Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 28, 2019
Established organizations around the world are grappling with the dawn of the digital transformation (DX) economy as they find themselves disrupted by digital natives. In the digital age, traditional organizations risk being disrupted if they keep the status quo. For resource-constrained IT organizations, cloud services will be the foundation for their DX journey.
This IDC InfoBrief takes a closer look at the new infrastructural requirements of transforming organizations and how managed cloud services are enabling their DX journey – with three key industries in the spotlight:
• Retail – Retailers are expected to be significantly more mature in their cloud adoption in two years, and the next 12 months will see more deployments of hosted private cloud to support their business goals.
• Travel and Hospitality – Enterprises will invest in hosted private cloud and IaaS, and adopt cloud-based applications to gain positive business outcomes from supply chain, enhanced guest experience and p
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 28, 2019
Getting started with Microsoft Azure can be easier than you imagine – Rackspace is a seasoned cloud management partner of myriad customers around the world. Pooling its depth of cloud experience with its expertise across all the major cloud platforms, Rackspace sieves out the proven steps to help IT teams adopt Azure cloud in lowering costs, more strategic use of IT resources and a competitive edge.
To get started with Microsoft Azure, check out this white paper for coverage of the essentials, from planning and budgeting to choosing the best strategy to secure your cloud environment, in seven critical steps:
1. Don’t start with a production workload
2. Consider any corporate policies and compliance issues
3. Define your goals for the cloud
4. Calculate your financial return on Azure
5. Determine your cloud identity strategy
6. Consider how to secure your cloud environment
7. Realize it’s not as easy as it looks
Many organisations will be using AI sooner than anyone expects. Prepare now to address the risks from these advanced technologies with this comprehensive framework from our risk experts.
Download this practical resource to see AI risk description, control topic and control description, COBIT process and COBIT area for 17 different AI risks.
Getting complex decisions right across complicated operational networks is the key to optimum performance. Find out how one of the UK’s biggest bus operators is using data and analytics to make better decisions and optimise the use of resources across their network.
Read this story to discover:
• how data and analytics can transform operational performance
• the benefits of using decision-support tools in the middle office
• key lessons for getting your plans for digital transformation right.
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The Ohio State University Health Plan manages healthcare insurance benefits and wellness resources for the university’s 29,000 employees, as well as their spouses and dependents. The Ohio State University is one of the nation’s top 20 public universities, and its Wexner Medical Center ranked #3 among 104 academic medical centers that were included in the 2014 University Health System Consortium Quality and Accountability Study. The health plan, medical center and university work together to help deliver safe, efficient, patient centered care to its members.
However, big data and analytics solutions can have shortcomings. Proprietary and best-of-breed approaches can require valuable time and resources to build, integrate and maintain — while outsourcing data analytics can constrain reporting frequency and timeliness. In a world where operational efficiency and fast, reliable information is paramount, these limitations can put payers at a competitive disadvantage.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
When it comes to connecting remote offices and employees, traditional distributed networks can't handle the new wave of cloud-based applications that are driving increasing speed and innovation across the enterprise.
If you want to make sure that your network resources are being used more efficiently, this eBook will show you how using direct-to-cloud connectivity and scaling site-to-site with on-demand VPNs can reduce downtime and decrease complexity—ultimately saving you money.
Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Apr 25, 2019
We know medium enterprises have limited resources. That’s why we've put together a plan to help guide you through priority initiatives when it comes to building out your HR Core strategy and how to apply it in to a system for scalability. Read now.
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.
Find out how companies have deployed remote access SSL VPNs to increase remote user satisfaction, improve accessibility to corporate resources, support business continuity planning, and reduce overall implementation and ongoing management costs. The white paper also covers how cloud-based SSL VPN services address high availability requirements, support unforeseen spikes in activity and optimize network performance. Lastly, learn how a single SSL VPN platform can support all your mobile access, telecommuting and partner extranet requirements to improve your ROI.
Software providers say that connecting applications to data sources, having adequate resources to do so, applying an effective maintenance strategy and addressing scalability are top-of-mind challenges. This eBook from the connectivity experts with 100s of person-years of data adapter experience is your how-to guide on the journey toward addressing these challenges to accelerate adoption of your application.
