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Technology has enabled businesses to become highly distributed. Whether "distributed" means across a region, a country, or around the globe, one thing is certain: headquarters isn't where all of the action is. With about two-thirds of the workforce operating in locations other than HQ, and an estimated 450 million mobile workers around the world, businesses now operate everywhere all the time.

The ability to take advantage of business opportunities, people and resources in previously distant markets has created a vast new set of challenges for organizations. Each of these challenges could be a research project by itself. Taken together, they present a difficult dilemma to a CEO or CIO: Continue to deliver acceptable IT services by throwing money, bandwidth and infrastructure at the problem? Or, save money by consolidating at the expense of the end users? Or use IT to drive new business initiatives?

Podcast 70w Dk Grey Successful IT Consolidation
Consolidating branch offices can be an efficient strategy, but you must know when it makes sense to consolidate all or part of the branch office. This podcast covers the rules of thumb for successful IT consolidation and explains the top three challenges for IT.

Riverbed Yankee Group Mobile WAN Optimization Report
Mobile work continues to evolve. Your organization must keep up with the demands of its mobile workforce. This report introduces the concept of mobile WAN optimization and provides three case studies including RCM, PRTM and Einstein that highlight how this emerging technology can help IT departments achieve what previously appeared to be conflicting goals.
Riverbed What's Needed for Cloud Computing
Just what is cloud computing anyway? Skeptics might say it is nothing but industry hyperbole, visionaries might say it is the future of IT. In reality, both statements are true-cloud computing has been embellished by the tech industry, but it does hold real potential for new types of on-demand dynamic IT services. This paper seeks to clarify the definition of cloud computing, identify how far along users are in terms of cloud deployment, and examine the role of the network in the cloud computing model.
Riverbed Increase IT Performance from the Enterprise to the Cloud with WAN Optimization - Taneja Group
WAN optimization plays an important role in today's highly distributed datacenters and cloud computing architectures. Massive consolidation and data mobility, enabled by virtualization, have radically altered how we build servers, design applications, and deploy storage for the emerging 'cloud' decade. This paper discusses how Riverbed solutions effectively eliminate IT performance constraints in such environments.
Riverbed Improving Business Value of WAN Optimization - IDC Whitepaper
Want to achieve faster ROI with WAN optimization? Read the latest IDC report and discover how you can cut IT costs without compromising performance, gain greater efficiency, and improve productivity and overall satisfaction.
Forrester Forrester Consulting - Optimizing Users and Applications in a Mobile World
Are your workers going increasingly mobile? Don't wait for their calls to slam Support when they experience poor application performance on the road. Discover in the Forrester report how companies are successfully deploying WAN optimization solutions that are specifically tuned for a mobile environment, delivering the acceleration needed to ensure consistent performance, room for new applications, and the ability to ensure end user productivity at all times.
Riverbed ESG - Why SharePoint Needs Riverbed WAN Optimization
Many SharePoint implementations are mission critical, yet access to these sites is often thwarted by poor network performance. In this analyst report from ESG, you'll discover how, much like Microsoft Exchange and other collaboration applications, companies deploying SharePoint can benefit from WAN optimization solutions, ensuring that they make the most of its productivity and information sharing capabilities.
Esg 70px ESG - Avoiding the Hazards of IT Consolidation
In an effort to reduce costs and streamline operations, today's large, distributed organizations are investing more in data center transformation, consolidation, and server virtualization. And yet many IT consolidation projects suffer from poor planning and implementation issues that ultimately impact application performance and user productivity. This technology brief investigates the processes and tools that are needed to provide complete enterprise visibility and WAN acceleration for high-priority traffic.