In today's business environment, organizations of all sizes are struggling to maintain the advanced IT capabilities they need to be competitive while reining in cost and complexity. Shifting to off-premise hosted models, such as software-as-a-service (SaaS) and business process outsourcing, is a common activity undertaken to manage costs.
One of the main challenges businesses face in adopting cloud and SaaS delivery models is the task of synchronizing data and integrating the multitude of systems already in datacenters with new cloud-based applications, not to mention within the cloud itself. Traditionally, this required organizations to leverage existing tools as well as custom development.
This white paper looks at how two enterprises encountered problems with cloud integration and adopted IBM WebSphere Cast Iron to solve their immediate problems and extend use more broadly across their organizations.
Network management systems must adapt to meet the requirements of next generation networks. For example, a user interfaces may need to be refreshed with a state-of-the-art Web interface or support for the NETCONF protocol may be required to help customers deploy scalable networks. Adding functionality and integrating with existing applications and data stores has multiple trade-offs in terms of development time and system efficacy.
Today, most healthcare professionals carry mobile phones. These phones are capable of sending and receiving text messages; immediately, non-intrusively and cost effectively. Text messaging has opened up a revolutionary way for healthcare organizations to interact with their health care staff. This document will help the reader to understand the costs associated with current staffing organizations' communications and identify a cost effective alternative.
Midsized companies face the challenge of integrating key applications while keeping risks low, costs down, and schedules short. Explore three approaches to application integration and discover a quick and cost-effective way to get your critical applications to work together without custom code or burdening specialist resources, ensuring rapid ROI for your application investment.
Businesses today are under intense pressure to open up their networks, comply with increasingly rigorous regulatory requirements, AND ensure their IT assets are protected from attacks. This white paper explores these security challenges and explains how host-based Intrusion Prevention Systems play a critical role in an organization's overall security strategy.
For most organizations email compliance management is synonymous with outbound email control. This white paper describes how internal email control is crucial to an organization's compliance mandate and the underlying technical architecture required to do it effectively.
Virtualization can deliver dramatic benefits for data centers, but it can also stress the underlying support infrastructure. Power and cooling systems—which may have been quite sufficient for pre-virtualization needs—could easily become inadequate when data center performance patterns are radically altered. This paper describes some of power challenges related to virtualization—and the readily available technologies to address them.
Managing a mixed platform and vendor IT environment presents many challenges. The problems escalate with the number of different tools used to manage the infrastructure. Customers are looking to reduce the number and variety of management tools they must use. One early adopter of IBM's ITCAM for Microsoft Applications shares the lessons learned from that experience and comments on the benefits of the latest version.
Published By: XaSystems
Published Date: Aug 16, 2007
This quick reference guide provides an easy to use snap shot of key ITIL version 3 practices and concepts. In addition, it provides a visual map between ITIL Version Service Delivery and Support books to the new ITIL Version 3.
This document is intended to provide insight into the considerations and processes required to move an enterprise application from a JavaEE-based application server, such as BEA WebLogic, Oracle Application Server, or IBM WebSphere, to the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Sep 18, 2008
Even when facing challenging economic times, businesses still need to communicate and rely on technology to connect with customers, partners, suppliers and their own employees. Cutting back on communications spending will have a negative effect in a long downturn. It will leave any business that does so with fewer options when conditions improve and at a disadvantage compared to competitors that continue to invest. However, there are 10 steps that can be taken to grow the value and use of communications, while controlling costs.
Project knowledge and collaboration is the sharing of organized information within a team. A new approach that enables project managers to manage project schedules as well as knowledge without additional effort. Learn more with this informative paper.
In this free marketing Webcast, learn how two very different companies used lead management technology to significantly increase conversion rates—by as much as 500 percent! Discover: key criteria for selecting a lead management solution... how to get up and running quickly, while avoiding needless costs... how to achieve the marketing results you want—and make it easy to access those numbers anytime. Find out what lead management can do for your company. View this free Webcast now.
How much time is your sales team wasting on unqualified leads? With automated scoring and grading your best prospects rise to the top, making it easy for sales representatives to prioritize prospects and take action with targeted follow-up.
Learn how to deliver lean business process management (BPM) via collaborative process-centric web applications inexpensively and quickly. You can develop applications in days rather than months, deploy in minutes and get a quick return on that precious IT investment. Define processes easily, and get them online quickly. Mashup technology for lean BPM makes it simple to build collaborative process-centric applications, without coding.
The terms "Green IT" and "Lean IT" and "Sustainable IT" are used prolifically these days and often inter-changeably. The three areas are the focus of exciting innovation the IT industry these days are significantly impacting IT operations departments both large and small and are described below. Lean IT focuses on reducing hardware, green IT builds on lean IT to reduce consumption and sustainable IT builds on green IT to reduce impact on economy, society and the environment.
Financial institutions understand the importance of keeping their site visitors safe while on their site, but they aren’t the only ones. Read this guide to learn how to secure your site with SSL. Learn more today!
Published By: Hubspot
Published Date: Apr 23, 2013
What appears to be the fastest-growing social media site ever has become a huge traffic referral for all businesses. An increasing number of companies are leveraging the platform to reach a new audience, increase visits to their websites, and generate leads or retail sales. And guess what? It's working.
A new survey of legal professionals reveals that 90% of in-house counsel believes their companies are largely unprepared for legal discovery. Get full survey results and best-practice recommendations to uncover where potential gaps exist. Identify the biggest opportunities to proactively prepare for discovery requests and improve outcomes by utilizing an outsourcing strategy.
Published By: iDirect
Published Date: Jan 29, 2007
There are a number of guaranteed SEO companies, but many of these guarantees are meaningless and about as useful as leprechaun repellent. Learn what to look for to avoid being taken advantage of by unscrupulous SEO companies.