August 2014- The people at the sharp end of your business - your field service engineers - spend more time on the street than they do in the office. They could be making deliveries, installations or repairs, checking insurance claims, or valuing livestock. Or they could be doing any of 101 other tasks that require them to be on-site-sometimes at very unsocial hours. What would happen if you stopped blocking their progress and started actively empowering them? Read ...
September 2014- Email delivery is a full-time job for a team of IT specialists. Implementing and maintaining a highly scalable email delivery solution is a costly undertaking that diverts key resources from other business-critical initiatives.
August 2014- It's well known that transactional email is used to send out shipping notices or password resets, but did you know that due to its high click-through rates, it can be a great way to communicate with your customers? With this guide, find out what you might be missing in your transactional emails.
August 2014- BYOD has the potential to be messy and disruptive to your IT department. As a trend that is not going away, stay ahead of the game with our 10 tenets of BYOD wisdom. Read our ebook to see how you can give your employees the flexibility to bring their own devices while still protecting the business.
August 2014- Hell is other people. And they're all in your meeting. All too often, somebody or something turns your meeting into a painful experience. Download our ebook to discover the 7 deadly sins that can drag any get-together down into purest Meeting Hell - and make sure you don't commit them yourself.
August 2014- Application performance management (APM) tools allow enterprises to proactively manage their investments in bandwidth and the business-critical applications used every day. An application performance management solution is recognized as an essential component of WAN optimization-techniques that help businesses get the best possible performance from existing networks.However, building a business case for an application performance management solution requires more than a belief in its benefits. It requires some data to quantify the value of a ...
July 2014- With data playing an increasingly important role in business success, companies are seeking faster, more reliable, and more flexible connections to put the information in their data centers to good use. Read this ebook to explore connectivity considerations that meet modern needs.
July 2014- These are exciting times for enterprise application developers, as companies challenge them to build solutions that better exploit mobile devices, cloud infrastructures, sensor networks, big data, and APIs for widely used services such as Facebook and Gmail. Application development, however, isn't all intellectual exhilaration. It has its pain points, too, such as the toil that goes into creating and modifying batch workload jobs. This paper explores how app developers can use automation to deal with ...
July 2014- This inographic describes the simple steps to an effective SharePoint deployment and user acceptance
July 2014- This collection of articles substantiates growing concerns over application performance in cloud and/or virtualized environments. While cost reduction is a primary reason enterprises move from traditional datacenter infrastructure to distributed computing, the economics don't pan out if application performance and, subsequently, user adoption suffer. However, a good understanding of performance in the cloud or in virtualized environments demands a wholly different approach to monitoring, as explained in the following articles authored by technology strategists ...
July 2014- In December 2013, Compuware commissioned Research in Action to conduct a global, independent survey of 740 senior IT professionals' attitudes and concerns relating to cloud computing. The results revealed that businesses worry that the reduced visibility and control that accompanies their move to the cloud hampers their ability to deliver a high quality end-user experience with applications. The study shows that the Service Level Agreements (SLAs) offered by cloud providers are failing to address the needs of ...
This collection discusses the common performance issues encountered when managing jobs in a Hadoop environment. Whether you are running Hadoop on-premise or utilizing a cloud-hosted MapReduce environment, or a combination of the two, this collection will give you real-world examples of how to improve the distribution and utilization of your big data deployment.
Some of the key challenges we have seen include:
• Jobs running slow or failing without a clear ...
July 2014- Cloud-enabled managed hosting brings cloudlike consumption and provisioning attributes to the traditional managed hosting market. It represents an evolution of a mature market in which the wide variety of offerings and capabilities means vendors must be chosen carefully.
July 2014- This paper breaks down the challenges that often prevent the cloud from delivering the fast, flexible and affordable infrastructure companies seek - and then details the secret to achieving success with cloud solutions.
July 2014- Companies that do not have sufficient in-house expertise to either deploy or maintain an IaaS cloud should turn to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to accelerate the planning, deployment and maintenance of their corporate cloud.
July 2014- Tools available today make it possible to significantly reduce the daily tasks that consume the time of IT operations groups like automation. And with today's new cloud and SDN architectures being deployed or just on the horizon, automation is no longer just optional. No matter what we call it the technology industry looks obsessed with the idea of automation, continuous delivery and programmability. With good reason, because the evidence is all around us-saving time is ...
July 2014- Platforms are a key success factor whether we're talking about phones or cloud or Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs). F5's offering-TMOS-has been a platform supporting an extensible ecosystem of application-focused "apps." Over the past 10 years, the ADC market has continued to experience growth with the upper limit on the ADC market constrained only by current definitions. Thus, the ADC must be a platform and not a product to continue to adapt to the needs of ...
July 2014- IDG Research Services surveyed DNS administrators from large organizations to understand the challenges of deploying an available, secure, high-performance DNS infrastructure. Download the infographic to understand the key issues you need to think about to ensure your DNS servers don't fail.
July 2014- Most organizations are concerned with the speed of their applications. Whether it involves an internal business application or a customer-facing shopping site, web application performance can have a huge impact on business performance. A faster-performing web application results in greater sales, better user engagement and improved productivity. The aim of accelerating these web applications is to improve the end-user experience with faster page-load times and more responsive interactivity. Read this article to learn more about ...
July 2014- Updated storage ebook covers XIV and DS8870 plus FlashSystem and Storwize benefits and includes case studies and resources.
July 2014- IBM is in a strong position to facilitate the deployment of private clouds. A key component of IBMs cloud solutions is SmartCloud Foundation, an integrated set of technologies for deploying private and hybrid clouds. These hardware and software technologies are built on a common architecture, giving customers a smooth upgrade path as they advance along the maturity curve of deploying private clouds.
July 2014- Applications, servers and IT resources are all waiting for the same thing-data. But data access depends on the response of storage. Now with IBM FlashSystem storage, you can eliminate wait times and accelerate critical applications for faster decision making. FlashSystem includes advanced technologies to help your organization effectively support analytics workloads with compelling data economics, enterprise resiliency and easy infrastructure integration. Learn more in the IBM solution brief, "Boost business agility and insight with flash ...
July 2014- Big Data Analytics is a critical tool to gain competitive advantage and to attract and retain happy customers. But simply deploying a software package isn't enough. Infrastructure matters for Big Data Analytics.
The IBM Institute for Business Value conducted a global study to investigate how organizations were creating value from an ever-growing volume of data obtained from a variety of sources. This resulted from data-derived insights, which then guided actions taken at every level of the organization. The findings identified nine levers that enabled the organizations to create the most value.
Read the study to see not only why it's vital for midsize companies to ...
July 2014- Find out how organizations use the capabilities of Toad Business Intelligence Suite to bridge the gap between IT analysts and Business analysts.
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