The goal of having one enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for all business processes remains popular. However, there are still many misconceptions associated with using enterprise resource planning solutions in asset-intensive industries. This white paper discusses and demystifies the myths for decision makers in asset-intensive industries. You’ll also see how IBM Maximo Asset Management can enhance the quality of asset data, contribute to the safety of the workforce, and help facilitate best practices that significantly impact the long-term success of your business.
The terms "Green IT" and "Lean IT" and "Sustainable IT" are used prolifically these days and often inter-changeably. The three areas are the focus of exciting innovation the IT industry these days are significantly impacting IT operations departments both large and small and are described below. Lean IT focuses on reducing hardware, green IT builds on lean IT to reduce consumption and sustainable IT builds on green IT to reduce impact on economy, society and the environment.
Protect the availability of business-critical processes while keeping costs in line. This e-book takes you from business analysis to design and deployment to an actual case study using recognized industry best practices and governance guidelines.
Learn about governmental standards and regulations, such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley, covering data protection and privacy. Then, learn how your enterprise can be compliant utilizing the latest encryption technologies.
Adhering to the constraints and limiting design freedoms are necessary for conventional manufacturing processes. Rapid manufacturing eliminates all of the design constraints imposed by conventional manufacturing methods. It offers designers and engineers an unprecedented freedom to design a product and its components exclusively for the desired form, fit and function.
Can the JT data format solve the problem of interdisciplinary communications in the PLM industry? The white paper, "The Business Case for a Common Data Distribution Platform: A Look at UGS' JT," examines the case for its adoption as a standard for design, analysis and manufacturing in PLM and beyond.
As if the selection of manufacturer weren't enough, many encoders offered in today's marketplace are highly configurable. Resolution, shaft size, seal options and connector variations all confront the design engineer with serious choices. Output type is equally important. In this paper, we'll cover some of the more typical applications and common output types.
In most drilling applications encoders are used to provide position and speed feedback for proper control of equipment like top drives and pipe racking systems. However, these electronic devices require special attention when used in hazardous environments such as a drilling platform. In this paper, we discuss ways to make encoders suitable for hazardous duty.
Lower your data center energy needs with the advanced power management of the IBM System x3550 Express rack-mount server. It helps manage risk by providing 24/7 access to your business-critical data. In addition, it's budget-friendly with a dense yet powerful design that maximizes your IT investment. Look inside the IBM System x3550 Express and see the high-performance components for yourself in this interactive tour.
IBM Multiform Master Data Management manages master data domains - customers, accounts, products - that have significant impact on the most important business processes and realize the promise of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). IBM is the only vendor that delivers an integrated MDM product with significant out-of-the-box functionality for each MDM usage style - collaborative, operational and analytical - across multiple data domains, thereby managing the complete data lifecycle.
Since the cost of staffing in most call centers is between 60 and 70 percent of the total budget, the incremental benefits of selecting the best solution for your operation and implementing it successfully are significant. Companies in the market for a workforce management tool today face a mind-boggling array of choices. Automated workforce management systems range from quite simplistic to highly complex, with a wide range of price tags to match. This paper will help contact center managers navigate the choices.
Performance management is a subset of Performance Engineering, an emerging computer science practice which strives to build performance into the design and architecture of a system, prior to the onset of actual coding effort. Any technology which is measured can be managed easily. Find out how in this paper.
Published By: Listrak
Published Date: May 02, 2008
Even though there are many email marketing solutions that allow marketers to create, deploy, track, and manage their email marketing campaigns easily, there is still a significant percentage of companies that outsource this business process to an outside advertising agency, search engine optimization firm, application service provider, or interactive marketer.
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.
Published By: TRIRIGA
Published Date: Mar 31, 2008
Investments in green building strategies consistently result in significant benefits for organizations today. Green buildings not only reduce the environmental impacts of natural resource consumption and green house gas emissions, but they also provide economical benefits such as reduced costs, improved bottom-line performance and higher shareholder value.
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.
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.
Based on a survey conducted by ServiceXRG, this paper explores the use and effectiveness of remote support technology across all industry sectors and how companies can take remote support to the next level to significantly improve the support transaction process, reduce service delivery costs and increase solution effectiveness.
Published By: ElcomSoft
Published Date: Dec 06, 2007
In order to protect important data, we use a large variety of methods and technologies, especially when the data in question is confidential and essential for day-to-day operations of a business and for making important management decisions. "If you have the information, you own the world" has become the basic tenet of our times, where control over data is of the utmost significance. The loss of access to important data can have a very negative impact on the company’s business.
Published By: WiChorus
Published Date: Oct 12, 2007
Wireless technologies are migrating from complex hierarchical voice-oriented architectures to flatter, low latency, all-IP based designs – reducing cost and complexity for service providers while efficiently supporting real time IP services. Coupled with this trend is the migration to higher performance OFDMA air links with MIMO and AAS, providing much greater bandwidth with improved interference characteristics.
Published By: ProofSpace
Published Date: Sep 10, 2007
Read this paper and learn the principles that are prerequisites to enforceable electronic agreements as required by existing legal standards and electronic signature legislation. This paper will also specify sixteen measurement criteria that can be used as metrics to assess whether the architecture of an electronic transaction will meet the requirements of admissibility.
Published By: XaSystems
Published Date: Aug 16, 2007
This list of Frequently Asked Questions provides answers to important questions affecting ITIL professionals, including the significant differences between version 2 and 3, the impact on investments in publications and training, and how other standards align with version 3.
Published By: Perimeter
Published Date: Jul 17, 2007
Read this interesting comparison about designing an intrusion defense strategy that identifies the value of business processes, and implements appropriate strategies to protect these systems using a layered defense approach is not only a good security practice, but also a regulation in many cases.