IT is in the midst of one of its major transformations. IDC has characterized this paradigm shift as the “third platform,” driven by innovations in cloud, big data, mobility and social technologies. Progressive enterprises are seeking to leverage third-platform technologies to create new business opportunities and competitive differentiation through new products such as Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers powered by Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor and services, new business models and new ways of engaging customers.
Maintaining a competitive edge today means building a Digital Enterprise capable of taking full advantage of social, mobile, web, cloud, “things,” (sensors and devices), and analytics technologies. Among the terms used to describe this business transition is “the API Economy,” an economy in which APIs are no longer just an IT concern, but the underpinnings of new revenue streams and new business models that are disrupting entire industries.
Read this paper to learn about:
New, modern applications being built for the enterprise
Application ecosystems and extending the value of your company in the API Economy
Two ways to integrate devices in the Internet of Things
The microservices approach to application development
The role of API management in the digital enterprise
Man AHL is a pioneer in the field of systematic quantitative investing. Its entire business is based
on creating and executing computer models to make investment decisions. The firm has adopted the
Pure FlashBlade™ solution from Pure Storage to deliver the massive storage throughput and scalability
required to meet its most demanding simulation applications.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Sep 14, 2018
This e-book features 10 must-read articles on the rapidly evolving world of supply chain published by Becker’s Hospital Review. Articles cover a range of topics, from new entrants pushing into healthcare to how new business collaboratives are shaking up conventional distribution models.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Sep 24, 2018
Did you know that majority of the respondents in a recent survey identified digital skillset (57%), senior leadership commitment (50%), and change management (42%) areas as the most important success factors for digital transformation?
Infosys commissioned an independent survey of over 1,000 senior management level executives from organizations with annual revenues over US$ 1 billion to understand the impact of digital disruption on their organizations and how they were dealing with it. Three clusters emerged from the survey findings, based on the business objectives behind their digital transformation initiatives- Visionaries, Explorers, and Watchers. The survey provides valuable insights into how organizations can evolve from being watchers and explorers to visionaries.
Key findings from the report that you can use to charter your digital future:
Visionaries target higher order business objectives, such as new business models and culture, from digital transformation, while explore
“Unpolluted” data is core to a successful business – particularly one that relies on analytics to survive. But preparing data for analytics is full of challenges. By some reports, most data scientists spend 50 to 80 percent of their model development time on data preparation tasks. SAS adheres to five data management best practices that help you access, cleanse, transform and shape your raw data for any analytic purpose. With a trusted data quality foundation and analytics-ready data, you can gain deeper insights, embed that knowledge into models, share new discoveries and automate decision-making processes to build a data-driven business.
Small and midsize retailers around the world are seeing their businesses transform in a variety of ways. These firms, typically with fewer than 1,000 employees, have been transforming themselves as customers seek new types of engagement and as suppliers expect higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness. New business models and new competitors are changing the way retailers do business. Rather than simply react to new threats, successful retailers are leveraging technology in new ways to sharpen business practices, improve agility, and better serve customers while strengthening the role of retailers in the supply chain.
Through digital transformation including the effective engagement of the internet of things (IoT) to track inventory, the opportunity to maintain and gain competitive advantage can be significant.
Every enterprise is aware of the need for digital transformation. A 2015 study conducted by KPMG found that their top four concerns moving forward were: (1) new entrants disrupting existing business models; (2) the ability to keep current with technology; (3) competitors leveraging digital business models to take share; and (4) products and services remaining relevant as the digital future unfolds.
In Forrester’s 40-criteria evaluation of subscription billing platform solutions, we identified the eight most significant vendors in the category — Apttus, Aria Systems, Digital River,
goTransverse, Recurly, SAP hybris, Vindicia, and Zuora — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help eBusiness professionals select the right partner as they seek to develop and support alternative business models for both existing and new
products and services.
Most IT professionals today recognize that enterprise IT will be hybrid in the future. To provide the optimal foundation for each workload being deployed, the hybrid IT environment will include cloud-based infrastructures—from multiple providers—co-existing alongside infrastructure within the enterprise data center or a hosted environment.
But not all hyperconverged solutions yield the same results. The right hyperconverged infrastructure can meet your IT needs both today and well into the future. In this paper, we will talk about where your data center needs to be in the next five years to meet changing business demands, and how the roles of IT professionals will evolve. We will also review “hyperconvergence” models, and how they can best meet your IT needs both today and in the future, as well as the benefits you can expect along the way. Finally, we discuss what to look for in the right hyperconverged provider, who will position your IT department for success.
If your business is like most, you are grappling with data storage. In an annual Frost & Sullivan survey of IT decision-makers, storage growth has been listed among top data center challenges for the past five years.2 With businesses collecting, replicating, and storing exponentially more data than ever before, simply acquiring sufficient storage capacity is a problem.
