IT Management includes a variety of functions for managing computers in a networked environment, including software distribution, version control, backup & recovery, job scheduling, virus protection and performance and capacity planning.
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.
The Editor interviews Deidre Paknad, Vice President of IBM’s Information Lifecycle Governance (ILG) Solutions Business, former CEO of PSS Systems, and founder of the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council (CGOC).
Equipping IT with the resources that they need to optimize the user experience to match that of consumer applications can help you achieve the business outcomes you want, while making the most of your enterprise content management (ECM) investments.
Advance planning is the key to holiday profits. Jack Frost may not be nipping at anyone's nose in August, but now is when e-retailers want to put the finishing touches on readying their e-commerce platforms for the all-important holiday shopping season.
Is your IT Automation strategy saving you money or just becoming more complex and costly? With the right unified strategy, IT Automation can pay for itself and deliver far more business value.
Watch this on-demand webinar, “New Strategies to Manage IT Automation Complexity” and learn how to:
• Reduce costs by integrating automatio
n for servers, middleware, networks and databases
• Eliminate manual and tedious IT Operations tasks with both new and existing technology
• Save time and money by consolidating configuration management processes across your IT infrastructure
• Transform compliance, audit that and remediation from a stressful event to a standard practice
Become part of the Automation revival is serving as a catalyst for IT Operations. Watch this on-demand webinar and learn how to integrate your IT automation strategy.
Although providing significant business benefits, recent technological advances in mobility, cloud computing and big data have also dramatically complicated the task of managing IT resources. Mitigating the challenges associated with these technologies allows IT organizations to satisfy existing SLAs and leverage technology to support innovative new services which are designed to improve productivity, collaboration and customer satisfaction.
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More and more IT leaders are seeing themselves as strategic business value generators for the company. According to a 2013 Ponemon Institute report on the IBM Global Study on the Economic Impact of IT Risk, top concerns among IT leaders now include maximizing employee productivity, enhancing the company’s brand value and reputation,expanding into new global markets, minimizing customer defection, maximizing customer acquisition, and increasing revenues and positive cash flow. So how do you get there? Start by developing a notification plan.
Businesses are rapidly adopting virtualization, cloud infrastructure, and SaaS applications broadly across the enterprise to minimize costs and enable seamless collaboration and communication. This is significantly straining the traditional network paradigm. IT organizations globally are faced with the challenge to transform network architectures to deliver the right performance and reliability cost-effectively while retaining control.
Businesses rely on SharePoint availability and performance. This infographic shows the impact of SharePoint slowdowns, challenges with delivering SharePoint and recommendations for an effective SharePoint deployment.
As organizations seek to continue leveraging the advantages of virtualization technologies, many are embracing virtualization of end user desktops via approaches such as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). But while VDI solutions promise significant security and operational efficiency improvements, they also bring with them unique deployment challenges.
The limitations of traditional three-tier campus network architectures are being severely tested by peer-centered, wired/wireless, multi-device, and multi-application environments running rich media like streaming video and audio.These legacy networks are inflexible, inefficient, and have high OpEx costs.1
The security of your campus network is essential to managing your organization's risk - and unlike the networking infrastructure of third-part service providers, the responsibility for campus network security falls primarily on your own organization. This report explains why security for your campus network is essential, and outlines three straightforward ways that you can improve it.
This white paper explores today's campus networking environment: its operational shortcomings and potential to address knowledge workers' growing needs. IT managers need to look to their near- and midterm future needs in terms of how a software-defined network architecture can provide incremental value to their IT and network infrastructure; why it is likely to be the foundation of next-generation enterprise networking solutions; the importance of open technologies and protocols such as OpenFlow; and how SDN will help better manage physical and virtual network resources to deliver a better application experience.
For the last two years, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) has been the hottest topic in networking. There is tremendous interest in SDN on the part of vendors and a wide range of user groups including hyper-scale data center providers, service providers and enterprises of all types and sizes. While most of the discussion of SDN focuses on its use in the data center, The 2013 Guide to Network Virtualization and SDN1 highlights the fact that enterprise IT organizations are interested in deploying SDN broadly throughout their environment, including in their WAN and campus networks.
We are pleased to present the findings of The Impact of IT Transformation on Enterprise Computing sponsored by Logicalis. The objective of this research is to better understand how the different stages of IT transformation can affect an organization, the challenges of advancing through each stage, and how successful progression can improve an organization’s IT effectiveness.
VMware Horizon 6 was announced in April and began shipping in June 2014, bringing a more unified suite delivering more integration with infrastructure and cloud products and more simplicity for all devices. Along with the numerous updates across the Horizon suite, VMware has transitioned to a more traditional product licensing hierarchy. This paper explores the new licensing model and provides an overview of the new features associated with VMware Horizon 6.
IT service managers are now required to rethink the way they deliver and support services. This white paper provides a snapshot of challenges for IT service and support and explains why the Service Desk is now more critical than ever.
IT as a Service (ITaaS) will transform future IT operations and service delivery. In the interim, Hybrid IT offers a rational, gradual approach in which some services move to SaaS while others remain on-premise. This white paper provides a strategy to move part or all of your ITSM suite to the cloud as a stepping stone to ITaaS.
Increasingly, enterprise organizations are moving to the cloud for IT Service Management (ITSM)—but is cloud delivery right for your business? Learn about the changing face of ITSM and gain the perspective needed to make the right ITSM decision for your organization. Get the free white paper from Enterprise Management Associates.
IT is embracing this new world of consumerized technology with a focus on its own employees as internal customers. Explore how customer-first policies can make use of social, mobile and cloud technologies to give workers the freedom and flexibility they desire to drive company productivity.
"“Exploring Business and IT Friction: Myths and Realities,” outlines key issues that cause friction between business users and IT, such as:
• Gaps in customer satisfaction and the perceived value of services
• Inadequate IT support, which decreases productivity and revenue
• Lack of communication and ownership in how business users and IT work together to identify service levels and technology needs
See what 900 business and IT professionals had to say and get recommendations for change.