Monitoring servers, applications, and services has become an essential part of the IT department over the past 10 years. However, it can be a daunting task to find the right solution for your Enterprise. This brief paper will examine the differences between Agent and Agentless monitoring, so you can make the right decision based on your company's needs, the metrics you need, your budget range, your resource availability, and your management's reporting needs.
Published By: Exablox
Published Date: Jan 27, 2015
When it comes to the increasingly complex task of managing data storage, many small and midsize organizations face even greater challenges than large, global enterprises.
Small and midsize companies have ever-increasing volumes of information to manage and secure, and they are confronting a number of difficulties when it comes to storage. Among the biggest hurdles:
›› Scaling storage as the business grows rapidly
›› Meeting the rising expense of data storage capacity
›› Dealing with the complexity of management and architecture
›› Devoting precious staff time managing storage and data backup
Whereas larger organizations have significant IT budgets and staff to handle storage-related challenges, small and midsize companies lack the IT resources to dedicate to storage management. Fortunately, there are new approaches to data storage on the market that can help such companies address their data storage needs without requiring dedicated storage management resources, while at the same ti
Every day, torrents of data inundate IT organizations and overwhelm
the business managers who must sift through it all to
glean insights that help them grow revenues and optimize
profits. Yet, after investing hundreds of millions of dollars into
new enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship
management (CRM), master data management systems (MDM),
business intelligence (BI) data warehousing systems or big data
environments, many companies are still plagued with disconnected,
“dysfunctional” data—a massive, expensive sprawl of
disparate silos and unconnected, redundant systems that fail to
deliver the desired single view of the business.
Before your company launches its next package selection, implementation or upgrade, make sure you don’t cripple the project from the start by failing to identify your requirements – the number one reason that projects spin out of control. This white paper summarizes some of the key lessons we have learned through our industry-leading requirements definition practice.
The later in the system development life-cycle that major errors are discovered the more expensive it is to fix them. But the earliest stages of the systems development lifecycle (SDLC) are most often the least consistently executed. This paper describes a methodology that brings the early stages of the SDLC up to a high level of maturity: consistent, proven, and optimized for success.
The objective of this white paper is to review various aspects of retail financial management and to draw important lessons for small and mid-size retailers. The paper addresses a wide range of topics that impact a retailer’s financial success. Many of these are common to retailers of all sizes, but some are specific to mid to small tier businesses and many cautionary notes are given.
This paper introduces various supply chain concepts and explains their importance. It describes initiatives being undertaken by the largest retailers and reviews what small and mid-size firms need to do to compete.
Demand planning software packages can help manufacturers to: establish baseline sales forecasts, incorporating multiple inputs; perform sophisticated analysis that improves their use of human and capital resources; optimize pricing capabilities; and better understand their markets and customers.
Learn how to take enterprise resource planning (ERP) into your own hands and see how some of the top organizations are handling the challenges of business management, adoption rates of mobile ERP, and get some insights into what they think the benefits of mobile access can provide for your business.
Business Intelligence (BI) has become a mandatory part of every enterprise’s decision-making fabric. Unfortunately in many cases, with this rise in popularity, came a significant and disturbing complexity. Many BI environments began to have a myriad of moving parts: data warehouses and data marts deployed on multiple platforms and technologies – each requiring significant effort to ensure performance and support for the various needs and skill sets of the business resources using the environment. These convoluted systems became hard to manage or enhance with new requirements. To remain viable and sustainable, they must be simplified.
Fortunately today, we have the ability to build simpler BI technical environments that still support the necessary business requirements but without the ensuing management complexity. This paper covers what is needed to simplify BI environments and the technologies that support this simplification.
If your company is looking to purchase a Supply Chain Management (SCM) software solution, the 2009 Top 10 Supply Chain Management Software Vendor Report from Business-Software.com can help you find the software that is right for your company. Must Read!
Over the past six years, Aberdeen Group has been measuring organizations’ willingness to consider a SaaS deployment model for their ERP implementations. Using this research, Aberdeen has created a short report to help organizations as they review their options and provide key takeaways to consider during the process.
The workplace has changed radically, and conventional approaches to desktop management and mobile device management (MDM) are no longer adequate for the new digital workplace. Enterprise IT must quickly and dramatically change the way it manages users’ access to digital resources to deliver a consistent experience across all devices, even as operating systems and platforms relentlessly evolve.
Fortunately, with the advent of Windows 10, IT now can rethink the way it aligns endpoint management with users’ new digital work styles. Read this UBM whitepaper to learn more about how these seven “musts” can help IT fully leverage Microsoft’s newest operating system to better serve the business.
Many executives are concerned about trends such as high demand for resources and the acceleration of business. They also question whether their traditional planning, budgeting, and forecasting tools will allow them to be successful...or even survive. This white paper reviews common traditional budgeting problems and provides answers for your organization.
Financial and business managers today are seeking a higher level of analytical ability to manage business performance than ever before. But these kinds of analyses often lie beyond the reach of most of today's ERP systems.
Published By: Datalink
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
In this paper we look at how these two challenges must be addressed together, and in fact how the definition of storage management must be expanded to consider the business driven lifecycle demands placed on stored information.
The goal of having one enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for all business processes remains popular. However, there are still many misconceptions associated with using enterprise resource planning solutions in asset-intensive industries. This white paper discusses and demystifies the myths for decision makers in asset-intensive industries. You’ll also see how IBM Maximo Asset Management can enhance the quality of asset data, contribute to the safety of the workforce, and help facilitate best practices that significantly impact the long-term success of your business.
When bound to regulation and compliance, process manufacturers find opportunities to grow through enterprise resource planning (ERP). However, 50% of process manufacturers execute non-integrated ERP strategies. This Aberdeen Group research study reveals best practices to help you adapt or select an ERP vendor that improves your business performance.
Published By: Metafuse
Published Date: Sep 26, 2007
We are often asked how Project Insight differs from the Microsoft solution. There is no simple, 30 second answer to that question, as every software package is unique. Rather than attempt to detail a feature by feature comparison, here we offer the reader an overview of what we view as the main differences.
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