Published By: Percussion
Published Date: Jun 11, 2013
This paper will explore how WCMS buyers can assess the costs associated to buy, customize and maintain prospective solutions. We will examine the five key areas of cost: User Adoption, Initial Implementation, Upgrades and Ongoing Re-implementation, Maintenance and Support Cost and Application Integration
NAVEX Global commissioned an independent third party study of over 300 Ethics and Compliance senior level decision makers in compliance, HR, legal and risk roles across multiple industries, to understand how they are allocating their budgets and which activities are contributing to their program success. Download this spending research report to benchmark your program and use these key lessons from your peers to boost your ethics and compliance programs' effectiveness.
In the business world, the convergence of voice and data – as well as video and mobility – has evolved into unified communications, an enabler that is difficult to pigeonhole. Encompassing voice, data, video, mobility, and more, it can be located on site or it can be delivered/hosted from the “cloud”. Most important, UC ensures that information is available and people are reachable anytime, anywhere on almost any device of their choosing.
Organizations across all sizes and industries are leveraging tools to simplify business. Traditionally, marketing technology has been very task specific, designed to operate within a single functional silo such as email campaign management or lead scoring. But marketers know the value and significance of aligning marketing automation, sales force automation (SFA), and customer relationship management (CRM) platforms in the cloud — a task that can be easily accomplished through the implementation of Marketing Technologies.
Published By: Badgeville
Published Date: Feb 13, 2014
Game applications in business result in both long and short-term success. Short-term effects will occur quickly, while proper implementation and use of game psychology will enable business leaders to maintain this success in the long-term.
Gain valuable insights into both long and short-term gamification success from these industry visionaries, and learn how to harness the power of games to fundamentally change the nature of work.
Kimpton's success as the #1 boutique hotel company in the United States started with the implementation of the most advanced and reliable converged infrastructure system - VCE Vblock®. Modernizing the data center enabled this top hotel chain to spend less time focusing on managing and supporting infrastructure, and more time serving its ecosystem.
Some of the benefits Kimpton achieved since the deployment of EMC Converged Infrastructure from VCE included a 25 percent
reduction in operating expenses by moving to Vblock Systems, compared with an expected savings of only 10 percent. Kimpton can also stand up virtual machines (VMs) in minutes to capitalize on business opportunities, compared to days or weeks with the old infrastructure.
Watch this video to learn more about the Kimpton Hotels story.
Published By: New Relic
Published Date: Sep 17, 2014
So you’re ready to plunge headlong into DevOps. Right on! You’ve done your homework, and you realize that in order to keep up with the rapid pace of business today, you need to implement DevOps practices at your organization. Yet despite the obvious benefits, such as faster deployments and fewer failures, the rest of your organization may not be so enthusiastic. This eBook will help you familiarize yourself with the common barriers to DevOps adoption so that you can come up with ways to win over the skeptics—and get your organization’s DevOps movement rolling.
Protecting a business – including its information and intellectual property, physical infrastructure, employees, and reputation – has become increasingly difficult. Online threats come from all sides: internal leaks and external adversaries; domestic hacktivists and overseas cybercrime syndicates; targeted threats and mass attacks. And these threats run the gamut from targeted to indiscriminate to entirely accidental.
Like many security trends and frameworks, the early stages of adoption often involve inconsistent definitions, challenges with justification and management communication and an unknown path to implementation. In this white paper, we:
• Review the current threatscape and why it requires this new approach
• Offer a clarifying definition of what cyber threat Intelligence is
• Describe how to communicate its value to the business and
• Lay out some concrete initial steps toward implementing Intelligence-Led Security
To select the best payroll provider possible, who better to ask than your peers? With more than 400,000 reviews from real software users, the G2 Crowd business software review platform will help you confidently make the right choice.
The G2 Crowd payroll report compares how providers rank in terms of customer satisfaction, specific features, industries, and more. To help you evaluate your payroll options, get this FREE copy of the G2 Crowd payroll report (a $599 value).
This exclusive research includes:
· Detailed profiles of 27 payroll providers
· Ranking based on customer feedback
· Assessment of implementation, integration, support, and ease of use
· Actionable insights to help you decide
The majority of companies have a difficult time deploying NAC across the enterprise. No existing NAC solution provides access control for all endpoints and operating systems – leaving vulnerable blind spots on the network. Some company leaders spend hundreds of thousands – even millions – of dollars on a NAC solution only to spend years trying to implement the technology. As a result, this can turn into a very frustrating process.
