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Transitioning to Cloud Business: Best Practices for ISVs

Published By: Progress Software     Published Date: Mar 12, 2014
Progress Software and Saugatuck Technology have come together to provide this Saugatuck Strategic Report which provides guidance to ISVs in transition not just to the Cloud – but to entirely new ways of doing business, new requirements from customers and partners, and new opportunities that enable significant reward, and related potential risk. This report shares not only Saugatuck’s analysis of key market shifts, and the key challenges faced by ISVs in these transitions, but also provides ISVs with critical success factors and best practices from more than seven years of Saugatuck Technology research and business consulting with a diverse range of software providers around the world.
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progress software, saugatuck technology, isv, best practices, business challenges, cloud transition, technology challenges, knowledge management
    
Progress Software

Forrester: Measuring the Total Economic Impact- IBM Rational Application Portfolio Management

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 27, 2014
The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of IBM tools and services on their organizations.
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ibm, ibm software, financial impact, apm, application portfolio management, improve transparency, cost efficiency, improved allocation
    
IBM

Forrester’s Ideal Tool Set for Application Performance Management for Better Business Performance

Published By: Riverbed     Published Date: Jan 28, 2014
Forrester benchmark data on current state of application availability and performance within the enterprise. In conducting a survey of 159 IT professionals with direct responsibility for business-critical applications, Forrester found that all enterprises surveyed had fundamental issues while managing the performance of these applications and business services. Read the report to learn the key findings of this study.
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riverbed, forrester consulting, application performance management, application availability, enterprise, it transactions, business services, business-critical applications
    
Riverbed

Private Cloud: It's More than Just Virtualization

Published By: NetApp     Published Date: Jan 21, 2014
This white paper from Forrester Consulting reviews the core functionality required to maximize private cloud benefits and provides some best practices for enterprise cloud deployments.
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netapp, cloud computing, storage, private cloud array, best for company, private cloud, data management, data center
    
NetApp

Offshoring Reconsidered

Published By: Collaborative Consulting     Published Date: Jan 15, 2014
Since the late 1990s, offshoring has become a deeply entrenched practice at many North American organizations. However, changing economic factors and the emergence of formerly hidden problems with offshoring have led Gartner to look at compelling alternatives, notably domestic rural sourcing.
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collaborative consulting, gartner, offshoring, onshore value, value proposition, domestic sourcing, data backup, it services
    
Collaborative Consulting

It's all about the data: Data Warehouse project yields compliance and uncovers new opportunities

Published By: Collaborative Consulting     Published Date: Jan 15, 2014
When a pharmaceutical company discovered its risks under the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, it turned to Collaborative to comb and consolidate its data. The result: compliance and insight into new business opportunities, too, through a company-wide business data warehouse and enhanced business intelligence.
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collaborative consulting, data, data warehouse, complicane, risk management, business intelligence, consolidation, infrastructure
    
Collaborative Consulting

The Total Economic Impact™ Of Cisco SMARTnet Service

Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Jan 14, 2014
Beginning in 2010, Cisco commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises can realize by investing in and leveraging Cisco SMARTnet® Service. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Cisco SMARTnet Service on their organizations.
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cisco, smartnet service, cisco smartnet
    
Cisco

The Big Data Zoo—Taming the Beasts

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 09, 2014
According to Dr. Barry Devlin of 9sight Consulting, the truth behind all the talk about big data and the possibilities it can offer is not hard to see, provided that organizations are willing to return to the principles of good data management processes.
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ibm, big data, 9sight consulting, data, it management, maximize business, deployment, business opportunities
    
IBM

Big Data without the Big Bang or Bucks (Gabriel Consulting)

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 09, 2014
While some organizations are already utilizing Big Data or various large enterprise analytics techniques, many more are still working to grasp how these new usage models might help them. There’s a lot of undiscovered value in the vast amounts of data they currently have and the data that they can get from other sources. They know that they can somehow convert this data into insights that will let them ramp up efficiency and be ready for tomorrow today.
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big data, enterprise analytics, red hat, data analytics, powerlinux system, powervm virtualization, virtualization, cloud computing
    
