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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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Understanding SOA, Web Services, BPM, BPEL, and More Part One: SOA, Web Services, and BPM


In the larger schema of things, SOA would espouse general, more abstract concepts of software reusability and encapsulation within certain boundaries (as to then provide access to that software via defined interfaces), Web services would then make these SOA concepts vendor-independent due to their use of generally accepted standards, while BPM and BPEL would be some of the engines making the whole system work.

and data processing services  greater need for application and data integration, whereby any application must be able to communicate with external applications fairly easily and simply. Since a great deal of the cost of implementation is often actually that of integration, extensibility has significant implications on cost and performance. From the above discussion, applications that embrace the SOA concept and provide standard-based Web Services should significantly reduce the complexity and cost of integration. To that end, the Read More

Understanding SOA, Web Services, BPM, and BPEL Part Two: BPEL and User Recommendations


In a somewhat simplified language, while Web services allow applications to easily exchange and reuse information, it is only when they are orchestrated (coordinated) into long-running business flows or processes that enterprises can realize their true value.

and data processing services  is still often possible and more viable to synchronize disparate systems using data integration that is typically more coarse-grained and with less business logic than SOA (e.g., it would transfer entire purchase orders, rather than change the description of a single line in a single purchase order as might happen with a human interface). Also, although these new concepts may provide new business opportunities and create some dynamism and efficiency , they are not going to transform businesses on their Read More

Business Intelligence and Database Management Services


Lister's BI team helps organizations to structure their data and extract actionable information from it. The team is comprised of experts who perform end-to-end deployment of BI solutions over the intranet, the extranet, or the World Wide Web. The BI team has over ten years of experience with various database systems such as Oracle, SQL Server, and DB2, to name a few. Backed by several years of reporting experience, the team has built up expertise in industry tools like Business Objects, Oracle Business Intelligence, Crystal Reports, and SQL Server Reporting Services. It has also worked with open-source BI solutions like JasperReports, and aims to fulfill the exacting requirements of any organization that approaches it with a BI project. Lister offers end-to-end BI solutions that can bring a good return on investment (ROI). Among the BI services Lister offers are remote database administration (DBA); data quality services; extract, transform, and load (ETL); database design and management; online analytical processing (OLAP) services; reporting; analysis; and dashboards.  

and data processing services  Intelligence and Database Management Services Lister''s BI team helps organizations to structure their data and extract actionable information from it. The team is comprised of experts who perform end-to-end deployment of BI solutions over the intranet, the extranet, or the World Wide Web. The BI team has over ten years of experience with various database systems such as Oracle, SQL Server, and DB2, to name a few. Backed by several years of reporting experience, the team has built up expertise in Read More

Developing a Universal Approach to Cleansing Customer and Product Data


Data quality has always been an important issue for companies, and today it’s even more so. But are you up-to-date on current industry problems concerning data quality? Do you know how to address quality problems with customer, product, and other types of corporate data? Discover how data cleansing tools help improve data constancy and accuracy, and find out why you need an enterprise-wide approach to data management.

and data processing services  approach to data cleansing and data quality management. Products and use cases from Business Objects, an SAP company, are used in the paper to demonstrate how vendors are supporting data cleansing, and to illustrate how customers are using such capabilities. The Cost of Poor Data Quality There has been a steady stream of articles in the press about the impact of poor data quality on the business ever since companies began building data warehouses and examining the quality of data flowing into them. Here Read More

Enterprise IP PBX Buyer's Guide: Features and Services That Matter


The reasons most enterprises upgrade to an IP PBX system range from wanting to replace outdated equipment, to saving money, to adding needed functionality, to keeping up with growth. To evaluate competing offers from both established and new vendors, you need to learn about the market, background information, technology, standards, and the features and services that are critical and important to enterprises. Learn more.

and data processing services  better into business networks and data communications which, in turn, enable new applications that are still being discovered and applied to common business practices. Modern premise-based IP PBX systems literally deliver multinational enterprise capabilities to even small businesses, often at a cost lower than the far more basic systems they are replacing. This Buyer''s Guide examines the premise-based IP PBX market and tells you what to look for in a proposed system. It also covers the relative Read More

Customer Value Enhancement: Linking Strategy and Operations for Better Loyalty and Margins


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and data processing services  Value Enhancement: Linking Strategy and Operations for Better Loyalty and Margins Rapid convergence of communications, media and entertainment (CME) is driving telecom, cable, and content executives to seek more creative means to garner long-term customer relationships. But how does one go from lofty goal to measurable results? Customer value enhancement (CVE) is a predictive approach to linking front- and back-office functions through advanced business intelligence (BI) and analytics. Find out more. Read More

