While many enterprise architecture (EA) programs may be less than effective or threatened by extinction, the EA discipline is still an important set of skills and processes that improve IT decision-making and CIO effectiveness. Yet, after decades of architecting systems, the advent of several EA frameworks, and the many definitions available for the term EA, we still strive to understand what EA is, what it does, and what it looks like when it is successful.
The recent release of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study on data center energy efficiency is adding fuel to the fire in the research and development of new ways to reduce energy use in centers. The findings, summarized on the EPA website, are staggering: Data centers consumed about 60 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2006, roughly 1.5 percent of total US electricity consumption -Energy consumption of servers and data centers has doubled in the past five years and is expected to almost double again in the next five years to more than 100 billion kWh, costing about $7.4 billion annually.
Published By: CollabNet
Published Date: Jan 11, 2013
Read this whitepaper to learn about the 5 best practices for engineering performance management, and understand the do’s and don’ts of metrics management, analytics and reporting in software development environments.
There is no single anti-malware product that can block all malware infiltration and subsequent activity. The only way to combat the malware threats is through an end-to-end, integrated, real-time, context-aware, holistically-managed system.
Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) present systems that are based on common use cases or engineering priorities. CVDs incorporate a broad set of technologies, features, and applications that address customer needs. Cisco engineers have comprehensively tested and documented each design in order to ensure faster, more reliable, and fully predictable deployment.
Aerospace and Defense manufacturers manage complex programs. With cyclical demands and tight time-to-market expectations, manufacturing is both an art and a science. You need an ERP system with close integration between engineering and manufacturing operations while supporting regulatory compliance.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Dec 18, 2017
Learn how one organization with Polycom voice devices and Microsoft Office 365 realized a 109% risk-adjusted ROI and benefits of $1.6M over three years.
By deploying Polycom voice solutions for Microsoft Office 365, an engineering firm was able to realize:
$1.6M in total risk-adjusted benefits
$1M in incremental revenue with more billable hours
$537k in improved productivity
$74k in phone purchase and installation cost savings
$14k in employee relocation cost savings
Learn more about the business benefits and cost savings attributed to Polycom voice solutions for Microsoft Office 365.
The Total Economic Impact Of Polycom Solutions For Microsoft Office 365, a commissioned September 2016 study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Polycom and Microsoft.
Published By: LogRhythm
Published Date: Aug 08, 2016
Among the countless changes in Windows 10 Microsoft has provided IT organizations more visibility into auditable actions on Windows 10 machines and the resulting events in the Security Log. Understanding these enhancements is important because we need every edge we can get to detect endpoint intrusions. Threat actors use a sophisticated mix of phishing, social engineering, and malware to attempt to compromise any user within an organization. A seemingly benign order request sent to a salesperson or a benefits summary to someone in HR can contain attachments infected with malware. Once such payloads are in, the goal is to determine how to leverage current users and other accounts on the compromised machine to access valuable and sensitive data, as well as how to spread out within the organization and repeat the process.
Interpol reports social engineering as the “broad term that refers to the scams used by criminals to trick, deceive and manipulate their victims into giving out confidential information and funds.”
Scammers use sophisticated psychological manipulation techniques to build a level of trust with their victim, having them divulge confidential information or authenticate the fraudulent activity as genuine. They will typically claim to be from the bank or well known and trusted consumer brands.
Hospitals and other healthcare organizations must contend with a daunting set of challenges when deploying mobile technology. That’s why it’s important to develop a carefully planned mobility strategy. To be successful, your strategy will need strong senior level leadership, commitment, funding and resources. An interdisciplinary team should be gathered— including nursing, physicians, pharmacy, IT, ancillary care, biomedical engineering and finance—to develop a vision for a common technology infrastructure that supports all staff across the organization. This white paper highlights a five-step roadmap for building an effective mobility strategy.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 21, 2018
Our client is a Finnish consulting and engineering company that deals with some of the world's toughest industries. Since 1958, the company has handled the power transmission system for the Swedish National Grid, revamped Salzburg railway station, and has been involved in 90 percent of the world's largest pulp mill designs.
