As IT becomes the cloud, and ever more central to business success, projects to transform the IT systems, and more specifically the data center, have become strategic and a competitive differentiator. A crucial piece of the data center transformation puzzle, and one which is too often left until the end, is the network. As the central nervous system of the data center, its transformation must be an integral part of the entire data center transformation project.
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Supporting multiple internal clients and all of their requirements for testing and production networks in more than 1,000 cities around the world—these are the unrelenting challenges for the 12 brands that comprise eBay Classifieds Group. Activating new platforms and features can take a lot of time; with the Juniper solution, turnaround time has been reduced to a few hours—sometimes less—which helps eBay Classifieds turn innovation into a real competitive advantage every single day.
The broad adoption of the next generation of cloud, mobile, M2M, and big data applications is having profound impacts on IT and network infrastructures. Compared to traditional applications, these applications have much shorter life cycles. You must be able to spin them up, spin them down, and grow and shrink them on demand. Furthermore, you must be able to move these application workloads within a data center or across geographically distributed data centers, resulting in increased management complexities.
The primary purpose of containerized applications is to improve the effectiveness of software teams, making it easier for people to work together while lowering the communications overhead. In large enterprises, applications such as ERP or CRM software suites often begin as simple projects, but as time passes, they quickly become clunky and inefficient, with a monolithic code base that slows progress for development teams.
eBay Classifieds supports multiple internal clients and all of their requirements in more than 1,000 cities around the world. The company adopts cloud and virtualization services to get to market faster with new features, services, and campaigns using Juniper Networks Contrail Networking, Contrail Cloud Platform and QFX5100 Switch.
Business management software can provide improvements in business functions all around. But, making a decision for implementing new software can be a big task. This paper gives key reasons software drives growth in construction and contracting firms.
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: Jun 03, 2016
For an increasing number of organizations, enterprise performance management (EPM) tools are enabling senior finance executives to integrate plans, understand where they're losing money, move from annual budgets to rolling forecasts, and identify opportunities for strategic improvements. During this Webcast, a panel of experts will explore: • Why business intelligence and business analytics are each important to your business; • How Big Data and analytics can help your organization answer more questions and ask even better ones; • The capabilities that enterprise performance management software offers organizations; and • How to evaluate what your organization can gain by implementing enterprise performance management software.
This research paper argues that it is up to the CFO to work with IT to modernize the business before it is too late. Enterprises need greater transparency into the streams of data illuminating market opportunities and market risks. They need systems that scale in step with the organization’s growth and technologies assisting a more intimate customer relationship. This paper highlights five reasons why the CFO must lead the charge to modernize their organizations now—or risk being outrun by the competition.
Download this white paper on how cloud ERP can help IT meet rapidly evolving business needs. Discover the core characteristics of the modern enterprise, and the new ERP strategies adopted by rapidly growing enterprises like Williams-Sonoma and Knowledge Universe to support their growth.
Download this white paper to find out about the 7 key impediments that limit strategic visibility and how to remove these obstacles to make informed, insightful and assertive decisions that drive profitable business growth.
In this paper, we consider the distinct financial and operational challenges that businesses face when launching international operations, and examine the value that global, real-time financial reporting and consolidation solutions can deliver. We discuss the criteria that companies should use to evaluate solutions.
The majority of enterprise software is now consumed via SaaS or cloud deployments. Despite a perception of simplicity in software acquisition, many cloud contracts require all the rigor and due diligence of contracts for on-premises licensed software. The Enterprise Cloud Buyer's Bill of Rights provides a tool for clients and vendors to change the tenor of contract negotiations from user subservience to an equal and collaborative long-term partnership.
Published By: Brightidea
Published Date: Feb 05, 2016
What’s in the Paper?
We all know innovation is critical to a company’s survival, but how do you execute innovation? Today’s economic climate requires executives to amplify their innovation programs and processes. Innovation program management platforms can – and should – become the backbone of a sustained innovation program, propelling business value. How do you achieve innovation program ROI? With software that supports sustained innovation. Download this paper to learn how!
