Apache Spark has become a critical tool for all types of businesses across all industries. It is enabling organizations to leverage the power of analytics to drive innovation and create new business models.
The availability of public cloud services, particularly Amazon Web Services, has been an important factor in fueling the growth of Spark. However, IT organizations and Spark users are beginning to run up against limitations in relying on the public cloud—namely control, cost and performance.
Published By: Oracle Dyn
Published Date: Dec 06, 2017
The DNS is an often-overlooked protocol. Historically, many companies believed they could either run their own DNS service in-house or simply use a bundled option provided by their hosting or CDN provider. However, with the rise in DDoS attacks and continued migration to the cloud, the mission-critical nature of the DNS has become quite apparent to companies around the world. As a result, many are searching for a managed DNS provider.
For increasing numbers of organizations, the new reality for development, deployment and delivery of applications and services is hybrid cloud. Few, if any, organizations are going to move all their strategic workloads to the cloud, but virtually every enterprise is embracing cloud for a wide variety of requirements.
To accelerate innovation, improve the IT delivery economic model and reduce risk, organizations need to combine data and experience in a cognitive model that yields deeper and more meaningful insights for smarter decisionmaking. Whether the user needs a data set maintained in house for customer analytics or access to a cloud-based data store for assessing marketing program results — or any other business need — a high-performance, highly available, mixed-load database platform is required.
Although no enterprise will be forced to migrate its core enterprise applications to the cloud, enterprises are on the cusp of facing the fork in the road that leads to the cloud. The release of a jointly developed cloud-migration test program from SAP and AWS (Amazon Web Services) will help enterprises address the uncertainty that they will face in estimating the actual time and cost of a migration of HANA to the AWS cloud.
Provided by: AWS & Intel
Machine learning is proving its power across virtually every industry in ways that add actionable insight and efficiency. But one can look at the rise of this transformative paradigm with a more focused lens to see AI technologies as a business tool of the highest order, one that improves processes and inspires new models. AI, in other words, has a big role to play on the balance sheet.
Two leading brands in very different spaces — Capital One in financial services, John Deere in agriculture — are seeing efforts that stretch back decades come to fruition with the launch of cloud-based AI platforms. Capital One is developing digital products and experiences using machine learning to help millions of customers with their financial lives; John Deere’s Precision Agriculture solution helps farmers gain precise information about their machines and crops. In both instances, AI and a cloud platform combine to enable transformation.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Apr 18, 2017
"Secure Your Move To Cloud-Based Email With A Trusted Third-Party Security Service Provider
Email is an essential component of business activity and workforce enablement. As cost, scale, flexibility, and usability become more important, organizations are seeking cloud-based email systems to support their workforces.
Although cloud-based email investments provide financial and operating benefits, they do raise several security challenges. This report suggests that few firms understand or prepare upfront for the security challenges prior to their migration to a cloud environment.
Download the study to learn more."
Published By: Ephesoft
Published Date: Jan 18, 2018
Mortgage lenders experience a variety of document intensive processes throughout the entire loan lifecycle. Learn more about how intelligent document capture technology can improve mortgage processing, mortgage loan due diligence, loan onboarding, settlement services, loan servicing and reporting in the cloud or on-premise working with your existing LOS or other back-end platforms.
IBM Cloud Identity is a new Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) offering which provides your users with rapid and secure access to thousands of popular cloud applications, while enabling single sign-on (SSO) to all their applications, whether from the cloud or on-premise.
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
The bar has been raised higher than ever, and the role of IT is evolving to meet it. As a result, IT must support applications and services that make it possible for the business to provide new, diverse customer experiences while generating expanding revenues via the emergent crown jewels of business: big data, cloud, and mobility.
Read on to find out more.
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Jun 20, 2017
HPE Flexible Capacity service enables a cloud-like consumption model and economics for your on-premise IT. Now you don’t have to a make difficult choice between security and control of on-premise IT versus the agility and economics of public cloud.
Watch this video to find out more.
Take a look at our E-book “How to Price managed Cloud Services,” to discover how you can use the cloud to your advantage.
Learn how you can use an a la carte pricing model to bundle more services and drive more value for your customers and for your business. You can add a personal touch for your customers that no other IT service provider can give them – support, service and help when they need it.
To better understand how companies are finding the unique, hybrid cloud architectures that best meet their needs, we interviewed executives at companies that had reduced or changed their use of managed or cloud IaaS or that chose to avoid the public cloud in the first place.
These companies include retail, social media, healthcare, financial services, and public sector companies. Some of these companies were born in the cloud while others transitioned from traditional IT infrastructures. Company sizes ranged from 300 employees to more than 300,000.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 14, 2016
The ever-rising tide of demands on IT organizations is creating constant pressure on their leaders to upgrade or replace their outmoded legacy systems with new infrastructure technologies that will allow them to keep pace with the speed of business. It is no longer sufficient to manage basic business applications and resources such as ERP, email, and silos of heterogeneous data. The bar has been raised higher than ever, and the role of IT is evolving to meet it. As a result, IT must support applications and services that make it possible for the business to provide new, diverse customer experiences while generating expanding revenues via the emergent crown jewels of business: big data, cloud, and mobility.
