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Voice over IP Manageability
The average personal computer (PC) costs an enterprise $10,000 (USD) per year to own and maintain—five times the purchase price of the hardware and software! Is

hardware administration  purchase price of the hardware and software - to own. Since then, the steady commoditization of computer equipment has steadily increased this alarming ratio. Clearly, if you want to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a technology platform operated by end users, you must address the human resources required to operate, manage, maintain, and support it. Manageability is paramount. Voice over IP is a case in point. The fundamental concept is to stop maintaining two parallel networks for voice and

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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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Dell Sharpens Its Linux Focus


Building on its current Linux position, Dell will start shipping Linux-based systems that use file management software from developer Eazel.

hardware administration  are talking to other hardware manufacturers, in an attempt to get even wider distribution and recognition Market Impact Linux continues to gain strength as the major Wintel-hardware vendors explore other options . As mentioned previously (see GNOME Will Try to Buff Up Linux ), having a common desktop appearance (with the implication that it looks similar to Windows), is high on the list of barriers Linux must overcome to enhance its acceptance. One facet of the desktop is the file management system, Read More

Forget Speeds and Feeds-ERP Outsourcing for the Mid-market


If you base your selection of an outsourcing partner on a service provider’s strengths, it can be difficult to make an apples-to-apples comparison among the various models. The best way to make a comparison in a thoughtful and effective manner is to develop individual specifications matching buyer needs with service provider strengths in order to make an enduring match. Find out how.

hardware administration  total savings since both hardware and software components of an ERP implementation (those elements which are addressed by the on-demand concept) are increasingly smaller elements of the overall costs. For example, in the mid 1990s, in a moderately sized business, a single Unix server that supported a 100-user environment cost from $300,000 to $500,000. Today, a server with similar capacity costs less than $100,000. Additionally, software that previously cost $6,000 to $8,000 per user now costs between Read More

Building Niches


A sampler of recent niche E-commerce websites.

hardware administration  is partnered with Ace Hardware and brings consumers access to Ace's own warehouse distribution network and to its established relationships with home improvement manufacturers. Market Impact We are particularly taken with buzzsaw.com's innovative use of the Internet to provide services to its target audience. Whether they can succeed at inducing hard hats to work online remains to be seen, but the site demonstrates a creativity that is all too rare. Ourhouse.com is putting itself up against Home Depot, Read More

Cobalt Releases Linux "Clustering" Software


Cobalt Networks, Inc. becomes the latest vendor to jump on the Linux-cluster bandwagon, but does the software they’re touting really qualify as a cluster?

hardware administration  rollover Full data and hardware redundancy Browser-based administration and easy setup StaQware requires the user to have two RaQ 3i server appliances as the hardware platform. StaQware is available through the Cobalt Web site at shop.cobalt.com. Through the end of June, Cobalt StaQware will be available at a special introductory price of $499 - 50 percent off of the suggested retail price of $999. Market Impact We do not believe this product will drastically change the market. In fact, we're not even Read More

Challenges for IT Managers in SMBs


The recent marketing push to integrate both small and medium sized businesses by large IT hardware and software vendors makes strategic sense. Both business groups are plagued with similar issues including small IT budgets and limited technical resources. Frequently SMBs target their IT acquisitions either in the hope of lowering costs or solving problems. These ad hoc solutions are

hardware administration  businesses by large IT hardware and software vendors makes strategic sense. Both business groups are plagued with similar issues including small IT budgets and limited technical resources. Frequently SMBs target their IT acquisitions either in the hope of lowering costs or solving problems. These ad hoc solutions are often strained to capacity as companies increase in sales and in size and the marketplace places larger expectations on the organization and in turn that is reflected upon the IT departments Read More

A Guide to Software Test Tools


Testing a system well is harder than building it. In the face of new risks introduced by the ever-increasing complexity of software and hardware, test tools may be your only practical way to be confident that you've got just what you paid for. From gathering the initial requirements to supporting the system after it has been deployed, test tools are available to support all phases of a project. This article looks at the ways that test tools can be used to design, code, and (of course) test a system.

