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Embracing Hybrid Multicloud

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Embracing Hybrid Multicloud

Businesses might have accelerated their pace of achieving digital transformation due to the crisis, but they thought little about data. DX ensued an influx of oceans of valuable data, but do they possess the right infrastructure to manage it? The question is rhetorical because most of them would answer “No”. Would yours too?

This guide explores the benefits of data storage within a hybrid infrastructure. Learn why organizations like yours are adapting to multicloud architectures to solve their IT and business challenges. 

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Top Key Consideration to Ensure Resilient Business Operations

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Top Key Consideration to Ensure Resilient Business Operations
Top Key Consideration to Ensure Resilient Business Operations

The global health crisis has made it imperative for companies to reconfigure and transform their operations to meet today’s digital needs. “Resilience” is the next evolutionary phase of business continuity. Efficiency and operational excellence are not going away, but the key to future success will be – to become resilient on top of being efficient!

This IDC paper here outlines the top key considerations to ensure resilient business operations. Also, highlights the steps you can take to make your organization both agile and flexible to adapt to changes. And how this, in turn, will help you:

  • Make resilient business decisions
  • Predict customer needs, market demands, and operational response
  • And most importantly, stay prepared for today’s and tomorrow’s needs
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Industry-Wise Use Cases of Virtual Reality in 2020

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With AI and automation, virtual reality (VR) is there for quite some time now, as they significantly impact the world we live in.

VR has truly cut out space inside the gaming business as of late. This innovation is introducing another age of gaming that gives players vivid, first-individual point of view encounters. The gaming business has grasped augmented reality to bring engaging encounters like SuperHot and Beat Saber to a market starved for something new. 

A report by MarketWatch proposes the worldwide VR market will be worth $117 billion by 2022. From medical care to the development business, virtual reality will drastically change the manner in which we do things. Furthermore, VR arrangements will fathom the venture difficulties of our short term to improve client commitment, maintenance, and execution. 

Here are industry-wise use cases of virtual reality: 

Virtual Reality Across Social Media

Virtual reality is actively entering social media, and now every user of the network can have access to its unlimited possibilities.  Facebook is investing heavily in VR technology through Oculus. With a variety of VR headsets and an increasing library of quality entertainment, Mark Zuckerberg expects more non-gaming consumers to warm-up to owning their own headset.

At OC6, Zuckerberg made a number of exciting announcements including the introduction of hand-tracking, new social VR experiences with Facebook Horizon, and increased headset performance with the Oculus Link. All these Oculus refreshes mean to make augmented reality more social and improve commitment with non-gamers. In the following ten years, Zuckerberg plans to invest $ 3 billion into AR and VR tools. 

The Snapchat and Instagram filters like Overlay bunny ears and cat whiskers on selfies are a very consumer-facing application of AI tech combined with AR. Their popularity in these and various other applications of image enhancement functionality isn’t probably going to wane in 2019.

VR in Training & Education

Educational experiences in VR and AR will continue to become increasingly common throughout 2020. The immersive nature of VR means that pupils can engage with learning in fun new ways, and AR brings new flexibility to on-the-job training. Virtual environments allow students to practice anything from construction to flight to surgery without the risks associated with real-world training. Specifically, schools will make huge investments in bringing lessons to life through the power of virtual reality. A recent study by Perkins Coie shows that 41% of respondents agree that VR is most applicable within education.

Therefore, by implementing VR in the classroom, students will gain more understanding of spatial structures, language associations, and lesson content. A study by the University of Maryland found that VR contributed to more motivated students and greater information retention.

Additionally, the US Army has announced a deal with Microsoft to use its HoloLens technology in military training. This means soldiers will get real-time readings on their environment. This will provide real-time metrics on soldier performance such as data about heart and breathing rates.  

Moreover, many Fortune 500 organizations like Boeing, UPS, and Walmart are executing VR tools in workforce education and training programs.

VR in the Gaming & Entertainment Industry

In the gaming world, virtual reality can change the way players and audiences view the game. NextVR offers customers the best seat in the house to see on-demand competitions from FOX Sports, WWE, and the NBA. 

