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  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    Climate Change: Cloud's Impact on IT Organizations and Staffing

    While cloud computing is still emerging as a computing style, it has already begun changing how IT delivers economic value to countries, industries, and businesses. Adoption of cloud technologies is as disruptive for existing IT approaches as it is for business and existing revenue models. In some ways, it's the...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    Addressing Storage Challenges to Support Business Analytics and Big Data Workloads

    Business analytics projects are being initiated to improve business and customer operations across nearly every business sector while having a transformative effect on many businesses. Traditional data warehousing and online analytical processing approaches, combined with new analytical processing run against streaming and real-time data, enable firms to react dynamically to...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Helping the Enterprise Address Cloud Strategies Through Business and IT Necessity

    At this point of the technology curve, everyone seems to know what cloud is and what cloud-delivered services can achieve for enterprises. Cloud computing, which enables IT services delivery to support enterprises, offers the promise of addressing business issues and business pain points such as high enterprise solutions costs, scarce...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    The Power of Mobile Enterprise Application Platform: Capabilities and Advantages

    Mobile enterprise application deployment is strategic for organizations today. The need for a Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) has been brought to the forefront as companies seek a trusted advisor to assist them with the design, building, deployment, management, and ongoing support of their mobile applications. This paper discusses the...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Next-Generation Application Delivery: Business in the Cloud

    Today's enterprise IT organization is being asked to architect a network that can handle more requirements than ever before - and the cost of failure is also greater than it has ever been in the past. The network lies at the heart of connecting business-critical applications to business growth. Further,...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    Strategic IT Acquisition Options: How Used Equipment Can Optimize IT Portfolios

    For business and IT executives, today's business challenge is nearly universal: create differential competitive advantage for the user organization. The imperative weighs on all members of the executive suite - find new ways to excel in a challenging market by rethinking standard assumptions, considering new tactics, and relentlessly executing on...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    The Benefits of Cloud-Based Backup: Addressing Business Continuity in a Distributed Workforce

    Firms of all sizes among many different industries struggle with how to store, protect, and manage growing amounts of business information. Increasingly, business-critical data extends beyond a centralized location within the organization and spans a distributed, often mobile workforce. For many Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) and smaller branch offices...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Effective Data Leak Prevention Programs: Start by Protecting Data at the Source

    Data, data everywhere. Organizations rely on data for business operations. The information being created, collected, and stored is valuable to everyday operations, and it creates opportunities and value. Business data represents a type of currency within the marketplace. Databases are the digital banks that store and retrieve valuable information. Data,...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Achieving the Full Business Value of Virtualization With a Scalable Software -Based Storage Virtualization Solution

    Today's information-based economy demands that IT managers enhance the business value of existing and planned IT investments while simultaneously reducing the costs of IT operations. Server consolidation and broader adoption of server virtualization are some of the key strategies IT teams are counting on to meet these goals. Dealing with...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Prepare and Assess Readiness for Cloud Services

    Today's enterprises are facing a vast array of changing market dynamics. These dynamics range from accelerating globalization and an economy that continues to be significantly challenged to the need for access to real-time information, the ability to support a much more mobile set of buyers and users, and the integration...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Maximizing the Benefits of Virtualization and Consolidation in Midsized Firms With Network Storage

    The twin concepts of virtualization and consolidation in IT environments are increasingly being applied by midsized firms to improve performance and gain efficiency. Improvement in the coordination of resources can result in greater competitiveness and lower costs. While virtualization of servers is the starting point for any consolidation effort, it...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Dynamic IT: The Impact Of Virtualisation

    The storage system is really the foundation for data management. So when IT wants to enable datacenter-to-datacenter recovery in a virtualized environment, the abilities of the storage systems and the data replication services and the data repositioning services that are on those platforms are really the foundation for making everything...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Making Cloud an Integral Part of Your Enterprise Storage and Data Protection Strategy

    The explosive growth of enterprise data is posing new storage and data management challenges for enterprises. The advent of advanced storage and networking technologies makes it possible for IT organizations to take advantage of cloud-based IT services without sacrificing data integrity/security or application performance. This paper details the current challenges...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Stream Global Services: Differentiated Services, Consistent Performance, A Worldwide Stage

