Technology may not be your specialty, or even your interest. But given its critical role in supporting a business, and the rapid transition companies are making to unified cloud solutions (to cut costs, lower risk and otherwise enhance their competitive stance), this five minute read will be time well spent.
It explains the fundamental differences between the two cloud unifying platforms (the OS33 Portal Desktop and Hosted Desktop/VDI), and does so in ...
January 2012- IBM supports SAP clients with business consulting services with global implementation and outsourcing capabilities plus infrastructure of optimized servers (mainframe, POWER, x, BladeCenter) and storage, DB2 database, Alloy, middleware and software. An innovation partner for SAP projects.
You're not in charge anymore. Your customers have greater and greater influence. While that can be a hard truth for some to accept, it's a reality that many of today's most successful businesses have embraced.
Consumers - both businesses and individuals - are smarter. Your approach to selling to them must be smarter as well.
Today's consumers are typically better informed and more
vocal with their praise or complaints, and they have multiple means to tell
others how they feel. They often demand more. Not only before and during
the purchase but after the transaction has been completed as well.
Forward-thinking businesses are putting the customer at the heart of business activities. That's why the smarter commerce approach from IBM considers the entirety of the business-to-business (B2B) ...
Why the Change in Backup Licensing Models?
Why are traditional data protection backup licensing models outdated? In this Enterprise Strategy Group paper, read how variations in the industry create changes in licensing models. Then, see what's shaping the need for capacity-based licensing models that are flexible, budget-friendly and enduring.
NetVault: #1 in the 2011 Oracle Backup Solutions Buyer’s Guide
Want to know how NetVault Backup compared against other Oracle backup software solutions - and why it's DCIG's #1 choice? In this 37-page report you'll get unbiased, third-party evaluations of Oracle backup software - and why NetVault Backup sits on the top of the list. Download your copy today.
Managed Service for Visual Communications provides a solution for clients to not only implement and manage their technology investment, but to also address the challenges associated with user adoption.
The benefits for organizations wanting to use managed videoconferencing services are compelling:
• Focus on core technologies
• Reduce operational costs
• Improved customer experience
As organizations continue to invest in visual communications, finalize their global video strategies and ...
The Network Barometer Report 2011 presents the aggregate data from 270 Technology Lifecycle Management Assessments conducted by Dimension Data in 2010.
The report reviews the networks' readiness to support business by evaluating the configuration variance from best practices, potential security vulnerabilities, end-of-life status and operating system environment of the included network devices.
It is clear from this year's results that businesses are maximizing their investment by choosing to sweat network assets deeper into the ...
November 2011- From downtime costs to regulatory compliance, the need for strategic business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) planning is clear, but what does that mean for your organization? Find out how your organization can protect business-critical functions, minimize downtime and mitigate risk.
As vendors abandon the UNIX market, IBM continues its commitment to AIX and POWER7 components on Power Systems. And with its recent architectural upgrades, it's even redefining performance.
Read the Clipper Group white paper and see how POWER7's faster processors accelerate the delivery of applications and services, and improve the utilization of resources.
The effort to make IT "more manageable" has been going on for years. The key problem is that manageability is thought of as an add-on. It is clear that to make systems more manageable, you have to build manageability in from the get-go.
This white paper reveals a single package infrastructure as a service offering that results in IT that is easier, more automated, less labor-intensive, less expensive, more reliable, and more flexible.
Cloud services deliver more for less, but the risk of uncontrolled purchasing and security breaches are high due to the lack of IT governance. On the other hand, traditional IT approaches require manual processes that inhibit IT innovation. Shifting from traditional methods to an internal private-cloud model solves both problems.
This white paper explains how to safely make this transition with HP Cloud Service Automation, a unique blend of software and services that ...
September 2011- Read this whitepaper to learn what IT industry experts-both analysts and users-are saying in reply to key questions about who can be trusted to deliver viable solutions in today's critical areas of information management including improving efficiency and IT economics, optimizing data-intensive workloads for performance and value, and trusting the right IT vendor for the capabilities, solutions and services your business and clients demand.
