Published By: Aberdeen
Published Date: Jun 17, 2011
Download this paper to learn the top strategies leading executives are using to take full advantage of the insight they receive from their business intelligence (BI) systems - and turn that insight into a competitive weapon.
In this six-step guide, we aim to help you solve your data challenges to prepare for advanced analytics, cognitive computing, machine learning and the resulting benefits of AI. We’ll show you how to get your data house in order, scale beyond the proof of concept stage, and develop an agile approach to data management. By continually repeating the steps in this guide, you’ll sharpen your data and shape it into a truly transformational business asset. You’ll be able to overcome some of the most common business problems, and work toward making positive changes:
• Improve customer satisfaction
• Reduce equipment outages
• Increase marketing campaign ROI
• Minimize fraud loss
• Improve employee retention
• Increase accuracy for financial forecasts
Windows Server 2016 is an important release in enabling
IT to deliver on the promise of the third platform.
It provides a path to a seamless, integrated cloud
environment—incorporating public, private and hybrid
models—with the software-defined data center as the
hub. In migrating to this next-generation data center
model, it is essential that IT leaders choose the right
partner for the compute platform, as well as storage,
networking and systems management
When application and database numbers increase, how does an organisation avoid overstretching its staff, multiplying costs, and complications? Many companies are using Oracle Exadata—a platform that’s powerful, optimised, and cloud-ready when you are. And they’re seeing, on average, a five-year ROI of 429 percent, 94 percent less unplanned downtime, and 103 percent improvement in transaction rates. See our infographic for more significant findings.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Apr 18, 2018
The world has changed. Yesterday everyone had a managed PC for work and all enterprise data was behind a firewall. Today, mobile devices are the control panel for our personal and professional lives. This change has contributed to the single largest technology-driven lifestyle change of the last 10 years.
As productivity tools, mobile devices now access significantly more data than in years past. This has made mobile the new frontier for a wide spectrum of risk that includes cyber attacks, a range of malware families, non-compliant apps that leak data, and vulnerabilities in device operating systems or apps. A secure digital business ecosystem demands technologies that enable organizations to continuously monitor for threats and provide enterprise-wide visibility into threat intelligence.
Watch the webinar to learn more about:
What makes up the full spectrum of mobile risks
Lookout's Mobile Risk Matrix covering the key components of risk
How to evolve beyond mobile device management
A must-read for IT professionals that provides a comprehensive analysis of the API management marketplace and evaluates 22 vendors across 15 essential criteria.
APIs are the de-facto standard for building and connecting modern applications. But securely delivering, managing and analyzing APIs, data and services, both inside and outside an organization, is complex. And it’s getting even more challenging as enterprise IT environments grow dependent on combinations of public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructures.
Choosing the right APIs can be critical to a platform’s success. Likewise, full lifecycle API management can be a key ingredient in running a successful API-based program. Tools like Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management help enterprises evaluate these platforms so they can find the right one to fit their strategy and planning.
Apigee is pleased to offer you a complimentary copy of the Gartner report. Access in-depth evaluations of API managemen
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: May 14, 2018
" For any business that wants to successfully compete in today’s digital economy, it is not a question of if but rather how much of their business will be done with cloud applications.
A cloud application is one with many endpoints including browsers, mobile devices,
and/or machines that are geographically distributed. The application is intensely transactional (high velocity reads and/or writes), always available, and instantaneously responsive no matter the number of users or machines using the application.
Download this free white paper and explore how DataStax customers are delivering real-time value at epic scale with their cloud applications. Explore the core database requirements that make businesses successful with cloud applications, which include continuous availability, linear scale, and geographic distribution."
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: May 14, 2018
The data management practices of old will no longer work. If you’re still trying to use a centralized approach, you are probably finding it difficult to keep up with the real-time demands of the Right-Now Economy. This special Gartner report describes the main drivers for modernizing data management — operational efficiency and analytics — and explains why balancing connecting data with collecting data will be a fundamental requirement for modern data management moving forward.
