Business Management White Papers

Business Management characterises the process of leading and directing all or part of an organisation (often a business) through the deployment and manipulation of resources (human, financial, material, intellectual or intangible).
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By: MuleSoft     Published Date: Apr 13, 2016

The business of IT has changed dramatically. An always-on, always-connected world means that competition is fiercer, customers are more demanding, and businesses need to innovate faster than ever. Companies can try to harness digital transformation by trying to do things the old way, but they will fall behind; the traditional IT operating model is fracturing under the digital demands of their customers, partners and employees. This book will showcase: -how digital transformation is affecting your business -a roadmap to help you innovate faster, lower operational costs, and increase your IT capacity -real-life case studies of companies who achieved great business outcomes through API-led connectivity

Tags : information technology, business management, best practices, business intelligence, network management, application integration, business analytics, business integration, content management system
    
By: SAP     Published Date: Dec 14, 2010

While your competitors sit back, download this free paper to learn how to cut costs, boost profits, build loyalty, and solve a myriad of day-to-day business challenges.

Tags : sap, data strategy, competitive data, reduce costs, increase profits, employee improvement, business performance, best practices, business activity monitoring, business integration, business intelligence, business management, business process management, data integration, employee performance management
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Apr 20, 2010

Application modernization is a powerful method for extending the life and improving the business value of a company's critical application assets. It provides an attractive and cost effective alternative to application development, enabling companies to defer investment in replacement initiatives without compromising business support.

Tags : application modernization, forrester consulting, apo, asg, application portfolio optimization, application integration, application performance management, business activity monitoring, business intelligence, business management, business process automation
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Apr 20, 2010

This paper can help you achieve successful legacy modernization projects. It presents practical steps for starting application modernization projects and describes the benefits of three high payback strategies. It also reviews the criteria for evaluating a variety of modernization tools.

Tags : asg, application modernization, clarity consulting, apo, application performance optimization, business intelligence, application integration, application performance management, business integration, business management, business process automation, business process management, system management software
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Mar 10, 2010

Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, ema, configuration management, itsm, bsm, itil, asg, ddm, cms, bsm, bsp, metacmdb, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Mar 01, 2010

In Q4, 2009, ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES (EMA) analysts worked with ASG to research how executives in IT and within the lines of business use dashboards to gain holistic insights into IT services as they impact business outcomes.

Tags : asg, ema, enterprise management associates, dashboards, cio, ceo, coo, cfo, side bar, application performance management, business integration, business intelligence, business management, business process automation, enterprise resource planning, enterprise software, workforce management
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Feb 24, 2010

A recent survey of CIOs found that over 75% want to develop an overall information strategy in the next three years, yet over 85% are not close to implementing an enterprise-wide content management strategy. Meanwhile, data runs rampant, slows systems, and impacts performance. Hard-copy documents multiply, become damaged, or simply disappear.

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, metacmdb, archiving, sap, ilm, mobius, workload automation, wla, visibility, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Feb 23, 2010

Virtualization continues to grow at 20 percent or more per year, but it is not expected to overtake existing physical architectures at least through 2010. This white paper examines the unique challenges of virtualization and offers tips for its successful management alongside IT's physical deployments.

Tags : asg, cmdb, virtualization, bsm, itil, bsm, metacmdb, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm, critical application, cms, itsm
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Feb 23, 2010

There are success stories of businesses that have implemented Business Service Management (BSM) with well-documented, bottom-line results. What do these organizations know that their discouraged counterparts don't?

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, metacmdb, archiving, sap, ilm, mobius, workload automation, wla, visibility, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Feb 18, 2010

Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, metacmdb, asg ddm, cab, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm, critical application, cms
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Nov 09, 2009

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.

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, roi, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm, critical application, cms, itsm, application integration, application performance management
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Nov 05, 2009

Effective workload automation that provides complete management level visibility into real-time events impacting the delivery of IT services is needed by the data center more than ever before. The traditional job scheduling approach, with an uncoordinated set of tools that often requires reactive manual intervention to minimize service disruptions, is failing more than ever due to todays complex world of IT with its multiple platforms, applications and virtualized resources.

