Based on in-depth research and customer interviews, the annual Nucleus Research Value Matrix map out the corporate performance management (CPM) market landscape, evaluating vendors on a matrix contrasting usability and ease-of-use versus features and depth of functionality.
Read or download the 2018 edition to uncover the most up-to-date CPM landscape, to find the best finance software solution for your needs, and to see why Vena led the pack in usability to land in the Leader quadrant for the third straight year.
Robots play a major role in making manufacturing processes more efficient and
less labor intensive. They can help control costs and improve quality, as well as
increase productivity. The complexity of robotic system design, however, creates
obstacles for many manufacturers, and this is made more difficult by the need to
identify and integrate subsystems from multiple vendors.
NexCOBOT, a NEXCOM company, offers a flexible, modular robotics solution
integrating artificial intelligence (AI) with machine vision and powered by the
new Intel® Vision Accelerator Design products. The solution brings together
the insight of artificial intelligence, the mobility of robotics, and the capabilities
of machine vision, providing a new level of precision and optimization for
manufacturing and industrial implementations
The WannaCry ransomware attack in May
2017 crippled the UK’s National Health Service
(NHS) and disrupted a range of organizations
across 150 countries. Despite being a relatively
unsophisticated attack, WannaCry was
able to make such a global impact due to
preventable vulnerabilities that had largely gone
unaddressed. There were many more attacks in
2017, including high-profile breaches at Uber
and Equifax, where heeding cyber-security
recommendations may have reduced the impact
The scale and sophistication of cyber-attacks is
not slowing down – ranging from phishing scams
to cryptocurrency-based cyber-attacks, to statesponsored
attacks on industrial control systems.
These attacks present an ever growing challenge
and serve as a reminder that organizations
cannot afford to be complacent in the face of
cyber threats. We’re living in a time when cyberattacks
are a matter of when, not if, and security
professionals must focus on mitigating their
extent and damage.
Baiada, an Australia company which provides premium quality poultry products throughout the country, deploys Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management to help its business streamline three business software systems into one, delivering improved flexibility and functionality, and enabling Baiada to provide a better overall product in the marketplace.
In today’s application economy, everyone is in the software business. Auto makers are putting Wi-Fi hotspots in their cars. Watches are trading gears for motherboards. Even
soda fountains have evolved from dumb machines into instrumented devices with touch-screen user interfaces.
This digital transformation is changing the way applications are developed, tested, moved through environments and released into production—and it’s putting new demands on IT teams with which they’re struggling to keep up.
At a high level, this is because the application delivery systems and processes at many enterprises were put in place when IT only had to push out an annual or semi-annual release. But as market pressures and executive mandates have forced teams to deliver innovations faster and more frequently, a new set of development, testing, automation and customer challenges have appeared—acting as obstacles that stand between you and your digital transformation goals.
Learn about challenges, solutions and benefits of 7 DELMIA customers from different industries. Delivering quality products is important in all industries, but it is especially critical where consumer health and safety are affected. Automotive is one of those industries. That’s why Autoliv, a supplier of airbags and safety systems to all of the global automotive OEM’s, wanted to better manage quality and material flows, achieve greater traceability, and drive continuous improvement across its manufacturing plants. They have chosen DELMIA Apriso as their manufacturing execution platform. Autoliv has now an enterprise solution to streamline production operations from planning, to inventory and material flow management, to traceability and continuous improvement.
The risk reporting environment for banks has changed. Regulatory
imperatives that were largely driven by the financial crisis of 2007—
such as Dodd-Frank, Principles for Effective Risk Data Aggregation
and Risk Reporting (BCBS 239) by the Basel Committee on Banking
Supervision (BCBS), Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review
(CCAR) and others—are impacting banks around the globe. These
imperatives are forcing banks to rethink and reinvent how their
systems integrate and how data from across the bank flows into
the aggregated risk and capital reports required by regulatory
agencies. Banks must be able to convey to agencies that the data is
complete, correct and consistent in order to establish that the reports
Virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) is a major breakthrough in network function virtualization (NFV). When
asked where they have deployed NFV in production networks, communication service providers (CSPs) consistently name vEPC as one of the top answers. Why is that?
