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: Anixter
Published Date: Sep 23, 2015
This report covers the complex nature of powering the data center. The drive for improved efficiencies and managing variable IT capacity requirements are top priorities for all data center operators and managers. The intelligent power
chain achieved via the right hardware configuration coupled with intelligence and analytics can provide robust gains in five key areas.
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: Anixter
Published Date: May 22, 2015
Whether it’s for business or education, entertainment or shopping, nearly every financial transaction, phone call or text, movie download or Internet search either now takes place or is recorded in a data center. With nearly everyone’s professional and personal lives dependent upon a healthy ecosystem of data centers, it is only natural that data centers are now targeted by thieves, spies and others maliciously seeking to cause damage or to steal the information contained within a data center.
Published By: Anixter
Published Date: Jun 16, 2015
Faster, denser technology is driving costs, and the right high performance cabling is needed to provide stability in the data center. Unsuitable infrastructure can become an expensive problem, delaying necessary upgrades and creating other potential obstacles needed to stay competitive. This report contains the four best practices needed to achieve a high performance, future-ready structured cabling solution for a data center.
According to Cisco’s Global Cloud Index (2015), global data centre IP traffic will grow at a CAGR of 25% between 2014 and 2019 and data centre workloads within ‘traditional’ (as opposed to cloud) data centres will more than double.
In this guide you will find best practices to meet the demands of the Digital Economy, with help from DatacenterDynamics and Nexans.
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.
Organisations moving to AWS seek improved performance, increased innovation, and a faster time to market—but the road to cloud maturity, and ultimately cloud success, proves both challenging and expensive.
Learn to accelerate your AWS cloud journey with:
A checklist for determining if you have clear visibility into your AWS environment
Expert tips for developing proper cloud security best practices
Real examples of financial, performance, and security management policies for automating your cloud ecosystem
Looking to optimise your AWS cloud infrastructure? Use this eBook to regain control over your visibility and cost management, security and compliance, and governance and automation.
While cost is often cited as the reason why people move to the cloud, it's not always that simple. Many organisations have noticed cloud bills 2-3x higher than expectations, when not managed properly. Have you achieved the savings you expected?
Learn 10 ways you can reduce your spend in AWS, including:
Terminate Zombie Assets
Rightsize EC2 Instances & EBS Volumes
Upgrade instances to the latest generation
Delete Disassociated Elastic IP Addresses
Check out this eBook to find out how you can better manage your costs through pro-tips from cloud experts.
Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances can appear complicated, but finding a solution that best suits your company doesn't mean becoming an expert yourself; you just need to know how to approach Reserved Instances and where they can make the biggest impact.
This free guide delivers a collection of proven best practices to help you successfully manage Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances. The benefits include:
A breakdown of reservation types and offerings, including Convertible Reserved Instances
How to calculate the payback period
How to modify and exchange existing reservations to match cloud usage over time
How to maximise savings with automated RI management and optimisation
Govern Your AWS Environment with Automated Policies
If you manage a dynamic cloud environment, you already know that managing your assets and dealing with continuous changes is time consuming.
Read this eBook to learn the best practices for policies that you must put in place to reduce the time it takes to optimize and manage your infrastructure.
Choosing Azure revolutionises your environment's agility, simplicity, and innovation, but have you achieved the cost savings you expected?
Discover 10 ways you can reduce your spend in Azure, including:
Terminate Zombie Assets
Delete Aged Snapshots
Rightsize Virtual Machines
Rightsize SQL Databases
Read 10 Best practices for Reducing Spend in Azure, to learn key strategies for optimising cloud spend and saving 10-20?% on your monthly Azure costs.
Still using spreadsheets for financial planning? With multiple templates? Leading to serious versioning and collaboration difficulties? AI-driven integrated, digitized financial planning is the answer. Helping you spend less time gathering and consolidating data, and more time unearthing the key insights and accurate forecasting hidden within it. Download the white paper and find out how harnessing AI can supercharge FP&A.
