Data Management

The latest white papers, case studies and webcasts to help technology professionals ensure data is safe from risk and disaster with quality back-up, infrastructure and information management.

  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    Webcast: The Business Case for Migrating from Solaris to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

    Webcast: The Business Case for Migrating from Solaris to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Topics Covered: UNIX Trends and Migration Prospects Why SUSE Linux Enterprise Server What Sesame Workshop Learned Next Steps

    Provided By Novell

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Closing The Infrastructure Gap: Ending The Boom And Bust Spending Cycle

    Evidence of the large and growing gap between infrastructure needs and the resources that state governments have historically invested in meeting those needs is everywhere: congested roads; bridges in need of repair; poorly maintained transit systems; and deteriorated hospitals, schools and waste treatment facilities. These infrastructure deficits, in turn, impose...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Leading Through Transition: Perspectives On The People Side Of M&A

    Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) present both opportunities and challenges for the executive team charged with leading the organization through these transactions. M&A activities drive significant change within your organization and can create complex situations, especially when it comes to managing employee transition. After all, getting it right with your organizations'...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Information Management: Shift To An Enterprise Model Or Stay Focused On Business Units?

    Some analysts are reporting huge growth in expenditures for information management and analytics. Is an enterprise approach really the smart way to go, or should individual business units drive their own information management agendas? Some analysts today are reporting huge growth in expenditures for information management and analytics. Moreover, our...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Managed Print Services in European and US Enterprises

    Quocirca's latest research reveals that around 12% of European and US enterprises have already successfully adopted managed print services (MPS), or are considering doing so. The key drivers for this are cost reduction and a need to refocus IT on more strategic activities. Those that are using MPS are clearly...

    Provided By Quocirca

  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    WEBCAST: POWER7 Announcement, The Next Generation Power Systems

    IBM introduces the next generation Power Systems? ? the first of a family of systems and storage designed to meet the demands of a smarter planet. From the chip and virtualization capabilities all the way through to the operating system, middleware and energy management, Power Systems from IBM are integrated...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Business Ready Solutions for Virtual Infrastructure Availability: Using Dell PowerEdge Servers, Dell PowerVault Storage, and VMware vSphere

    With advances in virtualization technology, both at the hardware and software layer, more and more virtual machines and hence applications are being run on a single server. While this improves consolidation ratios, it also presents new challenges, especially the risk of losing multiple critical applications in case of a fault...

    Provided By Dell

  • Case Studies // Feb 2010

    Manage and Standardize All Your Environmental and Sampling Data - Efficiently and Cost-Effectively

    In the increasingly ecologically conscious society, the demand for environmental data is growing rapidly. Regulatory bodies and government agencies require detailed and comprehensive environmental data, such as water, soils, sediments or air quality data collected from sampling events. The Environmental Quality Information System (EQuIS) is the most widely used environmental...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    IT for the Masses

    Expedient's challenge was to grow IT management business while reducing data center server sprawl and enhancing customer services. The department virtualized its applications and storage onto Dell PowerEdge rack servers running Intel Xeon processors and Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SAN arrays, allowing the business to expand its capacity and pass along...

    Provided By Dell

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Defining a New Global Standard

    Flow needed to make its enterprise more efficient, facilitate collaboration among global business divisions, prepare for business growth, and improve worker productivity. The Flow International IT group conducted a major overhaul of its global IT infrastructure, creating virtualized data centers with VMware software, Dell PowerEdge servers, and Dell/EMC storage, and...

    Provided By Dell

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Making It Modular

    The Cadence IT team decided to virtualize and consolidate its infrastructure to make room for rapid growth, but needed outside expertise to quickly fulfill the company's complex set of requirements. Dell ProConsult experts developed an innovative, modular solution for simplifying and accelerating the virtualization build-out using Dell servers and storage...

    Provided By Dell

  • Case Studies // Jun 2009

    A Model of Efficiency

    CPMBraxis challenge was to create a powerful, scalable Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) infrastructure that can enhance business efficiency, simplify IT, and provide a model solution for customers. The CPMBraxis IT group worked with Dell to design and deploy an IT infrastructure that includes SAP software and VMware virtualization software running...

    Provided By Dell

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Supply Chain Management Firm Cuts Server Provisioning Time From Weeks to Minutes With a Virtualized Solution From Dell

    Super Group's IT team wanted to refresh its communications infrastructure with a cost-effective and flexible solution. The company asked Dell to help design and deploy a virtualized enterprise messaging and communications solution. As a result Virtualization Readiness Assessment (VRA) confirms the best infrastructure and Dell consultants plan and deploy a...

