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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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Cloud Computing in Government: The Case and Considerations

    The state of the government information technology (IT) infrastructure and capital investments are, if nothing else, immense. Government departments and agencies - civilian and defense - have a long history of infrastructure investment that has created a vast and expensive ecosystem to support business needs and missions. While private sector...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    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,...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • Case Studies // May 2010

    MAXM Database Advisor From BMC Drives IMS Agility at Multimillion-Dollar European Financial Services Firm

    This global group of companies offers a complete range of financial and nonfinancial products and services in over 30 countries around the world. One of the company's most valuable assets supporting business agility is the database management staff. Yet these expert, talented people have been tied up performing routine maintenance...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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....

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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....

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    The Business Value of Green Document Management Solutions

    The deteriorating condition of our environment has also made our businesses to keep a track of their environmental impact of their company operations. Unlike earlier, when organizations undertook sustainability efforts with the hope of impressing current and potential customers, the companies now serious work to being green. This is now...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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)...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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....

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Windows 7: A Compelling Opportunity for Developers

    The positive reception that Microsoft's Windows 7 launch enjoyed suggests that this product may break out of the confines that Windows Vista experienced. Of significant importance to the long-term success of Windows 7 is the extent to which Microsoft's developer community not only accepts the new operating system but also...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Supporting Social Organization Modernization With Commercial Software

    Social organizations throughout the world are in the midst of transforming the way they deliver services to meet challenges that range from changing client expectations to decreased program funding. These challenges are exacerbated by tough economic times and increasing pressure to achieve complicated social outcomes. To thrive, or even just...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    The Next Phase of Datacenter Development

    The datacenter is in the midst of unprecedented change and transformation. Changes in the compute infrastructure such as new dense computing platforms and expanding use cases of server virtualization are causing the network infrastructure to support higher-density configurations and virtual machine mobility. In addition, the expanding use of content such...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Reducing Greenhouse Gases Through Intense Use of Information and Communication Technology: Part 1

    Schneider Electric is set on becoming the benchmark in sustainable development through the management of efficient energy use and by offering the cleanest and most efficient products, processes, and plants in the industry and complying with or anticipating the most demanding global environmental regulations. With its repositioned business portfolio, Schneider...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Infrastructure Convergence: The Integration of Technology to Lower Cost and Improve Business Response

    The immensely growing IT complexity has forced IT organizations to act as their own systems integrators. This, in turn, has lead to escalating costs, staff resource availability issues and inability to quickly realize business value. As organizations continue to grow and evolve their business, continuous innovation and IT expansion in...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Virtualizing UC: Reaping the Benefits and Understanding the Issues for Real-Time Communications

    Unified Communications (UC) as an industry term is an apt description of the convergence in communications applications that will be deployed in the enterprise as new investments are made. UC is enabled through IP communications and therefore resides on (or has dedicated hooks into) the datacenter. The effort to centralize...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Linux Management With Red Hat Network Satellite Server: Measuring Business Impact and ROI

    Linux is increasingly being used to deploy business applications and databases, trading on its reputation as a low-cost operating environment. For many IT organizations, Linux is a mainstay for deploying Web servers and is evolving from handling basic file, print, and utility workloads to running mission-critical applications and databases. As...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    A Platform for Enterprise Data Services: The Proven Power and Flexibility of IMS From IBM

    Enterprises are engaged in a wide range of efforts to integrate their data and make it available to a new class of applications, resulting in a heightened demand for constantly available data and a platform for managing that data that is scalable and continuously available. They have shown a willingness...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    First Data Relies on Best-of-Breed Offering

    This Case Study discusses the results of an interview with First Data, one of the world's leading providers of electronic commerce and payment solutions for merchants, financial institutions, and card issuers. In 2008, the company's revenue was $8.8 billion, and the global organization has operations in 36 countries which serve...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Understanding the Business Value of x86 Virtualization and the Benefits of Virtualization-Optimized Hardware

    The benefits of moving to a virtualized server infrastructure are substantial, immediate, and enduring. There is an achievable short-term payback of from three to four months for the initial move to virtualized server infrastructure, and there is a compelling business case for subsequent investment in management tools to realize the...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Measuring the Business Value of Green Datacenters

    Today, policy and business leaders are reaching a consensus that industry must address rising GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Leading enterprises are now turning to the practical challenge of determining how, how much, and at what cost to reduce emissions. Many are quickly realizing that their information and communication technology infrastructure...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Optimizing I/O Virtualization: Preparing the Datacenter for Next-Generation Applications

    Rapid adoption of virtualization technology in the x86 server market is bringing a wider array of applications into the virtualized IT infrastructure. Driving this adoption is the need to fully utilize computers, manage those resources more efficiently, and reduce the number of server "Footprints" in the datacenter. All of this...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Force.com Cloud Platform Drives Huge Time to Market and Cost Savings

    IDC believes that the rise of Cloud computing has the potential to be among the most transformative developments in the world of information technology in the last 20 years. To date, Cloud computing is already having a significant impact on the way technology vendors are service-enabling and delivering applications, how...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The OMH Initiative: Enhancing CDMA Device Availability

    In a very short period of time, mobile technology has managed to move from a luxurious convenience to an indispensable tool. Despite saturation in mature markets, increasingly sophisticated devices have managed to drive growth as both consumers and enterprise markets show a voracious appetite for them. At the end of...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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....

