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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Amalga Unified Intelligence: One New Solution to Many Old Problems

    In the past, it was sufficient for hospitals to care for patients and bill payers for their services. But in today's highly regulated, rapidly changing, and increasingly competitive and cost-controlled environment, this is no longer enough. Issues such as quality, outcomes, consumerism, and high levels of attention to the cost...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Achieving Maximum ROI From Server Virtualization

    Virtualization is widely regarded as a powerful tool for solving resource utilization challenges. From consolidating servers to pooling storage to easing desktop image management, virtualization can help organizations reduce data center complexity, lower power consumption, and save money. Yet many organizations decelerated their adoption of virtualization over the course of...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Endpoint Security: Proactive Solutions for Networkwide Platforms

    This white paper examines the looming threat horizon that is forcing companies to reexamine their endpoint security functions and discusses ESET's solution for integrated security management that is built around its advanced heuristic technology. The threat landscape facing businesses has evolved significantly, and corporations are looking for security products that...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Virtualization and the Midsize Organization: How Much Does It Help?

    Executives of medium-sized businesses (250-999 employees, 10-100 servers) may wonder how virtualization can help with their problems ? a set of problems different from those of larger global enterprises. Medium-sized business executives seek specifics on how and how much virtualization can help. Few of their peers in this midmarket class...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Enterprise Security: The Smart Way, Not the Hard Way

    IDC conducted interviews with executives at companies in several industry sectors to identify customer and market trends in security solutions. In addition, IDC met with Trend Micro's management team to review its new approach to addressing customer security challenges. This white paper uses all of these research perspectives to create...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Business Value of Storage Virtualization: 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...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    End Point Security: Proactive Solutions for Networkwide Plat Forms

    The past few years have witnessed several highly publicized cases of security breaches at major corporations. These high-profile incidents have emphasized the need to protect and control sensitive corporate information within the enterprise environment. As more data resides at the endpoint, administrators are being forced to defend a new architecture...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Bringing Clarity to Hard Disk Drive Choices for Enterprise Storage Systems

    Technology migrations for IT organizations are often challenging. But choosing the right storage hardware technology wisely, and implementing it appropriately for a given storage application and its associated workload, can lead to improved performance and lower operating costs. Awareness of the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) technology trends is important for...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    The Case for Investing in Business Analytics Technology

    The business analytics technology functionality must provide support for a range of decision-maker needs, including standalone ad hoc, exploratory, and predictive analysis. But business analytics technology will also form the basis for the next "Killer App" - if such a thing exists - which is a hybrid analytic/operational application that...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Next-Generation Management Software for Blade Environments

    This paper examines HP Insight Software and the importance of manageability in the selection of a blade platform with ProLiant servers. It joins the IDC white paper Gaining Business Value and ROI with HP Insight Control, which describes the overall ROI and benefits of Insight Control management software, as well...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Application Security: No Room for False Positives

    The Internet continues to be an agent for business operation. More and more people and organizations are using the Internet for critical business transactions; however, this success becomes its own worst enemy. As the value of transactions occurring over the Internet increases, so too do security threats. Attackers have targeted...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Scalable Windows Servers in the Datacenter

    This paper focuses on HP Integrity servers running the Microsoft Windows server operating environment and mission-critical workloads (e.g., ERP, CRM, and databases). Often the result of consolidation initiatives within the datacenter, the deployment of HP Integrity servers running Microsoft Windows results in a computing platform that supports mission-critical Windows workloads...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    SAP in the Mid - Sized Enterprise: Lessons Learned in Europe and Africa

    Mid-sized enterprises are under pressure many sides. Despite growth, they often find it hard to reap global economies of scale because local systems and business procedures inhibit coordination, automation, and visibility. Legacy systems, furthermore, often provide little or no support for business intelligence, international expansion, corporate compliance, and internet-based business...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Online PC Backup : Key Criteria in Selecting an Enterprise Solution

