An IDG Connect survey of 300 enterprise organization decision makers involved in hardware investment decisions reveals the challenges and opportunities that lay between the old style of IT characterized by cost-cutting and infrastructure silos, with the new style of IT driven by the technology trends of Mobility, Cloud and Big Data. These trends have created a significant increase in business expectations that will press IT organizations to rethink their economics, service delivery and business performance. This paper highlights voice-of-the-IT-buyer research results for insight on the challenges and opportunities for IT organizations to drive innovation, transformation and improved delivery against business expectations.
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Aberdeem research has shown that when organizatins harneess the power of Flash, they are able to more effectively implement a digital transformation, build hybrid infrastructures,
and gain increased agility and competitive advantage. In this eBook, we’ll explore how leading businesses can better their future with flash arrays that are Predictive, Cloud-Ready, and Timeles..
While the inevitable move to Windows 7 has been on the horizon for IT departments for several years, it’s clear that migration projects continue to plague many IT professionals. RES Software commissioned its second Windows 7 migration survey in June 2012 to assess the progress of these implementations in relation to a previous benchmarking survey issued in 2010. The most recent survey captures data from more than 330 IT professionals in North America and Europe across multiple industries and job functions. The results have been analysed and are highlighted within this research brief.
Productivity has become synonymous with revenue for many organizations. The theory is simple: The more your employees can get done, the more income they can generate. And yet data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the productivity level in the United States is actually fairly low, topping out at 3.1% in one quarter and going into negative digits in others over the past few years.1 This means labor productivity, measured in output per hour of labor, is low or—in many quarters—shrinking. Download this white paper from Dell and Intel® to learn more.
Intel Inside®. Powerful Productivity Outside.
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Workers expect a high-quality workplace and the ability to be productive anywhere. As people increasingly prefer tablets and laptops, organizations are reassessing their continued investment in traditional PCs.
Download "Security and Productivity Benefits Drive Increased Micro PC Adoption" for the latest research how business and IT leaders are rethinking the role of PCs.
We expend so much energy trying to make each minute count in many areas of our life – why wouldn’t we take the same approach to our computing experience? Time stuck waiting on a system could be better spent solving problems, working, or even playing. Download this research study to learn more about how you could be saving time that is lost on slow end user computing systems. Find out how Intel® Optane™ memory with Dell OptiPlex 7050 Micro provides a simple way to improve system responsiveness in several key areas to give users a way to reclaim precious time and become more efficient.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 23, 2017
During the course of research efforts in the all-flash array (AFA) space, IDC is still encountering IT executives, particularly CIOs and CFOs, who have an outdated perspective on relevant cost metrics for comparing all-flash solutions with legacy hard disk drive (HDD)–based systems. In IDC's view, flash is an absolute requirement for performance reasons in any 3rd Platform computing environment. While most understand the need for flash performance, there is still a subset that does not view the broader use of flash in the enterprise as cost effective
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 23, 2017
In ESG research conducted shortly after the announced acquisition of EMC by Dell, 65% of the respondents indicated that they expected to benefit from more complete and innovative solutions from the combined company. That’s not surprising, given the complementary strength of their respective portfolios. Perhaps the most potential synergy is in the Converged Platforms and Solutions division, where servers, networking, storage and software come together.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 23, 2017
Desktop and application virtualization have steadily gained ground to address a broad range of use cases across organizations of all sizes. According to ESG research, over the past few years, desktop virtualization has consistently risen to be included among the five most commonly-identified IT priorities, alongside such perennial corporate objectives as fortifying cybersecurity and managing data growth.
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IDC’s research has shown the movement of most IT workloads to the cloud in the coming years. Yet, with all the talk about enterprises moving to the cloud, some of them still wonder if such a move is really cost effective and what business benefits may result. While the answers to such questions vary from workload to workload, one area attracting particular attention is that of the data warehouse.
Many enterprises have substantial investments in data warehousing, with an ongoing cost to managing that resource in terms of software licensing, maintenance fees, operational costs, and hardware. Can it make sense to move to a cloud-based alternative? What are the costs and benefits? How soon can such a move pay itself off?
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The Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report, which presents the research, insights, and perspectives provided by Cisco Security Research and other security experts within Cisco, explores the ongoing race between attackers and defenders, and how users are becoming ever-weaker links in the security chain.
Research in the SSL/TLS security market points to a growing need for securing web applications with high assurance certificates issued by a reputable Certification Authority (CA). Organizations want to avoid the negative publicity associated with security breaches and customers want to be assured of data protection when making online transactions.
Published By: ShoreTel
Published Date: Oct 26, 2012
This white paper discusses the benefits of researching the total cost of ownership for a UC system and how businesses can lower their total cost of ownership (TCO) by selecting a simple yet sophisticated solution.
VCE Once Again Achieves High Marks in Vision, Ability to Execute
Technology research firm Gartner recently released its second Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems, a snapshot of the rapidly evolving converged and hyper-converged infrastructure industry space.
A Gartner Magic Quadrant is a culmination of research in a specific market, providing a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the market's competitors. According to Gartner, no other company in the IT industry ranks higher than VCE in combined vision and ability to execute scores.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a nationally recognized fully integrated academic medical center and health system, is dedicated to improving patient care and advancing medical research. However, its aging legacy IT infrastructure had to be modernized in order to meet the requirements of the business.
Wake Forest Health turned to market-leading EMC Converged Infrastructure from VCE to simplify IT operations and drive business efficiency. In addition to multiple VCE Vblock® systems, the Vblock 540 with EMC XtremIO all-flash storage enabled significant improvements in application infrastructure performance and agility. After deploying the Vblock 540, Wake Forest experienced an overall 30 percent performance improvement to end
users and decreased the time needed for storage provisioning from 24 hours to less than an hour.
Read this white paper to find out more about how EMC Converged Infrastructure from VCE helped Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center modernize its business.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a nationally recognized fully integrated academic medical center and health system, is dedicated to improving patient care and advancing medical research. However, its aging, legacy infrastructure had to be modernized in order to meet the demands of its ecosystem.
Wake Forest chose market-leading EMC converged infrastructure from VCE in order to simplify IT operations and drive business efficiency. VCE Vblock® Systems built on EMC XtremIO all-flash storage enabled significant improvements in application infrastructure performance and agility, delivering an overall 30 percent performance improvement to end-users.
Read this white paper to find out more about how EMC converged solutions from VCE helped Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center modernize its business.
Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: Dec 19, 2018
We are in the midst of a global productivity crisis. The IMF estimates that if productivity growth had followed its pre-2008 financial crisis trend, overall GDP in advanced economies would be about 5% higher today. However, to blame everything on the financial crisis is misleading. The overall trend in productivity growth is stagnant and has been on a downward trend for the last several years. This is costing the U.S. a staggering $450–$550 billion a year. In the U.K., concern is such that there have been calls for the government to set new targets and create an independent watchdog to monitor progress to improve national productivity. There is also a workforce engagement crisis. Most people are simply not engaged at work, with industry research showing that typically 66% of people are either partly or not engaged at all at work. This means that only 1 in 3 people at work are fully motivated and productive. Yet most companies are oblivious to this fact. Some run annual employee sa