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Forrester Global API Strategy and Delivery Service Providers Wave

Published By: Group M_IBM Q3'19     Published Date: Jun 25, 2019
In our 27-criterion evaluation of global internetof-things (IoT) services for connected business operations providers, we identified the 14 most significant ones — Accenture, Atos, Capgemini, Cognizant, Deloitte, Dimension Data, EY, HCL Technologies, IBM, Infosys, KPMG, PwC, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and Wipro — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals make the right choice.
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Group M_IBM Q3'19

5 Challenges Fleet Management Systems Are Solving for Business and Operations Leaders

Published By: U.S. Cellular     Published Date: Jun 20, 2019
Take a look at the top five reasons business and operations professionals are implementing fleet management systems — and seeing results. This easy-to-read ebook shows you how fleet management works and which features can lead to increased profits, better customer service and other important benefits. Learn more about features you may not have known about, as well as the surprising numbers around what you stand to gain. You’ll see what more and more of your peers are discovering — that a fleet management solution may be the key to making your job easier, by helping you solve common fleet-related problems.
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U.S. Cellular

Enabling growth & service excellence by out-tasking data center operations

Published By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: May 31, 2019
Colocation facilities are rapidly designing and building new facilities in order to capitalize on market opportunity. Getting the facility up and running is the first challenge. The second? Recruiting, training, and retaining qualified data center staff. In this webinar, co-hosted by Tony DeSpirito, VP & General Manager Data Center Operations at Schneider Electric, & Brian Gisi, Infrastructure Management & Services Manager at IBM, to access field-tested methods & strategies that can help you: 1. Overcome the worldwide shortage of experienced data center professionals 2. Understand how out-tasking data center operations can benefit you & your clients 3. Identify key characteristics of a strong data center operations partner
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data center, business growth, schneider electric
    
Schneider Electric

Transformation of Security

Published By: Fidelis Cybersecurity     Published Date: May 15, 2019
This report, conducted by SC Media and sponsored by Fidelis asked security leaders, decision makers and influencers what they were most concerned about, what their C-Suite was most concerned about, and what they’re doing (or planning to do) about it. As we start off 2018 it is clear that cybersecurity is ripe for transformation. The focus has shifted away from tactical technologies that provide more proverbial fingers in the dam and towards a strategic approach that focuses on delivering quantifiable improvement to the effectiveness and efficiency of security operations. Download this a research report to: See what executives and boards of directors care most about. See the top obstacles, gaps and concerns faced by security leaders. See where we are on the road to cyber maturity, as reported by your peers. See when security professionals prefer tactical approaches and when they prefer strategic plans.
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Fidelis Cybersecurity

Top Trends Transforming Network Operations

Published By: LiveAction     Published Date: Apr 26, 2019
In March of 2019, Sirkin Research was commissioned by LiveAction to identify the driving forces of network transformation and how the rapidly evolving network environment is impacting network professionals. It is well recognized that network transformations, such as SD-WAN, WiFi, and multi-cloud, edge computing among other trends, are creating a host of new challenges and opportunities for network operations. This research is based on responses from over 163 network and IT professionals in predominantly in enterprise organizations with at least $1 billion in revenue
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LiveAction

Modern Monitoring 1: Actionable Guidance for IT Operations and DevOps Practitioners

Published By: CA Technologies EMEA     Published Date: Sep 11, 2018
Welcome to the very first edition of Modern Monitoring, a collection of articles and insights designed to help IT operations and DevOps professionals deliver more resilient, supportable and high-performance IT services. It’s perhaps a sign of the times that monitoring as a discipline is receiving much more attention within the biz tech community. And deservedly so. The new distributed application architectures being built, together with the dizzying pace of software delivery, demand new approaches in what’s traditionally been perceived as a “keeping the lights on” IT practice. Of course, there’s no better way to consider monitoring than to draw parallels with other practices in related fields. It’s why we’ve included a couple of pieces with a distinct aeronautical flavor that discuss importance of instrumentation and contextual awareness.
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CA Technologies EMEA

Cloud Skills and Organizational Influence

Published By: Microsoft     Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Cloud is becoming an essential ingredient to a successful IT infrastructure. Recent research by IDC has identified how the growth of cloud as a computing platform has magnified the importance of cloud skills to the success of the enterprise. Moreover, it is becoming clear that IT professionals with cloud skills are strongly influencing both the type of cloud infrastructure and the ultimate pace of adoption of cloud. This puts IT professionals with cloud skills in the driver's seat of their own career. In fact, IT professionals with certifications related to cloud development and operations have dramatically more influence over their organizations' adoption and expansion of cloud services than otherwise similar IT professionals have over the adoption of other types of technical solutions. Cloud skills accelerate the success and career path of IT professionals. The impactful cloud roles are diverse: Multicloud or hybrid cloud management, workload-centric management, and DevOps illustrate
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Microsoft

