To meet the business imperative for enterprise integration and stay competitive, companies must manage the increasing variety, volume and velocity of new data pouring into their systems from an ever-expanding number of sources. They need to bring all their corporate data together, deliver it to end users as quickly as possible to maximize its value, and integrate it at a more granular level than ever before—focusing on the individual transaction level, rather than on general summary data.
As data volumes continue to explode, clients must take advantage of a fully scalable information integration architecture that supports any type of data integration technique such as extract, transfer and load (ETL), data replication or data virtualization.
There are myriad software products, from complete CRM platforms that offer analytics to standalone or add-on software products that focus solely on analytics. There are analytics apps that can be added to your existing CRM platform. Or there’s the option to outsource analytics to a growing number of service providers.
“The technologies are changing rapidly. There are a zillion startups offering either new tools or technologies, so it is kind of hard to navigate,”Mike Gualtieri, an analystfor Forrester Research Inc. in Cambridge, Mass., said in a recent webcast on analytics. “There isn’t just one platform that you’re going to need.
There’s a whole ecosystem of platforms.”
Having the right people on staff who know how to use the technology is equally important, analysts say. Analytics aren’t just for statisticians anymore—they’re used by sales, marketing and customer service teams in daily decision making.
The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) have taken leading roles in exploring requirements for Mobile Device Management (MDM) systems for government
Mobile devices, particularly smartphones, are exceptionally vulnerable to security breaches. They are easily lost, are filled with unknown applications, communicate over untrusted networks, and are often purchased by users without regard to IT standards and security features.
How to protect against mobile malware.
Mobility is transforming enterprises at an unprecedented rate with the continued proliferation of smart devices, explosive development of mobile apps and increased access to work files. Employees are empowered by their organizations to be more productive at virtually any time and from anywhere, adopting policies for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and even allowing the use of personal apps for work-related activities.
However, organizations have not kept pace with this mobility explosion by deploying the enterprise-grade security needed to protect their sensitive information. Hackers and thieves are seizing on this opportunity to penetrate networks and acquire sensitive work data from mobile endpoints. IT and Security leaders need a modern and robust security solution to proactively detect, analyze and remediate these mobile threats.
Enterprise mobility management suites enable organizations to integrate and manage mobile devices in their IT infrastructures. End-user computing leaders must act amid rapid market changes to reach both short-term and long-term enterprise mobility objectives.
UEM is not limited to PCs, tablets and smartphones. Smart devices, broadly grouped as part of the IoT, will increasingly become included in UEM. Devices such as Apple TVs, printers and smartwatches are identifiable examples of IoT devices managed by EMM tools. However, not all IoT objects will fall under the realm of EMM tools. Some devices may be managed directly by manufacturers. Other types of devices will have proprietary management tools. And many devices will not need to be managed at all. However, it is clear that the diversity and number of devices will continue to grow, and IT organizations must be ready.
Learn how to protect corporate data when users use personal devices for work.
The rapid proliferation of mobile devices entering the workplace appears to be like divine intervention to many IT leaders. Mobile devices and their apps have transformed the way we live – how we communicate, travel, shop, work and so much more. This mobility transformation has been so radical, so revolutionary, that it is hard to imagine life without these devices. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) was born and employees followed with fervor.
The healthcare payer ecosystem in the United States has changed dramatically over the last decade and is expected to evolve at an even faster pace over the next few years. Many world-class companies involved in healthcare payment processing are finding themselves constrained by their existing information technology infrastructure. The silos that they built around business-to-business (B2B) processing are constraining them, making it difficult to achieve governmental mandates and (more importantly) increase processing efficiency and competitive advantage. Gone are the days of a small set of data following static and simple standards traded between a limited set of organizations.
Gone are the days where the rules for when data is valid versus invalid can expressed in a paragraph or two. Gone are the days when information about a healthcare payment was almost entirely about the "who," "when," and "how much."
