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.
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Enterprise adoption of cloud has become mainstream, with most businesses choosing a hybrid cloud approach. A unified hybrid cloud stitches together on- and off-premises cloud resources so you can benefit from agility and scalability of public cloud while getting the performance, cost and security benefits of private cloud.
This paper covers:
Why businesses choose a unified hybrid cloud architecture.
How you can gain the full benefit of a hybrid infrastructure.
How app modernization on/off premises can position you for success.
Why the data layer is critical to bridging the cloud divide.
Download this 451 Research paper to learn about things to keep in mind when designing a successful cloud strategy.
Published By: Riskified
Published Date: Aug 06, 2019
By partnering with an end-to-end solution, merchants can increase approval rates and eliminate costly chargebacks and manual reviews. Those have been Riskified’s traditional benefits since we first struck out to change the eCommerce world in 2013. But in 2019, that’s simply not enough anymore.
As eCommerce merchants continue to innovate, the expectations of American consumers have also risen. They expect a multitude of fulfillment options, and they demand that merchants provide them securely. For a business to stand out, offering an excellent product or service is not enough — it’s also about limiting confusion, limiting friction, providing reassurance, and creating the smoothest possible purchase journey every single time. It’s hard to do that alone. That’s what we’re here for.
"Cloud applications provide scale and cost benefits over legacy on-premises solutions. With more users going direct-to-internet from any device, the risk increases when users bypass security controls. We can help you reduce this risk across all of your cloud and on-premises applications with a zero-trust strategy that validates devices and domains, not just user credentials.
See why thousands of customers rely on Duo and Cisco Umbrella to reduce the risks of data breaches and improve security. Don’t miss this best-practices discussion focused on the key role DNS and access control play in your zero-trust security strategy.
Attendees will learn how to:
? Reduce the risk of phishing attacks and compromised credentials
? Improve speed-to-security across all your cloud applications
? Extend security on and off-network without sacrificing usability"
Each year it seems pharmacy costs are taking a larger bite out of businesses like yours. We’re here to relieve some of the burden and help you reach your business goals by putting the sound advice you need right at your fingertips.
In this brief, we’ll share peer-tested best practices for building and managing a strategic plan that elevates IT from a cost-center into an innovation-driver.
Download the business brief to learn:
- 10 essential KPIs for your IT strategic plan
- The benefits of using these specific KPIs in your strategic planning process
- How to eliminate the disconnect between IT strategy and execution
- Best practices to drive strategic alignment across IT & finance
We get it: there are only so many hours in your day. If there were a competition for the busiest team at any company, the HR/Benefits team would reach the podium every time. But it’s time to stop procrastinating and add data to your toolbelt. In this guide, you’ll learn:
• How to find cost savings using a benefits data solution
• Real-world examples of how data helped employees lead healthier lives
• Why data is crucial for staying ahead of benefits industry trends
It’s become abundantly clear that the cloud is no longer the future— but the new normal. Enterprises rely on cloud computing for web-based meetings, email, file sharing, and more every day to reduce costs and administrative burdens while enhancing productivity.
With the wealth of benefits to be gained by moving to the cloud—including speed of deployment, cost-efficiencies, and easy scaling—it’s no wonder the shift toward all things virtual has been so pervasive and swift. What’s more, as the cloud has matured, the potential drawbacks that once made enterprises hesitant to make the move are disappearing. Security is now robust, application integration happens with ease, and reliability is a given, not a question mark.
So now that the cloud has become not just viable, but essential, to stay competitive in a rapidly changing world, it’s time to explore how the cloud can significantly improve your contact center operations and guest experiences. This paper will provide one compelling r
The proliferation of communications channels has set expectations around cost and productivity
benefits. Unified Communications (UC) is proffered as a way of helping bring them all together, but
companies struggle to justify the business case for it. Against this background, how important is UC as an approach to streamlining communications, and how can businesses exploit it?
Virtualization is now mainstream. Enterprises continue to heavily invest in virtualization projects and while short term hardware and cost saving benefits are being achieved, few enterprises achieve anywhere close to the full potential of virtualization as they struggle with new problems like assuring performance and availability, preventing VM sprawl, and maximizing resource utilization
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 23, 2018
“While 3D design tools have been around for a while, the consumerisation of VR is opening-up visualisation options at an unprecedented rate. Visualisation has evolved to a level that allows designers to produce photorealistic images of products in natural environments faster and with more accuracy, enabling even faster time-to-market and allowing customers to experience the product for themselves – and all without real-world prototyping and modelling costs. This guide is designed to give you an overview of the latest developments in visualisation and introduce our new VR Centres of Excellence in Limerick, Cork, Paris, Frankfurt, Dubai, Santa Clara or Austin, where you can experience the benefits for yourself.”
