IT Governance is a subset discipline of Corporate governance focused on information technology systems and their performance and risk management. The rising interest in IT governance is partly due to compliance initiatives, as well as the acknowledgment that IT projects can easily get out of control and profoundly affect the performance of an organization.
White Paper Published By: Comcast
Published Date: Apr 26, 2013
This paper discusses the Metro Ethernet attributes that provide more flexible, scalable connectivity between your business locations and your data centers than SONET TDM private lines or IP VPNs. Unlike other WAN technologies, Metro Ethernet has some unique capabilities to allow you to more cost effectively connect multiple locations to your data centers.
White Paper Published By: Comcast
Published Date: Apr 26, 2013
Selecting the optimal wide area networking service to meet your diverse needs has been challenging given the many choices. However, over the past several years, business Ethernet services have emerged as the optimal choice to best address many applications.
This report takes a look at the enterprise threat landscape as it stands in 2013. What areas should you be sitting up and paying attention to? What areas can you afford to pay a little less attention to? We try to cover off all those questions and more. We hope you find the information inside useful as you step up your fight against the bad guys by deploying good technologies and best practice.
IT teams are under big pressure to improve the performance and security of corporate networks. Monitoring for security, compliance, and performance requires getting the right data to the right monitoring tool for analysis.
Riverbed Cascade Pilot and Cascade Shark combine sophisticated, end-to-end monitoring with high-speed,high-fidelity packet capture and analysis to deliver comprehensive network performance monitoring and analysis. Download this insightful solution brief to learn more.
White Paper Published By: ZScaler
Published Date: Nov 18, 2011
Read this informative whitepaper to learn how, as a Blue Coat customer, you can reap the benefits of Zscaler's comprehensive cloud security solution. Learn how enterprises with legacy proxy appliances-such as Blue Coat ProxySG-will further enhance their security with our unmatched advanced threat protection.
An IDC executive report examines the future of cloud computing, focusing on design goals that support portability of applications and data, which will certainly avoid expensive and time-consuming fixes.
Learn how your organization can deliver self-service application provisioning, flexible and standardized application deployments, and integrated management, without losing control or radically change existing management and development processes.
The Red Hat Cloud Quickstart consulting engagement leverages Red Hat's Cloud Foundations Reference Architecture Edition One to speed up assessing the viability of a cloud environment for your enterprise, and, if chosen, it can demonstrate a tangible implementation of a private cloud for testing purposes.
Do you have an effective cloud governance plan? This whitepaper guides you through best practices for ensuring your applications and data can safely move between clouds - whether they are private, public or hybrid.
Organizations around the world are benefiting from public clouds. But, when production applications or critical data is involved, it's important to extend on-premise governance to your public or hybrid cloud resources. Effective cloud governance is possible.
Virtualization and cloud computing are sometimes discussed interchangeably. But gaining the full benefits of cloud computing requires approaches and processes that often aren't in place where ad hoc virtualization is the norm. Join us and learn how to make a smooth transition.
White Paper Published By: SAP
Published Date: Jun 30, 2011
Sanjay Poonen lends his insights on the market drivers for this BI revolution, and explains what it all means for SAP customers. The article also features SAP ecosystem partners highlighting how SAP customers can unleash the power of information to truly innovate their business.
This white paper highlights how BT's experience of IQIP can help to inform the challenge of organizing for enterprise wide DQ, lists the key organizational structures, outlines the roles of the potential main protagonists and summarizes the main lessons learned.
The ongoing global economic recession has left no business, budget, or IT organization unscathed. Corporations, forced to do more with fewer resources, are demanding greater economies of scale. That sets expectations that IT organizations will remain lean yet deliver high-quality services and support. This requires IT organizations to develop more process-oriented, efficient, and effective mechanisms to manage and maintain their environments.
IT needs to deliver a high quality user experience in order to accelerate business success. But how many organisations closely monitor that experience, analyse it and have systems in place to deal with any problems?
In Autumn 2010, we commissioned an independent Study to find out. It involved interviewing over 400 business and IT leaders in different industry sectors across 14 countries to assess their position.
Over the last two decades, IT organizations have spent billions of dollars implementing fault management tools and processes to maximize network availability. While availability management is critical, infrastructure reliability has improved to the point at which 99.9 percent availability is commonplace. Given these improvements in infrastructure availability, companies are focusing more attention on performance management. By measuring how networked applications and services perform under normal circumstances, understanding how infrastructure and application changes impact performance, and isolating the sources of above-normal latency, IT organizations can ensure problems are resolved quickly, mitigate risk from planned and unplanned changes, and take measured steps to optimize application performance. In this paper, you will learn why this shift is taking place and how a new management model, what CA Technologies calls Performance First, can empower you to advance to the next level in managing your network for application performance.
Business applications today have become the primary interface between a company and its customers. And, there has simultaneously been tremendous innovation in the area of business intelligence, which can unlock a personalized experience for each an every user - and help support key corporate objectives to increase revenue, strengthen customer loyalty and establish and maintain a high-quality brand in the marketplace. For technology managers, then, this is an exciting time to demonstrate the value of IT to the business. But, the situation also exposes the intense risk we place on our IT applications because they now carry enormous organizational responsibility and significance.