To accommodate increasingly dense technology environments, increasingly critical business applications, and increasingly stringent service level demands, data centers are typically engineered to deliver the highest-affordable availability levels facility-wide. Within this monolithic design approach, the same levels of mechanical, electrical, and IT infrastructure are installed to support systems and applications regardless of their criticality or business risk if unplanned downtime occurs. Typically, high redundancy designs are deployed in order to provide for all eventualities. The result, in many instances, is to unnecessarily drive up both upfront construction or retro-fitting costs and ongoing operating expenses.
Unified Communications (UC) aims to unite securely and seamlessly all the different business communications channels that exist in a company. That includes voice, video, data, IM, mobility and the Web etc. This report examines in detail the key industry drivers and benefits that are inspiring large scale enterprises to adopt a Unified Communications strategy.
Published By: Dell-Intel
Published Date: Oct 30, 2008
Dell servers have been optimized to help provide strong support for the latest ESX release, VMware ESX 3.5 Update 2, including enhanced performance for virtualized environments based on support for six-core Intel Xeon processors. Organizations that do not approach server virtualization with a clear plan risk developing a chaotic, inflexible infrastructure that wastes energy and resources.
VMware virtualization enables customers to reduce their server TCO and quickly delivers signification ROI. This paper describes commonly used TCO models and looks at several case studies that apply TCO models to virtualization projects. Learn more.
Published By: PC Mall
Published Date: Oct 12, 2011
85% of networking costs are incurred after the initial equipment purchase. Join Cisco to hear how a next generation network can reduce network TCO and free up precious IT resources to drive innovation across your business.
Empirical data from individual Product Analysis Reports (PARs) and Comparative Analysis Reports (CARs) is used to
create the unique Security Value Map™ (SVM). The SVM illustrates the relative value of security investment
options by mapping security effectiveness and value (TCO per protected - connections per second (CPS)) of tested
The SVM provides an aggregated view of the detailed findings from NSS Labs’ group tests. Individual PARs are
available for every product tested. CARs provide detailed comparisons across all tested products in the areas of:
? Total cost of ownership (TCO)
Empirical data from our individual Product Analysis Reports (PARs) and Comparative Analysis Reports (CARs) is used to create the unique Security Value MapTM (SVM).
The SVM provides a quick, clear overview of the relative value of security investment options by mapping security effectiveness and value (TCO per protected-CPS) of tested product configurations.
47 business outcome studies were conducted for clients across multiple industries for the 2011 Business Outcomes Studies Report. It demonstrates the value of online talent measurement solutions against metrics specific to the goals of each organization.
Want to enable employees to communicate and collaborate socially on a secure internal network? Gain control of BYOD? Eliminate your aging PBX and replace it with a modern, software-only cloud solution?
This exclusive research study from internationally renowned Wainhouse has identified the top barriers for UC projects: high costs and slow implementation, leading to high Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). But there are ways to easily overcome both these barriers and ensure UC success. Download the paper today and learn more about how to use UC to drive business business results for your organization.
"Although many IT professionals believe that using self-signed SSL certificates can help their organizations lower security costs, the real numbers tell a different story. From data center infrastructure and physical security, to the hardware and software required, to the personnel needed to manage the certificate lifecycle, the true costs of self-signed SSL security can become very expensive, very fast.
This paper explores the true total cost of ownership (TCO) for self-signed SSL certificates, including a side-by-side comparison of a self-signed architecture versus working with a third-party SSL vendor. Before a company decides to use self-signed certificates, these issues deserve careful consideration."
Information technology is undergoing rapid change as organizations of all types begin to embrace the idea of
moving computing infrastructure from on-premises to the cloud. It is easy to understand why the cloud has taken
off faster than any technology phenomenon in recent memory. The cloud has the potential to reduce total cost of
ownership (TCO) while enabling quicker responses to fast-moving markets and ever-changing customer needs.
“Being able to flex your compute resources based on changes in volume and customer demand increases agility,
making going to the cloud a very attractive proposition for our customers,” says Brian Johnston, chief technology
officer for QTS in Overland Park, Kansas, a provider of data center solutions and fully managed services.
We’ve heard it before. A data warehouse is a place for formally-structured, highly-curated data, accommodating recurring business analyses, whereas data lakes are places for “raw” data, serving analytic workloads, experimental in nature. Since both conventional and experimental analysis is important in this data-driven era, we’re left with separate repositories, siloed data, and bifurcated skill sets.
Or are we? In fact, less structured data can go into your warehouse, and since today’s data warehouses can leverage the same distributed file systems and cloud storage layers that host data lakes, the warehouse/lake distinction’s very premise is rapidly diminishing. In reality, business drivers and business outcomes demand that we abandon the false dichotomy and unify our data, our governance, our analysis, and our technology teams.
Want to get this right? Then join us for a free 1-hour webinar from GigaOm Research. The webinar features GigaOm analyst Andrew Brust and special guest, Dav
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: May 05, 2015
IT organizations are under intense pressure to improve service levels and contain expenses in today’s challenging economic climate. Forward-looking organizations are upgrading IT infrastructure and implementing virtualization and cloud computing solutions to improve business agility and drive down costs. Many enterprises are adopting a dual platform approach, retaining Microsoft Windows for office productivity and collaboration applications, and deploying Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® for infrastructure and datacenter modernization initiatives. By adopting standards-based Red Hat Enterprise Linux, businesses can enjoy high performance, reliability, and security, with a lower overall TCO.
