Everything is changing in retail. Stores are becoming an omni channel experience; fulfilment and service centers and smart showrooms are enabling endless-aisle commerce. eCommerce and mobile customer experiences are changing retail, as retailers are now entering the third generation of ecommerce, in which IDC identifies eight core capabilities at the heart of the transformation of key operating models. Omni-channel fulfilment practices and new merchandise planning archetypes are emerging to drive profit, and retail technology is fundamentally changing, as digital transformations take shape in the industry. Websites, smartphones, the Internet of Things (IoT), and wearables change customers and their journeys, while 3D printing changes value chains and products, while IoT changes products, stores, and logistics, and artificial intelligence (AI), probably the most pervasive agent of change, will underpin new levels of customer individualization and workforce efficiencies.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
Disaster recovery and long term retention (LTR) of data can be challenging for mid-sized organizations. Keeping a secondary site up for disaster recovery can be expensive and dealing with tape for LTR can be slow and costly. IDPA DD4400 enables mid-size organizations to take advantage of clould efficiencies for data protection with cloud disaster recovery and long term retention.
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Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 01, 2013
A study of 21 companies commissioned by Red Hat, found that infrastructure platforms based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux experienced 34% lower total cost of ownership per user compared to platforms running Windows Server. Included were server infrastructure costs, staffing efficiencies, and lost productivity.
As the food industry races to comply with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), manufacturers are working to adopt more robust track and trace processes. A critical component to achieving compliance is the integration of automated data capture solutions throughout all stages of food production—from farm to table. This whitepaper examines technology considerations food manufacturers should weigh when implementing these systems, along with how to tackle the subsequent challenges that are sure to arise. Once the U.S. food industry understands how mobile solutions can enable track & traceability, manufacturers will be equipped with an efficient solution that not only helps to achieve regulatory compliance, but also improves overall business efficiencies.
Learn how to maximize efficiencies through greater system integration and automation, enable seamless interactions with providers, members and other constituents, and drive increased healthcare value with automated, value-based programs.
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: Jun 03, 2016
The paradigm for budgeting has changed. Watch this demo of budgeting with Prophix to learn how to improve organizational agility, gain efficiencies within your department and realize the business value that comes with a budget that is accurate, auditable and collaborative.
Published By: Kaminario
Published Date: May 05, 2016
This IDC Buyer Case Study reviews how Cobb EMC, a regional not-for-profit electric utility company serving the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, addressed evolving IT infrastructure requirements with flash storage technology to improve performance and substantially improve IT efficiencies. This Buyer Case Study explores what drove Cobb EMC's initial interest in flash, how flash deployment has evolved in the company's environments, how the deployment has impacted its business, and what future plans exist for AFAs at Cobb EMC.
Banks and credit unions face multiple challenges to operational efficiency: tightening budgets, limited headcount, a challenging regulatory climate, ongoing security concerns and others. Efficiency and process enhancements can limit the impact these challenges could have on your institution. The following five questions—and your responses—may help your financial institution (FI) as you look to drive operational efficiencies, improve compliance and security, keep account holders happy and attract new ones.
This paper explores automation and orchestration tools as well as the architectural simplifications that enable these tools to work well, paving the way for software-defined networks (SDNs) and greater operational efficiencies across the enterprise.
Organizations everywhere are turning to virtualization, cloud computing, and mobile technologies to support anytime, anywhere access to today’s work load intensive, data-heavy applications. Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers—built for high performance, 24/7 availability, and uncompromised reliability—can help IT organizations deliver the benefits of these transformative technologies.With cost-saving power, cooling, space, and management efficiencies, Dell’s new servers offer data centers unparalleled performance, efficiency, and reliability for a diverse range of enterprise applications.
Oracle Exadata is powerful, optimised, and cloud-ready. IDC has put the business value of the Oracle Exadata to the test by interviewing eight customers. They reported better business outcomes and efficiencies as a result of improved database performance, scalability, and reliability. The resulting whitepaper also reveals business value highlights, such as 429 percent five-year ROI, US$222,000 additional revenue per 100 users, and 94 percent less unplanned downtime.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 23, 2016
Cisco is a leading provider of networking solutions that transform how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. A US $47 billion global company, Cisco develops intelligent networks and technology architectures for customers in industries ranging from government and military to healthcare and transportation. To help keep pace with rapidly changing customer demand, Cisco built its internal Lightweight Application Environment on OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat. With this solution, Cisco IT delivers application middleware quickly and easily to internal developers through a self-service portal. Cisco has decreased time to market for new applications, streamlined the infrastructure using containers, increased operational efficiencies, and improved the developer experience.