IBM

Five Causes of Data Warehouse Project Flops

Published By: Collaborative Consulting     Published Date: Dec 23, 2013
There are some surprisingly straightforward reasons behind the glitches, delays, and cost-overruns that can bedevil data warehouse initiatives. ...The first is simply confusing expectations with requirements. But four other troublemakers can also lead to big problems for developers, IT departments, and organizations seeking to maximize the business value of information.
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collaborative consulting, data warehouse, failed projects, business intelligence, business solution, meet expectations, big data, profile importance
    
Collaborative Consulting

Transformation from R&D to Commercialization – A Critical Checklist for Success

Published By: Collaborative Consulting     Published Date: Dec 23, 2013
Commercial launch is a critical and complex period in the Life Sciences product life cycle. The transition from clinical development to commercial operations can seem overwhelming as companies face considerable challenges in transforming from an R&D-driven organization to one focused on achieving in-market business and commercial excellence. Core to successful launches is preparing the company for a whole new raft of capabilities, processes, and relationships, and in doing so there are a number of factors included in this checklist that companies should consider and questions they should answer.
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collaborative consulting, commercial launch, it infrastructure, balance representation, commercialization plan, define and track, iterative process, supply chain management
    
Collaborative Consulting

Mobility: It's all About User Expectations

Published By: Collaborative Consulting     Published Date: Dec 20, 2013
Enabling business value through the Mobile Web requires new thinking as well as a shift in technology. Putting “mobile first” and implementing services-based architectures are among the critical steps. The options are limited only to the imaginations of the designers but must be driven by the user’s context.
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collaborative consulting, business value, user expectations, mobile web, service architecture, technology challenges, information technology, program management
    
Collaborative Consulting

Compare Sourcing Model Costs When Considering Onshore/Offshore Options

Published By: Collaborative Consulting     Published Date: Dec 20, 2013
There are many attributes to consider when choosing sourcing options, some more obvious than others, such as hourly rate. However, when evaluating the true costs of sourcing, leading organizations also look at other critical factors associated with business-critical projects--such as agility, integration with other operations, security risks, scalability, public image, and business understanding-- that can make all the difference to ensuring successful project outcomes.
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collaborative consulting, domestic solution, sourcing model, cost comparison, constrained workforce, offshore, financially constrained, user interaction
    
Collaborative Consulting

Offshoring: A Concise Look at the Real Costs

Published By: Collaborative Consulting     Published Date: Dec 20, 2013
According to a McKinsey study, half of all outsourced projects failed to meet their expected goals – while an Information Week Survey showed that 40% of outsourced projects did not save money! Factors that contribute to these problems include issues with quality, time zone challenges, and added travel expenses, among others.
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collaborative consulting, infographic, offshoring, real company costs, language issues, communication issues, property risk, security systems
    
Collaborative Consulting

A Biotech Organization Nears Approval Of Its First Drug And Chooses Collaborative To Help It Launch.

Published By: Collaborative Consulting     Published Date: Dec 20, 2013
An integrated launch plan was just the start for helping to transform a research organization into a commercial entity. A successful commercial launch of an FDA-approved specialty drug included project management support to a cross-functional client team and development of a dashboard tool to track each function’s progress.
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collaborative consulting, biotech organization, case study, launch strategy, biotech company, infrastructure, tailored segment, particular market
    
Collaborative Consulting

Global Financial Services Software Company Gets Needed Performance Boost

Published By: Collaborative Consulting     Published Date: Dec 20, 2013
A company's products needed constant updates due to changing business rules and regulations, as well as new functionality. However, tasks such as regression testing took too long and consumed too many resources. Collaborative helped to dramatically speed up the process through automation and process analysis, leading to increased customer satisfaction.
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collaborative consulting, testing performance, testing process, case study, financial services, performance boost, technological advantage, trade details
    
Collaborative Consulting

Get an Updated, High-Value Trade Portal at the Right Price

Published By: Collaborative Consulting     Published Date: Dec 20, 2013
In this case study, a company needed to find a way to update and improve a legacy trade portal application. With the help of Collaborative, using domestic resources, the company completely replaced several legacy trade portal applications, allowing for the retirement of several application platforms and legacy databases.
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collaborative consulting, trade portal, right price, infrastructure, better application, business documentation, inspire engagement, financial metrics
    
