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IT Service Management Blueprint
By ServiceNow | 24/8/2016

Every day your service desk is a challenge. Manual processes, repetitive issues, and human error cause delays in cycle times and leave your users dissatisfied. It’s time to accelerate service delivery with automation.

Automation can significantly impact and alleviate these commonly reported service desk difficulties:

• Issues aren’t resolved promptly due to manual processes in routing, issue resolution, and request management, leading to missed SLAs.

• Recurring requests, like password resets, show up in your queue constantly, preventing your team from responding to more complex issues.

• Customer satisfaction is low with employees forced to delay work while they wait on IT to provide solutions.

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Why Technology Supply Chain Resiliency Matters
By Juniper | 14/7/2016

With technology supply chains rapidly evolving to all corners of the globe, doors continually open for unsavoury elements to find new ways to take advantage. Whether for personal gain, monetary gain, criminal activity, espionage, or military threat, black hats keep unearthing opportunities to exploit supply chain vulnerabilities.

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Get More Done in IT: Top Findings from the 2015 IT Operations Survey
By Kaseya | 31/3/2016

In early 2015, Kaseya surveyed approximately 500 mid-sized companies globally to find out how IT groups at these companies are faring as IT management demands grow in number and complexity every day – and to learn from the most mature and successful ones. This eBook gives an overview of the survey results, highlighting the top 8 differences between mature, successful IT groups and their counterparts, as well as the top 5 strategies for IT to drive business results and end-user satisfaction.

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Orchestrating the DevOps tool chain: Continuous delivery for the enterprise
By CA Pacific | 1/12/2015

There has been a shift of priorities for IT professionals from cost savings and quality of service to a need for innovation and delivering fresh user experience for mobile applications. This whitepaper looks at the demand for next generation tooling to facilitate a higher level of visibility, automation and control across the whole application delivery process.

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The journey to continuous everything
By HP | 26/5/2015

There’s no question that Dev/Ops needs to automate deployments. The question is how? What’s the first step, what are the milestones, what are the pitfalls to avoid? This infographic shows best practice recommendations for automating deployments for continuous delivery. You’ll find: Gartner's, Ovum's and Forrester’s future predictions, how continuous delivery makes testing easier and more manageable and key benefits and best practices for implementing continuous delivery.

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SWOT assessment: Flexera Software, FlexNet Manager Suite for enterprises
By Flexera | 18/5/2015

In today's economic climate, there is significant pressure on CIOs to control costs and reduce risks while finding ways to fund new business initiatives. Software is a strategic asset that is typically under-managed in most organisations. It should therefore be a priority for CIOs to find ways to automate and optimise software asset management in order to uncover cost savings and minimise license liability risk. This report extract gives insight on how FelxNet Manager can help reach these goals.

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The contribution of DevOps to ICT service management
By UXC | 25/8/2014

UXC Connect’s Jesmond Psaila says that DevOps can do for IT operations what Agile did for software development. This paper demonstrates how, by combining both approaches, you can significantly improve operational efficiency and time-to-market. • Marketing and development teams want to constantly change or increase functionality, while IT operations teams want to keep the environment as stable as possible • Agile software development and virtualisation have not solved the time-to-value problem faced by marketing and IT operations teams • Recent movements in DevOps aim to address and redefine a more agile service management platform, while new tools have vastly improved functionality to configure and automate common processes

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FAQ: Building Your Own Private Cloud
By EMC Corporation | 6/6/2014

This whitepaper provides some frequently asked questions and important insights about private clouds, to help organisations discover how private clouds add value while maintaining simplicity, enabling automation and driving self-service.

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The Future of IT: From Chaos to Service Automation
By ServiceNow | 3/4/2014

Technology has become the heart and soul of every business, but IT workload and system complexity become more challenging. This whitepaper details the future of IT, the major challenges facing CIOs, and the three ways to transform IT so CIOs can lead the way.

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Leveraging DCIM Software
By APC Australia | 19/11/2013

Business executives are challenging their IT staffs to convert costly data centres into producers of business value. Only with higher visibility, more control and improved automation of reporting systems can help deliver on this commitment. Holistic management capabilities available today can enable data centre professionals to maximize their capacity to control their energy costs and to advise the business on how to utilize IT assets more effectively. This paper demonstrates how data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) software tools can simplify operational processes, cut costs, and speed up information delivery.

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