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Businesses of all sizes and industries have struggled to implement a hybrid IT environment that can meet their most critical needs, without disrupting business. The challenge is especially acute for midsized firms whose limited IT resources are facing pressure to adopt a never-ending torrent of technology innovations. In an effort to create a hybrid IT environment, many businesses end up with a multiple siloed infrastructure deployment options that consume increasing amounts of management time, effort and budget, while never quite meeting business needs.
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
Operational resilience is high on the regulatory agenda in the UK. A joint discussion paper in 2018 took a broader view of operational resilience to cover all risks to the provision of critical business services with a greater emphasis on recovery and response when incidents occur. Regulators now place the same importance on operational resilience as on financial resilience. This represents a fundamental shift that companies are at different stages of addressing. Based on discussions with clients and regulators here are ten conversations to help guide you through this new landscape.
Have you ever wished for an army of clones to do all your thankless tasks and chores? Well, that fantasy is becoming a reality—at least on the Internet. And while they may not be actual clones, bots have begun doing lots of digital dirty work.
Managing your relationship with bots—good and bad—has become an inherent part of doing business in a connected world. With more than half of online traffic initiated by autonomous programs, it’s clear that bots are a driving force of technological change, and they’re here to stay.¹
As bot technology, machine learning, and AI continue to evolve, so will the threats they pose. And while some bots are good, many are malicious—and the cybercriminals behind them are targeting your apps. Preparing your organization to deal with the impact of bots on your business is essential to developing a sustainable strategy that will enable you to grow as you adapt to the new bot-enabled world.
While NFV remains both technically and business relevant today, many communications service providers (CoSPs) have found implementation very complex. NFV implementation will require further evolution in order to fully address operational and business requirements. This white paper reviews factors currently driving the network virtualization evolution and examines the impact of adopting an innovative model based on software and hardware disaggregation.
: Are you among the two thirds of industrial companies who are currently, or planning to, implement industrial transformation? A new report by LNS Research finds that there is quite a wide gap in how the companies perceived as industrial transformation leaders develop their transformation project strategies compared with companies perceived as followers.
Don’t get left behind. Discover the recommendations from LNS Research on how to ensure the success of your digital transformation initiatives.
"Purchasers of enterprise storage have historically dealt with an upgrade cycle that was expensive, disruptive, inherently risky, and time-consuming and occurred roughly every three to five years. In 2015, Pure Storage challenged customer preconceptions about the enterprise storage upgrade cycle with the announcement of its Evergreen Storage. And Pure has continued to enhance Evergreen Storage over the years with new features that have increased its already extremely high customer experience performance.
This IDC white paper assesses the impact Evergreen Storage has had on the enterprise storage industry and discusses the technical, financial, and business implications of the program from a customer point of view."
Published By: Nutanix
Published Date: Aug 22, 2019
Organizations can now fully automate hybrid cloud
architecture deployments, scaling both multitiered and
distributed applications across different cloud environments,
including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud
Ready to learn more about hyperconverged infrastructure and
the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
follow us on Twitter @nutanix, or send us a request at
www.nutanix.com/demo to set up your own customized
briefing and demonstration to see how validated and certified
solutions from Nutanix can help your organization make the
most of its enterprise applications.
This Forrester Wave report provides an analysis of 12 most significant Database-as-a-service (DBaaS) providers. These vendors were evaluated against 27 criteria, grouped into three categories: Current Offering, Strategy, and Market Presence.
Read the report and find out how each provider measures up in their market as Leaders, Strong Performers and Contenders.
A divisão digital impede o aproveitamento de todo o potencial das regiões carentes do planeta. Neste artigo, o autor mostra como uma rede 5G pode reduzir drasticamente a divisão digital e melhorar as condições econômicas em todo o mundo. Veja como a tecnologia de satélite pode aumentar a conectividade em regiões carentes e beneficiar a telemedicina, o emprego remoto e as oportunidades em educação.
Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 05, 2019
Enterprises preparing for a digital future have much to consider when they modernise their network infrastructure and have to contend with connectivity demands from their business units, staff, and customers. In this e-book, leaders from different parts of our business provide their perspectives on how to approach digital transformation. In our experience at Dimension Data, now part of NTT Ltd., you can’t look at any one piece of the infrastructure puzzle without looking at all of it. And it’s the network that holds all those pieces together.
According to Gartner, "supply chain leaders responsible for quality management are shifting to software solutions that standardize processes, optimize data and ensure compliance. This research provides guidance for structuring a process for QMS software selection."
Download this Gartner Analyst Guide to learn:
Key challenges in the QMS software selection processes
What to expect from different QMS solutions across the market
Analysis of the current state of quality management to help define software requirements
Self assessment questions and commonly sought QMS system functionalities to use in your decision making process
"We live and surf in a cyber world where attacks like APT, DDOS, Trojans and Ransomware are common and easy to execute. Domain names are an integral part of any business today and apparently an integral part of an attacker's plan too.
Domain names are carriers of malwares, they act as Command and Control servers and malware's ex-filtrate data too. In today's threat landscape - predicting threats, spotting threats and mitigating them is super crucial.. This is called Visibility and Analytics.
Watch this on demand session with our Cisco cloud security experts Shyam Ramaswamy and Fernando Ferrari as they talk about how Cisco Umbrella and The Umbrella Research team detect anomalies, block threats and identify compromised hosts. The experts also discuss how effectively Cisco spot, react, filter out IOC, block the network communications of a malware; identify and stop a phishing campaign (unknown ones too).
Connected embedded navigation has suffered in recent years with the proliferation of smartphone integration combined with lengthy design cycles and a fragmented ecosystem. HERE’s Navigation On Demand service provides OEMs with the ability to offer consumers an always-fresh navigation and a compelling connected service.
Download the whitepaper now to learn how you can benefit from:
• the architecture of HERE Navigation On Demand and how it enables OEMs to deliver a different, more joined up, experience
• the Navigation as a Service Approach, which allows an always-fresh experience without unnecessary recreation of effort
• developing more impactful service
Public clouds have fundamentally changed the way organizations build,
operate, and manage applications. Security for applications in the cloud
is composed of hundreds of configuration parameters and is vastly
different from security in traditional data centers. According to Gartner,
“Through 2020, at least 95% of cloud breaches will be due to customer
misconfiguration, mismanaged credentials or insider theft, not cloud
The uniqueness of cloud requires that security teams rethink classic
security concepts and adopt approaches that address serverless, dynamic,
and distributed cloud infrastructure. This includes rethinking security
practices across asset management, compliance, change management,
issue investigation, and incident response, as well as training and
We interviewed several security experts and asked them how public
cloud transformation has changed their cloud security and compliance
responsibilities. In this e-book, we will share the top
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
Let’s face it. Businesses don’t want—or need—perfect software. They want to deliver new, businessdifferentiating
software as soon as possible. To enable this, we (Development and Testing teams) need fast
feedback on whether the latest innovations will work as expected or crash and burn in production. We also
need to know if these changes somehow broke the core functionality that the customer base—and thus the
This is where Continuous Testing comes in.
Continuous Testing is the process of executing automated tests as part of the software delivery pipeline in
order to obtain feedback on the business risks associated with a software release candidate as rapidly as
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
The way that we develop and deliver software has changed dramatically in the
past 5 years—but the metrics we use to measure quality remain largely the
same. Despite seismic shifts in business expectations, development methodologies,
system architectures, and team structures, most organizations still
rely on quality metrics that were designed for a much different era.
Every other aspect of application delivery has been scrutinized and optimized
as we transform our processes for DevOps. Why not put quality metrics under
the microscope as well?
Are metrics like number of automated tests, test case coverage, and pass/fail
rate important in the context of DevOps, where the goal is immediate insight
into whether a given release candidate has an acceptable level of risk? What
other metrics can help us ensure that the steady stream of updates don’t undermine
the very user experience that we’re working so hard to enhance?
To provide the DevOps community an objective perspective
on what quality
What if you could use just one platform to detect all types of major financial crimes?
