As businesses plunge into the digital future, no asset will have a greater impact on success than data. The ability to collect, harness, analyze, protect, and manage data will determine which businesses disrupt their industries, and which are disrupted; which businesses thrive, and which disappear. But traditional storage solutions are not designed to optimally handle such a critical business asset. Instead, businesses need to adopt an all-flash data center.
In their new role as strategic business enablers, IT leaders have the responsibility to ensure that their businesses are protected, by investing in flexible, future-proof flash storage solutions. The right flash solution can deliver on critical business needs for agility, rapid growth, speed-to-market, data protection, application performance, and cost-effectiveness—while minimizing the maintenance and administration burden.
This is an exciting time for the UK’s diverse automotive industry. We’re experiencing rapid growth with many of the world’s leading manufacturers – including the BMW Group, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan and Toyota – recognising the business case for investing here. The UK offers one of the lowest labour costs in western Europe, a competitive corporation tax (set to fall to just 17% by 2020) and regulations that support innovation and expansion. Meanwhile, the UK’s geographic location and strong supply and distribution infrastructure makes us a gateway to a customer base throughout Europe and beyond.
I progressi nel campo digitale rivoluzionano in profondità il nostro modo di lavorare, introducendo innovazioni nei nostri uffici praticamente ogni giorno. Queste tecnologie hanno alzato il livello delle aspettative, costringendo le aziende a operare con un'agilità senza precedenti.
Questi cambiamenti sono grandi opportunità, ma purtroppo ci imbattiamo anche in nuovi ostacoli che possono intralciare la nostra marcia verso il successo, come la necessità di innovare rapidamente, di minimizzare i costi e di reagire prontamente alle pressioni della concorrenza.
Le divisioni IT hanno utilizzato IaaS per liberare il personale da compiti ripetitivi quali la manutenzione dell’hardware e l’aggiornamento del software. Ma non sempre sono stati sfruttati i possibili vantaggi correlati al processo di adozione. Quasi un quarto delle aziende (il 22%) sostiene che se dovesse ripetere l’implementazione di IaaS, utilizzerebbe strumenti per la migrazione automatica. Oracle Ravello, ad esempio, permette alle aziende di trasferire automaticamente i carichi di lavoro dai data center esistenti alle piattaforme cloud senza costose o rischiose modifiche.
Per avere successo nella realtà competitiva di oggi, le aziende devono svincolarsi dai limiti imposti dall’infrastruttura IT legacy. L’acquisto di hardware e la manutenzione di enormi data center per l’esecuzione dei sistemi informatici appartengono al passato: la gestione e la manutenzione dell’infrastruttura sono semplicemente troppo costose.
Un recente sondaggio di Gartner ha rivelato che oltre l’80% dei CIO ritiene che l’Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) sia un’opzione perseguibile e il 10% degli stessi già la considera la scelta predefinita per l’infrastruttura. L’utilizzo di un’infrastruttura con un modello di servizio elastico e con pagamento in base al consumo non solo riduce i costi e le preoccupazioni, ma consente inoltre alle organizzazioni IT di dedicarsi all’innovazione per favorire la crescita aziendale.
To succeed in today’s competitive reality, businesses need to free themselves from the limitations of legacy IT infrastructure. The days of purchasing hardware and maintaining massive data centers to run IT must come to an end. Managing and maintaining your infrastructure is simply too expensive.
A recent Gartner survey found that more than 80 percent of CIOs consider Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to be a viable option and 10 percent of CIOs already consider it to be their default choice for infrastructure. Utilizing an infrastructure with an elastic, pay-as-you-go service model not only reduces costs and worries, but also frees IT organizations to innovate in ways that will enhance business growth.
There is no doubt that enterprise cloud is a new and improved IT strategy. Cloud services have proven to improve organizational agility and reduce the burden of IT infrastructure and cost. Moving to the cloud is no longer a question of “if” but “when” and “how.” Most enterprises we interviewed are moving to cloud in phases over time and matching workloads to their perceptions of a vendor’s cloud capabilities that will best support their objectives. Many will require the ability and flexibility to support multivendor cloud and multiple deployment choices (e.g., public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud).
