Examine the importance of improving visibility into asset performance - and review four activities that can form the basis for getting more out of the assets in your portfolio to drive better decisions in allocating scarce capital to new asset investments.
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jun 16, 2009
Innovation is no stranger to the information technology function. Armed with increasingly sophisticated applications, IT-led teams have consistently found new ways to streamline enterprise business processes, vastly improving operating efficiency and reducing costs. Corporate leaders, however, are raising the bar: they expect IT’s core mission to expand from cost-cutting to enabling revenue generation within a short period of time.
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jun 16, 2009
Improving your call center may be more easily attainable — and more important — now than ever before. Recognizing that customer interaction is an important differentiator, organizations can increase the focus on their customers’ experience while keeping a firm grip on costs by leveraging the full potential of state-of-the-art technology.
This white paper outlines some of the most salient challenges and demonstrates how technology managers can enable their development teams to streamline application development and troubleshooting, while keeping them current on emerging technology, new product versions, and changing market trends-allowing them to move right past the gotchas.
ITIL Version 3 Best Practices has expanded the concept of IT service delivery from day-to-day operations of those services to the Service Lifecycle. ITIL Version 3 Best Practices includes five lifecycle phases (each with its own guidebook): Strategy, Design, Transition (which covers implementation and change), Operations and Continual Improvement.
IT and business leaders today can no longer look at IT simply as a cost center, it is now a vital part of business success. Improving the efficiency of IT and improving the measurement of its impact on business performance are at the forefront of managers' concerns. Access to ITIL books can be instrumental in providing the methodology for IT improvement. Learn more today!
Download B2B search marketing tips from over 140 top B2B search marketing agencies and the experts at Business.com. This whitepaper offers key insights and tips to help B2B marketing professionals quickly deliver better search marketing ROI.
Web Application Threats Are Evolving. Are Your Security Efforts Keeping Pace? Today, Web application security threats are not only becoming more abundant than ever, but also more difficult to detect, and more complex to solve. Many organizations are responding to these unique vulnerabilities with traditional network security approaches. However, sophisticated Web applications threats require a more sophisticated security strategy. What’s worked in the past won’t necessarily work today; and what’s more, Web application security requires a comprehensive solution, not simply a series of a la carte provisions. For detailed steps toward improving your Web application security strategy, download the VeriSign® Enterprise Security Services white paper, Best Practices That Improve Web Application Security.
Published By: SPSS, Inc.
Published Date: Mar 31, 2009
This paper describes why and how Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) is a critical component in solving the problem of enhancing customer-driven innovation and improving the predictive capabilities of the IT organization.
Enterprise marketing software is widely recognized as a key enabler for improving effectiveness and efficiency of marketing teams. However, for marketers who are already facing intense scrutiny over budgets and campaign effectiveness, few are willing to stick their necks out to recommend implementing a marketing automation system.
ALM is much more than just writing code. All three aspects—governance, development, and operations are important. Maximizing the value of the applications we create means doing all three aspects of ALM well. Achieving this goal isn’t easy, especially when today’s ALM tools aren’t as well integrated as they could be. Yet there’s no way around it: Taking a broad, holistic view of ALM is essential for improving this critical business process.
According to the National Archives and Records Administration, 93 percent of companies that lost their data center for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster. Don't let that happen to you, learn more today!
Hosted, or "in-the-cloud", messaging security capabilities are becoming increasingly
popular with organizations of all sizes. Some have already adopted hosted services, while
others are becoming more receptive to the notion of using third party services to manage
their security infrastructure than they were just a year ago. Particularly driven by the
current economic recession, decision makers are realizing that hosted email security can
provide a cost-effective solution while actually improving security.
Published By: QuinStreet
Published Date: Feb 05, 2009
This white paper details how Web 2.0 technologies support business strategies by improving efficiency and productivity as well as harnessing knowledge through collaboration. They also reduce IT costs by simplifying integration and improving IT administration and maintenance.
Whatever the size of your organization, a business-class network is within your reach. By understanding and taking some simple steps, you can implement a network infrastructure that provides your company with significant and substantive benefits. From empowering your employees to greatly improving customer service, networking technology can have a lasting impact on your business.
Storage area networks (SAN) deliver consolidated storage and advanced storage management features. One advanced SAN configuration involves booting servers directly from the SAN, eliminating all locally attached storage, and improving server operations. Several server boot options are available. To select the right boot option for your environment, you should weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each.
Call it growth, scaling, or expansion – whatever you call it, increasing your storage resources often strikes fear and loathing in the heart of the IT administrator. It conjures up visions of downtime, extra management tasks, frustrated users, and working nights and weekends. In addition, since capacity and performance are intimately connected, increasing storage resources can require balancing changes that affects the entire the SAN.
Research giant Forrester estimates that on average, data repositories for large applications grow by fifty percent annually. However, up to half of all that data can be duplicate or otherwise unnecessary. With no end in sight for the increase of raw data (both structured and unstructured), organizations must be ever more strategic about where and how to store enterprise information. Meanwhile, a tightening economy is putting pressure on costs, just as compliance mandates call for greater visibility into processes and data. What to do? Register for this Web Seminar to learn the four pillars of strategic storage, and how they can be used to simultaneously reduce costs, while improving speed, accuracy and accountability. The four pillars will be discussed in detail, with real-world examples of each: deep compression, database archiving,de-duplication thin provisioning.
This study reveals astounding results about the strategic value of closed-loop marketing. Top performing organizations are improving message relevancy, conversion, and Return on Marketing Investments (ROMI) with closed-loop marketing practices and processes. Learn what the best-in-class steps are required in achieving closed-loop marketing success.
The late 1990s marked AXA Bank’s foray into email marketing. For the first phase of this project, AXA Bank management decided to use a bulk email tool to push Web content to customers. However, this tool rapidly showed its limitations in terms of scalability and functionality. No personalization, tracking or reporting functionality was available, and many operations (such as list management) had to be performed outside the tool, by hand. Marketing teams also required constant IT support, especially as email volumes increased. By 2002, ready for a more sophisticated approach, the bank sought to personalize and expand its online marketing to improve effectiveness.
By 2011, IDC expects mobile workers to make up 73 percent of the total U.S. workforce. Whether mobile employees are out in the field or at home, sitting in a satellite office or constantly on the go within a corporate campus environment, they're going to need an effective way to stay connected and productive.
Businesses today are under constant pressure to lower costs while improving overall operational efficiency. Enterprises of all sizes can reduce costs and improve business agility if they can automate various operational aspects of their IT and business processes.
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
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