Welcome to Secure Hybrid Cloud For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition. The hybrid cloud is becoming the way enterprises are transforming their organizations to meet changing customer requirements. Businesses are discovering that in order to support the needs of customers, there is an imperative to leverage the highly secure IBM Z platform to support missioncritical workloads, such as transaction management applications. The Z platform has been transformed over the years. The combination of z/OS, LinuxONE, open APIs, and the inclusion of Kubernetes has made IBM Z a critical partner in the hybrid cloud world. Businesses can transform their IBM Z environments into a secure, private cloud. In addition, through IBM’s public cloud, businesses may take advantage of IBM Z’s security services to protect their data and applications.
Infrastructure efficiency and effectiveness directly support profit and growth as competition increases in the cloud and managed service provider (xSP) market. Savvy service providers understand that storage choices have a profound impact on not only their profit and growth, but also on their customer experience and retention. They also know that storage challenges in all those areas increase exponentially with scale. Infinidat storage platforms allow service providers to build and scale differentiated, profitable solutions without worrying about storage. Infinidat technology enables unprecedented efficiency, performance, and resiliency, while flexible business models make it easy for service providers to operationalize those platform advantages—including unique co-branding and promotional opportunities as part of the Powered by Infinidat program. Cloud providers worldwide trust their businesses to Infinidat storage. This paper explores a path for service providers to unlock greater sc
In Forrester’s 40-criteria evaluation of subscription billing platform solutions, we identified the eight most significant vendors in the category — Apttus, Aria Systems, Digital River,
goTransverse, Recurly, SAP hybris, Vindicia, and Zuora — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help eBusiness professionals select the right partner as they seek to develop and support alternative business models for both existing and new
products and services.
Enterprises are looking to innovations like big data, cloud-based services and mobile apps to improve decision making and accelerate business results. But legacy IT implementations—independent compute, storage and networking platforms, veneered with a hypervisor— often can’t deliver on the increased agility, scalability and price performance demands of this new era of IT.
In the age of the customer, businesses realize the need to take their big data insights further than they have before, in order to win, serve, and retain their customers. Today’s modern company has more data than ever before and is now looking to derive insights from the data that will help propel it forward. As firms move data analytics to the cloud, there is a new set of challenges and barriers to overcome, but with the help of insights-platforms-as-a-service, companies will be able to innovate with data and drive business forward.
Get higher quality, more accurate location data – and a safer, more profitable fleet – by choosing the right location services provider. The true value of a location platform comes from bringing together multiple data sources and presenting them in a meaningful way. Using a platform approach, you can help customers differentiate their service, increase margins and increase safety. So, in this guide, we cover the four key considerations for choosing a mapping and location service platform to ensure a high quality, accurate mapping service for you and your customers.
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This IDC Vendor Profile describes FinancialForce.com, a cloud applications company with financial management, ordering and billing, human capital management (HCM), professional services
automation (PSA), and supply chain management (SCM)
solutions built on the Salesforce1 platform and a 36-year heritage of building financial management solutions at UNIT4 (the former Agresso and CODA products). FinancialForce.com's accounting solution, launched in 2008 as CODA 2go, was the
first on - demand financial system built entirely on the
Salesforce1 Platform. Backed by Technology Crossover Ventures, Advent International, Salesforce Ventures, and UNIT4, FinancialForce.com's applications continue to be the leading finance and professional services solutions available as native Salesforce1 applications on the AppExchange.
The #1 Accounting App on the Salesforce Platform. FinancialForce Accounting is a simple, yet powerful accounting application that is straightforward to learn, easy to implement and trouble-free to maintain. The perfect complement to Salesforce CRM, it brings back office data to the front, allowing companies to align sales, services and finance on a single cloud.
Le cloud est devenu un incontournable des technologies de l'information depuis près de dix ans. SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) et désormais XaaS (Anything-as-a-Service) : autant de solutions technologiques proposées sous forme de services qui stimulent l'adoption de ce que nous appelons collectivement les services cloud.
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: Mar 19, 2015
Remote support technology, including remote control, desktop sharing, and web collaboration, is one of the most popular platforms used across TSIA service disciplines. Today’s remote support solutions offer much more than just remote control for PCs, their functional footprint is expanding to include support for more devices and richer analytics for trend analysis and supervisor dashboards. Remote support solutions are typically well regarded by users, consistently delivering one of the highest average satisfaction scores in TSIA’s annual Global Technology Survey. Service executives should acquaint themselves with the new features and capabilities being introduced by leading remote support platforms and find ways to leverage the capabilities beyond technical support. Field services, education services, professional services, and managed services are all increasing adoption of these tools to boost productivity and avoid on-site visits. Download this white paper to learn more.
LinuxONE from IBM is an example of a secure data-serving infrastructure platform that is designed to
meet the requirements of current-gen as well as next-gen apps. IBM LinuxONE is ideal for firms that
want the following:
? Extreme security: Firms that put data privacy and regulatory concerns at the top of their
requirements list will find that LinuxONE comes built in with best-in-class security features
such as EAL5+ isolation, crypto key protection, and a Secure Service Container framework.
? Uncompromised data-serving capabilities: LinuxONE is designed for structured and
unstructured data consolidation and optimized for running modern relational and nonrelational
databases. Firms can gain deep and timely insights from a "single source of truth."
? Unique balanced system architecture: The nondegrading performance and scaling capabilities
of LinuxONE — thanks to a unique shared memory and vertical scale architecture — make it
suitable for workloads such as databases and systems of reco
Automation Anywhere’s flagship product is Automation Anywhere Enterprise – a RPA platform offering a variety of tools to help organisations develop, operate and manage RPA bots that automate data entry, data gathering and other repetitive, routine tasks usually carried out as part of high-volume, repetitive work (for example, service fulfilment work in call centres, shared-service centres, and back-office processing environments). Automation Anywhere Enterprise bots can add value both in unattended (server-based, lights-out operation) and attended (desktop-based, interactive) deployment configurations.
In this report, MWD Advisors digs deeper into the features and capabilities of Automation Anywhere’s product portfolio, analysing its fast-growth trajectory and highlighting large-scale implementations.
The migration off Windows Server 2003 is an opportunity for a datacenter “do-over” – a technology infrastructure transformation with implications for business innovation. It’s an opportunity to gain competitive advantage over industry peers, to meet application service levels faster and provide better overall capability, and to make yourself more valuable to your organization. Download this paper to better understand why these aspirations and goals should be at the heart of your migration project.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 06, 2014
Growing business demand for new applications has put a strain on IT organizations leading to the need for an effective PaaS to accelerate app development processes. Explore PaaS market trends, benefits and an in-depth look at OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat in this IDC Technology Spotlight.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 06, 2014
Looking to PaaS to accelerate application service delivery by automating and streamlining application development, deployment and scaling? PaaS offers many benefits and choosing the right PaaS is key to getting those benefits, so make sure you have considered everything. Get the PaaS Executive Checklist to learn PaaS key considerations.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 06, 2014
Struggling to keep up with increasing application demand? Platform as a Service (PaaS) can streamline application development processes and make resource management easy with auto-scaling and consistent integration. Learn how OpenShift Enterprise can help architects standardize development processes, while letting developers focus on their code.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 08, 2014
This executive brief provides results of a CIO Magazine Quick Pulse poll sponsored by Red Hat which highlights the industry move to private cloud technology and hybrid cloud environments through dual-source virtualization wherein companies value security, performance and support in a quest to build the new IT paradigm.
Platform businesses are reshaping our economy and disrupting entire markets by seamlessly connecting buyers and sellers. However, processing payments and the exchange of value on a platform or marketplace can be challenging.
Stripe commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the challenges that platforms and their sellers face, and the solutions they seek. Through a global online survey of 2,030 platform sellers and four in-depth interviews, Forrester found that platforms struggle to provide their sellers with much-needed payment capabilities, reporting, and customer support services with in-house resources alone. Meanwhile, sellers demand that platforms provide these services and will prefer platforms that are service-rich over platforms that are service-poor.
• The complexities of managing a platform force executives to divert resources, which stalls growth.
• Going global is easier said than done.
• Sellers will flock to platforms that simplify the process of sellin
Payments is an increasingly strategic area of focus for enterprises, impacting market expansion, customer experience, business model evolution and, ultimately, revenue growth. As the role of payments in business strategy continues to expand, enterprises need secure, reliable and scalable infrastructure to underpin their transaction acceptance and processing capabilities.
Stripe commissioned 451 Research to understand how large enterprise-scale merchants are thinking through their online payments infrastructure requirements. 451 Research surveyed 800 merchants across 8 countries, including a mix of business decision-makers from payments to finance to IT.
• 87% of mid- and large-sized businesses surveyed use the cloud as their dominant payments environment.
• Nearly two-thirds of respondents using the public cloud for payments have seen improvements in security, innovation and uptime, while nearly three in five cited improved scalability.
• Respondents using public-cloud-
Payments are essential to the success of marketplaces and platforms that connect buyers to sellers, where transactions are a critical component of customers’ satisfaction. Sellers seek fast and flexible payouts, while both sellers and buyers look for an integrated and seamless experience. With the increasing complexity of multi-party transactions on platforms, these expectations are difficult to meet.
Stripe commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Stripe Connect, an offering that allows marketplaces and platforms to accept payments from and send payouts to third parties.
Forrester’s interviews with four existing Stripe clients and subsequent financial analysis found that an organization based on these interviewed organizations experienced benefits of $6.1 million over three years versus costs of $1.3 million, adding up to a net present value (NPV) of $4.
Digital commerce is enabling businesses to rethink what they sell, how they sell, and where they sell. Fickle consumer and business buyers have come to expect an intuitive and instantaneous checkout process with multiple payment options. However, aging financial infrastructure and complex interdependencies between numerous parties make it difficult and expensive to accept payments online seamlessly and across markets and currencies.
Stripe meets these challenges with an API-based payments platform that abstracts away the complexities around payment gateways, acquiring banks, and credit card networks. To understand the impact of Stripe’s products on processing online payments, IDC interviewed Stripe customers and surveyed hundreds of organizations around the world about how they currently process and manage online payments.
• Many organizations are using Stripe as a foundational platform for their online businesses, with many of those also using Stripe Connect to run thei