October 2012- To stay competitive and keep costs down, today's enterprises need to consolidate resources, quickly provision services, and more effectively rationalize costs with new business models. If done correctly, cloud computing can help solve these problems, and further help IT managers maintain business-critical applications and data. But there are numerous challenges that can prevent organizations from succeeding with cloud initiatives. This solution brief addresses those limitations, and looks at how Riverbed Technology helps you overcome them.
October 2012- Are your workers going increasingly mobile? Don't wait for their calls to slam Support when they experience poor application performance on the road. Discover in the Forrester report how companies are successfully deploying WAN optimization solutions that are specifically tuned for a mobile environment, delivering the acceleration needed to ensure consistent performance, room for new applications, and the ability to ensure end user productivity at all times.
Cloud applications continue to gain momentum in enterprise applications as buyers are attracted to fast deployment speeds, low upfront costs, and ongoing flexibility to scale up or down as needs change. But as firms spend more and more of their closely guarded IT dollars on cloud applications, executives must scrutinize the long-term value of these investments.
Today's cloud investments represent millions of dollars of annual IT spend for some larger consumers of cloud. ...
October 2012- The days when a Windows application and a server cluster in the data center could handle your collaboration needs are over. An increasingly mobile and remote workforce with experiences forged by Angry Birds and Google Maps has killed it. Mobile employees' expectation of a great user experience on any device can only be met with collaboration solutions architected with native apps and cloud delivery, an architecture Forrester calls the mobile app Internet. And that means ...
September 2012- Global workforces are driving the demand for anywhere, anytime, any-device computing. Dell now offers two feature-rich, cloud-based delivery models to enhance productivity, streamline resource management and advance innovative support capabilities.
Learn how you build a secure network and growth-ready network that is as agile as your business. With a growth-ready network, small business can put new technologies to work on their schedule - and the rapid pace of doing business in the Internet age will never be too fast.
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This white paper describes the major requirements for network management solutions to help the organizations become more profitable, efficient and reliable.
One of the key strategies that IT teams are pursuing to reduce capital costs while
boosting asset utilization and employee productivity is the transition to highly
virtualized data centers.
However, IDC finds that expectations for further boosts in IT asset use and operational efficiency often surpass the actual results because of overloaded storage and data network facilities, overprovisioning of storage capacity, and a quantum leap in administration workloads.
In combination, these ...
To stay ahead of the competition in a global marketplace, firms are increasingly speeding up operations, in many cases adopting real-time systems and tools to allow for instant decision-making and faster business cycles.
According to a new report from Oxford Economics and SAP, Real-time business: Changing the game in the new global marketplace, which included a survey of 525 business executives worldwide, 30% of companies have already adopted real-time business applications in some way - ...
It's not surprising that BI continues to be a top investment priority, given mounting evidence of bottom line benefits. Yet despite all the benefits available, not all organizations are seeing maximum value from their BI investments.
Both SAP and industry analysts agree that the key success factor for BI projects is an end-to-end strategy – that can help prioritize investments across the company, articulate how BI can solve business pains, deliver more value to ...
Oracle has followed the trend of other major ISVs and terminated further software development for the Itanium platform. Looking at the decline in revenue of HP's Itanium-based servers, combined with loss of support by Microsoft, Red Hat, VMware and Fujitsu (in addition to Oracle), it's clear that the Itanium ecosystem is collapsing quickly.
Due to HP Itanium's decline to date, Microsoft and Oracle have already pulled out to avoid investing any more to ...
March 2022- In the past year, not only has organizational use of social technologies come of age but the market has found a term that better expresses the scope and intentions behind the use of social technologies ? social business. Social business is the result of making organizations more humane, adaptive, and resilient in order to increase revenue through relevance and reduce costs through crowdsourcing. Communities sit at the heart of these efforts.
May 2011- Notebooks have become the standard computing device for most enterprise workers. Download this independently-produced technology adoption report to learn the key factors to consider when planning the purchase of mobile computing platforms.
Digital technology has changed everything. For business-to-business (B2B)
marketers, not only have the channels increased, but buyer behavior has changed dramatically.
Buyers now spend a lot more time online researching, engaging with colleagues and vendors, and evaluating offerings. This all happens, typically, before any person-to-person sales engagement occurs.
Online is where prospective buyers will indicate that there is a sales opportunity and tell you what their distinct business issues are – ...
Today, there is a lot of pressure on executives, and, in particular, on CIOs to perform during this time of economic recovery. Survey results show that the best defense from the downed economy is an aggressive offensive of current and future revenue generation. It is also clear, however, that this is a short-term strategy.
Read this white paper to learn how CIOs are building a foundation for a much more agile business that ...
Complement & integrate best of breed Deployment design & process to gain speed and reduce total cost.
Dell recommends E family latitude series for all Windows7® installs.
More than one year after its general availability (GA) launch, Windows 7 powers one out of every 10 PCs within North American and European companies.
While far from overwhelming — especially considering that Windows XP still powers 75%. IT managers worldwide are preparing for a significant desktop transformation over the next three years.
Why? As firms naturally refresh their PCs, IT managers are already deploying Windows 7 on 31% of new PCs today, and within a year ...
This paper examines the value of collaborative and ‘social’ concepts and their associated technologies towards achieving core performance goals
and facilitating underlying business process.
Understanding how to orchestrate greater value and flexibility from large enterprise backbone applications in conjunction with newer, more agile‘Enterprise 2.0’ processes and technologies to effectively support critical business functions is a major challenge for business leadership. We examine the challenges of inflexible legacy ‘1.0’ business designs and underlying systems against ...
As we move into an economic recovery phase, Hudson sought to understand how the people within our clients’ IT organizations are most affected. Aside from the obvious effects of staff reductions, a handful of trends are emerging as described in this article. Here is an excerpt…
Trend 1: FOCUS ON BUSINESS NEEDS REQUIRES MORE TALENTED PEOPLE -- Sharper IT Alignment with Business Needs Drives Focus on Building Quality Staff
One of the ...
March 2010- The natural affinity of technology service organizations toward software and technical training as the predominant solutions to their service challenges leaves them in a widening gap between customer expectations and actual service capability. And yet, due to product commoditization and the omnipresence of the internet, pressure is mounting for service businesses to come to the rescue. Closing the 21st Century Service Capability Gap takes a holistic look at the challenges of Service Businesses in today's ...
January 2010- According to industry leaders and pundits in 2006, the role of the CIO was at a crossroads. Read the white paper to see how CIOs are beginning to seize this opportunity to play increasingly impactful strategic roles within their enterprise, and how IBM research can provide CIOs with the skills necessary to become a Business-Savvy CIO.
March 2010- With the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series and VMware® vSphere™ 4, you can achieve greater performance while using less energy and space, and dramatically reducing operating costs. Servers built on Intel Xeon processor 5500 series and running VMware vSphere 4 deliver up to 160% better performance in a virtualized environment than previous generations, as well as near native performance on enterprise applications.
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- 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.
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