A high percentage of today’s data centers use water-based cooling methods. Although evaporative cooling, whether through traditional towers or “advanced” adiabatic cooling systems (aka swamp coolers), remain highly effective cooling methods, when you’re planning a new data center you may want to consider the impact of the weather and water availability on your decision.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
IDC believes that digitization and the 3rd Platform are driving enterprise leaders to consider significant upgrades to their business systems. Included in this list of systems are enterprise planning and performance management solutions. New tools must be fast and flexible to connect data from throughout an organization and continuously synchronize plans with changing market conditions. Organizations with planning and performance management needs should proactively evaluate connected EPM solutions as a central component of their digital enterprise strategies.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 12, 2019
Old-school planning and budgeting can’t keep up
In disruptive times, innovating and responding to change requires visibility into business conditions—and reliable planning and forecasting. However, it’s not always easy figuring out which cloud-based corporate performance management (CPM) system will best fit your budgeting, planning, analysis, and reporting needs.
In this report, you will gain insight into:
-The drawbacks of old-school, manual budgeting and planning
-Benefits of cloud-based performance management systems
-Four evaluation criteria for selecting cloud-based CPM technology
Migrating data associated with Microsoft operating systems, applications, and other software can be a challenge administrators overlook when planning system upgrades. Del™ PowerVault™ and Dell EqualLogic™ storage and CommVault® Simpana® data management software enable flexible data migration and transparent, release-specific data object recovery and backup to help simplify upgrades in enterprise environments.
Today’s K-12 schools are hungry for bandwidth. The reason is clear: highperforming, reliable and easily expanded network services support the latest classroom innovations, including videoconferencing, 1:1 computing, distance learning and modern learning management systems. It’s no surprise then that progressive educators now see a direct link between the overall success of their school districts and access to high-capacity networks. This emerged as a clear trend in new research by the Center for Digital Education (CDE) — a commanding 98 percent of administrators and IT representatives said the future of K-12 education hinges on ubiquitous connectivity.
This white paper lays a framework for planning and implementing high-performance networks. In addition to explaining why now’s the time to plan network upgrades, this paper answers one of the fundamental questions asked by IT managers at schools everywhere: “How much network capacity will we actually need?”
With Citrix for chartered accountants you can securely connect to clients, files and QuickBooks from any device. We make it easy to streamline your file sharing and secure your firm’s data as well as your clients’. You get seamless access to all of the files you need—and even QuickBooks—from any device, any time. Read this fact sheet to see how Citrix can help you:
• Exchange confidential client files and emails with superior encryption and security.
• Offer a more professional solution compared to password-protected PDFs.
• Improve your customer service with cutting-edge technology at an affordable price.
To successfully choose and implement an IP system, the best place to start is with a roadmap - current offerings, justification factors, upcoming solutions, and suggested planning guidelines. Without one, your new system might never move forward. Read more.
Even with increased start-up costs, higher-end processors can offer a lower TCO thanks to better performance. This white paper shows detailed comparisons between higher- and lower-end servers with surprising results—including a 42% lower TCO and 87% faster performance for the higher-end processor.
Published By: TeamQuest
Published Date: Jul 11, 2014
It is very common for an IT organization to manage system performance in a reactionary fashion, analyzing and correcting performance problems as users report them. When problems occur, hopefully system administrators have tools necessary to quickly analyze and remedy the situation. In a perfect world, administrators prepare in advance in order to avoid performance bottlenecks altogether, using capacity planning tools to predict in advance how servers should be configured to adequately handle future workloads.
Progressive retailers have shifted to integrated store lifecycle (SLM) systems enabled by Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) to provide a seamless integration of all phases of the entire real estate lifecycle process from market planning; through site selection, store design and construction; to day-to-day operations such as lease administration and facility management.
With the advanced analytics capabilities in Adobe Analytics and the testing and targeting capacity of Adobe Target, it’s easier than ever to realise the potential of data-driven marketing. From creating a complete view of each customer across touchpoints and along their journey, to using predictive analytics, advanced anomaly detection and machine learning to understand behaviours and needs, you can use data to plan, create and optimise the experiences that matter to you and your customers.
Traditional phone systems, aka, PBX were designed for a time when people primarily worked from desk phones; well before the Internet restructured our patterns of communication and general lifestyles. Many businesses feel entrenched with the systems they have, but as contracts expire and systems get harder to maintain options are considered. Explore the top 5 hidden costs of the PBX, including costs in upgrades, maintenance and service calls, the strain on IT budgets, accumulation of service charges, connecting office locations and difficulty planning for growth and the future.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 09, 2016
State agency and higher education CIOs are under intense pressure to modernize their legacy IT systems. Whether that requires moving from one infrastructure to another, or moving to or from the cloud, the chief challenge remains: How to migrate data and applications without disrupting critical operations, ensure improved performance and avoid pricing and other traps that often accompany virtualizing in the cloud.
Learn what’s made the difference in overcoming the impediments to workload migrations from IT leaders who’ve lived through big data and application moves. Topics include:
Preparing workloads for cloud on-boarding – and off-boarding
Tools for simplifying the consolidation and migration of apps and supporting services
Forecasting workloads, and planning for associated testing, training, and other costs
When was the last time you thought about your disaster recovery plan? Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, fires, or floods can occur anytime and disable your data center, with little to no warning. Hacker activities like a denial of service attack can also take down your systems unexpectedly. Then you have the more mundane risks such as human error and hardware or software failures. The only predictable thing to say about these risks is that at some point, on some scale, you’ll have to recover your data center from downtime. When it comes to disaster readiness, proactive planning is the key to success. Every business, regardless of size, needs to have a well-tested disaster recovery plan in place. Every minute your systems are down, the financial implications grow.
Take the assessment to see where your disaster recovery plan ranks. Then learn about next steps and more information.
In today's heightened competitive and regulatory environment, an organization's fortunes can rise or fall based on the effectiveness of its financial systems, particularly those that drive its performance management. Organizations today are looking to optimize these systems, at the core of which are financial consolidation and planning.
No project worth undertaking ever comes totally risk free. In this white paper you will find helpful guidance to learn how to recognize when your project is in danger of failing and the key steps to turning around a project successfully.
This paper describes how workgroups and midsize companies can transform their spreadsheet-only process to create flexible and timely plans, budgets and forecasts. It outlines recommendations for implementing a complete performance management system, using IBM Cognos Express, an integrated reporting, analysis and planning solution purpose-built for workgroups and midsize companies.
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