    These are challenging times in the realm of business process outsourcing (BPO). 2010 sits mired in a troubled economic setting, even as more complex customer demographics and expectations push businesses to rethink and redefine their customer care strategies and the geographies and technologies leveraged to support them. Established norms of...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    ROI Of A Complete Networking Portfolio: Delivering Value From The Network Edge To The Core

    The IT market is entering a new era in which the importance of the network is greater than ever. Emerging architectures demand networking expertise, and tightly integrated systems and architectures are required to solve the complex problems of enterprise deployments. Applications such as voice, video, and converged IT architectures and...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Virtual Storage Delivers a Three-Dimensional Approach to Storage Scaling

    The foundation for the effective and efficient transformation of the traditional siloed data center to the next-generation highly virtualized dynamic data center requires not only the virtualization of the compute and server platform. A storage infrastructure that can be as flexible, capacity efficient and power efficient as the server infrastructure...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Addressing WAN Optimization in the Integrated Services Router

    The emergence of WAN optimization in recent years has resulted in significant gains to the enterprise in terms of application performance, reduced network costs, and improved employee productivity and customer satisfaction. To date, the majority of WAN optimization efforts have been concentrated in branch deployments and have not been rolled...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    The Business Value Of Large-Scale Server Consolidation

    At the datacenter level, the proliferation of small servers has introduced a set of pressing agenda items for IT staffers to address: managing large numbers of servers; maintaining all of the servers at the proper software release levels for operating systems, middleware, system management software, and applications; ensuring adequate power...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    A Consumer Revolution In The Enterprise

    And what they have at home, they want in the workplace. They want to use multiple electronic devices to access multiple Web-based applications, and they want to do so with the same ease at work that they have at home. In fact, they don't often differentiate among activities, devices, and...

    Provided By IDC

  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    Alphawest Builds on Cisco UCS for its Cloud Computing Solution

    Alphawest Services faces the challenges to building a world-class infrastructure for delivering a private virtual datacenter offering. They deployed to Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), powered by Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series. They get benefits of lowered cost of ownership, agility of service provisioning and elasticity of infrastructure. Cisco extended...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Identity and Access Management for Approaching Clouds

    Cloud computing is in the process of changing the enterprise IT landscape. Formal and informal surveys of IT management professionals provide strong evidence that cloud computing not only is here to stay but also, within the next several years, will permanently change the way enterprises deploy IT infrastructures. Successful early-adopter...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // May 2010

    The Journey to Private Cloud - Taking the first step

    The modern IT organization is changing. IT organizations need to increasingly deliver IT through a services orientated model. As such, leveraging consolidated and convergent infrastructure will lead to the desired cost efficiencies and deliver IT service to the required and agreed upon service levels. IT functions will increasingly be automated...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Building Virtualized Datacenters and Private Clouds: The Critical Role of Unified and Converged IT Infrastructure

    The stresses associated with the economic crisis is driving several fundamental changes in business executives' attitudes towards and priorities for IT investments. Put simply, senior executives want to undertake an "operational" transformation of IT to boost the effective use of those assets and make it easier for organizations to react...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    The Proven Professional Certification: Proving Certification Can Profit

    This IDC paper analyzes the career impact of IT professionals who are certified EMC Proven Professionals. EMC, in conjunction with IDC, fielded this survey in November 2009 to a population of individuals who have achieved one or more EMC Proven Professional certifications. A total of 3,233 respondents were recorded for...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Automation and Integration Vital for Efficient Data center Operations

    Today enterprise datacenters are experiencing a number of operational challenges as they strive to implement virtualization, prepare for cloud computing, and accommodate increased demands to deploy and support dynamic multitier applications, social software mashups, and mobile computing solutions. Together, these new infrastructure architectures substantially increase the complexity of enterprise datacenter...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Achieving Business Value With Network And Application Visibility

    The author conducted nine in-depth interviews with current Riverbed Cascade customers in order to obtain qualitative information about the end-user experience since deploying the network and application visibility solution, and obtain quantifiable data specific to each customer. The information and data gathered serve as the foundation for the Return On...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    HP Cloud Infrastructure Services Jump-Start Enterprise Decisions and Deployments

    Cloud computing transforms enterprise IT operations and infrastructure by \"Service enabling\" both application resources and infrastructure resources, changing them from dedicated silos of technology into shared resource pools that are available to be configured and consumed as needed to meet IT needs and business goals. This approach to IT configuration,...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Leveraging A Dynamic Application Infrastructure For Effective Private Cloud Computing

