Hadoop Workflow Automation Improves Efficiency And Increases Competitive Advantage

Forrester's in-depth survey of IT and business managers captures key insights about Big Data strategies including the benefits of workload automation for accelerating data processing, improving efficiency, and reducing errors. Learn about:

  • How and why enterprises are automating Hadoop workloads
  • Which automation tools and methods are growing in popularity
  • Measures of success for Hadoop initiatives
  • Evolving models and use cases for Hadoop deployments

Apply the findings in the Forrester Consulting Thought Leadership Paper to leverage the full benefits of Big Data for your organization. Download the study today.

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EMA Analyst Report: DevOps/Continuous Delivery Tooling

Throughout the past decade, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) researchers have continued to track the growth of Agile practices, the rise of cross-functional DevOps collaborations, and the impact of Continuous Delivery on business and IT. In most modern organizations, these three areas are inextricably intertwined.

Yesterday’s toolsets and support practices - in which tools relied heavily on human expertise and manual processes - are no longer viable.

Surmounting these challenges to embrace the requirements of a new era requires changes to mindsets, skill sets, and tooling. This white paper encapsulates EMA’s latest take on how this can best be done

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Digital Business Automation Drives Transformations

Unlock new sources of revenue, unique competitive advantage, and operational excellence with digital business automation

  • Accelerate delivery of services to the business
  • Quickly respond to changes and adopt new technologies
  • Accelerate application development with Jobs-as-Code
  • Bridge the gap between development and operations to reduce rework
  • Embrace new technologies while maximizing infrastructure value
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IDC MaturityScape: Multicloud Management 1.0

This IDC study is the IDC MaturityScape for multicloud management. After reading this study, IT decision makers will be equipped to effectively evaluate the existing maturity of their organization's cloud management tools, processes, and governance models and will be able to create a collaborative process to harness internal best practices and available services and tools in ways that best promote business agility and innovation.

"Multicloud management strategies need to look beyond the simple automated cloud resource provisioning and configuration needs of individual teams and departments," explains Mary Johnston Turner, research vice president, Enterprise Systems Management Software. "Enterprises need a structured process to harness best practices, standardize configurations and management tools, and take full advantage of state-of-the art cloud application performance monitoring and analytics."

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Five Best Practices for APM in the Digital Economy

Evolve your approach to Application Performance Monitoring by adopting five best practices that are outlined and explored in this e-book:

  • Embrace the philosophy of app-centric infrastructure monitoring to drive cultural change in IT
  • Perform ongoing synthetic transaction management to identify potential problems before they impact the business
  • Identify and track usage trends around KPIs using passive end user experience monitoring
  • Use active end user experience monitoring for real-time, real-world visibility into actual user interactions
  • Discover and map complete app topologies to enable fine-grained monitoring of resource consumption per app
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Modernize Change Management While Minimizing Business Risk

Finding the balance of agility and control is critical for IT organizations looking to minimize risk associated with IT Change Management. As IT infrastructure continues to grow in complexity, IT’s traditional roles are forced to adapt to support the new demands on change management. Creating a balance of control while maintaining agility will be important to support the smooth operation of your organization.

In Modernize Change Management While Minimizing Business Risk we discuss three key principles for creating a new approach to change management.

  • Automate with purpose: eliminate risk and do it sooner rather than later
  • Move from data to insight: make better decisions with contextual data
  • Empower the occasional user: make the experience simple and intuitive
  • Make IT change management easier on your entire organization.
  • Download the whitepaper today!

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Mission: Launch a Digital Workplace

Employees crave the same user experience at work that they enjoy in their personal lives. Smartphones. Social media. On-demand everything. Enterprise organizations that rise to the occasion and meet these new employee expectations within the workplace stand to win big. In this new eBook, we share insights from top industry experts and offer you a 5-step countdown to launching a digital workplace.

We will show you how to:

  • Spark a need for digital change
  • Uncover employee needs with user personas
  • Assemble a change team
  • Align people, process & tech
  • Spread the word within your enterprise

Read the eBook for tools and tips for retaining top talent and increasing employee productivity and engagement today.

