Culture has become one of the most important business topics of 2016. CEOs and HR leaders now recognize that culture drives people's behavior, innovation, and customer service: 82 percent of survey respondents believe that "culture is a potential competitive advantage." Knowing that leadership behavior and reward systems directly impact organizational performance, customer service, employee engagement, and retention, leading companies are using data and behavioral information to manage and influence their culture.
The success of every business is driven by the quality of its connections, whether with clients, employees, investors, suppliers, manufacturers or other key stakeholders. Increasingly, these relationships are measured through data-driven analytics, enhanced through video communication, and empowered through cloud computing and collaboration. As the volume of data grows, so do bandwidth requirements.
Businesses who have lived through the evolution of the digital age are well aware that we’ve
experienced a generational shift in technology. The rise of software as a service (SaaS),
cloud, mobile, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), social media, and other technologies
have disrupted industries and changed customers’ expectations. In our always-on, buy
anything anywhere world, customers want their shopping experiences to be personalized,
dynamic, and convenient.
As a result, many businesses are trying to reinvent themselves. Success in a fast-paced
economy depends on continually adapting and innovating. Companies have to move quickly
to keep up; there’s no time for disjointed technologies and old systems that don’t serve the
customer-obsessed mentality needed to thrive in the digital age.
Technology is a fast-moving target, and organizations need agility and flexibility to compete. By modernizing your data center and maximizing the value of your corporate data, your company can gain those qualities.
In this Forbes Insights checklist, learn how to derive value from your corporate data and embrace three elements of a modernized data center: an agile data infrastructure, a modern approach to data protection, and intelligent data center operations.
Digital transformation (DX) is a must for midsize firms (those with 100 to 999 employees) to thrive in the digital economy. DX enables firms to increase competitive advantage through initiatives such as automating business processes, creating greater operational efficiencies, building deeper customer relationships, and creating new revenue streams based on technology-enabled products and services. DX is a journey, and it starts with firms embracing an IT-centric vision that guides a data-driven, analytics-first strategy. The outcome of DX initiatives depends on the ability of a firm to efficiently leverage people (talent), process, platforms, and governance to meet the firm’s business objectives.
Very little data is available on how effectively enterprises are managing private cloud deployments in the real world. Are they doing so efficiently, or are they facing challenges in areas such as performance, TCO and capacity? Hewlett Packard Enterprise commissioned 451 Research to explore these issues through a survey of IT decision-makers and data from the Cloud Price Index.
Wie die meisten Unternehmen werden auch Sie vermutlich mit der Datenspeicherung zu kämpfen haben. In einer jährlichen Umfrage von Frost & Sullivan unter IT-Entscheidungsträgern wurde das Speicherwachstum als eine der größten Herausforderungen der letzten fünf Jahre für das Rechenzentrum genannt.2Da Unternehmen exponentiell mehr Daten als je zuvor sammeln, replizieren und speichern, ist schon der einfache Erwerb ausreichender Speicherkapazitäten ein Problem.
Hinzu kommt nicht zuletzt, dass Unternehmen von ihren gespeicherten Daten mehr erwarten. Daten werden mittlerweile als kostbares Firmenkapital und Möglichkeit gesehen, sich von den Wettbewerbern zu differenzieren: Sie sollen neue Geschäftsmodelle, neue Umsatzchancen, bessere Informationen, optimierte Betriebsabläufe und niedrigere Kosten bringen. Angesagte Trends wie das Internet der Dinge und Big Data-Analysen generieren so schnell neue Marktchancen, dass IT-Organisationen kaum noch Schritt halten können.
Published By: Veritas
Published Date: Sep 30, 2016
Learn how having one backup and recovery solution on a converged platform that can unify, manage and protect mixed workloads across the enterprise allows IT to reduce administration and infrastructure costs, even in the most complex environments.
