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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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ITIL v3: Supporting the Evolution of IT Effectiveness for Improved IT Operations


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effectiveness and efficiency of operations  to optimize the business effectiveness of the IT staff-reducing costs, and helping to maintain service levels. HP DecisionCenter is an IT decision support tool designed to utilize analysis and simulation against historical service data. This allows you to truly optimize your IT staff assignments and demonstrate the impact of additional services on the existing service portfolio. Where to start? HP Software solutions and your ITIL v3 initiatives Few organizations can afford to rip out and replace existing Read More

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effectiveness and efficiency of operations  bottom-line improvements in profitability, effectiveness, and market position. Mr. Elliff has sixteen years experience consulting to a wide range of Fortune 500 and other companies, with particular expertise in supply chain management, including product development, forecasting, procurement, scheduling, manufacturing, transportation, logistics, inventory management, and customer service. He has written and spoken widely about these topics in a number of industry conferences and publications. CCMI can be Read More

Improving Supply Chain Effectiveness


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effectiveness and efficiency of operations  Performance Management Solutions Improved Effectiveness and Performance Control SAP BusinessObjects Supply Chain Performance Management is part of SAP BusinessObjects enterprise performance management solutions - a comprehensive set of solutions that help your company capitalize on the value of your existing data assets. The solutions can make your enterprise more agile - with the greater organizational alignment, visibility, and confidence you need for optimal control and competitive advantage. The Read More

Taking an Integrated Approach to Energy Efficiency


The high costs of new or expanded data centers, exponential growth in power costs, increased regulations, and the desire to minimize carbon emissions are all driving the recognition that managing energy is of critical importance. Organizations are focused on deploying more efficient systems and tracking the impact of energy consumption more closely. Learn about the issues associated with “greening” today’s enterprises.

effectiveness and efficiency of operations  hot spots and cooling effectiveness — along with the affected assets and by extension, the services most likely to be impacted. Facilities alerts can be integrated with IT events to provide greater awareness of cause and effects for IT incidents, such as what failed first — facilities or IT equipment. Tivoli solutions can extend the business partner ecosystem to gather data and direct changes within the data center facility, including: Moving servers among racks. Installing new racks in a different Read More

Taking Sales and Operations Planning to the Next Level


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effectiveness and efficiency of operations  Sales and Operations Planning to the Next Level Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a business planning process owned by executives and senior management, with the key goal of creating realistic plans. However, one critical success factor that can easily get overlooked is that the “quality” of the entire S&OP process is only as good as the data and the detailed demand and supply plans that support it. Read More

Supply Chain Operations Reference and Other Features in ASW


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effectiveness and efficiency of operations  Chain Operations Reference and Other Features in ASW ASW Features The flagship software suite of Sweden-based International Business Systems (IBS) (XSSE IBS B), called Application Software or ASW , espouses supply chain management (SCM), customer service, demand-driven manufacturing, financial control and business intelligence (BI) functionality. This global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions also offers IBS Virtual Enterprise software , a colla Read More

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effectiveness and efficiency of operations  the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever-increasing demands from the user community, massive new sources for data, new capabilities, shadow it landscapes, and the cost of keeping people abreast of all the changes. This paper focuses on developing a framework for monitoring and managing the TCO of BI. Read More

Technology Evaluation Centers Mourns Loss of Chairman, Marcel Côté


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effectiveness and efficiency of operations  of a Virtualized Data Center The market penetration of server virtualization is staggering. Nearly 100 percent of Fortune 1000 companies are using virtualization technologies on production systems. On the other end of the spectrum, virtual utility hosts and cloud computing vendors are springing up to cost-effectively support smaller companies, showing benefit for those that require only a single server. Everyone is virtualizing, but why? Find out. Read More

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effectiveness and efficiency of operations  accurate Enhance sales organization effectiveness Create greater supplier effectiveness, reducing cycle time and procurement costs Concentrate more thoroughly on building customer loyalty and greater satisfaction Improve collaboration between the company and its external partners Lower operating costs and reduce order fulfillment times Increase inventory turns and reduce cash-to cash cycle times Improve return on net assets This SAP Insight discusses the problems faced by most S&OP programs, how some Read More

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