Keeping aging switchgear performing at optimum performance levels can be challenging. When it comes to the reliability of an electrical distribution system, it’s not a question of if a system component will malfunction, but when. Electrical equipment ultimately degrades and reaches the end of its useful life, no matter how much maintenance is performed. And, with the advancements in the design of the new circuit breakers, those with older technology are no longer considered sustainable solutions.
Plant managers and engineers must ensure continuity of operations and develop a plan to replace or upgrade aging switchgear. Facilities without a properly-implemented strategy put operations at risk that could lead to safety issues, equipment damage and/or downtime.
What is SD-WAN?
Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is the application of software-based
network technologies to WAN connections to more effectively route all network traffic
between headquarters or data centers, remote and branch offices, and the cloud.
More simply, it is the method of leveraging the benefits of the cloud, the bandwidth of
broadband and existing enterprise-wide network infrastructure to more efficiently and
cost effectively transmit media (data, video, voice) and quickly access cloud
applications from every location in the network.
SD-WAN dynamically utilizes multiple available connections (MPLS, broadband, LTE)
to find the optimal delivery path for traffic across the entire network, shaping the
bandwidth as needed to eliminate jitter and dropped data packets, thereby delivering
an optimal user experience regardless of location.
The more sophisticated solutions will first attempt to dynamically steer traffic to the
best available link and if the available link
Much has already been said and written about the infiltration of robotic process automation (RPA) and intelligent automation (IA) technologies into the workforce. In truth, it’s taken the corporate world a while to test, trust and commit to automation at work.
To understand how far APAC/ANZ markets have advanced towards acting on these opportunities, the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network (SSON) surveyed the market and found that across the region corporations were forward thinking in building for scale, trusting technology and recognising the need to incorporate robotics into both IT infrastructure and enterprise strategy.
This report explains how enterprises across APAC/ANZ are staying ahead of the global wave of RPA, the most popular solutions they are choosing, who the preferred consultants or 'integrators' are, the challenges, and how the digital workforce is being integrated into the human one.
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.
Watch this webinar to learn how TIBCO’s Smart Manufacturing solutions can help you overcome these challenges. You will also see a demonstration of TIBCO technology in action around improving yield and optimizing processes while also saving costs.
Published By: Dell APAC
Published Date: May 16, 2019
"Dell and its partners provide a range of solutions that enable their customers to transform the capabilities of the workforce. Dell commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic ImpactTM (TEI) study and examine the potential benefits and costs enterprises may realize by deploying three key Workforce Enablement Solutions, namely:
› Best device experience: a hardware policy combining the choice of a range of Dell PCs, tablets, and peripherals with rapid configuration and delivery.
› Unified endpoint management (UEM): an integrated approach to managing mobile devices, PCs. and other workstation technologies. In this case study, implementations of Workspace ONE, VMware’s UEM solution, have been assessed.
› Enterprise collaboration: includes capabilities such as messaging, conferencing, document sharing, and business use of social media. In this case study the collaboration elements of Microsoft Office 365, namely OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, Skype for Business, and Yammer
State and local governments can reduce their technology costs by adopting a “best value” approach to procurement. This brief focuses on the benefits of best-value purchasing for your agency’s critical print and document management solutions.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: May 14, 2019
The constant presence of internal and external threats, along with increased worldwide regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), have continued to drive the adoption of data loss prevention (DLP) solutions. In the “Data Loss Prevention – Market Quadrant 2018” report, The Radicati Group estimates the DLP market will double from $1.1 billion in 2018 to $2.2 billion by 2022. Once again, Forcepoint has been named a Top Player in this year’s report, citing strengths such as integration with Forcepoint CASB to extend DLP policies into cloud applications and more.
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
Virtualization is the standard in enterprise IT environments for consolidating servers, enhancing businstrators that reduces their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and helps speed the application development process. However, as improvements have been made with server technology, storage technoless continuity, and improving business agility. VMware provides an architecture for server adminiogy has become the bottleneck. Legacy storage solutions can’t keep pace with thousands of virtual machines demanding maximum IOPS along with high bandwidth at the lowest latency. Infinidat’s InfiniBox removes the storage bottleneck for VMware environments. The InfiniBox enterprise storage array delivers faster-than-all-flash performance, high availability, and capacity density at petabyte scale. This Infinidat white paper is written for VMware and storage administrators to introduce them to the integration capabilities of the InfiniBox for VMware.
