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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

computing utility  on the Grid: Utility Computing Utility Computing Traditional enterprise software product licensing is being replaced with more creative hosted or managed software as service models. The latest business model is utility computing and associated pricing. Sometimes referred to as grid computing, this on-demand model is a trend that has captured the attention of technology heavyweights including IBM , Hewlett Packard ( HP ), Oracle , and Sun Microsystems . Functioning on concepts similar to common Read More
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Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediat...
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The Impact of IT Service on Business Process Management
There are potential benefits of operating business process management (BPM) side-by-side with business service management (BSM). BPM and BSM are emerging

computing utility  organizations exploit more cost-effective computing models. Utility computing is one such model as it allows IT services to be acquired on an as needed basis. For example, a retailer is able to acquire the additional services it needs to support the busy Christmas trading season but is not burdened with idle equipment for the rest of the year. Since BSM is concerned with understanding and improving how IT services are used by business processes, then the role of BSM technology in this utility computing Read More
Get Your Head Out of the Clouds: Cloud Confusing… I Mean Computing
Public Clouds and Hybrid Clouds,Private Clouds and Fluffy Clouds?That was the first thought that came to mind after attending this year’s IBM Rational

computing utility  Cloud Confusing… I Mean Computing Public Clouds and Hybrid Clouds, Private Clouds and Fluffy Clouds? That was the first thought that came to mind after attending this year’s IBM Rational Conference at Orlando’s Walt Disney World. I believe Dr. Danny Sabbah, General Manager of IBM Rational Software, said it best in his keynote presentation to thousands of conference attendees when he stated, “Vision without Execution is Hallucination.” This year’s theme “As REAL as it Gets!” was IBM’s Read More
Server Consolidation through Utility Computing
Server consolidation is a hot topic. As a supplier of enterprise-class servers, Egenera has participated in many consolidation projects, with both customers and

computing utility  Consolidation through Utility Computing Server consolidation is a hot topic. As a supplier of enterprise-class servers, Egenera has participated in many consolidation projects, with both customers and prospects. This paper summarizes what we’ve learned about consolidation, and provides a roadmap for driving consolidation in your organization. We answer the question most often asked by our customers: How do we get started? 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

computing utility  feature makes a cloud computing platform interesting from an economical point of view. A service provided by a cloud platform is used “on-demand”, which makes it possible to use a 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. Read More
Intelligent Workload Management
Computing infrastructure today though versatile must be used wisely. Intelligent workload management (IWM) allows for efficient consumption of computing

computing utility  Workload Management Computing infrastructure today though versatile must be used wisely. Intelligent workload management (IWM) allows for efficient consumption of computing resources while ensuring business tasks are supported by all needed resources—and that this is all done securely. IWM tools support the building, management, monitoring, and securing of workloads. See how to run your cloud computing system with leading-edge technology. Read More
The Perfect Storm: Time to Review Client Computing Strategies
Server-based computing has been seen at best as a way to provide those within highly task-based environments with a controlled desktop environment. However

computing utility  Time to Review Client Computing Strategies Server-based computing has been seen at best as a way to provide those within highly task-based environments with a controlled desktop environment. However, changes in software, hardware, security, and management systems are driving the shift toward server-based computing being suitable for a larger proportion of a company’s user base. Learn how client-side computing can be more tightly controlled yet provide flexibility. Read More
Cloud Backup: Getting Started
One area of cloud computing that presents significant opportunity is data protection as a service. However, not every business model for data protection

computing utility  One area of cloud computing that presents significant opportunity is data protection as a service. However, not every business model for data protection services has an equal potential for success. This paper is intended for managed service providers (MSPs), value-added resellers (VARs), IT solution providers, and system integrators who are offering, or are interested in offering backup and recovery as a service. Read More
3 Things You Must Know About Cloud ERP
In this whitepaper, we present the facts you need to know about cloud ERP, including distinctions between different cloud computing options and the benefits and

computing utility  distinctions between different cloud computing options and the benefits and downsides of each option. Key industry terms are defined and we also take a look at primary research regarding cloud computing preferences conducted by IFS North America. Read More
Gates Previews Pen-Based Computer
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates used Comdex to present his next hardware solution, a pen-computing tablet-sized PC code named, amazingly enough, the Tablet PC.

computing utility  pad/tablet PCs and pen-based computing are the next big thing(s) in the PC hardware arena. The Tablet currently uses the Crusoe processor from upstart startup Transmeta Corp. Transmeta has been promoting its low-power-consumption CPU as being ideal for notebook computers and other mobile systems that require long battery life. In addition to the battery life issue, Crusoe utilizes Mobile Linux , a scaled-down version of the increasingly popular Linux OS, and something Transmeta calls Code Morphing Read More
Business Benefits of CRM in the Cloud for Midsize Companies
Midsize companies are increasingly recognizing the benefits of cloud computing--it's cost-effective and flexible. This paper identifies four key business

computing utility  the benefits of cloud computing--it's cost-effective and flexible. This paper identifies four key business requirements for successful implementation of customer relationship management (CRM) cloud applications and examines how one CRM cloud solution in particular meets these requirements and enables midsize companies to realize their growth aspirations. Read More
Mainframe2 Offers Interactive Graphics as a Service
Mainframe2, an innovative startup in cloud computing and browser-based application distribution, has announced its support of new NVIDIA-based cloud instances

computing utility  innovative startup in cloud computing and browser-based application distribution, has announced its support of new NVIDIA -based cloud instances at Amazon Web Services ’ annual re:Invent 2013 conference. The Mainframe2 technology has been optimized specifically for the new G2 instance type, which features NVIDIA’s powerful GRID graphics processing units (GPUs). The new instance types, launched by AWS on EC2 last week, enable Mainframe2 to scale its customers’ deployments to any size. The Read More
TEC's Industry News Watch: This Week in Enterprise Software News
SOFTWARE SELECTIONS AND GO-LIVESU.S. Army selects HP for enterprise cloud computing servicesCloud computing

computing utility  HP for enterprise cloud computing services Cloud computing HP was selected by the U.S Army to provide the Department of Defense and other agencies with cloud computing services. This contract includes private cloud services as well as mobile and data center management. This is an important step for HP and cloud computing providers in order to boost industry confidence regarding security and the continuous operation capabilities of the cloud. —Jorge García, TEC BI Analyst Press release Peach Aviation Read More
Scale without Fail: How to Meet and Exceed Customer Expectations in the Telecom Industry
A global telecommunications provider was mired in a hardware-centric architecture for its network applications. Even with a sizeable computing infrastructure

computing utility  Even with a sizeable computing infrastructure investment, failure of server components was inevitable, and application failover schemes were risky. The provider needed a more cost-effective way to scale its operational support system (OSS) applications—without sacrificing dependability. Read More
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