    According to an IDC research, it is important to centrally protect and secure laptops and desktops as corporate information assets. But this will require increased spending on online PC backup services. This research studies the need for laptop and desktop data protection and the primary things one should look at...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    The Business Benefits of Hosted Email Security for the SMB

    All businesses face a daily bombardment of email spam that consumes valuable IT staff time as well as end-user productivity. In addition, email is an attack vector for many types of security threats to businesses, including phishing, viruses, spyware, and malicious URLs. Given that all businesses are experiencing the financial...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Enterprise VTLs: Strategic for Large-Scale Datacenters

    Enterprise datacenters have built up extensive investments in large-scale tape infrastructures. Valuable corporate information resides there, and policies and processes have been developed to manage this infrastructure and its data. In largescale datacenters, it is impractical to envision physical tape infrastructures being eliminated. However, they are being augmented with other...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Realizing the Benefits of Deduplication in a Backup and Restore System

    Protecting the data on tape data storage is a thing of the past. Today, most of the small and medium-sized companies are looking for better, more cost-effective ways to store, backup, and safeguard their critical data. It has also been noticed that small and medium-sized companies need this system dreadfully...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Improving Organizational Decision-Making Through: Pervasive Business Intelligence - The Five Key Factors That Lead to Business Intelligence Diffusion

    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...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Pulling the Thin Provisioning Lever to Improve Storage Management Efficiency

    IT departments and systems administrators are beset by storage management challenges. The tremendous growth in the amount of digital data, combined with IT staffs that are stretched thin, is driving organizations to simplify operational tasks and to increase utilization rates as measured by storage management tools. One approach that is...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Using Availability and Clustering Software to Maintain Business Continuity in the Era of Virtualization

    The market for highly available servers and high availability is growing, reflecting enterprise demand for solutions that strive to maintain business continuity. These solutions are becoming more important for operational viability, especially as organizations increase their adoption of virtualized computing solutions. This Executive Brief describes high-availability options, particularly Availability And...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    The Role of x86 Processors in the Virtualized, Energy-Constrained Datacenter

    The x86 market has gained momentum in Europe in recent years, and thanks to the rapid adoption of 64-bit processing and the always-improving multicore systems, x86 has come to represent the majority of server activity, in unit terms as well as from a business perspective. Standardization, a more price-aggressive approach,...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Improving IT Economics and Gaining Business Value With CA's Enterprise IT Management Software: An ROI Study

    Recent dislocations in the world economy have driven IT economics especially the cost and value of IT operations to the forefront of IT concerns. With this situation in mind, the authors present the results of an IDC study, sponsored by CA, to quantify the benefits, cost savings, and Return on...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Addressing Endpoint Security Visibility and Management

    The growing complexity of security environments in general, and endpoint security environments in particular, is creating significant management challenges for organizations. At the same time, growing awareness of insider threats and their potential impact on a company's business, along with regulatory compliance pressures and other factors, is pushing organizations to...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Oracle X Factor: HP Oracle Exadata Storage Server and the HP Oracle Database Machine

    This IDC Insight examines the initial implications of Oracle's recent announcements regarding the HP Oracle Exadata Storage Server and the HP Oracle Database Machine. This paper includes some high-level facts about the products as announced, the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) relationship between Oracle and HP, and early support site customer...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    The Economic Impact of File Virtualization: Reducing Storage Costs and Improving Management Efficiency

    Enterprises are adopting new strategies for building and managing file-based storage solutions in response to the high growth in file-based information and the critical need to more cost-effectively manage these information assets. In a series of interviews with U.S. and European enterprises, IDC found that companies are increasing their file-based...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Application Outsourcing: Leveraging Its Intrinsic Benefits

    MainTrend is a software and solution provider that connects high-level information technology and organization architecture professionals. It is the sole provider of the discussed solution for Oracle Rally applications. This paper talks about the company's solution that is designed for converting Rally to Java application. It provides general information and...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Server Refresh to Meet the Changing Needs of IT

