Published By: Creekpath
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Imagine a world where storage management is simplified; everything works together; there are no configuration issues when upgrading, and vendors all cooperate to allow information to be easily stored and retrieved seamlessly. This was a reality in the mainframe world, but the deployment of open systems shattered these concepts.
An organization’s success and ability to react to market and environmental changes are now more dependent than ever on an effective and efficient IT infrastructure. This white paper provides a starting point for organizations contemplating server consolidation. Download this guide for an overview of server consolidation concepts and techniques, plus guidance on methodologies that should be employed.
As business users expand to newer types of applications, and grow older ones, their attempts to use RDBMS encounter the "Relational Wall," where RDBMS technology no longer provides the performance and functionality needed. This paper measures the wall, explains what model and architectural differences cause it, how to foresee it, and how to avoid it.
Published By: RuleStream
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Capturing product knowledge has proven to be very difficult and early attempts at building systems to capture and reuse knowledge have failed because they were too limited technically, required users to be able to develop computer codes (or programs) to embody knowledge rules and actions, and they did not work with common product design tools such as CAD and PDM systems.
If you think you know sales, you likely are bringing to this topic a history and track record that has served you well. This paper attempts to offer the cautionary warning that what has worked in your past may not serve your current sales reps as well today, and could actually hurt their performance. Sales 1.0 was about lone wolves, product superiority, proven skills and making the number.
This paper highlights how Run Book Automation Software provides the new level of automation required to automate IT operations and traditional job scheduling tasks, without the costs and management burden associated with custom programming and scripts.
This white paper describes how automating IT processes greatly reduces operational costs and improves service delivery. Learn how to standardize best practices and integrate data center and operations tools without the management burden associated with scripts and home-grown programs.
There are seven keys to becoming a world-class manufacturer that distill the broad concepts above into specific actions that can be addressed and accomplished in your company. Download this white paper to learn more.
Once a business clears the financial hurdle and begins to plan their data protection strategy the choices can appear daunting. Do they select tape or disk? Apply differential or incremental backups? How much will a new system cost and how much time will it take to implement? What data should be included in the backup? This article attempts to address these concerns.
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) promises significant benefits to today's organizations. Successfully delivering SOA benefits, especially Business Agility and Component Reuse, will be dependant on the Test Approach that your organization adopts to implement your SOA.
Published By: Gold Lasso
Published Date: Jul 13, 2007
Since the introduction of e-mail as a viable marketing and communications vehicle, the focus has shifted from a "one size fits all" model to content that is relevant and specific to the intended recipient. This paper reviews general concepts behind personalization, further investigates its advantages, discusses the challenges to personalizing campaigns and provides solutions to overcome the challenges.
Published By: ProofSpace
Published Date: Mar 04, 2008
The ProofMark software solution is a broadly applicable system that operates on a computer, server, network, system, or infrastructure. This system utilizes public-key cryptography to create an irrefutable record of the time-existence and exact composition of any digital data. This document, the ProofMark System Concepts, Architecture, and Planning Guide, provides you with a broad technical overview of the ProofMark system.
Published By: XaSystems
Published Date: Aug 16, 2007
This quick reference guide provides an easy to use snap shot of key ITIL version 3 practices and concepts. In addition, it provides a visual map between ITIL Version Service Delivery and Support books to the new ITIL Version 3.
Virtualization is a revolutionary technology that has emerged as one of the hottest trends in the IT segment. If you are not already leveraging the server virtualization wave as a means to deploy cost effective Disaster Recovery, then use this paper as a catalyst to transform your business today: virtualization enables greater efficiencies, faster application and data recovery, and overall cost savings.
Published By: Thinksoft
Published Date: Dec 03, 2007
This white paper acts as a tool, for CEO's and Business and IT heads, helps reduce application deployment risks and costs. This paper attempts to establish how outsourcing test services to an independent domain-focused specialist company can substantially mitigate deployment risks. Business users are assured of receiving reliably better quality application well within cost and time budgets.
"Lean" is defined as a process to improve manufacturing and service operations, reduce waste, improve quality and drive down cost. While many packaging companies have embraced a number of Lean Manufacturing concepts, many have yet to fully realize the benefits of a fully-integrated Lean environment. Leveraging an ERP system that embraces "Lean" principles and incorporates industry specific best practices can facilitate and support the process. In this white paper, learn how lean manufacturing can apply to printing and packaging, and how an ERP system fits into the process.
Design, Operate, Maintain (DOM) - key concepts in asset management and maintenance, repair and operation. Utility facility designers and those who operate and maintain those facilities need to work together closely to improve plant efficiency and business profitability over time.
While actual RF design is quite difficult, understanding basic RF concepts is amazingly straightforward. For those of you delving into the world of RF for the first time, when you finish this article, you will have a clearer understanding of how signals are transmitted and received in an RF environment.
This document describes how Likewise facilitates the implementation of enterprise single sign-on (SSO). It explains how Kerberos-aware applications can be configured to exploit the authentication infrastructure provided by Likewise. It explains the concepts as well as outlining the specific steps that must be taken to enable single sign-on support in applications.
The concepts of "brand" and "reputation" are often seen as one and the same. However, when viewed separately, significant opportunities arise to improve both. The road to successful branding has never been more complex or challenging. What started, as a one-way lane going directly from the manufacturer's door to the buyer's door is now an everexpanding, two-way, multi-lane superhighway with intersections, tollbooths, and rest stops.
If you are a business that accepts credit or debit card payments then achieving PCI DSS compliance is an industry requirement. But how can you make it work for your business & prevent it becoming an exercise in box ticking?