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.
Businesses are constantly putting pressure on price, performance and reliability of IT services and infrastructure. Recent adoption of technologies such as virtualization, dynamic computing and various forms of cloud computing coupled with changing management paradigms has raised the stakes even more. This ruthless drive for efficiency calls for the use of more sophisticated optimization methods. It is safe to say that if you don’t, chances are you will be “done” by others who do.
The new way of work is multigenerational, multi-geographical, multi-cultural, and location-agnostic and device-independent. Workteam and organizational structures have morphed into more matrixed (vs. hierarchical) arrangements. Find out the different expectations of how, where and what people use to get their jobs done through this whitepaper.
There are so many social options for businesses these days it can be overwhelming. This guide gives you some helpful tips on choosing what communities – from online forums and content hosting sites to brand communities and Q&A sites – are right for your business goals. How do you plan for participation? How do you ensure the highest value is delivered. And do you need a designated community manager? Find out.
"Tips and tricks from the experts: How to ensure a smooth marketing automation software implementation. This guide will give you the top seven steps you must take before implementing any marketing automation software solution. From team formation and alignment to system integration and training, this is a must read for the concerned project manager or IT professional. Read: “Managing a Smooth Marketing Automation Software Implementation”"
"Hopeful messaging is wasted messaging. Clear targeting means more than just Who. It also demands a knowledge of How, When, and What. Read this quick guide on what you can do to ensure your web pages and white papers, social posts, and search optimization are primed and ready for any “road to discovery” your audience takes. Get a clearer picture of who is involved in the buying process. Download the “Modern Marketing Essentials How-To Guide: Targeting”
It used to take just a slidedeck and some brochures to “enable” the sales team. Not anymore. With modern marketing technology, you now can arm sales with ESP-like insights on their prospects’ online activities in regards to your products and services. This guide reveals the insights and ammunition Modern Marketing offers around determining buyer readiness and the most effective ways to engage each, individually. Read it now.
IT leaders are required to deliver improved performance and increase efficiencies while maintaining an enterprise-class infrastructure for their customer’s database environments. A complete portfolio consisting of flash in the storage controller, flash in disk shelves, and all-flash arrays is the best way to solve complex database performance requirements at multiple levels in your environment. The NetApp flash portfolio is capable of solving database performance and I/O latency problems encountered by many database deployments.
With great change comes great opportunity, especially for organizations eager to build success around their talent. Download this whitepaper to see what 7 actions need to be taken to ensure your organization delivers what the people want.
Everyone loves a good spreadsheet. But if you have more than a few hundred employees, tracking performance, training, and succession with them is the stuff of nightmares. Spreadsheets and paper-based processes can’t give you deep, real-time insight into how your employees are performing or how to make them—and your company—more successful. But a talent management system can.
What do we mean by agility? It’s how powerfully your organization can react to changes in the marketplace, recognize and close employee skill gaps, and align the right people in the right places to handle any pivots in business strategy. How can you make your organization more agile? There are several critical things you must do. Learn about it all in this whitepaper.
VMware Horizon View is an enterprise-class desktop virtualization solution that delivers virtualized or remote desktops and applications to end users through a single platform. Horizon View is a tightly integrated, end-to-end solution built on the industry-leading virtualization platform, VMware vSphere.
NetApp Flash Pool is a storage cache option within the NetApp Virtual Storage Tier product family, available for NetApp FAS storage systems. A Flash Pool configures solid state drives (SSDs) and hard disk drives (HDDs) into a single storage pool, known as an “aggregate” in NetApp parlance, with the SSDs providing a fast response time cache for volumes that are provisioned on the Flash Pool aggregate.
The NetApp EF550 all-flash array provides a robust platform for delivering exceptional performance to mission-critical applications. The EF550 flash array leverages the latest in solid-state disk technologies along with a strong heritage of handling diverse workloads and providing superior business value through the acceleration of latency-sensitive and high-I/O applications.
Although the cost of flash storage solutions continues to fall, on a per-gigabyte capacity basis, it is still significantly more expensive to acquire than traditional hard drives. However, when the cost per gigabyte is examined in terms of TCO, and the customer looks past the pure acquisition cost and accounts for “soft factors” such as prolonging the life of a data center, lower operating costs (for example, power and cooling), increased flexibility and scalability, or the service levels that a flash solution enables, flash solution costs become increasingly competitive with spinning media.
Flash Storage for Dummies, NetApp 2nd Special Edition, describes the many uses and benefits of flash storage technology in the enterprise. From flash-accelerated storage to all-flash arrays, flash technology improves performance and increases reliability in storage infrastructures.
This paper examines that there are all sorts of elements—differing applications, attitudes, budgets, outcomes for the business—that go into the decision of how much and what type of solid-state storage to use. And how this large range of use cases inherently means that users are going to need a portfolio of solid-state deployment options because no single product is going to solve everything for everyone. The paper then examines NetApp’s flash portfolio and belief that the right storage solution at all times balances performance, capacity, functionality and manageability: this means that for flash too, multiple approaches will become the standard for enterprises as they evolve their long-term IT strategies.
This white paper focuses on the increasing importance of high availability as enterprises continue to build out a 3rd Platform–based computing infrastructure. As more mission-critical applications requiring extremely high availability are deployed on virtual infrastructure, enterprises must respond using the right storage solutions. The document identifies critical features in the storage infrastructure necessary to meet these requirements for availability and explores how one vendor, NetApp, meets them with its EF-Series AFA solutions portfolio.
Mobile devices are small—many of them fit right into the palm of the hand—so why is handling a successful mobile infrastructure such a big hassle? The right provider can help with everything from planning and strategy to ongoing support and analytics. But how do you find the right provider? Our Mobility Services RFP template will guide you through the process.