Many firms are embarking on ambitious data center optimization projects to significantly reduce cost in hardware, maintenance, licensing, rack space, cooling and power – only to realize they are lacking fundamental data about their environment. Learn how you can accelerate and de-risk your data center optimization initiatives.
Published By: TeraCloud
Published Date: Dec 11, 2007
TSF delivers the first Java-enabled enterprise Storage Resource Management (SRM) solution that simplifies the administration and management of distributed and mainframe storage resources across the entire enterprise, from a single point of control. TSF helps you plan more effectively, lower administration costs, and puts you in control of your storage environment.
Faced with an aging set of servers within its IT infrastructure, United Bank and Trust decided to embrace virtualization as way to move forward. United deployed the VMware Infrastructure 3 solution together with an EqualLogic PS Series virtualized iSCSI SAN, which established an enterprise storage platform to achieve the high availability, data protection and performance required for United’s new generation, virtualized IT environment.
Virtualization offers the promise of simplifying your IT infrastructure from the desktop to the data center. But can your virtual environment maintain the level of availability you need to keep your business running or to recover from a disaster?
Enterprise networks are going through massive change, and the convergence of voice and data including Communication deployments, upgrades, transformations and ongoing management remain a top priority. According industry analysts at Aberdeen Group, 61% are planning for Communications in the next two years. In order to get the most from their Unified Communications investment at the time of deployment and beyond, enterprises must leverage both active testing and configuration analysis techniques to certify and validate that environments are configured as designed.
In today’s global marketplace, you rely on your IP telephony environment to unite employees who work remotely, in a branch, or at the office headquarters by providing seamless, effective communications. Whether at the time of deployment, during an upgrade, or through an operational review, validating these environments to function properly and meet user expectations is critical.
Published By: Easynet
Published Date: Mar 26, 2008
Online bookings, billing and ticketing activities lie at the heart of high quality and reliable services in the leisure, entertainment and travel (LET) industry. Indeed, they can effectively act as a primary differentiator in an increasingly competitive and cost-aware environment.
Published By: Easynet
Published Date: Mar 26, 2008
As business communication needs in professional services firms become more complex, the development and implementation of collaborative solutions becomes critical to realizing strategic business objectives. Learn the basic tenets of this collaborative environment and more in this IDC paper.
"Lean" is defined as a process to improve manufacturing and service operations, reduce waste, improve quality and drive down cost. While many packaging companies have embraced a number of Lean Manufacturing concepts, many have yet to fully realize the benefits of a fully-integrated Lean environment. Leveraging an ERP system that embraces "Lean" principles and incorporates industry specific best practices can facilitate and support the process. In this white paper, learn how lean manufacturing can apply to printing and packaging, and how an ERP system fits into the process.
Buying an ERP system that doesn't closely fit your business processes can be a costly mistake. This is particularly true if you try to fit a generic manufacturing ERP solution into a packaging/printing business environment. Reworking a non-industry specific system to meet the day-to-day operational needs of a printing/packaging operation requires significant modifications to the core product. The resulting software can end up so heavily customized that it can be difficult and very costly to maintain.
SchemaLogic Enterprise Suite for Microsoft SharePoint 2007 (SES) resolves SharePoint issues by providing a framework that enables companies to model and connect the structures and relationships of the metadata across the entire SharePoint environment. SES continuously updates and synchronizes metadata across SharePoint site collections, Web applications and farms by leveraging and extending SharePoint’s native capabilities.
Oil & Gas companies operate in an increasingly complex environment. SchemaLogic's enterprise solution for managing content and document metadata enables Oil & Gas companies to model, update and synchronize content across project document repositories or collections for greater reliability and reduced total installed cost.
SchemaLogic of Kirkland, WA, provider of business semantics management software, announced that Chevron has chosen SchemaLogic Enterprise Suite as a critical software component for Phase 3 of the company's third-generation Global Information Link (GIL3) initiative. This strategic initiative defines Chevron's overall information management strategy, global hardware and software architecture and operating environment.
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: 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.
In most drilling applications encoders are used to provide position and speed feedback for proper control of equipment like top drives and pipe racking systems. However, these electronic devices require special attention when used in hazardous environments such as a drilling platform. In this paper, we discuss ways to make encoders suitable for hazardous duty.
Businesses, more than ever before, are relying on fact based decision-making and analytics to compete in this environment. This has given rise to "Business Intelligence," or simply BI, a broad category of applications and technologies for accessing, combining, computing and analyzing data to help enterprise users make better business decisions.
While actual RF design is quite difficult, understanding basic RF concepts is amazingly straightforward. For those of you delving into the world of RF for the first time, when you finish this article, you will have a clearer understanding of how signals are transmitted and received in an RF environment.
Chances are, if you’re utilizing SSL, you’re not utilizing it to its full potential. SSL is a powerful technology that can help organizations protect their data as well as their users. While the technology behind SSL is solid, the most common best practices for its implementation do not take full advantage of the benefits that SSL brings. And this may be inadequate to provide proper security to the modern web application environment.
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.
Published By: CA ITAM
Published Date: Sep 09, 2008
In this white paper, EMA discusses the evolution of asset management and asset analytics in the context of overall IT objectives, and describes the need for a standardized environment that is automatically discovered and holistically visualized.
Published By: Faronics
Published Date: Sep 10, 2008
IT Managers are tasked with making the desktop environment more secure and locked down to a uniform corporate standard, yet flexible enough to handle the myriad of exceptions that arise across the enterprise. Centralized Configuration Management (CCM) tools are great, especially in environments with branch offices. But CCM tools can’t do the big job of making your environment inherently more secure or more flexible.
Published By: ZSL Inc.
Published Date: Jul 20, 2009
Organizations have implemented enterprise applications such as ERP and CRM for business process execution but have failed to address the key enterprise asset: data. In the current economic environment, enterprises that fail to capitalize on their data assets jeopardize their cost structures and their earnings potential. It is vital for organizations to leverage their data assets to measure their business performance, identify the weak poles and strategic improvement spots to scale their business to new heights. Business Intelligence (BI), the recent innovation in IT, has emerged to be a potential hope for the organizations to build a strong business milieu without any new asset investments and utilizing the existing key assets of the organizations.
Published By: Godfrey
Published Date: Oct 24, 2008
Godfrey’s Channel Strategy Audit is intended as a guide to assist you in providing the information we need to generate a distribution channel strategy analysis. This audit is organized into several parts, starting with a cursory survey of your business environment, and then concentrating on the key issues that can result in strengthening or reshaping your distribution channel strategy. Although our face-to-face meeting time may be limited, we hope this audit will allow you to provide more thoughtful and detailed information, so that our deliverable to you has significant value.
Published By: Godfrey
Published Date: Oct 24, 2008
This document is intended to provide us with the information we need to generate an audit of your existing system for sales lead management. This audit is organized into several parts, starting with a cursory survey of your business environment, and then focusing on the key aspects and issues of sales lead management. Since our face-to-face meeting time may be limited, we hope this audit will allow you to provide more thoughtful and detailed information, so that our deliverable to you is of significant value.
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