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Did you know that most companies underutilize services that can improve the performance of Web and mobile architectures, focusing mistakenly on more costly and complex solutions?
That's just one finding in the new independent study: Shifting Performance Strategies and Solutions for Mobile & Web Delivery, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Akamai Technologies.
As users flock to a growing universe of mobile devices, optimizing browsing experiences across platforms ...
Keeping up with a quickly expanding business is difficult if you do not have the right tools. Cricket Communications was growing in its number of subscribers at a rate of 10 to 20% annually and needed a system that could handle processing of up to 3,000 new subscriber requests per hour.
It implemented automated business processes and contract processing systems to keep up with the new requests, but if an error occurred the whole system would ...
HealthTrans, the fourth-largest pharmacy benefits provider in the U.S. (by claims volume), delivers member claims processing services to customers of healthcare benefit plans. The infrastructure supporting HealthTrans' claims processing environment is complex and diverse in terms of hardware, software and OS heterogeneity. In addition, the company supports multiple UNIX "flavor", Windows environments, Apache, custom applications, and a variety of Web and Java application servers.
Few tools provide end-to-end visibility and monitoring across ...
April 2012- Want to achieve faster ROI by deploying a complete WAN optimization solution? Read the latest IDC report entitled "Improving the Business Value of WAN Optimization" to get the facts. You'll discover how WAN optimization can help your business to cut IT costs without compromising performance, gain greater efficiency, and improve end user productivity and overall satisfaction. There are also some key real world case studies where current customers have shown real results.
April 2012- This IDC white paper studied the business value of adopting the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform on behalf of Red Hat by interviewing six large United States-based companies that used JBoss to develop custom applications and have been running the applications for at least 12 months. On average, the companies gained more than $6 million a year in financial benefits by moving from traditional proprietary application servers to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. This translated to $20,240 per 100 users.
The world is becoming increasingly mobile, and businesses are feeling the impact. As more employees work in locations different from those of their colleagues, managers and direct reports, as well as customers and partners, they are struggling to stay connected in an always on, increasingly virtual workplace.
The world is becoming increasingly mobile, and businesses are feeling the impact. As more employees work in locations different from those of their colleagues, managers and ...
Will your IT Budget Scale?
Today's IT trends from cloud computing and convergence to consumerization all result in new data management and analysis needs. IT budget and headcount growth are dwarfed by application and data growth. Without an order of magnitude improvement in cost efficiency and productivity the problem can only get worse. Download this whitepaper to learn how enterprises like yours are using the Delphix database virtualization platform to realize:
In today's high stakes and cost-conscious environment, developing the right cloud strategy and infrastructure is critical. In the end, it?s essential to rely on an industry leading service provider with a track record of success and financial stability; tap into technology solutions that provide high availability and flexibility; and fashion a service level agreement that reduces risk and maximizes opportunity.
Organizations that develop a cohesive strategy for cloud computing put IT resources ...
December 2011- IDC conducted a series of in-depth interviews with staff members of IT organizations that have deployed JBoss Operations Network to manage their JBoss Enterprise Middleware environments, including applications and underlying operating systems and hardware infrastructure. Structured questions were used to assess and quantify the internal and external costs of performing certain administrative, operational, and support functions and how costs changed as a result of implementing JBoss Operations Network.
September 2011- Developed by Red Hat's global team of architects and enterprise consultants, this comprehensive guide details the recommended process for moving from WebSphere to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. It includes the planning steps that should be taken when preparing for such a migration as well as common implementation and training standards and best practices.
September 2011- Developed by Red Hat's global team of architects and enterprise consultants, this comprehensive guide details the recommended process for moving from WebLogic to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. It includes the planning steps that should be taken when preparing for such a migration as well as common implementation and training standards and best practices.
Show the profitability of reducing operational costs in server backup and recovery through investment in online server data protection rather than traditional backup methods.
This paper includes a checklist of comparative cost categories used in calculating ROI.
July 2011- There's no question that a commercial Requirements Management tool is very useful; but can it pay for itself at your company? In this article we'll look at a model to help you calculate ROI on Requirements Management tools.
