Today’s leading-edge organizations differentiate themselves through analytics to further their competitive advantage by extracting value from all their data sources. Other companies are looking to become data-driven through the modernization of their data management deployments. These strategies do include challenges, such as the management of large growing volumes of data. Today’s digital world is already creating data at an explosive rate, and the next wave is on the horizon, driven by the emergence of IoT data sources. The physical data warehouses of the past were great for collecting data from across the enterprise for analysis, but the storage and compute resources needed to support them are not able to keep pace with the explosive growth. In addition, the manual cumbersome task of patch, update, upgrade poses risks to data due to human errors. To reduce risks, costs, complexity, and time to value, many organizations are taking their data warehouses to the cloud. Whether hosted lo
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IT executives are in one of the most dynamic, challenging business environments of all time. The business expects speed; the IT function strives to keep up while pursuing innovation and efficiency. Many CIOs recognize that cloud is a possible solution to achieving both but they are uncertain about the best way to
Whether your company seeks to modernize IT, fuel innovation or accelerate growth, you’ll find that by identifying the most appropriate cloud journey for your organization, you can determine the best potential entry points to cloud migration as well as identify, prepare and prevent possible roadblocks.
And, you’ll discover how the right cloud platform and partner can enable your success by leveraging different layers of the cloud to reach your desired business outcomes—and ultimately achieve true business transformation.
Data is a driver of growth and change that is quickly becoming the world's most valuable resource. As such, finance leaders face increased pressure to value data as an asset on their balance sheets and use it to drive business strategy. To capitalize on the power of data, learn how to pinpoint where you are today. what steps you can take to reach your goals and how to measure success.
I progressi nel campo digitale rivoluzionano in profondità il nostro modo di lavorare, introducendo innovazioni nei nostri uffici praticamente ogni giorno. Queste tecnologie hanno alzato il livello delle aspettative, costringendo le aziende a operare con un'agilità senza precedenti.
Questi cambiamenti sono grandi opportunità, ma purtroppo ci imbattiamo anche in nuovi ostacoli che possono intralciare la nostra marcia verso il successo, come la necessità di innovare rapidamente, di minimizzare i costi e di reagire prontamente alle pressioni della concorrenza.
La nostra indagine indica nel complesso che la storia di IaaS sta diventando interessante e ha un ruolo preciso in uno scenario IT in evoluzione. Ci sono ancora dubbi e preconcetti, che vanno tuttavia scemando con la graduale adozione da parte delle aziende e il manifestarsi dei primi vantaggi. Nel complesso, la tecnologia IaaS è molto più facile da integrare di quanto non si creda: infatti quasi due terzi (64%) degli utenti di lungo corso indica che la migrazione è stata più semplice del previsto. È facile prevedere che il quadro sarà sempre più positivo con l’aumentare delle aziende che adottano le nuove soluzioni IaaS avanzate ora disponibili sul mercato.
Le divisioni IT hanno utilizzato IaaS per liberare il personale da compiti ripetitivi quali la manutenzione dell’hardware e l’aggiornamento del software. Ma non sempre sono stati sfruttati i possibili vantaggi correlati al processo di adozione. Quasi un quarto delle aziende (il 22%) sostiene che se dovesse ripetere l’implementazione di IaaS, utilizzerebbe strumenti per la migrazione automatica. Oracle Ravello, ad esempio, permette alle aziende di trasferire automaticamente i carichi di lavoro dai data center esistenti alle piattaforme cloud senza costose o rischiose modifiche.
Per avere successo nella realtà competitiva di oggi, le aziende devono svincolarsi dai limiti imposti dall’infrastruttura IT legacy. L’acquisto di hardware e la manutenzione di enormi data center per l’esecuzione dei sistemi informatici appartengono al passato: la gestione e la manutenzione dell’infrastruttura sono semplicemente troppo costose.
Un recente sondaggio di Gartner ha rivelato che oltre l’80% dei CIO ritiene che l’Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) sia un’opzione perseguibile e il 10% degli stessi già la considera la scelta predefinita per l’infrastruttura. L’utilizzo di un’infrastruttura con un modello di servizio elastico e con pagamento in base al consumo non solo riduce i costi e le preoccupazioni, ma consente inoltre alle organizzazioni IT di dedicarsi all’innovazione per favorire la crescita aziendale.
The rapid pace of change in attitudes to IaaS underlines how quickly it has become a key part of enterprise IT. Even in the past three months, adoption levels and positive attitudes toward IaaS have grown.
IaaS was originally seen as a way to reduce overall spend and shift budgets from capital expenditure to operating expenditure, and there is no doubt that it has done both. But it is striking how businesses have grown to appreciate the wider benefits of IaaS from greater productivity to freeing staff from routine maintenance in order to work on more value-adding projects.