In some kinds of more traditional businesses the
finance department tends to swallow as much data
as is thrown at it but only outputs small, measured
and curated amounts of insights periodically: “Here’s
revenue vs target in the last quarter”.
These are undoubtedly essential for proper business
management, But periodic reports also mean it
can be too late for the business to respond. It’s
like driving by looking only in the rear-view mirror.
Looking at what’s behind isn’t going to let you spot a
sudden bend in the road!
Essentially, the highly competitive and evolved
business environment of today requires businesses
to have proactive, indicative business metrics.
Combined with more traditional metrics, these
mean businesses have invaluable and complete
insight in order to evaluate performance.
Proactive, indicative business metrics are found
across most successful businesses–and especially
amongst C-suite employees. These people know
that the benefits are proven. Analytics-driven
Published By: Aviatrix
Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
Once you've designed and secured your Global Transit Network, are you done? Are you ready to hand day-to-day responsibility over to an operations team? Or, are there other elements you need to ensure that the day-to-day operation of your transit hub is efficient and effective?
As part of our fact-filled AWS Bootcamp series, Aviatrix CTO Sherry Wei and Neel Kamal, head of field operations at Aviatrix, demonstrate the best practices they've gleaned from working with operations teams, all who require:
• Visibility: Do you have a way to centrally view your network, see performance bottlenecks, control security policies, and set other configuration details?
• Deep Analytics: Can you easily gather performance and audit data and export it to Splunk, DataDog, or other advanced reporting tools?
• Monitoring and Troubleshooting: Do you have a real-time view of network health, and how easily can you access the data needed to locate and fix issues?
• Alert Management: When issues do occur, what r
NAVEX Global has surveyed ethics and compliance professionals in EMEA and APAC to benchmark their top priorities and challenges. We provide the data ethics and compliance professionals need to understand their company's compliance programme performance and identify key areas for improvement.
What you'll learn from our surveyed organisations:
Their top ethics and compliance programme priorities and challenges
What programme activities they're planning
What ethics and compliance software components are being used in programme implementation and management
How they rate the maturity of their programmes
How their ethics and compliance programmes have prevented incidents of misconduct
Discover how data management platforms can enable marketers to tackle growing data challenges, create powerful customer insights, and set up marketing campaigns that will increase revenues and significantly decrease wasted effort.
How do you know for sure that you're managing compliance with labor laws and regulations correctly and accurately? Start by completing this checklist. Responses to a recent Kronos® survey of 812 HR and payroll managers identified five key compliance readiness issues that organizations need to address to reduce risk of noncompliance.
These issues were determined from questions such as:
•Can I easily respond to and communicate to my organization about new regulations within 60 to 90 days?
•Do I spend more time on duplicate data entry among various systems than I do on strategic initiatives?
•Does my workforce management vendor provide education and tools that help my organization stay compliant?
Download this piece and complete the entire checklist to see where your organization stands on compliance preparedness. You can also and find out more about the Kronos single unified platform for HR and payroll that can help you adapt to regulatory changes and reduce the data-entry complexity, co
In the digital economy, application programming interfaces
(APIs) are essential for executing ideas quickly and seizing new
business opportunities. They are the building blocks of digital
transformation, enabling organizations to deliver exceptional
customer experiences, create new revenue streams and connect
employees, partners, apps and devices to data—anytime,
APIs are not necessarily a new technology, but in today’s digital
world, they have risen in prominence and become important
to every facet of the enterprise. This in turn has increased the
demand for effective API management. But what does an effective
solution look like?
The API Management Playbook will help you understand:
• Why digital transformation is crucial in the application economy
• How APIs are the building blocks of digital transformation
• Which key stakeholders in your organization are impacted by APIs
• What the API lifecycle is and how it relates to API management
• Thirteen key “plays” that API manag
Increasingly, enterprises are opening their data and applications to partners, developers, mobile apps and cloud
services. APIs provide a standardized way to open up information assets across the web, mobile devices, serviceoriented
architecture (SOA) and the cloud. However, to make API information sharing safe, reliable and cost-effective,
enterprises must deal with critical security, performance management and data adaptation challenges.
