Part 2 in our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, "Customer Demands at the Edge."
In our last webinar, we discussed how trends & technologies like IoT and its many applications have helped drive an Always On, Always Connected mentality that has completely evolved customer experience standards. These demands are driving a need for resiliency in local edge environments, meaning compute & storage capacity is now coming back on premise for many applications – especially in industries like Healthcare, Retail, Finance, and Education.
In other words, this highly distributed access layer is now becoming a compute layer – one that is mission-critical to delivering a flawless (or at least acceptable) customer experience. These environments are often make-shift wiring closets (janitor’s closets, back rooms, etc.) with no dedicated IT staff per each location.
More than ever before, Healthcare, Retail, Finance, and Education customers are turning to solution providers to be that “dedicated IT staff” to find and fix problems before they start, so that the customer (or patient, or student) experience they’re working to provide remains a good one.
APC by Schneider Electric has:
Connected Products making it easy to remotely monitor your customers’ environments
Including our NEW Smart-UPS with APC SmartConnect – the industry’s first cloud-connected UPS!
A Managed Service Program to help you develop & monetize power as a managed service
Fill out your information and click "Register" to watch part 2 of our Partnering with Certainty Webinar Series, “Customer Demands at the Edge: Fix My Problem Before it Starts.” This webinar originally aired on October 19th, 2017.
This paper addresses the many Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint implementations running on inefficient storage infrastructures, limiting scalability and complicating what should be fairly simple storage management tasks.
With ScaleIO you can easily deploy a flexible, scalable and high performance software defined Server SAN - delivering elastic, converged storage to your business on a ‘pay as you grow’ model. This converged infrastructure delivers hyper scalability and increased performance levels whilst reducing storage TCO.
Published By: Brightcove
Published Date: Feb 18, 2016
Video used to be a nice-to-have asset, but today it is a fundamental part of any successful marketing strategy. Yet, some companies still seem reluctant to invest in a video strategy because their leadership may not fully grasp the benefits of video.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
To thrive in an outcome-based funding model, your institution needs an ERP and
student information system that is efficient and adaptable in order to channel more resources into learning
and support student success. Read the Ovum case study to learn how Broward College accomplished
this with one cloud-based Workday system.
An uncertain business world still calls for reductions in total cost of ownership. Yet, today's IT manager must also focus on expanding efficiencies and enhancing optimization. Fortunately, server virtualization can assist in each of these areas.
Server virtualization is no longer a luxury but an essential part of the modern data center. By combining the workloads of several underused servers, you can get more out of your hardware when IT budgets stay flat, even as demand goes up.
The ability to deliver exceptional customer experiences is proving to be a business differentiator – in fact, organizations that have a more mature customer experience strategy report between 10-20% greater impact on revenue generation outcomes than less mature businesses.
This white paper reveals how your organization can better respond to changing consumer behaviors, needs, and expectations regarding customer experience and touch points.
Although the cost of flash storage solutions continues to fall, on a per-gigabyte capacity basis, it is still significantly more expensive to acquire than traditional hard drives. However, when the cost per gigabyte is examined in terms of TCO, and the customer looks past the pure acquisition cost and accounts for “soft factors” such as prolonging the life of a data center, lower operating costs (for example, power and cooling), increased flexibility and scalability, or the service levels that a flash solution enables, flash solution costs become increasingly competitive with spinning media.
This paper examines that there are all sorts of elements—differing applications, attitudes, budgets, outcomes for the business—that go into the decision of how much and what type of solid-state storage to use. And how this large range of use cases inherently means that users are going to need a portfolio of solid-state deployment options because no single product is going to solve everything for everyone. The paper then examines NetApp’s flash portfolio and belief that the right storage solution at all times balances performance, capacity, functionality and manageability: this means that for flash too, multiple approaches will become the standard for enterprises as they evolve their long-term IT strategies.
Total cost of ownership of rugged vs. non-rugged computing devices.
Whether training, on patrol or in the field, our police officers, firefighters and other first responders and our military men and women operate in some of the harshest of environments where computing is critical for communication and situational analysis. This is why choosing the right device to support these situations is often paramount to their success.
In order to achieve the five nines (aka, 99.999%), or higher availability, it is important to take a closer look at the design of your storage architecture systems. This paper offers a comprehensive method of assessing your current infrastructure, and provides insight into ways to transform your design to drive better outcomes.
Prescriptive analytics enable you to estimate and compare the likely outcomes of any number of actions, and choose the very best action to advance business objectives. And getting there isn't as difficult as you think. Start your journey by downloading this eBook.
You're moving towards Office 365 and you want true single sign-on for users. You also want to ensure authentication is directly tied back to the policies and user status in Active Directory. With Okta's lightweight agent, you can minimize your on-prem footprint as you move to the cloud. Zero servers and on-prem software to deploy, update and manage means lower TCO. Download this white paper to learn more!
To stay on top in in the competitive world of higher education, institutions are striving to differentiate themselves with innovative programs and high-quality student services. Core to the success of these initiatives is people. How are you attracting the best faculty and staff to deliver the outcomes today's students expect? This white paper describes modern HR best practices for fueling student success.
"When contemplating offering Macs to your workforce, the question of cost inevitably comes up. “Macs are great, but I can buy two PCs for the same price as one Mac,” is a common mentality within IT departments.
However, when comparing the total cost of ownership associated with providing basic services, software, management and support, the outcome (surprising to some) favors Mac over PC. But how can this b
Something odd happened during Selectica’s roll-up strategy. Usually when a technology vendor acquires a number of providers at relatively low valuations, its focus tends to be on financially engineering the various SaaS, maintenance, upsell and other income schemes from the assets. But in Selectica’s case, the acquired became the basis of the company, in a manner in which the sum of the assets became an entirely different equation that it likely even bargained for before getting into the activity in the first place. But sometimes the uncertainty of post-merger integrations can lead to an outcome that benefits all parties involved (including customers) in ways that would be difficult to have imagined going into the process.
The General Data Protection Regulation1 is a European Union regulation with the full title of ‘Regulation on the protection of natural persons with regard to the
processing of personal data and on the free movement
of such data, which repeals Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation)’.
It’s the first comprehensive overhaul and replacement of European data protection legislation in over twenty years and could be the most significant regulatory framework
to hit organizations since Sarbanes-Oxley in 2002. Its purpose is to replace the varying implementations across Europe of the earlier EU Data Protection Directive with a single harmonized EU regulation. The intended outcome is a standardized set of expectations about how an organization must manage and protect personally identifiable information on employees, clients and other applicable data subjects.
Any organization that holds data on EU citizens, regardless of where it is domiciled, within the EU or otherwise, is in sco
Published By: Cloudamize
Published Date: Apr 04, 2017
Understand which questions to address and which analytics to capture to improve the ease, speed, and accuracy of moving to the public cloud and to ensure cost-performance optimization of your in-cloud deployment on an ongoing basis.
Published By: Cloudamize
Published Date: Apr 04, 2017
As you think about migrating to the public cloud, it’s challenging to know where to start. This guide discusses 10 key considerations to address as you think about moving to the cloud and serves as a framework to help you understand which critical decisions you need to make.