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Harness the value of big data to build smarter infrastructures [ Source: IBM ]

August 2013- This white paper will discuss how big data analytics, coupled with the right facilities and asset management software, can provide next-generation opportunities to improve facilities and asset management processes and returns. It will examine how different organizations successfully use big data generated by their facilities and assets to help increase revenue, power operational efficiency, ensure service availability and mitigate risk.

Most importantly, this white paper will reveal how your organization can leverage big ...

Boost IT Visibility & Value with Service Catalog [ Source: Service Now ]

April 2013- Many CIOs are being pressured to demonstrate IT value. A service catalog can help you promote your services in a way the business can easily understand. It will become your service management foundation that can boost IT visibility and constantly demonstrate IT value to the business.

High Bandwidth Internet Access: Opening Doors to New Capabilities [ Source: Cornerstone Advanced Communications ]

March 2013- High bandwidth, and the content that rides over it, enables rapid acceleration of business development and the type of collaboration that drives innovation. Companies are now choosing - from options such as fiber, cable access transport, copper, and wireless - the greatest bandwidth available in their markets. Gain perspective on trends in American and global markets that are generating the need for big bandwidth as companies rely increasingly on business and IT tools such as ...

Estimating the Cost of a GIS in the Amazon Cloud [ Source: ESRI ]

October 2012- Geographic information system (GIS) and information technology (IT) managers see the cloud as a compelling argument for leveraging off-premises hardware resources and reducing local infrastructure costs. But how does one go about calculating the cost of using cloud resources in lieu of using on-site infrastructure? The purpose of this paper is to help the reader understand how costs are calculated for cloud services - using Amazon™ Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) as an example - and ...

Forrester Consulting: The Total Economic Impact of RSA Archer IT-GRC [ Source: EMC ]

August 2012- In this study, Forrester Consulting examines the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying the RSA's governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software tools, beginning with the information technology (IT) domain. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the IT-GRC software implementation on their organizations.

Consolidate and Modernize B2B, File Transfer and SAP Processes: Reap Big Rewards [ Source: SEEBURGER ]

June 2012- Consolidating and modernizing the IT that runs your B2B and file transfer environments - the backbone of your supply chain - can deliver big rewards: cost savings, improved efficiency, and revenue growth. By applying best practices, many best-run businesses have achieved a competitive edge from consolidating and modernizing their EDI, B2B and file transfer environments - including their SAP processes. Learn their secret: the seven key success factors for a consolidation and modernization ...

Secure Managed File Transfer: Bringing Coherence & Control to Compliance [ Source: SEEBURGER ]

June 2012- Adherence to data security policies and mandates for compliance or governance is the most important objective for executives in companies running SAP. But many reveal that their data security policies are lacking. Traditional methods of managing file transfers can't prevent or protect your enterprise from compliance violations: they're insecure, inefficient, and non-auditable. This situation leaves a serious gap in compliance strategies. Learn how to close this gap with managed file transfer.

Streamline, Speed and Secure the Supply Chain with Managed File Transfer [ Source: SEEBURGER ]

June 2012- Your enterprise has invested heavily in SAP. But data exchange restrictions can limit the ability of your chain supply to reach its maximum potential. Large data files, FTP spaghetti and unreliable network connections all limit your ability to send and receive information. Just one of these problems is enough to raise costs and risks, and create long waits for data to come through.

Read the white paper to find out how Managed File ...

The TCO of FTP: Hidden Costs of Free File Sharing [ Source: SEEBURGER ]

June 2012- Information is one of your enterprises biggest assets. Yet while companies invest heavily in SAP systems, many overlook the fact that 80 percent of data is actually stored in files. While plenty of file storage and sharing methods abound - what looks like a good deal on the surface can end up costing plenty in the end.

Read the white paper to discover more about the true cost of "free" file sharing systems and ...

Become a social business on the cloud IBM SmartCloud for Social Business collaboration services [ Source: IBM ]

April 2012- Help create business value by becoming a social business in the cloud. IBM SmartCloud for Social Business social collaboration services provide integrated email, social business capabilities and third-party applications to help deepen relationships, drive operational effectiveness and optimize workforces.

Application Transformation to Cloud Assessment [ Source: HP/Intel® ]

March 2012- The Application Transformation to Cloud Assessment is a consultative service, directed at evaluating an application's fit to a cloud environment. The solution provides assessment for up to 50 applications; incremental application volumes can be assessed with a custom solution. Register to download this detailed whitepaper and learn more.

The ABCs of Data-as-a-Service [ Source: Delphix ]

January 2012- Data growth continues to outpace business growth at many organizations. Moreover, the growth in data generation is outstripping the ability of conventional tools, techniques, and processes to make effective use of that data. Application Development, Business Intelligence, and Compliance Reporting are three key IT functions impacted by the growth and availability of data. Together, these "ABCs" of data can enable lower costs and greater revenue, but each relies on better access to more data in ...

2011 Network Barometer Report [ Source: Dimension Data ]

December 2011- The Network Barometer Report 2011 presents the aggregate data from 270 Technology Lifecycle Management Assessments conducted by Dimension Data in 2010.

The report reviews the networks' readiness to support business by evaluating the configuration variance from best practices, potential security vulnerabilities, end-of-life status and operating system environment of the included network devices.

