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Grape Escape 2010: Of Cloud & Angels, Fun & Games, and “In Vino Veritas” - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series talked about the historical background of the JRocket Marketing Grape Escape(TM) event. Grape Escape has become a June fixture over

abw infrastructure  With VITA Cloud Angel, ABW users now have the versatility to meet their evolving requirements on the following: Hardware infrastructure Data storage and processing locations Industry-specific deployment needs Available shared service requirements VITA Cloud Angel provides rapidly deployed, turnkey solutions across the following five industry sectors:  non-profit/charity businesses, healthcare services, emergency services, professional services, and local government and education. Each of these five

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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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Vendor Spotlight: Agresso


Welcome to TEC's Vendor Spotlight series. This installment focuses on Agresso, a Netherlands-based ERP vendor now enjoying its fair share of success in North America. So how successful is Agresso? Just ask SAP—Agresso claims to have won over $50 million (USD) against SAP in 61 separate deals…

abw infrastructure  Agresso Business World ( ABW ), accounts for over half of its annual revenue. Though its presence is comparatively smaller in the North American market, relative to its markets across Europe (5 percent of revenues comes from North America, versus a total of 91 percent divided amongst Benelux, the UK, Sweden, Spain, Norway, and Germany), Agresso had 78 percent growth in North America in 2008. This is due in large part to the aggressive BLINC marketing campaign that has focused on the capabilities of Read More

UNIT4: The (Largely) Untold Story - Part 1


February and bleak mid-winters are not exactly the high season for software user conferences in North America, and thus I accepted the invitation by UNIT4 (formerly Unit 4 Agresso), the second-largest business applications provider in continental Europe, to its UK 2010 user conference. The attraction, in addition to the Celtic Manor Resort in lush South

abw infrastructure  report on positioning of ABW , CODA, and CODA 2go within Unit 4 Agresso.   Change Remains the Only Constant Sure, at that event we all learned about another survey with sobering results that purported what UNIT4 has been successfully preaching for last several years: the end-user's need to easily change their  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  systems. To that end, a new white paper from IDC featured the experiences of 214 executives from mid-sized businesses, who reported a major failing in the Read More

UNIT4: The (Largely) Untold Story - Part 2


Part 1 of this series started with my invitation by UNIT4 (formerly Unit 4 Agresso), the second-largest business applications provider in continental Europe, to attend its UK 2010 user conference. Frankly, I was a bit skeptical about what new and exciting I might see and hear about at this event in light of the vendor’s analyst tour in Boston in late 2009. My post then

abw infrastructure  aligning Agresso Business World (ABW) and CODA messaging  there were some key announcements in late 2009 that gave CODA the focus it needs. Incidentally, the percentage of CODA staff that moved to FinancialForce.com was tiny, and of course they have almost all already been exclusively focused on CODA 2go for the last two years anyway. FinancialForce.com and CODA are separate products, i.e., there is no common code, as FinancialForce.com was developed from the ground up.  Still, the design of Read More

Agresso + CODA, VITA + Link (+ CODA 2go): What's the Sum? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series described Unit 4 Agresso’s (or Agresso in further text) dual product strategy following its acquisition of CODA in 2008. The post then went on to analyzing (and reinforcing if you will, given a number of previous blog entries on the same topic) the post-implementation agility capabilities of Agresso Business World (ABW) [evaluate this product]. The blog post attempted

abw infrastructure  of Agresso Business World (ABW ) [ evaluate this product ]. The blog post attempted to explain how the product’s underlying VITA architecture  differs from contemporary service-oriented architecture (SOA )-based architectures. Part 2 of this blog series analyzes the CODA Financials product  and its underlying Link   architecture . Contrary to Agresso VITA , CODA Link (a.k.a. CODA 2link ) architecture is indeed SOA-based and supports superior connectivity. Enter CODA Link Architecture For its part, Read More

Professional Service Strategies that Win: Executive View of the Cloud


This report focuses on how cloud infrastructures are being used by sales and marketing, finance, and operations in professional service organizations (PSOs). It outlines the benefits of using a cloud infrastructure to manage enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other enterprise systems. With the right solutions in place, globally dispersed project teams have unlimited accessibility to secure and reliable information.

abw infrastructure  Service Strategies that Win: Executive View of the Cloud This report focuses on how cloud infrastructures are being used by sales and marketing, finance, and operations in professional service organizations (PSOs). It outlines the benefits of using a cloud infrastructure to manage enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other enterprise systems. With the right solutions in place, globally dispersed project teams have unlimited accessibility to secure and reliable information. Read More

Infrastructure Technology Support for Education


Educational success depends on positive, productive relationships among teachers, students, parents, administrators, school boards, and the larger community. While computers cannot replace teachers, desktop computing and electronic networks can enhance learning by supporting social relationships and enabling rapid, accurate communication of stakeholder issues and needs. A formal deployment plan will help you deliver an environment consistent with those needs.

