June 2010- While many CIOs point to cost savings as the primary driving force of their Cloud initiatives, a growing number are seeing broader benefits that are focusing their team on delivering greater business value. Discover the tremendous benefits a mid-sized company can realize by moving some of their applications into the Cloud and about the factors that lead to success. In this informational white paper you will learn: * Real-world Cloud ROI calculations: benchmark your potential for ...
May 2010- For years, mainframes were considered the only practical alternative for the world's most mission-critical computing environments. But today, HP Superdome servers offer mainframe-class availability and reliability at just one-eighth of the TCO of a mainframe, according to the company. HP provides this report on the features of Superdome.
May 2010- As your data center and IT requirements continue to grow, so do your technology investment and operational costs. Although the need to economize is more pressing than ever, companies also need to stay competitive by selecting their most strategic investments. If you don't have the time and resources to develop a rigorous business plan to predict ROI and justify key IT initiatives, you aren't alone. Find out how to create a usable methodology for accurately ...
May 2010- This article addresses commonly misunderstood topics in document management, including the total cost, what constitutes ease of use, and the commonly held (but incorrect) perception that going paperless is the end goal of document management. Capture, business process management, automation, and other topics are discussed.
April 2010- With so much discussion about cloud computing today, many questions arise. This white paper from Open Group introduces the main factors affecting ROI from cloud computing, and compares the business development of cloud computing with that of other innovative technologies; describes the main approaches to building ROI by taking advantage of the benefits that cloud computing provides; and describes approaches to measuring this ROI, absolutely and in comparison with traditional approaches to IT, by giving ...
April 2010- Ciklum, the European leader in IT nearshoring for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), presents nearshore Agile development as a relatively new, yet effective Outsourcing 2.0 trend, able to better meet with the challenging requirements of today's high-tech environment, compared with traditional offshore waterfall development.
March 2010- IT leaders wanting to upgrade to a modern, end-to-end network infrastructure need to arm themselves with unassailable data proving a fast return on investment. Learn the four steps that will maximize the impact and success of your infrastructure improvement proposals.
April 2009- Some proponents have insisted that for agile to work, it must be adopted by the whole company simultaneously. For many organizations, this is not a practical approach. Our experience shows that it is possible to bridge the gap between agile teams and traditional "waterfrall" organizations. This paper examines one approach.
January 2010- By using the methodology and calculator, companies can determine the redundant processing costs incurred by allowing diverse business areas within an enterprise to run separate ERP systems or allowing each operating unit to control and manage its own data without standardizing or consolidating business processes. This paper presents cost-reduction opportunities by elimination of redundant functions in the organization.
November 2009- A Swiss surveying and geographic measurements product company outsourced design and test for an ASIC, reducing time to market by half and increasing fabrication house chip yield. Find out how.
November 2009- IT or the Engineering department can find ways to reduce not only operating costs, but also capital investment while maintaining and even improving service levels. Obtain and implement proven methodologies found in this whitepaper to transform your business.
October 2009- Organizations can derive strategic advantage by embracing sustainability as part of their business. Benefits of becoming a sustainable company include: cost savings by limiting waste and consumption of natural resources, new business opportunities through environmentally friendly product innovations, and enhanced brand value and reputation with customers and partners.
October 2009- Being smart, agile, and aligned are not characteristics of operational excellence, but define what Oracle calls management excellence. Management makes the difference, and enterprise performance management (EPM) should be the enabler. Unfortunately, most organizations are too internally focused.
October 2009- Organizations across the world use grid computing with Oracle to make the most of their IT resources. And now, Oracle is making grid computing even more accessible. Learn how you can transform your business, budgets, and service levels with Oracle Database 11g Release 2.
October 2009- Advanced Compression with Database 11g Release 2 helps you manage more data in a cost-effective manner. With data volumes, on average, tripling every two years, Oracle Advanced Compression delivers compression rates of two to four times across all types of data and applications. Learn how Oracle Advanced Compression can help you reduce the disk space and costs of managing large data volumes.
October 2009- Bottom line: IT governance gives leaders the tools and techniques to get lean in lean times. In successful companies, IT contributes strategies that improve the business' overall situation, and when economic conditions get tough, IT must achieve this successfully with less money and often fewer resources. Learn the five parts of a sound IT governance strategy that can be used to accurately set priorities and cut costs.
October 2009- Data center power and cooling infrastructure worldwide wastes more than 60 million megawatt-hours per year of electricity that does no useful work powering IT equipment. This represents an enormous financial burden on industry, and is a significant public policy environmental issue. This paper describes the principles of a new, commercially available data center architecture that can be implemented today to dramatically improve the electrical efficiency of data centers.
October 2009- Traditional methodologies for monitoring the data center environment are no longer sufficient. With technologies such as blade servers driving up cooling demands and regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley driving up data security requirements, the physical environment in the data center must be watched more closely. While well understood protocols exist for monitoring physical devices such as UPS systems, computer room air conditioners, and fire suppression systems, there is a class of distributed monitoring points that is ...
October 2009- High-density IT equipment stresses the power density capability of modern data centers. Installation and unmanaged proliferation of this equipment can lead to unexpected problems with power and cooling infrastructure including overheating, overloads, and loss of redundancy. The ability to measure and predict power and cooling capability at the rack enclosure level is required to ensure predictable performance and optimize use of the physical infrastructure resource. This paper describes the principles for achieving power and cooling ...
Collaborative Document Development is a business process that is common to organizations across all industries and all functional areas. In every business, information is communicated through reports and presentations - documents which are used in decision making at every level within an organization.
Collaborative Document Development describes how process stakeholders collaborate, create content, review content, revise content, publish final drafts, and archive important business documents. This paper describes how groups from a variety ...
October 2009- A variable frequency drive (VFD) regulates the speed of a three-phase AC electric motor by controlling the frequency and voltage of the power it delivers to the motor. Today, these devices (also known as adjustable speed drives or variable speed drives) are becoming prevalent in a wide range of applications throughout industry, from motion control applications to ventilation systems, from wastewater processing facilities to machining areas, and many others.
October 2009- The future of enterprise networks is IP convergence where signal transmission for networking, A/V, and building management and security systems are merged over one common infrastructure using common protocols rather than deploying separate closed, proprietary solutions.
October 2009- According to the EPA’s Report to Congress on Server and Data Center Energy Efficiency, if current trends continue, the demand for power by data centers will require an additional 10 power plants on the North American power grid by 2011. In order to minimize the impact of this phenomenon, data centers must be increasingly efficient in their use of power.
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.
June 2009- With the heavy cost cutting pressure on IT Management, people are searching for ways to drive short-term operational gains that offer long term value. This analysis details how to reduce costs in: IT Financial Management, virtualization management, automation, and software consolidation.
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