Digital transformation provides businesses with tremendous competitive advantages, but it also places enormous pressure on IT departments. IT must deliver services faster more efficiently than ever before. Digital transformation provides businesses with tremendous competitive advantages, but it also places enormous pressure on IT departments. IT must deliver services faster more efficiently than ever before.
As a result, IT organisations are running a mix of private and public clouds, and recognise that they can no longer waste time with manual processes or use outdated approaches that slow the business down. This whitepaper will inform you on the following:
• The 4 Basic Capabilities to Expect from a Cloud management platform
• The 5 Capabilities of an Enterprise Cloud management platform
• The attributes of an Enterprise Ready CMP
Learning the ins and outs of Cloud Management platform (CMP) implementation should be made as uncomplicated as possible. That’s the goal of the new VMware publication “Cloud Management For Dummies.” Download your copy today to get started on your CMP journey!
Use the guide to first learn the basics of CMP, followed by a deeper dive into the features and benefits of an enterprise CMP, best practices for getting started, and hearing direct from customers on the advantages of using VMware CMP–VMware vRealize® Suite.
Today’s IT organisations have a lot to manage — a mix of private and public clouds, a host of diverse applications, and a growing user base. It’s both exciting and challenging. Teams that stay on top of the shifting landscape can be a tremendous asset to the business, and provide a competitive advantage in the market. Those that don’t risk falling behind. So what’s the secret to becoming more agile, yet remaining in control?
Having the right tools can make all the difference. Hear from AutoTrader, Tribune Media, and Choice Hotels on how they resolved their challenges of centralising and optimising operations, delivering infrastructure better to their development teams, and ultimately doing more with less.
The concept of IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) is rapidly maturing, providing an operational model for service providers to deliver services in a manner whereby they have control over optimising process and procedures, and deliver IT services to the customer as a package. Determining the business value of this approach and the potential savings fundamentally comes down to the concept of the “grey box”: the proportion of the service that is performed by the service provider rather than the customer. The ‘whiter’ the customer insists the box to be, the greater ITaaS reverts to being a managed service and the cost advantages of ITaaS evaporate.
Transitioning to an ITaaS is a significant change, and it’s important to recognise the impacts that may affect your organisation. This discussion paper articulates the balance between customer and service provider in taking ownership of service delivery, and looks at how the savings of moving to an ITaaS model have been recognised though three case studies (and the many factors that contributed to the savings).
Underpinning the global economy is a vast infrastructure that is inherently complex. However, excess complexity that manifests itself in lack of innovation or poor customer service is a significant problem causing real and quantifiable business damage today, according to a survey of 749 business managers conducted in 2015 by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.
The good news is that many organisations acknowledge they have a problem with excess complexity, and many have taken steps to better manage it. Read this paper to find out more.
The heart of Ballance Agri-Nutrients is helping farmers create sustainable, viable businesses. To drive better on-site productivity and profitability for its farmers, Ballance needed the right foundation for establishing its company's digital future.
Information is the catalyst for transformation in today's increasingly online business environment. Today it is possible to state that:
- Every industry is now an information industry whether the product or service itself is data (e.g. financial services or telecommunications) or whether the product is physical but yields data that can be instantly tracked, measured, and optimised (e.g. oil and gas, manufacturing, or logistics).
- Every role is now an information role. From finance to sales and marketing to operations, roles are being redefined to set priorities, evaluate alternatives, make decisions, and take action in response to the latest information.
Given the necessity of file sharing, respective risks and obligations, and available file protection mechanisms, what is a pragmatic approach for organizations to reduce IP loss, privacy compliance liability and business exposure due to sensitive file data leakage. Here are the top 5 steps that your organization can put in place today.
Maintaining control over cloud access, collaborative applications, and user mobility are three of the major challenges to protecting data and files that enterprise IT departments face.
Alongside the task of maintaining appropriate enterprise network resource access, organizations need file protection products that offer appropriate levels of control for the internal users and the variety of external users requiring access to sensitive and/or regulated information. Satisfying these challenges is necessary to protect the intellectual property of the business and its market position, and to manage the reputation and liability risks associated with privacy and compliance.