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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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High Efficiency in Manufacturing Operations


It can be very challenging for manufacturers to both drive efficiency gains and then translate these gains to bottom line results. This paper examines what is driving manufacturers to focus on creating more efficient manufacturing operations; identifies the mix of strategies, business capabilities, and technology enablers that are most likely to ensure long-term success; and ends with specific recommendations for success.

operations efficiency  Efficiency in Manufacturing Operations It can be very challenging for manufacturers to both drive efficiency gains and then translate these gains to bottom line results. This paper examines what is driving manufacturers to focus on creating more efficient manufacturing operations; identifies the mix of strategies, business capabilities, and technology enablers that are most likely to ensure long-term success; and ends with specific recommendations for success. Read More

Supply Chain Operations Reference and Other Features in ASW


IBS may be the first vendor to fully integrate a supply chain operations reference model in its business intelligence solution. Customers receive more efficient measurements and benchmarking across their supply chain regardless of their supply chain and ERP software.

operations efficiency  widely recognized supply chain operations reference (SCOR) model. IBS is possibly the first software vendor to fully integrate and use the SCOR-model in this type of business application. SCOR enables customers to get a more efficient and coherent measurement and benchmarking across their whole supply chain, regardless of which ERP or supply chain software is used. Thus, IBS was recently awarded the Supply-Chain Council European Development Award for developing IBS Business Intelligence. The Supply-Chain Read More

Successful Sales and Operations Planning in Five Steps


A sales and operations planning (S&OP) meeting is a critical decision-making activity that sets the overall direction for the company. Executives discuss trade-offs between customer service, inventory investments, production capabilities, supply availability, and distribution concerns, in order to balance generating profit with satisfying operational goals. Learn the five essential steps for successful S&OP planning.

operations efficiency  measured on how efficiently operations utilize available resources (total uptime). When viewed from a silo, running at 98 percent efficiency looks fantastic; however, when viewed from a shared metric perspective, 98 percent efficiency may drive excess inventory in products where there is little or no demand. That is why it is imperative to adopt a shared metric view for S&OP. The ultimate objective of the S&OP process is to leave the meeting with an operational plan that best achieves the company''s 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.

operations efficiency  IT development and IT operations and draw on extensive customer experience, best practices and open standards—based technology. IBM acts as a strategic partner to help customers implement the right solutions to achieve rapid business results and accelerate business growth. Searches related to Taking an Integrated Approach to Energy Efficiency : Energy Efficiency | Managing Energy Consumption | Managing Energy and Risk | Reducing Energy Consumption | Energy Management Measures | Reducing Energy Cost | Read More

Reducing Costs with Efficient Operations: A Fast Track to More Working Capital


Untamed costs can deplete the precious working capital that’s critical to your ongoing operations. But, you can get a handle on costs by taking steps to improve operational efficiency. By instituting efficient automated processes, you can reduce waste, unnecessary overtime, and many other cost factors. Find out how an integrated business system can help you improve gross margins while offering more competitive prices.

operations efficiency  critical to your ongoing operations and new expansions. But there’s a bright side: you can get a handle on costs by taking systematic steps to improve operational efficiency. By instituting efficient automated processes throughout your organization, you can reduce waste, unnecessary overtime, and a host of other cost factors. Integrated business software systems put this efficiency overhaul within reach, quickly and affordably. As you gain more control of the debit ledger, both sides of the balance Read More

The Next Generation of Overall Equipment Efficiency


In asset-intensive industries, the need for an overall equipment efficiency (OEE) system is driven by the need to capture real-time information. When equipment operation data is automatically collected and refined by the operator, the quality and quantity of data, and the ability to access and analyze it in a specific manner can greatly help to reduce costs and maximize productivity.

operations efficiency  Next Generation of Overall Equipment Efficiency In asset-intensive industries, the need for an overall equipment efficiency (OEE) system is driven by the need to capture real-time information. When equipment operation data is automatically collected and refined by the operator, the quality and quantity of data, and the ability to access and analyze it in a specific manner can greatly help to reduce costs and maximize productivity. Read More

Standardized Battlespace SOA: Enabling Network-centric Operations


Network-centric operations (NCO) provide the ability to leverage information networks to generate a more dynamic and agile decision-making space. A fundamental enabler is service-orientated architecture (SOA). The use of industry-standard IT architectures helps ensure that systems can be provisioned rapidly, shared as appropriate, and give the flexibility and response times needed within such challenging environments.

operations efficiency  Battlespace SOA: Enabling Network-centric Operations Network-centric operations (NCO) provide the ability to leverage information networks to generate a more dynamic and agile decision-making space. A fundamental enabler is service-orientated architecture (SOA). The use of industry-standard IT architectures helps ensure that systems can be provisioned rapidly, shared as appropriate, and give the flexibility and response times needed within such challenging environments. Read More

Compliance, Not Conflict: From IT Security vs. IT Operations,


It’s an inescapable, undisputable fact that most organizations have conflict between IT security and IT operations. Having been given two distinctive—yet potentially contradictory—goals, in a sense they were destined to be at odds with one another. What does it take to bridge the gap between these two teams to achieve compliance? Can standardized processes and software tools help (or hinder) this effort? Find out here.

