Virtual collaboration and online meeting technologies are advancing SMBs’ reach without huge investments, thus allowing them to not only save costs and land more sales but to better educate consumers and business partners and serve a greater number of people lost by former logistical barriers. In turn, this knowledge transfer is allowing smaller companies to gain greater mindshare and reach new markets through numerous, innovative applications for traditional Web-based knowledge transfer technology.
After years of being chained to the old ideas of office productivity, businesses are realizing that liberated employees are empowered employees. When you free people from the tethers of the office, amazing things start to happen: productivity rises, borders and barriers disappear, innovation replaces enervation, and the quality of work improves as employees’ quality of life improves.
Today’s world of business is increasingly fast-paced, competitive, technology-led and global. Cultural, technological and physical elements are working together to drive a rapid pace of change like never before. From demand for more freedom in the way we work and the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend, to technology innovation and the increasing adoption of new devices, platforms and applications, to the breaking down of international and regional barriers.
SANS conducted this survey to explore how organizations are handling prevention. Breaking down possible preventive measures into four major categories or domains (business, architectural design and development, operational, and technology), the survey sought to answer three major questions:
1. What measures have respondents implemented that they believe will prevent breaches?
2. What measures not necessarily implemented do respondents consider preventive?
3. What barriers have stopped respondents from doing what they should be doing?
When determining the best way to protect their applications and data on Amazon Web Services (AWS), organizations are often challenged by the high total cost of ownership and threat dwell times found in other security solutions. Armor can help your organization overcome these barriers and increase awareness of what is being deployed, and where, so you can better control your security policies. Attend our upcoming webinar to see how Armor helps customers reduce their time to market, accelerate development timeline, and gain quick, secure application access.
What defines cognitive manufacturing maturity? Our study found three stages of cognitive
manufacturing maturity. We call those organizations in the earliest stage Observers, followed
by Starters and Actives, respectively. These groups differ on two key characteristics: the
presence of an overall strategy for cognitive manufacturing, and degree of strategic execution
of multiple projects that enable higher project success and significantly fewer failed projects.
Strategy is the crucial enabler of higher maturity.
How do manufacturers get beyond the obstacles and barriers to increase cognitive
manufacturing maturity? The obstacles encountered by our respondents are tied to
organizational maturity. Overcoming them is fundamental to increase cognitive
In this report, we’ll first describe cognitive computing and how it gives rise to cognitive
manufacturing. Then, we’ll review specific study findings and recommend actions for
Published By: BlueCat
Published Date: Jul 09, 2008
This paper briefly traces some of the challenges involved with IP address distribution over the past two decades, to the current adoption of DHCP as the dynamic protocol of choice for pain-free management of network resources. Integral to the theme of secure yet reliable network administration is the integration of DNS and DHCP into a single network device called the Adonis DNS/DHCP Appliance which ensures that traditional barriers to secure and effective resource allocations are overcome with an efficient yet easy-to-use solution that enhances enterprise information security.
Published By: OneSource
Published Date: Jan 29, 2009
This benchmarking report examines how best-in-class sales organizations incorporate sales intelligence into their sales efforts to produce tangible gains in productivity and revenue generation. By offering practical tips on using sales intelligence and addressing some barriers to sales productivity, readers will gain actionable insights from this informational paper.
In today’s increasingly high-tech and efficiency driven business landscape, internal processes such as accounts payable (AP) are being looked to as prime candidates for modernization.
Traditional, paper-based methods of vendor invoice processing are associated with higher costs, lower visibility and longer processing times — all barriers that ultimately impede business progress and the ability to gain a competitive advantage.
The purpose of this white paper is to explore the specific challenges faced by companies using manual processing methods while shedding light on the key features and proven benefits of automation.
Is it time to modernize your AP process? Read this white paper to get started!
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Jun 08, 2016
Video communication offers significant benefits for improving group collaboration and breaking distance barriers. Rapid growth of Unified Communications platforms such as Skype for Business/Lync has made video collaboration even more accessible to individuals and companies of all sizes. One of the key demands of video conferencing solutions is to interoperate between different platforms
In this white paper we discuss what hybrid cloud is, why it’s inevitable, and how to take advantage of it. We look at some of the barriers to public-cloud adoption, while we cut through unnecessary technicalities to get to the heart of the matter. We also offer a brief overview of the sponsor of this paper and their relevant solutions.
