Switching to a managed services model where clients pay you a fixed monthly rate to manage their entire IT infrastructure. If done correctly, this transition can be a lifeline to reliable revenue in a shifting market. Making the transition from an unsteady break-fix model to a proactive managed services model will require a systematic plan with well-thought-out steps that range from understanding your target market to implementing essential automation. If you’re considering becoming a managed service provider (MSP), these six steps can help. As you read through them, keep in mind that the best strategy is to have a strategy.
Frost & Sullivan review the limitations associated with a single-provider approach to MPLS networks and its impact on the enterprise. They examine Virtela's Global Service Fabric - a multi-carrier network approach that provides a best-of-breed global MPLS network solution.
Application Delivery Controllers understand applications and optimize server performance - offloading compute-intensive tasks that prevent servers from quickly delivering applications. Learn how ADCs have taken over where load balancers left off.
Get the Secrets to Designing a Resilient, Secure Campus Network. Download our 2019 buyer's guide to learn more.
It’s challenging to design, deploy, and manage a campus network. Adding to this, aging equipment can slow your network down and hinder your ability to advance IT innovations that help keep your business
competitive. What's more, the proliferation of devices and IoT sensors can expose your network to cyberattacks and other security threats.
Our 2019 Buyer’s Guide can help you modernize your campus network, reducing OpEx while delivering a richer, more reliable user experience. Learn about the key trends and challenges that shape your campus network design and the essential considerations that should influence your selection process.
Unlock the benefits of Ethernet – An Expert Q&A Guide provided by Spectrum Enterprise. Find out how technology experts are using reliable Ethernet solutions to boost business performance. Get actionable insights from experts and learn how switching to a high-performance Ethernet solution from Spectrum Enterprise can deliver security and reliability across your network and IT infrastructure.
FRONTEO provides end-to-end project management, litigation consulting and eDiscovery
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Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Jan 11, 2016
With the recent news of Dell's intent to acquire EMC, along with all the recent HP 3PAR industry accolades and market success, I thought it would be an ideal time to remind you of some very unique capabilities we have with 3PAR.
Read this article learn more about the advantages of switching to a 3PAR storage solution and how HP is making the change easier than ever.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
Enterprise IT is changing. It’s evolving from a rigid, static, manually configured and managed architecture to one where connectivity is dynamic, application services are on demand, and processes are automated.
Enterprise networking is evolving along with IT. This has been evident in the past several years in initiatives such as enterprise digitization and as-a-service consumption models, as well as their
enablers, including BYOD, IoT and cloud. Add to this, all of the security implications of each initiative.
The purpose of this paper is to assess the switching requirements for next-generation campus networks incorporating wired switches, wireless LANs and WAN routers in an intuitive, intent-based network supporting cloud, mobility, IoT and digitization, with pervasive security.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Dec 11, 2018
Enterprise IT is changing. It’s evolving from a rigid, static, manually configured and managed architecture to one where connectivity is dynamic, application services are on demand, and processes are automated. Enterprise networking is evolving along with IT. This has been evident in the past several years in initiatives such as enterprise digitization and as-a-service consumption models, as well as their enablers, including BYOD, IoT and cloud. Add to this, all of the security implications of each initiative.
The evolution of IT requires a network that evolves along with IT’s changing requirements – a network that continuously adapts to ever-changing security threats, and evolving digitization, mobility, IoT and cloud requirements.
The purpose of this paper is to assess the switching requirements for next-generation campus networks incorporating wired switches, wireless LANs and WAN routers in an intuitive, intent-based network supporting cloud, mobility, IoT and digitization, with
Cisco engaged Miercom to conduct a competitive analysis of its Catalyst 2960-X switch versus two comparable Hewlett-Packard switches from the 2920 and 5120 product families. Miercom executed comprehensive hands-on testing and evaluated the performance of some widely deployed features that are critical for reliable functioning of enterprise networks. The test methodology focused on specific areas in which Cisco believed there were key competitive differentiators between the products. Test results validated include throughput, latency, energy efficiency, stacking, LACP load balancing and Quality of Services (QoS) performance. Miercom found that the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X demonstrated superior performances against the competitive switches in the tests featured in this report.
Published By: DataStax
Published Date: Mar 10, 2017
Banks are at an inflection point. According to a recent research by Viacom, 1 in every 3 U.S. consumers are open to switching banks in the next 90 days. Financial services companies need to break through the competition to gain customer trust and loyalty. Building a 360° view of the customer can help banks grow customer retention and loyalty, upsell high margin products and provide compelling interactions. However, this is no easy task as complexity increases when retail banks engage their customers across multiple channels and financial products.
Gaining visibility into every customer interaction, across your business silos, and with every engagement channel is critical to making the right decisions to deliver amazing customer experiences. This white paper examines the challenges Financial Services Institutions (FSIs) face when building a 360° view of the customer to transform their customer experience and how to overcome them.
This paper details the benefits of switching to Windows 10 and the best new features of the new OS for business. Explore the benefits of moving to modern operating systems and get a quick list of actions you can take to ease the way.
Whitepaper that breaks the benefits of switching to private cloud into five clear points.
- Cost efficiencies
- Greater flexibility and scalability
- Enhanced agility
- Disaster recovery/business continuity
- Data protection and compliance
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: Aug 29, 2019
As a mold maker, you have probably experienced challenges with your current software including working with multiple solutions, inefficient mold design capabilities, poor technical support and many more.
By switching to an integrated CAD/CAM software that’s dedicated for mold design and manufacturing, you can reduce delivery times, improve tool quality and gain a competitive advantage.
Download this whitepaper to learn more about why you need an integrated solution, as well as the key elements to look for in a CAD/CAM solution.
Published By: Zendesk
Published Date: Jan 03, 2019
After its founding, Mediaocean evaluated 10 customer service vendors before choosing the Zendesk Support platform to manage its global support activities. Three years later, however, a private equity firm acquired a majority share of the company and mandated switching to an alternative platform. See why Mediaocean reverted back to Zendesk and how the company uses Zendesk to power their customer support needs.
As Oracle Java Composite Application Platform Suite (CAPS) nears the end of its life cycle, healthcare organizations are switching to Red Hat JBoss Fuse to prepare for future business needs. Red Hat JBoss Fuse represents existing use cases on a more flexible, standards-compliant platform. With over 100 different connectors, Red Hat JBoss Fuse offers extensive integration coverage to optimize data flow — both to internal users and to external healthcare partners — on-premise, on mobile devices, or in the cloud.
Juniper Networks works with leading companies around the world to increase the service agility of their networks. With simple, open, and smart networks, financial services firms can bring innovative new services to market faster and at lower costs. They can leverage Juniper’s expertise, experience, and partner ecosystem to build agile, service-aware networks.
Juniper is a leader in high-performance, highly reliable routing, switching, and security, with solutions deployed in some of the most complex networks in the world across banking, capital markets, and insurance providers. A broad ecosystem of solution, services, delivery, and consulting partners can provide businesses with a complete offering that enables innovation.
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