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Why IT Struggles to Innovate, and How You Can Fix It [ Source: OutSystems ]

April 2014- It seems that it's virtually impossible for IT to meet all business demands with current budgets, resources, and approaches. But the business keeps changing and IT needs to respond rapidly and innovate in order to stay relevant to the organization.

Why does IT struggle to innovate?

According to Gartner and other analyst reports:
• 80%-85% of IT budgets are spent just "Keeping the Lights On" (KTLO)
• Backlogs are ...

PaaS - Powering a New Era of Business IT [ Source: OutSystems ]

April 2014- Cloud computing services have become an integral part of many organization's enterprise IT strategies. In the last 12 months, platform as a service (PaaS) has become one of the fastest growing areas of all cloud computing services with analyst firms like Gartner and IDC predicting sharp uptakes in PaaS adoption.

This paper explores why PaaS has suddenly become relevant and irresistible to many organizations. It dives into the opportunities and considerations associated with using ...

The 12 Critical Questions You Need To Ask When Choosing an AD Bridge Solution [ Source: Dell Software ]

February 2014- Active Directory (AD) bridge solutions enable Unix, Linux, and Mac OS X systems to participate as "full citizens" in AD. Consolidating identities into AD reduces complexity and costs, and improves security, compliance and productivity. Learn what questions to ask when evaluating AD bridge solutions.

Cloud Integration for Hybrid IT: Balancing Business Self-Service and IT Control [ Source: Informatica ]

February 2014- It's no longer a question of if your company will be adopting cloud-based solutions, but when and how many. Gartner predicts that by the end of 2016, more than 50 percent of Global 1000 companies will have stored customer-sensitive data in the public cloud. With the proliferation of cloud-based applications, platforms and infrastructure, the potential for data fragmentation and disconnected data silos has grown exponentially. While the benefits of cloud computing have been well documented-scalability, business agility, and ...

5 Habits of Highly Successful Practitioners [ Source: Perforce ]

February 2014- Whether it's New York Stock Exchange or Netflix, Samsung or Salesforce.com, companies of all kinds have embraced the design practice known as Continuous Delivery - a discipline in which software can be released to production at any time.

In this Best Practices eBook discover 5 habits that set top practitioners apart. Learn how to dramatically speed up your release cycles by:

Thinking beyond code
Automating, automating, automating
Making everything ...

Cisco Case Study [ Source: Apptio ]

January 2014- For Rebecca Jacoby, a Senior Vice President and CIO at Cisco Systems, the steady rate of change within the company's IT structure and function presented a unique set of potential benefits and challenges. On the one hand, she realized that IT automation, integration and analytics offered tremendous opportunities to deliver better value to the business. But on the other, her team was having difficulty managing the changes and ensuring it had the right cost structure ...

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation [ Source: ServiceNow ]

April 2014- Enterprises are transforming IT by adopting service automation tools and processes, making teams more innovative and efficient. By consolidating fragmented and redundant service systems, standardizing operational processes and by creating a single system of record for IT, CIOs can shift their attention from maintenance to service, effectively changing enterprise IT.

Boost IT Visibility and Value with Service Catalog [ Source: ServiceNow ]

April 2014- Many CIOs are being pressured to demonstrate IT value. A service catalog can help you promote your services in a way the business can easily understand. It will become your service management foundation that can boost IT visibility and constantly demonstrate IT value to the business.

Top 8 Considerations To Enable and Simplify Mobility [ Source: ServiceNow ]

April 2014- IT departments have a huge opportunity to make their enterprises more agile, cost efficient & competitive by embracing the opportunities available through mobile devices & constant connectivity. Supporting a more mobile workforce & customer base is a necessity.

Build a Business Case: Developing Custom Apps [ Source: ServiceNow ]

April 2014- Custom applications deliver significant value and they provide the opportunity to automate unstructured work processes to make the business far more innovative, efficient and competitive.

How Modern Custom Applications Can Spur Business-Growth [ Source: ServiceNow ]

April 2014- This white paper outlines four key challenges to business growth, and explains how modern custom applications built with the ServiceNow Service Automation Platform can help to address these challenges effectively.

On-premise, On-demand Storage for Dummies [ Source: DLT Solutions / NetApp ]

January 2014- Welcome to On-Premise, On-Demand Storage for Dummies by DLT solutions and NetApp will introduce the features, functions, and benefits of using Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) in a government computing environment. Request your own copy to find out how STaaS can help make agencies more efficient, provide organizations with bundled hardware, software, and services in a pay-as-you-go model. Acquisition, operations, and maintenance costs of a storage infrastructure are delivered as a metered storage service.

On-Premise, On-Demand ...

