Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 25, 2014
When a company sells services to a consumer audience primarily through a Web user interface (UI), that Web UI had better be online and available, all the time, especially if you are an airline. Such is the real-world scenario that faces Chris Skretowski, Linux Specialist at Devon, United Kingdom-based Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline.
Despite being a relatively small IT function, it powers a regional airline with over 1,700 employees and 55 aircraft, and the company has big ambitions, driven top down by a new CEO who believes that technology adoption and use can make a real difference in the company's bottom line. Having a board that is supportive of IT as a strategic business driver means there is lots of open air ahead for Skretowski, who is responsible for all the Linux infrastructure that front ends the company's missioncritical Web presence.
Flybe was one of the 21 companies that were interviewed for quantitative results on their operations as part of an IDC ROI analys
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 25, 2014
Enterprises are increasingly adopting Linux as a secure, reliable and high-performing platform that lowers acquisition and operating costs while providing the agility needed to anticipate and react to changing business conditions.
In particular, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating environment, which is based on the Linux open-source kernel, has become widely deployed by medium-sized and large businesses, by enterprises in their data centers, and in private and public cloud infrastructures.
RHEL is distributed and supported by Red Hat Inc., the world’s largest provider of open-source software solutions, accounting for 74.7% of worldwide Linux operating system (OS) revenue.
As a development and deployment platform, RHEL offers an efficient, scalable and robust operating environment with certified security and flexible deployment options in physical and virtualized environments.
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: May 28, 2015
Over the past several years data loss and data leaks have been a regular part of headline news. From high-profile hacks of retailers such as Target and Home Depot to inadvertent email data leaks from large multi-national banks to targeted leaks of sensitive government documents, it is becoming clear throughout the private and public sector that data security or the lack thereof is an existential threat to business operations. While there are many vendors focused on data encryption, data masking is actually the single most effective mechanism for an IT organization to dramatically reduce or even eliminate the risk of data loss.
For decades, large companies have been wary of corporate venturing. So why are more and more smart companies going VC to find their next breakthroughs? With corporate R&D units under pressure to focus on a narrow range of projects, companies often lack a good way to sniff out competitive threats beyond their main areas of expertise. A corporate venture capital fund for investing in outside startups can help a company see, understand, and respond rapidly to changes in the business landscape. But the parent company’s processes tend to bog down these funds.
Within 6 months of starting to use Okta, customers on average will connect more than 10 applications for single sign-on. Once single-sign-on is tackled, cloud-first IT organizations can start to tackle the next set of problems. These next challenges are all about how you manage identities across all connected systems, how to determine who has access to what, and how you maintain control over user access. Some of the largest organizations in the world spend millions of dollars building out complex workflow systems to manage these processes. Even then, they depend heavily on manual work to actually get the job done. With Okta, there is a better way to do this, and it’s accessible to organizations of all sizes. Okta Provisioning gives you a foundation for cloud-first IT that brings sanity to your IT processes and enables you to encourage business groups to keep adopting more applications and users to bring the devices of their choice to work. App management, mobility management, and authe
The security perimeter once familiar to the enterprise has become incredibly fragmented. Data and applications reside everywhere: on the network, endpoints and in the cloud. The cloud, in particular, is seeing huge growth with enterprises adopting these environments at a rapid pace. According to Gartner, 55 percent of large enterprises will successfully implement an all-in cloud SaaS strategy by 2025.1 Combined with an increasingly mobile and global workforce, and more importantly, increasingly distributed SaaS cloud environments, organizations are now faced with securing a multitude of applications, users, devices and networks – all hosting sensitive data that is critical to business growth, reputation and customer trust.
The use of analytics will define the successful midmarket business of the next decade, just as it will define the successful larger organization in this information age.
The past decade has seen rapid change in the business climates with an explosion of global competition and economic uncertainty. Despite this, many midmarket companies have thrived by using their size and agility as a competitive advantage. Certainly they have fewer resources than large corporations who are able to invest large sums in IT. However, small yachts can turn and adjust their course much quicker than large cruise ships. The same came be said for midmarket companies.
The most successful organizations are ones that can react the quickest to changes in the market place. Midmarket companies can take advantage of their smaller size by being more agile and quicker to change, or even reinvent themselve
Published By: Veritas
Published Date: Apr 06, 2016
Data protection has never been more in the forefront, as information increasingly is the lifeblood and differentiator in a constantly changing world. As the leader we see across the enterprise, which helps solve the larger information management problems that come from accelerating digital business. Keep up with the latest trends and use the following tips to maximize the value of your data protection investment —meeting more demanding SLAs, simplifying management across a complex IT environment, and reducing costs— so you can free up resources to innovate and create business value.
