All’inizio, probabilmente avrai scelto di adottare l’infrastruttura cloud con una certa prudenza, limitandoti a un approvvigionamento rapido o alla riduzione dei costi operativi o delle macchine.
Ma come resistere ai vantaggi di questo nuovo modo di fruire della tecnologia? Il cloud continua a evolvere e a conquistare credibilità in tutti i settori. Oggi, ci aspettiamo che ogni sistema aziendale possa beneficiare dei vantaggi del cloud.
Ultimate Software is a leading cloud provider of comprehensive human capital management (HCM) solutions in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model to more than 2,800 customers with employees in 150 countries. “Storage has always been Ultimate’s biggest technology challenge" according to Senior Director of Cloud Operations, Steven May. The company’s storage goals revolve around managing growth while combining the economics of leveraging shared resources on demand with the performance and predictability of dedicated infrastructure. Seeking high IOPS performance, fault tolerance, and scalability, along with a high availability solution that supports both VMware and OpenStack, Ultimate's search led them to SolidFire.
There is no question that security attacks targeting your organization will continue to grow and evolve. The question is, how can you respond to malware and other risks without unnecessarily constraining your workforce? How can you get beyond the fear and anxiety that leads to excessive prohibition, prevention, blocking, and excluding – so that you can use security technology to both protect and empower people?
The answer is with a multi-layered defense – one that uses advanced security technologies and sophisticated operational practices in combination to cover the full spectrum of threat vectors. This solution brief explores the growing importance of multi-layered defense in today’s fast-changing web environment, and key considerations in implementing an effective multi-layered defense strategy.
IDC presents a closer look at the structural changes and functionality--including lightweight frameworks, in-memory data management, and application management--required in order to successfully evolve to a cloud-ready application platform.
Customers are evolving. They are evolving in the way they get information about products, what goes into making their purchase decision and ultimately how they buy. Businesses need to evolve and adapt how they manage their customer relationships. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software was supposed to improve front-end customer engagement across marketing, sales and service. Unfortunately, most systems have the opposite result. Companies spend too much time integrating and maintaining disconnected systems and too little time nurturing relationships. Organizations need to transform their organizations from the inside out—embracing new processes and technologies that gathers, stores and gives them access to customer data so they gain more insight into their customers and therefore create more effective marketing and service programs.
Download this Ebook and gain a better understanding of how a more robust CRM system can improve customer management.
In today’s “always on” digital world every point of engagement with a customer—from a service call to a marketing email—is a critical moment for retail banks where the customer relationship is put to the test over and over again. And while in most cases banks are delivering satisfactory customer service to their clients, they are missing key opportunities to provide deeper personalization. With nearly one in four consumers saying they would start looking for a new bank if they received poor customer service, banks need to evolve with their customers and always be looking at innovative ways to communicate and service them more efficiently. Download this research study and get a deeper understanding of the challenges facing today’s banks and the technology solutions they must embrace to keep pace with consumer demands.
As the marketing landscape continues to shift and evolve, marketers are being tasked with a multitude of responsibilities, not the least of which involves adopting new platforms and strategies to operate in a real-time world and provide relevant content across every conceivable delivery platform. This has opened a whole new world of challenges—and opportunities—for marketers as personalization has been brought to the forefront of the strategy for many organizations. These requirements are making it all the more imperative for organizations to be able to craft robust experiences that are targeted to the needs and desires of all of their customers. In a world where customers have a multitude of options for nearly everything they are looking to purchase—and where new contenders are willing to offer almost anything to gain their business and loyalty if given the opportunity—the demand to know and effectively engage customers has never been greater. Download this whitepaper and discover how
Published By: Zendesk
Published Date: Jan 03, 2019
Today's marketplace is hypercompetitive. Brands compete for attention, hoping they can turn that attention into a loyal customer. But too many companies are not able to build a long-term relationship that results in a loyal customer because the customer had a poor experience.
To remain competitive, brands need to create compelling integrated customer experiences that continue to evolve and reduce the friction between company and customer over the lifetime of the relationship.
