All-flash storage is on a strong growth trajectory, but the industry is not swooning naively over the blazing fast I/O speeds. Most IT managers are talking a mature, step-by-step approach to all-flash adoption. Falling per-gigabyte prices are making the technology more commonplace. Solid state drives are no longer just for specialized, high-performing tasks. Before they leap, however, storage professionals want to understand the full business picture as they formulate a winning strategy for putting all-flash storage to use for more workloads.
This paper offers insights for business success with all-flash storage based on IT Central Station reviews. Real users weigh in on what it takes to get the most out of the technology. It covers such aspects of flash storage as the need for simplicity and the importance of flexibility. The paper also looks at how to build a business case for all-flash and think through the implications of issues such as integration with existing infrastructure.
Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Apr 25, 2019
HR can do more for your organisation than just day-to-day tasks. In fact, many of your peers are using it to help achieve growth goals and other business objectives. This eBook explores how technology can transform HR into a more strategic partner for the whole organisation. Read now.
Managing service delivery in todayís complex and dynamic business environments demands new and different approaches from IT. The explosive growth and the rate of change of information has brought particularly daunting challenges for IT that have contributed to incredibly complex underlying infrastructures. To get a true picture of all of the components necessary to support an IT or Business Service, you must access and bring together data that resides in disparate data silos throughout the enterprise.
Why your data catalog won’t deliver significant ROI
According to Gartner, organizations that provide access to a curated catalog of internal and external data assets will derive twice as much business value from their analytics investments by 2020 than those that do not.
That’s a ringing endorsement of data catalogs, and a growing number of enterprises seem to agree. In fact, the global data catalog market is expected to grow from US$210.0 million in 2017 to US$620.0 million by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 24.2%.
Why such large and intensifying demand for data catalogs? The primary driver is that many organizations are working to modernize their data platforms with data lakes, cloud-based data warehouses, advanced analytics and various SaaS applications in order to grow profitable digital initiatives. To support these digital initiatives and other business imperatives, organizations need more reliable, faster access to their data.
However, modernizing data plat
The Games industry is growing at break-neck speed, surpassing growth rates of the
Entertainment industry as a whole. Many Games industry players are joining the race to win-over
the coveted online games audience. Developing new games that not only draw in audiences,
but also keep them engaged is an on-going challenge. Recently we solicited feedback from
more than 150 Akamai global games customers to gain industry insights into the challenges and
opportunities their faced with each day. We would like to share their responses with you.
If your business is like most, you are grappling with data storage. In an annual Frost & Sullivan survey of IT decision-makers, storage growth has been listed among top data center challenges for the past five years.2 With businesses collecting, replicating, and storing exponentially more data than ever before, simply acquiring sufficient storage capacity is a problem.
Even more challenging is that businesses expect more from their stored data. Data is now recognized as a precious corporate asset and competitive differentiator: spawning new business models, new revenue streams, greater intelligence, streamlined operations, and lower costs. Booming market trends such as Internet of Things and Big Data analytics are generating new opportunities faster than IT organizations can prepare for them.
The way we work has completely transformed. New technology is changing how, where and
when we work. In this new landscape, businesses are facing challenges specific to growth,
talent acquisition and productivity. Employers need to embrace new technology to get ahead
in this new world of work, and put people at the heart of their strategy. However, HR and
People leaders are in fierce competition for the all-important slice of budget, which makes it
vital to build the strongest business case for technology investment.
This guide is intended to help HR and People leaders like you get the financial support you need.
You’ll get practical, effective tips on:
• Understanding and explaining the true benefits of investing in a new HR system
and the likely return on investment.
• Positioning HR as a driver of change throughout your business.
• Ensuring your HR vision aligns with the business strategy.
• Getting management and key stakeholders to buy in.