CA API Management combines advanced functionality for back-end integration, mobile optimization, cloud
orchestration and developer management. It is unique in its ability to address the full breadth of enterprise
API management challenges.
As cycles accelerate and timelines shorten, projects are being recognized—by necessity— as the delivery arm for strategy. In this environment, anything less than real-time access to real-time project data is too slow, because businesses need to know where they’re heading, not just where they’ve been. CA Project & Portfolio Management (CA PPM 15.3) has added new capabilities to support project, financial and resource management across individual initiatives and entire portfolios. We’ve also built new, embedded BI capabilities that make powerful data and insights more accessible to everyone.
Project portfolio management (PPM) software suites have evolved significantly in just the last few years.
No longer simply straightforward task–consolidation tools, they have become powerful enterprise
solutions capable of everything from investment planning and management to collaboration and
workflow automation across concurrent initiatives.
Safety is a top priority for companies with a fleet of drivers and vehicles. It starts with hiring and screening new employees with safe driving records and qualifications. You may even have written safety policies. However, having visibility into your driver’s whereabouts and their behaviors behind the wheel is key in identifying and preventing risks before it costs your business.
Do you wish that you could sit in the passenger seat of every vehicle in your fleet to watch driver behavior?
With data-driven fleet safety management software from Silent Passenger you can. According to NHTSA, the cause of 94% of collisions is driver error. By monitoring unsafe driver behaviors such as speeding, hard braking, and fast acceleration is key to preserving fleet safety. A reliable fleet safety management software delivers key business intelligence that helps maintain fleet efficiency and productivity on the road.
Improve Safety and Reduce Operational Costs
Running a safer fleet can have a signif
Whether you are running fleet maintenance using standalone software, pen and paper, or logging detailed spreadsheets, you may be missing a critical piece – the ability to receive real-time data from vehicles. That’s where telematics comes to play.
There are hundreds of factors, both expected and unexpected, that could upend your day-to-day maintenance operations resulting in costly vehicle downtime and missed routes. While you can manage fleet preventive maintenance manually, investing in a software solution can automate much of the oversight and management process for fleet maintenance.
Improved business productivity often requires more efficient IT and more efficient IT cannot be achieved without a better understanding of the way business services are run and delivered. Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) have emerged as a central component for Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and business service management (BSM).
When you extend the global reach of your enterprise, you’ll find new markets for your products and services. That means reaching more potential customers, bigger growth potential, and higher ROI. But to tap into those emerging markets, you need to provide the best, most consistent user experience. Now, it’s possible for you to build, deploy, and manage modern apps at scale with a globally-distributed database—without the hassles associated with hosting in your data center.
Read the e-book Build Modern Apps with Big Data at a Global Scale and learn how Azure Cosmos DB, a globally-distributed turnkey database service, is transforming the world of modern data management.
Keep access to your data available, consistent, and safe—with industry-leading, enterprise-grade security and compliance. Start developing the best app experience for your users based on five well-defined consistency models:
Strong: Favors data consistency. Ideal for banks, e-commerce processing, and online booking.
The 2017 study, The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Azure IaaS, gives insight into both the costs and benefits of large-scale Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) implementation.
This commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting analyzes the return on investment and business impact that several enterprises experienced when moving from a primarily on-premises environment to Azure. The companies interviewed come from a variety of industries and locations (global/multinational, North American, and European).
In addition to a 435 percent overall return on an Azure IaaS investment*, the businesses also experienced:
Reduced data center and outsourcing costs.
Website scale and performance improvements.
Ease of experimentation through virtualized environments.
Developer and tester improvements.
Download the study to learn about the potential ROI that could be realized by shifting some or all of your management and operations to Azure.