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2010 Application Delivery Networking Challenge: Accelerating, Securing, Optimizing, and Monitoring Applications

Over the past seven years, wide-area network (WAN) optimization has transformed from an interesting point product that solved isolated problems into a strategic cornerstone of enterprise application delivery strategy. Not surprisingly, during this time, WAN optimization evolved to meet a growing set of customer needs. Learn how WAN optimization has evolved into a complete model of enterprise IT performance. Read More

Running a Technology Platform for the Business

Technology is at a point where organizations must make decisions about where the IT platform future lies. Will existing architectures be sufficient to see a business through the next few years, or will cloud computing—built on the proven approaches of Web services and service-oriented architecture—be a better way forward? By modeling and predicting future states, organizations can make the right decisions. Find out how. Read More

The New Monetization of E-commerce 3.0

Traditional online subscription models, in which customers pay a fixed amount on a fixed time schedule in return for content or services, are evolving in response to changing customer demand. Plimus’ vision is for new subscription models that blend fixed fees and schedules with ad hoc, pay-as-you-go charges that change the dynamic of the relationship between the customer and seller. Find out more. Read More

Avoiding Costly Fines: A 2011 Guide to Compliance Mandates

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It’s up to human resources (HR) to ensure that hiring, discipline, and termination practices are compliant with the law. Otherwise, you could put your company at risk of incurring fines, penalties, and employee lawsuits. Find out all about the latest workforce compliance and safety laws and regulations that may affect your organization so you can train management and employees, and avoid expensive employee lawsuits. Read More

Designing Solenoid Lenses for Electron Beams

This paper reviews features of solenoid lenses, which are used to focus high-current electron beams. It also discusses how to characterize spherical aberration with a numerical orbit code, and how to employ scaling methods to organize simulations for maximum generality. Read More

Managed Services: How to Adapt to the Channel Model of the Future

Low margins, a boom in the managed services sector, and a decreasing reliance on client–server-based infrastructures are drastically changing the business landscape for many traditional IT channel players. This paper assesses the challenges facing the IT channel and describes how IT resellers can transform the growing demand for managed services from a threat into a key opportunity for future business success. Read More

Cloud Backup: Getting Started

One area of cloud computing that presents significant opportunity is data protection as a service. However, not every business model for data protection services has an equal potential for success. This paper is intended for managed service providers (MSPs), value-added resellers (VARs), IT solution providers, and system integrators who are offering, or are interested in offering backup and recovery as a service. Read More

Panorama NovaView - Managing by Exceptions

As business intelligence (BI) systems make more information available, the challenge is identifying the most relevant information. Traditional BI solutions take large amounts of data and place it in well formatted reports and views. But to better manage data overload, information workers need filters with business rules that highlight exceptional performance metrics that require immediate attention. Find out why. Read More

Top 7 Considerations for Your Wireless Network

It’s a wireless world outside, with cell phones, BlackBerries, netbooks, and more relying on various wireless data networks to connect and communicate. Adding or upgrading your wireless local area network (WLAN) inside the business adds flexibility, convenience, and keeps data available everywhere inside your company. This paper presents seven things to consider when adding or upgrading a WLAN for your business. Read More

Datacenter Design: Optimizing Networks for Evolving Traffic

  • Source: IDC
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Data center network design architecture is changing to reflect growing IT trends in distributed applications and virtual computing. New computing models require a flatter network that is flexible enough to handle unpredictable traffic patterns. Find out what that means for your company in this interview with Cindy Borovick, Vice President of IDC’s Enterprise Communications and Datacenter Networks programs. Read More
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