Why travel agencies are losing 20% of their profits to unnecessary costs. Travel agents, tour operators and travel
wholesalers are typically spending thousands in unnecessary costs each year. And in a fiercely competitive market operating on
high volumes and low margins, ensuring efficiency with sales and purchasing systems is no easy task.
IDC, agenzia di intelligence del mercato IT, ha condotto uno studio globale su oltre 3.500 leader IT in tutto il mondo e ha riscontrato che le aziende di tutti i livelli stanno considerando i modelli PC as a Service per ridurre i costi, accorciare i cicli di aggiornamento e offrire apparecchiature migliori per i propri dipendenti.
Dell PC as a Service (PCaaS) unisce hardware, software, servizi e finanziamento per l’intero ciclo di vita in un'unica soluzione onnicomprensiva, a cui affanca un prezzo mensile per postazione unico e prevedibile offerto da Dell Financial Services. Scopri di più sulle soluzioni Dell in collaborazione con Intel®.
Combattere contro il costo e la complessità della gestione dei PC lascia al reparto IT poco tempo per l’innovazione. La rapida evoluzione delle tecnologie e delle esigenze aziendali equivale a minori opportunità per sfruttare le nuove tendenze che stanno cambiando il modo in cui la tecnologia viene erogata e consumata.
Inoltre, la tecnologia hardware non dura per sempre. Ha un ciclo di vita, un periodo misurabile di inizio e di fine in termini di produttività e valore. Il reparto IT ha il compito di ottimizzare il ciclo di vita dei PC mentre promuove svolte strategiche per la propria organizzazione. Scopri di più sulle soluzioni Dell in collaborazione con Intel®
Traditional PC lifecycle management is an inefficient and expensive process that will cost your business both time and money. Dell EMC’s PC as a Service (PCaaS) will transform your company’s approach to IT infrastructure.
The cost of PC lifecycle management can be reduced by up to 25% by using PCaaS. Learn more about Dell solutions powered by Intel®.
Traditional backup systems fail to meet the database protection and recovery requirements of modern organizations. These systems require ever-growing backup windows, negatively impact performance in mission-critical production databases, and deliver recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) measured in hours or even days, failing to meet the requirements of high-volume, high transactional databases -- potentially costing millions in lost productivity and revenue, regulatory penalties, and reputation damage due to an outage or data loss.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Nov 28, 2017
Does your organization have a plan for complying with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? If email isn’t a part of that plan, you could face significant challenges, including severe financial penalties.
Download now to get the facts about:
• Why you can’t compromise when it comes to protection of email data
• The challenges presented by Subject Area Requests
• How noncompliance could cost your organization more than just money
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
These days, a lot of organizations are looking to the cloud to help them protect their data. They wish to take advantage of the appealing economics and operational agility that are two of the biggest attributes of a cloud-based IT infrastructure.
Leveraging the cloud can be a smart choice for any organization interested in gaining more control over costs (i.e., almost all organizations). According to ESG research, reducing costs was the second most commonly reported business driver affecting IT spending in 2016.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Before Workday, Panera Bread’s payroll processes were manual, inefficient, and error-prone,
and payroll nightmares and compliance risks were a regular occurrence. Complex systems and costly
integrations made it impossible for the company to keep up with its rapid growth or gain valuable
insights into global labor expenses. See the infographic to learn why unifying HR, payroll, time tracking,
and absence management in a single system allows Panera to use one consistent, flexible, and scalable
system across the U.S. and Canada.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Today’s professional services firms operate in a highly competitive environment where
gaining new business, delivering profitable customer engagements, and hiring the best talent are
Because professional services firms are uniquely people-driven organizations, it’s critical you have a
solid strategy to find, develop, resource, and retain workers, since they directly impact company
revenue and contribute the most to cost.
Clearly, data centre modernisation can achieve a wide variety of business benefits for an equally wide variety of organisations. Data centre modernisation programmes are also far reaching. They reach way beyond the desire to merely reduce costs. They add significant business value, and often become the essential cornerstone of digital transformation.
