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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).
As organizations have improved service delivery, they have also turned their focus to presenting business value more positively. These organizations are beginning to develop true BSM systems in two ways: by understanding the metrics that successful businesses employ to determine the value of IT, and by linking these metrics and associated business services to IT infrastructure components.
White Paper Published By: Forrester
Published Date: May 10, 2012
In the never-ending race to stay ahead of the competition, companies are developing advanced capabilities to store, process, and analyze vast amounts of data from social networks, sensors, IT systems, and other sources to improve business intelligence and decisioning capabilities.This report will help security and risk professionals understand how to control and properly protect sensitive information in this era of big data.
White Paper Published By: CDW Vmware
Published Date: Aug 02, 2012
Following the sale of a company division housing its corporate data center, Source Interlink had to relocate core IT operations. Teaming with CDW, they were able to not only relocate, but lower capital and operating costs, reduce
their carbon footprint, and increase efficiency.
Over the past ten years, IT personnel costs have risen faster than hardware and software investments. IT services have not improved process-wise and still require as much manpower, if not more, to operate now as they did in the past. As firms spend 76% of their IT budget on maintenance and support, they will naturally invest in BSM solutions that will reduce costs, enable ITIL, and provide an optimal ROI.
White Paper Published By: SunGard
Published Date: Aug 14, 2012
When considering business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), a failed recovery means discontinued business. having systems inoperable and people unavailable for a matter of days or even hours can be disastrous in terms of lost revenue, customer dissatisfaction, and negative press. it is therefore critical to understand the root-causes behind why recoveries fail the first place.
White Paper Published By: HP and Intel
Published Date: Aug 13, 2012
This DCIG report details how HP 3PAR F-class midrange arrays provide enhanced levels of VMware integration and optimized virtual machine density so users experience levels of VMware efficiency, performance and visibility well beyond what other midrange arrays natively provide.
White Paper Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Dec 18, 2008
You can't afford to ignore email archiving, security, internal policy or regulatory requirements, but can you afford to keep paying for it as multiple systems on top of your email system? When you add up the full price tag for your email environment, from server to soft ware to risk management and staff costs, it becomes clear why running everything in-house can mean you spend far more of your budget on maintenance than innovation.
White Paper Published By: Vertica
Published Date: Aug 16, 2010
The Vertica Analytic Database is the only database built from scratch to handle today's heavy business intelligence workloads. In customer benchmarks, Vertica has been shown to manage terabytes of data running on extraordinarily low-cost hardware and answers queries 50 to 200 times faster than competing row-oriented databases and specialized analytic hardware. This document summarizes the key aspects of Vertica's technology that enable such dramatic performance benefits, and compares the design of Vertica to other popular relational systems.
Aligning IT and business perspectives requires the ability to create links between configuration information in the CMDB and the business service as experienced by the user. Service Dependency Mapping (SDM) products automate the process of creating and maintaining these links.
To meet the challenges of intense competition and increasing customer demands, companies must tightly align their IT service management with business issues and priorities. This paper outlines the maturity steps involved in the progression towards proactive Business Service Management (BSM) and explains how ASG's metaCMDB helps secure its seamless adoption.
White Paper Published By: DataFlux
Published Date: Jan 07, 2011
This white paper describes a general approach for planning your organization's efforts to improve data quality, providing a data-example-driven perspective of some of the unique challenges of product data quality, as well as discuss and demonstrate three critical steps to improving product data quality.
Case Study Published By: AtTask
Published Date: Feb 04, 2012
In this free case study Forrester Research explains how the melding of task management with social networking is increasing transparency and team member buy-in for projects - dramatically increasing projects delivered on time and within budget.
White Paper Published By: Vertica
Published Date: Dec 01, 2008
Cloud computing is ushering in a new era of analytic data management for business intelligence
(BI) by enabling organizations to analyze terabytes of data faster and more economically than
ever before. The key change: cloud database software is provisioned within minutes, without data
center overhead, and it's licensed on an on-demand basis.
Managing service delivery in todayís complex and dynamic business environments demands new and different approaches from IT. The explosive growth and the rate of change of information has brought particularly daunting challenges for IT that have contributed to incredibly complex underlying infrastructures. To get a true picture of all of the components necessary to support an IT or Business Service, you must access and bring together data that resides in disparate data silos throughout the enterprise.
White Paper Published By: Attivio
Published Date: Aug 20, 2010
Current methods for accessing complex, distributed information delay decisions and, even worse, provide incomplete insight. This paper details the impact of Unified Information Access (UIA) in improving the agility of information-driven business processes by bridging information silos to unite content and data in one index to power solutions and applications that offer more complete insight.
White Paper Published By: Intel Corp.
Published Date: Aug 08, 2012
The report outlines the benefits of using HP StoreOnce with NetBackup's integrated Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) backup capabilities to enhance administrators' abilities to effectively manage NDMP-enabled NAS server backup and recovery.