This free white paper from the experts at IDC posits solutions to the key problems posed by data center crowding: geometrically growing power and cooling costs; the spiraling cost of management; and the sheer number of server footprints.
Published By: Logicalis
Published Date: Aug 20, 2014
Today’s IT organizations face huge challenges such as the ever-increasing number of applications, virtualization, the cloud, and the rising value of information stored in data centers. The combined effect of these factors is placing pressure on IT infrastructures to increase performance and operate more efficiently while reducing costs.
An emerging technology, flash storage technology, is helping business and technology leaders address these issues by making their IT infrastructures more operationally efficient. Learn more in this white paper from Logicalis.
Located in the English Midlands, the Leicestershire County Council enjoys a strong national reputation for doing things differently and achieving results. In 2009, it was named Council of the Year - the first County Council to achieve such an accolade and despite the tough economic climate, it continues to deliver high-quality services to the people of Leicestershire.
Seen as a trailblazer in many areas, the Leicestershire County Council leads the way in working with troubled families. In partnership with the National Health Service, police, district councils, and others, the council has provided services for these families in need, while cutting bureaucracy and reducing costs.
Like most public services, Leicestershire County Council has faced the ongoing financial challenge of government funding reductions. As a result, the council has taken early action to find efficiency savings and new ways of working.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 18, 2014
Recent developments and trends such as BYOD, advances in enterprise video technologies, and a proliferation of employee collaboration platforms have prompted more and more organizations to develop comprehensive unified communications (UC) strategies. Compelled by the prospect of reducing communication costs and raising employee productivity, 78% of organizations report they already have a strategic plan and budget in place for at least some components of UC. Download to learn more!
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
This white paper demonstrates how to increase profitability by reducing the operating costs of backup and archiving using Riverbed Whitewater and Amazon Glacier cloud storage, instead of traditional tape backup methods. A convenient checklist summarizes operational cost categories used to calculate this
ROI. These include ongoing monthly costs for media, labor, and offsite storage of backup data, and monthly costs for cloud storage of backup and archival data.
Integrated Computing (IC), also known as Converged Infrastructure, stands to revolutionize everything about IT. IC takes all of virtualization, storage, networking, and compute into a single system and allows total infrastructure oversight through one console. As you can imagine, the improvements in ease of use, agility, and efficiency are quite substantial.
This is essential because infrastructure maintenance devours about three-fourths of annual IT budgets. IC changes all of that, delivering high efficiency solutions for the lifecycle of system,reducing costs and freeing up valuable personnel.
The evolution of IT awaits.
In seven simple steps, eBusiness, Customer Experience and Contact Center professionals can right channel online customer service inquiries, boosting sales and customer satisfaction while reducing customer service costs.
Published By: Backupify
Published Date: Jul 15, 2013
The benefits of moving to the cloud are numerous. Someone else now handles server and application setup, configuration, and system management, reducing personnel costs and increasing convenience and access for your employees. Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps for Business are both comprehensive office productivity and communication tools for businesses looking to move to the cloud. But the two solutions have significant differences. This resource provides a breakdown of the differences and demonstrates each solution’s strengths to help guide decision-makers based on their company’s priorities and needs.
Sponsored by: NEC and Intel® Xeon® processor
Servers with the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v2 family in a four-CPU configuration can deliver up to twice the processing performance, three times the memory capacity, and four times the I/O bandwidth of previous models. Together with their excellent transaction processing performance, these servers provide a high level of availability essential to enterprise systems via advanced RAS functions that guarantee the integrity of important data while also reducing costs and the frequency of server downtime.
Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
If you're looking to decrease power consumption in your existing data center (and who isn't?), the first step should be a detailed diagnosis. If, on the other hand, you’re constructing a new data center, or expanding or upgrading your current center, it’s critical that energy efficiency is built in from the start. This short IBM video addresses both.
Today, an IT-driven, customer-centric business approach isn’t a luxury — it’s imperative. More and more businesses are moving out of a cost-centric view of their IT potential and into a realization that IT can transform business processes. This white paper shows how you can maximize your IT function by leveraging ITIL best practice processes. These guidelines can help you effectively manage IT changes, assets, personnel and service levels all while reducing costs—going beyond simple IT asset management to deliver proactive IT business improvements.
As total costs of small and mid-sized businesses increase, growing companies look ever closely at how their IT needs affect energy costs. The IBM case studies and survey results herein discuss opportunities to reduce IT energy costs, save money and devise IT investment strategies. Read them and learn how you can expand your business while helping the environment.
With the IBM® System Storage™ DS3400 storage server, SAP customers can increase the efficiency of their storage infrastructure while reducing costs at the same time. This white paper describes the advantages of using the DS3400 storage server in an SAP® environment, and how to get the performance you need with the right layout for your SAP system.
Published By: Castelle
Published Date: Nov 01, 2006
Computer-based, network fax servers offer a high quality, low maintenance enterprise fax solution, well-suited for organizations involved in fax-intensive industries. From first-rate administration and development tools to comprehensive integration with existing network resources, fax servers can accelerate document processing and turnaround time while reducing communication costs.
IT service providers need to offer services that deliver new business opportunities whilst increasing levels of availability, controlling risks and reducing costs. This paper provides you with practical guidance based on the practices in ITIL® V3 that will help you manage application and infrastructure changes and configurations.
In an economic climate that daily seems to underscore nature's law that only the fittest survive, what are some of the actions companies are taking to stay competitive? The majority of survey respondents indicate that the top two moves they are making include reducing operating expenses (51%) and improving cash flow (20%). More effectively controlling and managing document processes, can help meet these objectives. This survey report investigates how respondents and their organizations are leveraging five document management activities - internal and outsourced - to reduce costs and reach financial goals.
Increasingly, companies are mandating the move to forklift free production floors on the basis of highly visible macro issues like safety improvements, reduced forklift lease and maintenance costs. However, there are many other less visible advantages with direct and secondary benefits that may play an important role in reducing costs and improving customer response.
This new Service Performance Insight explores why professional service organizations are increasingly relying on remote service delivery and collaboration tools to expand geographic reach, attract the best talent and increase satisfaction - all while reducing costs.
This white paper discusses the value of achieving security process maturity, which requires an evolutionary shift-from simply reacting to security threats to creating mature, automated security processes.
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