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, metacmdb, workload automation, wla, visibility, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm, critical application
    
By: Black Duck Software     Published Date: Oct 01, 2009

Over the past decade, a powerful new approach to development - open source software - has risen to prominence, dramatically increasing the opportunity to re-use existing software.

Tags : black duck software, open source, platform, sap, multi-source, code, source, intellectual property, business intelligence, business management, database development
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Sep 28, 2009

Virtualization is now mainstream. Enterprises continue to heavily invest in virtualization projects and while short term hardware and cost saving benefits are being achieved, few enterprises achieve anywhere close to the full potential of virtualization as they struggle with new problems like assuring performance and availability, preventing VM sprawl, and maximizing resource utilization

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, bsp, metacmdb, virtualization, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm, critical application, cms
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jul 27, 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.

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, metacmdb, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm, critical application, cms, itsm, application integration
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jul 20, 2009

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.

Tags : asg, sla, cmdb, bsm, metadata, itsm, metacmdb, lob, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itil, cmdmdb, service optimization, application performance management, business activity monitoring, business intelligence, business management, business process automation, enterprise resource planning
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jul 13, 2009

Enterprise content is growing at an average rate of 200% per year-and the risks of noncompliance are growing even faster. This paper examines the business and technical difficulties of managing content from disparate systems and presents the most viable alternatives for addressing these challenges.

Tags : asg, sla, cmdb, bsm, metadata, metacmdb, lob, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itil, cmdmdb, service optimization, application performance management, business activity monitoring, business analytics, business intelligence, business management, business process automation, application integration
    
By: iCorps     Published Date: Jun 11, 2009

Finding the right IT service provider is not as simple as it may seem. Choosing a service provider based exclusively on low price may be good for your bottom line, but may fall short on delivering the right level of IT expertise and resource scalability for long-term advantage.

Tags : icorps, it service provider, it outsourcing, competitive advantage, roi, oursourcing, advantage, business management, it spending, project management, return on investment, workforce management, productivity, service management, workforce management software
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jun 09, 2009

Improved business productivity often requires more efficient IT and more efficient IT cannot be achieved without a better understanding of the way business services are run and delivered. Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) have emerged as a central component for Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and business service management (BSM).

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, metacmdb, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm, critical application, cms, itsm, application integration
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jun 02, 2009

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.

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, bsp, metacmdb, user experience, lan, wan, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: May 28, 2009

Organizations are drowning in content. They don't know what they have, and they can't find what they need when they need it. While they spend significant time and money to manage content stored among a host of disconnected systems, their efforts are less than fully effective.

Tags : asg, sla, cmdb, bsm, metadata, metacmdb, lob, automation, it value chain, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itil, cmdmdb, service optimization, best practices, business analytics, business intelligence, business management, business process management
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: May 27, 2009

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.

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm, critical application, cms, itsm, application integration, application performance management, best practices
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Apr 07, 2009

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.

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, portfolio optimization, apo, mining tools, metacmdb, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm, critical application
    
By: Mimecast     Published Date: Dec 23, 2008

Email archiving can be implemented by subscribing to a hosted service-commonly called "software as a service" (SaaS)-or by licensing software and installing it in-house (on-premise).

Tags : mimecast, saas, software as a service, email archive, saas, ibm, quest, mimosa, symantec, ferris, medium-size business, esg, storage, storage management, business management, service management, email archiving
    
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Dec 09, 2008

Generally, CMDBs populated by discovery tools alone simply aren't usable. They fail because they contain massive amounts of irrelevant information. You avoid this pitfall by correctly populating your CMDB in four simple steps.

Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, configuration management, metadata, metacmdb, lob, sdm, service dependency mapping, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itsm, critical application, cms, itsm, application performance management, best practices, business activity monitoring
    
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