To overcome the challenges and risks of the digital era, while positioning their businesses for success, SMBs need to partner with professional services organizations with the expertise that can safely guide them through achieving the following six key IT business initiatives:
A strong information security framework (for external and internal threats)
24x7 application availability
Pervasive, end-to-end data protection
End-to-end professional services
As businesses plunge into the digital future, no asset will have a greater impact on success than data. The ability to collect, harness, analyze, protect, and manage data will determine which businesses disrupt their industries, and which are disrupted; which businesses thrive, and which disappear. But traditional storage solutions are not designed to optimally handle such a critical business asset. Instead, businesses need to adopt an all-flash data center.
In their new role as strategic business enablers, IT leaders have the responsibility to ensure that their businesses are protected, by investing in flexible, future-proof flash storage solutions. The right flash solution can deliver on critical business needs for agility, rapid growth, speed-to-market, data protection, application performance, and cost-effectiveness—while minimizing the maintenance and administration burden.
Over the past several years, the IT industry has seen solid-state (or flash) technology evolve at a record pace. Early on, the high cost and relative newness of flash meant that it was mainly relegated to accelerating niche workloads. More recently, however, flash storage has “gone mainstream” thanks to maturing media technology. Lower media cost has resulted from memory innovations that have enabled greater density and new architectures such as 3D NAND. Simultaneously, flash vendors have refined how to exploit flash storage’s idiosyncrasies—for example, they can extend the flash media lifespan through data reduction and other technique
In our latest survey report, we explore the growth challenges facing businesses and HR leaders in a rapidly changing landscape.
We surveyed over 500 HR leaders in leading organizations to explore their views around these challenges, and to find out how they are supporting people and leveraging people data to help them achieve their growth goals.
Read our report to learn more and discover what you can do to become a People Company.
Do you know your people as well as you know your customers? Your people’s expectations and the way they work are changing. Employees are more diverse, mobile and technologically savvy than ever before. HR processes are changing from focusing on transactions to knowing and engaging people. Just as sales and marketing teams use data to develop actionable and informed insights about their customers, you need to do the same in HR to know your people. Everything from attracting and keeping the best talent to creating better workplace experiences and increasing employee engagement and productivity, depends on smarter decisions. These in turn rely on more actionable insights. These are only possible through accurate HR data and analytics. They are vital to address the people challenges you face, so you can make smarter decisions. Discover in this guide how to improve visibility of your workforce with data-driven and actionable insights. Ultimately, it will help you know your people better and
Today’s leading-edge organizations differentiate themselves through analytics to further their competitive advantage by extracting value from all their data sources. Other companies are looking to become data-driven through the modernization of their data management deployments. These strategies do include challenges, such as the management of large growing volumes of data. Today’s digital world is already creating data at an explosive rate, and the next wave is on the horizon, driven by the emergence of IoT data sources. The physical data warehouses of the past were great for collecting data from across the enterprise for analysis, but the storage and compute resources needed to support them are not able to keep pace with the explosive growth. In addition, the manual cumbersome task of patch, update, upgrade poses risks to data due to human errors. To reduce risks, costs, complexity, and time to value, many organizations are taking their data warehouses to the cloud. Whether hosted lo
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
Imagine if you could see deep into the future. And way back into the past, both at the same time. Imagine having visibility of everything that had ever happened and everything that was ever going to happen, everywhere, all at once.
And then imagine processing power strong enough to make sense of all this data in every language and in every dimension. Unless you’ve achieved that digital data nirvana (and you haven’t told the rest of us), you’re going to have some unknowns in your world.
In the world of security, unknown threats exist outside the enterprise in the form of malicious actors, state-sponsored attacks and malware that moves fast and destroys everything it touches. The unknown exists inside the enterprise in the form of insider threat from rogue employees or careless contractors – which was deemed by 24% of our survey respondents to pose the most serious risk to their organizations. The unknown exists in the form of new devices, new cloud applications, and new data. The unk
Bandwidth. Speed. Throughput. These terms are not interchangeable. They are
interrelated concepts in data networking that help measure capacity, the time
it takes to get from one point to the next and the actual amount of data
you’re receiving, respectively.
