Force.com offers you an efficient and cost-saving way off Lotus Notes.
Read this white paper and find out how moving your apps to the cloud will:
• Save you a fortune on hardware and software
• Make your apps easier to manage and integrate
• Provide built-in social and mobile functionality
• Allow you to innovate faster
December 2010- The challenge with free and open-source software (FOSS) is creating a balance between management controls and leveraging the high quality, secure, free and open-source code. Discover 10 tips to manage the use of free and open source software (FOSS) as part of your code strategy to drive innovation and lower costs.
More and more, Open Source presents not only a cost alternative, but instead an innovation alternative, to proprietary enterprise software products. This paper compares the total cost of ownership of the Open Source Social Publishing Drupal solution to various proprietary Content Management systems, Social Business Software alternatives, and other community building software platforms.
Our analysis shows that combined license and support charges come in at 2% to 11% of the costs of proprietary alternatives. If ...
This brief white paper is designed to assist IT professionals and system integrators who want to move a department or organization from Microsoft Office 97/2000/XP/2003 to Oracle Open Office. The paper starts with a licensing cost comparison and then presents a simple 3-step-process for migration: evaluation and business case; software and data Migration; and integration and maintenance.
The white paper discusses some of the key similarities and differences between Microsoft Office and Oracle ...
February 2011- This white paper covers key trends in office productivity in the 21st century and how customers can benefit from them. These trends include proliferation of open standards, the latest web and mobile innovations, and tighter integration with enterprise applications. The internet and mobile devices are key drivers for new value-add in office software. The benefits from these trends will increase team productivity and significantly decrease IT costs. They increase productivity by easy-to-use team collaboration, web ...
High-performing, secure, and scalable, the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization portfolio delivers virtualization functionality with the management tools organizations need — at a fraction of the cost of competing virtualization solutions.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization builds on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux® platform trusted by millions of organizations around the world for mission-critical workloads. This latest generation of virtualization technology — including the kernel-based virtual machine (KVM)–delivers a secure, robust virtualization platform with unmatched performance ...
This paper describes the performance and scaling of industry-standard Java applications running in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 guests under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 using the KVM hypervisor. The host system was deployed on a Dell PowerEdge R710 G6 server equipped with 72 GB of RAM and comprising dual sockets each with a 2.66 GHz Intel Xeon X5550 (Nehalem) processor with support for hyper-threading technology, totaling 8 cores and 16 threads.
the paper illustrates the low virtualization overhead of ...
Virtualization has begun to transform the way that enterprises are deploying and managing their infrastructure, providing the foundation for a truly agile enterprise, so that IT can deliver an infrastructure that is flexible, scalable, and most importantly economical by efficiently utilizing resources.
The x86 architecture has proven to be the dominate platform in enterprise computing, moving from its humble beginnings in desktop systems to now, powering the large enterprise applications that run businesses ...
Server virtualization offers tremendous benefits for enterprise IT organizations — server consolidation, hardware abstraction, and internal clouds deliver a high degree of operational efficiency. However, today, server virtualization is not used pervasively in the production enterprise datacenter. Some of the barriers preventing wide-spread adoption of existing proprietary virtualization solutions are performance, scalability, security, cost, and ecosystem challenges.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers is an end -to-end virtualization solution that is designed to overcome ...
November 2010- OTRS, a leading provider of open source Help Desk and ITIL-compatible IT Service Management (ITSM) solutions, announced publication of a major case study detailing how the OTRS help desk was used to leverage an Alaskan school district’s one-person IT staff, to the benefit of teachers, parents, students, and staff.
February 2010- Ensuring good performance is key to the success of any website. This white paper presents the results of performance benchmarks for comparing several common PHP runtime environments and configurations. The application used for benchmarking is Drupal, the open source social publishing platform. Tested runtime environments included plain PHP, Zend Server (www.zend.com/products/server), and open source optimizers, such as APC and WinCache. For the purpose of this benchmark, a simple Drupal website was ...
July 2010- A Web content management system (CMS) provides companies in the financial sector with the tools they need to build an engaging and persuasive Web experience to customers, prospects, employees and management. The benefits of using a CMS to create Web-based services are many: faster time-to-market and competitive advantage due to on-the-fly content creation; increased customer satisfaction through consistent presentation of services and data across channels; improved internal efficiency via "create once, use many" paradigm; faster ...
