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Get on the Grid: Utility Computing
The latest business model in licensing is the utility (on demand) computing and associated pricing. Sometimes called

utility based computing  electric and water bills, utility computing allows customers to purchase processing power and software access as needed and to pay based on how much and how often the software is used. This emerging model may even be attractive to large organizations, given that almost all of the initial hosted applications have targeted small and medium businesses (SMB). In the past, most first-generation hosted applications were not suitable for delivery over the Internet and certainly not appropriate for SMBs, its

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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments Software Evaluation Report

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments Software Evaluation Report focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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Disruptive Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors


Vendors must make fundamental changes to sales and support processes to accommodate on-demand, transaction-based pricing. Software vendors must rethink the kinds of functions they provide, how best to deliver those capabilities, and what approaches to take through the channel.

utility based computing  decreases between releases. However, utility or grid computing, which is more or less a pay-as-you-go software-as-a-service, generates bite-size chunks of recurring revenue. Comparable revenue from the new model will emerge, but only over a longer period. This and waning technology-related services (and its revenue) can produce unsightly red marks on income statements. Moreover, eventual success is still, by no means, assured. Organizationally, vendors must also make fundamental changes to sales and Read More

A Tour of the Clouds


The term “cloud computing” might be the next biggest trend in the IT industry. Jorge Garcia explains some of the basic ideas behind cloud computing—and how it may help your organization in the future.

utility based computing  pay- as-you-go (PAG) or utility service. You can pay your service based on a fix rate or based on other factors like the number of users, usage (time), and so on. •  Elasticity : This means rapid scalability. Resources (hardware and software) are provided without any intervention or awareness from the final user side. This is all based on consumption demand. • Resource Pooling : In a cloud computing platform, all resources are pooled. This means that all resources serve multiple users by using Read More

Jumping on the Cloud - A Measured Approach


There’s a lot of hype about companies moving to the cloud, but are they actually doing it? Cloud adoption is not as rapid as some providers might lead you to think, but TEC data shows that interest in cloud computing is picking up. The 2012 TEC Market Survey Report for Discrete Manufacturing shows that cloud computing has moved beyond the early adopter phase and is now moving into the early

utility based computing  the same way a utility company provides electricity to a consumer. How is cloud deployment different from on-premise deployment? As we can see from the description above, the technology being provided by cloud providers is in some ways no different than the technology stacks that you probably already support within your organization. You still have infrastructure, platform, and software stacks. The main difference is that with cloud computing your organization is no longer managing and controlling these Read More

Micron to Push "Subscriber Computing" Rentals 'R' Us?


Personal computer maker Micron Electronics said Tuesday it will spend $210 million on its "subscriber computing" initiative, under which subscribers will be offered packages of services and billed one rate for the entire package.

utility based computing  the value of unconstrained utility, i.e. the ability to use software freely as often as you like, will be quite high in some organizations. In the short term, customers who decide they need to do this will be better served with a short-term lease a year or less to see if this model is really beneficial to their organization. It is often the case that a long-term rental costs more than buying the equipment up front, so customers will need to ensure pricing is truly beneficial. However, those Read More

What I Hate About HTML5, Multi-Tenancy, and Context-Aware Computing


The terms HTML5, multi-tenancy, and context-aware computing are often-used technology buzzwords representing the current megatrends of mobility, the cloud, and data in enterprise software. Read on to learn the story behind these buzz-words and what to watch out for in your enterprise software research.

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ERP vs Project-Based Solutions - Which is Right for You?


Are project-based solutions (PBS)—a new type of ERP for complex, engineer-to-order companies facing rapid change—right for you?

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The New Era of Mobile Intelligence: the Convergence of Mobile Computing and Business Intelligence


Computing is entering its fifth generation with desktop Internet applications giving way to a new generation of mobile Internet applications. As consumers capitalize on the power of mobile devices, the same transformation is occurring in business. Learn how the convergence of business information and analytics with mobile technology is empowering business people in a way that was never possible—until now.

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Plugging Revenue Leakage in the Utility Industry


Utilities are under intense pressure to improve corporate performance despite increasing costs, regulatory pressures, and enhanced customer expectations. The need to supplement existing cash flows with the low-risk, low-investment, high-impact option of plugging revenue leakage has never been more critical. Find out how you can plug revenue leakage by using technology to make improvements across the utility revenue chain.

utility based computing  Revenue Leakage in the Utility Industry Utilities are under intense pressure to improve corporate performance despite increasing costs, regulatory pressures, and enhanced customer expectations. The need to supplement existing cash flows with the low-risk, low-investment, high-impact option of plugging revenue leakage has never been more critical. Find out how you can plug revenue leakage by using technology to make improvements across the utility revenue chain. Read More

Outsourcing Web-based Product Development


Development and enhancement budgets for an enterprise’s information architecture are under tremendous pressure to deliver cost-effective results. Indeed, enterprises are finding it more and more difficult to keep pace with new technology trends and complexities, and a growing diversity in the skills needed. So how can an enterprise ensure internal and competitive gains? Outsourcing? Maybe. But where’s your safety net?

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Identity-based Policy Enforcement: A LAN Security Best Practices Whitepaper


Disappearing network perimeters highlight the need for identity-based security. Open networks, mobile systems, and unmanaged endpoints have become overwhelming obstacles—and cash drains. However, enforced identity-based policies within identity-blind systems have proven futile. Is there a solution? Yes. Make your policy enforcement layer identity-aware—build user identity knowledge directly into your network fabric.

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Talent-based Learning: Goodbye to the Stand-alone LMS


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utility based computing  Computing Update: Pilots Move to Mainstream We are now seeing a high level of uptake of grid computing, with pilots resulting in implementations. However, these implementations are based on advanced clustering of single applications—and large-scale grid implementations covering an enterprise’s total IT infrastructure are still rare. The key to mainstream adoption may lie in a better understanding of the business value of grid computing. Read More