HPE Helion—Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s portfolio of cloud products and expert services built on an open architecture with support for a wide variety of environments—is designed to help you be successful in the Idea Economy. It realizes the potential of hybrid and the power of cloud with the experience, governance, and technology you need to accelerate your business.
Searching for a Cloud Security Provider can be confusing. Many providers appear the same at first glance: similar metrics, similar promises. The fact is, the information you need to make a real comparison requires asking questions and probing for details that cloud services vendors don’t always volunteer. Use this list to be sure you’ve covered the essential elements for choosing the right cloud security provider to protect your organization from malicious cyberattacks.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Sep 12, 2016
Cloud computing is transforming IT in terms of how services are delivered, how infrastructure is deployed and managed, and how IT organizations structure themselves. For the purposes of this study, Forrester is defining a cloud solution as having three major characteristics: “self-service access, full automation of processes and policies, and metering and tracking of usage.”1 It then becomes a question of whether you manage your cloud(s) yourself, outsource it, or use a hybrid combination of private and public cloud resources.
The Cloud, once a radical idea in IT, is now mainstream. Whether it’s email, backup or file sharing, most consumers probably use a cloud service or two. Similarly, most IT professionals are familiar with cloud service providers such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft Azure, and many companies have moved at least some of their information technology processes into the cloud. In fact, the cloud has become so popular it’s easy to assume that running IT applications on-premises is not cost competitive with a cloud based service. In this report Evaluator Group will test the validity of that assumption with a TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) model analyzing a hyperconverged appliance solution from HPE and a comparable cloud service from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
The cloud is changing everything. It’s transforming IT organizations with agility and efficiency like never before, enabling them to realize new IT-as-a-Service delivery models. Yet, with change also comes new challenges. Read more to see how you can solve them so that you can realize the full potential of your next cloud project.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: May 18, 2015
This white paper explores how CIOs and business leaders need to think much more broadly about how their technology fits into a global network of services due to the rise of cloud infrastructure, software as a service, the global data footprint, and mobile apps.
Traditional business models are getting shattered by subscriptions. No one can doubt the new services economy is flourishing. The cloud, mobile, digital, connected devices, globalization - all these things have had a hand in reshaping business and powering new business models. Companies today are wrapping service-based business models and while this shift adds new complexities for finance and has major revenue recognition implications, it also gives finance leaders huge opportunities to become bigger value creators for their business and make a stronger impact on enterprise-wide strategies - not financials.
IT leaders working on customer service projects must display an incredible amount of diligence. An organization’s CRM system has become its lifeline to customers, but as customer needs evolve so has the requirements of CRM. According to Gartner, today’s CRM solution must include a laundry list of capabilities outside its traditional core functionality including: native mobile support of the vendor's customer service and support business applications; real-time analytics; industry-specific functionality and workflow; context mining of voice and text; scalable cloud-based systems; social media engagement; suggested next agent action; multimodal capabilities, such as chat within mobile self-service; and even co-browsing. Gartner surveyed the CRM field and evaluated each vendor including Pegasystems.
Download this Gartner Magic Quadrant analysis and gain a better understanding each vendors’ CRM Customer Engagement Center solutions.
Watch this live demo of the new Cisco Spark
We’d like to share with you the video of a really fun demo we made recently of new Cisco Spark.
It’s Cisco’s cool new product that rolls meetings, messaging, and calls into one service. All of this happens in digital workspaces in the Cisco cloud.
You can share files with your team there, screen share, and draw. Everything’s saved in this space.
When your business is ready, you can add Cisco video conferencing room systems, or desktop video phones. It all works together with your service.
Published By: Cloudian
Published Date: Feb 15, 2018
As the volume of unstructured data created and used continues to increase rapidly, organizations are faced with challenges around data storage. In response, many new technologies — specifically objectbased storage, software-defined storage, all-flash arrays, and cloud-based storage services — are experiencing rapid adoption. Yet object-based storage has been limited by the need to rewrite existing file-based applications — a prospect that is costly and requires more manpower than is practical for many organizations.
Cloudian offers both an object storage platform and more recently an enterprise file services product. When deployed together, Cloudian's products are designed to consolidate file and object data into a single repository and can enable organizations to manage environments that span the cloud as well as on-premises.
In this executive Q&A, Cloud Luminary and DonorsChoose.org CTO Oliver Hurst-Hiller discusses the importance of being able to seamlessly and quickly switch to a cloud service, the benefits of having all aspects of your company moved to the cloud, and more.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Feb 17, 2015
The personal cloud is the most persistent data loss threat to the enterprise today because many employees use their own cloud services to store work documents. Traditionally, content security solutions functionally link security and storage which requires the migration of work documents to a new content storage repository in order to enforce security policies. This increases complexity by creating more repositories for the enterprise to manage. Most importantly, this approach does not solve the personal cloud problem because individual users continue to store their work documents, for convenience, in cloud services that IT cannot secure.