Published By: HighRoads
Published Date: Jul 29, 2008
How bad has the impact of the high costs of benefits become? For the past five years, the cost of healthcare rose at double-digit rates, greater than the growth of wages or inflation. The high cost of employee benefits is one of the primary reasons preventing leading companies from achieving their financial objectives.
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.
It has been projected that interactive marketing spending will hit the $61 billion mark by 2012. With this much competition, a brand needs to make sure the dollars it invests in interactive marketing are well spent or risk being lost in the growing ad clutter. To help ensure its ad money won’t be wasted, a brand needs a blueprint to follow in order to guide it to interactive marketing success.
The growing problem of decrease traffic quality is making advertisers think twice about where and how they spend their advertising dollars. Learn how to keep them happy and buying in this special report from Click Forensics.
Published By: Oco, Inc.
Published Date: Jun 24, 2008
As a Services Executive are you struggling with questions regarding what to measure, how to effectively engage with your customers, and what information should be leveraged and shared with service-chain partners and customers? Leading edge organizations are making tools and data available to their suppliers and customers with aggregated information from multiple data systems. Service-chain partners and customer personnel can now see the same views of service performance and activity. This is the next frontier to creating customer "stickiness" and business growth.
Published By: SEPATON
Published Date: Jun 23, 2008
Deduplication is becoming an essential tool to help data center managers control exponential data growth in the backup environment. The methods used to accomplish deduplication vary widely as do the levels of capacity optimization they can provide. Some techniques are well suited to small-to-medium sized backup environments, while others are optimized for larger enterprises. This report describes the various techniques used today to deduplicate data and highlights unique deduplication considerations for enterprise environments.
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.
In today's global markets, companies are required to navigate a plethora of standards and regulatory requirements, making global business complex. Rockwell Automation's perspective is that the harmonization of standards and regulatory requirements is the best approach to facilitate global market access, competition and growth.
Reliable IBM System x servers help businesses stand apart from their competition. Scalable systems and proactive tools help you simplify your IT so you can manage complexity, growth and risk. In addition, energy efficiency, consolidation and virtualization help you lower costs. Discover the features, functions and benefits of the family of IBM System x servers and find out which one is the right choice for your business.
End-to-end storage means that your data is well-managed, protected, and available when you and your customers need it most. IBM System Storage products simplify your infrastructure with servers and storage in one, allowing you to grow, and lowering the total cost of ownership through advanced energy management. Discover the IBM System Storage family of products, services and solutions, and see how they can bring value to your bottom line.
Maintaining data security, performance, availability and recoverability is a growing challenge. The IBM Power platform offers many advantages in performance, scalability and key functional capabilities to support key database serving. In addition, it simplifies virtualization, making it easier to reduce the number of physical servers required. This ITG report shows the advantages of the IBM Power platform as an alternative to commodity Windows servers in mid-sized companies.
Maintaining data security, performance, availability and recoverability is a growing challenge. The IBM Power platform offers cost-effective performance, scalability and key functional capabilities to support Linux-based database serving. It also simplifies virtualization, making it easier to reduce the number of physical servers required. This ITG report shows the advantages of the IBM Power platform for Linux database serving in mid-sized companies.
Don't let your servers take over your office. The cost-effective IBM BladeCenter HS12 and JS12 blades enable you to neatly consolidate multiple servers into a single IBM BladeCenter S chassis. And they’ll make your IT easier to manage as you grow, at a price that maximizes ROI. Find out how the IBM BladeCenter HS12 and JS12 deliver availability, scalability and redundancy by watching this video.
We're dedicated to helping small and medium-sized businesses find the right systems hardware while protecting their investments with flexible, scalable products that can grow as business grows. The Systems advisor tool can help you, too. By answering a few quick questions, we'll identify products that can help meet your business needs. Let's get started.
IT departments constantly face demands to deploy, maintain and grow a broad array of services and applications, but this has lead to server sprawl and high energy costs. Consolidation and containment solutions implemented with a virtual infrastructure meet the challenges of server sprawl and underutilization by reducing hardware and operating costs by as much as 50%.
According to Selfserviceworld.com, 50 percent of consumers prefer to use credit cards at self-checkout counters. As credit card usage continues to rise, it's beneficial for retailers to consider non-cash methods of payment. Download the white paper and see how self-checkout solutions from IBM can help increase sales and improve customer satisfaction.
Chevron and its subsidiaries use Microsoft SharePoint 2007 to share and exchange information. Yet, it was still a challenge for offices in one part of the world to use materials created by an office in another part of the world. And, the amount of information, shared electronically, was growing exponentially. As a result, the company faced a bit of chaos and a productivity hurdle that begged for more muscle.
For one of the largest medical research companies in the world, an integrated, global Enterprise Content Management suite of products became essential to locate content growing at an exponential rate. The company conducts massive research projects that marry science with the human experience to develop medications which help people around the world manage their health, live better, and in some cases, cure illness.
Published By: Clearswift
Published Date: Jun 09, 2008
Websites that did not exist five years ago are now at the top of the most visited and used sites on the Web. Yesterday's teenagers and college students, who have grown up using MySpace, YouTube and other Web 2.0 sites are bringing their social habits into the workplace, and creating a number of challenges for employers.
Published By: StrongMail
Published Date: Jun 08, 2008
The growing trend towards insourcing marketing and transactional email is being driven by businesses that are looking for ways to improve their email programs, increase data security and lower costs. When evaluating whether it makes more sense to leverage an on-premise or outsourced solution, it's important to understand how the traditional arguments have changed.
Radiator Express Warehouse (1800Radiator), a fast-growing automotive parts distributor, found that it was running at maximum power and its racks were full. Using VMware virtualization technology, the company was able to take 31 physical servers out of production, resulting in a 25 percent reduction in power and cooling costs.
IT departments constantly face demands to deploy, maintain and grow a broad array of services and applications, but this has lead to server sprawl and high energy costs. This brief discusses how VMware virtualization helps IT organizations increase utilization, lower energy costs, increase manageability and improve management of future growth.
So-called "redirector" or "search engine" spam emerged in late 2007 and has now grown into a significant threat to businesses. In this new MessageLabs whitepaper, learn about the latest spammer ploy to get dangerous links past traditional defenses, and how MessageLabs delivers a proven, cost-effective solution.
Customers and business leaders alike demand a great deal of contact centers which cannot easily be met using the simplistic approaches used to develop early, isolated contact centers. In order to provide a top-shelf customer experience, contact centers must adopt sophisticated processes which can evaluate and route calls quickly and effectively to the right agent, and which schedule agents based on their abilities as well as predicted call demand.
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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