A rewarding customer experience is the central aim for luxury gift company 1-800-Flowers.com: a fast, intuitive shopping process helps keep consumers loyal to its brands. Working with IBM, the company has built a master data management (MDM) system that helps deliver a more seamless experience to shoppers across multiple brands and channels.
Not long ago, job roles were relatively easy to define and control. A person was an “accountant” or a “graphic designer” or a “business partner.” But as organizations grew and business software became more sophisticated, new roles were added. “Accountant, New York” might require different access to applications and data than “Accountant, Chicago.” The challenge comes from the recent explosion in the numbers and types of business roles.
As we continue to move forward into an age of big data, optimization, and greater convenience through the capabilities of better networking technologies, opportunities have never been greater to use technology to make for a truly seamless hospitality experience. However, growing dependence on your network for everything from booking to entertainment can also mean that hospitality networks hold greater amounts of data than ever before. This makes them a tempting target for hackers.
It’s no secret that a potent combination of new digital technologies and rising constituent expectations is transforming government. The impact is being felt at all levels, from the largest state agencies and departments to the smallest municipalities.
Solutions that make it easy to keep track of security and software updates will give you an edge like no other. In many cases, hackers target specific holes in outdated software. Rather than dealing with the headache of continually updating each computer in your network, use tools that track and perform system updates automatically. You’ll always be ahead of the curve.
Mobile device management (MDM) tools allow companies to connect their employees securely to basic corporate network resources. Enterprise mobility management (EMM) goes a step further by enabling secure mobile versions of business-critical applications and data loss prevention to protect corporate information. But in today's workplace, employees and businesses deal with a vast variety of devices with different operating systems and form factors, from PCs and laptops, to tablets and smartphones, and now, increasingly wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints. The solution is unified endpoint management (UEM), which enables organizations to take a consistent approach to manage and secure every endpoint, any app and content, and across deployment use cases from a single holistic platform. Read this whitepaper to uncover VMware AirWatch®'s leading UEM approach that is benefiting organizations tremendously.
Technology has had a truly transformative impact on the healthcare space. Thanks to innovations in technology, tools and their respective processes, the practice of treating patients has shifted from mostly reactive to proactive, enabling physicians and caregivers to approach healthcare in a more holistic fashion.
As part of that shift, hospitals, wellness centers and physicians’ offices are focusing on providing value over volume1, taking healthcare beyond the four walls of the facility and into patients’ homes, places of work and social centers. The concept of whole health is much easier to attain with technology such as artificial intelligence, analytics, wearables and mobile health (mHealth) apps, to name a few.
Published By: Progress
Published Date: Jan 09, 2017
Did you know?
• 86% of organizations say they have 2 years to make inroads with digital transformation
• 55% say they have a year or less, before they begin to suffer financially or from competitive threats
• 59% are worried they may be too late
To help you evaluate your organizational readiness for digital transformation, we put together a package to help you measure your current capabilities—from a technology and organizational perspective—as well as some information to help you plan ahead.
The Digital Transformation Kit contains:
• CMS Evaluation Guide: Learn about CMS capabilities that can enhance the customer experience
• Digital Marketing Maturity Guide: Rate your usage of digital marketing technology
• Data-Driven Marketing e-Book: Learn how to use the power of your data to drive growth
Published By: Progress
Published Date: Mar 26, 2018
In our 37-criteria evaluation of enterprise health
cloud providers, we identified the 10 most
significant ones — ClearDATA, CloudMine,
IBM, Kinvey, Medable, Microsoft, MphRx, NTT
DATA, Salesforce, and SAS — and researched,
analyzed, and scored them. This report shows
how each provider measures up and helps
healthcare CIOs make the right choice.
Published By: Progress
Published Date: Mar 26, 2018
Digital transformation has changed the face of business across the globe. New digital technologies—
specifically, mobile devices—are opening new avenues for companies to engage their prospects and
manage their operations with greater effectiveness and efficiency.
However, in the healthcare space, the response to these technological innovations has been reserved.
While it’s undeniable that digital transformation could bring great change to the healthcare space just as
it has in other industries, obstacles like regulatory compliance and rigid systems of record discourage the
adoption of new tools and technology.