Gain Insights On:
- Securing Buy-In and Financial Commitment from Stakeholders
- Supporting Processes with Innovation Program Management Software
- Maintaining Momentum with Employee Engagement
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Sep 25, 2017
Today, SAP’s solution portfolio looks very different and addresses different business needs than the SAP of a few years ago. Instead of primarily managing back-office enterprise resource planning (ERP) processes such as finance and the supply chain, SAP is evolving into a new type of software company that’s poised to enable digital business. Numerous acquisitions — including leading eCommerce solution hybris and cloud solutions Ariba, Concur, and SuccessFactors — and a new platform strategy based on SAP Hana, an in-memory computing solution, mean that the SAP core is positioned to support real-time digital business in the era of connected everything.
APIs are a critical component of digital business—empowering developers to build apps across any channel and enabling partners to incorporate your data or services into their offerings. By making it easier for other organizations to access your services, you create value and growth opportunities.
Today’s digital businesses are managed using critical business analyses that provide far greater insight into the business and how to maximize results. However, these high-value applications that use the latest software tools demand far more from IT infrastructure, as they utilize an order of magnitude more data and demand more compute resources than legacy applications. Legacy systems are no longer capable of meeting the present and future needs of the organization.
Forward-thinking IT organizations are developing new infrastructure strategies to better support high-value analytics workloads with Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers powered by Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor.
Virtualization is rapidly changing the way business IT operates, from small local businesses to multinational corporations. If you are reading this, chances are good that your company is already taking advantage of virtualization’s benefits.
Virtualization means that a single underlying piece of hardware, such as a server, runs multiple guest operating systems to create virtual machines, or VMs, with each of them being oblivious to the others. An administrative application, such as VMware, manages the sharing process, allocating hardware resources, memory, and CPU time to each VM as needed. And all applications look at this software construct exactly as if it were a real, physical server — even the VM thinks it’s a real server!
Virtualization makes good financial sense. It enables a single server to offer multiple capabilities that otherwise would require separate servers. It includes native high availability features, so you don’t have to use any more complex clustering tools. This ab
Published By: Dell EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2019
In a business environment increasingly threatened by aggressive malware, ransomware and data theft, Dell client devices and the Dell endpoint security portfolio deliver a unique combined hardware and software solution, integrating revolutionary threat prevention with enterprise-class encryption and authentication, all managed from a single console.
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Discover how Intel technology built into solution platforms from leading software vendors and open-source developers delivered orchestration capabilities for SDI to accelerate deployment of enterprise clouds.
Because electricity is a key commodity for business it represents significant financial risk. Yet many power management systems remain isolated and separate from the rest of the business enterprise. The result is poor access to incomplete information, with only limited knowledge of risk exposure. An integrated, comprehensive power management system that includes metering, software, and power quality mitigation equipment offers the most holistic, systems-based approach to managing this risk exposure.
This whitepaper looks into Governance, compliance, control, and audit, and how its been traditionally treated as afterthoughts, or even irritants, in the financial modules of classic “big ERP” software. It has been easy and, unfortunately, typical to ignore this topic when planning, building, and evaluating enterprise business software. Control concepts are not as urgent as transaction processing, as visible as financial reporting, or as exciting as analytics so they are almost always an afterthought. Today we can’t afford for governance to be an afterthought, and from day one Workday was built with that in mind.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Oct 06, 2017
After rapid expansion of vendors and features, players in the operational DBMS market continue converging toward feature parity. Data and analytics leaders will be interested in the lack of Visionaries, competition in the Challengers quadrant and the maturing cloud capabilities among these vendors.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Oct 06, 2017
In jeder Geschichte gibt es eine Wahlmöglichkeit: A oder B, wahr oder falsch, sein oder nicht sein. Bei Daten ist es genauso. Sollen Ihre Daten in einer Public Cloud, einer Private Cloud oder lokal gespeichert werden? In welcher Sprache sollen Sie Ihre Anwendungen schreiben? Auf welcher Plattform sollen diese Apps ausgeführt werden?
SQL Server 2017 erspart Ihnen diese schwierigen Entscheidungen – genauso wie Optionen, die Ihre Produktivität einschränken könnten. Verwenden Sie die Sprache Ihrer Wahl auf der Plattform Ihrer Wahl, lokal oder in der Cloud.