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  • Apples to apples - Comparing ERP costs accurately
    Source: RSM
    White Paper: Choosing an ERP system is complex, as differing technology and licensing models make direct comparisons difficult. Companies are often aware of licensing costs, but ERP selection also involves variables such as implementation, hardware costs, backup systems and employees to support the platform.
  • Change for the Better: Communications Customer Service Enters a New Era
    Source: Salesforce
    White Paper: Communications companies are at a critical juncture. They face intense competition and extraordinarily high customer expectations. Read this paper to see how a combination of cloud-based technology and a full "customer engagement" strategy can help ensure communications companies turn these challenges into opportunities.
  • Simplifying the Data Center with Hyperconvergence
    Source: Pivot3 Inc
    White Paper: The concept of a hyperconverged data center, where collections of commodity servers are magically reconfigured through software to provide virtualized compute, storage and network services through a single point of control, sounds appealing to many IT professionals. In order to transition to this new but compelling type of IT architecture, businesses need to consider specialized hyperconverged appliances, which provide an easy, cost-effective entrée to this world. Hyperconvergence moves past the provisioning of CPU power via hypervisors and enables a second generation of consolidation in the data center by bringing SAN-like storage capabilities into easy-to-configure and manage devices. This, in turn, lets companies easily bring more powerful capabilities to a range of IT tasks.
  • Unleash Cloud-like Scalability in Your Data Center
    Source: Brocade Communications Systems Inc
    White Paper: Power your path to a software-defined data center. Brocade and VMware are delivering automation, agility, and efficiency advantages that will change the way you do business. Read this paper and learn how to make SDDC a reality today.
  • How To Build A Business Case For SDDC
    Source: Brocade Communications Systems Inc
    White Paper: 'By 2020, the Software-Defined Data Center will be a requirement for 75% of the Global 2000' according to Gartner. But is the SDDC right for you? The key to success is to plan big but start small. This Gartner report will help you understand the value of SDDC, identify the best use cases, and mitigate deployment risks.
  • Mitigating The Hassles of Renewals
    Source: CDW Corporation
    White Paper: It's easy to be distracted from IT priorities by spreadsheets packed with license data and calendars full of renewal reminders. At CDW, we can help you reduce complexities and get a handle on renewals by providing visibility into your software environment.
  • 5 Steps For Turning Software Renewals Into Business Opportunities
    Source: CDW Corporation
    White Paper: Software licensing has never been easy to manage, but constantly changing business needs and more complex contract terms are making the challenge tougher than ever. And casting a shadow over everything is the threat of a software audit, which lawyers and industry experts agree is a serious concern for software users in every sector.
  • Four Licensing Mistakes That May Boost Costs and Increase Risk
    Source: CDW Corporation
    White Paper: Managing software licenses to guard against the disruption of failed audits or the excessive cost of overprovisioning has never been easy. According to industry analysts, licensing complexities have only increased in recent years. "We've seen the number of software titles explode in customer environments over the past decade, and managing it all has gotten a lot more complex," says Amy Konary, research vice president for software licensing at IDC. "The threat of an audit is very real, and companies shouldn't wait until they're facing one to get a handle on their software licenses."

    What's the best way to avoid problems? Veterans say no single tool or policy can ensure license compliance while also keeping costs under control. The key is to recognize the importance of a formal software asset management (SAM) strategy.
  • Insights from the Global C-suite Study
    Source: IBM Corporation
    White Paper: Technological advances are transforming the way we connect, disrupting the status quo and creating huge turbulence. Industries are converging, and new opportunities and threats are emerging, as never before. So how are CIOs managing their way through the mayhem?
  • Why NoSQL?
    Source: IBM Corporation
    White Paper: The continual increase in web, mobile and IoT applications, alongside emerging trends shifting online consumer behavior and new classes of data, is causing developers to reevaluate how their data is stored and managed. Today's applications require a database that is capable of providing a scalable, flexible solution to efficiently and safely manage the massive flow of data to and from a global user base.
  • Developing a Data Integration and Lifecycle Management Stratagy for a Hybrid Environment
    Source: IBM Corporation
    White Paper: Cloud-based data presents a wealth of potential information for organizations seeking to build and maintain competitive advantage in their industries. However, as discussed in "The truth about information governance and the cloud," most organizations will be challenged to reconcile their legacy on-premises data with new third-party cloud-based data. It is within these "hybrid" environments that people will look for insights to make critical decisions.
  • Developing a Data Integration and Lifecycle Management Stratagy for a Hybrid Environment
    Source: IBM Corporation
    White Paper: Cloud-based data presents a wealth of potential information for organizations seeking to build and maintain competitive advantage in their industries. However, as discussed in "The truth about information governance and the cloud," most organizations will be challenged to reconcile their legacy on-premises data with new third-party cloud-based data. It is within these "hybrid" environments that people will look for insights to make critical decisions.
  • Extending Investments in Microsoft Applications with Adobe Acrobat DC
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: Employees are constantly seeking ways to be more productive by making the most of available resources, including the reuse of existing content. This presents IT with the opportunity to put easy-to-use tools and services directly into the hands of the workforce. Documents are the underpinning of office work, and PDF and Microsoft Office are the most commonly used formats in the everyday business workflow, along with Microsoft SharePoint. This paper illustrates how the combination of Acrobat DC and Office applications, as well as SharePoint and Microsoft Office 365, can simplify day-to-day tasks, paying dividends towards overall workforce productivity.
  • Unify and Automate to Transform Your Service Management Environment
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: As IT attempts to keep up with the demands of a more digitally literate workplace, the expectation on IT departments is changing. Increasingly it's presumed they will offer a service experience as much as the service itself, respond differently, and be more agile to business changes - yet still offer high-quality services and support.
  • Hardware Asset Management
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: Most people understand the value of managing software assets properly, but what about hardware asset management? Can you find cost savings by tracking hardware assets like laptops, desktops, printers, and other consumables within the organization? Hardware asset management delivers genuine results, broadening the IT asset management (ITAM) scope, while saving enterprises significant amounts of money and resources.

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