The role of the CIO is currently experiencing vast change
and increased attention from the executive team as a
leader who can guide a strategic path for how technology
can improve business growth.
The CIO’s responsibilities once focused almost entirely
on selecting and managing technology solutions, but
over the past several years the role of IT has shifted
to broadly supporting enterprise strategy through
technology, including the creation of new digital
businesses. CIOs must now be immersed in both business
and technology, and ensure that the organisation overall
has the right platforms in place to thrive and grow.
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.
Enterprises are looking to innovations like big data, cloud-based services and mobile apps to improve decision making and accelerate business results. But legacy IT implementations—independent compute, storage and networking platforms, veneered with a hypervisor— often can’t deliver on the increased agility, scalability and price performance demands of this new era of IT.
Wi-Fi is about to get a reboot. New 802.11ac Wave 2 products will make it possible to deliver LAN-like multigigabit speeds over the wireless network for the first time, enabling previously unimagined scale and flexibility in the enterprise workspace. But how will businesses capitalize on this new capacity when most current Ethernet access cabling maxes out at 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps)? This white paper: ? Introduces the new generation of Cisco® Catalyst® switches with Multigigabit Ethernet technology, the first platforms to combine support for multigigabit wireless speeds with full power over Ethernet (PoE) in an easy-to-deploy solution ? Shows how Cisco Catalyst Multigigabit Ethernet switches use NBASE-T technology to empower you to deliver 5-Gbps speeds over your existing access cabling ? Details how Cisco Catalyst Multigigabit Ethernet switches gives you the scale and capacity you need today, while protecting your network investments for the future
Published By: Pentaho
Published Date: Nov 04, 2015
Although the phrase “next-generation platforms and analytics” can evoke images of machine learning, big data, Hadoop, and the Internet of things, most organizations are somewhere in between the technology vision and today’s reality of BI and dashboards. Next-generation platforms and analytics often mean simply pushing past reports and dashboards to more advanced forms of analytics, such as predictive analytics. Next-generation analytics might move your organization from visualization to big data visualization; from slicing and dicing data to predictive analytics; or to using more than just structured data for analysis.
Choosing the right mobile solution (and solution provider) is a complex undertaking – and asking the right questions is critical in helping you find your best fit. In order to determine your ideal mobile solution, it’s important to understand what your needs are, what a given solution offers and how the two might intersect.
In this workbook, we’ve presented the most commonly referenced mobile solution criteria for retailers in 2015. For the purposes of this guide, we’ve defined mobile solution providers as companies that bring together a productized mobile technology platform with creative and strategy services that are focused on improving mobile metrics.
You can use this criteria to validate different solution providers, and can download included template to customize it for your business’ unique needs.
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: Mar 19, 2015
Remote support technology, including remote control, desktop sharing, and web collaboration, is one of the most popular platforms used across TSIA service disciplines. Today’s remote support solutions offer much more than just remote control for PCs, their functional footprint is expanding to include support for more devices and richer analytics for trend analysis and supervisor dashboards. Remote support solutions are typically well regarded by users, consistently delivering one of the highest average satisfaction scores in TSIA’s annual Global Technology Survey. Service executives should acquaint themselves with the new features and capabilities being introduced by leading remote support platforms and find ways to leverage the capabilities beyond technical support. Field services, education services, professional services, and managed services are all increasing adoption of these tools to boost productivity and avoid on-site visits. Download this white paper to learn more.
To support IT-enabled business processes, line-of-business (LOB) and IT executives are teaming to assess applications and IT workloads and shifting the right workloads to more agile cloud-enabled platforms.
By now you’ve seen The Joint Commission’s often-quoted statistic that nearly 80% of serious medical errors involve miscommunication during the handoff between providers and care settings. The newest clinical communication technology is designed to close dangerous communication gaps. Top clinical communication platforms offer advanced collaboration tools to ensure that critical patient information makes it safely from one care setting to another. Download this guide to learn how a clinical communication platform can significantly improve patient outcomes in 5 key areas.
In this case study, a company needed to find a way to update and improve a legacy trade portal application. With the help of Collaborative, using domestic resources, the company completely replaced several legacy trade portal applications, allowing for the retirement of several application platforms and legacy databases.
Technology is moving fast and your data center needs to keep up so your business can thrive. Migrating to the latest platforms and solutions, such as Windows® Server® 2012 R2, lets you take advantage of its virtualization advancements and tap into the Microsoft cloud OS. Combined with unique innovations featured in Dell server, storage and networking solutions, you can do more than modernize your IT — you can transform it.
Former Intel CEO Andy Grove once coined the phrase, “Technology happens.” As true as Grove’s pat aphorism has become, it’s not always good news. Twenty years ago, no one ever got fired for buying IBM. In the heyday of customer relationship management (CRM), companies bought first and asked questions later.
Nowadays, executives are being enlightened by the promise of big data technologies and the role data plays in the fact-based enterprise. Leaders in business and IT alike are waking up to the reality that – despite the hype around platforms and processing speeds – their companies have failed to established sustained processes and skills around data.