SharePoint in the Cloud: Environment Management and Complex Application Integration [ Source: Skytap ]

December 2013- SharePoint comes with collaboration capabilities that allow organizations to address their business needs. Unfortunately, SharePoint's advantages come with a number of challenges and pain points. Combining SharePoint with Skytap Cloud eliminates many challenges, especially those related to dev/test.

Download the white paper to learn more about how we make SharePoint development and testing easier.

Vormetric Data Security to Enhance Security Intelligence [ Source: Vormetric ]

October 2013- When the barbarians penetrate the perimeter, how do you protect your critical data? Learn why combining Vormetric Security Intelligence with your SIEM is the next step in protecting your enterprise. You can pinpoint unusual patterns that indicate malware, detect possible malware or malicious insiders, and more.

How Public Sector Organizations Can Overcome Data And Audit Protection Challenges [ Source: Vormetric ]

October 2013- Public sector organizations must protect critical data and meet compliance and cybersecurity requirements, while gaining security intelligence across physical, virtual, cloud and big data environments. Learn how Vormetric provides a single platform that can provide data security and operational efficiency in a variety of use cases.

Simplify Data Security For Cloud Environments [ Source: Vormetric ]

October 2013- Make your transition to the cloud confidently and protect what matters most. Meet exacting compliance requirements with a solution that is transparent, strong, easy, and efficient.

Securing - Big Data [ Source: Vormetric ]

October 2013- We are awash in data, but enterprises must still protect their sensitive data, no matter where it resides. Traditional data security approaches such as perimeter security have proven to be permeable and put big data initiatives at risk. Learn about a new way to safeguard sensitive information in big data environments.

Intelligent Imaging Leadership Guide [ Source: IBM ]

September 2013- Read this paper to discover -

&bul; Deliver a better customer experience. Intelligent imaging solutions combine advanced document capture, imaging archive, workflow and content analytics to consolidate multiple inputs from email, faxes, mobile devices, online sources, archives and paper.

• Create a map for getting from here to there. If your clients are going to get ahead with intelligent imaging, they need to start by mapping their current process. This guide ...

Enterprise Endpoint Backup Checklist [ Source: Code42 ]

September 2013- Let's face it, users store business data on laptops and desktops, even if they're not supposed to. And mission-critical data-including sensitive, executive-level information-exists exclusively on these endpoint devices.

IT organizations unprepared to provide easy-to-use, easy-to-administer, cross-platform endpoint backup and restore are at risk for needless data loss and IT management nightmares.

Read this checklist to learn how to create a back up strategy to quickly and easily protect your endpoint data.<...

Client Management Checklist [ Source: Code42 ]

September 2013- Corporate adoption of tablets and smartphones poses new challenges for IT admins in the quest to offer enterprise management capabilities. New machine deployment, software updates, new software distribution and issue resolution all play a part in successful client management.

But implementing your client management strategy doesn't need to be heavy-handed with your end users. Using a light touch for system administration ensures that you'll be managing simply and your users love you completely.<...

Post-TMG: Securely Delivering Microsoft Applications [ Source: F5 ]

October 2013- Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway customers need an alternative to secure their Internet-facing Microsoft applications. F5 BIG-IP Application Delivery Controllers provide the advanced features necessary to fill the gap.

Connecting the clouds: Best Practices for Integrating IT Service Management [ Source: BMC Software ]

August 2013- With software as a service (SaaS) you are integrating an external service, hosted by an external party, with your internal systems. The SaaS integration is a matter of connecting the clouds and well articulated interfaces defining the data that is traveling back and forth. With the right integration strategy, SaaS integration can be simple, straightforward, and easy. Moreover, it can position your IT organization to effectively leverage SaaS and migrate from one SaaS solution to ...

Beyond Beta Testing [ Source: uTest ]

August 2013- Users now expect apps to be fully functional from day one. In other words, the age of beta testing as a substitute for professional testing is long gone. In this brief whitepaper, we'll show you how to avoid the common pitfalls of beta testing and get more from your early release and public-focused testing efforts.

Alternatives to Outsourced Testing [ Source: uTest ]

August 2013- Twice the headache for half the price - that's how many software executives have come to view traditional outsourced testing. But despite the high costs and diminishing quality of offshoring firms, are there really any viable QA alternatives? Of course!

Accelerate Software Development with DevOps and Hybrid Cloud [ Source: Skytap ]

December 2013- Agile methodologies give development and test teams the ability to build software at a faster rate than ever before. Combining DevOps with hybrid cloud architectures give teams not just the principles, but also the technology necessary to achieve their goals.

By combining hybrid cloud and DevOps:

• IT departments maintain control, visibility, and security
• Dev/test teams remain agile and collaborative
• Organizational barriers are broken down
&...

Enhance Your Bottom Line through your Customer Service Process [ Source: Salesforce.com ]

July 2013- Download this free guide from John Goodman, Vice Chairman of Customer Care Measurement and Consulting, to learn how to create a customer service process that will grow your business.

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