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Oracle Database Security: Cost - Effective Data Leak Prevention Starts at the Source

    Data, data everywhere. Organizations are awash in information. Data has been growing at an incredible rate. The growth in storage capability is a bellwether for the growth in information. Over the past few years the annual capacity growth rate for data in traditional enterprises increased at about 45%. The information...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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....

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    ROI of Switched Ethernet Networking Solutions for the Midmarket

    New generations of network equipment continue to be more reliable than previous generations. Meanwhile, the applications running across the network have become more ubiquitous and more demanding. Underlying this cycle, the network has become much more important to businesses of all sizes - including midmarket firms - and in all...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Building Scale for the Utility Company's Future

    Utilities are entering a new era. Concerns about the aging delivery infrastructure, climate change, and energy security are driving investments in new and cleaner sources of energy - renewables, nuclear, demand response, and energy efficiency. With new investments in the intelligent grid come the promise and the challenge of the...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Lean IT: The Time for Transformation Is Now

    In today's economic environment, reducing costs and increasing efficiency should be priority one for financial institutions. To assist in this process, many institutions are investigating opportunities to create more value for customers by eliminating or reducing non-value-adding activities. Lean processing, long a staple in manufacturing, provides this opportunity for increasing...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Cloud Computing in Government: The Case and Considerations

    The state of the government information technology (IT) infrastructure and capital investments are, if nothing else, immense. Government departments and agencies - civilian and defense - have a long history of infrastructure investment that has created a vast and expensive ecosystem to support business needs and missions. While private sector...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    The Opportunity for Linux in a New Economy

    This white paper presents IDC's perspectives on the changing opportunity for Linux server operating environment (SOE) deployments and the workloads that are supported by Linux. This papers considers both workload data and the ecosystem that has grown up to support the opportunity for Linux deployments, including application software, application development...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • Case Studies // May 2010

    MAXM Database Advisor From BMC Drives IMS Agility at Multimillion-Dollar European Financial Services Firm

    This global group of companies offers a complete range of financial and nonfinancial products and services in over 30 countries around the world. One of the company's most valuable assets supporting business agility is the database management staff. Yet these expert, talented people have been tied up performing routine maintenance...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Distinctions Between SMB and Enterprise Requirements for Protection, Archiving, and Recovery

    This paper segments the differences in requirements and characteristics among firms of differing sizes when it comes to how they manage their data and the types of features and solutions they look for from suppliers. Symantec Corporation, the market leader in the data protection and recovery market and a top-tier...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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....

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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....

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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)...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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....

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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....

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    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,...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Understanding the Business Value of x86 Virtualization and the Benefits of Virtualization-Optimized Hardware

    The benefits of moving to a virtualized server infrastructure are substantial, immediate, and enduring. There is an achievable short-term payback of from three to four months for the initial move to virtualized server infrastructure, and there is a compelling business case for subsequent investment in management tools to realize the...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Oracle Database Security: Cost - Effective Data Leak Prevention Starts at the Source

    Data, data everywhere. Organizations are awash in information. Data has been growing at an incredible rate. The growth in storage capability is a bellwether for the growth in information. Over the past few years the annual capacity growth rate for data in traditional enterprises increased at about 45%. The information...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • 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....

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Virtualizing UC: Reaping the Benefits and Understanding the Issues for Real-Time Communications

    Unified Communications (UC) as an industry term is an apt description of the convergence in communications applications that will be deployed in the enterprise as new investments are made. UC is enabled through IP communications and therefore resides on (or has dedicated hooks into) the datacenter. The effort to centralize...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Better Virtualization: Microsoft Hyper-V With AMD Opteron Processors

    Virtualization using x64 servers can help enterprises consolidate server workloads and reduce costs, while creating a dynamic IT infrastructure that makes provisioning and managing servers, streamlining software development, and providing better business continuity easier. No wonder 54 percent of enterprises and 53 percent of small and midsize business have either...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Measuring the Business Value of Green Datacenters

    Today, policy and business leaders are reaching a consensus that industry must address rising GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Leading enterprises are now turning to the practical challenge of determining how, how much, and at what cost to reduce emissions. Many are quickly realizing that their information and communication technology infrastructure...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Linux Management With Red Hat Network Satellite Server: Measuring Business Impact and ROI

    Linux is increasingly being used to deploy business applications and databases, trading on its reputation as a low-cost operating environment. For many IT organizations, Linux is a mainstay for deploying Web servers and is evolving from handling basic file, print, and utility workloads to running mission-critical applications and databases. As...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Optimizing I/O Virtualization: Preparing the Datacenter for Next-Generation Applications

    Rapid adoption of virtualization technology in the x86 server market is bringing a wider array of applications into the virtualized IT infrastructure. Driving this adoption is the need to fully utilize computers, manage those resources more efficiently, and reduce the number of server "Footprints" in the datacenter. All of this...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)