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A Database is a collection of records stored in a computer in a systematic way, so that a computer program can consult it to answer questions. For better retrieval and sorting, each record is usually organized as a set of data elements (facts). The items retrieved in answer to queries become information that can be used to make decisions. The computer program used to manage and query a database is known as a database management system (DBMS).
Businesses expect IT management to demonstrate their contributions to end-user benefits and the bottom line while addressing immediate needs and long-term performance management goals. This white paper presents IT2020, a new performance management paradigm for meeting both of these expectations.
Because business success is tightly fused with technology, IT costs are rising, and this trend is expected to continue. As a result, businesses are demanding that IT be more than a static resource. IT is expected to deliver business results with a measurable contribution to the organization's bottom line.
White Paper Published By: Red Hat, Inc.
Published Date: Jul 10, 2012
Is data changing the way you do business?Is it inventory sitting in your warehouse? The good news is data-driven applications enhance online customer experiences, leading to higher customer satisfaction and retention, and increased purchasing.
Journaling is a powerful feature, one that IBM has continued to develop and improve over the years. Yet, depending upon your business requirements, you probably still need more protection against downtime than journaling alone can provide. This white paper will cover what you need to know about journaling, what it can do and how it supports and cooperates with high availability software.
White Paper Published By: SAP
Published Date: Mar 24, 2011
Nearly all companies realize that the way to gain a competitive advantage is to obtain better data, interpret them quickly, and distribute them in easier-to-use formats. However, there are many obstacles to the effective use of data and few companies surmount them all-a fact that results in a lot of unused corporate data. How are companies using information to beat their rivals and create a more level playing field? This report from the Economist Intelligence Unit examines how their practices are evolving and offers examples of data use at some highly successful companies.
As energy resources become scarcer and more expensive, electrical efficiency is becoming a more important performance factor in the specification and selection of large UPS systems. There are three subtle but significant factors that can materially affect a company's cost of operating a UPS system and particularly the electrical bill. Unfortunately, the people who specify systems often fail to recognize these factors, which leads to increased costs to the owner because operational efficiencies are not correctly considered.
White Paper Published By: IBM
Published Date: Aug 30, 2010
In this white paper we will discuss data breakage and access in more detail, and then briefly consider how IBM Optim works, particularly with respect to System z, though Optim's capabilities are also generally applicable to distributed systems.
This paper explores trends past, current, and future in the mashup space and surveys the types of tools used to build and distribute mashups. The goal is to develop a set of criteria for the reader to use when evaluating mashup platforms for the development of business applications. Where appropriate, analogies to existing technologies and methodologies are employed.
White Paper Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 17, 2013
Effective IT planning and decision making are dependent upon having a complete asset inventory and an accurate understanding about dependencies available before, during and after IT change activities. Application discovery and dependency mapping (ADDM) solutions automate the process of discovering and mapping transactions and applications to the underlying infrastructure and application interdependencies. Learn how Riverbed Cascade’s built-in application discovery and dependency mapping capabilities can help you shorten project times and mitigate risk.
White Paper Published By: NetApp
Published Date: Aug 18, 2010
This paper discusses how consolidating your Microsoft® SQL Server®, Exchange, and SharePoint® Server data along with your Windows® files using NetApp® storage for Windows environments reduces the cost of physical storage as well as ongoing management costs in Windows environments.
White Paper Published By: Websense
Published Date: Apr 16, 2010
Web 2.0 technology has transformed the Web into a core business communication platform. Unfortunately, it's also become much easier to accidentally or intentionally disclose sensitive data. This white paper outlines the business need for Web data loss prevention (DLP), makes the case for DLP as an embedded capability within secure Web gateways, and defines what customers should look for in a solution.
Service providers are already virtualizing and distributing applications and storage across the WAN, driving meshed data center architectures. The supporting Data Center Connect infrastructure will only be successful when it delivers cost-effective scale and meets user requirements for reliability and latency.
This evolution will be addressed through the DWDM infrastructure, with integrated T-ROADM for flexibility, and metro and long haul 100G transport to meet scale and reach requirements. The infrastructure will deliver fixed, predictable latency without traffic loss, and high reliability. It is also inherently protocol transparent.
Alcatel-Lucent is the leader in optical transport solutions worldwide, and the 1830 PSS — with first to market 100G coherent DWDM — provides the lowest TCO, lowest risk, and
most capable solution available. This is the solution of DWDM and T-ROADM at 100G that service providers need today for DCC.
White Paper Published By: VMware
Published Date: Apr 11, 2011
The HP Insight Software portfolio includes HP Insight Control and HP Insight Dynamics, which play a central role in reducing overall data center operating expenses and differentiating HP offerings from competitive offerings. Download this whitepaper to learn more.
End-user expectations and high levels of performance against Service Level Agreements (SLAs) must be achieved or organizations risk the loss of business. This paper details key capabilities needed for successful end-user monitoring and provides critical considerations for delivering a successful end-user experience.