Managing Enterprise Agility

Real-time IT infrastructure promises to deliver services to businesses with the same availability as utilities. Cost reductions will be achieved through virtualization and consolidation. This white paper looks at the business drivers and technology advances that will provide the foundation for manageability of infrastructures across enterprise applications.
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CMMS vs EAM: What Is the Difference?

Every enterprise asset management (EAM) application can be used as a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), but not every CMMS can be used as, or has the broad functionality of, an EAM application. More specifically, CMMS is essentially about managing maintenance work necessary to sustain an asset, whereas EAM has more to do with managing the asset over its lifecycle to minimize cost and risk while maximizing return. This white paper explores how CMMS applications and EAM applications drive value.
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Enabling Real-Time Sharing and Synchronization over the WAN

Driven by increasing business demands and the availability of technologies like in-memory databases, change data capture software, big data storage systems, and complex event processing engines, some organizations are looking to enterprise data grids to accelerate, optimize, and scale their IT infrastructure. Managing big data scale transactional and event stream information is about more than just storing massive amounts of data; it requires the intelligent collection, filtration, sharing and exposure of information via enterprise apps connected by LANs, WANs, and cloud/grid environments.
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In this white paper, we’ll examine the different enterprise agility barriers reported by study respondents and discuss how energy industry executives can select software for enhanced enterprise agility and change readiness.
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