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Energizing Utilities for the Economic Stimulus Plan: Strategies for Greater Efficiency and Sustainability
For years, utilities have seen a growing need to enable a smarter electric grid, promote cleaner power sources, and replace aging structures. These issues came

utilities infrastructure  In another example, most utilities find it difficult to justify installing a communications infrastructure for a single application, such as meter reading. A utility must identify several applications that will use the same communications infrastructure to perform tasks such as reading a meter, monitoring power quality, controlling remote connection and disconnection of customers, or enabling demand response. Ideally, the communications infrastructure can support not only near-term applications but also

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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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EAI Vendor CrossWorlds Eases Middleware Customization


CrossWorlds Software, an enterprise application integration vendor, is making it easier for customers to acquire components and utilities with specific functionality. The vendor will create a CrossWorlds Exchange site on a subscription basis, for $50,000 per year with additional fees for some components.

utilities infrastructure  to acquire components and utilities with specific functionality. The vendor will create a CrossWorlds Exchange site on a subscription basis, for $50,000 per year with additional fees for some components. The vendor's goal is to simplify development for customers and make their EAI solution more ubiquitous. In addition, the vendor has announced that Ingersoll-Rand Corporation will use the CrossWorlds tool to connect their Oracle e-procurement and legacy applications. CrossWorlds' e-business infrastructure Read More

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) RFI/RFP Template


Design, Sourcing, Procurement, Fulfillment, Manufacturing, Settlement, Utilities, Infrastructure, Product Technology

utilities infrastructure  Procurement Fulfillment Manufacturing Settlement Utilities Infrastructure Product Technology This functional and technical requirement set template covers industry-standard functional criteria of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) that can help you easily gather and prioritize your business needs in a simple and categorized excel document. More than a RFP template, it is a working document that serves as a knowledge base reference throughout the life-span of your Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Read More

Managing Enterprise Agility


Real-time IT infrastructure promises to deliver services to businesses with the same availability as utilities. Cost reductions will be achieved through virtualization and consolidation. This white paper looks at the business drivers and technology advances that will provide the foundation for manageability of infrastructures across enterprise applications.

utilities infrastructure  the same availability as utilities. Cost reductions will be achieved through virtualization and consolidation. This white paper looks at the business drivers and technology advances that will provide the foundation for manageability of infrastructures across enterprise applications. Read More

The Future of SOA-based Applications and Infrastructure


The ultimate winner in the SOA market will have to provide industry-specific solutions solving essential problems that others cannot. Focus must move away from technology lock-in and vendor dependency, to best solutions for customers, even if it means customers can use competitor products.

utilities infrastructure  former Internet marketplace for utilities Pantellos . Along similar lines, SAP has quietly unveiled IndustrySpeak , a new effort to work with industry standards groups to enable collaborative business processes and scenarios. The emphasis will first be on the electronics/high-tech and chemical industries, by incorporating transaction sets for RosettaNet and Chemical Industry Data eXchange ( CIDX ). However, the idea is to expand into many more industries over time, such as agrichemicals, oil and gas, Read More

Get More from Your IT Infrastructure


Find out in the white paper, unlock the hidden it opportunities in troubled economic times.

utilities infrastructure  More from Your IT Infrastructure The pressure on IT to become more efficient is unrelenting—and even more so in tough economic times. But what steps can you take to get more from your IT infrastructure ? Find out in the white paper, Unlock the Hidden IT Opportunities in Troubled Economic Times . You'll discover how you can use business service management (BSM) to unlock hidden IT opportunities in three main areas: IT process improvement, automation, and IT management. You'll also learn how the right Read More

Meridian Systems’ “Catch Up” Challenge in the Capital Infrastructure Industry - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series covered the spectrum of Meridian Systems’ Proliance solution for Tier One, multi-billion-dollar global companies. It also analyzed Meridian's early bet on leveraging Microsoft Office Business Applications (OBAs), and harnessing the Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology collaboration that is revolutionizing the capital infrastructure industry. Meridian, which

utilities infrastructure  Systems’ “Catch Up” Challenge in the Capital Infrastructure Industry - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series covered the spectrum of Meridian Systems’ Proliance solution for Tier One, multi-billion-dollar global companies. It also analyzed Meridian 's early bet on leveraging Microsoft Office Business Applications (OBAs),  and harnessing the Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology collaboration that is revolutionizing the capital infrastructure industry. Meridian, which promotes its Read More

The XMPP Cloud: Building a Presence-enabled Infrastructure for Real-time Communication


This white paper describes how interdomain federation happens with the Jabber Extensible Communications Platform (Jabber XCP). If you’re a service operator, line-of-business manager, security professional, or application developer, we’ll help you understand the benefits and challenges involved in building communication "clouds" using real-time technologies such as extensible messaging and presence protocol (XMPP).

