Cloud operations have significantly reshaped digital transformation, especially storage-as-a-service. The focus for storage management is shifting from infrastructure to applications, revolutionizing how businesses handle data. Despite these advancements, challenges such as costly services, data availability rates, scalability, and complex management require careful consideration and resolution.
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In the competitive world of technology, one of the biggest challenges for IT leaders is adapting to evolving tactics and changes in network connectivity. This is similar to professional sports, as offensive and defensive schemes often change during a season due to trending playbook wrinkles. Team leaders that deploy dated scheming eventually fall behind in on-field play and their win-loss record will reflect this. In the world of IT, outdated network architectures and middleware lead to more serious burdens with hindered device management and security. As a result, many enterprises can’t fully enjoy the benefits of cloud technologies and digital transformation.
The retail industry has rapidly changed in recent years, embracing offline, online, and hybrid shopping as the new norm. Technology has thus become an essential factor in the success of retailers, which puts significant pressure on them to keep up with the latest tools and reconsider their approaches. To align their current infrastructure with the evolving landscape, retailers must focus on networking as a central aspect of their efforts. This entails an aggressive adoption of digital transformation through cloud computing and omnichannel retailing, modernization of inventory management, and implementation of advanced data loss prevention systems.
Some secrets are worth keeping, but we’re here to spill the beans on reliable, secure network connectivity for fixed retail locations. Overall, the retail industry has some of the most advanced data centers and hybrid cloud networks within today’s IT landscape. But the corporate center is not where the majority of business operations take place as many retail transactions occur at the outer edge. Some of these edge locations are more remote than others, yet they still rely on the same level of network connectivity. Overall, retail edge locations face unique connectivity challenges that urban, metro, and suburban locations simply do not. These challenges include:
- A lack of traditional network connectivity options
- Limited IT support in the area
- Higher rates of IT literacy amongst staff
- Disaster recovery and business connectivity
Do you trust your network? Performance may be in an optimal place, and workplace operations are thankful for that. But what about security? ‘Zero Trust’ is a practice every IT leader and decision maker should be educated on as more and more organizations have realized that all attacks don’t originate from the other side of the firewall. Attacks can be launched from anywhere, including within the network itself. Network administrators must always operate under the assumption that their network has already been breached. And sadly, for some reading this article, that may be the case.
Delivering a personalized and efficient shopping experience to customers is crucial in today's competitive retail landscape. Whether customers are shopping online or offline, achieving this goal requires retail organizations to take experience-first networking strategies. To successfully create this in a hybrid cloud era, retailers must meet these four key requirements:
- Setting up a heightened Wi-Fi connection for employees
- Optimizing location-based services
- Establishing a reliable network infrastructure
- Forming a unified data and connection security between retailers and customers
It’s been a wild ride the past three years, and our team has learned an awful lot about the transformative power of digital technology and the exploitable vulnerability that it introduces. Here are some examples:
- Password authentication is no longer secure.
- Enterprise users and the devices they work on are under siege by threat actors.
- Bolt-on security is no longer a viable approach to securing our digital devices.
- Internal IT must also focus on innovative solutions, not updates and password resets.
Enterprises are taking advantage of modern technology to improve customer engagement, in-house operations, cybersecurity, and in-house operations as the age of digitalization exponentially evolves. Big data analytics, AI, and edge computing have pushed IT demands higher than ever before, meaning a faster time-to-value ratio is key for success. To meet this challenge, HPE GreenLake and HPE Synergy offer organizations powerful solutions that allow them to stay digitally agile.
Enterprises everywhere are leveraging their computer networks to attain a competitive advantage for not just operational efficiency, but also employee satisfaction. Network information systems are being utilized to improve communication and collaboration amongst employees, increase productivity, and accelerate decision-making.
By collecting, storing, and analyzing large amounts of data, companies gain insights into customer behavior and market trends that allow them to act preemptively ahead of their competitors. In a time when economic inflation is on everyone’s mind, digital technologies are streamlining business processes to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and achieve pricing advantages.
In today's hyper business climate, companies need to be faster and more agile in order to stay ahead of the competition.To keep up, IT decision-makers are looking for efficient ways to improve operations and reduce costs. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is a popular solution but comes with some compromises such as higher costs or limited built-in data protection. HPE SimpliVity offers an alternative that provides the same hyperconvergence experience without sacrificing performance. Keep reading to discover more about this revolutionary technology!