Digital Transformation Requires a
Commitment to Automation
Digital transformation requires a focus on
agility, innovation, and the end customer; as
well as for infrastructure leaders to strike deeper
partnerships with lines of business leaders
around business outcomes they care about.
In today’s fast-moving, competitive environment, companies are migrating
to Microsoft Azure to increase their agility and decrease their time to
market. While the payoff for adopting Azure can be great, many are
finding it difficult to reach the cloud and business success they originally
It’s common for organizations investing in Azure to encounter
numerous roadblocks early in their cloud journey, including monthly
bills exponentially higher than anticipated and underutilized resources.
For organizations looking to reach cloud maturity—where cost and
performance are optimized, security and compliance best practices
are established, and one’s environment is governed by policy-driven
automation—gaining control of their Azure infrastructure is crucial.
The goal of this eBook is to help with just that. For those of considering
Azure or who are currently in the migration phase of your Azure cloud
journey, we offer insight and expert best practices to make the early
stages of your
Ready or not, the future is here.
For enterprise organizations, it must be a data-driven one.
Whoever can use technology to transform the customer experience, and be the
first to discover and deliver on new business models, will be the disruptor. Those
who can’t, the disrupted in this period known as the “era of Digital Darwinism.”
The future belongs to the Intelligent Enterprise which anticipates constantly
evolving regulatory, technological, market, and competitive challenges
and turns them into opportunity and profit. It delivers a single version
of the truth and agility. It connects to any data and distributes reports to
thousands. The Intelligent Enterprise goes beyond business intelligence,
delivering transformative insight to every user, constituent and partner.
Are most organizations there yet?
As brands hone and focus their 2020 (and even 2030) vision, MicroStrategy
has surveyed 500 enterprise analytics professionals on the state of their
organization’s analytics initiatives.
Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 15, 2019
As businesses are driven to digital transformation by changing market forces and customer expectations, many are looking to new technologies, including new infrastructure environments, as enablers. As a result, we are seeing a near-universal appetite for hybrid outcomes as business functions are executed across multiple on-premises and external infrastructure environments in pursuit of agility, cost, performance and other business benefits. Hybrid IT has become a key strategic imperative for a large portion of enterprises, impacting their IT objectives and expectations, and likely leading to new engagements with service provides for help designing, building and operating hybrid environments.
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: Aug 09, 2019
IT organizations everywhere are undergoing significant transformation to keep pace with the needs of their businesses. They’re tasked with
consolidating data centers and migrating both workloads and data to the cloud. The transition has been easier for some than others.
As hybrid architectures increasingly become the norm, how are enterprises gaining complete visibility, simplifying management, and making use
of all of their data—both on-premises and in the cloud?
Five enterprises explain how they’ve replaced multiple products that created legacy data silos with Cohesity – a single, hyperconverged softwaredefined
platform with native Microsoft Azure integration for simplified secondary data and applications. For them, Cohesity and Azure together
boost IT agility while lowering costs, solving critical secondary data challenges from long-term retention, storage tiering, test/dev, disaster
recovery and cloud-native backup in a proven hybrid cloud architecture.
Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 05, 2019
VMware provides IT organizations a path to digital transformation, delivering consistent infrastructure and consistent operations across data centers and public clouds to accelerate application speed and agility for business innovation and growth.
Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 05, 2019
IT organizations are aggressively defining digital workspace strategies to deliver the agility and user-centric experience their businesses demand. The technology behind a digital workspace is impressive, but it’s important not to lose sight that this approach is a dramatic transformation. Like any major transformation, it requires careful consideration and a well-planned strategy.
This whitepaper highlights the key considerations for moving to a digital workspace.
The consumer packaged goods landscape is a sum of many complex and moving parts – a demanding and ever changing customer universe, with a subset of digital natives; a complex distribution system; and legacy IT systems from internal silos and mergers. In such a dynamic environment, we help our clients accelerate growth by transforming their organization to become a thriving Live Enterprise by augmenting their core digital capabilities.
The cloud is an integral part of this digital transformation ushering CPG enterprises into a new era of hyper performance. Cloud promises to deliver several significant benefits including reduced costs, increased scalability, flexibility, and agility, leading to improved business performance and therefore growth.