Forrester: Hyperconvergence Infrastructure and you

Published By: Hewlett Packard Enterprise     Published Date: Jul 18, 2018
To support a business technology agenda, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals must factor critical aspects of their own environments into their decisions and understand how these requirements affect implicit and explicit weighting as they evaluate hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) offerings. This report covers the major variations in workloads and data services that can make an impact on your selection and outlines a methodology for evaluating the true cost of these solutions.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The Forrester Wave™: Continuous Delivery And Release Automation

Published By: CA Technologies_Business_Automation     Published Date: Jun 29, 2018
In the 26-criteria evaluation of continuous delivery and release automation (CDRA) providers, we identified the 15 most significant — Atlassian, CA technologies, Chef Software, Clarive, CloudBees, electric Cloud, Flexagon, Hewlett packard enterprise (Hpe), IBM, Micro Focus, Microsoft, puppet, Red Hat, VMware, and Xebialabs — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. We focused on core features, including modeling, deploying, managing, governing, and visualizing pipelines, and on each vendor’s ability to match a strategy to these features. this report helps infrastructure and operations (I&o) professionals make the right choice when looking for CDRA solutions for their development and operations (Devops) automation.
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The Digital Future of Staffing: 5 Solutions to Improve Hiring and Retention

Published By: DocuSign     Published Date: Apr 24, 2018
Staffing companies play a critical role in recruiting and onboarding talent to ensure that operations don’t skip a beat. In today’s competitive recruiting market, staffing companies need to be nimble and efficient. They need to invest in digital tools to hire and onboard the best professionals. Many organizations still use manual or paper-based processes, which are slow, expensive, and error-prone, resulting in inefficient operations and compliance risks. Investing in digital operations reduces search time and costs while delighting candidates and improving security and compliance.
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DocuSign

The Forrester Wave™: Hardware Platforms For Software-Defined Networking, Q1 2018

Published By: Juniper Networks     Published Date: Mar 27, 2018
In our 40-criteria evaluation of data center hardware platforms for software-defined networking (SDN), we identified the nine most significant players — Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Arista Networks, Extreme Networks (which recently acquired Brocade Communications System’s data center networking business), Cisco Systems, Cumulus Networks, Dell, Huawei, Juniper Networks, and Pluribus Networks — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations professionals (I&O) make the right choice.
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Juniper Networks

3 Reasons: Why DevOps is a Game-Changer for Security

Published By: Tenable     Published Date: Mar 07, 2018
"Learn how you can accelerate development and strengthen security – without disrupting your operations. Organizations that effectively meld DevOps and InfoSec can shift security from an afterthought to an integrated, automated, and proactive practice. By reading this paper from IDG, you’ll learn three reasons why DevOps is a game-changer for security and steps you can take foster a more collaborative and proactive approach to securing your enterprise. Topics covered include: - Adapting security testing tools and processes to the developer - Automating security into the CI/CD toolchain - The impact of secure DevOps on your bottom line - Increasing security awareness and commitment across teams This paper provides high-level guidance for DevOps and InfoSec professionals seeking collaborative, efficient approaches for strengthening application and information security."
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secure devops, container security, docker, infosec
    
Tenable

A Glimpse into the Future: 6 Sales Operations Trends Expected to Drive Success in 2018

Published By: Optymyze     Published Date: Feb 05, 2018
In a world in which disruption has become the norm, the rules of success change constantly. What is the best growth strategy? What should sales operations professionals keep an eye on in 2018 to remain competitive? And where should sales organizations allocate their resources? Read this article to find out.
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sales operations, sales performance, sales performance management, sales processes, sales ops trends, 2018 sales operations trends
    
Optymyze

FICO Opens Up the Complex World of Optimization to Business Analysts

Published By: FICO     Published Date: Jan 11, 2018
Many organizations consider optimization only for their largest or most challenging business problems, often utilizing a small number of Operations Research professionals. But in our age of Big Data, market globalization and increased competition, many organizations are successfully making the case that optimization can be applied to a wider variety of business and operational decisions, and be developed by a new group of users — the organization’s business analysts. With a proven track record of results demonstrating that organizations can increase profitability with business analysts applying optimization to many types of business problems, FICO’s proven development methodology is giving organizations the confidence to extend optimization practices across their enterprises.
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business analyst, optimization, fico, partnership, credit, collections, banking, finance
    
FICO

Turn Your Shop Floor Into a Strategic Business Driver

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Jan 08, 2018
Like many manufacturers, your shop floor operations may be challenged with inefficient standard processes, unpredictable downtime, and difficulties with machinery maintenance. A manufacturing execution system (MES) can help make the most of your shop floor’s capabilities, with tools that can identify under-performing and high-performance machines, and then optimize asset utilization accordingly. Engineers can design, refine, and implement better work processes, and operations professionals can improve preventive maintenance and response times. The result is less downtime, less scrap, more productivity, and lower cost. With the real-time information of an MES, you can transform the shop floor into an important contributor that drives the strategic direction of your business, differentiates your brand, and positions your company as a market leader.
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enterprise resource planning (erp), manufacturing execution system (mes), manufacturing, mattec mes
    
