Data Management

Big Data, Hadoop, and analytics help unearth valuable patterns in business information. But without proper management, backup, archiving, and protection, you're taking an unacceptable risk.

  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Bank Improves Service Level by 80 Percent With Systems Management Solution

    Faysal Bank is one of the fastest growing banks in Pakistan. It wanted to update its fragmented infrastructure, and make it easier to establish uniform settings across all computers. By deploying Active Directory, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, and Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, the infrastructure...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Service You Can Rely On: Virtualized Platform Delivers ?100,000 Per Year Savings for UK Insurance Services Firm

    In a high-transaction, low-margin company, operational efficiency is essential for success. And, in the battle for profits, improvements to the IT infrastructure can have a significant impact on bottom-line margins. Ai Claims Solutions wanted to refresh its IT infrastructure to cut datacentre costs, reduce energy consumption and deliver the performance...

    Provided By Dell

  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Healthcare Group to Enhance Information Access With Powerful Business Intelligence Tools

    CareGroup Healthcare System, which operates hospitals in the Boston area, has been a long-time user of Microsoft SQL Server data management software. CareGroup started testing Microsoft SQL Server PowerPivot business intelligence tools that are supported by SQL Server 2008 R2. The tools are expected to help employees analyze huge quantities...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Food-Service Company Reduces Time for Custom Analysis From Weeks to Hours

    A leading U.S. food-service distributor needed to react more quickly to changes in market and customer data stored in its ERP and CRM systems. The company was using third-party business intelligence software, but creating new analysis models required formal, time-consuming IT projects. To address this issue, the company deployed Microsoft...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Multichannel Retailer Enriches Data, Saves Money, and Decentralizes Decision Making

    Studio Moderna sells products in 20 Central and Eastern European countries through multiple sales channels, including television, the Internet, telemarketing call centers, and retail outlets. The company's complex operations require fast and decentralized decision making - which places heavy demands on its IT systems. In upgrading its data management software,...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Pension Provider Integrates Business Data and Improves Collaboration Between Teams

    China Life Pension Company is a management organization that offers a range of pension and annuity services for customers across China. To stand out from a growing list of competitors, the organization sought to improve customer service through better business processes and team collaboration. To meet these needs, China Life...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Shelving Manufacturer Controls IT Health, Reduces Costs With Unified Management

    Borroughs Corporation is a steel-shelving manufacturer. Its two-person IT department plays a valuable role by ensuring that the IT infrastructure can support operations, and has made significant efficiency improvements by virtualizing part of its server environment with Windows Server 2008 R2 and its built-in Hyper-V technology. To further streamline IT...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Chevron Enhances Business Intelligence With Self-Service Analysis and Reporting Tools

    Chevron, one of the world's largest oil companies with assets in more than 100 countries, encourages its employees to analyze data and create rich reports. Information Technology Company, a business unit of Chevron, deployed Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 to provide Chevron employees with self-service analysis and report creation capabilities....

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Microsoft Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides ?Make Me a Better Consultant"

    AKOS Technology Services uses the Microsoft application platform to develop IT infrastructure solutions for clients that are complete and efficient before being deployed. AKOS uses the Microsoft Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides to take users through the core decision points before project planning and design. The Solution Accelerators Team...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    Hospital Executives Increase Performance, Strategic Focus With Productivity Solutions

    Denver Health is a comprehensive medical institution that includes a large, downtown hospital; eight clinics; and the emergency medical response system for the City and County of Denver, Colorado. Some executives at Denver Health wanted to find more time to focus on planning and learning about the newest advances in...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    MySQL Cluster for Web and E-Commerce Applications: Growing Revenues and Enhancing Customer Loyalty

    As organizations bring more of their operations to the Web, from e-commerce storefronts to content delivery services and user collaboration, the pressure to keep systems running continuously has never been higher. Services must be delivered with the highest and most predictable levels of availability and performance, sustained even under the...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    MySQL Cluster Manager: Reducing Complexity and Risk While Improving Efficiency

    Organizations are demanding that IT focus more on strategic initiatives and less on the day-today management of an IT environment. IT groups need to be agile and responsive to market demands by quickly deploying new services or reprovisioning existing applications. Moreover, service-level agreements are becoming more demanding. Service interruptions directly...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Oracle Database Vault With SAP

