To better understand how companies are finding the unique, hybrid cloud architectures that best meet their needs, we interviewed executives at companies that had reduced or changed their use of managed or cloud IaaS or that chose to avoid the public cloud in the first place.
These companies include retail, social media, healthcare, financial services, and public sector companies. Some of these companies were born in the cloud while others transitioned from traditional IT infrastructures. Company sizes ranged from 300 employees to more than 300,000.
In recent years, it seems like technology is changing faster than it used to in decades past. As employees devour newer technologies such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, and other devices, and as they become more comfortable with solutions such as Dropbox and Skype, their demands on enterprise IT intensify. Plus, management and other decision makers are also increasing their demands on enterprise IT to provide more infrastructure with less cost and time. Unfortunately, enterprise IT organizations often don’t see much, if any, associated increases in funding to accomodate these demands.
Imagine the benefits that a VDI environment could realize during a boot storm. All the VMs are based on the same template, and therefore they all have the same set of files during initial boot. Normally, 100 VMs all booting at the same time would require a significant number of HDDs, but with this hyperconverged infrastructure platform, the first VM to boot reads the block off the HDD, which promotes that block into cache. Now the next 99 VMs can all access that same block from cache. That’s a 100:1 IOPS reduction on the IOPS-bound disks.
Fast-moving employees demand access to people, programs and data from anywhere. Power up their productivity with greater portability and connectivity. Begin by downloading “On the go Professional,” a brief by Dell that uncovers the key needs around convenience, connectivity and access required by mobile professionals. The brief also covers technology recommendations for you to consider, such as the robust line of Dell Latitude and Venue devices powered by Intel®, to meet the preferences of your users. Take advantage of the solutions that maximize enterprise productivity and employee satisfaction today. Download the brief now!
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Nov 22, 2017
The critical trends that are reshaping the world of work are colliding with the changing demographic profile of the employees and shifting expectations of the work experience. Despite an uncertain future, there is optimism in the air.
The events of 2016 and early 2017 have set a course of change that brings the promise of more equity and transparency and more accountable decision making. An overarching theme of Empowerment permeates how business leaders. HR professionals, and employees are viewing the world of work, both today and in the future.
Today all businesses battle with unprecedented competitive pressures. In order to succeed—or even survive—
they must rapidly adapt to constantly changing environments, in every industry and sector. What does this
mean for IT leaders? Transformation, on all fronts.
The very factors driving digital transformation in businesses are also pressuring IT organizations to transform.
Customer expectations have increased. Companies live and die by the applications they provide to their customers
and employees. A smartphone is the modern bank branch. The palm of your hand is replacing traditional brick-and-mortar
stores. Access without delay or interruption, 24/7, is the new normal. If they can’t get what they want, when
they want it, customers go elsewhere.
New disruptive digital technologies are changing the face of workplace as well as worker expectations. The rapidly evolving 21st-century workforce is becoming increasingly mobile, contract-based, and technology savvy. Corporate real estate, IT, and HR leaders need to improve their work environments to suit these evolving needs, or they risk losing their employees to competition.
• Discusses why your employees are disengaged
• Discusses the six trends that will dominate the workforce of the future
• Describes how Cisco® Workforce Experience solutions can help enable these rich workforce experiences
Flexible work arrangements (FWAs) can come in many forms, including telecommuting, compressed workweeks and flexible scheduling that allows employees to perform tasks outside of core business hours. Improvements in technology have made FWAs possible for a broader segment of the labor force, but some of these arrangements have yet to achieve widespread acceptance in many organizations’ workplace cultures. However, SHRM research shows that participation in some FWAs has risen in recent years, and these measures have yielded positive results for companies’ recruitment and retention efforts, as well as their employees’ development and productivity.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Aug 30, 2017
In today’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) world more than a few IT
managers have lost sleep over the thought of an employee device, loaded
with sensitive company data, falling into the wrong hands. Lookout
commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a national survey of IT
managers in the Fall of 2013 that uncovered substantial security concerns
related to mobile devices, especially around malware and data loss.
