- Capitalizing On Big Data: Managed Services Help Financial Firms Accelerate Big Data Projects
- Insurance in the Cloud: A Customer Focused Approach to Innovation
- Financial Services & the State of Salesforce 2015
- Fight Growing Cybersecurity Threats: Leverage Managed Security Services
- Hybrid IT: Best of All Worlds
BPM for Dummies
[ Source: IBM ]
August 2012- Unleash the power of technology as a competitive advantage! Learn how your entire enterprise can become far more agile, helping you meet your goals with Business Process Management (BPM).
Download Business Process Management For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition, now and learn how BPM creates value through growth, improved performance, better productivity, higher staff effectiveness, and better customer service.
You discover why changing to BPM now makes sense for your organization, how ...
How To Build a Mission-Critical Data Center
[ Source: HP ]
May 2012- Infrastructures must be able to quickly and cost-effectively adapt to evolving needs. Unfortunately, many companies cannot achieve this response with their current data center network architectures. The traditional three-tier model of access, aggregation, and core switching is an operational nightmare.
This white paper unveils a solution that streamlines the design of next-generation data centers to ensure the superior resiliency, performance, and agility that enterprise networks now require.
Avoiding the 8 Common Mistakes of Windows 7 Migration
[ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]
September 2011- The recession put important things on hold for many organizations, like upgrading to new client systems. Now organizations such as yours are ready to upgrade and gain from better performance and efficiency by purchasing new laptops and notebooks with Windows 7 factory-installed.
Before you move dozens - or hundreds - of important business applications into a new environment, find out how other organizations tackled this challenge.
Download "Avoiding the 8 common mistakes of ...
Accountable Care and the Cloud: The Future of Medical IT
[ Source: Siemens ]
July 2011- In this podcast, Dan Emig and David M. Hamilton of Siemens Medical explain how the cloud can help healthcare providers significantly improve business performance by shifting allocation of their limited budget and human resources away from lower-value back-office operations in favor of higher-value clinical and patient-facing services.
The cloud does this by 1) allowing healthcare IT organizations to leverage the economies of scale offered by shared, on-demand infrastructure and 2) providing turnkey access to state-of-the-art ...
Advanced Malware Exposed
[ Source: FireEye ]
May 2011- This handbook shines a light on the dark corners of advanced malware, both to educate as well as to spark renewed efforts against these stealthy and persistent threats. By understanding the tools being used by criminals, we can better defend our nations, our critical infrastructures and our citizens. The "Operation Aurora" incident represents an example of how the threats have escalated, revealing how advanced malware is being used in a systematic, coordinated fashion to achieve ...
Creating a Timeline for Deploying Windows 7 and Eliminating Windows XP
[ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]
February 2012- Windows XP support ends April 8, 2014. Therefore, organizations must decide when to begin their migration to Windows 7, set a target date to have Windows XP out and define the scope of the project.
This research paper reviews Gartner's key findings and recommendations for deploying Windows 7.
CISO Guide to Next Generation Threats
[ Source: FireEye ]
May 2011- Over 95% of businesses unknowingly host compromised endpoints, despite their use of firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (IPS), antivirus and web gateways. This situation-the new status quo-results from criminals leveraging multiple zero-day vulnerabilities, commercial-quality toolkits and social media to perpetrate next-generation threats. These threats move "low and slow" and use several stages and channels to duck traditional defenses and find vulnerable systems and sensitive data.
Read this paper and learn how to regain the upper ...
8 Things That Could Affect Your Business IT Security In The Next Two Hours
[ Source: NETGEAR ]
August 2011- Discover the secrets over-priced security consultants don't want you to know. Network security is not just about preventing a breach, it's about making every working day as productive as possible by preventing external threats.
Where should you start? Download this security brief and NETGEAR will show you the 8 things to do to improve your security posture right now.
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise LAN
[ Source: HP ]
May 2011- Major LAN purchases and upgrades should not take place without a full competitive review. This Gartner Magic Quadrant reviews the strengths and weaknesses of the major players; including, Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Cisco, Extreme Networks, HP and Juniper Networks.
Next Generation Datacenter Transformation Strategy
[ Source: Adaptivity Inc. ]
October 2008- Today’s IT organizations face a dual challenge of "keeping the lights on" while providing "new services" at unprecedented rates with reduced investment support from the business. At the same time the very business model of IT is changing —how applications, content, information, and infrastructure are delivered.
These demands and changes must account for the fact that external facing customer experience and corporate branding, as well as internal operational systems, depends heavily on ...
Automating the Virtual IT Lifecycle: Delivering Compliance, Command and Control with Process Automation
[ Source: Enigmatec ]
September 2008- There is a shift occurring in the way many organizations view their IT operations. The new focus is on the customer's perspective of IT's contribution to the business, whether the customer is a development team, internal business unit, or external customer or partner. This shift is significant for IT organizations, as it forces them to think of themselves more as service providers than support teams. This discipline is termed IT Service Management (ITSM), and it's ...
