Creating Order from Chaos in Data Centers and Server Rooms

Whether dealing with a mess of their own making or an inherited one, IT professionals have several options for bringing order to chaotic data centers. Today’s technologies provide integrated rack-based data center solutions for power, air, cable routing, and management. Learn how to eliminate the root causes of data center disorder and transform your messy data center into a clean, well-managed facility.

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TEC 2013 Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Business Intelligence (BI) Software

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This report gives an overview of current considerations for organizations seeking to purchase a business intelligence (BI) software solution. Based on aggregate data collected from more than 9,000 BI software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software selection application during 2012, the report details what TEC data reveals about your peers' requirements for BI solutions, including functionalities, delivery models and access, customization and integration,... Read More

Helping Midsize Businesses Turn Data into Insights

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The data storm is growing with each business day—with cloud, mobile, and social. How do you move from chaos to collaborative decision making? With integrated business analytics. IBM Business Analytics for midsize businesses is purpose built for your midsize business. It’s simple, complete, and affordable. It’s a nimble, powerful solution that quickly turns data into insights and insights into business growth. Read More

Veeam and the End of Windows Server 2003 Support

Preserving applications, data, and services while migrating operating systems can be a challenge. This document from Veeam Software looks at potential challenges and opportunities of migrating from Windows Server 2003, and Veeam’s options for this process. Read More

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Blade servers have a major advantage over traditional ones—improving processing ability while using less power per server. But, with their smaller footprint, blades can be much more densely packed, resulting in racks that use up to 20 times the electrical power and generate up to 20 times the heat. This can stress power and cooling system capability. Learn how to create a power and cooling strategy with these guidelines. Read More

Humidification Strategies for Data Centers and Network Rooms

In some circumstances, the air surrounding IT equipment can be harmful to internal electronic components and lead to failure and downtime. Reliance on precision cooling solutions to maintain the proper humidity level in a computer room or data center doesn’t always assure proper humidity levels at the IT equipment air intake. Learn more about humidity, its effects, and its management in computer rooms and data centers. Read More

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