When starting on your own path towards modernisation, it’s vital to recognise that your success depends on making use of advanced public cloud services that sit at the vanguard of enterprise technology’s capabilities. If they don’t, you risk not being able to gain access to a world of new possibilities.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 21, 2018
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is staggering in its speed of handling simple requests and automating conversations. But AI solutions are not enough for the best customer experiences. Human emotions sometimes demand the human touch that only live agents can provide.
Kate, Customer Experience AI by Genesys, combined with the power of human touch can improve customer experience, empower employees and dramatically reduce costs. This seamless combination of AI technology and humans, or “Blended AI by Genesys,” addresses the entire customer journey for the best possible outcomes.
Download the eBook and learn how Kate and Blended AI lets you:
• Personalize self-service
• Connect customer conversations
• Create smart agent experiences
• Start small and deploy fast with MicroApps
Don’t Let Non-Compliance Fines Impact your Bottom Line and Reputation.
Manual reconciliation of vast amounts of data is an arduous process, involving countless staff hours that includes backtracking, often ending without an audit trail to demonstrate how the balance sheet was derived.
Automated processes offer a solution to this risk-laden adventure. In the white paper, The Buried Costs and Hidden Risks of Manual Reconciliation for Financial Institutions, learn how to calculate and compare the costs of a manual system versus an automated system.
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According to the report, Benchmarking the Accounting Function 2015, only 56% of companies currently use automation to reconcile accounts. While many finance leaders want to change the process of reconciliation, the task can seem overwhelming.
However, developing a plan does not have to be complicated or time-consuming – and the benefits far outweigh the risks. A smooth, stress-free financial close adds qualitative value to the company by freeing employees to focus on strategic initiatives and ways to grow business.
A CFO’s Guide to Transforming the Financial Close shares how to build a center of excellence to streamline reconciliation so you can align objectives to overall business goals. Leading-edge automation tools can stop the madness of shuffling papers, sorting emails and searching spreadsheets, turning the reconciliation process from a cost center to a value-add for the company.
Corporate governance. Capital Requirements. Information Security. Identifying and measuring potential risks help you connect the dots to create a sound ERM program for your organization.
In today’s environment of security regulations and requirements, organizations must take a comprehensive approach to ERM to identify and mitigate potential threats. Risk is cumulative, and unidentified weaknesses can quickly spiral out of control, resulting in costly solutions that can lead to reputational damage.
The first step in designing a sound ERM program is to understand which components are needed and how to implement them. Ten Steps to Enterprise Risk Management: A Comprehensive Approach Reveals the Big Picture, provides a straight-forward approach to creating a reliable, yet flexible program to address existing threats with the ability to adapt to emerging ones.
In the end risk management is everybody’s job – do you have a plan in place to help your employees manage unpredictable threats and
More so than ever before, agility matters.
A shifting competitive landscape along with heightened
customer demands, technological transformations, digital
disruptions and a host of other trends, combine to create
distinct challenges for business operations executives.
Achieving and maintaining a competitive edge in this climate
requires an advanced framework for pivoting whenever
needed—with minimal cost, maximum efficiency and optimal
outcomes. The question for every enterprise in the current
environment: Do we have the required agility to drive
decision-making capabilities that will continuously sharpen our
Learn from industry leaders on how to maximize omni-channel fulfillment, eliminating unnecessary costs and optimizing souring decisions.
Read this ebook to learn about:
How changing customer expectations require anywhere, anytime fulfillment of their orders and what this means for retailers
How you can manage the rising cost and complexity of these increasing demand
How AI technology can help you identify, and therefore minimize these costs, and determine the best sourcing decisions
Published By: OracleSMB
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
The back-office can drive bottom-line growth. When you leverage financial and planning cloud solutions to improve finance function effectiveness, you increase net income by driving down costs out of your business.
Stop viewing your back-office as a cost center, and leverage it as a foundation for business growth. It is a smart move for today’s competitive marketplace. Learn the five ways to do just that.