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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 computing trends  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

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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

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 mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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MPS in European and US Enterprises


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utility computing trends  gave an example of utility meters going from primarily a mechanical design to primarily a software design. Moreover, software components are by far the most serviceable parts of many products that change much more often than their mechanical counterparts (from physical wear and tear). PTC has not only noticed the trend but has decided to become a trendsetter in the market by forking out US$300 million for MKS Inc . in May 2011, and the company’s market-leading Integrity product for embedded software Read More

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utility computing trends  with the clouds: their utility and efficiency will eventually be stronger than the fear of losing data. They already exist and the biggest in the world has 150 locations and will store 150 million gigabytes (GBs) every year, or 100 GBs every four minutes. We will probably have sufficient space for the data, but what about its security? According to a study from Oracle, twenty percent of IT managers think that data security breaches will happen at their organizations in the next year. And the main threats Read More

Trends in Delivery and Pricing Models for Enterprise Applications: Pricing Options


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utility computing trends  Part Two will discuss utility computing. Part Three will detail the effect of the transition on vendors. Part Four will cover software as a service business model and make user recommendations. Different Pricing Options Since fewer than one in four enterprise application projects deliver workable solutions that last six years or more, clients are increasingly wary of committing huge sums of money before obtaining a measurable return on investment (ROI). Moreover, to level revenue streams, vendors have Read More

2011 Trends Report: Unified Communications


As a set of products that provides a consistent, unified user interface and experience across multiple devices, unified communications (UC) is poised to become more widespread in the enterprise. How will IM, video, telephony, and other elements of UC change in the coming year? In this guide, experts Jon Arnold, Mike Barnes, Nicole Hayward, Dave Michels, and Blair Pleasant share their predictions for unified communications.

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IFS Bucking the Trends - Part 2


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2011 Trends Report: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)


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SAP In-memory Appliance (SAP HANA): The Next Wave of SAP In-memory Computing Technology


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ERP: Origins, Developments, and Trends


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Staying Aloft in Tough Times: Why Smart, Innovative Businesses Are Turning to Cloud Computing


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utility computing trends  Aloft in Tough Times: Why Smart, Innovative Businesses Are Turning to Cloud Computing Introducing IBM Smart Business cloud solutions. Whether you choose to use clouds built behind your firewall, or the IBM cloud, these secure workload solutions provide superior service management and new choices for deployment. Source: IBM Resources Related to Staying Aloft in Tough Times: Why Smart, Innovative Businesses Are Turning to Cloud Computing : Cloud Computing (Wikipedia) Staying Aloft in Tough Times: Wh Read More

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Trends in IT Needs, Purchasing, and Strategy


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