Enterprises have traditionally used two-factor authentication (2FA) to secure access to corporate resources remotely. Due to their relative ease of use and familiar end-user paradigm, One-Time Password or OTP-based solutions are the most widely used 2FA solution deployed by enterprises today.
As 2FA vendors and Enterprise IT professionals gain experience deploying these solutions, the true cost or "total cost of ownership" (TCO) becomes apparent, and can be estimated quite accurately across different authentication ...
May 2011- Every year, ESG surveys senior IT executives to understand spending priorities for the upcoming 12-18 months. Two recurring investment themes have been improving backup and disaster recovery and managing data growth and 2010 was not any different. Facing seemingly never-ending data growth, the question every IT executive should be asking is What technology can best address these priorities? The simple answer is deduplication, a technology that reduces the amount of the data to be managed, protected, ...
February 2011- Businesses are looking to make technology investments to prepare for growth. But with the economic recovery uneven and uncertain, they remain cautious about these investments. One thing is clear: Any technology investments must deliver value to the business. To define this value and corresponding costs, businesses need to define a business case for their technology investments and build a framework for measuring ROI. This whitepaper describes a 7-step process that will help organizations build their ...
Improving business efficiency is a perennial concern for any company that hopes to achieve "best-in-class" operations. Businesses that successfully improve efficiency stand to reduce operating costs while improving the effectiveness and profitability of their operations. They also gain time to devote to strategic planning. While many companies employ siloed applications and manual business processes, best-in-class companies are more likely to fully exploit ERP technology.
This white paper describes how ERP technology can improve ...
January 2011- Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) remains a significant factor that influences Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) strategies and decisions. While the focus for the past decade or more from both ERP solution providers as well as their customers has been on reducing the TCO of ERP, as companies brace themselves in this down economy, ERP projects (upgrades, extensions, new implementations) run the risk of being delayed just when they are needed the most. Focusing exclusively on ...
Savvy users of video surveillance technology are allowing security teams to do more with less, resulting in a rapid and demonstrable Return-On-Investment (ROI). Now with technology advances including better cameras, analytics, and IP protocols, the proactive capabilities of video surveillance are opening up, providing the opportunity to decrease costs through remote monitoring and managed services. For example:
• The increasingly popular approach of software as a service (SaaS), or cloud computing now includes Video-Surveillance-as-a-Service, ...
March 2011- Agency CIOs will be challenged to find the resources and budget to invest in FDCCI and will need to show a return on investment (ROI). This is a clear situation where proper planning and execution, coupled with the introduction of new technologies such as virtualization and cloud computing, can provide significant long-term value to agencies.
March 2011- Physical desktop computer infrastructures no longer make sense. Not only are they expensive, insecure and maintenance-heavy, they also cannot effectively support the changing business IT landscape. 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. Cloud-hosted desktops lower the total cost of ownership of corporate desktops by centralizing management and providing anywhere access. <...
March 2011- A scalable and configurable identify lifecycle management foundation is one key to improving the operational efficiency and effectiveness of enterprise IT organizations. Download this report to understand the total economic impact and ROI of CA Identity Manager, and how it can reduce the tasks and processes associated with user provisioning, as well as decrease the risk of security breaches and audit remediation.
March 2011- In this 3-year study, Forrester evaluated the implementation of CA Oblicore Guarantee, a real-time SLA tracking solution, to understand the financial impact and return on investment (ROI) realized by Catholic Health East, a multi-institutional health care system. Download this report to get details on the favorable ROI achieved, and to learn what other organizations are likely to see similar beneficial results with this solution.
February 2011- In this white paper from SAP, Forrester evaluates four methods you can use to measure the business value of IT. Learn how you can account for more than simple financial metrics like ROI, IRR, or NPV. See how you can capture valuable, intangible benefits like revenue potential, strategic fit, and improved customer satisfaction. Business management software from SAP helps support operational excellence, profitable growth despite tighter margins and better customer relationships.
January 2010- Wondering why most organizations are challenged in driving continuing positive ROI from their system consolidation exercise? This paper focuses on what Meta group analysts Barry Wilderman and Bruce Hudson have to say about the impact of Material Master Consolidation in a system consolidation exercise.
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