    With the growth in installed base of server systems, various servers have replaced the existing installed systems in the organizations with the help of x86-based system. Replacing systems that do not function, meeting the compute demands of business requirements, saving energy, cutting costs, and requirement of efficient systems are some...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Evolution or Revolution: Either Approach to Core Banking Investment Requires Proper IT Risk Mitigation

    The banking industry in North America and around the world is reeling from the financial crisis. To change and adapt quickly, institutions recognize that large-scale IT investment and realignment will be required, with core banking investment on the agenda for banks of all sizes. Yet to meet project goals and...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Using a Hosted Service for Holistic Email Management

    Organizations are increasingly beset by policy, regulatory, continuity and security requirements for their data. This is particularly applicable for email, which has become the primary communication and collaborative platform at many organizations. To meet the demands imposed by regulator,' requirements - while protecting themselves against litigation-related discovery requests and safeguarding...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Embracing Next-Generation Mobility Platforms to Solve Business Problems

    This White Paper, IDC analyzes the role of next-generation mobile enterprise platforms as organizations seek a more strategic deployment of mobile solutions. The White Paper analyzes why mobility is important to enterprise customers; discusses key past obstacles across technology, supplier deployment, and customer adoption; and identifies vital criteria for choosing...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Embracing Next-Generation Mobile Platforms to Solve Business Problems

    As mobile technology and customer adoption of such technology continue to move forward, it is critical today for businesses to recognize the importance of mobility as a strategic investment and a mobile enterprise platform as the core of their strategy to deploy applications to a growing set of users. Mobility...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Business Intelligence Solutions From the Microsoft and Teradata Partnership

    The trend toward evidence-based decision making is taking root in commercial, nonprofit, 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...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Opportunities in Scalable Windows for Business Intelligence

    The trend toward evidence-based decision making is taking root in commercial, nonprofit, 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...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Green IT Barometer: European Organisations and the Business Imperatives of Deploying a Green and Sustainable IT Strategy

    This white paper details the results of the first IDC-Dell Green IT Barometer. Addressing green and sustainability issues brings significant changes to the IT organisation and the infrastructure and applications that must support sustainable practices. The objectives of this barometer is to assess the green and sustainability challenges European companies...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Advanced CPUs: The Impact on TCO Evaluations of Retail Store IT Investments

    Many retail IT and store operations executives struggle to justify the up-front acquisition/purchase costs of Point-Of-Sale (POS) replacement terminals, allowing legacy store equipment to potentially create a competitive disadvantage. The challenge is especially acute for new capital spending on advanced customer touch point technology such as self-service terminals and digital...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Secure Collaboration and Secure Information Access: Enablers for Citizen-Centric Services

    This White Paper presents a pair of case studies that describe how two government agencies are proactively addressing the challenges associated with providing citizen-centric services. In an environment of limited manpower, tight budgets, and ever-increasing demands from citizens and other customers for new and improved services, these agencies have enhanced...

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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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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Validating the Business Benefits of Integrated Systems Management: The LANDesk Software Customer Experience

    IT organizations want to provide high-quality, low-cost technology services to business units as part of their basic mission; however, software complexity, manpower changes, mergers and acquisitions, and changing business requirements have complicated that mission. Trends such as managing mobility, virtualization adoption, new and increasing compliance and governance requirements, and the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Delivering Improved Energy Efficiency for the Datacenter

    In today's business climate, with growing global awareness of environmental issues and rising costs of energy, enterprises and vendors alike are responding by looking for new ways to build and use more energy-efficient products. The datacenter has emerged as a particular area of focus, as an explosion in the number...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Validating the Business Benefits of Integrated Systems Management : The LANDesk Software Customer Experience

    IT organizations want to provide high-quality, low-cost technology services to business units as part of their basic mission; however, software complexity, manpower changes, mergers and acquisitions, and changing business requirements have complicated that mission. Trends such as managing mobility, virtualization adoption, new and increasing compliance and governance requirements, and the...

