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DEFINITION: The law of diminishing returns is a classic economic concept that states that as more investment in an area is made, overall return on that investment increases at a declining rate, assuming that all variables remain fixed. To continue to make an investment after a certain point (which varies from context to context) is to receive a decreasing return on that input. The law of diminishing returns has  … 
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Is proving short-term unified communications ROI really necessary?
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide takes a close look at the different ways ROI can be determined. Uncover how UC is being justified in organizations, how to take full advantage of its benefits and what you can expect from UC in the future.
Posted: 05 Jul 2011 | Published: 05 Jul 2011

SearchSecurity.com

E-Guide: How to Determine if VDI is Right for your Company and Ways to Overcome Common Annoyances
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EGUIDE: Even though the thought of virtual desktops has caught everyone's attention, the actual number of installations remains small. This expert e-guide from SearchVirtualDesktop.com explains how organizations can determine whether this technology is right for them by calculating the return on investment from VDI.
Posted: 27 Jun 2011 | Published: 26 May 2011

SearchDataCenter.com

Running IT as a Business: Seven Steps to Aligning IT with the Business
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the 7 steps to aligning IT with the business. Find out what they are and how they can help your business provide customer-driven results.
Posted: 27 Jun 2011 | Published: 27 Jun 2011

SAS

Business and Financial Benefits of Virtualization
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: When IT executives engage with VMware they often ask themselves many questions, including “How do my metrics compare to my peers with respect to virtualizing my IT environment?”. This exclusive white paper highlights top anecdotes and qualitative research on virtualization's business and financial benefits. Learn more here.
Posted: 27 Jun 2011 | Published: 27 Jun 2011

VMware, Inc.

E-Guide: Best Practices for Managing Virtual Machines
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: There are many things to consider when designing storage to support a virtual desktop infrastructure environment. While budgets may limit some of your options, there are a number of creative solutions available that can help you get the performance your virtual desktops will require. Read this guide to learn more.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 22 Jun 2011

Dell Compellent

How to calculate the advantages of a private cloud to make a business case
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: When it comes to justifying a private cloud strategy to executives, IT pros have their work cut out for them because of the confusion surrounding this platform. This expert e-guide highlights effective ways to calculate the cost advantages of a private cloud model and more.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 21 Jun 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

The Total Economic Impact of IBM Infosphere Master Data Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Forrester Consulting examined the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying the IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management (MDM) solution.
Posted: 15 Jun 2011 | Published: 14 Jun 2011

IBM

Red Hat Server Modernization TCO Calculator
sponsored by Red Hat & IBM
ASSESSMENT TOOL: This assessment tool compares the projected costs of growing and maintaining a current Unix based server environment with the costs of migrating to a Red Hat Enterprise Linux server environment.
Posted: 09 Jun 2011 | Published: 09 Jun 2011

Red Hat & IBM

Understanding Desktop Virtualization
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Desktop virtualization is being considered by more IT pros as they face increasing pressure to control costs, security, regulate compliance and more. Read this white paper to learn about the various desktop virtualization models available for your infrastructure, how each model works and identify the best fit for your IT shop today.
Posted: 08 Jun 2011 | Published: 08 Jun 2011

Intel

 Password Self Help – Password Reset for IBM i
sponsored by Safestone Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to learn about a self help password application that can give you a high ROI and free up time to work on more business critical issues.
Posted: 07 Jun 2011 | Published: 07 Jun 2011

Safestone Technologies

Presentation Transcript: Virtualizing IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.1 on VMware vSphere 4 - Testing Performance, Functionality and Benefits
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: It is important to remain competitive in the IT industry. This presentation transcript highlights why now is the best time to evaluate virtualization for Lotus Domino for VMware. Review the latest testing done to validate performance and functionality for running IBM Lotus Domino™ 8.5.1 running on virtual machines using VMware vSphere™ 4.0.
Posted: 06 Jun 2011 | Published: 06 Jun 2011

VMware, Inc.

