Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF) recently interviewed more than 20 experts to explore the best practices they are adopting to support business models and C-suite collaboration. What they found were serious changes in five key functions of the modern finance organization.
According to Accenture, identifying and influencing these profitability
levers is at the top of most CFO agendas today, as CEOs increasingly look to their finance chiefs for insights on where to invest in new initiatives that can boost top line and bottom line growth.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 25, 2014
Today’s mega IT trends – cloud computing, big data, mobile and social media –have dramatically altered how enterprises work, requiring datacenters to find new, more flexible and cost effective ways to meet computing demands.
For most datacenters, the path toward tomorrow's compute paradigm mandates an investment in standardization and consolidation as well as a more robust adoption of enterprise virtualization software, along with cloud system software to extend that virtualized infrastructure into a true private cloud environment.
Linux has emerged as one of the key elements to a modernization program for a datacenter.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Oct 27, 2014
Enterprises grapple with a host of challenges that are spurring the creation of hybrid clouds: collections of computing infrastructure spread across multiple data centers and multiple cloud providers. This new concept often provokes uncertainty, which must be addressed head on.
As more applications and computing resources move to the cloud, enterprises will become more dependent on cloud vendors, whether the issue is access, hosting, management, or any number of other services. Cloud consumers want to avoid
vendor lock-in—having only one cloud provider. They want to know that they will have visibility into data and systems across multiple platforms and providers. They want to be able to move servers and storage around without a negative impact on
With the large amounts of data that are constantly being utilized in today’s highly digitized world, there is a necessity for top of the line infrastructure to maintain everything with precision. Download this case study to see how high performance cloud computing can enhance collaboration and see how it will allow for research to be shared easily and the ability to scale up when needed.
Research teams can spend nearly a decade looking for new biological targets. Then years more creating and testing new molecules that offer improved ways to fight the world’s viruses, bacteria and diseases. These processes are usually long and and require an immense amount of computing power. However, it doesn’t need to be this difficult. Download this case study to see how high performance cloud computing can accelerate pharmaceutical breakthroughs while still retaining a simplistic structure that is cost-effective to scale computer resources.
For most companies, Active Directory (AD) or LDAP and play the central role in coordinating identity and access management policies. Directory integration typically serves as a "source of truth" for user identities, and it provides access control to on-premises resources such as networks, file servers, and web applications. A byproduct of the transition to cloud applications is the proliferation of separate user stores; each cloud application typically is rolled out independently and therefore has its own unique database of user credentials. Okta's cloud-based identity and access management service solves these problems with a single integration point that provides a highly available solution for all cloud and web-based application Active Directory integrations.
A number of recent surveys indicate that cloud costs are becoming a major
concern for businesses, many of whom have found cloud computing to be
more expensive than they thought. The surveys align with Gartner’s 2017
prediction that “through 2020, 80% of businesses will overshoot their cloud
infrastructure as a service (IaaS) budgets due to a lack of cost optimization
This could be due to a lack of understanding about cloud pricing, or a lack
of knowledge about the full range of measures that can be taken to reduce
cloud costs. The one area in which businesses are struggling to control
costs more than any other is the hybrid cloud. Analysts attribute hybrid
cloud overspend to the complexity of operating a private or public cloud in
conjunction with an on-premises infrastructure.
Businesses using VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS don’t experience as much
operational complexity in their hybrid environments, but they can still be
guilty of overspending.
This eBook will offer 6 Ways to
The rise of the cloud and mobile computing has rapidly changed the nature of enterprise cybersecurity. The old paradigm, where all work was done behind a company firewall, has been breaking down.
Employees work not just at the office, but also on the road and at home, on mobile devices and on their own personal computers. They’re no longer using a limited stack of enterprise applications. Instead, they increasingly require access to a wide variety of apps, cloud services, and new communication platforms.
IBM Cloud Private for Data is an
integrated data science, data engineering
and app building platform built on top of
IBM Cloud Private (ICP). The latter is intended
to a) provide all the benefits of cloud
computing but inside your firewall and b)
provide a stepping-stone, should you want
one, to broader (public) cloud deployments.
Further, ICP has a micro-services architecture,
which has additional benefits, which we
will discuss. Going beyond this, ICP for Data
itself is intended to provide an environment
that will make it easier to implement datadriven processes and operations and, more
particularly, to support both the development
of AI and machine learning capabilities, and
their deployment. This last point is important
because there can easily be a disconnect
between data scientists (who often work for
business departments) and the people (usually
IT) who need to operationalise the work of
those data scientists
SAP® customers who have long envied the many operational and cost benefts promised by cloud computing can now confdently pursue “cloud-frst” strategies. Companies that have made this move in collaboration with a leading company like Amazon Web Services (AWS) aren’t looking back. No longer bound by the constraints and overhead of legacy infrastructure, they’re pursuing new ways in which AWS-based SAP deployments can further their strategic goals and increase their competitiveness.
Provided by: AWS & Intel
In this paper, we describe and critique the common physical infrastructure practices seen today, propose a method of analyzing the resiliency needed, and discuss best practices that will ensure employees remain connected to their business critical applications.
Published By: BMC ESM
Published Date: Sep 15, 2009
Many CIOs are looking to implement the power of Cloud computing, but they don't know where to begin. How do you take full advantage of this technology and implement the correct strategy for your environment? What services should you offer via the Cloud? Read the paper, "Cloud Computing In Perspective," by BMC Software Chief Technology Officer Kia Behnia.
Dresner Advisory Services’ eighth annual Cloud Computing and Business Intelligence
Market Study in 2019 shows user confidence at an all-time high, with cloud offerings
outnumbering traditional on-premises offerings.
Sentiment toward cloud and cloud BI turned sharply positive in 2018, with current and
future user plans both trending up. Results from our 2019 Dresner Advisory Services
New Year User Survey reinforced those findings with ongoing momentum. Sentiment is
at an all-time high, and the majority of organizations—51 percent—use cloud BI in 2019.
Cloud-based BI vendor products and services are now more plentiful than traditional onpremises products. Still, vendors support any deployment option the customer chooses:
public, private, or hybrid, at multiple levels of scale and price. Customers benefit from
these choices, which reduce the chance for vendor lock-in.
Users have not settled on deployment models but are migrating toward subscription and
the adoption of managed services. Ou
Published By: nimsoft
Published Date: Apr 10, 2012
In the past few years, the enterprise computing landscape has changed dramatically. Changes such as virtualization and cloud computing are rendering legacy monitoring tools virtually useless. This paper explores today's computing trends and their monitoring implications in detail. It also introduces solutions that address the monitoring needs of tomorrow's enterprises.
Virtualization and the cloud have effectively become mandates for IT. Though we are still somewhat early in the virtualization and cloud lifecycles, it's quite clear that these two technologies are going to become major, if not dominant models of IT.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Sep 14, 2018
This guide from GovLoop offers nine IT priorities that can help state and local governments stay on the cutting edge. Read the guide to learn how the latest trends in recruitment, procurement, and cloud computing technology can help you increase efficiency and reduce costs.