"SD-WAN largely exists today to support two key enterprise transformations: multicloud and the software-defined branch (SD-Branch).
Multicloud has changed the center of gravity for enterprise applications, and with that, has changed traffic patterns too. No longer does traffic need to flow to enterprise data center sites or central internet peering points and breakouts. That’s because most traffic from users and devices in the enterprise campus and branch today goes to cloud-based applications scattered across a host of clouds.
It’s neither economical nor efficient to haul traffic over WAN-dedicated links to a central enterprise site. So to optimize the cost and performance of multicloud-bound traffic, modern WAN edge routers, often called customer premises equipment (CPE), are now equipped with hybrid WAN links and routing. Hybrid WAN interfaces may include WAN provider-dedicated links such as MPLS, as well as direct internet links over xDSL, broadband and 4G/LTE wireless."
Let’s just get to the core of the issue: The customer experience (CX) is broken.
Legacy technology is way behind and it creates a distorted view of the customer. Though it provides behavioral, demographic, and preference data, most martech doesn’t link important data silos together to deliver the bold multichannel experience always-on customers want.
How can marketers stay competitive in a data-driven world with outdated technology behind their decision-making?
Simple. They can’t.
In order to course correct the customer experience, marketers need: • The ability to build a holistic customer view that incorporates preferences, behaviors, and personalization across multiple devices and channels • A way to manage B2B and B2C CX at every touchpoint
Can your technology do all this?
Let’s look into that.
IBM Sterling Secure File Transfer Demo - simplify and scale your file transfers
Companies of all sizes in every industry are extremely reliant on file transfer as an essential infrastructure to power business. In fact, 55% of all systems integration is still done through file transfer.?
IBM Sterling Secure File Transfer is a battle-tested platform that secures and simplifies scalable file-based transactions.
In a single offering, you can:
• Automate inbound and outbound file transfer across multiple protocols so you can partner with anyone, anywhere.
• Handle your most demanding workloads with reliable, point-to-point file transfers.
• Gain full end-to-end visibility and governance to help you meet your service level agreements.
• Protect your brand reputation and comply with tightening regulations.
As data becomes not only a business enabler but also the base of the business’s competitive advantage, Always On data availability has become a critical business requirement from its IT organization. With multiple potential points of failure, IT organizations have been struggling for years to design data infrastructure to meet the Always On requirement with a high cost and complexity. For a solution to be truly Always On it needs to have both zero Recovery Point Objective (RPO=0) and zero Recovery Time Objective (RTO=0). These are necessary requirements from an Always On solution but by no means sufficient.
Omnichannel is one of those words everyone
uses, but few use correctly. It’s not another word for
multichannel. It’s a different state of existence.
In our experience, multichannel is the ability to interact
with customers across many different channels, but
not necessarily in a cohesive fashion. As new channels
become available, they are “bolted on” to existing
customer experience infrastructure such as CRM
or customer support systems. Too frequently, the
management of these channels becomes siloed (web
versus in-store sales, for example). The effect of this from
the customer experience standpoint can be disjointed
and jarring. For example, the resolution of an issue
following a customer conversation with an associate
in the contact center may not be reflected when the
customer goes online or into a store.
Yet the ability to offer multichannel service experience is
table stakes for today’s business. If you’re not available in
the channels where customers want you to be, you cease
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jun 27, 2019
Banks of all sizes, from multinational firms to regional credit unions, face unparalleled pressure to digitally transform in the face of evolving customer expectations. Learn how a top 10 bank partnered with MuleSoft to address these pressures by developing an application network to rapidly modernize legacy systems, digitally transform mortgage lending, and accelerate Salesforce implementation.
Read this whitepaper to learn:
How banks can leverage APIs to accelerate integration between core banking systems, legacy applications, and modern SaaS endpoints.
The step-by-step approach a top 10 bank took to build a Center for Enablement (C4E) and transform their SDLC to accelerate application development.
How the bank created unified customer experiences across different product lines, from mortgages to wealth management, across in-person, and digital engagement channels.
Application management requires visibility from multiple vantage points within the IT enterprise, combined with a centralized information store that pulls the technology pieces of the application puzzle into a coherent whole.
The Cisco SD-WAN solution is a cloud-delivered overlay WAN architecture that enables digital and cloud transformation at enterprises. It significantly reduces WAN costs and time to deploy new services, and, builds a robust security architecture crucial for hybrid networks. Enterprises today face major user experience problems for SaaS applications on account of networking problems. The centralized Internet exit architecture is inefficient and results in poor SaaS performance. And branch sites are running out of capacity to handle Internet traffic which is a concern because more than 50% of branch traffic is destined to the cloud. More importantly there are many dynamic changes in Internet gateways and the SaaS hosting servers that lead to unpredictability in performance. The Cisco SD-WAN solution solves these problems by creating multiple Internet exit points, adding high bandwidth at branch locations, and dynamically steering around problems in real-time, resulting is an optimal SaaS
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Think of a wildfire that quickly spreads as it increases in speed and power. That is what is happening today as data growth increases the volume and management complexity of storage, backup and recovery. Now think of trying to stop that fire with a garden hose. Your traditional backup and recovery process is equally under-equipped to manage and facilitate operations that need more speed, efficiency, scalability and reliability to handle today’s 24/7, always-on environment. Here we examine the benefits of moving from a solution comprised of multiple point products to a holistic data protection platform designed to serve today’s enterprise.
