Your business is ready for a new data center or an upgrade.
But is your data center ready for your business? It can be. You want to optimize your ability to adapt to changing IT needs quickly while meeting performance and efficiency requirements. All while either deferring CapEx or reducing OpEx.
Published By: Anixter
Published Date: Nov 23, 2015
This report tackles the challenges, standards and best approaches to thermal efficiency in existing facilities largely due to them being more prevalent when compared to a new facility. You will be introduced to four best practices that are absolutely critical to achieving an optimal thermal environment. The report also explores the future of datacenter cooling and introduces emerging technologies.
Published By: Panduit
Published Date: Sep 03, 2015
Capacity planning is one of the most difficult aspects of building a data center today, given the complexity and number of variables to consider.
This new White Paper, from leading solutions and innovation provider Panduit, brings fresh insight into the central issues facing data center planners both for initial “build” and for future growth, with valuable “real life” examples drawn from actual customer case studies.
Download now to understand how best to:
• Avoid capacity fragmentation: identify areas of “lost” or “stranded” capacity
• Establish “best fits” for capacity in your center
• Maintain equilibrium between the four critical elements of any effective data center management plan
• Implement proactive planning: speed decision-making and deployment
• Optimize existing resources
• Improve data center operations and efficiency
• Reduce OPEX
• Avoid unnecessary CAPEX by extending the life of your center.
Published By: Chatsworth
Published Date: Oct 06, 2016
In this white paper, we will discuss the following key topics so that your data centre operates more efficiently and cost-effectively:
• Growing energy utilisation
• Creating cooling efficiencies
• Enabling efficiency best practices
Furthermore, we will look at great ways to overcome cooling, energy and even design challenges.
Published By: LeGrand
Published Date: Oct 18, 2016
Efficiency is a key objective when designing a data center. Efficiency
gains are typically focused completely on power and cooling. Efficiencies can be realized in many other areas resulting in additional cost savings, reliable network performance, easier maintenance, flexibility, and scalability.
It has been obvious for some time that the power distribution system within the data center is the key opportunity to focus upon in order to actively manage the rising costs of power and more specifically, identify problems and waste in real-time.
With future-thinking organizations sharing knowledge between Facilities and IT, the push for more intelligence within this rack-based power infrastructure has become urgent with higher rack power densities. In fact, proactive power management at all stages in the distribution chain within enterprise data centers has become the requirement to feed efficiency studies and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) style optimization initiatives.
Companies are pursuing digital transformation. The goal is to improve customer value, operate with greater efficiency and agility, and increase innovation. But as companies leverage new workflows, security has not kept pace, and cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated. This white paper describes a security paradigm for today’s hostile environment: zero trust.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to Oracle Retail, have an active implementation project that is running or have an existing deployment in production. The same issue applies: You are making a significant investment in the technology and need to develop a reliable and efficient batch schedule.
If you’re new to Oracle Retail, you are no doubt embarking on a major project to improve your competitive position in the retail market. With that in mind, your goals will be to shrink the time-to-market for your retail implementation, lower the reliability risks associated with in-house developed solutions and improve the visibility and control of retail business processes.
In this eBook you will discover a series of recommendations for operating a fail-safe and efficient Oracle Retail operational environment. You will also understand how automation enables you to streamline the execution of your Oracle Retail batch operations and increase the day-to-day efficiency of your operations teams.
Some SAP systems can take up to 10 days to complete a SAP system copy. That’s 10 days of unproductive time. Why? SAP does not provide the necessary tools out-of-the-box to automate and handle the process efficiently. This means you must use highly skilled SAP BASIS staff to manage the process. Manual steps, along with hundreds of configuration settings, can take days to complete—and like many organizations, you have also experienced too many delays, causing non-production systems to be unavailable, which stalls development, testing and training activities.
So you’ve concluded your SAP system copy process is hindering innovation and productivity. You’re considering automating the process to ensure system copies are available for all environments on time, every time.
What are the key capabilities you actually need to address SAP system copy inefficiency once and for all?
While many OEMs are aware of new technologies to make machines more energy-efficient, they are reluctant to make changes due to the perception that it will make their machines more expensive to sell. The constraints of cost reduction, usage of resources and energy reduction are becoming key drivers in the industry as consumers require manufacturers to be more “green”. This paper demonstrates how incorporating sustainable design can add value to their machines and differentiate OEMs from the competition.
Ask the average business user what they know about Business Intelligence (BI)
and data analytics, and most will claim to understand the concepts. Few, however,
will profess to know how analytics works or to have the skills needed to put it
into practice. Despite being knowledgeable about their industry and experienced
in running their organizations, the majority of business users lack expertise in
analytics and visualization techniques—but that doesn’t stop them from wanting
to have a go.
This situation has led to ease of use and accessibility becoming the main focus
for recent updates from all the leading BI vendors—but making tools easier and
more widely accessible is only part of the answer.
A better approach is to work both sides of the gap. To make tools that can
empower business users to discover and unlock value in their data—and that
extend capabilities for experts, so they can share the analytics workload, improve
efficiency, and focus on higher level work.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Say goodbye to crippling up-front costs and maintenance demands when you
move your government agency’s finance and HR applications to the cloud. This webinar
provides practical advice and strategies on how to move administrative processes to the cloud
to improve operational efficiency and future-proof your agency.
Trader Interactive provides marketing services and technology solutions to
customers across seven verticals. Their customer support team was bogged
down with associating support requests with the appropriate cases in
Salesforce, and they needed a solution to streamline their work. Now, the
customer support team enjoys Gmail integration with Salesforce, and the
sales team takes advantage of multi-step campaigns, email tracking, and
much more. Overall, they’ve been able to work more efficiently and provide
better value to their customers. Let’s check out their story.
From equipping them with accurate data to efficiency-driving
tools to impactful training, you want to find the best systems
to help your reps soar. As the market floods with technology
(and a lot of lofty claims), it may be tough to know what you
actually need and where to start your research process to
help — not hinder — your team.
You’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about sales engagement
platforms, and there are quite a few to choose from. But
what is it? What does it do?
In sales, time is money. If you find that your team’s time is
tied up in manual or administrative tasks, consider looking into a sales engagement platform. The right sales engagement platform will power outreach quality and quantity, ultimately helping your team crush their goals and boost the bottom line.
In this guide, we’ll help you think through what features you
should look for and what questions to ask as you begin to
compare your options.
Complex and strictly regulated supply chains require trust between involved parties to function properly and maximize efficiency.
Addressing a wide range of challenges, IBM Blockchain efficiently streamlines the supply chain by digitizing the process to provide a secure, trustworthy and shared record of ownership. Making relevant information available to parties involved, the blockchain addresses transparency issues and open standards. It can also simultaneously track the supply chain status for risks and triggers remediation actions before a crisis emerges.
Learn more about how IBM Blockchain can transform your supply chain to get more business value out of your processes and data.
Click here to find out more about how embedding IBM technologies can accelerate your solutions’ time to market.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is the backbone of modern manufacturing information systems, enabling the digital transformation that’s changing operations and customer expectations. As the movement toward a digital workplace evolves, your ERP system must keep pace.
Epicor commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) of deploying Epicor ERP. Several manufacturers using Epicor ERP found:
• Faster access to data and improved real-time visibility enabled better decision-making
• Improved multi-company operational efficiency
• Increased competitiveness with faster turnaround of customer quotes and improved pricing accuracy
• Increased versatility with the Epicor ERP cloud offering
• Access to deep expertise in manufacturing best practices
Read the study to find out how else Epicor ERP has helped manufacturers.
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