Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 07, 2018
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.
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Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 19, 2018
Aging HCM technology in many organizations contrasts sharply with the demands of digital
business and the future world of work. HR IT leaders should use this strategic roadmap to plan their
future HCM technology landscape to leverage the cloud, deeper automation and embedded advanced
According to the report, Benchmarking the Accounting Function 2015, only 56% of companies currently use automation to reconcile accounts. While many finance leaders want to change the process of reconciliation, the task can seem overwhelming.
However, developing a plan does not have to be complicated or time-consuming – and the benefits far outweigh the risks. A smooth, stress-free financial close adds qualitative value to the company by freeing employees to focus on strategic initiatives and ways to grow business.
A CFO’s Guide to Transforming the Financial Close shares how to build a center of excellence to streamline reconciliation so you can align objectives to overall business goals. Leading-edge automation tools can stop the madness of shuffling papers, sorting emails and searching spreadsheets, turning the reconciliation process from a cost center to a value-add for the company.
The right kind of insurtech can modernize the financial close, freeing up time, money and resources so businesses can focus on strategic efforts and specific customer needs. Reconciliation of transactions and accounts across large organizations is one area where automation and digitization can have a major impact on the balance sheet.
In the article, Not Ready for Insurtech? Here’s Proven Automation You Can Use Now!, learn how one of the top ten major insurance carriers has used digitization for the past decade to streamline their reconciliation efforts - saving time and money - while increasing their bottom line.
Data center requirements are shifting as the business environment evolves to leverage new technologies. Organizations are turning to multicloud environments comprising a mix of private cloud, public cloud, and on-premise infrastructure to best address their unique needs. Understandably, this shift is putting a renewed emphasis on security, automation, orchestration, and agility. IT leaders are responding by building and deploying multicloud data center networks that leverage automation and software-defined networks (SDN) as a cost effective means of providing dynamic network control.
Of course, while many organizations are recognizing the need for a data center upgrade, not all have the same drivers. All, however, need to make a business case for the investment. Here are four common inflection points that can help you to justify the need for data center upgrades that support business goals.
The role of IT is fundamentally changing from a cost-efficient enablement technology to a more strategic element of the enterprise. For companies born before the digital era, IT is a key player on their path to digital transformation; for more recent businesses designed with technology at their core, IT represents a foundational pillar on top of which everything else is built.
With this shifting role, IT’s decades-long emphasis on TCO is being eclipsed by a new-found focus on security and automation. Whether it’s the continuous risks posed by a dynamic threat landscape, the threat of digital disruption, or an inability to keep pace with the latest trends, virtually every enterprise needs to be more agile. And, with the continued evolution of compute, storage, and applications, networks have been exposed as a bottleneck to change.
Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) isn’t just about aligning supply and demand. Ultimately, businesses across all industries need to synchronize plans across all functions to strike the right balance between demand, resources and other constraints. Companies are realizing that their use of analytics to help improve decision making needs to evolve beyond just reporting to include machine learning and optimization.
Download our latest Q&A now with published author and supply chain expert Mike Watson, and learn how virtually any S&OP decision can benefit from advanced analytics and automation. You’ll get practical advice to help build a strawman, so you can move forward quickly – before your competitors!
Read this Executive Brief to know the Top 7 Questions to ask before deploying your Sales and Operations planning.
To stay ahead of the competition in a global marketplace, firms are increasingly speeding up operations, in many cases adopting real-time systems and tools to allow for instant decision-making and faster business cycles. Download here to learn how.
Effective workload automation that provides complete management level visibility into real-time events impacting the delivery of IT services is needed by the data center more than ever before. The traditional job scheduling approach, with an uncoordinated set of tools that often requires reactive manual intervention to minimize service disruptions, is failing more than ever due to todays complex world of IT with its multiple platforms, applications and virtualized resources.
Intent-based networking is the difference between a network that needs continuous attention and one that simply understands what you need and makes it happen. It’s the difference between doing thousands of tasks manually and having an automated system that helps you focus on business goals.
Cisco DNA is the open, software-driven platform that turns vision into reality. Virtualization, automation, analytics, and cloud, all in one architecture.
IT has the opportunity to completely redefine the role networking plays in the business. But that requires executing on a vision that continuously aligns the network to ever-changing business needs. Fortunately, the right network architectures and supporting technologies required to deliver on that vision are rapidly becoming available. Automation, programmability, self-protecting, and self-healing capabilities move IT away from “keeping the lights on” and provide more time and opportunity to serve as a strategic partner to business initiatives across functional areas.
IoT describes a system where items in the physical world, and sensors within or attached to these items, are connected to the Internet via wireless and wired Internet connections. These sensors can use various types of local area connections such as RFID, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Zigbee. Sensors can also have wide area connectivity such as GSM, GPRS, 3G, and LTE.
Transform your business with services that allow you to innovate faster, simplify operations, and reduce risk. Building on an open, software-driven approach that uses virtualization, automation, analytics, and cloud, our networkwide architecture prepares you to respond to new opportunities at digital speed.
Today’s businesses are rapidly transforming to prepare for the changes taking place in the global economy. Companies of all sizes can benefit from tools that automate the deployment and ongoing maintenance of server environments. Put another way, in today’s digital economy, where users need access to intelligible data faster, IT organizations must employ tools that automate the delivery of IT as a Service (ITaaS).
