Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 13, 2017
IT has the opportunity to completely redefine the role networking plays in the business. But that requires executing on a vision that continuously aligns the network to ever-changing business needs. Fortunately, the right network architectures and supporting technologies required to deliver on that vision are rapidly becoming available. Automation, programmability, self-protecting, and self-healing capabilities move IT away from “keeping the lights on” and provide more time and opportunity to serve as a strategic partner to business initiatives across functional areas.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Jun 05, 2018
This Technology Spotlight highlights the tangible benefits achieved by early SD-WAN adopters across key use cases and outlines a vision for sustained ROI and value creation from the solution.This paper also looks at the role of Cisco in the strategically important SD-WAN market.
SD-WAN has arisen as the WAN's response to the migration of enterprise apps to the cloud. As the march of enterprise apps to the cloud gathers momentum,it is inevitable that SD-WAN gets the spotlight.
Companies are looking at technology as not just a disrupter, but also an enabler to transform their people, projects, and entire organizations into a highly adaptable and change-ready enterprise. In short, business leaders are realizing their new liquid workforce can become their new competitive advantage.
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.
La transformation numérique est incontournable pour les entreprises de taille moyenne (de 100 à 999 salariés) si elles veulent prospérer dans l’économie numérique. La transformation numérique permet aux entreprises d’augmenter leur avantage concurrentiel au travers d’initiatives telles que l’automatisation des processus métier, l’amélioration de l’efficacité opérationnelle, le renforcement des relations client, et la création de nouvelles sources de revenus basées sur des produits et des services reposant sur la technologie. La transformation numérique est un parcours. Ce parcours commence avec des entreprises qui adoptent une vision centrée sur l’informatique pour favoriser une stratégie elle-même centrée sur les données et les analyses. Le résultat des initiatives de transformation numérique dépend de la capacité d’une entreprise à exploiter efficacement les talents, les processus, les plates- formes et la gestion pour atteindre les objectifs commerciaux de l’entreprise.
La sécurité est une préoccupation permanente pour les entreprises Le paysage des menaces ne cesse de se développer et les attaques sont de plus en plus complexes. Si les technologies émergentes telles que l'Internet des objets (IoT), la mobilité et les environnements informatiques hybrides font apparaître de nouvelles opportunités commerciales, elles introduisent également de nouveaux types de risques. Protéger les serveurs au niveau logiciel n'est plus suffisant ; pour garder un temps d'avance sur les menaces, les entreprises doivent se protéger au niveau des systèmes physiques. Avec la multiplication des contraintes réglementaires, la conformité joue un rôle de plus en plus critique à la fois sur l'augmentation de la sécurité et sur la réduction du coût des non-conformités. Ces différents aspects étant extrêmement critiques, il est très important de définir des niveaux de protection matérielle et d'appliquer les mesures de sécurité jusqu'à la chaîne d’approvisionnement. À cet effet,
Die digitale Transformation ist für mittelständische Unternehmen (100 bis 999 Mitarbeiter) ein absolutes Muss, um im digitalen Umfeld erfolgreich zu sein. Durch eine digitale Transformation können sich Unternehmen mehr Wettbewerbsvorteile verschaffen, indem sie Geschäftsprozesse automatisieren, operative Abläufe effizienter gestalten, Kundenbeziehungen vertiefen und neue Umsatzströme durch Produkte und Services generieren, die auf modernsten Technologien basieren. Die digitale Transformation kann durchaus als Reise gesehen werden, die damit beginnt, dass Unternehmen eine IT-basierte Vision entwickeln. Diese führt dann zu einer datenorientierten Strategie, bei der Analysen im Mittelpunkt stehen. Das Ergebnis solcher Initiativen hängt von der Fähigkeit des Unternehmens ab, Menschen, Prozesse, Plattformen und den Aspekt Governance effizient zu nutzen, um die Geschäftsziele des Unternehmens zu erreichen.
This paper explores the results of a survey, fielded in April 2013, of 304 data managers and professionals, conducted by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today Inc. It revealed a range of practical approaches that organizations of all types and sizes are adopting to manage and capitalize on the big data flowing through their enterprises.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
Led by experienced technology consultants, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Storage Transformation Workshop Service provides a highly interactive, meaningful half day-long session with a customer's IT, business, and executive stakeholders. Using a series of high-quality (slide-free) discussion panels, HPE TS Consulting will facilitate an exploration of data management transformation journey to business-aligned visions, aligning your specific situation and HPE’s experiences over evolutionary trends in Data Management, Transformation to All Flash and End to End Data Protection. HPE consultants will also lead discussions on the potential implications that a data management transformation may present to IT, your storage and backup staff, and your business.
