Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Jul 03, 2008
Technology is no longer a nice to have, or a tool for the few. With many organizations now being completely dependent on their IT systems, the need for the IT department to be seen to be responding to the organization's requirements is of critical importance. Business Service Management, or BSM, can help in providing underpinnings to the IT function. This paper looks at how the changing processes and market conditions within an organization can be augmented through the use of a Business Service Management (BSM) approach, creating a flexible and responsive technology infrastructure aimed at supporting a rapidly changing commercial landscape and enabling greater competitiveness in the markets.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Oct 17, 2009
Managed print services (MPS) offer organisations the opportunity to control costs, reduce the complexity of managing a heterogeneous infrastructure and improve business processes. With many organisations striving to do more with less, MPS can cut both capital and operational expenses. Now is the time to tackle the huge cost and productivity drain represented by an unmanaged print environment. MPS passes control of this complex infrastructure to the experts leaving an organisation to focus on its core business competencies.
San Joaquin County in California modernized a critical, but difficult to maintain, information systems infrastructure by transforming to BPM on a SOA foundation. San Joaquin County gained efficiency and greater visibility of mission-critical citizen
By redirecting traffic away from ISP outages and WAN link bottlenecks, Ecessa, with its PowerLink and ShieldLink family of affordable WAN Optimization Controllers help avoid critical WAN infrastructure problems. Ecessa optimizes WAN infrastructure as defined by 24/7 availability, high-performance, flexible scalability, and secure operations - while streamlining IT costs. PowerLink and ShieldLink simplify the management of network links, and optimize user access to datacenters and remote sites.
Use the Mission-Critical Converged Infrastructure as the foundation for the next decade of your computing. Combine years of trusted HP Integrity resiliency with HP BladeSystem efficiencies in the newest line of HP Integrity systems.
The Mission-Critical Converged Infrastructure is the foundation for the next decade of computing. The newest line of HP Integrity systems combines years of trusted HP Integrity resiliency with HP BladeSystem efficiencies. Read on to learn more.
Enterprise-critical applications—those which drive the core of an organization—require the highest availability infrastructure to support the most stringent service levels. EMC meets this need with a high performing, functionally capable, and competitively priced high-end networked storage system—the EMC® Symmetrix® VMAX® 20K system with the Enginuity™ operating environment. The VMAX 20K scale-out architecture helps organizations exceed the performance and capacity demands of hyper-consolidation, cloud deployments, and all-virtual Software Defined Data Centers (SDDCs), while simplifying the costs of data management.
This whitepaper defines a best practices reference architecture and detailed implementation guide for building a highly available two node virtualization or private cloud solution ideally suited for mid-sized businesses and branch office deployments.
Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) are a serious concern in today’s threat landscape. They represent a threat to an organization’s intellectual property, financial assets and reputation. In some cases, these threats target critical infrastructure and government suppliers, thereby threatening the victim country’s national mission.
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.
IBM Power Systems provide a comprehensive approach designed to protect the continuity and availability of business-critical applications and services. Deploying integrated disaster recovery allows companies to deliver new services faster, with higher quality, and with superior economics.
Downtime can be highly disruptive and expensive to an organization, with cost drivers including lost revenue, reduced employee productivity, reputational damage, and the cost of resources required to address and avoid outages. Most organizations in IDC surveys indicate that even one hour of downtime can have a severe business impact or greater and businesses are investing in highly available servers and systems. Hear from leading industry analysts as they share top resiliency trends and top practices. Also see how Power Systems can build a highly stable infrastructure
Buy-and-hold strategies can actually add costs to the datacenter, as systems age in place. Not only do hardware maintenance and software maintenance fees rise, over time – but the aging of applications also costs the organization money. Investing in a transition from POWER5 to POWER7 resulted in a return on investment (ROI) of more than 150 percent over three years.
