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Configuration and Change Management for IT Compliance and Risk Management
To keep your IT infrastructure healthy, strong operational processes are essential to managing changes—both planned and unexpected. A streamlined, integrated

hardware configuration  integrated approach that incorporates hardware and software assets is a key foundation for meeting regulatory compliance requirements. Find out how you can benefit from applications that enable continuous compliance with operational processes and tools—and reduce your business risk.

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Configure Price Quote (CPQ)

Configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solutions (sometimes known as quote-to-order, or Q2O, systems) help drive sales effectiveness by supporting configuration and pricing activities and the generation of quotes that occure during the sales process. CPQ solutions create accurate and professional sales quotes for complex, custom-engineered or customizable products while streamlining core processes and lowering costs. Common features of CPQ software include product catalog and pricing functionality, product visualization, and support for channel sales.  

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Configuration Guide: Managing Virtual Servers Using a Virtual Machine Manager and a Clustered File System


Virtual data centers must enable increased physical server use and central management of virtual machine infrastructure. A clustered file system, with a virtual machine manager (VMM), can add critical new management and migration capability to current virtual servers. Before installing and configuring VMM, find out the hardware and software required for migration and integration, and helpful “how-to” pointers.

hardware configuration  VMM, find out the hardware and software required for migration and integration, and helpful “how-to” pointers. Read More

IP Phones Checklist


You need a new Internet protocol (IP) phone system—but you’re not quite sure which features and functions would best meet your business operation’s needs. It’s important to know if you’re better off migrating to a hybrid IP PBX system or to a pure IP system. Answer this question and 10 others so you can be prepared to talk with resellers and vendors about IP phones for your voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) system.

hardware configuration  Checklist , IP Phone Hardware , IP Phone System , IP Phone System Resources , Pre Installation Checklist , VoIP Security Checklist , IP Phone Service Configuration Checklist . Here are the questions to ask yourself before you start talking to resellers and vendors about IP phones for your VoIP system: Are you better of migrating to a hybrid IP PBX or a pure IP system? What features are you looking for in an IP phone? How much time and money are you willing to invest in the training of your employees on Read More

Cloud Assets: A Guide for SMBs-Part 3


Cloud computing is allowing small to medium businesses (SMBs) to gain access to premium enterprise solutions without the traditional price tag of hardware and software licenses. This third and final part of a guide to cloud assets for SMBs reviews various types of cloud configurations and the ramifications of these setups for your organizations, and also considers some of the challenges of public cloud solutions.

hardware configuration  on-premise price tag of hardware and software licenses. In addition, you don’t have to invest as much in IT personnel, as your vendors will be taking over many IT responsibilities for you. Despite the hype, few businesses have fully embraced the cloud to sustain their entire business. I’ll cover some of the significant challenges of managing multiple cloud solutions later on. Hybrid Cloud Hybrid cloud is when your IT infrastructure includes a mix of on-premise solutions along with cloud solutions. It Read More

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 it possible to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of technology platforms? Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) manageability can be a crucial step in self-provisioning users and unburdening valuable network professionals.

hardware configuration  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 Read More

Flexible Solutions with Microsoft Dynamics AX Application Object Server Technology


The client/server trend in multi-tiered computing has been made possible because of reductions in the cost of hardware and software components, as well as the availability of high-performance database engines. The utility of this technology is reflected in the Microsoft Dynamics AX application. Its three-tier client/server technology provides a solution that can be accessed through networks, even with limited bandwidth.

hardware configuration  in the cost of hardware and software components, as well as the availability of high-performance database engines. The utility of this technology is reflected in the Microsoft Dynamics AX application. Its three-tier client/server technology provides a solution that can be accessed through networks, even with limited bandwidth. Read More

Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part II


You are about to embark on an important project. Whether the project is software or hardware related, it is a good idea to hold a project kickoff meeting. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to get across important communications and establish the tone for the project. This article discusses the 10 objectives of a project kickoff meeting, how to achieve them, and templates for presenting them. In Part II, reasons 7, 6, and 5 focus on preparing the team to undertake the project and generally giving them the confidence to do it.

hardware configuration  project is software or hardware related, it is a good idea to hold a project kickoff meeting. Don't miss this excellent opportunity to get across important communications and establish the tone for the project. This article discusses the 10 objectives of a project kickoff meeting, how to achieve them, and templates for presenting them. In Part II, reasons 7, 6, and 5 focus on preparing the team to undertake the project and generally giving them the confidence to do it. It would be a stretch to say that Read More

Compaq and IBM Alliance for Storage


Compaq and IBM will now cross-sell each other’s storage products, and will work together to make their storage hardware and software interoperable.

