This is an exciting time for the UK’s diverse automotive industry. We’re experiencing rapid growth with many of the world’s leading manufacturers – including the BMW Group, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan and Toyota – recognising the business case for investing here. The UK offers one of the lowest labour costs in western Europe, a competitive corporation tax (set to fall to just 17% by 2020) and regulations that support innovation and expansion. Meanwhile, the UK’s geographic location and strong supply and distribution infrastructure makes us a gateway to a customer base throughout Europe and beyond.
There is no doubt that enterprise cloud is a new and improved IT strategy. Cloud services have proven to improve organizational agility and reduce the burden of IT infrastructure and cost. Moving to the cloud is no longer a question of “if” but “when” and “how.” Most enterprises we interviewed are moving to cloud in phases over time and matching workloads to their perceptions of a vendor’s cloud capabilities that will best support their objectives. Many will require the ability and flexibility to support multivendor cloud and multiple deployment choices (e.g., public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud).
Traditional PC lifecycle management is an inefficient and expensive process that will cost your business both time and money. Dell EMC’s PC as a Service (PCaaS) will transform your company’s approach to IT infrastructure.
The cost of PC lifecycle management can be reduced by up to 25% by using PCaaS. Learn more about Dell solutions powered by Intel®.
Today’s digital businesses are managed using critical business analyses that provide far greater insight into the business and how to maximize results. However, these high-value applications that use the latest software tools demand far more from IT infrastructure, as they utilize an order of magnitude more data and demand more compute resources than legacy applications. Legacy systems are no longer capable of meeting the present and future needs of the organization.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 07, 2018
VxRail appliances, now leveraging industry leading Dell PowerEdge servers, support business critical applications and workloads in many configurations providing required reliability, availability, flexibility and performance.
Every organization has its own set of business critical applications. For instance:
- Database applications such as Microsoft SQL server and Oracle
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications such as SAP - E-mail applications such as Microsoft Exchange
-Collaboration applications, such as Microsoft SharePoint
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Mainframes continue to provide high business value by combining efficient transaction processing with high-volume access to critical enterprise data. Business organizations are linking mobile devices to mainframe processing and data to support digital applications and drive business transformation. In this rapidly growing scenario, the importance of providing excellent end-user experience becomes critical for business success.This analyst announcement note covers how CA Technologies is addressing the need for providing high availability and a fast response time by optimizing mainframe performance with new machine learning and analytics capabilities.
Mission essential systems run on mainframes. With 71% of corporate data, it is no wonder that 63% of your peers are forecasting growth in utilization. What’s more is that the Mainframe now finds itself at an inflection point: going from being a supporting platform of transaction revenue to becoming a source of revenue growth and innovation. In fact, according to IDC Connected Mainframe adopters are realizing 300% ROI, a 10 month payback and additional $200M in application revenue. The Infographic also covers the 2 main strategies of Connected Mainframe – Modernization and Integration and technology initiatives under each with customer quotes.
Challenge: Ensure that technology infrastructure will support business transformation, new growth and services.
Solution: Implement highly automated converged infrastructure and managed cloud services from Hitachi Vantara.
Outcomes: Use new capabilities to integrate acquired companies, deploy next-generation security and speed time to the market.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
For a backup solution to be considered flexible, it needs to satisfy
several key business requirements. It should integrate seamlessly
with any servers you’re running and provide full support for
all the applications your business uses. It should enable you to
protect assets in different parts of the country or overseas. And
it should let you manage and monitor backups from anywhere.
A flexible backup solution gives you everything you need to
protect the technology investments you make now and in the
future. So instead of having to buy multiple solutions to support
your changing needs, you can have a single solution that adapts
to fit your environment. We call that flexible deployment.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 01, 2018
Explore the strategies companies are pursuing to manage change in this Workday-sponsored
Harvard Business Review Analytic Services report. See how organizations use a single cloud-based
system for finance and HR to create data-led decision-making, support C-suite collaboration, and
develop planning methods with better insight, accuracy, and speed.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 01, 2018
A cloud-based system for finance frees your finance team to do more than manage
controls and transactions. But choosing one that supports your goals today and into the future, while
helping your finance team act strategically, can be difficult. Read this whitepaper for guidance in
selecting a system.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Today’s banks, credit unions, asset management firms, lending companies, and other financial
services businesses operate in a highly competitive and regulated environment. Servicing
clients, introducing new products and channels, and opening new markets as well as having
insight into your loans, investments, and deposits is critical to your bottom line. At the same
time, employing the right people is what drives your future. Workday provides financial
management, human capital management, and planning/ budgeting in a single cloud-based
system to support your needs.
Internet use is trending towards bandwidth-intensive
content and an increasing number of attached “things”.
At the same time, mobile telecom networks and data
networks are converging into a cloud computing
architecture. To support needs today and tomorrow,
computing power and storage is being inserted out on
the network edge in order to lower data transport time
and increase availability. Edge computing brings
bandwidth-intensive content and latency-sensitive
applications closer to the user or data source. This
white paper explains the drivers of edge computing
and explores the various types of edge computing
In our latest survey report, we explore the growth challenges facing businesses and HR leaders in a rapidly changing landscape. We surveyed over 500 HR leaders in leading organisations to explore their views on these challenges, and to find out how they are supporting people and leveraging people data to help them achieve their growth goals.
Azure Site Recovery replicates your on-premises physical servers and virtual machines to Azure. If an outage occurs in your primary
location, you failover to the DRaaS platform within minutes and your applications and workloads will be available. When normal operations resume, you can failback to your primary location.