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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 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 // Jan 2009

    SAP in the Mid - Sized Enterprise: Lessons Learned in Europe and Africa

    Mid-sized enterprises are under pressure many sides. Despite growth, they often find it hard to reap global economies of scale because local systems and business procedures inhibit coordination, automation, and visibility. Legacy systems, furthermore, often provide little or no support for business intelligence, international expansion, corporate compliance, and internet-based business...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Improving IT Economics and Gaining Business Value With CA's Enterprise IT Management Software: An ROI Study

    Recent dislocations in the world economy have driven IT economics especially the cost and value of IT operations to the forefront of IT concerns. With this situation in mind, the authors present the results of an IDC study, sponsored by CA, to quantify the benefits, cost savings, and Return on...

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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 // Apr 2009

    Oracle Database and Microsoft Windows and .NET Interoper Ability: Packing Much More Than Meets the Eye

    Though often coming without much fanfare, the interoperability initiatives between Oracle and Microsoft technologies around Oracle database support on Windows and with .NET application development have been substantial and have seen several iterations and improvements. Today, interoperability has reached a significant level of depth and maturity such that Oracle database...

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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 // 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 // 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 // May 2009

    The Economic Impact of File Virtualization: Reducing Costs and Improving Efficiency for File-Based Storage

    The continued expansion of file-based, business-critical information within extended enterprises is changing the storage dynamic in a wide range of industries and organizations. In a series of interviews with U.S. and European enterprises, IDC found that companies are increasing their file-based storage by 40% to 120% a year and place...

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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 // Sep 2008

    Validating the Business Benefits of Integrated Systems Management : The LANDesk Software Customer Experience

    IT organizations want to provide high-quality, low-cost technology services to business units as part of their basic mission; however, software complexity, manpower changes, mergers and acquisitions, and changing business requirements have complicated that mission. Trends such as managing mobility, virtualization adoption, new and increasing compliance and governance requirements, and the...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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 2009

    End Point Security: Proactive Solutions for Networkwide Plat Forms

    The past few years have witnessed several highly publicized cases of security breaches at major corporations. These high-profile incidents have emphasized the need to protect and control sensitive corporate information within the enterprise environment. As more data resides at the endpoint, administrators are being forced to defend a new architecture...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    With Its New PowerXCell 8i Product Line, IBM in Tends to Take Accelerated Processing Into the HPC Mainstream

    Fifteen years ago, the High-Performance Computing (HPC) market started to abandon its data-parallel, vector architectural lineage and turned to commodity-priced scalar processors. One by one, the other custom components of HPC systems have been pushed aside in favor of cheaper, standards-based alternatives. With some notable exceptions, most HPC system component...

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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 // 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 // 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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  • Case Studies // Aug 2008

    Beyond Consolidation: Virtualization Helps Speed Change and Manage Risk

    Because of National Foods' long history and a number of mergers and acquisitions, the company's IT infrastructure could best have been described as an "Amalgamation" prior to its implementation of a virtualization solution from HP. Operational divisions were using different systems, leading to unnecessary complexity and expense. The problems were...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    The Role of x86 Processors in the Virtualized, Energy-Constrained Datacenter

    The x86 market has gained momentum in Europe in recent years, and thanks to the rapid adoption of 64-bit processing and the always-improving multicore systems, x86 has come to represent the majority of server activity, in unit terms as well as from a business perspective. Standardization, a more price-aggressive approach,...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    The Silver Lining: To Build an Effective Cloud Computing Infrastructure, Start With the Right Core Technology

    Over the last few years, cloud computing - the delivery of data, applications, and services via the Internet - has evolved from a promising technology into a powerful tool for boosting the efficiency of business and IT functions. A technology with roots in mainframe computing and fueled by the growth...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Evolution or Revolution: Either Approach to Core Banking Investment Requires Proper IT Risk Mitigation