hardware configuration  of each company's storage hardware and software, and will also sell significant products from each other's storage portfolios. The total of investments currently planned by the companies could exceed $1 billion. Compaq and IBM will cooperate to help ensure their storage products work seamlessly together. Further, the companies will share their knowledge with the industry to help create standards for open storage networking solutions such as Storage Area Networks (SANs), making storage networks more Read More

Mentor Graphics Deepens Its Automotive Embedded Systems Wares


Mentor Graphics Corporation, a provider of electronic hardware and software design solutions, has acquired XS Embedded (XSe), a German developer of design software for automotive hardware and reference platforms, under undisclosed terms. XSe has more than 10 years of direct experience in the automotive electronics design industry across 20 automotive programs that combine hardware and software expertise.

hardware configuration  a provider of electronic hardware and software design solutions, has acquired XS Embedded (XSe) , a German developer of design software for automotive hardware and reference platforms, under undisclosed terms. XSe has more than 10 years of direct experience in the automotive electronics design industry across 20 automotive programs that combine hardware and software expertise.   The automotive industry is increasingly in need of sophisticated vehicle software infrastructure capabilities in terms of Read More

FPX


FPX, a minority-owned company, provides multi-tenant, on-demand configure-price-quote applications designed to automate product pricing and configuration. FPX is headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota (US), with regional offices around the US, and international offices in Hong Kong and London (UK).

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Configuring QMC4052 via DHCP Configuration Guide


Want even more connectivity options for your storage area network (SAN)? Need to boot your blade server up to iSCSI-based storage systems? Itching to offload iSCSI traffic from the host processor and allow your server to support boot from SAN configurations? This paper outlines how dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) can be adapted in several ways to automate and ease the configuration of your servers.

hardware configuration  QMC4052 via DHCP Configuration Guide Want even more connectivity options for your storage area network (SAN)? Need to boot your blade server up to iSCSI-based storage systems? Itching to offload iSCSI traffic from the host processor and allow your server to support boot from SAN configurations? This paper outlines how dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) can be adapted in several ways to automate and ease the configuration of your servers. Read More

Network Convergence: The Unified Network Platform


As proprietary network hardware appliances become obsolete, unified network platforms (UNPs) are slowly gaining momentum. UNPs are the new paradigm for networking and security—operating on a single system that can be implemented on off-the-shelf hardware. With a UNP, organizations can design, build, manage, and maintain secure networks, without the limitations and expense of vendor proprietary hardware and software.

hardware configuration  Platform As proprietary network hardware appliances become obsolete, unified network platforms (UNPs) are slowly gaining momentum. UNPs are the new paradigm for networking and security—operating on a single system that can be implemented on off-the-shelf hardware. With a UNP, organizations can design, build, manage, and maintain secure networks, without the limitations and expense of vendor proprietary hardware and software. Read More

EosCloudStore


EosCloudStore is a hosted, cloud-based, quote, order, and configuration system for manufacturing and services with a powerful rules engine and customization framework to develop business and  e-commerce apps for any business need, such as dealer portal,  role-based workflow, and custom Web API capabilities.

hardware configuration  EosCloudStore is a hosted, cloud-based, quote, order, and configuration system for manufacturing and services with a powerful rules engine and customization framework to develop business and  e-commerce apps for any business need, such as dealer portal,  role-based workflow, and custom Web API capabilities. Read More

Compaq, HP, IBM, Intel and Microsoft Create New PC Security Alliance


Five key vendors, Compaq, HP, IBM, Intel, and Microsoft have allied together to develop a new hardware and software specification for personal computer security. The alliance has set a goal of publishing a specification proposal by the second half of 2000. It remains to be seen what impact this will have on the rapidly increasing number of information security attacks.

hardware configuration  of developing a new hardware and software specification to enable technology companies to use a more trusted and secure personal computer platform based on common standards. Alliance Chairman, David Chan of Hewlett-Packard says, This workgroup was formed to define the necessary set of capabilities for a security subsystem that would allow a system integrator and solution provider to establish trust on a hardware platform. The Alliance also stated that personal computers lack a standard set of system Read More

Buyer’s Guide: Managed Hosting Services


Hosting a Web site in-house can be expensive, as it requires the necessary hardware and software and power and security precautions—not to mention the cost of bandwidth. To reduce costs and increase both security and performance, some companies are turning to “shared” solutions such as managed hosting and colocation. Before implementing one of these solutions, learn what your options are, and the questions to ask vendors.

hardware configuration  no worries about purchasing hardware and software licenses. Most hosting providers can deliver your specified server in a short amount of time typically 24 hours to one week and provide you with more bandwidth and power than you could get for the same cost if you hosted your site in-house. Managed providers also provide tech support. They often offer disk backups, firewalls and load balancing without your having to drive to the facility to perform these tasks. Sometimes site-management services are Read More