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 ......
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.
April 2008- Software-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is on the mind of nearly every business today, especially those that rely heavily on the Web for customer interaction. When SOA is properly implemented, businesses can respond relatively quickly and cost-effectively to changing market conditions and re-use resources in new and innovative ways. That’s why it is so critical that the roadmap to SOA be realistic, cost-effective and planned in a way that anticipates both business and organizational opportunities and ...
March 2008- There is only one good way to approach the adoption and facilitation of SOA and Web services, and that is to establish, right from the beginning, a corporate Center of Excellence to guide the revolution from making a compelling business case to putting in place a long-term solution for measuring and improving on every success.
August 2008- Whether your organization’s service-oriented architecture (SOA) has 50 services being used by one customer, or 50 customers using one service, you need SOA governance; increased business agility depends on it. SOA governance provides the ability to quickly and continuously translate and transmit business strategy and requirements into the processes, policies, and controls that will guide the evolution of your infrastructure and your enterprise. Failure to provide effective SOA governance exposes your organization to serious risks resulting ...
April 2008- In a recent Forrester study, upgrades made the top concerns list of ERP customers together with Improving Integrations and Shifting the Process Orientation. This is not surprising, given that Applications upgrades are prone to cost overruns, delays and unexpected outages. Maintenance costs, for major point releases as well as more frequent patches, is a topic that catches the attention of most ERP and CRM customers. A study by SOA Industry Analyst Zapthink shows that maintenance ...
September 2008- To successfully adopt SOA, a company must create a plan that addresses the full extent of the changes required for SOA. For the past five years Oracle has been working with a wide variety of companies that are in various stages of SOA adoption. This experience has been captured in the Oracle SOA Maturity Model such that this collective experience can be used to measure the progress of an SOA initiative and, more importantly, can ...
February 2009- Oracle Data Integrator Enterprise Edition is built on several components all working together around a centralized metadata repository. These components — graphical modules, runtime components, and a Web interface — in conjunction with other advanced features, make ODI-EE a lightweight, legacy-free, state-of-the-art integration platform. Read this technical brief to learn more about the Oracle Data Integrator Enterprise Edition architecture in detail.
February 2009- Integrating data and applications throughout the enterprise and presenting them in a unified view is a complex proposition. Not only are there broad disparities in technologies, data structures, and application functionality, but there are also fundamental differences in integration architectures. Many organizations address these diverse needs with a broad palette of tools and technologies, resulting in disjointed integration projects with no leverage or unity between them. This white paper provides a technical overview of a ...
February 2009- When properly architected and executed, Data Services can provide the missing link that unifies conventional data systems with the emerging SOA paradigm. By offering a decoupled data facade and an easily virtualized API, Data Services can give SOA the opportunity to establish system control without always forcing enterprise data through an inefficient XML layer.
August 2008- In today’s rapidly changing business environment, organizations of all types face one common and persistent challenge: how to become—and remain—agile enough to satisfy ever-increasing customer expectations and accommodate new compliance mandates, all while staying ahead of the competition. The solution is building business based on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) principles.
March 2008- The more configurable business processes are, the more agile the organization. A new approach to Business Process Management (BPM) is the use of BPM and SOA together in a layering strategy. This unique approach is based on context and content and offers organizations improved agility, increased productivity and time-to-market. This white paper explores the BPM layered concept and offers a case study of how ABN AMRO, one of the world’s largest financial institutions, has ...
January 2005- Efficient business processes are one of the main competitive differentiators for any successful company. These processes orchestrate interactions between systems, services, people and partners to achieve key strategic and operational objectives. The definition and flawless execution of business processes enable an organization to provide quality products and services, reduce costs, improve customer service and react quickly to changing market conditions.
July 2008- Oracle’s unique offerings make it the vendor of choice to deliver complete solutions to companies ready to capitalize on the synergies between IT and the business that are only available through interaction and collaboration and that enable the foundation for strategic business transformation.
August 2008- Read this white paper for an explanation of how business process management melds with complex event processing. The combination nets intelligent business processes that react to changing business conditions in real time, providing continuous visibility-in short, an instantly responsive enterprise.
August 2008- Over the last few years, BPM has seen rapid growth because it succeeds where earlier approaches have failed -— uniting business strategists and technologists together with a shared set of tools to accomplish common goals. The future promises even more explosive growth as BPM products continue to mature, early success stories are shared, and enterprise-class vendors bring stability and scale to the market.
March 2010- Acceptic provides and overview of recommendations for Facebook application owners and designers. According to the company, these recommendations can be helpful when planning, designing, and developing Facebook apps.
February 2010- Andrew File System is a distributed file system that enables co-operating hosts (clients and servers) to efficiently share file system resources across both local area and wide area networks. It is based on a distributed file system originally developed at the Information Technology Center at Carnegie-Mellon University that was called the Andrew File System. According to TCS, AFS scales better than NFS. It performs well in small and very large installations, provides excellent performance on ...
February 2010- In some business environments, e-mail has become the dominant form of communication with customers and partners. This white paper discusses how to make corporate e-mail more reliable through the use of telecommunication concepts and tools so maximum availability can be ensured.
December 2009- Capture, index, access. It sounds easy, and with proper planning, it is. This article shares tips you need to know in order to capture information correctly, index it thoroughly, and store it in a useful format for the maximum benefit to your enterprise.
Many CIOs recognize the power of cloud computing and are want to implement the technology in their own IT realms. But with all the noise in the market about cloud computing, how do you know where to begin?
By understanding the underlying service-related delivery requirements that are needed, you can successfully take full advantage of cloud computing technology for your enterprise so that you can improve service delivery to the business. Discover how, ...
December 2009- QA InfoTech provides internationalization and localization software testing support to a company that is a leader in providing multimedia and creativity software products. It is a brand name with highly regarded desktop publishing and media editing desktop products, according to the company.
August 2009- Remote-support technology is a powerful tool for support delivery. By using remote support, technicians can access the users’ desktop to effectively diagnose and resolve the issues. But to yield maximum advantage the remote-support technology must be applied to the right type of problems. This ServiceXRG white paper explores 5 strategic applications of remote support that yield maximum benefit and how to measure their business impact.
December 2009- This white paper discusses the features and benefits that the Ajax WebMail interface of Axigen Mail Server offers in terms of third-party content delivery, including their impact on user productivity, targeted information delivery, creation of value added services or advertising.
December 2009- This competitive snapshot of application server choices from The Sageza Group examines the role of the application server and offers perspective on some server providers. See how IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.1 is revealed as a more cost-effective and higher-performing choice, compared with application servers from various other companies.
December 2009- Service oriented architecture (SOA) simplifies IT projects and enables business agility. Get the approach to being an SOA superhero by acting on the recommendations in this whitepaper.
SAP R/3 customers face a major decision in the next few months as the extended maintenance contracts for old SAP releases end.
In one scenario, many customers have customized their SAP systems extensively and therefore have not kept pace with new releases. These customers now face the frightening prospect of upgrading their instances of SAP across the entire company, which is an expensive and high-risk undertaking. The cost of such an upgrade threatens ...
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