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Vendor Review: SecureWave Protects Microsoft Operating System Platforms

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published: March 2 2002
The traditional approach to network intrusion management is to detect an intrusion, analyze it, and then works toward eradicating it. By buckling down your host security, securing the input/output devices, and intercepting Trojan executables, SecureWave can prevent intrusions from happening up front. Read More

Managing Risks, Managing Measures: Decision Support Methodologies in Business - Part 2 : Decision Aids

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published: March 1 2002
Managing Risks, Managing Measures: Decision Support Methodologies in BusinessPart 2 : Decision Aidsby Edward S. Robins, PhDThough many academic methods exist, few actually reach the audience they need to reach because of the barrier between academic and business languages, as well as the ability to produce workable and usable tools. This article summarizes what I believe are the methodologies most used in Business, and some of the tools that are commercially available. Read More

Managing Risks, Managing Measures: Decision Support Methodologies in Business - Part 1: Guidelines

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published: February 28 2002
Managing Risks, Managing Measures: Decision Support Methodologies in BusinessPart 1: Guidelinesby Edward S. Robins, PhDPoor measurement methods can take off millions or more from bottom lines, and contribute at least in part to project failures, corporate inefficiencies and poor technology selections. Industry wide, they have contributed to tens of billions of dollars of unnecessary costs. How do you avoid these expensive mistakes? Read More

IPSec VPNs for Extranets: Not what you want to wake up next to

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published: February 27 2002
In general VPNs are ill suited to building multi-company extranets, for any situation that extends across organizational boundaries, or where there is unbalanced trust between end points. This article discusses the basic requirements for a true extranet solution. Read More

SAP Remains Vital Amid Ailing Market And Internal Adjustments - Part 2: Continued Analysis and User Recommendations

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published: February 26 2002
SAP Remains Vital Amid Ailing Market And Internal AdjustmentsPart 2: Continued Analysis and User Recommendationsby P.J. JakovljevicSAP's focus on delivering a portal as an overlaying personalized user interface may proved to be a crucial bet, as an intuitive portal might prove to be a simple an effective way to integrate information from disparate systems. Read More

SAP Remains Vital Amid Ailing Market And Internal Adjustments - Part 1: Recent Announcements

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published: February 25 2002
SAP Remains Vital Amid Ailing Market And Internal AdjustmentsPart 1: Recent Announcementsby P.J. JakovljevicRecently, SAP announced solid results for Q4 2001, in contrast to the current soft market. Although not all troubles seem to have been left behind, as can be seen from reduced license revenue, and while some may question SAP's justification of merging its two subsidiaries, a positive sign is that SAP has meanwhile become much more nimble to spar with any disturbance factors. Read More

Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally - Part 4: Challenges & User Recommendations

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published: February 22 2002
Baan Resurrects Multi-DimensionallyPart 4: Challenges & User Recommendationsby P.J. JakovljevicBaan's viability is no longer an issue. Baan's rejuvenated management team has done a praiseworthy job of bringing the company back to health while concurrently unveiling a new product release that can compete with the other products in the market. Challenges however remain. Read More

Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally - Part 3: Market Impact

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published: February 21 2002
Baan Resurrects Multi-DimensionallyPart 3: Market Impactby P.J. JakovljevicBaan remains one of only a handful of vendors that are capable of providing full application suites on scaleable platforms that can be globally deployed by larger enterprises. Read More

Andersen/Enron Affair Precipitates "Big Five" Divorces

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published: February 20 2002
While the current focus of the public is on the future of Andersen and the entire accounting practice, the implications on the consulting industry will be deep as well. Read More

Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally - Part 2: Alliances & Support

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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  • Published: February 19 2002
Baan Resurrects Multi-DimensionallyPart 2: Alliances & Supportby P.J. JakovljevicBaan and IBM have formed an alliance, IONA is certified for the OpenWorld Network Alliance, and Baan has a program for a smooth migration path for existing customers. Read More
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