All-flash storage is on a strong growth trajectory, but the industry is not swooning naively over the blazing fast I/O speeds. Most IT managers are talking a mature, step-by-step approach to all-flash adoption. Falling per-gigabyte prices are making the technology more commonplace. Solid state drives are no longer just for specialized, high-performing tasks. Before they leap, however, storage professionals want to understand the full business picture as they formulate a winning strategy for putting all-flash storage to use for more workloads.
This paper offers insights for business success with all-flash storage based on IT Central Station reviews. Real users weigh in on what it takes to get the most out of the technology. It covers such aspects of flash storage as the need for simplicity and the importance of flexibility. The paper also looks at how to build a business case for all-flash and think through the implications of issues such as integration with existing infrastructure.
Small business lending continues to be a growth industry, with
multiple approaches and diverse players offering solutions to help
small businesses manage their demand for financing. The industry
continues to evolve, with lenders bringing new technology,
innovation, and products to the market. Yet despite intense
competition, small businesses are still underserved for financing.
There is still tremendous upside growth for lenders and marketers
who want to compete in this space.
Put your data in the hands of those who need it most, so they can act quickly to deliver great customer experiences. And a better bottom line.
Data is no longer the domain of a few. Everyone in your organization should be thinking about it. And more importantly, acting upon it. This means taking data insights out of the realm of data scientists and making them a natural part of everyone’s workflow — from the marketing department to the executive team.
To seize and capitalize on the data you already have, it’s important for analysts and marketers to rethink data—shifting from a reporting mindset to an action mindset.
74% of organizations want to be data driven, yet only 29% say they’re good at connecting analytics to action.
The fight for customer attention is a daily struggle, but it doesn’t have to be. With a data management platform (DMP), you can be confident that the experiences you deliver are the ones your customers want and expect.
o What a DMP can do for you
o The three functions of a DMP
o How Adobe Audience Manager can help
Published By: Procore
Published Date: Jun 25, 2019
Did you know that more than 1.2 billion people use Microsoft Office?
That’s one in 7 people. A huge portion of the world’s economy is managed through it: from small businesses all the way up to Fortune 500 corporations.
Despite its popularity, Excel has its fair share of critics. What originated as rumblings among IT professionals and tech blogs, has quickly trickled into major business and technology publications. Some might think it harsh, but we want to show you the risks of using Excel in your business and help you understand how you can protect yourself, your company and your data from what Forbes refers to as ‘the most dangerous software on the planet’.
This is a case study which shows how Voorhees College implemented a revolutionary communications solution based around a service-orientated Unified Communications architecture from NEC to provide students, faculty and staff in five locations with software-based voice and desktop communications tools to achieve a 40 percent savings over its previous traditional telephony solution.
End-user expectations and high levels of performance against Service Level Agreements (SLAs) must be achieved or organizations risk the loss of business. This paper details key capabilities needed for successful end-user monitoring and provides critical considerations for delivering a successful end-user experience.
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.
Of course you want to ensure your customers have a good experience, that
you’re creating brand loyalists and building a positive reputation along the
way, but most importantly, you want to impact your bottom line.
That’s where advocacy marketing comes in. Advocacy marketing is
harnessing the voices of your brand’s fans and leveraging them to increase
sales. Also known as word-of-mouth marketing, advocacy marketing is
using happy customers to promote your business — and sell more
Published By: Extensis
Published Date: Mar 07, 2008
The Photography Department at The National Gallery of London wanted to give other Gallery departments better visibility into its archived library of images and reduce the administrative workload for its photographers. Read how Portfolio Server and Portfolio SQL-Connect painted the perfect solution to this challenge.
eCommerce Marketers who want to exploit the full potential of e-mail should develop plans to consistently grow their permission-based e-mail lists of customers and prospects. This allows them to build loyalty and promote cross-sell and up-sell opportunities.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
The workplace has changed and today the most agile workforces outperform traditional set ups. But the reality of modern business life is, if you want a culture of innovation, you have to make it yourself.
Teams need a workplace that’s focussed on innovation and speed. Introducing Cisco Webex Teams, a platform that helps teams to do it all. Essential kit for forward-thinking small businesses.
Your business is changing. As a finance leader, you know that accounting is a labour-intensive, costly process where
systems often don’t allow for expedient exception handling and many days are fraught with difficulty in matching
invoices to other databases for reconciliation. Like most companies, you know where you want to go but may not have
infrastructure or internal expertise to handle electronic fund transfers, credit card payments or cheque processing— all
the pieces required to make your vision for an efficient, integrated operation a reality.
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
Your network is the foundation to build digital capabilities. Deliver wired, wireless and SD-WAN connectivity with full network intelligence that leads to immersive user experience, simplified operations, and fastest breach detection. Cisco’s next-generation Secure Network solutions are designed for business of all sizes.
Today’s organizations are becoming more innovative and dynamic by adopting mobility, IoT, analytics and cloud technologies. With this, come growing demands for network scale, agility and threat protection which call for an intent-based network. The Cisco® Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA) gives you comprehensive intent-based networking across your campus, branch and WAN with robust wired, wireless, and routing solutions.
Mobile Global Workforce is predicted to surge to 1.87 billion by 2022. Be prepared for the wireless expansion with Mobility Express. Cisco’s Mobility Express* is designed for small businesses that want a controllerless solution with Wi-Fi management functions embedded in the Cisco Aironet® access point itself. Offering SMB’s Cisco’s industry-leading enterprise capabilities at a fraction of the enterprise cost.
So what lessons can operators learn from the past experience with server virtualization? Beware of merely shifting costs from capital to operating expenditures. Be selective in virtualizing the right resources and functions driven by the business need, and not the technology lure.
Software-defined Networking (SDN) im WAN bietet die Möglichkeit, durch höhere Betriebseffizienz, schnellere Erstellung von Services sowie differenzierte und personalisierte Netzwerk-Services die Kosten zu senken
Gleichzeitig wurden jedoch die Betriebskosten aufgrund komplexeren und arbeitsintensiveren Prozessen in die Höhe getrieben. Teilweise konnten diese Kosten durch vermehrte Integration der Server- und Netzwerkinfrastruktur und erweiterte Funktionalität der Software eingedämmt werden
Las redes definidas por software (SDN) en la WAN permiten reducir los costes gracias al aumento de la eficacia operativa, una mayor velocidad a la hora de crear servicios, y servicios de redes diferenciados y personalizados.
Sin embargo, los costes operativos se dispararon, ya que se necesitó una serie de procesos complejos y laboriosos. Con el tiempo, estos costes se controlaron gracias a una mayor integración de los servidores y la infraestructura de la red, así como a capacidades de software más avanzadas.
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