Digital transformation (DX) is fundamentally changing enterprise resource planning (ERP) — allowing businesses to transform their decision making, which is enhancing their business outcomes significantly as we enter the digital economy. Digital transformation is an enterprisewide, board-level strategic reality for companies wishing to remain relevant or maintain or enhance their leadership positon in the digital economy. Digitally transformed businesses have a repeatable set of practices and disciplines that are used to leverage new business, 3rd Platform technology, and operating models to disrupt businesses, customers, and markets in pursuit of business performance and growth. DX is driving businesses to rethink their technology strategy, and that includes moving beyond their legacy ERP and back-office systems.
Published By: Webroot
Published Date: Jul 08, 2011
This paper describes the evolution and future of the online threat environment, and outlines the security, economy, performance, and control available to smaller businesses who act now to adopt Security as a Service.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: May 08, 2015
Applications are the life of any enterprise and key enablers of workforce productivity and business agility. But, the application landscape is changing rapidly - the number and type of applications is increasing, the move to cloud and SaaS for application delivery is growing, bandwidth costs are decreasing and the reliability of the Internet has improved. Inevitably, there are also changes in network and infrastructure topologies.
Published By: Cloudroute
Published Date: Jun 01, 2016
Keep your employees productive on their essential applications and favorite devices, and your company data protected with enterprise mobility solutions. Deliver and support Single sign-on to thousands of popular SaaS applications like Salesforce, Concur, and Workday. Manage iOS, Android, and Windows computers and mobile devices from one platform. And, finally, get enterprise grade security for your organization by identifying threats before they can damage your business.
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Nov 06, 2018
"What steps should you take to enable the effective and secure use of public cloud services?
According to Gartner, “CIOs need to ensure their security teams are not holding back cloud initiatives with unsubstantiated cloud security worries. Instead, they should encourage their teams to apply imagination and energy to develop new approaches to securely and reliably leverage the benefits of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS.”
By reading, “Clouds Are Secure: Are You Using Them Securely?,” you will gain insight into Gartner’s recommended practices for effective and secure adoption of public cloud services, including:
Develop an enterprise cloud strategy, including guidance on what data can be placed into which clouds and under what circumstances.
Implement and enforce policies on cloud ownership, responsibility and risk acceptance by outlining expectations for form, significance and control of public cloud use.
Follow a life cycle approach to cloud governance that emphasizes the operational control of
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 26, 2015
SteelHead SaaS offers up to 30x better application performance for cloud services and SaaS applications deployed in enterprises. The solution combines the best of WAN optimization with the best of Internet optimization to provide a seamless transition for users between private and public clouds. Customers experience application acceleration immediately, without requiring any configuration changes to the user or service provider environments.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 26, 2015
How can IT achieve the flexibility and agility it needs to offer multiple types of applications in multiple locations? Just as enterprises take advantage of applications hosted in multiple locations (i.e., public clouds, private clouds, or SaaS applications), they take advantage of different networks for different reasons (i.e. performance, backup, remote access). These could be MPLS links, ATM links, traditional Internet connections, or VPN lines. Enterprises, in effect, are already building hybrid networks, and those combined with the elements of hybrid clouds create the hybrid enterprise.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 24, 2015
This ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) whitepaper examines the scope of challenges for assuring web-based and SaaS application performance, and reviews a solution offered by Riverbed that is designed to meet these new requirements.
All SaaS help-desks are not created equally. From basic ticket logging to full-featured, enterprise-grade service management solutions, there truly is something for everyone. Learn more about the key factors in deciding between a comprehensive or a slimmer selection for your organization.
With the exploding adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, enterprise IT is fundamentally changing. While on-demand services provide tremendous ROI, they also introduce new challenges that must be overcome to truly capitalize on their potential. Identity management problems such as controlling who is granted access to which applications and data and how to control access to these applications leveraging on premise directories such as Active Directory, have become increasingly important. Single Sign-On and user management solutions that are optimized for the cloud are necessary to help address these challenges. This whitepaper presents the eight biggest identity and access management (IAM) challenges associated with adopting and deploying cloud and SaaS applications, and discusses best practices for addressing each of them.
With the exploding adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, enterprise IT is fundamentally changing. While on-demand services provide tremendous ROI, they also introduce new challenges that must be overcome to truly capitalize on their potential. Read this report to learn the 8 most common IAM challenges.
The network of yesterday is not the network that can take businesses into the future. As mission critical enterprise applications move to the cloud, wide area network (WAN) must adapt to become agile, flexible, and scale rapidly. Leading IT trends such as Internet of Things (IoT), Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud storage, enterprise mobility, emerging transport alternatives, and globalization increase the importance of how network assets are leveraged and how the network is conceptualized. The advantages of public and private data centers and cloud-based applications are significantly diminished if the network is slow, inflexible, and unpredictable. Erratic network performance with high latency, jitter and packet loss can significantly impact user adoption, satisfaction, and overall corporate productivity.
As connectivity options continue to emerge, end users are no longer tethered to the office or to the localized applications and services that were trademarks of a primary or branc
In this report Forrester Consulting evaluates the shift in the marketplace from on-premises commerce infrastructures to modern SaaS solutions. The report explores the range of maturity among enterprises that are making this shift to test the hypothesis that companies that leverage cloud commerce intelligently using best practices experience increased business success.
Technology trends like telecommuting, BYOD, VoIP and SaaS adoption bring new challenges to the underlying network infrastructure that connects branch offices and datacenters. This guide explains how to tackle the challenges faced by the internet-centric enterprise by intelligently monitoring your WAN, LAN, Wi-Fi and SaaS applications through a combination of Enterprise and Endpoint Agents.
Traditional enterprise performance management solutions were designed for applications running inside the corporate network and are unable to provide visibility beyond the corporate network perimeter. With the rapid adoption of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications by enterprises, these performance management solutions that are completely blind to issues outside the enterprise, are unable to help IT teams troubleshoot performance problems with the SaaS applications.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Cloud computing has ushered in a golden era for software companies. The cloud’s low barrier to entry allows
creativity to flourish, especially for software developers who are creating applications directly on cloud-based
infrastructure. Cloud-based infrastructure enables developers to do what they love: solve business problems and
bring innovative new ideas to life, using their choice of tools. In a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, applications
can easily be deployed to a cloud service, and delivered to clients who appreciate the ease of access and low cost.
The cloud model relieves the developer and the enterprise IT professional from the burden of managing or
maintaining capital-intense infrastructure.
But the cloud’s low barrier to entry also allows competing software providers to enter the market every day,
from every sector. Independent software vendors, or ISVs, are pressured by increased competition to deliver
their applications faster, with greater functionality and ease of
If you're leading or working on a SaaS or PaaS project, interoperability and performance challenges through application migration processes are givens. Avoid common frantic missteps that will add time to your production cycles. This technical note offers specific proactive steps you can take to ensure to the successful migration of your enterprise apps.
In today's business environment, organizations of all sizes are struggling to maintain the advanced IT capabilities they need to be competitive while reining in cost and complexity. Shifting to off-premise hosted models, such as software-as-a-service (SaaS) and business process outsourcing, is a common activity undertaken to manage costs.
One of the main challenges businesses face in adopting cloud and SaaS delivery models is the task of synchronizing data and integrating the multitude of systems already in datacenters with new cloud-based applications, not to mention within the cloud itself. Traditionally, this required organizations to leverage existing tools as well as custom development.
This white paper looks at how two enterprises encountered problems with cloud integration and adopted IBM WebSphere Cast Iron to solve their immediate problems and extend use more broadly across their organizations.