Ultimately, the survey revealed that IT managers do not believe existing
security solutions can adequately address the mobile security challenges
faced by businesses today.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Dec 07, 2017
How to think about the risk to data from the mobile ecosystem
Mobile devices, even those that are corporate owned, are personal. Your CEO uses the same smartphone to send confidential emails, snap family photos, inspect customer records, get directions to meetings, and scrutinize financial reports. Every employee in your organization does the same thing. Your organization's critical data is constantly being accessed by mobile devices, and once it leaves the network you have no visibility into where it goes, and little or no ability to enforce your security policy to protect it.
Your organization’s sensitive data has made the mobile ecosystem the new frontier for a wide spectrum of risk that every CISO must now understand. Take a deep dive into all twelve elements of the Mobile Risk Matrix in the interactive table below.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Sep 25, 2017
“We don’t have a BYOD programme.”
This statement, referencing mobile device usage in the workplace, is a refrain often heard in European organisations that are
tasked with securing the privacy of highly confidential data and personally identifiable information, and managing employee
authorisation and access to that data. However, businesses often believe that they aren’t actually subject to cyber-threats
from mobile devices because, simply, they don’t currently allow personal mobile devices to access their networks. Ultimately,
this posture puts data at risk because every company has a BYOD policy whether they like it or not.
Your network is more complex than ever before. Your employees are accessing any application they want, using work or personal devices. Oftentimes, these applications span both personal and work-related usage, but the business and security risks are often ignored. Prospective employees are asking about application usage policies before accepting a job.
Your network is more complex than ever before. Your employees are accessing any application they want, using work or personal devices. Often times, these applications span both personal and work related usage, but the business and security risks are often ignored. Prospective employees are asking about application usage policies before accepting their new job. Adding another layer of complexity is the concern about the effectiveness of your cybersecurity posture. Is your business a target for a cyberattack Is it a question of when, as opposed to if? And are you as prepared as you could be? The complexity of your network and your security infrastructure may limit or slow your ability to respond to these and other cybersecurity challenges.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Dec 18, 2017
Learn how one organization with Polycom voice devices and Microsoft Office 365 realized a 109% risk-adjusted ROI and benefits of $1.6M over three years.
By deploying Polycom voice solutions for Microsoft Office 365, an engineering firm was able to realize:
$1.6M in total risk-adjusted benefits
$1M in incremental revenue with more billable hours
$537k in improved productivity
$74k in phone purchase and installation cost savings
$14k in employee relocation cost savings
Learn more about the business benefits and cost savings attributed to Polycom voice solutions for Microsoft Office 365.
The Total Economic Impact Of Polycom Solutions For Microsoft Office 365, a commissioned September 2016 study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Polycom and Microsoft.
Whether you've had an employee referral program for years, are only in the initial stages of building one, or have never had one at all, this e-book is full of tips and advice on making your program the best it can be.
As a business owner, you’re used to wearing several hats. However, you don’t always have the time or expertise needed for those various roles. So what do you do when you need help but don’t have the
resources to bring on a full-time team member? The answer could lie in temporary consulting.
If the role you’re struggling with most is in the information technology (IT) department, bring in an IT consultant to solve important technological problems and/or implement new systems. Hiring a temporary IT consultant to work on specific tasks can be more time
and cost efficient than hiring a full-time IT employee. Here’s how to find the right IT consultant.
It can be hard for today’s businesses to create a truly
integrated work environment. Having an infrastructure
built on outdated technologies can further complicate the
situation, resulting in a variety of business challenges that fall
under four distinct categories:
• Managing Multisite Locations
• Connectivity Issues
• Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Integration
• Decreased Employee Collaboration
In this eBook, we’ll examine connectivity solutions that can
address these issues and provide work groups with the tools
they need to be more productive, helping businesses run
Published By: LifeLock
Published Date: Jan 17, 2018
Download this whitepaper for a few tips that brokers can benefit from. In this article, Dennis Connor III, vice president of voluntary benefits for Tompkins Insurance Agencies in Batavia, New York, discusses his views on how benefit brokers can be more effective in positioning identity theft protection with their clients.
Published By: LifeLock
Published Date: Jan 17, 2018
In the spring of 2015, 4 employees from the company’s primary manufacturing
plant discovered that fraudulent tax returns had been filed
using their names, addresses and social security numbers. These
were random incidents and not the result of a company data breach.
After repeated attempts involving many hours trying to personally remediate
the problem, the employees turned to the head of HR for aid
in resolving the situation.