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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).
In the broadening data center cost-saving and energy efficiency discussion, data center physical infrastructure preventive maintenance (PM) is sometimes neglected as an important tool for controlling TCO and downtime. PM is performed specifically to prevent faults from occurring. IT and facilities managers can improve systems uptime through a better understanding of PM best practices.
Composite applications can provide multiple benefits, such as business agility, better utilization of business software assets through code reuse, development efficiencies, and cost optimization. Once companies are skilled at deploying them, many find that they roll out new applications and integrations faster, while maximizing the value of "tried and true" software components.
White Paper Published By: BMC ESM
Published Date: Nov 05, 2009
This paper discusses the pressing need for IT modernization. It describes how a strong service assurance capability enabled by available BSM solutions can help you meet this need and deliver compelling business benefits. These benefits include greater IT staff efficiency, improved service delivery to the business, less risk, and lower costs.
White Paper Published By: IBM ILOG.
Published Date: Oct 26, 2009
This case study will showcase the challenges of clinical trial data management, but the highlighted techniques are applicable to any business needing smart, dynamic and adaptive Web-based user interfaces.
White Paper Published By: Objectivity
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
There is often a great deal of confusion in determining whether an object database management system (ODBMS) is right for you. Most of this confusion can be resolved by focusing on your application's requirements. In those situations where the application requires the very clear advantages of an ODBMS, choosing which ODBMS becomes a continuation of the exercise of analyzing those application requirements.
White Paper Published By: HP
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Read this guide to learn how HP works closely with organizations throughout the entire consolidation process which results in reduced costs, improved database administration, enhanced service levels to end users, and improved communication/collaboration.
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.
Data deduplication is one of a few standout technologies where the CIO can make an investment which is easy to rationalize and brings a fast payback. This paper explains why data deduplication should be on every CIO's project short list in 2009.
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.
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.
Webinar Published By: BMC ESM
Published Date: Jul 17, 2009
Join us as we talk with Atwell Williams, Solutions Architect for the Office of the CTO at BMC Software. Get insights into where to start when building and managing a CMDB and find out how to define what "done" looks like. Learn whether a bottom-up or a top-down approach will work best for you, hear important tips for training your team, and get some great practical advice from one of BMC's experts.
The trend of increasing heat densities in data centers has held consistent with advances in computing technology for many years. As power density increased, it became evident that the degree of difficulty in cooling these higher power demand loads was also increasing. This article discusses the efficiency benefits of row-based cooling compared to two other common cooling architectures. Learn more today!
White Paper Published By: Dell-Intel
Published Date: Jul 02, 2009
The move from UNIX to Linux makes sense in almost any environment, and now, with today's economic environment and every budget being cut, it makes more sense than ever before. The TCO of the proprietary RISC/UNIX data center is going up. With the ROI of migrating to an open systems platform based on Intel Xeon processors being measured in months, you can become a corporate hero.
White Paper Published By: SAP
Published Date: Jun 27, 2009
Read this white paper by Don Tapscott and explore the criteria best-in-class retailers use for selecting business intelligence solutions. Companies that effectively harness the vast quantities of information that IT systems generate - both within the corporation and outside its walls - are poised to gain competitive advantage.
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.
Application management requires visibility from multiple vantage points within the IT enterprise, combined with a centralized information store that pulls the technology pieces of the application puzzle into a coherent whole.
The experts at IDC predict that external disk storage capacity will grow 50% through 2010. In this free white paper, they'll show you how to simplify managing all that extra data while lowering costs, by implementing unified storage.
Application Portfolio Optimization (APO) provides executives with tools and information to assess the quality and condition of application assets as well as a means for understanding the impact of proposed application changes.