Cloud Computing White Papers
Cloud Computing white papers and technology resources for implementing and optimizing Cloud Computing strategy, solutions, Cloud Computing products, and more.
Although solid-state in various forms has been a specialist storage technology since the late 1970s, it shed its "niche" moniker for good in 2008. Enterprise-ready flash-fast, not astronomically expensive, and versatile-had arrived, and its maturation allowed storage vendors to begin packaging the technology in ways that could directly improve not only their customers' IT efficiency, but also their business effectiveness.
In this whitepaper, you will learn how this high-speed storage technology has tremendous potential to support I/O-intensive and/or latency-sensitive applications. Discover how a well-chosen, well-implemented flash-based system can have positive effects such as faster response times, lower TCO, smaller data center footprint, or speedier or more frequent application updating.
Sponsor: IBM Corporation
Choosing an MDM Platform: Where to Start the Conversation
There are dozens of MDM options on the market. And given the sheer volume of research and analyst reporting available online, you could spend months simply getting up to speed - let alone coming to a decision. So if you're in the early stages of choosing your solution, or you're considering switching vendors, here are seven critical questions to ask - followed by the opening response you'd get from BlackBerry® to each one.
Sponsor: BlackBerry (Research In Motion | RIM)
Axeda Platform Technical Overview
This paper discusses the core components of an IoT platform and architecture. It summarizes the major features and explains how they simplify and speed the process of developing and deploying IoT/M2M solutions while minimizing infrastructure and development costs.
Sponsor: Axeda Corporation
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.
Contact Center Technologies
Implementing the right customer contact center tools can boost customer satisfaction and drive down costs. This guide highlights the technologies that are transforming the interaction agents are having with customers. Learn the latest on features that enable self-service, integrated outbound dialing, intelligent multichannel contact routing, social networking and enterprise-wide reporting and analytics.
Conferencing Connects: Collaboration Creates
Fueled by an explosion in mobile apps, video conferencing is taking hold across organizations. This paper explains how to cost-effectively leverage video conferencing technology without complex and expensive dedicated hardware and applications.
Forbes Insights: Collaborating in the cloud
Leaders in today's collaborative revolution report significant benefits from a cloud-based approach.
Business executives are beginning to understand the profound nature of this new range of competitive capabilities as well as becoming more involved in the underlying technology discussions and choices. The following report relies on a survey conducted in October 2012 along with practitioner and consultant interviews. Together they provide a briefing on the degrees to which leading companies are obtaining greater business effectiveness and value through leading-edge, cloud-driven collaboration.
Top Seven Reasons to Implement Cloud Communications and Collaboration
The combination of increased mobility, the BYOD phenomenon, and the blurring of home and work life, means communication and collaboration solutions must be available 24x7 from anywhere, at any time. This paper examines why delivering this level of service is best served by the cloud.
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
Protect your brand with Alert Logic PCI DSS compliance solutions
Alert logic's cloud-powered solutions help organizations that process, store or transmit credit card data eliminate the burden of PCI compliance. This product brief outlines Alert Logic's solutions and the unique benefits offered.
Sponsor: Alert Logic
Alert Logic: Leader in Forrester Wave evaluation of emerging MSSPs
The numbers show a clear trend: there is a growing consensus among CISOs that outsourcing security services is a viable option. In this paper Forrester shares the results of their 15-criteria evaluation of the top ten emerging players in the MSSP market.
Sponsor: Alert Logic
Best practices for facing today's log management challenges
Log management is an organizational requirement that extends beyond simple data collection. Today's compliance regulations demand the ability to collect, analyze and report on all data collected. This whitepaper discusses key best practices to consider when evaluating automated log management solutions.
Sponsor: Alert Logic
Modernize Your Business with Oracle ERP Cloud
If your business has plans that include aggressive growth and aspires to be a best-in-class organization, your IT systems and applications need to be up to the task. Homegrown solutions or outdated software can hamper the execution of your strategic vision. If your IT infrastructure and maintenance costs are affecting your ability to stay competitive, then a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite is well worth exploring. This eBook explores the core components of a cloud-based ERP solution that delivers enterprise-class software without sacrificing functionality or changes to business processes and with no additional cost for infrastructure and complicated integrations.
Empowering Modern Finance
The CFO as Technology Evangelist is a research report commissioned by Oracle and Accenture, in collaboration with Longitude Research, that explores how modern CFOs and finance executives are adopting emerging technologies within their finance functions to enable the development of new capabilities and to transform the role of finance.
VCE Forms Foundation for New Cloud Service Provider
To rapidly acquire new customers and be eligible for government procurements, Skyscape Cloud Services needed a converged infrastructure platform with pre-integrated compute, networking and storage to form a foundation for its multi-tenanted cloud solutions. Learn how VCE enabled Skyscape to satisfy the most demanding requirements for security, sustainability and compliance and win significant new business in just 10 months.
Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud Service
Modern organizations are under intense pressure to provide accurate, reliable, and speedy financial information to business decision-makers. Furthermore, complying with global standards has become more of a headache than ever before.
Cloud for Business Managers in Midsize Organizations: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Read this independent research report to learn how business managers around the world are using Cloud applications. Discover the top motivations for adopting the Cloud, the most common problems and recurring pitfalls; common barriers to Cloud application integration and the consequences of security breaches and compliance issues.
Implementing Agile Systems Management in Cloud and Virtual Infrastructure
Existing enterprise management applications are preventing organizations from fully realizing the benefits of the cloud. Server monitoring, configuration and patch management, and security monitoring were never designed for the massive scale and dynamic nature of private, public and hybrid clouds. Discover how virtualizing the management layer, by de-coupling agents from the underlying server infrastructure, eliminates the need to install physical agents on servers and makes ongoing management tasks such as provisioning and updating agents as simple as copying a single "virtual agent" file to all required servers.
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 New IT: Deliver Better Service and Support, More Efficiently
People and businesses can do amazing things when technology runs at its best. Changing requirements and expectations have placed new demands on IT; now it's time for a new approach to service and support. Download "The New IT" to explore self-service, consumerized tools and seamless IT integration.
Sponsor: BMC Software