    Provided By Dell

  • Case Studies // Feb 2010

    IT Service Provider Finances Infrastructure Upgrade With Tailored Licensing Solution

    Leading German IT services provider Douglas Informatik and Service wanted to use the latest technology to enhance employee efficiency. Microsoft Financing helped deploy the solution by implementing a flexible payment structure based on Microsoft Volume Licensing - Extended Payment Terms. Semi-annual installments, spread over a three-year term, reduced the company's...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Feb 2010

    Leading Middle East Financial Group Sustains Rapid Growth With Database Deployment

    One of the leading Financial Groups in the Middle East, EFG-Hermes was growing at such a rapid pace that it was reaching the processing limits of its existing database infrastructure. By deploying Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise data management software, the firm can now manage around 25,000 transactions a day...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Dec 2009

    IBM Case Study: Sterling Commerce

    Sterling Commerce is a software company that helps enterprises connect, communicate and collaborate with their customers, partners and suppliers by providing solutions that enable seamless integration of key business processes, and with applications that enhance the way companies do business. The initial discussions between IBM and Sterling Commerce began in...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Oct 2009

    Animating the Infrastructure

    Vetor Zero's workstations for processing and animating 3D images routinely broke down, causing delays in production, while lack of storage created production bottlenecks. The company wanted to partner with a quality vendor that could meet all of its hardware needs. Vetor Zero bought new Dell servers for its accounting department...

    Provided By Dell

  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Building From the Ground Up

    The Commonwealth Medical College needed to build a new IT infrastructure anticipating future needs with flexible and scalable equipment and without expanding its IT team too fast. The college is building research, teaching and administrative environments using Dell PowerEdge blade servers to create a cluster that can grow for research,...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Hyper-Greening Your Infrastructure: Sevens Steps to Performance Per Watt and Cost Savings

    Server virtualization enables multiple operating systems to run on a single physical machine as Virtual Machines (VMs), consolidating workloads across multiple underutilized servers and offers substantial green and cost benefits. There is an opportunity to be greener in virtualization scenarios by pushing the limits, questioning whether one has overlooked an...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    5 Ways VMware vSphere Improves Backup and Recovery

    VMware's latest enterprise-level hypervisor product suite, vSphere, includes many new features and technological enhancements over its predecessor, VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3). While there are several reasons to upgrade to vSphere, this white paper focuses on how VMware improved various storage technologies, how these relate to data backup and recovery, and...

    Provided By Veeam Software

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Momentum Webcast: Reduce Your IT Costs With Microsoft (Level 100)

    IT departments are under intense pressure to reduce costs while continuing to enable new business scenarios and help the business compete in difficult market conditions. To achieve this, customers must drive down the operational cost of running their IT infrastructure and align more resources to delivering business value. The attendee...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager for Servers

    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager delivers centralized management systems to administer and control all aspects of a virtualized infrastructure from host and guest management through to storage management and high availability. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) manager provides a rich user interface that allows an administrator to manage their virtual...

    Provided By Red Hat

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Is It Possible Your Data Center Has Twice the Amount of Air Conditioning It Needs?

    IT loads are still often sized to nameplate or by using some experience based fudge factor applied to the nameplate value. One should always use vendor calculator tools if they exist. It is not impossible to cut the load estimate in half by using these types of estimating tools. Vendors...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    IT Project Management Training: Managing Projects Worldwide

    Ask anyone at the top level of the major information technology service providers what the biggest challenge that they face everyday, and they well probably tell you that the biggest challenge is project management. The success of any information technology project depends on efficient and successful management. However, training in...

    Provided By contentdig.com

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Curing Life Sciences Data Management Challenges With Scalable Storage

    This paper will look at the drivers forcing organizations to rethink their traditional storage solutions, the data storage and management challenges life sciences organizations face today, and what's on the horizon. The paper will also examine how cost-effective scalable storage solutions are becoming essential to meet these challenges and help...

    Provided By Panasas

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Key Aspects Of Presentation Skills Training

    In any business, impression matters much. Having the frontline members of your staff take part in a presentation skills training can go a long way in helping your company build a good impression. Deals may not depend solely on how a presentation was made. However, you can be sure that...

