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: Cisco     Published Date: Jan 15, 2015

While this dramatic growth occurs, projections call for the cloud to account for nearly two-thirds of data center traffic and for cloud-based workloads to quadruple over traditional servers. That adds another element to the picture: changing traffic patterns. Under a cloud model, a university, for example, can build its network to handle average traffic volumes but then offload data on heavier trafficked days to a public cloud service when demand dictates, such as when it’s time to register for the next semester of classes.

Tags : cloud, growth, traffic, projection, account, network, it management, enterprise applications
    
By: CA     Published Date: Jan 14, 2015

In the past, Enterprise IT managed the back of?ce…the data center…the systems that kept the business running. Today, there is a mandate for IT to adopt a new role—one that speaks a common language with the business. This new IT mans the storefront, interacts directly with customers and thinks beyond uptime metrics to give equal consideration to cost, spend, quality and consumption.

Tags : enterprise it, metrics, cost, quality and consumption, front office, it management, enterprise applications
    
By: NetApp     Published Date: Jan 13, 2015

Forrester white paper that examines ROI that enterprises may realize by adopting FlexPod for business-critical application workloads such as Oracle databases and Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint Server for communications & collaboration.

Tags : forrester, roi, flexpod, oracle, netapp, database, flash, it management
    
By: RingCentral     Published Date: Jan 13, 2015

As the workplace transcends the conventional borders of corporate data and telephony networks, managing business communications is becoming much more complex—especially for IT leaders. For example, BYOD offers benefits such as eliminating the need to provision a company-owned device for every employee.

Tags : cloud, phone, it-leaders, mobile, mobile workforce, pbx, it management
    
By: RingCentral     Published Date: Jan 12, 2015

Watch this video to learn why RingCentral Office is BYOD-friendly! RingCentral's powerful iOS and Android apps make it possible for your workforce to go mobile with the technology they know and love.

Tags : ringcentral, byod, ios, android, apps, mobile technolgy, it management, enterprise applications
    
By: ShoreTel     Published Date: Jan 12, 2015

Historically, IT investments were made simply in the interest of increasing competitiveness and with little insight into the hard, fact-based financial case. As organizations worldwide have been forced to tighten belts and slash budgets, management increasingly require financial evidence for sound IT purchases that fully align with business goals and strategies. This webinar defines and describes total cost of ownership - an important metric for assessing and tracking the risks, costs, and benefits of unified communications solutions. TCO breaks down the many factors used to present a solid business case. You'll learn how to develop a solid business case that: • Compares competing solutions on an equal footing • Aligns solutions with business needs • Provides a framework for establishing ongoing budgets • Offers the ability to audit the original business case

Tags : tco, communications, competing solutions, metrics, communication solutions, it management, telecom
    
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

This quarterly report from the IBM X-Force research and development team provides a closer look at today’s security risks – from new threats arising from within the Internet of Things, to the sources of malware and botnet infections.

Tags : security solutions, it security, security risks, threat intelligence report, malware, botnet infections, security, it management
    
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: IBM     Published Date: Jan 09, 2015

To help enterprises create trusted insight as the volume, velocity and variety of data continue to explode, IBM offers several solutions designed to help organizations uncover previously unavailable insights and use them to support and inform decisions across the business. Combining the power of IBM® InfoSphere® Master Data Management (MDM) with the IBM big data portfolio creates a valuable connection: big data technology can supply insights to MDM, and MDM can supply master data definitions to big data.

Tags : big data, mdm, client analytics, real-time analysis, it management, knowledge management, data management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 09, 2015

Early adopters of an extended 360° view will get competitive advantages over their rivals and this will force laggards to adopt a similar approach or lose business.

Tags : ibm, big data, insights, mdm, infosphere, data management, dashboards, value
    
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: Bit9     Published Date: Jan 06, 2015

Nuisance malware can damage productivity and consume IT time, but advanced threats can cripple a company. As advanced attacks increase in both sophistication and quantity, the potential risk and damage they pose to organizations has increased exponentially. While antivirus (AV) serves a role in mitigating nuisance malware, it does not stop advanced threats and it should not be a top endpoint security investment in 2015. Are you still paying for antivirus?

Tags : antivirus, advanced threats, antivirus solutions, security investments, security, it management, knowledge management, enterprise applications
    
By: Bit9     Published Date: Jan 06, 2015

The clock to Windows Server 2003 End of Life is ticking. Are you prepared? Download this eGuide to learn about 5 steps you can take to make the migration and EOL process smoother.

Tags : migration, eol process, application control, it infrastructure, application specific requirements, it management, knowledge management, enterprise applications
    
By: Bit9     Published Date: Jan 06, 2015

Are you ready for Windows Server 2003 End of Life? If not, this Executive’s Guide will provide you with the facts you need to be prepared and outline compensating controls you can leverage to keep your Windows Server 2003 systems compliant and secure after end of life.

Tags : windows server, compliance standards, security updates, application compatibility, it management, knowledge management, enterprise applications, data management
    
By: Bit9     Published Date: Jan 06, 2015

One of the big challenges when it comes to IT administration is that of ensuring strong application control. If administrators are to keep employee desktops and corporate servers secure then they must be able to maintain full control over the applications that are installed on these devices.

Tags : application control, it administratin, corporate servers, administrative permissions, it management, knowledge management, enterprise applications, data management
    
By: Cisco     Published Date: Jan 06, 2015

Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) provide the foundation for systems design based on common use cases or current engineering system priorities. They incorporate a broad set of technologies, features, and applications to address customer needs. Cisco engineers have comprehensively tested and documented each CVD in order to ensure faster, more reliable, and fully predictable deployment.

Tags : engineering system, campus wired, reliability, predictable deployment, cisco, validated designs, applications, it management
    
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