Learn more about the importance of managing physical assets in asset-intensive industries in the context of safety management, risk management, compliance management, corporate social responsibility and sustainability for the benefit of future generations.
Deploying patches in a timely fashion soon after they become available helps secure the OS and prevent the majority of data breaches. However, many computer systems are often not patched for months or not at all.
This whitepaper explains step-by-step how you can deploy a complete Snow Leopard disk image to a Mac OS X computer, even while it is being used. No immediate boot from a server, FireWire drive, or boot DVD is necessary, and no pre-configuration of the target computer is required.
Absolute Software has announced it has completed its acquisition of the LANrev systems management platform. Absolute plans to integrate LANrev's popular Mac and PC lifecycle configuration management technology with its flagship security and asset management suite, Computrace.
This strategic view is the proverbial "gold" that can be mined from your data protection systems; it is the asset that will enable IT management to prioritize activity to bring activities in line with business objectives and communicate policy compliance to corporate officers and data owners.
Today’s increasingly complex environments are a challenge to manage. This white paper will show you how IBM Service Management solutions from Tivoli can help you better understand your IT and operation environments and manage your business more efficiently—all while controlling costs and mitigating compliance risks. You’ll also discover how IBM Maximo Enterprise Asset Management solutions provide a single software platform for managing all IT and operations assets across your enterprise.
Today, an IT-driven, customer-centric business approach isn’t a luxury — it’s imperative. More and more businesses are moving out of a cost-centric view of their IT potential and into a realization that IT can transform business processes. This white paper shows how you can maximize your IT function by leveraging ITIL best practice processes. These guidelines can help you effectively manage IT changes, assets, personnel and service levels all while reducing costs—going beyond simple IT asset management to deliver proactive IT business improvements.
The goal of having one enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for all business processes remains popular. However, there are still many misconceptions associated with using enterprise resource planning solutions in asset-intensive industries. This white paper discusses and demystifies the myths for decision makers in asset-intensive industries. You’ll also see how IBM Maximo Asset Management can enhance the quality of asset data, contribute to the safety of the workforce, and help facilitate best practices that significantly impact the long-term success of your business.
Financial services companies face an array of demanding and ongoing challenges—global competition, mergers, acquisitions, converging service offerings, and an imperative to build and maintain customer loyalty. This white paper explores the landscape of operational risk in the financial services industry, and suggests ways an IBM Maximo IT asset management solution can reduce IT and operation risk while adding strategic benefits.
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is an advanced maintenance strategy for increasing asset availability by minimizing downtime caused by failures, reducing an asset’s total cost of ownership and increasing overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).This white paper describes the Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) process, breaking it down into seven steps including supporting information on how IBM Maximo® Asset Management supports each step of the process.
In business, no two challenges are the same. To be effective now and in the future, organizations must be able to adapt with speed and agility. Read this white paper to learn how enterprise mashups can help you use existing IT assets and projects to solve situational problems and take advantage of business opportunities.
Optimize IT process, maximize ROI and improve service levels. The challenge facing businesses today is the need to achieve ever-higher levels of service and maximize return on investment, while simultaneously minimizing costs. This white paper reveals how IBM Maximo® asset and service management solutions help your organization run more efficiently.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Jan 13, 2009
Given today’s economic climate, businesses are, more than ever, looking to create additional value through the reduction of risk and by saving costs. For many, the economic downturn is seen as the best time to optimise the infrastructure that they already have in place, to look at ways to trim unnecessary expenditure and to use existing resources more effectively. As organisations are increasingly reliant on data networks that encompass an ever-growing range and number of internet protocol (IP) enabled devices and applications, they need to more effectively administer and manage these assets—they can no longer take the management of their IP networks for granted.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Mar 12, 2009
For many years, server-based computing has been seen as a means of, at best, providing those within highly task-based environments with a controlled desktop environment. However, changes in software, hardware, security and management systems are leading towards server-based computing being suitable for a far larger proportion of an organization's user base.
To all but the savviest technologists, today's typical Web-architected enterprise product diagram is a confusing jumble of acronyms and buzzwords and pledges of "true enterprise wide" deployments. Separating the hype from reality is critical for end-users to select enterprise products that deliver the full benefits of true enterprise Web deployment.
Make EAM part of your Green Strategy; This white paper includes recommendations for a Green-centric Organization. Find out how a comprehensive, green-oriented asset performance management solution will enable you to achieve compliance, efficiency, and consumer appeal.
Railroads face a complex set of economic and operational challenges like competitive freight pricing, asset utilization and competition with trucking, capital expenditure levels, industry consolidation and debt management. Learn how RFID technology can help railroad professionals address these challenges.
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is an industry standard network management protocol for managing wide area and local area networks. It is easy to use, cost-effective, and is built into most networking devices. One of SNMP’s best assets is its use of in-band management, yet, this is also its biggest weakness.
Published By: NetSupport
Published Date: Nov 14, 2007
A majority of organizations do not have efficient ways of keeping track of their IT assets. That opens them up to dangers like system downtime from improperly implemented upgrades, potential licensing violations, poor customer service, overpaying on license fees and improper usage of software and the Internet by employees.
This insight paper will detail a new breed of enterprise solutions with integrated enterprise asset management (EAM) at their core. It will illustrate how such solutions can help asset-intensive companies to maximize capacity, increase asset utilization, minimize downtime, and provide transparency across all areas of the business.
Managing and maintaining your key assets throughout their entire lifecycle is critical to your organizations success. Rather than looking at each part of the asset's lifecycle in isolation or only focusing on the operational phase, your asset management solution should enable a more holistic view. It should help you manage the entire cycle.
Published By: CA ITAM
Published Date: Sep 09, 2008
In this white paper, EMA discusses the evolution of asset management and asset analytics in the context of overall IT objectives, and describes the need for a standardized environment that is automatically discovered and holistically visualized.
Published By: CA ITAM
Published Date: Sep 09, 2008
This white paper discusses how to make the leap from basic asset tracking to a more robust asset management program that can improve decision-making and service levels, reduce costs and mitigate risks. The focus is the CA IT Asset Management solution's ability to accelerate your IT Asset Management program's maturity by providing asset ownership information (the complement to discovery information).
Published By: LogRhythm
Published Date: Sep 26, 2008
LogRhythm, the leader in Log and Security Event Management Solutions, has prepared a "Quick Read" whitepaper to help you understand what's required to ensure compliance with: CIP- 003-1 – Cyber Security – Security Management controls; CIP- 005-1 – Cyber Security – Electronic Security Perimeter(s); CIP- 006-1 – Cyber Security – Physical Security of Critical Cyber Assets; CIP -007-1 – Cyber Security – Systems Security Management; CIP -008-1 – Cyber Security – Incident Reporting and Response PlanningThe whitepaper also contains a compliance reference chart with the specific CIP requirements matched with recommended steps to ensure compliance.