    Provided By contentdig.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Advice For Taking Your Career To The Next Level

    In uncertain times, it can seem like the best course of action is to put your head down and ride out the storm. But resting on your laurels can be dangerous. Now can be a good time to distinguish yourself as a leader in your firm. As companies plan for...

    Provided By Yahoo

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Six Sigma Training: An Overview

    Six Sigma training is available from various institutes certified to provide the training using either offline or online delivery methods. Six Sigma training is aimed at providing comprehensive and rational methodology and techniques. Six Sigma training courses normally cover process improvement techniques as stepping stones for students and lead to...

    Provided By contentdig.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Six Sigma Online Training

    These days, Six Sigma certification candidates can stay home (or in the office), yet still make it to the classroom! Yes, the recent trend in Six Sigma online training has brought about this innovative tool to every candidate's door step. Six Sigma online training combines some of the proven methods...

    Provided By contentdig.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Effective Online Six Sigma Training

    Six Sigma training is beneficial to employees as well as the organization as a whole. However, since 6 Sigma training is expensive, many organizations stay away from it. Online training is the best answer to all these problems. It is cost effective and flexible. The aim behind implementing Six Sigma...

    Provided By contentdig.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Futures Development In IT Training Hot Career Option

    If you're looking for a new career, or are looking to obtain training to supplement your current career, consider information technology. IT is a field of employment that has been continually growing over the last decade, and will continue to grow into the future. Information technology is the first line...

    Provided By contentdig.com

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Symantec Protection Suite: Protect Against Risks to Your Infrastructure

    In this webcast, the presenter will discuss how Symantec Protection Suite can help the attendee protect their infrastructure from the endpoint to the gateway. The presenter will highlight the easy management of the technologies in the Protection Suite, and showcase how it can ensure systems and critical information is available...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    A Glimpse Into the High Availability and Disaster Recovery Future

    As the data center evolves, IT managers are facing new High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HA/DR) challenges. IT organizations are continually being asked to protect an increasing number of mission critical applications with the same resources. To address these challenges, IT requires HA/DR solutions that automate processes, provide flexible architectures...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Complement Your Backup Environment With First to Market VMware and Hyper-V Application Support

    Many organizations today are looking at, or have already adopted, virtualization for some of the immediate benefits it offers including server consolidation and flexible HA environments. But as one adopts virtualization - one will most likely experience new storage challenges and backup and recovery complexities. The attendee of this webcast...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Data Loss During Downsizing: As Employees Leave, so Does Your Corporate Data

    Many employees are leaving their current positions, due to either job loss or to pursue other opportunities. Companies should be aware that these employees may well be walking off with sensitive or confidential data. This puts the company at risk for a potentially serious data breach. The theft of proprietary...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    TechNet Webcast: Security Talk: Auditing in SQL Server 2008 (Level 300)

    In this webcast, the presenter provides an in-depth introduction to the new auditing feature introduced in Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Audit is a much anticipated feature for security-sensitive customers, especially those who need to meet regulatory compliance needs, and it provides a number of advantages over previous auditing solutions, including...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    TechNet Webcast: Dynamic Infrastructure ToolKit for System Center Deployment: Scenario Walkthrough (Level 200)

    The attendee of this webcast learns how to set up the foundation for a private cloud in the enterprise with the help of Dynamic Infrastructure Toolkit for System Center scenarios such as: Enabling independent hardware vendor and system integrator partners to extend the toolkit's powerful extensible features, simplifying IT scenario...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    TechNet Webcast: Deploying Dassault Syst?mes ENOVIA Using SQL Server 2008 (Level 200)

    Dassault Syst?mes ENOVIA delivers a proven service-oriented architecture to help manage a product's life cycle for any size company, whether a small business or a large enterprise. ENOVIA v6 is Dassault's most powerful version to date, and using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as the database for Enovia and running the...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    TechNet Webcast: Monitoring, Backing Up, and Restoring Exchange Server 2010 With System Center (Level 300)

    Microsoft System Center helps one get the most from their mission-critical messaging infrastructure with management solutions that enhance the availability features built into Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. In this webcast, the presenter look at how System Center can improve the health and availability of their servers running Exchange with the...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    TechNet Webcast: Total Cost of Database Administration: A Comparison of SQL Server and Oracle (Level 200)

    In this webcast, the presenter presents the results of a recent series of customer case studies on the costs of database administration for Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle database software solutions. The case studies revealed that on average the SQL Server Database Administrators (DBAs) were able to manage over four...

    Provided By Microsoft