Infinidat has developed a storage platform that provides unique simplicity, efficiency, reliability, and extensibility that enhances the business value of large-scale OpenStack environments. The InfiniBox® platform is a pre-integrated solution that scales to multiple petabytes of effective capacity in a single 42U rack. The platform’s innovative combination of DRAM, flash, and capacity-optimized disk, delivers tuning-free, high performance for consolidated mixed workloads, including object/Swift, file/Manila, and block/Cinder. These factors combine to cut direct and indirect costs associated with large-scale OpenStack infrastructures, even versus “build-it-yourself” solutions. InfiniBox delivers seven nines (99.99999%) of availability without resorting to expensive replicas or slow erasure codes for data protection. Operations teams appreciate our delivery model designed to easily drop into workflows at all levels of the stack, including native Cinder integration, Ansible automation pl
BUSINESS CHALLENGE Proactively prevent business disruption as a result of cyberattacks
IT ENVIRONMENT Kaspersky antivirus, layered enterprise security
SOLUTION Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
RESULTS Detected and eliminated thousands of threats that other solutions missed
Delivered visibility into entire installed base of endpoints, regardless of location
Saved time and accelerated response via the cloud console
Prevented PUPs and exploits from gaining entry
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 09, 2019
Now more than ever, IT technologists need to take control of PC infrastructure costs while deploying secure and manageable client solutions for their end users. With all the options available, how can IT pros position the right PC lifecycle solutions with management to make IT deployment, maintenance and continuous modernization simple? Download this interactive eGuide, brought to you by Dell and Intel® to learn more about ways to support today’s modern PCs with unparalleled efficiency, treating PC acquisition, usage and retirement as an integral part of IT and business operations.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 09, 2019
In nearly all midmarket businesses, staff costs are the single biggest expense – meaning that productivity gains have a substantial and lasting impact on the bottom line. This Proaction Series report, commissioned by Dell, discusses technologies that deliver the fastest, clearest productivity benefits to midmarket businesses and will address:
- What midmarket firms are looking to accomplish
- Why they would invest in IT solutions to achieve success in this area
- Required IT solutions to support process evolution
Download this report for more information.
Dell and its partners provide a range of solutions that enable their customers to transform the capabilities of the workforce. Dell commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential benefits and costs enterprises may realize by deploying three key Workforce Enablement Solutions, namely:
- Best device experience
- Unified endpoint management
- Enterprise collaboration
The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential impact of these Workforce Enablement Solutions on their organizations.To better understand the benefits, costs,and risks associated with investment in these solutions, Forrester interviewed eight large enterprise customers with years of experience using Workforce Enablement Solutions—this data was supplemented by a survey of over 700 organizations.
Download this whitepaper to find out more.
Frost & Sullivan research shows that unified communications (UC) is here to stay, with almost two-thirds of companies reporting that UC is deployed within their organization.
GlobalMeet partnered with Frost & Sullivan to define unified communications as a service and outline how the cloud-based solution supports corporate goals. UCaaS delivers a wide variety of benefits to businesses, but not all UCaaS solutions are alike. Download the white paper to learn what key features and functionality to look for when evaluating potential UCaaS providers.
FORECASTER GUIDE | MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS 2
What does it look like when all workers at your manufacturing facility can communicate and coordinate
seamlessly from any location, device or network? The time is NOW to imagine a world where devices, networks, and
locations don’t matter. A world where workers from production lines, to plant managers, engineers, security and beyond can
communicate effortlessly and instantly, both on and offsite.
A Unified Team Communications solution from Motorola Solutions is what’s NEXT for your facility to make this all possible.
This guide was created to help you experience how each and every staff member can work smarter, safer, and minimize
unwanted downtime when equipped with intelligence driven communications solutions.
See how Unified Team Communications powers the collaboration between all these workers to
create the next-generation in smart connected manufacturing:
In today’s competitive marketplace, an unexpected outage can easily lead to missed deadlines, frustrated customers, reduced orders, and debilitating
long-term damage to your business. In the constant battle to minimize downtime and eliminate waste, a unified Team Communications platform can be
an invaluable weapon.
Motorola Solutions is here to help. Our Team Communications solution takes push-to-talk (PTT) beyond the boundaries of radio, allowing your employees
to communicate instantly, from anywhere, and from any device, all while leveraging intelligence from a wide range of applications. Help your business
succeed, keep your employees safe from harm, and ensure production lines remain in constant motion by connecting your entire facility with voice and
Global corporate enterprise AI practitioners are clearly still dealing with infrastructure issues related to talent and technology. End-to-end processes remain stubbornly carbon-based. Rule-based automation is truly not yet globally scaled across the majority of organizations.
