Optimizing the Virtual Environment

As virtualized servers move to production environments, the threat of process and infrastructure breakdown is mounting, exposing IT departments to a number of virtualization risks. IT managers are looking for solutions that provide better control and a more comprehensive view of their virtual and physical IT environments. Follow these simple guidelines to choose the best-fit vendor for your virtualization solution.

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The Hidden Benefits of VoIP Revealed

The appeal of VoIP is straightforward: By converging voice and data into a single, unified network, businesses can lower costs and increase productivity, as the scaled-down VoIP infrastructure is easier and less expensive to maintain. Read this white paper to gain a competitive advantage with VoIP’s four “secret weapons”: rich media, mobility, unified communications, and virtual workplaces. Read More

Selecting ERP for Engineer-to-order Manufacturing

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Most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software was not designed for a project-oriented environment like engineer-to-order (ETO). How do the needs of ETO manufacturers differ from more traditional manufacturers? And how can an ETO manufacturer go about selecting ERP software that truly meets their needs for project visibility and control? Download this white paper to find out more. Read More

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Datacenter Design: Optimizing Networks for Evolving Traffic

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Data center network design architecture is changing to reflect growing IT trends in distributed applications and virtual computing. New computing models require a flatter network that is flexible enough to handle unpredictable traffic patterns. Find out what that means for your company in this interview with Cindy Borovick, Vice President of IDC’s Enterprise Communications and Datacenter Networks programs. Read More

Five Guidelines for Selecting a Virtual Monitoring and Management Solution

Over the past five years, virtual environments have moved from “interesting” to an essential part of the IT management job description. There are as many challenges as there are benefits, and it’s important to have a plan for managing and monitoring this new environment. Learn the pitfalls of virtual monitoring and management, and how to navigate the maze of competing virtual monitoring and management vendors. Read More

Storage Efficiency in a Virtual Environment

One of the critical components of any infrastructure is the storage layer. But companies often buy equipment without scoping their requirements. And, within a virtual environment, ongoing maintenance and monitoring of storage tiers is more often overlooked than in a non-virtualized environment. Learn more about storage tiers, as well as considerations and techniques related to storage in a virtualized environment. Read More
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