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Disruptive IT Trends

Five technology trends have the potential to be disruptive to CIOs and IT organizations. They will be vital in reshaping the delivery of mission critical IT services to organizations and end users.

“With tight cost controls remaining an everyday fact of life, organizations are looking for technologies that save money, increase worker productivity, and solve pressing security issues. We expect to see organizations make highly targeted investments in emerging technologies for very practical uses in mission critical environments.” - Fred Dillman, Unisys chief technology officer

We invite you to explore each of these Disruptive IT Trends. Learn how to turn these trends from disruptive to productive in your organization.




Cloud Computing

Disruptive IT Trends Cloud Computing


Cloud computing should be a strategic area of focus for CIOs and senior business leaders. This is due to the overwhelming agility and economic advantages of this new IT delivery model that touches nearly every aspect of IT. A common framework is essential for all IT service delivery models. It includes cloud, which addresses governance, security, integration, processes, policies, applications, and architecture within the context of three core areas: Applications, Data Centers, and Management.

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Disruptive IT Trends Mobility


Employees have been at the heart of the mobility revolution. They have been blending personal, and business technology to make themselves more productive. This “Consumerization of IT” struck at the heart of every standardized, built-for-cost enterprise infrastructure. Now, increasingly we see enterprises taking back control over mobility as a core part of their business and IT strategies to drive revenue, enhance customer engagement, and be more competitive. However, some are more successful than others in taking advantage of the opportunities mobility creates. Who are these Mobile Trendsetters and what are they doing to get ahead and stay ahead? What can your organization learn from them about strategy, policy and governance to avoid falling into the Mobile Void? What business benefits do these Trendsetters achieve through a mature approach to mobility?

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Big Data

Disruptive IT Trends Big Data


Smart computing is all about utilizing the incredible processing power of today’s computing environments. Smart computing optimizes business decisions in real time and converts the ever-growing flood of data into both meaningful information and actionable intelligence. The strategic significance of smart computing in today’s globally-connected business environment is compelling. By 2015, there will be more interconnected devices on the planet than humans. The issue is broader than simply a storage issue around “big data”. What’s required is intelligent data analytics that can interpret data streams in real-time and make appropriate and automated business decisions.

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Disruptive IT Trends CyberSecurity


By having a logical framework for understanding cyber security, and the major domains it represents, enterprises can implement their cyber strategies and develop specific plans tailored for each domain. The challenge is far broader than simply addressing one issue such as securing mobile devices or securing cloud computing environments. It is about developing a comprehensive mission critical strategy and logical framework to address all of these inter-related trends.

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Social Computing

Disruptive IT Trends Social Computing


Social computing is an important strategic platform for increasing workplace collaboration and knowledge management. It is also a platform for modernizing enterprise applications to connect collaboration with business processes and transactions. The benefit is tangible productivity gains and customer value. Addressing both parts of this equation – social-enabling “horizontal” strategic knowledge management functions and “vertical” mission critical business applications – is key to unlocking the full potential of social computing in the enterprise.

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Social Business


Today’s Chief Information Officer needs more than just information. He needs intelligence. Moreover, he needs intelligence on how his business is performing, what his options are, and what actions to take. And all this must be real-time or he risks acting based on outdated intelligence. This is where VantagePoint℠ comes into play.

The Unisys VantagePoint Difference


Unisys VantagePoint employs a People Computing approach to delivering consolidated service views of the business. This provides a business-oriented view of what is going on within IT operations, offering visibility across all towers, suppliers, projects and groups in three service views:

  • People - Provide people a dynamic service portal with a consumer-oriented user interface employing role-based personas. End user support services take on a whole new look. From accounting, to engineering and HR, each persona receives a unique set of end-user services to maintain their productivity.
  • Operations - Front line IT support personnel have access to their daily tasks and assigned issues, while IT operations managers can see across their entire teams, into the call center as well as the service desk. View information on services, systems and projects. Additional services can be accessed from the Enterprise Service Catalog streamlining the process of requesting additional capabilities. 
  • Business - Executive level dashboards provide quick and easy to understand visual indicators on core service delivery levels while still allowing a deeper drill down to understand underlying issues. From projects to costing, compliance and resource utilization,

Unisys VantagePoint Business Views showcase business impact, alignment, and business value. Unisys VantagePoint brings you both the depth and detail needed at the front line as well as specific information focusing on; service views, service levels, service integration, and service orchestration. The best decisions require VantagePoint.

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Service Management
Cloud Advisory Services

Cloud Advisory Services provide strategic and financial guidance on aligning IT to business objectives. This starts with a roadmap that outlines the vision of a hybrid enterprise based on a combination of existing data center, internal cloud, and external cloud resources to provide agility, flexibility, and control.

​"Based on the study Unisys conducted and the advice they provided, we were able to confidently select a cost-effective email solution using cloud technology. Unisys provided valuable expertise in addressing executive team concerns and building confidence for the subsequent migration."

