Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College in Louisiana was using several separate products to help protect their network, filter content and monitor Internet usage. After installing the Astaro Security Gateway home use version, the solution quickly impressed with its usability and power.
In this era of cloud computing, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT), firms are testing new product offerings that combine elements of content, software, services, and hardware together. Like the innovative products themselves, the rulebook on monetizing them is evolving. Firms are shifting from one-time perpetual sales or fixed monthly subscriptions to consumption models that blend onetime, subscription, and usage-based billing. Download this white paper to learn the eight subscription billing solution providers that matter most and how they stack up.
Headquartered in Chicago, Bean Suntory owns over 70 premium spirit brands from whiskey and rum, to vodka, cognac, tequila, and gin. Beam Suntory generates $4 billion in annual revenues.
But that revenue was in danger.
The company’s production software, Wonderware, which controls embedded systems driving almost every critical production process, was underpinned by ageing hardware. If it failed, production would come to a grinding—and expensive—halt.Every hour of downtime results in lost production, which can amount to millions of dollars in losses,” says Sanjay Kirtikar, Director Digital Technologies, Beam Suntory.
To ensure Wonderware never failed, Beam Suntory implemented hyperconverged clusters integrated with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform software
The results were instant and outstanding. Beam Suntory expects a 25-35% cost benefit from lower support and maintenance efforts, and a 50% reduction in power usage.
Data governance is all about managing data, by revising that data to standardize it and
bring consistency to the way it is used across numerous business initiatives. What’s
more, data governance ensures that critical data is available at the right time to the
right person, in a standardized and reliable form. A benefit that fuels better organization
of business operations, resulting in improved productivity and efficiency of that
organization. Thus, the importance of proper data governance cannot be understated.
The concepts of data governance have evolved, where the first iteration of data
governance, often referred to as version 1.0, focused on three simplistic elements:
objectives, structure and processes; having a limited focus and scope due to its
tactical usage. The opportunity from the growing value of data in the realm of
analytics, business intelligence, and generating insights was left unrealized. Today,
organizations are moving towards what can be called Data Governance 2.0,
Download this case study to learn how Spectrum Enterprises has provided the scalability, reliability and security to support Hagadone Corporation’s ongoing drive for excellence including:
- Productivity driven by the network’s ability to handle day-to-day work flow quickly and with little latency, especially during spikes in usage
- Reliable connectivity for sharing large files for electronic publishing Flexibility to innovate and create an interactive hospitality guest experience
- Ability to scale bandwidth to support diverse business needs and expand Hagadone’s influence as a media company
In this era of cloud computing, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT), firms are testing new product offerings that combine elements of content, software, services, and hardware together. Like the innovative products themselves, the rulebook on monetizing them is evolving. Firms are shifting from one-time perpetual sales or fixed monthly subscriptions to consumption models that blend onetime, subscription, and usage-based billing (see Figure 1). CEOs recognize this shift toward business
models that reflect the value of the relationship with the customer.
The move to subscription and consumption business models is pervasive in almost every industry. From retailers selling subscription box sets to industrial equipment manufacturers charging based on consumption, the increase in experimentation of alternative business models is extraordinary (see Figure 2). While B2C disrupters like Netflix and Zipcar have gotten more media attention, the growth of subscription billing plat
Today's IT executives are not only expected to create and maintain high-availability IT environments, but they are also expected to implement green initiatives to satisfy customers, analysts, and government agencies that are worried about the impact of modern, energy-thirsty data centers on the environment. Is such a dual mandate reasonable? Can companies be expected to maintain service levels and reduce their carbon footprints at the same time? The White Paper offers a description of the different types of services available to improved energy efficiency data center design and a prescription for successful implementation.
The recent release of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study on data center energy efficiency is adding fuel to the fire in the research and development of new ways to reduce energy use in centers. The findings, summarized on the EPA website, are staggering: Data centers consumed about 60 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2006, roughly 1.5 percent of total US electricity consumption -Energy consumption of servers and data centers has doubled in the past five years and is expected to almost double again in the next five years to more than 100 billion kWh, costing about $7.4 billion annually.
The SD-WAN market is in the early growth stage of the product lifecycle. Key factors driving market adoption include: cost
savings from efficient usage of private and public networks, ability to optimize hybrid cloud connectivity, and applicationaware
Published By: Staples
Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
Do you spend a lot of money maintaining your restroom, but don’t get the credit you deserve? Are you tired of unnecessary waste in the restroom? Would you like your staff to be able to spend less time cleaning the restroom and more time in other areas?
Join Facilities Solutions Technical Training Senior Manager, Neal Duffy of Staples Inc. and Dr. Ronnie Phillips , Director of Omnichannel & eCommerce ,GP PRO as they highlight ways to uncover unnecessary spend in your restroom. By implementing a few simple changes, you will be able to identify long term cost savings for your facility and be able to re-allocate that spend to other areas of your day-to-day business.
IBM Multiform Master Data Management manages master data domains - customers, accounts, products - that have significant impact on the most important business processes and realize the promise of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). IBM is the only vendor that delivers an integrated MDM product with significant out-of-the-box functionality for each MDM usage style - collaborative, operational and analytical - across multiple data domains, thereby managing the complete data lifecycle.
