Most large enterprises have launched an initiative to adopt service-oriented architecture (SOA), but SOA is not a solution that comes in a tidy little box. SOA is a new way to design systems, and it is more about culture than it is about technology. SOA will impact many aspects of an organization—from software development and operations to accounting and incentive systems. Governance is critical.
Librarians looking to build electronic libraries face numerous challenges. This new white paper by Integration New Media provides a summary of best practices for building an eLibrary. From defining your audience and content requirements, through to choosing a technology solution that makes sense for your use cases, this paper will provide a strong checklist of items to consider. The paper also looks at the three types of users and the key elements of designing the user experience for your eLibrary.
BlueArc’s Titan 3000 Series is designed to meet the requirements of today’s sophisticated enterprise data centers and vertical applications with new levels of storage performance, scalability and reliability. Titan is the first storage solution that consolidates and manages up to 4 petabytes of data in a single storage pool.
Enterprise networks are going through massive change, and the convergence of voice and data including Communication deployments, upgrades, transformations and ongoing management remain a top priority. According industry analysts at Aberdeen Group, 61% are planning for Communications in the next two years. In order to get the most from their Unified Communications investment at the time of deployment and beyond, enterprises must leverage both active testing and configuration analysis techniques to certify and validate that environments are configured as designed.
Clarus Systems, Inc. has collaborated with IQ Services to deliver technology independent testing solutions that enhance end-to-end voice process lifecycle management within the contact center. The goal is to ensure a positive customer experience by incorporating voice testing and monitoring into every step of your contact center's life cycle - resulting in confidence that your solution works as designed.
Published By: CopiaTECH
Published Date: Mar 18, 2008
With the advancement of IT, technology has brought great improvements and new challenges. One such challenge is spyware: software designed to either capture your data or use your system for its own purposes. This paper discusses in detail various kinds of spyware and measures of protection against it.
By doing more with less, you can realize savings and reduce complexity at the same time. IBM BladeCenter is a complete, compact and integrated system designed to simplify IT in small and mid-sized offices and distributed environments. It's packed with energy-saving features that lower operating costs and it's flexible enough to grow with your business.
Learn about the features and options of the IBM BladeCenter and see why it's the right choice for your diverse business needs.
BrightWave Marketing designed and executed a remarketing email campaign to help CoreNet Global, the world’s leading professional association for corporate real estate and workplace executives, promote its Annual Summit. Read this case study to find out about the changes made and their results.
Denison University utilizes a multi-faceted direct marketing program to communicate with their alumni and other key constituents. Email marketing has become a more important part of their development strategy in recent years due to the cost effectiveness, tracking capabilities and growing use of email and internet to contribute to the school’s Annual Fund.
IBM HACMP supports a wide variety of configurations, and provides the cluster administrator with a great deal of flexibility. With this flexibility comes the responsibility to make wise choices. This paper discusses the choices that the cluster designer can make, and about the alternatives that make for the highest level of availability.
Virtualization provides opportunities to reduce complexity, improve service levels to the business and lower capital and operating costs to provide and maintain IT infrastructure. This paper for senior IT managers is intended as a starter guide for virtual infrastructure technical design, project planning, scoping, and implementation.
Cooling for IT wiring closets is rarely planned and typically only implemented after failures or overheating occur. Historically, no clear standard exists for specifying sufficient cooling to achieve predictable behavior within wiring closets. An appropriate specification for cooling IT wiring closets should assure compatibility with anticipated loads, provide unambiguous instruction for design and installation of cooling equipment, prevent oversizing, maximize electrical efficiency, and be flexible enough to work in various shapes and types of closets. This paper describes the science and practical application of an improved method for the specification of cooling for wiring closets.
Media coverage of Second Life typically favors the opinions of industry analysts and naysayers. All too often, the concerns of regular users are overlooked. In October 2007, as part of a larger survey, we asked more than 800 Second Life residents what advice they would give to real-world organizations establishing a presence in Second Life.
Published By: IDology
Published Date: Feb 11, 2008
There is a new automated technology available now that is helping businesses combat identity theft and prevent fraud. It is called identity proofing and it is specifically designed to verify consumer identities online. With all the fraud prevention solutions available in the market today you are probably wondering, does my company really need to use an identity proofing solution?
Point of service is the key to every retail operation. But with e-mail marketing, in-store/self-service kiosks and more, the definition of point of service is changing. These changes create a unique opportunity to utilize advanced technologies to improve the customer experience. The IBM Retail Environment for SUSE LINUX (IRES) is designed to help retailers do just this -- while generating higher profits.
This paper discusses the value of two-factor authentication systems that provide vital access security for today's mobile workforces, who can now be productive from numerous remote locations: the home office, the airport, hotels, and customer sites. Moreover, the ubiquitous nature of mobile phones has now given rise to a new, convenient form factor for the software-based authenticator that resides right on the mobile phone/device.
General Cable operates 28 manufacturing locations in 8 countries and is a leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products. Their products are widely used in communications, energy, industrial and speciality markets. General Cable has nearly 300 suppliers of raw material for their US operations.
A new white paper from Panda Security discusses the new breed of silent online threats that can bypass traditional antivirus programs and penetrate even the most highly 'protected' networks. Additionally, the sheer volume of malware has overwhelmed the antivirus industry as a whole. Collective Intelligence is a new global security model specifically designed to combat the next evolution of malicious code.
In 2005, O’Hare International Airport began a project to relocate and modernize a 2.1 million ft.2 runway. Five independent firms worked on the project design with the IT/data management led by Milhouse Engineering and Construction, Inc. Milhouse implemented GlobalSCAPE WAFS which mirrors critical files to all sites. This provided fast local access to all project files automatically without any administrative burden and with no delays.
This report provided by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is developed around research that's focused on showing the many faces of the CMDB – as a central point for governance, asset, inventory, change and configuration control, and as a core system, in many cases for more effective service assurance. Designated for IT adopters and planners – read by executives, as well as, architects, and technical influencers.
IT service providers need to offer services that deliver new business opportunities whilst increasing levels of availability, controlling risks and reducing costs. This paper provides you with practical guidance based on the practices in ITIL® V3 that will help you manage application and infrastructure changes and configurations.
Published By: Computhink
Published Date: Dec 10, 2007
The amount of paper that DUCA Financial Services had to retain for every member they dealt with was piling up. In fact, DUCA had a complete office wall dedicated to the storage of client records in thirteen large fireproof filing cabinets. "We simply ran out of space and had no more room to put anything," said Jack Vanderkooy, President & CEO. "While we have to maintain documents for our daily reference and access, the problem was made greater by the fact that legally we have to retain documents and files for the full term of each mortgage or loan."
Published By: Computhink
Published Date: Nov 30, 2007
The Marin Community Foundation (MCF) was established in 1986 with the assets of a trust created by long-time Marin residents Leonard and Beryl H. Buck. From the start, MCF’s mission was to use philanthropic contributions to help improve the human condition and enhance the quality of life in Marin County, CA. An unintended consequence was that they were swimming in paper.
Published By: Computhink
Published Date: Nov 29, 2007
Transervice Logistics Inc. provides total transportation management. They have over 38 years of experience in the transportation industry and are driven by the needs of their customers. They understand the customers’ desires and deliver innovative services to meet those needs. Their goal is to provide the customer with professional service on the most cost-effective basis.
Defining an effective Internet and domain name strategy is vital to any business — especially small- or medium-sized businesses which have limited development and promotional budgets. From defining this strategy, to understanding the keys to Web promotion, here is vital information that every entrepreneur should know.
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
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