IBM BladeCenter HS22 Product Guide
sponsored by IBM and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Read this Product Guide on the IBM BladeCenter HS22 reviewing the versatile, easy-to-use blade optimized for performance, energy and cooling.
Posted: 06 Jun 2011 | Published: 06 Jun 2011

IBM and Intel

E-Guide: Data Storage Management in Virtual Server Environments
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: Fibre Channel remains the technology of choice for most virtual server environments even as iSCSI storage-area networks (SANs) gain traction. Read this SearchStorage.com Special Report to learn how some storage professionals are evaluating 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) iSCSI SANs as they expand their virtual server environments.
Posted: 03 Jun 2011 | Published: 03 Jun 2011

Dell Compellent

Agile development meets IT operations - in the cloud
sponsored by HP Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how  agile and cloud-computing initiatives can act as catalysts to the ever important  relationship between development and operations. The result is higher-performing, easier-to-manage, more reliable and more cost-efficient applications and services. Learn more here.
Posted: 03 Jun 2011 | Published: 03 Jun 2011

HP Software

Achieving Disaster Recovery with Virtualization
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EBOOK: Implementing disaster recovery is both time consuming and costly. And as an IT pro, you are constantly on the look out for new strategies that can help make the process more cost-efficient. Learn how turning to virutalization can help simplify your disaster recovery initiatives and more.
Posted: 24 May 2011 | Published: 24 May 2011

Dell Compellent

New Voice of the CIO: Insights From The Global Chief Information Officer Study
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper, an overview of the findings of the IBM Global CIO Study, can help you get a clearer view of the challenges IT is facing and how some of the most successful CIOs and IT organizations are meeting those challenges.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011

IBM

NC State makes a breakthrough in improving access to academic computing resources.
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read how IBM and NC State created a “cloud computing” model for provisioning technology that offered a quantum improvement in access, efficiency and convenience over traditional computer labs.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011

IBM

How to Improve Your Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Acronis, Inc
WHITE PAPER: The white paper Closing the Virtualisation Loop identifies the objectives in the next phase of virtual machine backup and recovery and provides recommendations on how to improve backup and disaster recovery in a hybrid IT environment.
Posted: 17 May 2011 | Published: 16 May 2011

Acronis, Inc

The Total Economic Impact™ Of NetApp Storage For Desktop Virtualization
sponsored by VMware and NetApp
ANALYST REPORT: This analysis report highlights the benefits of deploying NetApp storage alongside desktop virtualization software. Explore best practices from organizations that have already implemented NetApp storage in conjunction with their desktop virtualization initiatives and gain insight on the cost savings they experienced. Learn more here.
Posted: 16 May 2011 | Published: 16 May 2011

VMware and NetApp

Virtualizing Oracle with EMC and VMware
sponsored by EMC Corporation & VMware, Inc.
VIDEO: This session provides best practice and solution guidelines to successfully architect and deploy Oracle databases on the EMC and VMware platform.
Posted: 10 May 2011 | Premiered: 10 May 2011

EMC Corporation & VMware, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Drivers for Desktop Virtualization and Current Challenges
sponsored by Dell Inc., Intel, Citrix
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this transcription of a webcast, Dell explores this “Next Generation of End User Computing.” Gain insight into how the evolving workforce is facilitating changes within IT. Learn how desktop virtualization can deliver the improved efficiency, stability, reliability and availability that is now critical for business success.
Posted: 28 Apr 2011 | Published: 07 Apr 2011

Dell Inc., Intel, Citrix

Optimizing Desktop Virtualization with Dell Equallogic Hybrid Arrays
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In recent years, we have witnessed great technology leaps from all of the leading VDI software vendors. In this part of our series, we take a close look at a recent performance benchmark to evaluate in detail how Dell’s innovations reduce complexity, improve performance and lower the cost of VDI.
Posted: 26 Apr 2011 | Published: 26 Apr 2011

DellEMC and Intel®

Five Tips for Improving the ROI of your Software Investments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Five tips for improving the ROI of your software investments.
Posted: 22 Apr 2011 | Published: 22 Apr 2011

IBM

Agile Transformation Strategy
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: The CollabNet Agile Coaches have observed patterns and key milestones in the way organizations adopt and scale Agile. "Agile Transformation Strategy," by Angela Druckman, CollabNet Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Transformational Coach, outlines a sound strategy and transformational "blueprint" to help guide organizations on the path to Agility.
Posted: 08 Apr 2011 | Published: 08 Apr 2011

CollabNet

Intel Xeon Processor-based Server Refresh Savings Estimator
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
ASSESSMENT TOOL: Developed with key learnings from Intel IT's 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.
Posted: 07 Apr 2011 | Published: 07 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®
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