In order to maximize their processing capacity, CSPs virtualize a subset of their network applications, including
mobile edge computing (MEC), base stations (small/macro
cells) and the mobile core, because these systems use a
The mobile packet core builds the foundation of the core
network on which mobile CSPs offer IP-based services to
their customers. Implementing vEPC solutions can help
CSPs obtain the scale necessary to accommodate growing
numbers of subscribers and large amounts of traffic or
connections while controlling costs and improving on quality of experience (QoE). In the past, evolved packet core
(EPC) solutions were deployed on purpose-built hardware.
NFV enables operators to deploy EPC c
While the cloud can be a disruptive force, this global survey, conducted by Harvard Business Review and sponsored by Oracle, shows it is no longer a divisive one. The cloud is emerging as a unifying force that’s forging tighter collaboration between business and IT managers to drive innovation. The survey debunks three myths around implementing a public and/or private cloud strategy, including whether corporate systems need public cloud app data and how aligned IT and business are when it comes to the cloud.
The need to simplify IT complexity has created a whole new market for converged infrastructure solutions that bring together servers, storage, networking, and systems software into a unified solution that is easier to deploy and manage. While these solutions can indeed help reduce operational costs and increase agility, Oracle believes there is a better approach.
"With the introduction of Oracle Database In-Memory and servers with the SPARC S7 and SPARC M7 processors Oracle delivers an architecture where analytics are run on live operational databases and not on data subsets in data warehouses. Decision-making is much faster and more accurate because the data is not a stale subset. And for those moving enterprise applications to the cloud, Real-time analytics of the SPARC S7 and SPARC M7 processors are available both in a private cloud on SPARC servers or in Oracle’s Public cloud in the SPARC cloud compute service.
Moving to the Oracle Public Cloud does not compromise the benefits of SPARC solutions. Some examples of utilizing real time data for business decisions include: analysis of supply chain data for order fulfillment and supply optimization, analysis of customer purchase history for real time recommendations to customers using online purchasing systems, etc.
Microservices architecture is a new architectural style for creating loosely coupled but autonomous services. Emerging trends in technology—such as DevOps, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), containers, and continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) methods—let organizations create and manage these modular systems on an unprecedented scale that exceeds earlier approaches like service-oriented architecture (SOA). But organizations that refactor monolithic applications into microservices experience widely varying degrees of success. The key to using microservices effectively is a solid understanding of how and why organizations should use microservices to build applications
Energy costs have become an increasing contributor to pumping systems Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). In fact, energy cost represents 40% of the TCO of a typical pump. It is possible to reduce the electrical consumption by at least 30% utilizing Variable Speed Drives while decreasing maintenance costs associated with the mechanical driven system.
This paper explains how to reduce TCO with a limited investment focused on three key areas: energy efficiency management, asset management, and energy cost management.
Increasing infrastructure complexity has led to unprecedented growth in enterprise systems management data on all systems, including the mainframe and it is becoming more complex to manage SMF data. Download this Technology Brief to learn how to address the complexity of managing SMF data.
As enterprise IT departments increasingly move toward multi-sourcing environments, it is more important than ever to measure ADM deliverables—not only to manage risks by ensuring overall structural quality of systems, but also to objectively evaluate vendors and make smarter sourcing decisions. This paper describes the eight steps for integrating Sofware Analysis & Measurement (SAM) in your outsourcing relationship lifecycle—from RFP preparation to contract development, team transition and benchmarking—to objectively evaluate the reliability, security, efficiency, maintainability, and size of software deliverables. This measurement can greatly improve the maturity in your outsourcing relationships to enhance performance and reduce risk.
