Published By: SAP Ariba
Published Date: Oct 11, 2018
Globalization has presented business leaders with numerous opportunities and challenges to become more competitive and innovative and to drive more value. These opportunities and challenges seem to increase in number and complexity every year whether it is the challenge of scaling limited human and technological resources, sourcing from low-cost countries halfway around the world, or going to market with the latest product innovations.
Businesses of all sizes struggle with aging gear and lack of storage. In fact, in a 2018 Enterprise Storage Forum survey, IT and business leaders cited these concerns as their two biggest storage infrastructure challenges. But in mid- to enterprise-sized businesses, where every dollar counts, fixing these problems can feel like a tall order. If you’re going to upgrade your storage, you need to make sure you’re getting an efficient array that will help you maximize the value of your storage and your data.
We tested two storage arrays to see which could best help organizations meet these goals: the Dell EMC™ Unity™ XT 880F, and an all-flash offering in the entry-level market from a competitor (“Vendor A”). In our hands-on testing, the Dell EMC Unity XT array processed up to 93 percent more input/output operations per second (IOPS) in an 8KB 100% random read test and reduced 129 percent more data. It also carried out common management tasks faster, cutting the number of deployment steps i
The transition to autonomous is all around. Its capability for problem-solving has never been seen before. Its potential for creating business value from algorithms and data makes it the next big frontier for business leaders. Two industry experts have discussed Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloudand what it can help organisations achieve. Talking about innovation,
security and efficiency, they put the casefor an autonomous future.
If you’re like other HR professionals, you wonder what more you could do to drive business growth.
In our latest research, we asked 5,000 decision-makers their views of the role of innovation in driving business growth.
• Why HR feels limited by innovation teams being too separated from their organisation’s core business
• The six processes for idea generation and project delivery
• Which leadership behaviours HR finds valuable in supporting innovation culture
Our research uncovers the key innovation challenges they face, key execution issues, and the barriers to true innovation.
See what HR leaders think
"Businesses continue to evolve as digital technologies reshape industries. The workforce is mobile, and speed and efficiency are imperative, necessitating dynamic, cloud-based infrastructures and connectivity, as well as unhindered, secure application access — from anywhere, on any device, at any time. Leaders must remove hurdles to progress, but new business initiatives and processes increase the attack surface, potentially putting the company at risk.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 09, 2015
This business-oriented white paper summarizes the wide-ranging benefits of the Hadoop platform, highlights common data processing use cases and explores examples of specific use cases in vertical industries. The information presented here draws on the collective experiences of three leaders in the use of Hadoop technologies—Dell and its partners Cloudera and Intel.
"Businesses continue to evolve as digital technologies reshape industries. The workforce is mobile, and speed and ef ciency are imperative, necessitating dynamic, cloud-based infrastructures and connectivity, as well as unhindered, secure application access — from anywhere, on any device, at any time. Leaders must remove hurdles to progress, but new business initiatives and processes increase the attack surface, potentially putting the company at risk.
APIs are the unseen language of the Internet. They power digital transformation across industries by allowing applications to talk to one another and operate as crucial backend services to websites and mobile apps. As a dynamic and somewhat hidden technology, it can be challenging to find detailed information about the API space. We combined findings from our recent API survey of business leaders from over 400 leading technology companies with industry data to compile four need to know facts about APIs.
When it comes to the middle market, Key has a dedication like no other bank. Our commitment and focus allow us to deliver relevant, actionable, and tailored solutions for middle market companies. As part of this commitment, KeyBank conducts quarterly surveys with middle market executives. These surveys help us discover overall industry sentiment on topics of importance to you. We believe that the more we know, the better we can serve you. Check out what leaders are saying about their outlook on the U.S. economy, expansion plans, and their thoughts on changing healthcare policy when you read our latest quarterly report.
As businesses look for new ways to create value for customers through digital experiences, it's clear that some firms are more advanced than others. This report analyzes the characteristics that distinguish the more advanced innovative companies from those just starting their digital journey. Digital leaders can use this analysis to help benchmark their own progress toward becoming a digital business.
In a panel discussion at the 12th annual SAS Health Analytics
Executive Forum in May 2015, leaders from Dignity Health,
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Janssen
Pharmaceuticals and SAS shared what they have done to prove
the value of analytics to their business leaders – and what has
worked for them as they developed an analytic culture in their
organizations and put analytic insights to work.
