From the order station to the kitchen and everywhere in between, Intel-based technology solutions are providing today’s restaurants and food service companies with new ways to deliver better customer experiences while keeping costs under control.
As one of the world’s largest Internet commerce platforms, eBay demands extreme data center reliability; any downtime would impact transactions worth more than $2,000 a second. Thus its global data center team must excel simultaneously in delivering uptime and flexibility, while keeping costs down – a truly complex challenge, requiring constant innovation to be successful.
Most vendors seem to assume that small businesses have the expertise and full-time staff of a large enterprise to manage IT security. Too often for small and mid-sized businesses, this one-size-fits-all approach results in higher costs, lower productivity and more risk. In this paper, we’ll examine the inherent complexity of enterprise-class security products and the very different needs of smaller organizations. Then we’ll look at a simpler alternative: cloud-based endpoint security.
Published By: Continuum
Published Date: Oct 07, 2013
Continuum’s prepackaged RMM solution enables CCI to immediately handle more workload without increasing headcount.
CCI’s managed services business has grown substantially since implementing Continuum’s RMM solution and NOC services. And with the power of the NOC behind them, CCI can take on new clients without worrying about additional specialization and labor costs.
Learn how Continuum can help your business!
Published By: Covisint
Published Date: Jan 03, 2014
Your customers are rapidly adopting cloud based solutions for business efficiency. But an identity access management nightmare is unraveling: multiple sign-on identities hinder productivity and increase costs; working outside of the business’ firewall can create major security issues; and who has access to what? In this webcast learn:
• Why the extended enterprise mandates cloud-based IAM
• Where user lifecycle management and password security intersect
• How to talk to your customers about business issues that come with the cloud and where to find solutions
Data is the new currency, and in order to stay competitive businesses must protect it. However, data size and volume are increasing at an unprecedented rate, spawning stricter IT regulations and greater downtime costs for businesses. Read the full white paper to learn more
The latest major release of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 has numerous technical advances, but it is also focused on providing the foundation for helping businesses achieve success. This white paper will examine the key benefits that can be used to lower costs, increase security and improve the "speed of solution" in ways that are not possible in older versions.
Published By: SilverSky
Published Date: May 30, 2014
This white paper includes a comprehensive list of things to consider in evaluating cloud-based email solutions, from the hidden costs of hosting your own, to additional services you might need, as well as what questions to ask your provider.
Virtualization provides organizations with many costs savings and significant business agility. One virtualization technology that many organizations take advantage of is called virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). VDI empowers employees and employers with many benefits, no matter the size of the organization. One such benefit with VDI is the ability to provide centrally managed desktop environments to employees on any device. In doing so, the organization can rest assured that information is always accessed and managed in a secure fashion – regardless of where the user is accessing information from.
Published By: Vormetric
Published Date: Jul 28, 2016
Vormetric Application Encryption reduces the complexity and costs associated with meeting this requirement, simplifying the process of adding encryption capabilities to existing applications. This architecture paper goes into detail of the security model, best practices, APIs, and offers a sample application encryption library.
Published By: Autotask
Published Date: Oct 26, 2015
Moving from an hourly-fee based break/fix (B/F) service model to a managed services (MS) recurring-revenue contract model provides benefits to both IT Service Providers (ITSPs) and their clients.
For ITSPs, the major benefits include predictable revenue streams, more efficient resource allocation, and the ability to quickly scale to add new clients and manage more devices without adding resources. Clients benefit through more predictable IT costs, more reliable performance from technology assets, and having a single point of contact for all things technology-related.
Published By: Nimboxx
Published Date: Oct 26, 2015
The evolution of enterprise IT has finally reached the point where mid-size companies can cost effectively exploit the benefits of fully virtualized cloud operations and large and mid-size companies alike can greatly reduce the costs of expanding already virtualized infrastructures.
The linchpin to this transformation is Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) technology. HCI overcomes barriers such as the need to invest in large blocks of disparate compute and storage facilities that have prevented many mid-size enterprises from reaping the benefits of cloud-based operations which is to say the orchestration of virtualized data center resources across multiple workflows.
This white paper examines the challenges medium and small businesses face as they scale communications while trying to minimize IT overhead, system maintenance costs, upgrades and simplify system management. Cost considerations for upfront and monthly expenses are analyzed in detail.
Learn how you can help your business overcome these challenges!
Learn how this eBrief addresses the challenges of a decentralized telecommunications network and how these can be deployed to effectively keep mobile and remote staff connected with their colleagues and customers for improved business efficiency on a global basis. An analysis of upfront and ongoing service costs considerations for mobile communications is also reviewed.
BriteCITY, a prominent managed service provider serving the SMB, made more than $10,000 in the first month of reselling Cloud-based Disaster Recovery Services from Doyenz. "Knowing what the true costs are for implementing an actual working DR solution and seeing the costs of coming on board with Doyenz we knew it would make tremendous sense," said briteCITY President Ryon Ellis.
In May 2010, CA Technologies commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the financial impact and potential return on investment (ROI) that an organization might realize from implementing CA's Oblicore Guarantee solution. To determine the impact, Forrester examined the specific costs, benefits, flexibility, and risk elements that a CA customer, Catholic Health East (CHE), experienced over the past three years using the CA Oblicore Guarantee solution. From interviews conducted by Forrester, it was determined that CHE's use of CA's Oblicore Guarantee solution allowed for a significant redeployment of labor necessary to compile and distribute service-level management reports to its system office customers and enabled a similar labor cost avoidance associated with compiling and distributing reports to its hospitals or Regional Health Corporations (RHCs). Based on our interviews, Forrester projects a three-year, risk-adjusted total net present value (NPV) of $173,420, representing the net costs and benefits attributed to using the CA Oblicore Guarantee solution versus CHE's previous manual processes used in service management reporting. (See details below in Costs, Benefits, Flexibility, and Risks sections). In addition, the risk-adjusted ROI was a favorable 45%, and the payback period was within 20 months.
Electricity usage costs have become an increasing fraction of the total cost of ownership (TCO) for data centers. It is possible to dramatically reduce the electrical consumption of typical data centers through appropriate design of the network-critical physical infrastructure and through the design of the IT architecture. This paper explains how to quantify the electricity savings and provides examples of methods that can greatly reduce electrical power consumption.
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.
Being asked to "do more with less" has become standing operating procedure in business and government. Today, it is a generally accepted fact that finding innovative ways to reduce costs and extend the life of capital investments is an expectation. An area to explore in achieving these objectives is service/support/maintenance for servers, storage, routers and switches. While OEM maintenance is the default position for new equipment, there are significant aspects to consider for service beyond the expiration of initial agreements. This document provides an overview of critical aspects to take into account concerning OEM service and the value and benefits of third-party, multi-vendor service and support.
Published By: Symform
Published Date: Mar 30, 2011
Comprehensive, Convenient, and Cost-effective.
In this very informative whitepaper, learn:
. About current data protection solutions
. Ways to achieve a comprehensive, convenient, and cost-effective solution
. How to stop worrying about data loss forever
. Fixed-cost solutions for data protection: your data grows, your costs don't
Protecting your future.
More and more, we rely on data to run our businesses. Today, protecting our data means protecting our livelihoods. Learn more now.
Examine the common operational and business challenges of traditional desktop management facing SMB organizations, including infrastructure investment and implementation-related IT services and costs. Get a clear understanding how Citrix VDI-in-a-Box, an affordable, predictable turnkey VDI package, offers unique advantages compared to other VDI solutions and why SMBs can now realize the same enterprise-class desktop virtualization benefits.