Mergers and acquisitions are a fact of life in today's highly competitive global business environment. Unfortunately, up to one third of mergers fail within five years, and as many as 80 percent never live up to their full potential. A great deal of evidence indicates that the ultimate success of mergers and the amount of time it takes to get them on track is determined by how well the cultural aspects of the transition are managed.
The terms "Green IT" and "Lean IT" and "Sustainable IT" are used prolifically these days and often inter-changeably. The three areas are the focus of exciting innovation the IT industry these days are significantly impacting IT operations departments both large and small and are described below. Lean IT focuses on reducing hardware, green IT builds on lean IT to reduce consumption and sustainable IT builds on green IT to reduce impact on economy, society and the environment.
The uninhibited flow of information within today's business environment has become a prerequisite of an organization's success and smooth operation. But within every organization, some of that information will be sensitive, and ensuring its safekeeping involves a comprehensive security policy. Like water coursing through a pressurized system, information has an unnerving habit of 'leaking' out through unchecked weak spots which have been identified and exploited by unscrupulous individuals.
Successful health care leaders are treating ailing systems with a healthy dose of innovative solutions. Senn Delaney CEO and President Jim Hart discusses key issues facing health care leaders today, innovative solutions for dealing with them, and provides a series of thought-provoking questions to help you gauge the health of your organization's culture.
Published By: Utimaco
Published Date: Aug 18, 2008
Most of today’s standards and compliance regulations are concerned largely with the protection of private data at rest, during transactions, and while it traverses network connections. Some of these regulations make specific recommendations or require particular technologies for compliance. For all of them, however, encryption can be employed to satisfy the protection requirements.
Published By: Oneupweb
Published Date: Aug 07, 2008
For America's franchisors, online marketing delivers exponential growth opportunities–but today’s top franchisors are overwhelmingly neglecting search. Discover why top franchisors are falling behind online, and what this means to your business.
Today’s small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) are undergoing the same IT evolution as their enterprise counterparts, only on a smaller scale. For SMBs, website reliability, flexible scalability, performance and ease of management are as essential to SMB website infrastructure as they are to an enterprise. It’s fare to say that these capabilities are an important operational imperative for businesses of all sizes.
Today’s web and application infrastructure continues to expand applications for e-commerce, and communications with customers, partners and internal employees. For those responsible for deploying, maintaining and supporting these networked applications, there is an increasing need to get the highest performance out of datacenter equipment, while simplifying the complexity that causes excess overhead and unnecessary costs.
Today's buyers possess a wealth of comparison shopping information. But you can be smarter, too. Learn how you can prioritize your inbound contacts in a split second, applying a wealth of information to instantly convert a prospect to a sale.
Companies today are faced with consumers who they are less likely to know, but who are more knowledgeable about them than ever before. Consumers are more demanding, have access to masses of information and are more likely to shop around. This briefing discusses how the right knowledge at the right time is the critical factor in winning over new customers.
This white paper explores the advantages of Operational ITSM- through incremental and continual improvement of service management practices on an ongoing basis. IT organizations must evolve into trusted service providers that adapt quickly, offer cost-effective, reliable, and flexible services to meet today's business initiatives. This evolution is not easy. It requires that the IT organization adopt an IT Service Management (ITSM) framework. Operational ITSM provides an incremental approach for companies that may not have the resources to finance and staff a large ITSM project.
Published By: Tripwire
Published Date: Jul 25, 2008
Tripwire surveyed IT professionals to learn how virtualization is expanding and if security, change controls and compliance requirements are keeping pace. Read this white paper to learn more about the state of virtualization today and why most of the respondents agree that a dedicated configuration tool is needed and are in the process of evaluating or planning to acquire such a tool.
The days of deploying new equipment for the sake of having the latest and greatest ended when the Internet bubble burst. So when you know it's time for a network upgrade, you need to have more than the technical facts — you need to arm yourself with a rock-solid business case. Start with these 10 ways to sell the members of your upper-management team on the network upgrade.
An official provider of Microsoft Online Learning, C.B.Learning offers cost-effective, managed training which your team can complete without leaving the office. Their Learning Management System (LMS) is a secure online service that offers you a direct way to monitor progress and helps you extend your training budget. Try a free Microsoft course today.
Published By: BlueCat
Published Date: Jul 09, 2008
A number of factors are fueling the demand for a new, intelligent approach to IP Address Management (IPAM). This document describes these factors while highlighting deficiencies in the legacy IPAM solutions and manual management techniques commonly used today. It also introduces the 'Five Pillars of IPAM Intelligence', BlueCat's framework for articulating its revolutionary, holistic approach to IPAM, and the foundation for the design of Proteus, BlueCat's next generation, intelligent IPAM platform.
The business landscape is evolving; the traditional way people work together-in the office or in the field-looks very different today than it did just a couple of years ago. Download this webcast to learn how Microsoft Dynamics CRM empowers you to take advantage of your existing technology investments to extend the reach of your business and enable your mobile workforce to drive better business results.
Published By: Oneupweb
Published Date: Jun 24, 2008
Learn from the mistakes and successes of others in part 2 of Oneupweb's landmark social media marketing study, Social Media Marketing Hits and Misses: How 2007 Hot Holiday Brands and Products Performed Online.
To stay competitive in today's business climate, organizations must find ways to meet their business needs while controlling IT costs. IT departments face flat budgets and, at the same time, find that their organizations have become increasingly dependent on uninterrupted access to business-critical data. In today's world, prudent IT administrators prepare to recover from two types of disasters as part of a complete Business Continuity and Availability (BC and A) plan.
Published By: SEPATON
Published Date: Jun 23, 2008
Deduplication is becoming an essential tool to help data center managers control exponential data growth in the backup environment. The methods used to accomplish deduplication vary widely as do the levels of capacity optimization they can provide. Some techniques are well suited to small-to-medium sized backup environments, while others are optimized for larger enterprises. This report describes the various techniques used today to deduplicate data and highlights unique deduplication considerations for enterprise environments.
In today's global markets, companies are required to navigate a plethora of standards and regulatory requirements, making global business complex. Rockwell Automation's perspective is that the harmonization of standards and regulatory requirements is the best approach to facilitate global market access, competition and growth.
Published By: ActivPlant
Published Date: Jun 22, 2008
For complex manufacturing environments, OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) falls short when it comes to delivering improvements in productivity. That's because OEE tools were originally developed to measure the performance of stand-alone equipment or the total output of a particular line. Today's enterprises need more. This paper describes an evolution in thinking: focusing on product flow through the process.
As if the selection of manufacturer weren't enough, many encoders offered in today's marketplace are highly configurable. Resolution, shaft size, seal options and connector variations all confront the design engineer with serious choices. Output type is equally important. In this paper, we'll cover some of the more typical applications and common output types.
In the construction industry, as in business generally, risk management involves identifying risks, assessing them and then developing strategies to manage them. Organizations that manage risk well enjoy financial savings, greater productivity and service quality, improved success rates of new projects and better decision making. It is clear that, in today's complex business environment, risk factors are wide reaching, and are intrinsically linked to achieving organizational objectives.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Jun 13, 2008
Over the past decade, the internet has evolved from a technical environment into a commercial marketplace. The impact on consumers and large enterprises has been significant, but what about the small and medium sized business? With few of the skills and resources of their larger counterparts, these organizations need to get the best value from the internet and the network based services it enables, without risking day-to-day operations.
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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