This Hedger's Self Study Guide provides a detailed introduction to agricultural futures and options markets from a risk management perspective. The 76 page book includes market concepts, terminology and strategies for both the buy and sell side of the market. Self-study quizzes are interspersed throughout the publication as a means of monitoring your market knowledge and progress.
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Published By: Lenovo UK
Published Date: May 13, 2019
It’s time to think bigger than incremental processing power and storage capacity upgrades. In 2019 IT modernisation offers much more, providing opportunities to closely align infrastructure with your most ambitious goals and build a future-facing foundation for success.
Whatever your goals, this playbook gives you six versatile strategies that can help you plan a successful IT modernisation project, supported by examples from our industry-leading data centre portfolio.
Omnichannel isn’t just another buzzword you can ignore. In fact, today’s most successful marketing strategies all take an omnichannel track that puts customers at the center of a diverse network of interactions and engagements.
In this white paper, you’ll learn:
• How email can serve as the foundation of your omnichannel strategy
• How Artificial intelligence marketing (AIM) can make it possible to not only achieve true 1:1 personalization, but also scale it
• How to apply a step-by-step roadmap to your brand’s pursuit of omnichannel excellence
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 28, 2019
Established organizations around the world are grappling with the dawn of the digital transformation (DX) economy as they find themselves disrupted by digital natives. In the digital age, traditional organizations risk being disrupted if they keep the status quo. For resource-constrained IT organizations, cloud services will be the foundation for their DX journey.
This IDC InfoBrief takes a closer look at the new infrastructural requirements of transforming organizations and how managed cloud services are enabling their DX journey – with three key industries in the spotlight:
• Retail – Retailers are expected to be significantly more mature in their cloud adoption in two years, and the next 12 months will see more deployments of hosted private cloud to support their business goals.
• Travel and Hospitality – Enterprises will invest in hosted private cloud and IaaS, and adopt cloud-based applications to gain positive business outcomes from supply chain, enhanced guest experience and p
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently
carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
Published By: Lenovo UK
Published Date: Mar 14, 2019
An increasingly tech-savvy workforce is changing the future of work and the workplace.
The workplace is now where your people are, not where they go – whether that’s the public space of a coffee shop or private space at home.
Working hours are no longer standard, dictated by the tasks to be done, not by the clock.
Work tools are no longer based only on workplace technology. The same cool features used in consumer devices, such as touch, are now required for workplace devices.
It’s this familiar, smart technology that keeps people, across the generations, happy, productive and engaged. This dynamic IT is the foundation for a smart workplace that will enable you to attract and keep top talent – and shape the future-ready enterprise, now.
Midsized firms operate in the same hypercompetitive, digital environment as large enterprises—but with fewer technical and budget resources to draw from. That’s why it is essential for IT leaders to leverage best-practice processes and models that can help them support strategic business goals such as agility, innovation, speed-tomarket, and always-on business operations. A hybrid IT implementation can provide the infrastructure flexibility to support the next generation of high-performance, data-intensive applications. A hybrid foundation can also facilitate new, collaborative processes that bring together IT and business stakeholders.
In the age of the digital enterprise, success is built on the
foundation of fast, reliable and secure Internet access. No
one knows this better than IT staff working to meet enduser
demands. Their list of challenges is extensive and
touches practically every employee in their companies:
Most IT professionals today recognize that enterprise IT will be hybrid in the future. To provide the optimal foundation for each workload being deployed, the hybrid IT environment will include cloud-based infrastructures—from multiple providers—co-existing alongside infrastructure within the enterprise data center or a hosted environment.
But not all hyperconverged solutions yield the same results. The right hyperconverged infrastructure can meet your IT needs both today and well into the future. In this paper, we will talk about where your data center needs to be in the next five years to meet changing business demands, and how the roles of IT professionals will evolve. We will also review “hyperconvergence” models, and how they can best meet your IT needs both today and in the future, as well as the benefits you can expect along the way. Finally, we discuss what to look for in the right hyperconverged provider, who will position your IT department for success.
The IDPA DP4400 provides modern and powerful data protection for midsize organizations allowing companies to leverage the benefits of the cloud within their existing environments. The DP4400 can help transform your environment for the future, laying the technical foundation for the data center while modernizing your data protection for the cloud.
From the largest states and cities to the smallest municipalities, the public sector is undergoing large-scale modernization projects. To serve constituents now and in the years ahead, government agencies need a strategy to build the right networking infrastructure. The following six steps can help state and local governments build a solid foundation for modernization initiatives.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
Digital transformation (DX) — a technology-driven business strategy — enables firms to gain or expand their competitive differentiation by embracing data-driven decision-making processes, whether for increasing operational efficiencies, developing new products and services, increasing customer satisfaction and retention, or getting a better intelligence on the market.
Big Data and analytics (BDA) applications form the foundation for enterprisewide digital transformation initiatives.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.
