Configuration Management: The management of security features and assurances through control of changes made to hardware, software, firmware, documentation, test, test fixtures and test documentation of an automated information system, throughout the development and operational life of a system. The control of changes, including the recording thereof, that are made to the hardware, software, firmware, and documentation throughout the system lifecycle.
Every corner of an enterprise needs technology to build new applications for their specific function or customer. IT needs to transform from its traditional function as the sole technology provider to become an adaptive, responsive and nimble organization that can keep up with the pace of the digital era as well as embrace the opportunities provided by a change-driven environment. This transformation can occur only if IT transforms itself into a strategic business enabler rather than a centralized technology function.
Being an enabler means that IT has to decentralize and democratize application development and data access to the different Lines of Business (LoBs) and functional business partners. This way, IT can concentrate on a partnership with the business - i.e. providing a set of strategic and consistent assets and technology.
Today’s successful organization needs to be able to turn on a dime, changing its product or service direction as fast as its customers’ needs require. The successful business of the 21st century crosses all boundaries; can quickly meet and adapt to competition, whether it comes from another part of the world, another industry or a startup; or it can use its core competencies to extend itself in new ways. Welcome to the Composable Enterprise. This kind of company—powered by cloud, open APIs, data analytics, mobile and social, and connected to the Internet of Things—is redefining markets and raising consumer expectations. The composable enterprise casts away the hierarchical and hardwired systems and processes that defined its predecessors, and represents a radical rethinking of how
technology can serve innovation and how innovation can serve customers.
Email is the primary communication system and file transport mechanism used in organizations of all sizes. Email systems generate enormous amounts of content that must be preserved for a variety of reasons, including:
-Compliance with local, state, federal and international statutory requirements
- Electronic discovery requirements and best practices
- Knowledge management applications
- Disaster recovery and business continuity
To power your new and legacy applications and workloads, different IT environments are required based on your unique industry and application needs. Organizations need the right mix of traditional infrastructure, private cloud, and public cloud with consistent management and control software to meet the demands for agility and excellent user experience.
While your specific data throughput mileage may vary, this paper will share the factors that directly contribute to a Data Movement solution, the data storage ecosystem alternatives, and the pitfalls you may face when attempting to architect such a solution in your data warehouse environment.
Public cloud services and mobility are driving business needs where the Internet and MPLS play an equally important role for enterprise connectivity. Network planners must establish a unified WAN with strong integration between these two networks to avoid application performance problems.
Data volumes are getting out of control, but choosing the right information lifecycle governance solution can be a huge challenge, with multiple stakeholders, numerous business processes, and extensive solution requirements. Use this requirements kit from the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council (CGOC) to find the tools and technology you need.
Forrester benchmark data on current state of application availability and performance within the enterprise. In conducting a survey of 159 IT professionals with direct responsibility for business-critical applications, Forrester found that all enterprises surveyed had fundamental issues while managing the performance of these applications and business services. Read the report to learn the key findings of this study.
With applications lifting to the cloud and Internet edge shifting to the branch, the WAN connecting the branch to HQ needs more capacity than ever before. Join experts from Cisco and Akamai to learn how you can accelerate your transition to Internet as WAN—and make your branch smarter today.
Does your WAN provide sufficient performance and reliability for your remote-site users? In this guide, discover how to design a full-service network with secure, encrypted communications using Cisco Dynamic Multipoint VPN technology.
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Analyst Wayne Kernochan of Infostructure Associates documents the analytics speed-up capability of DB2 with BLU Acceleration and explains how DB2 BLU compares with competitors. His conclusion after reviewing test results? Not surprisingly, the results verified a consistent, roughly order-of-magnitude speedup using BLU Acceleration, against DB2 pre-BLU and against some obvious competitors. What is his advice to readers about DB2 BLU? If your upcoming database needs analytics/BI/reporting-related, why would you not use BLU Acceleration for them? In other words, what are you waiting for?
Download this solutions guide to get a technical overview on building Hadoop on NetApp E-series storage and learn how it will effectively help deliver big analytics with pre-engineered, compatible, and supported solutions ultimately reducing the cost, schedule, and risk of do-it-yourself systems.
Technologies can streamline an existing process (often paper-based in small to medium-size businesses), making the process faster, reviews more effective, goals much clearer, and results easier to track. Leverage more efficient and effective performance and goal management processes in your small to medium-size business by following these FIVE steps.
This paper focuses on configuring Oracle GoldenGate to run on Oracle Exadata. The Oracle Exadata Database Machine can act as the source database, as the target database, or in some cases as both source and target databases for GoldenGate processing.
Read this white paper to separate the technology and business potential from the marketing fluff. Get answers to your most pressing cloud questions and better understand when and where the cloud makes the most sense for your organization.
As the technologies and business practices surrounding Social, Mobile and BPM mature, IT and business stakeholders are discovering new ways to collaborate and engage customers via dynamic business processes that address several business imperatives.
Read this whitepaper to learn about the 5 best practices for engineering performance management, and understand the do’s and don’ts of metrics management, analytics and reporting in software development environments.
Make IT the engine for your business success. The newest generation PowerEdgeT family is engineered with the right combination of features and performance scalability to handle tough workloads for both large and small data center environments.