Download this whitepaper to learn 8 tips to stay ahead of the top 2016 data protection trends.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 21, 2018
In the ongoing evolution of the customer experience, organizations continue to rely on phone and email while introducing new customer engagement channels. With the channel mix rapidly changing, it has become more important than ever to accurately identify and proactively deploy the next-best channels for engaging customers today and tomorrow.
Gartner Research has profiled 15 ways that organizations will engage customers over the next 20 years. This includes augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality immersive solutions which will be adopted by 20% of large enterprises by 2020. By learning which engagement channels will best meet your customers’ needs in the future and prioritizing those aligned with your business model, you can improve customer engagement and
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
What if the cloud could radically improve your customer’s experience, your operations, and your bottom line? There’s a reason why many organizations are taking advantage of the benefits of cloud for contact centers.
This eBook, focuses on two profiles for small contact centers, small business and small of large - a small contact center that is part of a much larger enterprise. Get key insights from independent market research that will help you make a case to take your customer communications platform to the cloud. With the right solution, your business can benefit from enterprise-quality capabilities at a price you can afford. And you can realize a return on investment in as little as three months!
Download this eBook and learn:
• How to calculate ROI and time-to-value in different types of small contact center profiles
• What factors to consider when selecting a cloud vendor
• Three common myths about the cloud
Whether you’re a leader of Infrastructure & Operations for a large enterprise or a mid-sized business looking to scale, you’ll likely have similar questions about multicloud that need answers.
Read this eBook for a better understanding of multicloud architecture, and get answers to questions such as:
-What’s the difference between hybrid cloud and multicloud?
-What are the top benefits and challenges of multicloud?
-What is the value proposition of multicloud management?
-What is a multicloud strategy?
Download this free eBook today to get started on your multicloud management journey.
Ironically, the most important business decisions are too often based not on the best available data and analysis, but on the judgment calls of HIPPOs — the highest-paid people in the organization. In large part, these individuals became HIPPOs in the first place because, over the course of their professional careers, their intuition and gut feel has tended to be more right than wrong.
This approach may have sufficed in simpler, slower-moving times. But modern enterprises are too connected and too fast-paced for important business decisions to be made strictly on individual intuition and gut feel. For better-informed decision-making, your organization’s decision-makers need timely access to information they can rely on.
Learn the inner workings of ransomware and how companies are fighting back. Once a “consumer-only” problem, Ransomware now has an established business case for profitability, and that’s driving criminals to expand their operations and hunt for more lucrative prey. As a result, commercial enterprises and other large organizations are increasingly in the crosshairs.Download this whitepaper to learn:?The evolution of Ransomware and why businesses can’t afford to ignore it?How perpetrators tactics and targets are evolving to maximize profits?Best practices for protecting your organization from becoming a victim of Ransomware
The enterprise data warehouse (EDW) has been at the cornerstone of enterprise data strategies for over 20 years. EDW systems have traditionally been built on relatively costly hardware infrastructures. But ever-growing data volume and increasingly complex processing have raised the cost of EDW software and hardware licenses while impacting the performance needed for analytic insights. Organizations can now use EDW offloading and optimization techniques to reduce costs of storing, processing and analyzing large volumes of data.
Getting data governance right is critical to your business success. That means ensuring your data is clean, of excellent quality, and of verifiable lineage. Such governance principles can be applied in Hadoop-like environments. Hadoop is designed to store, process and analyze large volumes of data at significantly lower cost than a data warehouse. But to get the return on investment, you must infuse data governance processes as part of offloading.
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
The way that we develop and deliver software has changed dramatically in the
past 5 years—but the metrics we use to measure quality remain largely the
same. Despite seismic shifts in business expectations, development methodologies,
system architectures, and team structures, most organizations still
rely on quality metrics that were designed for a much different era.
Every other aspect of application delivery has been scrutinized and optimized
as we transform our processes for DevOps. Why not put quality metrics under
the microscope as well?
Are metrics like number of automated tests, test case coverage, and pass/fail
rate important in the context of DevOps, where the goal is immediate insight
into whether a given release candidate has an acceptable level of risk? What
other metrics can help us ensure that the steady stream of updates don’t undermine
the very user experience that we’re working so hard to enhance?
