In an ever-changing world, DBAs are managing more complex, business-critical systems. With demands of high performance and around-the-clock uptime, how can they keep providing maximum service levels? Advanced performance management is the answer. Learn more – read this Dell Software white paper.
What do consumers want from Wi-Fi? Cisco® Internet Business Solutions Group asked 1,060 Canadians to shed light on mobile user demands, identify future trends, and define strategies for business success.
There’s no stopping information growth. How then, can your midsize business meet new demands for data storage with limited resources? IBM® Storwize® V7000 has the answers. In this eguide, you’ll find out that this innovative solution can radically improve storage performance—while minimizing expenses
IT teams are working harder than ever in the face of massive data growth, complex operations, and time and budget constraints. Access this white paper to discover an operating system that addresses the limitations of traditional approaches to IT, removing IT constraints and allowing you to respond to business demands more readily.
Enterprises strive for ever-greater business impact from their online presence, demanding more from Web content management than it has traditionally delivered. In this Gartner report, you'll find how well WCM vendors are responding, providing insights for buyers and those reviewing their existing applications.
"The performance, availability, and data protection associated with tier-1 applications were easy to meet when one application mapped to one server and a dedicated storage system. But to carry these features into a virtual world with pooled, shared storage systems and unpredictable workloads creates new demands.
In order to reach an agile state in your business, access this white paper now to gain insight into innovative solutions catered to these new challenging demands."
"Today, enormous amounts of data are being created from a variety of sources, such as applications, new mobile devices, big data analytics, and the cloud. This is changing the speed with which business gets conducted and the scale in which it occurs. Moreover, the digital explosion shows no sign of slowing and IDC expects the amount of data being stored to grow in excess of 50% per year over the next few years.
Discover how flash technology is being deployed to improve performance and efficiency for these demanding environments. Access this IDC whitepaper to learn more about the role of flash technology and the importance of flash solutions that are designed specifically for the enterprise."
Published By: GoodData
Published Date: Sep 17, 2013
While some IT best practices are applicable to BI, many are not. BI is different. Specifi cations are oft en outdated by the time they are collected. Business users demand more control; therefore, IT standards oft en take a back seat. Enterprises that understand and embrace these differences are oft en the most successful with BI.
Traditional multi-channel thinking simply does not deliver the results most businesses and, more importantly, their customers demand. Today, it's critical to go beyond thinking in terms of "multi-channel" and start focusing on unifying content across screens—only forking content to real channels such as social media and mobile apps. It's vital to really understand the user's context and to intelligently re-use and re-format content blocks to deliver the right experience at the right time on the right screen or channel. Download this eBook for 6 ways to rethink content when structuring and managing online properties.
Every data center IT manager must constantly deal with certain practical constraints such as time, complexity, reliability, maintainability, space, compatibility, and money. The challenge is that business application demands on computing technology often don’t cooperate with these constraints.
A day is lost due to a software incompatibility introduced during an upgrade, hours are lost tracing cables to see where they go, money is spent replacing an unexpected hardware failure, and so on. Day in and day out, these sorts of interruptions burden data center productivity.
Sometimes, it’s possible to temporarily improve the situation by upgrading to newer technology. Faster network bandwidth and storage media can reduce the time it takes to make backups. Faster processors — with multiple cores and larger memory address space — make it possible to practically manage virtual machines.
SANS Institute's analysis team took a peek into McAfee's latest ESM software with a particular bent towards SIEM applications, and found an "easy-to-use SIEM system that can perform broad and deep event analysis as well as provide a quick assessment."
As the networks become ever more essential to business processes, they are also increasing rapidly in size and complexity. Many factors can affect network availability and performance—increasing traffic, configuration problems, failed network elements, changes, and more. Since not all of these problems are hard failures, managing the network to detect and correct business-impacting problems requires new tools, strategies, and initiatives. To deliver the availability and performance business demands, network management teams need to optimize fault management and ensure availability, unify fault and performance management, automate change and configuration management to ensure compliance, and automate IT processes. This integrated approach is called Automated Network Management (ANM).