Virtual reality at independent film festivals is gaining momentum in Hollywood. Directors and producers are enthusiastic about the potential of VR for filmmaking. Since it is a modern form of entertainment, it can implement new filmmaking techniques and integrate other senses such as touch and smell. Growing interest, excitement, and investment will decide if VR films and series will reach mass audiences in 2020.

To create a special experience that can be experienced in your living room, concerts can be transmitted live to VR headsets. Whether a simple mobile app game like Pokémon or more conventional gaming consoles providing a more interactive VR experience, such as first-person shooters or sports games, gaming developers are developing ever-entertaining innovations to keep gamers entertained and to entice them to purchase their new goods. More and more consumers will come to expect VR from their favorite entertainment platforms and services, as these technologies increasingly develop.

VR in the Automotive Industry

Two of the most important developments observed in 2019 are voice assistants – most of the big manufacturers introducing their approach to Alexa and Siri – and in-car AR. 

Nvidia’s DriveAR platform, powered by machine learning, uses a dashboard-mounted monitor overlaying graphics from around the car on camera footage, pointing out everything from obstacles to historical landmarks along the way. Not to mention, Hyundai has been a pioneer in AR research, which goes beyond the cockpit-style view of the experience of the motorist. Furthermore, automobile giants like Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla, Toyota, and Volvo have all signed up to incorporate VR. 

WayRay, an Alibaba-backed startup, takes the path of directly projecting the AR data onto the car windshield, providing navigation prompts, right-of-way information, lane identification, and hazard detection.

In-car AR has the ability to boost safety as well as provide comfort for the driver. For example, Genesis G80 uses a variety of features to ensure precision, including monitoring the driver’s sightline, to ensure that holographic overlays are always in the right position. Instead of looking down at the GPS panel in the dashboard, the driver can see the arrows on the heads-up display showing live directions. Porsche is also making substantial investments in related technology.

VR Application in Healthcare

Healthcare is one of the main adopters of VR. Many healthcare organizations across the globe have begun to make use of VR in their operations and have realized its advantages. VR is spreading knowledge by providing users with a better understanding of treatments and diseases. Numerous implementations of VR are being applied in the healthcare sector. Applications such as robotic surgery, medical equipment, simulation of surgery, etc. are steadily gaining acceptance and are becoming more likely to be embraced by various healthcare organizations and recognized by the public.

Some of the key applications for VR include:

  • Psychological therapy
  • Training new doctors
  • Physical therapy
  • Pain management
  • Human Simulation Techniques
  • Healthcare marketing

VR in the Retail World

The retail sector is expected to embrace more and more VR and AR technology. Brands are leveraging VR to have new user experiences in the market. Therefore, to keep consumers using retail stores and shops, VR will have exclusive experiences, such as encouraging you to wear clothes without actually wearing them physically. 

Moreover, with the help of VR, stores can also minimize costs by offering more technology-based sales – such as a staff-less shop where everything is bought using apps. With the increasing number of people using VR technologies and consumers spending more time on smartphones, companies have a greater chance of catering to potential customers.

Future of Virtual Reality

Over the next year, VR will become more sophisticated as devices become more powerful and capable of producing better quality visuals. The VR industry is set to hit a huge $30 billion industry by 2020 with over 135 million VR headsets projected to be used on a daily basis by 2025. While gaming will remain dominant in terms of sales, more realistic sectors, such as healthcare and engineering, are expected to pick up momentum. 

The Power of Mobile – Accelerating Digital Transformation Through People and Process

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The Power of Mobile - Accelerating Digital Transformation Through People and Process
The Power of Mobile - Accelerating Digital Transformation Through People and Process

In today’s digital age, managers and employees need fast access to actionable information to make informed, and also strategic decisions. The power of mobile can help you in accelerating operations and processes. 

This white paper discusses the power of having smart mobile workforce management technology (MWM) – for improved communication, decision-making skills, and also agility across the organization. Discover how utilizing this technology empowers employees, and also provides transformative opportunities in five value-driven areas. 

The numerous benefits of the technology include:

  • Faster, better communication for stronger employee-manager relationship
  • Developing a culture of trust to foster greater engagement
  • Communicating clearly to the employees about changing work demands 
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Building Your Successful Hybrid Cloud Strategy

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7 Characteristics of Successful Hybrid Cloud Strategies
7 Characteristics of Successful Hybrid Cloud Strategies

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Hybrid cloud has become integral to many digital transformation strategies. Still, only less than 20% of mission-critical workloads have moved. Why? Because the process is complex. 