    Common to all cloud computing models is the expectation that they will reduce costs, provide faster time to value, and improve reliability. These potential benefits have riveted the attention of IT executives as a way to control IT costs while improving service levels. Despite the attention garnered by the public...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Nolio Application Service Automation: An Application-Centric Approach to Datacenter Automation

    Driven by increased adoption of services-based computing, virtualization technologies, and mixed private and public cloud computing, enterprise datacenter ww.idc.com applications are evolving from static and monolithic to dynamic, distributed, and multi-tiered. With this new application model come new operating challenges. As organizations become increasingly reliant on integrated datacenter applications, deploying...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Comparison Of Approaches To Improving Employee Onboarding And Offboarding Processes

    HR departments are beset by a variety of pressures, including the need to support cost reductions, consolidations, mergers, regulatory changes, and increasing demands to improve core HR processes. Employers are recognizing that the processes at the beginning and end of the employment cycle need improvement. As HR departments increase their...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Business Value Of Storage Virtualisation: Scaling The Storage Solution: Leveraging The Storage Investment

    Today's challenging business environment demands that IT managers extend the business value of past and future IT investments while boosting the efficiency of their IT operations. Despite tightening budgets, business and regulatory requirements are driving major, unavoidable increases in information creation and long-term retention. IT departments, no matter what their...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Addressing Virtualization and High-Availability Needs with Sun Solaris Cluster

    Enterprise applications must continue running, even in the event of an unforeseen/unplanned outage. Outages can be caused by a number of events - hardware or software failures, network outages, power outages, or natural disasters. No matter the cause of the outage, enterprise applications need to be restarted on alternate resources,...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The Impact of a Total Cost of Ownership Model

    Operators are increasingly focused on a basic formula: capital and operational costs divided by revenue. As investments in capital equipment and operational costs increase, the revenue for some operators is simply not growing at the same pace. Operators have to find a way to grow their revenues through new services,...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Business Intelligence/Performance Management Applications: Profiles Of Successful Hospital Case Studies

    This white paper presents the findings and analysis of in-depth interviews conducted with nine senior executives and system architects at three prestigious teaching hospitals acknowledged to be industry leaders in their use of health information technology, in general, and BI applications, in particular. The three institutions are Brigham and Women's...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Digital Services Play A Key Role For Insurers And Agents

    In the spring of 2009, Financial Insights conducted a survey of insurance agents/brokers from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany on financial digital services. Financial digital services are defined as the distribution of content, information, or product across the Internet, mobile device, or other electronic delivery channel....

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Accenture Testing Services: Engaging Its Consulting Strength To Drive Testing Transformation

    Accenture's testing services practice skillfully blends its consulting heritage and experience with a quality assurance mindset that aims at helping clients move toward transforming quality into a competitive advantage. In synchronization with its other operating groups, its strategy emphasizes "Making IT testing a foundation for high performance." Yet, to maintain...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Cloud Computing Drives Break through Improvementsin IT Service Delivery, Speed,and Costs

    Cloud computing promotes a new dialogue between business and IT decision makers. It allows decision makers to define business service requirements first and then decide how to balance the use of shared, internal virtualized IT resources and external public services most cost-effectively while maintaining required levels of cost, performance, security,...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Both Businesses And Bankers See The ROI Of Digital Services

    In early 2009, Financial Insights conducted a global survey of businesses and bankers regarding their investments in and use of financial digital services. Financial digital services are defined as the distribution of content, information, or product across the Internet, mobile device, or other electronic delivery channel. The goal was to...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Digital Services Play A Key Part In Customer Acquisition And Retention

    In early 2009, Financial Insights conducted a global consumer survey and in-depth bank interviews on financial digital services. Financial digital services are defined as the distribution of content, information, or product across the Internet, mobile device, or other electronic delivery channel. The goal was to better understand consumers' usage of...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Digital Services: Building A Foundation For User Experience

    Digital services encompass the online and increasingly mobile interactions financial institutions have with their customers. The next wave of digital services are being developed and deployed by leading financial institutions, and increasingly, by start-ups offering new financial tools. The early stages of this transformation are already becoming visible as financial...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    The Benefits of Cloud-Based Backup: Addressing Business Continuity in a Distributed Workforce