What You Will Learn:
This document will identify the essential capabilities you need in an advanced malware protection solution, the key questions you should ask your vendor, and shows you how Cisco combats today’s advanced malware attacks using a combination of four techniques:
• Advanced analytics
• Collective global security threat intelligence
• Enforcement across multiple form factors (networks, endpoints, mobile devices, secure gateways, and virtual systems)
• Continuous analysis and retrospective security
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Jun 21, 2019
Understanding cloud environments and making decisions about multiloucd management can be complex. Questions arise, such as how organizations need to change in this multicloud world. Working with enterprise customers, IBM has identified ten key pain points and related best practices that help organizations successfully navigate these transformations. This covers the following key pain points:
• Cost transparency and visibility
• Dynamic, up-to-date Catalog
• IT to operate in two, connected models
• Standardized consumption
• Aggregated services for added value
• Integration remains a necessity
• Control without obstruction
• Challenges of user management
• Primary consumption: Machine-to-machine purchase
• Internal and external IT role changes
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Sep 04, 2012
As new visual communication applications are created to harness the power of next-generation broadband, a new model for government is emerging - one that will bring interpersonal interaction into cyberspace.
Today’s leading DMPs are ingesting a wide range of owned and licensed data streams for insights and segmentation and are pushing data into a growing number of external targeting platforms, helping marketers deliver more relevant and consistent marketing communications.
This paper provides information on the business benefits of incorporating mobile within marketing programs and how companies maximize results from this endeavor through use of analytical tools such as business intelligence and multi-channel analytics.
It’s such a diverse space, and today’s discerning shoppers rightly want a consistently great retail experience. This means a fully personalised and user-friendly service, across multiple devices and touchpoints. Nowadays, a run-of-the-mill digital experience just doesn’t cut it.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Mar 06, 2019
A multicloud world is quickly becoming the new normal for many enterprises. Learn how the multicloud world is changing the face of IT.
Understanding cloud environments and making decisions about multicloud management can be complex. IBM has identified ten key pain points and related best practices that help organizations successfully navigate these transformations.
This paper examines the growing relationship between customer experience, loyalty, and repeat sales – and presents actionable strategies for creating encounters based on seamless dialogue across multiple touchpoints. It combines inspiring examples and best practice insights to demonstrate how the customer experience can pave the way for a profitable brand with a clear and unwavering narrative. Most importantly, it offers a blueprint for companies who know that making customer experience intrinsic to brand strategy is the first phase of future-proofing a business and facilitating unencumbered growth.
In his 1966 book “The Psychology of Science,” American psychologist Abraham Maslow tackled the idea that those in the field of psychology needed to approach treatment from multiple perspectives, to take on new ideas, and not just continue using the same theories and techniques created by Freud and his followers so many years ago. Acknowledging that changing your point of view can be difficult, Maslow wrote “[I]t is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything like a nail.” We have all had this experience. We get so used to the way things have been done in the past, we sometimes don’t question the reasons for doing them.
IBM Integrated Multivendor Support provides lifecycle-based recommendations concerning what hardware should be kept on OEM maintenance, moved to IBM maintenance or replaced. We help you streamline multivendor support by serving as a single point of contact and accountability.
US based Media & Entertainment giant had challenges in multiple integration of 3rd party tools. LTI helped in implementing end to end ServiceNow modules and integration of multiple 3rd party tools like Verizon, Sharepoint, Table API etc which thereby provided higher adoption of portal with enhanced user experience.
Cloud computing has been gaining momentum for years. As the technology leaves the early adopter phase and becomes mainstream, many organizations find themselves scrambling to overcome the challenges that come with a more distributed infrastructure. One of those difficulties is getting through a major cloud migration.
It is one thing to roll out a few applications and cloud pilot projects, it is an entirely different challenge to start using the cloud across multiple lines of business at massive scale. That is the point that organizations are beginning to reach, and the time has come to take a serious look at cloud migration best practices.
Red Hat CTO for global service providers, Ian Hood, and TelecomTV talk about multi edge compute capacity and the fundamental need to have a common platform to deliver future services. ‘If you are not feeling some pain, you are not driving fast enough’, says Red Hat CTO, Global Service Provider, Ian Hood. The race to 5G is definitely on, and the use cases are clear. You can talk about multi edge compute capacity and other technical issues, but the fundamental thing is to have a common platform to deliver future services. We need to get to the point where IoT Everywhere, virtualized video and all the applications that come from new 5G services are delivered seamlessly. Even blockchain has a clear future within the telco environment where the world of eSIMs, secure roaming charges and identity management can alls be based on blockchain technology.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
Custom dollmaker LookReal wants to break the grip that mass manufacturers hold on the toy industry. Learn how the Spanish company is using HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology to make personalized dolls at a competitive price point, and aspires to reach a global audience with a new approach to production.
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On-demand companies rely on fast, accurate and robust mapping and location technologies to provide their users with a superior experience. Find out how real-time, predictive and historical traffic data can be applied to traffic-enabled routing algorithms to influence route calculations and automatically plot multiple routes with waypoints sequencing.
Discover how HERE can help you communicate updated ETAs and provide an optimized experience to your drivers and customers.