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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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About Big Data


There may not be a consensus with respect to just how big "big data" is, but not many people will disagree that managing these huge amounts of data represents a challenge. TEC research analyst Jorge Garcia discusses the key issues surrounding big data, the different ways to manage it, and the major vendors offering big data solutions.

about data base  Big Data There is no general consensus with respect to how big big data is—some companies deal with data volumes in the order of terabytes or even petabytes—but not many people will disagree that managing these huge amounts of data represents a challenge. It’s fair to say that we’re dealing with big data when traditional relational databases and systems are no longer sufficient. Things as simple as data storage and movement between repositories can have a big impact on the organization. Big Read More

Captured by Data


The benefits case for enterprise asset management (EAM) has been used to justify huge sums in EAM investment. But to understand this reasoning, it is necessary to explore how asset data can be used to further the aims of maintenance.

about data base  costs. Rather, it is about the minimum costs for a given level of risk and performance (in other words, maximum value). So, in essence, the role of the policy designer can be defined as the formulating cost-effective asset management programs, routine activities, and one-off procedural and design changes, to maintain standards of performance through reducing the likelihood of critical failures to an acceptable level, or eliminating then. This is also the essence of modern RCM. The Data Dilemma Immediately Read More

The Truth about Data Mining


It is now imperative that businesses be prudent. With rising volumes of data, traditional analytical techniques may not be able to discover valuable data. Consequently, data mining technology becomes important. Here is a framework to help understand the data mining process.

about data base  Truth about Data Mining A business intelligence (BI) implementation can be considered two-tiered. The first tier comprises standard reporting, ad hoc reporting, multidimensional analysis, dashboards, scorecards, and alerts. The second tier is more commonly found in organizations that have successfully built a mature first tier. Advanced data analysis through predictive modeling and forecasting defines this tier—in other words, data mining. Data mining has a significantly broad reach and application. Read More

Data, Data Everywhere: A Special Report on Managing Information


The quantity of information in the world is soaring. Merely keeping up with, and storing new information is difficult enough. Analyzing it, to spot patterns and extract useful information, is harder still. Even so, this data deluge has great potential for good—as long as consumers, companies, and governments make the right choices about when to restrict the flow of data, and when to encourage it. Find out more.

about data base  The uses of information about information AS DATA become more abundant, the main problem is no longer finding the information as such but laying one''s hands on the relevant bits easily and quickly. What is needed is information about information. Librarians and computer scientists call it metadata. Information management has a long history. In Assyria around three millennia ago clay tablets had small clay labels attached to them to make them easier to tell apart when they were filed in baskets or on shelv Read More

Thinking Radically about Unstructured Data: Interview with Ron Carrière, CEO of Cirilab


Being able to manage unstructured text is no longer a “nice to have,” as companies and individual users alike have to deal with increasing amounts of unstructured text, work with it, and gain knowledge by interpreting it. Cirilab is a company that provides software products to search, retrieve, and categorize information from unstructured text sources. Read this interesting interview with Ron

about data base  is always some discussion about how to measure the ROI of an application, especially in the area of data management. What is your take? What is the real value of an application like yours? Saving time in reaching a decision is both valuable to the individual and the enterprise. A simple speed-read function summarizes 40 pages in seconds and gives ‘corporate memory’—a knowledge tag of things that are happening. What is your favorite movie? Star Trek—I think DATA had our software in his head. Do you Read More

Data Loss Prevention Best Practices: Managing Sensitive Data in the Enterprise


While a great deal of attention has been given to protecting companies’ electronic assets from outside threats, organizations must now turn their attention to an equally dangerous situation: data loss from the inside. Given today’s strict regulatory standards, data loss prevention (DLP) has become one of the most critical issues facing executives. Fortunately, effective technical solutions are now available that can help.

about data base  Loss Prevention Best Practices: Managing Sensitive Data in the Enterprise While a great deal of attention has been given to protecting companies’ electronic assets from outside threats, organizations must now turn their attention to an equally dangerous situation: data loss from the inside. Given today’s strict regulatory standards, data loss prevention (DLP) has become one of the most critical issues facing executives. Fortunately, effective technical solutions are now available that can help. BEG Read More

The New Virtual Data Centre


Old-style, one application per physical server data centers are not only nearing the end of their useful lives, but are also becoming barriers to a business’ future success. Virtualization has come to the foreground, yet it also creates headaches for data center and facilities managers. Read about aspects of creating a strategy for a flexible and effective data center aimed to carry your business forward.

about data base  and facilities managers. Read about aspects of creating a strategy for a flexible and effective data center aimed to carry your business forward. Read More

10 Errors to Avoid When Building a Data Center


In the white paper ten errors to avoid when commissioning a data center, find out which mistakes to avoid when you're going through the data center...

about data base  Errors to Avoid When Building a Data Center Proper data center commissioning can help ensure the success of your data center design and build project. But it''s also a process that can go wrong in a number of different ways. In the white paper Ten Errors to Avoid when Commissioning a Data Center , find out which mistakes to avoid when you''re going through the data center commissioning process. From bringing in the commissioning agent too late into the process, to not identifying clear roles for Read More

Forget Everything You Think You Know about ERP (Because That’s All About to Change)


Let’s face it: There’s nothing sexy about enterprise resource planning (ERP). It’s been around forever. It’s big. It’s tough to use and maintain. It’s not flexible enough to do exactly what you want it to do. Or is it? Download this white paper for Infor’s perspective on the evils of “traditional ERP,” and how it may be hurting your business.

about data base  You Think You Know about ERP (Because That’s All About to Change) Let’s face it: There’s nothing sexy about enterprise resource planning (ERP). It’s been around forever. It’s big. It’s tough to use and maintain. It’s not flexible enough to do exactly what you want it to do. Or is it? Download this white paper for Infor’s perspective on the evils of “traditional ERP,” and how it may be hurting your business. Read More

Data Management and Analysis


From a business perspective, the role of data management and analysis is crucial. It is not only a resource for gathering new stores of static information; it is also a resource for acquiring knowledge and supporting the decisions companies need to make in all aspects of economic ventures, including mergers and acquisitions (M&As).