Published By: Bloomberg
Published Date: Jun 11, 2012
Bloomberg Government (BGOV) is a unique online service that helps business and government leaders understand the business impact of government actions through a combination of in-depth analysis, best-in-class data, analytical tools, and award winning journalism, enabling better decisions. bgov.com
Technology leaders need to rethink strategic
planning in the age of the customer. Technology
strategies are too often just collections of loosely
related project plans and too focused on tech
project delivery milestones. Strategies designed
“by IT, for IT” fail to engage business leaders and
executives because they don’t explain how tech
strategy leads to better customer experience and
outcomes. This report explains how technology
leaders can create a strategic tech plan that is
customer-led, insights-driven, fast, and connected.
RPA platforms represent a hyper growth market, with enterprises investing in new RPA platforms for process and task automation to achieve greater operating efficiency and agility, while allowing the human workforce to focus on more strategic and higher priority projects and tasks. Intelligent process automation (IPA) is in an early phase of its evolution and represents the next frontier for RPA vendors. This Ovum Decision Matrix (ODM) is a comprehensive evaluation to help enterprise IT and business leaders, including chief information officers (CIOs), enterprise and process architects, IT directors, line-of-business (LOB) leaders and process owners, and digital transformation leaders select an RPA platform that is well suited to their specific requirements.
Workers expect a high-quality workplace and the ability to be productive anywhere. As people increasingly prefer tablets and laptops, organizations are reassessing their continued investment in traditional PCs.
Download "Security and Productivity Benefits Drive Increased Micro PC Adoption" for the latest research how business and IT leaders are rethinking the role of PCs.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 10, 2017
Business leaders are increasingly looking to IT to deliver a mobile workspace. In this IDC white paper, learn how to leverage converged infrastructure as a cost-effective and efficient platform to support virtual client computing environments with Dell EMC.
Download this white paper from Dell EMC and Intel® to learn more.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 07, 2018
This paper is organized into sections describing the importance of IT infrastructure security and presents essential criteria IT leaders should use to identify end-to-end server security.
1. Trust and the Modern IT Infrastructure Why you should be concerned about server security (or the lack thereof).
2. End-to-end Server Security How Dell EMC defines end-to-end server security. In this section, we also provide crucial characteristics business and IT leaders can use to classify prospective server vendors.
3. Key Security Criteria for the Modern IT Infrastructure The security questions every IT leader should ask of their server vendor before embarking on an IT transformation.
4. Conclusion & Additional Resources
The objective of this paper is to highlight the Dell EMC comprehensive approach to server security. PowerEdge servers come with security built-in, not bolted-on. Using a Cyber Resilient Architecture, Dell EMC commits to end-to-end server security on all PowerEdge servers.
Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud is more than just a new way to store and analyze data; it’s a whole new approach to getting more value from your data.
Market leaders in every industry depend on analytics to reach new customers, streamline business processes, and gain a competitive edge. Data warehouses remain at the heart of these business intelligence (BI) initiatives, but traditional data-warehouse projects are complex undertakings that take months or even years to deliver results.
Relying on a cloud provider accelerates the process of provisioning data-warehouse infrastructure, but in most cases database administrators (DBAs) still have to install and manage the database platform, then work with the line-of-business leaders to build the data model and analytics. Once the warehouse is deployed—either on premises or in the cloud—they face an endless cycle of tuning, securing, scaling, and maintaining these analytic assets.
Oracle has a better way. Download this whitepaper to f
In our latest survey report, we explore the growth challenges facing businesses and HR leaders in a rapidly changing landscape.
We surveyed over 500 HR leaders in leading organisations to explore their views on these challenges, and to find out how they are supporting people and leveraging people data to help them achieve their growth goals.
The survey revealed that:
• It’s the war for talent, again. The greatest challenges for growing companies are winning the war for talent, growing productivity and improving workforce visibility.
• Fast-growth companies share common traits in the way they manage and engage their people—we call this being a People Company.
• There’s a disconnect between managers and employees in terms of what being a People Company means.
• Becoming a People Company is a journey, with many organisations some way from embracing all aspects.
