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.
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.
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: 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.
If your organization's servers run applications that are critical to your business, chances are that you'd benefit from an application delivery solution. Today's Web applications can be delivered to users anywhere in the world and the devices used to access Web applications have become quite diverse.
Published By: Attivio
Published Date: Aug 20, 2010
Current methods for accessing complex, distributed information delay decisions and, even worse, provide incomplete insight. This paper details the impact of Unified Information Access (UIA) in improving the agility of information-driven business processes by bridging information silos to unite content and data in one index to power solutions and applications that offer more complete insight.
Composite applications can provide multiple benefits, such as business agility, better utilization of business software assets through code reuse, development efficiencies, and cost optimization. Once companies are skilled at deploying them, many find that they roll out new applications and integrations faster, while maximizing the value of "tried and true" software components.
In today’s business model, organizations must provide support and flexibility in addressing the needs of a growing mobile workforce, and interactions with external partners, suppliers, and clients. In short, today’s business model must look beyond corporate walls and extend their business processes and access to business information in an effective, and secure manner regardless of device type. In this way, cloud applications can be leveraged to enhance and extend business processes beyond their corporate walls and support the increasing use of mobile devices.
This paper presents the challenges and benefits of implementing an integrated cloud solution that provides the flexibility, agility, and security business organizations need to increase operational efficiency, and responsiveness.
The SAP HANA platform provides a powerful unified foundation for storing, processing, and analyzing structured and unstructured data. It funs on a single, in-memory database, eliminating data redundancy and speeding up the time for information research and analysis.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Jan 11, 2016
You’re looking at flash storage because you see it’s taking the storage world by storm. You’re interested in accelerating business-critical applications, consolidating a virtual server or desktop deployment, trying to get ahead of your company’s data onslaught, or some combination of the above.
This easy-to-read guide was developed to help arm you with key considerations and questions to ask before investing in a flash storage array for your business, today and for the future.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 14, 2016
The ever-rising tide of demands on IT organizations is creating constant pressure on their leaders to upgrade or replace their outmoded legacy systems with new infrastructure technologies that will allow them to keep pace with the speed of business. It is no longer sufficient to manage basic business applications and resources such as ERP, email, and silos of heterogeneous data. The bar has been raised higher than ever, and the role of IT is evolving to meet it. As a result, IT must support applications and services that make it possible for the business to provide new, diverse customer experiences while generating expanding revenues via the emergent crown jewels of business: big data, cloud, and mobility.