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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.
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Can You Really Support Business Continuity Requirements? Intelligent N+X Redundancy, Placement Affinities, & Future Proofing in the Virtualized Data Center

Enterprises and service providers are challenged to ensure they have enough compute capacity in their virtualized data centers to support business continuity requirements, while not overprovisioning infrastructure capacity. Learn about the challenges introduced by affinity rules and how to manage them, and how “what-if” hypotheticals can help you plan for, or avoid, future capacity scenarios.
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Are Your Capacity Management Processes Fit for the Cloud Era? An Intelligent Roadmap for Capacity Planning

Many organizations apply overly simplistic principles to determine requirements for compute capacity in their virtualized data centers. Read this whitepaper to learn about the complexities of pursuing efficient capacity planning, how to define functional requirements for your capacity management strategy, and a capacity management strategy that assures service levels while reducing performance risk and hardware footprint.
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Cut Datacenter Costs Like AWS: Managing the Economics of Your Virtualized Data Center

The average datacenter is 50% more costly than Amazon Web Services. As cloud economics threaten the long-term viability of on-premise data centers, the survival of IT organizations rests solely in the ability to maximize the operational and financial returns of their existing infrastructure. Download this white paper and follow these four best practices so you can survive: maximize the efficiency of your virtual data center, optimize workload placement within your clusters, reclaim unused server capacity, and show your boss that this saves money.
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From Lead to Money: A Step-by-Step Guide to More Deals in Record Time

Lead to money spans all aspects of the process from when leads are generated to when revenue is brought in. All companies have a lead to money process, but often haven’t invested the time and resources needed to streamline it. The main goal of this process is help sales close deals as effectively and quickly as possible. But there are five main processes taking place simultaneously, often disjointedly. This white paper covers each of these five processes and the way each needs to evolve to become more streamlined.
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Five Keys to Marketing Analytics Excellence

Marketing is all about finding the most profitable growth opportunities in your data, knowing where to place your bets, taking the best marketing action, and ultimately maximizing the cross-business influence of every dollar you spend. You can accomplish these things through a customer intelligence platform that aligns the customer journey with your marketing systems and processes.
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Data Evolution: Why a Comprehensive Data Management Platform Supersedes the Data Integration Toolbox

Today’s organizations have incredible amounts of information to be managed, and in many cases it is quickly spiraling out of control. To address the emerging issues around managing, governing, and using data, organizations have been acquiring quite a toolbox of data integration tools and technologies. One of the core drivers for these tools and technologies has been the ever-evolving world of the data warehouse.
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Revamping Data Management: Big Data Proves Catalyst to Updating Data Management Strategies

Data management plays a key role in helping organizations make strategic sense of their data and how to best use it. Organizations with data management maturity have ushered in clear data goals, but many obstacles persist. This white paper reports survey results that help to establish a clear picture of how organizations are capitalizing on data management today, as well as what challenges and opportunities remain.
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Bringing the Power of SAS to Hadoop

Hadoop and the distributed, open-source framework behind it has caught the attention of many organizations searching for better ways to store and process large volumes and varieties of data. A successful Hadoop implementation can support the entire data-to-decision process. Learn about the benefits of Hadoop for your analytic life cycle.
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Estimating the Financial Benefits of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

Vendor-managed inventory provides a streamlined approach to inventory management and order fulfillment based on collaboration between suppliers and their customers (e.g. distributor, OEM, or product end-user) linking the supplier directly to actual customer demand. This white paper presents guidance on how to quantify the cost savings and benefits that accrue from VMI.
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