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Is Your Enterprise Application on a Road to Nowhere?
Consolidation is a well-documented trend and is to be expected in the market for enterprise applications. This article outlines the evolution of the enterprise

application evolution  and development. Other enterprise application products have been purchased by vendors that plan to replace them entirely with a new platform, but may not have a reliable timeline for doing so. The ownership of other enterprise applications may still be in the hands of the companies that developed them, but how do you know whether the owner intends to invest the necessary dollars to move the product forward, adding new functionality and adapting to changing technology? If a vendor has made extensive

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Enterprise Application Provider May Deepen Market Impact


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application evolution  Application Provider May Deepen Market Impact Market Impact The past several years have been tough for SoftBrands , a Minneapolis, Minnesota (US)-based provider of enterprise solutions for the manufacturing and hospitality industries (see SoftBrands' Recovery Softens the AremisSoft Bankruptcy Blow and Fourth Shift's evolution within SoftBrands' DemandStream ). However, the worst is certainly past for SoftBrands, and there are some glimmers of hope for a better future. For a discussion of the Read More

Predictive Analytics and the Evolution of BI


In the last couple of years, the popularity of predictive analytics offerings has increased significantly, as many companies looking to improve their existing business intelligence (BI) and analytics faculties are looking to the field of predictive analysis to enhance these capabilities, and in some cases even replace them. But, is predictive analysis really the new BI? Is it a replacement for the

application evolution  of a predictive analytics application within their data analysis portfolio is its complexity and the requirement for specialized personnel to perform the task of developing a set of reliable predictive models. Software vendors then face the challenge of evolving their predictive analytics offerings as their BI counterparts provide users with predictive analysis applications that are easier to use and more suitable for business-oriented users who are not necessarily well-versed in the management of these Read More

Great Plains ASP - Evolution, Revolution, Innovation


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application evolution  to meet the various application deployment needs of its customers and partners. Great Plains' strategic ASP partners include Agiliti, Digex, FutureLink, IBM Global Services, ManagedOps.com, PSINet Consulting Solutions, RSM McGladrey, Inc./ASP Solutions and Winstar. Approved ASP partners are members of Great Plains' partner channel that have allocated significant resources to deliver hosted solutions. These ASP partners either self-host or contract a Great Plains approved data center to host applications. Read More

Evolution to Revolution: The Test Automation Maturity Curve


The evolution of test automation towards data-driven and key/action word frameworks reflects the realization that the process becomes more efficient if there is less code to develop and maintain. Instead of taking twenty years to evolve towards efficiency, you can take a revolutionary leap with a code-free approach that makes it easier to implement, manage, and maintain automated tests.

application evolution  means that when the application changes, Certify automatically performs impact analysis and updates all affected test assets with a single click; no code changes are needed. And, as an enterprise class repository, Certify integrates test management capability for all test assets; there are no separate data or code files to manage One of the most powerful benefits of the Certify approach is that by minimizing or removing the need for custom code altogether, test engineers can focus their efforts on Read More

The Evolution of IT as a Service


Most IT service providers have always and continue to operate in a break/fix service environment. When a customer calls with an issue, the service provider drops everything to fix it. Under these circumstances, service providers have a difficult time forecasting monthly revenues and staffing needs, which has a huge impact on profitability. Add to this the intense competition, excessive customer turnover, low technician utilization rates, and shrinking margins that characterize today‟s market, and the result is IT service providers anxious to find a new way of delivering their services. Learn about innovative IT-as-a-Service initiatives that are defining the new IT value chain of the future.

application evolution  Evolution of IT as a Service Most IT service providers have always and continue to operate in a break/fix service environment. When a customer calls with an issue, the service provider drops everything to fix it. Under these circumstances, service providers have a difficult time forecasting monthly revenues and staffing needs, which has a huge impact on profitability. Add to this the intense competition, excessive customer turnover, low technician utilization rates, and shrinking margins that Read More

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Ten Reasons Why Application Hosting Makes Sense for Your Organization


This document explains Ultimate Software’s Intersourcing application and how it will benefit the company using it. Intersourcing is a hosting solution; this means the application is managed, supported and upgraded by an application service provider (ASP). Learn why application hosting makes sense for your organization.

application evolution  Reasons Why Application Hosting Makes Sense for Your Organization This document explains Ultimate Software’s Intersourcing application and how it will benefit the company using it. Intersourcing is a hosting solution; this means the application is managed, supported and upgraded by an application service provider (ASP). Learn why application hosting makes sense for your organization. Read More

Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 1: What Is It Now?


Since January 2000 when TEC last addressed the trends in Enterprise Application, there have been massive changes in the overall direction of Application Integration in general and EAI in particular.

application evolution  Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 1: What Is It Now? Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 1: What Is It Now? M. Reed - September 3, 2001 Summary Since January 2000 when TEC last addressed the trends in Enterprise Application, there have been massive changes in the overall direction of Application Integration in general and EAI in particular. A great many of the players have changed in the vendor arena, new terminology Read More

Why Application Security Is the New Business Imperative -- and How to Achieve It


Businesses are being held increasingly accountable for their business application security—by customers, partners, and government. Unfortunately, most businesses are playing catch-up with security. What’s really needed are processes that fix the software development cycle by weaving security expertise into software acquisition, development, and deployment. Businesses that don’t take a process-oriented approach today may end up chasing application security forever.

application evolution  Application Security Is the New Business Imperative -- and How to Achieve It Businesses are being held increasingly accountable for their business application security—by customers, partners, and government. Unfortunately, most businesses are playing catch-up with security. What’s really needed are processes that fix the software development cycle by weaving security expertise into software acquisition, development, and deployment. Businesses that don’t take a process-oriented approach today may Read More

The 70 Percent Solution: Fulfilling the Application Software Life Cycle


Application software companies unwittingly but consistently overlook significant portions of their application software life cycle, resulting in consistent under-performance of products and services, a reduced harvest, dissatisfied customers, and missed opportunities for growth. In fact, you could be neglecting up to 70 percent of the energy necessary to have your products reach and maintain peak performance throughout their life cycle.

application evolution  Percent Solution: Fulfilling the Application Software Life Cycle Application software companies unwittingly but consistently overlook significant portions of their application software life cycle, resulting in consistent under-performance of products and services, a reduced harvest, dissatisfied customers, and missed opportunities for growth. In fact, you could be neglecting up to 70 percent of the energy necessary to have your products reach and maintain peak performance throughout their life cycle. Read More

The Evolution of a Real-time Data Warehouse


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Reduce the Risk of Network and Application Performance Issues


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application evolution  Risk of Network and Application Performance Issues More than ever before, the IT network is a strategic asset to a business, and any downtime or degradation in network or application performance can directly impact an organization’s bottom line. This white paper looks at a methodology for solving network and application performance issues and outlines a new approach to getting to their root causes more quickly. Read More

The 2009 Handbook of Application Delivery


Application delivery has become a priority for virtually all IT organizations. Unfortunately, the majority still struggle with this highly complex task. This handbook can help you to help become better at application delivery by creating and analyzing a framework that you can customize for use in your environment. It also identifies key criteria that IT organizations can use to evaluate alternative solutions.

application evolution  2009 Handbook of Application Delivery Application delivery has become a priority for virtually all IT organizations. Unfortunately, the majority still struggle with this highly complex task. This handbook can help you to help become better at application delivery by creating and analyzing a framework that you can customize for use in your environment. It also identifies key criteria that IT organizations can use to evaluate alternative solutions. Read More