An insightful and and compelling discussion by IDC that reviews the primary reason for maintaining current systems -- Return on Investment. IDC studied IBM Power Systems sites that remained on the POWER5 platform long after its initial introduction in 2004. When comparisons to the succeeding generation of POWER7 are made, customers have found that the increase in scalability and performance of POWER7 systems, combined with a reduction in server ""footprint""
As vendors abandon the UNIX market, IBM continues its commitment to AIX and POWER7 components on Power Systems. And with its recent architectural upgrades, it’s even redefining performance. Read the Clipper Group white paper and see how POWER7’s faster processors accelerate the delivery of applications and services, and improve the utilization of resources.
This book provides an overview of network security in general, and explains how cybercriminals can use hidden or currently undetectable methods to penetrate protected network systems. Advanced evasion techniques (AETs) bypass current common network security solutions. They can transport any attack or exploit through network security devices and firewalls, next generation firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and even routers doing deep packet inspection. In this book you’ll find out all about AETs, and get useful pointers and advice to help you secure your organization. If you’re working in government, the military, banking, industry, e-commerce or with other critical infrastructures, read this book to find out what you’re up against and how to better protect against advanced evasions.
To support a business technology agenda, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals must factor critical aspects of their own environments into their decisions and understand how these requirements affect implicit and explicit weighting as they evaluate hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) offerings. This report covers the major variations in workloads and data services that can make an impact on your selection and outlines a methodology for evaluating the true cost of these solutions.
"Customers in the midst of digital transformation look first to the public cloud when seeking dramatic simplification, cost, utilization and flexibility advantages for their new
application workloads. But using public cloud comes with its own challenges. It’s not always possible or practical for enterprises to retire their traditional, on-premises enterprise system still running the company’s most mission-
critical workloads. Hybrid IT – a balanced combination of traditional infrastructure, private cloud and public cloud – is the answer. But a true hybrid IT deployment must go well beyond the current generation of hybrid cloud systems, where the on-premises
and off-premises worlds have largely remained siloed and still have to be independently managed. This paper
seeks to answer how to bring those siloes together by identifying eight essentials that must be met to achieve the ideal hybrid IT implementation."
Reliable and secure network connectivity is no longer optional. It supports critical priorities for healthcare providers, including enhancing patient care outcomes, improving operational efficiency and boosting financial returns. If a healthcare provider’s network infrastructure is not resilient, reliable and secure, the provider will not be able to reap the benefits of its healthcare IT investments.
Effectively using and managing information has become critical to driving growth in areas such as pursuing new business opportunities, attracting and retaining customers, and streamlining operations. In the era of big data, you must accommodate a rapidly increasing volume, variety and velocity of data while extracting actionable business insight from that data, faster than ever before.
These needs create a daunting array of workload challenges and place tremendous demands on your underlying IT infrastructure and database systems. This e-book presents six reasons why you should consider a database change, including opinions from industry analysts and real-world customer experiences. Read on to learn more.
Colleges and universities are transforming to meet the demands of new students. Technology plays a critical role in making improvements to both physical and process infrastructure.
As the world’s leading provider of education technology, Lenovo knows that steady technology leadership is critical to ensuring higher education institutions to stay responsive to these always-evolving, real-world challenges.
• IT must balance innovation with budget and manageability • Professors must navigate new tools while focusing on institutional goals • Administration needs to support student growth with limited budgets • Students are exploring digitally driven learning opportunities
The cloud — at one point it was a revolution in the workplace. But the cloud is no longer a trend or a movement. It’s now so integrated into IT and infrastructures that, for many companies, it’s simply another part of the business. The availability of mobile devices and cloud services has redefined not only the way we work, but where we work.
Critical infrastructures, applications, and massive amounts of sensitive data are now stored in the cloud, leaving companies at risk of damage if cloud accounts are compromised.
With the cloud fast becoming the new normal, network security solutions need to adapt.
Download this ebook to learn how Cisco Cloud Security helps you securely adopt and use the cloud, and better manage security for the way the world works today.