Cloud Computing Success Demands the Right Cloud Connectivity
Moving applications and services to the cloud is one of the most effective strategies enterprises can adopt in their efforts to achieve three strategic objectives: increase productivity, operate more efficiently, and reduce costs. However, placing their applications and services in the cloud is not enough, in and of itself, to achieve these objectives. Because employees at every location must have secure, reliable, and flexible access to the applications now residing in the cloud, enterprises also need network connectivity with the cloud. Many enterprises are turning to a private-network approach, one specifically designed to deliver cost-effective reliability, security, and performance, comprising Ethernet and MPLS based IP-VPNs, and backed by strong SLAs.
The Definitive Guide to the Right Metrics for Your Inside Sales Team
To manage their teams successfully and hit their revenue number, sales leaders must carefully measure their individual sales reps’ performances. Though many useful leading indicators and metrics to do this, deeper metrics provide a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of your sales team’s performance and will help you manage sales more effectively. This white papers focuses on the ‘best practices’ sales metrics in three key areas—activities, sales pipeline, and sales results—so you can go beyond scratching the surface of sales management and start digging into the metrics that truly matter.
The Definitive Guide to Pipeline Management
Correctly managing your open opportunities is an essential part of hitting your number, which is why your pipeline is a primary factor of sales success. Understanding your pipeline, which is essentially a visualization of open opportunities, helps sales managers and reps improve forecasting, better understand why deals are won (or lost), and quickly identify bottlenecks or leakages in the sales process. This white paper shows you how to best manage your pipeline, which isn’t always straightforward.
TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Containerized Data Center
Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a total cost of ownership (TCO) savings of 30% compared with traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure. Avoiding overbuilt capacity and scaling the design over time contributes to a significant percentage of the overall savings. This white paper provides a quantitative TCO analysis of the two architectures, and illustrates the key drivers of both the capex and opex savings of the improved architecture.
Operationalizing the Buzz: Big Data 2013
The world of Big Data is maturing at a dramatic pace and supporting many of the project activities, information users and financial sponsors that were once the domain of traditional structured data management projects. Research conducted by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) and 9sight Consulting makes a clear case for the maturation of Big Data as a critical approach for innovative companies. The survey went beyond simple questions of strategy, adoption, and use to explore why and how companies are utilizing Big Data. Download the report and get all the results.