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HP Addresses the Challenges of Database Consolidation

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.
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data management, database development, dba, database administration, collaboration, service levels, database consolidation, backup and recovery, database security, data warehousing
    
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Renewable Energy Startup Goes Lean and Green with Shorty

Published By: HP     Published Date: Jul 08, 2009
Cascade Grain Products, a new $113.4 million gallon ethanol plant in Clatskanie, Oregon, was in need of an IT infrastructure that matched its green business mission. The IT management team chose to equip the new plant with an expandable and energy-efficient server and storage infrastructure consisting of an all-in-one blade server and storage solution. Read this case study to learn how Cascade Grain Products achieved a planet- and bottom line-friendly six-figure cost avoidance on power, cooling and construction costs and $50,000 annual saving in onsite administration costs.
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renewable energy, hp storage, cascade, it infrastructure, green, power, cooling, construction, administration costs, lean, startup, renewable, bladesystem c3000, energy efficient, scalability, hp integrated lights-out 2, ilo 2, servers, storage, green computing
    
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HP Simply Storage Consolidation

Published By: HP     Published Date: Jul 08, 2009
The growth of structured data from databases, e-mail and other applications has been exponential. The increasing flood of data can lead to a host of problems — failing to recognize that data storage must be managed as a critical resource often results in a very difficult environment to manage, a higher cost of ownership, less responsiveness to change and added risk to the business. This white paper discusses how a dedicated, optimized network storage solution can increase data availability and reduce operating costs by simplifying management and improving capacity utilization.
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simply storage, storage, email, databases, databasing, structured data, network storage solution, capacity utilization, data availability, nas, san, disk array, storageworks, operating costs, shared direct-attached storage, network attached storage, storage area network, proliant, scalability, uptime
    
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Patient-Centric: the 21st Century Prescription for Healthcare

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 08, 2008
Throughout the industrialized world, healthcare systems are in crisis. Aging populations and skyrocketing costs are putting unprecedented financial and organizational pressure on healthcare providers and payers. The result is often a decreasing level of care. In response, fundamental changes are taking place. Patient-centric systems are evolving in which the patient's well-being and the responsibility for good health are defining treatment and operational policies.
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health, healthcare, medical, medical records, patient, patient records, hipaa, customer-centric, medicine, hospital, hospitals, ibm, best practices, customer service, hipaa compliance, web services, records management
    
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Aberdeen Group: For Mid-Size Manufacturers the Issue is Visible

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 08, 2008
As manufacturing goes global, initiatives to standardize processes and key performance measurements across the enterprise to unite the greater supply chain are emerging. The main catalyst? Driving down costs in response to customer and market pressures. However, mid-size companies in particular are driving performance improvements with a more proactive, strategic vision for improving performance than reactively responding to cost pressure.
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scm, supply chain, manufacturing, manufacturer, bpm, business process, erp, enterprise resource planning, business intelligence, ibm, enterprise applications, business process management, supply chain management, manufacturing execution systems
    
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Optimize Retail Operations and Lower Costs by Enhancing Your Use of IT

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 08, 2008
Point of service is the key to every retail operation. But with e-mail marketing, in-store/self-service kiosks and more, the definition of point of service is changing. These changes create a unique opportunity to utilize advanced technologies to improve the customer experience. The IBM Retail Environment for SUSE LINUX (IRES) is designed to help retailers do just this -- while generating higher profits.
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pos, point of service, tco, marketing, customer experience, increase sales, profitability, retail, cost control, ibm, marketing automation, sales automation, customer experience management, spend management
    
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IBM BladeCenter S Offers Big Benefits for the Small Office

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Mar 17, 2008
The all-in-one configuration of the IBM BladeCenter S makes it a perfect fit in a small office. It integrates servers, storage, networking and I/O into a single chassis, which uses a standard electrical outlet. Plus, it's easy to use and manage, with tools that help manage energy use to lower total operating costs. Read all about this flexible, blade-based chassis and see how it streamlines and simplifies small office IT.
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ibm, move up, blade, blade center, bladeserver, small business, network management, ibm express seller, network performance, small business networks, blade servers, high availability
    
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Controlling, Even Reducing, Energy Costs in Data Centers

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 22, 2008
If you're looking to decrease power consumption in your existing data center (and who isn't?), the first step should be a detailed diagnosis. If, on the other hand, you’re constructing a new data center, or expanding or upgrading your current center, it’s critical that energy efficiency is built in from the start. This short IBM video addresses both.
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green, environmental, energy, energy efficent, spending, cost, cost reduction, cost cutting, ibm, opt it, ibm opt it, networking, infrastructure, network management, spend management, green computing
    
