SchemaLogic of Kirkland, WA, provider of business semantics management software, announced that Chevron has chosen SchemaLogic Enterprise Suite as a critical software component for Phase 3 of the company's third-generation Global Information Link (GIL3) initiative. This strategic initiative defines Chevron's overall information management strategy, global hardware and software architecture and operating environment.
Energy consumption is a critical issue for IT organizations today. VMware virtualization gives you the power to right-size your IT infrastructure through server consolidation and dynamic load balancing across a pool of physical servers. Your IT organization can dramatically increase server utilization and reduce energy costs with VMware solutions.
You've probably heard about the "long tail" in search engine marketing - the numerous, highly specific, less popular keyword phrases that are a great source of targeted, low cost, and high converting visitors. By examining your web analytics, you can discover and implement many of these very productive "long tail" keyword phrases used by your customers. Executing a "long tail" strategy is critical to campaign success, but don't let it distract you from the power of search's "short head" - that handful of keywords that drive most of your cost and conversions.
Telecom assets are a special class of IT assets that require an accurate inventory for effective financial management. Enterprises should consider the benefits of establishing a "single version of the truth" that comes from linking management of IT and telecom assets with their other systems and processes. An accurate inventory is critical for effective financial management. Managers need accurate information that supports their business decisions.
Collaboration. It is the critical element to success and IBM Lotus software is at the forefront. With collaborative innovations that enable users to work the way they want to, Lotus software offers a compelling portfolio that is based on open, integrated and secure solutions.
Current trends show that the vast majority of companies are moving to services-oriented architectures (SOAs) and deploying Web services within and across their IT infrastructure.However, the success of those deployments is determined by the integrations and innovations that Web services make possible and how Web services affect the quality and performance of the mission-critical applications with which they interface.
Email has become THE mission critical application for businesses large and small. As a growing business continually striving to increase productivity, collaboration and corporate success, you understand the important role that Microsoft Exchange Server plays in any profitable business. Small and mid-size businesses alike see the productivity benefits of utilizing an enterprise-class solution but since many do not have the financial or human resources to bring it in house, more and more of them are turning to a hosted solution.
An incredible array of organizations from both the public and private sector are buying pre-owned. These organizations include global public commercial enterprises, small businesses, ISP's, telecoms, non-profits, local and US government, military and educational institutions of all kinds. An overwhelming majority of the customers we've surveyed mention the same fact - they just didn't know pre-owned was a real, safe and viable option. In this guide, we'll present you with critical information you need to make the switch.
Challenges like competitive pressures, compliance activities and higher operational costs make service management more critical than ever. To keep up, IT operations must constantly improve visibility, control and automation while bridging the gaps among business, development and daily operations.
Enterprise Job Scheduling, once the back office function of Operations in the mainframe world, has evolved to become a critical factor in the real time enterprise (RTE). Think you know all there is to know about job scheduling? Take another look and learn how the next generation of job scheduling is evolving into IT Workload Automation, and how CA can help your company realize the real time enterprise.
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.
Energy costs are rising. Floor space is shrinking. And demand for IT capacity continues to grow. In this white paper, IBM reveals the next generation data center: scalable, modular data centers (SMDC). Brief case studies illustrate how specific SMDC solutions helped solve critical business issues, such as outdated infrastructure and scalability.
If you need more than tape backup to protect your critical applications running on AIX operating environments, download this white paper and learn your options and strategies, including how new technologies have significantly improved the recovery time and data recovery points for AIX.
Most large enterprises have launched an initiative to adopt service-oriented architecture (SOA), but SOA is not a solution that comes in a tidy little box. SOA is a new way to design systems, and it is more about culture than it is about technology. SOA will impact many aspects of an organization—from software development and operations to accounting and incentive systems. Governance is critical.
Business Service Management (BSM) is of growing importance in the IT world. By managing IT systems according to the business services they support - like order entry, online sales, shipping, or customer service - IT is able to deliver on real business goals like providing competitive advantage, improving customer satisfaction, driving revenue growth, and increasing shareholder value.
In the beginning, an SOA-based approach was used for projects in individual departments, usually for those with high returns, short-term rewards, and relatively low risk, with typically a high degree of new development. But as the value of the SOA concept has become more apparent and its tools have grown in both scope and robustness, organizations are applying them more broadly, to organizational-size problems and mission critical issues, leveraging more and more existing code and production systems.
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Published Date: Mar 26, 2008
As business communication needs in professional services firms become more complex, the development and implementation of collaborative solutions becomes critical to realizing strategic business objectives. Learn the basic tenets of this collaborative environment and more in this IDC paper.
We all have an intuitive idea of what an event is. However, when it comes to the use of the term "event" within a business context then it is easy to get confused. This papers seeks to explain what events are, whey they are important to your business, and what the options are for processing and managing these events (depending on their type and volume).
In today’s global marketplace, you rely on your IP telephony environment to unite employees who work remotely, in a branch, or at the office headquarters by providing seamless, effective communications. Whether at the time of deployment, during an upgrade, or through an operational review, validating these environments to function properly and meet user expectations is critical.
It is a truism that in any complex activity, the critical, defining decisions should be made as early in the process as possible. In ERP implementation projects this principle is routinely undermined by the nearly universal practice of separating acquisition and implementation activities into separate projects, performed by separate teams operating under separate control.
Regardless of what department you work in, it is business critical to ensure that your team members have easy and ready access to the latest information and project team members. Whether you work in sales, marketing, human resources, research and development, or any other functional area, you need a centralized virtual place where all of your team members can collaborate in realtime, share ideas and documents and be more productive online.
This 34 page guide readies you for a Salesforce Mobile rollout.
Salesforce Mobile helps your mobile teams succeed by keeping them in touch with the latest data, whenever and wherever they need it, directly from mobile devices. With Salesforce Mobile, field professionals are prompted to log information directly in Salesforce or AppExchange apps immediately after important customer calls, emails, and appointments, so critical information is logged in near real time.
Because business success is tightly fused with technology, IT costs are rising, and this trend is expected to continue. As a result, businesses are demanding that IT be more than a static resource. IT is expected to deliver business results with a measurable contribution to the organization's bottom line.
In preparation for disasters, it’s critical to have a backup site that can be used if your primary location goes down. Does your business have the right procedures and equipment to recover after a disaster? Get answers. Download this article about a new enterprise data center and learn more about protecting your IT infrastructure.
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