If we could predict the future, there would be no Vegas, or at minimum a much
poorer version. Weather would cause fewer surprises and the World Series, the
Davis Cup, the Stanley Cup, the World Cup, the Daytona 500 and the Super Bowl
--despite the not so predictable commercials-- would not be nearly as interesting
In today’s world, there are so many variables, nuisances and unknowns, it is
impossible to see into the future and accurately predict a future outcome. If
humans could accurately and reliably predict the future, it would be like gaining
advanced access to tomorrow’s stock prices. Those with access would retire rich
the day after tomorrow.
Cloud migration is consistently one of the top priorities of technology leaders across the world today, but many are overwhelmed by trying to plan their cloud migration, struggling to prioritize workloads and unsure of the cost implications..
Download this white paper to discover the 5 key steps for cloud migration based on the best practices of today’s most successful IT leaders:
- Baseline TCO resources (cloud, on-premises, hybrid)
- Map current on-premises resources to cloud offerings
- Evaluate and prioritize migration strategy
- Calculate migration costs
- Define success metrics
Your business partners need IT to deliver innovation and agility, but traditional budgeting processes struggle to do either. Interested in adopting a zero-based budgeting approach to your organization? Download this eBook to learn:
- The limitations of traditional budgeting vs. zero-based budgeting
- How to benchmark your budgets against business outcomes
- Five myths about zero-based budgeting and why they are wrong
- How to confidently build zero-based budgets with the right tool
Published By: DataCore
Published Date: Jul 10, 2019
With a software-based approach, IT organizations see a better return on their storage investment. DataCore’s software-defined storage provides improved resource utilization, seamless integration of new technologies, and reduced administrative time - all resulting in lower CAPEX and OPEX, yielding a superior TCO.
A survey of 363 DataCore customers found that over half of them (55%) achieved positive ROI within the first year of deployment, and 21% were able to reach positive ROI in less than 6 months.
Download this white paper to learn how software-defined storage can help reduce data center infrastructure costs, including guidelines to help you structure your TCO analysis comparison.
Add more value to your business
Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) are turning to the cloud to modernize their applications and get rid of their commercial database dependencies to improve application performance, lower total cost of ownership (TCO), and reach new customers. DB Best delivers the established processes and technology ISVs need to accelerate the modernization of applications still running on commercial databases to Amazon Aurora. This enables your customers to quickly get up-and-running on the cloud and drive greater business value through Amazon Web Services (AWS).
View the webinar to learn how DB Best and AWS enable you to accelerate every stage of your application modernization journey – from evaluating the right migration path for your application, to following a proven and repeatable database migration process, to driving growth and reaching more customers.
With the introduction of enterprise-grade all-flash arrays,
conventional thinking about storage has been turned on
its head. For example, a recent Gartner study found that all-flash storage pays for itself in just five to six months
on average, the result of dramatic improvements in total
cost of ownership (TCO).
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 03, 2019
hile Bitcoin took a bit of a beating in August 2018, it did little
to dampen interest in the obviously volatile cryptocurrency
market. Bitcoin lost 20 percent of its value in just two weeks in
August, according to some reports1
, and yet there appears to be
substantial optimism in the currency. According to one report2
, there were
96 new crypto hedge funds launched in the first seven months of 2018 and
when the Turkish Lira plummeted 20 percent in August 2018, there was a
surge in Bitcoin trading3
. Cryptocurrency is clearly here to stay and while that
may whet the appetite of brave investors, it’s also a magnet for crime.
Unsurprisingly perhaps, hackers are targeting4
exchanges but what many businesses and individuals may not
realize is that there is serious money to be made in actually
performing admin functions for the currencies themselves.
Called cryptomining, it can be big business. Some reports5
suggested that profits from mining have hit over $4 billion
Imagine: Your pharmaceutical or medical device has been tested in carefully designed
clinical trials and shown to meet required standards of efficacy and safety. It has gained
regulatory approval and has gone to market. Now you want to know, does it measure
up to its promise when used in the real world? Does it materially improve patient
outcomes? Does it outperform alternative therapies? Does it achieve these outcomes at
an appropriate value? Do you know which patients are most likely to benefit from it?
Can you prove it, with statistical rigor?
