Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
Seeking to gain a competitive advantage with increased business agility, global consulting engineering construction and operations company CDM Smith decided to transform their current network architecture, leverage a hybrid cloud model to gain access to new dynamic workloads and introduce greater global consistency. By choosing an integrated solution designed by Equinix and partner CFN Services, CDM Smith now has a flexible network model that is application-focused, scalable and cost-effective.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
A leading U.S.-based financial services firm was faced with the growing challenge of providing consistent application performance to a vast employee base and nationwide network of partners. The company turned to Equinix to help redesign its network, both to
improve performance and prepare for a move to a cloud-enabled environment. Equinix worked with the firm to deploy bi-coastal Equinix Performance Hubs, extension nodes of the company’s existing network placed in strategically located Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers. A Performance Hub moves services closer to end users and provides direct access to networks and cloud providers. By deploying
Performance Hubs, the customer created a high-performance services platform for its business. The result was a dramatic decrease in network latency, improvements in application performance and an enhanced user experience.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Oct 20, 2015
Enterprises must prepare for the emerging digital user. Future interactions among people, whether enterprise employees, partners or customers, will be primarily digital and heavily influenced by mobile devices, social media, analytics and the cloud. User interactions with systems of record, such as databases and files, will largely give way to interactions with systems of engagement, such as social media.
FreedomPay, a leader in global digital commerce solutions, wanted to expand its global presence in the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific while reinforcing business infrastructure, expanding storage to the cloud and providing a more security shopping experience.
The company leveraged an Interconnection Oriented Architecture™ (IOA®) strategy on Platform Equinix along with other design and deployment partners to achieve its goals and realize $1 million saving in CAPEX and OPEX costs.
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This playbook outlines how insurance companies can evolve their business architectures to meet user demand, reduce risk and comply with regulations.
Insurers’ employees, partners and customers are increasingly interacting at the digital edge, where commerce, population centers and digital ecosystems intersect. A distributed interconnection platform at the digital edge allows insurance companies and ecosystem participants to accelerate their transformation and effectively compete with increasingly nimble challengers.
This document outlines how Insurance providers must optimize and scale for policy collaboration in a rapidly changing, omni-channel environment while shifting to providing new types of digital insurance. Additionally, shifting demographics is transforming interaction between insurance providers, reinsurers and customers. To address, Insurance providers must move to the digital edge adjacent to customers, clouds, partners and remote devices.
Read the new independent research report from Ardent Partners, ePayables 2015: State of the Market Report.
Drawing on the feedback of hundreds of AP and finance professionals, this unique report offers a comprehensive snapshot into what’s happening in AP, including insights on:
• How the role of AP is continuously evolving
• Key drivers that shape AP leaders’ plans and priorities
• How automation technology is impacting AP
• Operational benchmark statistics and recommended strategies
Published By: Evident.io
Published Date: Nov 23, 2015
AWS is the most widely deployed public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solution in the world and is a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for IaaS (see "Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service"). AWS offers a large number of built-in security capabilities (see Note 1), and questions on the proper practices for securing workloads in AWS are increasing.1
AWS is a not a "consumer grade" IaaS cloud. It is a market leader, with a portfolio of security capabilities and security ecosystem partners unmatched by other IaaS providers. However, simply moving existing workloads to AWS without rethinking security tools, processes and system management will result in workloads that are less secure than they were when located within enterprise data centers. Conversely, a properly managed and secured workload in AWS will be at least as — and, in most cases, more — secure than in an enterprise data center.
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As companies increasingly recognize the business implications and
actionable benefits of AI, the question becomes: How will you use AI for your
Thanks to the Cogito platform based on AI algorithms, organizations can
effectively support and improve unstructured information management and
text analytics in order to:
Leverage all information, combining internal knowledge with other
information sources to extract relevant data
Provide effective and real-time insight on strategic initiatives, partners and
any third parties
Mitigate and even completely avoid risks for operations, reputation, etc.
through information analysis and monitoring
Know what competitors are doing and intercept market trends
Implement automation for the broader, more complex set of processes that
Free up teams to focus on more creative or critical activities inside the
See the entire business through a different perspective
Grab your harness as we
take a deeper look into how
Black Diamond partnered
with ExpertVoice to assist
with a product launch.
When Black Diamond decided to manufacture their
own climbing shoe, they knew how critical a successful
launch would be to long- term success: the climbing
shoe market is dominated by one manufacturer, and
climbers are an extremely loyal group. Breaking into
the market would be tough.
Although ExpertVoice had a daunting task ahead of
them, they knew honing in on Experts spreading wordof- mouth recommendations was key to a successful
Sunwarrior, a leading
naturals brand, partnered
with ExpertVoice to build
product advocacy with
influential experts to drive
full-price consumer sales.
Since 2015, they’ve been working with ExpertVoice to
empower industry professionals — sales associates
at Fresh Thyme, Sprouts, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe
and more — with compelling behind-the-scenes
content and exclusive product access to elevate
their recommendations — and impact Sunwarrior’s
Mammut makes highperformance
outdoor equipment for the
Understanding the value of expert
recommendations, Mammut partnered with
ExpertVoice to identify brand sentiment and
increase the likelihood that qualified professionals
who influence their targeted consumers — like REI
employees and members of the American Alpine
Club — recommend their products.
