Faced with a growing number of business-critical applications and services to support, SMBs and enterprises with remote environments are experiencing a real need for high availability. This paper discusses an easy-to-use, affordable high-availability and virtualization solution using standard x86 servers.
This white paper provides a road map to the most effective strategies and technologies to protect data in AIX environments and provide fast recovery should data be lost or corrupted due to accident or malicious action. The paper also outlines the benefits of continuous data protection (CDP) technologies for AIX.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Jul 03, 2008
Businesses of all sizes adopt technology to make them more productive, cost effective or flexible and help them compete. Over the years the adoption of tools such as mobile phones, wireless laptops, the internet and email have all been driven by such expectations. Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are often at the forefront as these technologies can give them a lead on their larger competitors. What starts as a useful extra tool or 'competitive edge' soon becomes the accepted norm and a search for improved quality and utility then ensues.
Watch this informative webcast as we discuss how the integrated intelligence in Microsoft Dynamics GP and other Microsoft technologies can help improve your company operations by providing business insights to all employees. Learn how you can enable people throughout your organization to make confident, business-critical decisions while minimizing costs.
While IPSec VPN implementation has traditionally been viewed as expensive and time-consuming for large organizations, Quocirca has found that the next generation of IPSec VPN technologies has addressed these management headaches through automation, integrated security policy management, and centralized control.
Learn about governmental standards and regulations, such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley, covering data protection and privacy. Then, learn how your enterprise can be compliant utilizing the latest encryption technologies.
Many companies have turned to virtualization technologies for their servers and in their data centers to simplify administration and to reduce management chores and operating costs while maintaining reliability and safeguarding against disasters. Seeing the significant benefits virtualization delivers in those environments, companies are now looking to apply the same technology to their desktop computers.
This IDC white paper considers the concept of desktop virtualization, specifically as made available by VMware's VDI and ACE. The document also considers the benefits and limitations of these technologies as well as the best use cases for each, exemplified through user case studies.
To maximize investments in mobile technology, companies must be able to measure productivity gains from mobile working. Professor Marco Iansiti of the Harvard Business School and Jay Jamrog, Senior Vice President of Research with the Institute for Corporate Productivity, offer advice.
Whether you’re implementing new technologies, upgrading existing infrastructure or evaluating current needs, consultants can help you identify and document the gap between your current situation and a desired future state. When an assessment is done correctly, it can provide a solid foundation for successful implementation and improvement. The consultant first interviews stakeholders, analyzes data, and compares your business against best practices or specific industry competitors.
As IT evolves towards a more business-aligned position, it must seek out new ways of working that support more effective operations, service creation, and service delivery. These include technologies, processes, and a culture that supports higher levels of accountability, as well as more dynamic responsiveness to business needs.
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.
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.
Real-time, visibility on materials, process, or machine interactions can be leveraged to fix real-time production problems by quickly identifying the source, enable product recalls, or validate the end product for customers. A contact-less solution based on RFID, Wi-Fi and sensor technologies will accomplish all this without impacting the manufacturing process.
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.
Energy consumption can add up to 40% of a typical data center's annual budget. Discover how IBM is finding new ways to reduce server-room energy needs and heat output without compromising reliability and availability with technologies such as X-Architecture, BladeCenter Servers and virtualization. IBM executives outline IBM's industry-leading energy-innovation solutions that can help your business save costs and prepare for the future in these short video presentations.
Good governance of a service-oriented architecture is becoming a core competency. This Magic Quadrant report by Gartner examines the market for SOA governance through a set of integrated technologies. It evaluates leaders, challengers and innovators in the SOA governance technology market, providing feature information and strengths and cautions for each.
Storage virtualization has been around for several decades. While technologies have advanced and capabilities have become more sophisticated over time, the motivations for virtualizing resources and the anticipated benefits have remained relatively stable. Storage virtualization continues to be an important topic because it addresses a number of significant challenges.
Not all data is created equal, however, and deriving business value from information dispersed over many different sources means integrating, analyzing and optimizing heterogeneous types and sources of information throughout its lifecycle. Find out how, when deployed together in the same environment, IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center, IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager deliver the core technologies need to help customers tier their storage based on classes of service.
In the age of Web 2.0, Internet users are rewriting the rules of social interaction, using blogs, forums, and social bookmarking for sharing information and sustaining relationships across borders. This IBM white paper looks at how organizations can achieve tangible business benefits through embracing these technologies.
With open, flexible Web 2.0 technologies from IBM, organizations from all over the world are adding a new dimension of imagination and innovation with these advanced collaborative tools. Learn how you can benefit from social software and team-based collaboration that is helping companies to ride the Web 2.0 wave to collaborative freedom.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: May 14, 2008
Virtual private networks (VPNs) are the technologies most widely used by organizations today in the provision of remote access to their networks for employees, business partners and suppliers. Of the VPNs available, IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) VPNs provide the most complete remote access solution, although they have traditionally been seen as costly and difficult to deploy.
Emerging information technologies like composite and multi-tier applications, service oriented architectures (SOA), virtualization, grid and cluster computing, and Web Service-based application delivery create an extraordinary opportunity for IT managers. With these dynamic technologies, they can provide business owners with IT services that are extremely flexible and agile, driving a more dynamic and competitive business.
This white paper will provide a road map to the most effective strategies and technologies to protect data and provide fast recovery should data be lost or corrupted due to accident or malicious action.
This Q&A-style article from CIO Green Edge Zone covers some of the many ways businesses can benefit through green technologies. Becoming more energy efficient not only dramatically reduces power costs, but can actually help companies improve operational efficiencies, increase productivity, enhance customer service and heighten brand awareness.
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