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The 2008 Handbook of Application Delivery: A Guide to Decision Making
IT organizations can no longer manage networks in isolation from the applications they support, requiring a shift from focusing on devices to a focus on

decision making considerations  Delivery: A Guide to Decision Making The 2008 Handbook of Application Delivery: A Guide to Decision Making If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader.   When NetQoS was founded in 1999, traffic over the WAN was increasing in volume and complexity, leading to growing application performance issues. However, most approaches to network management still focused on device availability and fault management, not performance. Source :

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decision making considerations  manufacturing companies. The final decision to purchase or to lease greatly depends on several factors, including accounting, geography, taxation, and established corporate policies. Note also that the SaaS delivery model is not always less expensive than owning—from a long-term perspective, buying your software outright will likely be more cost-effective.   Integration with other corporate applications. Operational issues at the junction of two or more software products are frequent, and an ERP Read More

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decision making considerations  across the business. The decision to implement a planning tool is a big one that involves a variety of considerations. Can the vendor demonstrate real driver-based models based on your requirements, something only a live demo can give you? Does the vendor have finance references, not just IT references? Is the vendor positive toward and committed to SAP? Does the vendor have a heritage that shows a commitment to innovation? IBM Cognos 8 Planning can answer each question with Yes. Business problems Read More

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