It's a common scenario in the mining and oil & gas industries: the project has been approved to proceed and the pressure is on to get multiple parties – partners, consultants, contractors and suppliers – working together efficiently to meet an aggressive schedule. This challenge is often exacerbated by globalization and by the vast volume of data that flows between the project team.
Storage infrastructure simplification is an important step a telecommunications business can take toward meeting the needs of an on-demand business environment. The IBM System Storage DS Family can support business continuity and improve information lifecycle management with competitively priced storage options. Learn how the IBM Systems Storage DS Family is an ideal partner for businesses in the telecom industry looking for secure and resilient data storage
Storage infrastructure simplification is an important step an electronics business can take toward meeting the needs of an on-demand business environment. The IBM System Storage DS Family can support business continuity and improve information lifecycle management with competitively priced storage options. Learn how the IBM Systems Storage DS Family is an ideal partner for businesses in the electronics industry looking for secure and resilient data storage.
Published By: Clickatell
Published Date: May 20, 2008
In meeting the challenges of an increasingly competitive banking landscape, Standard Bank seeks to differentiate itself by providing the highest levels of service to its customer base. An integral part of achieving this goal has been its partnership with Clickatell to deliver personalized and relevant messaging to bank customers via their mobile phones. Read this case study to learn more.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: May 14, 2008
Virtual private networks (VPNs) are the technologies most widely used by organizations today in the provision of remote access to their networks for employees, business partners and suppliers. Of the VPNs available, IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) VPNs provide the most complete remote access solution, although they have traditionally been seen as costly and difficult to deploy.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Apr 09, 2008
Today, many organizations are increasingly reliant on software application development to deliver them competitive edge. Simultaneously, they are progressively opening up their computer networks to business partners, customers and suppliers and making use of next-generation programming languages and computing techniques to provide a richer experience for these users. However, hackers are refocusing their attention on the vulnerabilities and flaws contained in those applications.
Published By: CommonTime
Published Date: Apr 02, 2008
Many companies that have already invested in IBM Lotus Domino/Notes for their business communications now look to achieve the business benefits that are delivered by mobility solutions. To address this challenge, CommonTime has partnered with Microsoft® to combine key elements our best-of-breed Lotus Domino/Notes mobility solution for Windows Mobile devices with Microsoft’s System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 (MDM).
As the old adage says, "Information is power." The ability of an organization to best understand the behaviors and needs of its customers and partners, manage effective processes with timely insight, target new opportunities, and ensure that it is operating in a compliant and financially responsible manner on a day-to-day basis provides a foundation for innovation and success, let alone its survival.
Guests, contractors, vendors, business partners, and other temporary users require and expect certain level of network access within organizations that they visit. Corporate network access has been typically open; internal LAN connections have seldom required authentication. Today however, regulatory and other security concerns demand that organizations adopt a more secure posture towards these short-term users.
More and more employees are working remotely or traveling around the world to meet with colleagues, customers and partners. Jobs are no longer tied to a specific physical location, and people have come to rely on devices such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and laptops to stay connected and productive.
Corning Cable Systems offers the broadest range of end-to-end fibre optic and copper product solutions for telecommunications networks. Corning wanted to improve their supply chain to reduce inventory levels (thereby adding to bottom line savings) and reduce overall administrative costs- all without expensive or time-consuming investments.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Jan 11, 2008
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can benefit from the expansive use of information technology (IT) just as much as their larger counterparts. Indeed, in many cases they have to, because to trade they need to interact with business partners of all sizes and IT failure affects not just internal users but those of third parties.
For more than a decade, Pivotal CRM has been the choice of Microsoft-centric organizations that want the flexibility to model their specific business practices within their customer relationship management system. The Pivotal CRM product line leverages the Microsoft technology stack to provide usability and productivity advantages through integration to Microsoft Office, and more.
In the new global economy, a company’s competitive edge is intrinsically tied to the ability to quickly collaborate with co-workers, partners and customers. This is certainly evidenced in a recent survey in which the majority of respondents confirm that on-demand collaborative tools can accelerate business processes and help knowledge workers work better, faster and cheaper.
Every large enterprise has employees who need some level of access to its critical information resources, and many also provide a wide variety of types and levels of access to contractors, partners, vendors, and customers. Each of these points of access represents a source of potential business and compliance risk.
How secure are the VPNs and modems that your vendors and partners use to access your data center? Can you confidently track all activity to meet SOX, PCI, and HIPAA compliance requirements? Learn how Axeda ServiceLink for Data Centers empowers you to provide your vendors and partners with secure and auditable access to your mission-critical data center.
Simple voicemail has evolved into complex integrated messaging platforms and the generic black handset has been replaced by a plethora of devices. Service providers can become critical partners for companies looking to ensure availability of their voice network.
ERP Outsourcing for the Mid-Market discusses the nuances of outsourcing and critical success factors for mid-market companies. Specifically, how companies can effectively select a compatible outsourcing partner who understands both parts of the equation - business and technology - and how to create a governance environment that fosters a successful outsourcing relationship.
Major retailers and mass merchandisers are turning up the pressure on their trading partners and even other retailers to implement Global Data Synchronization (GDS) within their organizations. These advocates see GDS and participation in the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) as the best path to improving the timeliness and accuracy of their supply chains, particularly once these efforts are broadly supported across the retail supply chain landscape.
The challenges presented by multiple Value-Added Networks (VANs) and managing diverse trading partners create barriers to the efficiencies promised by EDI. Multiple providers mean multiple points of failure with no one entity to hold accountable. Also, as trading communities grow, end-to-end supply chain visibility becomes an essential operational requirement.
By providing integrated, adaptable functionality within one scalable platform, Microsoft Dynamics AX helps midsize retailers improve their agility with an all-in-one solution based on an open technology platform. And it provides the ability for retailers to connect and interact with customers, partners, and employees around the world.
This whitepaper is written as a guide to an alternative mechanism for project implementation for business owners holding responsibility to deliver IT solutions in the SOA space. It could also be of interest to those who would like to know more about how the phenomenon of offshore/onsite coordination, that emerged in the nineties, can be effectively applied towards realizing the promise of SOA.
The Performance Manager, Proven Strategies for Turning Information into Higher Business Performance, strengthens the partnership between decision-makers and the people who provide the information that drives better decisions. It suggests 42 decisions areas, or information sweet spots, to help you understand your data, plan, and monitor your performance.