IDG (International Data Group)

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Migrating Infrastructure for SAP Environments Away From Unix/RISC

    In this white paper, the authors will look into three distinct customer situations faced with the business driver to move from an Unix/RISC system supporting an SAP ERP system each to another infrastructure platform. Based on the results of these case studies that are put into the context of IDC's...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Reducing Downtime and Business Loss: Addressing Business Risk With Effective Technology

    Business risk can appear at the company's doorstep at any time - and in many forms. Systems go offline when aging components fail, natural disasters strike, key networking connections don't work, or a local contractor cuts a power cable. Security issues can emerge and threaten the integrity of business data....

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Using Clustered File System Software for Superior Application Availability

    Managers across organizations of all types and sizes would prefer not to experience downtime, but that might not be realistic expectation. Organizations for which downtime - say, even 20 minutes - is a costly proposition have the option of using a clustered file system to deliver faster failover and less...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    The Economic Impact of Microsoft's Windows 7, Worldwide

    This profile quantifies the forecasted economic impact that Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system will have worldwide from launch in October 2009 to the end of 2010. The impact is seen in IT employment, revenues to firms in the Microsoft ecosystem, and investment in products and services working with or supporting...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    The Market for Software Appliances: An Opportunity Poised for Growth

    In the midst of an uncertain economy, end users are increasingly looking for simplicity in their IT solutions. The goal of streamlining operations will lead customers to more cost-effective solutions that can be readily "Plugged into" their existing environments. Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud computing streamline operations yet...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    IT Economics: CA Infrastructure Management Reduces Operational Costs and Increases IT Efficiency

    CA customers have provided a number of proof points that illustrate how automated, integrated infrastructure and performance management can significantly lower the cost and improve the productivity of IT infrastructure management teams. As IT organizations lay out plans for new investments in virtualization, unified communications, SOA, and cloud computing, they...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Raising the Bar on Business Analytics: Innovation Powered by Grid

    This white paper focuses on the benefits of deploying business analytics solutions on grid computing platforms. The paper discusses these technologies, the reasons for selecting business analytics software on grid computing platforms, and the benefits achieved from them by three organizations. The examples show that these technologies can enable competitive...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    The Business Value of Software Deployment Services

    This white paper describes the challenges enterprises can encounter when deploying software packages into their IT environment. It also highlights what enterprises should consider when evaluating software deployment services and how specific deployment services can accelerate software adoption and solution payback. The paper examines a software deployment offering from CA...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Microsoft, PHP, and Open Source: A Pragmatic Alliance

    How does one develop an application in PHP using the Zend Framework and Oracle database? This paper discusses the Zend Framework, which is an open source framework for PHP. This framework is particularly useful with PHP-based web applications and comes with various tools to assist the developer. The aim of...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Maximizing Your Microsoft Software Investment

    Microsoft Software Assurance (SA) for Volume Licensing is a vehicle through which Microsoft provides unique offerings and special enhancements to its customers. SA includes services as well as technologies and license rights designed to help customers extend the value of their software investment. Currently, more than 15 benefits are available...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Leveraging SUSE Linux Enterprise and HP Platforms for Business-Critical Work Load Deployments

    Linux has come a long way in the past decade. Considered to be little more than a curious phenomenon by enterprise customers 10 years ago, Linux is increasingly becoming a platform of choice for business-critical application deployment today. This growing confidence in Linux comes from a well-earned reputation for stability...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Novell Holds Down Data Center Costs With PlateSpin Workload Management Solutions

    Virtual server technology is becoming mainstream in many enterprise data centers. In addition to using the technology to improve server utilization by consolidating workloads, IT leaders are also using virtualization to improve business continuity, enhance peak hour application performance, and dynamically optimize system resources across the data center. These more...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Approaches to Storage Cost Management in the New Economy

    Data growth is not a new issue. Over the past years, a number of solutions have been introduced to the market to help address the explosive growth in data. However, for many IT departments, the ongoing decline in the cost of disk storage or dollar per gigabyte ($/GB) has meant...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Driving the Real Value From a CRM Solution in a High-Volume Contact Center

    This white paper discusses the current state of high-volume contact centers. It considers the business and technical challenges involved in maintaining good customer support in the face of rising data volumes and correspondingly diminishing effectiveness in dealing with those data volumes from a customer management standpoint. The paper then examines...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    IPBrick Redefines Open Source Usability and Manageability

