You've heard it a million times: Do more with less. It may be good business, but as budgets shrink and IT demands grow, you may start to wonder if the people who are saying "do more with less" think that it's a magical incantation. Run the servers without electricity! You've already taken basic cost-cutting steps and saved the easy money. You know that you need to dig deeper. But where should you start? This e-book, provided by IBM, will introduce you to the five big IT budget killers - and some of the best ways to knock them out.
The Hager Group is a $1.5-billion electronics manufacturer. With a distributed global workforce of more than 10,000 employees, Hager has 40 sales subsidiaries and 25 industrial sites worldwide. Today, with a centralized marketing database and software, Hager can ensure data quality and deliver personalized, targeted communications according to customer and prospect profiles and behavior. This program allows Hager to capture 1,000 new prospects each month, and achieve a 10 percent conversion rate - resulting in an incremental revenue increase of $42 million per year.
Published By: LockLizard
Published Date: Dec 08, 2008
This paper covers why encryption is not enough to protect your electronic documents and why other factors such as the implementation of a DRM (digital rights management) system are equally important for document protection. It covers key management, enforcing time limitations, and other methods of document control.
To allow organizations and individuals the flexibility to address their specific challenges, Microsoft has a variety of Microsoft® Office suites to select from. This paper describes the commonalities and differences among the suites of the 2007 Microsoft Office system: Microsoft Office Standard 2007, Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007, Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007, and Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007. Each suite provides the core Microsoft Office applications as well as features that support integrated content management, information rights and policy, and integrated electronic forms; however, they differ in the selection of included applications and the ways in which advanced features are implemented.
Fortify's report summarizes electronic as well as traditional methods of voting including absentee ballots. This voting guide will provide recommendations for voters who want to make sure their vote counts and for federal and state governments on how to devise efficient and accurate voting processes and systems.
As electronic product designs age, component parts become increasingly difficult to obtain. Component buyers may experience difficulty in obtaining key parts within the design. Component part prices may increase. A point comes when component parts begin going end-of-life at an alarming rate. Quick fixes are no longer sufficient. Sometimes an OEM will procure a 'life-time' supply of problem parts – but this supply can be quickly wiped out should unforeseen demand develop. Lack of component parts puts an end to production.There is an alternative. Profitable, old products can be redesigned. Either preserving the original form fit and function, or adding new features. Product redesign is a cost effective means by which to extend the life of a marketable product.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Sep 30, 2008
Today, email management is not only a filing and storage challenge. Because law firms and attorneys must be equipped to take control of litigation, email authenticity must be unquestionable with strong chains of custody, constant availability, and tamper-proof security.
This white paper summarizes the author's experiences of litigating in fractured environments, particularly as they pertain to email. Learn the 12 steps that will help you gain control of your electronically stored data.
Published By: LogRhythm
Published Date: Sep 26, 2008
LogRhythm, the leader in Log and Security Event Management Solutions, has prepared a "Quick Read" whitepaper to help you understand what's required to ensure compliance with: CIP- 003-1 – Cyber Security – Security Management controls; CIP- 005-1 – Cyber Security – Electronic Security Perimeter(s); CIP- 006-1 – Cyber Security – Physical Security of Critical Cyber Assets; CIP -007-1 – Cyber Security – Systems Security Management; CIP -008-1 – Cyber Security – Incident Reporting and Response PlanningThe whitepaper also contains a compliance reference chart with the specific CIP requirements matched with recommended steps to ensure compliance.
Selecting an email system to fulfill the needs of a small-to-medium business (SMB) with 5-500 employees can be easy to do by following some practical and straightforward guidelines. Choosing a productive system involves finding the best combination of security, mobility, collaboration and ease-of-use, in addition to the basic functions of sending and receiving electronic messages.
Published By: LaGarde
Published Date: Sep 10, 2008
It's difficult to pick up a news report without reading about another data breach or case of identity theft. With so much personal and financial information stored and transmitted electronically, consumers are at greater risk than ever of becoming victims of fraud.