    The banking industry in North America and around the world is reeling from the financial crisis. To change and adapt quickly, institutions recognize that large-scale IT investment and realignment will be required, with core banking investment on the agenda for banks of all sizes. Yet to meet project goals and...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    The Business Benefits of Hosted Email Security for the SMB

    All businesses face a daily bombardment of email spam that consumes valuable IT staff time as well as end-user productivity. In addition, email is an attack vector for many types of security threats to businesses, including phishing, viruses, spyware, and malicious URLs. Given that all businesses are experiencing the financial...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Endpoint Security: Proactive Solutions for Networkwide Platforms

    This white paper examines the looming threat horizon that is forcing companies to reexamine their endpoint security functions and discusses ESET's solution for integrated security management that is built around its advanced heuristic technology. The threat landscape facing businesses has evolved significantly, and corporations are looking for security products that...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Containing Vendor Sprawl: Improve Security, Reduce Risk, and Lower Cost

    This white paper analyzes the benefits of reducing vendor sprawl associated with security, storage, and system management solutions. Corporate IT systems have grown extremely complex as point products are frequently integrated to address an acute security, system, or storage issue. The short-term integration strategies that tie each product into the...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Green IT Barometer: European Organisations and the Business Imperatives of Deploying a Green and Sustainable IT Strategy

    This white paper details the results of the first IDC-Dell Green IT Barometer. Addressing green and sustainability issues brings significant changes to the IT organisation and the infrastructure and applications that must support sustainable practices. The objectives of this barometer is to assess the green and sustainability challenges European companies...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Linux in the Mainstream: Growing Deployment of Business-Critical Workloads

    This white paper takes a look at the growth of Linux as a server operating system and how deployment form factors have changed over time. Today Linux has become a key server for supporting commercial workloads. This paper considers both workload data and the ecosystem that has grown up to...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Web - Based Security for Business Enablement

    IDC explores the complexities specific to Web-based transactions and evolving Web-driven ecosystems. IDC research highlights the solutions available today to achieve security, scalability, management, and compliance within these environments. All of this must be accomplished while providing the end user with a smooth and painless access experience. IDC has conducted...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Pulling the Thin Provisioning Lever to Improve Storage Management Efficiency

    IT departments and systems administrators are beset by storage management challenges. The tremendous growth in the amount of digital data, combined with IT staffs that are stretched thin, is driving organizations to simplify operational tasks and to increase utilization rates as measured by storage management tools. One approach that is...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Using Availability and Clustering Software to Maintain Business Continuity in the Era of Virtualization

    The market for highly available servers and high availability is growing, reflecting enterprise demand for solutions that strive to maintain business continuity. These solutions are becoming more important for operational viability, especially as organizations increase their adoption of virtualized computing solutions. This Executive Brief describes high-availability options, particularly Availability And...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Advanced CPUs: The Impact on TCO Evaluations of Retail Store IT Investments

    Many retail IT and store operations executives struggle to justify the up-front acquisition/purchase costs of Point-Of-Sale (POS) replacement terminals, allowing legacy store equipment to potentially create a competitive disadvantage. The challenge is especially acute for new capital spending on advanced customer touch point technology such as self-service terminals and digital...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Beyond Power Consumption: What It Really Means to Go Green

    "Going Green" has become one of the most pervasive slogans in today's commercial marketplace. Growing awareness among policymakers, who are introducing more stringent environmental regulation and guidelines, and consumers, who are adapting buying habits and lifestyles toward more sustainable choices, is prompting businesses across the globe to enhance product sets...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Dell Takes Holistic Approach to the Secondary Storage Market With Its Intelligent Data Management Solutions

    This white paper analyzes the market opportunity for Dell's new data protection appliance, the PowerVault DL2000 product. In addition, IDC explores Dell's offering in the context of the secondary storage and disk-based backup market. Today, customers are under enormous pressure to economically meet their evergrowing data storage requirements and grapple...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)