    Firms of all sizes among many different industries struggle with how to store, protect, and manage growing amounts of business information. Increasingly, business-critical data extends beyond a centralized location within the organization and spans a distributed, often mobile workforce. For many Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) and smaller branch offices...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Helping the Enterprise Address Cloud Strategies Through Business and IT Necessity

    At this point of the technology curve, everyone seems to know what cloud is and what cloud-delivered services can achieve for enterprises. Cloud computing, which enables IT services delivery to support enterprises, offers the promise of addressing business issues and business pain points such as high enterprise solutions costs, scarce...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The Impact of a Total Cost of Ownership Model

    Operators are increasingly focused on a basic formula: capital and operational costs divided by revenue. As investments in capital equipment and operational costs increase, the revenue for some operators is simply not growing at the same pace. Operators have to find a way to grow their revenues through new services,...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Accenture Testing Services: Engaging Its Consulting Strength To Drive Testing Transformation

    Accenture's testing services practice skillfully blends its consulting heritage and experience with a quality assurance mindset that aims at helping clients move toward transforming quality into a competitive advantage. In synchronization with its other operating groups, its strategy emphasizes "Making IT testing a foundation for high performance." Yet, to maintain...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Pervasive Business Intelligence

    Evidence of the competitive value of business intelligence (BI) and analytics solutions is growing. BI and data warehouse (DW) tools and analytic applications ? a set of technologies and processes that IDC refers to as business analytics ? are being deployed to support decision making. An increasing number of organizations...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Improving Organizational Performance Management Through Pervasive Business Intelligence

    Evidence of the competitive value of Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics solutions is growing. Fact-based decision making is spreading throughout commercial, nonprofit, and public sector organizations. The economic downturn is spurring organizations to examine ways of retaining customers, spending capital and operating budgets, and complying with regulations. However, over the...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    "Real-World" Marketing: Enabling Marketing Throughout The Organization

    Organizations have a wide range of business requirements. The corporate goals of an organization set the broadest outline of the organizational strategy, but their execution becomes the purview of a myriad of localized initiatives. Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and specifically marketing automation solutions, enables a broader set of employees to...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Leveraging Next-Generation HLR Solutions

    The global telecommunications industry has evolved; today's Service Providers (SPs) face continuous pressure to win more profitable customers and maintain their competitiveness. One key challenge is subscriber management, due in part to the need to continuously offer differentiated and personal services to their subscribers. SPs continue to work through both...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    A Consumer Revolution In The Enterprise

    And what they have at home, they want in the workplace. They want to use multiple electronic devices to access multiple Web-based applications, and they want to do so with the same ease at work that they have at home. In fact, they don't often differentiate among activities, devices, and...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Common Short Codes: The Time is Now for Mobile Marketing and Outreach

    Mobile marketing offers one of the most effective and rapidly evolving opportunities to engage with target audiences in new ways. In the developed world, the cell phone is the ubiquitous "Third Screen" in most people's lives and one that they are rarely without. For hundreds of millions of people in...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Addressing Virtualization and High-Availability Needs with Sun Solaris Cluster

    Enterprise applications must continue running, even in the event of an unforeseen/unplanned outage. Outages can be caused by a number of events - hardware or software failures, network outages, power outages, or natural disasters. No matter the cause of the outage, enterprise applications need to be restarted on alternate resources,...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    The Proven Professional Certification: Proving Certification Can Profit

    This IDC paper analyzes the career impact of IT professionals who are certified EMC Proven Professionals. EMC, in conjunction with IDC, fielded this survey in November 2009 to a population of individuals who have achieved one or more EMC Proven Professional certifications. A total of 3,233 respondents were recorded for...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Cloud Computing Drives Break through Improvementsin IT Service Delivery, Speed,and Costs

    Cloud computing promotes a new dialogue between business and IT decision makers. It allows decision makers to define business service requirements first and then decide how to balance the use of shared, internal virtualized IT resources and external public services most cost-effectively while maintaining required levels of cost, performance, security,...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Nolio Application Service Automation: An Application-Centric Approach to Datacenter Automation