operations efficiency  IT Security vs. IT Operations, It’s an inescapable, undisputable fact that most organizations have conflict between IT security and IT operations. Having been given two distinctive—yet potentially contradictory—goals, in a sense they were destined to be at odds with one another. What does it take to bridge the gap between these two teams to achieve compliance? Can standardized processes and software tools help (or hinder) this effort? Find out here. Read More

Sales & Operations Planning in the Manufacturing Industry: A Current Perspective


Today, more and more manufacturing companies are exploring business processes that enable alignment between financial and operational goals. Results from a 2011 S&OP survey suggest that S&OP process investments are yielding tangible fruit. Understanding current challenges these companies are attempting to overcome should enable more effective functional alignment that delivers profitable growth and customer satisfaction.

operations efficiency  & Operations Planning in the Manufacturing Industry: A Current Perspective Today, more and more manufacturing companies are exploring business processes that enable alignment between financial and operational goals. Results from a 2011 S&OP survey suggest that S&OP process investments are yielding tangible fruit. Understanding current challenges these companies are attempting to overcome should enable more effective functional alignment that delivers profitable growth and customer satisfaction. Read More

Automated Operations: Five Benefits for Your Organization


Automating computer operations can bring many benefits to your organization's IT management, such as cost reduction, and increases in productivity, availability, reliability, and performance, as well as improved service to end-users. However, implementing automation comes with potential issues—read this white paper to learn more about the benefits and challenges of operations automation solutions, and see tips for understanding, anticipating, and dealing with potential obstacles to realize the full benefits of automating your operations.

operations efficiency  Your Organization Automating computer operations can bring many benefits to your organization''s IT management, such as cost reduction, and increases in productivity, availability, reliability, and performance, as well as improved service to end-users. However, implementing automation comes with potential issues—read this white paper to learn more about the benefits and challenges of operations automation solutions, and see tips for understanding, anticipating, and dealing with potential obstacles to Read More

The Next Generation Network Operations Center: How the Focus on Application Delivery is Redefining the NOC


The majority of IT organizations are under great pressure to evolve to a next-generation network operations center (NOC). A survey of 176 IT professionals has revealed that over a quarter of NOCs don’t meet their organization’s current needs for application performance management. Learn how to migrate away from the current stove-piped NOC to an integrated operations center that effectively supports all components of IT.

operations efficiency  Next Generation Network Operations Center: How the Focus on Application Delivery is Redefining the NOC The majority of IT organizations are under great pressure to evolve to a next-generation network operations center (NOC). A survey of 176 IT professionals has revealed that over a quarter of NOCs don’t meet their organization’s current needs for application performance management. Learn how to migrate away from the current stove-piped NOC to an integrated operations center that effectively Read More

Case Study: VernDale Products Automates Operations with ERP Software


A producer of whole milk powder for the chocolate industry, VernDale Products wanted to replace its existing manual system with automated, fully integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The company, aided by technology consultants, found an ERP software system that was the best functional fit—reducing the time needed to perform routine office tasks and improving accuracy in financial statements. Learn more.

operations efficiency  Study: VernDale Products Automates Operations with ERP Software A producer of whole milk powder for the chocolate industry, VernDale Products wanted to replace its existing manual system with automated, fully integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The company, aided by technology consultants, found an ERP software system that was the best functional fit—reducing the time needed to perform routine office tasks and improving accuracy in financial statements. Learn more. Read More

Is Your Mobility Strategy Truly Integrated with Mainstream Business Operations?


Mobility is becoming a critical element of many business operations. The more dependent businesses are on their mobile operations, the more robust their mobile infrastructure must be to support secure and reliable mobile operations. A mobile application platform is the centerpiece of a mobility infrastructure capable of supporting, scaling, and adjusting to business mobility needs. For more information about developing and managing mobile applications, download this white paper.

operations efficiency  Integrated with Mainstream Business Operations? Mobility is becoming a critical element of many business operations. The more dependent businesses are on their mobile operations, the more robust their mobile infrastructure must be to support secure and reliable mobile operations. A mobile application platform is the centerpiece of a mobility infrastructure capable of supporting, scaling, and adjusting to business mobility needs. For more information about developing and managing mobile applications, Read More

How Mobile RFID Systems Improve Operations and ROI


Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology can provide a strong return on investment (ROI) when combined with improved business processes that reduce labor and prevent errors. But mobile RFID systems, with forklift-mounted readers, can be implemented for a fraction of the cost of traditional infrastructure configurations. They can improve supply chain visibility, reduce capital expenditure, and slash labor costs.

operations efficiency  Mobile RFID Systems Improve Operations and ROI Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology can provide a strong return on investment (ROI) when combined with improved business processes that reduce labor and prevent errors. But mobile RFID systems, with forklift-mounted readers, can be implemented for a fraction of the cost of traditional infrastructure configurations. They can improve supply chain visibility, reduce capital expenditure, and slash labor costs. Read More

Improving IT Efficiency through Effective Print Management


The administration and management of printing can be time-consuming, often relying on manual processes. Many businesses are rethinking their approach to managing the print environment, by either adopting a managed service or implementing centralized print management tools. This can ensure the high availability, reliability and manageability of printing resources, while leaving IT staff free to focus on core activities.

operations efficiency  IT Efficiency through Effective Print Management The administration and management of printing can be time-consuming, often relying on manual processes. Many businesses are rethinking their approach to managing the print environment, by either adopting a managed service or implementing centralized print management tools. This can ensure the high availability, reliability and manageability of printing resources, while leaving IT staff free to focus on core activities. Read More