SchemaLogic of Kirkland, WA, provider of business semantics management software, announced that Chevron has chosen SchemaLogic Enterprise Suite as a critical software component for Phase 3 of the company's third-generation Global Information Link (GIL3) initiative. This strategic initiative defines Chevron's overall information management strategy, global hardware and software architecture and operating environment.
This EMA white paper investigates virtualization management issues in detail, outlining the key drivers and outcomes of virtualization, explaining critical inhibitors to virtualization success (and how to overcome them), and describing core virtualization performance management solution requirements. It also briefly describes one such solution, the eG Enterprise Suite, and includes a short case study highlighting this solution in action.
Enterprise asset management (EAM) software is a mission-critical tool for asset-intensive industry. These tips from some of the world's most prominent EAM experts will help you select the right EAM solution. The importance of usability, the ability to manage outside contractors and other important considerations are covered here.
Lawson Enterprise Asset Management is a software solution specifically designed to help improve the reliability and availability of your critical assets. It can help you to maximize your profitability and return on your asset investment during every stage of the asset lifecycle. It can also be easily integrated with your other business operations and systems.
Managing and maintaining your key assets throughout their entire lifecycle is critical to your organizations success. Rather than looking at each part of the asset's lifecycle in isolation or only focusing on the operational phase, your asset management solution should enable a more holistic view. It should help you manage the entire cycle.
Published By: NLB Corp.
Published Date: Jun 23, 2008
Paint booth cleaning has evolved into a critical step in assuring customers of a high-quality finished product. Manufacturers must deliver this quality while meeting demanding production schedules and tight operating budgets. This has led to significant growth in the use of high-pressure water jetting as an alternative to the traditional methods of chemical stripping and incineration, or burn-off.
Published By: Mailtrust
Published Date: Jul 07, 2008
Email is absolutely critical in making users productive: for example, a February 2008 survey conducted by Osterman Research found that 93% of email users consider email to be important or critical in helping them to get their work done. However, most decision makers are not aware of the true cost of providing email functionality to their users.
Websites have become critical components of most businesses’ core operations. They support the brand and ordering process, serve as data information resources and assist in overall customer care. Having poor website performance or poor reliability can destroy or severely damage a business and its reputation. The increasing importance of these websites leads to critical requirements of security, reliability and scalability. Delivering these, however, can leave an SMB stretched beyond its resources.
No matter the size of the business, technology plays a critical role in its financial success. At the most basic level, companies have to deal with desktop and laptop computers for all their employees, e-mail, access to the Internet, Blackberries, and other kinds of on-site and remote devices. Add networking issues like viruses, spam and bandwidth utilization, and suddenly, this effort becomes a major challenge to anyone operating a small or mid-sized business (SMBs) with limited resources and a limited budget.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Nov 04, 2011
Did you learn everything you needed to during your marketing automation demo? Use this checklist to feel confident about the six critical areas of marketing automation. This checklist covers topics including functionality, branding and design control, and marketing campaign creation.
Published By: YouSendIt
Published Date: Jul 18, 2011
This case study illustrates how AMAG drastically cut completion time of critical projects by eliminating e-mail transfer of large files, ultimately improving security, increasing cost-savings and accelerating time to market.
Published By: YouSendIt
Published Date: Sep 08, 2011
This helps to answer the critical question about what are the best opportunities for IT to deliver short- and long-term business value without diverting limited resources from IT's front-line goals of keeping business running.
Published By: LogRhythm
Published Date: Sep 26, 2008
LogRhythm, the leader in Log and Security Event Management Solutions, has prepared a "Quick Read" whitepaper to help you understand what's required to ensure compliance with: CIP- 003-1 – Cyber Security – Security Management controls; CIP- 005-1 – Cyber Security – Electronic Security Perimeter(s); CIP- 006-1 – Cyber Security – Physical Security of Critical Cyber Assets; CIP -007-1 – Cyber Security – Systems Security Management; CIP -008-1 – Cyber Security – Incident Reporting and Response PlanningThe whitepaper also contains a compliance reference chart with the specific CIP requirements matched with recommended steps to ensure compliance.