Business intelligence technology must meet the demands of tomorrow's "digital natives"; integrate seamlessly with cloud data and platforms; align people, conversations, and data with business strategy; and make the most of the infrastructures we have today.
Discover how Intel technology built into solution platforms from leading software vendors and open-source developers delivered orchestration capabilities for SDI to accelerate deployment of enterprise clouds.
Flash storage is taking the enterprise market by storm. With all-flash arrays (AFAs) now available from every major enterprise storage vendor, they are quickly becoming a mainstream general purpose deployment platform for mixed workloads. According to IDC, flash technology will come to dominate primary storage platforms by 2020.
Read this independent whitepaper to learn what sets the NetApp AFF apart from other AFAs on the market, and discover why IDC describes the AFF as “the crown jewel” in the NetApp portfolio of all-flash storage solutions.
Note: Part two of Karen Walker’s blog series continues her insights about Digital Transformation and spotlights how Cisco’s Marketing and Communications team is using technology to transform their function.
Excerpt: Today’s marketers are delivering more and more content digitally, but to be effective that digital content can’t just be generic reference material. Rather, effective content must be relevant, timely, and personalized. And its goal should be to create a dialogue with the customer.
This is no easy task. It requires investing in marketing technologies that help deliver personalized content with speed and agility. For modern marketers, technology opens the door to new revenue pipelines. Digital platforms and applications combined with data and analytics augment our go-to-market model.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 07, 2016
Before you transform your business with mobility services, you need to consider both the management and security challenges you’ll face from the combination of mobile devices and cloud-based apps.
In this IDC report, you’ll examine enterprise mobility management technology—offered through solutions such as the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite—and how it helps manage the security risks of your mobility strategy.
Learn about these critical benefits:
• Provisioning and configuration devices and users—across platforms
• Ensuring only authorized users access data with identity system integration
• Ensuring only compliant devices access the corporate network through conditional access policies
• Allowing mobile applications to deploy in a more secure, streamline manner with enterprise app stores
• Providing security for data at rest, within workflows or over wireless networks, using granular policies around applications
Today, 75% of Twitter traffic and 65% of Salesforce.com traffic comes through APIs. But APIs are not just for the social Web. According to ProgrammableWeb.com, the number of open APIs being offered publicly over the Internet now exceeds 2000—up from just 32 in 2005. Opening APIs up to outside developers enables many technology start-ups to become platforms, by fostering developer communities tied to their core data or application resources. This translates into new reach (think Twitter’s rapid growth), revenue (think Salesforce.com’s AppExchange) or end user retention (think Facebook).
In the digital era, businesses in every industry are becoming technology companies. New business models such as
“product as a service” (in which traditional manufacturers and distributors are driving new revenue streams by
integrating software-based services into their offerings) and new operational models, such as collaboration, social
business, and mobile platforms, mean that nearly every company is deriving at least part of its revenue from cloudbased
So, why are so many of these new cloud solution providers building their businesses on shaky foundations? The
truth is, when your business is based in the cloud, you need more than on-demand leased compute and storage
capacity. You need a cloud that is enterprise-grade, secure, and resilient. Equally important—and overlooked by
too many cloud solution providers—you need a cloud platform that is able to grow your business into the future,
supporting next-generation functionality like Artificial Intelligence (AI). No matter wh
Published By: Sprinklr
Published Date: Nov 22, 2016
In this social listening whitepaper, you'll learn that listening technology provides brands with the power to reach consumers via the digital platforms where they research, make, and discuss their purchasing decisions.
The analytics and BI platform market's multiyear shift of focus from IT-led reporting to business-led self-service analytics is now mainstream. Data and analytics leaders should invest in modern platforms for greater accessibility, agility and analytical insight from a diverse range of data sources.
From equipping them with accurate data to efficiency-driving
tools to impactful training, you want to find the best systems
to help your reps soar. As the market floods with technology
(and a lot of lofty claims), it may be tough to know what you
actually need and where to start your research process to
help — not hinder — your team.
You’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about sales engagement
platforms, and there are quite a few to choose from. But
what is it? What does it do?
In sales, time is money. If you find that your team’s time is
tied up in manual or administrative tasks, consider looking into a sales engagement platform. The right sales engagement platform will power outreach quality and quantity, ultimately helping your team crush their goals and boost the bottom line.
In this guide, we’ll help you think through what features you
should look for and what questions to ask as you begin to
compare your options.
As with most innovations in business information technology, the ultimate truth about cloud lies somewhere in between. There is little doubt that cloud-based infrastructures offer an immediate opportunity for smaller organizations to avoid the costly investment needed for a robust on-premises computing environment. Data can be found, processed and managed on the cloud without investing in any local hardware. Large organizations with mature on-premises computing infrastructures are looking to Hadoop platforms to help them benefit from the vast array of structured and unstructured data from cloud-based sources. Organizations have feet in both cloud and on-premises worlds. In fact, one could easily argue that we already live in a “hybrid” world.
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