Double the AI
And yet, the AI & Intelligent Automation Network members went from 21%, having deployed Intelligent Enterprise solutions to over 44% in just one year’s time.
Over 4/5 expect to deploy AI in under two years
The stated goal for deployment is just under 83% by the end of 2020. Considering the fact that they’ve essentially got two years, and those ranks have doubled in one year – doubling again in two years is achievable. Incidentally, that same number was only 67% a year ago.
50% expect to be established, globally scaling or refining AI in under two years
Global corporate enterprise is in fact slowly but surely transforming into the intelligent enterprise of tomorrow. Having said that, it will be
Founded over a century ago for the betterment of society, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world. The prestigious University has produced some of the leading lights in fi elds including law, economics, history and politics, with dozens of Nobel Prize winners and Members of Parliament among its alumni.
Today, the LSE is home to more than 10,000 students and 3,300 staff, placing considerable demand on its IT service management
team. However, as the university continued to expand in scope and complexity, its support team looked for new solutions to
overcome the infl exible and outdated service management tools.
Nicos Kyriacou, IMT Service Management Offi cer at LSE, explained: “We had the same tool for over a decade and it was so rigid that we were forced to adapt our working practices around it, rather than vice versa.
Each year, a total of 180,000 IT service tickets are created and processed. These include requests and incidents of all kinds, such as the provision of the flight information displays, an employee request for a laptop, through to IT equipment for an airline customer.
The Airport’s IT team therefore decided to undertake a complex and ambitious project, entitled “ITSM 2020,” which aimed to
establish a uniform and future-oriented IT service management system that would effectively and efficiently serve all areas of
Munich Airport evaluated various bidders in a two stage process
conducted on the basis of the European Union tendering
procedures. Cherwell was able to hold its own against other
ITSM solutions both technically and in terms of price.
Every Billing Platform Looks the Same… Unless You Know What To Ask. Read this exclusive whitepaper to explore the billing capabilities that can mean the difference between business success or customer fatigue.
This executive brief describes:
• The most important capabilities in any billing solution.
• How the major billing solution vendors differ in each area.
• The exact questions to ask vendors...including your current vendor.
This whitepaper outlines the areas to consider when evaluating billing solutions. For each, we provide a description of the area, an explanation of the range of differentiation between billing vendors, and when to consider one approach over another. We also give you the exact questions to ask.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 15, 2019
In response to the federal government’s Cloud First initiative, agencies are moving to the cloud at an accelerated rate - moving on-premise applications, data and workloads to cloud infrastructure and adopting SaaS technologies like Salesforce, ServiceNow and Workday.
What many in government have found is that integration and looking for government integration solutions has emerged as a stumbling block that has prevented government from realizing many of the benefits of moving to the cloud. This is because while a growing number of applications adopted by government are in the cloud, the underlying integration technologies connecting these applications are still based on-premise, meaning that government IT teams still have to spend time provisioning and maintaining infrastructure to ensure that their middleware doesn’t become a performance bottleneck for their applications.
Join us for a conversation with MuleSoft CISO Kevin Paige on why cloud integration is key for agencies to succe
The Internet of Things (IoT) unleashes valuable business insights through data that’s gathered at every level of a retail organization. With IoT and data analytics, retailers now have the capability to gather insight into customer behavior, offer more personalized experiences, achieve better inventory accuracy, create greater supply chain efficiencies, and so much more. But with data comes great risk. A recent report by security firm Thales and 451 Research found that 43 percent of retailers have experienced a data breach in the past year, with a third reporting more than one breach.1
Intel® technology-based gateways and Asavie, a provider of next-gen enterprise mobility management and IoT connectivity solutions, offer a security connectivity solution that minimizes the effort and cost to businesses to ensure safety from cybersecurity attacks. In addition, the Intel/Asavie IoT solution provides retailers with a solid basis to build their smart, connected projects:
To help their business clients unleash innovation and support growth, IT teams need to evolve to a modern data center that is virtualized, software defined and automated, with a consistent operational model for infrastructure and application delivery.
In this collection of case studies, we reveal how companies are building more agile, innovative businesses based on VMware solutions.
In today’s interconnected world you need to future-proof the integrity and reputation of your business. Your company’s network remains the Achilles heel of the whole enterprise because once compromised, your company’s reputation is compromised as well. Banks, credit card brands, payment processors, and e-commerce companies regularly launch new products and services that have new, unforeseen fraud risk factors.
HERE can provide an additional layer of security and safeguard your company's reputation.
As one of the world’s leading location platforms in 2018, HERE shares insights and solutions to preventing mobile payment fraud, credit card fraud and identity fraud.