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The transformational power of hyper-converged infrastructure

In the hardware-centric data center, silos separate compute, management, and storage; these separate functions require a complex series of requests and permissions to get things done. Today, that complexity is a barrier to agility, which is why many IT organisations are looking for simpler, streamlined solutions that enable faster response times and speed service delivery.




VMware vSAN HCI vs. all-flash SAN - An operational analytics

Maximising IT efficiency is important for companies of all sizes, including IT staff that now must compete with cloud computing and other external IT options. Improving efficiency requires a close evaluation of capital and operational expenses, with considerations including total operational costs, performance and ease of use. In this evaluation, we focused on management efficiency; which is an important consideration, both for small organisations that cannot afford specialisation or training and for larger firms that need to operate economically at scale.




Hyper-converged infrastructure: supporting the next-generation data center

The digital transformation of the past decade has enabled businesses to reach new markets and deliver products and services in exciting new ways. But these opportunities have also come with challenges for IT, including stretched resources, slow response times, and flat or declining budgets.

Faced with the need for speed, flexibility, and high performance, many IT organisations turned to virtualisation to help relieve the burden. It was a great start—but today, the data center must evolve even further so that IT can deliver on business requirements.

In fact, the data center needs to change at the infrastructure level. Why? Because surface fixes simply aren’t enough. Costs are spiraling out of control, even as performance and service delivery lags behind.







Huawei OceanStor Dorado V3 All-flash Storage

This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of the Huawei OceanStor Dorado V3 all-flash storage and presents the findings of a five-year TCO analysis highlighting the economic benefits of Huawei OceanStor Dorado V3 when compared with hybrid and first-generation all-flash storage systems from major vendors.




Adtiq Simplifies Online Advertising For Small Businesses

Most of your customers are going inline to search for and purchase products and services.

Can you afford not to be found online?

Now there's an easy way for you to start advertising your website or social media pages online...




The Case For Supporting Always Up-To-Date Operating Systems

Delivering applications to enterprise customers is a perennial challenge, but software vendors face greater demands than ever as customers expect new capabilities to be delivered on a regular basis.

In May 2017, Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate adoption and usage trends of cloud-enabled operating systems among software vendors.

Forrester conducted an online survey of 308 IT decision makers at medium to large software vendors in North America and EMEA to explore this topic.

This whitepaper discusses the survey's findings.




Gartner Magic Quadrant for Project Portfolio Management, Worldwide

As the needs of today's varied PPM communities and groups continue to diversify, the PPM market is responding with varied tools supporting different use cases. This Magic Quadrant evaluates software providers targeting a complete and evolving PPM life cycle. It evaluates PPM vendors based on the completeness of their vision and their ability to execute on their vision and roadmap. Learn why CA Technologies was recognized as a “Leader” in this important market.




The Five Pillars of a Modern PMO

Several years into the app economy, business has changed. Accelerating product cycles and competitive threats now demand continuous planning. Change is constant and managing it is more important than ever. As a result, companies that for years have taken a traditional approach to managing initiatives are moving rapidly to implement agile business practices. And they’re seeing results, in the form of improved quality, faster delivery of value, reduced development costs and increased customer satisfaction.

But this transition also creates new challenges and responsibilities for the project management office (PMO). In fact, the success of the transformation often hinges on the PMO’s ability to expand the underlying concepts of the agile development methodology into a company-wide ethos - a concept known as business agility.




Modern Financial Management - More Benefits, Fewer Spreadsheets

The projects an organization delivers have to generate a return on investment (ROI). That may be a direct return (reducing costs through automation or streamlining), or it may be an indirect return (increasing customer retention and market penetration with a new product that in turn increases revenue). Of course, it’s not always possible to quantify the specific return on every individual project, but to remain successful, an organization must ensure the overall enterprise portfolio is generating a return on investment—and that return must be measured

The cornerstone of why projects are undertaken - financial performance - is badly managed in many organizations. The focus on time-based project tracking and forecasting has become so prevalent that many organizations don’t even attempt to capture a cost baseline, which creates a severe handicap when trying to make business-focused decisions during project execution. That is simply not a sustainable model in today’s business-agility-driven world, and organizations must immediately ensure that this is being addressed.




Worldwide Agile PPM 2017 Vendor Assessment

This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model to evaluate the agile project and portfolio management (agile PPM) market. This research enables analysis of quantitative and qualitative characteristics to provide metrics and context for users evaluating solutions in this area and to help analyze a vendor's current comparative success in the marketplace and to anticipate vendor evolution.

Main user focus areas for this market include agile-specific capabilities in the context of coordination with project and portfolio management functionality, with established, significant numbers of user deployments, intuitive access and support of highly iterative approaches across business, IT, and new product development. IDC are seeing the coupling of agile processes to enable innovation and business execution in highly dynamic competitive environments, as well as ongoing PPM leverage for DevOps and end-to-end application life-cycle management capabilities with strong analytics for enterprise Agile PPM automation.




When Your People Are Engaged, Your Projects Really Move

In a fast-changing app economy, agility and alignment are king. Without these attributes, it’s difficult to address top priorities around growth, customers and workforce. Organizations need to know that they’re developing and delivering the solutions that customers want when they want them. That means aligning the right resources to best-bet projects in order to roll out new offerings on time and within budget—and ultimately deliver value to the business.

Clearly, effective resource management is essential to your success. So what’s getting in the way? Read this ebook to find out how to break free from the common barriers to success.




Deliver Exceptional Digital Experience

Leadership means being ready for what’s next. The fast pace of technology-driven innovation is raising the expectations of your customers and employees alike. It’s on you to stay ahead. Your technology – and your organization – need to deliver differentiated experiences and enable a truly digital workplace. Are you ready?




Ransomware - A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware - malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys - is a surging new threat, and what you don’t know about it can hurt you in three ways.

One, as a user, you can become a ransomware victim yourself, facing a choice between paying an online criminal’s extortion demands or losing your data forever.

Two, as a service provider, you can miss a golden opportunity to win new customers and expand your footprint with your existing customers.

Three, you can lose customers and sales to competitors that recognise how serious a problem ransomware is for their customers and position themselves to fight it.