Data Center White Papers
Data Center white papers and technology resources for implementing and optimizing Data Center strategy, solutions, Data Center products, and more.
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Piecing Together the Business Intelligence Puzzle
Business intelligence (BI) technology collects and analyzes company data, delivering relevant information to corporate decision-makers in an effort to produce favorable outcomes. Generally, BI focuses on customer profiling, market research, improving processes, product profitability, inventory and distribution analysis, for example. But regardless of the topic, there is always a large amount of data housed in a variety of programs--from a relational database to an Excel spreadsheet and even social networks--which makes culling and vetting the data a complicated task. So, where do you start? According to industry experts: Start small and understand the software.
Harness IT -- An Introduction to Business Intelligence Solutions
80% of self-service business intelligence (BI) applications offer more flexibility than traditional BI tools. Learn the key selection criteria required to provide your organization with the capability to address structured data, unstructured data and mobile demands so that employees can view and manipulate data on their own, from virtually any location.
Business Intelligence Shows its Smarts
Today's Business Intelligence (BI) tools provide a new way to think about data with self-service capabilities and user-friendly analytics that can be used by nearly everyone. This white paper offers a primer on BI, from understanding how it compares to analytics and the tools required for effective BI, to overcoming common barriers to success.
Stock Shock: The effect of project and portfolio management on share price
How Share Price Affects a Company's Senior Leaders; Senior executives are more accountable than ever before for operational failings that contribute to poor share price performance. In this independent report, you'll see the intrinsic connection between long-term capital investment and short term market performance -- and how this can impact the profit outlook. It examines existing research, industry examples, and explores practical approaches to maintaining effective visibility and control over key operational metrics.
In the Firing Line
CEOs Are Increasingly Being Held Accountable; How susceptible is the CEO's reputation to poor performance across the project portfolio? What impact can delivery failures have on the executive board, and what are the challenges they face to introducing greater accountability? These are the central questions behind this research report, which examines how a lack of operational visibility, allied to the inherent risks that accompany any large capital investment, can have a direct impact on bottom line results -- and by extension the career prospects of senior executives.
The Brave New World of Customer-Centric Manufacturing
Manufacturers have traditionally fostered close relationships with retailers and channel partners who sell their products rather than interacting directly with consumers. But this is changing. Learn how manufacturers can succeed in this new era of customer-centric manufacturing.
See the Possibilities Utilizing Data Visualization
Regardless of size, today's businesses are bombarded with structured and unstructured data from a variety of sources. Take advantage of all this data with in-memory analytics and data visualization techniques, to get day-to-day insights for making better decisions.
State of Cloud Security Report
In a relatively short time, cloud computing, specifically Infrastructure-as a-Service, has shifted from a new but unproven approach to an accepted,
even inevitable, model. Driven by flexibility and efficiency, the question facing most organizations is not whether the cloud is part of their infrastructure plans, but which applications and workloads to move to the cloud and when. But even as the benefits of cloud and hosted models have become apparent, concerns persist about security, and an assumption lingers that the cloud is inherently less secure than an enterprise data center environment.
Sponsor: Alert Logic
Defense throughout the Vulnerability Life Cycle with Alert Logic Threat and Log Manager
New security threats are emerging all the time, from new forms of malware and web application exploits that target code vulnerabilities to attacks that rely on social engineering. Defending against these risks is an ongoing battle. In response, the array of security technologies available has also grown. While we are familiar with essential defenses such as network firewalls and antivirus software, more sophisticated solutions are harder to evaluate. Intrusion detection, SIEM, Web application firewalls-which are right for your organization, and how do they work together to prevent data breaches, downtime and the business consequences of a successful attack? In this white paper we will discuss how vulnerability assessment, network intrusion detection and log management work together to protect your IT assets. We will do so in the context of the Vulnerability Life Cycle-a model to understand how attackers find and leverage vulnerabilities to attack their targets. In doing so, we will provide insight into how you can use these different technologies to identify attacks, prevent them and recognize and remediate successful attacks.
Sponsor: Alert Logic
It's Who You Know: CDW + HP Networking
HP's networking innovations focus on reducing complexity, increasing flexibility and supporting new data center demands. And as the top HP Networking partner in North America, CDW has the networking experts and HP expertise to make them work for you. Together, we deliver solutions to help you confront challenges presented by rich media, virtualization, mobility and cloud computing, so you can move boldly into the future.
Keep Your Network Available, Efficient and Secure
Make the most of your network by working with experts who "get it." CDW and F5 have partnered to keep networks highly optimized. Keep your network highly available and redundant even during times of heavy traffic, shift application needs to maximize performance, and protect your network from the threats that might compromise data security.
ERP in the Cloud and the Modern Business
Businesses are realizing that the cloud is the future of enterprise software and offers many attractive business benefits. But there is much to think about when evaluating the potential move to a cloud model, especially for core systems like ERP.
View IDC's White Paper ERP in the Cloud and the Modern Business, written by Mike Fauscette, Group Vice President, Software Business Solutions, IDC, to review IDC CloudTrack Survey findings, gain expert insight into the challenges and opportunities the cloud presents, and determine which deployment option could provide the biggest benefits for your organization. View the White Paper to discover:
How to run your business more effectively in the cloud
How to choose the right deployment model for your ERP solutions
How new technologies create opportunities to innovate, giving you that competitive advantage.
The Sky's the Limit for Eclipse Aerospace and VCE
Faced with years of advanced aerospace design and manufacturing intellectual property sitting in deteriorating computer rooms, Eclipse Aerospace turned to VCE Vblock™ Systems to create an agile, easy-to-maintain virtualized environment. This case study highlights how Eclipse was able to unlock critical IP, support business growth, dial up or down resources without having to worry about capacity or performance, as well as reduce power, AC and space costs.
Healthcare Firm Ramps Up for Claims Processing Spikes
Molina Healthcare arranges the delivery of healthcare services or provides health information management solutions for nearly 4.3 million people on government healthcare programs. Huge increases in claims processing loads and stringent SLAs for Medicaid patients prompted them to enhance their IT infrastructure with VCE.
Transform Service and Agility with Private Cloud Data Centers
Crédit Agricole is the biggest retail bank in France and one of the largest financial services groups in Europe. Learn about the IT Transformation strategy that enabled them support a rapidly changing business environment. This allowed them to redefine their organizational structures and processes which delivered the best possible customer service and improved profitability.
Oracle ERP Cloud Service - Back-Office Solutions that Keep You in Front
Learn how you can harness the power of the cloud to run your business more effectively and lower upfront costs. Oracle ERP Cloud Service offers a comprehensive, enterprise-grade cloud that can transform back office operations and allow you to focus on running your business.
Integration with Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud Service
Greater flexibility, improved performance, lower costs - the list of cloud benefits goes on and on. While moving your financial system to the cloud may seem straightforward, truly realizing the advantages of the cloud requires a complete understanding how it will integrate with existing applications and systems.
IT Friction and Your Organization
This report outlines key issues that cause friction between business users and IT, such as:
* Gaps in customer satisfaction and the perceived value of services
* Inadequate IT support, which decreases productivity and revenue
* Lack of communication and ownership in how business users and IT work together to identify service levels and technology needs
See what 900 business and IT professionals had to say.
Sponsor: BMC Software
The Future of IT: A Customer First Approach
IT is embracing to this new world of consumerized technology, with a focus on its own employees as internal customers. Explore how customer-first policies can make use of social, mobile and cloud technologies to give workers the freedom and flexibility they desire to drive company productivity.
Sponsor: BMC Software