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Secure archive: maximise primary storage ROI and data protection
By Nexan | 5/3/2015
With costly primary storage rapidly filling up (and slowing down), the need to migrate data into a more cost-effective storage tier is clear. This whitepaper looks at: <br> <ul> <li>How IT professionals can reconcile with today’s constrained budgets while still growing their storage availability</li> <li>How to optimise storage by moving infrequently-accessed data from expensive storage to lower cost secondary storage</li> <li>And, how to address data loss in the storage optimisation process</li> </ul> </br>
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Storage configuration guide: choosing the right architecture for the application and environment
By Nexan | 5/3/2015
The pace at which server and storage technology is advancing, particularly in the area of virtualisation, has left large gaps in knowledge among general IT departments. This whitepaper looks at: <br> <ul> <li>How to simplify the process of choosing and and deploying a storage system in a fast moving IT marketplace</ li> <li>Why storage is often viewed as a minor consideration within the infrastructure and why this should change</ li> <li>Which common factors cause poor performance and inefficient storage design</ li> </ul> </br>
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IT transformation enabled by Hyperconverged Systems
By EMC Corporation | 2/3/2015
Today's IT leaders are faced with a decision: run the status quo or transform the IT infrastructure. This whitepaper looks at how IT executives can how can leverage hyperconverged systems to realise the most material benefits with the least disruption to people, process, and technology. <br> <ul> <li>IDC research highlights that more firms are deploying hyperconverged solutions to not only keep up with business objectives but also satisfy budget and operational demands</li> <li>Four major challenges companies looking to address: improving resource utilisation, staff productivity, disaster recovery and ensuring business agility </li> <li>The differences between reference architectures, integrated systems, and hyperconverged solutions in transformation strategies</li> </ul> </br>
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How to find the lowest risk path to End User computing success
By EMC Corporation | 23/2/2015
Organisations are facing the challenges associated with delivering a high performance end-user computing environment that meets the demands for data and application access for hundreds of desktop users. This whitepaper looks at how to meet high performance requirements including availability and simplified management, how to deliver and manager virtual or remote desktops in a converged appliance and why risk level is an important factor in determining success.
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Top reasons: How a virtualised system can redefine simplicity
By EMC Corporation | 23/2/2015
This whitepaper looks at how mid-market, enterprise and MSPs are looking for solutions that align IT resources and present low risk paths to a fully virtualised environment. Find out: eight ways a dynamic infrastructure and meet the changing business demands, the advantages of consolidating compute, network, storage and management into a single appliance and the importance of predictable performance.
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The rise of the marketer: Driving engagement, experience and revenue
By Marketo | 23/2/2015
Marketers have seen their jobs transformed over the past ten years. The transformation is happening again—but faster this time. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s survey of 478 high-level marketing executives worldwide, more than 80% say they need to restructure marketing to better support the business. Find out: which six areas leading marketers believe the change will occur in, why nearly 30% see the need for change as urgent and critical to their success, and how marketers see the future.
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The future of marketing: Six visionaries speak
By Marketo | 23/2/2015
The Economist Intelligence Unit spoke with six marketing visionaries around the world and posed a question: “The world of marketers today has changed drastically from what it was ten years ago. What will it be like in 2020? And what do marketers need to forge a winning career path over the next five years? Find out: answers from Seth Godin, John Hagel, Gavin Heaton, Aditya Joshi, Marc Mathieu and Jim Stengel, the 15 things their answers shared in common, and the single most critical element to success in marketing that trumps them all.
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PlateSpin Forge Cuts Administration Costs by 80 Percent for Meizhou
By NetIQ | 20/2/2015
Meizhou Municipal Information Centre provides information services to the municipality of Meizhou, China, which has a population of 5.5 million people. The Information Centre is part of the Bureau of Economy and Information, and serves 1,000 municipal and county government bodies. The Meizhou Municipal Information Centre’s small staff provides and maintains information services to the city through the government portal site, extranet and data center. The IT staff wanted to avoid downtime and improve backup and recovery.
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A Practical Guide to Cost-Effective Disaster Recovery Planning
By NetIQ | 19/2/2015
Organizations across the globe are finding disaster recovery increasingly important for a number of reasons. This white paper explains how virtualization technology can solve the cost vs. time dilemma traditional data recovery solutions pose, enabling organizations to quickly and cost effectively recover all server workloads.
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NetIQ Disaster Recovery High Performance or Affordable? Pick Two.
By NetIQ | 19/2/2015
Managing your data center means more than just keeping your server workloads running; it also means protecting these workloads. After all, servers are costly: You incur physical costs, such as capital, power and cooling costs, as well as software licensing and support costs. If your servers are worth all this expense, they’re worth protecting from unexpected downtime.
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