To better understand the specifics of cloud initiatives, we surveyed 167 senior executives from organizations in the CRL industry, with over USD 1 billion in revenues across the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
No matter how you slice it, the most important thing businesses can do in turbulent times is increase their ability to adapt to change. Experts call this agility.
What many experts leave out, however, is that agility alone is not enough. Employees need resilience too.
Our research shows six personas hidden in almost every workforce — based on an employee’s levels of agility and resilience — and how to help each one manage stress amid change.
In this e-book, you’ll discover that one persona in particular has a higher risk of burnout than all the others and for one reason: These employees are high in agility but low in resilience.
In this e-book, we’ll take a look at these personas to help you see who’s who in your organization and:
• Better understand your workforce
• See how many of your people are affected by change
• Provide strategies for those who are stressed and burned out
Help your people with what’s affecting their work and personal lives by analyzing these six workplac
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Jul 23, 2019
More and more enterprises like yours are moving critical business applications to AWS as part of a digital transformation strategy, but many don't know where to start. Getting out of your data center and onto AWS can provide significant business benefits, including improved agility, enhanced scalability and cost savings. But are you realizing the full benefit of a move to the AWS cloud?
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Jul 19, 2019
It’s important to understand the impact of AI workloads on data management and storage infrastructure. If you’re selecting infrastructure for AI workloads involving ML and deep learning, you must understand the unique requirements of these emerging workloads, especially if you’re looking to use them to accelerate innovation and agility.
This Gartner report highlights three main impacts that AI workloads have on data management and storage.
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.
Your business partners need IT to deliver innovation and agility, but traditional budgeting processes struggle to do either. Interested in adopting a zero-based budgeting approach to your organization? Download this eBook to learn:
- The limitations of traditional budgeting vs. zero-based budgeting
- How to benchmark your budgets against business outcomes
- Five myths about zero-based budgeting and why they are wrong
- How to confidently build zero-based budgets with the right tool
Today’s C-level executives expect data and analytics to provide them with speed and agility to deliver competitive advantage and to disrupt new markets. But, in today’s complex data environment exists a near paradox between these expectations, that companies will be able to rapidly deliver value using data and analytics--and the complexities of the data landscape, making it more difficult to find, govern, connect to and access the data needed to deliver that value.
Once thing is clear: if management expectation is to be met, simplifying connectivity is a must.In this white paper, veteran analyst Mike Ferguson, Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies explores how simplifying data access –connectivity –aligns expectations with data realities thus decreasing time to value.
Supply chain managers are increasingly leveraging location intelligence and location data to raise visibility throughout their whole logistics process and to optimize their delivery routes. Leveraging this data requires an ever-more-robust technology stack.
As supply chain technology stacks become more complex, diverse and defined by legacy system integrations, Application Program Interfaces (APIs) are becoming essential to making stacks scale, allowing supply chain managers to better meet the demands of the new generation of consumers.
Innovative location APIs provide supply chain stacks and applications with:
Real-time data implementation
Introducing new technology into an organization can sometimes be daunting. As one of the world’s leading location platforms, HERE shares insights and tips to streamline the supply chain technology integration across the whole organization.
In this January 2019 report from Forrester, you’ll learn how leading technology companies must engage their customers consistently while learning from their changing needs. To make this happen, IT leaders must offer technical platforms that enable agility and end-to-end integration. This report will show you:
• Why tech leaders must embrace technology that engages and adapts with customers
• The importance of building tech platforms that deliver speed and flexibility
• How to automate and scale Zero Trust security throughout your environments
Today's businesses need to drive innovation to seize new opportunity, but cloud complexities can slow the agility needed for that innovation. That doesn't have to be the case. In fact, over fifty percent of organizations now use a multi-cloud strategy to help determine their cloud needs, and if you don't have one, we can help. Citrix Workspaces helps reduce cloud complexity, minimize security risks, and deliver a better user experience.
