Miercom was engaged by Cisco Systems to independently configure, operate and validate the performance and feature of the new Catalyst 9000 switches. The switches tested- the Catalyst 9300, 94000 and 9500- represent the next generation of Cisco's Catalyst switch line. Although this report does not focus on Software- Defined Access (SD- Access), it is worth nothing that the Catalyst 9000 switches are the best platform for Cisco's SD- Access solution.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 04, 2018
Digital transformation has become a business imperative as most aspects of economic engagement have become digital. Around the globe, businesses and government agencies are re-engineering their technology infrastructures to keep pace with customer demands, spur innovation and stay competitive in an ever-evolving digital economy.
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) systems bundle multiple technology components together into single systems, enabling IT departments to spend less time managing separate data center components and more time proactively delivering value to the business. In this white paper, we compare the portfolio offerings of Dell EMC and HPE, and highlight significant benefits to be realized when partnering with the HCI market leader: Dell EMC.
Dell EMC provides a tightly integrated software ecosystem and the flexibility to run multiple workload types, providing solutions to a broader customer base than HPE.
Published By: Concur ENT
Published Date: May 11, 2018
Business travel accounts for the majority
of your employee expenses. Travel and
expenses are intrinsically linked, so why
not manage them together?
When you combine travel and expense, some
questions are easier to answer:
• Where can I find a full picture of travel and
• Are expense claims aligned to my travel policy?
• Can I reclaim some VAT?
To connect travel and expense management,
businesses usually look for software that can
manage both processes from beginning to end.
This is commonly referred to as an integrated
solution. The results could be cost savings,
faster delivery or improved employee adoption
Running a successful firearms and shooting sports retail business offers unique challenges. To achieve growth, you need a software solution that streamlines nearly every aspect of your firearms business—letting you focus on running a more compliant, efficient, and profitable operation.
Created in collaboration with Orchid Advisors, Epicor FFL Compliance Manager is a robust, cloud-based system for firearms retailers that seamlessly manages ATF compliance for higher profits and faster growth. This fast, easy-to-use bound book solution can:
• Quickly package compliance reports on demand and review bound book activity with dashboards to support ATF inspections
• Save time by scanning serial numbers instead of entering them manually
• Relieve audit stress thanks to easy access to bound book data and on-demand, ATF-friendly reporting
Read on to hear from businesses currently powered by Epicor FFL Compliance solutions.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
The hype around cloud computing has been tremendous. It’s also proven to be justified. In fact, most organisations are already operating with some element of a cloud service as part of their IT infrastructure. While onpremise software becomes obsolete and hybrid solutions fall short, cloud applications enable new ways of delivering innovative solutions. These solutions are practical, and they are easy to use and manage. The cloud now provides the fundamental infrastructure on which innovative organisations can run their businesses.
Today, organizations of all sizes recognize the value of an agile software delivery process. Agility is the foundation for cost–efficiency, competitiveness, high team morale and customer satisfaction.
Yet most organizations face an agility paradox in that the more agile their software delivery workflow becomes, the higher the risk that instability or unpredictability will be introduced and undercut the investment they make in software production.
Fortunately, there is a solution to this conundrum. It’s called shift–left monitoring, and it allows your company to maximize agility in software delivery without assuming undue risks. This e–book explains how you can achieve agility and stability at the same time to streamline the path to digital transformation and innovation by shifting monitoring to the left of your software delivery workflow.
This is a case study which shows how Voorhees College implemented a revolutionary communications solution based around a service-orientated Unified Communications architecture from NEC to provide students, faculty and staff in five locations with software-based voice and desktop communications tools to achieve a 40 percent savings over its previous traditional telephony solution.
A forward-looking CMDB does more than keep an organization's IT operations running. It draws clear connections between IT components and business services, which is the core of Business Service Management (BSM). But even more critical than the CMDB's ability to support business as it is now, is the question of how well it will drive business innovation in the future.
Businesses expect IT management to demonstrate their contributions to end-user benefits and the bottom line while addressing immediate needs and long-term performance management goals. This white paper presents IT2020, a new performance management paradigm for meeting both of these expectations.
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).
Aligning IT and business perspectives requires the ability to create links between configuration information in the CMDB and the business service as experienced by the user. Service Dependency Mapping (SDM) products automate the process of creating and maintaining these links.
Generally, CMDBs populated by discovery tools alone simply aren't usable. They fail because they contain massive amounts of irrelevant information. You avoid this pitfall by correctly populating your CMDB in four simple steps.
Because business success is tightly fused with technology, IT costs are rising, and this trend is expected to continue. As a result, businesses are demanding that IT be more than a static resource. IT is expected to deliver business results with a measurable contribution to the organization's bottom line.
ITIL provides a framework of customizable best practice initiatives that help organizations consistently deliver high-quality IT services. Effective ITIL implementation adds value to the IT infrastructure and improves business and service delivery.
Composite applications can provide multiple benefits, such as business agility, better utilization of business software assets through code reuse, development efficiencies, and cost optimization. Once companies are skilled at deploying them, many find that they roll out new applications and integrations faster, while maximizing the value of "tried and true" software components.
Application management requires visibility from multiple vantage points within the IT enterprise, combined with a centralized information store that pulls the technology pieces of the application puzzle into a coherent whole.