Architecting SANs for Successful Deployments

The first step to a successful storage area network (SAN) implementation is preplanning. Architecting a SAN not only helps solve issues of storage consolidation, it facilitates day-to-day data center support and maintenance. A SAN investment should save support dollars, not require additional support resources. With a sound implementation strategy, costly upgrades—and many headaches—can be avoided.

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The Importance of Change Management in ERP Deployments

Implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can be a long, complicated, and often very difficult process. Change is rarely ever very simple. However, most would also agree that the rewards of a successful ERP implementation almost always justify the effort. Download this white paper for ERP deployment tips. Read More

Accelerating Time to Value for Analytics with IBM Business Partners in Midsize Organizations

This Nucleus Research report describes how midsize firms can improve the scope and effectiveness of their business analytics deployments and shorten project cycle time by engaging with an IBM Business Partner for deployment and configuration. Read More

Defend Your Organization from Cyber-Thieves

Security professionals face the challenge of staying ahead of the rising rate of attacks and the increasing sophistication with which they occur. Organizations must design and adopt more advanced threat protection solutions and strategies that leverage new technologies and approaches to detect and block attacks. With all of the available solutions and approaches from which to choose, how do you know which one will work best for your enterprise?

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Forecasting Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades

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