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Professional Services Automation Software: What’s the Value for Your Business? Why Professional Services Automation Software? Your service business is highly competitive,regulated, and fast. Your project teams operate in multiple time zones and currencies. You have to deal with complex revenue recognition and cost accounting rules while at the same time meeting lofty utilization targets. You need dependable utilization and demand forecasts so you can staff and train your teams accordingly. At the same time, you have to deal with multiple billing scenarios since your projects range from fixed bid, milestone driven, or time and material. Not to mention keeping a good handle on your resource pool, both full time staff, part timers, and your consultants, the skills they have acquired, their experience, general interests and preferences, and availability.
In a volatile and hyper-competitive market, delivering exceptional multichannel customer service consistently is essential. But delivering world-class service on tight budgets and to even tighter deadlines is a tough challenge for even the largest organizations. That’s why so many of the world’s most successful organizations choose to deliver customer service in the cloud. This eBook is a short introduction on how IT helps drive value for the business through cloud-based customer service solutions.
This study includes an analysis of 11 worldwide enterprise videoconferencing equipment vendors. To qualify for inclusion in this IDC MarketScape study, vendors must offer a portfolio of enterprise-class videoconferencing products, solutions, and services either directly and/or through channel partners.Basic capabilities of the vendor offerings should include support for high-definition (HD) video and audio technology, availability of data collaboration tools and applications for use within a video
session, and the ability to integrate with UC portfolios and business applications, among other criteria.
In this competitive whitepaper, Edison Group provides an independent, third-party perspective and evaluation of HP’s StoreOnce Backup System versus EMC Data Domain. Criteria considered included scalability (including capacity and performance), high availability, architectural approach, pricing, and licensing.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
Information is becoming the currency of the 21st century, and organizations of all sizes are creating more information than ever
before. Frequently, organizations struggle with how best to balance storage requirements with available budgets. The benefits of greater storage capacity are clear: better change management and roll-back, easier archival and discovery, reliable backup and
recovery. But to continually grow on-site capacity requires unsustainable investment and introduces unnecessary risk. Prominent cloud service providers present an appealing alternative with their vast amounts of storage, offering low cost, high availability, and built-in redundancy. Riverbed’s Whitewater® family of cloud storage gateways is a drop-in replacement for existing tape- and diskbased backup targets, cuts backup costs 30-50% compared to tape and disk, and provides effective DR capability with minimal effort.
The reference architecture (RA) design described in this paper combines HP ConvergedSystem 700x and Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization, the open source choice for virtualizing workloads. At its core, the RA provides a foundation for building a high-performance Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform that has been optimized to consolidate and provision hundreds to thousands of workloads while providing extremely high availability at all levels – from the underlying network and storage fabrics up to the virtual machine (VM) layer. Pre-configured to meet a range of business needs, HP ConvergedSystem 700x offerings can be easily and rapidly deployed to support a variety of virtualized application environments. HP does all the work, using balanced building blocks of servers, storage, and networking, along with integrated management software and bundled support. Read this technical whitepaper to learn more.
A high percentage of today’s data centers use water-based cooling methods to keep them from becoming the equivalent of a Hopi sweatbox in the desert. When you’re planning a new data center you may want to consider the impact of the weather and water availability on your decision.
The IBM DB2 pureScale feature is designed to address your current and future business needs for continuous availability. This white paper introduces DB2 pureScale—what it looks like, where it comes from, and how it allows you to scale out your database on a set of servers in an active-active configuration that combines high availability with truly transparent application scaling.
This white paper provides an overview of Oracle Real Application Clusters 11g Release 2 with an emphasis on the features and functionality that can be implemented to provide the highest availability and scalability for your enterprise applications.
As the amount and importance of corporate data grows, companies of all sizes are finding that they increasingly need to deploy high-availability database solutions to support their business-critical applications.
While Oracle has long offered Oracle Exadata to serve the needs of larger enterprises, the Oracle Database Appliance now offers that same high availability, service, and reliability to small- and mid-sized markets.
