Optimizing Capacity to Meet Business and IT Demands

Escalating competitive pressures, tight budgets and scarce capital resources are working in concert to intensify the importance of true alignment between IT and the organization it supports. But many of today’s enterprises are noticing a decided gap between what the business demands of IT and the realities of what IT can deliver.
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Get the Whole Picture: Why Most Organizations Miss User Response Monitoring and What to do About It

"End user response. To borrow a phrase, it’s where the rubber meets the road. You can be armed with vast amounts of performance metrics, but if you don’t know what users are actually experiencing, you don’t have the real performance picture. While this measure is critical, it is one many organizations fail to consistently capture. Why? This guide looks at the challenges of user response monitoring, and it shows how you can overcome these challenges and start to get a real handle on your infrastructure performance and how it impacts your users’ experience."
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ROI Benefits from Automating Application Delivery Solutions

One of the key tenets of a modern data center is the ability to leverage technologies that enable automation in order to accelerate business processes and ultimately time to market. Organizations that continue to deploy legacy infrastructures and ignore this transformation to modern automated environments will soon face a harsh reality: Their legacy IT environments have restricted their ability to compete. Considering the fact that all modern businesses rely on IT to power their operations, IT organizations need to examine all aspects of the IT infrastructure for its ability to be automated and ensure that the deployed technology is an enabler for this transformation and not an inhibitor.
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E-commerce 101: A Guide to Successful Selling on the Web

For many business owners, launching an online shopping site makes perfect sense. However, there are some important things you should know before diving into the e-commerce marketplace. The online economy is ripe with opportunity, but it's also rife with pitfalls that can trip up even the savviest business person. This guide reviews the basics of setting up, securing, and promoting your e-commerce site. With a little knowledge, you'll be well on your way to success in the online economy.
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Fraud Alert: Phishing — The Latest Tactics and Potential Business Impacts – Phishing White Paper

As one of the top cyber crime ploys impacting both consumers and businesses, phishing has remained a consistently potent threat over the past several years. In fact, the cumulative number of phishing attacks recorded in 2011 represented a 37 percent increase over 2010. You no longer need to be a sophisticated hacker to commit fraud on the Internet. Anyone who is motivated can join in, thanks to the off-the-shelf phishing kits provided by a thriving cyber crime ecosystem.
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Symantec™ Managed PKI for SSL

Businesses and organizations of all kinds rely on websites, intranets, and extranets to exchange confidential information and enable eCommerce. For businesses, protecting intellectual property as well as customer data in transit is a top priority. Just as important, consumers need to know that they can trust their online transactions.
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Creating Stunning Apps for Both Web and Mobile

Today there is vast pressure on business and IT to keep up with user expectations as advanced technology makes its way into the world of enterprise. Users are now demanding various types of sophisticated enterprise apps that not only work on their mobile devices, but have all the same abilities as consumer apps they already know and love.
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Modern Data Protection Built for Virtualization

Plan, Install, Configure and Upgrade vCenter Server and VMware ESXi. As an alternative to installing vCenter Server on a Windows machine, you can download the VMware vCenter Server Appliance. The vCenter Server Appliance is a preconfigured Linuxbased virtual machine optimized for running vCenter Server and associated services.
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The top five signs you need DevOps.

The DevOps methodology unites software development (Dev) and production and operations (Ops) into a single, integrated, and continuous process.While Dev focuses on innovation and speed, the mandate to Ops is about stability, control, and predictability. Left to themselves, Dev and Ops struggle to talk to each other, much less collaborate. Is the ongoing battle between Development and Operations holding you back? Here are five signs you may need to bring them together with DevOps.
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TechInsights Report: What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps

Now more than ever DevOps, a process which helps foster collaboration between the teams that create and test applications with those that maintain them in production environments, is poised for widespread adoption across IT organizations worldwide. New research commissioned by CA Technologies and conducted between May and July 2013 by Vanson Bourne shows many organizations are achieving significant and measurable benefits from DevOps—anywhere from between 17% to 23% improvement in key business metrics such as revenue, time-to-market and new customer acquisition.
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Putting Big Data to Work in the Cloud: 5 Key Success Factors

Many businesses are looking to big data as a potential differentiator that can improve customer insight, drive more informed decision-making, and ultimately boost the bottom line. However, moving from these well-known theoretical benefits of big data to practical implementations in corporate IT settings is a big and potentially costly step.

This paper outlines five key success factors for accomplishing your business objectives with big data. Included are tips for building a big data infrastructure that operates efficiently and securely, and delivers powerful performance, scalability, and manageability.

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