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Information/Internet Appliances
Information appliances, also called Internet or PC appliances, are a new market that appeal to those customers who want to reduce their desktop hardware

advantage disadvantage internet  give it a built-in advantage. The original base price of $999 was high enough to make this product fall into the realm of stripped-down PCs , rather than Network-Computer-like appliances. However, Dell has now reduced that to $699 (including monitor), making it now competitive with Compaq's iPAQ vis--vis price and functionality. We still viewed it as a re-packaged PC, though. Gateway: Gateway presently has the #4 PC market share position, but focuses more on the consumer market than the corporate

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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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Server Appliances - "Caching" In on Internet's Growth


"Server Appliances" are a relatively new, fast-growing segment within the Server market. These systems are designed to perform one or two functions very well, without the overhead of a general-purpose server.

advantage disadvantage internet  Novell gives it an advantage. Price/performance: For a well-configured system, Dell's 32.9 rps/$ was second only to NetHawk's 65.0 rps/$. Performance: Tied with CacheFlow's 5000 with 2300 rps. IBM For the Netfinity 4000R: CPU density: The 4000R is the new density leader, with 2 CPUs in a 1U-high enclosure. Network Appliance: NAS leadership: Network Appliance is the current leader in the Network Attached Storage market, holding a greater than 40% share. (NetApp is also a key player in the caching market, Read More

Is the SaaS Model Right for You?


For IT departments drowning in complex and expensive software maintenance chores, the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model can ease the burden. SaaS reduces complexity by outsourcing most of the infrastructure needed to run software applications, and reduces costs by charging only for what is consumed. But you can also adopt a hybrid SaaS model, in which some systems are outsourced and others are kept in-house. Learn more.

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The Many Flavors of Application Software Outsourcing


Many companies are looking to outsource development and maintenance of their application software. Common reasons that companies outsource application software are to reduce their costs, improve quality, obtain flexible staffing levels, and obtain improved service and support so they can focus on their core competence such as, designing clothes, managing equity portfolios, or running hospitals. Choosing whether to outsource or not is a strategic decision for a company. Once a company has decided to outsource, however, it must still choose an outsourcing approach that best fits it needs. This paper will describe the many different options for application software outsourcing, including the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative.

advantage disadvantage internet  buyer's site. The main advantage of this approach is that future costs are known and fixed for the buyer. The disadvantage is that the buyer has less control and less flexibility than before. On-site IT Outsourcing : This approach is a slight variation to the on-site application support approach. In this approach, the entire infrastructure is also given or sold to the outsourcer. Some work may be moved to other locations where the outsourcer can provide the same level of service, but utilizes shared Read More

USWEB Weaves Great Quarter, turns up the heat in the Market Place


USWEB/CKS has announced it fourth quarter results. Its performance is on the money, and continues to drive forward as it goes through expansion by mergers and organic growth. The expansion is directed at providing end-to-end services, for which the merger with Whittman-Hart is a key component. For users, this means that USWEB/CKS can address high-end projects and leverage its position as a leading internet creative services provider. However, it faces issues of staff retention and retaining its technology agnostic stance.

advantage disadvantage internet  prove to be an advantage or disadvantage depending on specific user requirements. Fixed price contracts, if reasonable, also provide a degree of comfort that the vendor has confidence in delivery on time and in budget. USWEB/CKS is learning to play the game, while others have started at an earlier stage. If possible, the user should consider fixed price engagements as a leverage point in negotiations against T&M arrangements as a litmus test of the SP's confidence. Consolidation of the market will likely Read More

PTC Embarks on Internet of Things Journey via ThingWorx Acquisition


PTC ended 2013 by announcing it had acquired ThingWorx, creators of a platform for building and running applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), for approximately $112 million (USD), plus a possible earn-out of up to $18 million (USD). The acquisition of ThingWorx positions PTC as a major player in the emerging IoT era.

advantage disadvantage internet  service providers have taken advantage of machine-to-machine (M2M) technology using existing (but in some cases archaic) standards such as the open productivity and connectivity (OPC) standard within production environments, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) in utilities, and simple network management protocol (SNMP) in IT.   Improving Service Capabilities The IoT and mobile Internet trends open the door for integration of virtually any device, be it in the industrial or consumer realm. Read More

Power Through Platform - Realizing the Mobile Advantage


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advantage disadvantage internet  - Realizing the Mobile Advantage It is widely recognized that enterprise mobility is a necessity for successful businesses today. The big question is not if or when, but how. You want to go mobile quickly and surely, with as little up-front investment as possible while taking advantage of leading-edge mobile technology and keeping pace with developments as they emerge. Your business users require it, but your IT may be daunted by the task ahead. Read this white paper to learn how your business can go Read More

New Internet Appliances Coming from Compaq


Compaq has jumped into the home Internet Appliance game with its latest iPAQ offering. Is this a continuation of computer manufacturers attempting to create a market?

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Analyzing Big Data: The Path to Competitive Advantage


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