Improving access to core applications and data is just one of many mandates facing IT, along with improving collaboration, reducing administration costs and improving performance. Fortunately, shops running System z have an advantage. You can integrate and enhance your System z assets faster when you use the version 6.1 update to IBM WebSphere Portal on z/OS. Use it to quickly deploy business applications across the enterprise, reduce costs and increase flexibility with workloads centralized on System z.
GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP/Lotus is a server based anti-spam, anti-phishing and email management solution, which is used by 80,000 customers worldwide. The latest version uses two anti-spam engines, along with advanced spam filtering techniques, to give administrators a high spam capture rate straight out-of-the-box, with minimal configuration. GFI MailEssentials also minimizes false positives, so you do not need to worry about important emails being marked as spam.
Cloud computing allows companies to use IT resources as a service, taking advantage of shared applications, processing and storage managed within the cloud - either inside a private cloud at an internal data center, or in an external cloud at a service provider. Greater robustness of the virtualized servers supporting this new IT model will ensure a resilient cloud infrastructure capable of delivering "on-demand" access to users.
Whether you’re an end user or an IT administrator, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is becoming the rule rather than the exception in today’s workplace. Although BYOD may be a convenience to your employees, you need to think about its impact on corporate security models. This whitepaper explains the risks and rewards of BYOD, and shows you how you can adopt BYOD in your workplace while protecting your data.
Today’s business requirements—such as security, disaster recovery, and mobility—are more extensive than ever before. To meet these requirements, Microsoft® Exchange has extended its reach beyond simple e-mail to increase user productivity and keep information close at hand, while being flexible enough to meet your organization’s administrative model.
Although hardware storage prices have come down, storage administration and software expenses still run about seven times the cost of storage hardware. Storage consolidation provides a partial solution by expanding device connectivity and reducing points of management. However, once storage is consolidated, the job is only half done. You still need a centralized, flexible method of management that masks the complexity of the storage environment and reduces administrative overhead. That’s where virtualization fits in.
Call it growth, scaling, or expansion – whatever you call it, increasing your storage resources often strikes fear and loathing in the heart of the IT administrator. It conjures up visions of downtime, extra management tasks, frustrated users, and working nights and weekends. In addition, since capacity and performance are intimately connected, increasing storage resources can require balancing changes that affects the entire the SAN.
Storage consolidation was a launching point for various new technologies delivering advanced functionality. The next generational shift that is in process will free storage administrators from handling storage provisioning for applications – instead, applications will be able to request and provision storage for themselves. While today multiple tools are required to add storage to your database, soon the database will be able to take care of that itself.
EqualLogic provides storage virtualization features with its award-winning PS Series arrays, offering higher storage utilization rates than alternative solutions. By combining PS Series arrays with VMware, IT administrators achieve virtualized environments with fewer servers and less wasted space.
Nearly every business person regardless of their role – be it marketer, salesperson, consultant, engineer, or business owner – has acquired a second responsibility: project manager. In their desire to move quickly and keep costs low, many of these business people turn to the ubiquitous spreadsheet for help. Using a spreadsheet to track, update, and consolidate project information means spending valuable time on project administration – sending, receiving, and finding e-mails; cutting, pasting, consolidating, and reporting information; and reformatting, saving, and e-mailing spreadsheets.
Hear from Security Executive, Jack Danahy, of IBM's Rational Software Group explain why application security is a critical priority for 2010 and beyond. He will highlight the drivers in the marketplace, define what application security encompasses, explain the business impact of developing an application security strategy, provide insight into how to get started on implementing an application security process, and give examples of best practices of a solid application security approach.
Managing the security and uptime of a Windows network requires you to master your Active Directory, the brain and heart of the network, with maximum efficiency. Active Administrator makes it simpler and faster than native Windows tools to exceed compliance regulations, tighten security, increase productivity, and improve business continuity.
Active Administrator is an extensive Active Directory management solution that addresses the auditing, security, recovery and health of Active Directory from one integrated console. This centralizes the management of the most important aspects of Active Directory and Group Policy so that administrators save time and have the most control over their environment.
Listen in as Andras Cser, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, speaks about trends he is seeing in the Identity & Access Management (IAM) market, and specifically about the challenges and benefits of user provisioning.
This document provides guidelines for configuring a standard Windows 7 image to be used within a VMware View environment, providing administrators with the information necessary to create a standard image of Windows 7 leveraging the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit or by utilizing a script-based approach to optimize a traditionally installed Windows 7 virtual machine.
Published By: TeamQuest
Published Date: Jul 11, 2014
It is very common for an IT organization to manage system performance in a reactionary fashion, analyzing and correcting performance problems as users report them. When problems occur, hopefully system administrators have tools necessary to quickly analyze and remedy the situation. In a perfect world, administrators prepare in advance in order to avoid performance bottlenecks altogether, using capacity planning tools to predict in advance how servers should be configured to adequately handle future workloads.
As it has been the trend over the last decade, organizations must continue to deal with growing data storage requirements with the same or less resources. The growing adoption of storage-as-a-service, business intelligence, and big data results in ever more Service Level Agreements that are difficult to fulfill without IT administrators spending ever longer hours in the data center. Many organizations now expect their capital expense growth for storage to be unstoppable, and see operating expense levers - such as purchasing storage systems that are easy to manage - as the only way to control data storage-related costs.
Progressive retailers have shifted to integrated store lifecycle (SLM) systems enabled by Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) to provide a seamless integration of all phases of the entire real estate lifecycle process from market planning; through site selection, store design and construction; to day-to-day operations such as lease administration and facility management.
Get in on the content creation game and use it to improve the journey for your customers. Consumers are taking a much more active role in their finances; advice is freely available and most financial administration, from payments to trading, can now be done from your phone.
Provide consistent messaging based on customer journey analytics; find out what information your customers are looking for, and provide the answers through the fewest possible clicks. Continually track and test these journeys to optimise the content and messaging.