If you need to deploy and scale applications faster to increase
revenue, Cisco’s integrated infrastructure solutions can help you
achieve your goals—and reduce risk.
Technology transitions—such as cloud, mobility, big data, and the Internet of Things—bring together people, processes, data, and things to make resources and connections more valuable to your business. They also challenge the role of IT in the enterprise. For your IT department to stay relevant to your lines of business, it must deliver value faster and invest in innovation. Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) integrated infrastructure makes it possible to deliver Fast IT—a new IT model that transforms your data center infrastructure into an environment that is fast, agile, smart, and secure. You can break down the IT barriers that are holding your business back and create solutions that capture the value of new connections and information.
Published By: Astrocom
Published Date: Dec 13, 2007
Enterprises with mission critical applications are exploring the benefits of disaster recovery sites for their data centers to ensure business continuity. Special network technology is needed to ensure that site failover and failback occurs reliably and predictably. An ideal solution should provide reliable network connections, manage inbound and outbound traffic over multiple WAN links, failover to a secondary data center if all links at the primary data center are down, and eliminate deployment barriers and costs of multi-homing with BGP (Border Gateway Protocol).
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.
Whether you are speaking to an audience of 1 or 1,000, it's critical that you engage your listeners.
Join this live webinar to hear presentation coach Tim Wackel share the 6 worst presentation habits that put barriers between you and your listener. You'll also learn unique and proven methods for conquering these habits so that you can become a more professional and inspiring presenter.
Traditional, paper-based methods of AP invoice processing are associated with:
Longer processing times
...all barriers that ultimately impede business progress and the ability to gain a competitive advantage.
The purpose of this white paper is to explore the specific challenges faced by companies using manual processing methods while shedding light on the key features and proven benefits of Accounts Payable Automation.
To better understand the value that firms are deriving from Unified Communications (UC), the status of its adoption, and the barriers to full implementation, IBM engaged Forrester Consulting to survey network and telecom buyers and reflect upon existing research. Data from this survey, combined with existing research and insights, yields a picture of UC deployment and decision-making in enterprises.
There is now broad consensus among security professionals that artificial intelligence (AI) technologies can play an important role in reducing cyber risks. Exactly what that role is, however, and how it will evolve over time remains unclear for respondents to a new SANS Institute research study sponsored by BlackBerry Cylance. Opinions varied about the maturity of AI, its benefits and risks, and the baseline requirements for an AI-enabled security solution. Download the report today for the complete survey results and learn: 1) How perceptions of AI vary across industry sectors and organizational roles and responsibilities; 2) How AI technologies compare and contrast with human intelligence; 3) How machine learning is driving advances in the field; 4) What respondents believe to be the greatest risks and benefits of AI; and, 5) The most significant barriers to broader AI adoption.
Organizations are largely relying on TCO and ROI models in determining whether or not to invest in a unified communications (UC) solution. But what other factors are they considering? You’ll better understand the value that firms are deriving from UC, the status of its adoption, and the barriers to full implementation.
This paper examines the barriers to adoption from an IT and
end-user perspective, and shows how self-service analytics in
general – and SAS Visual Analytics in particular – can eliminate
these barriers. Self-service analytics empowers users to truly
exploit the wealth of data available to them, while ensuring
that the IT organization maintains governance and control
over that data.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly becoming an essential business and research tool, providing valuable new insights into corporate data and delivering those insights with high velocity and accuracy. Enterprises, universities, and government organizations are investing tremendous resources to develop a wide array of future-focused Deep Learning (DL) and Machine Learning (ML) solutions such as:
• Autonomous vehicles that circulate unassisted in our cities
• Real-time fraud detection that protects shopping and internet transactions
• Natural language translators that remove language barriers
• Augmented reality that delivers a far richer entertainment experience
• Accelerated drug discovery
• Fully enabled personalized medicine and remote health diagnostics