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Three Key Principles to Accelerating Web Applications [ Source: F5 ]

July 2014- Most organizations are concerned with the speed of their applications. Whether it involves an internal business application or a customer-facing shopping site, web application performance can have a huge impact on business performance. A faster-performing web application results in greater sales, better user engagement and improved productivity. The aim of accelerating these web applications is to improve the end-user experience with faster page-load times and more responsive interactivity. Read this article to learn more about ...

Five Questions to Ask Before Choosing Responsive Web Design for Your Financial Services Firm [ Source: Nagarro ]

April 2014- Growing numbers of banks and financial service organizations are adopting responsive web design to address heated demand for multi-device application access. Should your firm do the same? Though responsive design may not always be the best solution to your mobility needs, it offers extremely attractive advantages, and is a powerful option to increase the number of customers who can use your applications effectively. If you're a CXO, IT leader, or business executive looking for increased ...

Three-part Learning Series: Understanding and Selecting IAM for Cloud Services, Part 1. Explanations: Solution Space, Architecture and Design [ Source: Symplified ]

November 2013- Of all the IT security areas, Identity and Access Management (IAM) can be the most complex. It is also an area that is in the midst of a Galilean-scale paradigm shift from centralized identity management of internal users and systems to unified management of internal and external users, across both traditional IT and third-party cloud services.

Adrian Lane, Analyst and CTO for Securosis presents a 3-part learning series that will enable you to:<...

Getting Wired Performance Out of Your Wireless Network [ Source: Xirrus ]

May 2013- Driven by the rapid evolution of mobile devices, the move to cloud-based applications and data, and the continued development of new wireless technologies, Wi-Fi has become the network of choice for connectivity. Most new devices no longer have wired connectivity-for them Wi-Fi is the only option. IT managers now count Wi-Fi as an essential business facility.

Demystifying 802.11ac [ Source: Xirrus ]

May 2013- 802.11ac is a new very high throughput Wi-Fi standard (final approval in 2014). It delivers data rates in excess of 1Gbps in its first phase of products with future iterations planned to take performance to nearly 7Gbps. 802.11ac maintains backward compatibility with existing 802.11 equipment to simplify network migration to the new technology.

High Bandwidth Internet Access: Opening Doors to New Capabilities [ Source: Cornerstone Advanced Communications ]

March 2013- High bandwidth, and the content that rides over it, enables rapid acceleration of business development and the type of collaboration that drives innovation. Companies are now choosing - from options such as fiber, cable access transport, copper, and wireless - the greatest bandwidth available in their markets. Gain perspective on trends in American and global markets that are generating the need for big bandwidth as companies rely increasingly on business and IT tools such as ...

Okta Active Directory Integration - An Architecture Overview [ Source: Okta ]

February 2013- For most companies, Microsoft Active Directory (AD) plays the central role in coordinating identity and access management policies. AD typically serves as a "source of truth" for user identities, and it provides access control to on-premises resources such as networks, file servers, and web applications.

A byproduct of the transition to cloud applications is the proliferation of separate user stores; each cloud application typically is rolled out independently and therefore has its own ...

The Case for Better Software Configuration Management and Agile Processes [ Source: Perforce ]

January 2013- The current state of software configuration management (SCM) systems employed at medium and large corporations is often inadequate to support modern agile processes, reveals exclusive research from UBM Tech. Core challenges include code refactoring, cross-repository migration, improved branching and support.

SCM systems play an important supporting role in audit - and compliance - related tasks, but the UBM Tech research indicates that many corporations are lacking in this area. Added to this challenge ...

Creating the Right Mobile Strategy: What You Need to Know Before You Get Started [ Source: Moovweb ]

November 2012- The right mobile solution can propel your business into the market quickly and effectively. But in order to know which solution will work best for your business, you need to be clear on the advantages and potential concessions of each, so you can measure them against your business goals.

In the new Moovweb white paper, Creating the Right Mobile Strategy: What You Need to Know Before You Get Started, get the insight you ...

IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Concepts, Planning, and Design Guide [ Source: IBM ]

October 2012- This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information about the concepts, planning, and design of IBM WebSphere® Application Server environments. This book is aimed at IT architects and consultants who want more information for the planning and designing of application-serving environments, ranging from small to large, and complex implementations.

This book addresses the packaging and features in WebSphere Application Server and highlights the most common implementation topologies. It provides information about planning for specific tasks ...

Personalized marketing and web analytics in travel and hospitality, Driving revenue and loyalty by meeting traveler demands for an engaging cross-channel experience [ Source: IBM ]

October 2012- This white paper explores the challenges facing chief marketing officers (CMOs) and their divisions in the travel and hospitality industry, and outlines strategies and technologies that can help improve performance in both consumer and business travel arenas.

By harnessing customer data, delivering personalized cross-channel experiences and continuously optimizing web analytics and digital marketing, your company will be positioned to:

• Improve look-to-book ratios
• Turn browsers into loyal, high-value customers
• Meet ...

Gartner: Secure Web Gateway Malware Detection Techniques [ Source: Blue Coat ]

October 2012- Enhanced security is the key functionality in secure Web gateways, yet few buyers understand the different techniques used and their limitations. Use this guide to understand the limitations of solutions, and to compare solutions using standard terminology. Also use it to understand the limitations of each type of malware detection, and to compare prospective vendors' capabilities.

Market Research Brief: Revealing the ''Where'' of Business Intelligence using Location Analytics [ Source: ESRI ]

October 2012- A 2012 survey of more than 180 business and IT managers and staff at organizations of all sizes across multiple industries reveals some important trends and insights when it comes to location-based data:

• The use of maps to view business data in its geographical context is growing in importance.
• Managers and executives find it important to map data to manage everything from assets and customers to the field workforce and supply chains, as well ...

