January 2012- Business users are a key part of a company's security, and even the most conscientious employees can introduce serious breaches of security policy. IT can do everything in its power to secure the company's confidential documents - provide first-class security infrastructure, develop reasonable security policies and engage in extensive communication and training - yet still people fail to comply. The solution is to provide security that helps people do their jobs more efficiently, thereby inducing ...
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:
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.
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, ...
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, ...
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 – ...
This report lays out how white papers and other marketing content is consumed and perceived among technology buyers in the B2B sector.
You'll also learn: - What content and collateral needs to be influential in 2011 - How tech buyers have been taking to video, social media, and other "new media" - How to build a content portfolio that drives quality leads.
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.
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.
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 ...
December 2010- The SYSPRO Collections Module automates all aspects of debt collection. It serves as a proactive tool for collectors, providing access to summary screens for all assigned accounts, enabling them to review the daily workload and assign priorities. Drill-down and sort views provide additional details of each contact with the customer, providing executives and credit managers with the information required to conduct business and establish long-range plans.
November 2010- At a time when many owners are just as happy sustaining business growth as they are increasing it, holding on to key IT talent should be a top priority. The cost of failing to hold on to these staff members can be enormous, especially considering the specialist knowledge often acquired by IT workers over the course of their employment. It is not unusual for incentives to be focused mainly around the sales team, but it ...
October 2010- Middle-market organizations are different from Fortune 1,000 companies, not only in size but also in behavior and culture, so they require unique outsourcing solutions designed to meet their specific needs. Large outsourcing vendors have thus far failed to deliver such a successful middle-market product. Any middle-market companies in search of outsourcing success should look outside the box at new outsourcing vendors embracing innovative technologies and approaches such as configuration and smaller niche vendors able to scale ...
September 2010- Most companies don't realize that an archive delivers measurable value when an electronic discovery request involves data that's distributed across the organization. This whitepaper from ESG shows describes the benefits an archive can provide in the initial phases of the electronic discovery process.
September 2010- Selecting an archiving solution for email and other vital business data can seem like a daunting task. This fact sheet covers five factors to consider when choosing an archiving technology.
Corporate and regulatory compliance policies have forced companies to ensure that information flows are documented, auditable, and highly secure. Yet in order to conduct their business, companies must share sensitive information outside the firewall, introducing serious potential information risk. How can companies enforce security policy and cost-effectively meet compliance objectives when documents must be shared with partners, investors, board members, and others outside the enterprise?
This white paper by Cheryl Klein, CPA, CISA, ...
September 2010- Clients are looking into the marketplace more often nowadays to buy a product or solution, rather than building it on their own. So it is extremely important for clients to follow an effective and efficient vendor selection process. In this article, I have presented a quantitative methodology to determine the best-fit vendor based on numerical scoring of vendor’s response to a RFP or RFI. In this approach, a total score in “vendor points” is ...
July 2010- There is little doubt that recessions breed a "hunker down" mentality among employees. Layoffs, pay freezes and cuts, hour cuts and furloughs, and a dismal job market all contribute to low employee morale and engagement. Once productive environments can quickly become toxic, further deteriorating productivity. Fortunately, there are steps you can take today to forestall the exodus of your top talent as economic recovery proceeds and the job market improves. This CEO guide provides three ...
May 2010- DiscoverReady, a leading provider of adaptive discovery management services, recently commissioned Ari Kaplan of Ari Kaplan Advisors to interview more than two dozen prominent members of the legal community to hear their perspectives about the past, present, and future of the legal profession, following the economic downturn of 2008-2010. The research includes industry perspectives from deans of law schools, law professors, law firm partners, and in-house counselors on a range of topics including how technology ...
May 2010- Nearshore providers of IT services have to compete for clients not only among themselves but with India, as well as rivals like China, the Philippines, and Russia. And it's not just strong competitors from other regions, as well as multinational giants -- it's that they're all competing for a slice of a pie that is growing more slowly than it did two years ago and is still suffering the effects of a global recession. The ...
June 2010- The key to continuous quality improvement is to ensure that the organization's culture and procedures are focused on continually reducing and controlling variability in its operational processes. When defects occur or non-conformances are discovered, a consistent quality improvement cycle should be used, including: discovering and reporting events and issues; responding to and diagnosing these items and determining their root causes; implementing, closing, and validating action items to correct the problems at the source and prevent ...
June 2010- Migrating from a paper-based business environment to electronic documents is common for most businesses these days. However, it can be a complex process without the proper planning. In this white paper, S4i Systems reviews these processes and best practices.
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