"IT needs to reach beyond the traditional data center and the public cloud to form and manage a hybrid connected system stretching from the edge to the cloud, wherever the cloud may be. We believe this is leading to a new period of disruption and development that will require organizations to rethink and modernize their infrastructure more comprehensively than they have in the past.
Hybrid cloud and hybrid cloud management will be the key pillars of this next wave of digital transformation – which is on its way much sooner than many have so far predicted. They have an important role to play as part of a deliberate and proactive cloud strategy, and are essential if the full benefits of moving over to a cloud model are to be fully realized."
With the maturing of the all-flash array (AFA) market, the established market leaders in this space are turning their attention to other ways to differentiate themselves from their competition besides just product functionality. Consciously designing and driving a better customer experience (CX) is a strategy being pursued by many of these vendors.This white paper defines cloud-based predictive analytics and discusses evolving storage requirements that are driving their use and takes a look at how these platforms are being used to drive incremental value for public sector organizations in the areas of performance, availability, management, recovery, and information technology (IT) infrastructure planning.
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 way we work has completely transformed. New technology is changing how, where and when we work. In this new landscape, businesses face challenges around growth, talent acquisition and productivity. Employers need to embrace new technology to get ahead in
this new world of work, and put people at the heart of their strategy. However, HR and People leaders are in fierce competition for that all-important slice of budget and that makes building the strongest business case for technology investment vital.
This guide is designed to help HR and People leaders like you get the financial support you need. You’ll get practical, effective tips on:
• Understanding and explaining the true benefits of investing in a new HR system and likely return on investment
• Positioning HR as a leader of change throughout your business
• Ensuring your HR vision fits in with the business strategy
• Getting management and key stakeholder buy-in
• Building the strongest business case and the most powerful el
Software-defined architectures have transformed enterprises to become more application-centric. With application owners
seeking public-cloud-like simplicity and flexibility in their own data centers, IT teams are under pressure to reduce wait times to
Legacy load balancing solutions force network architects and administrators to purchase new hardware, manually configure
virtual services, and inefficiently overprovision these appliances. Simultaneously, new infrastructure choices are also enabling IT
teams to re-architect applications into autonomous microservices from monolithic or n-tier constructs. These transformations
are forcing organizations to rethink load balancing strategies and application delivery controllers (ADCs) in their infrastructure.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Mar 19, 2019
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Big budget or not, CISOs must make threat intelligence a priority and learn how to focus on only the data that matters—data that will help mitigate future risks.
Though the technical definition of threat intelligence may change depending on who you ask, one factor remains constant: If threat intelligence isn’t part of your cyber resilience strategy in some capacity, you have a massive gap on your hands. And you may be blindsided by a phishing attack, malware incident or worse.
Read this Cyber Resilience Think Tank executive strategy guide to develop a plan to architect a threat intelligence program in your organization.
Australian businesses have long been recognised as leaders in the adoption of cloud services and the migration of core infrastructure to cloud platforms.
Yet as ambitious ‘cloud-first’ programs are executed, performance and complexity issues have led many organisations to embrace the middle ground – a hybrid IT solution combining public cloud and on-premises infrastructure.
Fast-growing hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platforms are increasingly being recognised as an ideal enabler for this strategy, with a software-based design that combines robust computing infrastructure with a high degree of centralisation, integration, flexibility, and analytics-based monitoring and manageability.
Read how companies such as Beam Suntory have redefined enterprise architecture and learn more about the way an integrated hyperconverged infrastructure can help you build the right infrastructure for the future.
Published By: Salsify
Published Date: Mar 15, 2019
Read this case study to learn how the makers of Duck® Tape leverage product experience management to increase efficiency and grow market share.
“You need to both be able to create, generate, and optimize great content, and then deliver it to your customers in an efficient and effective way. And that's what I feel like Salsify has done for us - it’s given us that simple point of truth, the ability to manage and measure it, optimize it, and iterate.” - Scott Sommers, Director of Ecommerce Strategy
With a wide range of globally recognized brands like Duck®, FrogTape® and Shurtape® brands, ShurTech needed to develop a more streamlined approach to the ecommerce presence that empowered his team to continually optimize and deliver impactful content to key retail channels like Amazon, Walmart and Essendant.
Learn more about the step-by-step approach the ShurTech team took to:
Build and maintain a centralized, consistent and accessible source of production information to arm all divisions
Published By: Blue Prism
Published Date: Mar 15, 2019
If you're going to implement an automation tool, ensure that the tools and solutions you implement can carry your business through the rapidly changing marketplace. Desktop recording and attended automation program offer a quick return on investment but overtime, because the scripts they use so frequently become obsolete - the total cost of ownership (TCO) over the long run simply isn't sustainable.
Christian Kane is an Enterprise Mobility Management Research Analyst with Forrester Research, where he helps clients develop and improve their desktop and mobile strategy. His research spans mobile hardware, mobile operating systems, mobile device management solutions, and mobile applications.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Feb 11, 2019
Lead generation has become an important strategy for modern marketers, as they strive to create demand and get their messages heard by increasingly sophisticated, multi-channel buyers. In today’s complex world, marketers should use lead generation to build brand awareness, nurture prospects and customers, qualify leads, and ultimately generate measurable revenue.
In this comprehensive, 160 page guide, we cover topics ranging from content marketing and website SEO to telesales and content syndication — all through the lens of lead generation. Packed full of checklists, charts, and thought leadership from the leading experts in marketing today, TheDefinitive Guide to Lead Generation will teach you how to collect information from prospects across every channel, and deliver the highest quality leads to your sales team.
