Software-defined architectures have transformed enterprises to become more application-centric. With application owners
seeking public-cloud-like simplicity and flexibility in their own data centers, IT teams are under pressure to reduce wait times to
Legacy load balancing solutions force network architects and administrators to purchase new hardware, manually configure
virtual services, and inefficiently overprovision these appliances. Simultaneously, new infrastructure choices are also enabling IT
teams to re-architect applications into autonomous microservices from monolithic or n-tier constructs. These transformations
are forcing organizations to rethink load balancing strategies and application delivery controllers (ADCs) in their infrastructure.
This paper introduces five architectural principles guiding the development of the next generation data center (NGDC). It describes key market influences leading a fundamental enterprise IT transformation and the technological trends that support it. The five principles are: scale-out, guaranteed performance, automated management, data assurance, and global efficiencies. Cloud infrastructure delivery models such as IaaS, private clouds, and software-defined data centers (SDDC) are foundations for the NGDC. In an era where IT is expected to ensure productiongrade support with a plethoric flow of new applications and data, these models demonstrate how to eliminate bottlenecks, increase self-service, and move the business forward. The NGDC applies a software-defined everything (SDx) discipline in a traditional, hardware-centric business to gain business advantage.
The digital workspace has arrived, and the most progressive organizations are taking action. To thrive in this digital environment, organizations need to embrace strategies that better prepare them for success in the growing digital economy. Understandably, this means working toward becoming highly mobile enterprises. Throughout this process, an organization’s technology partner choices can play a pivotal role in achieving business goals. As such, stability and scalability are taking center stage. This is why a forward-looking solution can empower an organization to move away from standalone enterprise mobility management (EMM) to the digital workspace.
In this white paper, we’ll take a look at how the mobility ecosystem is evolving and how organizations can push the boundaries of enterprise mobility while making the most of their investments. For MobileIron customers making a migration decision, selecting a partner with solid leadership, stability, scalability, and steady growth wil
In today’s competitive world, agile methodologies promise faster delivery, higher quality, increased productivity and better alignment with your company strategy. But while many companies introduce agile approaches at the team level, they often fail when scaling agile to the program and portfolio level. CA Agile Ready > Sync > Go provides a complete solution for building and launching successful, enterprise-scale agile programs. Integrating the industry leading expertise of CA Agile Transformation Consulting with the CA Agile Central enterprise-class planning and tracking platform, Ready > Sync > Go can help you build and launch a high-performing agile program in as little as three months.
The application economy has forced businesses to transform. To capture new growth opportunities, enterprises are opening up and sharing select data and applications with developers, partners, mobile devices, the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT). One of the byproducts of this transformation is the discovery that legacy data has value in the application economy—so much so that new revenue opportunities emerge as this data is used in new ways.
Integration is the lifeblood of today’s digital economy, and middleware is the software layer connecting
different applications, services, devices, data sources, and business entities. This Ovum Decision
Matrix (ODM) is a comprehensive evaluation to help enterprise IT leaders, including chief information
officers (CIOs), enterprise/integration architects, integration competency center (ICC)/integration
center of excellence (CoE) directors, and digital transformation leaders select a middleware-as-aservice
(MWaaS) suite best suited to their specific hybrid integration requirements.
The study reveals that among CIOs and senior IT decision makers, open source is not just a cost-saving option; it is also a strategic investment that can lead to digital innovation. It indicates open source usage is moving from community freeware to enterprise-grade solutions. Asia Pacific IT leaders view open source as improving the evolution of technologies that are key to digital transformation, including cloud, DevOps, mobility, and big data.
In today’s application economy, everyone is in the software business. Auto makers are putting Wi-Fi hotspots in their cars. Watches are trading gears for motherboards. Even
soda fountains have evolved from dumb machines into instrumented devices with touch-screen user interfaces.
This digital transformation is changing the way applications are developed, tested, moved through environments and released into production—and it’s putting new demands on IT teams with which they’re struggling to keep up.