As the health care system moves toward a patient-centric, value-based approach,
questions such as these are getting heightened scrutiny from all angles – from regula-
tors, payers, providers and patients. And they should. Real-world evidence (RWE) can
provide new insight into the benefits, risks and cost effectiveness of medicines and
medical devices in actual use – evidence that can enable life sciences companies to
develop better therapies
Society simply must change the way it serves its most vulnerable members. Service delivery models are outdated and constrained by budgets, organizational structures and legislation. Citizens aren’t getting what they need to become more self-sufficient and recover from hard times or significant events such as disasters. Government isn’t keeping up with the demand generated by the complex times we live in and agencies are stressed to the breaking point by current service expectations. Something different must be done to generate better outcomes. This action requires better engagement between government and citizens which can lead to more self-reliant individuals and lower demands and costs on government. In California, one county is tackling this challenge head on and has found a better way to serve their citizens.
VMware’s Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) solution turbo charges enterprise data centre performance. The benefits of 4-node Hyperconverged Infrastructure include performance increases of up to 13 times, and a reduction of cost per VM of up to 10 times. Start saving now with the Hit Refresh Kit - which includes the ‘Why HCI?’ eBook, TCO Analyses for VM, VDI and Database Environments and a TCO Comparison Tool.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
Contact centers often pool agents into large groups of generalists to distribute work evenly. Skills-based routing takes this a step further with specialized groups. But neither approach scales properly to identify all opportunities and drive business outcomes on each interaction.
Predictive routing uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to create balance—meeting targets and giving customers a personalized experience. Read Demystifying AI: Creating an AI partnership that maximizes business results to learn how predictive routing systematically:
Evaluates historical and real-time data to make predictions;
Makes the best customer-agent match to drive desired outcomes;
Keeps agents engaged and reduces handle times.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
Contact center technology plays a major role in the success of your customer experiences and business operations. Having the optimal solutions, infrastructure and provider in place are fundamental to meeting current and future goals and expectations.
If you’re struggling with outdated contact center systems that limit channels and customer information, the best path forward is to migrate to a solution that lets you overcome those technology limitations. And the first step is to download this comprehensive checklist to evaluate key solutions and vendor considerations.
You’ll learn how to:
Identify business goals and outcomes that are most important for your organization
Evaluate deployment options based on necessary flexibility and capabilities
Understand your technology needs and priorities
Assess vendor viability
The use of analytics has exploded across business, and the value it already has delivered has heightened executives' expectations. Now data can be processed in real time to meet a constantly widening range of analytic needs. How your organization utilizes them in the next decade will be essential to your success.
These developments come at an opportune time. Organizations are being over-whelmed by the rivers of data generated by applications and systems on-premises or flowing in via the cloud. At the same time, the cost of computational power has declined dramatically, making it practical to apply analytics to and generate information on just about anything.
But no advance comes without challenges. While the widespread availability of analytics has created seemingly valuable insights, executives and managers are finding that those insights are not easily linked to steps that will improve business outcomes or optimize actions. Furthermore, analytics are not always easy for line of b
Forces such as consumerisation, expanding regulatory requirements and the shift to outcome-based pricing are all compelling procurement leaders to re-evaluate strategies.
Read this briefing to find out:
• the key disruptors shaping the future of procurement
• how to develop an agenda to deal with disruption
• seven key areas of difference between current and future procurement models
• essential questions to inform your strategic thinking.
Finance teams are the new drivers of innovation. In this talk, IDC and Oracle discuss how you can get your organisation ready for it – and how you can ensure its success.
Watch the video now to learn:
• How to put a funding model in place for digital
• How soon to expect ROI
• How to forecast and measure digital outcomes
Finance leaders believe data management is a burden on businesses. Yet less than half of organisations have a data management strategy in place. But data management strategies positively impact security across all lines of business.
Poor data management practices inevitably lead to poor outcomes, with bad decisions based on bad data. Data must also be protected, with weak practices leading to cyber breaches. And the reputational damage to an organisation’s brand cannot be underestimated. However, when managed well, data offers a competitive advantage. In the past, data was typically informed historical reporting, with internal needs and compliance taking priority.
There is a new data paradigm. Data is the new currency in the digital age.
In this InfoBrief, we discuss the broad impact of digitization and how organizations are utilizing RPA technologies for driving business outcomes. We also share use cases and examples from different sectors, as well as key factors that organizations need to consider when selecting a partner for RPA deployment. Since RPA is the latest buzzword, there is a lot of noise around this topic and we aim to filter the noise and provide key insights, as well as offer essential guidance for successful RPA strategies.
The right fiber Internet provider can significantly improve
the service you provide to employees, partners and clients.
For the best outcome, carefully vet providers based on the
following top three criteria:
However, big data and analytics solutions can have shortcomings. Proprietary and best-of-breed approaches can require valuable time and resources to build, integrate and maintain — while outsourcing data analytics can constrain reporting frequency and timeliness. In a world where operational efficiency and fast, reliable information is paramount, these limitations can put payers at a competitive disadvantage.