hardware administration  they may require dedicated hardware to perform properly, and may entirely avoid the user interface in favor of a deeper interaction. They often provide functionality to monitor behavior of the system as a whole, rather than any individual test. Monitoring tools (also known as Flight Recorders ) also measure overall properties of the system and its environment during testing, and may allow the measurements they make to be compared historically. They can provide system tuning information and early Read More

RTI's CRM Applications Rivals The Major League Providers


Founded in 1990, RTI Software is an Illinois CRM application provider with a feature- rich Enterprise solution targeting the software and hardware industry and expanding to other industries with similar requirements in service, helpdesk, sales and marketing. Recently TEC interviewed Michel P.Mallen, RTI’s Executive Vice President to discuss RTI’s flagship products CustomerFirst and SalesFirst.

hardware administration  development environment such as hardware configurations and operating system information at the customer site or maintenance contracts for system upgrades and support. CustomerFirst helps manage processes for tracking requests on ownership and work items list, and product issues such as priority, severity, and status. Amongst many embedded features, CustomerFirst provides: a contact manager; an automated rule-based escalation tool; a telephone interface using TAPI2; an e-mail manager; and a time recorder Read More

IBM


International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) manufactures and sells computer services, hardware, and software. The company also provides financing services in support of its computer business. IBM's major operations consist of a global services segment; three hardware product segments (enterprise systems, personal and printing systems, and technology); a software segment; a global financing segment; and an enterprise investments segment. IBM offers its products through its global sales and distribution organizations. The company operates in more than 150 countries. It derives more than half of its revenues from sales outside the US.

hardware administration  global services segment; three hardware product segments (enterprise systems, personal and printing systems, and technology); a software segment; a global financing segment; and an enterprise investments segment. IBM offers its products through its global sales and distribution organizations. The company operates in more than 150 countries. It derives more than half of its revenues from sales outside the US. Read More

Vircom


Vircom Inc. is a provider of e-mail security software, technology, hardware and virtual appliance solutions, and professional services.

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Laserbeam Software


Laserbeam Software develops and implements software supporting compensation administration, market analysis, and performance management. The company is headquartered in Concord, California (US). Laserbeam also has experience in development services through its subsidiary in Chennai (India).

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Data Center Best Practices: Optimizing Service Infrastructure through OS Portability


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hardware administration  mixture of server platforms, hardware, operating systems, data, and applications that have accumulated over time. So how do you take your data center from a tangled mess of suboptimal servers which may be hampering your service levels, to one that can maximize performance? With the use of virtualization technology, data center optimization can become a reality. Read More

Splice Machine


Based in San Francisco, Splice Machine provides the only Hadoop RDBMS, designed to scale real-time applications using commodity hardware without application rewrites.

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Ascentis


In 1994, a benefits administration expert and two former Microsoft employees founded Ascentis and created the company’s flagship HRIS product, HROffice. Today, the HROffice product line automates human resources (HR) and benefits processes for more than 1,300 small and midsized organizations nationwide. Located in Bellevue, Washington (US), Ascentis was founded with the vision of providing comprehensive, easy-to-use solutions for employee benefit and human resources information management. These solutions are designed to be connected throughout the enterprise, serving managers, employees and external vendors of benefit and payroll services. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Ascentis recently earned Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Front Runner status from Microsoft Corp. The company continues to invest in the latest technology advancements that support the security and stability of HROffice.

hardware administration  In 1994, a benefits administration expert and two former Microsoft employees founded Ascentis and created the company’s flagship HRIS product, HROffice. Today, the HROffice product line automates human resources (HR) and benefits processes for more than 1,300 small and midsized organizations nationwide. Located in Bellevue, Washington (US), Ascentis was founded with the vision of providing comprehensive, easy-to-use solutions for employee benefit and human resources information management. These Read More

Laserbeam Software


Laserbeam Software develops and implements software supporting compensation administration, market analysis, and performance management. The company is headquartered in Concord, California (US). Laserbeam also has experience in development services through its subsidiary in Chennai (India).

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