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Reduce IT Costs: Manage, Allocate and Cap Power Usage in the Data Center

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 23, 2008
The IBM Active Energy Manager is a unique software tool that gives you the detailed information you need to closely and accurately monitor power consumption in your data center. Watch this IBM demo to see the extensive capabilities of Active Energy Manager, from setting automatic caps on energy usage to tracking trends over any time period you specify.
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energy, energy efficient, power, data center, datacenter, ibm, ibm opt it, opt it, networking, network management, green computing
    
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New Enterprise Data Center Ensures More Efficient IT Service Delivery

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 23, 2008
This white paper explains the why's and how's of data center transformation. It reveals the breakthrough IBM approach that supports dynamic, service oriented applications and consolidates systems, servers and networks for decreased operational costs on all fronts—freeing up funds for business innovation. Download white paper on new data center.
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it management, service management, datacenter, data center, network, networking, network management, ibm, opt it, ibm opt it
    
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Advances in Data Warehouse Performance

Published By: IBM     Published Date: May 30, 2008
WinterCorp analyzes IBM's DB2 Warehouse and how it addresses twin challenges facing enterprises today: improving the value derived from the torrents of information processed every day, while lowering costs at the same time. Discover why WinterCorp believes the advances in data clustering strategies and intelligent software compression algorithms in IBM's Data Warehouse improves performance of business intelligence queries by radically reducing the I/O's needed to resolve them.
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data warehousing, data management, database management, database administration, dba, business intelligence, ibm, leveraging information, li campaign, ibm li, data integration, information management
    
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IBM Tiered Storage Management Helps Reduce Costs and Complexity

Published By: IBM     Published Date: May 30, 2008
Not all data is created equal, however, and deriving business value from information dispersed over many different sources means integrating, analyzing and optimizing heterogeneous types and sources of information throughout its lifecycle. Find out how, when deployed together in the same environment, IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center, IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager deliver the core technologies need to help customers tier their storage based on classes of service.
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information lifecycle, information management, tivoli, storage management, leveraging information, ibm, ibm li, li campaign, storage
    
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How a Flexible Infrastructure is Essential to Manage Costs in the Face of Increased Budget Pressures

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jun 11, 2008
Today's organizations face a tough set of challenges. Markets around the world have become increasingly volatile. Competition is more intense. Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures demand revisions in business plans and the IT infrastructures that support them. And IT departments have to keep doing more-and better-with budgets and resources that are already stretched to the limit. To meet these critical challenges, your organization needs much greater flexibility in its business models and business processes.
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ibm, ebf, ibm ebf, it management, business process management
    
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IBM System x servers: Open. Easy. Green.

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jun 19, 2008
Reliable IBM System x servers help businesses stand apart from their competition. Scalable systems and proactive tools help you simplify your IT so you can manage complexity, growth and risk. In addition, energy efficiency, consolidation and virtualization help you lower costs. Discover the features, functions and benefits of the family of IBM System x servers and find out which one is the right choice for your business.
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ibm, express seller, servers, system x, systemx, green, infrastructure, server hardware, green computing
    
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Cut Energy Costs with the Powerful IBM BladeCenter JS22 Express Blade

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jun 19, 2008
Built-in virtualization and proven IBM POWER technology make the IBM BladeCenter JS22 Express blade ideal for organizations of any size. Coupled with the IBM BladeCenter S chassis, this complete solution is compact, reliable and extremely energy efficient. Find out how innovative EnergyScale technology cuts energy costs when you use the IBM BladeCenter JS22 Express blade and BladeCenter S chassis.
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blade, blade server, ibm, express seller, blade servers, green computing
    
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IBM Cool Blue Energy-Innovation Solutions Help You Hold Onto More Green

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jun 19, 2008
Energy consumption can add up to 40% of a typical data center's annual budget. Discover how IBM is finding new ways to reduce server-room energy needs and heat output without compromising reliability and availability with technologies such as X-Architecture, BladeCenter Servers and virtualization. IBM executives outline IBM's industry-leading energy-innovation solutions that can help your business save costs and prepare for the future in these short video presentations.
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ibm, green, environment, environmental, energy, energy efficient, cost savings, express seller, server hardware, servers, server virtualization, green computing
    
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IBM System x3550 Express Server Keeps Costs Down and Reliability Up

