The BBC: The World’s Leading Public Service Broadcaster
Since its foundation in 1922, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has been synonymous with world-class news and entertainment. With a weekly global reach of 348 million, its long-standing mission to enrich people’s lives with programmes and services that inform, educate and entertain is as relevant as ever, but it has also never been more challenging to achieve. A significant factor is the rapidly changing viewing habits of the BBC’s global audience. Online and catch-up services have seen significant growth in recent years, while the number and variety of devices used to consume services has also grown exponentially. Added to this is the increasing expectation amongst viewers for broadcasters to provide tailored content to them, based on their viewing history and personal preferences.
Like most global media entities, the BBC has long recognized the changing landscape shaped by the explosion of digital devices and technologies, and has been working to continue to thrive in the new digital environment.View whitepaper
The shelter-in-place mandates put in place earlier in 2020 sent most employees home, and for the next few months they strived to stay connected and productive, while IT teams scrambled to provide infrastructures to support them. Now many organizations have realized there are benefits to having a distributed workforce, and thus are focused on tackling some of the network-related challenges that have compromised employee experience.
Remote user access is one top-of-mind concern. When employees are remote, connecting to on-premises apps can be ...
How IT adapts in times of change:
When global events caused companies to make a rapid pivot to remote work, IT had no choice but to act fast. No matter where they were on the path to digital transformation, IT organizations across industries were responsible for onboarding a large number of employees onto new devices, managing a bigger population of distributed users, and keeping them all connected and secure.
For teams still using traditional PC lifecycle management methods on their Windows devices, these new demands quickly became a mas ...
Organizations will continue to benefit from their data center investments, yet many of these organizations are also looking to benefit from the unique advantages offered by public cloud that cannot be cost-effectively delivered with today’s static data center environments.
- 4 Reasons to Extend Your Data Center to the Cloud:
1. Footprint expansion - Obtain capacity for new projects and expand into new geographies without building a new data center or investing in over-provisioning.
2. On-demand capacity - Handle unplanned temporary cap ...
Cloud infrastructure is becoming the primary deployment environment for a majority of workloads.
As organizations extend on-premises data center environments to the public cloud, there are several factors that need to be considered to effectively integrate on-premises data centers with the public cloud in order to realize cloud benefits.
The goal of this paper is to help our customers understand these factors and identify the right cloud platform while identifying potential challenges. ...
1. Footprint Expansion:
Obtain capacity for new projects and expand into new geographies without building a new data center or investing in over-provisioning.
2. On-demand Capacity:
Handle unplanned temporary capacity needs and anticipated seasonal spikes in demand without the capital expense of maintaining idle capacity.
3. Test, Development, and IT Lab Environments:
Perform test/dev and lab/training activities in a flexible pay-by-the-hour environment, with the ability to move between cloud, on-premises, and other regions as needed.
Digital transformation is becoming pervasive, impacting businesses across regions and industries....