The Dell Flexible Computing Solutions suite of products
and services is designed to simplify and centralize
administrator control over end-user desktops while helping
enhance security and reduce total cost of ownership.
Understanding the features and usage models of each solution can help administrators optimize their use in enterprise environments.
One of the hottest virtualization trends is the virtual desktop infrastructure. In VDI, user's desktops exist as virtual machines (VMs) that are hosted on a
network server. Users connect to these VMs using a thin-client component
placed on their desktops.
Some of VDI's major benefits include: Centralized desktop management, Rapid client deployment, Improved security, Lower support costs, The ability to purchase lower-cost desktops or "dumb" terminals, Extended useful lifespan for desktop hardware.
This brief white paper is designed to assist IT professionals and system integrators who want to move a department or organization from Microsoft Office 97/2000/XP/2003 to Oracle Open Office. The paper starts with a licensing cost comparison and then presents a simple 3-step-process for migration: evaluation and business case; software and data Migration; and integration and maintenance.
The white paper discusses some of the key similarities and differences between Microsoft Office and Oracle ...
February 2011- This white paper covers key trends in office productivity in the 21st century and how customers can benefit from them. These trends include proliferation of open standards, the latest web and mobile innovations, and tighter integration with enterprise applications. The internet and mobile devices are key drivers for new value-add in office software. The benefits from these trends will increase team productivity and significantly decrease IT costs. They increase productivity by easy-to-use team collaboration, web ...
December 2010- 2010 is widely considered the year in which companies of all sizes are going to refresh their hardware and software. Many companies are planning and executing Windows 7 migration strategies in an accelerated timeframe, and in this paper, we’ll discuss the factors driving that urgency and the practical and operational benefits of upgrading.
June 2010- The scale of change introduced in Windows 7 includes a completely new kernel compared to XP, a number of new security measures and rules that will result in over 70% applications being incompatible for migration. These changes have had a direct bearing on cost of migration to Windows 7. So much so, that application compatibility has almost become a deployment blocking issue in many cases. Thus ensuring a robust application readiness and remediation strategy is a critical component ...
January 2010- The white paper discusses about the advantages and benefits of implementing virtualization of IT organization's servers, storage, and desktops. It also discusses in detail the challenges faced by these organizations regarding application performance management in a virtual environment. It then lays out the capabilities required to correctly implement virtualization in order to avoid performance issues. This white paper discusses using Applications Manager to monitor virtual environments.
Managing software effectively means treating it as a high-value business asset. Managing software assets can be difficult to manage for two primary reasons — the increasing complexity of licensing and the lack of adequate software asset management tools.
There are a variety of software acquisition methods and license types which differ from vendor to vendor and even department to department. These include software pre-loaded on computers, software downloaded via the Internet, volume purchases made ...
This white paper describes seven methods through which Basis and Procurement management teams can more efficiently manage the lifecycle of their SAP® Business Suite licenses and make more informed software planning and purchasing decisions.
While there are established processes to manage just about every other IT asset, software, which represents 20% of an IT organization’s spending, is often managed in a manual and fragmented way. Knowing what an organization is entitled to use ...
Oracle® products, including its popular database technology and E-Business Suite, are widely deployed in many companies.
Because Oracle does not automatically lock out unlicensed use of its products – and because those products have such broad business applicability – Oracle deployments can readily sprawl far beyond their original scope. By the same token, for a variety of reasons, IT organizations also often wind up buying more Oracle licenses than they need.
Either way, ...
July 2009- This white paper describes why it is important to look beyond initial runtime when selecting a battery for notebooks or other portable electronic devices. Conventional lithium-ion batteries fade quickly and usually have to be replaced within 12 to 18 months depending on use. Sonata is the first battery on the market that lasts the lifetime of a typical notebook computer, delivering years of consistently high performance.
May 2009- Success with server virtualization is leading many firms to explore the next frontier - virtualizing employee desktops. The opportunities are significant, but so are the challenges, both technical and psychological. This paper explores the most significant hurdles any desktop virtualization program needs to overcome - from solving overseas partners' network latency problems to getting the Mac(r) in the Graphics department on the Corporate accounting system. Staying focused on the ultimate goal - delivering core ...
