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Published By: Gomez IT     Published Date: Dec 04, 2009
Any business considering cloud computing to support its customer-facing Web applications must look beyond the cloud's cost savings and scalability and evaluate how cloud adoption will impact the end-user experience. This whitepaper addresses the Web experience challenges companies must address when adopting the cloud. It offers perspective and best practices to achieve world class Web performance and assist in the evaluation of cloud providers and development of cloud performance SLAs.
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gomez, web performance, site performance, ecommerce, online shopping, web performance
    
Gomez IT
Published By: IDFocus     Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
HRFeed is one of the most critical elements of every Identity Management or User Provisioning solution. This document outlines the different business and technical challenges that IDFocus faced when building successful HR-to-Provisioning integration for several clients.
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identity management, human resources, hrfeed, identity management, user provisioning, system integration, idfocus
    
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Published By: Reactivity     Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Businesses are rapidly adopting Web services to provide new levels of integration between applications. By comparison with earlier data communications techniques, Web services are faster and cheaper to develop, quicker to deploy, and easier to adapt to emerging business needs. This paper discusses the special security challenges posed by the use of Web services, and how to secure networks against them.
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web services, web service management, web service deployment, web service, web service security, network security, secure networks, reactivity
    
Reactivity
Published By: Third Brigade     Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Businesses today are under intense pressure to open up their networks, comply with increasingly rigorous regulatory requirements, AND ensure their IT assets are protected from attacks. This white paper explores these security challenges and explains how host-based Intrusion Prevention Systems  play a critical role in an organization's overall security strategy.
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intrusion prevention, security, network security, compliance, security compliance, attacks, hacker detection, ips, intrusion prevention system, security strategy, security management, third brigade
    
Third Brigade
Published By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jul 20, 2009
Managing service delivery in todayÝs complex and dynamic business environments demands new and different approaches from IT. The explosive growth and the rate of change of information has brought particularly daunting challenges for IT that have contributed to incredibly complex underlying infrastructures. To get a true picture of all of the components necessary to support an IT or Business Service, you must access and bring together data that resides in disparate data silos throughout the enterprise.
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asg, sla, cmdb, bsm, metadata, itsm, metacmdb, lob, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itil, cmdmdb, service optimization
    
ASG Software Solutions
Published By: Vidyo, Inc.     Published Date: Jul 17, 2009
Personal Telepresence is the next generation in video communication. It delivers affordable, universal, and reliable video communication. The VidyoConferencing system provides the solution to the business and technical challenges of personal telepresence
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vidyo, telepresence, video communication, communication, mcu, h.264, svc, avc
    
Vidyo, Inc.
Published By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Jul 13, 2009
Enterprise content is growing at an average rate of 200% per year-and the risks of noncompliance are growing even faster. This paper examines the business and technical difficulties of managing content from disparate systems and presents the most viable alternatives for addressing these challenges.
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asg, sla, cmdb, bsm, metadata, metacmdb, lob, ecommerce, bpm, workflow, itil, cmdmdb, service optimization
    
ASG Software Solutions
Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 10, 2009
With the economy in constant fluctuation, this white paper is especially timely. “Enhancing your infrastructure in an uncertain economy to support your SOA business initiatives” defines the challenges facing IT executives, and outlines actions they can take now to cut costs, increase productivity and get more out of existing IT investments.
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soa, ibm, cost cutting, service oriented architecture, roi, return on investment, plug and play, real time data, analytics, infrastructure, optimize, oim, offering information management, websphere® application server, websphere portal server, websphere mq server, db2 server, virtualize, automate
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 10, 2009
A complex IT infrastructure is a stumbling block for many businesses seeking greater agility in these uncertain times. This white paper shows how a service oriented architecture (SOA) helps align the infrastructure with business needs in order to achieve maximum flexibility.
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soa, service oriented architecture, ibm smart soa, it infrastructure, integration, websphere, change management, costs, connectivity, messaging-oriented middleware, mom, middleware, api, application programming interface, enterprise service bus, esb, web services description language, wsdl, java
    
