IT Documentation Solutions

Interview with Axel Weese, Managing Director, CSO at FNT

Professional IT documentation solutions are standard for larger companies but not widely used by smaller ones. Why do you think this is, and do you see this changing?
Larger companies have historically been better positioned to take advantage of professional IT documentation solutions because of their size and availability of resources. These solutions tend to come with a high price tag, require expertise to operate and maintain, and need a high volume of assets to justify the cost.
Advances in these solutions are a game-changer for smaller businesses, which can now benefit from the increased efficiency and cost optimization that professional IT documentation make possible. Now there are cloud-based and standardized solutions with rich out-of-the-box functionality. These commercial off the shelf tools have a significantly lower cost than previous solutions and do not require specific expertise to use. For these reasons, I believe that smaller companies will adopt professional IT documentation solutions.

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Meeting Modern Data Center Needs with Hybrid Digital Infrastructure Management

Our Questions to Oliver Lindner

Enterprise organizations are experiencing rapid change, largely driven by digital transformation initiatives and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both require new thinking on how IT resources must be deployed and managed to support business-critical operations and the needs of remote workforces.

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How Infrastructure Management Can Facilitate Digital Transformation

To future-proof your tower sites, the proper management of all passive mobile infrastructure assets is critical. Ulrich Schälling, Head of Business Line Networks at FNT Software, recently discussed towerco management in the age of digital transformation in Pipeline Magazine. Read the full article here: Pipeline Magazine Continue reading How Infrastructure Management Can Facilitate Digital Transformation

FNT Recognized in Gartner’s Market Guide for DCIM Tools

According to Gartner in its December 2017 Market Guide for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools report, “managing infrastructure has become more complex as the traditional data center view expands to include infrastructure housed in the cloud, micro data centers, colocation facilities or edge computing environments.”

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Optimize Your Data Center to Reclaim Lost Capacities

Lost capacities within the data center are often the result of varying lifecycles between ICT assets, technical developments and facilities. As modern data center operations evolve past traditional design planning, both operational and financial challenges arise.

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5 Steps to Determine if You’re Dealing with an Outdated DCIM Tool

“Why should we upgrade or replace our DCIM software that’s working just fine?” That’s probably the most frequently asked question when it comes to discussions about how well suited the current software chosen decades ago is for current and future requirements.

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Best Practices on How to Implement a DCIM Solution

Data center operations for colocation providers differ fundamentally from enterprise IT operations – however, the process for implementing a DCIM solution is correlative. Data center expert Soeren Schroeder believes it depends more on the company’s culture rather than how the software is used.

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Taking DCIM Further

The declared aim of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is to bridge the gap between organizational silos and support agile methodologies across multiple departments. But there is more to DCIM than a merging of facility and server management. With the rise of virtualization and SDx, it is necessary to consider a number of other stakeholders to ensure truly professional and efficient data center operation.
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