Sponsored by: NEC and Intel® Xeon® processor
Servers with the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v2 family in a four-CPU configuration can deliver up to twice the processing performance, three times the memory capacity, and four times the I/O bandwidth of previous models. Together with their excellent transaction processing performance, these servers provide a high level of availability essential to enterprise systems via advanced RAS functions that guarantee the integrity of important data while also reducing costs and the frequency of server downtime.
Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
In addition to high reliability and availability, enterprise mission critical applications, data centers operating 24x7, and data analysis platforms all demand powerful data processing capabilities and stability. The NEC PCIe SSD Appliance for Microsoft® SQL Server® is a best-practice reference architecture for such demanding workloads. It comprises an Express 5800 Scalable Enterprise Server Series with Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v2 family CPUs, high-performance HGST FlashMAX II PCIe server-mounted flash storage, and Microsoft® SQL Server®
2014. When compared with the previous reference architecture based on a server with the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family CPUs, benchmark testing demonstrated a performance improvement of up to 173% in logical scan rate in a data warehouse environment. The testing also demonstrated consistently fast and stable performance in online transaction processing (OLTP) that could potentially be encountered.
Published By: Aventail
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Disaster recovery is not only needed for catastrophic events like natural disasters or pandemics, but for any event, like a snow storm or power outage that keeps your workers from getting to the office and disrupts your business. This white paper by business continuity expert Tim Clark of Fact Point Group, explores best practices for disaster recovery and the key role of SSL VPNs in that process.
Published By: Creekpath
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
An effective storage management solution must consider the role of SAN security in ensuring network and data integrity. When Direct Attached Storage (DAS) was the majority of storage, security was not an issue. By preventing access to the server you could stop access to the server-owned storage resources of disk and tape. Holes in SAN security practices can threaten data integrity and system availability.
High availability (HA) configurations seek to bring downtime to zero - but can increase complexity across the IT organization, often in the form of excess technology, financial, and human capital investments. Learn how application virtualization can reduce planned and unplanned downtime, and deliver greater flexibility.
The growth of structured data from databases, e-mail and other applications has been exponential. The increasing flood of data can lead to a host of problems — failing to recognize that data storage must be managed as a critical resource often results in a very difficult environment to manage, a higher cost of ownership, less responsiveness to change and added risk to the business. This white paper discusses how a dedicated, optimized network storage solution can increase data availability and reduce operating costs by simplifying management and improving capacity utilization.
Discover the high performance, flexibility and extreme availability of IBM System x3550 Express rack-mount server. IBM PowerExecutive software manages energy usage to keep costs and heat output down. And advanced predictive failure analysis and Light Path Diagnostics keep you up and running, reduce down time and service costs. Watch this video demo of the IBM System x3550 Express to see how it compares to competitive products and how it can bring savings, power and reliability to your business.
Today’s operations teams are faced with more pressure than ever to ensure high service availability and performance. They must keep pace with the growing array of service demands, soaring costs, the rapid evolution of technology and an increasingly competitive marketplace. However, many organizations suffer from an obscured view into key business services and supporting technology, because they lack the closed-loop, cross-domain management that’s needed.
Establishing an ESB is essential in delivering a Service-Oriented Architecture. But for an SOA to be effective, you’ll also need your ESB to recover quickly from unexpected hardware and software failures. Clustering can help by enabling your systems to operate in parallel, so that if one should fail, those remaining can seamlessly step in.
Protecting desktop and server, or host systems has rapidly become a high priority for organizations that want to ensure uptime and the availability of day-to-day business applications. Today's hybrid threats are growing faster, more complex and more destructive.
The primary IT concern today is to ensure that the applications and information that drive critical business processes are available when they are needed, whenever they are needed. We present a description of the required architecture and operation for an automatic failover solution, demonstrating how a solution should be carefully engineered for ease of operation and management.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Nov 02, 2006
IT administrators need to minimize downtime for critical IT services by rapidly recovering entire systems to dissimilar hardware platforms or virtual environments. Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery Server Edition combines the speed and reliability of disk-based, bare-metal Windows system recovery with dissimilar hardware restoration and lights-out operation.
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