Let’s just say it — inefficient restaurant employee scheduling practices can be Hell for managers. Trying to manage schedules with spreadsheets, sticky notes, missed phone calls and text messages isn’t just source of pain for your employees — it can also do more damage to your business than you might expect, including unnecessary labor spend, increased employee turnover and decreased customer satisfaction.
In this eBook, we’re going to take a journey through the 9 Circles of Restaurant Employee Scheduling Hell and outline tangible paths to scheduling and labor management salvation.
As a business leader of a manufacturing company, you may be experiencing the challenges of competing in a digitally transformed marketplace. In our increasingly digital world, your ability to grow depends on how your business leverages the latest best-practice technology. Is your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system keeping pace?
In this Forrester Research report—presented by Epicor Software—you’ll discover the latest insights on software as a service (SaaS) business solutions. SaaS business applications will evolve in the cloud to new levels of value in:
The report also provides predictions and recommendations that will help guide your manufacturing business with its strategic growth initiatives.
Download the report to learn more, and discover why you should change the way you think about cloud.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Apr 02, 2019
5 best practices for world-class zero-based budgeting
A traditional budgeting process based on extrapolating the previous year’s spend fails to provide the detailed insight needed to achieve a material change in the cost base, particularly when line item expenses are already high-aggregated. But zero-based budgeting (ZBB) can—and that’s what’s driving its increasing adoption in these volatile economic times. Download this white paper to discover:
• Benefits of implementing a ZBB process at your organization
• 5 best-practice approaches to implementing ZBB
• Tips for leveraging ZBB in your organization in today’s volatile economy
How to drive employee motivation and
learning with gamification and feedback
Digital engagement provides an exciting new way of breaking away from old paradigms to generate
motivation, proficiency and engagement.
In this white paper we will:
* Provide ways to rethink call center agent motivation by using techniques like feedback, competition, adaptive learning and goals.
* Take a look at what digital motivation looks like in the contact center from the point of view of a call center agent and his manager
Using gamification can do much more than drive quality and performance. It also provides agents with much needed engagement, transparency, feedback and optimal use of best practices training.
Application downtime impacts everyone. This paper provides best practices for communicating application downtime to end-users in a manner that maintains - or can even improve- your organization's credibility and brand image. Learn what to do and what not to do in this informative white paper.
This year, businesses will increasingly turn to AI to power their business transformation. Machine learning and deep learning workloads are quickly becoming a mission-critical workload in the enterprise data center. As an IT leader, are you ready for the impending wave of AI applications that will demand new approaches to computing, storage and networking? Do you have the right strategy for scaling AI workload in your data center? We’ll introduce you to the IT visionaries who have made it happen. In this webinar we’ll explore how one IT leader accelerated his company’s success with an AI infrastructure strategy, sharing their best practices and insights.
By watching this webinar, you'll learn:
- Why it’s now critical for enterprise IT to have an AI infrastructure strategy that supports the business
- Explore one IT leader’s experience developing and implementing a best-of-breed platform for scaling AI workload in the data center
- Gain insights that can drive your AI infrastructur
ITIL provides a framework of customizable best practice initiatives that help organizations consistently deliver high-quality IT services. Effective ITIL implementation adds value to the IT infrastructure and improves business and service delivery.
Targeted at IT executives responsible for both the financial and ultimate project oversight of an enterprise CMDB initiative, this white paper sets expectations for ROI calculations for CMDB initiatives, provides basic ROI best practices, and gives readers sufficient insight to move forward with their CMDB project.
The key benefit of creating a case management methodology is to multiply its effectiveness by replicating it across the organization's patient-facing departments, practices and functions. In this way, your organization can reduce costs, increase quality and streamline its operations.
Published By: Sitecore
Published Date: Nov 04, 2009
This report highlights the strategic value of a next generation web content management system integrated with lead scoring, email marketing, customer relationship management, and web analytics. The report links the technology and practices of Best-in-Class organizations to engage customers, provide personalized experiences and manage the lead lifecycle.
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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