Epicor

Understanding the Hidden Costs: Using Spreadsheets to Manage Projects

Published By: Quick Base     Published Date: Dec 18, 2017
This eBook reveals how spreadsheets come with hidden risks and costs – and how cost-effective, cloud-based, and customizable no-code databases present a better alternative. Based on a study of 700+ business, operations, and IT professionals, this eBook will help you to improve productivity, enhance decision-making, and centralize data.
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Quick Base

Master the Cloud Cliff

Published By: Hewlett Packard Enterprise     Published Date: Oct 23, 2017
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.
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it infrastructure, operations professionals, digital experience, time to resolution, cloud, iaas
    
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Digital Marketing Maturity: The Results are In

Published By: Progress     Published Date: Oct 09, 2017
The Digital Marketing Maturity Guide helps organizations determine the level of sophistication within their digital marketing operations. Dimensional Research to conducted a global survey of 700 marketing professionals gauging the level of digital marketing maturity across various verticals and company sizes. Use these findings to benchmark your organization against other groups.
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Progress

IT Transformation Trends: Flash Storage as a Strategic IT Asset

Published By: Pure Storage     Published Date: Oct 09, 2017
There’s no question about it: purpose-built all-flash storage is an exceptional catalyst for improving data center operations and supporting the transition to the cloud operating model. AFAs’ highly strategic role in both IT and business underscores the need to move storage purchase discussions and decisions beyond the storage team. IT leaders who want to see their organizations reap AFAs’ benefits—performance improvement, productivity gains, and cost savings, among others—should actively define their AFA strategies and oversee storage-related decision making, thus treating storage like the newly strategic asset it has become. To learn more, visit purestorage.com/cloud.
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it infrastructure, operations professionals, digital experience, time to resolution, cloud, pure storage
    
Pure Storage

The Forrester Wave™: Application Performance Management, Q3 2016

Published By: CA Technologies     Published Date: Aug 24, 2017
In our 28-criteria evaluation of application performance management (APM) solutions, we identified the 14 most significant vendors — AppDynamics, AppNeta, BMC Software, CA Technologies, Dell, Dynatrace, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), IBM, ManageEngine, Microsoft, Nastel Technologies, NetScout, New Relic, and Riverbed Technology — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals make the right choice for their organization.
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CA Technologies

Forrester Report: Your-Three Step Guide to Planning Cloud Migration

Published By: Skytap     Published Date: Aug 23, 2017
Cloud migration has exploded in popularity since General Electric’s (GE’s) flashy keynote at Amazon Web Service’s (AWS’s) re:Invent in September 2015. GE claims to be migrating all workloads not containing secret information. Enterprises are revisiting public cloud and exploring whether existing or systems-of-record applications have a place in that world. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals on this path should avoid a one-size-fits-all approach to outsourcing and migration plans, opting instead for an app-by-app assessment.
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Skytap

Turn Your Shop Floor Into a Strategic Business Driver

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Aug 01, 2017
Like many manufacturers, your shop floor operations may be challenged with inefficient standard processes, unpredictable downtime, and difficulties with machinery maintenance. A manufacturing execution system (MES) can help make the most of your shop floor’s capabilities, with tools that can identify under-performing and high-performance machines, and then optimize asset utilization accordingly. Engineers can design, refine, and implement better work processes, and operations professionals can improve preventive maintenance and response times. The result is less downtime, less scrap, more productivity, and lower cost. With the real-time information of an MES, you can transform the shop floor into an important contributor that drives the strategic direction of your business, differentiates your brand, and positions your company as a market leader.
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enterprise resource planning (erp), manufacturing execution system (mes), manufacturing, mattec mes
    
Epicor

Global load balancing with Secondary DNS

Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Jul 05, 2017
The fast-evolving digital landscape is changing the game for all organizations. The way we consume content, conduct research, consume video and music, and drive efficiency in our work environment is raising the bar for digital experience. Organizations that rely on the internet to reach customers and drive revenue increasingly turn to cloud-based infrastructure and content delivery networks (CDNs) to achieve the reach and global footprint needed to keep up with customer demands. Delivering these services with high availability and performance across an unpredictable internet over which you have very little visibility and control is a major challenge.
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it infrastructure, operations professionals, digital experience, time to resolution, cloud, dns
    
Oracle

The Digital Future of Staffing: 5 Solutions to Improve Hiring and Retention

Published By: DocuSign     Published Date: Apr 12, 2017
Staffing companies play a critical role in recruiting and onboarding talent to ensure that operations don’t skip a beat. In today’s competitive recruiting market, staffing companies need to invest in digital tools to hire and onboard the best professionals faster and more efficiently. Download this brief to learn how DocuSign can help you: • Attract and secure talent faster • Improve security and compliance for everyone • Reduce costs for the workplace
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DocuSign

Digital Marketing Maturity: The Results are In

Published By: Progress     Published Date: Mar 06, 2017
The Digital Marketing Maturity Guide helps organizations determine the level of sophistication within their digital marketing operations. Dimensional Research to conducted a global survey of 700 marketing professionals gauging the level of digital marketing maturity across various verticals and company sizes. Use these findings to benchmark your organization against other groups.
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