"As the rapid rise in the number of mobile devices and users creates an explosion in data and virtual machine instances, datacenter transformation becomes imperative for many enterprises. It is essential enterprises move to consolidate resources and cut both capital and operating costs while still providing support for distributed applications.
This brief white paper delves into a Q&A with Eric Sheppard, research director of IDC’s Storage Software program, on integrated systems and whether you should buy compute, network, and storage resources together. Read on as you will discover:
What integrated systems are, and its benefits
The differences between an integrated platform and integrated infrastructure
How datacenters are leveraging these new systems today
The network of yesterday is not the network that can take businesses into the future. As mission critical enterprise applications move to the cloud, wide area network (WAN) must adapt to become agile, flexible, and scale rapidly. Leading IT trends such as Internet of Things (IoT), Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud storage, enterprise mobility, emerging transport alternatives, and globalization increase the importance of how network assets are leveraged and how the network is conceptualized. The advantages of public and private data centers and cloud-based applications are significantly diminished if the network is slow, inflexible, and unpredictable. Erratic network performance with high latency, jitter and packet loss can significantly impact user adoption, satisfaction, and overall corporate productivity.
As connectivity options continue to emerge, end users are no longer tethered to the office or to the localized applications and services that were trademarks of a primary or branc
Published By: Tribridge
Published Date: Feb 09, 2015
Delivering great content is often the biggest stumbling block to effective learning in many organizations. A sensible content strategy can help any organization jump-start, rebuild, or enhance its learning initiatives.
Despite the array of new technologies enabling customer contact across web and mobile channels, most serious interactions still have to pass through an agent in order to be resolved. Enterprises can push customers toward self-service, but in the end, people often still need to talk to other people. This means that, even in the best of circumstances, the customer experience is highly dependent on the capabilities of the agent manning the phones. That person needs more than skills and a beneficial temperament; they require a software environment that provides maximum space for flexibility, problem solving, and intuitive task switching.
Seemingly unrelated events can conspire to harm your business when you rely on far-flung networks of suppliers, vendors, and service providers. Read “The Butterfly Effect” to learn how global organizations can address the threat of third party disruption in today’s economy.
Can a better demand-driven supply chain positively impact the bottom line? The future belongs to the new customer. Customer experience is becoming undeniably more important, yet many companies lack responsive and agile supply chains that can continually adjust to fluctuating customer requirements. Read more.
Manufacturers are gunning for growth and plan to put significant investment into R&D and new markets in order to achieve their ambitions. But without overall market growth, competition will be fierce. Read more.
Traditional enterprise performance management solutions were designed for applications running inside the corporate network and are unable to provide visibility beyond the corporate network perimeter. With the rapid adoption of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications by enterprises, these performance management solutions that are completely blind to issues outside the enterprise, are unable to help IT teams troubleshoot performance problems with the SaaS applications.
"Can you prove social media is working?
86% of marketers identified measuring social media return on investment (ROI) as a top challenge. Social ROI can be daunting, but it’s also the key to winning resources and propelling your social media program forward.
So how do you calculate the ROI of your social media? We’ve created a Guide and ROI Template to do just that. Arm yourself with not only the knowledge of what's working and what's not on social media, but the numbers to prove it.
What You're Getting:
*Advice on goal-driven analysis and which metrics matter
*Insight on how to tie social data to marketing investments
*An easy-to-follow, five-step process for determining ROI
*A downloadable template to make calculations easy"
"With more than 2.3 billion active users worldwide, social media has officially gone from a ""nice-to-have"" to a ""must-have"" — and not just for consumer-facing companies.
Listen as a panel of experts has a no-holds-barred discussion of how B2B CMOs can build A+ social businesses from the top down.
In this webinar, you'll learn:
*The biggest areas of opportunity for B2B social media
*The 3 types of social CMOs
*How to manage expectations and find your internal champions
*Real-world use cases and best practices from CMOs just like you
Hear from three socially savvy CMOs with a diverse range of experiences at companies large and small: Nick Panayi, Head of Global Brand & Digital Marketing at CSC; Jason Jue, CMO at Triblio; and Jenifer Kern, CMO at Tracx."
"The social internet is big, noisy, and always in flux — which makes it really hard to know where your audience is spending their time and how to reach them there.
So, we've done the research for you. (You're welcome.)
Join us for this on-demand webinar to learn why a ""listen-first"" philosophy sets your team up to discover game-changing opportunities before your competitors do.
In this on-demand webinar, you'll learn:
*How to create your ideal social media mix
*The most up-to-date audience demographics from Facebook, Instragram, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, Reddit, and more
*Top performing networks based on industry demographics
*When to adopt new networks (and when to ignore)
*Where companies like yours spend time on social media (and where the missed opportunities are)."
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Cloud computing has ushered in a golden era for software companies. The cloud’s low barrier to entry allows
creativity to flourish, especially for software developers who are creating applications directly on cloud-based
infrastructure. Cloud-based infrastructure enables developers to do what they love: solve business problems and
bring innovative new ideas to life, using their choice of tools. In a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, applications
can easily be deployed to a cloud service, and delivered to clients who appreciate the ease of access and low cost.
The cloud model relieves the developer and the enterprise IT professional from the burden of managing or
maintaining capital-intense infrastructure.
But the cloud’s low barrier to entry also allows competing software providers to enter the market every day,
from every sector. Independent software vendors, or ISVs, are pressured by increased competition to deliver
their applications faster, with greater functionality and ease of
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic
Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI)
enterprises may realize by shifting some or all their management and
operations from on-premises, hosted, and outsourced implementations to
Azure’s infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering. The purpose of this
study is to give readers a framework to evaluate the potential financial
impact, or ROI, of leveraging Azure IaaS for their organizations. Benefits
gained by interviewed customers that migrated or re-architected some or
all workloads from on-premises to IaaS include:
› Greater revenue opportunities from business-to-business (B2B) and
customer web channels with a solution that is more mobile and reliable,
and meets scale and seasonality needs.
› Increased profits from those revenues.
› Improved production efficiency.
› Reduced datacenter, IT resource, and outsourcing costs.
› Easier and faster software and hardware management (such as
Read this paper from Acquia and learn about the underlying drivers for enterprise social software; key requirements and how Drupal meets those; how open source development outpaces proprietary alternatives; examples of communities built with Drupal and Acquia.
More and more, Open Source presents not only a cost alternative, but instead an innovation alternative, to proprietary enterprise software products. This paper compares the total cost of ownership of the Open Source Social Publishing Drupal solution to various proprietary Content Management systems.
Open Source solutions present not only a cost alternative, but also an innovation alternative, to proprietary enterprise software products. This paper compares the total cost of ownership of the Open Source Drupal to various proprietary Content Management systems.
You face key challenges–technological and organizational–in enterprise asset management. Every last vehicle and material is under your control, often in different software formats that only provide you with a partial view of your enterprise. We would like to share a white paper with you that explains how you can see your assets holistically and optimize their performance.
Corporate master data is a critical asset that must be increasingly managed within and beyond the enterprise, primarily to solve business problems in compliance, customer service, sales, and marketing. Such master data may be indentified, harmonized and integrated at multiple levels of the software stack to materialize a single customer view (or supplier, product, view etc.).
Many companies are being challenged to increase flexibility and reuse their existing IT assets with SOA. This white paper explains how an IBM SOA approach, featuring WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus software, can help you add new services faster and change services more easily.
A recent IBM CEO study revealed innovation, along with global integration and a disruptive business model, to be among the key traits of the Enterprise of the Future.1 As to how that innovation will take place-CEOs include collaboration and the use of Web 2.0 tools at the top of the list.