Payments is an increasingly strategic area of focus for enterprises, impacting market expansion, customer experience, business model evolution and, ultimately, revenue growth. As the role of payments in business strategy continues to expand, enterprises need secure, reliable and scalable infrastructure to underpin their transaction acceptance and processing capabilities.
Stripe commissioned 451 Research to understand how large enterprise-scale merchants are thinking through their online payments infrastructure requirements. 451 Research surveyed 800 merchants across 8 countries, including a mix of business decision-makers from payments to finance to IT.
• 87% of mid- and large-sized businesses surveyed use the cloud as their dominant payments environment.
• Nearly two-thirds of respondents using the public cloud for payments have seen improvements in security, innovation and uptime, while nearly three in five cited improved scalability.
• Respondents using public-cloud-
"Your key to a successful hybrid cloud design
Enterprise adoption of cloud has become mainstream, with most businesses choosing a hybrid cloud approach. A unified hybrid cloud stitches together on- and off-premises cloud resources so you can benefit from agility and scalability of public cloud while getting the performance, cost and security benefits of private cloud.
This paper covers:
Why businesses choose a unified hybrid cloud architecture.
How you can gain the full benefit of a hybrid infrastructure.
How app modernization on/off premises can position you for success.
Why the data layer is critical to bridging the cloud divide.
Download this 451 Research paper to learn about things to keep in mind when designing a successful cloud strategy.
"We live and surf in a cyber world where attacks like APT, DDOS, Trojans and Ransomware are common and easy to execute. Domain names are an integral part of any business today and apparently an integral part of an attacker's plan too.
Domain names are carriers of malwares, they act as Command and Control servers and malware's ex-filtrate data too. In today's threat landscape - predicting threats, spotting threats and mitigating them is super crucial.. This is called Visibility and Analytics.
Watch this on demand session with our Cisco cloud security experts Shyam Ramaswamy and Fernando Ferrari as they talk about how Cisco Umbrella and The Umbrella Research team detect anomalies, block threats and identify compromised hosts. The experts also discuss how effectively Cisco spot, react, filter out IOC, block the network communications of a malware; identify and stop a phishing campaign (unknown ones too).
The Constellation AstroChartTM supplies a visual guide of the trends impacting Data to Decisions. After
assessing boardroom priorities, organizations should employ AstroCharts to inform
This report contains two AstroCharts: one identifying Business Trends and one identifying Technology
Trends. The AstroCharts’ vertical axes plot “Organizational Adoption” rates from Mainstream to
Early Adopter to Bleeding Edge. Horizontal axes plot “Business Impact,” the impact of the trend on an
organization’s business model, from Incremental to Transformational to Exponential. The Constellation
AstroChart moves beyond both the hype and constraints of the standard 2 x 2 grid to identify the
dynamics impacting the entire market.
This report applies Constellation’s AstroChart to the Constellation’s business theme of Data to
Decisions. This research domain examines the enablement of data-driven decisions across organizations.
Holistic, data-informed decisions require a multidisciplin
No matter how you slice it, the most important thing businesses can do in turbulent times is increase their ability to adapt to change. Experts call this agility.
What many experts leave out, however, is that agility alone is not enough. Employees need resilience too.
Our research shows six personas hidden in almost every workforce — based on an employee’s levels of agility and resilience — and how to help each one manage stress amid change.
In this e-book, you’ll discover that one persona in particular has a higher risk of burnout than all the others and for one reason: These employees are high in agility but low in resilience.
In this e-book, we’ll take a look at these personas to help you see who’s who in your organization and:
• Better understand your workforce
• See how many of your people are affected by change
• Provide strategies for those who are stressed and burned out
Help your people with what’s affecting their work and personal lives by analyzing these six workplac
Learn how Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) that are leveraging Hybrid Cloud are seeing several critical benefits. Based on new Aberdeen research, these gains and benefits are even more vital for today’s organizations. With hybrid cloud, your SMB can reduce downtime, cost and risk while increasing flexibility and scalability.
WAN edge infrastructure is changing rapidly as I&O leaders responsible for networking face dynamic business requirements, including new application architectures and on-premises and cloud-based deployment models. I&O leaders can use this research to identify vendors that best fit their requirements. By year-end 2023, more than 90% of WAN edge infrastructure refresh initiatives will be based on virtualized customer premises equipment (vCPE) platforms or software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) software/appliances versus traditional routers (up from less than 40% today).