One platform to handle the analytical tasks of fraud detection, including:
Data processing and aggregation
Statistical/mathematical/machine learning modeling
One platform that could successfully reduce complex and time-consuming fraud investigations by combining extremely different domains of knowledge including Business, Economics, Finance, and Law. A platform that can cover payments, credit card transactions, and know your customer (KYC) processes, as well as similar use cases like anti-money laundering (AML), trade surveillance, and crimes such as insurance claims fraud.
Learn more about TIBCO's comprehensive software capabilities behind tackling all these types of fraud in this in depth whitepaper.
The current trend in manufacturing is towards tailor-made products in smaller lots with shorter delivery times. This change may lead to frequent production modifications resulting in increased machine downtime, higher production cost, product waste—and the need to rework faulty products.
To satisfy the customer demand behind this trend, manufacturers must move quickly to new production models. Quality assurance is the key area that IT must support.
At the same time, the traceability of products becomes central to compliance as well as quality. Traceability can be achieved by interconnecting data sources across the factory, analyzing historical and streaming data for insights, and taking immediate action to control the entire end-to-end process. Doing so can lead to noticeable cost reductions, and gains in efficiency, process reliability, and speed of new product delivery. Additionally, analytics helps manufacturers find the best setups for machinery.
City leaders around the world are working to improve the quality of life and increase the number of useful services for their citizens, businesses, and visitors. Smart city initiatives are gaining attention in several countries, as administrators, industry, and citizens are working together to enhance their communities, cities, regions, and nations. After more than ten years of smart city hype, innovative projects have emerged, but few have provided a disruptive impact on the city system itself. Because every city is different, few of the existing models apply universally. An effective response requires leaders to consider a series of prerequisites:
• Consider the local culture and the people • Prioritize basic needs and requests • Work at overcoming silos and encourage collaboration across departments • Consider each “smart” initiative as an integral part of an overall city system
A smart city reflects a number of aspirations: efficiency, resiliency, connectedness, innovatio
IBM rarely, if ever publicly, talks about the future of IBM Z. When IBM's sales managers have a oneon-one client conversation (under NDA), they might inform the customer about the next processor, but the company rarely talks about the mid- to long-term future publicly. An obvious reason for this is not to disrupt sales, but at the same time, IBM believes that it is sometimes working on problems that the market might not know it has yet. IBM felt that it was doing a disservice to its current and future customers by not being more open, which is why Tarun Chopra, director, Product Management for IBM Systems, and Ross Mauri, general manager, IBM Z, agreed to talk to IDC about the future of IBM Z. In these conversations, IBM was not putting a date on any of the topics it was willing to discuss. But the company was willing to talk about where it is investing R&D dollars and skills.
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
Für Geschäftsausfälle, oder zumindest für Rentabilitäts- und Gewinnverluste, wurden in den vergangenen 24 Monaten folgende Faktoren verantwortlich gemacht: Die digitale Disruption, wirtschaftliche Instabilität, politische Umwälzungen sowie ein anhaltender Fachkräftemangel. Vermutlich ist es keine große Überraschung, dass eine CEO-Umfrage von Gartner unter Geschäftsleuten ergab, dass das digitale Geschäft im nächsten Jahr oberste Priorität hat. Umfrageteilnehmer wurden gefragt, ob sie eine Management-Initiative oder ein TransformationsProgramm haben, um ihr Unternehmen digitaler zu machen. Die Mehrheit, 62 Prozent, sagte, sie hätten dies. 54 Prozent dieser Unternehmen gaben an, dass ihr digitales Geschäftsziel transformatorisch sei, während 46 Prozent angaben, das Ziel der Initiative sei die Optimierung. * Daher geht es für Unternehmen darum, zu lernen, sich zu entwickeln und agil zu sein. Zudem gilt es für sie, Technologien einzusetzen um effizienter zu konkurrieren und nicht der Trägh
La disruption digitale, l’instabilité économique, les bouleversements politiques et la pénurie de compétences ont tous été désignés à un moment ou à un autre au cours des 2 dernières années comme la cause des échecs des entreprises ou tout du moins de leur perte de rentabilité ou de béné?ces.