Reducing the Risks of Managing Web Services Environments

There was a time when companies went with one platform, and stuck with it, hiring IT staff with that technology in mind. That time has passed. Today, heterogeneity is the name of the game, with orga¬nizations having combinations of legacy software and distributed systems, across multiple platforms and applications. But while heterogeneity brings multiple benefits, it also involves serious risk.

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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

Property Developer Builds Online Sales Success

Peet Limited is Australia’s largest specialist residential land developer, managing around 70 company-owned, syndicated, and joint-venture projects. Peet has significantly enhanced its Web-based property sales success rates thanks to a customer relationship management (CRM) solution hosted and supported by Zavanti. Today approximately 50 percent of all of Peet’s property sales are generated from its online CRM solution. Read More

Put the Customer First: Managing the User Experience

Customers are demanding increasingly high levels of service—they want what they want, as soon as they want it. Networks need to be faster than ever, and more reliable, to satisfy exacting customer standards.

While organizations often rely on a patchwork of network resources to deliver their services, customers expect their experience to be seamless. Network managers need to monitor those resources more proactively for a holistic view that considers network availability, network performance, and service quality. This demands a shift in focus from hardware to a deeper understanding of service provision and the customer experience. It also requires an evolved skill set, and new application-monitoring tools.

This white paper explores the evolution of networks, including the idea of user-centric networks and network virtualization, and the technology that will support it. Read More

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In-house vs. Managed Services: 4 Key Questions You Need to Ask

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