With applications lifting to the cloud and Internet edge shifting to the branch, the WAN connecting the branch to HQ needs more capacity than ever before. Join experts from Cisco and Akamai to learn how you can accelerate your transition to Internet as WAN—and make your branch smarter today.
Faced with trends like cloud and the rapid rise of mobile devices, IT needs a new, simpler model of building networks to support and optimize applications. In this Lippis Report, learn how the Cisco ISR Application Experience Router helps you improve application speed, security, and control.
Fact: In the next three years, 53% of CFOs estimate that over half of their enterprise transactions will be delivered through the cloud, up from the 12 percent who use that delivery mechanism today. In addition to non-core business processes like project management and email, strategic CFOs are also starting to embrace the cloud to deliver core ERP processes, including financial management, human capital management, and procurement. Rather than view the cloud just as a cost-saving platform, they recognize the strategic benefits that the cloud delivers to get critical growth initiatives up and running quickly, whether that’s using the cloud to quickly upgrade to a new application, or delivering new mobile or analytical capabilities to employees.
Today many HR organizations are struggling with systems that fall short when it comes to meeting the strategic demand for a talented and engaged workforce. In fact, 84% of HR organizations are currently looking at cloud alternatives, but the promise of the cloud can lead to fragmented, inflexible systems with limited functionality that result in inconsistent global HR processes. What’s more, HR IT has questions about key requirements like integration, data security, and performance.
As the pace of innovation accelerates, many companies find it challenging for their IT to support the changing needs of the business. To maintain relevance and drive growth, companies must innovate – and need flexible, agile technology to support them. The pressure is on IT to lower cost, and at the same time support growth. This white paper explores the challenges facing IT and how to evolve an IT architecture to support the modern business, and presents new strategies to modernize IT.
"All-Flash Storage for Dummies, NetApp Special Edition, explores the expanding role of all-flash storage in the enterprise. Originally used to accelerate performance for dedicated, mission-critical applications, all-flash arrays are now replacing disk and hybrid-flash systems as the preferred storage systems for virtualized environments. At the same time, scale-out solutions have emerged that are designed to power the new cloud services of the future.
The book examines various elements of all-flash storage: how it evolved, and why you should now consider it for all of your primary applications. You get acquainted with the NetApp portfolio of all-flash storage solutions and learn how each is designed to meet the needs of a specific type of application environment.
You’ll also learn five strategies for making smart decisions about all-flash arrays for your next storage project. In that classic Dummies style, you’ll walk away with useful tips on how to select and deploy all-flash
Most organizations have a dirty little secret: they are relying on user and password-based authentication to protect sensitive internal applications. With 81% of data breaches involving weak or stolen credentials1, applications that use single-factor authentication are an easy target for attack. Unfortunately, updating internal cloud applications—as well as legacy and custom applications—to support multi-factor authentication can be an IT headache for many organizations.
Okta and Palo Alto Networks have collaborated to make rolling out multi-factor authentication a snap. Join Daniel Lu, Product Marketing Manager at Okta and Kasey Cross, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Palo Alto Networks, to learn:
>The latest trends in credential-based attacks
>Why every sensitive cloud application needs multi-factor authentication
>How to enforce network-level multi-factor authentication without touching your apps using Palo Alto Networks and Okta
"Cloud-first, mobile-first organizations are seeing huge benefits from taking a more distributed approach to IT and user access management. Business units are given more freedom to evaluate and select SaaS applications that will enable efficiency and growth. Users are given more freedom to use the devices that make them the most productive.
When this trend started, most IT organizations were able to implement some basic, manual processes to administer and govern IT in this best-of-breed distributed environment. However, as the number of touchpoints increases, IT needs to automate to keep pace and stay secure.
This white paper goes into more detail on the top 5 reasons to automate identity lifecycle and identity administration with comprehensive user provisioning and build a solid foundation for future cloud-first, mobile-first IT."
Internet use is trending towards bandwidth-intensive content and an increasing number of attached “things”. At the same time, mobile telecom networks and data networks are converging into a cloud computing architecture. To support needs today and tomorrow, computing power and storage is being inserted out on the network edge in order to lower data transport time and increase availability. Edge computing brings bandwidth-intensive content and latency-sensitive applications closer to the user or data source. This white paper explains the drivers of edge computing and explores the various types of edge computing available.
