The rapid pace of change in attitudes to IaaS underlines how quickly it has become a key part of enterprise IT. Even in the past three months, adoption levels and positive attitudes toward IaaS have grown.
IaaS was originally seen as a way to reduce overall spend and shift budgets from capital expenditure to operating expenditure, and there is no doubt that it has done both. But it is striking how businesses have grown to appreciate the wider benefits of IaaS from greater productivity to freeing staff from routine maintenance in order to work on more value-adding projects.
The role of IT is changing from a traditional focus on cost-efficient enablement to a more strategic contribution. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), while important, is being surpassed by a growing focus on automation and orchestration that is needed to fulfill enterprise demands for security, agility, and innovation. The cloud-grade enterprise network – spanning the campus, data center, and branch – must be able to respond to rapid changes in business, growing reliance on hybrid cloud architectures, and the needs of users and customers.
Baiada, an Australia company which provides premium quality poultry products throughout the country, deploys Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management to help its business streamline three business software systems into one, delivering improved flexibility and functionality, and enabling Baiada to provide a better overall product in the marketplace.
Factory Direct Fencing, Austraila’s largest family-owned manufacturer and distributor of fencing products, deploys Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management to handle multi-warehouse management, radio frequency scanning and component manufacturing functionality. Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management not only streamlines its processes and reduces duplication of data entry, it also ensures more reliable reporting and automates its key business processes.
Guru Labels, a specialist label printing company, deploys Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management to replace a variety of stand-alone systems with a single, integrated solution that could bring together data from Guru Labels’ manufacturing, inventory, purchasing, finance, CRM an sales systems. It enables the business to improve job scheduling, reduce costs, retain margins and provide rapid responses to quotes that ultimately leads to high customer satisfaction rates.
Sherwood International, a specialist in providing customised in-bound supply chain solutions into Africa, has implemented the Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management solution business management solution to boost efficiencies in its operations and gain better visibility into its business. It has also been able to streamline finances and improve operational controls.
Sage, the market leader in cloud business management launched an independent study by Forrester that has revealed the significant savings made by business in three major industries after they implemented Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management. The research found that as well as receiving significant ROI within a short amount of time, businesses found savings in labour, inventory levels, and improved productivity resulting in thousands of hours saved globally.
Data overload have burdened practically every largescale enterprise today. It’s vital for competitive enterprise not only to find solutions that will deliver the right data at the right time, but also be confident that the data they are looking at is governed and trusted. Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management enables businesses to gain real-time access to data and make critical business decisions; achieve a better ROI while reducing IT overhead; automate data integration and deliver a 360-degree view of the businesses; mitigate data security risks and comply with legal regulations. Download this whitepaper and discover how to overcome some common challenges of information overload to increase your business insight and visibility.
Forward-looking enterprises are deciding to replace their legacy systems with more modern enterprise management solutions that provide a better way to manage the entire business, at a lower cost and on a global scale. Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management solution is changing how enterprises compete and grow, by delivering faster, simpler and flexible enterprise management, at a fraction of the cost and complexity of typical enterprise ERP systems. Break free from the constraints of traditional ERP solutions and discover how Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management can accelerate your business.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Nov 14, 2017
This paper covers some of the critical security gaps today’s mobile-cloud enterprises must address:
• Unsecured devices. Unsecured devices allow users to easily access business data from mobile apps or cloud services simply by entering their credentials into an app or browser on the device. Once on the device, data can be easily compromised or shared with unauthorized, external sources.
• Unmanaged apps. These typically include business apps, such as Office 365 productivity apps, that the user has downloaded from a personal app store instead of the enterprise app store. As a result, these apps are not under IT control but can still be used to access business content once the user enters his or her credentials.
• Unsanctioned cloud services. Most enterprise cloud services have associated ecosystems of apps and services that integrate using APIs. While the enterprise cloud service might be sanctioned, apps and services from its ecosystem might not be.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: May 07, 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.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 21, 2018
In the ongoing evolution of the customer experience, organizations continue to rely on phone and email while introducing new customer engagement channels. With the channel mix rapidly changing, it has become more important than ever to accurately identify and proactively deploy the next-best channels for engaging customers today and tomorrow.
Gartner Research has profiled 15 ways that organizations will engage customers over the next 20 years. This includes augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality immersive solutions which will be adopted by 20% of large enterprises by 2020. By learning which engagement channels will best meet your customers’ needs in the future and prioritizing those aligned with your business model, you can improve customer engagement and
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 22, 2018
Move to the Cloud with Confidence
If you are considering the right deployment model for your contact center, economic guidelines can help you choose the solution that is best for your company. Cloud, on-premises or hybrid.
Just a few years ago, businesses were still unsure of the viability of moving their contact centers and other critical enterprise systems to the cloud. Since then, with the decrease of cloud costs, and the corresponding increase in security and, the viability and total cost of ownership of cloud deployments are attracting more and more companies.
This eBook will cover how different criteria can affect a choice between a cloud or on-premises contact center, including:
• The size of your contact center, and business requirements such as customer journey management
• The location and quantity of contact centers being managed
• The need for scalability, speed of deployment, and maintenance requirements
Read the eBook today!