September 2010- This high level overview of the IBM WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance discusses current issues being faced in the information technology industry and how WebSphere CloudBurst addresses many of them.
September 2010- You may be considering a cloud computing solution or in the midst of specifying one or even implementing a solution. Read this paper to see what IBM discovered about how companies like yours are adopting, implementing and using cloud computing solutions. Learn about the current rate of adoption, as well as drivers, barriers, and considerations that are influencing the adoption of cloud computing.
September 2010- This IBM® Redbooks® publication, User's Guide to WebSphere eXtreme Scale, introduces WebSphere eXtreme Scale and shows how to set up and use an eXtreme Scale environment.
July 2010- This whitepaper explains the advantages of reusing open source components in projects implemented by agile development teams. It discusses the issues and risks that must be managed; and highlights the benefits organizations can receive by leveraging open source components. It concludes with a brief case study that demonstrates the productivity gains that can be swiftly realized by integrating agile development and open source software. Start increasing your velocity of innovation today!
You can succeed in gaining control of open Source in your company and still
enjoy the benefits. You can also gain significant management control over open source software use in your development organization.
Today, many IT executives, enterprise architects, and development managers in leading companies have gained management control over the externally-sourced software used by their application development groups. They are ensuring compliance and promoting standardization throughout their development teams. And they’ve ...
February 2010- Andrew File System is a distributed file system that enables co-operating hosts (clients and servers) to efficiently share file system resources across both local area and wide area networks. It is based on a distributed file system originally developed at the Information Technology Center at Carnegie-Mellon University that was called the Andrew File System. According to TCS, AFS scales better than NFS. It performs well in small and very large installations, provides excellent performance on ...
February 2010- This white paper discusses how the pace of innovation in service-delivery technologies has increased the complexity of IT Operations Management for organizations of all sizes. This problem is particularly acute for small and medium Enterprises (SMEs), including regional managed service providers–-which have traditionally operated with a lean staff and simpler but silo-based management systems. How do SMEs cope with the complexity? Many SMEs are streamlining operational processes and holding down costs through the acquisition ...
January 2009- Social Media involves all the Internet-enabled means that people may use to communicate, share, and collaborate. This white paper features the social media phenomenon and the important social media trends that are being adopted successfully by various businesses. Through various real-life examples, it shares that how social media has made a tremendous impact in the growth and development of these businesses. The white paper also introduces the social media software and how it can assist ...
The technical architectures of legacy network management platforms have not evolved significantly since their introduction nearly two decades ago.
With the rapid adoption of dynamically changing environments such as virtualized servers, MPLS networks and service-oriented architectures, the need for change is long overdue.
This white paper explores a new approach to IT event and fault management that will bring long awaited flexibility and agility to IT operations. Download this free whitepaper ...
January 2009- Social Media involves all the Internet-enabled means that people may use to communicate, share, and collaborate. This white paper features the social media phenomenon and the important social media trends that are being adopted successfully by various businesses. Through several real-life examples, it shares that how social media has made a tremendous impact on the growth and development of these businesses. This white paper also introduces the social media software and how it can assist ...
October 2009- Follow the trials of the hero of our story as he uses open source BI to break away from the limitations, high costs and complexity of proprietary software. He saved the day with BIRT and now his company is able to make better decisions and improve productivity. Learn how to become a Business Intelligence hero in your company with this e-book.
Over 250 million people know how to use Microsoft Excel. Because so many end users are comfortable with using Excel for reviewing data and for conducting "what-if" analysis, delivering reports in spreadsheet format is a common requirement for reporting projects.
Download this whitepaper to learn key tips and tools for deploying a fast and cost-effective method of automating Excel spreadsheet manipulation, thereby, reducing potential costly mistakes.
The current state of the economy has led to substantial budget restraints and increased pressure on IT departments. These pressures have given IT departments the opportunity to take a closer look at open source solutions. This closer look has revealed that open source solutions are much more than affordable.
This paper serves as an introduction to open source solutions with a description of the open source value proposition, summaries of various open source ...
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