The growth of virtualization has fundamentally changed the data center and raised numerous questions about data security and privacy. In fact, security concerns are the largest barrier to cloud adoption. Read this e-Book and learn how to protect sensitive data and demonstrate compliance.
Virtualization is the creation of a logical rather than an actual physical version of something. such as a storage device, hardware platform, operating system, database or network resource. The usual goal of virtualization is to centralize administrative tasks while improving resilience, scalability and performance and lowering costs. Virtualization is part of an overall trend in enterprise IT towards autonomic computing, a scenario in which the IT environment will be able to manage itself based on an activity or set of activities. This means organizations use or pay for computing resources only as they need them.
The data integration tool market was worth approximately $2.8 billion in constant currency at the end of 2015, an increase of 10.5% from the end of 2014. The discipline of data integration comprises the practices, architectural techniques and tools that ingest, transform, combine and provision data across the spectrum of information types in the enterprise and beyond — to meet the data consumption requirements of all applications and business processes.
The biggest changes in the market from 2015 are the increased demand for data virtualization, the growing use of data integration tools to combine "data lakes" with existing integration solutions, and the overall expectation that data integration will become cloud- and on-premises-agnostic.
Apache Hadoop technology is transforming the economics and dynamics of big data initiatives by supporting new processes and architectures that can help cut costs, increase revenue and create competitive advantage. An effective big data integration solution delivers simplicity, speed, scalability, functionality and governance to produce consumable data.
To cut through this misinformation and develop an adoption plan for your Hadoop big data project, you must follow a best practices approach that takes into account emerging technologies, scalability requirements, and current resources and skill levels.
In the era of always-on business, enterprises need reliable, secure and consistently fast access at all times. Overlay that with the reality of how organizations combine on-premises systems with cloud-based solutions, and it’s clear that a robust, agile and flexible database platform is mandatory.
An investment firm is only as good as its data and its ability to leverage that data to make smart trades. A firm’s ability to differentiate itself in meeting market needs and bringing new products to market all hinge on its ability to squeeze maximum value out of all available data. But when it comes to implementing the right technology and processes to support a data-reliant business, those three factors present tremendous challenge
IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration helps tackle the challenges presented by big data. It delivers analytics at the speed of thought, always-available transactions, future-proof versatility, disaster recovery and streamlined ease-of-use to unlock the value of data.
Flexible deployment options, licensing models help take the challenges out of change. As you move toward the cloud, you're likely planning or managing a mixed environment of on- premises and on- cloud applications. To help you succeed in this transition, you need a trans-formative, mixed-workload database that can handle a massive volume of data while delivering high performance, data availability and the flexibility to adapt respond to business changes.
A Chief Marketing Officer's Roadmap.
In this paper Acxiom shows how Media Mix Optimization can help overcome the complex challenges of today's marketing. Herein we not only detail both the "Journey" of MMO and its rewards but also how to avoid several key hurdles along the way.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
Some companies opt to deploy UC solutions on-premises, but the cloudbased model is gaining popularity. Cloud-based UC solutions are ideal for businesses that have limited IT staff, a distributed workforce and/or a desire for pay-as-you-go flexibility.
By enabling diverse communication media to be carried over a common IP network, UC solutions make it possible to manage a full suite of capabilities from a single point—and use them with common devices.
But what’s the best way to maximize UC capabilities for your specific workplace? Spiceworks surveyed IT decision makers to get their insights on identifying and deploying collaboration and communication solutions across their organizations. This white paper explores the survey results, including key concerns, pain points, and roadmaps around driving UC strategies.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Jun 08, 2017
Unfortunately, we’ve all been there. Every now and then, we make cringe-worthy mistakes. But the mistakes that haunt us in our personal lives often aren’t as public as email marketing mistakes, which go out to hundreds and thousands of subscribers.