TEC Vendor Challenge: ERP, and Disruptive Innovations and Strategies


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is putting all its expertise and experience behind hosting the upcoming TEC Vendor Challenge, September 18–19, in Montreal, Quebec. The idea behind the TEC Vendor Challenge is to provide enterprises with an efficient way to see a number of major software vendors demo to a common script over the course of 1 to 2 days. By offering a set number of registrations,

and data processing services  Vendor Challenge: ERP, and Disruptive Innovations and Strategies Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is putting all its expertise and experience behind hosting the upcoming  TEC Vendor Challenge , September 18–19, in Montreal, Quebec. The idea behind the TEC Vendor Challenge is to provide enterprises with an efficient way to see a number of major software vendors demo to a common script over the course of 1 to 2 days. By offering a set number of registrations, we afford attendees with more and Read More

TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Containerized Data Center


Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a total cost of ownership (TCO) savings of 30% compared with traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure. Avoiding overbuilt capacity and scaling the design over time contributes to a significant percentage of the overall savings. This white paper provides a quantitative TCO analysis of the two architectures, and illustrates the key drivers of both the capex and opex savings of the improved architecture.

and data processing services  Center Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a total cost of ownership (TCO) savings of 30% compared with traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure. Avoiding overbuilt capacity and scaling the design over time contributes to a significant percentage of the overall savings. This white paper provides a quantitative TCO analysis of the two architectures, and illustrates the key drivers of both the capex and opex Read More

iPad, Fashion PLM, and the Connection Between Fashion Designers and Customers


I recently had the opportunity to meet with Centric Software and get to know more about Centric 8 Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Sourcing Solutions for the fashion industry. Among the interesting topics discussed, a recently launched product called Collection Book for Fashion iPad app was most impressive. In my view, this iPad app is a great product, as it takes advantage of the user

and data processing services  Fashion PLM, and the Connection Between Fashion Designers and Customers I recently had the opportunity to meet with Centric Software and get to know more about Centric 8 Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Sourcing Solutions for the fashion industry. Among the interesting topics discussed, a recently launched product called Collection Book for Fashion iPad app was most impressive. In my view, this iPad app is a great product, as it takes advantage of the user interface (UI) feature of the iPad. How Read More

Linked Enterprise Data: Data at the heart of the company


The data silos of today's business information systems (IS) applications, and the pressure from the current economic climate, globalization, and the Internet make it critical for companies to learn how to manage and extract value from their data. Linked enterprise data (LED) combines the benefits of business intelligence (BI), master data management (MDM), service-oriented architecture (SOA), and search engines to create links among existing data, break down data walls, provide an open, secure, and long-term technological environment, and reduce complexity—read this white paper to find out how.

and data processing services  learn how to manage and extract value from their data. Linked enterprise data (LED) combines the benefits of business intelligence (BI), master data management (MDM), service-oriented architecture (SOA), and search engines to create links among existing data, break down data walls, provide an open, secure, and long-term technological environment, and reduce complexity—read this white paper to find out how. Read More

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and data processing services  Safety and Stewardship: Taking a Strategic Approach to Safer and Greener Products For many product manufacturers, the move toward safer and environmentally friendlier products involves mixed emotions. The benefit to the planet is a given. However, if not approached strategically, it can come at a high cost. This paper provides a perspective on product-related environmental regulations, their business impact, their trajectory, and how companies can move from tactical and reactive risk mitigation Read More

Ultimate Software and NetSuite to Integrate their HCM and ERP Clouds


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and data processing services  Software and NetSuite to Integrate their HCM and ERP Clouds Ultimate Software and NetSuite announced a strategic alliance to integrate the UltiPro HCM solution and the NetSuite ERP suite at Ultimate’s recent Connections 2015 conference. The goal is to give businesses the ability to manage their entire business lifecycle in the cloud—from financials, supply chain management (SCM), digital commerce, and customer relationship management (CRM) software capabilities via NetSuite, to payroll, human Read More

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and data processing services  the number of privacy and data security violations. This in turn will enhance internal and external user confidence on secure data handling by the organization. Of course, implementing an information security governance initiative as part of a larger data governance program will afford organizations many more drivers and benefits, such as fewer disruptions to their operations due to security issues. The Challenges of Having an Inadequate Data Security Approach On the other hand, not having a data Read More