At a projected market of over $4B by 2010 (Goldman Sachs), virtualizationhas firmly established itself as one of the most importanttrends in Information Technology. Virtualization is expectedto have a broad influence on the way IT manages infrastructure.Major areas of impact include capital expenditure and ongoingcosts, application deployment, green computing, and storage.
In 2017, Europe produced more Of its electricity from solar, wind and biomass resources than from coal.
Today's market is more volatile, with greater variability in energy sources due in large part to the desire to reduce environmental damage. The European Union (EU) is on track to achieve its 2020 goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% compared to 1990 levels l by reducing its reliance on carbon-based power.
This paper examines the five most critical variables that investors, developers, and others must recognise in the due diligence process before investing in a new power generation project in Europe.
The benefits of invoice-to-pay automation go beyond the obvious cost savings and efficiency improvements. It is critical that when you build your business case you tie in the cost savings as well as the efficiency improvements. If management can see the clear cost-savings, they are more likely to greenlight your proposal to automate your invoice-to-pay process.
To bolster consumer trust in the foundation of ecommerce before it was irreparably damaged, several CAs and browser vendors came together to establish a higher security approach based on common standards: Extended Validation SSL certificates.
EV SSL is universally supported by all desktop browsers and provides an EV trust indication. All mobile browsers support EV SSL and some provide an EV indication.
Extended Validation SSL certificates have the highest impact on consumers, reassuring them that the site they are visiting is legitimate through visual cues in un-modifiable parts of the browser interface “chrome.”
For example, the latest versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Apple Safari display the corporate name with a green background for sites protected by an Extended Validation SSL certificate.
Data centers are large, important investments that, when properly designed, built, and operated, are an integral part of the business strategy driving the success of any enterprise. Yet the central focus of organizations is often the acquisition and deployment of the IT architecture equipment and systems with little thought given to the structure and space in which it is to be housed, serviced, and maintained. This invariably leads to facility infrastructure problems such as thermal “hot spots”, lack of UPS (uninterruptible power supply) rack power, lack of redundancy, system overloading and other issues that threaten or prevent the realization of the return on the investment in the IT systems.
Today's IT executives are not only expected to create and maintain high-availability IT environments, but they are also expected to implement green initiatives to satisfy customers, analysts, and government agencies that are worried about the impact of modern, energy-thirsty data centers on the environment. Is such a dual mandate reasonable? Can companies be expected to maintain service levels and reduce their carbon footprints at the same time? The White Paper offers a description of the different types of services available to improved energy efficiency data center design and a prescription for successful implementation.
Data centers are large, important investments that when properly designed, built and operated, are an integral part of the business strategy driving the success of any enterprise, yet the central focus of organizations is often the acquisition and deployment of the IT architecture equipment and systems, with little thought given to the structure and space in which it is to be housed, serviced and maintained. This invariably leads to facility infrastructure problems, such as thermal hot spots, lack of UPS, rack power, lack of redundancy, system overloading and other issues that threaten or prevent the realization of the return on the investment in the IT systems.
Data centers are large, important investments that, when properly designed, built, and operated, are an integral part of the business strategy driving the success of any enterprise. Yet the central focus of organizations is often the acquisition and deployment of the IT architecture equipment and systems with little thought given to the structure and space in which it is to be housed, serviced, and maintained.
For many companies, facilities operations and management represent a significant business cost. Thinking of fixed assets as a source of economic advantage allows companies to optimize their processes and resource use to simultaneously reduce environmental impacts and lower cost.
For most corporations and federal agencies, buildings are the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases and represent the best opportunity to cost-effectively reduce environmental impact and achieve sustainability. Investments in green building strategies consistently result in significant benefits for organizations today.
Going green is becoming more than an altruistic aspiration to save the planet. A proactive corporate environmental policy is now an essential part of any company’s overall business strategy. Download this paper to find out how IBM can help you to support environmental initiatives while achieving your company's long-term business goals.
This Q&A-style article from CIO Green Edge Zone covers some of the many ways businesses can benefit through green technologies. Becoming more energy efficient not only dramatically reduces power costs, but can actually help companies improve operational efficiencies, increase productivity, enhance customer service and heighten brand awareness.
Energy use and environmental impact are hot topics right now. But it's not just the environment at stake, it's your IT budget. By "going green" with the energy efficient IBM System x servers featuring Intel Xeon processors, you can cut your energy costs by half and save floor space to make room for future growth.
Get the details on these benefits and many others in this Solution Brief from IBM.
Watch this on-demand Webinar to hear Terrence Gargiulo, president of MakingStories.net, share stories of how companies use virtual collaboration technology to address these challenges and effectively manage projects.
This new SandHill Group white paper explores recent study findings to better understand the powerful advantages of SaaS technologies in addressing the training challenges of a global market, virtual teams and an ever-changing business climate.
Watch this on-demand webinar to hear pioneer presentation innovator Nancy Duarte, CEO of Duarte Design, demonstrate how to apply the methods in her book, Resonate: Presenting Visual Stories That Transform Audiences, to build meaningful connections with audiences that compel them to action. Her groundbreaking work details a new way of structuring presentations that helps the presenter create a human connection with audiences.
This new white paper identifies strategies for maximizing your webinar program, uncovers key trends related to the benefits and use of webinars and provides valuable insights from survey respondents and other industry experts.
This Webinar Success white paper provides guidelines on how to produce and manage successful Webinars - from the first (and most important) step of defining purpose and expectations to quantifying results after the event.