A hybrid cloud is an enabler of workload portability, strategic flexibility, and interoperability. And, by 2020, 75% of organizations will have deployed some kind of Hybrid Model. Therefore, you must figure out how to lead this part of digital transformation. 

Here is a well-planned implementation strategy that helps you stay on the right path when building your hybrid cloud strategy.

10 Key Strategies to Automate Your Microsoft Windows with Ease

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10 ways to automate Microsoft Windows with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform
10 ways to automate Microsoft Windows with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

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Today, organizations across use varied IT stacks, may have a Linux® server farm and also use a Microsoft Active Directory cluster to provide identity services. You may even maintain a cross-platform environment that builds software for multiple targets. So, is there an easy way to manage each of these components other than the tedious and error-prone manual method?

Yes, there is! What if we tell you –  you could automate your multivendor environment in no time? Access this checklist now to explore the 10 simple ways you can automate your Windows systems using the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform.

 

Here’s the Latest Version of Oracle GraalVM

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Here’s the Latest Version of Oracle GraalVM
Here’s the Latest Version of Oracle GraalVM

Oracle GraalVM features help to accelerate the performance of existing Java applications and enable building modern microservices. 

In this edition, explore the latest features and enhancements included in the release of Oracle GraalVM 20.1. This technical brief provides you with an overview and assessment of the business benefits of upgrading to the latest version.  

Access this white paper to learn more about:

  • Modern application challenges
  • GraalVM for improving application performance 
  • Multi-language support for boosting productivity
  • GraalVM enterprise security

Know more about Oracle’s GraaVM offerings.

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Improving Patient Experience With a 360° Digital Care Development Platform

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Improving Patient Experience With a 360° Digital Care Development Platform
Improving Patient Experience With a 360° Digital Care Development Platform

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The Healthcare customer experience can be frustrating. The moment you get injured, questions pour in like a flood, such as, “Where to go?”, “Will the procedure be covered?”, “Whether we can afford it?” And, this gets worse when applications are siloed.

To beat the challenge, today’s healthcare organizations implement the “digital front door” approach.

This approach helps reimagine customer experience by providing a seamless, personalized, and connected customer experience.

Read this white paper to understand how the approach works for your healthcare organization and helps create better outcomes for all stakeholders – most importantly your patients.

How Oracle’s New Data Warehouse Is Helping Businesses Get More Value?

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How Oracle’s New Data Warehouse Is Helping Businesses Get More Value?
How Oracle’s New Data Warehouse Is Helping Businesses Get More Value?

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Do you know what happens when the large repositories of data you have built and managed for years meet the autonomous capabilities of the future? It solves all your business needs/problems.

The current global situation has brought the need for organizational agility, rapid decision-making, and resilience to the fore. And, data warehousing can enable this change – while reducing human labor, eliminating errors, and ensuring high levels of security at the same time.

Download this white paper to answer questions about how your business is performing – and what to do next?

Top 9 Big Data Management And Business Analytics Tools

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9 Popular Big Data Management And Business Analytics Tools for Your Enterprise
9 Popular Big Data Management And Business Analytics Tools for Your Enterprise

Data is ruling the business landscape. Today, data forms a crucial part of any business strategy because it has the power to drive your business growth 2 or 3 times faster than you ever could.  Moreover, this data keeps multiplying by manifolds each day. Gone are the days of kilobytes and megabytes. This is an era of terabytes. However, this data is meaningless until you turn them into something valuable – something that can aid you in important business decisions. In other words, companies that use the best big data management and business analytics tools to predict and determine business-consumer behavior on a large scale benefit the most. These tools can help you reduce operating costs, offer better products and services, and analyze how your consumers are spending so that you can design an effective business strategy that drives growth.

If you are considering implementing a business intelligence tool, there are tons of different options available in the market. In this post, we have highlighted 10 great big data management and business analytics tools that can help you make strategic business decisions.

 

9 Popular Big Data Management And Business Analytics Tools

 

1. Tableau

Tableau has been around since the early days of big data analytics and continues to grow with the industry. Firstly, it is extremely intuitive and offers comprehensive features. Secondly, it can handle any amount of data regardless of the size. Most importantly, it offers customizable dashboards where you can visually present real-time data with excellent features that support better exploration and analysis.