Technology enables business transformation To thrive in today’s idea economy, small and midsize companies like yours are using technology to transform their business. Like your peers, you know that mobile applications, cloud-based solutions, and advanced analytics can help you increase productivity, reduce costs, and grow your business. Older servers, storage, and networking products weren’t built to handle the exploding amount of data that is being shared today. In order to take advantage of these modern applications, many companies have found that they need to close the gap between what their business demands and what their IT systems can deliver.
The Time for the Hybrid WAN IT has gone through a significant evolution over the past decade. Virtualization has changed the entire face of the data center, the network edge has become predominantly wireless and consumer devices reign supreme. However, one of the few areas of IT that has yet to evolve is the corporate wide area network (WAN). Managing the WAN is something network managers have always struggled with because WAN speeds are typically an order of magnitude, or more, slower than local area networks (LANs).
Businesses in virtually every industry are using location data to better understand their customers and users. By knowing how people move through and interact with a venue, businesses can gain valuable insights to optimize their locations and engage customers at the point of decision. However, contextual customer information is only as valuable as its accuracy. And when it comes to capitalizing on location data, a meter is worth more than a kilometer.
IT has gone through a significant evolution over the past decade. Virtualization has changed the entire face of the data center, the network edge has become predominantly wireless and consumer devices reign supreme. However, one of the few areas of IT that has yet to evolve is the corporate wide area network (WAN). Managing the WAN is something network managers have always struggled with because WAN speeds are typically an order of magnitude, or more, slower than local area networks (LANs).
The Cisco® Hyperlocation Solution is the industry’s first Wi-Fi network-based location system that can help businesses and users pinpoint a user’s location to within one to three meters, depending on the deployment. Combining innovative RF antenna and module design, faster and more frequent data processing, and a powerful platform for customer engagement, it can help businesses create more personalized and profitable customer experiences.
Insurers have long been plagued by fraud, error, waste, and abuse in health care payments. The costs are huge – amounting to as much as 25 percent of payments made. Today’s data management and
analytics platforms promise breakthroughs by incorporating comparative and behavioral data to predict as well as detect loss in all its forms. To explore the opportunities and how insurers can capitalize on them, IIA spoke with Ben Wright, Sr. Solutions Architect in SAS’s Security Intelligence Global Practice.
Delivering exceptional customer experiences has become a key differentiator for top organizations today. Now you can see where your peers and competitors stand in the new Forbes Insights report Data Elevates the Customer Experience. This report is a comprehensive follow-up to an October 2015 preliminary pulse survey conducted among 105 executives of large global organizations. It identifies three categories of organizations – leaders, explorers and laggards – and measures the progress they have made with the data-driven customer experience based on three key pillars: organization (people), openness (data) and orchestration (processes). Read the results, find out where you stand and glean some new ideas from your peers about how to elevate the customer experience.
For organizations to succeed with the onslaught of devices, sensors and tools that innovation garners, data must no longer be treated as a byproduct but instead as an asset. And data-driven innovation must start at the top. That's what Michael Schrage, Fellow at MIT Sloan School's Initiative on the Digital Economy, said during the Harvard Business Review webinar, Leadership and Big Data Innovation. Find out why data experimentation, governance and culture are part of the next leadership challenge for organizations.
Competitive advantage from analytics is changing, and for the better. For the first time in four years, MIT Sloan Management Review found an increasing ability to strategically innovate with analytics based on interviews with more than 2,600 practitioners and scholars globally.
Learn more about key findings, including:
Wider use of analytics, better knowledge of its benefits and greater focus on applications have reversed a trend on the benefits of analytics.
Return on investment for analytics stems from the governing and sharing of data throughout the organization.
Machine learning enables organizations to discover more insight from their data, allowing employees to focus on other critical responsibilities.