In this section, we’ll look back at the history of
Microsoft Azure, including the ways in which Microsoft’s strategy for the
platform and for the company as a whole have shifted in recent years.
Recently, Microsoft has focused on opening up the Azure environment
to widen its appeal to all kinds of developers, including those working in
non-Microsoft frameworks and languages.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
How to overcome complexity and be ready for future growth.
The modern production digital print market brought a world of opportunities for micro-runs and variable data printing into the hands of Print Service Providers (PSPs). With print available in any quantity to anyone, print is being democratized, resulting in ever-greater numbers of increasingly smaller jobs. The old print model of high-volume static print is being replaced with a myriad of micro-runs and micro-jobs.
Automation that allows PSP owners to master the ensuing complexity and respond faster than ever before is enabling them to refocus on market development and on delivering value.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 26, 2019
An introduction to the Forrester analyst report: How to Capture the Benefits of Microservice Design
There has always been a relationship between an application and the platform and services which
run it. For a long time, that relationship was very tight and encompassed a lot of areas related to the
application design, from the language the application could be written in to administrative behaviors
like monitoring and logging, even things like transaction management, frontend UI development, or
In a sense, the application platform was just another design consideration for the application. A few
years ago, as significant changes in platform technology like cloud, containers, and virtual machines
started rolling out, the primary emphasis for CTOs and application architects was on how to move to
those platforms. The platform choice was a major part of the application. The focus was — one way or
another — getting into “the cloud.”
There’s been a shift in customers’ pri
Read this Microsoft case study about how Microsoft's Consumer Support Services - with its global network of support centers and thousands of agents - used digital motivation to drive agent performance and learning.
Microsoft wanted new ways to recognize and reward agents while increasing their productivity. The
focus was to change behaviors, develop skills, encourage sales, and drive outcomes.
Microsoft identi?ed gami?cation as a solution to these needs. The company believed it could be more successful at encouraging and recognizing agents for positive outcomes through each customer interaction. Read the case study to learn how Microsoft:
Increased productivity through gamification
Drove agent performance with rewards, to change behaviors and business outcomes
Improved agent knowledge and ability to apply the new information learned.
Speed and agility matter.
Businesses are being disrupted every day by digital upstarts that find ways to address new market requirements before the more established companies can respond.
Despite talented IT teams and years of head start in both architectural and development work, it is still difficult to respond to these challenges using traditional development patterns centered around monolithic software applications. It’s simply impossible to get to market quickly when applications need to be maintained, modified and scaled as a single entity by a large, heavily inter-dependent team.
From this need has arisen the microservices paradigm: a set of patterns for software architecture, development, deployment and culture that focus on speed and agility. From small, independent services and teams to automated deployment to fault tolerance and resiliency, these patterns help accelerate time to market.
Skills and resources — these are the two elements that make up an attacker’s arsenal. An attacker, however, cannot set out to break security or even perform sophisticated attacks without finding weak points in a system first. Massive malware attacks, email-borne heists, hacked devices, and disrupted services — all of these require a vulnerability in the network, whether in the form of technology or people, in order to be pulled off.
Trend Micro has looked into the current and emerging threats, as well as the security approaches tailored for the landscape. Read on to find out how to make informed decisions with regard to the security focus areas that will figure prominently in 2018.
The concept of all centralizing all communication methodologies (presence, instant messaging, voice, video, and messaging services) within a single system, a.k.a. unified communications or UC, is not new. One of the most popular platforms is Microsoft. In fact, Microsoft has indicated that it has 110 million Skype for Business or Lync users around the world.
However, many organizations have yet to fully embrace the video conferencing capabilities available within Skype for Business / Lync. Overall we view Skype for Business (SfB) video conferencing as an excellent choice for sessions involving only SfB users. However, the SfB experience is focused more on content sharing and less on live video.
Download this whitepaper to learn 12 situations in which users may wish to use a different video conferencing tool. In this paper, Wainhouse also compares two options for companies seeking better video capabilities.
This white paper and accompanying webcast highlight what makes VisiBroker the best fit for mission critical needs, and how its intelligent engineering delivers high throughput and reliability for both server-centric and decentralized application architectures, and onto the cloud.
The explosion of data and consumer mobility trends put more pressure than ever on the back office systems across telecommunications companies, defense, transportation, healthcare, financial services and more. Using selected customer scenarios this webcast describes how VisiBroker, the market leading CORBA ORB, is the most cost effective, high performance solution to bring together tens of thousands of end points across distributed applications.
The Modern Microsoft Partner Series is a collection of five eBooks designed to help IT solution providers on their journey to success in the cloud. The series is full of insights and best practices that cover a variety of critical business topics.
The first eBook sets up the series and focuses mainly on revealing the compelling evidence around the cloud opportunity. If you are interested in learning about the size or pace of the cloud opportunity, this first eBook is meant for you.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
As a software vendor, you know that
offering innovative solutions with built-in
intelligence is becoming a requirement in
today’s application marketplace. On top of
this, you need to bring your apps to market
as quickly as possible while providing more
value for your customers, without incurring
additional development and operating costs.
