Published By: Aberdeen
Published Date: Jun 17, 2011
Download this paper to learn the top strategies leading executives are using to take full advantage of the insight they receive from their business intelligence (BI) systems - and turn that insight into a competitive weapon.
What is digital transformation? Why is everyone talking about it? And what can it do for me?
Across every level of your company, people are asking themselves these questions. The Global Digital Transformation Benefits Report provides answers. It’s based on data points from over 230 cases of digital transformation from around the world, in data centers, buildings, infrastructure, and industry. The results paint a compelling picture of what digital transformation can do for businesses of all types.
A selection of key findings:
- On average, digital transformation helped our customers save 35% on engineering costs.
- Our customers cut an average of 28% off their energy costs.
- Digital transformation efforts drove productivity gains by an average of 24%.
Infrastructure considerations for IT leaders
By 2020, deep learning will have reached a fundamentally different stage of maturity. Deployment and adoption will no longer be confined to experimentation, becoming a core part of day-to-day business operations across most fields of research and industries.
Why? Because advancements in the speed and accuracy of the hardware and software that underpin deep learning workloads have made it both viable and cost-effective. Much of this added value will be generated by deep learning inference – that is, using a model to infer something about data it has never seen before. Models can be deployed in the cloud or data center, but more and more we will see them on end devices like cameras and phones.
Intel predicts that there will be a shift in the ratio between cycles of inference and training from 1:1 in the early days of deep learning, to well over 5:1 by 2020¹. Intel calls this the shift to ‘inference at scale’ and, with inference also taking up
You can migrate live VMs between Intel processor-based servers but migration in a mixed CPU environment requires downtime and administrative hassle
A study commissioned by Intel Corp.
One of the greatest advantages of adopting a adopting a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment is being able to easily migrate the virtual machines that run your critical business applications—within the data center, across data centers, and between clouds. Routine hardware maintenance, data center expansion, server hardware upgrades, VM consolidation, and other events all require your IT staff to migrate VMs. For years, one powerful tool in your arsenal has been VMware vSphere® vMotion®, which can live migrate VMs from one host to another with zero
downtime, provided the servers share the same underlying architecture. The EVC (Enhanced vMotion Compatibility) feature of vMotion makes it possible to live migrate virtual machines even between different generations of CPUs within a given architecture.
"This Ovum white paper is sponsored by Juniper Networks. It reveals that organisations need to update and upgrade their cybersecurity postures to defend themselves against today's threats.
More than 80% of organisations in Asia are not protected against today's threats. Many of them depend on security investments made years ago, which cannot defend against new and emerging threats. The arrival of new technologies including cloud computing, the Internet of Things, mobility, bring your own device (BYOD), and social media have massively increased attack surfaces and expanded the threat landscape.
Over the past two years, there has been a global infestation of ransomware attacks, which have wrought destruction across a growing number of businesses. Crypto-jacking, attacks on critical infrastructure, and data exfiltration are now commonly affecting businesses and consumers alike. The financial impact of these attacks is increasing rapidly and has already cost some organisations hundreds o
Chief Marketing Officers who modernize business development strategies can accelerate revenue and market share growth with both new and existing clients. This requires unifying data across the entire client lifecycle, making that data transparent, and developing insights that drive better decision making across the board.
How much of an impact can this modern approach make? According to a recent study conducted by ALM Legal Intelligence and Calibrate Legal, the investment pays off with Am Law 200 firms seeing an average return of $47 million on $1 million of marketing and business development spending.
Download this point of view to learn what it takes to transform today’s law firm marketing from reactive to predictive. Topics include:
Winning business with data-driven insights
CMOs as change agents
The data divide
Smart collaboration in action: Key-client planning
The pivot: From reactive to predictive
Data is the lifeblood of business success, but has been trapped in silos for too long. To unleash its value, analytics must transform from merely reporting on data to providing fuel for data-driven marketing.
