Always-on Connections for Store Networks and Powering Intelligent Systems
In the fast-paced world of retail, network reliability is everything—but so are security, agility, and cost-effectiveness. Retailers want it all, and they depend on their IT administrators to balance these needs. Whether it’s ensuring an always-on connection for store networks, powering intelligent systems aimed at swaying buyer behavior, or transmitting real-time analytics to inform marketing and inventory decisions, the bedrock of successful retailing is a network that can support the growing list of mission-critical applications dependent on secure Internet connectivity.
In the past, finding a solution to balance these demands has been difficult at best. Less expensive wired options like DSL mean hours of downtime each month. Alternatives like T1 connections deliver more uptime but carry a price tag that usually puts large-scale distributed deployments out of reach.
Published By: Arkadin
Published Date: Sep 11, 2013
The legal industry, like almost all others, is faced with doing more with fewer resources. This whitepaper provides valuable information on how remote collaboration solutions such as audio, video, and web conferencing can help lower costs, increase productivity, and drive incremental revenue.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: May 06, 2014
Curious about how B2B enterprise content marketing has changed in the last year, or how enterprise marketers differ from their peers overall? This report from Content Marketing Institute, MarketingProfs, and Marketo covers tactics, strategies, challenges, budgets, and tools of enterprise B2B marketers in North America.
Modernize your applications quickly
Many organizations are finding their legacy technology to be inadequate due to its rigidity and high costs. In search of more flexible and cost-effective solutions, many are turning to the cloud. Most Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), however, still build their solutions on commercial databases that are expensive and time-consuming for their customers to deploy and maintain. This is a significant undertaking that can hinder adoption.
To address these challenges head on, ISVs can modernize their applications on Amazon Aurora, a database offering from AWS that combines the reliability and performance of commercial databases with the cost-effectiveness and flexibility of open source solutions. In this webinar, you will learn how Virtusa, an AWS Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner, can accelerate your application modernization journey and help you grow your business.
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Learn how core corporate processes can help your company meet financial objectives and mitigate risk in troubled economic times. Discover how streamlining common processes can reduce costs, and how you can increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the processes that differentiate you from the competition.
Based on a survey conducted by ServiceXRG, this paper explores the use and effectiveness of remote support technology across all industry sectors and how companies can take remote support to the next level to significantly improve the support transaction process, reduce service delivery costs and increase solution effectiveness.
Learn what you can do to unify development processes, drive down development costs and improve productivity and coordination across distributed teams. Leverage existing investments in tools, systems and methodologies to increase visibility, control and effectiveness with your application development processes.
As renowned cost accounting professor Chuck Horngren
notes, corporate finance executives can deliver the greatest
value by establishing the sturdiest foundation of timely, reliable
and relevant facts. This analytical platform ultimately enables
their organization’s most important measures – including
revenue growth, return on invested capital and profit growth as
measured by EBITDA – to outpace the financial outcomes of
the competition. The goal is to support speed and effectiveness
Published By: Tripwire
Published Date: Jul 08, 2008
This paper outlines the nature of infrastructure integrity, change auditing, and compliance solutions. It describes how an investment in configuration assessment and change auditing solutions can stabilize IT operations, lowering the operational costs associated with the IT infrastructure; be a force multiplier; and provide a solid foundation that increases the effectiveness of the investment in information security.
Modern enterprises are doing their best to address three simultaneous and closely interrelated objectives related to their information technology/infrastructure:
To identify and assess security-related risks, and manage them to an acceptable level
To achieve, sustain, and demonstrate compliance with policies and regulatory requirements
To improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of ongoing operations, e.g., to provide greater flexibility and scale at lower total annual cost
For several years now, Aberdeen Group has referred to this trifecta of strategic objectives as the quest for enterprise computing infrastructure to be secure, compliant, and well-managed.
When it comes to storing data, the concepts of cost-effectiveness and efficiency are often at odds with each other. What we all seek is that elusive deal where we don’t affect the quality of service, yet are able to store a lot more (without spending a lot more). Read this white paper to learn how IBM Real-time Compression provides the data center with the flexibility to increase capacity and maintain performance for all kinds of data, including your most active data.
