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When you examine the methodologies being used for implementing ERP systems, it makes you wonder whether these complex, costly and resource consuming projects are being framed correctly for success. Microsoft’s Sure Step for example, primarily frames the project as a technology/softwar...
Right after the successful release of Liquid XML Studio 2012, a sophisticated xml editor and all-inclusive XML toolkit and IDE, Liquid Technologies are delighted to declare the launch of Service Pack 1, containing a host of extra features along with general functionality and stability ...
When the performance of a web application starts to degrade, often IT managers jump to the conclusion that more hardware is required. This increased infrastructure can be expensive and may not even solve the underlying problem. Let’s talk about tuning as a solution to higher scalabilit...
IT departments are experiencing storage capacity needs doubling every 12-18 months, 50x the amount of information and 75x the number of files. IT managers are dealing with growing constraints on space, power and costs to manage their data center infrastructure. Intel is helping busines...
Enterprise IT organizations want to deploy a virtualized data center fabric that will provide the foundation for agile private cloud computing. Getting there does not have to be difficult, but it does require a new approach to data center infrastructure design – an approach that is non...
Two years ago, Rackspace joined a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists to create an open source cloud computing platform that can be used with both private and public cloud formats. Now the code for the program, OpenStack, is freely available and is bein...
As an exhibitor at Cloud Expo New York, AT&T is offering special passes to SYS-CON's 10th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company and one of the most hon...
First of all, it's worth mentioning that the choice of network hardware and software used in a company depends on the network topology. But the topology, in turn, depends on the company's needs and requirements. Thus, the competent network topology increases the efficiency of all the o...
Here we are less than three days before Facebook’s historic $100 billion IPO and General Motors or “people familiar with the matter” let slip to the Wall Street Journal that GM’s going to stop advertising on the social networking site because the paid ads are ineffective. The big Ame...
Most technology companies - especially Software companies do marketing all wrong. They make marketing all about "them". I call it "me-me-me" marketing. Marketing for technology should be about "the customer" - and how to make the customer successful. There are a few examples of so...
Dell has turned up with the very first cloud-directed microservers using Xeon processors built on Intel’s teeny-weeny 22nm process with sexy TriGate transistors. It will be amusing to see if AMD sends its recent SeaMicro microserver acquisition, which used to be tight with Intel, out...
In spite of the great strides the cloud industry has made in addressing security and integration concerns, large enterprises (e.g., banks, insurance companies, health care firms) continue to be reluctant to adopt the cloud for mission-critical applications. Further, resistance to cloud...
The application release lifecycle is unnecessarily complex, manual and time-consuming and its cumbersome nature is putting businesses in a position of weakness. This one very critical process determines how fast a business can deliver products to market and yet is complex, error-prone ...
We are living in a world of unprecedented growth in the digital universe. In just over a decade, the Internet and the creation and utilization of digital data has gone from nascent to a vital part of everyday life. This is why electronic data is growing at rates that make Moore’s Law a...
As much as the trial judge in the case between HP and Oracle over Itanium would like them to settle, Reuters reported an Oracle lawyer saying it wouldn’t happen. No surprise there. The judge the other day refused to settle the matter himself by finding for one side or another. Probab...
VMTurbo has added application delivery visibility to its intelligent workload management software for cloud and virtualized environments. The new Operations Manager 3.1 basically assures companies that it’s okay to virtualize business-critical applications because it can ensure servic...
The business must specify its requirements in a fundamentally different way. Instead of thinking about what it wants the software to do, the business should specify how agile it expects the software to be. In other words, don’t ask for software that does A, B, C or whatever. Instead, t...
Organizations in every industry, regardless of size or geography are embracing cloud computing as a way to reduce the complexity and costs associated with traditional IT approaches. This reality is driven by three related shifts: Customer, employee and partner expectations are changi...
The first wave of cloud computing enabled data center consolidation. In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Cary Landis, senior cloud architect at NJVC, will discuss how the next wave, Platform as a Service (PaaS), will enable application consolidation. It will be more co...
There will always be a threat from malware - malicious software that is designed to steal or corrupt data on computers. Malware affects everyone from security services to silver surfers, and when it isn’t checked it can wreak havoc. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what size your busines...
