Configuration Wizard

Storage area networks (SANs) are complex structures that contain an infinite number of configuration possibilities—making the process of configuring the devices to be installed into the SAN a lengthy one. To simplify the process, QLogic’s configuration wizard provides users with some basic tools to guide them through common SAN tasks, enabling them to easily build stable and secure SAN fabrics for their storage solutions.

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Creating Effective Configuration Rules

When you have a sales catalog that contains configurable products, it can become difficult and unwieldy to manage all of the possible ways that the products can be configured. And yet, you need salespeople to configure products correctly so that their quotes are complete and accurate, and your customers are happy. These best practices can help you create more effective configuration rules that work. Read More

Modeling Complex Products

Mapping out component dependencies and the relationships among components is a great way to conceptualize how selecting one option affects the rest of the product configuration. Once you know exactly how the product components are related, you can quickly create options and option groups and define rules governing the product configuration, making it easier for salespeople to quote complex products. Read More

Case Study: Siemens Slashes Quotation Time from Eight Weeks to Less Than Ten Minutes

Siemens, Europe’s largest electronics and engineering company, is also a leading supplier of energy technology. But while Siemens leads the way in sustainable energy production, producing customer quotes for its gas turbine units wasn’t such a smooth process. The company needed to streamline product configuration and quote production to save both time and money. The answer came in the form of configuration software from Tacton. Read up on the benefits achieved. Read More

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Enterprise Configuration Management for Risk Mitigation

Enterprise configuration management (ECM) is a process to capture data and dependencies about an information technology (IT) infrastructure and to create an audit trail of changes against that infrastructure. The ECM process manages the revision and status of all the digital assets in an IT infrastructure. This white paper by Chris Kincaid from Configuration Management, Inc. discusses the benefits of ECM for risk mitigation. Read More

Configuration Management Simplified

The recently standardized NETCONF configuration management protocol, with the NETCONF-oriented data modeling language called YANG, can simplify network configuration management. Learn how the two technologies work, and how they can be used to support transactional capabilities and rollback management—so next-generation configuration management systems are simpler and more understandable than current systems. Read More

Configuration Intelligence Initiative

Today’s configuration management tools focus on collecting and reporting statistics, logs, and failures, but fail to address the need for analyzing this data to determine best practices for improving efficiencies. That’s why Configuresoft has developed software that enables you to link core systems configuration and change management disciplines into actionable analytics. Find out how it can work for you. Read More
 
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