To meet the growing challenges of a competitive world economy, a digital transformation is taking place in the enterprise. Organizations realize that to be competitive they need to be more agile. They need to reach their customers wherever they are, and they need to be able to scale their applications to meet customer demands.
To meet these challenges, organizations are deploying new microservice applications that are changing the application delivery environment. These applications are agile, configured to enable new features to be added without disrupting applications in production, and designed to automatically instantiate instances in response to increasing user demand. In short, microservices are drastically changing the way that applications are deployed and managed. This introduces a high level of complexity to network infrastructures because traditional applications are not going away. Applications will continue to be designed for both microservices and traditional 3-tier imple
This paper discusses some important considerations for A&D manufacturers in the context of enterprise information systems and how they can help in addressing five important areas of concern-compliance, control, communications, competitiveness, and cutting cost, waste and complexity.
Few advances in technology have impacted how we do business as broadly and profoundly as mobile. Mobile devices are creating new opportunities for organizations to engage with their customers, but the bigger reasons to focus on mobile relate to how mobile is changing how people behave. For marketers, the opportunities lie beyond the simple lure of mobile as just another channel to engage with customers. Because mobile devices are highly valued and always present, they bring a unique complexity that is not associated with email, digital or other channels of engagement.
Published By: nimsoft
Published Date: Apr 10, 2012
Without effective monitoring of your virtual environments, the benefits you gain from virtualization are offset by the costs and complexity of using several tools to track and monitor the performance of your environments. Explore the new monitoring challenges that virtualization presents, and learn how you can address them with best practices.
Published By: Infoblox
Published Date: Nov 07, 2013
Failure to meet compliance can result in fines, dangerous network exposure and damage to a company’s reputation. Traditional techniques leave many organizations at risk. Read this white paper to learn 7 critical steps to achieve network compliance.
Published By: Infoblox
Published Date: Nov 07, 2013
Network management is becoming increasingly difficult, costly and time-consuming. Legacy manual procedures cannot keep up with today’s complex networks. Read this white paper to learn why implementing network automation is critical to managing your network
Published By: Infoblox
Published Date: Nov 07, 2013
Automation tools are available to network teams, but most still use legacy techniques to manage their network. Read this white paper to learn how network automation helps organizations automatically detect, track and archive change and configuration of their network.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Sep 19, 2018
The data deluge problem isn’t just about the amount
of internal, operational data being stored, but also the
level of granularity available. The finance and HR teams
of many institutions still operate on outdated systems
that are only able to store aggregate data with complex
details summarized. While these systems may be
sufficient for the purpose of financial reporting, they’re
unable to keep up with the level of complexity needed
to drive business decisions.
Is your IT Automation strategy saving you money or just becoming more complex and costly? With the right unified strategy, IT Automation can pay for itself and deliver far more business value.
Watch this on-demand webinar, “New Strategies to Manage IT Automation Complexity” and learn how to:
• Reduce costs by integrating automatio
n for servers, middleware, networks and databases
• Eliminate manual and tedious IT Operations tasks with both new and existing technology
• Save time and money by consolidating configuration management processes across your IT infrastructure
• Transform compliance, audit that and remediation from a stressful event to a standard practice
Become part of the Automation revival is serving as a catalyst for IT Operations. Watch this on-demand webinar and learn how to integrate your IT automation strategy.
The rise of computing in the cloud, expansive mobility options, and increasing pressure to boost application performance have added even further complexity - leading to inefficiencies that can limit your opportunity for growth and success.
When world-class architecture and design firm Perkins+Will needed a high performance storage platform to support their global teams, they turned to Nasuni. With 24 locations around the world, traditional storage and data protection schemes were becoming expensive and difficult to manage. Teams in different locations wanted access to shared project data. Nasuni has allowed Perkins+Will to deploy a high performance storage platform that delivers data protection and synchronization at a fraction of the cost and complexity of any existing solution.
For years, many support teams have been hamstrung by their traditional service desk platforms, which require complex, time-consuming coding for virtually every aspect of customization. This complexity makes it costly and difficult for support organizations to adapt—and places an increasingly substantial burden on the agility and efficiency of the business as a whole. CA Cloud Service Management is a clearly differentiated alternative to traditional service desk platforms. CA Cloud Service Management is purpose built for speed—rapidly accelerating time-to-value where other SaaS solutions fall short. Implement in days, adopt with minimal training, configure without programmers, automate end-user requests, and get automatic upgrades.
Service management platforms have a vital role to play, but in most organizations, they’re not living up to expectations—delivering far too much complexity and cost, and far too little business value and time
savings. This proves true even in organizations that have migrated to new solutions in recent years. This paper outlines why legacy service desks and even newer platforms have not delivered on expectations, it describes the requirements for a service desk solution to be truly effective in today’s business environment and it details how CA Cloud Service Management delivers on these key requirements.
Microsoft is making a massive push to the cloud, and as a result Office 365 is taking off. However, Office 365 is unlike any other cloud app in its complexity.
Read this eGuide to learn about industry trends and best practices for rolling out Office 365 with maximum user adoption.
