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IP Telephony 101: The Utter Beginner’s Guide
Telephony. Sounds harmless enough.First, a definition from Merriam-Webster: “the use or operation of an apparatus (as a telephone) for transmission of

nice acknowledgments  used for communicating data…” Nice. So I did some research (see white papers above). It turns out to be rather simple: IP telephony allows you to make phone calls over the Internet—including long-distance phone calls. Which brings us straight to... ... the Pros and Cons of IP Telephony The pros : IP telephony saves you long-distance charges. If you’re measuring your monthly phone bill in thousands of dollars, then that’s what you’ll save. It can also ease the burden of managing remote

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The CyberAngel: Laptop Recovery and File Encryption All-in-One


Relevant Technologies took the CyberAngel into our labs to test it for our acceptability rating. It worked as advertised, and had more features than expected.

nice acknowledgments  128 DES 56 The nice thing about the installation program is that it provides you with background information on each of the encryption algorithms to better assist you in making your decision on which one to select. Government agencies will like the fact that the NIST AES standard is supported. Figure 1. Selecting Your Encryption Algorithm During Installation After the CyberAngel finished installing, we began testing the secure protected drive by inserting some would-be confidential information (a Read More

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nice acknowledgments  short list? There’s no nice way to say this, so I’ll just come out and say it: Cover. Your. Assessments. Use a software selection methodology that provides full accountability through each step of the selection process. 6. Let software vendors set the pace in software demonstrations Two words for you: demo script . Draft one. Send it to the vendors on your shortlist. And make sure they understand they will be penalized for not sticking to it. 7. Look for the magic bullet ERP will boost your bottom Read More

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nice acknowledgments  It would certainly be nice for Red Hat if they could get some of the existing Alpha applications easily re-compiled for Itanium, or at least quickly/easily rewritten, but we expect that falls into the wouldn't it be nice category. The battle at this point is for mindshare: Itanium's performance is not expected to be in the kick-the-doors-down range, the performance version (McKinley, or whatever they're calling it these days) is not due out until 2001. However, since applications often drive OS Read More

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nice acknowledgments  new features that are nice to have, but possibly not supported or further enhanced in the future? Stay Tuned… Also in TEC’s upcoming CRM Buyer’s Guide: Each section of the guide will feature a matrix comparing the most relevant solutions for that category of innovation. The guide will also contain a vendor directory listing dozens of companies that have created innovative products for customer management. Vendors interested in guide sponsorship opportunities can contact our Software Industry Read More

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nice acknowledgments  marketing campaigns are not nice to have , but are rather essential to have when selling enterprise solutions in the US market. SYSPRO’s new PragmaVision positioning is clear, clever and lends itself to distinguishing itself... if the company puts enough marketing resources behind it to get the messaging out . Similarly, TEC has seen refreshing evidence that the company is translating its somewhat unique and desirable continual I.V. drip style software releases (incremental and easily digestible Read More

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nice acknowledgments  which are all very nice features representing the power of cloud and giving some indication of how product lifecycle management (PLM) may evolve. In the future, PLM will be achieved by connecting hundreds of apps (if not more) in the cloud, such as the following: PartSaver bookmark connects PLM with electronic components distributors and their catalog through the cloud. PartSaver to BOMControl is a brand new feature because it enables a user to clip part content from a distributor/manufacturer/content Read More

Red Hat Releases Clustering Software


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nice acknowledgments  and all the other nice things Red Hat throws in when you buy it. If the scalability is truly unlimited (we have not verified this through testing), we can see this product benefiting on the ISP/ASP market - users who have a ton of small servers (as opposed to a few very large servers) and who need uptime, load balancing, and scalability. User Recommendations As described earlier, Linux users with lots of small servers (or server appliances) should look at this product more closely. Users with Read More

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nice acknowledgments  safety. It would be nice if aberrant behavior could be controlled by software products and their distribution. History, however, has shown that restricting the sale of enterprise encryption products has not been an effective way to deter criminal behavior. The current fear and associated governmental restrictions are akin to the privacy alarms that went off when cameras first debuted as image capturing devices in the 1890s. Just as cameras have added value to world cultures and security initiatives based Read More

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nice acknowledgments  Messages Wouldn’t it be nice to get a warning message if you were about to step on a banana peel? Something like: “Are you sure you want to step on a banana peel? Click Yes if you want to break your neck, No to avoid it, and Cancel to ignore this message.” Well, business systems warn you that you are about to do something important and ask you to confirm your actions. This only happens when those actions can have a serious impact on the system, like voiding invoices, exporting hundreds of orders, Read More

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nice acknowledgments  solution. It’s certainly a nice opportunity to share your own opinions and experience with colleagues from different companies, and to listen to what they have to say about their existing and expecting software, their company vision, etc. Come to the TEC Vendor Challenge and see live demo sessions of these seven solutions, and how they can help you improve your business process and increase operational efficiencies—all without even making a single investment in software. Read More

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nice acknowledgments  like these were considered “nice to have,” but today they are essential. Also, vendors have streamlined their products so that implementation times are more manageable, making the return on implementing an SOP system more attractive. Today, a typical SOP implementation—assuming that the organization is already running an enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), and business intelligence (BI) system—should take around three months worth of labor hours. Predefined Key Read More

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nice acknowledgments  other; Bonitasoft has a nice position as an open standards-based BPM that facilitates communication with various businesses. Right now we’re in a sweet spot. As applications evolve there could be a fear that BPM becomes part of your standard cloud and desktop applications. Recommended Reading Oracle Closes the Business-IT Gap with the Latest Oracle BPM Suite 11g Upgrade AuraPortal: A BPM Vendor Worth Checking Out PegaWorld 2011 Revisited Read More

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