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You’ll learn how to:
Define a lead and understand his or her buying journey
Build a robust lead generation strategy t
A recent survey of CIOs found that over 75% want to develop an overall information strategy in the next three years, yet over 85% are not close to implementing an enterprise-wide content management strategy. Meanwhile, data runs rampant, slows systems, and impacts performance. Hard-copy documents multiply, become damaged, or simply disappear.
Compensation managers know that, although budgets are tight, top performers still insist on being rewarded. This complimentary SuccessFactors white paper shows how you can create a strong compensation program. Download it today.
How important is compensation management in motivating your workforce? It is one of the top five job-satisfaction factors. Learn how to reward employees and yet hold steady on payroll costs in this complimentary SuccessFactors white paper.
In the broadening data center cost-saving and energy efficiency discussion, data center physical infrastructure preventive maintenance (PM) is sometimes neglected as an important tool for controlling TCO and downtime. PM is performed specifically to prevent faults from occurring. IT and facilities managers can improve systems uptime through a better understanding of PM best practices.
Today’s CIOs no longer just oversee technology. They are now
key strategists who guide their organizations and give them
the tools they need to stay competitive. A study by Forbes
Research stated that five years ago, a CIO’s most critical
skill was deploying technology. Now, the #1 way that CIOs
provide value is by contributing to the corporate strategy, so
they can advance business objectives and drive revenue.1
In particular, CEOs rely on the CIO for guidance around
digital transformation. Organizations must transform how
they operate and take advantage of new technologies to
better engage customers and employees.
Digital transformation falls squarely on the shoulders of IT
leaders. CIOs are under pressure to drive transformation –
overcoming barriers such as cultures that are resistant to
change, employees who want to upload files anywhere,
and increased concerns about data security.
CEOs also expect CIOs to achieve results now. The
longer you wait, the more likely you will fall beh
This IDC study represents the vendor assessment model called the IDC MarketScape. This research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor's chances for present and future success worldwide. This study assesses the capability and business strategy of 12 global enterprise videoconferencing vendors. This evaluation is based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters expected to be most conducive to success in providing enterprise videoconferencing solutions, for both the short term and the long term.
• Enterprise Content Management is a market in transition. And as demand for modernization becomes widespread, long-time leaders are investing in new capabilities to keep up — and bringing more of the market to the cloud to meet the needs of users and IT managers alike.
• This report shows how a range of providers measure up to help companies make the right choice when
• requirements are skewed to the needs of information workers who need to create, collaborate on, share, and find enterprise content.
• Use the 2017 Forrester Wave™ report to:
o Get educated. Gain an understanding of how the ECM market is changing and why complex, on-premises ECM suites are giving way to Cloud Content Management platforms like Box.
o Define your needs. Forrester ranks the top 15 ECM business content vendors based on current offerings, strategy and market presence to help you evaluate vendors that suit your needs.
o Select a vendor. Learn how cloud content management platforms like Box are designed
more people than ever before. Whether it's your employees, partners or customers, all your people use enterprise content. And that means content management is becoming increasingly top-of-mind — but companies find it difficult to get it right. In this newsletter, Gartner shares how cloud content management helps you build your content management strategy from the bottom up, enabling you to:
o Improve company-wide collaboration and become more customer-centric
o Scale your business and reduce cost
o Provide security and stability for your entire organization
• Download the full Gartner newsletter, Reshaping ECM: New Opportunities in the Cloud. You'll learn about the emerging requirements of top ECM vendors, as well as discover real-world use cases of Cloud Content Management.
• In today's ever-evolving world, content management is a moving target. With content flowing from a multitude of places, keeping up with the speed of business requires a content management strategy that's more flexible than traditional Enterprise Content Management (ECM).
• As digital transformation forces organizations to rethink their processes, it's never been more important to focus on deploying a platform that works across all of your content so you can get more value out of each asset and protect yourself against technology stagnation.
• Check out our ebook, 5 Considerations For Transforming Your ECM Strategy With Cloud Content Management, and learn how to bring your people and information together in the cloud.
The widespread use of mobile devices — smartphones and tablets — provides anytime, anywhere computing and communications resources for individuals worldwide. Both smartphones and tablets have made the transition from a personal resource, acquired and supported by consumers, to a professional resource, provided and supported by employers. For midsize firms around the world, those with 100–999 employees, mobile resources play a key role in improving workplace productivity as well as allowing greater flexibility in how and where work is done.
New collaboration resources also allow staff in different locations to work together as efficiently and effectively as staff in the same office. The challenge for IT management is how best to coordinate the different collaborative and mobile resources and provide secure management of mobile devices and collaboration tools while enhancing workforce agility and productivity.
Digital transformation (DX) is a must for midsize firms (those with 100 to 999 employees) to thrive in the digital economy. DX enables firms to increase competitive advantage through initiatives such as automating business processes, creating greater operational efficiencies, building deeper customer relationships, and creating new revenue streams based on technology-enabled products and services. DX is a journey, and it starts with firms embracing an IT-centric vision that guides a data-driven, analytics-first strategy. The outcome of DX initiatives depends on the ability of a firm to efficiently leverage people (talent), process, platforms, and governance to meet the firm’s business objectives.
Security is a looming issue for businesses. The threat landscape is increasing, and attacks are becoming more sophisticated. Emerging technologies like IoT, mobility, and hybrid IT environments now open new business opportunity, but they also introduce new risk. Protecting servers at the software level is no longer enough. Businesses need to reach down into the physical system level to stay ahead of threats. With today’s increasing regulatory landscape, compliance is more critical for both increasing security and reducing the cost of compliance failures. With these pieces being so critical, it is important to bring new levels of hardware protection and drive security all the way down to the supply chain level. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has a strategy to deliver this through its unique server firmware protection, detection, and recovery capabilities, as well as its HPE Security Assurance.
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