    Driven by increased adoption of services-based computing, virtualization technologies, and mixed private and public cloud computing, enterprise datacenter ww.idc.com applications are evolving from static and monolithic to dynamic, distributed, and multi-tiered. With this new application model come new operating challenges. As organizations become increasingly reliant on integrated datacenter applications, deploying...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Identity and Access Management for Approaching Clouds

    Cloud computing is in the process of changing the enterprise IT landscape. Formal and informal surveys of IT management professionals provide strong evidence that cloud computing not only is here to stay but also, within the next several years, will permanently change the way enterprises deploy IT infrastructures. Successful early-adopter...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Automation and Integration Vital for Efficient Data center Operations

    Today enterprise datacenters are experiencing a number of operational challenges as they strive to implement virtualization, prepare for cloud computing, and accommodate increased demands to deploy and support dynamic multitier applications, social software mashups, and mobile computing solutions. Together, these new infrastructure architectures substantially increase the complexity of enterprise datacenter...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // May 2010

    The Journey to Private Cloud - Taking the first step

    The modern IT organization is changing. IT organizations need to increasingly deliver IT through a services orientated model. As such, leveraging consolidated and convergent infrastructure will lead to the desired cost efficiencies and deliver IT service to the required and agreed upon service levels. IT functions will increasingly be automated...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Cloud Computing Drives Break through Improvements in IT Service Delivery, Speed, and Costs

    Cloud computing promotes a new dialogue between business and IT decision makers. It allows decision makers to define business service requirements first and then decide how to balance the use of shared, internal virtualized IT resources and external public services most cost-effectively while maintaining required levels of cost, performance, security,...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    ROI Of A Complete Networking Portfolio: Delivering Value From The Network Edge To The Core

    The IT market is entering a new era in which the importance of the network is greater than ever. Emerging architectures demand networking expertise, and tightly integrated systems and architectures are required to solve the complex problems of enterprise deployments. Applications such as voice, video, and converged IT architectures and...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Building Virtualized Datacenters and Private Clouds: The Critical Role of Unified and Converged IT Infrastructure

    The stresses associated with the economic crisis is driving several fundamental changes in business executives' attitudes towards and priorities for IT investments. Put simply, senior executives want to undertake an "operational" transformation of IT to boost the effective use of those assets and make it easier for organizations to react...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Virtual Storage Delivers a Three-Dimensional Approach to Storage Scaling

    The foundation for the effective and efficient transformation of the traditional siloed data center to the next-generation highly virtualized dynamic data center requires not only the virtualization of the compute and server platform. A storage infrastructure that can be as flexible, capacity efficient and power efficient as the server infrastructure...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Business Value Of Storage Virtualisation: Scaling The Storage Solution: Leveraging The Storage Investment

    Today's challenging business environment demands that IT managers extend the business value of past and future IT investments while boosting the efficiency of their IT operations. Despite tightening budgets, business and regulatory requirements are driving major, unavoidable increases in information creation and long-term retention. IT departments, no matter what their...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Dynamic IT: The Impact Of Virtualisation

    The storage system is really the foundation for data management. So when IT wants to enable datacenter-to-datacenter recovery in a virtualized environment, the abilities of the storage systems and the data replication services and the data repositioning services that are on those platforms are really the foundation for making everything...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Achieving Business Value With Network And Application Visibility

    The author conducted nine in-depth interviews with current Riverbed Cascade customers in order to obtain qualitative information about the end-user experience since deploying the network and application visibility solution, and obtain quantifiable data specific to each customer. The information and data gathered serve as the foundation for the Return On...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Leveraging A Dynamic Application Infrastructure For Effective Private Cloud Computing

    Common to all cloud computing models is the expectation that they will reduce costs, provide faster time to value, and improve reliability. These potential benefits have riveted the attention of IT executives as a way to control IT costs while improving service levels. Despite the attention garnered by the public...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    The Business Value Of Large-Scale Server Consolidation

    At the datacenter level, the proliferation of small servers has introduced a set of pressing agenda items for IT staffers to address: managing large numbers of servers; maintaining all of the servers at the proper software release levels for operating systems, middleware, system management software, and applications; ensuring adequate power...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Business Intelligence/Performance Management Applications: Profiles Of Successful Hospital Case Studies

    This white paper presents the findings and analysis of in-depth interviews conducted with nine senior executives and system architects at three prestigious teaching hospitals acknowledged to be industry leaders in their use of health information technology, in general, and BI applications, in particular. The three institutions are Brigham and Women's...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    IT Leasing And Financing : Financial And Operational Factors To Consider

