Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 15, 2019
As businesses are driven to digital transformation by changing market forces and customer expectations, many are looking to new technologies, including new infrastructure environments, as enablers. As a result, we are seeing a near-universal appetite for hybrid outcomes as business functions are executed across multiple on-premises and external infrastructure environments in pursuit of agility, cost, performance and other business benefits. Hybrid IT has become a key strategic imperative for a large portion of enterprises, impacting their IT objectives and expectations, and likely leading to new engagements with service provides for help designing, building and operating hybrid environments.
From intelligent automation to advanced analytics, disruptive technology will enable the finance function to provide all of its services more effectively and efficiently. Find out how technology will change the way finance delivers transactional services, expert services and business partnering,
Read this report to discover:
• how automation in finance can deliver expert services more reliably and with smaller workforces
• how to design an agile workforce of humans and technologies
• how the finance function will shift to be part of a cross-functional analytics model that provides key insights to the business
"Following a study of hundreds of organisations about how they scale agile, this Harvard Business Review article outlines what they’ve learned, and how to scale agile effectively.
They studied small firms that run their entire business with agile methods, already agile larger companies that are becoming even more agile as they’ve grown, and organisations that are making the transition from traditional hierarchies to more agile enterprises.
Download the article to discover how these organisations have scaled agile effectively.
Digital disruption, economic instability, political upheavals and skills shortages have all at some point in the past 24 months been blamed for business failure, or at the very least, lost profitability and earnings.
It’s perhaps not a huge surprise that a Gartner CEO survey on business priorities revealed that digital business is a top priority for next year. Survey respondents were asked whether they have a management initiative or transformation program to make their business more digital. The majority (62 percent) said they did. Of those organisations, 54 percent said that their digital business objective is transformational while 46 percent said the objective of the initiative is optimisation.*
So, for businesses it’s a case of learning to evolve and be agile, to use technology to help compete more efficiently and not fall victim to inertia. As businesses become increasingly dependent on the insights from data analytics and face-up to competition fuelled by the 24/7 society of in
Envision this situation at a growing bank. Its competitive landscape demands an agile
response to evolving customer needs. Fortunately, analytically minded professionals in
different divisions are seeing results that positively affect the bottom line.
• A data scientist in the business development team analyzes data to create customized
• experiences for premium customers.
• A digital marketer tracks and influences the customer journey for prospective
• mortgage customers.
• A risk analyst builds risk models for the bank’s loan portfolios.
• A data analyst examines data about local customers.
• A technical architect defines a new system to protect bank data from internal and
• external cyberthreats.
• An application developer builds a new mobile app for online customer portfolio
Between them, these employees might be using more than a dozen packages for
analytics and data management.
Published By: Attivio
Published Date: Aug 20, 2010
Current methods for accessing complex, distributed information delay decisions and, even worse, provide incomplete insight. This paper details the impact of Unified Information Access (UIA) in improving the agility of information-driven business processes by bridging information silos to unite content and data in one index to power solutions and applications that offer more complete insight.
This guide provides tips on how to filter through targeted solution marketing to make an informed, objective assessments when selecting the best commerce solution for you. Key points include: - Finding a platform that is flexible, agile, scalable. - The benefits of employing a single platform for all commerce use cases. - Leveraging customer data for commerce strategies - Employing an ecosystem of support. - Focusing on long term value over the initial costs. Every organization is at a different point in their ability to deliver frictionless shopping experiences that customers demand. Follow these guidelines to position your business for strategic growth.
Software development has evolved from rigid waterfall methodologies to more streamlined
approaches, like Agile and more recently DevOps. This evolution has taken place in
large part to shorten development life cycles and meet increased business demands.
Today, businesses of all sizes have built an advantage by implementing a DevOps culture
and processes, which break down silos between development and operations, allowing
organizations to create better software faster.
As organizations implement DevOps on Amazon Web Services (AWS), they need to
understand the security implications. The AWS Shared Responsibility Model makes clear
that AWS secures what’s “on the cloud,” while the customer is responsible for securing
their assets “in the cloud.” When AWS customers go about securing their DevOps
environments, they need to do so in a way that provides robust protection without limiting
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.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 08, 2019
The Cisco Meeting and TeamCollaborationExperienceThe workplace has changed and today themost agile workforces outperform traditional setups. But the reality of modern business life is, ifyou want a culture of innovation, you have tomake it yourself.Teams need a workplace that’s focussed oninnovation and speed. Introducing Cisco WebexTeams, a platform that helps teams to do it all.Essential kit for forward-thinking smallbusinesses.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 08, 2019
The Cisco Meeting and Team
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
In this era of digital disruption, businesses must be more agile to capture opportunities. Many viewed cloud computing technology as the way to do this, promising to address agility, scalability, and cost. But in moving to the cloud, many found that its security, compliance, and performance did not fully meet their needs. Additionally, previous common thought was public cloud is less expensive than private cloud. We now know that is not true in all cases. Savvy businesses realise hybrid IT, which includes both offpremises and on-premises services, enables better agility. After initial experience with public cloud offerings, businesses learned that many workloads are best hosted onpremises, primarily due to security, compliance, performance, control, and cost issues.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 14, 2016
Innovative companies around the world have embraced a modernized, business-centric approach to IT, delivering orchestrated solutions that help achieve better business results. Now, more efficient and agile servers support this innovation by combining compute, storage, and networking resources to manage entire IT environments as programmable elements that are flexibly tailored to meet changing business demands. With HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers, you can redefine your IT infrastructure so that it’s converged, software-defined, cloud-ready, and workload-optimized. HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers can help organizations align IT infrastructures with key business outcomes: running operations efficiently, accelerating IT service delivery, and increasing business productivity and performance.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
Are you asking the right questions about your data center?
