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Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) is defined as the uses of software and computer systems architectural principles to integrate a set of enterprise computer applications. EAI intends to transcend the simple goal of linking applications, and attempts to enable new and innovative ways of leveraging organizational knowledge to create further competitive advantages for the enterprise.
White Paper Published By: 8x8, Inc.
Published Date: Apr 26, 2013
What if you could transform your communications system to rival the rich functionality and flexibility of bigger competitors with dedicated IT staff?
This new white paper compares the costs and functionality of using a hosted unified communications (UC) system "in the cloud" versus investing in an on-site "premises-based" system. The findings might surprise you.
Download this new white paper now to:
•Understand the tradeoffs between owning vs. hosted UC systems
•Review a dollars-to-dollars comparison in a full total cost of ownership (TCO) study
•Learn the pitfalls to avoid when evaluating different UC systems
White Paper Published By: Silver Peak
Published Date: Feb 12, 2013
An optimized WAN environment can increase network reliability and availability and improve cost profiles. It also improves the performance and reliability of data backup, replication, and recovery processes.
White Paper Published By: IBM
Published Date: May 22, 2013
When it comes to application infrastructure, some of the burning questions that organizations are asking themselves include:
If I host some of my application functionality in the could, how do I integrate that with my existing on-premises applications?
How do I integrate my on-premises application with external business partners?
Everyone is talking about platform as a service (PaaS). Should I use it? If so, when and when not?
In this research, we address these questions by introducing the concept of iPaaS, a specific form of PaaS targeting integration and governance requirements, and how it can be used to address cloud-to-on-premises and other related requirements.
White Paper Published By: IBM
Published Date: May 22, 2013
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has conducted extensive research investigating the integration and management challenges created by the convergence of on-premise and public Cloud hosted applications. Research conducted in mid-2012 uncovered some compelling statistics about the role of Cloud integration in today's companies:
Nearly 50% of the companies surveyed have already deployed tiered transactions spanning public Cloud and on-premise computing environments (one form of "hybrid Cloud")
Approximately 35% have integrated (or are in the process of integrating) multiple Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.
As one IT professional put it, "Everything is connected to everything." Because of this fact, any discussionof public Cloud as a standalone technology is outmoded. Few modern on-premise applications exist as"silos," and the same is true of Cloud-delivered applications.
Webinar Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Apr 19, 2013
A robust configuration management database (CMDB) is the heart of a successful service knowledge management system. It is the faithful source of configuration details and relationships people rely on to manage services throughout their lifecycle. Like personal relationships, building and maintaining an effective CMDB is a commitment that requires care and attention to get the best value.
In this paper, we highlight the features necessary to move beyond server virtualization by leveraging key integration capabilities between IT components, with a particular focus on the role that storage plays in the evolution of the data center.
White Paper Published By: Solgenia
Published Date: Jan 24, 2013
This White Paper examines new trends in technology that affect collaboration in the modern workplace. it explores the business benefits of UC solutions, as well as their emotional appeal for employees.
White Paper Published By: CollabNet
Published Date: Jan 11, 2013
Read this whitepaper to learn about the 5 best practices for engineering performance management, and understand the do’s and don’ts of metrics management, analytics and reporting in software development environments.
Placing data center power and data cables in overhead cable trays instead of under raised floors can result in an energy savings of 24%. Raised floors filled with cabling and other obstructions make it difficult to supply cold air to racks. This paper highlights these issues, and quantifies the energy impact.
The purpose of this paper is to introduce the cloud computing adoption framework from IBM and make it available for use by any organization looking for a standardized frame of reference for cloud computing discussions.
This book helps put the private cloud model of computing into perspective for both businesses and technical leaders, providing valuable insight on how to make cloud computing an integral part of your business.
In this Magic Quadrant, Gartner examines the role of SSL VPNs in remote access and the state of the market. Read this paper to learn how to evaluate the suitability of SSL VPNs in a range of remote-access use cases.
White Paper Published By: ForeScout
Published Date: Aug 14, 2012
The What, Why and How to Employ NAC to Apply Guest Networking, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and Endpoint Security Policies.
Many of today's endpoints are neither known nor protected. According to Gartner, enterprises are only aware of 80 percent of the devices on their network. Those 20 percent of unknown devices are inside the perimeter of the network, are unmanaged and provide users with access. They are small, varied and highly mobile, and they are loaded with their own applications, can act as WAPs, and often contain outdated firmware or are jailbroken. Even as the devices are accessing personal applications on the web, they are also accessing corporate resources such as e-mail-all from the very same unmanaged devices, which have not been vetted by the security organization. Smartphones, notebooks, netbooks, iPads, e-readers, gaming consoles and more-the list of personal devices attempting access to employer networks seems to grow every day in what's come to be known as the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) era in networking.
White Paper Published By: Intermec
Published Date: Aug 09, 2012
Tablet computing is one of the fastest growing categories of consumer electronics, led by the Apple iPad. This buzz is leading many businesses to explore new uses for tablet computers, and some devices are finding their way into evaluation trials on forklifts and other vehicle applications in the distribution center. This white paper compares ruggedized enterprise tablets to purpose-built vehicle mount computers, and addresses mounting, survivability, power, compatibility, and cost considerations between the two product categories.
Webinar Published By: IBM
Published Date: Aug 08, 2012
With tight budgets, it isn't easy to create the operational dexterity needed to thrive in a competitive marketplace. View this demo to find out how IBM® SPSS® solutions for predictive operational analytics help manage physical and virtual assets, maintain infrastructure and capital equipment, and improve the efficiency of people and processes. By using your existing business information, IBM SPSS software can help you: predict and prevent equipment failures that can lead to disruptive, costly downtime; quickly identify and resolve product quality issues to mitigate risks and reduce warranty costs; optimize product assortment planning to increase revenue, reduce working capital requirements and improve the return on inventory investments; and act to retain your best employees by developing predictive attrition models to identify the workers at greatest risk of leaving the organization.
White Paper Published By: CDW Vmware
Published Date: Aug 02, 2012
Following the sale of a company division housing its corporate data center, Source Interlink had to relocate core IT operations. Teaming with CDW, they were able to not only relocate, but lower capital and operating costs, reduce
their carbon footprint, and increase efficiency.