Let's face it, users store business data on laptops and desktops, even if they're not supposed to. And mission-critical data-including sensitive, executive-level information-exists exclusively on these endpoint devices.
IT organizations unprepared to provide easy-to-use, easy-to-administer, cross-platform endpoint backup and restore are at risk for needless data loss and IT management nightmares.
Read this checklist to learn how to create a back up strategy to quickly and easily protect your endpoint data.<...
Corporate adoption of tablets and smartphones poses new challenges for IT admins in the quest to offer enterprise management capabilities. New machine deployment, software updates, new software distribution and issue resolution all play a part in successful client management.
But implementing your client management strategy doesn't need to be heavy-handed with your end users. Using a light touch for system administration ensures that you'll be managing simply and your users love you completely.<...
Today's "always-on" knowledge workers demand and will settle for nothing less than an Apple-like experience from their devices and applications. But when Apple fanboys rush to buy the company's latest creations for use at home and at the office, many CIOs and IT managers cringe. They wonder how-given this rapidly changing, technology-laden world-they can support even more devices, apps and networks; properly protect enterprise data; and maintain compliance with existing/emerging regulations.
August 2013- This report provides some guidelines for how to plan a more effective Enterprise Asset Management strategy, including maturity levels, processes, and technologies in context with the synergies of IT Asset Management advances.
August 2013- Powered by an intelligent agent architecture, Endpoint Manager delivers real-time visibility and control to arm IT operations with near zero-day protection across heterogeneous environments and wherever laptops roam. It includes leading analytics capabilities that provide insights for hardening the infrastructure against attacks to the network, servers and endpoints.
August 2013- The popularity of bringing your own device to work (BYOD), and interactions with social media, users are expecting and demanding far more in terms of IT support. They want services to be available when and where they need them. They want to accomplish their tasks as quickly as possible. And, when they have problems, they expect IT to fix them right then and there. In short, they want a positive experience in all their interactions ...
August 2013- With software as a service (SaaS) you are integrating an external service, hosted by an external party, with your internal systems. The SaaS integration is a matter of connecting the clouds and well articulated interfaces defining the data that is traveling back and forth. With the right integration strategy, SaaS integration can be simple, straightforward, and easy. Moreover, it can position your IT organization to effectively leverage SaaS and migrate from one SaaS solution to ...
August 2013- Change may be constant, but in today's IT networks there's one type of change that's more constant than others' growth. More people are generating more data than ever before with iPhones, iPads, Android phones and other mobile devices. Each platform and each business operation requires new applications. Work occurs across greater distance. But functions still occur on the network. The result? To accommodate increasingly sophisticated personal devices and wider ranges of service types, networks are ...
August 2013- Information security has become an increasingly critical concern for organizations of all kinds. Trends such as mobility, cloud computing, consumerization and flexwork mean that more people are accessing enterprise applications and data from more places and in more ways than ever before. It's no wonder that IT personnel feel like they are rapidly falling behind in their ability to secure sensitive enterprise information. In this paper we explore ten reasons why desktop virtualization should be ...
August 2013- In this Industry Insight, BMC discusses how utilizing a SaaS approach to IT Service Management can position your IT organization to best manage the growing number of cloud-based services along with your enterprise's internal systems.
August 2013- Cloud is not simply a new technology platform, it’s a new way of running your IT processes. Success changes relationships with users, with services and with operations. Learn what to anticipate as you embark on cloud – and how to ensure success not just in your datacenter, but in your business.
August 2013- If you're not excited about where technology is going in the next five to ten years, you may not be reading enough science fiction. Cloud computing makes feasible some things that have never existed before. Some of these things will be delightful; others may be too invasive. From smart glasses to citizen science - the next 10 years will be all about cloud computing. Get five key takeaways about the future of cloud operations.
August 2013- While many companies have begun using external cloud infrastructure services, and a smaller number have embarked on internal "cloud-like" initiatives, others are just starting out and trying to determine how to best use cloud computing. This paper written by BMC's Deputy CTO Herb VanHook, provides an overview of the major models of cloud infrastructure services (IaaS) and the business benefits and best uses of each model.
