The restaurant and bar industry is highly competitive, and many owners of these establishments struggle every day just to stay in business. In fact, approximately 40 restaurants and bars go out of business each day in the U.S. According to celebrity chef, restaurateur, and entrepreneur Robert Irvine, “Part of the problem is that they don’t have the systems and processes in place to track the key aspects of their business – not only their costs and their revenue, but what items sell the best (and by how much), what items are most profitable, who are the most productive employees, and so on.”
The use of technology tools and the Internet – driven by a high-speed network connection that supports owners, staff and guests – can be the key to evolving a restaurant or bar from a struggling survivor to a thriving, successful business. Download this white paper to learn more.
“Exploring Business and IT Friction: Myths and Realities,” 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 and get recommendations for change.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Mar 16, 2015
Industry analyst firm IDC recently conducted primary research, commissioned by Red Hat, to determine the total cost of ownership (TCO) benefits Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides in the long term versus running mixed environments or primarily non-paid Linux distributions.
The results of this analysis are clear: Organizations that standardize on Red Hat Enterprise Linux recover their up-front subscription costs faster through more efficient operations, less downtime and a more productive IT staff. Key findings include:
Organizations that standardize on Red Hat Enterprise Linux have more efficient IT staffs
Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers experience about one-fifth the amount of downtime as organizations using primarily non-paid Linux distributions
Organizations that heavily use non-paid Linux have almost double the total operational costs
Time to market for new application deployments can be greatly reduced with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Start protecting your company with a small piece of technology that 85% of business owners tow around as their life force: your smartphone. Discover how making your business more secure can be as simple as it is vital.
Establishing a thriving business takes dedication and hard work, yet that can easily be destroyed without taking precautionary measures. To create more safety awareness, we’ve listed the top five vulnerabilities business owners face every day.
The cloud is gaining traction in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) market and most vendors now have a cloud offering. After examining small and medium companies that have implemented cloud ERP, Nucleus found customers were able to achieve substantial benefits, including reduced IT costs, increased employee productivity, and better inventory management. This report analyzes the benefits of cloud ERP and provides examples of how vendors helped their customers increase return on investment (ROI) and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).
When voice moves into the cloud, enterprise communications rapidly becomes a strategic function that drives revenue. A reliable, business-grade solution that integrates Voice over IP with hosted Unified Communications can help you lower total cost of ownership,enable self-management,improve productivity,streamline business continuity and free up IT resources to focus on more important requirements. Read how Hosted PBX with Unified Communications can help your enterprise integrate complex voice and IT environments, centralize voice applications, and take advantage of the productivity and cost savings of hosted communications.
Download this white paper to learn six reasons why XO UCaaS is the right hosted solution for your business:
- Lower your 'total cost of ownership'
- Business continuity assurance
- Eliminates obsolescence
- Always the right size
- Focus your IT team on business performance
- Empower a fully distributed and mobile workforce
In this video, you’ll see how the hosted PBX solution enabled WestStar Mortgage to:
• Reduce total cost of ownership (TCO)
• Switch from variable capital expenses (CAPEX) to predictable monthly operating expenses (OPEX)
• Reallocate IT staff to focus on WestStar’s core business
• Increase productivity across loan offices with the XO WorkTime BYOD solution
• Quickly add new office locations and fuel growth
It is often hard for owners to ensure a business with geographically diverse locations run seamlessly as a unified company. This is especially true as there are a number of trends emerging that complicate the task of running a business that has multiple locations.
At the same time, there are technologies and capabilities than can help your business and staff create an integrated work environment. This ebook will examine a variety of solutions that can make it easy for staff to work across all of your business locations, helping to make your business run more efficiently and providing your staff with the tools they need to be more productive.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
SaaS represents an opportunity for ISVs to fundamentally transform their
business to deliver greater value to customers, sell software to a broader
range of customers, and streamline their internal operations. The market for
software is quickly changing to demand this mode of delivery, as software
buyers start considering total ownership costs, ease of use, and flexibility
in their purchase decisions. ISVs need to prepare for such a transition. This
paper will discuss the benefits that stem from changes to an ISV’s business
model (how it competes in the marketplace) and operating model (how
the ISV executes on its business model) as well as suggestions on how
to prepare for a SaaS transition, based on the experience of 20 ISVs who
successfully transitioned from a traditional software licensing and delivery
model to SaaS.
Managing Complexity in the Extended Enterprise. Regardless of company size, businesses must
balance the increasing cost and effort involved in managing the network with other business functions that also require time, resources, personnel, and management attention.
More and more, Open Source presents not only a cost alternative, but instead an innovation alternative, to proprietary enterprise software products. This paper compares the total cost of ownership of the Open Source Social Publishing Drupal solution to various proprietary Content Management systems.
Open Source solutions present not only a cost alternative, but also an innovation alternative, to proprietary enterprise software products. This paper compares the total cost of ownership of the Open Source Drupal to various proprietary Content Management systems.
This IDC white paper presents the results of an IDC study, sponsored by IBM, that quantifies and compares the total cost of ownership (TCO) of in-house portal development with that of portals developed with IBM WebSphere Portal. Data for the study was collected through 10 in-depth customer interviews with IBM customers that had experience with in-house portal development as well as portal development with WebSphere Portal.
Even with increased start-up costs, higher-end processors can offer a lower TCO thanks to better performance. This white paper shows detailed comparisons between higher- and lower-end servers with surprising results—including a 42% lower TCO and 87% faster performance for the higher-end processor.
Linux reliability has come of age. Several major Linux distributions including Novell SUSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu scored high in reliability, improved over 2006 uptime statistics and achieved near parity with Unix distributions. Security incidents plagued Windows Server 2003, which saw uptime decrease by roughly 10% during last year. Corporations must continue to adhere to best practices in configuration, management and security to ensure optimal server operating system and application reliability.
This white paper outlines methods to help service providers improve overall operational efficiency within the service assurance operational environment. Learn how IBM Tivoli® Netcool® solutions can help service providers streamline their operations, improve responsiveness and reduce costs.
So what if things are tough out there, you can still deliver your business objectives while saving costs with the right application foundation. In this Web seminar we'll compare IBM WebSphere Application Server with JBoss, explain their various differences, and how they add up in a Total Cost of Ownership study.
"Recently, Open Source Software has been gaining in popularity due to the ability it provides users to view and modify source code. Another attraction is the perceived cost savings. Read the white paper that takes a look at the truth about those savings.
Initially, deployment environments like JBoss have an advantage-zero initial software acquisition costs. However, the white paper will show how, over time, IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) and IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment (WAS ND) win the TCO battle. Learn more."
To be more competitive, small and medium suppliers are increasingly using Computer Aid Engineering (CAE) solutions. Download this white paper to see how IBM Cluster Solutions, powered by Intel Xeon 5500 Series maximizes the total cost of ownership for CAE environments and extend innovation in virtual products for manufactures and suppliers alike.