Operational efficiency and cost savings. Datadriven business insights. Organizational agility and market differentiation. Enterprises in every industry are pursuing such gains, but they
cannot be achieved with a fragmented, siloed technology infrastructure.
Technological integration doesn’t happen overnight, of course. It takes years of behind-the-scenes teamwork and engineering—backed by decades of expertise, research, and development—to have a broad and lasting impact.
This special edition of Unleashing IT highlights the fruits of those labors, showcasing the unparalleled alignment of Microsoft, Cisco, and Intel technologies. In the following pages, you’ll read about the advancement and unique value of integrated solutions, spanning cloud environments, data centers, and management tools. You’ll also hear from organizations that are aking advantage of these converged technologies, including King County, Provincia Net, and Swinburne University.
Many procurement departments are still using traditional manual processes or outdated technology. The result? Rogue spending, missed discounts from supplier contract pricing, reconciliation headaches, and the list goes on.
These business risks are driving more organizations towards the cloud-based, secure, and workflow-friendly world of eProcurement solutions. These solutions are saving money and resources, improving use of budgets and personnel, enabling centralization, and using data to improve and streamline end-to-end purchasing processes.
Download this report to learn about:
Procurement trends from 400 organizations surveyed
Operational and cost-savings benefits of eProcurement
Leading features and functionality in eProcurement
Adoption best practices and how to get started
Many enterprises, educational institutions, and government agencies find themselves still managing both legacy end-user hardware and an antiquated OS. The time has come to move to modern Windows options and given the gamut of robust computing hardware, upgrading both at once simply makes good sense. Download this paper to discover how your organization can benefit from the combination of reduced staff costs, fewer operational problems, lower operational costs and improved productivity, the organization realizes significant cost savings.
Enterprises currently face challenges regarding
the price, performance, and flexibility of traditional
wide area networks (WANs). Aggressive growth in
the adoption of public cloud services (a projected
86% spike between 2014 and 2018)1
organizations to look elsewhere for a more effective
network solution to address distributed traffic across
remote sites and branch offices.
Some of the specific issues organizations face with
their traditional WANs include:
- High total cost of ownership (TCO)
- Lengthy provisioning cycles
- Performance degradation with the growth of cloud
- Inadequate redundancy and resiliency
- Lack of application-aware connectivity
To better manage WAN investments, enterprises are
adopting a new approach for their distributed branch
office networks. Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN)
offers improved performance, agility, and operational
flexibility plus significant cost savings. But not all SDWAN
solutions are created equal.
Distributed work programs are one of the most effective ways of achieving badly-needed operational savings. To be effective, however, you need to know which practices and tools are most effective for managing remote staff.
This new white paper addresses three fundamental management questions, explores key challenges of managing remote workers and provides best practices for setting up a successful remote work program.
Consolidating data center servers through virtualization is integral to successful IT systems design. Read the white paper and see how IBM PowerVM on POWER7 offers higher ratios of server virtualization than VMware on comparable Intel x86 platforms. This enables superior performance, greater operational savings and improved efficiency.
When a government organization deploys lean workforce management practices, it affects their largest operational expense: the workforce. As the public sector moves to reinvent itself, workforce management systems and adopting lean labor practices are perhaps two of the most immediate and high-impact mechanisms. Lean practices help government organizations control labor costs and allow them to reallocate those savings into preserving critical programs, services, and jobs ... which is the very essence of the public sector mission.
