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How to Protect Your SQL Server Database

SQL Server deployments can be large and complex. However, Auto-Snapshot Manager simplifies data management tasks and offers a comprehensive approach to SQL Server protection by providing both local and remote database protection, allowing for quick data recovery in case of data loss or site failure. Find out more about how Auto-Snapshot Manager can provide you with the safety net you need for effective disaster recovery. Read More

Emerging Services for Wireless Carrier Networks--Design Abstract

The transition to IP A wireless carrier s national or regional next generation core network will be an all-IP network in the sense that IP will be the network layer (L3) protocol. MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) will be the transport protocol for all IP-based services, applications, and control and management traffic in the network. Learn more in this white paper. Read More

Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Start-Up DeepMind

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  • Written By: Raluca Druta
  • Published: January 29 2014
Google has acquired the artificial intelligence start-up DeepMind. Get TEC Research Analyst Raluca Druta’s perspective on this deal and what this may mean for businesses. Read More

The SOAP Opera Progresses - Helping XML to Rule the World

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  • Written By: Michael F. Reed
  • Published: August 20 2001
An important emerging standard in the web arena, known as SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol), originally developed by Microsoft, has achieved a new milestone. Since IBM joined in support for the SOAP standard with increased security, SOAP may replace DCOM, and possibly even CORBA eventually. The W3C consortium has just released a new version, 1.2, which will be widely accepted and adopted by vendors. Read More

You Say RFI, I Say Riffy: Why You and Your Vendor Need to Speak the Same Language

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  • Written By: David Clark
  • Published: January 17 2008
When ideas fail, words come in very handy. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Software Selection Pitfalls Quick, what’s the number-one pitfall of the software selection process? If you said “budget, buy-in, and boardroom politics,” you’re wrong. Because that’s three pitfalls. We’ll get into those another time. Miscommunication, on the other hand, will torpedo your software Read More

The Next Big Thing or Integration-The Interaction Server Part 2: Possible Solutions

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  • Written By: Greg Rollins
  • Published: May 22 2002
Web Services is a no-brainer as a standard mechanism for providing access to enterprise applications and data; this will allow businesses to create words out of alphabet soup (ERP, SFA, CRM, EAI, EJB, COM, BFD). Nothing about Web Services, however, addresses the front-end complexity of dealing with multiple channels, such as supporting disconnected devices and asynchronous interaction models that are required by wireless and mobile connectivity. Read More

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

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  • Written By: Roger Wood
  • 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

ROI Systems - A Little ERP Fellow That Gets By

ROI Systems continues its disciplined new technology adoption. The moderation component of its strategy has been paying off, which proves crucial these days when many of its peers that have traditionally had more exciting and flashy products are facing the crunch. Read More

Why Reader Complaints May Be the Most Useful Part of Your Day

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  • Written By: David Clark
  • Published: February 27 2008
As managing editor for TEC’s white paper site, I receive a wide variety of reader comments, ranging from lost password requests to queries about white papers on particular (sometimes very particular) subjects. The other day I received this e-mail, titled “Meaningless White Papers”: “I don't appreciate seeing a good White Paper title and description, then finding out I need to Read More

Finding the Right BPM Solution-and Making It Work for You

In a previous blog post, I discussed the importance of data management capabilities of a business intelligence (BI) solution. To recap briefly, the Pareto chart below reveals the most sought-after functionalities of BI software solutions according to TEC data, with data management and business performance management (BPM) coming out on top. Now let’s discuss the second most popular functionality Read More
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