Shrinking product development cycles coupled with demanding product requirements and increasingly complex design implementations can overwhelm a design team. The technical risk of employing new, complex, high-speed processor technology can often deter a design group from incorporating new technology in their product designs.
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.
In this paper we present three case studies using online and offline motor analysis to prevent catastrophic motor failures. The online and offline analysis in our case studies use a battery of standard electrical tests including Current Signature Analysis (CSA) and Demodulated Current Spectrum Analysis (DCSA).
Adding ESD protection to your HDMI system design can be simplified by choosing the proper solution. Tyco Electronics' ESD and overcurrent protection reference layout complies with the HDMI 1.3 specification at 3.4GHz, helps meet the requirements of the IEC 61000-4-2 ESD protection specification, and optimizes board space, all of which helps minimize risk for designers.
As if the selection of manufacturer weren't enough, many encoders offered in today's marketplace are highly configurable. Resolution, shaft size, seal options and connector variations all confront the design engineer with serious choices. Output type is equally important. In this paper, we'll cover some of the more typical applications and common output types.
In most drilling applications encoders are used to provide position and speed feedback for proper control of equipment like top drives and pipe racking systems. However, these electronic devices require special attention when used in hazardous environments such as a drilling platform. In this paper, we discuss ways to make encoders suitable for hazardous duty.
Storage infrastructure simplification is an important step an electronics business can take toward meeting the needs of an on-demand business environment. The IBM System Storage DS Family can support business continuity and improve information lifecycle management with competitively priced storage options. Learn how the IBM Systems Storage DS Family is an ideal partner for businesses in the electronics industry looking for secure and resilient data storage.
The perfect mix of performance and energy savings, the IBM BladeCenter S is ideal for the small to mid-sized office and the remote office. It neatly consolidates your storage, servers and networking into a single chassis that plugs into a standard electrical outlet, supports virtually all applications, and uses less energy than comparable systems. Get inside the IBM BladeCenter S with this 3D Virtual Tour that lets you dissect the BladeCenter chassis and look through its components.
Chevron and its subsidiaries use Microsoft SharePoint 2007 to share and exchange information. Yet, it was still a challenge for offices in one part of the world to use materials created by an office in another part of the world. And, the amount of information, shared electronically, was growing exponentially. As a result, the company faced a bit of chaos and a productivity hurdle that begged for more muscle.
Many healthcare providers have gone through several challenging years of organizing their electronic records systems. And during that time, consumer-driven healthcare has gained momentum. This executive brief explains how an IBM WebSphere Portal software–based solution can provide a flexible and valuable long-term solution compared to other options, with personalized user experiences that help deliver agile, security-rich access to relevant information.
Published By: RenderX
Published Date: May 27, 2008
If you're producing transactional customer communications such as statements, invoices, policy notifications, or shipping documents, you probably already have some of the basic elements you need to start using TransPromo to take your marketing campaigns to the next level. TransPromo advertising in a PDF, PostScript and AFP electronic and print format can easily be injected into your application with RenderX.
Whether you are an electrical supplies wholesaler or a manufacturer of oilfield equipment, the challenge is the same: Are you maximizing your margins by keeping your administrative processes as streamlined as possible? Or, are you wasting time and money by supporting paper-intensive processes to handle quotes, orders, ship notices, receipt documents and invoices?
Published By: Viewpointe
Published Date: Apr 15, 2008
As check electronification progresses, image exchange capability is becoming a business imperative for financial institutions of all sizes to remain competitive. It is evident that this is the direction in which the industry is moving.
Librarians looking to build electronic libraries face numerous challenges. This new white paper by Integration New Media provides a summary of best practices for building an eLibrary. From defining your audience and content requirements, through to choosing a technology solution that makes sense for your use cases, this paper will provide a strong checklist of items to consider. The paper also looks at the three types of users and the key elements of designing the user experience for your eLibrary.