The Forrester Wave™: Digital Process Automation Software, Q3 2017

Today, low-code, user-friendly, AI-based automation is taking the place of traditional BPMs. In this in-depth analysis, Forrester takes a look at what the top companies are doing to stay ahead of the curve, and how each vendor stacks up against the other. If you’ve been considering a workflow and content automation tool such as Nintex, the report is worth a look.

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Cost Optimization with Amazon Web Services

How do you minimize costs within Amazon Web Services (AWS) while assuring performance?

Customers are facing incredible pressure to modernize and transform their IT to become a digital business; cloud is central to this transformation. Figuring out what workloads go on-premises, what goes in cloud, and how to manage the transition is challenging – and mistakes are costly. This is exacerbated even further once customers get to the cloud and need to manage the complexity.

In this white paper you will learn:

  • The Challenge of Hybrid Cloud
  • The Turbonomic Hybrid Cloud Management Platform
  • Optimizing AWS Architecture: Migrate to cloud; Lower Costs; Assure Performance; Enforce Policies
  • How to Deploy Turbonomic for AWS Environments
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The Path to Hybrid Cloud: Intelligent Bursting to AWS and Azure

How do you manage effective implementation in the hybrid cloud?

The hybrid cloud has been heralded as a promising IT operational model enabling enterprises to maintain security and control over the infrastructure on which their applications run. At the same time, it promises to maximize ROI from their local data center and leverage public cloud infrastructure for an occasional demand spike.

Public Clouds are relatively new in the IT landscape and their adoption has accelerated over the last few years with multiple vendors now offering solutions as well as improved on-ramps for workloads to ease the adoption of hybrid cloud model. With these advances and the ability to choose between a local data center and multiple public cloud offerings, one fundamental question must still be answered: What, When and Where do you run workloads to guarantee performance while maximizing the efficiency.

In this whitepaper you will learn:

  • A brief history of hybrid cloud
  • The different public cloud offerings on the market
  • Why public cloud adoption is skyrocketing
  • The challenges that come with adopting public cloud
  • The “what, when and where” to run your workloads
  • How Turbonomic’s solution can help accelerate cloud adoption with Autonomic IT
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Cloud Identity Connect – IBM Cloud Identity Portfolio Solutions

The next generation of digital transformation to unleash business growth is being fueled by the cloud enterprise. Employees demand the same experience at work that they enjoy as consumers including seamless access to the latest tools in the market. This puts pressure on IT to deliver on these expectations while controlling risk and maintaining security controls. IBM Cloud Identity Connect is a new Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) offering which provides your users with rapid and secure access to thousands of popular cloud applications while enabling single sign-on (SSO) to all their applications, whether they are in the cloud or on premise. You can extend the IT investment you’ve already made in on premise security infrastructure without slowing your business users and their need for speed.

Attendees in this live webinar by IBM to learn how Cloud Identity Connect:

  • Speeds business agility to adopt cloud applications
  • Secures user productivity with SSO from any device, and
  • Enables greater IT efficiency by extending existing infrastructure

SME Bio: Sean Brown, Principle Offering Manager IBM Cloud Identity at IBM.

As Principle Offering Manager with IBM, I am responsible for all aspects involving bringing new and market leading Identity solutions into the IBM Cloud Security portfolio. I am responsible for overseeing the development, marketing, sales and fulfillment of all my offerings, as well as research into new offerings not yet released. I have numerous posting across the web. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, disc golfing, Geocaching and traveling. I have worked in the collaboration and security industry since 2005, starting with IBM's acquisition of Internet Security Systems. Previous to working with IBM ISS, I was the IT Manager for another IBM acquisition going back to 2002.

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eBook: Engaging Your Entire Workforce

Traditional human capital management products focus on salaried employees. HCM strategies and tools should engage and retain the entire workforce.

The hourly workforce is growing. Hourly employees represent nearly 60 percent of the U.S. workforce and 80 percent of all new hires annually. But HCM solutions typically have been geared to salaried workers with regular schedules, not the vast range of hourly workers now in the workforce who deserve to fully participate in talent management initiatives, making them feel like valued members of the organization.

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IBM Cloud Identity – Infusing Identity Everywhere: On-premise, Mobile and Cloud

The next generation of digital transformation to unleash business growth is being fueled by the cloud enterprise. Employees demand the same experience at work that they enjoy as consumers including seamless access to the latest tools in the market. This puts pressure on IT to deliver on these expectations while controlling risk and maintaining security controls. IBM Cloud Identity Connect is a new Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) offering which provides your users with rapid and secure access to thousands of popular cloud applications while enabling single sign-on (SSO) to all their applications, whether they are in the cloud or on premise. You can extend the IT investment you’ve already made in on premise security infrastructure without slowing your business users and their need for speed.

