Sales managers have faced the same challenges since long before CRM applications were invented. However, new tools and technologies are making their jobs easier. The future of sales performance management is integrated with CRM and social collaboration. It helps managers provide real-time coaching and motivation in context to drive better sales behaviors and, ultimately, better sales results.
Get our Practical Guide to enhancing business agility with network automation and orchestration. Find out how simplifying orchestration and operations will help you unlock the value in your applications, and maximize business efficiency.
Hear the views of 250 network professionals in this Webinar with GigaOM Research and Juniper Networks. Like-minded professionals speak on effective cloud adoption, the potential of software-defined networking and network automation.
Simplified and automated networks deliver business agility. In this Webinar, experts from IDC, Shutterstock and Juniper discuss how to transition to network virtualization and look at benefits of SDN and automating their networks.
As application workloads are redefined, data centers must change. This IDC Whitepaper looks at how network automation and orchestration can aid this transition, building simpler and more agile networks.
To learn how to simplify network operations to bring apps to market more quickly and reliably, get our eBook on network automation. Read about how you can make the most of the cloud with SDN and open, intelligent network architectures.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 23, 2016
Amadeus is a leading provider of innovative technology solutions for the global travel industry. To meet changing customer demand, the €4 billion company needed a new computing platform that was highly available, flexible, and tolerant to infrastructure fluctuations. Amadeus chose OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat as the foundation for its new application infrastructure. When the project is complete, Amadeus expects the cloud solution to decrease system latency for better customer service, increase platform availability, streamline operations through automation, and reduce time to market for new services.
Organizations undergoing digital transformations are dealing with amplified concerns around risk and security, which isn’t surprising. Digital transformation initiatives inevitably result in more points of access to enterprise infrastructure that are outside of existing controls, accessible by a greater number and more diverse set of identities, and proliferated across a distributed and dynamic infrastructure.
Whilst the FSI sector races to implement cutting-edge technologies such as AI, blockchain and automation, there are no mutually agreed upon set of best practices to implement these technologies. As a result, organisations are using their own blend of strategic initiatives and company culture to drive innovation, with varying levels of success. To help, this article features advice from five of the leading experts in the FSI and technology sector today.
Ellie Mae processes approximately 30 percent of residential U.S. mortgage applications through their Encompass® all-in-one mortgage management solution.Their customers include major lending institutions. By introducing extensive automation to the residential mortgage process, Ellie Mae has streamlined lenders’ ability to remain competitive, compliant, and efficient.
OpenLab provides an environment and set of resources where customers representing telecommunications, education, government, financial services, and virtually every other vertical market can explore new technologies, all in the spirit of network transformation. By examining SDN/network automation solutions such Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), and others, OpenLab offers a platform for developing and delivering new network-integrated functionality that serves the greater need.
With rising demands for shorter lead-times, faster throughput, improved quality and lower costs, automated manufacturing systems have become essential to the success of U.S. manufacturing. Their benefits stretch across numerous industries and production methods; however, their complexity can oftentimes be intimidating to first-time investors. Within this white paper, manufacturers can uncover the information necessary to properly plan and specify the integration of a new automated manufacturing system.
Leadership at Chicago Faucets of Milwaukee, Wis., discusses how investments in flexible manufacturing systems helped drive company-wide supply chain improvements for improved delivery, inventory management and profitability in the manufacturing of its commercial faucets. Using two MMC2 flexible manufacturing cells with Makino horizontal machining centers, the company’s manufacturing team achieved the flexibility necessary to efficiently respond to real-time customer demand within an exceptionally high-mix production environment.
As an early adopter of automation, SEW-Eurodrive in Lyman, S.C., has experience working with a wide variety of automated technologies and automation suppliers. So what has been its biggest takeaway after having worked more than a decade in manufacturing automation? Make sure to partner with an experienced and trusted supplier. Hear how SEW-Eurodrive’s partnership with Makino has helped reduce part costs, improve company morale and increase plant production tenfold with only a 6 percent increase in manpower, making the Lyman plant the most efficient operation across the company’s entire global manufacturing network.
Aaron Woller, president of Woller Precision Machine, discusses how his company enhanced its productivity and profitability by transitioning from conventional vertical machining centers to an automated horizontal machining cell. Beyond simply improving capacity and workflow, this investment in automation has enabled Woller to maximize the value of skilled labor, redeploying personnel into new business development roles. In doing so, the company experienced a 21 percent increase in sales with only a 6 percent increase in labor requirements.
Today’s organizations are challenged to be the first to market with ‘The Next Big Thing’. They must innovate with new and unique services to satisfy customer demands and differentiate themselves in the marketplace. Software drives that innovation and has turned every organization into a software organization.
This Executive Brief describes how the efficient collaboration between the development and IT operations teams can bring high-quality applications to market as quickly as possible.
The CA Application Delivery suite helps organizations achieve collaborative DevOps through innovative technology tools used to:
•Accelerate application development by removing constraints with CA LISA® Service Virtualization.
•Expedite release time with CA LISA® Release Automation.
•Improve application testing and quality with CA LISA® Pathfinder
Freeform Dynamics Executive Briefing Guide - Orchestrating the DevOps Tool Chain: An enterprise-level approach to continuous delivery.
Dale Vile says that business stakeholders are increasingly looking for faster and more frequent delivery of high-impact, high-quality output from IT teams. DevOps is an approach designed to enable the rapid and continuous delivery of value to the business to support the needs of the digital world, he adds. Open source software tools can help organizations adopt this DevOps approach but can cause efficiency, complexity and scalability issues, so Dale believes it is helpful to create a consistent orchestration layer using an enterprise class release automation solution.
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.
The enormous volume, velocity and variety of data flooding the enterprise, along with the push for analytics and business intelligence, is creating a massive challenge that is overwhelming traditional storage approaches. As the demand for capacity continues to escalate, companies must be able to effectively and dynamically manage the storage supply, but also the demand for storage resources. The key is to optimize the infrastructure through standardization and virtualization, and replace manual tasks with policy-based automation.
Many organizations have understandably turned to consolidation and virtualization to reduce server complexity, footprint and cost-to-scale. The next step is to optimize performance using analytics, policy-based automation and new technologies like cloud computing. Companies that focus on server optimization are seeing greater flexibility and sustained cost and operational efficiencies, with administrators able to manage 2.5 times more servers and almost twice as many virtual machines per server.
This study of 1,300 senior IT decision-makers worldwide proves IT leaders recognize they must change how their organizations work to accelerate time to market, improve software quality, speed application development and meet growing customer demand.
"Discover the benefits of deployment automation and how to maximize your automation investments!
IT organizations have been finding it increasingly difficult to deploy more quickly without adding more people and incurring additional risks. Only until recently have there been more viable automated deployment options to offer an alternative to the slow and error prone process of manual deployment.
Read the paper to learn about:
• The limitations of manual deployment, namely its inconsistency, lack of visibility, and proneness to error
• The benefits of deployment of automation
• The base set of features that an automated system should provide"