Businesses in every sector are increasingly reliant on applications to handle everything from back-end operations to the delivery of new products, services, and customer experiences. That is why infrastructure system availability and the elimination of unplanned downtime are more important than ever before.
Recent research has shown that the average cost of an hour of downtime is about half-a-million dollars,1 and this will only increase with the continued digitization of industries.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.
To out-innovate and out-pace their competition, organizations must be on a consistent path to keep their infrastructure
modern. IT is under constant pressure to deliver optimized infrastructure for new business initiatives and supporting
applications all while trying to contain or even reduce costs. In fact, respondents to ESG’s ongoing research consistently
cite cost reduction as one of the top business drivers affecting their IT spending. When asked in a research survey how
their organizations intended to contain costs in 2017, 27% of respondents said that they would be purchasing new
technologies with better ROI.
Businesses in every sector are increasingly reliant on applications to handle everything from
back-end operations to the delivery of new products, services, and customer experiences.
That is why infrastructure system availability and the elimination of unplanned downtime
are more important than ever before. Recent research has shown that the average cost of an
hour of downtime is about half-a-million dollars,1
and this will only increase with the continued
digitization of industries.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
Most organizations have invested, and continue to invest, in people, processes, technology, and policies to meet customer privacy requirements and avoid significant fines and other penalties. In addition, data breaches continue to expose the personal information of millions of people, and organizations are concerned about the products they buy, services they use, people they employ, and with whom they partner and do business with generally. As a result, customers are asking more questions during the buying cycle about how their data is captured, used, transferred, shared, stored, and destroyed. In last year’s study (Cisco 2018 Privacy Maturity Benchmark Study), Cisco introduced data and insights regarding how these privacy concerns were negatively impacting the buying cycle and timelines. This year’s research updates those findings and explores the benefits associated with privacy investment.
Cisco’s Data Privacy Benchmark Study utilizes data from Cisco’s Annual Cybersecurity Benchma
Powered by data from 451 Research, the Right Mix web application benchmarks your current private vs public cloud mix, business drivers, and workload deployment venues against industry peers to create a comparative analysis. See how your mix stacks up, then download the 451 Research report for robust insights into the state of the hybrid IT market.
When determining which investments to make in their technology infrastructure, organizations will often choose to make no changes at all. While this decision avoids short-term costs and business disruption, it often simply delays the inevitable—even making it worse.
The cost of doing nothing is expensive in the long term. This report—from the independent researchers at Aberdeen Group—outlines the reasons distributors choose not to upgrade enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and cautions against this approach, supplying detailed research that illustrates the benefits of keeping your systems current.
Download this report to learn how a new or improved ERP system can help get you the information you need to make informed decisions and act more efficiently, improving overall company performance.
More than ever, businesses are considering a cloud solution for their enterprise resource planning (ERP) deployment over an on-premises system. Cloud technology appeals to these companies because updates and fixes occur automatically with little or no effort from internal IT staff, and because cloud-based solutions provide access to real-time data from anywhere. Employees want tools that make it easier for them to complete everyday tasks and make informed decisions that help the business grow.
Aberdeen’s research report, “Top Performers Know It’s Time to Migrate to Cloud ERP: Here’s Why and How,” uncovers the reasons successful companies are choosing cloud over on-premises ERP models. Download this SmartBite for a quick look at the report’s highlights.
No matter your line of business, technology implemented four years ago is likely near its end of life and may be underperforming as more users and more strenuous workloads stretch your resources thin. Adding memory and upgrading processors won't provide the same benefits to your infrastructure as a consolidation and upgrade can. Read this research report to learn how upgrading to Dell's PowerEdge VRTX with Hyper-V virtualization, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, and Microsoft SQL Server 2014 could reduce costs while delivering better performance than trying to maintain aging hardware and software.
To select the best payroll provider possible, who better to ask than your peers? With more than 400,000 reviews from real software users, the G2 Crowd business software review platform will help you confidently make the right choice.
The G2 Crowd payroll report compares how providers rank in terms of customer satisfaction, specific features, industries, and more. To help you evaluate your payroll options, get this FREE copy of the G2 Crowd payroll report (a $599 value).
