How to Optimize Oracle Estate to Avoid Unnecessary Costs

Any organization that operates Oracle database technologies within its infrastructure is likely to allocate a significant proportion of IT budget to licensing and maintenance. Lack of visibility into how these technologies are deployed and used can lead to the purchase of unnecessary licenses, financial exposure and audit risk.

How to Optimize Oracle Estate to Avoid Unnecessary Costs
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This article reveals five ways to optimize your Oracle estate and gain a vital understanding of the products deployed, allowing you to make correct, fact-based decisions to avoid unnecessary costs.

Read this article and enable your stakeholders to:

  • Understand their Oracle deployment
  • Right-size their configurations
  • Use the right license metric for deployment to manage costs immediately

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Creating a Backup and Disaster Recovery Strategy to Prevent Data Loss

In the modern workplace, your data is your lifeline. Significant data loss can cause irreparable damage. Every company must ask itself – is our data properly protected?

Creating a Backup and Disaster Recovery Strategy to Prevent Data Loss
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Without a robust backup solution and a strategic plan to recover from disasters, your organization runs substantial risks. This article guides you through the stages of preparing for, responding to, and recovering from a substantial data loss event. You’ll learn how to:

  • Get started with disaster recovery planning
  • Set recovery objectives and loss tolerances
  • Translate your business plan into a technically oriented outlook
  • Create a customized agenda for obtaining key stakeholder support
  • Set up a critical backup checklist

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How Technology Intelligence Achieve Cost Saving

2020 has posed significant, unexpected challenges to the world – and IT departments in most organizations. Work practices have shifted rapidly and, given the volatile economic climate, many organizations are looking to protect against uncertainty and ensure business continuity by implementing cost savings initiatives. As an IT leader, you and your team are uniquely positioned to deliver added value to the organization by leveraging Technology Intelligence data to find these additional cost savings opportunities.

How Technology Intelligence Achieve Cost Saving
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This article will highlight how Technology Intelligence can be used to find sizeable cost savings and build a foundation of visibility that will provide ongoing support for IT cost management and governance. It also guides where to look first for quick impact, with a focus on cost optimization across enterprise applications, SaaS, and hybrid cloud.
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Considerations for Better Enterprise Mobility Program

Can you even remember a time when you went to work without a phone in your hand? How did people reach us? How did we schedule meetings? Smartphones and tablets have become some of our most important work tools, no matter what job we have or who we are. Whether it’s a Girl Scout selling cookies or a CEO selling CRMs, the typical smartphone user checks their phone almost 100 times per day. Even though we see these tools as a very personal extension of ourselves, we don’t fully understand the trappings of our contracts, or why our rates and speeds shift and have no real understanding of our required data usage versus our allowances. At work, we see devices as employee tools but also as an employee’s device, each with separate restrictions, allowances and rates.

Considerations for Better Enterprise Mobility Program
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There are many ways of dealing with these challenges when it comes to implementing, managing and maintaining an Enterprise Mobility Program, yet so many solutions are hidden from us. Why? Quite frankly because hidden profit centres pepper mobility plans and drives huge revenues. So, how can you build (or rebuild) and successful mobility program that works cross-functionally throughout your organization, benefiting everyone—including your bottom line? The answer is by accepting what’s available to you.

Moving beyond what we think we know, there are three areas to consider when looking for the right enterprise-wide strategy with your mobile devices:

  • Optimization and Savings
  • Automation
  • Deployment Best Practices

Read on this article to discover the five secret considerations.
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Tips, Insight and Questions to Ask when Assessing Solution Providers

Finding critical facts lies at the heart of any litigation or investigation, but the search for key information can feel like running a gauntlet amidst ever-changing priorities and an avalanche of data. If you decide to go beyond DIY, vetting solution providers may seem just as daunting. These five questions will help confidently assess solution providers.

Tips, Insight and Questions to Ask when Assessing Solution Providers
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What is the best approach to finding those “hot” documents that support the narrative and can make or break a case? Keyword-based searches, analytics tools, and code-based searches work well for smaller matters. However, each has its drawbacks when large data volumes or topic complexities come into play.

Search expertise as a service can free your team to focus on case strategy instead of finding what you need. If you decide to go that route, it’s important to understand the process and know what you’re getting.

Read on this article to aid your decision and make the best assessment of service providers. You’ll get:

  • 5 questions to ask to get the answers you need
  • Expert tips to aid each area of your assessments
  • Insights to help you make a confident decision

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10 Steps to Achieve Efficiently and Accurate Consolidate and Close Process

The consolidation and close process is often tedious and time-consuming – but it doesn’t have to be. Following the 10 steps in this article can help you achieve a more efficient and accurate period close.

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