September 2011- This whitepaper presents the eight biggest identity and access management (IDM) challenges associated with adopting and deploying cloud and SaaS applications, and discusses best practices for addressing each of them.
September 2011- This paper provides insight into both the salesforce.com technology and 3rd party tools and solutions you can use to address these single sign-on (SSO) and user management challenges. Managing multiple stand-alone user directories that are not integrated with Active Directory can easily lead to a set of untenable security and access management challenges. Seamless integration with AD is a must for any solution used to manage access and authorization to your SaaS applications.
September 2011- The move to the cloud is driving significant change across enterprise IT. Fundamentally IT is transforming from managing a set of applications and data residing within their firewall, to a set of distributed services subscribed to and accessed from the cloud. As a result, the Local Area Network of the 90's is giving way to the Cloud Services Network of today.
Managing multiple stand-alone user directories that are not integrated with Active Directory can easily lead to a set of untenable security and access management challenges. Seamless integration with AD is a must for any solution used to manage access and authorization to your SaaS applications.
True integration with Active Directory must address these challenges and provide:
• User synchronization
• Access provisioning and de-provisioning
• Single sign-on (SSO)
Organizations that manage their printer, copier, scan and fax fleets can save between 10% and 30% of their total print costs - and by improving paper-based processes, can save even more.
See what Managed Print Service providers fit into Gartner's "Magic Quadrant" - those category leaders who display both completeness of vision and ability to execute.
June 2011- Like many of our enterprise IT peers, Cloud Computing is a key area of innovation for Intel and one of Intel IT's top 3 objectives this year. Cloud Computing is changing the way we inside Intel IT look at our architecture: from the client technology our employees will use to access business services and data to the data center infrastructure necessary to support those services. We are adopting cloud computing as part of our data strategy ...
June 2011- Over the next three to five years, industry watchers expect private clouds to become widely used, if not predominant, within the enterprise portfolio of compute models. This portfolio also includes public cloud as well as traditional computing and virtualized resources.
June 2011- Over the past two years, the concept of cloud computing has grabbed hold of the IT consciousness and stirred up the industry. But with so many vendors jumping into the cloud-computing fray, promising the world and then some, deciphering what's real and what's not can be difficult for even the most seasoned IT professionals. The truth is that cloud computing does indeed hold great promise for the enterprise, but it's not the answer to all ...
June 2011- In the past three years, the term cloud computing has become increasingly elastic. Developers, industry analysts, and customers have all stretched and morphed the definition of the term to encompass a broad range of technologies and products. While an expanding market offers businesses more choice, it also complicates the rational analysis of the underlying technologies. For this reason, companies evaluating potential cloud computing infrastructures should take a pragmatic, businessminded approach in evaluating competing cloud computing ...
June 2011- At Dell, we believe that moving to a cloud environment is not a single decision. Instead it is a process, a journey if you will, with as many possible paths as there are companies that embark on the journey. At each step on the road there are important questions to ask and critical decisions to be made. Which path you take will depend on the needs and goals of your business, the expectations of your ...
While there is a lot of needless hype and confusion around cloud, the simple fact is that cloud will fundamentally transform the way many companies do business.
It will be transformational because it will allow organizations to achieve more aggressive goals and increase their competitive advantage, and this in ways that were once too expensive or too difficult to achieve. For end-users it will increase mobility, collaboration and productivity. Download this paper to ...
June 2011- For years, enterprises, government agencies and service providers have sought ways to effectively identify, locate and resolve the problems affecting critical business applications. One way to work toward this goal-and promote a tighter alignment between IT and the business it supports-is to closely link the activities of application performance and infrastructure management teams. To do so, application performance management teams must recommend that their colleagues in infrastructure management adopt tools that integrate with the solutions ...
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