In the digital economy, big IT budgets, lots of brick sand
mortar and an established market presence are no longer at
the foundation of a competitive advantage. What matters now
is the agility and speed to ensure that customer centricity is
supported as an overriding priority of business operations and
Game-changing ideas are developing and competitive threats
are emerging at a rapid and unpredictable pace. The resulting
digital disruption is not just occurring at the margins or within
isolated pockets of industry and commerce. It’s the new normal
and its consequences are far reaching. The essential question
for every organization in every sector is simply: Will we be the
disruptor or will we allow ourselves to be the disrupted?
Staying ahead requires adopting a combination of technology
solutions. Key among them is a smart process and decision
management system that infuses every process with
intelligence in order to continuously raise the bar for customer
In the digital economy, big IT budgets, lots of brick sand mortar and an established market presence are no longer at the foundation of a competitive advantage. What matters now is the agility and speed to ensure that customer centricity is supported as an overriding priority of business operations and decision making.
Game-changing ideas are developing and competitive threats are emerging at a rapid and unpredictable pace. The resulting digital disruption is not just occurring at the margins or within isolated pockets of industry and commerce. It’s the new normal and its consequences are far reaching. The essential question for every organization in every sector is simply: Will we be the disruptor or will we allow ourselves to be the disrupted?
Staying ahead requires adopting a combination of technology solutions. Key among them is a smart process and decision management system that infuses every process with intelligence in order to continuously raise the bar for customer centrici
IBM Cloud Identity Service is helping businesses simplify Identity and Access Management (IAM) through a cloud-delivered service (IDaaS). IBM Cloud Identity Service combines the full spectrum of IAM, including federation, web access management, and identity governance with the speed, agility, and lower cost of the cloud. This video demonstrates how to rapidly integrate SaaS and other third-party applications using the "Quick Connect" feature within the IBM Cloud Identity Service and securely connect people and applications to the cloud.
By providing integrated, adaptable functionality within one scalable platform, Microsoft Dynamics AX helps midsize retailers improve their agility with an all-in-one solution based on an open technology platform. And it provides the ability for retailers to connect and interact with customers, partners, and employees around the world.
Server virtualization is an ever more important tool for reducing cost, increasing availability, and enhancing business agility. But for many organizations, the savings that come from server consolidation are the primary reason for server virtualization.
Organizations are charging ahead with investments in cloud and analytics to deliver agility, scalability and cost savings. With computing power advancements and continuous growth of data, cloud provides the elastic workloads and flexibility required for modern business. However, the environment of flexibility and choice that cloud provides also creates complexity and challenges.
In this white paper, learn how organizations are applying expertise and using the latest methods to move analytics to the cloud, including:
Why are organizations moving analytic work to the cloud?
What are the key challenges and misconceptions?
How do IT leaders provide choice while maintaining control?
Analyst brief brought to you by NSS Labs.
Where the goal of cyberprevention has been to reduce the probability of an attack against the organization, cyber resilience looks to reduce the impact of these attacks through cyber risk management. A cyber resilience program still considers detection and prevention techniques, but it also assumes that a breach is likely. This stance emphasizes anticipation, agility, and adaptation. Not every attack can be prevented, but with a cyber resilience program, damage can be mitigated or avoided altogether.
Virtualization is one of the most highly demanded of all IT projects this decade because it enables enterprises to reduce capex and opex costs and at the same time increase business efficiency and agility. However, implementing, supporting, and managing virtualization can often be difficult tasks, especially as deployments increase in scale and complexity and impact more areas of the datacenter. These more complex infrastructures often require highly skilled engineers with in-depth business knowledge and systems management capabilities. Projects such as infrastructure optimization and automation initiatives for self-service provisioning are key because they enable enterprises to streamline business processes and utilize cloud strategies and mobility solutions. IDC shows how partnering with experts who can implement, optimize, support, and manage virtualized environments may be the right course of action. By utilizing partners, enterprises will be able to avoid some of the potential pit
The SUSE Enterprise Linux Server, now on the IBM PureFlex System, provides an open, reliable and secure IT environment with faster deployment, better business agility, lower power consumption, better hardware utilization and lower total cost of ownership.
Application downtime is just one of many costs associated with a fragmented application performance management (APM) strategy. Learn the 5 steps to simplify Application Performance Management through this infographic.
Enterprises are using applications to gain competitive advantage.
Success in this technology-based environment requires agility and
flexibility. And if IT wants to be the primary technology solution partner
for the business, the IT staff needs processes and tools in place to
deliver solutions at a much faster pace.
As digital services propel more and more business processes, cloud
technology is proving to be a crucial addition to the IT services portfolio.
It is far more scalable, and in many cases more cost effective, than its
predecessors. Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and softwaredefined
data center technologies—virtualized computing, networking,
and storage—have helped IT address the “fast IT” challenge.