— Allan Steele, VP/CIO DART


Unisys provides the following types of advisory services:


  • IT Strategy Service to help clients develop their IT infrastructure and operations strategy based on their business objectives and provide a roadmap to get to hybrid enterprise vision.
  • Data Center Strategy Service to help clients develop their data center strategy based on their business requirements, technology trends, total cost of ownership, and realization models (e.g. own, lease, or outsource).
  • Feasibility Analysis Service to help choose the right approach (e.g. transformation of their existing data centers, or deploying internal cloud, or moving business workloads to public cloud).
  • Value Assessment Services to develop a business case that can stand the scrutiny of CFO.

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Cloud Advisory Services

Cloud Solutions
Private Cloud Services

Cloud-based computing necessitates shifting from a traditional to a hybrid IT infrastructure. This requires the right skills, resources, and operating procedures to automate provisioning and meet business, IT, and user demands. Despite the clear business advantages, many organizations hesitate to embrace cloud solutions because of significant concerns about protecting proprietary data from security breaches.

​"Unisys provided thought leadership to identify the solution which meets the performance targets and the price point required to satisfy the budget saving targets in the Public Sector."

— Peter Clarke, Isle of Man Chief Technology Officer

Unisys Private Cloud Services provides a flexible computing environment consisting of both virtual and physical servers in either a shared or non-shared (private) cloud for customers who require server capacity on a subscription basis. Under these services we configure, operate, monitor, and maintain all network, server, and storage hardware underpinning the offering. We also provide a library of Operating Systems (OS) and middleware software that your clients can choose to develop and run their applications.

Additionally, each client is provided a self-service portal to allow them to enter requests for service, search knowledge databases, self-provision the computing environment, view information about their infrastructure, and enable or disable monitoring. Unisys Private Cloud transforms data center operations into an agile, efficient, and highly-automated infrastructure service center for your mission critical applications and systems.

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Private Cloud Services

Cloud Solutions
Ensemble Unified Communications

Today, many organizations are saying goodbye to their aging installed base of PBXs in favor of moving to enterprise voice with Microsoft Lync. However, once the transition has been made, navigating the breadth of the Lync ecosystem can be an even larger challenge.

The typical makeup of a Lync solution requires multiple hardware and solution partners. In many cases each component requires a different vendor, and support for each component is maintained separately.

Ensemble Unified Communications (UC) by Unisys helps remove these challenges that are faced when deploying and managing Lync.

Ensemble UC by Unisys allows an enterprise to leverage a single vendor for their Lync solution. With an end-to-end solution comprised of Microsoft-certified components, Unisys can help implement a Lync configuration that gives you the benefit of the highest possible service level agreement (SLA).

With a simplified management model you can be confident in your Lync solution delivery results. Multiple vendors inevitably leave gaps in service and support.

Ensemble gives you a single point of contact for all service and support requirements. Let Unisys orchestrate it all for you.

A fully managed UC solution

Unisys offers comprehensive end-to-end IT capabilities to lead you through the transformation to unified communications. Our approach is analytical and based on practical hands-on experience and sound business practices.

Ensemble Assessment and Advisory Services are always centered on your best interests. At Unisys, we are technology independent. These services take advantage of your current technology with strategic re-configurations that can potentially help you save on initial capital expenditures.

Ensemble Delivery Services approach is flexible with a customized deployment plan based on your needs. Ensemble can be delivered in the cloud, on premise, or in a hybrid environment.

Ensemble Management and Support Services centralizes support, management, and reporting to meet service level agreements.

At Unisys, we want you to experience the full benefit of Lync – easily and cost effectively.

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Ensemble Unified Communications

Social Business
Enterprise Social Business Transformation

Today, more than 72% of companies are tapping into the power of social business to enhance employee collaboration and learning, connect better with a new generation of customers, partners and other stakeholders, and position themselves to attract and retain top talent within the emerging workforce.

The Unisys Social Business service offering is tailored to your segment, who you are, and what you need. We are a world-class provider of holistic, integrated social business capabilities. When you partner with us we will help you differentiate your products, improve your efficiency, and delight your stakeholders, clients, prospects, and colleagues.

Unisys Social Business takes a holistic approach to developing world-class social business capabilities. The portfolio incorporates the leadership alignment, culture and adoption, education and training, and communications and change components required to drive game changing social business capabilities in your organization.


Our Transformation Approach

Our transformation approach is based on our successful implementation within Unisys and provides the roadmap, services, processes, and tools to jump start your client's social business transformations. The approach provides step by step client support across eight key social business capability areas:

Presence and Communications – an integrated solution that provides your workforce has real-time access to people and resources through seamless voice and video communications, application and document sharing, regardless of device, channel, or time zone.

Workplace Collaboration – a common and transparent platform that breaks down geographic and organization silos and maximizes your work force’s access to expertise and information.

Culture and Empowerment – a proven change management approach and communications support required to drive social adoption and cultural transformation.

Modernization and Integration - end-to-end modernization and integration services to ensure your applications and infrastructure can support the transition to a world class enterprise social business.

