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  • Sponsored By NetSuite AU // May 2015

    Forrester Research Report: Beware the "SaaS" Trap

    There’s a disturbing trend emerging in our client inquiries of late: rising demand for software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions and purchases of solutions that are not really SaaS. With the increase demand for organisations to take advantage of the flexibility and efficiency that SaaS offers them, many vendors today are seeing an...

  • Sponsored By NetSuite AU // May 2015

    Frost & Sullivan Research: The Role of Cloud Computing in Industry Transformation

    As cloud computing matures and becomes more established, not just as a technology but as a business concept, organisations are gaining a more nuanced view of its benefits. As with many new services or products, cloud was initially adopted on the basis of its ability to lower both capital and...

  • Sponsored By Cisco // May 2015

    5 Ways Cisco is Transforming Video

    Video conferencing is becoming the tool for collaboration. It’s being adopted quickly, and the demand for affordable, easy-to-use video endpoints is ramping up for every desk, every team room, and every home office. Download this white paper to learn how Cisco is trasforming the way organizations collaborate.

  • Sponsored By Cisco // May 2015

    How-To Guide: Creating Exceptionally Collaborative Workplaces

    In collaborative spaces, people naturally share ideas, which leads to innovation and growth. But how do you design a workplace that provides a highly collaborative atmosphere and that incorporates what people want? According to the Cisco® 2014 Connected World Technology Report, the top 5 workplace trends are: Flexibility and...

  • Sponsored By Cisco // May 2015

    Top 5 Trends That are Transforming Customer Service

    These days, customer service is far more than a simple phone call. Today’s customers want to be taken care of at any time, in any location, on any device. Yesterday’s solutions aren’t enough. Here are five important trends to keep up with in customer service.

  • Sponsored By Dell // May 2015

    Dell Red Hat Cloud Solutions Powered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

    Many companies considering a private cloud implementation start with their own virtualized resources and then try to find a suitable management framework to fit their needs and budgets. A better approach is to start the journey with proven performers in the cloud orchestration space. Dell and Red Hat engineer...

  • Sponsored By Dell // May 2015

    OpenStack® cloud solutions from Red Hat and Dell

    OpenStack is leading in the cloud management and orchestration space, enjoying 72% adoption growth from 2012 to 2014. Find out why – and how your company can leverage the expertise of Red Hat and Dell in planning and deploying a private cloud based on OpenStack – with this handy infographic....

  • Sponsored By Dell // May 2015

    Cloud builders – What’s your blueprint?

    This blueprint provides the ultimate guide to private cloud’s numerous IT benefits. Through extensive experience with end-users and partners delivering a range of private and public cloud solutions, Dell has developed a blueprint that discusses the core capabilities driving cloud adoption. Every organization has a unique environment and goals, but...

  • Sponsored By Dell // May 2015

    Dell Red Hat Cloud Solutions Reference Architecture Guide

    If you’re using Red Hat Linux and considering a private cloud strategy that involves OpenStack, this reference guide is for you. Explore the architecture recommended for Dell Red Hat Cloud Solutions with Red Hat Enterprise Linux™ OpenStack Platform. Learn how the model encompasses software, hardware, operations, and integration to deliver...

  • Sponsored By Dell // May 2015

    Accelerate deployment of private and hybrid clouds

    Cloud technologies create dynamic customer engagement models, deliver competitive advantages, improve margins, and grow market share. Gartner reports that 70% of enterprises are pursuing private and hybrid cloud computing in 2015, and the advantages are compelling. This tech brief discusses cloud deployment in the context of OpenStack software and...

  • Sponsored By Dell // May 2015

    Hyper converged infrastructure appliances for private cloud

    The market for private cloud hardware and software is exploding as more IT departments make the transition from infrastructure-centric to service-centric application delivery. A key enabler for this next wave of growth will be the hyper converged infrastructure appliance, which delivers compute, network and storage capacity in modular, standardized deployment...

  • Sponsored By Dell // May 2015

    Building the Business Case for Cloud: Real Ways Private Cloud can Benefit Your Organization

    Private and hybrid cloud technologies help organizations achieve new levels of efficiency, cost savings, agility, and innovation. But quantifying the hard and soft benefits can be daunting for IT professionals who are most comfortable speaking in technological terms. This comprehensive white paper outlines the many advantages of private cloud technologies...

  • Sponsored By Dell // May 2015

    What Makes a Private Cloud a CLOUD?

    Private cloud technology scores high among companies that have adopted it to improve resource utilization, scalability, reliability, and operational efficiency. This comprehensive e-paper explains the organizational drivers and the benefits of private cloud deployments, outlining the steps required to align IT and lines of business with the latest offerings from...

  • Sponsored By Cisco Systems // May 2015

    Five Secrets of Highly Effective Data Centers

    More than ever, the data center is a gateway to opportunity, responsible for bringing together the data, applications, and IT resources needed to support growth and innovation. At Cisco we have the opportunity to observe how data center infrastructure is evolving in response to market and technology trends. In no...

  • Sponsored By Cisco Systems // May 2015

    A Data Center Fabric Is Critical to a Next-Generation Data Center

    The data center has gone through many major evolutionary changes over the past several decades, and each change has been defined by major shifts in architectures. The industry moved from the mainframe era to client/server computing and then to Internet computing. In 2011, another major shift began: the shift to...

  • Sponsored By Cisco Systems // May 2015

    Campus Wireless LAN

    Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) present systems that are based on common use cases or engineering priorities. CVDs incorporate a broad set of technologies, features, and applications that address customer needs. Cisco engineers have comprehensively tested and documented each design in order to ensure faster, more reliable, and fully predictable deployment.

  • Sponsored By Cisco Systems // May 2015

    Cisco Validated Design Summary for BYOD

    There are numerous ways to enable a BYOD solution based on the unique business requirements of a specific organization. While some organizations may take a more open approach and rely on basic authentication, other organizations will prefer more secure ways to identify, authenticate, and authorize devices. A robust network infrastructure...

  • Sponsored By Cisco Systems // May 2015

    Integrated Network Security Architecture: Threat-focused Nextgeneration Firewall

    Most large organizations address network security with an army of tactical point tools like firewalls, VPN gateways, IDSs/IPSs, network proxies, malware sandboxes, web and e-mail gateways, etc. This messy array of independent technologies was adequate ten years ago, but now presents a plethora of operational, policy enforcement, and monitoring challenges....

  • Sponsored By Cisco Systems // May 2015

    Hybrid Will Be the New Normal for Next Generation Enterprise WAN

    Public cloud services and mobility are driving business needs where the Internet and MPLS play an equally important role for enterprise connectivity. Network planners must establish a unified WAN with strong integration between these two networks to avoid application performance problems.

  • Sponsored By Globo // May 2015

    Enterprise Mobility eBook: How Do You Stack Up?

    Despite widespread agreement on the importance of enterprise mobility, the level of mobile maturity in organizations varies widely. Take the mobile maturity assessment in this interactive eBook and you'll gain insight into: Primary drivers for mobility among companies Barriers to mobile enablement and how to overcome them Use...