Published By: DataMotion
Published Date: Oct 01, 2008
After years of transferring many business activities online to take advantage of the benefits of the Internet, companies have now spent billions of dollars on antivirus software and other security measures. High-profile outbreaks and breaches reported in the international media have helped drive them to implement security measures that protect their customers and their brands while still growing their businesses...Download this paper to read more.
Published By: CA WA 2
Published Date: Sep 29, 2008
Forrester evaluated leading Data Center Automation (DCA) solutions across approximately 80 criteria. CA was named as a leader in this Wave evaluation. The report states: “Recently, CA introduced its Data Center Automation Manager, which is part of its dynamic and virtual systems management solution and is directed at the automation of the data center.
In a free audio/video Webcast with MarketingSherpa’s Anne Holland, learn valuable, tested B-to-B marketing tips, including how to stop spending too much on SEM while making your remaining SEM budget work harder... how to make prospects pay attention to your content... the key difference between case studies and success stories... when—and why—you should consider removing the registration page... and more. Don’t miss these proven tips—watch the free 30-minute Webcast now.
Listen to this free podcast at your desk or on the road and learn the business challenges and problems causing B2B companies to look at marketing automation ... the near-term and longer-term ROI benefits to expect... what key features and capabilities you should look for in a B2B marketing automation system... and more. Find out what marketing automation can do for your organization—and how to choose the system that’s right for you. Download this free 15-minute podcast now.
In this free IDC analyst report, discover why coordinating the activities of marketing and sales—from day one of the revenue cycle—is essential for profitability. Learn how to stop the revenue loss that occurs during a prospect handoff; how to give sales the freedom to target more efficiently, while enabling marketing to build better prospect relationships; and how to choose software that tightens the marketing/sales alignment. Download your copy of this insightful report now.
Designed for CIOs, IT managers, data center managers and grid computing architects seeking to improve performance, SAS Grid Computing on the HP BladeSystem. C-Class helps accelerate growth and mitigate risks with a simplified, consolidated infrastructure that’s agile enough to efficiently handle change. SAS Grid Manager on HP BladeSystem can lower costs through automation, virtualization and improved IT efficiency. Download HP's "Quick Sizing Guide for SAS Grid running on HP BladeSystem and EVA Storage" to learn more about the equipment needs to deploy SAS Grid Manager on HP BladeSystem.
The NETCONF protocol is a modern building block for device management automation, offering a unified approach to network configuration, rather than a device-specific methodology. To equipment vendors, NETCONF is a way to standardize the management interface of network elements. To service providers, NETCONF is a way to optimize the administrative workflow, by moving management intelligence out of the device under management, and consolidating this management into higher-level applications.
This white paper describes the trends that are not only keeping the mainframe market alive but are supporting its growth. The growing complexity of IT makes consolidation and simplification of IT asset management essential. At the same time, increases in energy costs and concern about the environment are also impacting markets. Mainframes are uniquely positioned to provide the automation and virtualization today's complex infrastructures require while using less energy.
Published By: CA ITAM
Published Date: Sep 09, 2008
Robin Bloor addresses the business value to be derived by evaluating key client management processes such as asset management, service management, change management, security and integration/automation against four maturity levels. Read this white paper to learn how to align your people, processes and technology to elevate the maturity of your client management.
Today, 84% of IT organizations view automation as a top investment priority for delivering on business outcomes. Explore key priorities and trends based on IDC’s global survey of 164 IT professionals, including the role of automation across “IT silos” and virtualization, cost efficiencies and process standardization, and market maturity. Read this new IDC survey to learn more.
The benefits of automation are clear, but how do they translate-in hours and dollars saved-in the real world? To help IT professionals find out, Kaseya has teamed with Ziff Davis Enterprise to present this fact filled white paper on making the case for Automation.
In this first chapter of "The Shortcut Guide to IT Service Management and Automation," you will be led through a step by step analysis of your company's IT and business relationships, providing you with a basis for a strategic plan to turn service lifecycle management into a valuable business asset. Author and compliance expert Rebecca Herold demonstrates how technology acts as a strategic differentiator by enabling business growth, driving operational efficiencies to lower maintenance costs, optimizing outcomes, and reducing IT risks.
