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.
Today there’s no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to enterprise mobile computing for field services workers. While the business benefits of automation are clear (e.g. decreased downtime, increased customer satisfaction), selecting the right mobile device mix for the job is becoming more complex. This whitepaper examines three challenges organizations face when considering a mobile device deployment for field workers:
1. Integrating new mobile devices with legacy technology
2. Adapting to multi-generational workforces
3. Choosing the right mobile device for the job.
Learn how to tackle these challenges and make technology decisions that improve worker productivity and help manage costs.
While economic recovery is clearly in process, your capital and operational budgets are still extremely tight. At the same time, your maintenance organization is being pressured to take a stance of zero tolerance toward safety incidents while reducing maintenance costs and minimizing asset downtime. Read this in-depth Aberdeen Group report, based on responses from 117 executives of successful companies, to find out how best-in-class businesses are proactively managing these challenges. You'll learn these techniques for optimizing maintenance and operations-and more: creating a culture of collaboration among teams across your enterprise; empowering decision makers with appropriate, highly accurate metrics; and leveraging predictive management and analytics to manage assets throughout their life cycle.
In January 2016, 141 professionals — directors, CIOs and managers of large, small and mid-sized companies — were surveyed for a comprehensive disaster recovery (DR) survey. The results of this survey reveal some important truths about DR, backup, availability goals, downtime costs, and responses. For instance, did you know the top risk to system availability continues to be human error? This benchmark survey report reviews the challenges and best practices of companies using or looking to implement DR solutions. Read this report to compare your DR experiences with those of your peers.
This white paper shows how information availability solutions ensure the availability and accessibility of data and applications, regardless of planned or unplanned interruptions. They transform costly unproductive downtime into value producing uptime and help IT managers solve the challenges of automated patient care and compliance.