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The new reality for manufacturing CIOs is that budgets are far less than what they used to be and the ability to provide business intelligence to front line

internal infrastructure  immediate help in reducing internal supply chain cost by improving plant efficiencies via streamlining processes without abandoning investment in legacy ERP systems. Sales Management Order Management Resource Planning Material Purchasing Production Management Finance Product Engineering Product Management Manufacturing Infrastructure System Security Infrastructure Performance Management Production/3 system could integrate with your existing legacy ERP system providing you the flexibility and information

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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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Using Business Intelligence Infrastructure to Ensure Compliancy with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act


The 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) has affected organizations, their data, and their reporting processes, putting a strain on how their financials are managed. Business intelligence solutions provide answers to these issues, allowing organizations to address SOX compliancy.

internal infrastructure  the CEO to manage internal processes and data to meet SOX compliance, and gives CEOs the ability to micromanage tasks at each level to ensure compliance, and to identify any potential errors (as well as identifying who made them, and when they were made within the process). If proper data quality processes are implemented, organizations can guarantee that data errors do not occur within the data warehouse itself and that any key stroke errors and the like are cleansed as they enter the data warehouse, Read More

SOA as a Foundation for Applications and Infrastructure


SOA promises interoperability in the heterogeneous business world by promoting loosely-coupled architecture, reusing software, and ending vendor-dependency. However, to be viable, dominant vendors must redesign and expose the hundreds of application functions as services. How are they meeting this challenge?

internal infrastructure  runs concurrently with SAP's internal effort to componentize applications. Initially, the assigned development group will work to define three to five very generalized, horizontal services and then add more specific industry-based services later. Fully aware that only widespread adoption by the ISV and systems integration (SI) community will make SAP NetWeaver become a development environment of choice, SAP recently announced the hiring of George Paolini, a former Borland Software and Sun Microsystems Read More

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.

internal infrastructure  best practices to your internal and external auditors. With millions of events on hundreds of servers in dozens of locations across your enterprise, the task of validating and enforcing your security controls is too large, too error-prone, and too costly to tackle without automation. An all-too-common approach to addressing compliance work is to dedicate additional people to the problem—lots and lots of people. While this brute-force method may get you through regulatory audits, it distracts you from Read More

Meridian Systems’ “Catch Up” Challenge in the Capital Infrastructure Industry - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series covered the spectrum of Meridian Systems’ Proliance solution for Tier One, multi-billion-dollar global companies. It also analyzed Meridian's early bet on leveraging Microsoft Office Business Applications (OBAs), and harnessing the Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology collaboration that is revolutionizing the capital infrastructure industry. Meridian, which

internal infrastructure  strategy, secure collaboration with internal users and external supply chains, and flexible integration, Prolog Connect is targeted to companies in the $500 million to  $1 billion revenue range or between 100 and 500 full-time employees (FTEs). When sold together, Prolog and Prolog Connect's typical contract price is expected to be up to $750,000. Current State of Affairs at Meridian Lately, Meridian continues to win with its PBO value proposition for ILM with deals across a broad segment of public Read More

Choosing a Monitoring System for Your IT Infrastructure-What Should Your Key Considerations Be?


With hundreds of monitoring solutions available, which ones are right for you? Many organizations spend months assessing different products, but find it difficult to distinguish between them, thanks to industry jargon—“proactive monitoring,” “root-cause analysis,” “service-oriented user views”… There are different ways to compare them, but before you even begin, you need to be clear on what your objectives are.