    In today's complex and competitive world there is a need for continuous business support, while at the same time reducing costs incurred. There is a continuous effort being made to integrate both and to find an optimum solution. CIOs are seeking new ways to be able to meet IT challenges...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    The Benefits of Datacenter Transformation With HP

    HP's transformation solutions cut across every aspect of the datacenter. Customers can choose from a comprehensive set of hardware, software, and services that can be tailored to support a wide variety of projects. Whether customers are looking to get started laying out a datacenter strategy or are ready to build...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2008

    The Path Toward Pervasive Business Intelligence at an Asian Telecommunication Services Provider

    The trend toward evidence-based decision-making is taking root in commercial, non-profit and public sector organizations. Driven by increased competition due to changing business models, deregulation or, in some cases, increased regulation in the form of new compliance requirements, organizations in all industries and of all sizes are turning to Business...

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2008

    The Path Toward Pervasive Business Intelligence at Steak N Shake

    Founded in 1934 in Normal, Illinois, The Steak n Shake Company (Steak n Shake) is one of the oldest restaurant chains in the United States. Steak n Shake was influenced by both external and internal factors that triggered a need to re-evaluate its decision-making processes and the supporting BI and...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    The Promise of Desktop Virtualization: Desktop Virtualization Can Help Rein in the Costs of Managing and Maintaining PC Infrastructures

    Much like server virtualization, virtualizing desktops involves separating the physical location of a client device from its logical interface. In practical terms, desktop virtualization allows end users to access all of their data and applications without being tied down to a specific hardware device. It also allows IT departments to...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2003

    Safety Measures

    In 2004, information security will require a splash of the old, a dash of the new and a healthy dose of brainpower. The article discusses that numerous companies have lined up to create tools that automatically identify and patch operating systems and applications. However, current tools are often less than...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2003

    Permit Your Prices To Fluctuate Freely With Supply And Demand

    This article is basically a case study which discusses about the power of dynamic pricing. It was observed that as dozens of governments around the world started loosening their iron grip on state-run telephone monopolies, it would trigger vast changes in the going rates for international telephone calls and data...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Driving Productivity With Multiple Monitors

    This white paper discusses the increasing need for a cost-effective, easy-to-use multiple-monitor solution. It explores the impact adding multiple-monitor workstations had on three tech-driven companies. And it explores AMD's new multiple-monitor technology solution. Today's PC end users are inundated with data. The average office worker often finds himself or herself...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Migrating Infrastructure for SAP Environments Away From Unix/RISC

    In this white paper, the authors will look into three distinct customer situations faced with the business driver to move from an Unix/RISC system supporting an SAP ERP system each to another infrastructure platform. Based on the results of these case studies that are put into the context of IDC's...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Why Architecture Matters: PowerDesigner Enhances Support for Enterprise Architecture

    This white paper examines the evolutionary changes that are occurring in the overall architectural tools market, including the increasing emphasis on enterprise architecture tools and the importance of a converged approach to architectural tools where support is provided for both business architecture and IT architecture. The convergence of business architecture...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Understanding the Spectrum: Videoconferencing to Telepresence Solutions

    Videoconferencing and telepresence in particular give organizations the ability to effectively message and align an entire company. Videoconferencing and telepresence not only help executives communicate critical messaging to employees but also allow organizations to scale critical human capital so that key leaders can be virtually present in multiple locations simultaneously....

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Driving the Real Value From a CRM Solution in a High-Volume Contact Center

    This white paper discusses the current state of high-volume contact centers. It considers the business and technical challenges involved in maintaining good customer support in the face of rising data volumes and correspondingly diminishing effectiveness in dealing with those data volumes from a customer management standpoint. The paper then examines...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    SAP ERP Life -Cycle Management Overcoming the Downside of Upgrading

    Enterprises today are reliant on their ERP to streamline critical business activities. In accordance, ERP systems have become increasingly sophisticated and include a wide range of capabilities, serving multiple departments within an organization through various modules and functionalities. This white paper discusses the growing complexity of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Sybase PowerBuilder Meets Microsoft .NET: Setting the Pace for Application Development Productivity

