Download: 5 things you need to know about single sign-on [IBM]

Most organizations know all about the pains of managing multiple users and passwords.

But picking the right solution isn’t always as clear. To get some clarity, read Softchoice’s latest Solution Guide: “Five Things You Need to Know About Single Sign-On.”

Authored by Softchoice security experts, this guide helps address the challenges of multiple user environments. Do your part for protecting your help desk: share this guide to anyone in your organization who might be interested in it.

What are the real costs of Single Sign-On?

  • 5 to 30: number of passwords most employees need to remember
  • 30%: percentage of help desk calls that are password related
  • $400 Billion: estimated cost to U.S. business from internal security attacks

Download the  Softchoice Single Sign-on Solution Guide now (1.3MB)

    How the right server can save real $$ on application licensing [IBM]

    Are application memory hogs eating up server space and causing licensing costs to go through the roof? If you answered “hell ya!” to that question you aren’t alone.

    Until recently, the problem organizations have traditionally run into when virtualizing their data center environment has been the inability to scale server memory high enough to allow high density of virtual machines per server.

    Virtualization and database applications are memory hogs. Typically, the user runs out of memory way before running out of processor power, especially with today’s extremely powerful Intel processors. And, to make matters worse, in the past the only way to scale memory to the max has been to fully populate the processor sockets. This has led to low virtual machine density and less than optimal desktop virtualization capability because of memory scalability limitations. It also means extremely high licensing costs for database applications since those costs are based on either processor count or socket count. [Read more…]

    Three steps to better Disaster Recovery [Novell]

    Disaster recovery (DR) planning is fraught with risk. Whether it’s under-scoping your environment or over- investing in capabilities, striking the right DR balance can be difficult.

    But the stakes couldn’t be higher: your ability to quickly return to business as usual in the wake of a catastrophe can shape your organization for years to come and even be the crucial factor in its survival.

    The need for clear, measurable and unmistakable objectives in the DR planning process cannot be exaggerated – this is how you will ensure that the solution will function as expected when you need it most.

    In the last two years the importance of a rigorous approach has actually increased. Tight economic conditions have led to heightened competition in the face of shrinking IT budgets and constraints on corporate spending in general. IT manufacturers have to work harder to win your business, and it’s leading to new product development, feature enhancements for existing solutions and a redoubled commitment to services. [Read more…]