IT Business Edge works with our vendor partners to provide informative white papers, sponsored research and webcasts on a wide variety of important business technology topics. We feature these valuable IT resources in our topical Resource Centers, where they appear alongside our own exclusive IT blog entries and Executive Briefing interviews, as well as related news, commentary, and product reviews from across the Web.
In the Resource Centers you'll find white papers and research on issues related to emerging computer technology, business communications management, in-depth TCO analysis of different technologies and strategies, open source systems, datacenter best practices, and virtualization solutions. The specific topics with their own dedicated Resource Centers include SOA solutions, IT offshoring benefits, SaaS, VoIP systems, and Sarbox compliance.
Best practices and cutting-edge technology to manage the tools that make an efficient business day possible.
Budget allocation and cost-containment strategies to balance optimum IT efficiency with maximum business success.
Ensuring your company's ongoing success with strategies for disaster recovery and 24x7 availability of your data.
The right information to the right people at the right time for informed business decisions.
Industry best practices and success stories for meeting federal and marketplace-related regulations and requirements.
Tips, technologies and best practices to safeguard and leverage the most from your indispensable intellectual assets.
What you need to know to take care of your business-critical hardware.
Valuable information you need to protect and preserve your network, your data and the life of your business.
Strategies to more closely align the functionality of IT with a company's business objectives.
New breakthroughs for both application and storage servers.
Improving the flow of information to the parties that need it most, while reducing the TCO burden.
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.
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.
Protecting business operations means shifting the priorities around availability from disaster recovery to business continuity. Enterprises are shifting their focus from recovery from a disaster to preventing the disaster in the first place. With this change in mindset, disaster recovery is no longer the first line of defense; the organizations with a smarter business continuity practice are less impacted when disasters strike. This SmartSelect will provide insight to help guide your enterprise toward better business continuity and a more effective disaster recovery strategy.
At first glance, many attorneys assume that the ongoing fees associated with cloud-based software will surpass those of an on-premise solution over time. However, when examining all of the direct and indirect costs involved in an on-premise solution, however, it becomes clear that cloud-based practice management software offers a compelling, long-term cost savings over traditional desktop-based software. Read this white paper to gain insight into the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a cloud-based law practice management solution, along with the general benefits of a software-as-a-solution approach to operations management.
All businesses have a core set of applications that are critical to successful growth. These applications require a higher level of availability than other applications and services in the organization. There is a trade-off, however, to increasing application availability through traditional high-availability clustering. Businesses can see costs surge in terms of additional hardware and clustering software/support, as well as additional costs and complexities due to increased operational management requirements. This technical white paper describes how Symantec ApplicationHA adds resilience to Microsoft Hyper-V environments by providing a trusted application monitoring and recovery framework, helping organizations maintain business continuity by minimizing unplanned downtime.