In the last few years there have been radical changes in the ways organizations operate and people work. Explosion of data, increased mobile demands, and the globalization of business in general are making 24/7 access to people and information the norm. Sophisticated cyber attacks are requiring robust systems security designed to counter new threats. And velocity is now essential when delivering new IT services.
Microsoft is discontinuing support for Windows Server 2003 in July 2015, so now is the time to start planning your move and avoid possible server management, performance, security and compliance issues. This paper explores the new features and benefits of Windows Server 2012 R2, as well as key considerations for moving from legacy platforms. You'll also learn how Dell Software can help you prepare for the move.
With support for Windows Server 2003 ending, transitioning to Server 2012 is clearly a must for companies. While migration will be an adjustment for organizations relying on niche applications that are 10 years old, the costs of not upgrading to Server 2012 could prove fatal.
This IDC white paper considers the approaching end of extended support for Windows Server 2003 and explores Windows Server migration options, hardware/software replacements, and support services to help customers tackle a modernization effort. It also evaluates the benefits that customers can enjoy, thanks to a move off of Windows Server 2003 prior to the conclusion of extended support.
A recent survey conducted by Slashdot Media asked mobile developers four key questions that look into the most pressing challenges they face today, how their development approach is changing, which mobile platforms are taking the forefront in the coming years, and how they are ensuring that their apps will meet the quality standards that users demand. Here are the results of the survey.
This SlashGuide discusses the results of a recent Slashdot Media survey that looks at the challenges facing developers today, how the primary development target is evolving, and how strategies are changing to embrace public, private, and hybrid-Cloud models.
Respondents to the survey were asked four questions regarding their challenges in development and their needs regarding infrastructure and PaaS. Here are the results.
Windows 8.1 is ready to give your business the tools you need to meet your workers' changing IT needs in a way that's reliable, productive and secure. Designed to respond equally well to touch as it does to a keyboard and mouse, read this paper to learn more about how the new Windows addresses today's workforce needs by enhancing mobile productivity, end-to-end security, and addresses virtualization and management advancements.
While Windows 7 and Windows XP continue to dominate the market, Windows 8 adoption has been fairly slow, especially in the enterprise. The end of support for Windows XP now creates a season of needed change. Prepare now to address both the challenges and opportunities of this wave of OS migrations by downloading this IT handbook. Read it for insights into planning and preparation, hardware and software compatibility considerations, as well as end user training and implementation.
Many enterprises, educational institutions, and government agencies find themselves still managing both legacy end-user hardware and an antiquated OS. The time has come to move to modern Windows options and given the gamut of robust computing hardware, upgrading both at once simply makes good sense. Download this paper to discover how your organization can benefit from the combination of reduced staff costs, fewer operational problems, lower operational costs and improved productivity, the organization realizes significant cost savings.
Enterprise applications are becoming increasingly complex, leveraging components across multiple platforms, including cloud. Learn how you can leverage IBM DevOps Services for Bluemix to provide full multi-stage release and deployment management to facilitate development.
This ClearSlide-commissioned profile of US enterprise sales leaders evaluates the current adoption trends surrounding sales engagement platforms as well as the challenges that sales leaders and sellers face, based on Forrester’s own market data and a custom study of the same audience.
Published By: Exablox
Published Date: Jan 27, 2015
Object-based storage (referred to as OBS throughout this document) platforms continue to perpetuate cloud and enterprise IT infrastructure. As businesses move toward petabyte-scale data storage, OBS solutions are turning out to be the right choice for balancing scale, complexity, and costs. By way of their core design principles, OBS platforms deliver unprecedented scale at reduced complexity and reduced costs over the long term. Early OBS platforms suffered from "necessity crisis," were too
cumbersome to deploy and, in some cases, caused a platform lock-in because of their proprietary access mechanisms. In spite of their from-the-ground-up design, a departure from how traditional SAN and NAS arrays are deployed and, more importantly, a lack of standard interfaces made it difficult for
IT organizations to deploy OBS solutions in the infrastructure. Thanks to Amazon S3 and OpenStack Swift becoming de facto access interfaces, this situation has changed.
Published By: Pentaho
Published Date: Jan 16, 2015
If you’re considering a big data project, this whitepaper provides an overview of current common use cases for big data, from entry-level to more complex. You’ll get an in-depth look at some of the most common, including data warehouse optimization, streamlined data refinery, monetizing your data, and getting a 360 degree view of your customer. For each, you’ll discover why companies are investing in them, what the projects look like, and key project considerations, including tools and platforms.
Government and public sector agencies are just beginning to realize how social networks can improve business results. With access to real-time communication, collaboration, and social networking platforms, agencies can improve internal process efficiencies that help them provide better services to their constituents. But first, these agencies have to consider regulatory requirements like the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) which require compliant use of these networks and the content people create on them.
Read this paper to gain an understanding of:
What the regulatory landscape of the public sector looks like
What concerns you should be aware of from a legal perspective
This Gigaom Research webinar will discuss the current state of mobile development processes and tools, evaluate the impact of disruptive forces over the coming years, and provide guidance about how to approach cross-platform mobile development and how to build a flexible, scalable toolset.
Device-centric management strategies have prevailed over the last several years, but this approach can no longer keep pace with the increasing number of remote workers who need to access more applications across multiple platforms. Enterprise IT leaders must shift from locking down devices to securing the corporate applications, data, and other proprietary content that reside on these devices. It’s time to move beyond mobile device management to a more holistic management method.
CIOs are on a constant quest to understand what infrastructure will provide the best fit, at the lowest risk and cost. In today’s evolving data center, defining the proper use of data center assets, and how cloud-based platforms may or may not fit into the mix is critical to business success. With the abundance of cloud offerings in the market place, physical infrastructure is no longer an enterprise IT requirement. Cloud has established itself as an excellent option for infrastructure outsourcing.
The HP Flex-Bundles for Exchange 2013 are right-sized solutions including servers, storage, networking and services that have been optimized for Microsoft Exchange. There are two HP Flex-Bundles for Exchange. One has been configured for customers who have 200–499 mailboxes and another one for customers with 500-1000 mailboxes.
These solutions are low risk investments because HP understands how to build infrastructures for Microsoft environments and applications. HP and Microsoft have the longest standing relationship in the IT industry spanning 30 years. During this time, HP has gained a deep and comprehensive understanding of Microsoft products. HP has more than 34,000 trained Microsoft specialists, with over 13,000 of them attaining Microsoft-certification. HP has been named Microsoft Enterprise Partner of the Year five times and is Microsoft’s largest Gold Certified partner.
The HP Flex-Bundles for SMB with SQL Server 2014 were created to include everything that a business needs to easily build a new environment or upgrade an existing one. The following sections cover the server, storage, networking and services building blocks that make up these pre-defined configurations.
HP Flex-Bundles are built on the HP ProLiant servers that include some of the latest and most powerful Intel processors. In designing the latest generation of the HP ProLiant server families, HP wanted to not only draw on 24 years of server experience, but also gain from the depth of knowledge and insight from customers.
Enterprises adopt mobile application platforms to help develop and deliver a portfolio of mobile applications systematically. Today’s new crop of easily consumable cloud based mobile services is also changing the way in which apps are developed and maintained.