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Aberdeen Publishes IT Infrastructure, Financial Management, and Enterprise Applications Research

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BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/14/12 -- Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the publication of new research reports from its IT Infrastructure, Finanacial Management, and Enterprise Applications research practices.

"The Role of Fault-Tolerant Servers in Protecting Virtualized Applications," one of three reports authored this month by Dick Csaplar, Senior Research Analyst for the Aberdeen IT Infrastructure/ Virtualization and the Cloud research practice, reveals application downtime still impacts the vast majority of companies. There are four major classes of application protection technologies. Fault-tolerant servers provide the highest levels of downtime protection and are used by leading organizations to protect both Tier 1 and Tier 2 applications. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report visit: http://aberdeen.com/_aberdeen/it-infrastructure/ITIS/practice.aspx.

Next from Csaplar, "Test and Dev: The Beachhead Application for Public Cloud" shows that test and development applications have unique characteristics that make them ideal candidates to be deployed in the Public Cloud. Test and dev applications are managed by very sophisticated users, are deployed on virtualized servers, use cloned or dummy data and generally use burst of computing resources. These attributes are ideal for using computing resources provided by 3rd party Cloud providers. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report visit: http://aberdeen.com/Aberdeen-Library/8229/AI-server-cloud-virtualization.aspx.

Also authored by Csaplar, "The Future Datacenter: A 100% Virtualized Law Firm" outlines the steps a law firm took to become fully virtualized. It is unusual for any organization, let alone a law firm to have all servers, storage and desktops running as virtualized devices. This report highlights the tools they chose and the benefits they received from each form of virtualization. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/Aberdeen-Library/8255/AI-virtualized-law-firm.aspx.

"Real-Time Financial Reporting: Ensuring Continuous Compliance and Transparency While Reducing Costs," prepared by Ankita Tyagi, Senior Research Associate, in Aberdeen's Financial Management and Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) practice, states that the current dynamic economic and regulatory environment creates an urgent need for timely access to critical information by key stakeholders to ensure proactive business management and financial transparency. Real-time reporting enables access to information as and when transactions occur, rather than at some pre-established periodic interval. This report sheds light on how companies are relying on real-time capabilities to reduce operational costs and ensuring compliance while imparting transparency. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?spid=30410182&cid=7504&camp=2.

"Using Social, Mobile, and Cloud ERP Strategies in Professional Services to Deliver Value," prepared by Nick Castellina, Research Analyst in Aberdeen's Enterprise Applications practice, states that professional services firms are faced with a variety of unique challenges around process standardization, cost factors, and structural inefficiencies that can hinder their success. Past Aberdeen research has illustrated ways in which Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has helped professional services organizations to standardize processes, manage costs, and enable operational efficiency. This report illustrates how professional service firms are combining social, mobile, and cloud strategies with ERP to collaborate internally and externally, and deliver more value to their clients and themselves. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?spid=30410182&cid=7837&camp=2.

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company

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