Microsoft is making a massive push to the cloud. As a result Office 365 is taking off. But in its complexity, Office 365 is unlike any other cloud app. Often this causes impactful deployment delays. Instead of relying on legacy tools Microsoft gives away, learn to remove the identity barriers for your Office 365 migration while building a foundation from which to launch your entire future cloud strategy.
This webinar will discuss:
• The basic identity management requirements for an Office 365 deployment
• Microsoft’s existing identity management tools
• The role of identity management in building a diverse cloud strategy
Security, network complexity and growing volumes of traffic are the top factors affecting enterprise network strategy, based on a recent IDG Research Services poll among IT leaders. Here’s what they’re planning to do about these issues
Cloud, social, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are increasingly central to business decisions as the pace of digitization accelerates. The impact of software-defined networking (SDN), virtualization, and converged and hyperconverged infrastructure within the datacenter is substantial. These technologies add complexity but offer enticing opportunities for new business models, revenue streams, operating efficiencies, and agility that organizations must pursue if they want to remain competitive and viable. This pursuit requires businesses to keep up with current and emerging technologies and applications and transform the ways in which they conduct business. At the core of "keeping up" is an organization's datacenter strategy — with an associated technology and services strategy that will either create industry laggards or accelerate innovators.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 03, 2019
The digital revolution has altered every aspect of modern life,
and the way people work is no exception. Today’s workplace
would be unrecognizable to the average worker of the past.
In fact, the modern work environment has transformed
substantially in the last 10 years alone, and the revolution in
the way people work means IT faces more complexity than
Employees are no longer viewing the traditional 9 to 5 day as the norm,
with almost two thirds of workers valuing work-life balance over salary.1
the popularity of flexible working rises across different sectors,2
once confined to an office can now be completed from home, from off-site
locations, on the go and even from the other side of the world.
Today’s thriving High-Tech sector is driven by shrinking product lifecycles, rapid innovation, distributed engineering/manufacturing—and highly demanding customer expectations. The industry needs to deliver on multiple fronts, including:
• Embed customer-centric innovation throughout the lifecycle: Only with customer experience at the core can companies stay ahead.
• Tame ideas into executable products: Detecting early trends and using customer feedback is vital.
• Manage complexity better: Increasing visibility of all product data helps build and manage digital models to use in every business function from R&D to field service.
• Create relevant connected systems: High-Tech innovators use IoT for an ongoing dialogue of customers, devices and manufacturers.
• Provide agility to compete on software, hardware and service: Customers want value from every interaction.
Download your targeted industry analysis to learn more.
Today’s financial services organizations recognize that success starts with strong relationships built on trust and transparency. In a competitive market, a company’s employees can make or break these crucial relationships through their interactions with customers. That’s why businesses — from wealth management and insurance firms to banks and credit unions — are investing in automated workforce solutions to help them attract, engage, and retain top talent while controlling costs and driving exceptional service.
Managing a diverse workforce of exempt and nonexempt employees across back-office, contact center, and frontline operations is no easy feat. Finding and keeping best-fit employees is challenging enough, but you also need to optimize day-to-day functions like time and attendance, scheduling, payroll, labor cost and productivity tracking, and compliance management to stay competitive and profitable. Given this complexity, it is not surprising that management teams are not alway
IT organizations are no longer just a business support
function and cost center—they are expected to drive
business as part of the core corporate strategy. Adding
to this, IT landscapes continue to increase in complexity,
complicating management and innovation.
Digital transformation helps IT adapt to these changes.
Building a hybrid or multi-cloud IT environment can help
you transform successfully. An effective cloud environment
• Improved infrastructure management and flexibility
• More time for IT to focus on strategic projects rather
than manage data centers.
• Better IT cost management
In fact, 49% of companies cite “modernized IT infrastructure and technologies with increased agility, flexibility,
manageability, and security” as a digital initiative on their
Digital transformation will fail without a commitment to automation - what AHEAD
refers to as Relentless Automation. With the advent of public cloud and all of
its promise, along with the ripple effect from the DevOps mantra of “automate
everywhere”, technology teams must spin up new infrastructure, maintain
configurations, and set up and tear down environments much faster than ever before.
Of course, no one should automate for the sake of automating, or to simply be ahead of the curve. But while not every
activity warrants automation - whether due to the complexity and nuance of the task, or its infrequent occurrence - Relentless
Automation means identifying those tasks and processes where the benefits of automation outweigh both its upfront and
Thankfully, the business benefits of standardizing and automating IT work are easy to spot:
> Freeing up staff for higher value work
> Reduction in errors and process variability
> More auditability and accountability, helping
Digital Requires a New Level of
Insight and Control
Digital strategies have caused business
executives to intensify their scrutiny of how
technology affects bottom line performance.
With a growing emphasis on differentiating
the customer experience in highly competitive
markets, these executives want to understand
how their IT systems affect everything from brand
perception to customer acquisition and loyalty.
3 | A Guide to Intelligent Operations
Meanwhile, those same demanding business leaders lack
appreciation and patience for the complexity of today’s digital
technology environment. While applications and user experiences
are simpler and more intuitive, the backend processing, application
interdependencies, and underlying infrastructure are more complex
than ever, even in light of the benefits of abstraction, virtualization,
and cloud computing (see Figure 1.)
While CIOs have long been expected to improve stability and uptime
- and done a pretty good job of it - the stakes are much