Microsoft has been investing heavily in AI,
extending a breadth and depth of intelligent
services ready for use in the cloud. This enables
you to jump in quickly to make use of existing
tried-and-true AI models, and focus more
effort on delivering quality products
High-level services to jump-start
your intelligent apps
One of the key benefits of working with the
Microsoft Azure AI platform is that the hard
work has already been done. Developers
can make use of services with pre-trained,
customizable models rather than having to
build their own models from the ground up.
You can refine these models to better suit your
customers’ needs and
Sound, responsible financial management is at the heart of business success. Download this webcast to learn more about the Microsoft solutions for financial management and business intelligence (BI) that can help you transform your business into a high-performance workplace. We describe how Microsoft business solutions are designed to help you work more efficiently by focusing on the tasks that add the most value to your business and enable you to make more informed decisions based on timely, accurate information.
To address the needs of customers as well as emerging workplace trends, Microsoft focused the design of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 around four key goals. They are: working more efficiently with better results, collaborating with others across boundaries, making better use of information, and streamlining processes and controlling content. These goals correspond to long-term investment areas that Microsoft began with Microsoft Office 2003 and continues to focus on today.
As you take advantage of the operational and economic benefits of virtualization and the cloud, it’s critical to secure your virtualized data centers, cloud deployments, and hybrid environments effectively. Because if you neglect any aspect of security, you leave gaps that open the door to web threats and serious data breaches. And, to meet data privacy and compliance regulations, you will need to demonstrate that you have the appropriate security, regardless of your computing environment.
Trend Micro Cloud and Data Center Security solutions protect applications and data and prevent business disruptions, while helping to ensure regulatory compliance. Whether you are focused on securing physical or virtual environments, cloud instances, or web applications, Trend Micro provides the advanced server security you need for virtual, cloud, and physical servers via the Trend Micro Deep Security platform. Download this white paper to learn more about the Trend Micro Deep Security platform.
You understand the value Microsoft Exchange Server can bring to your company but the internal deployment delays, administrative complexity and cost of Exchange just isn't practical. Business and technical executives strive to find time to focus on running their business and avoid the distractions of managing a 24X7 application such as Exchange. The time and expense of running a Microsoft Exchange Server in-house may simply be too much for a company your size.
This white paper examines key approaches to application modernization and evolution for certain IBM mainframe applications with long life spans. It discusses the challenges of legacy applications and the available modernization approaches to handle these challenges. The paper also analyzes in some depth specific approaches that keep application logic largely intact or allow it to evolve incrementally and productively.
The ‘lights on’ challenge, where organizations purely focus on the day-to-day running of the organization, continues to leave little scope for innovation. Ever-increasing IT backlogs, together with support and resourcing issues, compete for attention with compliance projects and new innovation. A breakthrough is needed.
Greater IT efficiency cannot be achieved by a small fix here or there – a new way of thinking is required to help deliver value and address your operational challenges. Here are ten actions your organization can take on this journey of major change.
Deliver value back to the business faster than before with the Micro Focus Enterprise solution set. Micro Focus' products for IBM zEnterprise make your mainframe work even smarter. Successfully achieve rapid Time to Value of core mainframe applications, helping tackle the growing IT innovation, maintenance and compliance backlog.
Faster application service delivery is achieved through technology that transforms mainframe application analysis, modernization, development, testing and workload optimization.
The corporate end-user community provides vital cogs in the wheel of a healthy organization. Users include the call centers, the retail assistants, the service desks, the sales offices and the people who deal with order processing. Yet many of these users are often faced with outdated user interfaces (UIs), and struggle to cope with the levels of efficiency and throughput needed. Worse still, these old systems typically only run on a connected terminal - or ‘green screen’ - but more and more these days, users need web and mobile access.
Micro Focus Rumba+ dramatically improves business efficiency by providing a better user experience. It can also now be accessed from a variety of devices. Let’s take a look at five top reasons to move to Rumba+.
Where green screen apps meet modern interfaces, accelerating efficiency and enhancing the user experience. Provide core system access from Windows, iPad or your web browser – without the risks of new code or reprogramming.
Securing mobile productivity for Microsoft Office 365: IBM MaaS360 enables you to deploy Microsoft tools with robust security across all mobile platforms
This white paper explains why IBM MaaS360 is the right choice for deploying and securing the Microsoft ecosystem across all mobile platforms, including Microsoft Windows 10. The focus is on enabling IT to efficiently manage enterprise productivity, connectivity and security in the mobile world of today and tomorrow.
Published By: Semphonic
Published Date: Jun 11, 2009
A Microsite is an independent, focused website subsidiary to a larger, parent website. Its marketing, branding, and Search/Viral potential has been increasingly recognized by marketing and website managers, but measurement and analysis of a Microsite’s effectiveness requires analytical strategies and approaches that differ from the analysis of the parent website. Learn more today!