The ways in which the Internet supports our everyday lives have become richer, more engaging, and more mobile. This innovation is driven by the visionaries, designers, developers, and managers of the web experiences that users consume every day. By exploring new ways to solve challenges and improve products and services that enrich our lives, developers and business owners have stretched the Internet to support use cases for which it was never designed. In order to succeed, modern web experiences must seem simple to end-users, even though most ultimately require complex design and technology to deliver.
Despite momentous benefits, cloud computing has its own set of challenges that must be addressed. The primary concern that many enterprises and end users have is related to security, especially data protection and privacy and loss of control. This article discusses the several challenges associated with security for cloud-based video conferencing and how organizations can remove these barriers by adopting solutions that implement security as a key tenet.
In today’s globalized business environment, the need to build strong relationships with partners, suppliers, internal teams, investors and customers is more important than ever. High-quality video conference calls enable you to communicate as effectively as actually being there in person, helping you to build the engaging relationships needed for success in business.
Sure, ROI calculators help distill anecdotal evidence and analyze cost savings associated with travel, but it usually goes something like this: total hours spent traveling + cost of hotel, rental car, and food divided by the number of meeting hours. Well, at least that’s one version.
No matter the final number, the ROI total savings on cost of travel is only part of the story. Calculating the true ROI of video conferencing combines facts with real-life tangibles to help you understand and quantify your investment.
WebRTC, web real-time communications, is one of the hottest topics in the video communications industry, and for good reason. In a nutshell, WebRTC enables a user to connect over video without having to download a software client or plugin, and no username or password is required. Basically, all you need is a webcam, an Internet connection and the right browser (for example, the latest versions of Mozilla® or Chrome™), and you can connect over video with colleagues, partners, vendors and customers.
Video conferencing has long been thought of as the technology for the other half, something to be used by the Fortune 500 companies and executives in corner offices, the ones handling mergers and acquisitions and the like—not something that the average business could afford or make use of. In the last few years, however, a series of technological advances have changed that notion, making video conferencing not only a viable technology for businesses of all sizes but a necessity.
As business becomes more global and teams can often be dispersed across cities or continents, businesses have begun adapting telecommuting as an added corporate culture benefit and as a way to recruit and retain key talent. As a result, managers may find themselves forced to respond to an all-new set of needs and concerns from their staffs. How does the international team leader ensure that the necessary lines of communication stay up when there are thousands of miles and half a dozen time zones separating offices?
Highlights for Children, Inc. was founded in 1946 with the belief “that children are the world’s most important people.” Since its inception, the organization has been dedicated to helping children “become their best selves and become confident, caring, curious, and creative individuals.” Today, the Highlights for Children, Inc., family of companies includes educational publishers who publish textbooks and offer educational seminars for teachers, as well as a consumer division that publishes books, digital products, and four magazines for children ages 0-12. The flagship magazine is Highlights for Children, well known for its Fun with a Purpose.
ITSM tools automate the tasks and workflows associated with the management and delivery of quality IT services to the business. In its 2015 Magic Quadrant for IT Service Support Management Tools, Gartner compares 10 vendors on the vision and execution.
This guide gives you an overview of the steps you need to build a foundation for sustainable growth—the kinds of investments, drivers and differentiators that are involved. It does so through the words and experiences of fellow decision makers who’ve overcome daunting technology challenges, and in doing so realized their greatest achievements.
Use the guide to get ready for great achievements of your own.
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.
Mention artificial intelligence (AI) to a person on the street, and you'll conjure up Hollywood visions ranging from the humanity-crushing Skynet of the Terminator series to the robot love interests in Her or Ex Machina. Perspectives on the tangible impact of AI similarly range from Elon Musk's declaration of AI as "the greatest risk we face as a civilization" to IBM Chief Science Officer Dr. Guruduth Banavar's belief that "we've never known technology that can have a greater benefit to all of society than artificial intelligence". The reality, especially in the short term, likely lies somewhere between these extremes.
Virtualization has transformed the data center over the past decade. IT departments use virtualization to consolidate multiple server workloads onto a smaller number of more powerful servers. They use virtualization to scale existing applications by
adding more virtual machines to support them, and they deploy new applications without having to purchase additional servers to do so. They achieve greater resource utilization by balancing workloads across a large pool of servers in real time—and they respond more quickly to changes in workload or server availability by moving virtual machines between physical servers. Virtualized environments support private clouds on which application engineers can now provision their own virtual servers and networks in environments that expand and contract on demand.
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