Even more challenging is that businesses expect more from their stored data. Data is now recognized as a precious corporate asset and competitive differentiator: spawning new business models, new revenue streams, greater intelligence, streamlined operations, and lower costs. Booming market trends such as Internet of Things and Big Data analytics are generating new opportunities faster than IT organizations can prepare for them.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Sep 12, 2016
The importance of IT has never been greater. Companies are transforming their business models with digital technologies, leveraging emerging mobile and social platforms, and increasingly operating online. And all of these developments are powered by IT innovation.
This part of the CVD describes design considerations to implement a successful BYOD solution and different deployment models to address diverse business cases. Other parts of the CVD provide more details on how to implement unique use cases.
Shifting from a software defined networking model is the first component of a hybrid WAN. See how a hybrid WAN is ideally suited for mobility and cloud models in the whitepaper from ZK Research.
Read this design guide for detailed insights into how an Intelligent WAN can improve the way your branch network operates, from headquarters to your most remote location.
Disruptors now harness the power of digital to create new sources of
value that reduce costs, improve the customer experience, and scale
their offerings. Digital disruptors also enjoy a decided innovation
advantage over established companies: they are better able to
identify new opportunities, and move faster to take advantage of
In this intensely competitive environment, startups and agile firms are overturning incumbents with digital business models, products, and services.
Traditional business models are getting shattered by subscriptions. No one can doubt the new services economy is flourishing. The cloud, mobile, digital, connected devices, globalization - all these things have had a hand in reshaping business and powering new business models. Companies today are wrapping service-based business models and while this shift adds new complexities for finance and has major revenue recognition implications, it also gives finance leaders huge opportunities to become bigger value creators for their business and make a stronger impact on enterprise-wide strategies - not financials.
More than ever, businesses are considering a cloud solution for their enterprise resource planning (ERP) deployment over an on-premises system. Cloud technology appeals to these companies because updates and fixes occur automatically with little or no effort from internal IT staff, and because cloud-based solutions provide access to real-time data from anywhere. Employees want tools that make it easier for them to complete everyday tasks and make informed decisions that help the business grow.
Aberdeen’s research report, “Top Performers Know It’s Time to Migrate to Cloud ERP: Here’s Why and How,” uncovers the reasons successful companies are choosing cloud over on-premises ERP models. Download this SmartBite for a quick look at the report’s highlights.
The shift to digital business continues to gain momentum with no signs easing anytime soon. Smart organizations realize this and are accelerating investments in projects that put digital technologies at the center of their business models. The new requirements of digital transformation are forcing a major change in how companies evaluate and deploy Business Process Management (BPM) platforms and services. In “The Forrester Wave™: BPM Platforms For Digital Business, Q4 2015” report, the research organization used a 31 criteria evaluation process identifying the 12 most significant software providers in the category.
Download this Forrester Wave report and gain insight regarding how well each vendor fulfills the criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help enterprise architecture (EA) professionals select the right partner to manage their business’ critical content.
Competing in telecommunications markets is becoming extremely complicated. Responding to disruptive change from many directions, telecom companies are experimenting with new business models and offering new types of services. With this comes the potential to draw new waves of regulatory oversight, further complicating the picture.
Agencies have long provided telecommunications companies with scalability for collections in a high-growth industry. Today, with markets and business models changing, your collections agencies have a growing impact — for good or ill — on your success.
A related recent development in the data center is converged infrastructure (CI). Instead of the traditional silo deployment approach to storage, compute, and network resources, all infrastructure elements are delivered and managed in a single environment, providing virtualized access to business services in an efficient manner. This is particularly suitable for cloud-based delivery models. However, since CI achieves lower costs through optimization of data center resources, it can be effective for all IT organizations, regardless of the way in which the services are managed or presented.
Published By: SAP Ariba
Published Date: Oct 11, 2018
Over the next 10 years, companies will face more opportunity and disruption than ever before. Digital transformation is already helping companies redefine their business models, operating processes, and work – and this trend will accelerate as powerful technologies mature. Given that up to 65% of the value of a company’s products or services is derived from its suppliers1, procurement will play a leading role in enabling this transformation.
Not long ago, even the most astute executives couldn’t fully anticipate how quickly emerging technologies would transform their business operations — and even their business models.
Laptops, smartphones, and other mobile devices; high-bandwidth wireless networks; and cloud-based computing services have proven to be among the most impactful of these advances, collectively untethering workers from office environments and fundamentally altering work behaviors. employees today work anytime, anywhere while accessing applications and data that reside on company servers and in the cloud.
Cisco Umbrella can help your business overcome these problems, download this whitepaper today to find out more.