How to Address the Two Key Challenges with Virtualization

The amount of data and IT assets stored outside corporate data centers has risen significantly, and IT managers are now looking to consolidate their IT infrastructure. This paper examines the trends toward server consolidation and virtualization, and how wide area network (WAN) optimization can help IT organizations address the challenges of application performance and information availability within these environments.

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Cloud Communications Services: Five Questions You Need to Address for Success

Many businesses have been successfully using cloud-based applications for years, but following this path for communications is much more recent. For some businesses cloud communications just means VoIP telephony, while others include applications such as video, text, chat, messaging, email, conferencing, etc. This guide addresses five key questions to help you determine how the cloud aligns with your business communications needs—including reasons to use the cloud, who the cloud is best for, whom... Read More

11 Criteria for Selecting the Best ERP System Replacement

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is your information backbone, reaching into all areas of your business and value chain. That’s why replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. The cornerstone of this effort is finding the right partner. And since your long-term business strategy will shape your selection, it’s critical that your ERP provider be part of your vision. Read More

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Virtualization Reduces Costs and Complexity for Midsized Businesses

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Virtualization is a key element of the IT strategy for businesses of all sizes, with a variety of benefits for small and midsized businesses. It helps them to build an IT infrastructure with enterprise-class capabilities and it does so with a form factor—and a return on investment (ROI)—that fits any business. Discover how your business can use virtualization to reduce costs, improve services, and simplify management. Read More

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