IDC Analyst Connection: Using Blade Systems to Cut Costs and Sharpen Efficiencies

After more than a decade of increases in the size of IT environments due to the proliferation of systems, devices, storage, and management tools, IT complexity has reached an all-time high. Today, day-to-day business operations are integrated with IT and datacenters. IT is seen as a way to gain a competitive advantage in the market versus simply supporting business functions. IT applications and services are an increasingly common way companies interact with clients and employees, as well as a new way to research markets and develop new products. The integrated nature of the blade platform delivers critically needed efficiencies in system management, monitoring, and provisioning.
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Top 10 Reasons to Move to HP Blade Servers

Enterprise and midsize businesses are increasingly turning to blade servers as the platform of choice to deliver the next generation of virtualized applications. Blade servers can yield significant cost efficiencies over rack servers - while taking up a smaller footprint, consuming less power and providing significant advantages in terms of manageability, scalability and flexibility. The biggest question for most IT leaders is no longer whether to virtualize, but where to take virtualization next. Why should you consider blades for your next wave of virtualization initiatives? Read here for the 10 top reasons.
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Mobile Is The New Face Of Engagement

Mobile is not simply another device for IT to support with a shrunken website. Rather, mobile is the manifestation of a much broader shift to new systems of engagement. These systems of engagement help firms empower their customers, partners, and employees with context-aware apps and smart products. Thsi paper discusses what orgaizations need to do in order to remain vital in this business technology reformation.
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Looking Beyond Mobile Device Management to Mobile Application and Enterprise Mobility Management

The increasing possibilities that come from deploying mobile solutions in the workplace are now counter balanced by an exponentially complex ecosystem of options that can make navigating the corporate mobile landscape challenging - and risky. While organizations are rightly deploying mobile device management solutions as a means to secure their mobile devices, there is much more to be done. This executive insight examines the needs for organizations to deploy a holistic enterprise mobility management solution that goes well beyond mobile device management.
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Managing Big Data – A Key To BI Success

Explore how organizations of every size are recording more data than ever, but still letting Terabytes, Petabytes, Exabytes fly by unanalyzed. Managing these gigantic flows, probing massive respositories and speedily extracting actionable business intelligence is a major opportunity for enterprises.
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Business Intelligence: A Guide For Midsize Companies

You've heard the term "business intelligence" and know that large companies are using it to obtain a competitive advantage. But right now, your company's primary analysis tool is a spreadsheet. Isn't it time your analysis capabilities graduated from spreadsheets to more powerful tools as well? This paper from SAP offers guidance on how business intelligence can give your company a competitive edge.
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Improving Performance by Making the Future More Visible

In this report, Ventana Research identifies attitudes toward and utilization of predictive analytics. The research was designed to investigate practices and needs of individuals and organizations and the potential benefits from improving their existing processes, information, and systems.
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The Top 7 Causes of Major Security Breaches

In these times where North American companies are under constant cyber-attack, can you afford to underestimate the disaster that a security breach could cause on your organization? Your team has been entrusted with the company's cyber security, and this includes ensuring that user data is safe and their productivity isn't compromised. Join our panel of experts (Alex Brandt, who brings 19 years of hands-on expertise in the IT space, and Cynthia James, a security expert with over 25 years in the industry) as they discuss the 7 biggest reasons that business security gets compromised (and what you can do about it). Stick around until the end and gain the visibility you need to uncover security holes before they become major disasters and put your organization and (even worse) your job at risk.
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Reaping the Benefits of Next Generation Dashboards

The need for timely and succinct business intelligence (BI) continues to grow as executives demand critical information to seize opportunities faster than competitors and to address potential problems in the making. This white paper explores how organizations are looking to the next generation of BI dashboards solve these challenges.
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Webcast: Secure BYOD 2013

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend roars on, posing bigger challenges than ever for IT leaders and organizations to backup, secure, manage and otherwise govern key enterprise information. Failure to do so can result in catastrophic damage to business due to loss and corruption of corporate information assets. This information-packed webinar and companion e-book provide proven strategies, tactics and technologies for managing the new realities of today's mobile workforce.
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Improve Performance, Availability and Affordability in the Era of Big Data

Organizations around the world continue to see massive data growth in OLTP, analytics and data warehousing systems. At the same time, business users require new applications to be deployed faster and cheaper, have high availability, and provide excellent performance. Can your IT ecosystem continue to excel while embracing this growth and meeting user needs? Learn how to overcome today's data management challenges with innovative database software designed for the new era of big data.
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