Is your current data warehouse meeting the needs of your business? Take this self-assessment quiz to understand how optimized, simple and flexible your solution is today and learn what next steps are recommended to establish a warehouse solution that can easily grow with your demands and bring greater business value.
You've heard it a million times: Do more with less. It may be good business, but as budgets shrink and IT demands grow, you may start to wonder if the people who are saying "do more with less" think that it's a magical incantation. Run the servers without electricity! You've already taken basic cost-cutting steps and saved the easy money. You know that you need to dig deeper. But where should you start? This e-book, provided by IBM, will introduce you to the five big IT budget killers - and some of the best ways to knock them out.
In good economic times, success simply means keeping pace. After all, the market is demanding your company’s products and services, and your responsibility is simple: keep up with the demand no matter what it takes. Most managers, whether they are business managers or technology managers respond to this situation the same way. They hire more people to shoulder the increased load. Sales managers seek out more sales reps. Foremen bring more assembly workers online. Customer service beefs up the call center. And IT managers hire more administrators to maintain the constant flux of demands from users, applications, systems, and networks.
It's become a business imperative to maximize operational effectiveness, trim costs, standardize and streamline processes, achieve economies of scale and increase competitive advantage. Today's most successful leaders do this in a way that balances the greater good of the enterprise with the competing demands of their autonomous businesses that must respond to the individual needs of their markets. A more collaborative model that helps leaders of complex businesses to maximize effectiveness is gaining traction. Four prominent business leaders discuss their challenges and successes in shifting to this shared business model.
Most businesses today are under increasing pressure to respond to change expeditiously—to adapt to the ongoing needs and demands of their customers, the changing competitive landscape, and the evolution of the marketplace. An organization’s CRM system can either effectively support or hinder their business agility and capacity to respond to change, affecting overall corporate performance and customer satisfaction.
Published By: Blue Lane
Published Date: Nov 15, 2007
Virtualization has become all the rage for companies interested in optimizing their servers and storage systems. This shift in data center architecture allows IT organizations to reduce operational costs and increase flexibility and responsiveness to changing business demands.
Published By: Stratavia
Published Date: Oct 03, 2007
IT organizations are looking to leverage automation to improve the delivery of business services across the enterprise, while reducing costs. Automation can be implemented in many ways; however, today’s enterprise demands a higher level of sophistication than simple scripts. This whitepaper from Stratavia discusses the key aspects of automated server provisioning that every CIO should know.
Published By: Blue Lane
Published Date: Aug 31, 2007
Virtualization has become all the rage for companies interested in optimizing their servers and storage systems. This shift in data center architecture allows IT organizations to reduce operational costs and increase flexibility and responsiveness to changing business demands. But in this rush to virtualize, security can fall by the wayside.
Today's competitive, agile business demands anytime/anywhere connectivity and access to real time data. Outdated technology, security concerns and compliance requirements are forcing companies throughout industries to consider migrating to advanced wireless systems for supply chain operations.
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