Knowledge Management – A full suite of foundational knowledge management capabilities designed to enable your social business collaboration and knowledge sharing capabilities

Innovation – A socially enabled innovation platform that leverages the collective knowledge of your enterprise to drive innovation and performance improvement

Social Data Analytics – Analytics capabilities that drive critical business insights from both internal and external social activities

Business Integration – Integration of social business capabilities into your key strategic business processes

Our Services

We offer end-to-end services tailored to the state of your current implementation and the skills and resources available internally. Our overall approach to an Enterprise Social Business transformation consists of four phases:

  1. We Diagnose your social business transformation plans to identify and address key risks to successful deployment and organizational adoption
  2. We Advise on the critical decisions and program elements which impact your ability to deliver value from social business
  3. We Deliver the capabilities through an experienced, global team of Unisys professionals and partnerships with leading enterprise social business partners around the world
  4. We Manage your end-state enterprise social business platform, whether you need a best-in-class knowledge management organization, resources to manage your unified communications, or end-to-end capability support

Key elements that differentiate our approach

Unisys is an Industry-recognized Thought Leader

We have a dedicated team of industry leading thought leaders including #2 in the list of the “Top Ten Social Business Leaders of 2013”

Gartner has labeled Unisys as a “Visionary” in its 2013 Managed Mobility Services Report

We have been identified as one of “Five Companies That Are Rocking Social Media”

We have a Proven Best-in-class Implementation

Our Approach takes the “guesswork” and complexity out of your Enterprise Social Business Transformation

We provide real-time, practical experiences to help companies apply the most cost-effective and value driven approach to transformation

Our Service Offering is Holistic

Our solution incorporates leadership, culture, communications, and change components required to break down silos and cultural barriers

Our approach provides an integrated end-to-end solution that embeds social applications into key people and business processes

We leverage Unisys’ global scale and operations around the globe to deliver excellence

We are a Trusted and Impartial Advisor

Unisys has extensive partnerships with leading social technology companies and service providers. We are an impartial advisor solely dedicated to making your social business successful, not increasing software sales.
Unisys Offerings
Enterprise Social Business Transformation

Social Business
Unisys Stealth

Protecting sensitive data and IP is critical to your business, your customers, and your reputation. That is why data, network, cloud, and mobile security are top of mind for executives across practically every industry. The evidence of headline-grabbing breaches is mounting—perimeter security defenses are crumbling. Under the weight of these attacks, executives are asking ‘How can I protect my most critical, sensitive data, and networks?’

Eliminate the Threat Before It Becomes One – Go Virtually Invisible

Unisys Stealth™ is an innovative, software-based security solution that:

  • Conceals communication endpoints making them undetectable to all unauthorized parties inside and outside the enterprise
  • Implements with no disruption to your existing IT infrastructure, it merely rests on top
  • Tightens access control by basing it on user identity and not physical devices, so security moves with the user and is easier to manage
  • Protects sensitive data in motion from potential compromise through encryption
  • Reduces costs by allowing you to consolidate and virtualize networks, servers, and cloud architectures
  • Supports regulatory compliance such as PCI and other requirements that are drawing resources away from your core business and mission focus
  • Strengthens agility so you can quickly and easily adapt to meet emerging business and mission requirements
  • Helps executives future-proof their security investments by aligning with enterprise transformation trends

Unisys Offerings
Unisys Stealth

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Stealth for Mobile

Unisys StealthTM for Mobile enables authenticated and secure access to application processing environments in the data center from mobile applications. With Unisys Stealth for Mobile, security starts in the data center and extends to mobile devices. It leverages application wrapping software that encrypts data-in-motion from the mobile app across the Internet – securing it from hackers and eavesdroppers. Benefits include:

  • Helps secure the most critical assets in the data center from threats introduced by mobile devices.
  • End-users are quickly authenticated into Stealth Communities of Interest with no adverse impact on the user experience. 
  • Enables even more fine-grained security to be applied to your application users.
  • Fosters quicker implementation of mobile initiatives - application developers don’t need to become security experts or keep up with ever-changing security protocols.
  • Supports BYOD environments - it does not require an entire device to be secured; personal data or applications on the mobile device are undisturbed.

Unisys Stealth for Mobile secures the entire data path by protecting critical servers and virtual machines with Data Center Segmentation, connecting authenticated mobile users into secure Communities of Interest, and wrapping applications on the mobile device.

Unisys Offerings
Stealth for Mobile

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Enterprise Systems Management

Enterprise Systems Management (ESM) is a turnkey and integrated set of ITIL-based service management offerings. These capabilities provide advanced monitoring, remote management, and automated support for a range of enterprise systems including: applications, data centers, cloud, laptops, printers, workstations, network devices, servers, storage devices, and mainframes.

ESM is designed to drive business results, and is managed through a single view of service performance across the IT estate. ESM provides you with core IT operations capabilities such as: application performance monitoring, network monitoring, event management and notification, availability, and capacity management. The offering completes the lifecycle by delivering turnkey service management functions such as major incident, service impact, problem management, IT asset lifecycle management, and security information and event management (SIEM).

Unisys Offerings
Enterprise Systems Management

Service Management