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Best Practices for Virtualizing Distributed Environments: Enterprise-Class Virtualization for Remote Office and Branch Office Infrastructures
sponsored by VM6 Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides the 4 best practices that IT leaders of ROBO organizations need to consider when virtualizing their businesses, providing ROI tips and establishing a roadmap for reducing the Total Cost of Ownership for virtualizing the distributed ROBO environment.
Posted: 27 Oct 2009 | Published: 27 Oct 2009

VM6 Software

Implementing Best Practices: The Dell Management Console and ITIL
sponsored by Dell and Symantec
WHITE PAPER: The Dell™ Management Console Powered by Altiris™ from Symantec™ provides a comprehensive management platform based on standardized IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes—facilitating the adoption of industry best practices and helping streamline and simplify IT management in enterprise data centers.
Posted: 15 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Dell and Symantec

The Need for Profitability and Cost Management
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: As indirect costs rise and economic pressures increase, the need for profitability and cost management (PCM) also grows. Read this white paper to find out more about how PCM drives business performance by finding drivers of cost and profitability, empowering users with visibility and flexibility, and improving resource alignment.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2008

Oracle Corporation

Actionable Enterprise Architecture
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of the enterprise architecture concept and highlights how an actionable enterprise architecture approach from IBM can help organizations manage complexity and align IT projects and solutions with business objectives.
Posted: 11 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

IBM

Energy Logic: Calculating and Prioritizing Your Data Center IT Efficiency Actions
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: This paper reviews the challenges of measuring data center energy efficiency and proposes a solution: a new metric called CUPS, or Compute Units per Second, that allows data center managers to calculate data center efficiency.
Posted: 07 Jul 2009 | Published: 07 Jul 2009

Emerson Network Power

IDC White Paper: Making the Business Case for IT Consolidation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: IDC believes that IT organizations are constantly being asked to do more with less. This analyst report will look at some of the key triggers CIOs look for when deciding to consolidate as well as getting started with consolidation and its impact on the business.
Posted: 26 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

Service Desk Consolidation Cuts Costs and Increases Service Quality
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The service desk is the last place you should try to cut back. For external-facing organizations, quality support keeps customer loyalty and repeat business high and ensures that partners and suppliers can do business with you cost effectively. Read this white paper to discover the path to proper service desk consolidation and its many benefits.
Posted: 18 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

BMC Software, Inc.

Modernizing IT: Strategies for Improving Service Quality and Reducing IT Costs
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Working harder simply won't get you there. No matter how many people you allocate, sinking more labor into old IT practices cannot concurrently meet rising demands on IT and cut costs. Read about cost-effective, automated ways to meet this challenge head-on in our latest article, “Strategies for Modernizing IT, Reducing Costs, and..”
Posted: 17 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

BMC Software, Inc.

Seven Ways ITIL Can Help You in an Economic Downturn
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: IT Infrastructure Library® (ITIL®) best practices promote a well-functioning, collaborative IT environment that can enable the business and your IT organization to cope with the effects of economic stress. ITIL can help you to deliver higher-performing technology services that help your business to be both more competitive today and...
Posted: 15 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

BMC Software, Inc.

Three Must-Have Capabilities for Managing Enterprise Desktop Environments
sponsored by Bit9, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Today, more than ever, businesses rely on a dependable desktop and laptop environment to drive revenues and growth. This whitepaper will discuss the three must-have principles that represent the most fundamental components that every IT organization must employ to realize a winning desktop management strategy.
Posted: 10 Jun 2009 | Published: 10 Jun 2009

Bit9, Inc.

Improving Rack Cooling Performance Using Airflow Management™ Blanking Panels
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: IT equipment mounted in racks cools itself by drawing ambient air from the data center or network room. If the heated exhaust air is allowed to return to the air inlet of the equipment, an undesirable overheating condition may occur. This paper explains how this problem compromises the cooling process and the benefit of using air blanking panels.
Posted: 29 Apr 2009 | Published: 20 Nov 2008

APC by Schneider Electric

Selecting a Visual Analytics Application
sponsored by Tableau Software
WHITE PAPER: Visual analytics is the process of analytical reasoning facilitated by interactive visual interfaces. Its becoming the fastest way for people to explore and understand Business Intelligence data of any size. This paper will introduce you to the seven essential elements of true visual analytics applications.
Posted: 20 Apr 2009 | Published: 20 Apr 2009

