Virtualization is now mainstream. Enterprises continue to heavily invest in virtualization projects and while short term hardware and cost saving benefits are being achieved, few enterprises achieve anywhere close to the full potential of virtualization as they struggle with new problems like assuring performance and availability, preventing VM sprawl, and maximizing resource utilization
Ensuring the reliability and efficiency of your data center operations requires a strategic partner that is qualified to minimize energy usage, reduce costs, and optimize space utilization, helping you meet critical business initiatives.
Chilmark Research, a global research and advisory firm, recently released a report rating vendors and solutions in the healthcare analytics industry. IBM Watson Health, a leader in healthcare analytics, has put together this infographic comparing how its solutions stack up against some of the closest competitors in the industry in areas such as population discovery and definition, predictive analytics, cost and utilization, and claims data contribution.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Jul 24, 2015
A successful IT Asset Management (ITAM) program can help you lower your costs and increase your asset utilization. You benefit by avoiding unplanned expenses, reducing the effort required to manage your assets, and making better business decisions.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 12, 2017
I&O leaders responsible for storage must rethink their backup procedures to realize cost savings and improve backup infrastructure resource utilization. Cloud services can help your infrastructure modernization initiative, as they alleviate the burden on the data center backup infrastructure.
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Security and network performance tools are unable to or weren’t built to handle and analyze traffic at higher bandwidths. Read Enterprise Management Associates new research report, “Next Generation Network Packet Brokers: Defining the Future of Network Visibility Fabrics” to learn how to reduce unnecessary tool upgrades due to bandwidth increases -- resulting in decreased costs, improved tool utilization and optimized investments in existing networking and security tools. Learn more by downloading this report!
Hospitals and health systems are scrutinizing costs and being forced to make tough decisions affecting patients and their own financial status.Health technology acquisition, standardization, and utilization decisions are becoming ever more important as the costs associated with making wrong decisions continue to escalate. With the array of new technologies clamoring for attention, utilizing evidence is the foundation for meaningful decisions.
Despite increasingly complex data center environments, IT is expected to provide business owners with faster service, higher reliability, and greater agility than ever before – all within a tight budget. It is impossible to meet these goals with manual IT processes. However, EMA research shows that IT Process Automation (ITPA) helps achieve these goals, delivering annual savings of $500,000 on staff costs alone, and 64 hours of additional uptime per year – plus improved resource utilization, security and compliance, problem response times, and agility.
IDC’s research shows enterprises around the world are using multicloud strategies
to optimize the performance of modern and existing legacy applications running
on-premises, in public cloud services, and on legacy systems. In the early days of
enterprise cloud adoption, many organizations focused their cloud strategies on
enabling net-new cloud-native applications written to take advantage of dynamic cloud
infrastructure and pay-as-you-go consumption-based cost models. Early success with
these implementations is convincing more and more enterprises to expand their cloud
footprint and to migrate existing applications to cloud in order to enhance end-user
experiences, optimize cloud resource utilization and costs, and create a more flexible
and agile business environment.
No matter how these issues are resolved, the new health care reality demands that providers deliver quality care while controlling costs. Use these six steps to bring success to your organization in the new reimbursement landscape:
1. Understand Your Costs
2. Reduce Out-Migration from Your Network
3. Maximize Pay-for-Performance Reimbursement
4. Identify Early Opportunities for Utilization Reductions
5. Support Chronic Care and Disease Management
6. Predict Who Will Develop Issues
The shift to the cloud is changing how companies think about their IT infrastructure and what they must do to manage it. The on-demand applications and services that comprise a cloud services network enable companies to rapidly deploy powerful capabilities to a broad set of users at very low costs. However, they also introduce challenges associated with securing and controlling users and access, simplifying adoption and scaling of these applications, and providing insight into utilization to ensure the business is optimizing its cloud investments. Okta’s on-demand identity management service enables companies to address these challenges head-on by being designed from the ground up as a scalable, secure, multi-tenant service that protects your data through centralized access control.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Aug 07, 2018
Meet the complex needs of your healthcare organization with a single cloud-based
system that combines analytics, planning, finance, and HR for more comprehensive supply chain
management. Read the datasheet to learn how you can: Reduce supply chain costs while improving
inventory control, gain deep insight into the cost, quantity, and utilization of your supplies, and identify
purchasing trends and standardize opportunities.
IT departments constantly face demands to deploy, maintain and grow a broad array of services and applications, but this has lead to server sprawl and high energy costs. This brief discusses how VMware virtualization helps IT organizations increase utilization, lower energy costs, increase manageability and improve management of future growth.
