Historically, IT administrators have provisioned new servers with every new application, resulting in a large number of servers with utilization rates of 10 to 15 percent or less, commonly known as server sprawl. Server sprawl is responsible for a range of costs, including infrastructure, hardware, software, and management costs. So why hasn?t hardware virtualization solved your server sprawl issues yet?
Related to Table of Contents: Application Server, Emulation and Virtualization, Server, SWsoft, Management of Companies and Enterprises, Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
Outsourcing can provide management with a powerful tool to control cost and enhance product and service delivery. Yet so many outsourcing initiatives fall short of expectations?why? For one thing, you need to know what you?re getting into, by going through an intense request for proposal (RFP) process and many rounds of contract negotiations. Find out how to better manage negotiating your outsourcing contract, and more.
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Developed based on the role-tailored integrated business planning model (RTIBPM), the Microsoft Dynamics NAV integrated business planning system automates much of the planning process. This white paper explores the history of integrated business planning (IBP), and discusses software solutions like Microsoft Dynamics NAV that can help your company improve performance planning.
Related to Table of Contents: Business Performance Management (BPM), RealTime IT Services LLC
As a result of publicized food contamination and product recalls, food safety regulations are under increasing scrutiny. Process manufacturers in the food and beverage industry may soon be facing stricter rules. But food manufacturers can prevent contamination by using existing technology to automate and ensure the effectiveness of the hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) food safety program. Learn more.
Related to Table of Contents: Formula/Recipe, Manufacturing Management, Material Management, Process Manufacturing, Regulatory and Compliance, Infor, Food and Beverage Products
The demand for business intelligence is increasing at a rapid pace across all industries?more so during tough economic conditions as seen in 2009. Many senior executives are looking to optimize existing business processes that can lead to bottom-line and top-line benefits. This paper presents the different levels of analytical solutions that are required for organizations, with a specific focus on predictive analytics.
Related to Table of Contents: Business Intelligence (BI), Database Management System (DBMS), IT Infrastructure, Hexaware Technology
The transition to IP A wireless carrier s national or regional next generation core network will be an all-IP network in the sense that IP will be the network layer (L3) protocol. MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) will be the transport protocol for all IP-based services, applications, and control and management traffic in the network. Learn more in this white paper.
Related to Table of Contents: Emulation and Virtualization, Network Management, Network Monitoring, Network Insight, Management of Companies and Enterprises, Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
To ensure end-to-end visibility while still meeting multiple trading partner requirements in your supply chain operations, one solution is to consolidate with a single value-added network (VAN). Looking for a migration partner? Want to know more about the latest in VAN solutions? Learn the drill without tripping any alarms: use a best-practices checklist to help make your VAN migration simple and seamless.
Related to Table of Contents: Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Middleware, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Trading Partner Management, Inovis
The payment card industry (PCI) Data Security Standard establishes common processes and precautions for handling credit card data. Although achieving PCI compliance can seem daunting, the requirements represent security best practices that should be observed by any organization with IT systems and data to protect. Learn about network scanning and security assessment solutions that can help you manage PCI compliance.
Related to Table of Contents: Compliance Management/Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, Credit and Collections, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), Federal, Government and Legal, IT Infrastructure, Managed Service Provider (MSP), Network Management, Payment, Clearing and Settlement Systems, Regulatory and Compliance, Risk Management, Security, Vulnerability Scanning and Assessment, Qualys, Finance and Insurance
The wave of e-sourcing that began a decade ago resembled a ?crash diet:? it had an immediate and noticeable effect on enterprises. Today?s challenge is to develop new programs that can sustain the benefits of e-sourcing and ?keep the weight off.? Find out how employing advanced sourcing strategies can help you positively impact product development cycles, build stronger supplier relationships, and make better decisions.
Related to Table of Contents: Decision Making, Direct Material Sourcing (DMS), E-procurement and Requisitioning, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Supply Chain Optimization, SAP
E-mail inquiries for the customer service sector are expected to explode from 2.9 billion messages in 2005, to 7.2 billion by 2010. This means that a company?s online relationship with customers will be increasingly critical to customer satisfaction and retention. That?s why managers need new tools to manage their corporate e-mail assets and better service the e-mail customer.
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Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they?re finding that the old strategies for cost containment no longer pack the same punch. Some surveys show that 75 percent of all respondents are redesigning their supply chains to keep these costs in check. Are you one of them? No? You?ve got a lot of catching up to do?and very little time to do it.
Related to Table of Contents: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Process Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management (SCM), SAP, Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing, Chemical Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Paper Manufacturing, Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
The trade-off between best-of-breed functionality and ease of integration is no longer so simple. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software continues to expand, blurring the boundaries of core ERP functionality. The three essential factors to consider in ERP versus best-of-breed decisions are functionality, integration, and the ability to upgrade. Find out the questions you need to ask when considering an ERP extension.
Related to Table of Contents: Best Practices, Decision Making Considerations, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Software Configuration Management (SCM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), SAP
Aligning IT with business objectives has long been a mantra of corporate directives. But organizations often fall short of publishing quality documents and assembling plans that meet business needs?never mind providing the necessary details to ensure thorough infrastructure planning. Don?t focus too much on technology?find out how to better manage the IT planning process and how to overcome its challenges.
Related to Table of Contents: IT Asset Management (ITAM), IT Infrastructure, Estrella Partners Group LLC
The IT field is littered with failed global software integration sagas. The many reasons for these failures include mismatched capabilities, geographical requirements, and project technical management deficiencies. Global software projects should start with in-depth analysis of features and functions, so the software?s capabilities meet corporate requirements. Find out how to avoid a failed software integration project.
Related to Table of Contents: Decision Making, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Requirements Analysis and Definition, Software Selection, Systems Integration, Estrella Partners Group LLC
Complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and other labor laws and regulations is a major challenge for employers. At the same time, non-compliance with these government regulations is becoming increasingly costly. Learn about solutions that are helping the world?s largest companies to effectively plan, deploy, and manage their workforces to achieve compliance objectives.
Related to Table of Contents: Human Resources, Regulatory and Compliance, Workforce, Infor