The digital world produces data at an unprecedented scale and velocity. According to Gartner, by 2020 there will be more than 26 billion connected devices, producing exponentially more data. How can businesses understand and leverage this data so they can successfully adapt to changing customer expectations and business dynamics?
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Oct 30, 2019
As data volumes grow larger every year, businesses that adopt more sophisticated approaches to storing and deriving value from that data benefit in terms of performance, scalability, and cost. How do you migrate effectively to the latest storage and infrastructure technologies, while also mitigating the associated disruption and risk? Download this overview from Dell EMC and Intel® to learn more.
Both the speed of innovation and the uniqueness of cloud technology is
forcing security teams everywhere to rethink classic security concepts
and processes. In order to keep their cloud environment secure,
businesses are implementing new security strategies that address the
distributed nature of cloud infrastructure.
Security in the cloud involves policies, procedures, controls, and
technologies working together to protect your cloud resources, which
includes stored data, deployed applications, and more. But how do you
know which cloud service provider offers the best security services? And
what do you do if you’re working on improving security for a hybrid or
This ebook provides a security comparison across the three main public
cloud providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and
Google Cloud Platform (GCP). With insight from leading cloud experts,
we also analyze the differences between security in the cloud and
on-premises infrastructure, debunk
IT organizations are no longer just a business support function and cost center—they are expected to drive business as part of the core corporate strategy. Adding to this, IT landscapes continue to increase in complexity, complicating management and innovation.
Digital transformation helps IT adapt to these changes. Building a hybrid or multi-cloud IT environment can help you transform successfully. An effective cloud environment can provide:
• Improved infrastructure management and flexibility
• More time for IT to focus on strategic projects rather than manage data centers.
• Better IT cost management
In fact, 49% of companies cite “modernized IT infrastructure and technologies with increased agility, flexibility, manageability, and security” as a digital initiative on their long-term roadmap.
To learn more, download this eBook!
IBM has been named a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Data & Analytics Services.
According to the report, by 2022, 90% of corporate strategies are expected to view information as a critical enterprise asset, and analytics as an essential competency. Data and analytics service providers can help leaders accelerate and transform their ability to deliver data-driven insights and innovation solutions to businesses. Get complimentary access to Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant report for Data & Analytics Service Providers.
Digital transformation is a business enabler, one that also translates to an increase in the demand for greater storage capacity and performance. This increasing demand requires IT organizations to re-examine their data storage strategy as the growth in capacity doesn’t align with a shrinking IT budget. To support the growth of the business and remain competitive in a global digital market, CIOs are asked more than ever to “do more with less,” while improving performance and availability at the same time.
Even after decades of industry and technology advancements, there still is no universal, integrated storage solution that can reduce risk, enable profitability, eliminate complexity and seamlessly integrate into the way businesses operate and manage data at scale? To reach these goals, there are capabilities that are required to achieve the optimum results at the lowest cost. These capabilities include availability, reliability, performance, density, manageability and application ecosystem integration? This paper outlines a better way to think about storing data at scale—solving these problems not only today, but well into the future?
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
Digital disruption, economic instability, political upheavals and skills shortages have all at some point in the past 24 months been blamed for business failure, or at the very least, lost profitability and earnings.
It’s perhaps not a huge surprise that a Gartner CEO survey on business priorities revealed that digital business is a top priority for next year. Survey respondents were asked whether they have a management initiative or transformation program to make their business more digital. The majority (62 percent) said they did. Of those organisations, 54 percent said that their digital business objective is transformational while 46 percent said the objective of the initiative is optimisation.*
So, for businesses it’s a case of learning to evolve and be agile, to use technology to help compete more efficiently and not fall victim to inertia. As businesses become increasingly dependent on the insights from data analytics and face-up to competition fuelled by the 24/7 society of in
Lo storage enterprise InfiniBox® fornisce prestazioni migliori rispetto a quelle che si possono ottenere con la tecnologia all flash, un’alta disponibilità su scala multi-petabyte adatta a workload per applicazioni miste. Snapshot a impatto zero e replica active/active migliorano decisamente la business agility, mentre l’encryption data-at-rest certificata FIPS elimina la necessità di cancellare in modo sicuro gli array smantellati. Con InfiniBox, le aziende enterprise IT e i fornitori di servizi cloud possono andare oltre i propri obiettivi di servizio e al contempo abbattere i costi e la complessità delle loro operazioni su scala petabyte.
