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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 // 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 // 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 // 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...

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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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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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  • 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...

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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 // 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...

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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 // 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 // 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...

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  • 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...

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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 // 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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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 // 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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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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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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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 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 // 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...

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  • 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...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Insider Risk Management: A Framework Approach to Internal Security

    Internal security risks are a complex challenge facing organizations of all industries and in all regions. Unfortunately, no single technology will solve the wide range of risks posed by "insiders." Insiders are authorized users with legitimate access to corporate networks, applications, and data. They include, but are not limited to,...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Extending Mobile Infrastructure Investment Benefits: A Backhaul Solution

    Mobile networks have been deployed in all corners of the world. It now serves over 4 billion subscribers and has become the most ubiquitous and important means by which human beings connect with one another. It is therefore no surprise that investments in the technology are substantial, amounting to in...

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  • 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...

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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 // 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 // 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 // Apr 2009

    Oracle Database and Windows and .NET Interoperability: 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 // 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 // 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...

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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 // 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...

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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 // Aug 2009

    Insider Risk Management: A Framework Approach to Internal Security

    Internal security risks are a complex challenge facing organizations of all industries and in all regions. Unfortunately, no single technology will solve the wide range of risks posed by "insiders." Insiders are authorized users with legitimate access to corporate networks, applications, and data. They include, but are not limited to,...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Identity Assurance Comes of Age for Government, Business, and Consumer Security

    Identity assurance within the context of information technology has been generally defined as the ability to determine with an acceptable degree of certainty that the individual (identity) presenting himself in identity transactions is who he claims to be. The level of certainty one can have about the associated identity is...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Virtualizing the Infrastructure With Sun x86 Blades

    Sun Microsystems has a long history of engineering systems that are optimized for network-enabled workloads. In the age of blade servers, this is translating into new designs for network enablement that improve the rate at which data is transmitted to and from the blades themselves. Sun has innovated by developing...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Virtualisation and Business Continuity

    The benefits of server virtualisation are transforming the way IT departments provision IT to their customers. If the first wave of x86 virtualisation was mostly focused on improvements in utilisation, then IDC believes that the second major wave will focus on the enhancement of business continuity and DR capability. Virtualisation...

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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 // 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 // Apr 2009

    Optimizing the Data Center for Cost and Efficiency

    The days of buying servers based on speeds and feeds alone are fast fading away. The changing dynamics of the datacenter are driving customers towards new criteria in selecting the products and, indeed, vendors. The rising complexity and cost are two key challenges most enterprises are grappling with, and they...

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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 // 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 // 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 // Aug 2009

    Extending Mobile Infrastructure Investment Benefits: A Backhaul Solution

    Mobile networks have been deployed in all corners of the world. It now serves over 4 billion subscribers and has become the most ubiquitous and important means by which human beings connect with one another. It is therefore no surprise that investments in the technology are substantial, amounting to in...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Wires Versus Wireless: The Case for Wireless Broadband Technology in Emerging Markets

    The mobile communications revolution has been a well-documented phenomenon in emerging or lower-income markets. Since the turn of the millennium, one emerging country after the other has seen mobile penetration exceed fixed-line rates several fold. It was not unusual for many of these markets to experience record mobile subscription growth...

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  • 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 // 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 // Mar 2009

    SVP.26 : Mimecast Unifies Email Security, Archiving, and Continuity Services in the Cloud

    The market for cloud-based IT infrastructure services delivered in a software-as-a-service model continues to grow. IDC research indicates this model of IT delivery is disrupting traditional licensed software markets and changing how archiving, backup, recovery, and security technologies are procured. Adoption of these services is also impacting how and where...

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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 // 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 // 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 // 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...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Improving File System Storage Efficiency With Unified Storage

    IT organizations of all sizes are struggling to deal with the tremendous growth in data of all types, especially file-based, unstructured data. Even in difficult economic times, the number of digital applications and the amount of data they create continue to grow at a rapid pace. IDC forecasts that more...

    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)

  • 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 // 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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  • 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 // 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 // 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...

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