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Published By: HP     Published Date: Jul 08, 2009
Today's economic climate has heightened the goal of every IT department to provide high-quality IT service to the business, at the lowest possible cost, while improving business outcomes. Looking outside of the infrastructure itself, there are two key challenges related to data storage: provisioning capacity for applications and reducing risk through a sound data protection strategy. This white paper discusses the challenges of creating the right storage infrastructure, provides an overview of data storage options, and examines a storage solution that combines blade servers and network-attached storage.
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storage, storageworks, hp bladesystem, server, infrastructure, nas, network-attached storage, blade servers, data protection, san, fibre channel, iscsi, serial attached scsi, sas, proliant, msa, disk arrays, ethernet, rack, servers
    
HP
Published By: SAP Inc.     Published Date: Jun 16, 2009
High-tech companies face a range of complex business challenges due to global expansion, shifting demographics, and continuous competitive pressures. Read why the high-tech HR organization finds itself at the forefront of many of these challenges, and what they must do to rise above them.
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sap, hcm, human capital management, human resources
    
SAP Inc.
Published By: Innotas     Published Date: May 12, 2009
Today's business challenges are both epic and unprecedented, which, if not met by quick and decisive actions, can result in catastrophic consequences. Taking control of IT is one of the best ways to take control of your business.
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issue management, issues management, it governance, pmo, ppm, professional services automation, program management, program management office, program portfolio management, project arena, project management office, project portfolio management, projectarena, resource management, resource utilization, time and expense, time card, time management, time sheet, time tracking
    
Innotas
Published By: DATAbuddy     Published Date: Apr 27, 2009
Thousands of companies already leveraged the power of email marketing to promote their business to a wide range of customers. For those businesses that haven't yet introduced email marketing into their advertising efforts - and even for some of those who have - the strategy does reveal some challenges. Companies struggling to get the most out of their email marketing efforts should consider using a managed email marketing service. Let's take a look at the challenges of email marketing and how an outside firm can tackle those issues.
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databuddy, email marketing, e-mail, email, email campaign, outside agency, smb, small business, medium business, smb, design and editorial, html coding, browser, paperless marketing, templates, click-thrus, deliverability, spam, website integration, consistent deployment
    
DATAbuddy
Published By: Mimecast     Published Date: Apr 16, 2009
According to industry analysts, email volume in organizations is growing by more than 30% annually, and the average user receives 7MB of data per day via email. if not more. As a result of this growth, the handling of email has become a critical business, IT and regulatory issue - driving the need for email archiving solutions. Most organizations looking for an email archiving solution are motivated by four reasons: mailbox/server management, compliance/records retention, eDiscovery/litigation support, and knowledge management/IP protection. In addition to these challenges, IT departments want to know how to control costs of the email environment, while keeping important data accessible for business, legal and regulatory users.
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mimecast, saas, email solutions, email managemeng, archiving, ediscovery, mailbox, compliance
    
Mimecast
Published By: Progress Software BTA Telecommunications     Published Date: Apr 09, 2009
Did you know that 61 telcos worldwide reported a loss of up to 10% of revenue due to order fallout? Why is this happening? How else is order fallout affecting companies? This report by Vanson Bourne, an independent research firm, examines the scope and nature of the problem. Business transaction assurance-making sure orders process successfully-may seem simple but it isn't. Learn about the challenges that telecommunications experts face and why current monitoring and management systems can't do the job.
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progress software, telecommunications, telcos, telecom, business transaction, vanson, transaction failure
    
Progress Software BTA Telecommunications
Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 02, 2009
Sign up for the webcast and you will learn: The strategic benefits of a robust information infrastructure for performance management, How to take immediate action if your operating reporting has data latency challenges, How to drive broader adoption in the business by addressing critical data challenges, Why the combination of IBM and Cognos, an IBM company, accelerates the delivery and quality of the information needed to drive business performance.
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ibm, business optimization, performance management, cognos, robust information infrastructure, data latency, data quality challenges, data fragmentation, critical data challenges
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 13, 2009
In business, no two challenges are the same. To be effective now and in the future, organizations must be able to adapt with speed and agility. Read this white paper to learn how enterprise mashups can help you use existing IT assets and projects to solve situational problems and take advantage of business opportunities.
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ibm, enterprise mashups, it assets, situational applications, information mashing, governance, supply chain management
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Dec 30, 2008
Does your business need to safeguard information, keep auditors and regulators satisfied, and improve data quality? Data governance is the answer. This informative video outlines the latest challenges and best practices in data governance. IBM data governance solutions help businesses with:• Audit and reporting • Data architecture/infrastructure • Data quality • Information lifecyle management • Metadata/business glossaries • Organizational design/development • Policy/risk management • Security/privacy/compliance • Stewardship/value creation
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ibm, data governance, safeguard information, data quality, data architecture, data infrastructure, information lifecycle management, metadata, business glossaries, organizational design, organizational development, policy management, risk management, security, privacy, compliance, stewardship, value creation
    
