IT Management White Papers

IT Management includes a variety of functions for managing computers in a networked environment, including software distribution, version control, backup & recovery, job scheduling, virus protection and performance and capacity planning.

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By: Actiance, Inc.     Published Date: Jan 15, 2015

But what seems like a spoon full of sugar is often a tough pill to swallow when you consider regulatory requirements from agencies like the FDA for use of these networks. Adopting new technologies that allow employees to share information and exchange ideas with each other and with your customers is often the best way to achieve better business results, but doing so can involve considerable risk. That’s because the content people create using these technologies is subject to the scrutiny of regulators, legislators, and litigators. On top of that, increasing litigation has made it a business requirement to consider solutions that help bring down skyrocketing legal costs. Pharmaceuticals companies must be knowledgeable of, and abide by, specific information retention regulations in every country where they do business, including those countries that prohibit data from leaving the countries’ borders. Not having technology in place to help manage these requirements and increasing risks, or

Tags : collaboration, social media risk and reward, retention regulations, data, business requirements, it management, enterprise applications
    
By: Actiance, Inc.     Published Date: Jan 15, 2015

Social Media Risks and Benefits for the Pharmaceuticals Industry Drug makers are just beginning to realize how social networks can improve business processes. Social media helps your organization share information and exchange ideas with your customers quickly, but doing so can involve considerable risk. That’s because social media is subject to the scrutiny of regulators, legislators, and litigators. So, what seems like a spoon full of sugar is often a tough pill to swallow when you consider regulatory requirements from agencies like the FDA. On top of that, increasing litigation has made it a business requirement to consider solutions that help bring down skyrocketing legal costs. Not having technology in place to help manage these requirements and increasing risks, or doing so without careful planning, can be a costly mistake. Read this paper to gain an understanding of: What the regulatory landscape of the pharmaceuticals industry looks like What concerns you should be aware of f

Tags : social media, increased risks, business processes, regulatory requirements, it management
    
By: Actiance, Inc.     Published Date: Jan 15, 2015

The use of instant messaging in the energy industry is widespread, with one source estimating that as much as 60% of trading in the physical power markets is conducted using the technology. Moreover, a Microsoft/Accenture survey found that 34% of oil and gas professionals are collaborating more than they were 12 months earlier, while only 10% are collaborating less. While real-time communications, such as instant messaging, are very useful for traders and others in the energy industry, a failure to monitor and retain them along with other electronic communications can result in substantial penalties and other serious consequences. Download this whitepaper to learn more.

Tags : communications, energy, real-time communications, collaboration, it management
    
By: Comcast     Published Date: Jan 15, 2015

It’s the challenge businesses of every size wrestle with: How to improve employee productivity while driving down costs. Technology can help achieve that goal – when the right tools are used.

Tags : comcast, technology, business, blueprint, plan, start-up, start, future
    
By: Comcast     Published Date: Jan 15, 2015

By managing latency well, your network can support cloud services, off-site backup and mirroring, and e-commerce – adding to your company’s bottom line and making your operations more efficient with happier users.

Tags : latency, latency management, networks, data center, data management, ecommerce, data communications, interactive environment
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 09, 2015

Making changes to your business strategy can often create new risks. If your business continuity management (BCM) plan is not part of an organization-wide, integrated program, it may not evolve to address these new risks. Understand which practices can be followed to successfully protect your organization’s business operations and reputation with a proactive, business-centric approach to BCM that highlights critical practices.

Tags : business continuity management, risk management, bcm plan, business solutions, it management, knowledge management, platforms, data management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 09, 2015

Every organization must put a plan in place for recoverability after an outage, but testing your enterprise resilience without full business and IT validation is ineffective. Read the white paper to learn how to put a plan in place for full functional validation, and get details on the importance of validating resiliency in a live environment; learn why small-scale recovery “simulations” are inadequate and misleading; understand why validating resilience demands involvement from IT and the business; and get details on the checks and balances you need to maintain and validate business resilience.