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Enabling Real-time Monitoring and Proactive Infrastructure Triage


The term “triage” refers to the process by which service managers rank the status of IT structures in priority, and sort them based on their need for immediate action. In today’s environment, this process is very cumbersome and time-consuming. Thus, in order to effectively manage IT infrastructures, service manager need tools that allow them to make assessments in real time.

abw infrastructure  Real-time Monitoring and Proactive Infrastructure Triage The term “triage” refers to the process by which service managers rank the status of IT structures in priority, and sort them based on their need for immediate action. In today’s environment, this process is very cumbersome and time-consuming. Thus, in order to effectively manage IT infrastructures, service manager need tools that allow them to make assessments in real time. Read More

Classification of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools


Data centers today lack a formal system for classifying infrastructure management tools. As a result, confusion exists regarding which management systems are necessary and which are optional for secure and efficient data center operation. This paper divides the realm of data center management tools into four distinct subsets and compares the primary and secondary functions of key subsystems within these subsets. With a classification system in place, data center professionals can begin to determine which physical infrastructure management tools they need—and don’t need—to operate their data centers.

abw infrastructure  of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools Data centers today lack a formal system for classifying infrastructure management tools. As a result, confusion exists regarding which management systems are necessary and which are optional for secure and efficient data center operation. This paper divides the realm of data center management tools into four distinct subsets and compares the primary and secondary functions of key subsystems within these subsets. With a classification syste Read More

Managing Enterprise Agility


Real-time IT infrastructure promises to deliver services to businesses with the same availability as utilities. Cost reductions will be achieved through virtualization and consolidation. This white paper looks at the business drivers and technology advances that will provide the foundation for manageability of infrastructures across enterprise applications.

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Are You Adequately Protecting Your IT Infrastructure Components Inside the Firewall?


Components such as applications, databases, web servers, directories, and operating systems rely mostly on built-in security features. But passwords and privileges are hardly enough, considering that many users have elevated privileges and fail to follow established corporate procedures.

abw infrastructure  You Adequately Protecting Your IT Infrastructure Components Inside the Firewall? Originally published - August 16, 2006 Networks are commonly protected by specialized software such as firewalls, antivirus, and network access control products to prevent unauthorized access and activity. Yet other IT infrastructure components, including applications, databases, web servers, directories, and operating systems rely mostly on the security mechanisms that come as part of the product’s built-in feature set. Read More

Designing Telecommunications Security Infrastructure for the Future Smart Electricity Grid—Security Considerations


This white paper captures the learning gained from the telecommunications infrastructure rollout workstream of the flexible approaches for low carbon optimized networks (FALCON) program. The security issues associated with the implementation are presented along with a discussion of the outlined solution.

abw infrastructure  Telecommunications Security Infrastructure for the Future Smart Electricity Grid—Security Considerations This white paper captures the learning gained from the telecommunications infrastructure rollout workstream of the flexible approaches for low carbon optimized networks (FALCON) program. The security issues associated with the implementation are presented along with a discussion of the outlined solution. Read More

Plex Systems Infrastructure: The SaaS Advantage


Software as a service (SaaS) is becoming an increasingly attractive choice for manufacturers that would rather not continue to divert resources into purchases of sophisticated software systems that do not represent their core business, while adding costly IT resources. SaaS provider’s IT experts handle it, while your company gets back to doing what it does best. See the infrastructure needed to sustain SaaS in manufacturing.

abw infrastructure  Systems Infrastructure: The SaaS Advantage Software as a service (SaaS) is becoming an increasingly attractive choice for manufacturers that would rather not continue to divert resources into purchases of sophisticated software systems that do not represent their core business, while adding costly IT resources. SaaS provider’s IT experts handle it, while your company gets back to doing what it does best. See the infrastructure needed to sustain SaaS in manufacturing. Read More

Dell Updates Its Appliance Line


As part of a far-reaching strategy to grab a large share of Internet infrastructure computing, Dell has announced three new appliance server models.

abw infrastructure  Updates Its Appliance Line Dell Updates Its Appliance Line R. Krause - April 28th, 2000 Event Summary Dell Computer Corporation introduced its new line of Dell PowerApp appliance servers as part of Dell's comprehensive Internet infrastructure strategy. PowerApp appliance servers focus on Web hosting and Internet caching. For Web hosting, PowerApp.web products are dedicated Web servers that include optimized versions of Web hosting software from Microsoft or Red Hat Linux. The PowerApp.web 100 products Read More

ArticSoft


ArticSoft provides public key infrastructure (PKI)-enabled encryption and digital signature products. ArticSoft's products protect files, folders, e-mails, instant messages, Web pages, and content in any application. Users can generate x.509-compliant certificates/keys using the company's software or import them from any certificate authority. ArticSoft also provides a comprehensive security education center where users can read beginner guides and white papers on PKI, view online demos, or download free trials of the software. ArticSoft has over 30 years IT security experience. The company's chief executive officer (CEO), Steve Mathews, writes regular articles for Secure Computing magazine and is one of the authors of ISO/IEC 17799 (formerly BS7799).

abw infrastructure  ArticSoft provides public key infrastructure (PKI)-enabled encryption and digital signature products. ArticSoft's products protect files, folders, e-mails, instant messages, Web pages, and content in any application. Users can generate x.509-compliant certificates/keys using the company's software or import them from any certificate authority. ArticSoft also provides a comprehensive security education center where users can read beginner guides and white papers on PKI, view online demos, or Read More