This white paper describes critical steps IT executives must take to prepare for change and manage an ITSM implementation to maximize its value and ensure that it achieves the full transformation effect it is capable of delivering. IT Service Management (ITSM) is a proven and effective framework for helping IT organizations become more adaptive, flexible, cost effective, and service oriented.
Join IDC and HP on this webcast about Mission Critical Services. Matt Healey of IDC provides insights on the adoption of consolidation, virtualization and Service Oriented Architecture as aggressive strategies to align IT more closely with business goals.
Connect to this special web event to hear from Forrester Research and HP on how to address key vulnerabilities in the storage network, receive tips and recommendations on selecting and implementing data storage encryption solutions and details on how to achieve centralized key management and data encryption where it matters most.
Aligning IT and business perspectives requires the ability to create links between configuration information in the CMDB and the business service as experienced by the user. Service Dependency Mapping (SDM) products automate the process of creating and maintaining these links.
Targeted at IT executives responsible for both the financial and ultimate project oversight of an enterprise CMDB initiative, this white paper sets expectations for ROI calculations for CMDB initiatives, provides basic ROI best practices, and gives readers sufficient insight to move forward with their CMDB project.
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.
Published By: Mailtrust
Published Date: Jul 07, 2008
Email is absolutely critical in making users productive: for example, a February 2008 survey conducted by Osterman Research found that 93% of email users consider email to be important or critical in helping them to get their work done. However, most decision makers are not aware of the true cost of providing email functionality to their users.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Jul 03, 2008
Technology is no longer a nice to have, or a tool for the few. With many organizations now being completely dependent on their IT systems, the need for the IT department to be seen to be responding to the organization's requirements is of critical importance. Business Service Management, or BSM, can help in providing underpinnings to the IT function. This paper looks at how the changing processes and market conditions within an organization can be augmented through the use of a Business Service Management (BSM) approach, creating a flexible and responsive technology infrastructure aimed at supporting a rapidly changing commercial landscape and enabling greater competitiveness in the markets.
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.
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.
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.
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