To provide the DevOps community an objective perspective
on what quality
Data inundation and information overload have burdened practically every largescale enterprise today, providing great amounts of detail but often very little context on which executives can act. According to the Harvard Business Review, less than half of an organization’s structured data is actively used in making decisions.
The burden is felt profoundly among finance executives, who increasingly require fast and easy access to real-time data in order to make smart, timely, strategic decisions. In fact, 80% of analysts’ time is spent simply discovering and preparing data, and the average CFO receives information too late to make decisions 24% of the time.
The energy landscape is changing and this is creating opportunities for how businesses use and manage energy. We wanted to understand the experience businesses are having, how they are adapting to the changing energy market and how this compares to their peers. We researched over 1,000 energy decision-makers in large organizations across six countries and The Energy Advantage Report is the outcome. It identifies how businesses are gaining competitive advantage through their energy strategies and solutions and provides practical advice on how to get more from energy.
John Schwarz founded Visier to address what he saw as the major failing of business intelligence and big data analytics.
He had a front row seat in this market while leading Business Objects, the largest global business intelligence provider (acquired by SAP). John and co-founder Ryan Wong’s vision was to completely reinvent the approach to analytics, providing instant and complete, domain-specific applications to business leaders, answering their important strategic questions and leading them to adopt best management practices. Their applied business analytics project is working. Today, more than a hundred blue chip companies have selected Visier as their people strategy platform and are achieving incredible results. And that’s just the beginning.
Published By: CyrusOne
Published Date: Jul 05, 2016
Many companies, especially those in the Oil and Gas Industry, need high-density deployments of high performance compute (HPC) environments to manage and analyze the extreme levels of computing involved with seismic processing. CyrusOne’s Houston West campus has the largest known concentration of HPC and high-density data center space in the colocation market today. The data center buildings at this campus are collectively known as the largest data center campus for seismic exploration computing in the oil and gas industry. By continuing to apply its Massively Modular design and build approach and high-density compute expertise, CyrusOne serves the growing number of oil and gas customers, as well as other customers, who are demanding best-in-class, mission-critical, HPC infrastructure. The company’s proven flexibility and scale of its HPC offering enables customers to deploy the ultra-high density compute infrastructure they need to be competitive in their respective business sectors.
A collaboration between IBM and CLS, the largest provider of settlement and risk mitigation services for the global foreign exchange market, showed how financial institutions can reap blockchain’s benefits by managing and minimizing risks to the existing business. Instead of a wholesale approach of replacing existing systems, new functionalities were gradually embedded into current processes, moving data from legacy systems to the new blockchain solution operating in parallel.
Read this report to learn more about the ongoing CLS-IBM blockchain initiative and what drives the success of its commercial implementation.
Click here to find out more about how embedding IBM technologies can accelerate your solutions’ time to market.
As Singapore’s largest insurance force, Prudential Singapore needed a scalable and cost-effective solution to help financial consultants respond quicker to in-depth product and policy questions.
Partnering with IBM, they developed askPRU, an industry-first chatbot with IBM Cloud and Watson capabilities. Handling over 1,000 commonly asked questions in real-time, askPRU reduced call volume by 32% within six months and enhanced the responsiveness of over 4,600 consultants. Enabling consultants to focus on more complex queries, askPRU also provides accurate expertise to help deliver consistently exceptional service.
Learn how Watson technology became central to the Prudential Singapore business and enhanced their customer experience.
Click here to find out more about how embedding IBM technologies can accelerate your solutions’ time to market.
Our research reports on the 2,000 executives from the marketing community, across 22 markets, who agreed that innovation drives growth.
However, barriers to innovation remain significant, ranging from isolation within the business, to a lack of insight into the data, and absent support from leadership in 24% of cases, and data remains the second largest issue for marketing with a 10% gap.
New technologies help harness data, demonstrate how innovation will benefit teams and businesses, and help CMOs create a successful innovation agenda.
Read the report
Many small business people today are constantly on the move. So when it comes to purchasing new computers, it’s tough to decide whether a desktop, laptop, or tablet will give you the most bang for your buck.
Download this 2-minute video to learn how a small business owner chose the Dell XPS 18 Portable All-in-One Desktop with Touch and got all three options in one, with benefits including:
o The new Windows, which allows for increased productivity and ease-of-use with touch-based apps
o Desktop power made portable
o A huge 18.4” Full-HD touch display for amazing presentations (no need to lug a projector)
o Built-in feet, with an optional docking stand and keyboard for when you’re in the office
Download this short video and see how the Dell XPS 18 can help organize your life and solve your digital business challenges.