Today, ERP is a cornerstone of many organisations’ tech infrastructure. Yet many of the solutions in play are legacy products, decades old and designed for an entirely different business landscape.
With industry leaders expressing concern that out-of-date ERP solutions have now become an impediment to competitive business, IDC set out to uncover what exactly modern companies need from their ERP systems, and why SAP S/4Hana seems so well placed to deliver.
This paper provides an overview of the changing dynamics in the business world that demand a new approach to IT infrastructure. It provides a perspective for business managers and executives who are looking for a way to align business and IT by facing the challenges of disruption for better business outcomes.
We will discuss the Kinetic Infrastructure from Dell EMC powered by Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor, which is designed to support IT flexibility and business agility. In addition, we will describe the first implementation of kinetic infrastructure on the Dell EMC PowerEdge MX system. The paper will explain how Dell EMC is helping businesses to rethink their data center architecture and accelerate their path towards more agility.
Welcome to the very first edition of Modern Monitoring, a collection of articles and insights designed to help IT operations and DevOps professionals deliver more resilient, supportable and high-performance IT services.
It’s perhaps a sign of the times that monitoring as a discipline is receiving much more attention within the biz tech community. And deservedly so. The new distributed application architectures being built, together with the dizzying pace of software delivery, demand new approaches in what’s traditionally been perceived as a “keeping the lights on” IT practice.
Of course, there’s no better way to consider monitoring than to draw parallels with other practices in related fields. It’s why we’ve included a couple of pieces with a distinct aeronautical flavor that discuss importance of instrumentation and contextual awareness.
Whilst businesses of all kinds are utilizing data analytics, many are still only using it to make simple changes that lead to a set of rigid processes. Whereas the more customer-focused organizations are realizing that to deliver exceptional experiences, they need to be able to react to customer data in real-time and predict what might happen next. And that means going beyond simple analytics.
Read our whitepaper to discover what analyst firm Forrester has identified as the Enterprise Insight Platform, technology designed to enable companies to transform into truly data-driven businesses.
World leader in design and manufacture of innovative sensing solutions that enhance safety, security, and energy efficiency.
For this manufacturers of high-tech imaging systems, monitoring accuracy and product quality are critical. Any quality problem could mean a part fails sooner than expected, or triggers a false alarm at a customer site that causes unnecessary panic.
By setting up automated manufacturing analytic workflows with the TIBCO StatisticaTM platform, the company can complete complicated processes in just a few minutes and improve product quality by decreasing the variability of everything they produce.
Published By: Location3
Published Date: Aug 31, 2018
About $3.7 trillion is spent annually in consumer purchases in the United States, according to Deloitte. But it’s often forgotten that only 8% of that is spent on e-commerce.
This means that offline brick-and-mortar spending is where the true scale occurs.
In order to support consistent franchise growth for your business, digital strategies must be designed to impact every stage of the franchising life cycle.
When most people think of denial of service (DoS) attacks, they think of the large pipe-saturating
distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks aimed at the network layer. However, attacks on website
or application availability are not just volumetric in nature. Many attacks are designed to cause
resource exhaustion somewhere in the application stack, the application servers, middleware,
or back-end database.
A&D manufacturers and their suppliers now depend more than ever on global supply chains. As they reach across time zones, languages and cultures, supply chains have to work around challenges that build up costs and drag down production schedules. Communication between distributed engineering and production centers can be labored and error-prone. These problems are often compounded by repetitive programming, incomplete simulations, time-intensive production methods, and concern that the shop floor may not be working with current data. Ideally, global companies should be able to design products at any location and produce them at selected sites, with all stakeholders from design to the shop floor working concurrently from a single unique global data source.
Understand how manufacturing companies can deliver machined parts faster and increase revenue by reducing costs – despite operating globally across time zones and cultures.
With disruptive ideas and technologies coming thick and fast, formulating a strategic response is critical to long-term survival. How can you prepare a strategy for success?
