The PC Lifecycle Continuum: From Control to Transformation

As diverse organizations seek to implement data-driven strategies, the personal computer in all its varieties remains the key workforce productivity tool. IT leaders must guide PC management across the entire PC lifecycle to enable users to work most effectively.

Today, IT leaders address the PC lifecycle across a continuum from control to transformation. Control is geared to optimization, while transformation focuses on the business impact of technology. Although different, the two approaches are not in opposition. According to the recent Forrester Consulting study, “Digital Transformers Innovate, Digital Controllers Optimize,” both approaches strive for the same goals and face similar challenges.

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Digital Controllers Optimize, Digital Transformers Innovate

Today, IT is tasked with increasing operational efficiency, whilst arming employees with the right tools, products, and services to get their jobs done. Enterprises need the power of the latest technology to keep up with constantly changing digital environments and a highly mobile and demanding workforce. And although, the two types of IT, controllers (linear, IT-centric, and insular) and transformers (agile, employee-centric, and flexible) have different approaches, they face similar challenges when enlisting the help of vendors that will enable them to focus on the more strategic tasks of understanding their employees’ needs.

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Don’t let your digital assets become a liability!

If content is the lifeblood of your website or application, images and videos form the heart that makes it tick and creates an emotional connection with your audience. But, by using images and videos to make the content visually engaging and meet your conversion goals, you face a new challenge: managing your digital assets. Because the images and videos are created by different teams for different channels, chaos is set to ensue. Adopting a DAM strategy, and finding the right tools, is an ideal way to ensure efficient management, streamlined operation and optimized delivery of your digital assets.

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Taking a Collaborative Approach to DAM: The Importance of Marketing and IT Synergy

Digital Asset Management (DAM) isn’t simply a storage solution or a way to consolidate and organize images and videos. In reality, it helps orchestrate unique customer experiences, at scale, across various channels. Taking a collaborative cross functional approach to digital asset management will ensure wide adoption across organizations, streamline internal operations, and improve team collaboration.

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Digital Asset Management: Enabling Visual Storytelling

Since your audience lives on the internet now and demands visual stories, your media library must meet this demand. Managing a growing media library requires a central hub from which teams can search and browse all digital assets, tag and organize files, manipulate and distribute assets, and track performance.

This central hub needs to be powerful and easy-to-use, enabling your organization to scale rapidly, without encountering bottlenecks that delay your time to market.

That’s why a digital asset management (DAM) solution is so critical, and why choosing the right digital asset management solution can be the difference between creating compelling, engaging experiences and stories for your customers, and slogging through workflow inefficiencies.

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Optimizing for Page Load Speed: Challenges and Strategies to Improve SEO, User Engagement, and Conversion Rates (Webinar)

There is a direct link between the speed and quality of delivered media assets to increased user engagement, higher conversion rates, and improved SEO—making page load times especially critical. Yet, there has been an 85% increase in page weight over the past three years. Learn best practices in optimizing for page load speed, and take away concrete actions you can use to immediately improve media performance on your website and/or app.

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Image Optimization: Expert Roundup

Consumer media consumption is rapidly shifting from text to visual images. Website content that includes compelling images averages nearly twice as many views as text, and four times as many customers would rather watch a video about a product than read about it.

This whitepaper examines the importance of visual media to your online publishing and marketing efforts, and how you can reconcile the ‘need for speed’ with the need to provide an engaging site experience to your visitors and potential customers.

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Media Rich and Fast: Best Practices for Optimizing Web Page Speed

Consumer media consumption is rapidly shifting from text to visual images. Website content that includes compelling images averages nearly twice as many views as text, and four times as many customers would rather watch a video about a product than read about it.

There has been explosive growth in the adoption of visual media to dramatically improve online user experience, resulting in higher engagement and conversions. However, visual media can also weigh down your web pages, increase page load times, deflate your search rankings and turn visitors away. There has been an 85% increase in page weight over the past three years, and 75% of today’s websites are images and video, thus making the tradeoff between speed and engagement a tough one. Particularly, as Google is placing more emphasis on page load speed – particularly for mobile users – as a search ranking factor.

