Uncomplicating Unified Communications for SMBs
Unified communications (UC) has been making its way into the enterprise for years, but uptake has been slower in the SMB space. Many SMBs are concerned that UC is too expensive, too difficult to set up and maintain—or, worse, they are simply baffled by UC and its benefits. This white paper demystifies UC so that SMBs can gain a competitive advantage and differentiate themselves in a marketplace once dominated by large enterprises.
The VMTurbo Cloud Control Plane: Software-driven Control for the Software-defined Data Center
The software-defined data center has the potential to extend the agility, operational, and capital benefits of virtualization throughout the data center stack. This paper outlines the need for software-driven control—the intelligence or “control plane” that can take advantage of the new software-defined capabilities, enabling enterprises and service providers to achieve the true potential of software-defined flexibility.
Applying an Economic Model to IT Management: Operations Management in the Virtual Data Center
Virtualization systems have been replacing traditional, silo-based IT architectures to consolidate resources and workloads, but virtualization requires resource and performance management technologies designed to handle dramatically different, complex behaviors. This white paper describes a supply chain economy approach, which combines monitoring, analytics, and actions to enable proactive virtualization management.
Can You Really Support Business Continuity Requirements? Intelligent N+X Redundancy, Placement Affinities, & Future Proofing in the Virtualized Data Center
Enterprises and service providers are challenged to ensure they have enough compute capacity in their virtualized data centers to support business continuity requirements, while not overprovisioning infrastructure capacity. Learn about the challenges introduced by affinity rules and how to manage them, and how “what-if” hypotheticals can help you plan for, or avoid, future capacity scenarios.
Top Five HR Process Integrations that Drive Business Value
Empirical research has revealed that improving human resources (HR) process, technology, and data integration to eliminate silos and facilitate cross-functional reporting affords significant business benefits. Based on SumTotal’s global survey data, this white paper dives into the top five HR process integrations that provide organizations with the most business value. Find out what they are.
Workforce and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturin
Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper examines lean manufacturing workforce management initiatives, the opportunities and benefits they provide, and the enterprise applications available to manage and support them.