This paper introduces five architectural principles guiding the development of the next generation data center (NGDC). It describes key market influences leading a fundamental enterprise IT transformation and the technological trends that support it. The five principles are: scale-out, guaranteed performance, automated management, data assurance, and global efficiencies. Cloud infrastructure delivery models such as IaaS, private clouds, and software-defined data centers (SDDC) are foundations for the NGDC. In an era where IT is expected to ensure productiongrade support with a plethoric flow of new applications and data, these models demonstrate how to eliminate bottlenecks, increase self-service, and move the business forward. The NGDC applies a software-defined everything (SDx) discipline in a traditional, hardware-centric business to gain business advantage.
Learn why VMware vSphere® users across multiple industries turned to VMware vCloud® Air™, the ready-to-run public cloud built on vSphere, to modernize their data centers.
While each organization’s story may be unique, VMware vSphere customers can quickly realize the cost-effectiveness and operational efficiencies that the public cloud delivers—without compromising the investments they’ve made in their on-premises data centers.
IDC has put the business value of the Oracle Exadata to the test by interviewing eight customers. They reported better business outcomes and efficiencies as a result of improved database performance, scalability, and reliability. The resulting whitepaper also reveals business value highlights, such as 429 percent five-year ROI, US$222,000 additional revenue per 100 users, and 94 percent less unplanned downtime.
With nearly 20% of midmarket firms using Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) and another 46% actively investigating and planning to adopt HCI solutions over the next 12-18 months, there has never been a more critical time to get ahead of your competition.
Midsize businesses face the same need to modernize IT and embrace digital transformation as much as their larger competitors, but are typically restricted by resource and money. HCI enables midsize organizations to address these challenges with a solution that can grow as the business grows, without the financial burden or requiring to choose between on premise or public cloud solutions.
The investments you make in IT technology and selecting the right HCI platform will impact your ability to evolve, grow and compete effectively in the future.
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Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is the best strategic option for meeting your organization’s demands for increased efficiency and agility while leveraging existing apps and data. HCI is a scale-out software-defined infrastructure that converges core data services on flash-accelerated, industry standard servers, delivering flexible and powerful building blocks under unified management.
Put simply, HCI has the potential to revolutionise your security environment and increase efficiencies relating to application performance.
In this whitepaper, we break down the top 5 reasons why hyperconverged infrastructure is the right way forward for your organisation.
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The legal industry is well past the days when scrawled notes in a day planner constituted time recording. The business of law has changed, requiring that time entries comply with client requirements and firm objectives. We believe the path forward is a new concept that we call “compliant time”: a way to streamline timekeeping and improve time-capture accuracy while also ensuring adherence to OCGs.This ebook explores the gaps and inefficiencies in the current stateat most law firms and shows how compliant time can help resolve these issues. Insights into how current processes impact and inhibit internal law firm stakeholder objectives reveal why firms simply must find new approaches. Declining realization rates, competitive market forces, and lawyer attraction/retention challenges are all factors that point to a need for change in time and billing technology.
Sherwood International, a specialist in providing customised in-bound supply chain solutions into Africa, has implemented the Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management solution business management solution to boost efficiencies in its operations and gain better visibility into its business. It has also been able to streamline finances and improve operational controls.
Many organizations have understandably turned to consolidation and virtualization to reduce server complexity, footprint and cost-to-scale. The next step is to optimize performance using analytics, policy-based automation and new technologies like cloud computing. Companies that focus on server optimization are seeing greater flexibility and sustained cost and operational efficiencies, with administrators able to manage 2.5 times more servers and almost twice as many virtual machines per server.
This Edison Group whitepaper explores the new SPARC S7 server features and then compares this offering to a similar x86 offering.The key characteristics of the SPARC S7 to be highlighted are: Designed for scale-out and cloud infrastructures, SPARC S7 processor with greater core performance than the latest Intel Xeon E5, processor, Software in Silicon which offers hardware-based features such as data acceleration and security. The SPARC S7 is then compared to a similar x86 solution from three different perspectives, namely performance, risk and cost.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
This white paper explores a new interconnection-driven paradigm to help M&E companies improve media content creation, management and distribution workflow efficiencies, develop higher quality products faster, scale their global reach and give the viewing public what they want, when they want it — all at reduced costs.