May 2009- The changing dynamics of the desktop is rendering traditional desktop lifecycle management obsolete. Learn how desktop delivery powered by Citrix XenDesktop quickly provides a pristine, on-demand desktop experience to users wherever, whenever and on whatever device they choose while cutting IT costs.
To convince senior management of the value that ITAM can deliver, project leaders must provide hard numbers, proving that the dollar savings from an ITAM solution will be significant. In other words, anticipated return on investment (ROI) must be clearly and definitively quantified.
This white paper outlines the steps needed to create a compelling business case for an ITAM solution. It will discuss the various costs involved with an ITAM implementation project and ...
November 2008- This white paper discusses the differences between on-demand ITAM applications (also known as Software as a Service, or SaaS) and on-premise solutions. It highlights the additional benefits that can be achieved by choosing a SaaS-based system, and builds a strong business case that clearly demonstrates that on-demand ITAM solutions are far more cost-effective than their on-premise counterparts.
October 2008- The lure of 25% or more power savings and the growing importance of green IT have resurrected the thin-client debate. IT sourcing executives, though responsible for setting neither environmental agendas nor computing architecture road maps, must reacquaint themselves with the realities of thin client provisioning to prepare a response to the various stakeholders who are pushing for or fighting its deployment. Sourcing will take on one of three roles: playing an investigative role and interfacing between ...
September 2008- TV 2.0 is the evolution of the TV from just being able to offer video content from a single service provider to the ability for the TV to offer content from multiple service providers (CATV + Internet) and content and applications from the PC. In short TV 2.0 is the convergence of the PC, TV and Internet. The paper looks at consumer trends, what technologies are available and under development, and the advantages and disadvantages of these.
May 2008- Improving accuracy and predictability in color processing at the designer’s desk can increase productivity and improve quality of digital color projects in animation,game development, film/video post production, broadcast, product design, graphic arts, and photography.
August 2008- Sangoma's SMG (Signaling and Media Gateway)-based BRI cards take advantage of a mature, open-source VoIP technology and offer a carrier-grade approach for enterprises.
April 2008- These days, organizations of all sizes are awash in a sea of green. As a result of growing environmental sensitivity, businesses are feeling pressure from activists, consumers and government at all levels to make their operations more eco-friendly, and marketing departments are doing their best to cash in on this situation. "Greenwashing" - the practice of hyping eco-friendly product features that are dubious at best—has become commonplace. Two of the biggest business targets for ...
May 2008- The PC is at the center of the convergence of audio entertainment and voice communication in homes and offices today. In addition to using PCs for surfing the Internet and as productivity tools, a growing number of people are using their PCs for entertainment and communication. To maximize the user experience for each audio application, consumers usually have desks full of audio peripherals for their PCs. Depending on the task, the user needs to change ...
January 2008- This IDC white paper explores the opportunity for integrating solid state drives (SSDs) into the enterprise storage environment. Datacenter challenges are highlighted and compared with the commensurate benefits of SSDs. IDC's forecast for SSD integration into datacenters is delineated. Finally, challenges that SSD OEMs must address before successfully engaging the datacenter are revealed.
January 2008- This IDC White Paper explores the market opportunities for solid state drives (SSDs) and their potential uses in the digital storage world. The technological benefits are discussed in this context, as are the opportunities where storage requirements align with SSDs. Finally, the market trends that are accelerating the adoption of SSDs in the marketplace are evaluated.
November 2007- In this white paper, IDC explores the benefits of solid state drives (SSDs) and how they impact the total cost of ownership (TCO) within the mobile PC environment. The technology factors that make SSDs a viable and beneficial option are discussed in this context. The metrics used in this TCO analysis are associated with the storage device performance, reliability, environmental metrics, and the labor costs incurred by companies using systems that leverage these storage technologies.
January 2008- Everything in a computer needs power. If it doesn’t get the power it needs, all kinds of interesting problems crop up. Power supplies are the most overlooked components in any PC, until they break. A failed power supply is one of the easiest problems to diagnose, but a failing or inadequate one is much more subtle and difficult to catch. This paper is designed to give a better understanding of what power supplies do, ...
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