    Oracle Database Vault enables organizations to transparently increase security without making changes to their SAP application code. Oracle Database Vault provides real time preventive controls by restricting access to SAP application data from highly privileged users. Oracle Database Vault helps organizations address regulatory compliance, industrial espionage and insider threats while...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Optimizing Your Return on Customer Attention With Oracle Real-Time Decisions

    Oracle Real-Time Decisions (RTD) adds significant new capabilities to all the customer-contact applications, allowing one to decisively increase the Return on Customer Attention (ROCA). RTD uses a combination of the explicitly defined business rules and automatically identified statistical information to deliver the best possible content to the customers for every...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition: Building a Carrier-Grade Platform for Telecom Data Management

    The convergence of communication networks onto one that is IP based is revolutionizing today's telecommunications industry. Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are challenged to deliver compelling, personalized services with greater agility and lower costs than ever before. The very survival of CSPs depends on their ability to generate new revenue streams...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Best Practices for Running Oracle Databases in Oracle Solaris Containers

    The Oracle Solaris operating system includes support for Oracle Solaris Containers, a virtualization technology that provides isolated and secure runtime environments within a single Oracle Solaris instance. Using Oracle Solaris Containers, administrators can manage separate workloads, control resource usage, and maintain IP network separation. These features can enable multiple applications,...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    How to Create an Oracle Solaris Service Management Facility Manifest

    This white paper explains what a basic Oracle Solaris Service Management Facility (SMF) service manifest is and shows how to develop a service manifest for a given application. The service manifest for the PostgreSQL database included in Oracle Solaris 10 is the example in this paper. After reading this paper,...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Configuration Management Pack: Delivering Open, Integrated and Application Aware Configuration Management

    Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Configuration Management Pack supports Oracle and Non-Oracle software enabling management of IT configurations through a broad and deep coverage of configuration items coupled with industry-leading, powerful automation capabilities. Businesses now depend so much on IT that IT is a key source of competitive advantage. But, with...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Backup and Recovery Performance and Best Practices for Exadata Cell and the Sun Oracle Database Machine

    The Sun Oracle Database Machine is an easy to deploy, out-of-the-box solution for hosting the Oracle Database and delivers the highest levels of performance available. It is a "Grid in a box" that is composed of database servers running Oracle Database, Sun Oracle Exadata Storage Servers (Exadata), an InfiniBand fabric...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Best Practices for Network Backup: With Oracle's Sun Systems for Sun StorageTek Enterprise Backup Software

    Virtually every company, regardless of size or industry, needs data archive capabilities. Datacenter administrators across all industry segments face similar archive challenges: explosive data growth, pressure to meet promised service levels and backup windows for users, "Forever" archive data retention and retrieval requirements, and rising energy costs. Their data protection...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    SSL With Oracle JDBC Thin Driver

    Oracle Advanced Security (OAS) contains a comprehensive suite of security features that protect enterprise networks and securely extend them to the Internet. It provides a single source of integration with multiple network encryption, data integrity and authentication solutions, single sign-on services, and security protocols. Because Oracle databases contain sensitive information...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Smarter Policy Implementation - Enabled by IT

    Off late, politicians have introduced new policies at an increasing rate. Ministers often stay in one job for less than two years, and are understandably keen to make their mark quickly by both announcing policy changes and implementing them in a short time. But the IT systems that support these...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Oracle Data Guard: Disaster Recovery for Sun Oracle Database Machine

    Sun Oracle Database Machine provides an optimal solution for all database workloads, ranging from scan-intensive data warehouse applications to highly concurrent OLTP applications. With its combination of smart Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software, complete and intelligent Oracle Database software, and the latest industry standard hardware components from Sun, the Database...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Health Care Reform

    National health reform is here. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the House-passed reconciliation bill will trigger sweeping changes and disruptions ? some rather quickly and some over many years. What are the implications for you and your business? In the wake of economic turmoil and anticipation of...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Retail Global Expansion

    Despite a struggling economy and cautious consumers in the U.S. and abroad, global expansion opportunities do exist for those willing to move now. While there is no "one-size-fits-all" path to expansion, finding one's way should always start at home. In the wake of economic turmoil and anticipation of a rebound,...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Looking for Growth? Go Digital

    As more users continue to conduct commerce online, or have their purchases influenced by online media, it will be imperative to ensure a scalable e-commerce strategy is in place. Learn what questions chief financial officers (CFOs) should ask in order to realize the full potential of e-commerce investments. In the...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Investing in Emerging Markets