Read this report to find out:
• how established organisations are meeting the challenge from disruptors
• what models they’re using to gain first-mover access to technology innovation
• why designing an overall portfolio of disruption responses is key
• how to navigate disruption successfully, with a clear four-step approach.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Aug 20, 2018
This 10-point checklist outlines best practices for designing a security architecture that protects cloud data at the endpoint. Enterprise computing architectures have changed fundamentally in the last ten years, as employees consume an ever-growing collection of business cloud services through mobile apps. The traditional security approach of network perimeter and locked-down endpoints is not suitable for this app-to-cloud model of modern work.
Documents reviewed for production are the facts that underlay all claims and defenses – and they matter. But with volumes and costs exploding, it’s harder than ever to find the needle in the haystack. Join litigation experts from Thomson Reuters as they show you how to design a document review with an eye toward fact-finding, case analysis, and litigation strategy.
Attendees should have a basic understanding of document review and production practices and terminology. In this complimentary webinar, you will learn more about:
How to design a strategic review protocol
Optimizing process to increase communication
Knowledge sharing between the review and the law firm teams
Next steps once production is complete
This is Part I of a multi-part webinar series on leveraging document review to maximize litigation strateg
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Aug 27, 2018
Distributed cloud databases are transforming the way organizations do business. Read this new, informative guide to learn what distributed cloud databases are and why they’re what’s required to power Right-Now Economy applications. You'll also get straightforward yet detailed information on the database requirements for today’s applications, the limitations of relational databases, and the importance of data autonomy in database selection. With Designing a Distributed Cloud Database for Dummies, you'll learn how enterprises can meet and exceed customer expectations by way of modern applications and distributed cloud databases.
"The appearance of your reports and dashboards – the actual visual appearance of your data analysis -- is important. An ugly or confusing report may be dismissed, even though it contains valuable insights about your data. Cognos Analytics has a long track record of high quality analytic insight, and now, we added a lot of new capabilities designed to help even novice users quickly and easily produce great-looking and consumable reports you can trust.
Watch this webinar to learn:
• How you can more effectively communicate with data.
• What constitutes an intuitive and highly navigable report
• How take advantage of some of the new capabilities in Cognos Analytics to create reports that are more compelling and understandable in less time.
• Some of the new and exciting capabilities coming to Cognos Analytics in 2018 (hint: more intelligent capabilities with enhancements to Natural Language Processing, data discovery and Machine Learning)."
Implementing omnichannel marketing is often difficult, especially when using digital channels. Most products designed for digital channels lack the ability to integrate with traditional channels that have on-site processes and data. SAS Customer Intelligence 360 enables businesses to use both cloud and on-site channels and data. This integration is possible because of SAS software’s hybrid cloud architecture.
You go to your office every day. But have you ever looked at your office through your customer’s eyes? What impression do you think it makes? Watch this short video to learn how you can make some basic changes in your office.
The focus on employee engagement as a driver of better business results has gotten so much traction it’s spawned an entire category of solutions within the HCM universe. But if you’re a SumTotal client, you already own a tool that has incredible — but often-overlooked — potential for creating an environment in which engagement can not only flourish, but actually be sustained.
It’s all about having content that strategically positions your company, is easy to find, and truly engages your employees to seek opportunities to make a difference and to grow professionally.
To really shape your SumTotal LMS into the effective piece of technology you know it can be — to see it achieve the results you and your leadership team expect it to deliver — you need to be a content architect and have a great content strategy.
Now you can learn the process Bluewater has developed through years of experience helping clients worldwide maximize their SumTotal LMS to drive higher engagement and better business results:
• Mapping out a plan for engagement success
• Understanding the negative effects when you don’t have a content strategy that makes strategic sense for your organization — on employees, leaders, LMS owners, and learning practitioners
• Architecting content for engagement today — and for the road ahead
• Building the framework for a rich content ecosystem where learners feel at home
• Focusing on people, processes, and technology: an approach to content strategy that supports a culture of engagement
It’s all about being ridiculously happy with your SumTotal LMS.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
Don’t let your communications system hold you back. PBX systems once provided top-of-the-line business communications, but they weren’t designed to accommodate business growth and change. And cloud-based platforms have altered the landscape of business communications. Your PBX isn’t just an inconvenience, it could hurt your business.
