Customer obsession has created a business environment of continual disruption. Constant change is forcing execs to recognize that traditional planning and delivery practices don’t sustain the ability to focus on strategy while delivering new capabilities. To adapt to an environment where change is the new normal, project management office (PMO) leaders and enterprise architecture (EA) strategists are expanding Agile methods, but scaling Agile to the enterprise requires significant process, organization, and cultural change. This report identifies best practices for tackling this challenge.
In today’s competitive world, agile methodologies promise faster delivery, higher quality, increased productivity and better alignment with your company strategy. But while many companies introduce agile approaches at the team level, they often fail when scaling agile to the program and portfolio level. CA Agile Ready > Sync > Go provides a complete solution for building and launching successful, enterprise-scale agile programs. Integrating the industry leading expertise of CA Agile Transformation Consulting with the CA Agile Central enterprise-class planning and tracking platform, Ready > Sync > Go can help you build and launch a high-performing agile program in as little as three months.
For more and more organizations, the new reality for development, deployment and delivery of applications and services is hybrid cloud. Few, if any, organizations are going to move all their strategic workloads to the cloud, but virtually every enterprise is embracing cloud for a wide variety of requirements.
In fact, hybrid cloud is the new norm for IT. IDC says more than 80% of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud by 20171, and 70% of IT decision-makers say they will always have a mix of traditional IT and cloud architectures.2 With important applications and workloads architected across both on-premises and hybrid, public and private cloud environments, business and IT stakeholders must be able to access data with equal efficiency, reliability and speed—regardless of physical location, infrastructure type or time frame.
This solution needs to reach audiences reliably wherever they are, scale as fast as they grow, and adjust intelligently to dynamic network environments for the highest viewing quality possible. Missteps in online video strategy can have a long-lasting effect on audience perceptions, not only of the video experience – but also on the brand being represented.
Akamai Download Delivery speeds your content to online audiences and lowers distribution costs while giving consumers the download experience they expect – whether they’re on their desktops, smartphones or other connected devices.
In this white paper, we’ll explore why online video quality matters and the specifics of how it should be measured. Get a peek “under the hood” to understand the core elements of video delivery that contribute to high-quality viewing experiences. Most importantly, see why the choice of a content delivery partner is essential to your online video success.
Akamai’s Predictive Content Delivery (PCD) technology was developed to help satisfy the growing demand of mobile video. It is designed to optimize the delivery of data-heavy video traffic terminating on mobile devices and provide mobile customers with a video service that exceeds their expectations in the form of high-quality, always-available video with instant startup. Read on to find out more.
Directed at cloud architecting concerns, this paper covers streamlining complexity at scale, knowing infrastructure state, and using easily repeatable patterns that bolster security, compliance, and disaster recovery. Get this white paper now.
Energy companies are being challenged on multiple fronts. Core expectations require the delivery of safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy. Business models are being challenged by alternatives such as renewables and consumers demanding more sophisticated interactions through social and mobile.
Energy companies need to:
Disruptively innovate business processes through analytics driven operational excellence to increase agility and responsiveness, reduce operational costs and improve asset reliability
Assume the role of energy integrator to optimally balance supply and demand points
Deliver a 360-degree customer-of-one experience to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty, reduce costs, and improve management of energy demand
By 2025, it’s projected that consumers will purchase 70 million virtual reality devices every year. This creates a major opportunity for TV networks and MVPDs to go beyond the smartphone and tablet and engage customers in a whole new immersive world.
Read our guide, Capitalizing on Viewers’ Hunger for Virtual and Augmented Reality, and learn:
• Six ways to delight viewers with virtual and augmented reality enhanced experiences
• Untapped opportunities in the evolving VR and AR landscape, and how to monetize them
• Key Adobe investments that will enable end-to-end video delivery in VR and AR
There’s no doubt that your digital asset management system (DAM) can change everything when it comes to delivering the right customer experience at the right time. According to 78% of marketers, DAM is key to speed up time to market. It fast-tracks everything — from asset creation and management to campaign delivery. A next-generation DAM can turn your content marketing into compelling customer experiences. To learn more content marketing tips, read Breaking the DAM.
Application Delivery Controllers understand applications and optimize server performance - offloading compute-intensive tasks that prevent servers from quickly delivering applications. Learn how ADCs have taken over where load balancers left off.
If your organization's servers run applications that are critical to your business, chances are that you'd benefit from an application delivery solution. Today's Web applications can be delivered to users anywhere in the world and the devices used to access Web applications have become quite diverse.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Mar 06, 2017
Health care in America has long been a subject of debate.
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The proliferation of communications channels has set expectations around cost and productivity
benefits. Unified Communications (UC) is proffered as a way of helping bring them all together, but
companies struggle to justify the business case for it. Against this background, how important is UC as an approach to streamlining communications, and how can businesses exploit it?
Today, email deliverability is a challenging goal and a moving target all at the same time. Traditional metrics such as email volume and open rates are going up, but inbox placement is in decline. And no matter how fantastic your email is, it won’t generate a response if it isn’t delivered. So, what can today’s marketers do to make sure their messages hit the inbox?
As organizations have improved service delivery, they have also turned their focus to presenting business value more positively. These organizations are beginning to develop true BSM systems in two ways: by understanding the metrics that successful businesses employ to determine the value of IT, and by linking these metrics and associated business services to IT infrastructure components.
Managing service delivery in todayís complex and dynamic business environments demands new and different approaches from IT. The explosive growth and the rate of change of information has brought particularly daunting challenges for IT that have contributed to incredibly complex underlying infrastructures. To get a true picture of all of the components necessary to support an IT or Business Service, you must access and bring together data that resides in disparate data silos throughout the enterprise.
ITIL provides a framework of customizable best practice initiatives that help organizations consistently deliver high-quality IT services. Effective ITIL implementation adds value to the IT infrastructure and improves business and service delivery.
As IT evolves towards a more business-aligned position, it must seek out new ways of working that support more effective operations, service creation, and service delivery. These include technologies, processes, and a culture that supports higher levels of accountability, as well as more dynamic responsiveness to business needs.
Effective workload automation that provides complete management level visibility into real-time events impacting the delivery of IT services is needed by the data center more than ever before. The traditional job scheduling approach, with an uncoordinated set of tools that often requires reactive manual intervention to minimize service disruptions, is failing more than ever due to todays complex world of IT with its multiple platforms, applications and virtualized resources.