System reliability is a vital component in Storage Area Network (SAN) design that keeps your production environment operating and avoids data loss and downtime. But since SANs are built using both mechanical and electronic parts, component failures due to usage, environmental factors, or manufacturing defects are not uncommon. Even in completely redundant systems, controllers can fail, fans can stop operating, power supplies can burn out, and disk drives can degrade or fail.
In today's competitive environment, sharing information and expertise can be critical in driving organizational success. To foster innovation, it's important to create collaboration communities of employees, as well as customers and partners "outside the firewall." Read this white paper to learn how to tap into both internal and external knowledge.
Cardiff University was faced with the challenge of modernizing its work environment. By utilizing IBM WebSphere Portal software, they have streamlined their business processes with electronic forms and role-based portal applications. This webcast explains how you can reap the benefits of IBM portals and Web 2.0 in your own environment.
Published By: The Planet
Published Date: Jan 05, 2009
With all the competitive challenges and technology demands faced by web-based SMBs today, the possibility of a capital-expense-free alternative for providing world-class IT systems and services is extremely viable. By offering enterprise-class IT systems and services for a monthly fee, managed hosting helps to level the playing field as well as improve the technical capabilities of businesses that until now could not afford to match their larger competitors. Learn more today!
This study reveals astounding results about the strategic value of closed-loop marketing. Top performing organizations are improving message relevancy, conversion, and Return on Marketing Investments (ROMI) with closed-loop marketing practices and processes. Learn what the best-in-class steps are required in achieving closed-loop marketing success.
Packard Bell implements targeted customer loyalty program to strengthen its brand and inspire repeat purchases. With strong roots in the consumer PC industry, Packard Bell has expanded its focus to embrace a successful digital entertainment strategy, manufacturing a range of media products for television and wireless networking. Packard Bell and Neolane were recipients of the 2007 NCDM Database Excellence Award for Multichannel Marketing Achievements.
EMI Music is one of the top global recorded music companies and represents artists spanning all musical tastes and genres including Lily Allen, Coldplay, and Pink Floyd. No longer able to rely on mass marketing to drive in-store sales, EMI Music had to figure out who, exactly, was downloading its artists' music, and how to maximize communications with those consumers to strengthen relationships and drive more revenue. EMI Music opted for enterprise marketing software from Neolane that would help the company better capture consumer information from multiple sources and integrate its disparate CRM and customer analytics applications.
The Hager Group is a $1.5-billion electronics manufacturer. With a distributed global workforce of more than 10,000 employees, Hager has 40 sales subsidiaries and 25 industrial sites worldwide. Today, with a centralized marketing database and software, Hager can ensure data quality and deliver personalized, targeted communications according to customer and prospect profiles and behavior. This program allows Hager to capture 1,000 new prospects each month, and achieve a 10 percent conversion rate - resulting in an incremental revenue increase of $42 million per year.
While marketers usually look first to customer facing applications when making technology acquisitions, taking into account the entire marketing value chain--from strategic brief to a personalized communication--is the best way to look at achieving marketing ROI. Too often, investments in customer facing technology fail to account for operational burdens created upstream in the marketing process.
NetApp has been providing advanced storage features to VMware ESX solutions since the product began shipping in 2001. During that time, NetApp has developed operational guidelines for the FAS systems and ESX Server. This technical report reviews the best practices for implementing VMware® Virtual Infrastructure on NetApp fabric-attached storage (FAS) systems.
Published By: LockLizard
Published Date: Dec 09, 2008
The Austin Diagnostic Clinic had to protect confidential information contained in their management documents so that it could be made available to physicians who could not make it to management meetings.
Published By: LockLizard
Published Date: Dec 08, 2008
This paper covers why encryption is not enough to protect your electronic documents and why other factors such as the implementation of a DRM (digital rights management) system are equally important for document protection. It covers key management, enforcing time limitations, and other methods of document control.
