The first-ever Global Digital Transformation Benefits Report is here. The report analyzes 230 customer stories and 330 data points to provide concrete evidence on digitization's disruptive potential. It examines how digital transformation has driven CapEx and OpEx savings, sustainability initiatives, equipment uptime, and other key business goals. It also includes stories from 34 of our customers, including how:
• Tata Power, an Indian power company, cut power restoration times from hours to seconds.
• New Belgium Brewing, a US beer company, cut downtime by 50%.
• Vitens, a Dutch water utility, shrank deployment times by 65%.
: Are you among the two thirds of industrial companies who are currently, or planning to, implement industrial transformation? A new report by LNS Research finds that there is quite a wide gap in how the companies perceived as industrial transformation leaders develop their transformation project strategies compared with companies perceived as followers.
Don’t get left behind. Discover the recommendations from LNS Research on how to ensure the success of your digital transformation initiatives.
Red Hat CTO for global service providers, Ian Hood, and TelecomTV talk about multi edge compute capacity and the fundamental need to have a common platform to deliver future services. ‘If you are not feeling some pain, you are not driving fast enough’, says Red Hat CTO, Global Service Provider, Ian Hood. The race to 5G is definitely on, and the use cases are clear. You can talk about multi edge compute capacity and other technical issues, but the fundamental thing is to have a common platform to deliver future services. We need to get to the point where IoT Everywhere, virtualized video and all the applications that come from new 5G services are delivered seamlessly. Even blockchain has a clear future within the telco environment where the world of eSIMs, secure roaming charges and identity management can alls be based on blockchain technology.
"This report discusses NetApp’s AFF and FAS product lines, ONTAP 9 advanced
functionality, NetApp SAN history and NetApp AFF A700s SAN IO performance. Our
performance review uses recent benchmark results, ranks the A700s against a list of
enterprise flash storage systems and shows where the NetApp AFF A700s falls on
Silverton Consulting’s All-Flash Storage ChampionsChart™."
As a supply chain technology leader in this era of rapid digitization, you are constantly inundated with trends. How do you ignore the hype and employ the best tech innovations for your supply chain?
In the latest Gartner Inc. report entitled The 2019 Top Supply Chain Technology Trends You Can’t Ignore you will discover the latest solutions in the supply chain landscape and how to differentiate and prioritize your unique needs in such a dynamic marketplace.
Discover how to optimize your unique supply chain through:
An in-depth analysis of the trends you can’t ignore
Specific use-case examples
The impacts of new and innovative technologies and
Next step recommendations
Quality professionals recognize that streamlining processes can deliver significant returns, but many are unsure where or how to start. With dozens or even hundreds of processes, automating them all can seem overwhelming.
In this white paper you'll learn:
The three most important quality functions to automate for process excellence
Strategies for streamlining your quality process so you can turn insight into action
Tips for choosing a flexible platform that harnesses creative problem-solving.
"Campbell’s is more connected than we've ever been. We've seen a complete transformation in just 9 months. I think it's because Workplace has tools that people can use whenever and wherever they are.”
Kristin Ennis, Senior Manager, Communications
Download this case study to find out how Workplace by Facebook helped to improve the business with smarter communication, better collaboration and a re-imagined company culture.
In addition to e-books, on-demand video and GPS devices, one of the future technological innovations envisioned by AT&T in its famous early 1990s series of “You Will” commercials was an Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system that enabled drivers to wirelessly pay their tolls as they drove through a toll booth. While that prediction was perhaps not as bold as the others (Europe began developing similar ETC systems in the 1980s), today we take for granted E-ZPass in the U.S. and similar systems where drivers can enter toll roads, HOV lanes, bridges and tunnels without having to stop at a tollbooth to pay.
Typically, these systems require a driver to put an OBU (On Board Unit, which can be called transponder or “edge” IoT device) in their vehicle and, when their vehicle passes through a toll booth, the toll booth wirelessly connects to the edge to automatically deduct the toll from their bank account.
Even after decades of industry and technology advancements, there still is no universal, integrated storage solution that can reduce risk, enable profitability, eliminate complexity and seamlessly integrate into the way businesses operate and manage data at scale? To reach these goals, there are capabilities that are required to achieve the optimum results at the lowest cost. These capabilities include availability, reliability, performance, density, manageability and application ecosystem integration? This paper outlines a better way to think about storing data at scale—solving these problems not only today, but well into the future?
2017 and 2018 were not easy years to be a CIO or CISO, and 2019 isn’t showing any signs of being easier. With so many career-ending-level data breaches in 2017 (e.g., Equifax, Uber, Yahoo, to name a few) and with the stronger regulatory requirements worldwide, CIOs/CISOs have a corporate responsibility to rethink their approach to data security. Regulatory compliance aside, companies have a responsibility to their customers and shareholders to protect data, and minimize its exposure not only to external attackers but also to employees. The most common method of data breach in 2017 was a phishing email sent to a company’s internal employees (See 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report), This makes employees unwillingly complicit in the data breach. Over 80% of successful cyberattacks have a critical human element that enabled them. The average employee who opens the innocent-looking attachment or link, is unintentionally jeopardizing a company’s data. While there is no 100% protection, th
Automating disaster recovery and disaster recovery testing saves time and budget, plus reduces risk when there is an actual emergency. With weather events, ransomware, and other outages distruping your business, you need a modern disaster recovery solution that really works at time of disaster. Choosing the right disaster recovery solution can be the difference between keeping your business up and running or going dark during an emergency.