IT groups must support many applications and servers across multiple platforms that frequently operate independently of each other. However, coordinating job scheduling across all these applications and networks is often required to optimize resource utilization. The traditional approach of applying more staff, toolkits, and rudimentary scheduling software to cobble together automated batch processing solutions becomes cost-prohibitive, inefficient, and error-prone, as the number of moving parts increases and the environment becomes more heterogeneous.
Staples’ information systems play a critical role in delivering on their brand promise 'that was easy.' As part of a recent strategic imperative, Staples recently embarked on a major modernization of its systems architecture and supporting processes. The goal was to ensure IT’s systems could scale with the company’s continued global expansion without sacrificing the quality of the brand experience. One critical target for modernization was Staples’ enterprise job scheduling processes and systems. After researching the top software providers in this space, Staples selected Tidal Software to support its efforts to centralize and streamline automated batch processing.
With 50+ percent of all business processes leveraging batch operations, it is essential to keep your batch production running smoothly in order to keep your business running smoothly. Whether you are consolidating datacenter operations, moving apps to more cost-effective platforms, or transitioning from customized to packaged applications, learn how you can simplify and lower the cost of batch management with a single interface to all batch processes across platforms and applications and more.
Many enterprises depend heavily on business services to generate revenue. But they often have trouble correlating availability and performance information from individual systems with the business as a whole. To do this, you need a clear view of your service infrastructure. Integrated availability and performance solutions can provide the visibility, control, and automation that your IT environment needs.
Despite increasingly complex data center environments, IT is expected to provide business owners with faster service, higher reliability, and greater agility than ever before – all within a tight budget. It is impossible to meet these goals with manual IT processes. However, EMA research shows that IT Process Automation (ITPA) helps achieve these goals, delivering annual savings of $500,000 on staff costs alone, and 64 hours of additional uptime per year – plus improved resource utilization, security and compliance, problem response times, and agility.
One of the most dramatic innovations in the infrastructure management marketplace in the last five years is the rise of Network Change and Configuration Management (NCCM) as a strategic requirement. This white paper will focus on the strong values that NCCM can bring to reliability, risk and cost management, as well as some of its powerful operational and lifecycle asset values. This report will also introduce the CA SPECTRUM Network Configuration Manager as a distinctive leadership offering.
While IPSec VPN implementation has traditionally been viewed as expensive and time-consuming for large organizations, Quocirca has found that the next generation of IPSec VPN technologies has addressed these management headaches through automation, integrated security policy management, and centralized control.
In 2000, ICEE began to scrutinize the inefficiencies they found in the ICEE machine repair process. With so many field technicians servicing so many machines, streamlining the process would be no small feat. The company's existing paper-based system required that field technicians fill out paper work orders at the end of each job. One copy was given to the customer, one was filed at the regional office, and another was sent to headquarters in Ontario. This left a long, inefficient and error-prone paper trail.
Wholesale sales representatives sell TaylorMade golf clubs, clothing and accessories to more than 10,000 retail outlets. TaylorMade executives concluded that if the company could automate these value-added sales force services, which were requiring more than 60% of the company's 100+ wholesale representatives' in-outlet time, the overhead savings and increase in sales revenue could be significant. Read how TaylorMade addressed this challenge in this case study.
A leader in its industry, adidas America recognized that it could increase its sales potential by automating many components of the sales process. Tim Oligmueller, sales force automation manager for adidas America, wanted to reduce the number of calls from sales representatives in the field to check on product availability, enabling them to capture "at-once" business and show customers that the company is on the cutting edge not only in footwear and apparel design, but also in customer service.
In this case study, Bronco Wine Company, Ceres, Calif., (the producer of “Two-buck Chuck”) uses FactoryPMI for enterprise-wide process monitoring, control and troubleshooting. It was a business decision to use this technology, and is paying off handsomely for the Franzia family-owned business.
In today's global markets, companies are required to navigate a plethora of standards and regulatory requirements, making global business complex. Rockwell Automation's perspective is that the harmonization of standards and regulatory requirements is the best approach to facilitate global market access, competition and growth.
Portals are becoming integral enablers of business and IT innovation for many organizations. From first-generation content aggregation portals to more sophisticated enterprise process portals, organizations have used portal solutions to improve productivity, streamline business processes, enable new Web-based product and service delivery models, and provide IT with a powerful platform for new and composite application development.