Marketing leaders will find a host of new vendors in this year's Magic
Quadrant for multichannel campaign management. Vendors are focused on integrating machine learning, personalization and ad tech capabilities into big data foundations for deeper customer engagement.
According to a recent study, “76 percent of marketers said marketing had changed more in the last two years than in the previous fifty.”1 From apps like Uber and Airbnb that reengineer entire markets to mobile, omnichannel commerce, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things, marketing is being built anew.
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 19, 2017
This paper provides guidance to organizations interested in researching Oracle’s SPARC M7 and Oracle
Solaris 11 security features and capabilities. It will also provide a high level overview of some of the
noteworthy features that these two product offerings bring to the market. We will review industry best
practices in information security as it relates to these Oracle products in the context of a secure
implementation. This paper is not meant to be an in depth technical paper, position paper, or security
implementation guide. It will instead endeavor to deliver a foundational level of knowledge of the SPARC
M7 processor and server technology and the function set within Oracle Solaris 11 that are primarily
relevant to information security as it is currently understood. The information used to compose this paper
was collected from a variety of open sources, interviews with Oracle subject matter experts, and reviews
of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) documentation and specificatio
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Oct 19, 2017
Read the IDG Tech Dossier, A Security Delivery Platform Benefits the Entire Organization to learn how a comprehensive, well-integrated security platform provides the foundation for the next generation of cybersecurity. By uniting a variety of security solutions and appliances for efficient operation through network visibility and security workflow orchestration, organizations benefit from continuous and pervasive network visibility, fault tolerance and scaling and optimal CPU utilization – thereby improving security and reducing cost. Download now!
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Oct 19, 2017
Download the Gigamon white paper, Addressing the Threat Within: Rethinking Network Security Deployment, to learn how evolving cyber security threat conditions are changing the trust model for security and how a structured and architectural approach to pervasive network visibility gives security solutions access while enabling them to scale cost effectively. See how the benefits of increased security and cost effectiveness are making the Security Delivery Platform a foundational building block to deploying security solutions. Read now!
IDC interviewed organizations that have deployed Dell EMC VxRail and VxRack hyperconverged solutions powered by Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor to support their expanding IT and business operations. Study participants reported that Dell EMC HCI solutions serve as a foundation for innovation across their distributed organizations by providing a cost-effective, agile, and high-performing IT infrastructure foundation. The result is that these organizations are realizing a 619% five-year return on their investment in Dell EMC HCI solutions, which IDC puts at a value of $150,776 per 100 users per year, resulting in a six-month payback period.
Zero-basing is re-emerging as a bold approach to optimising cost and spend allocation. This paper explains how to create the conditions for success.
Read on to discover:
how to lay the foundations for a successful zero-basing programme
how to define your impact of zero-basing on the future operating model
why emotional intelligence is critical to successful implementation.
The purpose of IT backup and recovery systems is to avoid data loss and recover
quickly, thereby minimizing downtime costs. Traditional storage-centric data protection
architectures such as Purpose Built Backup Appliances (PBBAs), and the conventional
backup and restore processing supporting them, are prone to failure on recovery. This
is because the processes, both automated and manual, are too numerous, too complex,
and too difficult to test adequately. In turn this leads to unacceptable levels of failure for
today’s mission critical applications, and a poor foundation for digital transformation
Governments are taking notice. Heightened regulatory compliance requirements have
implications for data recovery processes and are an unwelcome but timely catalyst for
companies to get their recovery houses in order. Onerous malware, such as
ransomware and other cyber attacks increase the imperative for organizations to have
highly granular recovery mechanisms in place that allow
Collaborative helped a research company transitioning to commercialization identify critical timelines, tasks, milestones and resources required to bring a new drug to market. As part of the project, leaders were given the information and tools they needed and the business began building the strong foundation necessary for a successful launch.
One of the value propositions of an Internet of Things (IoT) strategy is the ability to provide insight that was previously invisible to the business. But before a business can develop a strategy for IoT, it needs a platform that meets the foundational principles of an IoT solution. Amazon Web Services (AWS) believes in some basic freedoms that are driving organizational and economic benefits of the cloud into businesses. These freedoms are why more than a million customers already use the AWS platform to support virtually any cloud workload. These freedoms are also why AWS is proving itself as the primary catalyst to any Internet of Things strategy across commercial, consumer, and industrial solutions.
This paper outlines core tenets that should be considered when developing an IoT strategy, the benefits of AWS in that strategy and how the AWS cloud platform can be the critical component supporting those core tenets.
Learn how to build your next-generation data center in a flash by breaking down silos and simplifying IT. VCE™ CI Starter Kits make it even faster and easier for new customers to take advantage of market-leading Converged Infrastructure at a special promotional price. These all-flash Vblock® Systems based on XtremIO storage will give you the foundation to make your IT environment more agile, reliable, and cost-effective: