As you strive to deliver the speed your business demands, this new whitepaper from IDC provides the latest insights about the trends and challenges of delivering IT services in the new hybrid cloud world. You’ll also learn the characteristics at the heart of the new hybrid cloud platforms and find out more about how the right solutions and the right partner enables an extension of the cloud experience across your business in a way that’s open, flexible, and hybrid by design
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Today, privileges are built into operating systems, file systems, applications, databases, hypervisors,
cloud management platforms, DevOps tools, robotic automation processes, and more. Cybercriminals
covet privileges/privileged access because it can expedite access to an organization’s most sensitive
targets. With privileged credentials and access in their clutches, a cyberattacker or piece of malware
essentially becomes an “insider”.
"Enterprises throughout the world are rapidly digitizing their operations and adopting a multicloud environment. Unfortunately, legacy WAN architecture models often do not provide the scale, flexibility or agility required to support this transition. Enter SD-WAN.
No single platform will be able to deliver every piece in the jigsaw for every type of enterprise and every application-specific set of requirements. The key is to select vendor partners whose platforms are sufficiently open, modular and comprehensive in their functionality and components that they will be able to adapt to enterprises’ increasingly varied, flexible and exacting networking and compute requirements going forward.
Only by doing so will they secure the ability to stay ahead in a multicloud future."
Despite the greater frequency of extreme weather events occurring around the globe, freight still has to be delivered on time and on a year-round basis. Truck drivers often find themselves driving through rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog, ice, thunderstorms, tornadoes and high winds. While drivers aren't generally expected to stick to pre-planned routes in extreme weather, fleet managers don’t really have the capacity to outline every possible alternate route in anticipation of a future hazardous weather scenario.
Data-driven route planning saves fuel, prevents accidents and improves ETAs, which is why many logistics companies are turning to advanced supply chain optimization solutions with real-time weather alerts and rerouting functionalities. Today, tech-savvy fleet managers are looking for exactly this type of tech innovations to provide them with a sharp competitive edge in an already crowded industry such as long-haul logistics.
As one of the world's leading location platforms, HER
Misplacing sizable, expensive tooling equipment inside large industrial complexes, factories and warehouses is a problem that doesn't get the attention it deserves. When essential inventory gets lost, whole production lines can grind to a halt. Indoor tracking is the optimal way to keep tabs on all mobile equipment around the factory floor.
As one of the world's leading location platforms, HERE shares insights and solutions for implementing indoor tracking in a way that can streamline and optimize production processes.
Read the eBook to discover how to:
• locate inventory and assets quickly to lower downtime and improve job satisfaction
• save money spent on replacing lost tools and wasted employee time
• use insights into asset utilization for forecasting or maintenance schedules.
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
Think back just 5 years ago. In 2014…
• The seminal DevOps book—Gene Kim’s The Phoenix Project—was one year old
• Gartner predicted that 25% of Global 2000 enterprises would adopt DevOps to some extent by 20161
• "Continuous Testing” just started appearing in industry publications and conferences2
• Many of today’s popular test frameworks were brand new—or not yet released
• The term “microservices” was just entering our lexicon
• QC/UFT and ALM were still sold by HP (not even HPE yet)
• Only 30% of enterprise software testing was performed fully “in house”3
• There was no GDPR restricting the use of production data for software testing
• Packaged apps were typically updated on an annual or semi-annual basis and modern platforms like
SAP S/4HANA and Salesforce Lightning hadn’t even been announced
Times have changed—a lot. If the way that you’re testing hasn’t already transformed dramatically, it will soon.
And the pace and scope of disruption will continue to escalate throughout the fo
The Insurance industry continues to undergo significant transformation, with
new technologies, business models, and competitors entering the market at an
increasing rate. To be successful in attracting and retaining the most valuable
customers, insurance companies must innovate and increase the speed at which
they respond to customer demands. Traditionally, the insurance software market
was dominated by a handful of specialist vendors with products that were initially
expensive, difficult to deploy, costly to maintain, and did not provide the speed
needed for today’s market.
Now there has been a shift away from these “black box” applications to platforms
that allow insurers to make their algorithmic IP available to business users, allowing
much faster response to business demands. The algorithmic platform approach also
comes at a fraction of the cost of black box solutions, while delivering advanced
analytical techniques like Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
In Forrester's evaluation of the emerging market for conversational computing platforms, we identified the seven most significant providers — Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Nuance Communications, Oracle, and Rulai — in the category and evaluated them. This report details our findings about how each vendor scored against nine criteria and where they stand in relation to each other. Application developers should use this review to select the right partners for their conversational computing platform needs.
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
Published By: Kustomer
Published Date: Aug 27, 2019
UNTUCKit wanted to ensure their stellar shopping experience was supported across every customer touchpoint, especially support. But the growing UNTUCKit team was spread across multiple platforms, without visibility into customer history or lifetime value. Learn how Kustomer enabled them to deliver exceptional service while increasing agent efficiency by 25%.
Life is coming at us fast, so our thinking about policy solutions for the future needs to be bigger, bolder and much more imaginative. We have just launched the second edition of Reimagine public policy. 20 truly, disruptive and innovative ideas to help solve today’s policy challenges. Four of them are brand new for this year – Reimagine high streets, digital platforms for life-long learning, workforce and migration.
The Reimagine ideas show how to:
• Revitalise the Great British High Street
• Remove the need for any family to choose between heating and eating
• Match hirers and firers to give workers facing redundancy new skills
In this e-book, you’ll discover
1. How next-generation cloud technologies such
as customer journey mapping platforms and
advanced analytics are poised to transform the
2. The top operational and technical challenges
that next-generation cloud technologies tackle.
