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Web content management (WCM) systems manage content creation, review, and approval processes for web site content. This may include public Web sites (Internet) or private web sites (intranet or extranet). Use a WCM solution to organize and manage documents; provide content version control, collaboration utilities, and user- or document-level security. 

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VPNs Are Hot, but What Are They?


The Virtual Private Network (VPN) market is exploding. There are many different ideas on what a VPN is, and how to implement them. This article clarifies what sound VPN products and services should include, and what to expect as the market matures.

virtual extranet  the acronym stands for Virtual Private Network , however, what a VPN is depends on whom you ask. According to Eric Wolford, Director of IP marketing for AT&T Internet services VPNs tend to now be what the market says they are. The best way to find out what a provider means when they talk about VPNs is to review its VPN Service Level Description . If a VPN provider does not have a Service Level Description , you can be sure that it is not clear on what a VPN service is supposed to offer. So is a VPN a Read More

Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 1: Recent Announcements


Having stemmed the tide of losses and returned to profitability in 2001, will in 2002 market witness Baan's return to former ERP stardom given the company's recent product enhancements, new partnerships and customer base retention/expansion initiatives?

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The Necessity of Data Warehousing


An explanation of the origins of data warehousing and why it is a crucial technology that allows businesses to gain competitive advantage. Issues regarding technology selection and access to historical 'legacy' data are also discussed.

virtual extranet  ad-hoc real-time querying was virtually impossible. To resolve these issues, data warehousing was created. The theory was to create a database infrastructure that was always on-line, contained all the information from the OLTP systems, including historical data, but structured in such a way that it was fast and efficient for querying. The most common of these schemas (logical and physical database designs) is known as the star schema. A star schema consists of facts (actual business facts) and dimensions Read More

Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 2: Where Is It Now?


Enterprise Application Integration has changed massively in the past two years. Where is the market, and what vendors are left in the game?

virtual extranet  Since Java interpreters (Java Virtual Machines) are available for all major client platforms, this allows a platform-independent database application to be written. JDBC is the Java counterpart of Microsoft''s ODBC. Java was originally developed by Sun Microsystems. OLE DB: OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) Database. A programming interface for data access from Microsoft. It functions in a similar manner as ODBC, but for every type of data source not just SQL databases. Applications can use OLE DB to Read More

Method to the (Expansion) Madness: Some Common Threads


Click Commerce has been impressively active in its expansion efforts, and now offers quite a few solutions outside its traditional realm. While each of its solutions has a unique focus, the vendor's target market often requires solutions from several categories.

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Increase IT Performance from the Enterprise to the Cloud with WAN Optimization


Massive consolidation and data mobility, enabled by virtualization, have radically altered how companies build servers, design applications, and deploy storage for the emerging cloud decade, when IT performance will be constrained more than ever by network performance. This report takes a look at cloud computing architectures that deliver the rich WAN optimization solutions required to eliminate network constraints.

virtual extranet  data mobility, enabled by virtualization, have radically altered how companies build servers, design applications, and deploy storage for the emerging cloud decade, when IT performance will be constrained more than ever by network performance. This report takes a look at cloud computing architectures that deliver the rich WAN optimization solutions required to eliminate network constraints. Read More

Keeping Up with the Mobile Consumer


Mobile device usage is changing how consumers engage with retailers—bringing together the physical and the virtual in ways that other cross-channel efforts have not. But even though it’s relatively inexpensive for retailers to experiment with mobile, many have been slow to develop a mobile strategy. This survey report examines the consumer mobile landscape, and lays out the challenges and opportunities for retailers.

virtual extranet  the physical and the virtual in ways that other cross-channel efforts have not. But even though it’s relatively inexpensive for retailers to experiment with mobile, many have been slow to develop a mobile strategy. This survey report examines the consumer mobile landscape, and lays out the challenges and opportunities for retailers. Read More

Virtual Appliances: Improve Manageability and Automate Provisioning


Any organization that deploys multiple same-application servers with regularity could benefit from virtual appliances. Virtualization solutions eliminate the need to copy an operating system (OS) and application into each virtual environment, by creating a single, centrally installed master copy instead. It saves time on installation and enables greater levels of efficiency, manageability, flexibility, and resource use.

virtual extranet  regularity could benefit from virtual appliances. Virtualization solutions eliminate the need to copy an operating system (OS) and application into each virtual environment, by creating a single, centrally installed master copy instead. It saves time on installation and enables greater levels of efficiency, manageability, flexibility, and resource use. Read More

The Marriage of Virtual Machines, Software as a Service, and Cloud Computing


New technology, such as virtual machines and high-speed internet communication, is leading to wider remote application hosting. Here is a tutorial-level technical explanation of how it’s being driven

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Travel and Procurement: The Convergence


With the globalization of business, the rise of virtual offices, and an increase in traveling employees, travel and entertainment (T&E) spend is ever increasing. While business travel is considered a vital function and a cost of doing business, it’s not always seen as a category of spend that can be controlled and reduced. To efficiently manage T&E expenses, the procurement department must be involved. Find out why.

virtual extranet  business, the rise of virtual offices, and an increase in traveling employees, travel and entertainment (T&E) spend is ever increasing. While business travel is considered a vital function and a cost of doing business, it’s not always seen as a category of spend that can be controlled and reduced. To efficiently manage T&E expenses, the procurement department must be involved. Find out why. Read More

Creating Business Value through Location-based Intelligence


Despite growth in online and virtual commerce, a business transaction or event happens at some location. The growing volume of data can yield interesting and surprising insight in relation to the location of events, transactions, and behaviors, enabling informed business decisions for increased operational efficiencies, revenue growth, etc. Know the value of location within both operational and analytical applications.

virtual extranet  growth in online and virtual commerce, a business transaction or event happens at some location. The growing volume of data can yield interesting and surprising insight in relation to the location of events, transactions, and behaviors, enabling informed business decisions for increased operational efficiencies, revenue growth, etc. Know the value of location within both operational and analytical applications. Read More

Case Study: Virtual Radiologic Speeds Delivery of Life-Saving Reports


Virtual Radiologic manages life-saving patient data, but it struggled with slow SQL performance and prohibitive upgrade costs. By avoiding legacy storage vendors and selecting a modern hybrid flash/HDD solution, it dramatically improved SQL performance, slashed costs, and accelerated delivery of radiology results to clients, ultimately improving healthcare delivery. Learn how in this real-world case study.

virtual extranet  Study: Virtual Radiologic Speeds Delivery of Life-Saving Reports Virtual Radiologic manages life-saving patient data, but it struggled with slow SQL performance and prohibitive upgrade costs. By avoiding legacy storage vendors and selecting a modern hybrid flash/HDD solution, it dramatically improved SQL performance, slashed costs, and accelerated delivery of radiology results to clients, ultimately improving healthcare delivery. Learn how in this real-world case study. Read More

How to Balance Control and Agility in the Virtual Environment


Find out in balancing control and agility in the virtual environment.

virtual extranet  and Agility in the Virtual Environment The dynamic nature of a virtualized data center environment presents management challenges that are different from a purely physical environment. Virtualization brings a higher level of speed and flexibility, producing a more disciplined approach to service management—one with more effective processes and controls. But control should not come at the expense of agility. IT needs to strike the optimum balance between the two. But how can this balance be achieved, Read More