Today’s small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) are undergoing the same IT evolution as their enterprise counterparts, only on a smaller scale. For SMBs, website reliability, flexible scalability, performance and ease of management are as essential to SMB website infrastructure as they are to an enterprise. It’s fare to say that these capabilities are an important operational imperative for businesses of all sizes.
Published By: NuSphere
Published Date: Jul 31, 2008
The problem of providing remote access to the files is nothing new, but the implementation of the solution quite often also determines reliability, safety and productivity. In this article we will look at accessing a remote computer (Unix, Linux or Windows) over non-trusted network.
"Power and Cooling", a video presentation, uses vivid computer modeling to illustrate why traditional trial-and-error approaches are inadequate for effective thermal management . Data center cooling costs now account for half of all power-related outlays. And they continue to soar. But cutting these costs - while at the same time improving availability and capacity - is achievable. The trick is knowing how.
Many companies have turned to virtualization technologies for their servers and in their data centers to simplify administration and to reduce management chores and operating costs while maintaining reliability and safeguarding against disasters. Seeing the significant benefits virtualization delivers in those environments, companies are now looking to apply the same technology to their desktop computers.
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.
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.
Published By: BlueHornet
Published Date: Jun 06, 2008
Applying opt-in email marketing strategies and best practices to transactional emails can be a win-win for customers and marketers. But the two types of communications are not the same. This white paper is written to help email marketers and online retailers understand: What sets transactional emails apart from commercial messages; how they must comply with all federal regulations; and where to take advantage of opportunities to optimize their transactional email program.
Solutions including one-time-password (OTP) generator tokens, do not offer the same level of protection as the ArcotID against attacks such as the man-in-the-middle attack. The ArcotID secure software credential provides protection against common Internet threats and several futuristic attacks that are becoming popular among fraudsters.
According to industry experts, organizations that systematically manage the life cycle of their IT assets will reduce the cost per asset by as much as 30% in the first year alone. Yet today, many organizations have little or no insight into exactly what assets they own, let alone how they can optimize assets throughout their life cycle, from requisition to disposal. The same holds true for major IT investments.
WinterCorp analyzes IBM's DB2 Warehouse and how it addresses twin challenges facing enterprises today: improving the value derived from the torrents of information processed every day, while lowering costs at the same time. Discover why WinterCorp believes the advances in data clustering strategies and intelligent software compression algorithms in IBM's Data Warehouse improves performance of business intelligence queries by radically reducing the I/O's needed to resolve them.
Not all data is created equal, however, and deriving business value from information dispersed over many different sources means integrating, analyzing and optimizing heterogeneous types and sources of information throughout its lifecycle. Find out how, when deployed together in the same environment, IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center, IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager deliver the core technologies need to help customers tier their storage based on classes of service.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: May 14, 2008
The software as a service (SaaS) delivery model has matured to such an extent that there is now an on-demand component to most software applications, whether it is online help, automated updates or the main application engine. At the same time, many vendors are realizing that to provide a satisfactory end user experience, total reliance on a web browser is not always enough and a desktop component is often needed.
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.
Whether you are an electrical supplies wholesaler or a manufacturer of oilfield equipment, the challenge is the same: Are you maximizing your margins by keeping your administrative processes as streamlined as possible? Or, are you wasting time and money by supporting paper-intensive processes to handle quotes, orders, ship notices, receipt documents and invoices?
Published By: Netwrix
Published Date: Apr 22, 2008
Password practices that improve security are by their nature burdensome to the user, resulting in passwords difficult to remember which are often changed about the same time they have finally become memorized. Yet password security remains a cornerstone of system security: as much as 80% of security breaches take place not through arcane hacking and virus attacks, but through system infiltration facilitated by use of a password.
This new white paper by Integration New Media looks at the benefits achieved through adding richness to eCommerce sites, with an emphasis on the impact that this change can have on a retailer’s bottom line. In addition, it presents samples of successful integrations and options for moving forward that leverage current technology, providing retailers with the biggest bang for the smallest investment.
More than likely you’ve heard quite a bit about service-oriented architecture (SOA) and how it holds the promises of quicker response to market trends, improved customer services and lower application development costs. From an infrastructure perspective, an SOA implementation contains all the same pieces and parts as your traditional environment.
Clients setting up smaller offices want to invest in the same type of technology as their larger competitors. Larger clients setting up remote branches need compute power not only at their head office, but also at distributed locations where key decisions that impact the local operation are made.This white paper compares the IBM BladeCenter S offering to the HP c3000 offering and articulates why IBM BladeCenter S is the best choice for small blade chassis platforms.
By doing more with less, you can realize savings and reduce complexity at the same time. IBM BladeCenter is a complete, compact and integrated system designed to simplify IT in small and mid-sized offices and distributed environments. It's packed with energy-saving features that lower operating costs and it's flexible enough to grow with your business.
Learn about the features and options of the IBM BladeCenter and see why it's the right choice for your diverse business needs.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Feb 20, 2008
Whilst many organizations have invested resources in managing their IT infrastructure, few apply the same strategic focus to the document output environment. This can represent a huge cost drain, estimated to represent between 1% and 3% of total revenue. A managed and optimized print environment will lead to significant cost reductions whilst improving productivity and boosting any organization’s green credentials.
As the traditional “paper-based” world gives way to digital documentation and transactions, enterprises are demanding innovative solutions for digitally signing and authenticating such documents, files, and forms with iron-clad protection against forgery. Solutions must guarantee non-repudiation and promise the same level of security and trust that exists with conventional documentation. At the same time, such a solution should be simple to use, easy to deploy and offer a rapid ROI.
Marketing executives, face a constant stream of business pressure. At the same time, customer expectations are increasing and customer satisfaction is becoming increasingly difficult This report provides a blueprint of what best-in-class CMO's (Chief Marketing Officers) do differently to improve marketing effectiveness through marketing automation.
Published By: Aerohive
Published Date: Feb 06, 2008
Are you looking to reduce the operational cost of your existing wireless LAN, and to make it support mission-critical, real-time applications and 802.11n? At the same time, are you challenged with the cost and complexity associated with most next-generation wireless LAN architectures? Check out the enterprise-class, cost-effective new cooperative control architecture from Aerohive Networks. In this real-world case study, you’ll see how Aerohive Networks' cooperative control architecture combines the linear cost modeling of autonomous APs and the operational advantages of controller-based approaches.
A virtualized data center is a more nimble, responsive, and efficient data center. This report discusses the trend towards x86 virtualization and customer benefits, and examines how (in defiance of conventional wisdom) SMB customers have been embracing – and benefiting from – x86 virtualization at about the same rate as larger enterprises.
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