However, the solution intended to help you better secure and manage your network shouldn’t wind up creating greater risk and chaos. There are ways to set your network and your team up for success. Here are some tips to help you when considering deploying a NAC solution.
Take a structured approach to designing your cloud applications. This cloud computing architecture e-book focuses on architecture, design, and implementation—considerations that apply no matter which cloud platform you choose. The guide includes steps for:
Choosing the right cloud application architecture style for your app or solution.
Selecting appropriate compute and data store technologies.
Incorporating 10 design principles to build a scalable, resilient, and manageable application.
Following the five pillars of software quality to ensure your cloud app is successful.
Using design patterns that specifically apply to the problem you’re trying to solve.
Download the 300-page cloud architecture e-book to explore these best practices, and get access to design review checklists, reference architectures, and more.
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.
While it’s clear what the potentials of cloud computing are for your organization, it may be unclear the adjustments your IT organization will need to make in transitioning to the cloud.
This guide is designed to help your IT team more effectively implement and integrate cloud technologies. You’ll explore key cloud concepts as well as Azure-specific tips and tactics around:
General architectures that incorporate security, identity, and cloud design principles.
DevOps and how it fits with cloud technologies.
Integrating, planning, and managing cloud resources.
Microsoft Azure governance.
Published By: Evident.io
Published Date: Nov 19, 2015
Collaboration services, email, managed services, and backups and disaster recovery are the most common current use cases for cloud services, according to the results of a new SANS survey on cloud security. The 485 IT professionals who participated in the survey reported using a variety of cloud providers and service models, including software-as-aservice (SaaS) cloud offerings, along with a fairly even mix of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) implementations. Most respondents said they are investing in both public and private clouds as needs dictate.
You thought EMV was supposed to help eliminate fraud, right? While it will reduce card-present fraud, there is a high likelihood that card-not-present (i.e. e-commerce) fraud will increase now that EMV has been implemented in the U.S.. In fact, experts have predicted an increase in online fraud similar to what was seen after the European rollout of EMV. As a merchant, are you prepared for such an increase? This article describes the EMV implementation and gives actionable tips for how online retailers should prepare in order to avoid a potential onslaught of fraud.
As damaging breaches continue to occur, more organizations are considering endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions to address the incidents that aren't being handled adequately by their existing defenses. However, EDR solutions come in a wide variety of implementations and can vary significantly in scope and efficacy — choosing the best solution can be challenging.
This white paper, “Endpoint Detection and Response: Automatic Protection Against Advanced Threats,” explains the importance of EDR, and describes how various approaches to EDR differ, providing guidance that can help you choose the product that's right for your organization.
Read this white paper to learn:
• What makes EDR such a valuable addition to an organization's security arsenal and why finding the right approach is critical
• How the “EDR maturity model” can help you accurately evaluate vendor claims and choose the solution that best fits your organization’s needs
• How the CrowdStrike® EDR solution empowers
There is little question that cloud is well established as a way to deliver business applications. Based on IDC research, over 70% of manufacturing companies are using hosted applications somewhere within their supply chain, with another 25% considering it. The most popular supply chain management (SCM) application areas are transportation related (transportation management, global trade management), where the "network effect" (i.e., carrier pooling, regulatory impact) can leverage both shared knowledge and existing connectivity along with sales and operations planning, demand signal management, and business intelligence/analytics. The concern that cloud is "risky" is increasingly taking a back seat to the perceived benefits of the technology. Indeed, those benefits, both achieved and anticipated, are significant, including cost, speed of implementation, and the ability to "consume" new capabilities and functionality easily and transparently.
This planning and implementation guide discusses planning topics, architectural considerations, and configuration steps relevant before and after launching the necessary AWS services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) to run a high-availability and site-resilient Exchange architecture.
This document examines VMware's implementation of the Avamar technology, including a discussion of its organizational challenges and evaluation requirements. VMware's results are highlighted and future implementation plans are summarized.
Published By: Gartner
Published Date: Dec 21, 2011
Planning and preparation are essential to ensure the success of an enterprise content management (ECM) initiative, now more so than ever given the challenging economic times. Project activities in the first 100 days provide the foundation for the follow-on vendor selection and implementation. Read this guide for key findings and recommendations on implementing ECM systems.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Mar 03, 2015
With smartphones and tablets becoming more commonplace in enterprise environments, the interest in mobile learning is growing. Many organizations see the promise of mobile learning, but actual implementations are still relatively rare.
Is now the time to take the plunge into mobile learning?
Is your organization prepared?
It’s important for organizations to focus on some basic issues before making this important decision.