Effective Competition Depends on Continuous Delivery of Quality Software In today’s application economy every company is a software company, no matter what industry it is in:
• Shipping companies depend on logistics software to efficiently route packages, arrange drivers and automate warehouses.
• Retail companies rely on software to manage inventory, engage with customers online and to give in-store associates the tools they need to answer customer questions on the spot.
• Marketing firms lean on applications to gather consumer data and parse it, automate communication with prospects and effectively manage advertising campaigns. The examples are endless.
The point is that in order to compete today, every business must be able to quickly build and tweak software to adjust to always evolving market demands. Ultimately, business success depends on faster development iterations while still maintaining the high quality of service expected by customers, stakeholders and end users.
Speed and agility matter.
Businesses are being disrupted every day by digital upstarts that find ways to address new market requirements before the more established companies can respond.
Despite talented IT teams and years of head start in both architectural and development work, it is still difficult to respond to these challenges using traditional development patterns centered around monolithic software applications. It’s simply impossible to get to market quickly when applications need to be maintained, modified and scaled as a single entity by a large, heavily inter-dependent team.
From this need has arisen the microservices paradigm: a set of patterns for software architecture, development, deployment and culture that focus on speed and agility. From small, independent services and teams to automated deployment to fault tolerance and resiliency, these patterns help accelerate time to market.
The pace of change is accelerating. Customer expectations, competitive shifts and regulatory changes are disrupting global markets—and the way you do business. In this fast-paced application economy, software is at the heart of every business, driving every industry.
Gone are the days when you could build an application or product and then go years without changing much. To survive the disruptive outside forces lurking around practically every corner, you have to stay on top of your game and a step ahead of competitors. Your peers at other companies are likely facing challenges similar to yours, yet you see them leading the industry by consistently sensing market opportunities and delivering innovative new products. How do they do it? Find out by downloading this whitepaper.
L'importanza di rapidità e agility.
Oggi tutti i business subiscono l'effetto dirompente di upstart digitali, che individuano nuovi modi per soddisfare nuovi requisiti di mercato battendo sul tempo aziende più affermate.
Pur potendo contare su team IT di talento e anni di vantaggio nel contesto dell'architettura e dello sviluppo, rimane difficile rispondere a queste sfide utilizzando modelli tradizionali di sviluppo, centrati su applicazioni software monolitiche. È semplicemente impossibile arrivare sul mercato in modo rapido quando le applicazioni devono essere mantenute, modificate e ridimensionate come un'unica entità da team di grandi dimensioni, fortemente interdipendenti.
This book helps you understand DevOps and how your organization can gain real business benefits from it. You'll also discover how a holistic view of DevOps that encompasses the entire software delivery life cycle - from ideation and the conception of new business capabilities to implementation in production - can bring competitive advantage in a continuous delivery world.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Nov 02, 2016
"In the cloud era, businesses need levels of agility that traditional networks can’t provide. The software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is emerging at branch offices and other remote locations to drive increased efficiencies and to optimize user experiences across cloud applications and services.
What you’ll learn from this powerful resource:
Why the SD-WAN market is expected to hit $6B by 2020.
The products and services that form the SD-WAN landscape.
Some essential guidance for SD-WAN planning and implementation."
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Nov 30, 2016
An imperative for many enterprises is to undergo a digital transformation to develop new business models, engage better with customers and employees, and remain competitive. Underpinning this transformation is the use of cloud services, which support the rapid innovation and responsiveness required in the digital age.
Unfortunately, current enterprise networks tasked with delivering these innovative services are complex, rigid, costly, and were not built for the speed and flexibility needed in the cloud and digital era. As a result, many organizations are challenging the status quo of traditional networking by taking a software-defined approach.
Watch this webinar featuring research from Forrester to discover:
* Trends that are compelling 90% of organizations to evolve their networks
* Why SD-WAN is a critical enabler of digital transformation
* Key capabilities companies look for in an SD-WAN solution
In an ever-changing world, DBAs are managing more complex, business-critical systems. With demands of high performance and around-the-clock uptime, how can they keep providing maximum service levels? Advanced performance management is the answer. Learn more – read this Dell Software white paper.