    Sybase PowerBuilder has remained throughout the years a bastion of application development productivity for a wide class of enterprise applications that combine heavy database orientation with a highly productive Graphical User Interface (GUI). Revolutionary at its inception for creating and popularizing this specific genre of distributed application development, the PowerBuilder...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    The Benefit of Using Windows 7 in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

    All indications suggest that Windows 7 will be a major success with business customers of all sizes as well as with consumers. Windows 7 has the ability to drive productivity and user satisfaction on its own strengths and features, but the product also benefits indirectly from the aging installed base...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    The Evolution of the Multi-Protocol SAN

    The recession and global economic crisis in 2009 had a profound effect on organizations investment and operations priorities. Some of these (e.g. delayed capital expenditures and staff reductions) are of a temporary nature, but others accelerated long developing, fundamental changes in business practices and IT operations. Taken in combination, they...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Enabling SharePoint Operational Efficiency and Information Governance With EMC SourceOne

    This paper is dedicated to providing firms with guidance on addressing the operational and information governance challenges associated with managing SharePoint sites, libraries and content sprawl. This paper will aid the reader by highlighting the immediate operational value and information governance benefits associated with taking control of active SharePoint content....

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    The Supercomputer on Your Desktop

    High-Performance Computing (HPC) has almost always required a supercomputer - one of those room-size monoliths that find at government research labs and universities. And while those systems aren't going away, some of the applications traditionally handled by the biggest of Big Iron are heading to the desktop. High-Performance Computing (HPC)...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Intelligent Workload Management: Opportunities and Challenges

    Over the next several years, IDC expects enterprises will continue to increase both the percentage of virtualized datacenter workloads and the density of Virtual Machines (VMs) on physical servers while continuing to maintain many single-purpose systems. Simultaneously, many organizations will add public and/or private cloud services to their enterprise infrastructure...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Aid to Recovery: The Economic Impact of IT, Software, and the Microsoft Ecosystem on the Global Economy

    Economists have long recognized the important role Information Technology (IT) can play in a country's development. As the IT sector helps lead the corporate sector out of the worst global recession in more than 50 years, that role will be even more important. To quantify the direct benefits of IT...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Leveraging SUSE Linux Enterprise and HP Platforms for Business-Critical Work Load Deployments

    Linux has come a long way in the past decade. Considered to be little more than a curious phenomenon by enterprise customers 10 years ago, Linux is increasingly becoming a platform of choice for business-critical application deployment today. This growing confidence in Linux comes from a well-earned reputation for stability...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Return on Investment: Migrating to Blade Servers

    IDC believes that IT technology will be a significant component to future business initiatives, whether it be expanding business internationally, dealing with M&As, adhering to regulations, or speeding the demand for real-time data. Corporations are leveraging their IT in order to gain a competitive edge and efficiently run their enterprise....

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    ICD-10 and HIPAA 5010

    The US Healthcare system has endeavored to give codes are deeply embedded as part of the coding, providers a systematic way to classify diseases in reporting, and reimbursement methodology in use order to standardize the way the providers' bill for today. Services and ensure accuracy of payments by insurance companies....

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Retaining Your IT Staff

    A difficult economy has not reversed the demand for talented IT professionals. It might be more competitive than three years ago, but IT workers with a strong skills base and the experience to match are still finding well-paid positions with leading companies. Certain skills have remained particularly desirable, too. Research...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Managing Distributed Software Development Teams

    Software development is a process of evaluation and management of user requests and requirements, control of project specifications and scope, and leadership and coordination of the development team. This can often be a complicated and difficult-to manage process involving structured roles and methodologies, whiteboards and a whole lot of sticky...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Reducing IT Costs With Client Virtualization

    Organizations are always looking for ways to reduce their IT costs and increase their flexibility and agility - but that combination rarely comes together at the same time. The development and the proliferation of virtual client solutions provide a notable exception, however, because the technology can give businesses, government organizations,...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Using Desktop Virtualization to Drive Quality and Cost Savings in Clinical Computing

    Incentives created by the HITECH Act portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) are expected to result in a surge of new Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) system implementations, alongside expanded adoption of existing clinical information systems. The growth in adoption...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Reducing Downtime and Business Loss: Addressing Business Risk With Effective Technology

    Business risk can appear at the company's doorstep at any time - and in many forms. Systems go offline when aging components fail, natural disasters strike, key networking connections don't work, or a local contractor cuts a power cable. Security issues can emerge and threaten the integrity of business data....

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