Cloud technologies are moving at a rapid pace. The compelling drivers are the need for on-demand business solutions, lower cost for IT and the ability to deliver the rich experience that users need and expect. Enterprises are wrestling with private vs. public vs. hybrid cloud solutions...
As utilities shift to smart meters and more customer-oriented systems under new government-mandated Smart Grid initiatives, they will quickly face the need to handle billions of real-time energy utilization transactions. In this new energy arena, the high volume, low-cost model of M2M ...
Independent industry security expert Gunnar Peterson provides the analysis and decision support that will enable you make an informed choice when evaluating Security Gateways. Guide describes security architecture capabilities, common business use cases, and deployment considerations....
Managed Services Providers face a variety of challenges. They struggle trying to sell an intangible and invisible service. Quoting Harry Beckwith, author of the book “Selling the Invisible”: ‘You can’t see them – so how do you sell them? That’s the problem with services.’ However some...
Xoreax’s acceleration solution distributes an application’s computational-intensive processes by harnessing idle CPU resources in the local network and/or public cloud. Xoreax uses unique process-level virtualization technology with a very low footprint to create a robust and fault-tol...
The sky is full of clouds. Some are perfect for companies needing outsourced IT, but others are built specifically for scalable Internet-enabled apps and solutions. In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Duke Skarda, CTO of SoftLayer, will explore the difference between...
Advanced malicious content and attacks are starting to threaten conventional network filtering technologies that are not able to keep up with the increased volume and complexity of network traffic. Currently, one in every 14 downloads contains malicious content that may create operatio...
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) has come a long way over the years. What started out as simple systems for banks and airlines to provide after-hours touchtone access to routine requests is expected to grow into a nearly $3 billion market by 2017, handling billions of calls across vari...
Microsoft – for reasons that haven’t been plumbed enough to satisfy skeptics – has set up a wholly owned open source subsidiary. Given history that’s an unusual step. It’s called Microsoft Open Technologies and it’ll be run by Jean Paoli, an XML standards expert whose interoperabilit...
The scenario is fairly typical. You launch your SaaS application for $14.99 per month. A few months later, a competitor launches a competing service for $10 per month. How do you respond with a competitive offer without cannibalizing your existing customers? We asked three software exe...
Software works the way it was designed because of a group of downtrodden, undervalued and unsung heroes. Often dismissively described as testers, these champions of precision can be more accurately termed Quality Assurance. They set the bar high and work hard to ensure that the softw...
Millions or even billions have been spent caring for tens of thousands of pregnant men in the U.K. For UK’s chronically underfunded National Health System, a few hundred million or a few billion is a very big deal. Especially given how easily this problem could have been prevented wi...
Zetta.net, a provider of enterprise-grade online backup and disaster recovery solutions, has announced the results of a Storage Switzerland lab review that validates Zetta DataProtect as the next generation enterprise-grade server backup solution for small and medium sized enterprises ...
Gridstore, a provider of scale-out NAS storage solutions, has announced that Storage Switzerland has identified Gridstore as an affordable fault tolerant storage solution that can stand up to almost any failure. In a recent Storage Switzerland article and lab-based “stress test,” the l...
In his book The Art of Action (2011), Stephen Bungay identifies three gaps that frustrate the ability of organizations to translate plans into actions that lead to desired outcomes. He calls them the knowledge, alignment and effects gaps. Here, I wish to reflect on Bungay’s perspective...
The concept of cloud computing is about the ability for organizations to stop solving all IT problems by themselves. It’s certainly about sharing resources, such as storage and compute services, but it really should be more about sharing solutions and pushing risk out of the business. ...
In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Schahram Dustdar, Advisory Board member at Pacific Controls, will discuss how smart systems and machine-to-machine communications will evolve in the era of cloud computing and the critical role analytics will play in value creation. ...
Come listen to a distinguished panel of customers share their insights into the “realized value” of cloud solutions. In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Jeff Gibson, Lead Partner, Advanced Technology, at SHI Enterprise Solution Services, will lead a discussion on such ...
"As more companies realize the benefits of cloud-based services, the demand for data centers that provide enhanced offerings and greater security has skyrocketed," noted Kip Turco, Windstream Hosted Solutions' senior vice president of data center operations. Windstream Hosted Solutions...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 10th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Compuware Corporation,...