Reducing the Cost of Systems Operations

Disintermediation is the process of removing redundant intermediaries from a systems management infrastructure. Once vital to systems monitoring, proprietary agents are now made largely redundant by native management tools, emerging standards and agentless monitoring architectures. Centauri makes disintermediation possible by providing a low-cost event management solution that unifies performance data and event messages under a common umbrella. This paper describes how you can take advantage of the disintermediation opportunity and minimize the risks of migrating from working proprietary data collectors to a new native-agent based solution.

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Selecting Field Service Management Software

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What is a dynamic scheduling engine, and why does your field service management operation need one? Learn the ins and outs of this technology, which can help you adapt to rapidly changing priorities, schedule in real time, meet demanding service level agreements, and more, all while reducing cost. Read More

Applying an Economic Model to IT Management: Operations Management in the Virtual Data Center

Virtualization systems have been replacing traditional, silo-based IT architectures to consolidate resources and workloads, but virtualization requires resource and performance management technologies designed to handle dramatically different, complex behaviors. This white paper describes a supply chain economy approach, which combines monitoring, analytics, and actions to enable proactive virtualization management.  Read More

Decentralize Your Business Operations with Hosted VoIP Phone Systems

Phone systems are the communications lifeblood of all businesses, but can be limiting in several ways. This is certainly true for legacy telephony, where phone systems were not just expensive but inflexible. They did a great job with telephony service, but created a centralized environment that posed challenges for businesses looking to expand beyond their four walls.

The "Decentralize Your Business Operations with Hosted VoIP Phone Systems" guide explains how hosted voice over internet... Read More

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How Mobile RFID Systems Improve Operations and ROI

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