This whitepaper examines the importance of visual media to your online publishing and marketing efforts, and how you can reconcile the ‘need for speed’ with the need to provide an engaging site experience to your visitors and potential customers. The whitepaper offers numerous best practices for optimizing visual media on your websites, enabling you to provide both a fast and engaging online experience to your target audiences.

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The Business Value of Data Protection in IT Transformation

For many organizations, digital transformation (DX) is the most strategically important initiative for the organization and may determine its ability to compete in the coming decade. IDC estimates that 60% of organizations will have created and begun implementation of a digital transformation strategy by 2020. These DX initiatives are designed to take the organization forward as a proactive, data-driven company that uses and monetizes data to gain competitive advantage in the marketplace.

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Cloud-Ready Data Protection with Dell EMC

When it comes to effectively and efficiently protecting growing volumes of data, midsized organizations face unique challenges. That is because they live in a world of constraints that are both operational and budgetary in nature. Cloud disaster recovery offers new options for these organizations—they can optimize their data protection economics by integrating on-premises protection solutions with cloud-based backup and recovery methods. Dell EMC’s cloud-ready solutions, particularly its Integrated Data Protection Appliances with native cloud extension capabilities, along with its Data Protection Software working in conjunction with its Data Domain backup storage appliances, provide cloud disaster recovery with flexible features. These solutions enhance operational efficiency and provide midsized organizations with clear economic and operational benefits.

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The Economic Value of Data Domain and Integrated Data Protection Appliances (IDPA)

: IT is under constant pressure to deliver optimized infrastructure for new business initiatives and supporting applications all while trying to contain or even reduce costs. Respondents participating in ongoing ESG research consistently cite cost reduction as a top IT priority, but 35% of IT managers tasked with implementing data protection processes and technologies routinely reported cost as the top challenges. Read the report to learn what the findings tell us about today’s data protection challenges (from virtualizing and costs to performance and backup), how ITDMs can reduce related costs and transform infrastructures to meet IT mandates.

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Minimizing Data Disruption Through Business Continuity Planning

Experts Share Tactics to Help Financial Services Organizations

According to PWC, attacks on financial institutions grew 130% last year. And in a recent outage at a regional bank, equipment failure led to $15 million in lost revenue and another $5 million in fee waivers and associated costs. In addition to the raw cost of an incident, financial organizations also face the risk of exposed customer information, regulatory fines, loss of trust and impact to stock prices.

In the webinar, Minimizing Data Disruptions Through Business Continuity Planning, our experts will:

  • Define the scope of data continuity, including disaster recovery and mitigation.
  • Discuss common causes of service interruptions.
  • Show you how to identify the right data continuity solution for your organization.
  • Define tiers of disaster recovery, including multi-tenant DR and full-featured solutions.
  • Share strategies for handling complexity and other DR issues.

An effective business continuity strategy can provide immense value for your organization — better planning would have saved that regional bank $20 million and a lot of dissatisfied customers.

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Navigating Multi-Cloud Complexity And Integration

Both the number of companies using multiple clouds, and the number of clouds they’re using, are growing. And, according to our recent Cost of Expertise Report, 44% of IT workers say they spend more time maintaining cloud services than initially expected.

In our new webinar, Navigating Multi-Cloud Complexity and Integration, our experts will:

  • Examine the financial and business costs associated with management and maintenance of multiple clouds.
  • Explore ways to integrate monitoring, maintenance and management of your clouds.
  • Share how TotalTrax, a Rackspace customer, found greater efficiency in its multi-cloud environment.
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Modernizing Legacy Databases & Applications

Stepping out of legacy databases and applications is complicated and one of the biggest challenges IT organizations face. You can’t afford to maintain the status quo, and yet you cannot afford a costly misstep in the process of modernization.

  • How do you know where to start?
  • What’s a cost-effective replacement for a legacy database?
  • How much can you reasonably expect to save with a modernized application stack?

In our new webinar, Modernizing Legacy Databases & Applications, Rackspace experts will share their modernization experiences and how we helped TotalTrax, a telematics firm, move its applications from an on-premises customer environment to a cloud model.

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