November 2010- IT systems management includes the personnel, processes, and software tools utilized to deploy, track, update, and secure hardware and software resources across an organization. Building an efficient management system requires unifying all of these IT resources to coordinate IT efforts, streamline tasks into cohesive workflows, and automate administration services.
October 2010- You already have software that keeps you connected with your coworkers and customers. But your organization is always looking for ways to increase productivity, get better business results and cut costs. And you want an easier way to find information, share ideas, and locate who or what you need—instantly.
October 2010- This paper describes some of the differences between Windows Embedded Standard 7 (WES7) and Windows Embedded Standard 2009 (WES2009). WES7 is the next-generation offering in Microsoft's family of embedded operating systems. Specifically, WES7 is the successor to WES2009, which in turn was the successor to Windows XP Embedded (XPe). The goal is to provide OEM developers with a detailed understanding of the differences between the two embedded products in regards to building and deploying a fully functional ...
The data center has evolved from large buildings merely housing mainframe systems to the single most important resource—in essence, the heart of the enterprise—for delivering sustainable IT services to users.
This massively complex and heterogeneous environment undergoes tremendous change on a continual basis—caused by both internal and external forces—such that a new business paradigm, Data Center Service Management (DCSM), has been introduced to ensure the data center infrastructure and ...
July 2010- How can you improve energy utilization to support both cost-cutting and corporate environmental objectives while still meeting demand? Learn how with resource management to collect operating data from a variety of monitoring and management systems for a holistic view of the facility.
July 2010- To manage costs, capacity and operations, today’s dynamic data centers require new tools to understand assets and they’re use in order to deliver consistent, reliable and fast service to the business. Learn how with field-proven Avocent MergePoint® Infrastructure Explorer software.
July 2010- Need real-time insight so you can simply plan and manage your data center? Learn how Data Domain used Avocent MergePoint Infrastructure Explorer software to find underutilized racks and saved $400K in space, power and cooling in one quarter.
July 2010- While the value of virtualization for large businesses has been well documented, this whitepaper from IBM explains how mid-sized business can benefit from virtualization with some new technologies and improved affordability. The paper explains virtualization in the context of mid-sized businesses and shows how they can reduce costs, improve services and simplify management. With specific examples of IBM solutions – and the cost savings you can expect – along with detailed explanations of the benefits of a ...
June 2010- The scale of change introduced in Windows 7 includes a completely new kernel compared to XP, a number of new security measures and rules that will result in over 70% applications being incompatible for migration. These changes have had a direct bearing on cost of migration to Windows 7. So much so, that application compatibility has almost become a deployment blocking issue in many cases. Thus ensuring a robust application readiness and remediation strategy is a critical component ...
June 2009- Job scheduling is a very complex, and integral element to any company’s IT infrastructure. Many companies have invested a lot of time and money in their job-scheduling environment, but are bogged down by inefficient processes, incompatible systems, and a lack of visibility. Finding the source of a problem within the infrastructure can be as difficult as finding a needle in a haystack; there is simply too much data to sift through. Eventually, as the ...
April 2009- This white paper explains the importance of an independent enterprisewide job-scheduling solution within your IT infrastructure and focuses on the following subjects: why you need a single job-scheduling tool; the market drivers leading IT professionals to an independent job-scheduling solution; the benefits of an independent job-scheduling solution, and how it can save your business valuable time, money, and resources while avoiding risk; upgrading your job-scheduling environment, instead of replacing it; and what to look for ...
January 2009- OcuCue believes new, visual analytic methods using icons offer substantial improvements over traditional dashboards. In the IP Networking space, icons feature the device or capability in the center, surrounded by the visual components that influence its status. The status of each component is conveyed through colors that communicate the condition of the device or capability, and are updated as often as every 30 seconds. OcuCue provides this new network monitoring system based on visual analytics and ...
May 2010- Over the last few years database technologies have developed greatly. Many platforms with different functionality and complexity levels are available. It is a common belief that the more available and diverse the solutions, the better. But what about working with many different platforms at the same time?
Research shows that customers are won or lost on the Internet in just seconds.
Discover how you can immediately improve uptime and deliver the fastest possible web performance for your users.
Guardianship Program of Dade County is a non-profit private agency that provides guardian services for indigent adults in Miami-Dade County in South Florida. Guardianship Program is involved in all decisions - paying bills, medical treatments, rent - for each person in its system. Keeping track of each decision for each individual was not a simple task.
To manage all of this, Guardianship Program implemented an Oracle Database and Oracle Developer Tools, installed and ...
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- Applications constructed with a Business Rules Management System can deliver flexibility to business systems and agility to the organization by enhancing the ability to automate decisions with a high degree of precision and personalization.
February 2010- Businesses are addressing regulatory reform and compliance requirements, market and customer demands, with Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS). Discover a new non-disruptive technology, enabling process agility and flexibility for increased operational efficiency and competitive edge.
How much difference does the right processor make in virtualization? Recent testing Intel conducted showed that a server based on the Intel? Xeon? processor X5570 provides the ability to support twice as many virtual machines for the same TCO compared with the Intel? Xeon? processor E5450.
Get the in-depth test scenarios and results, plus find out how VMware Enhanced VMotion and Intel Virtualization technology FlexMigration enable seamless live migration from previous Intel servers ...
Beat the competition by responding immediately to customer actions through operational responsiveness.
Operational responsiveness is the ability of business processes and systems to respond to changing conditions and client interactions as they occur, enabling business leaders to capitalize on opportunities, drive greater efficiencies, and reduce risk.
Download this whitepaper to learn how to incorporate operational responsiveness into business technology and to increase satisfaction through better responsiveness across your business.
Operational responsiveness is the ability of business processes and systems to respond to changing conditions and customer interactions as they occur, enabling business leaders to capitalize on opportunities, drive greater efficiencies, and reduce risk. The survey identified a number of key pointers as to why businesses would be keener than ever to improve how they respond operationally including:
•?91% of the respondents said they are trying to act in a ???more personal “one-to-one” ...
In the transport and logistics market where timing is critical, a matter of minutes can make or break a performance-based contract. Your success will depend on your organization’s ability to visualize, monitor and act on internal events and external events that effect your operations.
In this white paper, Progress Apama’s David Olson reveals the four trends that deserve attention because they are where managing business events can have an impact:
October 2009- Read this excerpt of the 2009 IDC study by Maureen Fleming and Jeff Silverstein looking at complex event processing. The excerpt includes IDC opinion on the market for CEP, what defines CEP and independently profiles Progress Apama, which was ranked "Top CEP Innovator" in the report.
September 2009- As mainframe technical skills become increasingly hard to find, many organizations are struggling with their mainframe-related problems and projects. In particular, high-caliber senior systems-related skills are exceptionally rare, and for some organizations unattainable. This white paper discusses how consultants can be a viable, cost-effective way of accessing mainframe systems skills. It examines mainframe consultants, how they can be a good or bad choice, how to find the best consultants, and how to get the most ...
March 2009- You are buying more software than you need! You've long suspected this but cannot prove it. Your software vendors certainly will not help as metrics on "need" are never used to assess the number of licenses required. Your IT organization can't help because it can only refer to its Software Asset Management tools, which concern themselves with being in compliance with license terms not saving money. As IT costs come under greater scrutiny, this dirty ...
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