Technology is quickly moving to the forefront of business priorities as organizations undertake digital and IT transformation projects that enable strategic differentiation in a world where users leverage applications and data in new ways. Organizations in all industries must better align with changing customer preferences to avoid being disrupted by a new crop of nimble competitors. Technology will increasingly determine how businesses define and distinguish themselves in the market. IDC has noted that most organizations were not born digital but instead have legacy business processes, applications, and infrastructure that require modernization and automation. As a result, businesses must embark on an IT transformation initiative to modernize and automate their legacy infrastructure to prime themselves to achieve their digital business goals and initiatives
Are dev and test constraints holding back your digital transformation?
Today, just about all businesses are scrambling to add digital components to their products and services with the hopes of capturing—and maintaining—the interest of an increasingly demanding customer base. As you undergo this digital transformation, your IT teams face tremendous pressure to not only develop innovative new experiences, but do so at an accelerated rate—lest competitors beat you to market with the next big thing.
Take a new approach to solving the familiar challenge of doing more with less—and doing it faster than ever before -- remove the constraints holding you back.
At its core, Service Virtualization is all about removing constraints within the SDLC by simulating dependent systems, services and behaviors. In order to understand the true depth and breadth of this concept, however, it helps to see how Service Virtualization can be utilized in different development scenarios.
Download this new white paper to learn the secrets to success from finance leaders at high-growth companies such as Glassdoor, SmugMug, Solar Universe and Harmony Information Systems and how they have leveraged the cloud to support their tremendous growth.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
Dell EMC Isilon, the #1 Scale-Out NAS platform, continues to transform the way organizations are deploying, protecting and managing their fast growing unstructured data. This session by Eric Seidman, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Dell EMC will introduce attendees to the new generation of Isilon Scale-Out NAS family. Also covered will be a deep dive into the new Isilon architecture and a closer look at the six new Isilon systems – powered by the new OneFS 8.1 – which were announced at Dell EMC World 2017. Attend this session to learn how Isilon’s latest enhancements can revolutionize your business.
"Lenovo® XClarity™ is a new centralized systems management solution that helps administrators deliver infrastructure faster. This solution integrates easily into Lenovo System x® M5 and X6 rack servers and the Lenovo Flex System™ — all powered by Intel® Xeon® processors — providing automated discovery, monitoring, firmware updates, configuration management, and bare metal deployment of operating systems and hypervisors across multiple systems. Lenovo XClarity provides automated resource management with agentless, software virtual appliance architecture. It features an intuitive graphical user interface.
Download now to find out more about Lenovo XClarity!
Sponsored by Lenovo® and Intel®"
Many potential customers and partners of Oracle Sales Cloud would like to understand from third parties if the claims Oracle makes about the product are accurate. Conducting extensive research, including interviewing customers, systems integrators, and others with firsthand experience of the application, has allowed Constellation to provide an objective view through three customer case studies.
This report offers insights into four of Constellation’s primary business research themes, the Next-Generation Customer Experience, Technology Optimization and Innovation, Digital Marketing Transformation and the Future of Work.
"The need to simplify IT complexity has created a whole new market for converged infrastructure solutions that bring together servers, storage, networking, and systems software into a unified solution that is easier to deploy and manage. While these solutions can indeed help reduce operational costs and increase agility, Oracle believes there is a better approach."
The tremendous growth of unstructured data is creating huge opportunities for organizations. But it is also creating significant challenges for the storage infrastructure. Many application environments that have the potential to maximize unstructured data have been restricted by the limitations of legacy storage systems. For the past several years—at least—users have expressed a need for storage solutions that can deliver extreme performance along with simple manageability, density, high availability and cost efficiency.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 12, 2017
Testing full recoveries of IT environments requires a proven methodology. Establishing and meeting RTOs, configuring a cloud recovery system, and tracking your changing environment are all critical components of a successful cloud recovery operation. In this expert Technical Guide, learn how Jamie Evans, Senior Manager of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) for EVault, helps clients complete a full recovery of their systems.
The Professional Services industry is in its fourth consecutive year of steady growth and not slowing down. If you are looking to grow your business it's crucial to evaluate your current systems and processes to ensure they are drivers and not road blocks. Download this whitepaper and read the top 9 reasons why Professional Services works better on the Salesforce platform to help drive growth and bridge the services and sales divide for smarter services delivery.