For organizational growth, all requirements and opportunities must be accurately communicated throughout the value chain. All users—from end users to data professionals—must have the most accurate data tools and systems in place to efficiently carry out their daily tasks. Data generation development, data quality, document and content management, and data security management are all examples of data-related functions that provide information in a logical and precise manner.

about data base  Management and Analysis From a business perspective, the role of data management and analysis is crucial. It is not only a resource for gathering new stores of static information; it is also a resource for acquiring knowledge and supporting the decisions companies need to make in all aspects of economic ventures, including mergers and acquisitions (M&As). For organizational growth, all requirements and opportunities must be accurately communicated throughout the value chain. All users—from end users Read More

Don't Be Overwhelmed by Big Data


Big Data. The consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry is abuzz with those two words. And while it’s understandable that the CPG world is excited by the prospect of more data that can be used to better understand the who, what, why, and when of consumer purchasing behavior, it’s critical CPG organizations pause and ask themselves, “Are we providing retail and executive team members with “quality” data, and is the data getting to the right people at the right time? Big Data can be a Big Deal - read this white paper for some useful tips on ensuring secure, quality data acquisition and management.

about data base  t Be Overwhelmed by Big Data Big Data. The consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry is abuzz with those two words. And while it’s understandable that the CPG world is excited by the prospect of more data that can be used to better understand the who, what, why, and when of consumer purchasing behavior, it’s critical CPG organizations pause and ask themselves, “Are we providing retail and executive team members with “quality” data, and is the data getting to the right people at the right time? Read More

Data Quality: A Survival Guide for Marketing


Even with the finest marketing organizations, the success of marketing comes down to the data. Ensuring data quality can be a significant challenge, particularly when you have thousands or even millions of prospect records in your CRM system and you are trying to target the right prospect. Data quality, data integration, and other functions of enterprise information management (EIM) are crucial to this endeavor. Read more.

about data base  Quality: A Survival Guide for Marketing Even with the finest marketing organizations, the success of marketing comes down to the data. Ensuring data quality can be a significant challenge, particularly when you have thousands or even millions of prospect records in your CRM system and you are trying to target the right prospect. Data quality, data integration, and other functions of enterprise information management (EIM) are crucial to this endeavor. Read more. Read More

Reinventing Data Masking: Secure Data Across Application Landscapes: On Premise, Offsite and in the Cloud


Be it personal customer details or confidential internal analytic information, ensuring the protection of your organization’s sensitive data inside and outside of production environments is crucial. Multiple copies of data and constant transmission of sensitive information stream back and forth across your organization. As information shifts between software development, testing, analysis, and reporting departments, a large "surface area of risk" is created. This area of risk increases even more when sensitive information is sent into public or hybrid clouds. Traditional data masking methods protect information, but don’t have the capability to respond to different application updates. Traditional masking also affects analysis as sensitive data isn’t usually used in these processes. This means that analytics are often performed with artificially generated data, which can yield inaccurate results.

In this white paper, read a comprehensive overview of Delphix Agile Masking, a new security solution that goes far beyond the limitations of traditional masking solutions. Learn how Delphix Agile Masking can reduce your organization’s surface area risk by 90%. By using patented data masking methods, Delphix Agile Masking secures data across all application lifecycle environments, providing a dynamic masking solution for production systems and persistent masking in non-production environments. Delphix’s Virtual Data Platform eliminates distribution challenges through their virtual data delivery system, meaning your data can be remotely synchronized, consolidated, and takes up less space overall. Read detailed scenarios on how Delphix Agile Data Masking can benefit your data security with end-to-end masking, selective masking, and dynamic masking.

about data base  Data Masking: Secure Data Across Application Landscapes: On Premise, Offsite and in the Cloud Be it personal customer details or confidential internal analytic information, ensuring the protection of your organization’s sensitive data inside and outside of production environments is crucial. Multiple copies of data and constant transmission of sensitive information stream back and forth across your organization. As information shifts between software development, testing, analysis, and Read More

Metagenix Reverse Engineers Data Into Information


Metagenix’ MetaRecon reverse engineers metadata information by examining the raw data contained in the source(s) rather than depending on the data dictionaries of the existing legacy systems (which are often incorrect). Other unique Metagenix approaches include an "open book" policy, which includes publishing product price lists on their web site and complete access to company officials, including CEO and President Greg Leman. According to Mr. Leman, "we’re pathologically honest".

about data base  of the metadata ( data about data ) from data sources and generates information that is very helpful to developers in designing specifications for a new data store, and assists greatly in preparing for cleansing and transformation of existing data. The product will also generate ETL (extract/transform/load) scripts based on the information in the MetaRecon repository that can then be compiled and executed in Ascential Software''s DataStage product (DataStage was formerly a product of Ardent Software, Read More