• Building the strongest business case pos
Data is a driver of growth and change that is quickly becoming the world's most valuable resource. As such, finance leaders face increased pressure to value data as an asset on their balance sheets and use it to drive business strategy. To capitalize on the power of data, learn how to pinpoint where you are today. what steps you can take to reach your goals and how to measure success.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
It’s no secret that today’s unprecedented data growth, data center consolidation and server virtualization are wreaking havoc with conventional approaches to backup and recovery. Here are five strategies for modern data protection that will not only help solve your current data management challenges but also ensure that you’re poised to meet future demands.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Around-the-clock global operations, data growth, and server virtualization all together can complicate protection and recovery strategies. They affect when and how often you can perform backups, increase the time required to back up, and ultimately affect your ability to successfully restore. These challenges can force lower standards for recovery objectives, such as reducing the frequency of backup jobs or protecting fewer applications, both of which can introduce risk. High-speed snapshot technologies and application integration can go a long way toward meeting these needs, and they have quickly become essential elements of a complete protection strategy. But snapshot copies have often been managed separately from traditional backup processes. Features like cataloging for search and retrieval as well as tape creation usually require separate management and do not fully leverage snapshot capabilities. To eliminate complexity and accelerate protection and recovery, you need a solution
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Today, nearly every datacenter has become heavily virtualized. In fact, according to Gartner as many as 75% of X86 server workloads are already virtualized in the enterprise datacenter. Yet even with the growth rate of virtual machines outpacing the rate of physical servers, industry wide, most virtual environments continue to be protected by backup systems designed for physical servers, not the virtual infrastructure they are used on. Even still, data protection products that are virtualization-focused may deliver additional support for virtual processes, but there are pitfalls in selecting the right approach.
This paper will discuss five common costs that can remain hidden until after a virtualization backup system has been fully deployed.
Published By: Pentaho
Published Date: Nov 04, 2015
Amid unprecedented data growth, how are businesses optimizing their data environments to ensure data governance while creating analytic value? How do they ensure the delivery of trusted and governed data as they integrate data from a variety of sources?
If providing appropriately governed data across all your data sources is a concern, or if the delivery of consistent, accurate, and trusted analytic insights with the best blended data is important to you, then don’t miss “Delivering Governed Data For Analytics At Scale,” an August 2015 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Pentaho.
The demands on IT today are staggering. Most organizations depend on their data to drive everything from product development and sales to communications, operations, and innovation. As a result, IT departments are charged with finding a way to bring new applications online quickly, accommodate massive data growth and complex data analysis, and make data available 24 hours a day, around the world, on any device. The traditional way to deliver data services is with separate infrastructure silos for various applications, processes, and locations, resulting in continually escalating costs for infrastructure and management. These infrastructure silos make it difficult to respond quickly to business opportunities and threats, cause productivity-hindering delays when you need to scale, and drive up operational costs.
As the world around us becomes increasingly digital, manufacturers must follow suit. Digital transformation presents significant opportunities to achieve growth by addressing key operational issues and aligning products and services to the demands of today’s market.
Growth looks different for every company, and with the vast array of digital technologies available, it can be hard to know where to start. Which technologies offer the greatest opportunity for your company to grow? How can you successfully embrace the digital revolution?
Epicor has a history of helping manufacturers achieve growth by utilizing cutting-edge technology. By downloading these digital transformation assets, you will:
• Understand what growth might look like for your business
• Assess the capabilities needed to support your digital transformation journey
• Explore best practices to implement your digital transformation strategy
• Learn how to capitalize on growth opportunities with speed and conviction
By now, mobile technology has become an essential part of people’s lives. As both consumers and staff trend more toward a younger, digitally savvy demographic, lumber and building materials (LBM) businesses need to take advantage of mobile tools or risk losing to the competition.
Mobile technologies can bring incredible benefits to LBM enterprises for delivery and dispatch, field sales, the selling floor, and the warehouse. To better help you seize the mobile advantage, Epicor has identified eight ways your LBM business can leverage mobile technologies to foster growth, including:
• Serving your customers with the latest information
• Serving your customers with timely, accurate deliveries
• Driving revenue with increased efficiency
• Streamlining operations
Check out this Epicor tipsheet and discover how else your LBM business can benefit from mobile technologies.