Download this ebook to learn about the eight most common email marketing pitfalls and how you can avoid or fix them:
Mistake 1: Unclear subject lines
Mistake 2: Poor email list hygiene
Mistake 3: Failure to measure email inboxing
Mistake 4: No engagement segmentation
Mistake 5: No re-engagement strategy
Mistake 6: Using image-based CTA buttons
Mistake 7: No mobile optimization
Mistake 8: Bad testing decisions
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: May 18, 2017
While ABM is not a new way to strategically market to target accounts, now it is a scalable, achievable strategy that organizations of all sizes can implement to focus on whole lifecycle marketing for key accounts. Marketing, selling to, and supporting your customers at an account-level is not only critical to your success, it’s what your customers expect.
Competitive organizations that are focused on engaging their customers across the entire lifecycle, and throughout their buyer journey, need to sell at an account level, understand the influence of the different contacts and speak directly to them. The ABM we practice today is entirely different than the manual processes of days past. Implementing an ABM strategy no longer means an astronomical investment but it does mean increased revenue, focus, and partnership within your organization.
Do you spend a lot of money maintaining your restroom, but don’t get the credit you deserve? Are you tired of unnecessary waste in the restroom? Would you like your staff to be able to spend less time cleaning the restroom and more time in other areas?
Join Facilities Solutions Technical Training Senior Manager, Neal Duffy of Staples Inc. and Dr. Ronnie Phillips , Director of Omnichannel & eCommerce ,GP PRO as they highlight ways to uncover unnecessary spend in your restroom. By implementing a few simple changes, you will be able to identify long term cost savings for your facility and be able to re-allocate that spend to other areas of your day-to-day business.
This playbook is meant for all Microsoft partners—including SIs, hosters, resellers and VARs—looking to tap into this massive opportunity and set up a managed services business on Azure.
This book provides a framework for those looking to build a managed services practice—and some best practices for those who are a little further along on their cloud MSP journey. This book is especially valuable for partners who are either transacting or looking to transact via the CSP platform and license structure. The insights in this playbook are sourced from interviews and surveys with more than 50 Cloud MSPs. These interviews were conducted by AMI Partners Inc.
As organizations have improved service delivery, they have also turned their focus to presenting business value more positively. These organizations are beginning to develop true BSM systems in two ways: by understanding the metrics that successful businesses employ to determine the value of IT, and by linking these metrics and associated business services to IT infrastructure components.
Over the past ten years, IT personnel costs have risen faster than hardware and software investments. IT services have not improved process-wise and still require as much manpower, if not more, to operate now as they did in the past. As firms spend 76% of their IT budget on maintenance and support, they will naturally invest in BSM solutions that will reduce costs, enable ITIL, and provide an optimal ROI.
ASG's Business Service PortfolioT (BSPT) Virtualization Management provides comprehensive oversight, inspections, discoveries, warnings, diagnostics, and reporting for the critical technology and administrative disciplines involved in virtual workload management. This is all done in parallel with physical systems management.
Limited visibility has tethered CIOs' success in both IT and business. However, using federated CMDB technology, CIOs can view the complete IT infrastructure and the entire lifecycle of a business service.
In order to provide high quality, cost effective business services in complex, distributed environments, improved IT management strategies are required. Business Service Management (BSM) is a strategic approach to managing IT services in support of improved business performance.
Enterprise content is growing at an average rate of 200% per year-and the risks of noncompliance are growing even faster. This paper examines the business and technical difficulties of managing content from disparate systems and presents the most viable alternatives for addressing these challenges.
Organizations are drowning in content. They don't know what they have, and they can't find what they need when they need it. While they spend significant time and money to manage content stored among a host of disconnected systems, their efforts are less than fully effective.
Managing service delivery in todayís complex and dynamic business environments demands new and different approaches from IT. The explosive growth and the rate of change of information has brought particularly daunting challenges for IT that have contributed to incredibly complex underlying infrastructures. To get a true picture of all of the components necessary to support an IT or Business Service, you must access and bring together data that resides in disparate data silos throughout the enterprise.
Business runs on content and that content must be managed holistically, across the entire business. However, managing content is, in itself, not enough to drive business. Enterprises must incorporate ECM with other IT management systems to provide complete Business Service Management (BSM).