Customers have grown accustomed to high speeds and reliable connectivity. One second of network delay when accessing website, mobile app, or application service can increase your bounce rate and even decrease your customer’s trust in your brand.
The typical business pain points per the above scenario are always like:
Latency – While, latency problems caused by geographic distance are impossible to solve on the public Internet;
Availability – Packet loss and complaints from customers can prevent you from increasing your user base;
Cost - The growth of your user base and your business needs both outpace your IT budget.
Security - Connections over the public Internet are vulnerable to DDoS attacks and other threats.
This whitepaper describes:
• Challenges that Magic Video faced before implementing Alibaba Cloud’s solutions
• How Alibaba Cloud’s solutions help Magic Video build a global hybrid enterprise network, accelerate content delivery of the application, and maximize bandwidth?
Many businesses are adopting a multi-cloud infrastructure. However, managing data and communication between multiple cloud environments is often challenging and complex. Therefore, companies often try to find a technical partner that can help them. Companies with on-premise data centers need some type of interconnect to access their products and services hosted on the cloud. The traditional Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection method usually can’t meet enterprise speed,stability, security, and compliance requirements.This whitepaper describes the challenges that companies face when building dedicated connections between different cloud environments and how Alibaba Cloud’s Express Connect is the perfect solution for them
This whitepaper provides an overview of how Craigs International leveraged Alibaba Cloud’s technology solutions, including Cloud Enterprise Network (CEN), Virtual Private Network (VPN) Gateway, and Smart Access Gateway (SAG), to build a global enterprise network. Alibaba Cloud’s solutions helped them improve business operations, increase efficiency, maximize profitability, and reduce OPEX and CAPEX costs. Craigs International wants to move to the cloud to build a global hybrid enterprise network by partnering with a technology player that has such solid experience within Mainland China.
Published By: UNIT4 CODA
Published Date: Jul 13, 2011
IKEA uses one common finance system globally making accounting quicker and easier. Their standard Chart of Accounts updates information in real time from IKEA's operational systems, so each store has on-demand access to real-time performance data.
Digital disruption is fundamentally changing IT. Today’s organizations are under more pressure than ever to innovate fast and offer a superior experience to every customer.
In this white paper, we explore the advantages that a modernized data center can bring for IT organizations seeking to keep pace in a dynamic environment, and how a software-defined approach can help move them forward. Real-world examples showcase how VMware is enabling IT teams to develop future-proof strategies with a foundation that is ready for cloud environments as well as global expansion and customer acquisitions.
Submit the form to read this latest whitepaper to discover the advantages and how you could develop a future-proof strategy with VMware.
Digital Realty needed a globally consistent infrastructure to support their current customer base while allowing for seamless expansion into new markets, all while staying at the top of the fast moving colocation market. Increasing customer requests for visibility needed to be met simply and consistently.
So, you want to take your company global? For many organizations, forward growth means international expansion. While you may recognize the need for this growth, making it happen is another matter.
In order to expand into new markets, you’ll need to identify your growth strategy, navigate unclear rules and regulations, understand cultural differences, and so much more. There are many complex considerations when growing your business globally – many of which you didn’t need to address in order to grow domestically.
The following insights should be used as a resource for Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) as they lead or support their organisation through a cloud adoption journey.
It is designed to provide an overview of cloud adoption drivers, costs, risks, and benefits, as well as raise important questions about staffing and technology decisions that are critical to success. It is also intended to help inform business cases, while surfacing measurements and indicators specific to cloud environments that impact the bottom line.
The foundational guidance provided is a collection of insights captured and distilled from direct conversations and engagements between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and customer CFOs representing an extensive range of industries.
Going global: Overcoming new challenges in new territories. Once a business has experienced success at home and begun to build a loyal customer base there, international expansion is often seen as the logical next step.
Published By: NetSuite
Published Date: Feb 17, 2016
The examples that follow illustrate some of the actual challenges that legacy ERP solutions cannot meet. The examples are placed within 5 broad categories of benefits that NetSuite OneWorld customers realised after deploying the cloud-based solution.
1. Standardising business processes and data
2. Omnichannel on a common platform
3. Multiple brands on a common platform
4. Rapid and easy global expansion
5. Managing multicurrency, international business
In global, multicultural organizations, simply expecting all employees to speak one common language, such as English, marginalizes the potential impact of international talent and leaves monolingual staff ill-equipped to help the organization compete effectively in a globalized environment.
In an increasingly global economy, U.S. companies will perform better by hiring individuals who can communicate in foreign languages and helping current employees develop language skills. Forbes Insights, in conjunction with Rosetta Stone, surveyed more than 100 executives at large U.S. businesses (annual revenues of more than $500 million) and found that language barriers have a broad and pervasive impact on business operations. The survey found that foreign language skills will be even more vital in the future and that language abilities can help executives advance their careers, speed overseas expansion, and boost corporate—as well as personal—success.
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jun 16, 2009
High-tech companies face a range of complex business challenges due to global expansion, shifting demographics, and continuous competitive pressures. Read why the high-tech HR organization finds itself at the forefront of many of these challenges, and what they must do to rise above them.
Staples’ information systems play a critical role in delivering on their brand promise 'that was easy.' As part of a recent strategic imperative, Staples recently embarked on a major modernization of its systems architecture and supporting processes. The goal was to ensure IT’s systems could scale with the company’s continued global expansion without sacrificing the quality of the brand experience. One critical target for modernization was Staples’ enterprise job scheduling processes and systems. After researching the top software providers in this space, Staples selected Tidal Software to support its efforts to centralize and streamline automated batch processing.
Organizations that transform backup environments report significant business benefits. In fact, they directly link backup transformation to faster product development cycles, accelerated global expansion efforts, improvements in customer profiling, and more. But how do you go about making changes to your backup environment that will improve your business? You’ve got to have a game plan. This eBook is designed to help you understand the impact of backup transformation, what the key steps are that all organizations should consider before and during the journey, and why EMC is uniquely qualified to guide you.
Published By: iDirect
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
The global demand for voice and data services delivered over cellular networks continues to grow as new markets open and existing ones increase capacity. The networking infrastructure to support subscriber growth and new services have experienced aggressive expansion as the worldwide economy evolves.
Published By: Neterion
Published Date: Dec 05, 2006
As the demand for bandwidth grows, so does the reach of networks. Users need to access data globally, from multiple locations around the world, quickly and transparently without breaking budgets. Data centers locked into servicing only local users unnecessarily constrain growth and expansion.
Faced with degrading network performance and the need to drive global expansion, Measurement Specialties partnered with Virtela to design, implement and manage a high-performance, multi-carrier MPLS network across all twelve of their global sites.
With this increased attention on building a brand as a strategic differentiator, how are marketers approaching it? A recent eMarketer global survey revealed that nearly 56 percent of marketers would increase spending on brand-building activities over the next year compared to 42 percent who said they would be focusing on demand generation. Brand awareness was a higher priority for marketers than demand generation, global business expansion efforts or event spending.