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Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started by analyzing a certain change of the guard and a related product strategy shift at Infor. Two late June 2010 news announcements, which were entitled “Infor Simplifies Connectivity and Data Sharing with Infor ION(tm)” and “Infor Selects Microsoft as Preferred Technology and Tools Provider for Infor Software," were then demystified in an

open source support qa  been asking how Infor Open SOA will affect them. This strategy shift might put the final nail in the coffin. The bottom-line: for a small set of Infor ERP products, this strategy might work, which is  a rationalization of a sort. Even if you add a small list of extended solutions to a selected ERP set, this becomes more challenging. Is ION a solution for a vast majority of Infor ERP solutions and most of the company maintenance base? Can Infor generate enough top line growth and protect the install Read More

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 performance. But a number of factors complicate the task of ensuring acceptable application performance, including the lack of visibility into application performance. Learn tips to plan, optimize, manage, and control your application performance and improve delivery.

open source support qa  AFEs are based on open standards and as a result a company can deploy AFEs from different vendors and not be concerned about interoperability. In contrast, Branch Office Optimization Solutions are based on proprietary technologies and so a company would tend to choose a single vendor from which to acquire these solutions. Alice in Wonderland Revisited Chapter 4 began with a reference to Alice in Wonderland and discussed the need for IT organizations to set a direction for things such as application Read More

It’s About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)


Because business processes are often communicated in an ad hoc and unregulated manner, it can be difficult to standardize processes across organizations, particularly larger ones. TEC analyst PJ Jakovljevic takes you on a guided tour through workflow automation—or business process management (BPM)—and shows how these solutions can help ensure standardized adoption of processes, with highlights on several key BPM vendors.

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Metagenix Reverse Engineers Data Into Information


Metagenix’ MetaRecon reverse engineers metadata information by examining the raw data contained in the source(s) rather than depending on the data dictionaries of the existing legacy systems (which are often incorrect). Other unique Metagenix approaches include an "open book" policy, which includes publishing product price lists on their web site and complete access to company officials, including CEO and President Greg Leman. According to Mr. Leman, "we’re pathologically honest".

open source support qa  company''s financial books are open to them at all times. Sales Engineers report to Rob Klink, Vice President of Operations, instead of Sales. This eliminates conflicts of interest, between the group that is tasked with demonstrating the product to prospects, and the group tasked with actually selling the product. This practice is unusual among software vendors. Along the same lines, Quality Assurance also reports to Mr. Klink, instead of the vendor standard which is QA reporting to Development. (It''s Read More

10 Steps to Better Software Test Automation


Maybe you’re considering software test tools for the first time. Or maybe you have experience but think your existing software test automation process needs retooling. Whatever your perspective, there are tips and tricks you may not know about test design and development. These 10 steps to building software test automation can help you shorten your time to market, improve the quality of your products, and save you money.

open source support qa  Object oriented testing capabilities Open Source vs. Commercial choice of tool **Note Many managers are tempted to save on the license cost and pick one of the free or open source tools that are readily available. Often, the consequences of this decision are detrimental. Most of these tools have very little or no support. Sometimes the installation and configuration of a tool takes a significantly larger amount of hours as opposed to the relatively easy, fast, and friendly procedures offered by Read More

Informatica Goes Multinational With Support for Unicode


Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq: INFA) announced products that enable resellers and distributors around the world to convert Informatica software to any major language for resale in their local markets.

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Hanging on the Telephone: Antivirus Cold-calling Support Scams


Service support scammers rely on the naiveté of their victims in order to persuade them to grant access to their computers and credit card details. There’s very little a security company can do directly to prevent this activity, apart from keeping its own software up to date so as to detect malware and block as many threats as possible. Read this white paper to find out about different types of scams that threaten your data security.

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TEC Launches a New Decision Support System: jDICE (just Decide-Ignore [Your Idiot] Customers and Employees)


Montreal, QC — April 1, 2010 — Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), a world-wide leader in enterprise software evaluation, has released a new decision support system for pragmatic decision makers who already know what’s most important for their company: jDICE™ (just Decide—Ignore [Your Idiot] Customers and Employees). After all, why should you worry about customers or employees when

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Veeam and the End of Windows Server 2003 Support


Preserving applications, data, and services while migrating operating systems can be a challenge. This document from Veeam Software looks at potential challenges and opportunities of migrating from Windows Server 2003, and Veeam’s options for this process.

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Support for Old Releases-Good for the User but Is It Good for the Vendor?


The decision to support older releases is like any other business decision, it is all about the money and profitability. If the vendor can make money at providing support for older releases, it is good business for the vendor. The decision may be sugar-coated with pronouncements about doing what is good for the customer, but both the vendor and the customers know that the first consideration must be the money.

open source support qa  not be afraid of open conversations on the subject. Explain to the customers that this is a business decision that requires you to make a profit and that the cost of support may increase as the number of customers for that support decreases. It can be good business and good for your customers. About the Authors Olin Thompson is a principal of Process ERP Partners. He has over 25 years experience as an executive in the software industry. Olin has been called the Father of Process ERP. He is a frequent Read More

Why Vyatta Open Source Networking is Better than Cisco


Why is Vyatta’s open source networking approach so successful? Because it is in touch with today’s users needs. By eliminating the reliance on specialized hardware, Vyatta’s open source, Linux-based approach to networking is changing the way networks are being purchased and deployed. With its strong community of users, Vyatta is challenging even proprietary networking vendors like Cisco. We challenge you to find out more.

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Network Design: A Sole-source, Service-based Approach


Typically, useful network documentation requires a significant investment in time and effort. But because enterprise networks are in constant flux, many companies do not document their network on a regular basis. However, by adopting a sole source, service-based solution for network shapes and stencils, organizations can perform mission-critical documentation more regularly—in ways that are simpler, faster and more effective.

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BI: On Demand, On Premise, Open Source, or Outsourced?


On-premise or on-demand, business intelligence (BI) solutions can help businesses become more intelligent about key processes. But what are the benefits to implementing cloud-based BI over traditional software? Are on-demand BI applications as popular in the enterprise as they are with midmarket companies? And what are some reasons people don’t outsource BI? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Download this guide now.

open source support qa  On Demand, On Premise, Open Source, or Outsourced? On-premise or on-demand, business intelligence (BI) solutions can help businesses become more intelligent about key processes. But what are the benefits to implementing cloud-based BI over traditional software? Are on-demand BI applications as popular in the enterprise as they are with midmarket companies? And what are some reasons people don’t outsource BI? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Download this guide now. Read More

Choosing the Right ERP Solution to Support a Global Business


Businesses have a variety of strategies to select from when implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems across their global organizations. The choice of configuration can have a profound impact on visibility across the organization, as well the cost and complexity of implementing and supporting the solution. This white paper describes the three principal choices.

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