The Business Analyst's Guide to Hadoop
Rapidly emerging as a transformative technology framework for storing and processing massive amounts of structured and unstructured data, Apache Hadoop plays a central role in ......
The software industry has learned that putting fancy boxes on the network doesn't fix bad software, cloud converts must focus on the risks they bring along with the software they deploy. This paper details risks to software deployed in the cloud and what steps to take to mitigate that risk.
May 2013- Twice the headache for half the price - that's how many software executives have come to view traditional outsourced testing. But despite the high costs and diminishing quality of offshoring firms, are there really any viable QA alternatives? Of course!
Software must perform across more platforms than ever before,
so it must be stronger and more flexible than ever before.
It has to be future-proof and – of course – delivered yesterday.
Organisations must increase application quality and reduce the time to market. It’s a problem. Perhaps that’s why, on average, 68% of projects don’t succeed, 50% are late and 40% require rework. Fragmented infrastructure can prevent efficient testing and disparate teams affect traceability and ...
March 2013- Enterprise IT departments are in the midst of radical, unprecedented levels of change. Of course, change is a constant when it comes to technology. But the transformations currently under way are comprehensive and revolutionary. And changes are occurring in a number of areas simultaneously, intensifying the pressure on IT managers and staff. On one front, virtualization and cloud computing are fundamentally altering enterprise IT infrastructure. It's no longer the norm to tie a particular piece ...
February 2013- This whitepaper will address misconceptions regarding SKMS, explore technical challenges to creating an SKMS, present unified information access as the ideal technology to fulfill these challenges, and conclude with a financial services SKMS implementation case study.
Developers are often reluctant to do reviews because they traditionally take the form of a heavy-weight, meeting-based process. Best Kept Secrets of Peer Code Review turns this notion upside-down and shows how to perform effective lightweight code review - which takes 1/5th of the time of more traditional, heavy-weight reviews.
In this ebook, you'll learn:
• Why some developers resist code review and how new tools change the game.
• The 5 ...
It's common sense that peer code review - in which software developers review each other's code before releasing software to QA - identifies bugs, encourages collaboration, and keeps code more maintainable.
But it's also clear that some code review techniques are inefficient and ineffective. The meetings often mandated by the review process take time and kill excitement. Strict process can stifle productivity, but lax process means no one knows whether reviews are effective ...
February 2013- Good application performance management (APM) practices get good results. NetForecast has benchmarked enterprise APM best practices for the last four years and consistently found that high marks for best APM practices correlate very closely with fewer performance problems as well as faster problem discovery and resolution times. According to NetForecast's latest APM best practices benchmark survey, enterprises with APM best practices benchmark scores above six on a ten-point scale (with ten the best) experience 75 percent ...
The traditional approach to IT management has been to focus on individual technology domains and elements such as Application Performance Management(APM) or Network Performance Management (NPM). Even in the historical IT environment where a key role of IT was to manage client/server applications hosted
on a physical server in the organization’s data center, this approach had many significant limitations. It is expensive, tends to lengthen the time it takes to ...
A seamlessly orchestrated order management system lets companies cross over from simply filling orders to effectively leveraging inventory, maximizing internal and external resources and keeping order promises, which keeps customers happy.
Achieving this level of efficiency is possible with concerted focus on three critical goals:
1. Become truly cross-channel.
2. Remain nimble in your order management process.
3. Leverage inventory across all channels and organizations.
The key to truly elevating organizational efficiency and profits lies in building a smarter supply chain. And building a smarter supply chain requires that you focus your attention on three key priorities:
1. "Connect the dots" across your supply chain to achieve a globally integrated enterprise.
2. Create an intelligent and adaptive supply chain that optimizes customer experience, costs and return on assets.
3. Deliver differentiated, profitable customer fulfillment experiences.
Read how ...
For midmarket businesses, integrating with customers and suppliers and ensuring supply chain visibility are more important now than ever before. B2B partner communities have gone global, and supply chains are constantly expanding and becoming more complex.
Organizations that make business partner collaboration and supply chain visibility an integral part of their business can drive better relationships with their business partners and experience higher operating profits.
In the Aberdeen Group report "...
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Improve your Share Point performance. Gain IT payback in less than 36 months. Discover if Dell or HP is better suited for your needs. Review this whitepaper now.
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Today's powerful business-critical applications and the sheer amount of data created by businesses require organizations to invest in powerful servers that can handle the load. Review this executive brief to see how you can control your power and cooling costs. Review now.
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It's critical that today's business be able to provide high-performance business applications to their users, secure and reliable storage for their data and quickly troubleshoot problems when they do occur. Review this Executive Brief to see how you can simplify IT Management with Dell PowerEdge Servers. Review Now.
When selecting equipment of your virtualized infrastructure, discover the pros and cons of applying Dell PowerEdge and HP Proliant. Review Now.
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IT executives have a significantly different mandate than they did just five years ago. Consumerization, virtualization and mobility have dramatically changed the way we deploy and use technology requiring a focus on the end-user experience, and on this vision the network needs to play a key role if IT departments are to execute service delivery management .
The evolution of simple applications into complex services has created a strong dependency between user experience, application ...
November 2012- Organizations of all sizes struggle to find an effective systems management solution scaled to their needs. KACE has developed a Systems Management Buyers Guide to find the product that meets your needs. Read it today.
November 2012- Turn one of your biggest headaches - asset management - into a cost and time saving initiative. Learn about the 10 best practices to tame software license compliance. Read the white paper today.
November 2012- This report takes a look at UNIT4 and how the company's financial solution Coda Financials enables the financial executive to have a no-compromise approach to financial modeling and applications choice i.e. adding, keeping or changing business applications without losing control or increasing the risk of non-compliancy.
This white paper features insight from the UNIT4 group (which includes the CODA Financials software suite) about the issues facing companies that need an adaptable financial system but not necessarily a full-blown enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.
Also featured in this white paper: TEC's suggestions for identifying financial system functionality that will support your organization's changing processes. The latter portion of this white paper includes a descriptive checklist for soliciting such information about ...
November 2012- This brief helps IT influencers quickly identify how they can best support their business users, and remove typical IT pushback hot buttons like “we can build it ourselves” and “this is yet another add-on system that’s going to take way too much of our time and money to support”, by making the case for SaaS-based, automated PLM application that seamlessly integrates with and breathes new life and up-to-date producer data into entrenched legacy systems
Get an exclusive look at the real business benefits behind using a mobile workforce management solution.
Once you start to look at your current methods for managing, scheduling and communicating with your field, the opportunity for adopting a technological solution will become rapidly apparent. Start to peel back the layers and you may discover pains and opportunities for improvement that you didn't even realize existed.
In this business paper from ClickSoftware, ...
Learn how ClickExpress "an out-of-the-box, cloud-based workforce management solution" can increase your operational efficiency as well as your productivity.
This eBook for operations and customer service managers, will walk you through the challenges faced by field organizations, how a workforce management solution can increase operational efficiency as well as productivity; and how, by campaigning this change, you can become an operations superstar!
November 2012- Given the stunning growth of data centers in recent years, how can an enterprise's IT department improve efficiency, cost effectiveness and mission-critical reliability in the data center? This paper explores the complex web of challenges facing today's data center managers and discusses how Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software provides a complete solution for moving the data center from chaos to control.
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The Business Analyst's Guide to Hadoop