Automated Disaster Recovery for the Virtualized Datacenter - Delivering a Real-Time Infrastructure with Process Automation
[ Source: Enigmatec ]
July 2008- According to process improvement guru Geary Rummler, any "organization is only as good as its processes." This is particularly true in the rapidly-changing and mission critical area of run-time IT operations, where even short-term failures can mean big-ticket business losses.
As the data center becomes highly virtualized, and more and more business applications require near-continuous availability, the demand for faster, easier, and less expensive recovery solutions has never been greater. Can you respond ...
10 Best Practices to Streamline Updates of Firmware and Software Drivers
[ Source: HP ]
October 2012- Installing firmware and software updates is essential to the health of today's highly consolidated, virtualized and converged IT environments. With multiple, inter-related components integrated in blade enclosures, the update process that keeps everything running as a harmonious and efficient whole is business-critical. This technical white paper provides a set of best practices that can enable you to streamline updates to your HP BladeSystem environment and incorporate the process into your server management routines.
Transforming Enterprise Applications for Mobile/ BYOD Environments
[ Source: Dell ]
September 2014- Preparing enterprise applications for the increasingly diverse array of mobile devices used for business purposes is a key challenge for insurance and other financial services IT groups. Many organizations are having to rapidly expand their mobility programs to enable more users to access enterprise applications and data from a wider range of devices. Apps development must also support a variety of operating systems, form factors, user preferences, methods of interaction and security requirements. As organizations ...
Mobility: Going Your Way
(Reprinted from Dell Power Solutions article by Anna-Lee Muck and Sean Wisdom, Dell) [ Source: Dell ]
September 2014- Constant connectivity is the new norm - causing a shift in worker expectations that may not align with enterprise requirements. An effective mobility strategy empowers users and improves business performance without compromising essential IT controls. Mobile-device use is also transforming today's enterprise computing landscape for insurance providers and other financial services organizations. Employees and business leaders expect constant connectivity, diverse collaboration tools and on-demand access to enterprise applications and content.
An adaptable, end-to-end ...
IDC Paper: Foundation for DC Automation and Business Agility
[ Source: Brocade ]
September 2014- The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks-and IT staff-like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility.
SDN eGuide: Is Your Data Center Ready for SDN?
[ Source: Brocade ]
September 2014- SDN deployment is not a matter of if but when-is your data center ready? This new eGuide reveals how to maximize the value of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).
Focus on Core Business and Innovation - Not your IT. Learn how.
[ Source: CenturyLink ]
August 2014- A strong technology partner can help companies put focus back on their core business. Scivantage, a software company, needed just this type of partner, so they could focus on effectively serving the financial services industry.
In order to improve operational efficiency for their customers, Scivantage has to be up and running 24/7 and meet a rigorous set of requirements, making their need for scalable IT infrastructure that is always secure, reliable and available, imperative ...
Virtualization and Cloud Computing : Optimized Power, Cooling, and Management Maximizes Benefits
[ Source: APC by Schneider Electric ]
February 2014- IT virtualization, the engine behind cloud computing, can have significant consequences on the data center physical infrastructure (DCPI). Higher power densities that often result can challenge the cooling capabilities of an existing system. Reduced overall energy consumption that typically results from physical server consolidation may actually worsen the data center's power usage effectiveness (PUE). Dynamic loads that vary in time and location may heighten the risk of downtime if rack-level power and cooling health are ...
Security in the Midmarket: Challenges of Virtualization
[ Source: Trend Micro ]
February 2014- While IT allows midmarket businesses to maximize limited resources and do more with less, technological advances cut both ways. Improved connectivity, communication, and Web presence provide benefits to midsize businesses, yet they can also result in an increase of Internet-based security threats and expose the business to criminal elements that these companies wouldn't otherwise encounter.
At the same time, midsize organizations are increasingly utilizing virtualization as well as public and private clouds, trends ...
Forrester Whitepaper: IT Operations Managers Must Rethink Their Approach to Private Cloud
[ Source: HP/Intel® ]
July 2013- Organizations of all types are attracted by the promises of private cloud computing, but few actually have the virtual maturity to be successful. This Forrester report reveals the latest virtualization trends so you can see how far your peers are in their journey to the private cloud. Read on and discover best practices for improving virtualization in order to prepare for the cloud.
HP Cloudsystem: A Clear Path to Virtualization
[ Source: HP/VMware ]
April 2013- Cloud computing can not only extend the benefits of virtualization but, over time, it can transform the IT environment to become a key element of an organization?s competitive advantage.
Download "Innovate to Drive Agility" and take advantage of the business agility that cloud computing can provide by:
Reducing the time to deploy, provision, and scale cloud infrastructure, to deliver both agility and speed to your business
Integrating into your ...
Business Case for Desktop Virtualization: Information Guide
[ Source: VMware ]
April 2013- The single operating system and single device per user is a model of the past. In the Post-PC era, IT must protect data security and control user access to data, while managing the range of applications and devices for all users. This guide will help you identify the business and technical benefits of virtualizing your desktop environment.
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