Learn hoe the commvault platform for data management provides availability for your business against today's real world outages
Published By: Flexential
Published Date: Jul 17, 2019
By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices producing 600Zb of data, driving enterprises to assess their IT infrastructures to keep pace with unprecedented data processing demands. Is your business ready to handle this data explosion?
In this on-demand webinar, you’ll hear Tim Parker, Vice President of Network Services at Flexential, and Craig Matsumoto, Senior Analyst of Data Center Services at 451 Research, discuss the evolution of data – and how enterprises are processing and creating it. Download now to hear Parker and Matsumoto examine how edge computing solutions are meeting the latency demands of an increasingly digitized world.
Published By: Flexential
Published Date: Jul 17, 2019
The hybrid cloud has arrived for the enterprise, but it comes with a complication: the speed of light. Between the cloud and the end user (including IoT devices that count as ‘users’), there is an emerging need for an intermediate environment that can satisfy real-time compute requirements without incurring the latency of reaching all the way to the cloud. ‘Edge compute’ is the phrase used to describe what covers this middle ground, but the optimal location for edge compute resources remains open to question.
Published By: Flexential
Published Date: Jul 17, 2019
The benefits of colocation are well documented, making it easy for organizations to build a compelling business case. Once the decision is made to outsource some or all of your IT infrastructure, there’s plenty of work to do, including selecting the right colocation provider.
Published By: Uberflip
Published Date: Jun 11, 2019
B2B marketing teams rely on content to fuel their campaigns and generate pipeline for their
organizations. As such, every year marketing teams spend hundreds of thousands of dollars creating
exponentially more content in an effort to reach and influence their buyers. But even with this
proliferation of content, marketers everywhere still struggle to leverage their content to win and retain
Small business lending continues to be a growth industry, with
multiple approaches and diverse players offering solutions to help
small businesses manage their demand for financing. The industry
continues to evolve, with lenders bringing new technology,
innovation, and products to the market. Yet despite intense
competition, small businesses are still underserved for financing.
There is still tremendous upside growth for lenders and marketers
who want to compete in this space.
Digital transformation will fail without a commitment to automation - what AHEAD
refers to as Relentless Automation. With the advent of public cloud and all of
its promise, along with the ripple effect from the DevOps mantra of “automate
everywhere”, technology teams must spin up new infrastructure, maintain
configurations, and set up and tear down environments much faster than ever before.
Of course, no one should automate for the sake of automating, or to simply be ahead of the curve. But while not every
activity warrants automation - whether due to the complexity and nuance of the task, or its infrequent occurrence - Relentless
Automation means identifying those tasks and processes where the benefits of automation outweigh both its upfront and
Thankfully, the business benefits of standardizing and automating IT work are easy to spot:
> Freeing up staff for higher value work
> Reduction in errors and process variability
> More auditability and accountability, helping
With increased adoption, cloud footprints are getting larger and more unwieldy to manage. Organizations know they must analyze and consolidate their cloud bills to stop cloud waste eating into OpEx budgets. Extensive cloud adoption driven by a “cloud-first” mandate isn’t inherently sprawl, but do you know the business initiatives that spend is supporting? What alternatives did you consider? How is spend tracking?
Download this guide to stop cloud sprawl from undercutting your IT strategy.
Christian Kane is an Enterprise Mobility Management Research Analyst with Forrester Research, where he helps clients develop and improve their desktop and mobile strategy. His research spans mobile hardware, mobile operating systems, mobile device management solutions, and mobile applications.
A Chief Marketing Officer's Roadmap.
In this paper Acxiom shows how Media Mix Optimization can help overcome the complex challenges of today's marketing. Herein we not only detail both the "Journey" of MMO and its rewards but also how to avoid several key hurdles along the way.
Application Delivery Controllers understand applications and optimize server performance - offloading compute-intensive tasks that prevent servers from quickly delivering applications. Learn how ADCs have taken over where load balancers left off.
If your organization's servers run applications that are critical to your business, chances are that you'd benefit from an application delivery solution. Today's Web applications can be delivered to users anywhere in the world and the devices used to access Web applications have become quite diverse.
The world of advertising has become a complex tangle of organizational silos, disconnected platforms, and scattered customer data, turning even the simplest media buy into a chaotic event. But it doesn’t have to be this way. When you unify your audience data, media inventory, and performance results you get a clear view of ad activity and investment. So you can better allocate budgets. And dramatically boost your return on ad spend.
Read Behind every great ad, there are a million digital connections for valuable insights on:
- How the fragmented ad landscape keeps you from connecting with customers
- Strategies for integrating technology and data to reach customers everywhere
- Tips for recovering from data loss — and avoiding it altogether.
According to IDC's analysis, AEM Sites enables organizations to realize on average annual business value of $3.92 million per organization over three years and a 348% three-year ROI by:
— Making the creation and delivery of digital experiences more consistent and streamlined and accelerating time to market for new experiences
— Empowering - and increasing the productivity of - employees responsible for digital experiences
— Improving the digital customer experiences organizations deliver, thereby increasing engagement levels and generating additional business