Cloud Computing Whitepapers


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Competitive review of BPM in the Cloud
By IBM Australia | 2/12/2014
This report focuses on the cloud-based BPM offerings now being delivered by many BPM vendors, in particular those that offer Platform as a Service BPM to complement their on premise license based solutions. ·PaaS provides ways to mitigate shortfalls in BPM, provides cost-effective usage-based funding and requires little in the way of support ·In order to anchor any assessment of BPM PaaS offerings, it is important to appreciate the most prevalent use cases ·This paper offers a vendor review with regards to cloud computing characteristics, BPM functionality and solution extensions
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Strategic business process management in the cloud
By IBM Australia | 2/12/2014
This whitepaper explains how to utilise the cloud for strategic business process management, helping deliver value to customers and improve back office efficiencies. ·With the complete fusion of IT and the modern enterprise, technology and business have become inseparable ·The excitement associated with cloud computing is not about on-demand IT; it is about on-demand business innovation ·The cloud without process cannot deliver on the promise of outside-in business transformation
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Explorys: Improving healthcare quality & costs using a Big Data platform
By Cloudera | 31/10/2014
Read how medical firm Explorys integrated clinical, financial, and operational data in order to improve delivery of care, resulting in better health outcomes and reduced costs. - Healthcare workers relied on IT departments to understand something about data, waiting days or weeks for results - Explorys sought to bring clinical, financial, and operational data into a single, enterprise data hub - Hadoop is a cost-efficient technology that helped address these big data challenges
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Evolving data warehouse architectures in the age of Big Data
By Cloudera | 31/10/2014
Big data is a major driver of change with its burgeoning size, sources, frequency of delivery, and diversity of structures. This report discusses how data warehouse architectures are evolving. - The adoption of advanced analytics and real-time operation influences data warehouse architectures - Given the rising complexity, DW architecture is more critical than ever in order to make sense of, govern, and optimize complicated multi-platform DWEs - Research was conducted via interviews with industry experts and leading-edge user companies
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Cloudera delivers Hadoop in the AWS Cloud
By Cloudera | 31/10/2014
Customers of Cloudera and Amazon Web Services (AWS) now have the ability to run the Enterprise Data Hub in the AWS public cloud. - Organization’s want to acquire and combine data to deliver real-time insights to all kinds of users - The Enterprise Data Hub has the flexibility to run a variety of enterprise workloads while meeting enterprise requirements - This joint solution combines large-scale data management/analytics with expertise in cloud computing
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Three factors entrenching Big Data in financial services
By Cloudera | 31/10/2014
The definition of Big Data is rapidly changing within the financial services industry—pivoting from a measure of volume, variety, and velocity to an evaluation of systems-enabled strategy. - The most important issues relate to the potential of analysing full data sets spanning multiple silos - Successful data-driven firms use modern infrastructure to go beyond future-proofing the data centre against larger operational efficiency demands - Technology and competition are forcing wholesale banks to prioritize core competencies and market fit
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Rackspace Hosting Links Dedicated Servers to Cloud for Maximum Scalability and Flexibility
By F5 Networks | 13/7/2014
Rackspace Hosting, the world’s leading specialist in hosting and cloud computing, wanted to offer its customers an easy way to link dedicated managed servers to cloudbased servers. The company used Application Delivery Networking devices from F5 to help build a hybrid service called RackConnect.
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Unlock the Promise of Cloud: A Strategic Perspective White Paper
By Cisco Systems Australia | 10/6/2014
Not long ago, IT focused on managing technology and keeping business operations running smoothly. Today, your IT department is being asked to expand its scope beyond just running the overall IT environment. IT is expected to support more strategic initiatives such as growing the business, promoting innovation, and improving customer experiences. To add value, IT leaders must adapt, especially in areas of collaboration, innovation, and value creation.
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A Strategic Approach to Meeting the Demand for Cloud White Paper
By Cisco Systems Australia | 10/6/2014
What makes the cloud such an attractive option for enterprises? The cloud empowers IT to act as a broker of business-critical IT services. It helps the organization become a more proactive player that can aggregate, integrate, and customize the delivery of cloud services to meet specific business needs. Instead of working in a technology vacuum or owning the entire IT value chain, IT can make build-or-buy decisions in the context of IT services sourcing recommendations.
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Selecting the optimal path to private cloud
By EMC Corporation | 6/6/2014
This whitepaper presents IDC's insights about implementing an internal or "private" cloud technology model and how this strategy can allow IT organizations to respond to and support business demand with dynamic business agility.
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