Dell EMC’s Intelligent Automation simplifies the management and maintenance of its PowerEdge server hardware. Designed to drive down the cost and resources associated with server lifecycle management, Intelligent Automation relies on integrated Dell Remote Access Controller(iDRAC) and OpenManage server management software to deliver reliable and efficient automation to PowerEdge Servers.
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Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 10, 2015
Read this whitepaper to learn about a better way for organizations to accelerate their business with the innovation, automation and cost- savings benefits of SDS— all without the risks most commonly associated with SDS.
A company's products needed constant updates due to changing business rules and regulations, as well as new functionality. However, tasks such as regression testing took too long and consumed too many resources. Collaborative helped to dramatically speed up the process through automation and process analysis, leading to increased customer satisfaction.
With new technologies, new opportunities often emerge, especially in business. The advent of innovations, such as social media and mobile devices, is changing the ways businesses interact with customers and the ways in which customers desire to be engaged. Opportunities arising from the benefits of salesforce automation, business intelligence (BI), and customer relationship management (CRM) applications are providing new levels of insight, helping businesses acquire customers more efficiently and retain those customers longer. As a direct result, organizations that invest in better understanding potential customers are likely to see higher returns than those organizations that possess a more limited understanding of their customer base. Seeking the competitive advantage resulting from improved customer focus, IT organizations have increased investment in business intelligence and analytics and the underlying infrastructure to support those applications.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 02, 2015
Technology has become the heart and soul of every business. The hardware boundaries of IT have exploded beyond data centers, with mobile devices in the hands of both employees and customers alike. Application options have blossomed, from traditional to open source to software-as-a-service. Business has
become global, bringing with it a demand for round-the-clock agility. Employees expect that the applications they use at work should be as easy to use as the Web apps they use at home. Integration remains difficult, because it’s sometimes impossible to know what will happen when someone tries to pluck one strand out of the pile. IT workload and system complexity will only get more challenging, bringing the need for disintermediation
through service automation.
Published By: FusionOps
Published Date: Jun 27, 2016
The term Industry 4.0 presupposes the passing of three major shifts in how businesses approached manufacturing throughout modern history, tracing its roots as far back as the 19th century:
Industry 1.0: The Industrial Revolution redefines human limitations by harnessing the power of water and steam.
Industry 2.0: Electricity pushes people and machines even further as manufacturing grows in scale and scope.
Industry 3.0: The modern computer opens the door for automation
Today there’s no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to enterprise mobile computing for field services workers. While the business benefits of automation are clear (e.g. decreased downtime, increased customer satisfaction), selecting the right mobile device mix for the job is becoming more complex. This whitepaper examines three challenges organizations face when considering a mobile device deployment for field workers:
1. Integrating new mobile devices with legacy technology
2. Adapting to multi-generational workforces
3. Choosing the right mobile device for the job.
Learn how to tackle these challenges and make technology decisions that improve worker productivity and help manage costs.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: May 18, 2017
In the age of digital transformation and hybrid cloud, business expectations for seamless, personalized, always-on service run high. Technological advances such as cognitive capabilities and automation are blurring business distinctions and empowering competitors to emerge from any industry and geography. Staying ahead requires a willingness to change course and embrace constant reinvention.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 17, 2013
Your business is complex. Big data promises to manage this to make better decisions. But the technology services that run your business are also complex. Many are too complex to manage easily, causing delays and downtime. Forrester predicts this will worsen. To combat this onslaught, you need machines to analyze conditions to invoke automated actions. To perform adaptive automation, you need IT analytics, a disruption to your monitoring and management strategy. This report helps leaders prepare for IT analytics that turn big data efforts inward to manage the technology services that run your business. Register to get the full report.
System administrators and other IT practitioners spend as much as 50% of their time on routine, repetitive tasks. Does the following apply to your organization?
• You go from one server to the next, installing the same package on all of them. It works nine times out of 10, but the tenth time causes a failure ... and you can't identify what went wrong.
• You can't scale. When the business wants to move to the cloud, or asks for faster provisioning of development and test environments, you only have so many hours in the day — and you can't meet everyone's needs.
• You don't have time to get to the work that matters. You spend too much time on routine system management, and can't prepare for the projects that will bring real business value to your team — and customers.
With growing demands from all corners of your organization, you simply can't keep doing it all manually. Download this paper to learn how you can benefit from automation, and how IT infrastructure can become a strategic ass
Have you started moving to the cloud? Nearly 70 percent of organizations have at least one application living in the cloud already, and cloud adoption is growing fast. That's because organizations recognize the cloud is a great way to make IT more agile and helpful to the business.
Download Cloud-Scale Automation with Puppet, and learn how you can ease the transition to cloud, gaining the agility your organization needs without adding hours of management time or unnecessary risk. You really can use cloud infrastructure as easily as you use on-prem, and keep it as secure as on-prem, too.
You’ll learn how to:
• Automate your cloud resources and manage infrastructure at scale.
• Get started with Puppet on both Linux and Windows machines.
• Make Puppet the foundation of your DevOps efforts, regardless of where you choose to deploy.
Over the years and across industries, it has been proven that increased automation leads to greater efficiency, enhanced productivity and a more agile way of doing business. The same is true for IT: as budgets dwindle, or become stretched to cover a greater range of responsibilities, the need for automation becomes more pronounced.