IT Spending White Papers

IT Spending encompasses a set of software and procedural techniques to monitor an organization's expenses for hardware, software, and services.  This includes benchmarking and justifying the organization's IT operational and capital budgets as well as IT staffing levels by comparing them with those of organizations of similar size and industry sector.
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By: Intuit QuickBase     Published Date: Apr 10, 2015

Utilizing spreadsheets to manage projects carries a variety of hidden costs and risks that collectively make it unsuitable beyond a few project team members. Download this whitepaper to learn why.

Tags : intuit, quickbase, spreadsheets, excel, project management, it costs, workflow, business activity monitoring
    
By: Upsite Technologies     Published Date: Mar 02, 2015

This white paper presents and compares the effectiveness of two types of airflow containment systems (legacy and modular), the resultant impact on IT temperatures, the energy consumption and associated operational costs for the data center, and the projected return on investment (ROI) for implementing the containment systems.

Tags : airflow management, data center management, power and cooling, containment, data center energy, servers, small business networks, blade servers
    
By: Server Technology     Published Date: Mar 02, 2015

This white paper will “follow the money” and show where the power is being used within your data center facility, along with the effects of changes like increasing the overall temperature within your data center.

Tags : server technology, servers, rack space, data center power, power and energy, data center costs, bandwidth management, monitoring
    
By: Raritan     Published Date: Sep 24, 2014

Sensors are an easy to install, cost-effective way to reduce energy costs, improve reliability, and increase capacity for future data center growth. But most managers do little beyond monitoring the temperature by checking the thermostat reading on the wall.

Tags : raritan, raritan power, sensors, data center growth, energy, blade servers, it spending, power and cooling
    
By: Raritan     Published Date: Sep 24, 2014

In this eBook we identify the advantages of colored rack PDUs. From keeping data centers safe and organized through branding and light optimization for dark racks.

Tags : raritan, racks, data center, pdy, color racks, servers, it spending, return on investment
    
By: Raritan     Published Date: Sep 24, 2014

The methods used to manage your data center energy and cooling may no longer be sufficient. Read this ebook to find out how you can improve your efficiency without sacrificing uptime.

Tags : raritan, power and cooling, data center cooling, energy costs, servers, small business networks, backup and recovery, it spending
    
By: 123Together     Published Date: Mar 17, 2009

With the current state of the economy, IT executives are being asked to stretch their budgets in order to keep their businesses profitable. In 2008, Median IT spending per user fell to $6,667 from the previous year's $7,397, according to Computer Economics. This represents a 6.2% reduction, consistent with the fact that IT managers were supporting an increasing number of users without corresponding increases in IT spending. IT spend continued to decline in 2009 and uncertainty and caution is still prevalent in 2010.

Tags : 123together, it strategies, economy, stability, collaboration, green it, outsourcing, microsoft exchange
    
By: Rackspace     Published Date: Mar 25, 2015

Got cloud? If you’re an SMB, you’ve already been there, done that. But are you really extracting maximum value out of your cloud hosted solutions?

Tags : rackspace, smb cloud, small business networks, cloud strategy, blade servers, storage virtualization, it spending, total cost of ownership
    
By: Plantronics     Published Date: Mar 09, 2015

This paper reveals how organisations are embracing change by adopting the principles of Smarter Working.

Tags : smarter working, new ways of working, smarter working for your organisation, plantronics, benefits of smart working, simply smarter office, it workplace, unified communications
    
By: Nexsan by Imation     Published Date: Feb 26, 2015

Ballooning data growth and ever-shrinking IT budgets have combined to push higher-density disk arrays to the forefront for almost any organization contemplating investment in new backup solutions. That’s not surprising; after all, the promise of more backup capacity and performance in less data center real estate sounds irresistible to anyone seeking greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness from their existing IT infrastructure.

Tags : imation, nexsan, storage, backup, backup and recovery, backup costs, network performance, storage management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 13, 2015

University of East Anglia wished to create a “green” HPC resource, increase compute power and support research across multiple operating systems. Platform HPC increased compute power from 9 to 21.5 teraflops, cut power consumption rates and costs and provided flexible, responsive support.

Tags : ibm, hpc, high powered computing, power and energy, energy savings, reduce costs, network architecture, network performance
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 13, 2015

This demonstration shows how an organization using IBM Platform Computing workload managers can easily and securely tap resources in the IBM SoftLayer public cloud to handle periods of peak demand and reduce total IT infrastructure costs.