At a high level, this is because the application delivery systems and processes at many enterprises were put in place when IT only had to push out an annual or semi-annual release. But as market pressures and executive mandates have forced teams to deliver innovations faster and more frequently, a new set of development, testing, automation and customer challenges have appeared—acting as obstacles that stand between you and your digital transformation goals.
Cloud is coming of age: It’s no longer just a tool for business efficiency; it’s necessary for the speed and agility required to compete in the digital economy. Until recently, CIOs have considered Cloud deployments in terms of Public versus Private Cloud merits, but the answer needs to be both. It’s a new way of thinking—and a new model for enterprise IT, creating an application delivery engine that drives digital transformation.
This paper looks at how the cloud landscape is rapidly evolving to address the needs of critical enterprise applications. On the way, we’ll highlight some common cloud misconceptions. Finally,we’ll set out how IT leaders can create a clear, robust enterprise cloud strategy for their organizations that enables digital innovation and business transformation.
A step-change in the pace of business today brings enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems face-to-face with the largest transformation in their role since they were first introduced in the early 1990s. The rise of a new generation of business automation demands real-time information processing and visibility on a scale that was unthinkable just a few years ago. Coupled with—and in large part enabled by—this new wave of business automation, there has been a surge in the pace of business itself. Learn how Real-Time ERP puts you and your business at the forefront of this change.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Mar 21, 2017
Over the past few years, organizations have used a variety of tools and technologies
to enable basic mobile device management (MDM) and essential apps like email and
calendar. But those capabilities are inadequate for companies that want to move beyond
the basics and transform their business processes by securely moving apps and data
to the cloud. For AirWatch customers, this means they should start evaluating leading
enterprise mobility management (EMM) platforms like MobileIron in order to achieve
their mobile transformation goals. Our platform is 100% focused on building today’s
modern enterprise architecture, which is quickly shifting core business processes away
from legacy technologies and standardizing on mobile devices and cloud services.
Mainframes continue to provide high business value by combining efficient transaction processing with high-volume access to critical enterprise data. Business organizations are linking mobile devices to mainframe processing and data to support digital applications and drive business transformation. In this rapidly growing scenario, the importance of providing excellent end-user experience becomes critical for business success.This analyst announcement note covers how CA Technologies is addressing the need for providing high availability and a fast response time by optimizing mainframe performance with new machine learning and analytics capabilities.
Extending DevOps to mainframe applications and teams is essential towards the agility and velocity that enterprises require to remain innovative in today’s turbulent digital business environment.
• For enterprises with mainframes, trying to achieve the benefits of Digital Transformation without dealing with existing mainframe assets is a fool’s errand.
• Breaking down silos and moving to DevOps is central to what it means to undergo Digital Transformation.
• Including the mainframe in modern software development approaches can improve quality overall, reduce test cycles and deployment timeframes, and ensure mainframe-based applications support the end-to-end performance requirements that today’s customers demand.
Understanding, managing and containing risk has become a critical factor for many organizations
as they plot their hybrid architecture strategy. Access by an expanding array of privileged identities
looms large as a risk concern once organizations look beyond tactically using cloud services for cost
and agility efficiencies. Existing approaches developed for static infrastructure can address initial
risk concerns, but fall short in providing consistent policy enforcement and continuous visibility for
dynamic, distributed infrastructure.
Multiple elements factor into how effectively an enterprise can embrace automation and advance the maturity of their transformation. However, security tools are central to enabling a structured and measured approach to managing critical access risks at each stage of the maturity model journey. With the right privileged access platform and set of tools, enterprises can progressively automate and scale access management to align risk
Enterprises today have no choice but to be part of the digital economy. Whether you are just starting the digital transformation journey or are already running a digital native environment, it is crucial for you to keep moving forward.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure is clearly the future of the data centre - enabling enterprises to drive IT modernisation to help manufacturing companies continuously innovate in an ever-changing, rapidly evolving, technology-led environment.
