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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

the utility computing  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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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

the utility computing  IT service provisioning in the utility model. That is, if we execute additional business processes, what IT services need to be provisioned? Since this capability is massively enhanced when fed with business volumetric information taken directly from the BPM tool, this aspect forms a key part of the BPM/BSM value proposition and will be discussed later in this paper. Enhancing BPM with BSM In 2004, Fuego and Proxima Technology formed an alliance that significantly bolstered the IT system dimension and pro 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

the utility computing  your organization. We answer the question most often asked by our customers: How do we get started? Read More
Micron to Push
Personal computer maker Micron Electronics said Tuesday it will spend $210 million on its

the utility computing  billed one rate for the entire package. Another component of the Micron strategy is to let customers use software such as Microsoft Office on a per-use basis, rather than requiring them to buy expensive initial packages or upgrades. Micron will handle the behind-the-scenes upgrades needed, and make the software accessible via the Internet. Market Impact Although hardware business leases have existed for decades, this is a significant attempt to push the business computing model toward a rental-based hardw Read More
Managed Hosting in Europe: A Review of the Managed Hosting Market and Suppliers in Europe
The increasing use of virtualization allowed managed hosting providers to reduce costs by sharing infrastructure between customers, creating the earliest

the utility computing  platform. It believes that the provision of utility computing services based on shared infrastructure sold either directly or via SaaS-based ISVs applications is the future. Two thirds of its infrastructure is Microsoft-based where demand is growing fastest; the rest is Linux. Hostway is currently seeking both ISO27001 and ITIL® v3 compliance and is ISO9001 accredited. For one-to-one hosting, Hostway generally agrees a fixed price per hardware item or by volume of data processed, but for shared infrastru Read More
The Changing Face of the Holiday Season
It seems that Santa will need to relocate to China! When traveling abroad (with the exception of low wage countries) it is becoming increasingly difficult to

the utility computing  Changing Face of the Holiday Season Introduction I hate to be a Grinch, but ... aren't the holidays getting more advance notice each year? This is a global phenomenon—on a recent trip to Germany I found the stores bedecked with holiday fare, and this was only October!!! Even the duty free stores at the airport are getting in on the act with Holiday packaging and promotions. Yes, I admit it—I fell into the trap! Who can resist a singing reindeer—especially when the song is in German! And now for Read More
The Impact of the New FRCP Amendments on Your Business
With the recent amendments made to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), businesses must take a closer look at how they manage their electronic data

the utility computing  Impact of the New FRCP Amendments on Your Business With the recent amendments made to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), businesses must take a closer look at how they manage their electronic data. Recent studies have shown that many companies are not prepared for how these changes will affect their business. To improve their governance procedures to meet these new requirements, businesses must invest in technology that can adequately preserve electronic data. Read More
On the Move: Great Productivity Solutions for the Mobile Sales Team
In this paper it’s argued that over the next three to five years, the winners in sales will be the ones who figure out how to smoothly and productively manage a

the utility computing  the Move: Great Productivity Solutions for the Mobile Sales Team In this paper it’s argued that over the next three to five years, the winners in sales will be the ones who figure out how to smoothly and productively manage a mobile sales team. Selling will be a mobile discipline. It’s imperative to craft a plan for making mobility standard and keeping information secure. Read More
The VMTurbo Cloud Control Plane: Software-driven Control for the Software-defined Data Center
The software-defined data center has the potential to extend the agility, operational, and capital benefits of virtualization throughout the data center stack

the utility computing  Plane: Software-driven Control for the Software-defined Data Center The software-defined data center has the potential to extend the agility, operational, and capital benefits of virtualization throughout the data center stack. This paper outlines the need for software-driven control—the intelligence or “control plane” that can take advantage of the new software-defined capabilities, enabling enterprises and service providers to achieve the true potential of software-defined flexibility. Read More
The Transformation of the Lean Enterprise
Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The

the utility computing  Transformation of the Lean Enterprise Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The systems these businesses use, however, have changed relatively little in comparison. The ERP systems manufacturing companies rely on to run their business are greatly at odds with the strategy and processes lean manufacturers use to maintain their competitive advantage. Read More
The Pain and Gain of Integrated EDI Part One: The Pain of Integrated EDI
The real action is in merging the influx of electronically transmitted data with existing information already being processed within the ERP system, and the

the utility computing  Integrated EDI Part One: The Pain of Integrated EDI The Pain of Integrated EDI There is more to the best-of-breed versus integrated suite dilemma than mere data synchronization between two disparate enterprise applications. Electronic data interchange (EDI) capability, which for some high-volume industries like automotive suppliers has become a unpleasant required, has been made more dangerous by the level of work that must be dedicated to ensure the accuracy of incoming and outgoing messages. Namely, Read More
The Banking Industry: Planning the Road Ahead
Effective planning is integral to the success of a bank. It helps define and ensure the achievement of the organization’s objectives. Understanding and

the utility computing  Banking Industry: Planning the Road Ahead Effective planning is integral to the success of a bank. It helps define and ensure the achievement of the organization’s objectives. Understanding and implementing the planning cycle, which leverages forecasting, operational metrics, and multidimensional analyses can help management determine the feasibility of a strategy. An enterprise-wide, integrated planning and forecasting environment that reaches business units, products, customer segments, and Read More
The Importance of Mentoring in the Workplace
Oracle HCM luminary Row Henson along with Aaron Green tell the story of their mentor/mentee relationship. Pick up tips for structuring meaningful mentor

the utility computing  Importance of Mentoring in the Workplace Read More
The Multimodal Warehouse: Getting the Mobile Worker in the Loop
The final loop of information from a warehouse management system (WMS) to a warehouse worker and back is most critical—but in most systems, it’s also the

the utility computing  Multimodal Warehouse: Getting the Mobile Worker in the Loop The final loop of information from a warehouse management system (WMS) to a warehouse worker and back is most critical—but in most systems, it’s also the weakest. Hand-held devices, such as touch-screens, bar code scanners, and RFID readers, can result in error-filled transactions. Learn how you can use multiple mobile devices more effectively to help improve the accuracy of your order fulfillment and inventory processes. Read More

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