IT departments constantly face demands to deploy, maintain and grow a broad array of services and applications, but this has lead to server sprawl and high energy costs. Consolidation and containment solutions implemented with a virtual infrastructure meet the challenges of server sprawl and underutilization by reducing hardware and operating costs by as much as 50%.
Learn how Trupanion reduced ongoing IT costs while increasing staff utilization, sales and customer satisfaction. This case study and research conducted by Nucleus Research outlines how Trupanion, using Aspect’s hosted contact center, achieved a payback in five months and an average annual benefit that exceeds $1.3M.
Asset tracking is about more than just the location of drivers and vehicles, it's also about knowing where your movable and fixed assets are. By tracking assets, you can minimize cost and maximize profitability by monitoring the utilization of all assets. Just as vehicles need routine maintenance and fuel, assets also need to be checked regularly to ensure that they are working properly. GPS-based asset tracking can help to ensure that no asset, no matter the size, is overlooked, providing managers with a much-needed peace of mind. Investing in a fleet management software with asset tracking capabilities makes managing assets simple.
Increase utilization, decrease energy costs with data center virtualization In the past, IT departments have responded to demands for new services and better performance by adding more hardware, resulting in underutilized technology silos and server sprawl. Today, many organizations are turning to virtualization technologies that facilitate consolidation and increased utilization. In short, virtualization brings the ability to pool, share and dynamically reallocate data center resources – and helps fulfill the promise of higher utilization and lower energy consumption and lower costs.Join us and learn why HP is well prepared to help you assess and address your needs. Find out what key virtualization partners -- such as VMware, Microsoft and Citrix – bring to the table and how HP can help you leverage their technology and expertise.
The enterprise data center has undergone several major shifts since the introduction of
computing as a business resource. Data centers have evolved from mainframes to client/server
to virtual servers, and then to being “software defned,” and fnally to their current state of disaggregation. Today, we sit on the precipice of the next major data center transition—the evolution
to an intent-based data center (IBDC) (Exhibit 1). Each transition saw the cost of computing
decrease and the importance of the network increase, and each enabled organizations to boost
the efciency of their data center operations and improve asset utilization—ultimately leading to a
better experience for users
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Published Date: Sep 14, 2015
Efficiency is not about maxing out utilization, nor is it about achieving the highest possible MIPS, IOPS or any other standard metric. Technically, efficiency is about the ratio of useful work performed to the energy expended in doing that work. You want the greatest amount of output from your IT infrastructure for the lowest possible cost. It’s a bit like long-distance driving and working to achieve the highest possible miles per gallon through constant observation of time, speed and gas consumption in the face of varying traffic and weather conditions. Flooring the gas pedal is not always the best option. What can you do to optimize your converged infrastructure efficiency? While there are no 10-second, quick-fix answers, here are five strategies you can start implementing right now to bring your organization much closer to optimal efficiency and long-term cost savings.
According to Gartner Research and IBM, software applications traditionally require maintenance agreements costing 10 to 30% of the license cost per year. Understanding these costs, and having the tools to manage them is the basis of Software Asset Management. ScriptLogic Asset Manager is a complete and cost-saving software asset management solution for effectively managing total software costs and utilization.
Aerospec, a system engineering and manufacturing company, leverages VNXe and VMware to cut operating costs, increase reliability. They have seen a 2x increase in data access and 75% increase in storage utilization.
Years of IT infrastructure advancements have helped to drive out vast amounts of costs within the datacenter. Technologies like server and storage virtualization, data deduplication, and flash-based storage systems (to name just a few) have contributed to improvements of utilization rates, performance, and resiliency for most organizations. Unfortunately, organizations still struggle with deeply rooted operational inefficiencies related to IT departments with silos of technology and expertise that lead to higher complexity, limited scalability, and suboptimal levels of agility. The recent tectonic shifts caused by the rise of 3rd Platform applications that focus on social, mobile, cloud, and big data environments have amplified the pains associated with these structural inefficiencies.
Data movement and management is a major pain point for organizations operating HPC environments. Whether you are deploying a single cluster, or managing a diverse research facility, you should be taking a data centric approach. As data volumes grow and the cost of compute drops, managing data consumes more of the HPC budget and computational time. The need for Data Centric HPC architectures grows dramatically as research teams pool their resources to purchase more resources and improve overall utilization. Learn more in this white paper about the key considerations when expanding from traditional compute-centric to data-centric HPC.