This eBook covers common problems associated with PBX systems as well as their impact on your business. Learn to identify signs of trouble in your business communications as well as key features to look for in a new system. Don’t let a fear of the unknown hold you back. Download the eBook and learn:
• Key warning signs to look for in your PBX
• The impact of maintaining an outdated system
• How modern communication tools can benefit your business
Big data alone does not guarantee better business decisions. Often that data needs to be moved and transformed so Insight Platforms can discern useful business intelligence. To deliver those results faster than traditional Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) technologies, use Matillion ETL for Amazon Redshift. This cloud- native ETL/ELT offering, built specifically for Amazon Redshift, simplifies the process of loading and transforming data and can help reduce your development time.
This white paper will focus on approaches that can help you maximize your investment in Amazon Redshift. Learn how the scalable, cloud- native architecture and fast, secure integrations can benefit your organization, and discover ways this cost- effective solution is designed with cloud computing in mind. In addition, we will explore how Matillion ETL and Amazon Redshift make it possible for you to automate data transformation directly in the data warehouse to deliver analytics and business intelligence (BI
Just as Amazon Web Services (AWS) has transformed IT infrastructure to something that can be delivered on demand, scalably, quickly, and cost-effectively, Amazon Redshift is doing the same for data warehousing and big data analytics. Redshift offers a massively parallel columnar data store that can be spun up in just a few minutes to deal with billions of rows of data at a cost of just a few cents an hour. It’s designed for speed and ease of use — but to realize all of its potential benefits, organizations still have to configure Redshift for the demands of their particular applications.
Whether you’ve been using Redshift for a while, have just implemented it, or are still evaluating it as one of many cloud-based data warehouse and business analytics technology options, your organization needs to understand how to configure it to ensure it delivers the right balance of performance, cost, and scalability for your particular usage scenarios.
Since starting to work with this technolog
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jul 13, 2018
"This brief API management best practices eBook will give API strategists, architects and developers a roadmap for creating practical APIs by leveraging existing services. By following the 7 best practices outlined in this ebook, developing successful APIs is easier than you think.
The best practices guide will cover:
-The relationship between SOA and API management
-How to think about and approach API design
-A pattern for securing and managing your APIs
-Things to consider when selecting an API management solution"
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jul 13, 2018
We all know that APIs are rising in value as drivers of business and technology strategy. But how can you make sure your APIs are designed and managed well throughout their lifecycle? Download our eBook to find out.
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Apr 30, 2018
Networks and attack surfaces are changing fast – there’s so much more than servers and endpoints. Now, you’re responsible for securing everything from cloud platforms to DevOp containers to web apps. Cyber Exposure is an emerging discipline for measuring and managing cyber risk across this modern attack surface. This ebook takes a close look at Cyber Exposure, including the Cyber Exposure gap created by legacy security offerings and the Cyber Exposure platform designed to protect all computing assets. If you’re responsible for guarding your organization’s fast-changing assets, this ebook is a must-have.
Published By: Cylance
Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
SE Labs tested CylancePROTECT® in an offline environment against major threats that subsequently appeared in the wild. The test explores the product’s ability to prevent new threats from attacking endpoint systems successfully. CylancePROTECT contains technology designed to identify and block malware using what it claims to be an “artificial intelligence” (AI) model. This model can be updated over time. However, in this test we used the model created in May 2015 and did not permit further updates so that the software was unable to receive new models or edit the existing one. The test exposed systems protected by this older version of CylancePROTECT to very impactful threats discovered and reported widely after May 2015. In this way, the test shows to what extent the product was able to predict how future threats would appear. This “Predictive Advantage” (PA), the advantage that users of the product have against future adversaries, is presented in this report.
Published By: Extensis
Published Date: May 04, 2008
Integrated marketing communications agency, CMD, has an easy way of tracking the payoff from implementing Portfolio Server and Suitcase Server to manage their digital assets and fonts. It's called more billable hours.