To win the colocation race you need to be faster, reliable, innovative and efficient –all while making smarter design choices that will ensure positive returns. Customers are demanding 100% uptime and always-on connectivity –be it small enterprises to large Internet Giants–and colocation providers need to meet these expectations. The growing adoption of prefabricated data centers allows just that. With the undisputed benefits of prefab modules and building components(like speed or quality),colocation providers can manage their business today, and deploy faster in the future.
Chris Crosby, CEO for Compass Datacenters, is well-known for his expertise in the data center industry. From its founding in 2012, Compass’ data center solutions have used prefabricated components like exterior walls and power centers to deliver brandable, dedicated facilities for colocation providers. Prefabrication is the central element of the company’s “Kit of Parts” methodology that delivers customizable data center solutions from the core to the edge. By attending this webinar, colocation providers will:
• understand the flexibility and value delivered via the use of prefabricated construction
• Hear the common misperceptions regarding prefabricated modules and data center components
• learn how prefabricated solutions can provide more revenue generation capability than competing alternatives
• know what key things to consider when evaluating prefabricated data center design
This whitepaper looks into Governance, compliance, control, and audit, and how its been traditionally treated as afterthoughts, or even irritants, in the financial modules of classic “big ERP” software. It has been easy and, unfortunately, typical to ignore this topic when planning, building, and evaluating enterprise business software. Control concepts are not as urgent as transaction processing, as visible as financial reporting, or as exciting as analytics so they are almost always an afterthought. Today we can’t afford for governance to be an afterthought, and from day one Workday was built with that in mind.
Modern solutions like CA PPM continue to raise the bar above last-generation IT demand management tools, continuously providing new features to ease the burden of the PMO, the financial manager, the resource manager and the product manager.
In the last few years, new vendors looking to exploit the large and increasingly influential project and portfolio management (PPM) market have developed modules that “snap” into their SaaS platforms. These vendors claim their tools are easy to install, easy to manage and save customers money. It sounds too good to be true. And for most organizations, it is.
Carefully consider whether you need a PPM solution that is only capable of providing low-level functionality for the project manager, or if your organization could benefit from PPM technology that provides 360-degree optics across your organization, delivers actionable business intelligence and enables extensive modeling and forecasting capabilities to make data-driven business decisions.
Project and portfolio management or PPM software can make or break an organization’s ability to deliver.
The recent growth in portfolio management as a strategic business function has led to many vendors of software related to elements of project execution “bolting on” project and portfolio management (PPM) modules. This is a clear attempt to try and get a piece of a growing, lucrative market.
Twenty five years ago, PPM software was nothing more than project management software with the ability to publish or share information across projects. It was capable of doing a lot, but none of it was intuitive and therefore wasn’t particularly useful. Compared to today’s solutions, those products were dinosaurs. Since then, many vendors have invested a lot of money into their solutions, developing world-class offerings that can truly support effective management of the portfolio, and, more important, of the business that portfolio drives.
Un logiciel de gestion des portefeuilles de projets (PPM) peut faire la réussite ou l’échec d’une organisation.
Le récent boom de la gestion de portefeuille comme fonction métier stratégique a amené de nombreux éditeurs de solutions logicielles d’exécution de projets à « rajouter » à leurs produits des modules PPM (Project and Portfolio Management, gestion de portefeuilles de projets) dans une tentative claire de s’offrir une part du gâteau sur ce marché lucratif et en croissance.
Les solutions modernes telles que CA PPM continuent d’élever la barre en matière d’outils dernière génération de gestion de la demande IT en proposant en permanence de nouvelles fonctionnalités permettant d’alléger la charge des bureaux de gestion de projets (Project Management Office, PMO), des directeurs financiers, des gestionnaires des ressources et des chefs de produit.
Ces dernières années, de nouveaux fournisseurs cherchant à tirer parti du vaste marché toujours plus influent de la gestion de portefeuilles de projets (Project and Portfolio Management, PPM) ont développé des modules qui « s’intègrent » à leurs plates-formes SaaS. Ils se targuent du fait que leurs outils sont faciles à installer et à gérer et promettent des économies à leurs clients. Cela semble trop beau pour être vrai. Et pour la plupart des organisations, c’est malheureusement le cas.
