Published By: Oracle Dyn
Published Date: Dec 06, 2017
DDoS attacks can impair your website, tarnish your brand, and impact your bottom line. Conventional security products like firewalls and intrusion prevention systems and newer cloud-based scrubbing services can’t protect your DNS infrastructure against today’s increasingly sophisticated attacks.
The best way to defend against DDoS attacks is to trust the operation of your DNS infrastructure to a managed service provider that lives and breathes DNS. Best-of-breed managed DNS providers operate global anycast networks that mitigate DDoS threats to keep your online business up and running.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
These days, a lot of organizations are looking to the cloud to help them protect their data. They wish to take advantage of the appealing economics and operational agility that are two of the biggest attributes of a cloud-based IT infrastructure.
Leveraging the cloud can be a smart choice for any organization interested in gaining more control over costs (i.e., almost all organizations). According to ESG research, reducing costs was the second most commonly reported business driver affecting IT spending in 2016.
Small server rooms and branch offices are typically unorganized, unsecure, hot, unmonitored, and space constrained. These conditions can lead to system downtime or, at the very least, lead to “close calls” that get management’s attention. Practical experience with these problems reveals a short list of effective methods to improve the availability of IT operations within small server rooms and branch offices. This paper discusses making realistic improvements to power, cooling, racks, physical security, monitoring, and lighting. The focus of
this paper is on small server rooms and branch offices with up to 10kW of IT load.
Effectively using and managing information has become critical to driving growth in areas such as pursuing new business opportunities, attracting and retaining customers, and streamlining operations. In the era of big data, you must accommodate a rapidly increasing volume, variety and velocity of data while extracting actionable business insight from that data, faster than ever before.
These needs create a daunting array of workload challenges and place tremendous demands on your underlying IT infrastructure and database systems. This e-book presents six reasons why you should consider a database change, including opinions from industry analysts and real-world customer experiences. Read on to learn more.
Are you ready to tackle Business Process Management
(BPM) for your enterprise? Do you want to improve
efficiency, enhance agility, and also be more profitable? If so,
you’ve come to the right place.
BPM is an approach toward managing how an organization
operates so it better meets the needs of clients. BPM enables
organizations to be more efficient and more capable of change.
BPM is exactly what your organization needs to meet the
challenges of the modern business climate.
More so than ever before, agility matters.
A shifting competitive landscape along with heightened
customer demands, technological transformations, digital
disruptions and a host of other trends, combine to create
distinct challenges for business operations executives.
Achieving and maintaining a competitive edge in this climate
requires an advanced framework for pivoting whenever
needed—with minimal cost, maximum efficiency and optimal
outcomes. The question for every enterprise in the current
environment: Do we have the required agility to drive
decision-making capabilities that will continuously sharpen our
SAP® customers who have long envied the many operational and cost benefts promised by cloud computing can now confdently pursue “cloud-frst” strategies. Companies that have made this move in collaboration with a leading company like Amazon Web Services (AWS) aren’t looking back. No longer bound by the constraints and overhead of legacy infrastructure, they’re pursuing new ways in which AWS-based SAP deployments can further their strategic goals and increase their competitiveness.
Provided by: AWS & Intel
Published By: Oracle OMC
Published Date: Nov 30, 2017
The headwinds facing traditional and online retailers in 2017 are numerous and well documented. Chief among the challenges: a sustained assault on established business models driven by changing consumer behavior and the competitive might of e-commerce giant Amazon. Large big-box players, such as Walmart and Target, are responding to the threat - and embracing the opportunity of e-commerce - by boosting online spending by hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars annually.
Yet even the largest and most well-resourced players can’t
simply spend their way to success. Competing with Amazon
and adjusting to the changing demands of consumers
means taking a hard look at the engines driving e-commerce
and digital marketing operations, scouring for missed
opportunities, and investing in the technologies that will
fuel the innovations of tomorrow.
Published By: Oracle OMC
Published Date: Nov 30, 2017
Your marketing budget and sales staff provide a finite set of parameters around how your business creates revenue. You need a way to get the most out of them while delivering on the
brand promise and experience your customers expect.
Enter Account-Based Marketing (ABM), the truest way to align your sales organization and marketing operations to drive holistic account interactions that yield higher returns. It’s the next
generation of B2B marketing automation.
According to Demandbase, “ABM is the process of identifying the companies most likely to buy, and then marketing to them. B2B companies understandably want to focus their marketing dollars on accounts with the highest potential to deliver sustainable revenue.”
Published By: Oracle OMC
Published Date: Nov 30, 2017
The headwinds facing traditional and online retailers in 2017 are numerous and well documented. Chief among the challenges: a sustained assault on established business models driven by changing consumer behavior and the competitive might of e-commerce giant Amazon. Large big-box players, such as Walmart and Target, are responding to the threat - and embracing the opportunity of e-commerce - by boosting online spending by hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars annually. Yet even the largest and most well-resourced players can’t simply spend their way to success. Competing with Amazon and adjusting to the changing demands of consumers means taking a hard look at the engines driving e-commerce and digital marketing operations, scouring for missed opportunities, and investing in the technologies that will fuel the innovations of tomorrow.
Brookside Lumber—a Pennsylvania-based lumber and building materials (LBM) dealer—needed a new business software system that was flexible, open, user-friendly, and easily enhanced. They wanted a solution that could get them the data they needed to accomplish their goals in a timely manner.
That’s where Epicor BisTrack came in.