Tags : ibm, platform computing, cloud computing, cloud, it infrastructure, private cloud, infrastructure, network architecture
    
By: Rackspace     Published Date: Jan 16, 2015

This white paper aims to help businesses understand the total value of ownership (TVO) delivered by the managed cloud by documenting and evaluating the potential impact of several key qualitative factors.

Tags : rackspace, tco, managed cloud, cloud spend, roi, infrastructure, network architecture, it spending
    
By: Rackspace     Published Date: Jan 15, 2015

This white paper aims to help businesses address these fundamental questions, based on a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) modeling methodology built from Rackspace’s extensive experience working with IT organizations of all sizes, in order to make an informed ROI assessment.

Tags : rackspace, outsource, tco, it spending, infrastructure outsource, infrastructure, small business networks, backup and recovery
    
By: Dell Cloud Marketplace     Published Date: Jan 07, 2015

It is imperative that emerging IaaS providers and MSPs gain deep insights into existing pricing models so they can attain low cost structures, increase profitability, boost competitiveness, and improve customer retention.

Tags : cloud computing, cloud, dell, cloud pricing, cloud budget, it budget, ip storage, storage virtualization
    
By: Dell Cloud Marketplace     Published Date: Jan 07, 2015

CIOs and other senior IT leaders have a growing responsibility to ensure that the right steps for cost savings and optimization are understood and applied. This report focuses on the clear and practical steps you can take to optimize cloud spend and get the most value for your dollar.

Tags : dell, iaas, cloud computing, cloud services, cloud budget, cloud spending, it budget, backup and recovery
    
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: Comview     Published Date: Dec 10, 2014

Download this white paper, and uncover the steps this HIT team took to manage their IT and telecommunications portfolio, translating to millions in savings on their operations budget! Discover the hidden costs of your organization’s technologies, and their massive impact on the annual IT and telecom budget.

Tags : comview, telecom management, telecom expense management, healthcare telecom, it budget, telecom budget, internetworking hardware, ip networks
    
By: Telx     Published Date: Dec 09, 2014

CIOs are on a constant quest to understand what infrastructure will provide the best fit, at the lowest risk and cost. In today’s evolving data center, defining the proper use of data center assets, and how cloud-based platforms may or may not fit into the mix is critical to business success. With the abundance of cloud offerings in the market place, physical infrastructure is no longer an enterprise IT requirement. Cloud has established itself as an excellent option for infrastructure outsourcing.

Tags : telx, data center, network architecture, infrastructure, storage, data center costs, power and cooling, energy
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Nov 14, 2014

IBM Platform HPC Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) tool offers a 3-year total cost of ownership view of your distributed computing environment and savings that you could potentially experience by using IBM Platform HPC in place of competing cluster management software.

Tags : ibm, hpc, distributed computing, tco, clusters, high performance computing, backup and recovery, clustering
    
By: StorPool     Published Date: Nov 12, 2014

This paper also tries to explain in simple terms some of the jargon and practices in the storage industry. It is an attempt to demystify magic marketing statements and help the buyer to make a wise and educated choice.

Tags : storpool, storage, best practices, servers, blades, it budget, backup and recovery, blade servers
    
By: Box     Published Date: Nov 09, 2014

In this whitepaper, you'll find scenarios and economic justification that reveals total costs and expected benefits from deploying cloud services vs. reinvesting in inflexible, capital intensive on-premise systems.

Tags : box, cloud computing, cloud services, collaboration, infrastructure, it spending, total cost of ownership
    
By: Box     Published Date: Nov 09, 2014

Box recommends this report for any growing business or company considering an investment in enterprise content collaboration and cloud file sharing. Both let users access important content simply and securely, on any device: desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Tags : box, file sharing, ecm, enterprise content management, cloud file sharing, collaboration, mobile workers, backup and recovery
    
By: TeamQuest     Published Date: Sep 04, 2014

Enterprise Holdings (EHI) is the corporate parent of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent A Car, National Car Rental and Enterprise CarShare. With annual revenues of $16.4 billion and more than 78,000 employees, EHI and its affiliates own and operate almost 1.4 million cars and trucks. This makes it the largest car rental service provider in the world measured by revenue, employees and fleet.

Tags : business metrics, automated forecasting, automated data collection, business activity monitoring, it spending, project management
    
By: RF Code     Published Date: Sep 03, 2014

A conversation in 2011 between Joel Stone, Vice President of CenturyLink’s Global Data Center Operations and John Alaimo, CenturyLink Data Center Systems Engineer, raised an interesting question: ‘How can we lower the amount we are spending on powering and cooling our data centers?’ Click here to find out how.

Tags : rf code, power and cooling, data center, it spending, energy, energy spending, blade servers, total cost of ownership
    
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