3. Examples of how companies can tap into
next-gen cloud technologies to elevate the
When it comes to how you communicate
with customers, you’re faced with some
big decisions—one of them being whether
to use an ESP or ECRM. Both platforms
can deliver your email, but beyond that,
these tools are pretty different.
Getting the right roster of marketing
tools is critical no matter where your
brand is when it comes to growth. If
you’re just starting to sell online, you
need platforms that won’t hold you back
when you hit your stride. If you’re part
of a long-standing enterprise, whichever
platform you adopt needs to be able to
handle anything you throw at it while
exposing opportunities you might not
have noticed before.
See what each platform was built for,
which companies benefit the most from
each, and which you should choose to
reach your brand’s goals.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 15, 2019
Financial services has seen more disruptive technologies introduced over the past three years than any other industry. To meet customer expectations for on-demand delivery, banks must look beyond digitizing existing services and establish open banking platforms for connected digital services.
Read this whitepaper to learn:
Three strategic mindsets that drive digital transformation in banking.
A four step strategy for building an Open Banking digital platform strategy with APIs.
How one global top tier bank developed a digital platform to transcend disjointed customer experiences.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Sep 12, 2019
Digital insurance platforms enable insurance companies to connect with their ecosystem of customers, partners, and vendors on a single, unified platform. Hear firsthand from CTO Ben Turner how Legal and General’s digital insurance platform helped the company diversify product offerings, and scale quickly to meet customer expectations.
How industry leaders have digitally transformed insurance offerings with a platform business model.
How to build an integrated insurance platform to connect your ecosystem of suppliers and exceed customer expectations.
Best practices to increase customer retention and profitability with a single view of the customer.
Ben Turner, CTO, Legal and General
Dan Snowdon, UK&I Financial Services Marketing Lead, MuleSoft
Angie Lee Campos, Global Financial Services and Insurance Lead, MuleSoft
To achieve personalization at scale, brands need to develop a better understanding of each customer they interact with, and that’s all about combining all the data they collect from every available source into a single cohesive customer view. There is no way they can handle this task or manage all this data manually, which is why data management platforms (DMPs) rose to prominence. Today, companies are looking to build on this single customer view with a real-time understanding of their audience across every digital channel, marking the next phase on the maturity ramp for DMPs.
Gartner evaluates eighteen digital commerce platforms and for the second year in a row, Gartner has identified Magento Commerce as an Industry Leader (top 3).
According to Gartner, Leaders execute well against their current vision and are well-positioned for tomorrow. Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Experience Cloud, is innovating on platform functionality to help businesses like yours with the performance, scalability, and security required to deliver full-lifecycle customer experiences.
Digital commerce platform choice has grown in complexity due to increased vendor choice and breadth of offerings, pricing model complexity and emerging managed service offerings. This report evaluates 18 vendors of digital commerce platforms to assist application leaders supporting digital commerce.
Effective workload automation that provides complete management level visibility into real-time events impacting the delivery of IT services is needed by the data center more than ever before. The traditional job scheduling approach, with an uncoordinated set of tools that often requires reactive manual intervention to minimize service disruptions, is failing more than ever due to todays complex world of IT with its multiple platforms, applications and virtualized resources.
For many organizations, managing and delivering the knowledge contained within documents is difficult or impossible due to technological disparity. Conventional approaches to knowledge
management work within the constraints of disparate platforms, applications, and output devices, and fail to address technological disparity.
Businesses are often challenged with the complexities of protecting their physical, virtual, and cloud workloads while also meeting their part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Shared Responsibility Model. IT security leaders are inundated with too many security tools that aren’t built for their specific environments. Additionally, these responsibilities often entail large amounts of manual processes and people to administer them. As such, there is a need for a solution that provides a secure environment for you to transact your business without slowing you down.
Trend Micro™ Deep Security™ is optimized to support the broadest set of platforms and environments (on-premises, virtual, on AWS, or containers) while delivering multiple threat defense techniques to help DevOps teams rapidly detect security incidents, fulfill compliance requirements, and securely deploy containers.
In this webinar, you’ll learn real customer use cases that have successfully leveraged Trend Micro Deep Securit
“More than 70 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses," according to a National Cyber Security Alliance estimate. Yet 68 percent of small business owners in a recent survey seemed oblivious to the threat. Why the disconnect? What should they be doing to protect their business-critical systems and data? How can small businesses wring maximum value from their cybersecurity investments? Where do AI-based endpoint protection, detection, and response platforms fit into the mix? Read this BlackBerry Cylance sponsored white paper, Small Organizations Still Need Big Security, to find out.
"Cloud-based predictive analytics platforms are a relatively new phenomenon, and they go far beyond
the remote monitoring systems of a prior generation. Three key features differentiate cloud-based
predictive analytics — data sharing, scope of monitoring, and use of artificial intelligence/machine
learning (AI/ML) to drive autonomous operations. To help familiarize the uninitiated with specifically
what types of value these systems can drive, IDC discusses them at some length in this white paper."
Robotic process automation (RPA) has emerged as a hugely popular business-IT priority – and with good reason. RPA platforms grow more and more sophisticated by the day, opening up fresh automation opportunities throughout the enterprise and business.
But RPA platforms generally aren’t a one-size-fits-all investment.
In this market guide, find out how the top RPA vendors stack up against one another on key investment criteria, including ideal use cases, unique RPA capabilities, and more.