The nature of our client's work places unique demands on their IT infrastructure. Many of their projects require them to set up temporary offices in remote locations to deliver their engineering expertise, making seamless connectivity a critical business requirement. Large files, such as complex pipeline drawings, are passed between team members in different locations. Any outage that causes a delay in projects leads to potential financial penalties and damage to reputation.
Product design, engineering and manufacturing consulting company, Zeta Group LLC, uses a variety of SOLIDWORKS mechanical and electrical design solutions to deliver advanced automated manufacturing systems. By implementing these solutions, Zeta Group was able to cut design cycles by 50 percent and reduce customer scrap. This case study provides details about how Zeta Group streamlined, improved and accelerated development cycles with SOLIDWORKS.
Kinder Design Inc., a design and engineering services consulting firm, developed the Lift Top — an adjustable desktop table which enables users to comfortably work in either a sitting or standing position. With SOLIDWORKS Premium software, the firm automated the design process, cut development time and reduced the number of prototypes. This case study shares how Kinder Design implemented SOLIDWORKS Premium design and analysis software to support services and drive innovative product development.
Traditional tools of the engineering trade don’t accommodate today’s need for cross-team collaboration. From using different mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) applications to working on projects with stakeholders located all over the world, engineers have to overcome various obstacles to get the job done. Learn how technology can help streamline communications and collaboration, ultimately setting up your team for success.
The Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t an aspiration — it’s a reality. Engineers have strict expectations to meet when it comes to designing smart connected products, and system engineering is a critical skill set in this new age of design. Read the e-book "Engineering Handbook for Designing Smart Connected Devices" to learn how to master this competency.
Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) provide the foundation for systems design based on common use cases or
current engineering system priorities. They incorporate a broad set of technologies, features, and applications to
address customer needs. Cisco engineers have comprehensively tested and documented each CVD in order to
ensure faster, more reliable, and fully predictable deployment.
This white paper and accompanying webcast highlight what makes VisiBroker the best fit for mission critical needs, and how its intelligent engineering delivers high throughput and reliability for both server-centric and decentralized application architectures, and onto the cloud.
Managed Colocation from Rackspace® Hosting is all the things you want from traditional colocation, such as freedom and control, and none of the things you don't-like the hassles of infrastructure management.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Jul 24, 2014
Build or buy? When manufacturers have sought new leaders, they have typically done both: grooming talent in-house and paying market rates for the best thinkers and managers.
With the growing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) shortage, companies will be harder-pressed to buy – and keep – top technical talent. Emerging and established leaders will command premium prices and field continual offers, increasing the likelihood they’ll make frequent job changes, taking their industry and institutional knowledge with them. As a consequence, manufacturers will need to build their talent pipeline, empower knowledge workers with the tools and intelligence they need to succeed, and provide professional development opportunities that exceed what competitors offer.
This will be a marathon, not a sprint. What’s key to making the race for talent successful: virtual training environments that accelerate learning and innovation.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Mar 27, 2017
Engineering firms are under increasing pressure to deliver on billable ratios, while the IT teams that support them are asked to minimize their administrative burden on the firm.
What if a lead engineer could visit a job site without leaving the office? What if you could meet face-to-face with clients, partners, or subcontractors more frequently while budgeting less for travel costs?
Watch this video to learn how collaboration technology allows you to be more agile, efficient, and effective.
In under 30 minutes, we'll explain:
• Common use cases for video collaboration - going way beyond team meetings to the tasks at the heart of engineering
• Collaboration solution innovations - if you think an expensive, wall-mounted, on-premises solution is your only option, you may be surprised by what's available
• Success stories - hear how a leading engineering firm is putting these solutions to use and the impact it has on their business
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