Social Networking Site Accelerates Network Performance [ Source: Solarflare Communications ]

August 2011- myYearbook, an innovative and rapidly growing social media site, must manage the extraordinary demands caused by the explosive growth in traffic.

To do so, its engineers need to stay ahead of the curve on the deployment of leading edge technologies which both meet its current performance demands, but also provide headroom for growth.

Learn how myYearbook upgraded its infrastructure to improve network performance.

How to: Accelerate Web 2.0 Application Performance [ Source: Solarflare Communications ]

August 2011- Memcached is a widely deployed distributed database caching technology implemented by tens of thousands of Web 2.0 sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter,, Wikipedia, and Craigslist. Memcached accelerates dynamic web applications, and is an important part of many social networking and big data infrastructures.

Discover how Solarflare's 10GbE technology accelerates user access to Web 2.0 and learn how to improve the efficiency of the infrastructure to provide a better user experience, while managing ...

On-Premise vs. Cloud: The Impact of Cloud Computing on Web Content Management [ Source: CrownPeak ]

July 2011- A recent survey by Gartner found that the market for cloud services is expected to reach $150B by 2013. Although cloud computing adoption started in small and medium sized companies, cloud services are rapidly gaining market share in the enterprise.

Despite these statistics, there are still misunderstandings on the definition of cloud computing and even more confusion over how enterprise companies would benefit switching from traditional on-premise to cloud solutions. Quite often fear, uncertainty, ...

When Passwords Aren't Enough: The Need for Strong Online Authentication That is Easy to Use [ Source: Confident Technologies ]

March 2011- Authentication on websites and cloud-based services has traditionally involved a trade-off between security and usability. Either the authentication method is easy on users but not very secure, or it’s highly secure but difficult on people.

For public-facing websites or those with a large consumer audience, finding a way to implement strong security that is easy to use is an even greater challenge.

Two-factor authentication methods such as hardware tokens, smart ...

Cloud Staffing and IT Outsourcing Evolution [ Source: Software and Web Development Company Acceptic ]

September 2010- The article, presented by Acceptic, deals with cloud staffing as a more mature approach to world outsourcing practices. The features revealed in the article explain the pros of cloud staffing against conventional outsourcing.

Let Travelers Smell Your Rich Media Content [ Source: CopperBridge Media ]

August 2010- Global proliferation of the Internet has made English the minority language on the Web, which points toward the indispensability of multi-lingual content generation and distribution. In essence, if you can tickle your audience with your visual creativity on a consistent basis, your advent into the tourism sector is on a solid footing.

Cloud Computing: Key Infrastructure Elements [ Source: IBM ]

August 2010- Cloud computing is an emerging computing model by which users can gain access to their applications from anywhere, through any connected device. A user-centric interface makes the cloud infrastructure supporting the applications transparent to users. The applications reside in massively scalable data centers where computational resources can be dynamically provisioned and shared to achieve significant economies of scale. Thanks to a strong service management platform, the management costs of adding more IT resources to the ...

PSD to HTML/CSS Conversion Market [ Source: HTMLcut ]

July 2010- This article analyzes changes in the PSD-to-HTML/CSS conversion services market during the past year, highlighting achievements, problems, statistics, and tendencies. Web designers, Web companies, and those who work in the Web industry may find themselves faced with this challenge, according to HTMLcut.

Agile Dedicated Teams: How to Make Outsourcing Software Development More Reliable [ Source: Software and Web Development Company Acceptic ]

May 2010- Acceptic provides this report on how to make relations with IT providers more safe and reliable and at the same time profitable enough. A way to provide a win-win outsourcing strategy may be found in agile dedicated development teams, according to the company.

Not Just Words: Enforce Your Email and Web Acceptable Usage Policies [ Source: MessageLabs, Symantec Hosted Services ]

May 2010- Unmanaged employee use of email and the web can subject any organization to potentially costly risks including litigation, regulatory investigations, security breaches, lost productivity, business interruptions, and public embarrassment.

For responsible organizations operating in the age of email and the web, Acceptable Usage Policies (AUPs) are essential business tools. Clearly written and effectively communicated email and web AUPs—supported by employee training and enforced by proven technology solutions—can help employers minimize risks, ...

Cloud Computing and Web Application Performance: The Risks of Adopting the Cloud [ Source: Gomez ]

May 2010- Any business considering cloud computing to support its customer-facing Web applications must look beyond the cloud’s cost savings and scalability and evaluate how cloud adoption will impact the end-user experience.

This whitepaper addresses the Web experience challenges companies must address when adopting the cloud. It offers perspective and best practices to achieve world-class Web performance and assist in the evaluation of cloud providers and development of cloud performance SLAs.

Beating the Browser Wars: How to Win the Battle for Web Performance [ Source: Gomez ]

May 2010- With Internet Explorer’s dominance waning and Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and a host of others catching up fast, managing browser diversity is becoming increasingly challenging. Plus there are multiple versions of each browser in use, underscoring a fact of life for website designers, web application developers, and your entire IT department: web pages can look and perform differently from one browser to another.

12 Steps to Ensure Successful SaaS Delivery - How to protect revenue, renewals, and customer satisfaction [ Source: Gomez ]

May 2010- SaaS leaders like Omniture,, and Webex have known for years that performance problems can impact customer experience and have a huge impact on revenues, renewals, brand perception and overall user satisfaction.

Savvy SaaS leaders know that overall Web performance — including availability, responsiveness and consistency — needs to be a top concern in order to protect their customer experiences and minimize Web performance issues before they have a catastrophic impact on ...

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