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4 Common IT Challenges (and How to Overcome Them)

Technology is driving innovation in business today. As a result, businesses and their customers rely more and more on technology to do their jobs — IT is at the center of this movement and must meet demand while addressing customer and employee challenges. IT service management (ITSM) systems support IT departments in their effort to keep up and move the company forward. ITSM can make the job easier, and free up resources to innovate. Follow this guide to learn about challenges in today’s technology-driven marketplace, and how to find solutions with cloud-based Remedyforce for ITSM. Then, hear how three Remedyforce customers specifically benefited from ITSM.

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The Key to Real-time Visibility Across IT: Start-anywhere Application Mapping

Higher levels of complexity, coexistence, and constant change in today’s data center make understanding business applications, services, and their underlying infrastructure nearly impossible using traditional discovery and mapping methods. To manage complex business applications and digital services effectively, IT organizations must have a dependable, accurate data center map of all assets, their dependencies, and information about how they support the business. Without this, they risk being overwhelmed by constant firefighting efforts to avoid IT problems that can lead to revenue loss, reduced profitability, brand damage, and unhappy customers going to the competition.

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Empowering the Workforce

It’s no secret that social, mobile and collaborative technologies have changed the way people interact. More than ever, individuals expect their business applications to resemble the user experience of their personal applications. A modern approach to IT service management (ITSM) can help both sides of the service desk work smarter, faster, and more easily. Gain expert insight to meet the needs and expectations of the modern workforce. Download the white paper today.

Learn the four key elements for today’s ITSM, including:

  • Full mobility on any device
  • Consumer-style self-service
  • Embedded social collaboration
  • User-centric design
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Forbes Insights: The State of IT Service Management 2017

As the pace of digital business accelerates, companies need their IT organizations to focus on innovation, not in-the-trenches maintenance. BMC and Forbes Insights conducted a global survey of more than 250 senior-level executives to examine the state of IT service management today—and its role in digital transformation.

We found that increasing investments in ITSM leads to wide and varied benefits for digital transformation, including increased transparency into systems, greater flexibility, enhanced development productivity, and a better ability to add new services. And the impact isn’t limited to digital transformation—ITSM also plays a role in cloud computing, mobility, and big data. Indeed, for companies of all types and industries, ITSM has become a core enabler of the initiatives that drive competitive advantage.

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Anticipate IT Trends: Building S3 Native Applications with IBM Cloud Object Storage

Today’s IT environment is in a state of hyper-change, rapidly adopting new tools and technologies to support enterprise data demands. As mobile devices have led to the internet of things (IoT), so too has the huge amounts of data we capture led to the need for advanced analytics and Big Data tools.

But how can an organization’s infrastructure keep pace with the nearly 50% per year growth of enterprise storage, and the resulting petabytes of information needed to keep it all?

Attend this TechBytes series sponsored by IBM and presented by Slashdot Media to hear industry experts discuss how advances in Cloud Object Storage (COS) technology are impacting the way businesses like yours thrive in a hybrid environment. Topics to be covered will include:

  • Utilizing Containers with COS for today’s evolving workloads
  • IoT, Spark Clusters and COS: Streamlining Big Data Solutions
  • Building S3 Native Applications with COS

Register now for this TechBytes series before you spend another dime on storage.

About the presenter:
Andrew Baptiste is the Chief Software Architect for IBM Cloud Object Storage and a Distinguished engineer - one of the company's most prestigious technical designations. He is a Master Inventor and has over 100 issued and pending patents related to dispersed and cloud storage. He has been with Cleversafe since 2007 prior to the IBM acquisition. He plays a key role in the development of the IBM Cloud, specifically leading scalable dispersed storage capabilities. Andrew holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Bachelor's degree in C.S. from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana.

