Microsoft, together with Unisys Corporation, completed benchmark testing of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 running on the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 database software. Benchmark results demonstrate that Microsoft Dynamics CRM can scale to meet the needs of an enterprise-level, mission-critical workload of 24,000 concurrent users while maintaining performance at sub-second response times.
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.
ESG Lab tested the HP XP24000 storage system to validate the business impact of the new capabilities of the XP24000, including HP Thin Provisioning Software, creating large logical pools of capacity and the enhanced performance of the XP24000 as a core component of HP's extensive portfolio of IT solutions and services.
To stay competitive in today's business climate, organizations must find ways to meet their business needs while controlling IT costs. IT departments face flat budgets and, at the same time, find that their organizations have become increasingly dependent on uninterrupted access to business-critical data. In today's world, prudent IT administrators prepare to recover from two types of disasters as part of a complete Business Continuity and Availability (BC and A) plan.
Lawson Enterprise Asset Management is a software solution specifically designed to help improve the reliability and availability of your critical assets. It can help you to maximize your profitability and return on your asset investment during every stage of the asset lifecycle. It can also be easily integrated with your other business operations and systems.
Managing and maintaining your key assets throughout their entire lifecycle is critical to your organizations success. Rather than looking at each part of the asset's lifecycle in isolation or only focusing on the operational phase, your asset management solution should enable a more holistic view. It should help you manage the entire cycle.
Published By: NLB Corp.
Published Date: Jun 23, 2008
Paint booth cleaning has evolved into a critical step in assuring customers of a high-quality finished product. Manufacturers must deliver this quality while meeting demanding production schedules and tight operating budgets. This has led to significant growth in the use of high-pressure water jetting as an alternative to the traditional methods of chemical stripping and incineration, or burn-off.
Even if a chosen business model establishes some preference for one technique over another, at different points in the value chain, different techniques may be appropriate to plan and manage the demand, the production activities, the resources, and the supply of materials. Knowing when and where to apply each of the different techniques is critical.
Lower your data center energy needs with the advanced power management of the IBM System x3550 Express rack-mount server. It helps manage risk by providing 24/7 access to your business-critical data. In addition, it's budget-friendly with a dense yet powerful design that maximizes your IT investment. Look inside the IBM System x3550 Express and see the high-performance components for yourself in this interactive tour.
This EMA white paper investigates virtualization management issues in detail, outlining the key drivers and outcomes of virtualization, explaining critical inhibitors to virtualization success (and how to overcome them), and describing core virtualization performance management solution requirements. It also briefly describes one such solution, the eG Enterprise Suite, and includes a short case study highlighting this solution in action.
Today's organizations face a tough set of challenges. Markets around the world have become increasingly volatile. Competition is more intense. Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures demand revisions in business plans and the IT infrastructures that support them. And IT departments have to keep doing more-and better-with budgets and resources that are already stretched to the limit. To meet these critical challenges, your organization needs much greater flexibility in its business models and business processes.
In the Life Sciences industry, information is the source of innovation. Vast varieties of content and information sources feed the development pipeline. The ability to create, share, navigate, find and protect essential information is critical to research and development groups, clinicians, regulatory agencies, marketing teams, and those who benefit the most - customers.
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.
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