As with any profound transformation, the opportunities for competitive advantage and growth are enormous, but so are the challenges. How do you determine what your next digital transformation steps should be? How do you position your manufacturing business to take the next step—and the one after that?
IDC anticipates that in the next two years, the number of “digitally determined” organizations with a fully integrated enterprise wide technology architecture will grow from 46% to over 90%. Through massive tech industry growth bolstered by 3rd Platform solutions, digitally motivated businesses are getting more precise in their messaging, targeting customer needs, and bringing new experiences to market through digital transformation (DX).
The role of backup and secondary storage is changing in the data center. … Leverage the power of hyperconverged infrastructure for backup and secondary storage. Simplify management, operational efficiency and support. Predict scalability with granular application recovery.
Data is the key to everything. Make sure it’s backed up, protected and available from legacy apps to cloud workloads and everything in between. Think about how your company is facing this change. Are you able to make your data — your key to success — always available?
The Internet of Things (IoT) offers many opportunities and a new world of data management and security challenges for organizations. First, IoT changes the breadth of what we connect regarding the type of devices. These devices could be as simple as a sensor or as complex as a supercomputer.
Data protection is about understanding potential risks to your data and how to take action if they materialize. But how do you balance what your organization needs to get work done with what it needs to keep data safe? These nine steps will walk you through how to implement data protection controls that are both measurably effective and practical for your day-to-day, and pinpoint opportunities to fortify your solution with risk-adaptive data protection.
Mobile devices and cloud-based applications that empower teams to work anywhere have been a boon for business productivity, agility, and innovation. However, this new way of working presents a new challenge for cyber-security teams: securing mobile devices accessing cloud applications that store sensitive data outside the control of on-premises security solutions.
The Wide Area Network (WAN) is the backbone of the business. It ties together the remote locations, headquarters and data centers into an integrated network. Yet, the role of the WAN has evolved in recent years. Beyond physical locations, we now need to provide optimized and secure access to Cloud-based resources for a global and mobile workforce. The existing WAN optimization and security solutions, designed for physical locations and point-to-point architectures, are stretched to support this transformation.
Enterprise data is growing at a phenomenal rate and it’s located everywhere: on endpoints, in data centers and increasingly in the cloud. Industry studies indicate that 90% of enterprises are now using one or more cloud services to house 65% of their business-critical workloads. Using cloud-based services also opens up new use cases including cloud-based backup, disaster recovery and data intelligence.
Today’s IT and business managers must take a hard look at the risks and costs of potential data loss. Creating a proactive data security plan arms you with the knowledge you need to manage the risk and helps you to stay compliant with data protection rules and regulations.
Companies must innovate in order to survive. Since 2000, 52% of the Fortune 500 have been acquired or have gone bankrupt. Only 12% of those that existed in 1955 exist today. In a marketplace that is competitive, unforgiving, and waits for no one, companies that don’t constantly redefine themselves based on customer needs and market dynamics simply cease to exist.
A purpose-built, cloud-based commerce platform is essential to maintaining a competitive eCommerce presence. Once you’ve reached the limitations of your current solution, it’s time to graduate to an updated system capable of growing with your business. Choosing a new eCommerce platform is a significant investment in your future requiring careful allocation of time and resources.
SD-WAN at its core helps enterprises achieve dynamic alignment among business and IT strategy, application policy, and WAN configuration. In other words, it enables the WAN to provide the application experience (reliability, availability, performance), and application security demanded by business users, and the operational simplicity that IT and network admins yearn for in the current paradigm of rising IT complexity. We further explore these three key value drivers of SD-WAN adoption below:
An organization cannot achieve cybersecurity readiness without a comprehensive understanding of its most important information assets, how its information systems and networks operate, how its information systems support business operations, and what information is moving in, out and through its networks. Discover the 7 elements of cybersecurity readiness your organization needs to possess for a high degree of situational awareness into network operations and network utilization.
The term serverless generates a lot of discussion. What exactly does it mean, and how can it help developers move from a monolithic architecture into a distributed one? Similarly, there is also confusion about the different benefits of containers and serverless architectures. Both architectures are modern approaches to application management, and each has specific benefits.