The combination of reliable data centre hardware from Lenovo and powerful platform from Nutanix creates a compelling offering for enterprises to intelligently transform their IT infrastructure.
Read how hyperconverged Infrastructure can help drive Intelligent transformation in manufacturing in this story by Mashable India.
Digital transformation has become a popular theme across enterprises. However, companies are confronted with several challenges. In a survey done recently, two-thirds of IT investments by Japanese companies were about "running-the-business", and a very small sum was focussed on business innovation and growth.
What are the processes that an organization should create to promote digital transformation? What are the challenges?
Read this article from Nikkei XTech that analyses the IT enterprise in Japan and challenges that it faces today.
This LTI Point of View explores how ‘Digital’ is a key enabler for enterprise transformation, and the change in thinking and culture, is it’s real driver. To compete in today's tough marketplace, organizations need a strong digital core. It highlights the fact that an effective digital transformation is built on people, processes, hardware, and software. And true transformation occurs when these elements can be intelligently harnessed in real-time.
Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 05, 2019
Enterprises preparing for a digital future have much to consider when they modernise their network infrastructure and have to contend with connectivity demands from their business units, staff, and customers. In this e-book, leaders from different parts of our business provide their perspectives on how to approach digital transformation. In our experience at Dimension Data, now part of NTT Ltd., you can’t look at any one piece of the infrastructure puzzle without looking at all of it. And it’s the network that holds all those pieces together.
The digital economy is dramatically changing how consumers shop and interact with businesses.
They expect a fast, convenient and highly secure digital experience. With the average company lifespan decreasing rapidly, merchants have to operate as a true digital enterprise to stay competitive and to stay in business.
Payment and fraud management is no longer a back-office utility. It is a prime differentiator, critical to achieving competitive advantage, improving customer experience and reducing risk. Digital transformation is not simply a market buzz word. It is real. And those who don’t embrace it are in a position to lose. By 2020, eCommerce sales as a percentage of retail sales are forecast to be 12.4% compared to 8.0% in 2016, according to eMarketer. And engaging customers digitally across channels remains a top digital initiative. While there are several drivers of growth in the digital economy, none are more significant than the force of mobile and cloud technologies. Innovation
Integration is the lifeblood of today’s digital economy, and middleware is the software layer connecting different applications, services, devices, data sources, and business entities. This Ovum Decision
Matrix (ODM) is a comprehensive evaluation to help enterprise IT leaders, including chief information officers (CIOs), enterprise/integration architects, integration competency center (ICC)/integration center of excellence (CoE) directors, and digital transformation leaders select a middleware-as-aservice (MWaaS) suite best suited to their specific hybrid integration requirements.
Download this whitepaper to read further on Hybrid integration suites for cloud service, API-led, B2B, and mobile application integration.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Mar 07, 2019
IT transformation is never easy – being a continuous endeavor with no single, definite endpoint – which makes the CIO role in the future of enterprise IT, more important and more difficult. Our e-book, The CIO’s IT Transformation Guide, helps CIOs avoid known pitfalls with a tour of the Rackspace framework to explore IT transformation results in the trenches. With examples of real-world successes and challenges taken from within Rackspace, and the companies that have journeyed with Rackspace, this is a must-have resource for the modern CIO.
Digital transformation is top of mind for CIOs and business leaders for clear and practical reasons. It offers an opportunity to create new revenue streams and meet changing customer demands, as well as a way to address the rise of digital insurgents trying to hijack core markets.
What’s needed is a common resource that both IT and business managers intrinsically value, one that can guide decisions about new business initiatives and related technology investments. That rallying point is enterprise data. Because incumbents possess richer reserves of business information, they wield a competitive advantage that even the most disruptive insurgents can’t claim. The key is for established companies to unlock the full potential of this important resource to fuel business transformation and help to maintain their leadership positions in volatile and quickly evolving markets.