Tags : resiliency testing, it validation, business resilience, small-scale recovery simulations, it management, knowledge management, enterprise applications, data management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 09, 2015

Read the case study “A broadband company streamlines its recovery processes with IBM Cloud” to learn how IBM service teams used cloud-based technology to help the company develop an innovative and proven cloud computing solution for its backup and recovery environment. IBM’s turnkey solution helped the company improve protection, recovery, performance and scalability within its disaster recovery processes, and maximize backup performance and disaster recovery capabilities.

Tags : cloud computing solutions, service teams, cloud-based technology, it performance, it recovery capabilities, it management, knowledge management, enterprise applications
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 09, 2015

Businesses around the world are looking for ways to innovate, improve customer relationships and drive down costs. But it can be challenging to find the right people and resources to support those corporate initiatives. Managed services from IBM can help.

Tags : managed mobility services, business productivity, it infrastructure, end-user productivity, it management, knowledge management, enterprise applications, data management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 09, 2015

This Executive Summary of the Next Generation Data Center white paper highlights IBM’s vision for the next-generation data center, its potential to be truly revolutionary and the prescribed pathway for getting there.

Tags : service optimization, software defined environment, sde, network virtualization, it management, knowledge management, data management, data center
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 09, 2015

Four technology trends—cloud computing, mobile technology, social collaboration and analytics—are shaping the business and converging on the data center. But few data center strategies are designed with the requisite flexibility, scalability or resiliency to meet the new demands. Read the white paper to learn how a good data center strategy can help you prepare for the rigors and unpredictability of emerging technologies. Find out how IBM’s predictive analytics are helping companies build more accurate, forward-looking data center strategies and how those strategies are leading to more agile, efficient and resilient infrastructures.

Tags : it trends, mobile technology, social collaborition, data analytics, big data, data center strategy, it management, knowledge management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 09, 2015

Building a mobile collaboration or bring-your-own-device solution requires three things: mobile applications, the mobile devices themselves and the network that underpins them both. Often, the network and its capabilities take a back seat to applications and devices—which can ultimately lead to poor performance or an inflexible infrastructure. Find out how to develop the type of network that truly supports mobile devices, applications and unified communications programs, thereby establishing the foundation for stronger mobile solutions.

Tags : ibm, mobile, network, capabilities, solutions, strategy, cisco, challenges
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 09, 2015

As mobile technology evolves, it’s bringing rapid change to enterprises everywhere, so it’s essential to know the latest trends and how to build on them to create real business benefits. IDC believes third-party mobility service providers will play a key role in helping you do just that. Read the analyst report to get expert insight into how you can benefit from key mobile trends; building blocks and best practices for successful deployment and adoption of any mobility initiative; critical factors to consider when evaluating an IT services provider; and details on how IBM MobileFirst services can help you achieve a sustainable competitive advantage

Tags : ibm, mobile, network, capabilities, solutions, strategy, cisco, challenges
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 09, 2015

Organizations are largely relying on TCO and ROI models in determining whether or not to invest in a unified communications (UC) solution. But what other factors are they considering? You’ll better understand the value that firms are deriving from UC, the status of its adoption, and the barriers to full implementation.

Tags : ibm, mobile, network, capabilities, solutions, strategy, cisco, challenges
    
By: Dell Cloud Marketplace     Published Date: Jan 07, 2015

In this report, we look at the different approaches of these two groups based on a Gigaom Research survey of 500 IT decision makers at large U.S. organizations.

Tags : dell, it survey, cloud, cloud services, cloud computing, it experts, it survey, free research
    
By: Dell Cloud Marketplace     Published Date: Jan 07, 2015

In a second-quarter 2014 Gigaom Research survey of 500 IT decision-makers at large U.S. companies, we identified strategic buyers as those who report using cloud resources for new business and revenue streams as opposed to those who don’t.

Tags : backup and recovery, best practices, it spending, return on investment, productivity, cloud computing
    
By: Polycom     Published Date: Jan 06, 2015

This document will outline five easy steps to create awareness, increase utilization and expedite adoption of video collaboration across your organization.

