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: 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: ZirMED     Published Date: Jun 22, 2015

Read this healthcare providers' guide for expertise on effective revenue cycle management and long-term financial forecasting.

Tags : zirmed, cycle management, revnue, compliance, hippa, it spending, it budget, total cost of ownership
    
By: Lenovo     Published Date: Jun 09, 2015

Tier-1 Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) like HP, Dell and Lenovo are facing new competition from Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs), and other companies providing “white-box” equipment based on open-source specifications. As this paper will discuss, there are more factors than initial price

Tags : lenovo, cloud provider, hardware, msp, odm, infrastructure, internetworking hardware, server hardware
    
By: Cisco     Published Date: May 15, 2015

This study highlights the benefits of deploying the FlexPod platform across the enterprise of a composite organization.

Tags : enterprise, management, mobility, workforce, operating system, device, productivity, cisco
    
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: Internap     Published Date: Mar 30, 2015

In this white paper, Cloud Spectator reveals the results from a normalized comparison of performance between two cloud providers’ services, Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 and Internap AgileCLOUD. The analysis considered each provider’s IaaS functionality, price, and performance in typical cloud-hosted workloads.

Tags : internap, agile, iaas, public cloud, infrastructure, storage, cloud, agile
    
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: 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: 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: Server Technology     Published Date: Feb 10, 2015

WebEx elected to pursue a course of investigation and analysis that required a granular picture of its application-centric hardware implementations and corresponding power usage profiles. To accomplish this, WebEx decided to retool their datacenters with intelligent power strips having the ability to remotely report power consumption.

Tags : server technology, power consumption, power and cooling, energy costs, roi, infrastructure, internetworking hardware, it spending
    
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: Server Technology     Published Date: Jan 16, 2015

DCD Intelligence has compiled this White Paper in order to share some industry insights and lessons on the practical steps that are needed to develop a successful power and capacity planning strategy.

Tags : server technology, power capacity, power and cooling, data center power, best practices, data center costs, roi, network architecture
    
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
    
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