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 ......
April 2011- This white paper will give you a small planning toolset and a few tips to help get you oriented. I?d like you to get a Drupal 7 website planned and online today, and the fastest way to get there is Drupal Gardens (drupalgardens.com). It saves you from the technical overhead and lets you dive into how Drupal works, exploring the administrative interface and learning how to organize content.
April 2011- Drupal is more than a platform for publishing content on the web. It offers marketers the unparalleled capabilities to produce and maintain compelling interactive experiences. Web sites come alive -- rich media, images, and text are integrated into a consistent environment and delivered dynamically to familiar browsers and mobile devices alike. Read this whitepaper to learn about how you can leverage Drupal to manage your web presence.
March 2011- In many organizations, business teams and IT have different goals and measures of success, and lack even a common vocabulary for working together. The responsibility of IT is often limited to providing highly responsive application services that are always available—with no insight into business needs. Meanwhile, business teams are tasked with understanding user behavior to determine if delivered content and services meet the needs of market demand or business goals—with little access to ...
The groundswell of required Windows 7 migrations, expanding virtual workforces, growing popularity of mobile devices such as the iPad, and tighter IT budgets all point to the need to reevaluate desktop strategies.
By moving virtual desktops to the cloud companies can realize all the promised benefits of virtual desktops—centralized management, improved data security and simplified deployment— without the exorbitant cost, limitations or hassles of internally deployed desktops. Cloud-hosted desktops enable anywhere access from ...
The majority of IT organizations have either already adopted, or are in the process of adopting cloud computing. The broad interest in cloud computing is understandable given that, as explained in this report, the goal of cloud computing is to enable IT organizations to achieve a dramatic improvement in the cost effective, elastic provisioning of IT services that are good enough.
The phrase good enough refers primarily to the fact that on a ...
Interop has compiled a strategic guide featuring delivering key insights, important strategies and best practices for cloud computing. The days of cloud computing services being used for seasonal capacity are gone.
Organizations are incorporating cloud services in to their IT practices on a permanent basis. The capital and operational costs are compelling. Ensuring adequate application performance and having redress defined before you commit to a service will set expectations and spell out everyone’...
Many companies are finding that their existing desktop environments are becoming increasingly difficult and expensive to manage. As a result, desktop virtualization using cloud technology is becoming a viable and attractive option.
Read this solution brief to discover how IBM Smart Business Desktop on the IBM Cloud services can help you take advantage of desktop virtualization within a hosted environment as a pay-as-you go solution.
January 2011- While there is a great deal of buzz surrounding cloud technologies, it's interesting to note that the term 'cloud computing' means different things to different people. West noted that the first applications to be moved to the cloud were CRM-type applications (Salesforce, etc). He observed that organizations put their own customers in the cloud first, and then saw the motivations to move development there as well. As little as 18 months ago, market dynamics may not ...
Windows 7 release holds the promise of new features and benefits that include added security, improved manageability and enhanced ease of use. Download this white paper to discover the questions and challenges you must consider to insure a successful Windows 7 migration.
Dell recommends E family latitude series for all Windows7® installs.
October 2010- The cost of your Oracle EnterpriseOne solution can grow quickly as you extend its capabilities. Discover how IBM Power Systems with IBM i can help you reduce these costs – three-year IT costs can be up to 34% lower than Microsoft Windows/SQL Server solutions and 51% less than Linux/Oracle.
October 2010- In Cloud Computing environments, applications reside in massively-scalable data centers where compute resources can be dynamically provisioned and shared to achieve significant economies of scale. Storage capacity scales with compute resources, and each needs to be effectively managed to gain the maximum benefits from Cloud.
September 2010- Although in today's business world many start-up companies are often put under pressure to reduce operating costs via the outsourced software development by their investors and/or venture capitalists (VCs), it is still widely believed that only non-core development and/or testing functions can be outsourced to a third party offshore, nearshore, or within home country. IT Sourcing Europe busts some major myths of IT outsourcing for start-up companies.
September 2010- This high level overview of the IBM WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance discusses current issues being faced in the information technology industry and how WebSphere CloudBurst addresses many of them.
September 2010- This IBM® Redbooks® publication, User's Guide to WebSphere eXtreme Scale, introduces WebSphere eXtreme Scale and shows how to set up and use an eXtreme Scale environment.
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 ...
Web conferencing is a revolutionary business tool. The technology’s many benefits – which include saving travel costs, increasing individual and team productivity, and removing distance as a barrier for getting the right people (and customers) involved – has motivated many to become proficient at its use. But the recent dramatic changes in the global economic climate have brought into focus a new urgency to find ways to cut costs and work together efficiently.
August 2010- This White Paper discusses what is meant by internationalization of an application and the approach followed by Sonata for internationalization of Java / J2EE applications. Furthermore, it also explains what is meant by globalization of an application and the factors underlying it.
January 2011- According to IDC, the costs of server management, including power and cooling costs, will outpace the costs of buying these servers by a factor of four times and eight times respectively. Find out how a server makeover analysis can help you develop a high-level roadmap for your infrastructure.
December 2009- Content analysis -- making sense of your data -- must be a top priority if you want to stay ahead in a rapidly changing marketplace. Even business process efficiency -- a priority for many insurers -- relies on using and reusing data to drive processes forward logically and make sound judgments. This article helps insurance executives evaluate changes that can be made in business strategy and enterprise content management (ECM) solutions so data can be ...
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, ...
The volume of spam emails sent has increased exponentially during recent years, and so has the cost of dealing with that spam. While awareness of the problem has certainly increased, many companies still do not realize the significant impact which spam is having on their profits. Similarly, many do not realize that not all antispam solutions are created equal and that choosing the wrong solution can significantly diminish return on investment.
This paper ...
February 2010- Enterprises need SOA development and management tools that support rapid assembly and deployment of applications that benefit the business. In a climate of rapid change, IT needs to lead the business by providing a platform that helps enable agility. This paper will explain how an integrated middleware suite helps customers create and manage effective SOA environments. It will discuss why deploying an integrated middleware suite benefits customers. Register today for this complimentary white paper.
June 2009- Over the years, the tools to implement SOA have become more and more capable, sometimes at the price of complexity. In this new release of SOA Suite, Oracle continues to emphasize the development, management and monitoring of service-oriented architectures, while delivering the extreme performance & scalability required for mission-critical environments.
June 2009- Oracle SOA Suite 11g is a significant step forward toward empowering enterprises across the chasm to the next generation business applications that is powered by a platform delivering rapid composition, comprehensive lifecycle management, customizability, and easy upgrades.
February 2009- Oracle Data Integrator Enterprise Edition (ODI-EE), a key component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, provides a strong and reliable integration platform for your IT infrastructure. Read this paper for five key reasons why choosing ODI-EE may end up being one of the smartest decisions you make for your company.
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