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).
Choosing a hosting provider, be it for a small project or for your entire infrastructure,
can be a daunting task. Even when you know what features to look for, itís hard to
discern if a hosting provider can deliver because they all say the same things (uptime is
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March 2010- Using a buildingís central air-conditioning system to cool an office data center can be costly. Installing a precision cooling system or mini-split can also be expensive, and in leased spaces, is usually prohibited. This paper examines the benefits of using portable spot air conditioners as a less-expensive, permanent solution.
May 2009- Disaster recovery and business continuity are more than just crucial concepts that need to be recognized. This EMC Perspective addresses 10 common misperceptions --and introduces five best practices -- to help your organization get started on a successful business continuity/disaster recovery initiative.
December 2009- Services are helping organizations accelerate next-generation data protection. A perfect storm of expanding data volumes, rising cost pressures, demand recovery and compliance objectives, and infrastructure complexity is focusing new attention on data protection.
September 2009- Today's business challenges are both epic and unprecedented, which, if not met by quick and decisive actions, can result in catastrophic consequences. Taking control of IT is one of the best ways to take control of your business. Learn the seven undeniable truths of IT governance, and how companies can take the ambiguity out of managing IT so they can guide their businesses forward.
Read this Tech Specialist interview with CDW's Moosa Matariyeh to understand the importance of having a disaster recovery strategy, and answers to questions like these:
> What can companies do to prepare for disaster recovery effectively, and what are some best-practice examples from medium-sized enterprises?
> How have companies successfully made the case for adequate funding?
> What role does data deduplication technology play in disaster planning and recovery?
November 2009- The single most important thing you can do is verify that your hardware will support your virtual infrastructure. Several companies have gone through the process of ordering hardware with a grand plan to virtualize their physical servers, only to realize that the servers donít meet the necessary requirements specified by the virtualization vendor. Make sure you refer to the virtual product Web site for a hardware compatibility list and, at the very least, minimum ...
October 2009- The biggest threats to a successful failover are inadequate change control, infrequent testing of systems, configuration drift, and unknown software dependencies. Find out how configuration audit and control solutions provide the detailed change audit trail that helps organizations maintain the known states that are so vital to recovering system data after a sudden outage.
August 2009- Despite the growing use of traditional tape backup for business continuity, cost-containment, compliance, and other data protection issues, negative perceptions of tape backup persist. This report provides an assessment of tape backup designed to set the record straight about the misperceptions of the medium, demonstrate the value of data deduplication, and prove the merits of its application to data management and recovery in both physical and virtualized IT environments. Toigo Partners International conducted the detailed ...
The current financial crisis has spurred massive change in the banking sector. Bank failures have picked up speed and consumer confidence in large financial institutions has reached record lows.
In todayís climate of rapid change and constant volatility, community banks must harness technology to achieve profitable growth by increasing operational efficiencies, decreasing the cost of compliance and improving customer service.
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January 2009- As software development has gone decisively global, IT focus has shifted from software tools and techniques to the processes by which software is developed. One key to greater efficiency in process execution is strong software configuration management (SCM). Strong SCM requires a bulletproof multi-site solution, to ensure that changes anywhere in the world are propagated without delay or loss of source code. Multi-site solutions broadly fall into three categories, in order of least to most ...
August 2009- Backing up is hard to do. But that doesn't mean you don't have to do it. This slideshow discusses 7 common backup and recovery risks - from planning mistakes to paying too much. See how not planning correctly can sink your backup efforts, and maybe even your company.
August 2009- Over the last year, the global financial crisis and recession have resulted in accelerated adoption of outsourcing and offshoring as essential business tools. Companies of all sizes are turning to outsourcing and offshoring to weather the severe economic downturn by reducing costs and overhead and gaining more flexibility in order to ride out the storm. Of course, this raises some key questions: Is outsourcing a good business decision during recessions and other times of crisis? ...
June 2009- Secure, reliable communications are absolutely critical for government agencies. In the case of a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or other large-scale emergency, the costs of communication failures are measured in lost lives or millions of dollars in property damage. Download this brief to learn more about secure communications solutions.
November 2007- Given the ever-increasing growth of litigation, investigations and regulatory actions coupled with the explosive growth of electronic records, automation of an organization's records management policies, processes and business practices is no longer an option; it is now a necessity. But this comes with definite hard costs. Learn ways to mitigate those costs through automation. This white paper provides Cohasset Associates' assessment of FileNet Records Manager software and associated products with regard to the capabilities these ...
July 2009- What sets Remote Data Backups apart from cheaper backup solutions? BizDomainStore details the benefits of RDB in this white paper. When it comes to vital needs like secure data, the company insists cheaper is not better.
July 2009- Backing your critical data up on CD or DVD is risky business -- disks can easily be damaged by routine use or natural disaster, lost or stolen. CD and DVD backups are rarely taken offsite, and are not secure, automated or full featured. This white paper discusses the disadvantages of using CD and DVD backups.
July 2009- Data loss happens more than you realize, according to credible research groups. This white paper from BizDomainStore.com provides information on how data loss can affect your business.
July 2009- This white paper provides an overview of BizDomainStore.com's backup system technology. The company says it has layered state-of-the-art technology to keep your data completely secure. Data is transmitted using bank-level 128-bit AES Encryption and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technologies.
July 2009- Automated online backups are still the best way to protect your data. BizDomainStore.com provides this white paper explaining the top misconceptions about online backups.
July 2009- Backing up your critical data on an external drive provides only minimal protection against only one type of data loss--hard drive failure and nothing else. This white paper discusses the disadvantages of using external tape drive backups.
July 2009- This report discusses how remote data backups provide fast, reliable data backups. BizDomainStore.com claims its service combines best-of-breed hardware, redundant bandwidth, data compression and optimization technologies to provide consistently fast, reliable data backups and restores.
July 2009- Health agencies that fail to comply with HIPAA's regulations now face strict fines and penalties. This white paper discusses how using remote data backups complies with HIPAA's regulations.
July 2009- This report describes how BizDomainStore.com's offsite data recovery system functions. It provides information on selecting the right backup plan for your organization and some helpful hints.
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