This IDC Vendor Spotlight discusses the current challenge that organizations face in providing a differentiating customer support experience and the potential that technology offers as a lever to improve the customer support experience.
Linux has become an important component of
the organization's infrastructure since initial deployment
around six years ago. The Linux infrastructure was first
used for classic edge-of-network workloads but has
evolved over time to take on increasingly sophisticated
and critical workloads. Today, it is considered a primary
workhorse for the company.
As in many organizations, Windows, with about 5,000
The primary purpose of containerized applications is to improve the effectiveness of software teams, making it easier for people to work together while lowering the communications overhead. In large enterprises, applications such as ERP or CRM software suites often begin as simple projects, but as time passes, they quickly become clunky and inefficient, with a monolithic code base that slows progress for development teams.
PKI is becoming a critical underpinning to help organizations succeed as they roll out new digital business models. Establishing a trusted infrastructure through PKI will help businesses take smart risks, evolve quickly and manage relationships with customers, partners, vendors and employees more effectively.
Certificate management is a crucial part of a robust PKI implementation, ensuring visibility and adherence to policy throughout the certificate lifecycle: from identity vetting, to issuance, to renewal to revocation. As Gartner noted in its recent report, “PKI is Gearing Up for the Internet of Things”
In years past, device functionality was enough to sell most embedded products without much concern for cybersecurity. Of course there were exceptions, such as in critical infrastructure, aviation, and military, for which security was always of importance. But today’s environment has evolved on several fronts. First, organizations across nearly all markets are demanding Internet connectivity to monitor and control devices as well as to aggregate and analyze data. Second, the magnitude of security threats has exploded, driven by highly sophisticated hackers including organized criminal gangs seeking financial returns, creating a constantly evolving threat landscape. Third, the increasingly complex nature of connected systems makes them ever more challenging to protect. The more complex a system, the more potential vulnerabilities it may contain. And fourth, the data generated by connected devices represent an asset that is becoming increasingly valuable for organizations to derive insigh
Forbes and Forrester conducted a joint survey of 303 marketing and IT leaders that assesses the maturity of marketing and IT partnerships and how those relationships have evolved since our first version of this study in 2011. The results show some progress in taking action on items that require joint attention,but the devil is in the details, particularly around leadership and domain expertise.
Social Media has evolved rapidly. Now it is the time to objectively evaluate how social media marketing contributes to your overall marketing strategy - where does social sit? What are your goals on social? - and the bottom line.
The best way to successfully communicate and advocate for your social media strategy is through data. The numbers don’t lie. You need to be able to show performance for the right KPIs and benchmark against your competition and industry.
Published By: Kaminario
Published Date: May 05, 2016
This IDC Buyer Case Study reviews how Cobb EMC, a regional not-for-profit electric utility company serving the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, addressed evolving IT infrastructure requirements with flash storage technology to improve performance and substantially improve IT efficiencies. This Buyer Case Study explores what drove Cobb EMC's initial interest in flash, how flash deployment has evolved in the company's environments, how the deployment has impacted its business, and what future plans exist for AFAs at Cobb EMC.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Sep 25, 2017
As technology has progressed companies have always taken advantage of it to evolve how they engage with their customers. But today, something different, more fundamental is happening. How shoppers and buyers want to interact and transact with companies is changing dramatically, driven by the fusion of physical and digital channels.
For decades, corporate social responsibility (CSR) plans have been used by companies in varying degrees to participate in select charities and causes; however, in recent years, CSR strategies have evolved as an important way for businesses to connect with their communities, demonstrate commitment to core values and deliver on brand promises.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Aug 25, 2017
Consumerization of IT and the Internet of Things (IoT) are revolutionizing how people live. Users are increasingly becoming accustomed to instant gratification when using technology in their personal lives, whether for gaming, shopping or managing their daily activities. And they want the same kind of immediate service when they go to work. To address this expectation, IT support needs to adapt, evolve and even revolutionize itself or become outdated. In short, IT support must reinvent itself into a friendly, proactive service that is tied directly to a business’ profitability.