Collaborative Consulting

Big Data “Buzz”: Making Sense of Social Media and Customer Sentiment

Published By: Collaborative Consulting     Published Date: Dec 20, 2013
The explosion of Big Data represents an opportunity to leverage trending attitudes in the marketplace to better segment and target customers, and enhance products and promotions. Success requires establishing a common business rationale for harnessing social media and determining a maturity model for sentiment analysis to assess existing social media capabilities.
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collaborative consulting, big data, social media, customer sentiment, influence sentiment, govern sentiment, maturity model, generate revenue
    
Collaborative Consulting

A Proven Methodology Helps Life Science Company Transition for Product Launch

Published By: Collaborative Consulting     Published Date: Dec 20, 2013
Collaborative helped a research company transitioning to commercialization identify critical timelines, tasks, milestones and resources required to bring a new drug to market. As part of the project, leaders were given the information and tools they needed and the business began building the strong foundation necessary for a successful launch.
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collaborative consulting, biotech organization, case study, launch strategy, biotech company, infrastructure, tailored segment, particular market
    
Collaborative Consulting

The SMAC Stack -- Creating Opportunities, Driving Disruption

Published By: Collaborative Consulting     Published Date: Dec 20, 2013
Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC), have broad potential to provide huge business value, while simultaneously presenting potentially overwhelming challenges. The rapid technology changes supporting SMAC and the overall complexity involved demand a systematic approach to building out your SMAC capability.
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collaborative consulting, creating opportunities, driving disruption, social, mobile, analytics, cloud, infrastructure
    
Collaborative Consulting

They’re Back: IT Rediscovers “Onshore” Value

Published By: Collaborative Consulting     Published Date: Dec 20, 2013
Collaborative looks at how and why the onshore model has re-emerged as a solution-of-choice for many IT organizations. Today the advantages include lower costs, less travel, and the security and continuity provided by a more stable workforce. Even more important, moving “home” generates higher consumer satisfaction and new business opportunities.
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collaborative consulting, onshore value, value proposition, domestic sourcing, data backup, it management, remote access, remote network management
    
Collaborative Consulting

The Total Economic Impact of VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Forrester TEI Study

Published By: VMware, Inc     Published Date: Dec 05, 2013
Executive Summary: In November 2012, Vmware Commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Vmware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM). The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manger on their organizations. Please download the white paper to learn more.
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vmware, roi, return on investment enterprises, vmware vcenter site recovery manager, forrester consulting. srm, networking, it management, knowledge management
    
VMware, Inc

Learn how Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management Increases ROI While Cutting Development Cycles

Published By: Microsoft     Published Date: Nov 08, 2013
Learn how Forrester researched Microsoft’s Application Lifecycle Management and found that it increases productivity, lowers costs, and creates more agile IT organizations.
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microsoft, application lifecycle management, increase roi, cutting development cycles, microsoft alm, increase productivity, create agile it organization, forrester consulting
    
Microsoft

The Total Economic Impact Of Mimecast’s Unified Email Management (UEM) Solution

Published By: Mimecast     Published Date: Oct 17, 2013
Mimecast commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) global enterprises may realize by using Mimecast’s Unified Email Management (UEM) solution. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the full Mimecast UEM service on their organizations. Mimecast UEM is a suite of email security, archiving, and continuity services, which can also be purchased separately if required.
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mimecast, forrester research, unified email management, uem, economic impact, return on investment, roi, evaluate financial impact
    
Mimecast

Forrester Report: The Total Economic Impact Of The IBM Rational Solution for Collaborative Lifecycle

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 17, 2013
How do I determine the potential return on investment for improving my application development capabilities? If you have ever asked that question, this study, "The Total Economic Impact of The IBM Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM)", can help. IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to interview IBM CLM clients and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) an organization may realize by deploying the solution for CLM in order to increase communication process efficiencies and time savings.
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forrester report, ibm, ibm rational solution, collaborative lifecycle, collaboration, clm, collaborative lifecycle mangement, economic impact
    
IBM
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