Most Popular WhitePapers

  • Can You Really Support Business Continuity Requirements?
    Intelligent N+X Redundancy, Placement Affinities, & Future Proofing in the Virtualized Data Center Virtualization brought about the ability to simplify business continuity management in IT. Workload portability and data replication capabilities mean that physical infrastructure failures no longer need impact application services, and they can rapidly be recovered even in the event of complete site failure. However, Enterprises and Service Providers face new challenges ensuring they have enough compute capacity in their virtualized data centers to support their business continuity requirements, while at the same time not over provisioning infrastructure capacity resulting in unnecessary capital expenditure. Read this white paper for these three takeaways: How to maintain N+X redundancy capacity requirements while not over-reserving The challenges introduced by affinity rules, and how to manage them How VMTurbo simulates "What-If" hypotheticals to plan for future scenarios – including full site failure – so that you can make the necessary capacity decisions to avoid them today
  • Bridge the Gap between Network Ops and the Service Desk
    Businesses can't afford to let siloed approaches to incident management delay resolution and undermine IT productivity. BMC Intelligent Service Resolution bridges the gap between the service desk and network operations, and provides a unified, business-centric view across technologies, to help you resolve the right issues more quickly than ever.
  • 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!
  • Leveraging Endpoint Backup for Legal Holds & E-Discovery
    Enterprise endpoint backup can satisfy data collection and preservation requirements in a more streamlined and cost-effective manner than traditional e-discovery methods. Enterprise IT teams face increasing challenges as the amount of valuable data living on endpoints continues to grow. Due to the exploding volume, mobility and compliance requirements of enterprise data, the need to collect and preserve that data for the purpose of e-discovery becomes more critical--and more difficult. Traditionally, enterprises look to multiples tools and technologies to support their information management strategies, but that's a chaotic and expensive approach. Read this white paper to learn how the common approaches to e-discovery miss the mark and how CrashPlan's endpoint backup can streamline the collection and preservation of electronically stored information.
  • Build, Buy, or Both? Inside the Software Development Business Case
    Companies undertaking an IT project need to find the right balance between cost and functionality. It's important to start by determining whether to build a solution from scratch, buy an out-of-the-box solution, or a combination of both. In reality, most projects will require some system tailoring to meet business requirements. Decision-makers must understand how much software development is enough and craft a detailed implementation plan to ensure the project's success. This white paper examines the different routes a company can take when it comes to software projects: to build, buy, or both.
  • 5 Tips for Better S&OP Scenario Planning
    Ineffective sales and operations planning can cost a company dearly. Learn how high-quality S&OP can reveal the most profitable strategies you should be focusing on.
  • Evolved Capacity Management
    Effective capacity management has become a critical differentiator for IT organizations. Those that can't effectively evolve their capacity management practice will continue to struggle with complexity and negligible insights into capacity sizing and the impact of changing demand and resulting service/application performance. However, those that gain advanced capacity management capabilities will be able to more effectively right-size investments, support key IT projects, and align resources with business objectives. This paper offers a practical look at capacity management, outlining the six key steps IT organizations can take to realize capacity management that delivers maximum value. Download now to find out more.
  • Enterprise Collaboration Shouldn't Be a Pile of Legos
    Remember getting your first box of LEGOS as a kid? How fun it was putting the pieces together, collaborating with your friends to create something new? Now, as an IT professional, assembling and maintaining a Lego-like collaboration infrastructure isn't what you signed up for. Piecing together disparate systems of record for email, web meetings and other applications is about as painful as stepping on a pile of Legos. Download the e-book to learn how implementing a collaboration system connects systems of record the easy way.
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance Software: Consistency Keeps Your Agency's Data Secure
    Regardless of your agency's mission, Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) software puts the consistent systems in place that keep your data secure, and your agency in compliance with Federal mandates. But when it's been days, weeks or months since your last audit, data backup or IT policy check, the consequences can be severe. Read this study to discover how agencies are using GRC software, and which features they feel are most valuable.
  • Accelerating High-performance Computing with Hybrid Platforms
    The advent of compute accelerators, special purpose coprocessors that significantly improve the performance of traditional host-based central processing unit (CPU) computations, represents a major transition in the tools available to achieve supercomputing power. This white paper presents Dell solution offerings and shows how they push the envelope of available solutions that bring immediate added value to HPC users in terms of integration, flexibility, and efficiency of hybrid compute solutions.