Connecting Low-cost Servers to SAN

Most IT managers have proven, cost-effective ways to increase the return on investment (ROI) of existing infrastructures—that is, storage area networks (SANs). SANs provide high-availability storage to servers within corporate infrastructures. Connecting low-cost servers to SANs makes business sense, as it dramatically reduces the cost-per-server connection to well below $100 (USD).

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Capturing Project Cost in Project ERP

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Most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is not designed to effectively capture cost in a project-based environment, such as engineer to order, engineer procure construct, or services. This white paper covers organizational and technology barriers to capturing project cost, along with criteria for selecting the ideal ERP for effective project costing for your organization. Read More

Re-Imagining Two-Tier ERP: Discover a Scalable, Cloud-Based Alternative

A two-tiered approach has become the more common method of enterprise resource planning (ERP) deployment. Are the advantages greater than the alternative single-tiered approach? The popularity of two-tiered ERP deployments has grown, mostly among companies who can’t justify rolling out large ERP systems to their smaller subsidiaries, and wish to deploy a smaller package for their “second tier.”

Many of these secondary models have fallen short of the mark, finding it difficult to balance... Read More

Re-Imagining Two-Tier ERP: Discover a Scalable, Cloud-Based Alternative

A two-tiered approach has become the more common method of enterprise resource planning (ERP) deployment. Are the advantages greater than the alternative single-tiered approach? The popularity of two-tiered ERP deployments has grown, mostly among companies who can’t justify rolling out large ERP systems to their smaller subsidiaries, and wish to deploy a smaller package for their “second tier.”

Many of these secondary models have fallen short of the mark, finding it difficult to balance... Read More

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