Tableau Software

The Top 3 Cost-Cutting Mistakes CIOs Make And How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: The current economic downturn has resulted in contraction of IT Department budgets and a mandate to allocate resources to only the most critical projects, then execute it flawlessly. In these tough times, it is imperative for CIOs to deliver more value as IT budgets fall.
Posted: 03 Apr 2009 | Published: 03 Apr 2009

Rally Software

Enterprise Portal Rationalization: Using a Service-Oriented Architecture to Stop Web Asset Sprawl
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of the problem of Web sprawl, and an account of the rationalization strategies organizations are adopting to gain the upper hand on sprawl. Adopting a service-oriented architecture based on integrated application platform infrastructure emerges as the key to rationalizing sprawl.
Posted: 03 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Oracle Corporation

How Customers Are Cutting Costs and Building Value with Microsoft Virtualization
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization provides powerful, tangible ways to streamline many traditionally time-consuming processes and minimize the resources needed to deploy and manage IT resources. This white paper examines how Microsoft® customers are using virtualization technology to simplify their IT infrastructure, IT processes, and save money.
Posted: 19 Mar 2009 | Published: 03 Nov 2008

Microsoft

Software and Services Financing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Financing information technology hardware is an accepted way of doing business. Clients are discovering the benefits of financing software and services and are making financing of software and services one of the fastest-growing segments of the IT financing industry. This paper explains the importance of aligning financing with IT transformation.
Posted: 18 Feb 2009 | Published: 18 Feb 2009

IBM

Monitoring Physical Threats in the Data Center
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the class of threats, suggests approaches to deploying monitoring devices, and provides best practices in leveraging the collected data to reduce downtime.
Posted: 04 Feb 2009 | Published: 03 Feb 2009

APC by Schneider Electric

Reducing Desktop Power Consumption: How IT and Facilities Can Both Win
sponsored by Faronics
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines how Power Save helps companies meet their environmental objectives. It uses intelligent energy management to ensure workstations are available when system resources are required, while conserving power during downtimes.
Posted: 07 Aug 2008 | Published: 08 Apr 2008

Faronics

Four Starting Points for Effective Project and Portfolio Management
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Many IT project management initiatives often miss goals, exceed budgets and fail to deliver benefits. Read this paper to learn how optimizing project management can help organizations transition from managing IT projects to managing business outcomes.
Posted: 01 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Alignment-Focused Organization: Bridging the Gap Between Strategy and Execution
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Take a look at how organizations are taking strides to align business strategy with actual initiatives, projects, and daily activities - in short, to close the gap between strategy and execution.
Posted: 24 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

SAP America, Inc.

Reducing risk through requirements-driven quality management: An end-to-end approach
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: When IT initiates a project, the department makes a commitment to the business to ensure quality and success when it is deployed. Learn how requirements management helps IT quantify project risks and make informed decisions about resource allocation.
Posted: 22 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

HP

Maximizing Value Report: A Benefits Analysis of 100 SAP Customers Worldwide
sponsored by Mainstay Partners
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, Mainstay Partners analyzes 100 SAP customer case studies and success stories found in the book, "Maximizing Value – 100 Customer Successes" published in 2006. Learn the results of these 'best practice' companies.
Posted: 22 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

Mainstay Partners

The New CIO: Change Partner and Business Leader
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: While all CIOs understand the importance leveraging technology, most of the organizations they serve do not fully use technology to drive growth and innovation. Learn how to become more of a business leader and change partner in your organization.
Posted: 15 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

IBM

The CIO Profession: driving innovation and competitive advantage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: How are other CIOs driving growth? IBM interviewed over 175 CIOs to see how they're bringing together business and IT to drive growth and financial success. Read our Global CIO Leadership Survey.
Posted: 15 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

IBM

Enhancing and Maintaining IT ROI: The Case for Ongoing Support
sponsored by SAP UK & Ireland
WHITE PAPER: Learn best practices for achieving a measurable ROI from your IT investments while sustaining business process improvements, increasing senior-management buy in and improving end-user satisfaction.
Posted: 15 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 May 2006

SAP UK & Ireland
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