IBM
Published By: CA WA 2     Published Date: Oct 01, 2008
Virtualization and clustering can bring many benefits to your business—better IT asset utilization, improved business continuity and improved operational efficiency. At the same time, virtualization can create a new level of complexity for IT. This white paper describes some of the technical challenges inherent in managing these complex environments and recommends strategies for successful deployment that will maximize the value of virtualization technology in your organization.
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virtual, virtual machine, virtual storage, virtual server, virtualization, ca wa, ca wa 2
    
CA WA 2
Published By: MessageLabs     Published Date: Sep 25, 2008
According to recent surveys, employee social networking is growing rapidly. Learn the pros and cons of employee social networking, from creating business development opportunities to just goofing off. Also, learn how social networking is raising new challenges for enterprise security, and the distinct advantages of implementing MessageLabs Web Services.
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messagelabs, social networking, facebook, myspace, bebo, orkut, perfspot, friendster, neighborhood
    
MessageLabs
Published By: Marketo, INC.     Published Date: Sep 25, 2008
Listen to this free podcast at your desk or on the road and learn the business challenges and problems causing B2B companies to look at marketing automation ... the near-term and longer-term ROI benefits to expect... what key features and capabilities you should look for in a B2B marketing automation system... and more.  Find out what marketing automation can do for your organization—and how to choose the system that’s right for you. Download this free 15-minute podcast now.
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promo code: wp1, marketing automation, marketo, eloqua, salesforce, saas, crm, customer relationship management, crm integration, leads, lead nurturing, lead scoring, lead qualification, lead filtering, lead follow-up, lead management, lead conversion, inbound leads, raw leads, telesales
    
Marketo, INC.
Published By: MessageLabs     Published Date: Sep 17, 2008
Social and business networking sites are changing the way people talk online. Sites like Facebook, MySpace and Bebo help friends stay in touch while LinkedIn and Plaxo mainly connect business users. They are very popular but present new challenges to IT managers. They seem to have come out of nowhere. For example, Facebook currently has 70m users, 40% of which are located in the US.  The rapid growth of such sites is part of the problem. Companies risk being caught off guard.  Learn how to protect your business from threats posed by online social networking in this 7 Step Guide for IT Managers.
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web security, internet security, social networking, facebook, myspace, my space, social, messagelabs, employee
    
MessageLabs
Published By: CA Mainframe     Published Date: Sep 12, 2008
Data Professionals are now being asked to perform higher-level tasks and interact with businesses as “data stewards”.  In this survey, you will learn the challenges as outlined by over 850 data professionals. Get this CA-sponsored survey of the International DB2 Users Group (IDUG) conducted by Unisphere Research. The closer link between corporate performance and database performance is increasing pressure on data professionals to provide higher-level services to enterprise business customers.
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database administrator, dba, database, data management, ca mainframe, mainframe
    
CA Mainframe
Published By: Senn Delaney     Published Date: Sep 05, 2008
It's become a business imperative to maximize operational effectiveness, trim costs, standardize and streamline processes, achieve economies of scale and increase competitive advantage. Today's most successful leaders do this in a way that balances the greater good of the enterprise with the competing demands of their autonomous businesses that must respond to the individual needs of their markets. A more collaborative model that helps leaders of complex businesses to maximize effectiveness is gaining traction. Four prominent business leaders discuss their challenges and successes in shifting to this shared business model.
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senn delaney, customer focused, brand management, customer-centric, employee management, employee engagement
    
Senn Delaney
Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jun 11, 2008
Today's organizations face a tough set of challenges. Markets around the world have become increasingly volatile. Competition is more intense. Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures demand revisions in business plans and the IT infrastructures that support them. And IT departments have to keep doing more-and better-with budgets and resources that are already stretched to the limit. To meet these critical challenges, your organization needs much greater flexibility in its business models and business processes.
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ibm, ebf, ibm ebf
    
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