To succeed in today’s competitive reality, businesses need to free themselves from the limitations of legacy IT infrastructure. The days of purchasing hardware and maintaining massive data centers to run IT must come to an end. Managing and maintaining your infrastructure is simply too expensive.
A recent Gartner survey found that more than 80 percent of CIOs consider Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to be a viable option and 10 percent of CIOs already consider it to be their default choice for infrastructure. Utilizing an infrastructure with an elastic, pay-as-you-go service model not only reduces costs and worries, but also frees IT organizations to innovate in ways that will enhance business growth.
In the past, companies have been able to adopt and utilize a business-as-usual IT infrastructure and get away with it. They purchased hardware to keep pace with data growth, managed multiple servers, and hired an ever-increasing workforce to ensure their organization succeeded. But with diminishing budgets and fewer resources, these institutions can no longer afford to carry out each and every one of these processes to maintain their IT infrastructure.
There is no doubt that enterprise cloud is a new and improved IT strategy. Cloud services have proven to improve organizational agility and reduce the burden of IT infrastructure and cost. Moving to the cloud is no longer a question of “if” but “when” and “how.” Most enterprises we interviewed are moving to cloud in phases over time and matching workloads to their perceptions of a vendor’s cloud capabilities that will best support their objectives. Many will require the ability and flexibility to support multivendor cloud and multiple deployment choices (e.g., public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud).
So, while the advertising industry is in the midst of profound change, it’s hard to be certain about the form that it will take in future. There’s good reason to be optimistic, rather than pessimistic. Firstly, as we saw earlier, the proliferation of digital platforms means that there are now more canvases for creativity than ever before. And secondly, recent discoveries in psychology and behavioural science have highlighted how human decision making – in any context – is often unconscious or non-rational. As a result, the range of problems where creative communication can offer a solution is wider than ever previously realised.
Pour réussir dans la réalité concurrentielle d'aujourd'hui, les entreprises doivent se libérer des contraintes imposées par l'infrastructure informatique existante. L'achat de matériel et la maintenance d'énormes centres de données pour la mise en œuvre de systèmes informatiques appartiennent au passé: la gestion et la maintenance de l'infrastructure sont tout simplement trop coûteuses.
Un récent sondage Gartner a révélé que plus de 80% des DSI pensent que l'infrastructure-en-service (IaaS) est une option viable et que 10% d'entre eux la considèrent déjà comme le choix par défaut pour les infrastructures. . L'utilisation d'une infrastructure avec un modèle de service élastique et payant réduit non seulement les coûts et les inquiétudes, mais permet également aux organisations informatiques de se concentrer sur l'innovation pour stimuler la croissance de l'entreprise.
Cloud services are poised to boost US GDP by $2 trillion over the next decade, according to new research commissioned by Oracle—but not every firm will benefit. In Intelligent Finance: How CFOs Can Lead the Coming Productivity Boom, Dr. Michael Mandel, senior fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School, shares how finance leaders across industries can help their organizations benefit from the coming wave of US productivity using cloud services—and the emerging technologies and global best practices they deliver.
More than 75% of business leaders say their current ERP system doesn’t meet their requirements, let alone future plans. To enable today’s data-driven organization, the very foundation from which you are operating needs to be re-established; it needs to be “modernized”. To help you navigate your own journey to modernization, we’ve crafted this handbook series to share the knowledge gained working with many thousands of companies using both legacy and modern ERP systems.
Getting the most from your data, driving innovation, processing orders faster, and reducing operating costs are all essential. And Oracle Exadata is the database platform to deliver these improvements. Read five top reasons for running your business on Oracle Exadata, and find out why other organisations say it was such a good choice for them.
Leave unwieldy infrastructure behind and get cloud-ready with Oracle Exadata. If you’re finding that on-premises IT infrastructure complexity is holding you back, it’s time to streamline and simplify. Find out more about our family of purpose-built Oracle systems that can help you consolidate infrastructure and get the performance your business needs. You’ll be ready to make the most of cloud benefits, when the time’s right for you.
When application and database numbers increase, how does an organisation avoid overstretching its staff, multiplying costs, and complications? Many companies are using Oracle Exadata—a platform that’s powerful, optimised, and cloud-ready when you are. And they’re seeing, on average, a five-year ROI of 429 percent, 94 percent less unplanned downtime, and 103 percent improvement in transaction rates. See our infographic for more significant findings.
IDC has put the business value of the Oracle Exadata to the test by interviewing eight customers. They reported better business outcomes and efficiencies as a result of improved database performance, scalability, and reliability. The resulting whitepaper also reveals business value highlights, such as 429 percent five-year ROI, US$222,000 additional revenue per 100 users, and 94 percent less unplanned downtime.
What you will learn from this report:
• The opportunity of loyalty: two thirds of consumers are already members of at least one restaurant loyalty program
• What consumers look for in a restaurant loyalty program
• What puts consumers off joining loyalty programs in the first place