Published By: CDW - APC
Published Date: Apr 07, 2016
Raising IT inlet temperatures is a common recommendation given to data center operators as a strategy to improve data center efficiency. While it is true that raising the temperature does result in more economizer hours, it does not always have a positive impact on the data center overall.
In this paper, we provide a cost (capex & energy) analysis of a data center to demonstrate the importance of evaluating the data center holistically, inclusive of the IT equipment energy. The impact of raising temperatures on server failures is also discussed.
The use of data analytics as a driver for increased efficiencies and better customer service is proving valuable across industries. In the QSR space, data analytics is being adopted as a way to help QSRs stay competitive and grab a larger share of the market, as customers increasingly include speed and convenience as important factors in choosing where to eat.
The quick-service restaurant industry continues to be a favorite among consumers who look to the sector for a wide variety of food served quickly and at a low price. The speed and efficiency of QSRs, which include the emergent “fast casual” restaurants, match today’s on-the-go lifestyle of consumers across all ages who often are too busy to cook at home.
That said, consumers expect their dining experience at a QSR to be comfortable with conveniences ranging from WiFi connectivity to ordering kiosks and dining area entertainment on large screens or even tableside tablets. They expect the information on menu boards to be accurate and up-to-date and their meal orders to be fulfilled quickly and accurately. Technology is a major enabler in meeting consumers’ expectations while simultaneously helping QSR locations increase operational efficiencies and quality of service.
Hospitality is a customer-focused industry, with a hotel brand’s reputation and ultimate success dependent on the quality of the experience of its guests. It is no surprise then, that digital transformation efforts within the hospitality sector are focused on technologies that improve the guest experience, from check-in to check-out and everything in between.
Today’s travelers are digitally savvy, using their smartphones and mobile devices for a multitude of tasks. They expect a high-quality connection throughout the property and the ability to perform certain tasks from the hotel’s app, such as checking in and choosing their own room. They expect in-room entertainment beyond basic cable and in-room digital devices they can use to order food, book a massage or control the lighting, for example.
Retail has been transformed by technology in multiple ways, from the way customers interact with retailers to how products are offered and acquired. Indeed, the entire shopping experience has been redefined and expanded to enable customers to purchase products anytime, anywhere, with any device, from any number of retailers.
Consumers’ changing shopping behaviors and their reliance on technology enables retailers to reach a wider swath of potential buyers, moving well beyond the borders of their physical store locations to new geographies and populations. That said, retailers must understand how to use technology effectively to draw in customers and entice them to purchase, as well as help them improve their operations and enable new, innovative ways to keep customers coming back.
Published By: Engagio
Published Date: Jun 26, 2018
This is an inside look at the state of Account Based Marketing. More specifically, our research examined:
?How companies are utilizing ABM as a strategy
?How organizations are structuring their teams to support ABM
?How ABM can be measured at different stages
?The challenges most organizations are facing regarding ABM
Along with showing the results, we’ve included our interpretation of the data to help you draw insights and apply them as you continue down your ABM journey. The research underscores where companies are at with their ABM programs and the key challenges they are facing.
Regardless of your company size or maturity, there is always a need to grow your business and drive efficiency. The data from this survey illustrates how ABM can help.
Read this IDC white paper to understand the various approaches to solving today's backup and recovery challenges leveraging deduplication. The paper discusses how to dramatically improve IT economics by optimizing network bandwidth, backup windows, and storage footprint requirements in distributed and datacenter locations alike.
Data deduplication is one of a few standout technologies where the CIO can make an investment which is easy to rationalize and brings a fast payback. This paper explains why data deduplication should be on every CIO's project short list in 2009.
VMware sites create more storage to manage and protect than their physical counterparts. This report showcases how EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions for VMware have helped customers redesign their backup operations.
EMC backup and recovery solutions for VMware combine industry-leading deduplication storage and software to help you fully realize the benefits of virtualization. VMware servers consolidate production workloads well, but backups create bottlenecks that tax network and storage resources.
This document examines VMware's implementation of the Avamar technology, including a discussion of its organizational challenges and evaluation requirements. VMware's results are highlighted and future implementation plans are summarized.
This white paper describes components of the VMware vSphere and VMware View solutions and discusses options for protecting these environments using EMC Avamar with global source-based data deduplication.
This data sheet describes how EMC Avamar backup and recovery software provides fast, efficient data protection for VMware environments. It explains Avamar support for deduplicated guest- and image-level daily full backups; and flexible Avamar server deployment options.
This workbook helps you assess current needs and usage and determine where deduplication can positively affect your IT consolidation initiatives, help reduce costs, and create a more "green" environment.
Data profile assessments will let us help you determine the best match for your situation, the data you are looking to protect, your service level agreements, and the specifics of your current challenges and environment.
Blade servers bring efficiency and agility to IT infrastructures by making it easy to add and move resources and applications. Read this white paper to learn how HP has engineered its blade solutions to deliver the greatest long-term value.
In this IDC Analyst Connection white paper, server expert Jed Scaramella discusses how to address the challenges of data center inefficiency. Check out this paper to gain insight into how the latest innovations in server blade technology
Traditionally data accusation in plants has been done using paper log sheets and manual spreadsheets, which focuses more on documentation. As a result, the exercise of taking plant readings has become routine, to the point where the true benefit of the exercise is lost. Technology and software now gives us the ability to automate data collection and manipulation for increased efficiency.
You've got a scanner, and you have a lot of paper to manage. Now what? Scanning documents one by one may fall short of modern approaches in terms of efficiency and time. There are plenty of solutions, but which one is right for you?
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.
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