System reliability is a vital component in Storage Area Network (SAN) design that keeps your production environment operating and avoids data loss and downtime. But since SANs are built using both mechanical and electronic parts, component failures due to usage, environmental factors, or manufacturing defects are not uncommon. Even in completely redundant systems, controllers can fail, fans can stop operating, power supplies can burn out, and disk drives can degrade or fail.
"As more products and machines become connected, and analytical capabilities grow, new applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) will emerge. So too will manufacturers change how they make business decisions. This IndustryWeek Special Research Report gauges the current and planned usage of IoT technology and analytics by US manufacturers. It also explores how manufacturers can develop a specific IoT strategy and apply analytics more widely across their organizations to drive revenue, cut costs and innovate.
Your customers are asking for it. Your developers are ready for it. Your operations team is demanding it. What’s behind this momentum?
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a fundamental shift away from traditional software licensing to a market-driven subscription model. Keystone engaged 20 ISVs who successfully transitioned to a SaaS model, and found:
New customer segments open thanks to lower adoption and operating costs.
With less complex infrastructure under SaaS, customer TCO drops.
ISV products improve with value-added cloud services and SaaS data capabilities.
Financial predictability improves with recurring revenue model.
New pricing models aligns ISV value to customers’ business needs, driving increased revenue.
Additional, significant operational benefits from switching to a SaaS model.
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The collection of product usage data increases the speed of product development by 33%. –
Customers’ expectations have never been so high. Yet, leaders at many banks and financial institutions still fail at providing a smooth, personalized, timely and relevant experience throughout channels. By leveraging the increasing amount of data about customers, bankers can create information to constantly improve their understanding of product usage, profitability, risk, buying behavior and financial needs. Access this white paper today to learn about expert solutions that can help you reinvent your business operations and create a customer-focused company. Read on now to explore more.
PassMark Software® conducted objective performance testing on eight (8) security software products, on Windows 8.1 (64-bit) during July and August 2015. This report presents our results and findings as a result of performance benchmark testing conducted for these endpoint security products.
The aim of this benchmark was to compare the performance impact of Webroot’s SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection product with seven (7) competitor products. Testing was performed on all products using 13 performance metrics, including: installation time, boot time, CPU Usage, Memory Usage, Browse Time and many others.
Does your endpoint security measure up?
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Jun 08, 2016
"Over the next few years, advanced collaboration products and services will make their way into the millions of smaller meeting rooms (a.k.a. huddle rooms) in order to create flexible, productive work environments.
Wainhouse Research believes that huddle rooms should be an integral part of every organization’s meeting room and collaboration strategy.
Download this study by Wainhouse Research to get insights into how to maximize usage of small meeting spaces."
Customers’ expectations have never been so high. Yet, leaders at many banks and financial institutions still fail at providing a smooth, personalized, timely and relevant experience throughout channels.
By leveraging the increasing amount of data about customers, bankers can create information to constantly improve their understanding of product usage, profitability, risk, buying behavior and financial needs.
Access this white paper today to learn about expert solutions that can help you reinvent your business operations and create a customer-focused company. Read on now to explore more.
The demand for new data about customers, customer behaviour, product usage, asset performance, and operational processes is growing rapidly. Almost every industry wants new data. Some examples of this are:
• Financial services organisations want more data to improve risk decisions, for ‘Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance and for a 360 degree view of financial crime.
• Utilities companies want smart meter data to give them deeper understanding of customer and grid usage and to allow them to exploit pricing elasticity. They also want sensor data to monitor grid health, to optimise field service and manage assets.
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NSS research indicates that NGFW devices are typically deployed to protect users rather than data center assets, and that the majority of enterprises will not tune the IPS module separately within their NGFW. Therefore, NSS evaluation of NGFW products is configured with the vendor pre-defined or recommended,“out-of-the-box” settings, in order to provide readers with relevant security effectiveness and performance dimensions based upon their expected usage.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Aug 22, 2014
The world’s largest organizations are adopting cloudbased infrastructure and services at a dizzying pace. Software as a service (SaaS) offerings such as Salesforce.com and Microsoft Office 365 are among the more popular cloud-based services. When moving services to the cloud, data centers are no longer local, so the end user experience can suffer. A poor or congested Internet connection between the user and the cloud service will mean sluggish application delivery that puts a damper on user productivity and ultimately threatens application usage.
The vision for Celent’s Model Bank research was to try to answer an apparently simple question: “What would it look like for a bank to do everything right with today’s technology?” Of course, the question is not nearly as simple as it appears. The terms “everything” and “right” will mean very different things to different banks depending on their size, the complexity of their operations and product sets, and their technological starting points. While there is no such thing as a “Model Bank”—every bank does some things well, and others not as well when it comes to technology—it is possible to conceive of a “Model Bank” through real world examples of effective usage of technology.
The SD-WAN market is in the early growth stage of the product lifecycle. Key factors driving market adoption include: cost
savings from efficient usage of private and public networks, ability to optimize hybrid cloud connectivity, and applicationaware routing. Below is a summary of key research findings of this report:
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