Tags : train, video, network, telecommuting, mobility, on-demand webinar, polycom, collaboration
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 06, 2015

Is email still the “killer app” it used to be? Social technologies and mobile capabilities are changing the way people communicate in the workplace. Many organizations are employing BYOD strategies and embracing social business tools like file sharing, chat, wikis and communities. In the past, email was used for storing and sharing documents and having conversations with groups. Tasks which are much better suited for today's social cloud collaboration tools. Email usage may be evolving, but email is not dead. In fact, everyone in the organization from executives to factory workers needs email to stay connected. And many organizations are moving their messaging to cloud to take advantage of the flexibility and cost savings a cloud environment provides.

Tags : social workplace, social technologies, mobile capabilities, social business tools, it management, wireless, knowledge management, enterprise applications
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 06, 2015

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is not just a trend anymore, it's becoming a reality for today's successful organizations. The growing mobile workforce expects to connect to the corporate network anytime, anywhere, using the mobile device of their choice. And as more and more companies start to adopt social business technologies they are finding that leveraging cloud and mobile together can help them work more efficiently.

Tags : byod, mobile workforce, social business technologies, mobile apoption, mobile efficiency, it management, knowledge management, enterprise applications
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 06, 2015

Watch this webcast to learn how Pacesetters are using SaaS to provide their entire enterprise with a wide range of powerful benefits. SaaS can reduce costs, yes. But more than that, SaaS can engender rich and far reaching collaboration, lead to better decision making, and help your organization be more customer-focused and agile in the marketplace. That's not to say that the route to the winner's circle won't take some planning and preparation. You can start by asking yourself the right questions.

Tags : saas, collaboration, customer-focused organizations, business agility, it management, knowledge management, enterprise applications, data management
    
By: Cisco     Published Date: Jan 05, 2015

The data center is central to IT strategy and houses the computational power, storage resources, and applications necessary to support an enterprise business. A flexible data center infrastructure than can support and quickly deploy new applications can result in significant competitive advantage, but designing such a data center requires solid initial planning and thoughtful consideration of port density, access-layer uplink bandwidth, true server capacity, oversubscription, mobility, and other details.

Tags : data center, consolidation, server virtualization, new applications, it management, data management
    
By: Cisco     Published Date: Jan 05, 2015

Interest in cloud computing over the last several years has been phenomenal. For cloud providers, public or private, it will transform business and operational processes, streamlining customer on-ramping and time to market, facilitating innovation, providing cost efficiencies, and enabling the ability to scale resources on demand.

Tags : data center, consolidation, server virtualization, new applications, it management, data management
    
By: Cisco     Published Date: Jan 05, 2015

The data center has gone through many major evolutionary changes over the past several decades, and each change has been defined by major shifts in architectures. The industry moved from the mainframe era to client/server computing and then to Internet computing. In 2011, another major shift began: the shift to a virtual data center. This has been the primary driver in enabling customers to transition to the cloud and ultimately IT as a service. The shift to a virtual data center will be the single biggest transition in the history of computing. It will reshape all the major data center tiers: applications, storage, servers and the network.

Tags : data center, consolidation, server virtualization, new applications, it management, data management
    
By: Cisco     Published Date: Jan 05, 2015

More than ever, the data center is a gateway to opportunity, responsible for bringing together the data, applications, and IT resources needed to support growth and innovation. At Cisco we have the opportunity to observe how data center infrastructure is evolving in response to market and technology trends. In no particular order, here are five important strategies we see companies using to overcome the limitations of traditional IT infrastructure and transform their data centers to support innovation and growth.

Tags : data center, consolidation, server virtualization, new applications, it management, data management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 05, 2015

Today’s customers have more opportunities than ever to connect with a brand, and often research products and make purchases through a variety of different channels. However, it’s important to remember that employees are also customers in their personal lives, meaning that they also have high expectations for digital experiences in the workplace.

Tags : digital experience solutions, roi, business productivity, it management, knowledge management, enterprise applications
    
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