The rapid expansion of enterprise mobility has ushered in a transformational form of "on-demand"
computing but has also tasked organizations and IT departments with a growing and complex set of
associated challenges. This Analyst Connections answers questions related to these challenges.
This Q&A document discusses how organizations are investing in security solutions that provide additional protection over sensitive data and increase visibility into network traffic and endpoint activity. According to IDC research, 60% of organizations surveyed indicated that modern endpoint and network security products such as sandboxes are either a high priority or an extremely high priority over the next 12 months.
Daniels Health recently integrated Salesforce with Adobe Sign, an Adobe Document Cloud solution, to enable sales reps to send electronic service contracts to customers. Electronic signing lets busy doctors review, sign, and return contracts at their convenience, which has dramatically boosted turnaround time and renewal rates. The following questions were posed by Bob Parker to Scott Goodwin, global CIO of Daniels Health, on behalf of Adobe.
This Analyst Connetion discusses some of the key concerns around security in the age of an increasingly mobile and connected digital world.
Cloud services are becoming an increasingly mainstream IT and application delivery model. Businesses now look to multitenant clouds (alone or in conjunction with other types of third-party IT) to deliver a wide range of benefits, including infrastructure scalability, improved business agility, and lower total cost of ownership.
As the threats and risks from cybercriminals, terrorists, gangs, nation-states, and others continue to grow and evolve, national security and public safety officials face one of the most difficult challenges in government right now to keep citizens, cities, and nations safe. Often that means understanding global cultural, social, and technological trends and adopting technologies that help reduce the threats and consequences associated with these trends.
Information technology (IT) is still in transition as cloud, mobility, social business, and analytics reshape the way businesses and people use technology. With the industry changing, enterprises will need to invest wisely in order to meet business objectives and stay on an equal footing with the dedicated and organized army of attackers targeting businesses, government entities, and individuals.
The 3rd Platform is causing businesses to rethink their entire IT infrastructure as a result of the steep growth in worldwide numbers of Internet of Things (IoT) systems and mobile devices with which end users drive increased data analytics and transactions on back-end systems.
Every enterprise, large or small, will be affected by the "people dimension" of digital business transformation. Innovative and disruptive technologies (cloud, mobility, big data and analytics, and social workflow) are creating new opportunities to support and accelerate this transformation.
Mobile devices have brought advancements to virtually all aspects of modern life and have had transformative effects on businesses spanning all industries. However, the positive business effects that can be brought about by mobility and "going digital" are not enjoyed as frequently within small and midsize businesses (SMBs) as they are within larger organizations.
Manufacturers are increasingly turning to technology to support the demand for better customer engagement. The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected products holds promise for delivering enhanced, value-added customer services. However, today, many manufacturers must find ways to offer services for products that aren't yet "connected."