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Windows 7 Early Adopter Case Study

Learn how Dell helped a leading business services firm complete an enterprise-wide Windows 7 migration.

PCs as Strategic Assets

Because PC acquisition costs typically account for only 20 to 30 percent of TCO, Intel does not fixate on these costs alone. Instead, Intel aligns their PC fleet investments and management practices with their strategic goals

Gartner: Prepare for Windows 7 in Three Phases

Many organizations are skipping Vista and looking forward to Windows 7. This research provides necessary steps to prepare for Windows 7 and ensure a successful migration with adequate operating system (OS) support.

Migration Guide

This migration guide reviews the approach that Principled Technologies recommends for migrating the central instance of an SAP system from the Solaris operating system for SPARC-based systems (64-bit) (Solaris 10) to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform for SAP applications for x86-64 based systems. We cover installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform for SAP applications on the IBM System x3650 M2 and migrating a SAP applications system from the Sun Fire to the IBM System x3650 M2.

Linux and Solaris An Analysis of two Enterprise Operating Systems

This paper by the Robert Frances Group outlines the important differences between a Solaris and Linux operating system. It covers the differences in vendor community strategies, market position and direction, and technical features that IT executives should consider when comparing a Linux and Unix Enterprise operating system.

Automating Process to Optimize Windows 7 Deployment

IDC estimates that the average cost of deployment activities is $527 per PC, but can go as high as $700 or more depending on the time spent by IT staff and users. That is roughly 20 to 40 percent of the cost of the PC. Reducing the cost of deployment will significantly reduce the total cost of ownership-especially in combination with cost-saving features in Microsoft Windows 7.

Free Trial Download: Build Professional Linux Installers with InstallAnywhere

Tired of building RPM packages that fail at install-time? Try InstallAnywhere, the Linux and multiplatform installer solution trusted by the world’s top software companies. InstallAnywhere lets you build bulletproof Linux installers in minutes for Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu, and more. Your Linux application deserves a professional installer.

Quick Start Guide: Moving from Solaris to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Learn the differences between Solaris and Red Hat Enterprise Linux to help application developers port code. This paper will cover differences in the shell environment, using the RPM package manager, and using the GNU development tools. It’s meant to get Solaris developers working on Red Hat Enterprise Linux quickly.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Your Solaris Alternative

Review key features and benefits of Solaris and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Learn why Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an ideal solution for enterprises facing Sun and SPARC's uncertain future. Whether you are considering launching a new IT production environment or migrating legacy environments to next-generation platform.

Superior Service for Java and .NET Applications

Learn how IT can drill down into transaction details to perform root-cause analysis on issues that affect the business’s bottom line.

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