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Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
The competitive advantages and value of BDA are now widely acknowledged and have led to the shifting of focus at many firms from “if and when” to “where and how.” With BDA applications requiring more from IT infrastructures and lines of business demanding higher-quality insights in less time, choosing the right infrastructure platform for Big Data applications represents a core component of maximizing value. This IDC study considered the experiences of firms using Cisco UCS as an infrastructure platform for their BDA applications. The study found that Cisco UCS contributed to the strong value the firms are achieving with their business operations through scalability, performance, time to market, and cost effectiveness. As a result, these firms directly attributed business benefits to the manner in which Cisco UCS is deployed in the infrastructure.
With a hybrid IT approach, small and midsized businesses can leverage the greater control, faster access, and increased security that comes with on-premise, while taking advantage of the increased agility, reduced costs, and better flexibility that the cloud offers.
In this report we’ll look at some of the challenges that smaller organizations face in building and managing IT, along with how some businesses are leveraging a hybrid cloud and on premise approach, gaining some significant benefits through this approach.
The tipping point has arrived. Large enterprises are planning their next-generation datacenters around flash-based storage, and for good reason. Flash arrays provide read and write performance that is orders of magnitude faster than spinning media at a total cost of ownership that is on par with disk and will soon be lower. The benefits not only include improved application performance, but more consistent performance, lower latency, reduced storage footprint, streamlined storage administration, and lower operating costs. These advantages are too beneficial to your business to ignore. That’s why flash is becoming the standard for new storage investments.
The HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 All-flash Storage can improve IOPS and latency results dramatically, increase the overall performance of a high workload environment, and lower administrative management work. The costs and benefits for a composite organization for 20 TB of 3PAR All-flash storage,
based on customer interviews, are:
? Investment costs: $130,722.
? Benefits: $1,213,601.
? Average cost/GB usable (street price) for all-flash storage (included 4:1 compaction and 25% overhead): $2.20
Many procurement departments are still using traditional manual processes or outdated technology. The result? Rogue spending, missed discounts from supplier contract pricing, reconciliation headaches, and the list goes on.
These business risks are driving more organizations towards the cloud-based, secure, and workflow-friendly world of eProcurement solutions. These solutions are saving money and resources, improving use of budgets and personnel, enabling centralization, and using data to improve and streamline end-to-end purchasing processes.
Download this report to learn about:
Procurement trends from 400 organizations surveyed
Operational and cost-savings benefits of eProcurement
Leading features and functionality in eProcurement
Adoption best practices and how to get started
Many of your peers are using Ethernet to reduce costs, simplify the management of communications and provide flexibility to cope with changes in their business.
Now is a great time to take stock of your existing network and see how Ethernet can bring new benefits to your organization.
When evaluating a next-generation firewall (NGFW) to determine whether the solution can give you comprehensive protection for your entire enterprise, you need to look for seven must-have capabilities.
The NGFW should:
1. Integrate security functions tightly to provide effective threat and advanced malware protection
2. Provide complete and unified management
3. Provide actionable indications of compromise to identify malicious activity across networks and endpoints
4. Offer comprehensive network visibility
5. Help reduce complexity and costs
6. Integrate and interface with third-party security solutions
7. Provide investment protection
This white paper explains this checklist in depth and provides examples of the benefits a truly effective NGFW solution can deliver.
Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and -XR Series Switches earned the Miercom Certified Green Award for saving over 50% in annual energy operating costs compared to the industry average. The switches were evaluated in accordance with the Miercom Certified Green Testing Methodology. Test results show the benefits of Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and -XR Series Switches.
When determining which investments to make in their technology infrastructure, organizations will often choose to make no changes at all. While this decision avoids short-term costs and business disruption, it often simply delays the inevitable—even making it worse.
The cost of doing nothing is expensive in the long term. This report—from the independent researchers at Aberdeen Group—outlines the reasons distributors choose not to upgrade enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and cautions against this approach, supplying detailed research that illustrates the benefits of keeping your systems current.
Download this report to learn how a new or improved ERP system can help get you the information you need to make informed decisions and act more efficiently, improving overall company performance.
If you’re anything like your peers, you are evaluating your education technology on an annual basis to determine if it’s time for a refresh. While most schools conduct their device refreshes during the summer because teachers, staff and students are not present, this timing can prove costly as the market is flooded with devices from schools doing the same thing.
To help school districts re-think their technology spending to focus more on total cost of ownership and residual value, as opposed to upfront cost, we’ve partnered with Diamond Assets — a technology buyback company — to explain:
• The true value and cost of iPad and Chromebook in education
• When schools receive the most trade-in value for their technology
• How to prepare for and execute technology refreshes
The pressure is mounting and employers are feeling the pinch. As U.S. health care costs continue their seemingly inexorable rise, businesses are looking for ways to wrest greater value from their health care spend.
More and more, employers are looking for benefits strategies that help prevent chronic disease and, if it is present, encourage early, efficient treatment. The brass ring is getting employees to proactively manage their own health by adopting healthy behaviors, such as exercising and eating healthily. It’s better for the employees, it increases productivity, and it reduces health care expenditures.
So how are organizations today looking to craft health and well-being plans that deliver real results for employers and employees alike? This white paper looks at three key areas where new and innovative approaches are changing the equation.