Published By: Cloudroute
Published Date: Jun 01, 2016
Most companies are have decided they need the business agility and the cost savings that come when moving to the cloud with nearly 90 percent of businesses having adopted the cloud in some capacity. But with the bewildering amount of contradictory opinions and information floating around on the Internet, not many understand exactly what that means or what it entails. Companies considering Microsoft Office 365 as their first step in moving applications to hosted solutions face similar inconsistencies, making it difficult to separate fact from fiction. For example, some businesses incorrectly believe Office 365 is simply a version of Office accessed by a browser. Astonishing right!
Manufacturing companies have been using supply chain optimization (SCO) solutions?to solve complex operational challenges and improve their supply chains for years now. To reduce the costs of servicing customers and improve performance, manufacturers have made significant investments in supply chain optimization (SCO) solutions over the past decade or more. But why do some companies have had better results than others?
This whitepaper looks to address the Top 3 challenges your team faces when building in the cloud and what it means for your business.
Although the capabilities and cost of select SecOps solutions have kept pace with the widespread adoption of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, many organizations try to protect their expanding cloud workloads without the proper support.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 21, 2015
Discusses the cost and flexibility benefits of cloud and SaaS services that have created a hybrid network environment with new challenges for application performance. Part of an IDG analyst series, this piece focuses on the hybrid network and includes industry research, Riverbed solutions and customer references.
Join this informative web event to hear from experts at Forrester Research and HP discuss the top ten challenges for effective disaster recovery planning, how to quantify the cost of downtime as well as tips on selecting and implementing disaster recovery solutions.
Windows Vista® offers a new way to deliver manageable IT services that are planned for security service-level agreements (SLAs), while helping to lower the cost of ownership, management, and deployment.
Published By: Dell-Intel
Published Date: Oct 30, 2008
Dell servers have been optimized to help provide strong support for the latest ESX release, VMware ESX 3.5 Update 2, including enhanced performance for virtualized environments based on support for six-core Intel Xeon processors. Organizations that do not approach server virtualization with a clear plan risk developing a chaotic, inflexible infrastructure that wastes energy and resources.
In an economic environment that is repeatedly heralding the message "do more with less" the efficiency of hypervisors are an oft-overlooked aspect of virtual infrastructure acquisition that has massive impact on total price.
The rapid increases in computing power described by Moore’s
Law offer theoretical advantages for IT organizations—but it’s
market competition that translates those benefits into real value.
As vendors battle for market share, costs are falling for every part
of the desktop virtualization architecture. Meanwhile, desktop
virtualization technology itself is advancing quickly, providing new
ways to enable business mobility and enabling the flexibility that
people and organizations need to thrive. This trend is a double
win for customers—better solutions at a lower cost—and it’s
making the benefits of a service-based approach to IT available to
Today’s enterprises face new requirements for their datacenter
and cloud architectures, from keeping pace cost-effectively with
fast-growing traffic to ensuring optimal application
performance no matter how quickly business needs or the
enterprise environment evolve. At the same time, IT must reduce
costs and datacenter sprawl, ensure security and uptime, and
prepare for a new generation of cloud computing initiatives.
While many Application Delivery Controller (ADC) solutions
promise to meet demanding customer needs, the reality often
falls short. Taking a closer look at the available options and how
they measure up against the criteria that matter most, it
becomes clear that NetScaler beats the competition—providing
better performance and scalability than F5 Networks, Inc.
Read this IBM whitepaper to understand how mid-sized business can benefit from virtualization with new technologies and improved affordability. The paper shows how IBM can help you reduce costs, improve services and simplify management. It also includes specific examples of IBM solutions and the cost savings you can expect.
"Analysts predict that soon, half of all new IT service desk tools will be adopted as cloud-based services. While shifting to an on-demand model can be a complex decision that requires organizations to carefully assess the potential impact on business operations, a growing number of companies are clearly finding the move worthwhile.
This paper explores the reasons for the rapid growth of cloud-based IT service management (ITSM) solutions and the benefits they offer for enterprises. Topics include:
• The cost savings companies can achieve by deploying ITSM solutions via the cloud, which allows better management and optimization of consumption and costs.
• Improved alignment between IT and business, as self-service, a service catalog, collaboration, and mobility help IT expose and provide its services more effectively.
• The ability to integrate cloud and on-premise solutions to leverage existing systems while leveraging new innovations via the cloud.
• The advantages of cloud-base
Information technology is undergoing rapid change as organizations of all types begin to embrace the idea of
moving computing infrastructure from on-premises to the cloud. It is easy to understand why the cloud has taken
off faster than any technology phenomenon in recent memory. The cloud has the potential to reduce total cost of
ownership (TCO) while enabling quicker responses to fast-moving markets and ever-changing customer needs.
“Being able to flex your compute resources based on changes in volume and customer demand increases agility,
making going to the cloud a very attractive proposition for our customers,” says Brian Johnston, chief technology
officer for QTS in Overland Park, Kansas, a provider of data center solutions and fully managed services.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Dec 18, 2017
Learn how one organization with Polycom voice devices and Microsoft Office 365 realized a 109% risk-adjusted ROI and benefits of $1.6M over three years.
