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The Need to Rethink the WAN


Technological advances have evolved at an exponential rate over recent decades—we’ve seen the advent of the Internet, cloud computing, virtualization, and several other technologies. But the wide area network (WAN) technologies that are currently in use in most branch offices have changed little since the 1990s.

Business environments today are experiencing unprecedented growth and change, and IT departments are losing visibility and control. Traditional WAN technologies are a mismatch for modern branch networks that need to be up and running quickly. The demand for adaptability, awareness of costs, and the need to run and monitor business-critical processes are indicating the necessity for a new WAN technology paradigm.

New WAN services based on the latest technologies have not been deployed by traditional service providers, primarily because they require an initial financial outlay which companies are not prepared to make. But they are poised to succeed multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), and are the most viable alternative for supporting application performance while dealing with increased network traffic and the connectivity demands of cloud computing and mobile access.

In this white paper, the characteristics of WAN technology and the limitations of traditional WAN technology, including complexity, are explored. This paper also discusses some new approaches, such as a hybrid WAN, which are better suited to supporting fast-changing business and technology environments.

outerbay  require an initial financial outlay which companies are not prepared to make. But they are poised to succeed multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), and are the most viable alternative for supporting application performance while dealing with increased network traffic and the connectivity demands of cloud computing and mobile access. In this white paper, the characteristics of WAN technology and the limitations of traditional WAN technology, including complexity, are explored. This paper also discusses Read More

"Ads are us", boasts CMGI


In the month of September Internet giant CMGI made three separate acquisitions of companies involved in advertising and profiling, giving it coverage in almost all sectors of the Internet advertising market.

outerbay  ENGA). Prior to this outlay of $1.252 billion over 10 days, Engage had paid $30 million for I/PRO in April and $35 million for Accipiter in March of 1998. Engage and another advertising property, AdSmart, were founded by CMGI. Market Impact With these purchases CMGI has dealt itself a powerful hand. The six companies provide the following capabilities: Engage: demographic ad targeting Accipiter: ad management for websites AdKnowledge: ad management for ad agencies I/PRO: outsourced traffic and ad Read More

Getting Past Third Base with Your Consultant


You have a consultant booked. The booking is for the installation of and training on a new system, or perhaps an upgrade or augmentation of an existing system. There are several techniques that will enable you to reap maximum return on this investment, and they start long before you first clap eyes on your consultant. Here’s a scenario: you’re reasonably happy with the out-of-the-box

outerbay  a higher initial cash outlay but in the long term is much more fiscally sound.  You’ll be able to create many different reports and make changes on the fly, without incurring hard costs every time your needs shift. But how do you ensure that you maximize the value you’re getting from this expenditure? There are some hard and soft considerations to take into account. And if you treat your consultant right, you may hit a home run. The most obvious but sometimes overlooked step is to define your needs Read More

Infor24: Demystifying Infor’s Cloud Strategy - Part 1


Anyone that is still vociferously doubting and denying the future of cloud computing and its near-mainstream nature will sound as strange and nutty as some US Senate hopefuls that still proudly deny evolution and climate change (while admitting to “dabbling with witchcraft” in the not-too-distant past). In fact, can anyone name a renowned enterprise resource planning (ERP

outerbay  time and upfront cash outlay, given that it is priced by subscription rather than a large, upfront license fee. On the downside, because the standards are not yet established, all the aforementioned different cloud approaches are currently in use, posing some risk for a vendor who chooses a “wrong” (non future-proof) PaaS. Infor and Microsoft in the Cloud, 24x7x365 Risky or not, cloud transition strategies for mainstream and established ISVs may increasingly be powered by leading and emerging PaaS Read More

Catering to Small and Medium-Size Enterprises


With opportunities in the large enterprise marketplace shrinking due to increased penetration, small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) are starting to receive more attention and scrutiny. This article explores the special needs of the SMEs and asks, from a software standpoint, what companies can to do survive in this unique marketplace and what vendors can do to service them. Read on for the answers.

outerbay  is the initial cash outlay for the software. Any way to reduce this outlay will be attractive to prospective customers. It is tantamount to a mortgage on a house. You want to keep the down payment as low as possible because, as you become successful and earn those big bucks, the monthly mortgage payments will be become less of hardship. So to as the SME grows and becomes more profitable, the future annual maintenance payments will be less of a burden. This pay-as-you-go option is similar to other aspects Read More

E-learning Benefits and ROI Comparison of E-learning versus Traditional Training


You’re considering a move from traditional training to e-learning, but you’re not sure if the returns will be significant. In fact, employees are better able to retain and transfer what they’ve learned with Web-based training (WBT) and computer-based training (CBT). And typically, with these methods, the time a worker spends being trained is reduced by about 40 percent. Learn more about how e-learning can benefit you.

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Small Business VoIP Service Providers Buyer’s Guide


Small-business users of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) have very different needs. But all users have similar concerns when it comes to cost, the range of features, and the level of service included in their VoIP plans. Does your provider offer remote office features? Fax support? E-911? And do you need a hosted or an on-premise service? Before you sign the contract, there are a few things you ought to know.

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Taking Measures for True Success: How to Choose Software That Meets Your Needs


A failed software implementation can cost companies millions in wasted time and money. To ensure your software selection project isn’t a sorry statistic, use the right metrics to gauge your success. Time, budget, and functionality aren’t enough--focus your efforts on requirements analysis and definition. Take measures to ensure your software meets your needs, and discover how to perform accurate requirements analysis.

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Notes from SAP TechEd, Las Vegas


Senior ERP anlayst Aleksey Osintsev gives his impressions of the recent SAP TechEd developers conference. He recaps some of the announcements that were made, and delves into SAP's relationship with the cloud and the Internet of Things.

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The SaaS Advantage


More providers of traditional software solutions are moving to software-as-a-service (SaaS) models that meet today’s competitive needs for agility and real-time information, without requiring manufacturers to make a large up-front financial outlay. Confidence continues to increase thanks to pioneering SaaS providers who are able to point to a history of successful implementation. Learn more about the benefits of SaaS.

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Choosing a Solution for Web Filtering: Software, Appliance, Managed Service?


There are three types of web security solutions: software-based, appliance-based, and managed services. Each needs to be evaluated against several key buying criteria, including the accuracy of threat protection, ease of installation and use, and total cost of ownership (TCO). Learn about the benefits of each category, and how they deal with all manner of web-borne security threats, including inappropriate use of the Web.

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How Inventory Optimization Can Increase Your Profitability


One of the largest expenses for distributors and wholesalers is stock. Many have difficulty finding the perfect balance between ensuring products are available when they’re needed and not holding too much inventory. So, how is it possible to increase profitability while lowering inventory costs? By exploiting an inventory optimization system, businesses increase automation and collaboration—allowing greater profitability.

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