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Improving Rack Cooling Performance

Unused vertical space in open frame racks and rack enclosures creates an unrestricted recycling of hot air that causes equipment to heat up unnecessarily. The use of airflow management blanking panels can reduce this problem. This paper explains and quantifies the effects of airflow management blanking panels on cooling system performance.

Mobile CRM for SAP

Effective sales organizations do more than just meet revenue goals. They find new ways to achieve their goals while ensuring their sales professionals foster profitable customer relationships. There are two tools that are essential to sales professionals today – a CRM system and a smart phone. By combining both, field sales professionals can get quick,

Mobile Device Management for Dummies

Every day, more and more of your enterprise – along with its data and transactions – is moving to the frontlines where you interact directly with your customers. The frontlines present a key opportunity for your business to gain a competitive advantage, by having the information and applications necessary to take decisive action when you

Breaking New Ground: Increasing the ROI of Mobility

Business and IT managers alike have known for years that information is the fuel that powers business success. The ability to collect, integrate, secure, analyse and move business-critical information to end-users wherever they may be is often the key differentiator between market leaders and runners-up. So with over 35% of employees now working outside corporate

Making Large UPS Systems More Efficient

As energy sources become scarce and more expensive, electrical efficiency is becoming a more important performance factor in the specification and selection of large UPS systems. There are three subtle factors that can materially affect a company’s cost of operating a UPS system and particularly the electric bill. This paper discusses common errors and misunderstandings

Virtualization: Optimised Power and Cooling to Maximise Benefits

Data centres are routinely and unknowingly missing a great portion of their entitlement from virtualization. Beyond virtualization’s undisputed IT benefits – from reduced rack footprint to disaster recovery – is the parallel story of a substantial benefit from optimising the physical infrastructure that supports it. More in this white paper.

Data Centre Projects: Growth Model

Long-term data centre or network room capacity planning may seem impossible in the face of evolving IT technology and business requirements. Nevertheless, data centre facilities have a lifetime that may span many generations of IT equipment, so planning – or the lack of – can impact the effectiveness of investments. This paper shows a simple

Data Centre Projects: System Planning

System planning is the Achilles’ heel of a data centre physical infrastructure project. Planning mistakes can magnify and propagate through later deployment phases, resulting in delays, cost overruns, wasted time and ultimately a compromised system. Much of the trouble can be eliminated by viewing system planning as a data flow model. More inside.