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When you're faced with growing expectations to create business value with limited resources, where can you turn? Increasingly, IT organizations are looking to trusted IT services providers like IBM to help reduce cost, manage complexity, maintain leading-edge skills and adopt technology innovation. Read the white paper to find out how managed services and cloud computing can help you deliver on the transformation agenda your business requires. Plus get guidance on the top 10 criteria to consider when selecting an external partner.
Many CIOs are being pressured to demonstrate the value of IT. Senior executives often question the investment in IT because they don't understand ITIL® or the value delivered by IT service management. Read this white paper to learn how creating a great service catalog can help alleviate these pressures, best practices for making your services easy to request while clearly communicating what the customer receives for each service, and avoid burdening customers with the details of service delivery, but make them easily accessible to IT.
Specialization and efficiency are always in need. Whether it's replacing an aging roof, getting a haircut, or tuning up a car, most seek the assistance of trusted experts. The same is true in the business world, where an increasing number of companies are seeking the help of others to administer their IT systems and services. This special edition of Unleashing IT highlights a new breed of IT caretaker -- Cisco Powered service providers -- and the business advantages and operational efficiencies they deliver. By downloading this magazine, you agree to receive email from Cisco about related products and/or services. Cisco Privacy Statement Intel Trademark Click here for more articles and information.
On-demand Event Event Date: July 22, 2014 In this WhatWorks analysis, John Pescatore examines a use case where end users had local administrative rights on their PCs and it had gotten out of hand for this Fortune 500 Energy and Utilities company. The compelling event that prompted the company to reexamine this situation was the migration to Windows 7. In Windows XP, a custom tool that allowed users one of three levels of administrative rights to their workstations would need to be replaced during the Windows 7 deployment. The workstation architect spearheaded a search for a Privilege Management product. The Viewfinity solution he found allowed him to implement a process-based whitelist that supports a variety of more than 3,000 applications installed for business use and significantly decreased the manpower required to support user installation and privilege elevation requests. Local administrative rights have been removed and any user needs requiring administrative rights are handled automatically using the Viewfinity software ensuring we are always operating in a least risk environment. The user in this case study served as the Workstation Architect for his company. In his role, he was responsible for all aspects of the project to migrate the company from Windows XP to Windows 7. This included leading the teams that gathered requirements, designed solutions and implemented the project corporate wide. Other responsibilities included oversight of the solutions for software packaging and delivery and the Citrix environment.