Download this solution brief from Dell EMC and Intel® to learn more.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 09, 2019
Now more than ever, IT technologists need to take control of PC infrastructure costs while deploying secure and manageable client solutions for their end users. With all the options available, how can IT pros position the right PC lifecycle solutions with management to make IT deployment, maintenance and continuous modernization simple? Download this interactive eGuide, brought to you by Dell and Intel® to learn more about ways to support today’s modern PCs with unparalleled efficiency, treating PC acquisition, usage and retirement as an integral part of IT and business operations.
Change can impact any aspect of business, from daily operations to processes that develop and transport products and services to relationships with customers to sales and profitability, and any size of business, from large enterprises to midsize and smaller companies.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: May 18, 2017
In today’s always on world, IT systems are so interdependent
with business operations that even a few minutes of downtime
can have big implications—for your productivity, reputation
and finances. New technologies like cloud, mobile, analytics
and social can help your business be more flexible and
responsive, but at the same time they increase your risk.
Many organizations struggle with a lack of visibility into how employees spend their time. What percent is spent in value-added activities, and what percent is spent idle or on activities not directly related to work objectives? Which applications do employees access, when, and for how long? Do the applications correlate with employee roles and assigned tasks?
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