The new Enterprise App world

Important Rules that Make or Break the Successful Development and Deployment of Enterprise Applications

From numerous perspectives, the environment for corporate IT is undergoing fundamental changes. Nowhere is that more true than in software applications. Only a decade ago, the momentum, focus, and expert attention revolved around multiyear, multi-million-dollar monolithic systems, like ERP and human resources automation. Today, however, the economics are inversed and the emphasis is on showing business value quickly, building on
what you have, and supporting users’ immediate needs in agile ways. In an era of financial caution and risk management, the time, cost, and risk profile of applications is radically different than just a few years ago.

The appetite for multiyear/multi-million-dollar application
development projects is long gone. Who wants to bring even a $3 million, three-year proposal to their board? The fact is, today, companies want lean, fast, low-risk app development
– with minimal upfront capital investments. Development needs to be fast, agile, and continuous – without lengthy, discrete versioning cycles, and cumbersome upgrades.
Instead of predicting the future, savvy IT strategies are, instead, creating
infrastructures and processes that let them respond quickly when the future

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Traditional app delivery is broken

We are in the midst of a profound technological shift in which software is disrupting virtually every industry.

Organizations are fundamentally transforming how they operate, interact with customers and go to market—thanks to business apps. We officially live in an app-driven economy.
But to truly ride this app wave and become the change agents they have always had the potential to be, IT teams need to break the shackles that have held them—and their projects—down.
This guide outlines a new mindset and approach to help IT teams deliver game-changing apps faster, easier and cheaper than ever imagined. By accelerating time to market and innovation, they’ll, in turn, position their companies to lead this new app economy

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What is hyper-converged infrastructure?

If you’re like a lot of people, a few years ago you probably began consolidating
your physical servers using a hypervisor. You then discovered that some of
your applications were running slowly, or that moving a virtual machine (VM)
from box to box was harder than you expected, requiring you to manually reestablish
the routing between the virtual app and its data stored somewhere
on the company SAN. In both cases, your hypervisor vendor likely told you that
your legacy storage was the root of the problem. To solve the problem once and
for all, your hypervisor maker said, you can abandon your old storage and jump
on board with something called hyper-converged storage.
Your first reaction might have been to ask, “How could it be legacy storage,
when I just deployed it?” The next question might have been “What the heck
is hyper-converged storage?” A search of the Web for more information on
hyper-converged storage probably turned up as many definitions for the term
as vendors offering products.

Analysts claim hyper-converged storage is actually a subset of hyper-converged infrastructure. The term hyper-converged infrastructure
typically refers to a cobbling together of server components with storage components
via some sort of software-defined storage (SDS) software “glue.” This
has usurped all those special features and functions that used to be operated
from array controllers and instead placed them into a software uber-controller
on the server side of the hyper-converged platform.

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10 Ways Requirements Can Sabotage Your Project Right From the Start

It’s Time To Stop Project Failures Right At The Source…

Most Projects Managers and Project Management Offices just aren’t clear on these 10 major causes of project delays, budget overruns and outright failures.
This whitepaper  has the answers…

Our latest easy-to-scan visual white paper shines a spotlight on a major root cause of project failure in every organization—requirements. And while the first reaction might be to place blame on the requirements author, the Business Analyst, this is incorrect…

A glimpse at the REAL root causes revealed inside the paper:

  • The ‘elephant in the room’ when it comes to agile development—guaranteed to cause problems if not addressed
  • Why the benefits of collaboration rarely materialize on every project
  • How the trend toward outsourcing impacts requirements and what this means for PMs and the PMO

If you can’t name the 10 ways that requirements are causing projects to fail, this white paper is a must-read.

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2015 Cyber Threats and Trends: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Network Data

2015 Cyber Threats and Trends: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Network Data

Defending an enterprise today is a more complex and challenging task than ever before.

Our personal and professional attack surfaces have never been greater, and they are only expected to grow as organizations and individuals continue to increase their reliance on the digitally connected world for a variety of tasks. Security practitioners must not only protect their enterprise assets, but also guard against threats to their supply chain and other business ecosystems. These threats, coupled with the cyber threat landscape’s continuous evolution in terms or actors, tactics and motivations, have created a situation where organizations must now move toward an intelligence-driven, holistic security approach to keep pace with the rapid changes in attackers’ tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).

