Most Popular WhitePapers

  • A Comparative TCO Study: VTLs and Physical Tape
    This ESG study by Mark Peters evaluated a common industry-standard disk VTl deduplication system (with 15:1 reduction ratio) versus a tape library with LTO-5, drives with full nightly backups, over a five-year period.  The scenarios included replicated systems and offsite tape vaults.  In all circumstances, the TCO for VTL with deduplication ranged from about 2 to 4 times more expensive than the LTO-5 tape library TCO. The paper shares recent ESG research and lots more. 
  • Life After Windows Server 2003: What's in it for Me?
    Live Event Date: September 17, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT Another day, another end-of-support deadline. You've heard enough about the hazards of not migrating to Windows Server 2008 or 2012. What you may not know is that there's plenty in it for you and your business, like increased automation and performance, time-saving technical features, and a lower total cost of ownership. Check out this upcoming eSeminar and join Rich Holmes, Pomeroy's practice director of virtualization, as he discusses the future state of your servers, the benefits of server migration, and critical steps for managing a successful migration. Attend this live eSeminar and be automatically entered to win a new iPad Air! Official Rules for more details.
  • Top 10 Best Practices to Migrating Data from On-premise to the Cloud
    Live Event Date: September 16, 2014 @ 11:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. PT Are you starting an on-premise-to-cloud data migration project? Have you thought about how much space you might need for your online platform or how to handle data that might be related to users who no longer exist? If these questions or any other concerns have been plaguing you about your migration project, check out this eSeminar. Join our speakers Betsy Bilhorn, VP, Product Management at Scribe, Mike Virnig, PowerSucess Manager and Michele Gilhouse, Senior CRM Consultant at PowerObjects and they will discuss what you must have in place to successfully migrate your data from on-premise to the cloud. Attend this live eSeminar and be automatically entered to win a new iPad Air! Official Rules for more details.
  • Solving for "Total Cost" in the Cloud
    As more and more organizations migrate to the cloud, many are faced with hidden costs emerging from unexpected places. Two non-obvious and non-trivial factors can drive up costs. First are separate charges for everything from server memory to intrusion detection. Second are the high personnel costs for early-generation, manually operated clouds. These costs can rack up quickly, creating total cost of ownership (TCO) surprises. Keeping TCO low in the cloud is essentially a matter of management strategy. IT managers ‘in the know' are all too aware that the "cheap virtual cores!" pitch can be anything but cheap for overall business. True enterprise clouds that can handle an organization's needs require a cloud provider with an all-in, integrated offering that gives you the set of services you need to deploy and maintain a robust, connected infrastructure. Learn the simple steps and strategies to avoid hidden costs in the cloud now in the free white paper "Solving for 'Total Cost' in the Cloud," including: Measuring the personnel costs Lowering costs by migrating to automated cloud processes Best practices for keeping TCO low in the cloud Leveraging the efficiency of expert cloud providers Download "Solving for 'Total Cost' in the Cloud" now - and learn how you can build an effective cloud management strategy that keeps costs down and business up.
  • Ten Tips for Moving Social Media and Mobile Marketing Out of Silos
    What can you do to break down silos and integrate social and mobile marketing with every other channel across your organization? Read this white paper to get 10 tips for coordinating your social and mobile marketing with traditional campaigns, and find out how you can deliver a consistent customer experience--one that drives conversions and boosts revenue. Some tips you'll find inside: Use data from social media to get a clear picture of your customers Use social sentiment, both aggregate and individual-level, to drive campaigns Make "Likes" part of your context for driving real-time marketing decisions Attribute conversions to social and mobile and compare them with other channels Enable social sharing and track who shares what through email campaigns
  • IT Security by the Numbers: Calculating the Total Cost of Protection
    Humorist Franklin P. Jones may have said it best: "When you get something for nothing, you just haven't been billed for it yet." These are wise words of warning for businesses counting on so-called "free" IT security software. Kaspersky Lab has created an eBook to help you calculate the true cost of protecting your business infrastructure, intelligence, and reputation. Download IT Security by the Numbers: Calculating the Total Cost of Protection to learn about: The hidden cost of complexity The price of poor protection The performance trickle-down effect The bitter aftertaste of a sweet deal…and more!
  • Context-Centered Data Services: IT Decision Support Challenges Study by Forrester Consulting
    IT decision support impacts all aspects of technology management, from governance and strategy to budgets and resource planning. IT decision support effectiveness often falls prey to data-driven challenges that make it difficult to understand the data in context. These challenges: overwhelming data volumes, heterogeneous data types, and growing data complexity. This Forrester Consulting Paper reports the three key findings from their study conducted, on behalf of BDNA, to test the hypothesis that data challenges limit the effectiveness of IT decision support – and that dealing with these challenges will lead to large organizations depending on third-party help.
  • Accelerating Your Digital Strategy with APIs and Data
    The explosion in mobile devices and applications has generated a great deal of interest in APIs. Today's businesses are under increased pressure to make it easy to build apps, supply tools to help developers work more quickly, and deploy operational analytics so they can track users, developers, application performance, and more. Apigee Edge provides comprehensive API delivery tools and both operational and business-level analytics in an integrated platform. It is available as on-premise software or through the cloud (software-as-a-service) and features a unique set of capabilities to help businesses build and optimize APIs and apps, create new digital initiatives, and accelerate their digital strategy.
  • Understand Your Customers or be Left Behind: Leading the Digital Journey
    Live Webinar Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Customers are more empowered and connected than ever, and the customer's journey has grown more complex. Their expectations are growing and trust is diminishing as they may interact with multiple brands through web, mobile and social channels. Considering 70% of the buying process in a complex sale is already complete before prospects are willing to engage with a live salesperson -- it's critical to understand your customers and anticipate their needs.* However leading consulting firm Econsultancy reports, 91% of companies do not know why customers leave their digital properties without converting. Join this webinar to learn how to: Understand your customers digital journey with quantitative and qualitative analytics Influence your customers behavior to drive right set of actions Turn visitors into repeat customers through continuous engagement across digital channels and devices Gain insights on why traditional approaches of understanding your customers constantly fail Speakers: Sameer Khan Market Segment Manager Digital Analytics, IBM
  • Don't Let a Disaster Destroy Your Business
    Live Event Date: September 9, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT Combined with physical and virtual appliances, cloud-based disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offers the "best of both worlds" in protection and recovery capabilities. This multi-environment mix, backed up by the best offsite security, enables businesses of all sizes to play it safe with their most valuable assets: their data, applications, and IT systems. Check out this upcoming eSeminar to learn how DRaaS helps you spin-up key IT services in the cloud for fast and consistent recovery, governance, and business compliance, while lowering the costs of business continuity. Register now! Attend this live eSeminar and be automatically entered to win a new iPad Air! Official Rules for more details.