While VMware's virtualization capabilities ushered in a world of potential benefits, they also brought an entirely new world of challenges from a monitoring perspective-challenges that legacy system management tools and point solutions are ill-equipped to address. This white paper offers an overview of the unique challenges of monitoring service levels of business applications in a virtualized environment, and it reveals how Nimsoft products uniquely addresses these challenges.
Businesses are now competing in an application economy. More than ever, it is the caliber of applications that shapes an organization’s fortunes. Enterprises will increasingly need value-added services that help speed application innovation. Those cloud service providers (CSPs) that address this demand can move up in the value chain, boost differentiation and establish more strategic customer relationships. This white paper details the opportunities, the requirements and the strategies for delivering winning application-centric cloud services in the application economy
Published By: NetSuite
Published Date: Sep 30, 2016
The world economy has become service and project-driven. Global businesses have realized the new playing field is not based solely on competing with products and price, but rather through client-driven projects that require unique consulting knowledge, skills and experience. This project-driven service economy depends on accurately capturing knowledge-worker productivity—how much time, skill, materials and intellectual property are required to produce favorable client outcomes? New cloud-based Services Resource Planning (SRP) applications have emerged to manage the entire project lifecycle from requirements to quoting, time and expense capture and billing. SRP provides the systems basis for initiation, planning, resource management, execution, close and control of projects and services.
Published By: NetSuite
Published Date: Sep 30, 2016
The world economy has become service- and project-driven. Global businesses have realized the new playing field is not based solely on competing with products and price, but rather through client-driven projects that require unique consulting knowledge, skills and experience. This project-driven service economy depends on accurately capturing knowledge-worker productivity—how much time, skill, materials and intellectual property are required to produce favorable client outcomes? New cloud-based services resource planning (SRP) applications have emerged to manage the entire project lifecycle from requirements to quoting, time and expense capture and billing.
Imagine starting your day with a service call to restore your e-mail, or losing all of your customer billing data just before closing up for the night. Server technology offers business-class features to help you avoid these scenarios. Given the similar price points between a desktop and the Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 system, why not run your applications on a ThinkServer?
New technologies used in Web 2.0 applications have increased the volume and complexity of network traffic internal to organizations and at Internet gateways. More than ever, it's important for businesses to deploy new methods of monitoring and controlling these Internet-based applications in order to discover and mitigate hidden security threats.
Since 1987, On-line Computer Products has offered cutting edge Technology Support Products, Services and Solutions to the IT / Network Operations Industry. Different from the Office Supply Superchains, this women-owned business focuses on those Products, Services and Solutions that are most critical to the function and day-to-day operation of those departments and business sectors.
With an extensive product line and a knowledgeable and proficient sales and customer service group, you'll find On-line Computer Products can assist with the functions as well as the applications of your needs.
Business applications today have become the primary interface between a company and its customers. And, there has simultaneously been tremendous innovation in the area of business intelligence, which can unlock a personalized experience for each and every user - and help support key corporate objectives to increase revenue, strengthen customer loyalty and establish and maintain a high-quality brand in the marketplace. For technology managers, then, this is an exciting time to demonstrate the value of IT to the business. But, the situation also exposes the intense risk we place on our IT applications because they now carry enormous organizational responsibility and significance. Companies that have implemented infrastructure management solutions from CA Technologies Report:
. Service desk calls by as much as 40%
. Reduction of IT management tools in use by 50%
. First-call closure rate improvement by a factor of three
. Mean-time-to-repair improvements of up to 50%
. Staff efficiency improvements of up to 43%
. An average return on investment in nine months or less
While the rise of web-enabled applications and the zero latency customers expect from them has driven many enterprises to adopt performance management solutions, they are finding that basic understanding of how their overall user populations are being served is simply not enough. Rather, to improve and ensure the performance and availability of their business-critical web applications, organizations need to be able to see and understand the actual user experience-and provide the appropriate context and visibility necessary to fix problems based on impact-based priority.
Companies that have fully implemented application performance management solutions from CA Technologies report:
. Reductions in application downtime by as much as 70%
. Decreases in mean time to repair by 50% or more
. Decreases in application performance delays by greater than 70%
. An average return on investment of 362% within eight months or less
. A total benefit of ownership of $6,443,039 over three year
Published By: Infortrend
Published Date: Feb 16, 2011
In this White Paper, IDC discusses the reasons for ongoing data growth within organizations and examines a number of technology approaches that can help IT departments manage the costs associated with provisioning storage more effectively. Understanding what drives the growth of data, the challenges inherent with existing practices for provisioning new storage and the economic impact of the low utilization rates for storage found in most enterprises will help businesses in assessing the right approach to their next storage acquisition, in light of the change in economic dynamics and the looming threat of a storage management meltdown. IT departments have several primary concerns about storage infrastructure:
* Ensuring application and data availability
* Limiting downtime, both scheduled and unscheduled
* Ensuring data security and integrity
* Reducing the initial acquisition and ongoing costs associated with storage
* Managing storage resources and their utilization levels
* Addressing the complexities within the storage environment
All of these issues are of great concern to IT departments and, if not handled correctly, can lead to challenges for the business. Since many IT departments are concerned with these issues, we can begin to understand the many challenges faced when it is time to provision new storage capacity, be it for a new application or to cater for the growth in data from existing applications or users.
Published By: NetSuite
Published Date: Feb 06, 2017
The world economy has become service and project-driven. Global businesses have realized the new playing field is not based solely on competing with products and price, but rather through client-driven projects that require unique consulting knowledge, skills and experience. This project-driven service economy depends on accurately capturing knowledge-worker productivity—how much time, skill, materials and intellectual property are required to produce favorable client outcomes? New cloud-based Services Resource Planning (SRP) applications have emerged to manage the entire project lifecycle from requirements to quoting, time and expense capture and billing.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 16, 2014
Losing your computers doesn’t have to disrupt your business if you take advantage of the cloud. Solutions like automatic cloud-based backup and collaboration applications allow you to access your data any time from any number of devices.