Windows environments in today’s businesses can be complex. There are a variety of users to accommodate, ranging from product-collateral hungry salespeople, to engineering power users, to the compliance and cost-conscious executive. These users depend on the many critical applications running on different Windows servers: applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server for messaging, Microsoft SQL Server supporting tasks such as order management, and Microsoft SharePoint Server for collaboration and workflow. Additionally, also found in these environments are file servers to provide Windows file storage used to store critical documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and engineering data.
One can no longer ignore the emerging momentum in mobile device computing. The portable convenience of tablets and even smartphones has begun to impact productivity across virtually every industry. People can now interface with both customers and business applications directly at the point of sale. Time-sensitive professionals can enjoy relevant information irrespective of location. Even IT gains operational efficiencies in keeping business technologies running and up-to-date.
Today, Tencent announced the official launch of the “SaaS Technology Alliance,” in conjunction with Kingdee, UFIDA, Youzan, Weimeng, SalesEasy, Liudurenhe, Daoyi, Kenexa (KNX) and other external SaaS vendors. Tencent’s internal SaaS products, such as corporate WeChat, Tencent conferences, and corporate sites, will jointly build a technology platform.
Your company is only as agile, connected and secure as its networks are. But making changes to your networks can feel risky, since improving security often means harming connectivity and vice versa. Even still, if your networking approach is inconsistent or labor intensive, it’s probably time for a change.
As technology has become integrated into almost every facet of how we work and live, user experience has never been more important. Employees expect intuitive tools that are not only easy to use but also enable them to work when, where, and how they need without constraint.
The semiconductor manufacturing equipment market is projected to grow from $66.1 billion in 2020 to $103.5 billion by 2025; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.4% from 2020 to 2025. Key factors fueling the growth of this market include the growing consumer electronics market, an increase in the number of foundries, and the trend of miniaturization and technology migration.
Modern businesses collect and analyze massive data volumes — a trend that is likely to continue in the foreseeable future. The global datasphere is projected to reach 175 zettabytes (ZB) by 2025,1 due in part to the push for digital transformation and the rise of IoT. To put that number in context, a zettabyte is 1 trillion gigabytes. As more businesses integrate digital technologies into their everyday operations, the demand for high-performing servers to process and protect that data will increase accordingly.
The growth of the non-volatile memory market can be attributed to the increasing demand for non-volatile memory in connected and wearable devices and growing requirement for highly scalable memory devices that offer high speed and have low power consumption.
In today’s rapidly changing security landscape, you simply can’t afford to let your guard down. Studies show that a staggering 4.5 billion records were compromised in the first half of 2018.1 The total cost of a single data breach is now $3.86 million.2 Meanwhile, the stealth of recent attacks has increased the time it takes to contain a breach—69 days, on average.
Business leaders across the globe may think disaster recovery (DR) is too expensive, too complex or that a disaster is unlikely to impact them. Yet human error, cybercrime or a natural disaster can cause their company’s digital infrastructure to come crashing down in a split second. Then what?
Ransomware is an old threat that has come roaring back with a new ferocity. This type of malware—which gets its name from the payment it demands after locking away victims’ files— has quickly become one of the top types of cyber attacks. More than half of companies surveyed in a recent Ponemon Institute poll said they have experienced a ransomware attack.
Easily deploy and manage ESET endpoints with the Direct Endpoint Management Plugin for ConnectWise Automate. Engineered for the ConnectWise Automate user, Direct Endpoint Management offers a server-free solution that connects ESET endpoints with the ConnectWise Automate Control Center.
From custom malware to zero-day exploits, advanced security threats are exploding worldwide—and the sophistication of these attacks is higher than ever. Today’s cybercriminals are adept at finding victims to target via email or web-based threats, as well as exploiting vulnerabilities in the endpoints themselves. Large, coordinated, operationally sophisticated attacks are now executed across broad swaths of the Internet, bypassing traditional security mechanisms. And the number of malware strains just keeps growing.
Dell EMC Unity™ is modernizing the datacenter, delivering advances that simplify the task of keeping up with growing storage demands. Compared with previous generations of midrange storage, Unity’s greater scale, density and simplicity can drive better economics and performance across your entire application portfolio.
Much has been written about cloud, big data and analytics, mobile, social, and IT security as significant forces that are transforming information technology and business. Much less has been said about the impact of these forces on networking— or about the role that networks play when business initiatives are based on them. As these technologies move from future trend to mainstream, the network as the common, critical infrastructure component will get close to the breaking point.
