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WAN Optimization Part 2: Put Performance Second

May 24, 2013 12:05 PM
If you’re looking to purchase WAN optimization gear, don’t get wrapped up in performance numbers. Start instead with pricing, deployment and operational issues, and the protocols and applications you need to support.

Finding the ROI for Unified Communications

November 14, 2012 12:50 PM
Companies that examine the business case for UC often focus on the "unified" aspect. But the real returns come from integration. Here's why.

Data Classification Tips & Technologies Part 2

March 30, 2012 09:00 AM
Even though the process of classifying data is, in theory, well understood and considered a tenet of good business and security practices, industry observers say companies are not doing it across the board—or doing it well.

Capturing the Hidden ROI in Applications

March 15, 2012 01:00 PM
When ROI (return on investment) is used in an IT context, it invariably boils down to how quickly a company can realize a return on hardware, software licensing and the day-to-day expenses of running a data center. Enterprises’ results in this area have been impressive, with many companies realizing cost-savings benefits in the tens of millions of dollars.

Thought Experiment--Forget ROI

January 23, 2012 09:50 AM
Boys and girls, today's homework assignment is a thought experiment. I want you all to put yourselves in the shoes of the CXO team making a decision to move to private cloud. There is, of course, one catch: You may not factor in ROI. We're dropping ROI because it clouds the subject (bad pun intended.) Let's skip the why-should-I-do-this-experiment; I'd of course default to,"Because I told you so."

Is it Already Time To Reinvent the Cloud?

September 20, 2011 08:38 AM
Although cloud computing persists as a top priority for CIOs, cloud is still in its infancy and already is undergoing significant revisions to improve its value proposition for more discerning customers. They are increasingly expecting cloud services providers to deliver solutions with the ability to make major operational and financial impacts on strategic areas of the business.

Private Cloud: It's Not About ROI

September 13, 2011 08:18 AM
Most private cloud discussions revolve around the ROI of the architecture. Many discussions begin and quickly end with ROI. The reason is that ROI is very difficult to show in real numbers for any IT investment, but more so when the majority of the costs are soft costs.

VDI: An Example Of Service Delivery

July 05, 2011 12:25 PM
Any migration to the cloud should have a focus on the services required and the best way to deliver those services. Business enablement should hold as much, or more, weight than ROI. The same holds true when discussing virtual desktops.

Uptime First To Solve Cloud Cost Complexities

June 22, 2011 01:00 PM
A new service, UptimeCloud, features dashboards to monitor and measure the cost of cloud deployments in real time, predict future cloud costs based on real workloads, provide automated cloud cost saving recommendations for cloud deployments, and help IT departments ensure cloud deployments are perfectly fitted to capacity needs.

Justifying APM

June 10, 2010 01:27 AM
As the economy crawls out of recession, organizations will examine ways to improve the quality of their application services, and many will turn to end-to-end application performance management (APM). While the business case for APM varies based on the type of organization, all organizations must develop the ROI as an initial step. Business units that rely on critical applications to drive revenue or internal efficiencies cannot afford to experience application performance issues or application failures, and will be the biggest benefactors of APM.

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