So many ways to WAN

One of the most critical components to the success of any growth-oriented enterprise is its wide area network (WAN), which is essential to delivering an exemplary customer and employee experience across all locations.

Let’s look at the various types of WANs in use today and how wide area networking is evolving to support new applications and better performance now and in the future.

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Prepping for the Oncoming Wave of SD-WANS

An information technology juggernaut has left the station, gathering tremendous momentum as it rolls toward virtually every midsize and large organization. No, it’s not the Internet of Things, software containers or even big data. It’s the software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN), a groundbreaking technology many expect to double in market size in each of the next three years.

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GDPR Impact Series 2018

2018 sees the long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enter into enforcement starting May 25th. It is a once-in-a-lifetime change to the legal basis on which individuals share their data with organizations.

Research company DataIQ recently examined how consumers expect their data to be used and whether they intend to exercise their new rights, as well as into what organizations intend to do to bring their data-driven practices into line with the Regulations. Download the report now to:

  • Understand the consumer perspective on data collection, consent, context, and control
  • Learn key strategies for the business/marketer’s processes, top opportunities, and challenges in adjusting to the new Regulation
  • Identify any mis-alignments between the two sides’ views of the data exchange and their root causes

Whether you view data as the new oil or as the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution, its relevance in today’s world is hard to deny. By laying the groundwork now, businesses will be able to embrace the opportunities presented by GDPR, and this research takes us one step closer to a more comprehensive understanding of how to truly put the customer and their expectations at the center of everything a brand does.

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Customer Data Platforms: How They Work, What They Solve & Why Everyone Needs To Use One

Today’s customers have been trained by Amazon, Netflix, Spotify and many others to expect personalized experiences and have little tolerance for firms that do it poorly. Quality data is needed to fuel the technologies that power personalization, but assembling that quality data can be hard.

Enter the Customer Data Platform (CDP). As defined by the Customer Data Platform Institute, a CDP is a marketer-managed system that builds a unified and persistent customer database that is accessible to other systems. While they are promising to be faster, easier, cheaper and more flexible than previous solutions – even the most savviest of martech professionals aren’t fully understanding their benefits, capabilities and integration abilities.

View this report today to learn the:

  • 3 main functions of a CDP
  • 8 advantages of using a CDP to assemble customer data
  • 8 common questions about CDPs and their answers
  • Key ways to select and budget for a CDP and more!

Download a copy of the CDP Institute’s report, “Customer Data Platforms: How They Work, What They Solve & Why Everyone Needs to Use One” today.

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Best Practices for Optimizing Website Performance With Tag Management

Many factors impact site performance, including the speed of the hosting provider, page design, number of http requests, and more. One big factor is the accumulation of digital marketing vendor tags and pixels on web pages. Tags can dramatically impact site performance in a number of ways, including poor tag design, slow response time associated with the collection servers, tag placement and the sheer number of tags accumulated on pages. Over the years, Tealium has pioneered many of the best practices in tagging and has incorporated various techniques to minimize the effect of tags on website performance.

They include:

  • Tag Loading & Page Performance – Perceived Load Time vs Actual Load Time
  • Asynchronous Loading
  • Client-Side Tagging with Multi-CDNs
  • Script Compression (gzip) and Bundling
  • Conditional Loading
  • Reduced Page Weight
  • Fewer DNS Lookups
  • Intelligent Cache

Using these techniques, our e-commerce clients can see a 20 to 50% increase in overall site speed. This whitepaper provides more details about these techniques and their associated benefits.

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Customer Data Platforms: How They Work, What They Solve & Why Everyone Needs To Use One

Today’s customers have been trained by Amazon, Netflix, Spotify and many others to expect personalized experiences and have little tolerance for firms that do it poorly. Quality data is needed to fuel the technologies that power personalization, but assembling that quality data can be hard.

Enter the Customer Data Platform (CDP). As defined by the Customer Data Platform Institute, a CDP is a marketer-managed system that builds a unified and persistent customer database that is accessible to other systems. While they are promising to be faster, easier, cheaper and more flexible than previous solutions – even the most savviest of martech professionals aren’t fully understanding their benefits, capabilities and integration abilities.

View this report today to learn the:

  • 3 main functions of a CDP
  • 8 advantages of using a CDP to assemble customer data
  • 8 common questions about CDPs and their answers
  • Key ways to select and budget for a CDP and more!

Download a copy of the CDP Institute’s report, “Customer Data Platforms: How They Work, What They Solve & Why Everyone Needs to Use One” today.

Get Whitepaper

Best Practices for Optimizing Website Performance With Tag Management

Many factors impact site performance, including the speed of the hosting provider, page design, number of http requests, and more. One big factor is the accumulation of digital marketing vendor tags and pixels on web pages. Tags can dramatically impact site performance in a number of ways, including poor tag design, slow response time associated with the collection servers, tag placement and the sheer number of tags accumulated on pages. Over the years, Tealium has pioneered many of the best practices in tagging and has incorporated various techniques to minimize the effect of tags on website performance.