F5 is a worldwide Oracle Certified Partner, a proud member of Oracle Partner Network (OPN), and works closely with Oracle on the development and refinement of joint solutions including their Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA). By taking advantage of F5’s Application Ready Network for Oracle Application Server 10g, an integral part of Oracle Fusion Middleware, organizations can achieve an secure and optimized platform for delivering Oracle applications across the LAN and WAN.
F5 is a worldwide Oracle Certified Partner, a proud member of Oracle Partner Network (OPN), and works closely with Oracle on the development and refinement of their Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA). Oracle E-Business Suite is a fully integrated, comprehensive suite of business applications for the enterprise. In fact, Oracle is one of F5’s largest customers, providing application delivery networking to Oracle.com, and all of their internal and external enterprise applications for Oracle employees worldwide.
On March 10, 2008, F5, a leader in application delivery, and WhiteHat Security, an innovator in application security assessment, announced they would be partnering to create an integrated Web application assessment and firewall technology. This product integration will incorporate WhiteHat’s Sentinel assessment technology and F5’s ASM attack blocking technology into a single solution.
F5 and Data Domain have joined their respective solutions, forming a partnership designed to assist customers in deploying and realizing the benefits of tiered storage. By combining F5’s tiered storage policy engine with Data Domain deduplication storage systems, mutual customers can realize the benefits of deploying tiered storage and, importantly, see dramatic reductions in the costs of storage.
The NSA’s Information Assurance Directorate left many people scratching their heads in the winter
of 2015. The directive instructed those that follow its guidelines to postpone moving from RSA
cryptography to elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) if they hadn’t already done so.
“For those partners and vendors that have not yet made the transition to Suite B elliptic curve
algorithms, we recommend not making a significant expenditure to do so at this point but instead to
prepare for the upcoming quantum-resistant algorithm transition.”
The timing of the announcement was curious. Many in the crypto community wondered if there had been
a quantum computing breakthrough significant enough to warrant the NSA’s concern. A likely candidate
for such a breakthrough came from the University of New South Wales, Australia, where researchers
announced that they’d achieved quantum effects in silicon, which would be a massive jump forward for
Some organizations have carefully crafted strategies for cloud technology adoption; but for most, their journey to the cloud has been an ad hoc affair. Many have deployed applications in a number of different clouds: public clouds, private clouds, and even combinations of the two. While public and private clouds demonstrate how effective they can be in enabling companies to deploy applications quickly, hybrid cloud strategies prove the value of hosting applications in both cloud and on-premises environments. Similarly, SaaS offerings transform the way businesses interact with customers, partners, and vendors.
As signaling and scrubbing technology evolve (and as your solutions become more and more adaptable), DDoS attacks will become less effective and less attractive to would-be adversaries. The time will soon come when a 1 Tb attack from an IoT botnet will seem like a mere annoyance, rather than a catastrophic event—if you even notice it at all.
So how do you get there faster? Plan ahead by designing a defense in-depth DDoS strategy and partner with a trusted security provider to handle the large attacks. Upfront preparation will pay off when the threat of DDoS attacks no longer keeps you up at night.
Whether you’re onboarding new customers, cross- or up-selling, getting your supply chain or logistics right, or even collecting unpaid debt, making the best choice of decisions means weighing not just what’s right for your department – but what is best for the business overall. Not to mention what is optimal for your customers and partners.
And let’s face it, even with the availability of business intelligence and other analytic tools, it’s hard to know what constitutes the right actions to take in an era where Big Data consistently throws you curveballs. Prescriptive Analytics can help – but for most organizations, there are more questions and concerns than answers about how to implement it successfully.
Read our white paper on how Prescriptive Analytics can transform your business decisions and actions – leveraging your existing analytics investment and organizational DNA while helping you drive transparency, customer experience, and profits
Many organizations consider optimization only for their largest or most challenging business problems, often utilizing a small number of Operations Research professionals. But in our age of Big Data, market globalization and increased competition, many organizations are successfully making the case that optimization can be applied to a wider variety of business and operational decisions, and be developed by a new group of users — the organization’s business analysts.
With a proven track record of results demonstrating that organizations can increase profitability with business analysts applying optimization to many types of business problems, FICO’s proven development methodology is giving organizations the confidence to extend optimization practices across their enterprises.
A basketball partnership that walks the walk, literally. Employees of the Minnesota Timberwolves get stepping.
In 2017, the Minnesota Timberwolves teams signed on to partner with Fitbit. This new sponsorship not only included a Fitbit patch on all team jerseys, but an opportunity to work together both on and off the basketball court.
For starters, the Timberwolves knew that creating a culture of wellness was a natural next step for the Fitbit partnership. Learn how this NBA organization:
? Launched a successful wellness program through Fitbit Health Solutions
? Kept momentum (and step counts) high on game days
? Experienced cost decreases on medical claims