When asked how important technology is to driving innovation in their organizations, 100 percent of CEOs indicated it was important, with 80 percent pointing out that it’s very important, according to HP sponsored research. Even CIOs agree with their CEOs.
According to the same research, when asked whether or not technology will be the innovation engine or administrative engine for a business or government, approximately two out of three CEOs said it would be the “innovation engine.” This represents a significant shift in the role that technology is playing in enterprises.
Today, organizations demand new applications and more functionality delivered more quickly, and at a lower cost than ever before. Many organizations either want a mobile application or are already using one. In fact, according to analysts, by 2016 350 million employees will use smartphones at work and businesses will increase spending on mobile projects over 100 percent in the same time.
Professional Services Automation Software: What’s the Value for Your Business? Why Professional Services Automation Software? Your service business is highly competitive,regulated, and fast. Your project teams operate in multiple time zones and currencies. You have to deal with complex revenue recognition and cost accounting rules while at the same time meeting lofty utilization targets. You need dependable utilization and demand forecasts so you can staff and train your teams accordingly. At the same time, you have to deal with multiple billing scenarios since your projects range from fixed bid, milestone driven, or time and material. Not to mention keeping a good handle on your resource pool, both full time staff, part timers, and your consultants, the skills they have acquired, their experience, general interests and preferences, and availability.
Enterprise Product Management is essential for CSPs seeking to secure and enhance their market positions. The complexity of CSP product offerings creates a business environment that is slow and ill-equipped to meet ever-growing customer demands.
In today’s hyperconnected world—with its multiple mobile devices, ubiquitous Internet access and pervasive social media platforms—people expect immediate access to information and services. These expectations are increasingly felt in corporate IT departments, where business units demand instant applications and fast services.
Virtualization and cloud computing can help corporate IT meet these demands by bringing more flexibility and agility to the environment. But the ultimate solution is to transform the way IT is delivered. Indeed, many enterprises have already started on the journey toward the IT as a service (ITaaS) model.
The enormous volume, velocity and variety of data flooding the enterprise, along with the push for analytics and business intelligence, is creating a massive challenge that is overwhelming traditional storage approaches. As the demand for capacity continues to escalate, companies must be able to effectively and dynamically manage the storage supply, but also the demand for storage resources. The key is to optimize the infrastructure through standardization and virtualization, and replace manual tasks with policy-based automation.
The explosion in IT demand has intensified pressure on data center resources, making it difficult to respond to business needs, especially while budgets remain flat. As capacity demands become increasingly unpredictable, calculating the future needs of the data center becomes ever more difficult. The challenge is to build a data center that will be functional, highly efficient and cost-effective to operate over its 10-to-20-year lifespan. Facilities that succeed are focusing on optimization, flexibility and planning—infusing agility through a modular data center design.
Enterprise data-centers are straining to keep pace with dynamic business demands, as well as to incorporate advanced technologies and architectures that aim to improve infrastructure performance, scale and economics. meeting these requirements, however, often requires a complete rethinking of how data centers are designed and managed. Fortunately, many enterprise IT architects are leading cloud providers have already demonstrated the viability and the benefits of a more modern, software-defined data center. This Nutanix white paper examines eight fundamental steps leading to a more efficient, manageable and scalable data center.
The current business environment is still characterized by skittishness, tenuous demand and sporadic growth. It’s no surprise then, that 60% of CFOs plan to make major changes to critical finance practices and processes, according to the 2010 IBM Global CFO Study. In fact, 70% of CFOs claim to be taking a more prominent role in enterprise decision making beyond the traditional role of finance.
Yet many CFOs admit to significant gaps in their ability to deliver on this expanded agenda, particularly in their ability to measure and monitor business performance. The IBM study found that those companies that invest in capabilities to expand their business insight are better able to anticipate and react to the unpredictable external forces affecting the economy.
Published By: Neustar
Published Date: Feb 27, 2013
Consumer phone data is changing every day, from the device to the subscriber which leaves you at risk for violating the TCPA. Neustar Information Services provides you with authoritative phone data to help you mitigate risk and increase efficiency.
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