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Remote Management and the Information Infrastructure


Consolidating various data center devices running on multiple platforms provides network administrators with a more efficient information infrastructure. After all, fewer moving parts results in better overall efficiency and reliability. Use a centralized console to manage infrastructure, and combine reliability and remote connectivity while reducing costs—without compromising application and technology service levels.

internal infrastructure  Management and the Information Infrastructure Consolidating various data center devices running on multiple platforms provides network administrators with a more efficient information infrastructure. After all, fewer moving parts results in better overall efficiency and reliability. Use a centralized console to manage infrastructure, and combine reliability and remote connectivity while reducing costs—without compromising application and technology service levels. Read More

PPM for Internal Departments


A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments.

internal infrastructure  for Internal Departments A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows Read More

Project Portfolio Management for Internal IT


Project portfolio management (PPM) has become a critical component in the IT business lexicon. It provides structure and consistency to the process associated with the planning, prioritization, management, and control of project portfolios. By using PPM, IT departments can align their IT and business strategies and improve performance in project-based work, and enhanced corporate governance.

internal infrastructure  Portfolio Management for Internal IT Project portfolio management (PPM) has become a critical component in the IT business lexicon. It provides structure and consistency to the process associated with the planning, prioritization, management, and control of project portfolios. By using PPM, IT departments can align their IT and business strategies and improve performance in project-based work, and enhanced corporate governance. Read More

Active Governance: Closed-loop SOA Infrastructure


Corporate governance encompasses the processes and systems by which organizations operate—and it affects every business. To effectively participate in governance processes, businesses should consider closed-loop service oriented architecture (SOA). Although stand-alone applications for governance, management, and security exist, find out why they do not enable the demand and value management that closed-loop SOA offers.

internal infrastructure  Governance: Closed-loop SOA Infrastructure Corporate governance encompasses the processes and systems by which organizations operate—and it affects every business. To effectively participate in governance processes, businesses should consider closed-loop service oriented architecture (SOA). Although stand-alone applications for governance, management, and security exist, find out why they do not enable the demand and value management that closed-loop SOA offers. Read More

Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure Software Evaluation Report


The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing Software Evaluation Report 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.

internal infrastructure  IT Infrastructure Software Evaluation Report TEC's Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information Read More

Creating a Services-oriented Infrastructure for Your SOA


Services-oriented architecture (SOA) is known for its building-block software design approach. Less commonly understood is the challenge of managing composite applications whose components are shared by multiple applications. The performance of these components varies with application demand, resulting in dramatic and unpredictable changes in application service levels. However, there is a cost-effective way to resolve the SOA application infrastructure dilemma.

internal infrastructure  a Services-oriented Infrastructure for Your SOA Services-oriented architecture (SOA) is known for its building-block software design approach. Less commonly understood is the challenge of managing composite applications whose components are shared by multiple applications. The performance of these components varies with application demand, resulting in dramatic and unpredictable changes in application service levels. However, there is a cost-effective way to resolve the SOA application Read More

Fostering Internal and External Collaboration


Web-based collaboration with international partners, suppliers, and customers helps companies make end-to-end processes more efficient and cost-effective. An electronic enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution allows you to set up various types of external connections to your business applications, and reduce complexity. One result: you will be better able to respond to the needs of your customers. Find out more.

internal infrastructure  Internal and External Collaboration Web-based collaboration with international partners, suppliers, and customers helps companies make end-to-end processes more efficient and cost-effective. An electronic enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution allows you to set up various types of external connections to your business applications, and reduce complexity. One result: you will be better able to respond to the needs of your customers. Find out more. 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.

internal 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

Maximizing the Robustness of Your Data Movement Infrastructure


Data movement within modern IT systems demands sophisticated fault tolerance and disaster recovery capabilities that keep information flowing no matter what. By layering innovative functionality on top of its inherently advantageous hardware solution, Solace makes it easier than ever to harden your system so it can keep supporting your business even through the inevitable failures and disasters that will affect your IT systems.

internal infrastructure  the Robustness of Your Data Movement Infrastructure Data movement within modern IT systems demands sophisticated fault tolerance and disaster recovery capabilities that keep information flowing no matter what. By layering innovative functionality on top of its inherently advantageous hardware solution, Solace makes it easier than ever to harden your system so it can keep supporting your business even through the inevitable failures and disasters that will affect your IT systems. Read More