Data Center Economics: Analyzing Challenges and Opportunities

In order to meet data center challenges, organizations must take measures to consolidate data centers and look at outsourcing arrangements and alternate models of data center management. However, because carrying out a data center strategy typically requires a large investment in time and costs, organizations today are making tactical decisions that have minimal impact. While some organizations are contemplating alternate models for data center management, others seem to be dragging their feet in making any meaningful changes to their strategy. Find out more in this report on results from a survey that included 75 CIOs and heads of IT from Fortune 1000 companies across US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

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TEC 2015 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Buyer's Guide

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The TEC ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide was developed to provide unique perspectives on the state of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution market for manufacturers. Discrete manufacturers face a number of business challenges in the 21st century, including the traditional challenges of planning and managing production, managing costs, and staying compliant with regulations, and newer challenges related to the ability to support customizable and complex products and global markets,... Read More

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