Virtualization is rapidly changing the way business IT operates, from small local businesses to multinational corporations. If you are reading this, chances are good that your company is already taking advantage of virtualization’s benefits.
Virtualization means that a single underlying piece of hardware, such as a server, runs multiple guest operating systems to create virtual machines, or VMs, with each of them being oblivious to the others. An administrative application, such as VMware, manages the sharing process, allocating hardware resources, memory, and CPU time to each VM as needed. And all applications look at this software construct exactly as if it were a real, physical server — even the VM thinks it’s a real server!
Virtualization makes good financial sense. It enables a single server to offer multiple capabilities that otherwise would require separate servers. It includes native high availability features, so you don’t have to use any more complex clustering tools. This ab
Multinational companies (MNCs) are facing a unique combination of escalating customer, competitive and operational pressures which are forcing them to fundamentally change the way they do business and manage their IT infrastructures supporting network, security and mobility needs.
Lack of IT resources, limited capex and more complex global implementations are driving an increasing proportion of MNCs to offload, or 'out-task', various aspects of their day-to-day management responsibilities to skilled third-parties that can help perform these functions well.
Ce livre blanc explique pourquoi les plates-formes d’automatisation de la mise en production et du déploiement des applications deviennent toujours plus essentielles pour les départements IT dans les multinationales. Il analyse les exigences spécifiques auxquelles une plate-forme de ce type doit satisfaire afin d’être efficace et de générer un retour sur investissement important.
Security managers should evaluate MSSPs for enterprise scale operations, multinational and local presence, and effective threat management and compliance capabilities. Use this Magic Quadrant to evaluate MSSPs to support global service requirements, regional presence and leading-edge services.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
Financial consolidation systems are the ‘engine room’ of the corporate finance department, enabling companies of all sizes to comply with regulatory reporting requirements, company law and global accounting standards as well satisfy management’s need for periodic management reporting.
But all is not well with standalone consolidations applications that were developed in the 1990’s and which are still commonplace in some of the world’s largest multinationals.
According to one recent report, 47 percent of companies have made substantial investments in the last year in their financial close, filing, and reporting. Yet, despite the considerable sums
of money invested in the process, management teams across the globe remain dissatisfied with the quality and timeliness of management information.
There are so many opportunities for businesses to collect data that getting a clear picture of all of it can be an uphill battle—and leveraging it for insight can be nearly impossible. But whether you are a start-up or a multinational conglomerate, not taking advantage of the available data is a mistake you cannot risk making. According to a 2016 McKinsey & Company study, over the past three years, digital leaders have achieved revenue growth five times greater, an operating margin profit eight times greater, and a return to shareholder value two times higher than laggards.
Companies today need a closed loop system that combines data, insight, and action. Download this paper to learn about the goals of a system of insight (SOI), the common set of technologies that all systems of insight need, and how an SOI can make a difference in your business.
Published By: Redstor UK
Published Date: Mar 12, 2018
Founded in 1810, with its UK headquarters in Liverpool, Hill Dickinson is an international commercial law firm with more than 1050 people across its offices in the UK, mainland Europe and Asia. Servicing a wide range of clients including multinational companies, major corporations and UK plcs, the firm delivers strategic advice and guidance spanning the full legal spectrum.
Given the nature of Hill Dickinson’s client base, it has the responsibility to manage and store a significant amount of highly confidential data, therefore having an extremely secure and reliable backup solution is critical to the running of the organisation.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 02, 2018
When Aviva plc, a multinational insurance provider group, acquired Friends Provident
International (FPI), it needed to replace FPI’s costly proprietary imaging and bond management
workflow system. With help from Red Hat Consulting, Aviva Asia Pte. Ltd. created and launched
a new application based on Red Hat JBoss Middleware within a tight six-month time frame. With
this new solution, Aviva has reduced costs by replacing proprietary licensing fees with Red Hat’s
flexible, cost-effective subscription pricing model. In addition, hosting the new application locally
on-premise has improved response times for end users, helping Aviva bring new services to
Today’s supply chain is, of course, the primary processing mechanism of every manufacturing company. But it’s more than that: Its multifaceted, multicompany, multinational structure makes it the most complex management challenge found in any enterprise. Supply chain management no longer means just making sure that the right resources and the right materials move to the right place at the right time.
Because English is the default language of global business, success depends on employees who can communicate and collaborate effectively in this common language. In fact, new research from the CEB shows that as much as 50% of successful performance now depends on collaboration (up from 20% ten years ago), making this a more urgent issue. However, most employees (93%) working in multinational companies do not have sufficient English skills to adequately perform their jobs. Read the white paper and learn how to build the business case for launching an enterprise-wide Business English development program to increase your company¹s productivity and profits.
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Feb 07, 2018
While multinational companies can likely meet some of the GDPR requirements right now, most will find the path to full compliance requires many changes to business-as-usual security practices.
