March 2010- Tampa Bay Water was faced with a datacenter pushing its limits of power, cooling and rack space. They found Intel and VMware technology as the solution to allow users to virtualize and consolidate underutilized servers.
March 2010- By utilizing Intel Xeon-based hardware for its VMware virtualization deployments, IGI has been able to provide its customers with a fully reliable and scalable solution utilizing all VMware feature sets, from Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS) to High Availability (HA).
March 2010- Learn how a local government in Spain transitioned business critical applications from aging physical servers to a virtual infrastructure by using Intel and VMware technology to create a scalable, flexible virtual environment that increases application reliability.
March 2010- Small and medium businesses (SMBs) of all sizes are rapidly adopting virtualization and achieving significant benefits in a number of areas. This survey white paper provides SMBs with the benefits and key findings as to why virtualization is rapidly growing in the SMB market.
March 2010- By virtualizing your infrastructure using the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series servers and VMware vSphere™ 4, you can consolidate resources and improve your total cost of ownership by decreasing management costs and increasing asset utilization. You can also improve system availability and help lower the cost and complexity of disaster recovery.
December 2009- When CEOs, CFOs and CIOs of mid-sized companies face the prospect of transitioning to a top-tier enterprise application system, one of the most problematic issues they must address is maintaining and upgrading the system after it's in place. This white paper will discuss the impact of Tier 1 systems on IT departments in terms of ongoing maintenance, demonstrating that Tier 1 systems make many IT tasks easier, ranging from new-report generation to user training to upgrade management.
December 2009- Oracle's range of offerings to mid-size and emerging companies reflects its vision that BI and EPM solutions can be embraced by companies of all sizes.
You know as much as anyone about the challenges faced by midsize organizations. There are always competitors with deeper pockets, customers demanding more for less, and suppliers giving preferential terms to larger organizations. How can you sharpen your competitive edge? Read this white paper to learn how Oracle can help you:
- Retain customers by deepening insight and improving service
- Retain customers cost-effectively with optimized information insight and improved process ...
November 2009- Creating a productive reseller channel requires many steps, but the primary step is the conversion from authorized (signed) to engaged resellers. This is the most important, and most difficult, component to an effective channel campaign.
January 2009- This white paper examines the challenges of presenting products and projects in the renewable energy sector and introduces the many advantages of 3D visualization to help achieve your company’s commercial objectives.
October 2009- Limited resources and vulnerability to interruptions put small and midsize businesses at higher risk, and relying on native backup for a small business server can leave gaps in the disaster recovery plan. While native backup for Windows Small Business Server provides a small measure of protection, periodic tape backup can leave small businesses vulnerable to data and time loss in quantities they cannot afford. The key to getting back on track quickly is a comprehensive ...
June 2008- Macs are becoming used more widely in the PC dominated enterprise environment. Managing Macs has become a necessity. LANrev provides cross-platform management to lower time and cost to maintain both Macs and Windows.
July 2009- The requirements for the advanced planning and design of a skilled retained organization are paramount to the success of any outsourcing relationship, and should be facilitated early on in the outsourcing process. Additionally, key success factors in the design and implementation of a retained organization include: the ability of the team to operate against new processes and methodologies, having a clear understanding of what transactions are being outsourced, properly selecting retained resources based on skills ...
July 2009- The overuse and abuse of spreadsheets presents a real danger to the security and competitiveness of your organisation. This paper aims to further the debate over the viability of spreadsheets versus commercial business systems by posing 6 questions you should ask yourself if you use spreadsheets to manage your finances, expenses, projects, contracts or resources. It explores the dangers of using spreadsheets and letting them get out of control. In this paper are examples of the ...
July 2009- Simplify the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) compliance process for your software application by leveraging Commerce Toolkit for Applications (CTA) in your development lifecycle. If you store, process, or transmit cardholder data through your application, then PA-DSS applies to your organization. Learn how leveraging CTA can help you simplify and achieve compliance by utilizing a framework that can limit the complexity and scope of an assessment process -- reducing cost and updates on an ...
February 2009- A thorough plan that includes imaging, historical backups, and archival backups will minimize, if not eliminate, the downtime associated with equipment failure, thus maximizing the availability of your data. Zebis provides this brief report on reducing downtime.
June 2009- Cooling for IT wiring closets is rarely planned and typically only implemented after failures or overheating occur. Historically, no clear standard exists for specifying sufficient cooling to achieve predictable behavior within wiring closets. Understand the science and practical application of an improved method for the specification of cooling for wiring closets.
June 2009- Data center power requirements vary on a minute by minute basis, depending on the computational load. The magnitude of this variation continues to grow dramatically with the deployment of power management technologies in servers and communication equipment. Learn how variation gives rise to new problems relating to availability and management.
May 2009- This is an introduction to negotiating and drafting information technology contracts that maximize the opportunity for a successful project. The paper explores a number of reasons IT projects fail, and suggests ways to use the contracting process to avoid these pitfalls. The approach is concrete and practical, recognizing that the contract, like the underlying project, must help solve a particular business need if it is to contribute to the success of the organization.
May 2009- Data center electrical efficiency is rarely planned or managed, resulting in most data centers wasting substantial amounts of electricity. But today it is possible and prudent to plan, measure, and improve data center efficiency. Learn how in addition to reducing electrical consumption, efficiency improvements can gain users higher IT power densities and the ability to install more IT equipment in a given installation.
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- While SaaS has become a common buzz word around the industry, there is still some skepticism regarding its ability to deliver a truly robust help desk application. In this paper, we will uncover and demystify the top 10 myths surrounding the SaaS Service Desk.
April 2009- According to recent studies from major Big 4 auditor, 69% of all outsourcing deals fail, completely or partially. The main reason for this is lack of cultural compatibility between the vendor and the client and poor relationship management. Outsourcing is quickly making the transition from new business strategy, to business as usual. Most major companies have already tried outsourcing, and mid-sized companies are beginning to see the value of selective outsourcing as well. While this strategy is ...
April 2009- The ongoing global financial crisis is a concern for everyone in almost all industries: fear of lost jobs, foreclosed homes, and bankrupt businesses. About 20% to 40% of revenues from offshore outsourcing companies are tied to the financial services industry. With its collapse, companies have been forced to look to other vertical markets. Who wins and who loses from the crisis? In addition, in what ways can a company use BPO services to consolidate its position in ...
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.
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