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.
Cloud has revolutionized computing from the desktop to the data center and, perhaps even more meaningfully, down to the mobile devices we work and play with. The cloud approach of scalable shared infrastructure has allowed customers to consider both purchasing and deploying information technology resources in more flexible, cost-effective ways. They’ve saved money and invested in only the capacity they needed and are enjoying the benefits of consolidated infrastructure. Virtualization has been at the epicenter of this revolution and has enabled racks of disparate hardware to become one. But the move to virtualization has not come without bumps in the road.
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
DNS Europe is a London based cloud hosting business who's services include cloud application hosting and development, hybrid cloud integration services, consulting and onboarding. DNS has 500 customers, no data centers and only a minimal amount of technology infrastructure. This whitepaper explains how DNS not only build clouds, they live in them.
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.
This has never been a more exciting - or challenging - time to be an IT professional in K-12 education. Complex technology, diverse applications and the quest for cost efficiencies makes the job of the educational technology leader unique and challenging.
Choose your K-12 networking technology vendor carefully. It might mean the difference between settling for a 1-Gigabit core when a 10 Gigabit is required, or seeing yourbudget slashed at the same level as janitorial supplies. The pressure to make and justify the right decision is enormous. Insufficient technology infrastructure will have a much more telling impacton achieving your district's educational goals than not having shiny floors.
information technology for the better part of the last decade. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and now a new wave of Anything-as-a-Service (XaaS) continue to drive adoption of what we collectively call cloud services.
At a projected market of over $4B by 2010 (Goldman Sachs), virtualizationhas firmly established itself as one of the most importanttrends in Information Technology. Virtualization is expectedto have a broad influence on the way IT manages infrastructure.Major areas of impact include capital expenditure and ongoingcosts, application deployment, green computing, and storage.
Hospitals and other healthcare organizations must contend with a daunting set of challenges when deploying mobile technology. That’s why it’s important to develop a carefully planned mobility strategy. To be successful, your strategy will need strong senior level leadership, commitment, funding and resources. An interdisciplinary team should be gathered— including nursing, physicians, pharmacy, IT, ancillary care, biomedical engineering and finance—to develop a vision for a common technology infrastructure that supports all staff across the organization. This white paper highlights a five-step roadmap for building an effective mobility strategy.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: May 18, 2017
Marketing automation is a technology solution that helps enable the seeding, creation, nurturing and acceleration of demand among prospects and customers (see the brief “Marketing Automation Platforms Defined”). Given that marketing automation platforms (MAPs) are an essential component of every b-to-b organization’s marketing infrastructure, organizations understand the need for these platforms, as well as their internal need for optimized processes and skills to leverage them.
However, while most b-to-b marketers understand the value of lead nurturing, lead scoring/prioritization, program and tactic level reporting, and the SiriusDecisions Demand Waterfall®, they often struggle to operationalize these processes with MAPs, which is why selecting the right MAP is imperative. In this SiriusView, we describe MAP providers’ differences to help organizations identify which MAPs best meet their needs.
Limited visibility has tethered CIOs' success in both IT and business. However, using federated CMDB technology, CIOs can view the complete IT infrastructure and the entire lifecycle of a business service.
Improved business productivity often requires more efficient IT and more efficient IT cannot be achieved without a better understanding of the way business services are run and delivered. Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) have emerged as a central component for Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and business service management (BSM).
The healthcare payer ecosystem in the United States has changed dramatically over the last decade and is expected to evolve at an even faster pace over the next few years. Many world-class companies involved in healthcare payment processing are finding themselves constrained by their existing information technology infrastructure. The silos that they built around business-to-business (B2B) processing are constraining them, making it difficult to achieve governmental mandates and (more importantly) increase processing efficiency and competitive advantage. Gone are the days of a small set of data following static and simple standards traded between a limited set of organizations.
Gone are the days where the rules for when data is valid versus invalid can expressed in a paragraph or two. Gone are the days when information about a healthcare payment was almost entirely about the "who," "when," and "how much."
While network closets take on all shapes and sizes, they are essentially an arm of the data center and as an important component of all mission-critical environments, must be organized, protected, and managed efficiently and effectively. IT professionals are charged with keeping the technology infrastructure functioning, even in the face of constrained resources and increasing complexity.
At the heart of the Data Solved promise are three core attributes - People Powered, Technology Focused and Infrastructure Invested. We leverage our strong, diverse team of more than 700 employees to enable our Powered by People motto and deliver on our promise. With 24 data centers on four continents, we are poised to deliver world-class infrastructure and value added technology services to our more than 1,000 customers in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
This paper describes the how and why businesses place their hopes in hyper-converged infrastructure as a way to rein in complexity and provide IT with coveted flexibility and agility, all while reducing overall technology-related costs. But there are some important questions businesses may not all be asking yet. This paper will explain why these questions are important and how you can truly get the most out of a hyper-converged infrastructure.
Business and information technology (IT) are moving faster than ever. Success favors companies that can invent and reinvent at warp speeds. These companies rely on IT to fuel new customer experiences as well as to deliver and pay for products and services. Download this how-to guide to learn about transforming to the right mix of hybrid infrastructure.
This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help technology managers select the right videoconferencing infrastructure.
Technology transitions—such as cloud, mobility, big data, and the Internet of Things—bring together people, processes, data, and things to make resources and connections more valuable to your business. They also challenge the role of IT in the enterprise. For your IT department to stay relevant to your lines of business, it must deliver value faster and invest in innovation. Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) integrated infrastructure makes it possible to deliver Fast IT—a new IT model that transforms your data center infrastructure into an environment that is fast, agile, smart, and secure. You can break down the IT barriers that are holding your business back and create solutions that capture the value of new connections and information.
Businesses today face demands that didn’t exist even a few years ago. Download this asset to learn more about the complexities and infrastructure demands that come with meeting these requirements are pushing many IT departments outside of their comfort and expertise zones.
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