Finding the right IT service provider is not as simple as it may seem. Choosing a service provider based exclusively on low price may be good for your bottom line, but may fall short on delivering the right level of IT expertise and resource scalability for long-term advantage.
Countless studies and analyst recommendations suggest the value of improving security during the software development life cycle rather than trying to address vulnerabilities in software discovered after widespread adoption and deployment. The justification is clear.For software vendors, costs are incurred both directly and indirectly from security flaws found in their products. Reassigning development resources to create and distribute patches can often cost software vendors millions of dollars, while successful exploits of a single vulnerability have in some cases caused billions of dollars in losses to businesses worldwide. Vendors blamed for vulnerabilities in their product's source code face losses in credibility, brand image, and competitive advantage.
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.
Virtualization is now mainstream. Enterprises continue to heavily invest in virtualization projects and while short term hardware and cost saving benefits are being achieved, few enterprises achieve anywhere close to the full potential of virtualization as they struggle with new problems like assuring performance and availability, preventing VM sprawl, and maximizing resource utilization
Effective workload automation that provides complete management level visibility into real-time events impacting the delivery of IT services is needed by the data center more than ever before. The traditional job scheduling approach, with an uncoordinated set of tools that often requires reactive manual intervention to minimize service disruptions, is failing more than ever due to todays complex world of IT with its multiple platforms, applications and virtualized resources.
All those employees who access email, financial systems, human resources, and other core corporate applications; Replay for Exchange continuously protects and monitors the health of your Exchange data stores and allows administrators to quickly search, recover, and analyze mailbox content. With Replay for Exchange you can restore individual email messages, folders, or mailboxes to a live Exchange server or directly to a PST, thereby solving some of your most costly and time consuming challenges. Take advantage of these Free Trial Offer!!
Only a decade or so ago, those human resources professionals who hadn't yet found their way onto the Internet were finding themselves increasingly left out in the cold.As we slip swiftly into the second decade of the 21st century, it's those who haven't yet begun to participate in 'social media and networking' that are starting to feel the chill.
Only a decade or so ago, those human resources professionals who hadn't yet found their way onto the Internet were finding themselves increasingly left out in the cold. As we slip swiftly into the second decade of the 21st century, it's those whohaven't yet begun to participate in 'social media and networking' that are starting to feel the chill.
There’s strong evidence organizations are challenged by the opportunities presented by external information sources such as social media, government trend data, and sensor data from the Internet of Things (IoT). No longer content to use internal databases alone, they see big data resources augmented with external information resources as what they need in order to bring about meaningful change. According to a September 2015 global survey of 251 respondents conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, 78 percent of organizations agree or strongly agree that within two years the use of externally generated big data will be “transformational.” But there’s work to be done, since only 21 percent of respondents strongly agree that external data has already had a transformational effect on their firms.
Entrust’s SSL/TLS Best Practices Guide is a key resource for those charged with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) deployment. In our guide, you’ll find expert advice from the thought leaders at Entrust on SSL/TLS certificate installation, and tips for managing security for optimal performance.
Included in the SSL/TLS Best Practices Guide:
Certificates and Private Keys
Enhanced Server Security
Our guide is designed to help make SSL/TLS certificate installation easier, so you can use SSL expertly and with confidence.
Published By: SAP Hybris
Published Date: Oct 26, 2017
For companies and buyers alike, customer service has traditionally been used as a troubleshooting tool. Forrester found that companies believe that nearly 50% of all buyers still view customer service as a post-purchase resource, rather than a purchasing aid, and in response, companies have positioned their customer service capabilities to match that expectation. However, Forrester conducted a custom survey of 247 companies and found that this reactive, postpurchase-only customer service mindset can result in missed sales opportunities and contributes to greater purchase dissatisfaction.
So what lessons can operators learn from the past experience with server virtualization? Beware of merely shifting costs from capital to operating expenditures. Be selective in virtualizing the right resources and functions driven by the business need, and not the technology lure.