This exclusive research includes:
· Detailed profiles of 27 payroll providers
· Ranking based on customer feedback
· Assessment of implementation, integration, support, and ease of use
· Actionable insights to help you decide
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: Mar 19, 2015
In the past two years, businesses’ desire to understand and connect with the mobile user has grown and expanded throughout nearly every vertical market. We created this project as a way to understand the mindset, demographics, and behaviors that drive mobile engagement so that we can advise businesses on how to do it right – and how to avoid doing it wrong. This research report is based on a global study of more than 5,800 mobile device owners, and as such, is the most comprehensive primary research report ever done on mobile engagement.
Managing risk has never been so important for businesses, nor has it been so difficult. New globalresearch commissioned by SAP has revealed that an increasingly complex business and risk environment is severely challenging companies.
The shift to digital business continues to gain momentum with no signs easing anytime soon. Smart organizations realize this and are accelerating investments in projects that put digital technologies at the center of their business models. The new requirements of digital transformation are forcing a major change in how companies evaluate and deploy Business Process Management (BPM) platforms and services. In “The Forrester Wave™: BPM Platforms For Digital Business, Q4 2015” report, the research organization used a 31 criteria evaluation process identifying the 12 most significant software providers in the category.
Download this Forrester Wave report and gain insight regarding how well each vendor fulfills the criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help enterprise architecture (EA) professionals select the right partner to manage their business’ critical content.
In our 40-criteria evaluation of data center hardware platforms for software-defined networking (SDN), we identified the nine most significant players — Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Arista Networks, Extreme Networks (which recently acquired Brocade Communications System’s data center networking business), Cisco Systems, Cumulus Networks, Dell, Huawei, Juniper Networks, and Pluribus Networks — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations professionals (I&O) make the right choice.
The most successful businesses are greater than the sum of their parts. When individuals work together well, they fill in each other's blind spots and build on each other's great ideas. These conversations ultimately help teams be more productive, reduce time-to-market and come up with more innovative ideas. But if your teams are spread across different offices, or working from home, can you create the same collaborative magic?
Web-based collaboration tools claim to break down the collaboration barriers that distance can build. Everyone agrees they can reduce the time and cost of travel. And yes, these tools can stream your colleagues' voices, facial expressions, and slide decks into your meeting room, so you can get a clearer picture of verbal and behavioral signals. But if you're researching collaboration platforms, you'll hear skepticism, too. Naysayers declare that:
People won’t participate because they’re afraid of digital change.
You just can’t trust the security of collaborati
Organizations increasingly require IT infrastructures that support the speed at which their businesses must operate through simplicity, efficiencies, agility, and strong performance. Hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, which enable organizations to minimize or nearly eliminate inefficiencies and complexity associated with maintaining storage and compute silos, have emerged as a strong potential solution for such organizations. IDC’s research demonstrates that organizations running workloads on Nutanix solutions such as Dell XC are benefiting are benefiting from cost and staff efficiencies, the ability to scale their infrastructure incrementally, very high resiliency, and strong application performance. This is helping interviewed Nutanix solutions customers better meet business challenges and has led many of them to establish plans for expanding their hyperconverged workload environment with Nutanix solutions.
Can your business afford to lose $9,000 per minute?
According to the Ponemon Institute $9,000 is the average cost of an unplanned outage. In some cases the costs are much higher. The catalogue of cloud outages over recent years is well publicized and reads like a “who’s who” of the technology industry. It seems no one is immune.
But when it comes to delivering digital content, downtime isn’t the only concern. Today a poor user experience can be just as damaging as an outage. According to Limelight research, 78% of people will stop watching an online video after it buffers three times, and the majority of people will not wait more than 5 seconds for a website to load.
Organizations looking to deliver great digital experiences for their customers often choose to deliver that content using Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). Using multiple CDNs to deliver these digital content experiences promises even greater levels of availability and performance. But it brings with it a host of questi
Although humor is featured in many of the most memorable ads of all time, it is still seldom seen in the world of business-to-business. Why? B-to-B professionals are afraid humorous ads may fall flat or — worse — damage brand image. In the first study of its kind, gyro and Research Now SSI have discovered that humor can be a powerful tactic for capturing attention and even prompting purchase consideration.