To add on, its settings are flexible and can blend multiple data points the way you want. Also, it has tons of smart features and works at lightning speed. Best of all, it is interactive and works on mobile devices as well. And you can share data through shared dashboards.

 

2. Zoho Analytics

Zoho Analytics is one of the best big data management and business analytics tools that can handle everything from analytics to sales. This platform offers a great mix of all its features at an affordable price. They offer integration with Google, offers valuable data analysis reports & gamification models, and provides tons of great marketing campaign tools.

Also, they have a big user interface with lots of great features. Their advanced analytics can run your data through sales funnels and other reports. In addition, you can manipulate your data and log it over long periods of time to track.

 

3. Splunk

Splunk is another great tool that can handle small, midsized, and large business enterprise data as well as that data of public administration and nonprofit organizations. A single-user license works for 1,000 to 4,999 and it can be deployed on-premises, through mobile devices, or cloud!

This platform is adaptable, has great visual reporting and analysis features, and monitors real-time data. Not just that it automatically updates abnormal data patterns if any. Also, it allows you to customize your interface and shows the most commonly used tools right upfront at any time you need. 

 

4. Apache Spark

Apache Spark is an open-source platform that has been around for nearly 6 years. This platform has a rich ecosystem of extensions and plugins, making it up to just about any enterprise analytics task, such as its MLib machine learning library. It also has a large community of users and vendors offering support and assistance.  And its applications are adaptable to workforces of differing levels of IT skill and integrates easily with other Apache projects such as Hadoop.

 

5. Salesforce Einstein Analytics

Gartner’s analysts recently ranked Salesforce’s Einstein engine as having the strongest capabilities when it comes to automated analytics. Salesforce practically invented data-driven marketing, and its customer relationship management (CRM) tools have been industry-standard for years. Today, it is continuing to live up to its reputation as a leader of innovation, enabling a level of automation that competitors are struggling to match.

 

6. Talend

Talend is another very popular platform that has spiked its automation capabilities in line with current trends towards machine learning and smart computing. It carries out automated data quality and compliance operations in the background so that the users get faster access with better quality insights. Because it’s an open-source platform, there’s a strong community of users to learn from and work with. And it’s simple to find sample tools and templates for just about any job you might need to do.

 

7. SAS Visual Analytics

SAS Visual Analytics makes it easy to analyze and share powerful insights companies need into their data. It is fast, powerful, and scalable. And is capable of supporting a large number of users simultaneously. This platform is the best option if you are looking for something with an easy user interface and don’t mind paying for the convenience. Also, it offers great features for creating visual displays and representations of your data. Businesses can use them to show their analyses in different meetings and help different departments understand how it all ties together.

Not just that it offers data mining and statistical modeling that’s extremely useful. This makes data analysis even easier. In short, predictive models can help you with forecasting and estimating risks and rewards for your various marketing campaigns. 

 

8. Cassandra

Apache’s Cassandra is another great tool to use. And it’s free! The open-sourced software can manage massive volumes of data. Thanks to the NoSQL DBMS. This platform can even handle data that has been distributed across a variety of different commodity servers. It has its own CQL (Cassandra Structure Language) to interact with its database. It has some great set of features that include simple ring architecture, automated replication, and easy log-structured storage. To add on, it has a rapid response time and doesn’t take too many system resources, and most importantly, it’s easy to scale in a linear fashion.

 

9. Lumify

Lumify is a free and open-source tool for big data fusion/integration, analytics, and visualization. It is scalable, secure, and supports a cloud-based environment. It also works well with Amazon’s AWS. The primary features of this platform include: 

  • Full-text search 
  • 2D and 3D graph visualizations 
  • Automatic layouts
  • Link analysis between graph entities 
  • Integration with mapping systems 
  • Geospatial analysis 
  • Multimedia analysis 
  • Real-time collaboration through a set of projects or workspaces

 

Finally,

There are many great big data management and business analytics tools out there. Some of the tools mentioned in this post were open-source tools while the others were paid tools. The key lies in choosing the right big data tool that aligns with your business needs. You can always explore the trial version before you finalize the tool!

Also Read:4 Business Benefits of Implementing Cognitive Technology

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