March 2009- Companies are investigating cloud computing and SaaS offerings as a way to cut IT costs. But most companies will not adopt such solutions for fear of losing control over their data or worse, getting stuck with expensive and endless vendor lock-in. By using open source/open architecture SaaS solutions, you can enjoy the benefits of lowered upfront IT costs, and retain control over your data while mitigating the risks of vendor lock-in.
March 2009- Recent mergers, acquisitions, and alliances in organizations drive a stronger roadmap for a stable and sophisticated enterprisewide Web-based collaboration, in the face of various factors like short supply, demand for reduction in duplication, and inefficiency.
Download this August 2008 Forrester Research Report and unveil eight simple improvements you can make to your web site today that will have an immediate impact on your bottom line.
Specific topics include:
• Strategies for focusing on the end of the sales funnel in order to ensure a high conversion rate and decrease web site abandonment
• Customer case studies and best practices for increased search-engine visibility, average purchase size and ...
In this December 2008 report, Forrester Research outlines how Web usability plays a key part in eliminating unnecessary sales and service costs. Forrester outlines a simple model for the cost savings that making Web usability improvements can provide.
Improving Web Site usability can eliminate unnecessary sales and service costs. Download the report and discover the potential savings for your organization, use a modifiable ROI model to estimate the potential cost savings you can generate ...
March 2009- Ambergreen search guru Grant Whiteside looks at Google Insights for Search tool and how it can give you a pictorial breakdown of the social barometer.
This whitepaper discusses the power of integrating web site optimization solutions such as: web analytics, business intelligence, voice-of-customer, and customer experience management to deliver a more holistic view of your online business, and better serve your customers.
Download this whitepaper for:
• An in-depth look at all of the web site optimization solutions available today and the pros and cons of each
• Best practices for leveraging the right mix of web site ...
August 2008- Most of today’s security products—such as firewalls, VPN, IDS/IPS—protect corporate networks and servers from threats coming from the Internet. Newer threats, such as bots, phishing, and malicious active content, target end users accessing Internet resources and infect corporate networks. Other than deploying caching and URL filtering products, corporations have done very little to inspect user-initiated traffic and protect their users. Web 2.0 applications, such as social and business networking, create both opportunities ...
December 2008- In this white paper, we attempt to explore various design approaches to implement a SAAS application using JBoss as the portal vendor. JBoss Portal is a very popular open source portal offering from Red Hat. It is JSR-168 compliant and provides support for deployment in a clustered environment with high availability.
July 2008- The primary objective of this paper is to evaluate strength and weakness of leading Open Source Portals and provide comparative analysis and recommendation. If you find it difficult to decide and strategize your portal solution for your organization, a new class of open source portal technology products may be the solution you are looking for. This new breed of technology is emerging into the corporate IT world as a viable and cost effective solution to ...
March 2008- Thanks to unified communications, we are at a major turning point that promises to change the way we work.
July 2008- If you find it difficult to decide the upon the "right fit" solution for your organization, a new class of open source portal technology products may be the solution you are looking for. This new breed of technology is emerging into the corporate IT world as a viable and cost-effective solution to the competition put up by the mainstream portals offered by leading software solution vendors. The primary objective of this paper is to evaluate ...
Software vendors and businesses are bringing Web 2.0 capabilities- such as enterprise search, Web-based collaboration, and mashups, from the consumer realm to business applications to address end user and IT challenges.
Web 2.0 technologies bring capabilities to business users that were not possible previously. These include enabling users to securely access structured and unstructured information across the enterprise in a single search; enhancing collaboration both internally and with partners, suppliers and customers; boosting the usability ...
October 2008- The paper discusses how Enterprise 2.0 has evolved from Web 2.0, providing examples of how social Web patterns and services can be used within companies to empower employees and ultimately improve efficiency. The case studies covered in this White Paper include premium drinks provider Diageo plc, Woolworths plc, global advertising agency Lowe and Partners Worldwide and Siminn (Iceland Telecom), all of which moved away from paper or email based processes and implemented web based applications where employees ...
October 2008- This whitepaper discusses how Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) can help CIOs address the long tail of IT projects, and provide significant ROI to the business. PaaS offers a very demonstrable ROI while also strengthening operations. Both these factors should have CIOs taking a closer look at PaaS not only for its economic benefits, but as an opportunity to improve information management and processes across the enterprise.
September 2008- TV 2.0 is the evolution of the TV from just being able to offer video content from a single service provider to the ability for the TV to offer content from multiple service providers (CATV + Internet) and content and applications from the PC. In short TV 2.0 is the convergence of the PC, TV and Internet. The paper looks at consumer trends, what technologies are available and under development, and the advantages and disadvantages of these.
August 2008- A customer revolution in service-oriented architecture (SOA) and service-oriented infrastructure (SOI), combined with ever more complex business needs, has driven customers to a multi-sourced middleware component architecture. As these market mechanics have evolved over the last decade, the middleware market is moving from single-sourced, tightly-coupled, vertically integrated middleware, to multi-sourced, loosely-coupled, vertically aware application and middleware stacks.
August 2008- The world wide web has been evolving since its creation in 1989 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. This paper tries to depict the current state of the web as well as advances made, and the technologies and standards that are the drivers behind this evolution. It also tries to give a perspective of how the web will be, in future, and dwells on the visibility/sustainability of new technologies in future.
July 2007- SMS (Short Message Service) is virtually an open front door to mobile phone owners online. This paper discusses the use of SMS to reach a rapidly growing and connected group of consumers.
July 2008- Gabriel Connection Technology empowers individuals, organizations of all sizes and government agencies to establish and administer their own private network enclaves or Safe Neighborhoods across the Internet. These enclaves provide cryptographic privacy for all data within the enclave and cryptographic authentication of all of its participants. VirnetX Security Platform (VSP)-enabled Safe Neighborhoods have changed the way people think about network enclaves. Instead of networks being secured by physical barriers, they’re defined cryptographically, thereby ...
April 2008- Learn how Cisco integrates WebEx conferencing with IP Telephony.
When it comes to communications and collaboration, the IT industry, in large part, is taking its cue from
consumers. And Cisco® IT is no exception. Consumers who have been using Web 2.0 tools such as instant
messaging and discussion forums in the home for years are now the employees exerting significant influence in
what collaboration technologies should be adopted in the workplace.
The business drivers of collaboration are persuasive: productivity gains, real-time knowledge capture ...
July 2008- Organizations worldwide are embracing and leveraging Web 2.0 for improved products, services, and overall business strategies. The same Web 2.0 characteristics that enable creativity, productivity and collaboration also make the Web 2.0 ecosystem prone to successful attacks and theft. The Web 2.0 global ecosystem increases the vulnerability of distributed software and exposes it to piracy and abuse, especially in places known for intellectual property neglect. User-friendly open source development technologies (Dojo, Freetype, script.ac.clous) enable masses of individuals ...
May 2008- Project management topic is a hot topic nowadays. Why? Probably one of the reasons is that this part of the management science is undergoing significant changes due to the introduction of the new technologies for managing project teams. People are using blogs, wikis and collaboration planning tools to work on projects together. How do these tools influence contemporary project management? Do traditional project management practices need to be improved? To answer these questions let's take ...
May 2008- Wikis, blogs, collaboration tools, and Web 2.0 technologies: How do these tools influence contemporary project management? How do they help you manage your projects? What makes them so effective? How can you get the most out of them? This article will help you learn how companies and teams can benefit from new technologies and practices and how these technologies can make your job easier.
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