BisTrack helps LBM dealers achieve operational efficiencies by:
• Matching workflow needs of LBM contractor yards
• Automatically notifying users of necessary information
• Delivering seamless, hands-on implementation
• Quickly getting information out of the solution for special request
• Providing optional add-on applications for business growth
• Adapting to the way you do business
• Servicing customers faster
Read this case study to learn more about how Epicor BisTrack was able to help Brookside Lumber, and discover how it can also help your LBM business. Download the case study now.
By now, mobile technology has become an essential part of people’s lives. As both consumers and staff trend more toward a younger, digitally savvy demographic, lumber and building materials (LBM) businesses need to take advantage of mobile tools or risk losing to the competition.
Mobile technologies can bring incredible benefits to LBM enterprises for delivery and dispatch, field sales, the selling floor, and the warehouse. To better help you seize the mobile advantage, Epicor has identified eight ways your LBM business can leverage mobile technologies to foster growth, including:
• Serving your customers with the latest information
• Serving your customers with timely, accurate deliveries
• Driving revenue with increased efficiency
• Streamlining operations
Check out this Epicor tipsheet and discover how else your LBM business can benefit from mobile technologies.
Published By: Zendesk
Published Date: Jan 19, 2018
The start of a new chapter of your business, whether you're moving upmarket or adding products and features, is a great time to scale your customer service operations in a smart way.
We know customers prefer self-service, via a knowledge base, if one is available. A Gartner report estimates that CIOs can reduce customer support costs by 25% or more when proper knowledge management discipline is in place.
If you've been on the sidelines waiting to take the self-service leap, this white paper will prove that you and your agents already partake in the activities needed to offer great self-service, every single day.
As enterprises work to replicate the development agility of internet companies and innovate in highly competitive markets, application development has grown increasingly complex. The large, monolithic codebases that traditionally power enterprise applications make it difficult to quickly launch new services. Siloed and potentially distributed development and operations teams present organizational alignment problems. On top of this, users are more demanding than ever – enterprises need to scale effectively and monitor deployments to ensure customers are provided with high performance and a consistent experience. Of course, all this needs to be done while providing always-on service availability.
In un contesto dove le imprese cercano di replicare le modalità agili di sviluppo delle Internet company e di innovare in mercati altamente concorrenziali, lo sviluppo di applicazioni è diventato sempre più complesso. La grande mole di codice sorgente monolitico tradizionalmente alla base delle applicazioni aziendali rendono difficile avviare rapidamente nuovi servizi. Lo sviluppo distribuito e settorializzato e la distribuzione geografica dei team di sviluppo e di operations portano a problemi di allineamento aziendale. A tutto ciò si sommano le aspettative crescenti degli utenti, che rendono necessari un dimensionamento efficace e un monitoraggio costante delle distribuzioni per assicurare ai clienti prestazioni elevate e un’esperienza uniforme. E naturalmente, il tutto deve essere realizzato assicurando una disponibilità continua dei servizi.
The primary intended audience for this document is any expert in
professional services who needs to assure the health of SharePoint and
systems connected to it.
If you’re a systems architect, you can gain understanding of SharePoint
components and how other applications can take advantage of
SharePoint. If you’re an independent consultant, you’ll learn about the
elements of comprehensive coverage and total visibility into operations
with prebuilt monitoring configurations.
Few network and IT managers look forward to migrating critical systems and solutions from one vendor to another, but it is often an essential step forward when evolving operational requirements are considered. When migration is viewed as an opportunity, the new benefits and broad range of quantifiable advantages realized can make switching vendors the optimal solution.
Read this Tech Target whitepaper to learn more and see why now is the best time to migrate from MobileIron to VMware Workspace ONE, powered by VMware AirWatch unified endpoint management (UEM) technology.
With today’s customers demanding fast and seamless experiences, it’s critical that merchants’ payment technology evolve just as quickly. Read this guide to discover why payment is strategic to business operations today and how to master payment management to drive business success.
The team at Generation Tux is all about improving internal experiences to increase efficiency and improve operations. As a one-man finance team, they needed all the help he could get to automate and streamline financial processes. When he joined Generation Tux as the Controller, he found a disastrous Accounts Payable (AP) process in place. Found out how he turned it around.
Cutting-edge companies are recognizing the opportunity to integrate technologies into their GL (accounting system) to optimize individual processes such as accounts payable and payroll. Learn more about how AP automation together with your ERP would add value to your accounting operations.
Multinational companies (MNCs) are facing a unique combination of escalating customer, competitive and operational pressures which are forcing them to fundamentally change the way they do business and manage their IT infrastructures supporting network, security and mobility needs.
Lack of IT resources, limited capex and more complex global implementations are driving an increasing proportion of MNCs to offload, or 'out-task', various aspects of their day-to-day management responsibilities to skilled third-parties that can help perform these functions well.
To stay ahead of the competition in a global marketplace, firms are increasingly speeding up operations, in many cases adopting real-time systems and tools to allow for instant decision-making and faster business cycles. Download here to learn how.
A forward-looking CMDB does more than keep an organization's IT operations running. It draws clear connections between IT components and business services, which is the core of Business Service Management (BSM). But even more critical than the CMDB's ability to support business as it is now, is the question of how well it will drive business innovation in the future.
As organizations have improved service delivery, they have also turned their focus to presenting business value more positively. These organizations are beginning to develop true BSM systems in two ways: by understanding the metrics that successful businesses employ to determine the value of IT, and by linking these metrics and associated business services to IT infrastructure components.