Yet if you’re like many owners of small-to medium-sized businesses, you may wonder what the “cloud” is and what it can do for your business.
Empower your clients to make better business decisions by providing them with more interactive analysis capabilities via Business Intelligence. Such cutting-edge functionality will give you stronger, more robust applications that position your solutions more competitively and provide new income streams, giving you an opportunity to re-engage with your customer base to up-sell and cross-sell these new and improved services.
Published By: Kenandy
Published Date: Oct 16, 2015
As midmarket organizations grow, they reach a point where managing the business becomes too large of a task for business leaders to handle on their own.
Whether there are individual operational functions that need improvement, such as project management or supply chain planning, or a need to manage the business holistically with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), top performing midmarket organizations understand how technology can help them grow. Of course, selecting this software is easier said than done. Not only must midmarket organizations identify which type of software they need, but they must ensure that the software is affordable, easy to use, flexible, and able to support the business as time goes on.
Server virtualization is a key technology to lower costs and implement a flexible data center architecture. New servers are enabling more virtual machines per physical server and supporting virtualization of business-critical applications. The result is a requirement for higher I/O capacity that is driving adoption of 10Gb/s Ethernet (10GbE). This white paper will help optimize customer deployments of VMware vSphere 4.1 using Emulex OneConnect 10GbE adapters. Find more informational documents like this one to help you sell 10GbE at Emulex.com/10gbeNIC.
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Jun 20, 2017
Enterprise IT is in the throes of a fundamental transformation from a careful builder of infrastructure that supports core enterprise applications to a lean and lively developer of business-enabling applications powered by infrastructure.
But why is this change happening now at all, and why now? Read this paper to find out more.
Web applications are valuable tools for businesses of all sizes. These applications enable businesses to communicate with customers, potential customers, employees, partners, and other information technology (IT) systems.
By definition, Web applications must be open, interactive, and accessible from all parts of the world and at all times of the day.
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OpenLab is a centre of innovation provided by Juniper, for business leaders who want to build network-integrated software applications and solutions quickly and securely. This is done by offering hands-on and cloud-based access to Juniper and third-party solutions including SDN sandboxes and NFV interoperability testing.
To deliver on the potential for transformative innovation, businesses must maximize the latent value of legacy application code and data—and fast.
• Go Agile with Agile processes and tools that speed innovation on legacy applications
• Onboard your team quickly with modern toolsets and languages that seamlessly integrate legacy code
• Integrate legacy code and simplify how you manage the software development lifecycle
Extending DevOps to mainframe applications and teams is essential towards the agility and velocity that enterprises require to remain innovative in today’s turbulent digital business environment.
• For enterprises with mainframes, trying to achieve the benefits of Digital Transformation without dealing with existing mainframe assets is a fool’s errand.
• Breaking down silos and moving to DevOps is central to what it means to undergo Digital Transformation.
• Including the mainframe in modern software development approaches can improve quality overall, reduce test cycles and deployment timeframes, and ensure mainframe-based applications support the end-to-end performance requirements that today’s customers demand.
There’s no denying that today’s workforce is “mobile.” Inspired by the ease and simplicity of their own personal devices, today’s workforce relies on a variety of tools to accomplish their business tasks — desktops, smart phones, tablets, laptops or other connected devices — each with varying operating systems.
The specific tasks they need to accomplish? That depends on the person. But it’s safe to say remotely logging in and out of legacy, desktop, mobile, software as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud applications is a given.
And the devices on which they work? They could be owned by the enterprise or the end user, with varying levels of company oversight, security and management. The result? An overabundance of “flexibility” that leads to fundamental IT challenges of security and manageability.
Published By: Netsuite
Published Date: Jul 24, 2017
Over the years, small to midsized businesses
have pieced together a patchwork of
applications to run their operations. From
accounting to order fulfilment, to sales and
marketing, a venerable hairball of applications
exists across millions of small to midsized
business. This infrastructure will not enable
rapidly growing businesses to sustain and
Business leaders are eager to harness
the power of big data. However, as the
opportunity increases, ensuring that source
information is trustworthy and protected
becomes exponentially more difficult. If not
addressed directly, end users may lose
confidence in the insights generated from
their data—which can result in a failure to
act on opportunities or against threats.
Information integration and governance
must be implemented within big data
applications, providing appropriate
governance and rapid integration from
the start. By automating information
integration and governance and employing
it at the point of data creation, organizations
can boost confidence in big data.
A solid information integration and
governance program must become a
natural part of big data projects, supporting
automated discovery, profiling and
understanding of diverse data sets to
provide context and enable employees
to make informed decisions. It must be
agile to accommodate a wide variety of
data and seamle
Most companies enable workers to work remotely, and when users are remote, they expect instant secure access to the business applications they need, on the device of their choice. View the Rise of the Remote Worker infographic to better understand the challenges IT departments face around management and security of remote workers.
Cloud, social, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are increasingly central to business decisions as the pace of digitization accelerates. The impact of software-defined networking (SDN), virtualization, and converged and hyperconverged infrastructure within the datacenter is substantial. These technologies add complexity but offer enticing opportunities for new business models, revenue streams, operating efficiencies, and agility that organizations must pursue if they want to remain competitive and viable. This pursuit requires businesses to keep up with current and emerging technologies and applications and transform the ways in which they conduct business. At the core of "keeping up" is an organization's datacenter strategy — with an associated technology and services strategy that will either create industry laggards or accelerate innovators.