Email has become today's most mission-critical communication channel. Each and every day, 800 million business users worldwide use email during the course of their work day and about 80 percent of a company's intellectual property passes though its email server. Email is a vital component of both internal communication between employees and external communication with customers and business partners. It has become such an integral part of normal day-to-day business operations that most companies simply cannot function without it: when email stops, your ability to conduct business also stops.
When you have a technology rollout to deploy on a nationwide or global scale, service efficiency is critical. While missed deadlines and unbudgeted project costs are always a concern, they should never be a likely outcome. By understanding the details of the Rollout Services Model (the second part of the Technology Rollout System), you can avoid the potential nightmares of project implementation and ensure that your project is completed on time and within budget.
As the military and US government rely more heavily on custom-built applications for communications and management, they also become more vulnerable to cyber attacks. Worse, according to the Dept. of Homeland Security, the number of attacks on custom-built applications is doubling every year. Learn about critical threats, methods that military and civilian agencies can use to deal with cyber attacks and technologies that improve security for custom-built applications.
The term “network management” encompasses a broad range of solutions from single point products to element managers to large enterprise-class solutions. For the purpose of this ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) report, the term Enterprise Network Management Systems (ENMS) includes network-centric management solutions that are used by large organizations’ operations and engineering teams to discover, monitor, assess, troubleshoot, and generally maintain highly distributed enterprise networks.
For this EMA™ Radar, the focus was put specifically on core capabilities and features primarily associated with network operations’ need to ensure health and availability of the network. Supporting functional capabilities such as performance monitoring, configuration management, asset management, as well as integrated management of connected non-network devices were also considered, but as non-critical (albeit helpful/valuable) extensions.
There is no question that mobile computing is growing at an
exponential rate. This rapid transformation has seen security
concerns outpaced by the ease of use, flexibility, and productivity of mobile devices. When vulnerabilities are exploited, the security of mission-critical data becomes a serious concern. Here we take a look at three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Often, the insurance underwriters stay late that last day of the month to enter new policies. This means that IT staff have a very small window to execute the applications critical to successful and error-free closing of the accounting books. IT staff had to run and baby sit the applications – one application requiring manual operation took over three hours to complete, another that uploads premium and claim information to the data warehouse took up to six hours.
The Auxiliary IT Operation center at the Indiana University has a lot of responsibility on its plate. It is in charge of the majority of for-profit activities the university is engaged in, namely the halls of residence, parking, dining facilities, campus transportation and much more. Additionally, this unit supports many critical IT processes including the secure distribution of student photos for identification cards.
Current trends show that the vast majority of companies are moving to services-oriented architectures (SOAs) and deploying Web services within and across their IT infrastructure.However, the success of those deployments is determined by the integrations and innovations that Web services make possible and how Web services affect the quality and performance of the mission-critical applications with which they interface.
San Joaquin County in California modernized a critical, but difficult to maintain, information systems infrastructure by transforming to BPM on a SOA foundation. San Joaquin County gained efficiency and greater visibility of mission-critical citizen
Email archiving is emerging as a critical new IT application for managing email. For legal discovery, storage management, and regulatory compliance, email archiving provides important benefits that cannot be achieved with native email applications. The purpose of this “Email Archiving 101” paper is to provide a basic introduction to email archiving and explain how it benefits management of the email application server. The leading enterprise email application is Microsoft® Exchange Server, and this paper is geared toward this application; however, the principles discussed apply to all messaging applications.
Today’s Wide Area Networks (WANs) are experiencing increased saturation with the deployment of bandwidth-intensive applications, increased numbers of users, and the need for reliable security transmissions. IT personnel responsible for these issues acknowledge the increased congestion and have strived to maintain high levels of network performance. At the same time, IT departments are tasked with the job of lowering the cost of network infrastructure and ongoing operations. Network administrators continually face the challenge of balancing the increased use of critical applications on the Internet, while eliminating downtime and congestion from affecting user quality and day-to-day business operations.
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