Read this paper to learn how you should be preparing your information security program for compliance with the GDPR. Written for InfoSec leaders, the paper includes:
- A glossary outlining key concepts of the Regulation
- 13 essential steps you should take to help ensure GDPR compliance
- A summary of infosec considerations posed by the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and GDPRD
A pioneer in the treatment of cancer and brain disorders, Elekta develops
tools and systems for radiation therapy. The rapidly growing multinational
company is an innovation leader in its field – but when it came to its HR
systems, the company needed a new approach.
Elekta required an HR solution that could unify its more than 3,600 employees
in 28 countries and provide a single source of data and a single set of global
processes to manage its people. That’s why Elekta turned to Workday.
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: Jun 06, 2012
In this paper, we look at the threats to a company's brand, which are especially acute in a world of globalization, multinational corporations, Internet commerce, social media, and electronic file sharing.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 21, 2018
The digital revolution has left no part of business untouched. The traditional world of CFO's is evolving fast - not only because technology enables them to perform their duties more effectively, but also because the next generation of CFOs are steadily making their way into the boardroom. And they are going to drive change even faster.
This was an issue that was high on the agenda for our client, one of the world's largest multinational conglomerates. They could see that CEO's of the group's businesses were relying increasingly on the financial insight of their CFOs to help shape business direction strategy. CFOs, therefore, need to ensure that they are equipped with technology and data to fulfill this new and demanding role.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 21, 2018
June 28 is Ukrainian Constitution Day. It is also one of the longer days of the year - and in 2017, for the staff at one multinational corporation, it certainly felt that way. They arrived at work to find computers locked by the Petya ransomware. Would the company grind to a halt? Would they be held to ransom? How could they prevent it from happening again?
These were the questions. Infosys was hired to provide the answers.
Published By: Globality
Published Date: Apr 05, 2018
This report shows how a growing demand for digital skills and specialist capabilities is creating opportunities for multinationals to shake up their portfolio of incumbent service providers and consider smaller, niche suppliers and new tech-savvy firms.
Learn how to break down silos, reinvent productivity, and help your sales team achieve success by unifying transactional systems, social networking, and strong customer relationships. Download this free Nucleus report that says teams using the Microsoft Relationship Sales solution increased productivity 12-15 percent.**
You’ll also learn how to:
Empower your sellers with savvy insights that engage and delight customers.
Scale the power of one-on-one relationship selling by unifying the sales experience.
Offer your team tools to reinvent the way they sell and help transform your company’s bottom line.
Use Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales along with LinkedIn Sales Navigator to help sellers identify future customers and suggest ways to engage with them.
**Claims based on a 2017 study by Nucleus Research that analyzed more than 50 ROI case studies on CRM deployments from 2015 to 2017. Companies ranged in size from small and medium-sized businesses to large multinational enterprises. Re
The 2017 study, The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Azure IaaS, gives insight into both the costs and benefits of large-scale Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) implementation.
This commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting analyzes the return on investment and business impact that several enterprises experienced when moving from a primarily on-premises environment to Azure. The companies interviewed come from a variety of industries and locations (global/multinational, North American, and European).
In addition to a 435 percent overall return on an Azure IaaS investment*, the businesses also experienced:
Reduced data center and outsourcing costs.
Website scale and performance improvements.
Ease of experimentation through virtualized environments.
Developer and tester improvements.
Download the study to learn about the potential ROI that could be realized by shifting some or all of your management and operations to Azure.
Organizations today are reevaluating their security strategies as they move their data and applications to the cloud. This whitepaper by Bloor Research discusses the challenges of security in the cloud and how the use of cloud-based services will enable organizations of all sizes, from the very smallest to multinational enterprises, to put trust back into the security equation.
Learn how multinational pharmaceutical company, Novartis, was able to achieve greater agility, faster time to value, and lower total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) by consolidating and retiring its traditional middleware solutions and moving to cloud and mobile integration scenarios.
This whitepaper discusses the challenges of security in the cloud and how the use of cloud-based services will enable organizations of all sizes, from the very smalles to multinational enterpries, to put trust back into the security equation.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Jan 19, 2016
Founded in Austin, Texas, in 2001, Troux Technologies performs enterprise portfolio management and enterprise architecture for Global 2000 customers including leading global financial institutions, multinationals in various industries and governmental clients.
Cisco Systems, with 75,000 employees and annual revenue of
close to $50 billion, is a major multinational supplier of
networking solutions. In addition to supplying networking
solutions that businesses use to run their own datacenters,
Cisco is constantly seeking to simplify and optimize its own IT
infrastructure to make it more adaptable and innovative and to
better provide itself with a competitive advantage.
Since the global financial crisis of 2008, stress tests have taken on growing importance and prominence in financial institution supervision and regulation. These tests, designed to measure an institution’s ability to maintain capital buffers and withstand extreme economic shocks, were imposed initially, and primarily, on the biggest multinational firms – those designated global significantly important banks (G-SIBs) or financial institutions (G-SIFIs). However, the circle for supervisory stress testing has widened to include a growing number of banks as defined by domestic jurisdictions – in the United States, for example, down to banks with $10 billion in assets under the Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test (DFAST) rule. What’s more, stress tests and their underlying scenarios can be of considerable value as a strategic management tool to a financial services company of virtually any type or size.