They include:

  • Tag Loading & Page Performance – Perceived Load Time vs Actual Load Time
  • Asynchronous Loading
  • Client-Side Tagging with Multi-CDNs
  • Script Compression (gzip) and Bundling
  • Conditional Loading
  • Reduced Page Weight
  • Fewer DNS Lookups
  • Intelligent Cache

Using these techniques, our e-commerce clients can see a 20 to 50% increase in overall site speed. This whitepaper provides more details about these techniques and their associated benefits.

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GDPR Impact Series 2018

2018 sees the long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enter into enforcement starting May 25th. It is a once-in-a-lifetime change to the legal basis on which individuals share their data with organizations.

Research company DataIQ recently examined how consumers expect their data to be used and whether they intend to exercise their new rights, as well as into what organizations intend to do to bring their data-driven practices into line with the Regulations. Download the report now to:

  • Understand the consumer perspective on data collection, consent, context, and control
  • Learn key strategies for the business/marketer’s processes, top opportunities, and challenges in adjusting to the new Regulation
  • Identify any mis-alignments between the two sides’ views of the data exchange and their root causes

Whether you view data as the new oil or as the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution, its relevance in today’s world is hard to deny. By laying the groundwork now, businesses will be able to embrace the opportunities presented by GDPR, and this research takes us one step closer to a more comprehensive understanding of how to truly put the customer and their expectations at the center of everything a brand does.

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Unauthorized Sellers

As marketplaces like Amazon and Walmart grow, so does the problem of unauthorized sellers – those promoting and selling your products without your permission. Because they are not bound by any terms or pricing policies, these sellers introduce many challenges that can be very detrimental to your business:

  • Brand Erosion
  • Price Pressure
  • Distributor Alienation

Discover why traditional methods no longer work and how to enhance your price protection strategy.

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The MAP Playbook

Choosing the right products and the right prices for them can be a difficult task. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you write a flawless MAP policy.

Where do you start when it comes to drafting a MAP policy? You and your retailers have agreed upon a suggested retail price, but you want to make sure they’re respecting your prices to provide consumers with a consistent impression of your brand’s value across all sellers and channels. Do you use MSRP as a starting point? Or will you establish an entirely independent price? What will you do to combat MAP violators? We’ll help you create a template that can help you establish a policy that will be easy to sell to your reseller network and will be respectful of your brand value.

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Streamlining VM Backups With The Public Cloud

Managing Your VMware, VMC, Hyper-V, and Nutanix Backups With the Public Cloud

Managing the backup and restore of virtual machines in a distributed environment is typically a convoluted process. Leveraging a cloud-native platform for these data protection workloads enables organizations to reduce the demands on IT teams as well as their budgets.

Find out how Druva can help you harness these advantages:

  • Infrastructure that is hosted completely offsite
  • Fast response times in the case of failover for disaster recovery (DR)
  • Dynamic DR and global workload mobility
  • Centralized global coordination and monitoring
  • Radically lower total cost of ownership (TCO)

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2018: State Of Virtualization In The Cloud

Momentum of cloud adoption for virtual workloads continues to grow, but it’s not without challenges. While there are a variety of motivations driving this transition, one thing is clear: organizations are still figuring out what the best approaches are.

No matter where you are on your journey to the cloud, understanding the role the cloud plays with your virtual environment has become an integral part of your IT initiatives.

Download this report to learn about:

  • The challenges organizations face on their journey to the cloud
  • The motivations - and risk - associated with this trend
  • How organizations globally are approaching moving virtual workloads to the cloud

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Making The Business Case For VMware Cloud Backup

Managing the backup and restore of virtual machines is typically a complex operational process. Making the business case to move these workloads to the cloud is critical to reduce new hardware, software, and administrative burden.

Gain real-world Insights that will help you:

  • Understand the economics of legacy solutions vs cloud-based solutions.
  • Calculate the return on investment (ROI) for your project.
  • Remove virtual infrastructure backup complexity
  • Leverage enterprise cloud backup for disaster recovery
  • Reduce costs up to 60% with an all-in-one cloud-native backup solution

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How To Move VMware Data Protection To The Cloud

Managing the backup and restore of virtual machines in a distributed environment is typically a convoluted process. Leveraging a cloud-native platform for these data protection workloads enables organizations to reduce the demands on IT teams as well as their budgets.

Read how VMware data protection in the cloud provides:

  • Infrastructure that is hosted completely offsite
  • Fast response times in the case of failover for disaster recovery
  • Dynamic Disaster Recovery (DR) and global workload mobility
  • Centralized global coordination and monitoring
  • Radically Lower TCO

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