Download our e-book and find out how a secure digital workspace:
• Centralizes workspace management
• Secures your SaaS and web apps, data, and clouds
• Makes it a lot easier to scale your cloud infrastructure as needed
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: Jun 28, 2019
Integration Technologies Should Reduce The Burden of Data Integration and Management
Digital transformation has multiplied the number of packaged applications and the interfaces that support them. It also requires a greater agility from businesses to follow growing customer demands for value, innovation, and
new and improved digital interactions. This means that interfaces must constantly evolve to support the continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) of systems of engagement. These applications are under pressure from customer experience, employee experience, and the required operational excellence of automation systems.
With the benefits quickly stacking up, it’s easy to understand why Gartner stated HCI (Hyper-Converged Infrastructure) as one of the hottest trends in data centre infrastructure.
HCI is intended to reduce infrastructure complexity and cost, whilst enhancing scalability, agility and operational efficiency. This consolidated infrastructure enables organizations to leverage the software layer by using low cost commodity hardware, while reducing concerns around vendor lock-in, to form a seamless software- defined IT infrastructure environment well suited to today’s IT challenges.
Simple to use and manage, without specialists and more cost-effective than most traditional solutions, it’s easy to understand why more organisations are making the move from traditional architecture to Hyper-Converged Infrastructure.
Submit the form to view the infograph to discover the benefits and whether this solution is right for you.
"Cloud first" mandates accelerate cloud adoption within an enterprise and across enterprises looking at what their peers are doing.
As enterprises work to balance innovation with efficiency—and increasingly adopt cloud-first strategies—agility is key. In this IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Red Hat, learn 4 key capabilities supporting cloud adoption and agile integration approaches that offer faster, more flexible workflows.
IDC recommends 4 critical technology cornerstones:
- Modular development: Microservices
- Deployment portability: Containers
- Standardization of service interfaces: APIs and API management
- Decentralized connectivity: Hybrid integration
Get the IDC InfoBrief to learn more.
Introducing ECG: Enterprise Connectivity Grading. The key metrics of organisational well-being have changed. While indicators like strategy, sales, margins, and profitability remain crucial, these now hinge on other vital factors. The organisation’s ability to leverage key assets like its people and data. Its agility, mobility, and adaptability. Its capacity to transform, evolve, and grow over time. And these factors in turn are now fundamentally contingent on something else. Connectivity. Download the eBook and learn more>>
Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has emerged as a breakthrough IT technology over the past several years. With the right HCI solution, IT teams can lower costs, increase agility, and reduce complexity— leveraging a modern software-defined IT platform that provides a seamless path to hybrid cloud. IT continues to embrace HCI in great numbers, with the market expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 42 percent through 2023.1
This paper explores the merits of agile integration architecture--a container-based, decentralized, and microservices-aligned approach for integration solutions that meets the demands of agility, scalability, and resilience required by digital transformation.
Maximize go-to-market initiatives with SAP
To succeed in today’s hypercompetitive environment, consumer products companies need greater speed and agility. See how SAP C/4HANA solutions can help you synchronize activities across your modern trade and direct-to-consumer efforts – and ultimately bring you closer to your consumers. Grow your brand and your market share with an intelligent strategy.
The Crossover Effect: Positioning Consumer Products Companies for Growth
Learn how SAP empowers consumer products companies to improve customer experience and leverage new types of data, digital capabilities, and success measures to drive growth.
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Learn about how SAP Customer Experience solutions enable consumer products companies to get closer to the consumer than ever before.
? Henkel Drives Sales Innovation with SAP Trade Management
Martin Reinicke of Henkel Beauty Care shares how the SAP Trade Management solution helps the company adapt to rapid m
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
Business success is increasingly based on your ability to react to change. As new disruptive
players enter markets and technology upends what consumers expect, organizations increasingly need to change plans in much shorter cycles than ever before. Modern software architectures and processes can make organizations more effective at dealing with this change and
emerging as winners in their markets.
A new architectural framework called agile integration brings together three important architectural capabilities: containers, distributed integration, and application programming interfaces
(APIs). This framework addresses how these key capabilities promote agility and power new processes within your organization to create competitive advantage.
Industries like travel and hospitality have been transformed by new ways of doing business—new
services are now offered, and consumers interact with services differently. This trend of disruptive change is extending across other major industries—from