The costs of e-discovery are mind-blowing. Despite the technologists who announce advancements in storage, search and retrieval software to help drive down the unit costs, the frequency and sheer volume of e-discovery pushes costs in the opposite direction. With the ever burgeoning amount of data that is being created and retained each and every day, despite our best efforts to “govern” its retention, these costs seem destined to only escalate and further cut into corporate profits.
A though leadership white paper discusses how virtualization, cloud computing, and the proliferation of smart devices are helping companies meet their goals and be more effective with their IT investments but are placing increased demands on the datacenter network. Organizations can no longer afford to treat the datacenter network as an afterthought, and it is not sufficient to simply throw more ports or bandwidth at the problem. IBM offers a portfolio of datacenter network planning, integration, and management services designed to maximize customers' DCN success. By working with customers to plan and implement the appropriate network design at the beginning of an IT project, IBM can help customers meet their business requirements, minimize operating costs, and build in flexibility for the future.
The data center is challenged. Many midsize businesses simply do not have designated personnel to care for their data center; they have only a standard room to host the company server and storage infrastructure and have no luxury to expand. In short, they must work within their constrained space.
Ballooning data growth and ever-shrinking IT budgets have combined to push higher-density disk arrays to the forefront for almost any organization contemplating investment in new backup solutions. That’s not surprising; after all, the promise of more backup capacity and performance in less data center real estate sounds irresistible to anyone seeking greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness from their existing IT infrastructure.
This research paper from Saugatuck Technology discusses the multi-sourced hybrid IT environment, including how to recognize the needs that can increase costs and compromise operations, and how to optimize the environments for peak effectiveness.
As today’s global marketplace becomes more sophisticated, the number and complexity of mission-critical financial transactions that companies conduct on a day-to-day basis continues to grow exponentially. Even small and mid-sized businesses are plagued by a rapidly increasing volume of financial processes that are highly
intricate and multi-faceted. These activities, while important, are administrative in nature and often distract staff from more strategic planning initiatives that directly impact company prosperity and growth. Additionally, as legislative pressures continue to grow, and the rules imposed by Sarbanes Oxley, BASEL II, and other regulations become more stringent, businesses need to find better ways to ensure compliance by effectively logging, tracking, auditing, and reporting their financial data.
Published By: Centrify
Published Date: Nov 10, 2013
Leveraging the cloud to bring cost effectiveness and efficiency to an organisation must always be coupled with advanced security measures. Learn how Centrify, through its wide range of products, is able to provide firms both basic and advanced identity access management solutions - making fully integrated security possible.
Denison University utilizes a multi-faceted direct marketing program to communicate with their alumni and other key constituents. Email marketing has become a more important part of their development strategy in recent years due to the cost effectiveness, tracking capabilities and growing use of email and internet to contribute to the school’s Annual Fund.
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is an advanced maintenance strategy for increasing asset availability by minimizing downtime caused by failures, reducing an asset’s total cost of ownership and increasing overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).This white paper describes the Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) process, breaking it down into seven steps including supporting information on how IBM Maximo® Asset Management supports each step of the process.
Analysis on the key challenges, developments, and innovations affecting corporate and business finance. This edition helps you to compare your cost and growth assumptions with peers, establish a finance-friendly corporate culture, develop critical guidance-based skills on your team, mobilize global cash balances, increase the effectiveness of investor targeting, and improve business analytics.
Published By: DigiCert
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Regulatory compliance is more than a series of rules to adhere to, and getting it right could save you time and money.
Historically, compliance has been regarded as a checklist of fixed requirements. But this reactive outlook risks being too short-sighted. It can lead to higher compliance costs, audit deficiencies, greater business downtime and an increased risk of data loss. Furthermore, it can lead to missed opportunities to achieve greater levels of operational effectiveness for your business.
The only way to achieve a greater level of operational efficiency is to adopt a proactive strategy and stay ahead of the compliance curve.
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
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