Small and medium businesses (SMBs) continue to fuel demand for customer relationship management (CRM) systems, and more software firms are stepping up to offer appropriate technologies. SMBs, defined as companies with 1,000 or fewer employees, are searching for CRM solutions that will allow them to satisfy customers, control costs, and comply with various government regulations. But when choosing CRM software, it’s important to keep in mind that the needs of small and medium businesses aren’t always the same.
Web Application Threats Are Evolving. Are Your Security Efforts Keeping Pace? Today, Web application security threats are not only becoming more abundant than ever, but also more difficult to detect, and more complex to solve. Many organizations are responding to these unique vulnerabilities with traditional network security approaches. However, sophisticated Web applications threats require a more sophisticated security strategy. What’s worked in the past won’t necessarily work today; and what’s more, Web application security requires a comprehensive solution, not simply a series of a la carte provisions. For detailed steps toward improving your Web application security strategy, download the VeriSign® Enterprise Security Services white paper, Best Practices That Improve Web Application Security.
Small- or medium-sized businesses run on hard work, dedication and loyal customers. But size shouldn’t exclude SMBs from using the proper security technology to protect online customer identities.
That’s why Entrust offers nine simple tips to improve security for SMBs and end-customers alike. From basic techniques like updating software to more advanced authentication strategies, this guide ensure your business is establishing the proper security foundation in today’s hyper-connected world.
SAP®, the world’s largest business software company, provides a comprehensive range of enterprise software applications and business solutions to empower every aspect of business. Organizations deploying SAP have invested a significant amount of time and money in these powerful applications. By taking advantage of F5’s Application Ready infrastructure for SAP, tested and validated at SAP, organizations can achieve a secure, fast and available network infrastructure that reduces the total cost of operation and increases ROI. And F5’s FirePass SSL VPN, BIG-IP Local Traffi c Manager and WANJet appliance have been certified by SAP for integration with SAP ERP 6.0 based on NetWeaver 7.0.
F5 Application Delivery Networking Solutions are the networking foundation for this market leading CRM and Analytics application. Oracle and F5 have validated and jointly documented the interoperability of F5’s BIG-IP LTM and WebAccelerator (the BIG-IP module and standalone appliance) solutions with Siebel working in hundreds of customers worldwide.
A short time ago, Dell, like many other companies, embarked on a broad initiative to integrate and upgrade its IT services to better satisfy business needs. As part of this initiative, Dell addressed a job scheduling solution that had failed to keep pace with ITIL_ integration. In enterprises around the world, stale job scheduling software lingers for fear of the costs and risks of conversion. Learn more today!
Enterprise job scheduling is a mature and mission-critical IT capability that supports some of the most important business processes throughout a modern enterprise. Areas like accounting, ordering, inventory, and procurement are all likely to rely on job scheduling technology. Most common job scheduling architectures involve deploying agent software on every system in the enterprise. However, depending on the parameters of the situation, these agents may be more expensive to install and maintain. Learn more today!
Priority Club Connect encourages members to talk directly with IHG management through a video blog on the community and to participate in special offers available only through the community. Listen to this webcast recording to get strategies and advice for your own social media initiatives.
Learn how an industry-leading provider of storage and data management solutions used Social Business Software to accelerate a global branding initiative and connect with thousands of community members across one hundred countries.
Businesses need to protect users from viruses, spyware and unauthorized intrusion - most use antivirus software. But is it enough? And can it meet the evolving security risks associated with a remote workforce? Please complete the form below to download this FREE whitepaper and understand the challenges of delivering endpoint security in an increasingly mobile environment.
Watch this recorded event where you'll hear how Buddy Valastro's "Think Big" philosophy is a key ingredient to his success and how technology is helping his business work faster to serve customers better.
Published By: PC Mall
Published Date: Mar 03, 2012
Many service providers are turning to Canon for their own internal needs with increasing frequency. Such is the case with ScerIS, a technology leader in providing business process optimization through software development and consulting and services.
Jonas Construction Software has been present in construction and service management since 1990 and is the choice of more than 1,000 contractors in various construction trades. Since 2007, Jonas has won six prestigious award for its paperless service management applications. In 2010 the company won a "Top Product" award for their service management program. The software manages the business activities of firms in a variety of construction trades but handles the mechanical/HVAC, electrical and plumbing trades especially well. The software also contains extensive functionality to handle the general contracting trade.