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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.
July 2009- By consolidating event management, organizations can eliminate costly duplication of effort and focus IT activities on business priorities. Read how HP Software has helped IT organizations all over the world minimize IT downtime and reduce duplication of effort by up to 50 percent.
August 2009- Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is about how the business manages projects as short-, medium-, and long-term strategic investments. It helps the business establish a clear line of sight from the top right down to the individual project layer -- giving you the ability to spot project redundancies before they happen. From the strategic viewpoint, it allows stakeholders, business leaders, and executives to see clearly and understand how effective their strategies are and, if necessary, which ...
May 2009- During downturns in the business cycle, many CIOs today are forced to cut capital spending and rein in costs for running IT. At the same time, they need to be planning for the recovery. This means CIOs must focus on cost optimization and competitiveness. In other words, running IT like a business. Senior management often sees IT as a black box - and a black hole for capital outlays - with no real visibility into ...
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.
February 2009- This paper discusses things to consider when choosing an ECM solution: ROI vs. Total Cost of Ownership, SaaS vs. on-site installation, integration, ease of use, and more. It reports on the advantages and disadvantages of various choices to help the seeker make decisions that are right for his/her organization.
April 2009- The new economic reality puts the spotlight on the need for agile software product development. An agile environment reduces the cost of development and achieves payback on the investment sooner than in a traditional approach. Software product testing in an agile environment offers a completely different perspective and is packed with multiple challenges. Proteans Software Solutions offers eight steps to implement agile software product testing practices.
May 2009- As heat densities in data centers have increased, it has become evident that cooling these higher power demand loads is more difficult. The advent of a newer cooling architecture that was designed for the higher densities has brought increased data center efficiencies. Learn more about the efficiency benefits of row-based cooling compared to other common cooling architectures.
May 2009- There are three subtle but significant factors that can materially affect UPS systems' operating costs, but unfortunately, the people who specify UPSes often fail to recognize these factors, which leads to increased costs. Learn how to avoid common errors and misunderstandings in evaluating UPS efficiency.
April 2009- The recent global economic environment has driven businesses across every sector to examine each aspect of their organizations in a completely new way. The traditional IT enterprise, consisting of data centers, networks, applications and servers, is inefficient in its current form. The goal is to provide a more centralized data center capability based in strategic geographic locations that serves the needs of an expanding virtual workforce. Meeting these demands may require the relocation of projects ...
April 2009- Designing and building business software with the equivalent of outdated drafting boards used in other industries no longer makes sense. The road is littered with the wreckage of failed projects derailed by poor communication, delays, rework, and missing features. Discover how visualization enables business and technology teams to partner and deliver innovation faster, with less cost and risk.
April 2009- Too often, outsourcing application development doesn't deliver the savings CIOs expect. Using visualization software to give partners a clear picture of enterprise application requirements helps eliminate the risks and unexpected cost of globally sourced development projects while delivering the results that the business demands.
April 2009- In this economy, many IT leaders are turning to application rationalization as a critical strategy to dramatically cut costs. Visualization software helps CIOs get these projects done faster, with complete buy-in from business stakeholders — and delivers results that delight them.
April 2009- Running XenApp 5 (64-bit) on Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) results in a 32% decrease in TCO and 50% more users, compared to the previous 32-bit versions of each product, according to Citrix. Equally important, says the company, 32-bit applications can run on 64-bit systems, so you can immediately take advantage of cost savings and transition to 64-bit applications as needed.
April 2009- Deploying desktop virtualization challenges both storage and server requirements, and if not done correctly, any TCO gains from centralization can quickly be wiped out. Learn how Citrix XenDesktop and NetApp storage systems can deliver on the promise of a more efficient, secure, and easier-to-manage desktop environment.
April 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.
February 2009- This white paper describes the benefits associated with document automation and the vast functionality, flexibility, and security available to an organization implementing an i5-iSeries based electronic document management solution, specifically S4i Express.
December 2008- Today, it's hard to find a top organization that doesn't have aCIO in the boardroom. IT is not just a business tool, but a business driver, and CIOs are every bit as valuable as other C-level executives. Jupitermedia features this report on becoming a better project manager.
October 2008- This paper describes the measurement process that is capable of predicting costs and schedules, used for maintenance projects. It also provides an overview of measurement of comparative productivity, which in turn helps in analyzing cost-benefits and calculating the ROI for an outsourced operation.
March 2009- The question is what can be depicted to be a major key for a successful ERP implementation for the IT disciplines The primary condition for effective ERP systems for the IT-shop itself is self-automation. No human expert input or intervention! Enterprise applications must be automatically inputted into the ERP database. This aspect makes system engineering methodologies like ITIL much more consistent and complete.
March 2009- Whether in a contact center or bank branch environment, workforce managers everywhere face the constant challenge of balancing the yin and yang priorities of service levels and labor costs. This is especially true in today's economic environment where inaccurate forecasts can lead to poor scheduling decisions and can have dramatic impact on bottom line profitability. In this guide, GMT Corp. analyzes how to improve bottom-line performance in contact centers and bank branches through precision forecasting ...
We’ve all seen the headlines. We’ve read the analyst reports. It’s unanimous: IT budgets are shrinking. But the needs of the business are not. In fact, in difficult times, the needs of the business may actually grow.
When times are tough, companies need to home in on those activities that help them operate more efficiently and do more with less. They need to quickly adapt and respond to competitive threats ...
April 2008- Energy Usage in your data center has grown two to five times in the last three years. Can your current data center design support the changing requirements? Eaton addresses power concerns in this recent presentation.
Cost-cutting initiatives gain special prominence in a tough economy. In troubled financial times, however, many CIOs won’t sign off on a new project, unless there are demonstrable quantified savings and the financial impact is clearly identified.
This whitepaper describes how you can identify new cost savings opportunities, precisely quantify the savings, evaluate the project impact, and establish a way to track costs over time for continual cost optimization.
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December 2008- VMware virtualization enables customers to reduce their server TCO and quickly delivers signification ROI. This paper describes commonly used TCO models and looks at several case studies that apply TCO models to virtualization projects.
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