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
What if the cloud could radically improve your customer’s experience, your operations, and your bottom line? There’s a reason why many organizations are taking advantage of the benefits of cloud for contact centers.
This eBook, focuses on two profiles for small contact centers, small business and small of large - a small contact center that is part of a much larger enterprise. Get key insights from independent market research that will help you make a case to take your customer communications platform to the cloud. With the right solution, your business can benefit from enterprise-quality capabilities at a price you can afford. And you can realize a return on investment in as little as three months!
Download this eBook and learn:
• How to calculate ROI and time-to-value in different types of small contact center profiles
• What factors to consider when selecting a cloud vendor
• Three common myths about the cloud
Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Mar 07, 2018
Learn why a new approach is needed.
Read this whitepaper, “A New Approach to Audit and Control in Enterprise Software”, and discover more about the changing landscape of control and governance. Learn how rethinking technology can be the touchstone to separation of duties, transparent business processes and comprehensive auditing. Understand:
•How the changing world of control and governance places new requirements on today’s finance systems
•Why legacy systems with bolt-on finance controls fail to deliver complete compliance
•How technology innovations help transform the finance function and reinforce control
A New Security Model Worth Understanding—and Emulating Enterprise security traditionally relied on a fortress strategy that locked down user endpoints and created walls around the network.
Today, this strategy cannot support or secure the use of mobile devices and SaaS capabilities, which exist outside the fortress. As a result, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) have been looking for new solutions that can secure these technologies today, and adapt as threats and business needs change.
The credit card industry’s security model is one example that provides a new way to think about risk and contain it—that is, if you can see past the occasional bad rap it’s gotten from attacks and breaches.
Un nuovo modello di sicurezza che vale la pena di studiare, e di imitare.
La sicurezza enterprise si basa, tradizionalmente, su una strategia che blocca gli endpoint degli utenti e posiziona la rete all'interno di una sorta di perimetro fortificato. Oggi, questa strategia non è in grado di supportare né proteggere l'uso di device mobile e le funzionalità SaaS, che esistono al di fuori di quel perimetro. Di conseguenza, i Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) sono alla ricerca di soluzioni nuove, in grado di tutelare queste tecnologie e di adattarsi al modificarsi di minacce ed esigenze di business.
Collaboration in the enterprise requires a triumvirate of people, process and technology to be successful. With the plethora of collaboration applications available today, both IT professionals and collaboration business users alike need to take a holistic approach to be successful with
collaboration. This paper lets you know about some of the common pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
The concept of integrated business planning — closing gaps in an organization’s various planning functions and aligning operations and strategy with its financial performance — has existed in various forms for decades. What has changed is creation of planning platforms that can handle the fluidity of data to erase silos and enterprise borders where once there were multiple geographies, departments, time zones, languages and currencies. All elements of business are managing the avalanche of information coming to them. Just like connecting disparate people, we also must connect data that resides in various systems, applications and tools.
Published By: Attivio
Published Date: Aug 20, 2010
Current methods for accessing complex, distributed information delay decisions and, even worse, provide incomplete insight. This paper details the impact of Unified Information Access (UIA) in improving the agility of information-driven business processes by bridging information silos to unite content and data in one index to power solutions and applications that offer more complete insight.
Enterprise content is growing at an average rate of 200% per year-and the risks of noncompliance are growing even faster. This paper examines the business and technical difficulties of managing content from disparate systems and presents the most viable alternatives for addressing these challenges.
Business runs on content and that content must be managed holistically, across the entire business. However, managing content is, in itself, not enough to drive business. Enterprises must incorporate ECM with other IT management systems to provide complete Business Service Management (BSM).
In Q4, 2009, ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES (EMA) analysts worked with ASG to research how executives in IT and within the lines of business use dashboards to gain holistic insights into IT services as they impact business outcomes.
What you need to know now about moving your enterprise to a cloud computing strategy
In the second edition of the Enterprise Cloud Strategy e-book, we've taken the essential information for how to establish a strategy and execute your enterprise cloud migration and put it all in one place, so you can quickly understand topics like:
What to consider when choosing between hybrid, public, or private cloud environments
How cloud reduces costs, and even benefits on-premises computing
New analytics and IoT capabilities
Security and compliance considerations
This valuable asset for IT and business leaders provides a comprehensive look at moving to the cloud, as well as specific guidance on topics like prioritizing app migration, working with stakeholders and cloud architectural blueprints.
The 2017 study, The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Azure IaaS, gives insight into both the costs and benefits of large-scale Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) implementation.
This commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting analyzes the return on investment and business impact that several enterprises experienced when moving from a primarily on-premises environment to Azure. The companies interviewed come from a variety of industries and locations (global/multinational, North American, and European).
In addition to a 435 percent overall return on an Azure IaaS investment*, the businesses also experienced:
Reduced data center and outsourcing costs.
Website scale and performance improvements.
Ease of experimentation through virtualized environments.
Developer and tester improvements.
Download the study to learn about the potential ROI that could be realized by shifting some or all of your management and operations to Azure.