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Capacity Management Benefits For The Cloud

There are many benefits that enterprises can realize by moving workloads to
the cloud, and organizations are using the cloud to manage many different
types of workloads today. Organizations rely on private clouds to manage
transaction-centric applications and more compute-intensive applications —
workloads that require additional management — while public cloud is mostly
used for session-oriented applications. As a result, whether adopting private,
public, or hybrid clouds, enterprises can obtain significant business and
economic benefits by using capacity management and monitoring solutions to
optimize workloads. Capacity planning is no longer just a process aimed at
forecasting hardware needs; it’s the key to understanding and optimizing the
cost of running business services through platform selection.
This BMC Software-commissioned profile of US and UK enterprise IT
operations decision-makers at organizations using or planning to use private
cloud evaluates the adoption and benefits of capacity management to
optimize workloads in the cloud, based on Forrester’s own market data and a
custom study of the same audience.

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The future of Business Collaboration


In early 2013, in conjunction with several industry experts, PGi produced the first The Future of Business Collaboration eBook, covering topics including BYOD (bring your own device), globalization, the mobile workforce and social media, and how these evolving trends were affecting the nature of collaboration in the workforce. Some trends fade into obscurity, some become everyday tools in our work lives and some continue to evolve, tweaked by innovations and paradigm shifts. And because time marches ever forward, dragging trends and technology in its wake, we must be ready to adapt. Now, we are proud to present the 2015 edition of The Future of Business Collaboration, a recognition that the trends and technologies powering business collaboration are always on the move, and that only by continually discussing and analyzing these trends can we arrive at—or rather, create—the future of business collaboration together.

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Not All End User Experience Monitoring Solutions are Created Equal

Not All End User Experience Monitoring Solutions are Created Equal
Read this new whitepaper to navigate through the End User Experience Monitoring (EUEM) landscape. Learn how traditional APM and device monitoring products provide some aspects of End User Experience Monitoring, but can often leave enterprise IT Ops teams blind to what their workforce users are actually experiencing. This paper covers:
– A side-by-side comparison of five common EUEM approaches: synthetic monitoring, network-based packet capture, JavaScript injection, device monitoring, and an agent on the end user device
– How Aternity Workforce APM complements traditional APM products to deliver extensive benefits to enterprise app developers, IT Ops, and the line of business
– How the right EUEM approach provides a complete view of end user experience and device metrics correlated to that experience, for the full range of apps and devices that the enterprise workforce relies on in today’s converged cloud, mobile, and virtual environments

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Implement A Proactive Strategy For Data Security

Data Security And Privacy Are Critical Business Imperatives In The Data Economy

Hardly a week goes by without headlines about a breach of customer data. Less frequent, but just as alarming, are the publicly reported examples and allegations of intellectual property theft. Data security and privacy — and by extension, brand reputation — are front and center today and will quickly become a business differentiator for tomorrow.The question remains: How will organizations respond?

IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate data security decision-making by security buyers and influencers, and what it means to engage in proactive data security and privacy efforts in order to address threats today and in the future. This study began in May 2014 and was completed in June 2014. Forrester developed a hypothesis that tested the assertion that enterprises today have many more stakeholders involved in data control, data governance, security, and privacy. However, despite this involvement, organizations approach data security in a very reactive fashion and often do not have a clear understanding about the value of their data.

In conducting surveys with 200 security decision-makers in the US, UK, and Germany, and having five in-depth follow-up phone interviews for additional context, Forrester found that while these companies’ data security efforts are primarily driven by compliance and tactical in nature, security teams have the attention of executives who are increasingly aware of and concerned about data security. These security decision-makers also place a high priority on helping securely enable big data and data quality initiatives — both of which have implications for revenue growth and customer experience.


Forrester’s study yielded five key findings:

  • Data security efforts are policy- and compliancedriven. Compliance is necessary, and policies are an important part of data security. However, organizations that drive data security efforts based on policy and compliance put the business at risk by neglecting to take a more holistic and proactive approach to data security strategy. Remember: Compliance does not equal security.
  • Firms do not understand what is sensitive data. What is sensitive data to the organization? And does the entire organization share a common understanding of what constitutes sensitive data? In order to protect data, we must first understand (or know) our data.
  • Proactive data security goes beyond technology implementation. Technology is only one part of the equation. People and processes matter. Data privacy and security are conjoined concepts that require coordination between people and processes to successfully address these concerns.
  • Many firms struggle with data security and are not mature in measuring the success of data security initiatives. The transition from network and devicecentric security to data-centric security is new to most enterprises. There is a significant cultural shift that must take place in order for organizations to mature their data security practices.
  • For better or worse, breaches are an organizational catalyst. As a direct result of a data breach, 45% of firms implemented new security controls and policies, and 42% said that security and privacy have become bigger topics of discussion. However, 35% also indicated that the breach caused a lot of disruption in the organization, with 18% of companies laying off employees as a direct result of a breach.

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