As data becomes not only a business enabler but also the base of the business’s competitive advantage, Always On data availability has become a critical business requirement from its IT organization. With multiple potential points of failure, IT organizations have been struggling for years to design data infrastructure to meet the Always On requirement with a high cost and complexity. For a solution to be truly Always On it needs to have both zero Recovery Point Objective (RPO=0) and zero Recovery Time Objective (RTO=0). These are necessary requirements from an Always On solution but by no means sufficient.
SMB Threatscape 2019
Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting small and mid-sized businesses with limited budgets and staff constraints. Get the nine key insights that can help keep you secure.
Read the findings from our analysis of 1.3 petabytes of data, 8.2 million verified incidents, and over 10.2 trillion log messages across 4,000+ organizations.
Published By: Ricoh US
Published Date: Oct 04, 2019
On June 25, 2018, Ricoh announced its Cloud Workflow Solutions portfolio, a collection of cloudbased
solutions and services that bring streamlined processes to SMBs in scalable, subscriptionbased
packages. With an emphasis on addressing specific challenges facing smaller businesses,
these solutions are meant to empower digital workplaces by eliminating manual steps, reducing
manual data entry, and improving speed and accuracy to increase productivity and reduce overall
Many SMBs struggle to move beyond the challenges associated with content silos, lack of
interoperability, and ongoing transition to mobile work environments. Much like their enterprise
counterparts, smaller businesses face various complexities and pain points associated with
interdepartmental workflows combined with a real need to enable employees to work when, where,
and how they desire. Ricoh's Cloud Workflow Solutions platform is designed to address these
challenges by streamlining and automating common busines
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Nov 06, 2019
Australian businesses place the highest importance on improving productivity and business resilience. But there’s a conflict – if businesses allow employees and third parties to access data off-site, they’ve opened themselves up to one of the biggest security threats there are.
So, is it a case of innovation or cybersecurity, or both?
Here’s a tip: Growth, innovation and security should all be part of one conversation.
Rackspace will help you uncover more about the contradiction within Australian businesses and most importantly, how to solve it.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Sep 30, 2019
Companies that are undergoing a technology-enabled business strategy such as digital transformation urgently need modern infrastructure solutions. The solutions should be capable of supporting extreme performance and scalability, uncompromised data-serving capabilities and pervasive security and encryption.
According to IDC, IBM’s LinuxONE combines the advantages of both commercial (IBM Z) and opensource (Linux)systems with security capabilities unmatched by any other offering and scalability for systems-of-record workloads. The report also adds LinuxONE will be a good fit for enterprises as well as managed and cloud service provider firms.
Read more about the benefits of LinuxONE in this IDC Whitepaper.
When you unify data across your organisation, supply chain management and planning becomes more holistic and accurate. You get a real time view of supply and demand, with intelligent insights into new opportunities for business growth. This video explains the opportunities waiting for any supply chain manager who is ready to embrace connected data.
Prepare for data leadership. Watch our video now.
Organizations are embracing cloud-based solutions at an unprecedented rate. The transition to a
cloud-first strategy is no longer viewed as a luxury but as a necessity for businesses to compete.
According to a 2018 study, cloud computing will have the biggest impact on analytics initiatives,
followed by big data, AI and machine learning, and IoT. Because today’s state-of-the-art solutions will
likely be quickly outdated, organizations now want to invest in systems that can meet their changing
needs. Attributes like flexibility and agility will allow these businesses to seamlessly tackle changing