IT Best Practices Reports

Mobilizing I.T. Support to Achieve Efficiency, Speed, and Effectiveness
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To survive in today's economy, your IT organization will face increasing pressure to do more with less and work from anywhere at anytime. Imagine how much more productive your service desk personnel could be if they were able to periodically manage and respond to issues from the field, rather than having to check in at their desktops.
Posted: 26 Jan 2010 | Published: 26 Jan 2010

BMC Software, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: How Dallas Cowboys Merchandising Scored Big with Rapid-fire BI
sponsored by Tableau Software
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, discover how the Dallas Cowboys adopted BI strategies that optimized their tracking of manufacturing, distribution and sales. Hear from Bill Priakos, Cowboys' COO, as he explains the steps that the team took in order to get a real-time look into the distribution chain as well as seeing trends over time.
Posted: 09 Dec 2009 | Published: 08 Dec 2009

Tableau Software

Presentation Transcript: Understanding and Managing VM Sprawl
sponsored by Veeam Software
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this transcript of the "Understanding and Managing VM Sprawl" webcast, you'll find out how to mitigate the risks and root causes associated with VM Sprawl - the rapid proliferation of virtual machines without sufficient IT oversight. Also learn best practices for managing the entire virtual machine lifecycle.
Posted: 09 Dec 2009 | Published: 09 Dec 2009

Veeam Software

Presentation Transcript: Future-Proofing Your HP Business Critical Infrastructure
sponsored by Forsythe
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, get a firsthand look into a virtual platform that is designed to meet your current and future IT demands. Learn how to right-size system capacity and improve workload scalability. Discover industry best practices to increase agility of applications and systems.
Posted: 04 Dec 2009 | Published: 04 Dec 2009

Forsythe

CIO Decisions eZine: ITSM Managing for Efficiency and Effectiveness
sponsored by SkillSoft Corporation
EZINE: IT Service Management frameworks are helping CIOs leverage best practices to lead change, improve response time and better manage the IT/business relationship. In this CIO Decisions eZine, experts offer insights into how to roll out your ITSM implementation.
Posted: 10 Nov 2009 | Published: 10 Nov 2009

SkillSoft Corporation

Making Enterprise Architecture (EA) Strategic with Business & Information Architecture
sponsored by Infosys Technologies Limited
PRESENTATION: EA, a key IT governance tool, plays an active role in strategic business planning. Effective EA requires managing standards and promoting best practices in architecture.
Posted: 04 Nov 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2008

Infosys Technologies Limited

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

Initial Investment Payback Analysis: Dell PowerEdge R710 solution with VMware ESX vs. HP ProLiant DL385 solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
TEST RESULTS: In this report, we estimate both the number of older solutions each Dell PowerEdge R710 solution can replace and the payback period for replacing those older solutions. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 24 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

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

Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 12
sponsored by Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 12
EZINE: Virtualization has changed the concept of configuration management in data centers. In this month's issue, find out what to look for when shopping for the perfect configuration management tool. Virtualization has also had an impact on system security. Learn how to keep your virtual environment safe.
Posted: 10 Jul 2009 | Published: 10 Jul 2009

All resources sponsored by Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 12

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

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.

eBook: Compliance for the Midmarket: Governance, Risk and Technology
sponsored by SearchCIO.com
EBOOK: Read this E-book to learn about how you can take a proactive approach to regulatory compliance. Rather than waste time and resources tackling one regulation at a time, find out how companies are looking at the big picture and forming security strategies based on their needs. Sponsored By: Imperva and StoredIQ
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 09 Jun 2009

SearchCIO.com

Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 10
sponsored by Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 10
EZINE: Renewed interest in data centers is presenting a unique challenge to IT professionals who must do more with less. Read in this latest issue how to use server virtualization to boost utilization while saving money.
Posted: 06 May 2009 | Published: 06 May 2009

All resources sponsored by Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 10

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

Prototyping Data Warehouses Using Visual Analytics: Presentation Transcript
sponsored by Tableau Software
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this presentation transcript of the “Prototyping Data Warehouses using Visual Analytics” webinar that includes a case study demonstrating how the City of Charlotte is administering Tableau Server to reduce IT intervention, reduce costs and increase collaboration between business units.
Posted: 09 Apr 2009 | Published: 09 Apr 2009

Tableau Software

Simplifying Business Integration: Presentation Transcript
sponsored by EXTOL International, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Complexity in business integration can be a serious impairment to any SMB, or even large company, in today's economy. Read this Presentation Transcript of the “Simplifying Business Integration” webcast to learn how to properly manage business integration with the right strategies.
Posted: 06 Apr 2009 | Published: 06 Apr 2009

EXTOL International, Inc.

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

What Is Cloud Computing?
sponsored by Salesforce.com
VIDEOCAST: Cloud computing is a better way to run your business. Instead of running your apps yourself, they run on a shared data center. When you use any app that runs in cloud, you just log in, customize it, and start using it.
Posted: 10 Mar 2009 | Premiered: Mar 10, 2009

Salesforce.com

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

IBM Maximo and the Green Data Center
sponsored by IBM
BROCHURE: This webcast discusses how IBM Maximo will expand its role in the implementation of IBM E2E IT Data Center and Facilities Management.
Posted: 02 Feb 2009 | Published: 30 Jan 2009

IBM