This paper explores the five critical decisions organizations must adhere to when building a backup and recovery plan to prevent the complexity of virtualization that complicates IT services and the day-to-day of IT professionals across industries.
This analyst report provides guidelines for how to plan an effective Enterprise Asset Management strategy, including maturity levels, processes, and technologies in context of IT Asset Management advances. The paper was developed by Enterprise Management Associates - an IT Analyst firm.
IBM SmartCloud Workload Automation is a sophisticated, cloud-enabled solution that unifies disparate applications and business processes to help organizations achieve superior efficiency and availability while leveraging the flexibility and scalability of cloud computing.
Your website’s performance has a direct, measurable impact on your business. To achieve Web performance SLAs, IT organizations need options that offer a good user experience on any device, from any location, without breaking the bank.
A slow website will impact the success of your marketing programs. This eGuide offers tips for marketing pros to bridge the gap between marketing strategy and IT reality to improve web performance and user experience.
It has been said that you can’t manage what you can’t measure, and you must measure what really matters. New service delivery models for IT service management, such as software as a service (SaaS), as well as emerging communications channels for support that include social media, will require some changes to the way you traditionally measure the effectiveness of your services. That’s why you should reexamine your service metrics as you begin to rely more heavily on SaaS, social media, and a more services-oriented approach to IT delivery.
According to Gartner, 50 percent of all new IT service desk tool purchases will utilize the cloud model by 2015. Yet service delivery via the cloud can adversely affect IT’s ability to meet an organization’s requirements. The adoption of cloud-based solutions demands that the business take a look at the skills needed for success, the delivery channels that must be realigned, and the potential effects on the business. With these issues in mind, is it worth venturing into the cloud?
The market has been and will continue to be inundated with a plethora of IT service management (ITSM) vendors creating solutions dedicated to supporting cloud-based service management. In this article, we discuss why this is the case, as well as the benefits an organization can achieve by moving to a cloud-based environment.
The nature of today’s business climate means that now, more than ever, companies look for any business advantage that helps them stay ahead of the competition. Often, that means companies take such steps as creating innovative products, increasing and maintain customer loyalty, and implementing cost-control measures to realize distinct advantages.
Leading industry analysts point to two areas internally where companies can achieve the best possible advantages, by focusing on a company’s workers and work processes.
IT is embracing to 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. Please download the white paper for more information.
Today’s mature cloud-based ITSM solutions can give you the flexibility and agility you need—without sacrificing security, stability or performance. In this THINKstrategies, Inc. white paper, you’ll learn why businesses are moving to cloud-based ITSM and the advantages they’ve achieved. Explore how this innovative approach to IT management might be right for your organization. Please download the whitepaper to learn more.
Consumerization of IT forces enterprises to rethink their approach to IT service delivery. What does consumerization really mean and why does it matter? Understand the basics to accurately identify the practical implications and benefits for your organization. This guide explores the realities of IT Consumerization to define challenges and opportunities. Learn best practices and get actionable recommendations. Please download the whitepaper to learn more.
“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.
With software as a service (SaaS) you are integrating an external service, hosted by an external party, with your internal systems. The SaaS integration is a matter of connecting the clouds and well articulated interfaces defining the data that is traveling back and forth. With the right integration strategy, SaaS integration can be simple, straightforward, and easy. Moreover, it can position your IT organization to effectively leverage SaaS and migrate from one SaaS solution to another to avoid vendor lock-in. Read this information white paper to understand the things to consider when developing your integration strategy.
This document discusses how self-service cloud provisioning can serve as a pragmatic customer-centric approach for managing the proliferation of public and private clouds. It discusses customer expectations, critical success factors, and key metrics required for a successful implementation of such an offering.