Today's datacenter networks must better adapt to and accommodate business-critical application workloads. Datacenters will have to increasingly adapt to virtualized workloads and to the ongoing enterprise transition to private and hybrid clouds. Pressure will mount on datacenters not only to provide increased bandwidth for 3rd Platform applications such as cloud and data analytics but also to deliver the agility and dynamism necessary to accommodate shifting traffic patterns (with more east-west traffic associated with server-to-server flows, as opposed to the traditional north-south traffic associated with client/server computing). Private cloud and legacy applications will also drive daunting bandwidth and connectivity requirements. This Technology Spotlight examines the increasing bandwidth requirements in enterprise datacenters, driven by both new and old application workloads, cloud and noncloud in nature. It also looks at how Cisco is meeting the bandwidth challenge posed by 3rd
When you’re a worldwide manufacturer with a premium brand, you can’t afford production bottlenecks or live with creaking systems that stifle your inventiveness. Now, with a new Cisco network architecture implemented by Black Box Network Services, Whirlpool Corporation has greater operational agility and efficiency.
Today the network is critical in driving change in virtually all organizations as they take their digital transformation journey. This transformation journey will help organizations increase agility, improve productivity, better engage with customers, and protect key intellectual property and assets. The network edge has a pivotal role to play in this transformation and carries perhaps the broadest set of responsibilities when compared to the core and to data center networks. As shown in Figure 1, when comparing each layer of the network, the network edge has a broad breadth of responsibility in the campus. This is also true for the branch
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Aug 16, 2017
"Collaboration technology has the potential to
transform many aspects of the IT department’s
working practices. Discover how collaboration technology enables IT
departments to be more productive, efficient,
Software Defined Networking (SDN) allows organizations to deliver networking with the same level of flexibility and agility as virtualization has allowed them to deliver other parts of their infrastructure. This free webinar will examine current networking architectures at a high level.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Oct 20, 2014
Regardless of where data resides, in a physical, virtual, or cloud environment, Symantec helps businesses realize the scalability and cost benefits of the agile data center. Read the Solutions Brief, “Achieving Business Agility through an Agile Data Center” to learn more.
IT teams today are under pressure to build on-premises environments that mimic the agility and flexibility of public cloud services. It’s a challenge for IT teams to choose the right technology to invest in for servicing on-premises workloads. With high automation and minimal configuration or management, composable infrastructure fast tracks IT modernization by aligning IT delivery and operations, giving seamless access to dynamic, automated resources that can react in real-time.
Capitalizing on the transformative potential of private cloud requires leveraging the differentiators that will drive exponential value down the road. This IBM white paper discusses the core differentiators that drive transformative business value and to how best incorporate them into your environment, based on the latest research, technologies and solutions.
Organizations are shifting to Cloud to improve agility, reduce costs and increase IT efficiency. To achieve the benefits promised by Cloud, your storage infrastructure needs to be virtualized and provide the required automation and management capabilities.
Watch this webinar to learn how you can quickly convert existing storage to Cloud storage, standardize advanced data protection capabilities, and utilize advanced data-driven analytics to optimize tiering across storage systems --- reducing per unit storage costs up to 50% and freeing up valuable IT budget.
Mobile capture is quickly becoming an important differentiator for many companies and organizations, especially those in traditionally document-intensive fields like banking, insurance, healthcare and government operations. According to a 2014 study conducted by AIIM, 45% of companies feel that mobile capture is vitally important, pointing to the competitive need for improved process agility and customer service across the board.Discover the top 10 questions to ask before you make your investment in mobile capture.
Reducing costs is still a primary reason companies turn to Software as a Service (SaaS). But those at the front of the pack, like cloud leaders in general, are discovering how SaaS can help them achieve a much broader and more strategic goal—unlocking competitive advantage. These cloud leaders, called Pacesetters, are finding the reduced TCO is only the beginning of advantages offered by SaaS. Read this paper to learn how and why reducing TCO is just the beginning of the benefits offered by SaaS.
EMA is very much aligned with the directions that IBM is taking in its IT operations analytics strategy and product portfolio. While there is room for improvement, EMA remains optimistic that Netcool Operations Insight is the next step in a continuing set of leadership moves by the company.
In today's technology landscape, IT organizations face many diverse and ever-changing challenges that require flexibility in cloud deployment. Many companies have heard of the hybrid cloud and the opportunities it can offer, but like with all technologies, businesses want to know more. This webcast aims to shed more light on the topic, as we bring to you the insights of Forrester Research, business leaders and industry experts addressing similar situations.
Extend your existing datacenter resources into public clouds with secure hybrid cloud. Improve business agility. Increase flexibility. Cut costs.
During the hour, Dave Bartoletti, principal analyst at Forrester will be joined by industry experts and business leaders to discuss the challenges of hybrid cloud and how enabling choice and control across a secure hybrid cloud can help businesses simplify heterogeneous cloud deployment.