    In today's volatile economic climate, many IT organizations, striving to balance the need to invest in new Information Technology (IT) equipment and software with their organization's goal of minimizing capital spending, are again shifting to leasing and financing their new acquisitions. IDC believes that in many situations, technology leasing/financing IT...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Stream Global Services: Differentiated Services, Consistent Performance, A Worldwide Stage

    These are challenging times in the realm of business process outsourcing (BPO). 2010 sits mired in a troubled economic setting, even as more complex customer demographics and expectations push businesses to rethink and redefine their customer care strategies and the geographies and technologies leveraged to support them. Established norms of...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Coordinating Marketing And Sales Across The Entire Revenue Cycle

    As B2B customers become more sophisticated and competition increases, the integration of marketing and sales becomes more critical for meeting and exceeding market demands. And the cost for this integration is only increasing as growth in marketing and sales investment outpaces revenue growth. According to IDC, growth in B2B technology...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Digital Services Play A Key Role For Insurers And Agents

    In the spring of 2009, Financial Insights conducted a survey of insurance agents/brokers from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany on financial digital services. Financial digital services are defined as the distribution of content, information, or product across the Internet, mobile device, or other electronic delivery channel....

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Both Businesses And Bankers See The ROI Of Digital Services

    In early 2009, Financial Insights conducted a global survey of businesses and bankers regarding their investments in and use of financial digital services. Financial digital services are defined as the distribution of content, information, or product across the Internet, mobile device, or other electronic delivery channel. The goal was to...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Digital Services Play A Key Part In Customer Acquisition And Retention

    In early 2009, Financial Insights conducted a global consumer survey and in-depth bank interviews on financial digital services. Financial digital services are defined as the distribution of content, information, or product across the Internet, mobile device, or other electronic delivery channel. The goal was to better understand consumers' usage of...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Digital Services: Building A Foundation For User Experience

    Digital services encompass the online and increasingly mobile interactions financial institutions have with their customers. The next wave of digital services are being developed and deployed by leading financial institutions, and increasingly, by start-ups offering new financial tools. The early stages of this transformation are already becoming visible as financial...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Comparison Of Approaches To Improving Employee Onboarding And Offboarding Processes

    HR departments are beset by a variety of pressures, including the need to support cost reductions, consolidations, mergers, regulatory changes, and increasing demands to improve core HR processes. Employers are recognizing that the processes at the beginning and end of the employment cycle need improvement. As HR departments increase their...

    Provided By IDC

  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    Alphawest Builds on Cisco UCS for its Cloud Computing Solution

    Alphawest Services faces the challenges to building a world-class infrastructure for delivering a private virtual datacenter offering. They deployed to Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), powered by Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series. They get benefits of lowered cost of ownership, agility of service provisioning and elasticity of infrastructure. Cisco extended...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Addressing WAN Optimization in the Integrated Services Router

    The emergence of WAN optimization in recent years has resulted in significant gains to the enterprise in terms of application performance, reduced network costs, and improved employee productivity and customer satisfaction. To date, the majority of WAN optimization efforts have been concentrated in branch deployments and have not been rolled...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Effective Data Leak Prevention Programs: Start by Protecting Data at the Source

    Data, data everywhere. Organizations rely on data for business operations. The information being created, collected, and stored is valuable to everyday operations, and it creates opportunities and value. Business data represents a type of currency within the marketplace. Databases are the digital banks that store and retrieve valuable information. Data,...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Leveraging Performance Optimization for Business Advantage: Bridging the Life-Cycle Gap Between Development, Transactions, and Production

    One of the great challenges for IT organizations is managing the application life cycle from development to production - using information obtained from automated tools to pinpoint performance problems to find and resolve them throughout the software life cycle and, most importantly, when they occur in production. The costs of...

    Provided By IDC

  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Achieving the Full Business Value of Virtualization With a Scalable Software -Based Storage Virtualization Solution

    Today's information-based economy demands that IT managers enhance the business value of existing and planned IT investments while simultaneously reducing the costs of IT operations. Server consolidation and broader adoption of server virtualization are some of the key strategies IT teams are counting on to meet these goals. Dealing with...

    Provided By IDC