utilities infrastructure  XMPP Cloud: Building a Presence-enabled Infrastructure for Real-time Communication This white paper describes how interdomain federation happens with the Jabber Extensible Communications Platform (Jabber XCP). If you’re a service operator, line-of-business manager, security professional, or application developer, we’ll help you understand the benefits and challenges involved in building communication clouds using real-time technologies such as extensible messaging and presence protocol (XMPP). Read More

Maximizing the Robustness of Your Data Movement Infrastructure


Data movement within modern IT systems demands sophisticated fault tolerance and disaster recovery capabilities that keep information flowing no matter what. By layering innovative functionality on top of its inherently advantageous hardware solution, Solace makes it easier than ever to harden your system so it can keep supporting your business even through the inevitable failures and disasters that will affect your IT systems.

utilities infrastructure  the Robustness of Your Data Movement Infrastructure Data movement within modern IT systems demands sophisticated fault tolerance and disaster recovery capabilities that keep information flowing no matter what. By layering innovative functionality on top of its inherently advantageous hardware solution, Solace makes it easier than ever to harden your system so it can keep supporting your business even through the inevitable failures and disasters that will affect your IT systems. Read More

Classification of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools


Data centers today lack a formal system for classifying infrastructure management tools. As a result, confusion exists regarding which management systems are necessary and which are optional for secure and efficient data center operation. This paper divides the realm of data center management tools into four distinct subsets and compares the primary and secondary functions of key subsystems within these subsets. With a classification system in place, data center professionals can begin to determine which physical infrastructure management tools they need—and don’t need—to operate their data centers.

utilities infrastructure  of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools Data centers today lack a formal system for classifying infrastructure management tools. As a result, confusion exists regarding which management systems are necessary and which are optional for secure and efficient data center operation. This paper divides the realm of data center management tools into four distinct subsets and compares the primary and secondary functions of key subsystems within these subsets. With a classification syste Read More

Choosing a Monitoring System for Your IT Infrastructure-What Should Your Key Considerations Be?


With hundreds of monitoring solutions available, which ones are right for you? Many organizations spend months assessing different products, but find it difficult to distinguish between them, thanks to industry jargon—“proactive monitoring,” “root-cause analysis,” “service-oriented user views”… There are different ways to compare them, but before you even begin, you need to be clear on what your objectives are.

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Software Architecture Lifecycle Management


To keep a large business on course, you need to have a clear picture of your IT infrastructure. But for many large organizations, that’s easier said than done. Years of upgrades, maintenance, modifications, and legacy systems left over from mergers and acquisitions can leave you wondering which systems are driving your business and which ones are weighing it down. With a software architecture lifecycle management (SALM) initiative from TEC, you can create a structured blueprint that details your enterprise software mix—a key component of your company’s IT infrastructure. Learn more now.

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Dell Updates Its Appliance Line


As part of a far-reaching strategy to grab a large share of Internet infrastructure computing, Dell has announced three new appliance server models.

utilities infrastructure  Updates Its Appliance Line Dell Updates Its Appliance Line R. Krause - April 28th, 2000 Event Summary Dell Computer Corporation introduced its new line of Dell PowerApp appliance servers as part of Dell's comprehensive Internet infrastructure strategy. PowerApp appliance servers focus on Web hosting and Internet caching. For Web hosting, PowerApp.web products are dedicated Web servers that include optimized versions of Web hosting software from Microsoft or Red Hat Linux. The PowerApp.web 100 products Read More

ExecBlueprints: Balancing Security and Convenience: Key Strategies for Creating a Safe and Efficient Infrastructure


As technology choices have multiplied and IT’s importance to organizations has grown, more IT leaders are involved in understanding the needs of the business and participating in discussions concerning risk and reward. This white paper offers an overview of current issues that IT faces as it navigates this tricky terrain.

utilities infrastructure  Balancing Security and Convenience: Key Strategies for Creating a Safe and Efficient Infrastructure As technology choices have multiplied and IT’s importance to organizations has grown, more IT leaders are involved in understanding the needs of the business and participating in discussions concerning risk and reward. This white paper offers an overview of current issues that IT faces as it navigates this tricky terrain. Read More

AnyDocINVOICE Helps Northeast Utilities Conserve Energy When Processing Invoices


A combination of manual data entry processes and the sheer volume of invoices it received every day was causing Northeast Utilities major backlogs in processing—as well as added payroll expense. To automate its processes and free up its staff resources, the company adopted AnyDocINVOICE. Since its implementation, Northeast has reduced its backlog by more than 90 percent and saved $240,000 (USD) in labor costs.

utilities infrastructure  Helps Northeast Utilities Conserve Energy When Processing Invoices A combination of manual data entry processes and the sheer volume of invoices it received every day was causing Northeast Utilities major backlogs in processing—as well as added payroll expense. To automate its processes and free up its staff resources, the company adopted AnyDocINVOICE. Since its implementation, Northeast has reduced its backlog by more than 90 percent and saved $240,000 (USD) in labor costs. Read More