This has led to frustration from all sides of the healthcare ecosystem. Many people are accustomed to
using intuitive digital applications in their everyday lives, so when healthcare applications deliver archaic
user experiences, everyone is left wanting more. Patients and members want applications that enable
them to manage their health more easily. Providers want to provide new
Application consolidation can be an important cloud initiative. By consolidating applications on an all-flash, cloud-centric platform, IT has the opportunity to reduce costs, lower risk and support a more integrated and interoperable infrastructure. But for any organization thinking about application consolidation, it is important to closely evaluate the features and functions of the underlying all-flash storage platform.
You want to make sure that your platform not only delivers the performance you need, but also enables you to reduce costs, eliminate migrations, simplify operations and support cloud-enabled business agility.
As the volume of data coming into organizations – from both internal and external sources – continues to grow and makes its way across departmental systems in many different formats, there is a critical need to create a single, holistic view of the key data entities in common use across the enterprise. Master Data Management (MDM) aims to accomplish this goal. Not surprisingly, MDM has become a significant priority for global enterprises, with the market expected to triple from $9.4B to $26.8B by 2020 according to analysts.
The reality, though, is that while seemingly everyone is investing heavily in the tools to manage data, few are putting a great enough emphasis on the data itself. And that’s a problem. Poor data quality is said to be costing businesses $3.1 trillion annually – and that’s just in the US alone. The information being put into MDM tools must be mastered first and foremost.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Aug 02, 2017
The risk and downtime associated with server migration have prevented many IT organizations from making the move to cloud. Some have valid concerns about cloud lock-in. Still, without cloud, IT teams are less agile, less flexible and less able to meet the demands of their business. With so much C-suite awareness of the cloud competitive edge, IT can no longer avoid taking this step.
Carbonite DoubleTake™ Cloud Migration Center quickly and easily migrates physical, virtual and cloud workloads over any distance with minimal risk and near-zero downtime. The streamlined process automates 100 manual steps into five easy steps, automating everything from server discovery to target VM provisioning to the ultimate cutover.
Using efficient real-time, byte-level replication technology, Cloud Migration Center creates a replica of the entire server being migrated and keeps it in sync with production systems. The migrated data can be validated without disrupting business operations, and downtime is
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Aug 02, 2017
Carbonite Cloud Migration Powered by DoubleTake is an online service that enables migrations from any physical, virtual or cloud-based environment into VMware vSphere, vCloud Director, OpenStack, Amazon Web Services EC2 or Microsoft Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud environments. The webbased console provides automated, centralized migration to the cloud.
This document provides a detailed technical briefing on the functionality and use of Carbonite Cloud Migration and assumes that the reader will have at least a basic understanding of infrastructure as a service (IaaS).
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Apr 09, 2018
No one ever wants a recovery to go south—whether it’s your first or 50th time completing a data recovery operation. But your organization will experience a bit more anxiety when it goes to perform its first recovery using a new solution. If the phrase “successful recovery”, in your experience, has applied to only a few applications or a limited set of files, it’s understandable that you may be anxious the first time you test a recovery of your entire environment. Know this: you can successfully conduct a full recovery of your environment the first time as well as every time thereafter.
This is the challenge and opportunity that I face every day in my role: to deliver successful cloud recovery for my clients no matter what. While we never guarantee that a recovery will occur without some hiccups during the process, I can point to the fact that every cloud recovery that I have overseen has met our agreed upon service levels whether that guarantee is for a 1-hour recovery, a 24-hour rec
Moving from doing all your training on paper and in person to an online learning management system can be a daunting task. And switching from one LMS to another is a great time to reevaluate your program.
But where to start? This ebook breaks it down in to six steps you can take internally to help you prepare to make the jump and launch a successful elearning program.
As you prepare to move to a new LMS consider Clarifi Talent Development, the learning and performance management system designed for today’s workforce. It is the choice for leading brands like Brinker, Newk’s and Subway.