Mobile platforms will act as a catalyst for the next generation of connected experiences. In particular, smart apps connected to products and CRM systems will emerge. In 2013, leading marketers will anticipate the longer-term mobile disruption and shift from tactical efforts to more transformative mobile strategies.
One of the value propositions of an Internet of Things (IoT) strategy is the ability to provide insight that was previously invisible to the business. But before a business can develop a strategy for IoT, it needs a platform that meets the foundational principles of an IoT solution. Amazon Web Services (AWS) believes in some basic freedoms that are driving organizational and economic benefits of the cloud into businesses. These freedoms are why more than a million customers already use the AWS platform to support virtually any cloud workload. These freedoms are also why AWS is proving itself as the primary catalyst to any Internet of Things strategy across commercial, consumer, and industrial solutions.
This paper outlines core tenets that should be considered when developing an IoT strategy, the benefits of AWS in that strategy and how the AWS cloud platform can be the critical component supporting those core tenets.
obile Payments have emerged as a catalyst
for transactions across all markets.
In underdeveloped markets, mobile payment
technology is enabling businesses to sell products
and services to consumers that had previously been
out of reach.
In developed markets, it has made the process of
purchasing products and services even simpler.
PayPal, one of the most popular digital payment
solutions on the market, facilitated $66 billion in
payment volume throughout 2015, and now has
188 million active registered user accounts across
the US. Furthermore, Statista projects that mobile
payments will account for more than $210 billion in
transactions by 2019.
Mobile payment technology is a step forward in
the process of connecting businesses to the people
they are serving. However, some merchants will find
themselves miles behind their competitors by the
time the transition to mobile payments is complete.
The reason? A failure to implement the correct
mobile payment strategy.
An ever-increasing numbe
The Tolly Group’s hands-on evaluation of BLADE’s RackSwitch G8000 demonstrates that the device offers non-blocking 1/10G switching, lower latency and less energy consumption than the Cisco 4948-10GE. These are very important productivity indicators for the top-of-the-rack switches deployed in the data center where latency-sensitive applications such as clusters and financial applications set strict requirements.
The Tolly Group’s hands-on evaluation of BLADE’s RackSwitch G8100, based on a FocalPoint FM4224 low-latency 10GbE switch chip from Fulcrum Microsystems, demonstrates that the device offers non-blocking 10GbE switching, far lower latency and less energy consumption than the Catalyst 4900M.
Is your IT Automation strategy saving you money or just becoming more complex and costly? With the right unified strategy, IT Automation can pay for itself and deliver far more business value.
Watch this on-demand webinar, “New Strategies to Manage IT Automation Complexity” and learn how to:
• Reduce costs by integrating automatio
n for servers, middleware, networks and databases
• Eliminate manual and tedious IT Operations tasks with both new and existing technology
• Save time and money by consolidating configuration management processes across your IT infrastructure
• Transform compliance, audit that and remediation from a stressful event to a standard practice
Become part of the Automation revival is serving as a catalyst for IT Operations. Watch this on-demand webinar and learn how to integrate your IT automation strategy.
What’s the catalyst behind this astonishing growth? There’s little question that one of the prime drivers — perhaps the most important of all — is the meteoric rise of reliable, high quality, cost-efficient wireless broadband video surveillance networks.
This white paper has been written for executives at media publishing and content companies interested in learning about the exploding “non-streamed” or portable video market and finding out about best practices for driving revenue through advertising in this medium.
This white paper is intended to provide an overview of the mobile marketing options available to marketers today. It is designed for the person who wants an entry level perspective on the platform. Ultimately, this document is meant as a starting point in your pursuit for greater understanding of emerging media options, in this case mobile. After reading, you should have some idea of how to proceed to explore digital marketing for your brand.
This white paper is designed to provide the marketing generalist with the basics of the gaming industry and how to leverage game marketing tools to improve marketing effectiveness. It is not designed for a gaming expert but rather for the person who is curious about the space, believes that game marketing may have value for their brand, but is not well versed in the opportunities available or the dynamics of the industry.
It's demanding times for businesses. Facing risks as diverse as extreme weather and cyber-attacks, ?rms are focusing more intently on business continuity plans. At the same time, the digital revolution is changing lifestyles, disrupting business models and acting as a catalyst for change. Energy itself is undergoing a transformation, as generation moves towards renewables and decentralization, while technological advances present new opportunities. Energy now has the potential to deliver competitive advantage, to enhance sustainability and resilience, and to power innovative business models. But equally, the range of new options available is making the management of energy more complex. Read this thought leadership paper to find out how energy can drive your business strategy.
The data center is central to IT strategy and houses the computational power, storage resources, and applications
necessary to support an enterprise business. A flexible data center infrastructure than can support and quickly deploy new applications can result in significant competitive advantage, but designing such a data center requires solid initial planning and thoughtful consideration of port density, access-layer uplink bandwidth, true server capacity, oversubscription, mobility, and other details.
The Catalyst 2960-X and 2960-XR switches
provide several innovative energy-saving
features. They are stackable and support Energy
Efficient Ethernet (EEE). Other features include
Cisco EnergyWise, Switch Hibernation Mode,
Downlink Hibernation Mode, a wide temperature
operating range and variable-speed cooling fans.
Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and -XR Series Switches earned the Miercom Certified Green Award for saving over 50% in annual energy operating costs compared to the industry average. The switches were evaluated in accordance with the Miercom Certified Green Testing Methodology. Test results show the benefits of Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and -XR Series Switches.
Cisco’s Catalyst WS-C2960X-48TD-L and WS-C2960XR-48TD-I Gigabit Ethernet switches were evaluated by Miercom under the Certified Green program for power consumption and energy Using a 1518-byte frame size with 100% Layer 2 traffic load, testing showed both switches to be 55% more efficient in power consumption, measured in Watts/ Gbps, than the Industry Average efficiency. Overall environmental impact and business-enabling green benefits of the Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches were also analyzed.
Cisco engaged Miercom to conduct a competitive analysis of its Catalyst 2960-X switch versus two comparable Hewlett-Packard switches from the 2920 and 5120 product families. Miercom executed comprehensive hands-on testing and evaluated the performance of some widely deployed features that are critical for reliable functioning of enterprise networks. The test methodology focused on specific areas in which Cisco believed there were key competitive differentiators between the products. Test results validated include throughput, latency, energy efficiency, stacking, LACP load balancing and Quality of Services (QoS) performance. Miercom found that the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X demonstrated superior performances against the competitive switches in the tests featured in this report.
The new Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches provide features optimized specifically for the data center: high 10 and 40-Gbps port densities, reliability, performance, scalability, programmability, and ease of management. With exceptional performance and a comprehensive feature set, the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series offers versatile platforms that can be deployed in multiple scenarios, such as layered access-aggregation-core designs, leaf-and-spine architecture, and compact aggregation solutions.