See how using Pure’s all flash storage in a healthcare environment can literally pay for itself in as little as 9 months! Forrester Research’s Total Economic Impact (TEI) study on how Healthcare organizations are seeing huge cost savings and increased clinician productivity using Pure Storage in their environments. This commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Pure Storage covers:
• Forrester Research TEI framework and methodology
• Analysis of key drivers for healthcare providers and their quantified impact
• Summary impact of Pure Storage on these provider environments
Forrester Research quantified the benefits and costs associated with Pure Storage for the composite Organization. Each benefit has been risk-adjusted downward in order to present a more conservative financial result.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 06, 2019
The retail sector is increasingly difficult and volatile. Enterprises must adopt easily available technology to liberate themselves from the daily grind and better focus on achieving their core business objectives. To be cost-effective in doing this, retailers turn to Google Cloud Platform, the most affordable, reliable, innovative and intuitive cloud platform in the world, to drive operational agility and optimization of application performance.
As the first managed services partner for Google Cloud Platform, and Google Cloud’s 2018 Global Migration Partner of the Year, Rackspace is helping retailers everywhere to accelerate innovation and cost savings, by taking over their intensive, day-to-day operations of the cloud.
This e-book looks at how different retail brands work with Rackspace to ensure smooth and easy migration and operation on Google Cloud, as well as to gain added value from Rackspace’s depth of knowledge and best practices to effectively tap Google Cloud Platform too
Organizations that digitize their workflows increase their productivity by 40.9% - IDC
Business moves fast. The ability for employees to work from anywhere is becoming a major factor in business. With a solid mobility strategy, businesses can enable revenue growth, produce operational savings and enhance productivity. Take a holistic approach to Enterprise Mobility to improve processes, implement the proper technology and provide secure access to information, without disruption to existing processes.
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The success of your bus fleet business depends on your ability to keep vehicles on the road while finding innovative new ways to maximise cost efficiency.
Yet 70% of fleet operators are concerned the costs of new technology may outweigh the benefits, which is why two-thirds (69%) don’t want to upgrade while current machinery is still operational. 77% of fleet managers also say their maintenance staff would benefit from extra training.
This is why we’ve created Shell lubricants for Driveline: a suite of high-performing lubricants and expert advice that adds up to more than the sum of its parts – making your current bus fleet more efficient, profitable and competitive.
Putting this into perspective, customers leveraging Shell Technical Services have seen a marked improvement in their operations. This has delivered over $68M in documented value savings to Shell’s B2B customers.
Finding talented candidates can be challenging. Automating recruiting can improve candidate quality and increase efficiency. This paper outlines how to reduce time to hire by 50%, reduce cost per hire by 70%, and hire quality people.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Apr 11, 2013
VMTurbo is the only vendor that provides a closed-loop management system capable of holistically assuring workload QoS while maximizing infrastructure efficiency. Our solution continuously identifies inefficiencies, resource contention and bottlenecks in the system and is able to determine—and automate—the necessary actions that control the environment in the optimal operating zone. It changes the economics of managing virtualized data centers and delivers operational savings and productivity gains across the organization. And, it is a better approach to IT operations management in today’s virtualized data center.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Oct 24, 2013
This paper details VMTurbo’s approach to controlling workloads and the virtualized infrastructure in the desired state, leading to significant improvements in infrastructure efficiency and operational cost savings while assuring the storage performance of virtual workloads.
Management is demanding more efficiency and cost optimization from internal IT groups. Independent research data shows VMware’s HCI offering provides better economics than other solutions. Leveraging current IT skills, infrastructure and operational processes creates a foundation for both Capex and Opex savings that will continue for years to come, with increased operational simplicity that will allow IT to better respond to business demands.
Companies today understand there are significant business benefits to modernizing and automating their IT processes. By doing so, they can improve operational efficiencies, boost productivity and agility, reduce costs and — with the resultant savings — invest in new initiatives and innovations to become even more competitive.
But how do you go about transforming IT infrastructure and operations, and how do you measure progress? After all, efforts to harness IT transformation as an engine to drive business transformation have been underway for years and will continue into the foreseeable future.
Fortunately, a ready source of detailed IT transformation insights exists. For nearly a decade, Dell EMC and VMware have helped CIOs define and prioritize the steps needed to transform their IT organizations as part of a series of IT Transformation Workshops with their customers