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DNS Challenges in a Changing Landscape [ Source: F5 ]

July 2014- IDG Research Services surveyed DNS administrators from large organizations to understand the challenges of deploying an available, secure, high-performance DNS infrastructure. Download the infographic to understand the key issues you need to think about to ensure your DNS servers don't fail.

Three Key Principles to Accelerating Web Applications [ Source: F5 ]

July 2014- Most organizations are concerned with the speed of their applications. Whether it involves an internal business application or a customer-facing shopping site, web application performance can have a huge impact on business performance. A faster-performing web application results in greater sales, better user engagement and improved productivity. The aim of accelerating these web applications is to improve the end-user experience with faster page-load times and more responsive interactivity. Read this article to learn more about ...

Demystifying Software-Defined Networking (SDN) [ Source: Allied Telesis ]

June 2014- Software Defined Networking (SDN) has recently hit the headlines with claims of better network utilization and easier management and many see it as the 'silver bullet' for every networking challenge. Unfortunately, most SDN solutions are targeted at large data centres and is unlikely to overcome the challenges being experienced by most enterprise technology managers and executives. To learn more about SDN and the challenges it will help you overcome (along with what it won't), download ...

Easing The Enterprise Transition to IPv6 [ Source: Allied Telesis ]

June 2014- The world is moving inexorably from IPv4 to IPv6. However, many organizations feel that they currently have no need for IPv6. If a business has plenty of IPv4 addresses, a reliable Network Address Translation (NAT) infrastructure, and no IPv6-specific applications, it can experience little compulsion to take on the perceived expense and disruption of integrating IPv6 into its network. However, there are many compelling reasons for making the move to IPv6. To learn more ...

5 Reasons to Converge Video Surveillance onto the Corporate IP Network [ Source: Allied Telesis ]

June 2014- With the evolution of IP surveillance technology, the emphasis has moved from simple monitoring of video footage to intelligent systems that are capable of identifying abnormal events or monitoring behaviour. As intelligence increases in these systems, so too do the applications for this technology. Consolidating all applications within an organisation onto a single infrastructure provides many benefits but can also pose many challenges. To learn more about how to overcome these challenges and make the ...

Top 5 Federated Identity and SharePoint Use Cases [ Source: Radiant Logic ]

June 2014- Learn top five ways to get more from your SharePoint deployment using the RadiantOne Federated Identity Service. See how you can extend Microsoft SharePoint to larger populations outside of the Microsoft stack with ease, and ensure collaboration across all your constituencies and devices.

HDAP - The World's First Directory Built on Big Data Standards [ Source: Radiant Logic ]

June 2014- With Linear Scalability and High-Availability, HDAP is Changing the Way You Store, Search and Manage Identity Information. HDAP delivers elastic computing to the enterprise identity infrastructure. With HDAP, companies can radically scale their access and throughput, using the first highly-scalable and secure directory that's based on big data and search technology.

Federate Identities - Key to Seamless SSO [ Source: Radiant Logic ]

June 2014- In this whitepaper, we show how a federated identity service acts as a hub to empower your most critical identity initiatives, including single sign-on, web access management, federation with partners, and moving to the cloud.

Learn how a federated identity service based on virtualization offers simple, logical, secure, and standards-based access to all sources of identity inside your organization or enterprise-regardless of location, protocol, or format.

The Convergence of Network Performance Monitoring and Application Performance Management [ Source: Compuware ]

June 2014- Today, enterprises rely heavily on applications for nearly all business-critical processes. These applications are delivered via a combination of hardware, software and services, known as the application delivery chain. To make this delivery chain work together effectively, IT must take a new and converged approach to network performance monitoring and application performance management.

This whitepaper discusses:
•Why NPM alone is not enough
•How application-centric APM is incomplete
•...

2014 Neustar Annual DDoS Attacks and Impact Report: A Neustar High-Tech Brief [ Source: Neustar ]

June 2014- DDoS attacks against high-tech firms have started to take a dangerous turn. It's called DDoS smokescreening - attackers using DDoS as a distraction while they insert malware or viruses to pilfer money, data and intellectual property. This is just one insight in Neustar's 2014 Annual DDoS Attacks and Impact Survey. The resulting report compares DDoS findings from 2013 to 2012, based on a survey of 440 North American companies, including 139 businesses delivering technology products and/or services such as ...

Network Transformation: A Guide to Planning Your Journey to All-IP [ Source: Neustar ]

June 2014- Historically, communication service providers (CSPs) have viewed network transformation through the narrow lens of technology, as though it were a simple matter of upgrading equipment. But in reality, the solution is much more complex. To ensure a smooth transition to an all-IP network, it's essential for each area of the business (IT, marketing and operations) to work together and consistently communicate throughout the journey.

Predictions For 2014: Cloud Computing [ Source: VMware ]

June 2014- As we head into 2014, cloud computing is no longer a "future" but a "now." Investments are up, enterprise use is widespread, and the hybrid cloud model has arrived. While the bulk of cloud acquisition and use continues to be driven by line of business, in 2014, traditional IT departments will stop asking "why cloud?" and instead get busy integrating cloud into the existing portfolio, extending data center infrastructures with elastic cloud technologies, and consuming new bespoke ...

