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Lowering Your IT Costs with Oracle Database 11g Release 2
New versions of database software and operating systems (OSs) come out regularly. In the past, upgrading the database and OS for individual environments has

lowering it costs  Your IT Costs with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 New versions of database software and operating systems (OSs) come out regularly. In the past, upgrading the database and OS for individual environments has been very expensive and a never-ending job—by the time all the business systems are upgraded, it’s time to start again. This white paper discusses Oracle Database 11g Release 2, which reduces the cost and risk associated with making these changes. Read More...
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Configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solutions (sometimes known as quote-to-order, or Q2O, systems) help drive sales effectiveness by supporting configuration and pricing activities and the generat...
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Lowering Datacenter TCO through Virtualization
To dramatically lower datacenter costs and improve competitive advantage, IT organizations should start with an examination of the cost and competitive

lowering it costs  Datacenter TCO through Virtualization To dramatically lower datacenter costs and improve competitive advantage, IT organizations should start with an examination of the cost and competitive-advantage drivers in their current infrastructure. Egenera has studied several Global 1000 organizations and uncovered similarities in their cost structures. Read More...
Challenges for IT Managers in SMBs
The recent marketing push to integrate both small and medium sized businesses by large IT hardware and software vendors makes strategic sense. Both business

lowering it costs  in the hope of lowering costs or solving problems. These ad hoc solutions are often strained to capacity as companies increase in sales and in size and the marketplace places larger expectations on the organization and in turn that is reflected upon the IT departments infrastucture. In the SMB IT marketplace IT managers often times wear many hats they are usually involved in Strategic Planning, Acquisition and Decommissioning of both hardware and software, troubleshooting existing applications, running Read More...
Running and Optimizing IT: A Best-practice Approach
IT has long been one of the best ways to address business challenges. Yet significant obstacles at the level of IT infrastructure stand in the way. Siloed IT

lowering it costs  drivers include improving security, lowering IT operational costs, improving availability and performance, reducing errors, solving problems faster, and satisfying regulatory compliance requirements. The ITIL Framework: Best Practices for ITSM For organizations seeking to progress along the IT process maturity path, the ITIL framework offers a set of recommendations and best practices that have gained wide acceptance across multiple industries. As demonstrated in Figure 3, ITIL is the most widely Read More...
How Midsize Businesses Can Reduce Costs, Secure Data, and Ensure Compliance with an Identity Management Program
A strong identity management platform plays dual roles: gatekeeper and guardian of business intelligence (BI) and data. Midsize businesses can’t operate

lowering it costs  and ongoing maintenance, ultimately lowering administrative costs. As demonstrated by Silicon Image Inc., midsize businesses can streamline key processes, starting when users are first entered into the system by HR upon hire. Company-wide credentials are automatically created with privileges associated with the employee’s specific job responsibilities. Thus, account creation happens instantly—as part of a single business process. Midsize businesses need flexible, interconnected solutions to serve as Read More...
The IT Rights of Digistan
The Hague Declaration, recently published by The Digital Standards organization, proposes that all governments adhere to free and open standards for IT

lowering it costs  IT Rights of Digistan The Hague Declaration , recently published by The Digital Standards organization, proposes that all governments adhere to free and open standards for IT activities. Something that strikes me about Digistan's declaration is its basis in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and not a technical document. The three things The Hague Declaration calls on all governments to do, are as follows. Procure only information technology that implements free and open standards; Deliver Read More...
Drink-IT
Drink-IT@ is a modular software suite that is intended mainly for producers and distribution centers in the beverage industry, such as breweries, specialized

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IT Services: Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure Competitor Analysis Report
The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT

lowering it costs  Services: Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure Competitor Analysis Report 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 Read More...
Best Practices and Processes for Improving the Business Value of IT
Understanding, measuring, and managing against return on investment of a company’s IT investment (ROIT) enables IT leaders to quantitatively frame their

lowering it costs  Practices and Processes for Improving the Business Value of IT Understanding, measuring, and managing against return on investment of a company’s IT investment (ROIT) enables IT leaders to quantitatively frame their contribution to the business and justify initiatives they seek to undertake. Read about concrete practices, processes, and recommendations to drive ROIT investment via key areas for improvement, the value of improvement, and guidelines for evaluating potential projects. Read More...
Dealership Management System: What Is It and Who Needs It?
What Is a DMS?When one talks about a DMS, people usually think about a document management system, a data management system, or even a destroyer mine

lowering it costs  Management System: What Is It and Who Needs It? What Is a DMS? When one talks about a DMS, people usually think about a document management system, a data management system, or even a destroyer mine sweeper. But very few people know that it’s also the acronym for “dealership management system,” which is a product or package of several products which is created specifically for the automotive industry. The core of any DMS is a system similar to enterprise resource planning (ERP), with, Read More...
Should It Be Renamed 'Unobtainium'?
Reports indicate that Intel will delay the release of its 64-bit 'Itanium' processor yet again.

lowering it costs  It Be Renamed 'Unobtainium'? Should It Be Renamed 'Unobtainium'? R. Krause - August 2, 2000 Event Summary Intel executives have said in a financial briefing during July that Intel will push back the release of its 64-bit Itanium processor (formerly known as Merced ), recently slated for October, 2000, by a quarter. This means the first Itanium-based products should not arrive until early in 2001 - somewhat later than the original schedule of 1999. The first products are expected to be servers and wo Read More...
Retaining your IT staff
By surveying two hundred IT professionals direct, IntaPeople has been fortunate enough to gain an insight into some of the measures bosses can take to keep

lowering it costs  your IT staff By surveying two hundred IT professionals direct, IntaPeople has been fortunate enough to gain an insight into some of the measures bosses can take to keep their IT staff happy. This white paper aims to explore some of these expectations so that companies can curb what is often a merry-go-round of IT staff, and concentrate on shaping the future of their business instead. Read More...
The Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level
Many IT organizations lack clear well-defined plans that will bring them to mature governance. By focusing on seven key process categories, an organization can

lowering it costs  Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level Many IT organizations lack clear well-defined plans that will bring them to mature governance. By focusing on seven key process categories, an organization can determine its governance maturity. A staged approach allows companies to realize rapid time to value by introducing new tools and processes on an incremental basis. As a result, they can avoid an expensive, one-size-fits-all governance solution that may bring Read More...
Distribution: Costs Down, Customer Loyalty Up
Do distributors always have to settle for a trade-off between cost management and customer service? Is it impossible to keep costs down, yet still respond to

lowering it costs  Costs Down, Customer Loyalty Up Do distributors always have to settle for a trade-off between cost management and customer service? Is it impossible to keep costs down, yet still respond to customer needs and provide high-value products? Cost control needn’t impinge on customer service, and in fact, efficient processes can result in happier customers. How to use an integrated business management system to promote efficiency isn’t a secret—learn more. Read More...
If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It!!!
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If this proverb were applied in today’s operations, every organization would be in a reactive mode of maintenance and work

lowering it costs  It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It!!! “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If this proverb were applied in today’s operations, every organization would be in a reactive mode of maintenance and work against the lean manufacturing concepts. Any breakdown or downtime on the manufacturing floor, in the warehouse, in transportation, or any other business process will create missed customer commitments, failed deliveries, idle time, and lost labor hours. Instead of taking the risk and being in reactive m Read More...

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