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Web Content Management (WCM)

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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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

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

Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 1: Recent Announcements


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virtual extranet  product''s lifecycle within one virtual, yet integrated environment. Although data remains in place in legacy systems, information can be loosely coupled or ''federated'' together to present ''the big picture''. Changes made in one organization can automatically be sent to the affected organizations. The new offering should enable the reduction of product development costs by sharing product data within and between enterprises, increase productivity of partnerships and involve customers more in the design Read More

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

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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

SAP—Making HANA More Attractive in the Cloud


At a recent virtual event, SAP unveiled the next steps in the evolution of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. Read about the key strategies spearheading SAP HANA's evolution in the cloud.

virtual extranet  Rhonda ,” SAP launched a virtual event to unveil SAP’s next steps in the evolution of the SAP HANA platform in the cloud. The virtual event, accompanied by an official press release , and hosted by Jonathan Becher, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at SAP, and Dr. Vishal Sikka, member of the Executive Board of SAP AG, Products & Innovation, announced SAP’s next steps to expand SAP HANA’s features with new offerings as well as new purchasing and consumption options for its customer base. Read More

Governance of Federated Business Models


During the last twenty years, businesses migrated from vertical integration to a virtual model, outsourcing all their non-core functions. This has created challenges in aligning the strategies and activities of all these functions dispersed across the supply chain, each in separate legal entities. The next phase of evolution to emerge is the "dynamic federation", or federated supply chain which is governed differently than both vertical and virtual businesses.

virtual extranet  vertical integration to a virtual model, outsourcing all their non-core functions (see figure 1). This has created challenges in aligning the strategies and activities of all these functions dispersed across the supply chain, each in separate legal entities. The next phase of evolution to emerge is the dynamic federation , or federated supply chain which is governed differently than both vertical and virtual businesses. Figure 1 Migration from Vertical Integration to Virtual Enterprise ( click here for Read More

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


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