What you'll learn in this webinar:
Optimize your operations by taking advantage of the modern, scalable cloud infrastructure available on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Migrate your Oracle applications and databases to AWS and get all the benefits of the cloud.
Migrating mission-critical Oracle databases and applications to the cloud is complex and you may feel locked into your platform. Amazon Aurora provides commercial-grade database performance and availability at a fraction of the cost. Apps Associates—an AWS Partner Network (APN) Partner and Oracle expert—can migrate enterprise workloads to the cloud, freeing customers to focus on higher-value initiatives.
Watch this webinar to learn how to:
Run your entire Oracle database and application environment on the cloud
Take advantage of lower IT costs on the cloud and reduce your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Leverage Amazon Aurora to help satisfy your company’s cloud-first mandate, improve security, and reduce risk
It’s time to think more strategically about your entire workforce. Learn the benefits of a unified approach to HCM and workforce management. In today’s competitive and rapidly changing business environment, sustained success requires a total HCM strategy that focuses on managing, engaging, and retaining your entire workforce — both hourly and salaried employees alike. It also requires a single, unified technology platform that enables managers to successfully execute on that holistic strategy for improved operational efficiency, higher employee engagement, and better business outcomes.
It’s time to rethink the role of primary care in your health benefit strategy.
Employers have invested in countless initiatives to reduce spending and improve employee health outcomes. While these programs have varying degrees of success, employers are looking for new solutions that can have substantial long-term impact.
Done the right way, primary care is uniquely positioned to be one of the strongest long-term solutions for employers. The proof is in the numbers: when patients have better access to primary care, the total cost of care is reduced by 4 to 5%. Our comprehensive eBook will show you how to lower health costs and improve employee health outcomes.
The guide covers:
The current healthcare landscape’s impact on employers
The five key attributes of high performance primary care
How to make a business case for prioritizing primary care
Questions to ask when evaluating vendors
Published By: Cloudian
Published Date: Feb 15, 2018
We are living in an age of explosive data growth. IDC projects that the digital universe is growing 50% a year, doubling in size every 2 years. In media and entertainment, the growth is even faster as capacity-intensive formats such as 4K, 8K, and 360/VR gain traction. Fortunately, new trends in data storage are making it easier to stay ahead of the curve.
In this paper, we will examine how object storage stacks up against LTO tape for media archives and backup. In addition to a detailed total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis covering both capital and operational expenses, this paper will look at the opportunity costs of not leveraging the real-time data access of object storage to monetize existing data.
Finally, we will demonstrate the validity of the analysis with a real-world case study of a longstanding network TV show that made the switch from tape to object storage.
The limitations of tape storage go way beyond its lack of scalability. Data that isn’t searchable is becoming
While simple fixes may cost a few thousand dollars, lost revenue from equipment failures can run into the millions of dollars in lost productivity and replacement costs. There can be longer-term impacts, too, if the downtime inhibits a manufacturer’s ability to meet customer needs.
That’s why it is important for companies to think about lubrication and equipment maintenance holistically, recognizing that short term cost savings may be leading to bigger, preventable expenses over the long term.
By adopting a total cost of ownership (TCO) program, companies can find efficiencies they didn’t even know existed and reap benefits they didn’t realize were possible. Download our white paper, “The Cost Reduction Game,” to learn more about how a TCO program can help increase equipment reliability, extend equipment life, and lower energy costs.
"Higher education is entering a historic period that has the potential to be the next golden age. Priorities are shifting to
focus on improving student outcomes, institutional standing, and operational management. Technology will be a critical part of how these challenges are addressed. Ovum recommends five steps for future-proofing your techoloy foundation. Find out more."
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is staggering in its speed of handling simple requests and automating conversations. But AI solutions are not enough for the best customer experiences. Human emotions sometimes demand the human touch that only live agents can provide.
Kate, Customer Experience AI by Genesys, combined with the power of human touch can improve customer experience, empower employees and dramatically reduce costs. This seamless combination of AI technology and humans, or “Blended AI by Genesys,” addresses the entire customer journey for the best possible outcomes.
Download the eBook and learn how Kate and Blended AI lets you:
• Personalize self-service
• Connect customer conversations
• Create smart agent experiences
Start small and deploy fast with MicroApps
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
Contact center technology plays a major role in the success of your customer experiences and business operations. Having the optimal solutions, infrastructure and provider in place are fundamental to meeting current and future goals and expectations.
If you’re struggling with outdated contact center systems that limit channels and customer information, the best path forward is to migrate to a solution that lets you overcome those technology limitations. And the first step is to download this comprehensive checklist to evaluate key solutions and vendor considerations.
You’ll learn how to:
Identify business goals and outcomes that are most important for your organization
Evaluate deployment options based on necessary flexibility and capabilities
Understand your technology needs and priorities
Assess vendor viability
Higher education has come under increasing scrutiny as never before due to rising costs, changes in future job requirements, and new forms of learning opportunities offered by non-traditional companies and institutions. Students and parents are rightfully questioning the value of higher education based on perceived outcomes as well as staggering student loans that in some cases could take a lifetime to pay back. While the value equation debate rages on, there is another phenomenon taking place. It is nothing short of a revolution regarding the advances in technology and how institutions of higher learning along with nontraditional organizations are utilizing these powerful new tools. These new tools include new mobile devices, enhanced and feature-rich learning management systems, data-feeding sensors, 3D printers, smart classrooms, smart buildings, and collaboration tools allowing students and faculty to collaborate just about anywhere face-to-face, virtually.