Attendees in this live webinar by IBM to learn how Cloud Identity Connect:

  • Speeds business agility to adopt cloud applications
  • Secures user productivity with SSO from any device, and
  • Enables greater IT efficiency by extending existing infrastructure

SME Bio: Sean Brown, Principle Offering Manager IBM Cloud Identity at IBM.

As Principle Offering Manager with IBM, I am responsible for all aspects involving bringing new and market leading Identity solutions into the IBM Cloud Security portfolio. I am responsible for overseeing the development, marketing, sales and fulfillment of all my offerings, as well as research into new offerings not yet released. I have numerous posting across the web. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, disc golfing, Geocaching and traveling. I have worked in the collaboration and security industry since 2005, starting with IBM's acquisition of Internet Security Systems. Previous to working with IBM ISS, I was the IT Manager for another IBM acquisition going back to 2002.

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Why SD-WAN Is a Critical Component in the Future of Retail

The seismic effects of digital transformation are reshaping the retail world. Many retailers are starting to use technology to enhance the customer experience, which will be the defining characteristic of market winners in the years to come. But some, hamstrung by legacy WANs, are struggling to adapt their organizations to bandwidth-intensive applications that are the cornerstones of the digital world. They know they need to change, but to what? SD-WAN, which abstracts the network hardware and transport characteristics from the applications that use the network, is the modern approach many retailers are choosing to keep pace with digital transformation. Unlike traditional WANs, SD-WAN makes the network more agile and reduces cost. For organizations looking to compete and win in the brave new digital world download our free whitepaper to learn more.
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Modernizing with All-Flash

All enterprise applications can now benefit from the performance and latency advantages offered by All Flash. Higher SSD densities, lower costs, and improved data reduction technologies have made it possible for All Flash to cost-effectively support general workloads. Explore the changing economics of All Flash in this executive summary.

Intel Inside®. New Possibilities Outside.

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How Broad All-Flash Vendor Portfolios Help IT Customers

In the current 3rd Platform computing era, enterprises of all sizes are being asked to continue to support legacy applications while providing support for next-generation applications (NGAs) in mobile computing, social media, big data/analytics, and cloud environments. At the same time, most information technology (IT) organizations are consolidating around virtual infrastructure for both legacy and new applications. This has significantly changed the I/O profiles that storage infrastructure has to deal with, and it has become clear that for most primary storage workloads, and even now for some secondary workloads, hard disk drives (HDDs) no longer adequately meet requirements. As a result, we are seeing overall enterprise storage revenue shift away from HDD-based designs toward newer flash-based designs. Download this IDC-authored white paper from Dell EMC and Intel® to learn more.

Intel Inside®. New Possibilities Outside.

Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Building the Business Case for Next-Generation HR Systems

With the pace of human resources technology solution development progressing quickly, HR leaders need to gain a solid understanding of the HR system options available. This tool is designed to help HR leaders build a business case for investing in next-generation HR systems to meet the growing HR demands of your organization. Demands include interfacing or integrating data, incorporating social and mobile technologies, and providing an employee experience that grows from the experience given to candidates.

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eBook: Best Practices in Human Capital Management

An engaged workforce is satisfied and productive. To make this a reality for your organization, you need a human capital strategy that can help you think strategically about managing, engaging, and retaining your entire workforce.

However, in many cases, the systems that manage human capital alienate rather than engage both employees and managers - making it challenging, for example, to easily access schedules or paystubs without having to call HR or do self-service assessments of career path options.

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The Employee Burnout Crisis

The results of a 2016 study on employee burnout conducted by Kronos and Future Workplace show that 95 percent of HR leaders agree that burnout affects employee retention. Although serious, the issue of burnout isn’t insurmountable if organizations are proactive in addressing its causes. The implementation of new workforce technology with flexible scheduling capabilities and workforce analytics can help stop burnout before it starts.

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Payroll: Your Employee Engagement Secret Weapon

The use of manual, outdated payroll processes can result in paycheck problems that weaken employee engagement and potentially cause them to quit. Smooth payroll operations support employee engagement initiatives and allow payroll staff to focus on higher-level business goals.

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The 2017 Guide to WAN Architecture & Design

The primary objective of a WAN is to enable business operations in a frictionless, cost-effective manner. This includes supporting the existing business models as well adopting new application architectures. Download our whitepaper to learn more about optimal WAN architecture and design.
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