Published By: Faronics
Published Date: Sep 10, 2008
IT Managers are tasked with making the desktop environment more secure and locked down to a uniform corporate standard, yet flexible enough to handle the myriad of exceptions that arise across the enterprise. Centralized Configuration Management (CCM) tools are great, especially in environments with branch offices. But CCM tools can’t do the big job of making your environment inherently more secure or more flexible.
You understand the value Microsoft Exchange Server can bring to your company but the internal deployment delays, administrative complexity and cost of Exchange just isn't practical. Business and technical executives strive to find time to focus on running their business and avoid the distractions of managing a 24X7 application such as Exchange. The time and expense of running a Microsoft Exchange Server in-house may simply be too much for a company your size.
Today, companies have more at risk than ever before. To stay in business, they must evolve their traditional business continuity programs to include continuous enhancements. They must also provide continuous service and support to their customers, suppliers, stockholders and stakeholders. The best approach requires a detailed analysis of both business and technical requirements, an understanding of available options, and a deep inspection of the many variables that will support their ultimate strategy.
For businesses around the world, email has become the primary means of communication with people inside and outside of the organization. Business transactions kick off in the form of an email, most customers use e-mail to negotiate contracts and agreements and exchange invoices and payment information. Email is also heavily used by marketing departments to issue mailshots to customers announcing new offers and special deals and so on.
Today, 84% of IT organizations view automation as a top investment priority for delivering on business outcomes. Explore key priorities and trends based on IDC’s global survey of 164 IT professionals, including the role of automation across “IT silos” and virtualization, cost efficiencies and process standardization, and market maturity. Read this new IDC survey to learn more.
Shrinking product development cycles coupled with demanding product requirements and increasingly complex design implementations can overwhelm a design team. The technical risk of employing new, complex, high-speed processor technology can often deter a design group from incorporating new technology in their product designs.
Read this whitepaper now to learn all about 4G. New technologies, benefits and features of 4G will all be discussed in this white paper. Read now if you are considering future 4G deployment and find out how iPass can help!
Published By: Utimaco
Published Date: Aug 18, 2008
Data protection programs at most organizations are concerned with protecting sensitive data from external malicious attacks, relying on technical controls that include perimeter security, network/wireless surveillance and monitoring, application and point security management, and user awareness and education. In this paper, the different leakage points are mapped with regulations and best practices.
Today’s web and application infrastructure continues to expand applications for e-commerce, and communications with customers, partners and internal employees. For those responsible for deploying, maintaining and supporting these networked applications, there is an increasing need to get the highest performance out of datacenter equipment, while simplifying the complexity that causes excess overhead and unnecessary costs.
The days of deploying new equipment for the sake of having the latest and greatest ended when the Internet bubble burst. So when you know it's time for a network upgrade, you need to have more than the technical facts — you need to arm yourself with a rock-solid business case. Start with these 10 ways to sell the members of your upper-management team on the network upgrade.
Published By: Sportgenic
Published Date: Jul 24, 2008
This white paper provides the digital media professional with a comprehensive introduction to digital ad networks. It explains what ad networks are, the roles they play for advertisers, and the key market segments of the business. It also offers advice on how to select an ad network for your brand.
Published By: Vertica
Published Date: Jul 23, 2008
Read how Comcast, the largest cable communications company in the U.S., is using Vertica Analytic DBMS able to quickly collect and analyze data being generated by millions of network devices to ensure quality of service and accuracy of capacity planning to ensure a consistently good customer experience.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Jul 17, 2008
Mobile unified communications allows organizations to provide employees with the ability to collaborate and communicate efficiently, as well as access information on-demand. An exclusive Computerworld online survey offers insight into how companies can develop cost-effective strategies for implementing or improving mobile applications and foster an efficient workplace.
This white paper primarily focuses on the expanding role of HPC management software in the HPC marketplace. The paper emphasizes its historical development and considers its business case and future prospects while dispensing with more elaborate technical analysis and product comparisons.
Data modeling has evolved from an arcane technique for database designers into an entire family of interrelated techniques that serves many constituencies, including techno-phobic business stakeholders and users. The new maturity of modeling tools and techniques arrives in the nick of time, because new technical and regulatory realities demand that enterprises maintain scrupulous awareness of their data and how it is used. Data modeling is no longer for databases only, no longer for technologists only, and no longer optional.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Jul 03, 2008
Businesses of all sizes adopt technology to make them more productive, cost effective or flexible and help them compete. Over the years the adoption of tools such as mobile phones, wireless laptops, the internet and email have all been driven by such expectations. Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are often at the forefront as these technologies can give them a lead on their larger competitors. What starts as a useful extra tool or 'competitive edge' soon becomes the accepted norm and a search for improved quality and utility then ensues.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Jul 03, 2008
Technology is no longer a nice to have, or a tool for the few. With many organizations now being completely dependent on their IT systems, the need for the IT department to be seen to be responding to the organization's requirements is of critical importance. Business Service Management, or BSM, can help in providing underpinnings to the IT function. This paper looks at how the changing processes and market conditions within an organization can be augmented through the use of a Business Service Management (BSM) approach, creating a flexible and responsive technology infrastructure aimed at supporting a rapidly changing commercial landscape and enabling greater competitiveness in the markets.
In 2000, ICEE began to scrutinize the inefficiencies they found in the ICEE machine repair process. With so many field technicians servicing so many machines, streamlining the process would be no small feat. The company's existing paper-based system required that field technicians fill out paper work orders at the end of each job. One copy was given to the customer, one was filed at the regional office, and another was sent to headquarters in Ontario. This left a long, inefficient and error-prone paper trail.
IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is an open international standard for Next Generation Networking. It supports the delivery of Voice over IP (VoIP) and various multimedia services. IMS is not in itself a service, but an architecture for service delivery. IMS was originally developed by wireless carriers within the context of the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) in 2002. Since then, its advantages have led to the adoption of IMS by wireline carriers.
Most companies have plans in place to ensure employee-to-employee communications following a business disruption event (BDE). But many companies haven’t addressed how communications will be maintained with partners (suppliers, vendors, channel partners, etc.) and customers.
Quantum Cryptography is an emerging technology that may offer new forms of security protection. Relying on the laws of quantum mechanics, transmission is carried by a single particle that can only be measured one time, making encryption and decryption difficult to compromise. Businesses are evaluating architectural solutions using Quantum Cryptography to understand its potential benefits. Future implementations of the technology may soon make it more available for enterprise business.
In this video, at a high-tech ballistics center managed by National Technical Systems in Camden, Arkansas, HP simulated a gas leak using real explosives to blow up a data center. Every system failed-over after the explosion in less than two minutes—including data on an HP StorageWorks XP12000 Disk Array which failed over flawlessly to an HP StorageWorks XP24000 Disk Array.
One of the difficulties of managing projects that involve several (perhaps many) organizations is that the group has no pre-established procedures for handling actions that cross organizational boundaries. With no procedures in place, confusion and miscommunication will result, which will lead to unnecessary delays, wasted resources, and potentially even conflict among the organizations.
Adding ESD protection to your HDMI system design can be simplified by choosing the proper solution. Tyco Electronics' ESD and overcurrent protection reference layout complies with the HDMI 1.3 specification at 3.4GHz, helps meet the requirements of the IEC 61000-4-2 ESD protection specification, and optimizes board space, all of which helps minimize risk for designers.
Ethernet communications is rapidly gaining popularity in industrial applications because it enables the real-time exchange of information between processing equipment and companies' Ethernet-based management systems. The emergence of protocols such as EtherNet/IP enables engineers to attain the advantages of using Ethernet in industrial applications.