When faced with the decision of upgrading an existing data center, building new, or leasing space in a retail colocation data center, there are both quantitative and qualitative differences to consider. The 10-year TCO may favor upgrading or building over outsourcing, however, this paper demonstrates that the economics may be overwhelmed by a business’ sensitivity to cash flow, cash cross-over point, deployment timeframe, data center life expectancy, regulatory requirements, and other strategic factors. This paper discusses how to assess these key factors to help make a sound decision.
Small businesses typically keep a sharp focus on cost control and cash conservation, which is good. However, when it comes to the decision to buy new PCs or maintain older ones, many small businesses falsely believe it’s financially advantageous to maintain older PCs rather than replace them.
Download this independent, global small business study to learn how:
o Older PCs negatively affect operating costs
o Older PCs diminish employee productivity
o Newer PCs deliver better application performance and improved productivity at a reduced operating cots
Download this report today to learn the true direct and indirect costs of maintaining and upgrading older PCs in your small business.
Published By: Agile IT
Published Date: Dec 03, 2013
Office 365 empowers businesses to increase productivity and lower costs. From providing all the business tools you need and are familiar with – to keeping you constantly up to date. Join Microsoft and Agile IT for a look inside Office 365 and see for yourself why Office 365 is the last upgrade you’ll need.
Published By: Toshiba
Published Date: Nov 21, 2013
It's inevitable that upgrading to a new version of an operating system or application comes with a bit of a learning curve. With Windows 8.1, though--and its predecessor Windows 8--the curve is steep, and just finding simple tools and features can be a challenge.
The end of support date for Windows XP – April 8, 2014 – is rapidly approaching, after which the potential for security vulnerabilities will dramatically increase. Companies with many Windows XP machines still in use likely will need help upgrading in this compressed timeframe. Download this checklist to learn about a three-phase solution that can help internal IT staffs quickly and successfully migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8 with a minimum of disruption to users and the organization.
The end of support date for Windows XP–April 8, 2014 is rapidly approaching, after which the potential for security vulnerabilities will dramatically increase. Companies with lots of Windows XP machines still in use need help upgrading in this compressed timeframe. Lenovo has an answer, as its Image Technology Center (ITC) services along with the Lenovo In-Place Migration (IPM) product can help internal IT staff quickly and successfully migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8 with a minimum of disruption to users and the organization.
Every data center IT manager must constantly deal with certain practical constraints such as time, complexity, reliability, maintainability, space, compatibility, and money. The challenge is that business application demands on computing technology often don’t cooperate with these constraints.
A day is lost due to a software incompatibility introduced during an upgrade, hours are lost tracing cables to see where they go, money is spent replacing an unexpected hardware failure, and so on. Day in and day out, these sorts of interruptions burden data center productivity.
Sometimes, it’s possible to temporarily improve the situation by upgrading to newer technology. Faster network bandwidth and storage media can reduce the time it takes to make backups. Faster processors — with multiple cores and larger memory address space — make it possible to practically manage virtual machines.
This document is intended to provide pointers for administrators who are currently running HP-UX Virtual Partitions on legacy, cell-based systems, and who are considering upgrading to HP-UX vPars version 6.1.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Oct 03, 2012
Get future ready with BlackBerry Enterprise Server v5. Join a free webcast to understand how upgrading to BlackBerry Enterprise Server v5 will get your organization ready for the next generation in mobile device management: BlackBerry Mobile Fusion.
No matter where you are in your Exchange adoption-upgrading from an earlier version, adopting the platform for the first time,or expanding upon a pilot program-Dell® has the experience, solutions,and services.
Published By: Epicor HCM
Published Date: Jun 07, 2012
Effectively justifying a new HR system or upgrading an existing one has always been something HR executives have had to contend with. In this white paper you will learn how to make the business case for a new HRIS to senior executives.
SharePoint 2007 was big, and SharePoint 2010 shows every sign of being even bigger. However, there is one stumbling block on the way to SharePoint 2010 nirvana... upgrading. In this white paper, find out ten of the common difficulties you may encounter when upgrading content to SharePoint 2010 and some solutions.
Small and medium enterprises are increasingly upgrading to a UC system, which can improve customer service, streamline product development and speed response to new opportunities. Learn the key steps of UC adoption.
Published By: Datamatics
Published Date: Mar 01, 2011
Automating labor management processes or upgrading to a superior time and attendance system are both intelligent business improvements. In this document, industry experts provide best practices for maximizing ROI when making timekeeping transitions.
Faced with degrading network performance and the need to drive global expansion, Measurement Specialties partnered with Virtela to design, implement and manage a high-performance, multi-carrier MPLS network across all twelve of their global sites.
This webcast will describe the new features of TSM 6.1 and will recommend strategies for assessing your current environment, upgrading to 6.1 and how to maximize the monitoring benefits. We will include lessons learned and advice for avoiding pitfalls.
This course will cover common considerations when upgrading from AIX v5.3 (or 5.2) to AIX v6.1. It includes basic instruction for the upgrade and will also prepare you for some of the common "gotchas."
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