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jun 19, 2008
Discover the high performance, flexibility and extreme availability of IBM System x3550 Express rack-mount server. IBM PowerExecutive software manages energy usage to keep costs and heat output down. And advanced predictive failure analysis and Light Path Diagnostics keep you up and running, reduce down time and service costs. Watch this video demo of the IBM System x3550 Express to see how it compares to competitive products and how it can bring savings, power and reliability to your business.
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ibm, express seller, system x, server, infrastructure, server hardware, servers
    
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Calculate Your Energy Savings with IBM Power Configurator Tool

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jun 19, 2008
Energy costs keep going up, and IT departments must find new ways to save. The IBM Power Configurator tool is designed to show you how IBM System x and IBM BladeCenter servers offer high-performance and flexibility businesses need, plus advanced power management that keeps energy costs as low as possible. Download the Power Configurator tool and see how much savings IBM System x and IBM BladeCenter can deliver for you.
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green, ibm, system x, express seller, energy, energy efficient, green computing, infrastructure, network management, network performance, network performance management
    
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Solving Your Enterprise-Wide Service Management Problems

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Aug 21, 2008
Today’s increasingly complex environments are a challenge to manage. This white paper will show you how IBM Service Management solutions from Tivoli can help you better understand your IT and operation environments and manage your business more efficiently—all while controlling costs and mitigating compliance risks. You’ll also discover how IBM Maximo Enterprise Asset Management solutions provide a single software platform for managing all IT and operations assets across your enterprise.
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ibm, ibm mi, ibm grm, service management, tivoli, business management, maximo, it management
    
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Establish ITIL Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Processes to Align Your IT With Business Objectives

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Aug 21, 2008
Today, an IT-driven, customer-centric business approach isn’t a luxury — it’s imperative. More and more businesses are moving out of a cost-centric view of their IT potential and into a realization that IT can transform business processes. This white paper shows how you can maximize your IT function by leveraging ITIL best practice processes. These guidelines can help you effectively manage IT changes, assets, personnel and service levels all while reducing costs—going beyond simple IT asset management to deliver proactive IT business improvements.
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itil, best practices, service management, asset management, ibm, ibm mi, ibm grm
    
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Increase your Service Availability and Performance with IBM Service Management

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Aug 21, 2008
Today’s operations teams are faced with more pressure than ever to ensure high service availability and performance. They must keep pace with the growing array of service demands, soaring costs, the rapid evolution of technology and an increasingly competitive marketplace. However, many organizations suffer from an obscured view into key business services and supporting technology, because they lack the closed-loop, cross-domain management that’s needed.
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ibm, ibm mi, ibm grm, service management, desktop management, it management
    
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Assessing The IT Energy Efficiency of Your Business: A Step-by-Step Guide

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Sep 18, 2008
Powering your IT hardware often costs more than double the price of the actual machine. While this fact alone motivates businesses to build more energy efficient data centers, IBM's Project Big Green details the additional operational and social benefits for businesses. Read more on IBM's holistic approach to reducing your IT energy use to save you money.
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ibm, network management, networking, green, green computing, green datacenter, green data center, data center, environmental
    
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Bringing Together Manufacturing: Enterprise Resource Planning

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Sep 18, 2008
When bound to regulation and compliance, process manufacturers find opportunities to grow through enterprise resource planning (ERP). However, 50% of process manufacturers execute non-integrated ERP strategies. This Aberdeen Group research study reveals best practices to help you adapt or select an ERP vendor that improves your business performance.
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erp, enterprise resource planning, cindy jutras, process, process industry, chemical, food and beverage, food, beverage, pharmaceutical, pharma, best-in-class, material requirements planning, mrp, global competition, manufacturing process, microsoft dynamics, acsis, fullscope, traceability
    
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Finding The Retailer's Need: Advanced Store Systems & True Ownership Costs

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Sep 18, 2008
Retailers regularly adapt to customer trends by investing in new systems technology. But they may not be aware that a system's initial purchase price is only 20 to 45% of the total cost of ownership of their system, and there's more to understand about the true cost of your purchase. Find out more on investing in the information system for your unique business.
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ibm, ibm mmdg, infrastructure, networking, tco, total cost of ownership, network management
    
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Knowing What's Necessary For Energy-Saving Data Centers

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Sep 18, 2008
As energy costs rise, your data center is being taxed and your business is at stake. CIOs are realizing they need to redesign and build energy-efficient data centers. This article simplifies that complex task. It explains how to pinpoint your biggest energy costs and match hardware, software and facilities options so you can create a truly green data center.
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ibm, ibm mmdg, energy, green, green computing, data center, datacenter, network management, data center design and management
    
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