• Would you like your IT infrastructure to be faster and more agile?
• Would you like to improve your cost structure?
• Do you plan to adopt a hybrid IT infrastructure and become a service provider for your business?
To adapt to and compete in our ultra-connected, data-driven, and digital world, you need to effectively plan, build, integrate, and manage your facilities, platforms, and systems to efficiently align your infrastructure resources.
Technology transitions—such as cloud, mobility, big data, and the Internet of Things—bring together people, processes, data, and things to make resources and connections more valuable to your business. They also challenge the role of IT in the enterprise. For your IT department to stay relevant to your lines of business, it must deliver value faster and invest in innovation. Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) integrated infrastructure makes it possible to deliver Fast IT—a new IT model that transforms your data center infrastructure into an environment that is fast, agile, smart, and secure. You can break down the IT barriers that are holding your business back and create solutions that capture the value of new connections and information.
Disruptors now harness the power of digital to create new sources of
value that reduce costs, improve the customer experience, and scale
their offerings. Digital disruptors also enjoy a decided innovation
advantage over established companies: they are better able to
identify new opportunities, and move faster to take advantage of
In this intensely competitive environment, startups and agile firms are overturning incumbents with digital business models, products, and services.
Technology transitions—such as cloud, mobility, big data, and the Internet of Things—bring together people, processes, data, and things to make resources and connections more valuable to your business. They also challenge the role of IT in the enterprise. For your IT department to stay relevant to your lines of business, it must deliver value faster and invest in innovation. Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) integrated infrastructure makes it possible to deliver Fast IT—a new IT model that transforms your data center infrastructure into an environment that is fast, agile, smart, and secure. You can break down the IT barriers that are holding your business back and create solutions that capture the value of new connections and information.
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.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jun 19, 2017
Gartner reports that 75% to 80% of organizations are using some form of agile project management process.
Although agile project management has been around for many years, the way we adapt it has changed significantly, especially as project portfolio management (PPM) practices have evolved.
In today’s businesses, technology plays a crucial role in our success, but technology can also make things more uncertain. This uncertainty has given us the motive to be more flexible and requires a “think on your feet” mentality. For this reason, we've seen a big spike in Agile PPM over the last few years. So how do we continue to deliver stability and efficiency, the result of traditional style PPM, while also giving in to necessary risks that lead to innovation and competitive edge?
It’s simple: accept the value in each method, avoid the inevitable pains that may develop with segregation, and opt for a unified agile and traditional PPM model.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 27, 2019
I.T. Should Empower Growth, Not Restrict It.
More than ever, medium sized businesses are looking for a competitive edge that enables them to thrive rather than just survive. To accomplish that they need to transform and become more efficient, agile and unrestricted. Dell EMC's advanced technology solutions based on Intel processors help them achieve all their short- and long-term goals.
Learn more about how Dell EMC and Windows 10 empower growth for medium sized businesses. Windows 10 Pro means business.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 12, 2016
Businesses face greater uncertainty than ever. Market conditions, customer desires, competitive landscapes, and regulatory constraints change by the minute. So business success is increasingly contingent on predictive intelligence and hyperagile responsiveness to relentlessly evolving demands. This uncertainty has significant implications for the data center — especially as business becomes pervasively digital. IT has to support business agility by being more agile itself. It has to be able to add services, scale capacity up and down as needed, and nimbly remap itself to changes in organizational structure.
Businesses must become agile and provide differentiated service as customer demands and expectations change. Moving beyond simple phone transactions, customers are taking matters into their own hands and turning to their peers, the web and social media to find answers. Contact centers play a major role in determining the customer’s perception of a company. Often seen as brand ambassadors, agents are the main interaction point for customers. It is therefore critical that they deliver personalized communications in the channels that customers prefer. Businesses should use cloud technology to add multichannel tools and support growing demand for chat, social, SMS and video.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 10, 2017
While just about everyone is writing about how IT and the businesses it serves need to be transformed, the actual industry answers to both digital and IT transformation remain unclear at best. Are transformational initiatives all about analytics and big data? Or are they about the move to cloud in all its varieties? Support for mobile? More agile ways of working and developing software? Or are they actually all about crafting teams to promote more proactive dialog between the business and IT?
The truth is, of course, digital and IT transformation depend on all of the above and more. They also depend on a resilient infrastructure that’s easily adapted to changing business priorities without requiring long hours spent on maintenance, updates, and addressing problems of service availability. But making all this work clearly and cohesively is far beyond the purview of almost any solution today—whether from a software management perspective or from a hardware infrastructure perspective.
" One thing is clear: the old way of running IT just won’t work in the new business environment.Truth is, preparing your IT department (and your company) to be agile, cost-efficient, metrics-driven, and flexible will require a change in how you operate. To support new business processes, you would do well to turn to a converged system, like HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization.
In this paper, we look at the greatest challenges faced by IT departments, and how traditional configurations, processes, and organizations are poorly-equipped to handle today’s workplace. We discuss the benefits of converged systems that are engineered to handle virtualized workloads. Finally, we look at HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization as a simple and effective way for businesses to optimize their data center infrastructure
and processes to better meet business needs."