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Anticipate IT Trends: IoT, Spark Clusters and IBM Cloud Object Storage: Streamlining Big Data Solutions

Today’s IT environment is in a state of hyper-change, rapidly adopting new tools and technologies to support enterprise data demands. As mobile devices have led to the internet of things (IoT), so too has the huge amounts of data we capture led to the need for advanced analytics and Big Data tools.

But how can an organization’s infrastructure keep pace with the nearly 50% per year growth of enterprise storage, and the resulting petabytes of information needed to keep it all?

Attend this TechBytes series sponsored by IBM and presented by Slashdot Media to hear industry experts discuss how advances in Cloud Object Storage (COS) technology are impacting the way businesses like yours thrive in a hybrid environment. Topics to be covered will include:

  • Utilizing Containers with COS for today’s evolving workloads
  • IoT, Spark Clusters and COS: Streamlining Big Data Solutions
  • Building Amazon S3 Native Applications with COS

Register now for this TechBytes series before you spend another dime on storage.

About the presenter:
Wesley Leggette is responsible for Architecture and Development Enablement for IBM Cloud Object Storage. He is a Master Inventor and has over 150 issued and pending patents relating to dispersed and cloud storage. He has been with Cleversafe since 2006 prior to the IBM acquisition. He plays a key role in integrating IBM Cloud Object Storage into the IBM Cloud experience. Wesley holds a Bachelor's degree in C.S. from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois.

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Anticipate IT Trends: Utilizing Containers with IBM Cloud Object Storage for today’s evolving workloads

Today’s IT environment is in a state of hyper-change, rapidly adopting new tools and technologies to support enterprise data demands. As mobile devices have led to the internet of things (IoT), so too has the huge amounts of data we capture led to the need for advanced analytics and Big Data tools.

But how can an organization’s infrastructure keep pace with the nearly 50% per year growth of enterprise storage, and the resulting petabytes of information needed to keep it all?

Attend this TechBytes series sponsored by IBM and presented by Slashdot Media to hear industry experts discuss how advances in Cloud Object Storage (COS) technology are impacting the way businesses like yours thrive in a hybrid environment. Topics to be covered will include:

  • Utilizing Containers with COS for today’s evolving workloads
  • IoT, Spark Clusters and COS: Streamlining Big Data Solutions
  • Building Amazon S3 Native Applications with COS

Register now for this TechBytes series before you spend another dime on storage.

About the presenters:
Nicholas Lange is the Technical Content Lead for IBM Cloud Object Storage and is responsible for documentation and developer advocacy. He works closely with teams across IBM Cloud providing high quality tutorials, sample code, and reference material to developers and data scientists working with object storage. His professional background in management consulting, complex systems modeling, and design research helps him communicate solutions to a diverse user base of researchers, developers, and business professionals. Nicholas holds a MS in Sustainable Systems from the University of Michigan and a BFA in Lighting Design from DePaul University.

Christopher M Luciano is an Advisory Software Developer for IBM Digital Business Group; working full-time on Kubernetes. Prior to IBM DGB, Christopher was the lead on the Watson container runtime squad. He has previously spoken at Pittsburgh based meetup (Code and Supply) on infrastructure and software operations. Christopher has 3 terrific cats and one hyper dog.

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The CSP Bible: Your Ultimate Handbook to the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program

How much do you really know about the CSP? Ever since Microsoft introduced it in 2014, resellers have been told that the CSP will help them develop better relationships with their customers and increase their profits. But a lot of MSPs are wondering how it really works. They’d like to know which products they can sell under the CSP and which services they have to provide their customers. Can they work with Microsoft as a Direct Partner or, would it be easier to join forces with a CSP distributor as an Indirect Reseller? These are valid questions and it’s important you understand these points before you seriously consider this program. Our free eBook will put you on the right track.

Here are some of the topics we’ll cover:

  • Which products you can sell under the CSP
  • The difference between CSP Direct and Indirect
  • A reseller’s responsibilities under the Direct and Indirect business models
  • Four Keys to Success as a CSP reseller

Download your guide here.

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