Microsoft Exchange Server has been a crucial technological breakthrough in advanced corporate communication systems. Companies who utilize an enterprise-class email server like Exchange believe that email is mission critical, and value the productivity it enables. But an in-house migration to Exchange 2007 from an earlier version of Exchange or another email program will not be an easy task. Complexity, time and cost issues loom large over the IT department and are causing IT directors to search for an alternative solution.
Published By: Ensight
Published Date: Dec 03, 2008
The online advertising industry is a billion-pound industry1, with hundreds of millions spent on online acquisition campaigns alone; from Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising on search engines like Google and Yahoo!, to banner ads, email campaigns, organic search, blogging and web PR.
Published By: GlobalSpec
Published Date: Nov 21, 2008
Gain practical tips for making marketing work in a difficult business environment, helping to prevent a downward spiral of falling behind, gain market share from competitors who cut back, and position your company for a surge when conditions improve.
Matt Rose, Senior Software Security Consultant at Fortify Software, shares his findings from a year analyzing millions of lines of code. He unveils his top ten most common vulnerabilities and provides detailed examples of each. These technical examples come from his experience working with fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and major ISVs.
The Cisco CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) certification validates the skills required for entry-level network support positions, the starting point for many successful careers in networking and our course will help you prepare for passing the certification exam with flying colors. In this training course you’ll learn: Common Physical Components of a Network , Interpreting a Network Diagram and Impact of User Applications on the NetworkTest drive our Unlimited Online IT Training Library for FREE FOR 1 week!
Telecommunications services are becoming more and more complex. They now run over virtual network paths, less constrained by individual pieces of hardware. Get this white paper and see how service quality management solutions from IBM can improve the customer experience.Learn how telecomm providers can deliver optimal service quality
To grow your subscriber base, reduce churn and control costs, it is imperative that you achieve and maintain a deep understanding of the customer experience throughout your organization. This white paper highlights IBM Tivoli® Netcool® Service Quality Manager Service Solutions — how it can change the way telecommunications providers are taking new services to market and helping to crystallize.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Nov 08, 2008
This paper is the first in a four-part series examines the ways that wireless technology and mobile communications can enhance the efficiency and quality of institutional healthcare, improving the processes through which doctors, nurses, specialists and support staff members deliver medical treatment. Part One offers an overview of the current healthcare situation and suggests ways in which wireless technology solutions address healthcare challenges.
To allow organizations and individuals the flexibility to address their specific challenges, Microsoft has a variety of Microsoft® Office suites to select from. This paper describes the commonalities and differences among the suites of the 2007 Microsoft Office system: Microsoft Office Standard 2007, Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007, Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007, and Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007. Each suite provides the core Microsoft Office applications as well as features that support integrated content management, information rights and policy, and integrated electronic forms; however, they differ in the selection of included applications and the ways in which advanced features are implemented.
Until recently, St. Vincent Heart Center used an HTML-based intranet to disseminate various types of information to its 470 employees and 200 contract workers. But information on that system wasn’t easy to find. Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 offers the organization easy access to information—and it enhances productivity and supports increased security for confidential information. Read more about the benefits.
The right software for managing critical applications can actually optimize your business results. Consider this... your critical applications are those that are vital to increasing revenue or productivity. In other words, they execute your key business transactions and are key business assets that support revenue generation, productivity, and customer satisfaction.
Published By: Godfrey
Published Date: Oct 24, 2008
B-to-B Strategic Search has been created by Godfrey to provide the customer-centric, content-driven approach needed for successful business-to-business search performance. It uses all available tools to help B-to-B marketers achieve a presence in the search results of users who are looking for their technology or product. It thus includes both search engine optimization (SEO), the practice of modifying your site to improve organic search results, and search engine marketing (SEM), or paid search.
Published By: Godfrey
Published Date: Oct 24, 2008
Godfrey’s Channel Strategy Audit is intended as a guide to assist you in providing the information we need to generate a distribution channel strategy analysis. This audit is organized into several parts, starting with a cursory survey of your business environment, and then concentrating on the key issues that can result in strengthening or reshaping your distribution channel strategy. Although our face-to-face meeting time may be limited, we hope this audit will allow you to provide more thoughtful and detailed information, so that our deliverable to you has significant value.