Achieving Business Performance Goals through Virtualization Management Best Practices

Virtualization is changing the way system hardware is used, and the way desktop environments are delivered and how users interact with applications. Virtualization can improve system use and reduce downtime—but there are significant inhibitors to a successful virtualization deployment. Find out why common virtual machine (VM) software is not enough to meet your business goals, and how a VMware solution can help you.

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Best Practices for a BI and Analytics Strategy

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A growing number of organizations are moving toward having more pervasive business intelligence (BI) by turning to evidence-based decision making supported by a range of BI and analytics technology and processes that enable decision makers to have the best possible intelligence about customers, finances, operations, suppliers, and the market. This white paper addresses several questions that BI customers are facing. Read More

Three Oilfield Service Problems and How to Solve Them with Mobile Software

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Oilfield services is a growth industry—many companies in this segment must quickly adopt processes to scale up their operations while maintaining the integrity of their work. Enterprise service management (ESM) software, encompassing enterprise asset management (EAM), maintenance repair and overhaul, field service management, and other business and service disciplines, can deliver best practices associated with more mature service industries. Read More

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Planning and Budgeting: Improving Effectiveness through Best Practices and Technology

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A Comparison of PowerVM and x86-Based Virtualization Performance

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Virtualization technologies allow IT organizations to consolidate workloads running on multiple operating systems and software stacks, and allocate platform resources dynamically to meet specific business and application requirements. This paper discusses the advantages of virtualization, highlights IBM PowerVM, and analyzes the performance of virtualization technologies using industry-standard benchmarks. Read More
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