FlashBlade fabric modules implement a unified network that connects all blades to each other and to the data center network. With full connectivity, all blades can serve as client connection endpoints, as authorities that process client requests, and as storage managers that transfer data to and from flash and NVRAM.
Hyperconvergence has been receiving a tremendous amount of attention because it represents the next step in the evolution of IT resource delivery. This technology takes the idea of integrating compute, storage and networking that started with converged systems design and has improved on those architectures by adding deeper levels of abstraction and automation. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors promise simplified operation and the ability to quickly and easily expand capacity by deploying and launching additional modules; simplicity has been the key selling point for the HCI pioneers.
As HCI ventures even deeper into the enterprise and cloud environments, the architectures will need to become more efficient, agile and adaptable to help IT professionals shoulder the burden of rapidly growing data sets and workloads. This report discusses the benefits of HCI and the enhancements that must be
made to expand HCI deeper into the mainstream enterprise datacenter.
We came to the above conclusion because even though suites solved many of the problems of independent, standalone modules to support integrated procurement processes in terms of data management nightmares, process inefficiency and visibility gaps that were common with first generation "best-of-breed" solutions, many mature organizations are increasingly finding that suites are not enough if they do not connect into larger enterprise processes and support the stakeholder organizations that procurement needs to work with. Are you with us? If you are, then you know that something else is needed: a source-to-pay (S2P) procurement
The goal of warehouse operations is perfect order fulfillment: to deliver exactly the items a customer ordered, on time and with optimal efficiency. The warehouse module of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can help smaller warehouses achieve this goal. But ERP warehouse modules have limitations that can make it smarter for companies with more complex operations to turn to the added capabilities of an advanced warehouse management system (WMS).
This whitepaper will review how business processes are more efficient in an electronic data environment. Enterprise Capture enables customer service improvement, cost cutting, and compliance for financial institutions such as Flagstar and Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU).
See how some retail banks have redirected their focus to a more customer -centric approach. This whitepaper includes success stories from Banco Inversis and GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corporation (now Ally Financial) which highlight how Kofax has helped them maintain and even increase their competitive edge.
The Kofax enterprise capture platform offers unmatched scalability from centralized to highly distributed environments, from individual desktops to enterprise deployments and from basic archival scanning to powerful document classification and separation and data extraction. The company's market leading technology supports a wide variety of input devices and line of business applications, providing a strong enterprise-wide platform on which to standardize document driven processes.
The capabilities that enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems enable in wholesale and distribution have a wide umbrella of influence throughout an organization. Using ERP data to make better business decisions while cutting your costs is only one way you can make the most of your system.
An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is a series of software applications or modules that collects data from your sales, purchasing, finance, inventory, supply chain, manufacturing and quality functions into a common database so that your company can share the information, coordinate activities and collaborate.
If you’re looking for your first ERP system or looking to upgrade from an existing system, the evaluation, selection and implementation process is a long-term strategic decision for your organization.
The capabilities that enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems enable in wholesale and distribution have a wide umbrella of influence throughout an organization. Using ERP data to make better business decisions while cutting your costs is only one
BIG-IP resource provisioning combines the best features of each virtualization model by enabling BIG-IP LTM modules to run sandboxed without sharing resources, while giving them the ability to dynamical scale if/when needed. Resource provisioning is a new model in hardware virtualization, one that will change the face of application delivery and Application Delivery Controllers moving forward.
Today, digitally savvy companies manage a growing set of web experiences. Learn about three ways to capitalize on Drupal to gain a consistent, yet flexible and extensible platform for content delivery.
Many companies are being challenged to increase flexibility and reuse their existing IT assets with SOA. This white paper explains how an IBM SOA approach, featuring WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus software, can help you add new services faster and change services more easily.
Most companies have only put limited effort toward the system architecture that surrounds the flash memory modules. In this white paper, Storage Switzerland focuses on the importance of architecture design in solid state storage systems.