Focus on your best customers and minimize time wasted on unprofitable partnerships to maximize LBM business growth through the benefits of the trending practice of customer stratification.
Epicor BisTrack Software, an LBM-specific business software, provides all the tools and information you need to implement customer stratification and reap the benefits of knowing your customer’s buying habits and successes.
Download the e-book from Epicor and:
• Understand the Benefits of Stratification
• Explore The Four Customer Types
• Apply Strategies to Maximize Results
• Sustain Success With a Focus on Customers
Is your organization truly meeting the expectations of your customers and delivering a differentiated experience that builds revenue growth and loyalty? Although there is currently a lot of focus on what constitutes the ideal digital experience, few organizations have successfully executed a strategy that takes the entire digital experience equation into consideration. Download this whitepaper now to learn the 5 keys to the digital experience equation and to read case stories on companies who have gotten it right.
Research conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), sponsored by Oracle,
provides answers. The results show that a proactive security strategy backed by a fully
engaged C-suite and board of directors reduced the growth of cyber-attacks and
breaches by 53% over comparable firms. These findings were compiled from responses
by 300 firms, across multiple industries, against a range of attack modes and over a
two-year period from February 2014 to January 2016.
The lessons are clear. As cyber-attackers elevate their game, the response must be an
enterprise solution. Only C-suites and boards of directors marshal the authority and
resources to support a truly enterprise-wide approach. In sum, proactive cyber-security
strategies, supported by senior management, can cut vulnerability to cyber-attack in half.
Published By: B Channels
Published Date: May 01, 2018
bChannels goal is to accelerate growth of contributions of partners to client revenues.
Download this to learn how how bChannels will enable the fastest moving prospects nurtured to generate own leads.
If you’re like other HR professionals, you wonder what more you could do to drive business growth.
In our latest research, we asked 5,000 decision-makers their views of the role of innovation in driving business growth.
• Why HR feels limited by innovation teams being too separated from their organisation’s core business
• The six processes for idea generation and project delivery
• Which leadership behaviours HR finds valuable in supporting innovation culture
Our research uncovers the key innovation challenges they face, key execution issues, and the barriers to true innovation.
See what HR leaders think
The way we produce and consume energy globally is changing. Over the next decade, the energy mix will undergo a significant shift at both a supranational and domestic level as we work towards a cleaner future.
Wind power has the potential to play a big part in this, and the time is now for operators to capitalise on growth opportunities as the market expands. But to convert growth into sustainable long-term business and financial rewards, operators must optimise capital and operational expenditure to ensure wind remains as competitive as possible within the energy mix.
This paper will provide wind business owners and operators with strategies to achieve this, particularly when it comes to the controllable operational elements such as turbine maintenance.
We will look at the current state of play in the market, and projected growth; then will delve into the unique challenges the wind industry faces, with turbines placed in some of the most extreme climates on earth creating a host of ma
Codero required a top-notch Tier III data center facility. Furthermore, it needed a data center that could not only deliver disaster recovery services and support the ongoing growth of customer businesses, but do so with competitive rates for power and labor, and low exposure to natural disasters. Find out why they selected Digital Realty.
Private equity and investment banking experts share observations on what a distribution company owner can expect when preparing to sell a stake in the company, and how to prepare the business to attract potential buyers’ attention and maximize the price it can command.
RPA platforms represent a hyper growth market, with enterprises investing in new RPA platforms for process and task automation to achieve greater operating efficiency and agility, while allowing the human workforce to focus on more strategic and higher priority projects and tasks. Intelligent process automation (IPA) is in an early phase of its evolution and represents the next frontier for RPA vendors. This Ovum Decision Matrix (ODM) is a comprehensive evaluation to help enterprise IT and business leaders, including chief information officers (CIOs), enterprise and process architects, IT directors, line-of-business (LOB) leaders and process owners, and digital transformation leaders select an RPA platform that is well suited to their specific requirements.