August 2013- This white paper will examine the role social media can play in presenting a more strategic view of customer data and how the right combination of technologies can deliver insight to help companies more effectively meet perpetually shifting consumer demands expressed through, and influenced by, these dynamic communication channels. We will look at the implications for marketing and sales, but also IT. And we will consider how and why social media tools and applications can ...
August 2013- In this report, we record how users see the potential benefits of big data analytics. We explore some of the more practical and popular applications, and we also look at the issues that are holding users back, including skills shortages, product immaturity and implementation uncertainties.
August 2013- OpenStack is an open source cloud system software project that has broad participation from the IT Industry. In this IDC white paper sponsored by Red Hat, IDC evaluates the current situation and provides a future outlook evaluating the deployment and support model and addressing OpenStack enterprise features and support, specifically looking at Red Hat's Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Cloud Infrastructure solutions.
August 2013- Managing compliance and internal security polices can feel like a constant battle. IT organizations not only struggle with day-to-day operational efficiencies but also to implement the internal controls over critical IT systems and people that are required by Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, the recent Payment Card Industry Standard and other important regulations
Agile methodologies give development and test teams the ability to build software at a faster rate than ever before. Combining DevOps with hybrid cloud architectures give teams not just the principles, but also the technology necessary to achieve their goals.
By combining hybrid cloud and DevOps:
• IT departments maintain control, visibility, and security
• Dev/test teams remain agile and collaborative
• Organizational barriers are broken down
July 2013- The RUAG Group is an international aerospace and defense technology company with production sites in Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Hungary and the United States. Following a merging of IT departments, RUAG wanted to consolidate its local backup processes with minimal impact to users. After testing, the company successfully migrated its existing backups to NetVault Backup over a two-month period, all without adverse impact on daily business or service-level agreements.
July 2013- Storage Switzerland Senior Analyst George Crump details how with vRanger 6.0, Dell has taken this highly regarded product beyond being one of the top VMware backup utilities. vRanger 6.0 now serves as a full-scale backup solution: comprehensive protection both for virtual and physical environments that you can manage from one intuitive interface. More than 40,000 customers already rely on vRanger's speed, simplicity and scalability to protect their critical data every day.
Dell AppAssure provides holistic protection both for physical and virtual environments, dramatically improving recovery time and recovery point objectives. AppAssure delivers:
• Management of virtual and hybrid environments from a single console
• Automatic testing of every backup on a nightly basis
• Smart agent architecture to instantly recover individual files, emails or applications
• Live Recovery™ technology that restores virtual data and applications in minutes
• Universal Recovery™ that allows for cross-platform restores ...
July 2013- Tolerances for data loss are approaching zero, and traditional backup has become a resource drain that threatens to cripple IT with "business as usual". Dell's critically acclaimed AppAssure enables IT to capture continuous backup snapshots, automate recoverability testing and offload data deduplication/compression. As a result, businesses can successfully fulfill rapidly escalating data protection requirements using minimal infrastructure and human resources - allowing them to redirect resources to genuinely strategic technology initiatives.
July 2013- Real-Time Application-Centric Operations Visibility with NetScout's Approach to Service Delivery Management.
July 2013- Service delivery monitoring is a critical enabler that IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must invest in to foster the transition from IT to business technology (BT). In this report, Jean-Pierre Garbani at Forrester Research provides insights into this and other major trends in monitoring solutions and answer several key questions that IT leaders are asking: What should we monitor? What monitoring techniques can we apply? How should we select a solution, given where ...
July 2013- Application performance management today sits at a juncture that crosses many disciplines and domains: software dev, applications in production, IT services, desktops, mainframes, web, mobile, cloud services, virtualization, app testing, network infrastructure, databases, and storage. This report aims to clarify the definition of an APM solution, and how vendors (new and established) are taking them forward. Also OVUM provides a SWOT analysis for the solutions along with features assessment; the results are summarized in the ...
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