As businesses and agencies face increasingly complex security requirements, it makes less and less sense for these organizations to invest resources in the operation and management of their own data centers. Enterprises are leaving the data center business, opting instead to seek a partner for their data center, colocation and cloud needs.
Discover the simplest and most cost-effective approach to hybrid cloud using a highly scalable, fully managed open cloud like Ubuntu OpenStack.
Watch this on-demand webinar to find out from our experts how Canonical’s and QTS’ proven reference architectures, deployment methodologies, and unrivaled support offer IT organizations the biggest bang for their buck plus...
• Why the evolution of technology and complexity of managing your hybrid clouds increases IT costs.
• How open clouds can be designed to meet your anticipated growth needs.
• Build versus buy? Why private open cloud is a financially sound choice.
• Why companies like yours are choosing Canonical and QTS to build, operate and fully manage their OpenStack cloud.
• A customer case study detailing the economic impact of open cloud.
Published By: Forrester
Published Date: Feb 24, 2014
ECM delivers solid business benefits to IT leaders as the market shows continued growth. The 23 vendors in this magic quadrant are addressing increased demands for better mobile and cloud capabilities, as well as more rigorous exceptions for vertically specific needs.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Jan 19, 2016
Many companies want to take advantage of public cloud features, but aren’t willing to compromise on the performance, security and control that they require for their business applications and data. Public clouds have the potential to introduce performance issues caused by “noisy neighbors,” security concerns associated with placing sensitive data in a shared infrastructure environment, and a lack of control driven by the inability to customize and fine-tune cloud resources to meet the needs of a given application.
Securely connect people, applications and devices to cloud environments.
While organizations build their cloud environment by choosing from multiple service delivery models – Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) – the security needs for each of the delivery models is different.
Read this whitepaper to learn more about how:
· Threat-aware identity and access management can strengthen security in each of the cloud delivery models
· Self-service IAM solution can provide higher level of Security in Cloud as compared to on-premise
Fresh off the presses! The IBM Connections Files cloud offering is now available in our cloud. If you are already an IBM Connections customer there's nothing for you to do. However, if you've been thinking about starting with IBM Connections, this might be a good place to start as you get just the core file sharing and sync component of IBM Connections and then upgrade to full the IBM Connections suite as your team needs more capabilities.
Cloud, Mobile and Social are today's communication and engagement models for customers, employees and partners. And to support these models, your infrastructure needs to be simple, flexible, stable, scalable and highly secure.
"Cloud, Mobile and Social are today's communication and engagement models for customers, employees and partners. And to support these models, your infrastructure needs to be simple, flexible, stable, scalable and highly secure. While the changing market dynamics provide growth opportunities for businesses, capitalizing on them requires organizations to build new capabilities that:
Enable continuous delivery of new features
Shorten product innovation time to market
Bring the business value chain closer to customers, partners and employees
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.
Cloud solutions allow contact centers to gain access to new technology capabilities and channels on demand with the ability to scale up quickly. They offer the best technology innovation as well as the ability to scale agents up and down as business needs change. This whitepaper provides background on cloud contact centers, their advantages and the essential considerations for selecting a vendor.
Data—dynamic, in demand and distributed—is challenging to
secure. But you need to protect sensitive data, whether it’s stored
on-premises, off-site, or in big-data, private- or hybrid-cloud
environments. Protecting sensitive data can take many forms, but
nearly any organization needs to keep its data accessible, protect
data from loss or compromise, and comply with a raft of regulations
and mandates. These can include the Payment Card Industry Data
Security Standard (PCI DSS), the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the European Union (EU)
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even in the cloud, where
you may have less immediate control, you must still control your
sensitive data—and compliance mandates still apply.
Choosing a vendor for cloud-based identity and access management (IAM), also known as Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS), is not a trivial task. One vendor may meet your needs today, but can it scale up to solve your challenges tomorrow? By answering five easy questions, you can get a fresh look at your options—and share the findings with the rest of your team. It’s that simple!
Many IT executive view cloud computing as an attractive platform for data backup. They know cloud can help protect business-critical data and provide near-ubiquitous information access. But while having a cloud-based solution is valuable, developing one in-house is tricky. That's why many organizations want to contract with a third-party cloud provider for cloud-based data backup. Read this buyer's guide to learn how to choose a provider to suit your business needs.