It is clear from this year's results that businesses are maximizing their investment by choosing to sweat network assets deeper into the ...

The IPv6 Future Is Now: Are You Ready? [ Source: CenturyLink ]

November 2011- There are more people on earth than total IPv4 addresses, and they're expected to run out by the end of 2011. Preparing for the transition now can help you maintain business continuity during the changeover while taking advantage of immediate business benefits.

The Dollars and Sense of Online Backup [ Source: SunGard Availability Services ]

October 2011- IT functions in business are complicated enough. For the business majority, adding data protection expertise as a core competency simply does not make fiscal sense. Turning that function over to the leading solution in online backup and recovery-EVault-will save time, money and aggravation. Secure2Disk powered by EVault has the right online backup solution for companies that are serious about protecting business-critical data.

Best Practices for Cloud-based Recovery [ Source: SunGard Availability Services ]

October 2011- Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) has been available for some time, and has leveraged a number of infrastructure options and recovery platforms. Many of these options have provided a recovery solution that is flexible, scalable, and secure. And in some cases, service providers offer fully managed solutions with the expertise to support heterogeneous IT environments.

Break free from impractical and costly IT solutions [ Source: IBM ]

September 2011- Read this whitepaper to learn what IT industry experts-both analysts and users-are saying in reply to key questions about who can be trusted to deliver viable solutions in today's critical areas of information management including improving efficiency and IT economics, optimizing data-intensive workloads for performance and value, and trusting the right IT vendor for the capabilities, solutions and services your business and clients demand.

Automated data backup: Protect distributed data with a robust, security-rich backup and recovery system [ Source: IBM ]

April 2011- An organization's dependence on access to vital data can create potential business exposure if storage systems are compromised.

This datasheet discusses IBM Information Protection Services?managed backup cloud?remote data protection, a professionally managed, cloud-based data backup and protection service for your servers and personal computers.

Small Businesses CAN Protect Data on Virtual Servers [ Source: Dell Software ]

March 2011- Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) have been moving to virtualized environments. It improves efficiency, reduces costs, offers stronger security, less complicated PC management and potentially better disaster recovery abilities.

Your IT group has to make it all work - but without specific virtualization knowledge, they’re struggling. What’s needed are powerful, easy-to-use tools tailored to specific virtual platforms.

In this Technology Strategy Research paper sponsored by Quest Software, discover the ...

Moving Desktops to the Cloud [ Source: Desktone ]

March 2011- The groundswell of required Windows 7 migrations, expanding virtual workforces, growing popularity of mobile devices such as the iPad, and tighter IT budgets all point to the need to reevaluate desktop strategies.

By moving virtual desktops to the cloud companies can realize all the promised benefits of virtual desktops—centralized management, improved data security and simplified deployment— without the exorbitant cost, limitations or hassles of internally deployed desktops. Cloud-hosted desktops enable anywhere access from ...

Top Use Cases and Benefits for Successful Social CRM [ Source: Gartner Customer 360 Summit ]

December 2010- Adoption of social applications by sales, marketing and customer service departments has exploded during the past two years. Actual use cases are diverse, narrow in scope and unevenly diffused across a company with experimentation that, most times, forgoes measuring business benefits. This Gartner research analyzes top use cases and benefits for social CRM projects.

OTRS Helps Alaskan School District [ Source: OTRS Inc. ]

November 2010- OTRS, a leading provider of open source Help Desk and ITIL-compatible IT Service Management (ITSM) solutions, announced publication of a major case study detailing how the OTRS help desk was used to leverage an Alaskan school district’s one-person IT staff, to the benefit of teachers, parents, students, and staff.

The Private Fiber-Optic Network Advantage [ Source: Sunesys, LLC ]

November 2010- Today, IT professionals are being asked to shoulder increasing responsibility for the delivery of key services to organizations. Over the last few years, enterprises have seen an escalating need for reliable, secure, and cost-effective bandwidth that will scale their business needs. The solution? A private fiber optic network that delivers the necessary levels of security, reliability, manageability, and scalability – in a cost-effective manner.

Sunesys, a telecommunications and dark fiber provider, has produced a ...

Private Cloud Computing and the Future of Infrastructure [ Source: Gartner ]

October 2010- The majority of large enterprises see private clouds in their future. Choosing whether to invest in building a cloud service versus buying from cloud service providers will become more challenging over the next few years. How private cloud architectures are designed and built matters. This presentation by Gartner analyst Tom Bittman, will discuss the private cloud computing trend, best practices and case studies.

Why SMBs Should Seriously Consider Hosted Services [ Source: Webroot ]

September 2010- SMBs face enormous business and technology challenges, but they cannot afford to address them adequately using on-premise infrastructure. The answer to these problems is to use hosted services for security and other applications. These services offer a number of advantages, not least of which is the dramatically reduced cost per seat for network security, while providing better protection than SMBs could achieve using infrastructure that they deploy on-premise.

Read this white paper to ...

Cloud Computing: Key Infrastructure Elements [ Source: IBM ]

August 2010- Cloud computing is an emerging computing model by which users can gain access to their applications from anywhere, through any connected device. A user-centric interface makes the cloud infrastructure supporting the applications transparent to users. The applications reside in massively scalable data centers where computational resources can be dynamically provisioned and shared to achieve significant economies of scale. Thanks to a strong service management platform, the management costs of adding more IT resources to the ...

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