Cloud adoption is now mainstream, and all types of cloud services ranging from on-premise private cloud (adopted by 44% of organizations), to hosted private cloud (adopted by 34% of organizations) to the three types of public cloud are seeing growth in adoption. The key challenge is connecting the different cloud services into hybrid and multicloud environments and to put a comprehensive management, governance and security framework in place across the various clouds.
Software-defined networking (SDN) is a critical component in modernizing your data center to meet new and growing customer expectations and demands. Trusted innovators Citrix and Cisco share a common vision for applying the concepts of SDN to simplify and automate data center and application networking to help their customers succeed.
Today IT efficiency is critical for competitive viability. However, IT organizations face many challenges, including, growing capacity while conserving or reducing operations cost, improving service availability and change request response time and increasing consistency and predictability.
Endpoint security and the Web security defenses protecting the endpoint are on the front lines in the battle against malware and targeted attacks attempting to gain access to corporate resources. Web security technologies are adapting to the growing use of cloud services and the explosion of mobile devices, which together have created a perimeter that is becoming more malleable every day. That digital fluidity is under attack by organized criminals in Eastern Europe, Russia, and China who are taking advantage of the growing complexity and strained security defenses.
The last five years have seen a rapid acceleration in the use of cloud computing. Enterprises of all sizes and industries are now turning to cloud infrastructure and pursuing cloud-first strategies.
The need for better performance and improved efficiency in the mobile phones market is expected to drive the growth of the Heterogeneous Mobile Processing and Computing market; for instance, ‘big LITTLE’ is a heterogeneous computing architecture developed by ARM Holdings Plc. (U.K.), which significantly improves the computational power and performance of the System on Chip (SoC).In the overall market, the consumer electronics sector is expected to be the highest revenue generator and lead the market from the demand side.
As the information technology (IT) industry enters the cloud era, where hybrid IT is the dominant deployment model in organizations of all sizes, the capabilities of primary all-flash arrays (AFAs) will need to evolve to handle cloud scale and agility.
Your business has the talent, expertise and potential to achieve great results and your IT infrastructure’s computing power should never limit that. To grow your business beyond the ordinary and to instead drive innovation to new levels, you can’t rely on traditional data center infrastructure. High Performance computing (HPC) systems are being deployed across many areas of business at companies across the globe to handle demanding workloads, provide big data and analytics solutions, and maximize business growth.
Your organization is executing campaigns targeting the millennial generation and depending on social data for deeper customer insights. Managers are asking for more data from multiple sources to support new investments and product strategies. Marketing promotions are adjusted in real time based on current sales data across all channels.
High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads have traditionally been run only on bare-metal, unvirtualized hardware. However, performance of these highly parallel technical workloads has increased dramatically over the last decade with the introduction of increasingly sophisticated hardware support for virtualization, enabling organizations to begin to embrace the numerous benefits that a virtualization platform can offer.
In a world in which digital transformation is key it can be difficult for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to keep up – and harder still to get ahead, especially when everything is moving forward except budgets.
IDC believes that software-defined storage (SDS) continues to transform IT deployment and consumption of storage resources. For enterprises, SDS is really an on-ramp to deploying a hybrid cloud — one that allows a metered on-demand consumption of private and public cloud resources. Deploying SDS therefore is not a question of “if” but a question of “when.”
The applications we use in our personal lives have raised the level of expectations for the user experience in enterprise applications. How does today’s IT team get ahead of user expectations for more data faster? To succeed in such a dynamic environment businesses as a whole must manage more information better—and the pace will only quicken over time.
As the impact and severity of crypto ransomware threats and attacks has grown over the past 2½ years, Webroot has published many blogs and articles on how best to defend against these modern day extortionists. Webroot does not believe that businesses or consumers should have to choose between extortion and losing precious, irreplaceable data.
All-flash arrays (AFAs) have rapidly grown to become a major segment of the external enterprise storage market, generating $2.55 billion in revenue in 2015. Flash storage brings many benefits, including very low latencies and high throughput that is consistent with heavy and/or highly burstable workloads, reduced energy costs, increased storage density for effective storage capacity, and improved server efficiencies (due to its ability to drive significantly higher CPU utilization in application and database servers).
As monolithic enterprise applications deconstruct and data becomes bigger and more fragmented, organizations are scrambling to keep up with the added complexity, expense, and resources required to attain data cohesion. Current integration methods and tools are proving to be inadequate for the job at hand.