For added reassurance, Cloud Direct is a Microsoft Gold Partner. This means in addition to our own 24/7 support, we also benefit from direct access to Microsoft support for a range of hosting scenarios – including SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint.
As organizations develop next-generation applications for the digital era, many are using cognitive computing ushered in by IBM Watson® technology. Cognitive applications can learn and react to customer preferences, and then use that information to support capabilities such as confidence-weighted outcomes with data transparency, systematic learning and natural language processing.
To make the most of these next-generation applications, you need a next-generation database. It must handle a massive volume of data while delivering high performance to support real-time analytics. At the same time, it must provide data availability for demanding applications, scalability for growth and flexibility for responding to changes.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Feb 26, 2018
Enterprises are increasingly expected to support Macs as corporateapproved devices. In order to be in compliance, it is imperative that all devices accessing sensitive corporate and customer data be fully secured and managed. MobileIron delivers a new model for authentication and identity to Macs and enables enterprises to unify Apple mobile and desktop operations using a common security and management platform. MobileIron’s layered security can be extended to not only corporate-owned Macs, but to employee-owned devices as well. And, IT organizations can bring Macs under management across the organization with unparalleled speed and at scale thanks to seamless integration with Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and Volume Purchase Program (VPP).
In this paper, you'll learn how organizations are adopting increasingly sophisticated analytics methods, that analytics usage trends are placing new demands on rigid data warehouses, and what's needed is hybrid data warehouse architecture that supports all deployment models.
Published By: OracleSMB
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Customer loyalty matters. Loyal customers spend more, advocate more, and are the first to try new products or services.
But how do you build a loyal customer base that drives profitable sales? The answer is a loyalty program that provides the data needed to support individualized experiences and show appreciation. And this is where technology can help.
Move beyond paper punch cards and emails with personalized greetings. Quickly create an effective loyalty program that keeps your customers coming back for more.
Published By: SundaySky
Published Date: Mar 06, 2018
A Fortune 500 home improvement retailer turned to personalized video advertising in support of its companywide commitment to drive online transactions and revenue. By combining personalization with the alreadyengaging video medium, the top 10 Internet retailer aimed to provide a captivating ad experience that would differentiate the brand in a fiercely competitive market and drive online sales. The brand had already committed to engaging consumers on a 1-to-1 basis across all channels, and as such, partnered with SundaySky to extend this approach to its video advertising.
Whether your company wants to grow by optimizing your current business model or transforming to introduce new revenue sources, you’re likely exploring a variety of digital tools designed to enhance and expand the organization. Leaders rely on CIOs and IT directors to recommend digital strategies and outline the benefits and challenges they can expect from new digital tools. For many businesses, the first step toward growth is deciding how ambitious their digital strategy should be in order to compete and succeed in today’s manufacturing market.
Technology leaders can help drive the company’s digital ambition by:
• Considering whether the business can support full digital transformation or more moderate optimization
• Observing digital trends across the industry and adjacent industries
• Evaluating your competitive position as it relates to your digital strategies
Learn more about how your company can determine its digital business ambition by downloading this research report from Gart
Data center requirements are shifting as the business environment evolves to leverage new technologies. Organizations are turning to multicloud environments comprising a mix of private cloud, public cloud, and on-premise infrastructure to best address their unique needs. Understandably, this shift is putting a renewed emphasis on security, automation, orchestration, and agility. IT leaders are responding by building and deploying multicloud data center networks that leverage automation and software-defined networks (SDN) as a cost effective means of providing dynamic network control.
Of course, while many organizations are recognizing the need for a data center upgrade, not all have the same drivers. All, however, need to make a business case for the investment. Here are four common inflection points that can help you to justify the need for data center upgrades that support business goals.
For many years, the Magento ecommerce platform has been the retail inudtry go-to running an enterprise online store. However, when most businesses first made Magento their solution of choice, it was the only viable option out there.
Today, Magento is no longer the only option in the mid-market and enterprise retail sectors. SaaS platforms like BigCommerce have disrupted this market, allowing for deep customization, unlimited prodcuts, industry-leading average uptime of 99.99% and 100% during Cyber Week, 24/7 support, one-click application integration, and seamless product updates. All for a fraction of the cost.
Learn the five more critical differences between the two leading platforms in this white paper.
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
Customer support is predicated on the instances when customers can’t solve their problem or get answers to their question(s) on their own. In some of those cases, such as phone calls or live chats, it can be difficult for agents to identify and resolve the issue without additional visual assistance.
With co-browse, agents can see what the visitor sees, provide guided assistance by highlighting items or filling out forms on a visitor’s behalf. Sensitive fields like social security numbers and passwords can be blocked from the agent’s view so private information remains just that, private. Bold360’s co-browse allows agents to follow visitors behind secure fields i.e. signing into their account – providing an extra level of support to customers.
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
The North Face rigorously tested several providers and quickly realized that Bold360 hit all the marks. After the initial implementation, The North Face entered into a 3-month professional services engagement to take their chat strategy to the next level. The Bold360 professional services team helped The North Face implement strategic new chat features and tactics, including adaptive canned messages, proactive chat, dual monitors and layered chat, and provided additional development support as needed. To maximize the impact of its chat strategy, The North Face also created an 11-person core chat team, with reps chosen for their skills and product knowledge. Empowered with the capabilities of Bold360, these dedicated agents can now provide truly in-depth product support.