    Companies considering opportunities in emerging markets need to be aware of some unique risks. Not only do they need to understand who they are doing business with, but also the U.S. laws and disclosure requirements that can add additional costs to a deal. In the wake of economic turmoil and...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Recovery and Resiliency: Emerging Stronger and Smarter

    In this episode of Deloitte Insights, David Williams, chief executive officer of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, and Heather Boushey, a senior economist at the Center for American Progress, discuss where the U.S. economy stands today and how companies should develop growth strategies moving forward. In the wake of economic...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Redefining Functional Service Delivery to Achieve Organizational Efficiency

    An effective service delivery model (SDM) distinguishes between various types and ways of performing work - and helps reshape them to improve their impact on company performance. Which are most efficient and deliver the greatest value to the business, its customers, and, ultimately, its shareholders? In the wake of economic...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Cloud Computing: Impacting IT and the Bottom Line

    The hype curve for cloud computing is at an all-time high, for pretty good reasons. The convergence of Internet technologies, virtualization and large scale data centers has created a powerful new way to deliver information technology (IT) services, with many companies already putting clouds to work. In the wake of...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    The Shift Index

    The sustained erosion in corporate performance suggests that the current way of doing business is fundamentally broken. The Shift Index leverages more than a dozen data sources, four surveys, five proprietary methodologies and 26 metrics to provide a macroeconomic view of deep, long-term disruptions in the business landscape. In the...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Onshore Jobs, Offshore Compliance: Tax Provisions in the HIRE Act

    The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act imposes new information reporting requirements, withholding requirements and penalties to curb abuses of offshore financial accounts. Explore the implications for you and your business. In the wake of economic turmoil and anticipation of a rebound, every organization must choose its own...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Disclosure Rules & Climate Change: Perspective on SEC Guidance

    Companies should take the Security and Exchange Commission's (SEC) guidance as an opportunity to review the adequacy of their controls in terms of identifying, measuring, reporting and disclosing climate change risks. In the wake of economic turmoil and anticipation of a rebound, every organization must choose its own path ?...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Compliance and Integrity Risk: Getting M&A Pricing Right

    Ongoing economic and business performance pressures increase the likelihood that fraud, corruption and related activity may pose heightened risk to realizing acceptable returns on merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions. In the wake of economic turmoil and anticipation of a rebound, every organization must choose its own path ? striking a...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    A New Way of Working - Insights from Global Leaders

    What can nearly 300 executives teach you about what separates outperforming organizations from their peers? Quite a bit. In this short video, preview the results of a new study that reveals differences in priorities, behaviors, gaps and supporting technologies. The study is packed with facts from the front lines and...

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    The ROI of Marketing Events: How to Get the Most from Your Marketing Budget

    Do you know your numbers? If getting more high-quality leads from your marketing events spend is a top priority, then it pays to know the return on investment of your marketing events tactics. View this on-demand Webinar with Bob Hanson of Quantum Leap Marketing and Michael Osterman of Osterman...

    Provided By Citrix Online

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Intel Xeon Processor-based Server Refresh Savings Estimator

    Developed with key learnings from Intel's IT experience in justifying server refresh internally, this tool allows you to enter data about your existing environment and evaluate the benefits of replacing it with the latest generation of Intel-based servers.

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    How to Promote the Value of Online Training Within Your Organization

    This white paper explores the benefits and ROI of online training and takes an in-depth look at how two innovative companies successfully implemented Web-based training. Online training enables you to: Reduce costs and the need for travel Improve productivity and morale Increase learner engagement and access to information...

    Provided By Citrix Online

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Oracle Enterprise Manager: Real-World Insight Into Business Impact and Return on IT Investment

    This study presents compelling evidence that implementing Oracle Enterprise Manager can deliver significant benefits and a favorable return on investment. Organizations that utilize the Application Performance Management, Configuration Management, Lifecycle Management, and Application Quality Management capabilities within Oracle Enterprise Manager can expect to see measurable IT productivity, server expenditures, and...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Overcoming the Limitations of Conventional Application Performance Management

    Organizations increasingly rely on composite applications to create enterprise agility. Unfortunately, the challenge of managing the performance of these composite environments is significantly more complex than with traditional systems. To be effective and efficient, enterprises need to manage highly distributed Java EE, portal, and SOA applications in a holistic fashion...

    Provided By Oracle