The Path to Becoming the Chief Information Officer [ Source: VMware ]

March 2014- In this study, IDC examines the current state of the IT organization with respect to innovation. Based on a recent global study of 145 CIOs and IT executives, we delve into the disconnect between the CIO's aspiration to be chief innovation officer and the work that still needs to be done. We explore how innovative ideas are being initiated and cultivated within organizations and the methods currently being employed by CIOs as they evolve the profession ...

Chief Innovation Officer: CIO Professional Development Series [ Source: VMware ]

March 2014- The notion of the CIO being the "chief innovation officer" is attractive. Challenging business conditions have morphed from being a phase in the economic cycle to being the new normal. Very few organizations can conduct their business in a pre-Lehman Brothers manner, and so innovation is highly relevant to economic survival. This in turn represents an opportunity to move the CIO center stage in terms of business relevance.

Unfortunately, this move does not ...

The Transformative CIO [ Source: VMware ]

February 2014- Trying to meet today's business technology needs with yesterday's IT organizational structure is like driving a Model T at the Indy 500. Time for a reset.

TechInsights Report: What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps [ Source: CA Technologies ]

May 2014- "In a recent global study, Vanson Bourne surveyed 1,300 IT leaders to understand their use of DevOps strategies and processes, including awareness and adoption, the key drivers and obstacles, the investments they are making, and the real benefits they are experiencing.

The results are revealing and provide valuable insight for any organization who may be considering a DevOps approach, or who may want to expand their current use of DevOps.

66% of organizations ...

Market Pulse Research: The State of DevOps [ Source: CA Technologies ]

May 2014- "In a study of 110 CIOs worldwide, IDG Research sought out to measure the adoption of DevOps and understand the associated benefits and challenges. IDG Research discovered that accelerating time to market is perceived as a top benefit of DevOps, along with improvement of IT's value by more closely aligning development, IT operations and business, and increasing IT productivity. The study also relayed service virtualization and application release management are adopted or in the process of ...

Dysfunction Junction: A Pragmatic Guide to Getting Started with DevOps [ Source: CA Technologies ]

May 2014- "There has been growing buzz about DevOps. DevOps is a methodology that unites the often separate functions of software development (Dev) and production and operations (Ops) into a single, integrated, and continuous process. DevOps is about breaking down the barriers between Dev and Ops. It leverages people, processes, and technology to stimulate collaboration and innovation across the entire software development and release process.

Dev and Ops should always be part of an integrated ...

Meeting Market Demands for Delivery of Innovative, New Application Services [ Source: CA Technologies ]

May 2014- In today’s fast-moving, ultra-competitive business landscape, the days of enterprises spending months — or even years — building, testing and releasing an application, service or new set of capabilities to the market are over. Customers, technology users and the market as a whole are more nimble than ever before, and their demands for innovative new functionality have grown in concert. In other words, customers are no longer content to wait for the next big release — nor ...

Application Release Automation with Zero-Touch Deployment [ Source: CA Technologies ]

May 2014- Today's agile organizations pose operations teams with a tremendous challenge: to deploy new releases to production immediately after development and testing is completed. To ensure that applications are deployed successfully, an automatic and transparent process is required. We refer to this process as Zero Touch Deployment. This white paper reviews two approaches to Zero Touch Deployment-a script-based solution and a release automation platform. The article discusses how each can solve the key technological and organizational ...

Agile + Portfolio Management: Bridging the Gap between Agile Teams & Management [ Source: Innotas ]

May 2014- Management teams are focused on what to do. Agile teams are focused on how to do it. Bridging the gap is challenging, yet critical to your business.

Check out this brand new whitepaper from Innotas to find out how portfolio management can help bridge the gap between agile teams and management to create a winning agile enterprise. By utilizing a holistic, portfolio view of resource allocation, project prioritization, project and release progress, agile ...

The Tao of IT Portfolio Management [ Source: Innotas ]

May 2014- Lessons from the Tao Te Ching are Universal, meant to help us navigate the right path to personal and spiritual enlightenment. They work for IT too. This brand new eBook from Innotas will help you discover the ten most important steps to strategic, competitive, and financial enlightenment across your IT portfolio. Find out how to:

• Clear the mud: Gain visibility across IT for context rich prioritization and decision-making
• Value the ...

IBM Worklight compared to "do-it-yourself" mobile platforms [ Source: IBM ]

May 2014- IBM Worklight is a mobile application development platform that lets you extend your business to mobile devices. It is designed to provide an open, comprehensive platform to build, run and manage HTML5, hybrid and native mobile apps.

Forrester Research: The total economic impact of IBM Integration Bus [ Source: IBM ]

May 2014- As part of an overall IT transformation, a company evaluated two products to potentially provide integration and messaging capabilities: an open source ESB and IBM Integration Bus.

Analyst Paper: IDC: The Intelligent Integrated Enterprise [ Source: Red Hat ]

May 2014- Read this paper to learn how you can create an intelligent, integrated enterprise that dramatically increases both customer satisfaction and profitability. By leveraging business intelligence to integrate and manage widely distributed systems, your organization can meet and exceed enterprise commitments to customers.

White Paper: Is an Open Source BPM Solution Right For You? [ Source: Red Hat ]

May 2014- If you are considering deploying business process management (BPM) solutions, but have been daunted by the cost, footprint, risk, lack of flexibility, or complexity of proprietary options, an enterprise open source approach may be just what you are looking for. Download this white paper to see how the increased availability of highly functional enterprise open source BPM technology is bringing the benefits of BPM solutions within reach.

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