By deploying Polycom voice solutions for Microsoft Office 365, an engineering firm was able to realize:
$1.6M in total risk-adjusted benefits
$1M in incremental revenue with more billable hours
$537k in improved productivity
$74k in phone purchase and installation cost savings
$14k in employee relocation cost savings
Learn more about the business benefits and cost savings attributed to Polycom voice solutions for Microsoft Office 365.
The Total Economic Impact Of Polycom Solutions For Microsoft Office 365, a commissioned September 2016 study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Polycom and Microsoft.
What is SD-WAN?
Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is the application of software-based
network technologies to WAN connections to more effectively route all network traffic
between headquarters or data centers, remote and branch offices, and the cloud.
More simply, it is the method of leveraging the benefits of the cloud, the bandwidth of
broadband and existing enterprise-wide network infrastructure to more efficiently and
cost effectively transmit media (data, video, voice) and quickly access cloud
applications from every location in the network.
SD-WAN dynamically utilizes multiple available connections (MPLS, broadband, LTE)
to find the optimal delivery path for traffic across the entire network, shaping the
bandwidth as needed to eliminate jitter and dropped data packets, thereby delivering
an optimal user experience regardless of location.
The more sophisticated solutions will first attempt to dynamically steer traffic to the
best available link and if the available link
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: May 05, 2015
In today’s challenging economic environment, IT planners are continuously seeking innovative ways to enhance service levels and contain costs. Forward-looking organizations are revamping IT infrastructure and deploying virtualization solutions and private cloud services to improve business agility and reduce equipment and operating expenses.
It’s no secret that more companies are adopting cloud ERP solutions to help them grow their operations while keeping overhead costs low to better compete in the global economy. Cloud solutions deliver increased agility, responsiveness, and real-time insights to improve operational efficiency and increase profits. Although broader ERP solutions can provide value, focusing on the needs of your specific industry requirements can enhance your investment. Join this webcast, sponsored by Sage, to learn how an industry-focused cloud ERP strategy can help your business grow.
Published By: US Bank
Published Date: Feb 02, 2017
The average organization spends up to 10% of its annual budget on T&E, making it one of the largest controllable areas of discretionary spending. Combined with the fact that up to 90% of employee expenses are incurred on business trips each year, this means accurate expense management is more important than ever.
Yet many organizations still rely on manual processes and paper-based tracking that can create serious expense management challenges for their finance teams: how can they control costs when they lack visibility into spending? Yet how can they increase visibility and control without sacrificing employee trust and empowerment?
Streamlining expense management can help organizations save money, gain efficiencies and maintain control while increasing employee flexibility and freedom. But there’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” solution—different organizations require different solutions to meet their unique needs. However, when they start to consider their options, nearly
Published By: Veeam '18
Published Date: Mar 13, 2018
In today’s digital economy, IT organizations are increasingly using public cloud technologies and services to meet their needs for increased agility and innovation, as well as cost management. This use of public cloud technologies is further complicated when companies use multiple cloud service providers, a concept also known as multi-cloud, and attempt to integrate on- and off-premises environments, known as hybrid cloud. IT organizations now must manage systems that span across both multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments, which presents new challenges for data protection. The Veeam Availability Platform offers solutions that can provide data protection to, from, and within multi-cloud environments, ensuring companies can fully leverage their public cloud providers and existing on-premises systems.
The risk of cyber attacks and the cost of failure are increasing. Penalties associated with failure are only going to increase. And these challenges are compounded by increasing collaboration, use of cloud-based solutions, and an increasingly mobile workforce.
Join experts from Forrester, Lenovo and Microsoft as they explore Forrester’s newly updated Zero Trust Extended framework. Then Lenovo covers how the four core components of its Data, Identity, Online and Device (DIODe) approach can minimize risk to data and critical IT.
By taking these important steps toward a full Zero Trust Extended framework, you can:
Protect the business from advanced threats
Reduce the impact of breaches
Easily support new business and operating models
Rise to the challenge of evolving regulations like FISMA, HIPPA, PCI and GDPR
The fundamental reasons to move to a cloud computing environment are the business agility, high efficiency, scalability, and availability that the pooling of elastic computing resources provides, along with significant cost reductions and support for business growth. Oracle has invested deeply in developing a broad collection of cloud services with solutions at every layer of the technology stack.Customers who deploy these solutions in Oracle Cloud derive huge benefit from the fact that they have access to Oracle’s entire technology stack in the cloud, just as they did in on-premises deployments.
This white paper explains how you, as an existing Oracle E-Business Suite customer, can take
advantage of cloud computing right now, by exploiting the capabilities of Oracle’s Infrastructure as a
Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings to support growth, enhance business agility,
and reduce costs and risks.
Medical research is surging into the 21st Century, and includes the dawn of personalized medicine. The realization of personalized medicine is being driven by the increasing speed and dropping costs of gene sequencing. These new technologies for rapid sequencing have created a dramatic need for storage technologies that will radically increase the speed, while reducing costs for research storage. Read this white paper to learn how the exponential growth in genome-mapping data has spawned the growth in affordable, petabyte-capacity storage solutions that can scale as quickly as the data is produced.
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