• People Science is a thing: there’s an appetite to leverage people data and analytics, but there are blockers in the way.
The way we work has completely transformed. New technology is changing how, where and when we work. In this new landscape, businesses face challenges around growth, talent acquisition and productivity. Employers need to embrace new technology to get ahead in
this new world of work, and put people at the heart of their strategy. However, HR and People leaders are in fierce competition for that all-important slice of budget and that makes building the strongest business case for technology investment vital.
This guide is designed to help HR and People leaders like you get the financial support you need. You’ll get practical, effective tips on:
• Understanding and explaining the true benefits of investing in a new HR system and likely return on investment
• Positioning HR as a leader of change throughout your business
• Ensuring your HR vision fits in with the business strategy
• Getting management and key stakeholder buy-in
• Building the strongest business case and the most powerful el
Published By: OutSystems
Published Date: May 30, 2019
In its sixth year, the OutSystems State of Application Development Report provides a comprehensive analysis of the challenges, priorities, and innovations faced by IT teams around the globe, at a time when organizational agility has never been so important.
Agility is the central theme of this year’s report because businesses and their IT organizations face a multitude of disruptive forces in 2019. The threat of digital disruption and the consequent need for digital transformation has been a driver of IT strategy for years. Add to that the current uncertain global economic outlook, and it becomes obvious why business leaders are so concerned about agility today.
How will IT “step up to the plate” and ensure that their organizations have the speed and adaptability to thrive, despite uncertainty?
This context serves as the backdrop to our sixth annual survey of IT professionals as we seek to understand the state of application development better. We set out with five critical questions
Complexity, globalization and digitalization are just some of the elements at play in the risk landscape—and data is becoming a core part of understanding and navigating risk.
How do modern finance leaders view, navigate and manage enterprise risk with data? Dun & Bradstreet surveyed global finance leaders across industries and business types. Here are the top trends that emerged from the study:
1. The Enterprise Risk & Strategy Disconnect—Finance leaders are using data and managing risk programs, but over 65% of finance leaders say there’s missing link between risk and strategy.
2. The Risks of the Use and Misuse of Data—Up to 50% of the data used to manage modern risk is disconnected. Only 15% of leaders are confident about the quality of their data.
3. Risky Relationships—Only 20% of finance leaders say the data they use to manage risk is fully integrated and shared.
Download the study to learn how finance leaders are approaching data and enterprise risk management
Navigating Uncertainty & Disruption in a Post-Brexit World
Risk management and finance professionals are navigating an unprecedented period of uncertainty. In a post-Brexit world, how can business leaders best navigate disruption?
Data has become the most valuable business commodity, but not all data is meaningful. Data that helps you uncover hidden associations with customers, partners and suppliers can be a true catalyst for business transformation and growth.
In this ebook, we have mapped out the crucial steps in the journey towards operationalizing relationship data to:
- Define Relationship Data
- Use relationship data to unlock new opportunities
- Apply relationship data across the organization to drive growth
Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: Nov 05, 2018
This report was produced specifically for the UK and Ireland (UK/I) region and is based on data gathered from real-world business leaders explaining how they perform tasks on a daily basis. In the report, we will look at how business managers can step up from the operational tasks and focus on work that will propel their business forward.
• Touch on the priorities of what we could be termed 'accelerated business leader's': those decision makers leading their industries forward in a way that harnesses emerging technologies and agile new ways of working.
• Examine key factors that hold businesses back and limit business growth.
• Explore the technologies that can drive operational agility and scale.
To compete in today’s world, business
leaders are placing increased demands
on IT. Unfortunately, many IT
departments are not able to deliver
future innovation with their current
infrastructure, applications and
processes. To meet these demands, IT
must digitally transform the enterprise
through the adoption of cloud native
practices, allowing them to both
optimize and transform their existing
infrastructure and applications. Recent
Avanade research supports this
thinking, finding that 88% of senior IT
decision-makers believe that IT
modernization is crucial to addressing
the emerging requirements of the
On the upside, those surveyed also
indicated that by modernizing their IT
infrastructures they expect to deliver
real business results, such as boosting
annual revenue by 14%, while at the
same time reducing business operating
costs by 13%1
. For many, this sounds
like a winning strategy but what does it
mean to adopt cloud native
approaches, and how does it impact