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The purpose of this article is to describe the steps involved in configuring Datapower services for the browser-based HTTP type requests. The commonly used methods for such requests are either the POST or GET HTTP method. 1. For the testing purpose create a loopback pass-through XML F...
One does not typically draw associations between manufacturing, wilderness hikes, the theory of constraints, and the management of information technology solutions. In this discussion we take a look at how applying some of the long-held techniques for optimizing manufacturing processe...
Using technology to break down corporate silos within IT is not a new concept, but seeing it in action is a testament to the power technology has to transform business. One area of IT that is currently undergoing such a transformation is network security operations. Over the past few y...
The server monitoring process is a constant control after a server’s operation in order to detect all the failures in time, and to create charts of the servers’ loading level to configure the optimal device’s working scheme. If a datacenter supports cloud computing, server monitoring ...
The end result of this ongoing specialization trend is that selecting the right product won’t get much easier. It used to be that when you needed a software product, you could consider the big suites or the smaller specialists, rank them according to quality and price, and make your se...
Now that the World Wide Web has taken over bricks-and-mortar shops as the primary medium through which to sell a product or service, there's never been a better opportunity for anyone, regardless of financial or business background, to set up their own e-commerce store. While bank loa...
It’s become increasingly clear that Big Data, and the tools for manipulating, visualizing and analyzing it, are transforming the business landscape. McKinsey released a report in 2011 that projects 40 percent growth in global data generated per year. This is all well and good, but more...
Business Process Management solutions enable business people to quickly and easily capture their business goals as models that can be instantly turned into intelligent, automated processes. No or minimal software development, and no wait for IT resources. The Business Process Manageme...
Being 'green' has never meant so much to businesses, no matter what their industry. On one hand there are benefits to be reaped from the practicalities of going green - reducing overheads, waste, and other respective day-to-day savings. On the other hand is the notion of corporate soci...
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) represents a complete preintegrated platform offering for the development and operation of general purpose business applications. A fully preintegrated and standardized platform - offered in a multitenant mode as a managed service - means much less manual e...
Driven by large-scale government initiatives as well as private investment, cloud computing has become a hot growth area in China. Named a ‘Strategic Emerging Industry’ in the government’s 12th Five Year Plan (2011 – 2015), cloud computing is slated to become a primary force in the Chi...
Load and performance testing web applications will allow you to determine whether or not your deployment will require a clustered environment. When the test results show that the current throughput is restricted by the capacity of the server but target workloads are not yet met, this i...
In the recent release of '2012 Hype Cycle Of Emerging Technologies,' research analyst Gartner evaluated several technologies to come up with a list of technologies that will dominate the future . "Big Data" related technologies form a significant portion of the list, in particular the ...
Let’s start with some acronym disambiguation. The term CMS can be used to denote Content Management Systems, Content Management Services, Change Management Systems or Configuration Management Systems in IT alone. Let alone the Calcutta Mathematical Society (it does exist, we checked)...
Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings, based in Tel Aviv, both satisfied current requirements and built a better long-term enterprise architecture, illustrating the multiplier effect of value and capabilities from IT transformation efforts. One of the things that’s interesting to me is...
The book is very complete and in-depth, with nearly 275 pages of well researched analysis on data virtualization’s history, present and future. It is targeted at a wide range of readers including BI and information management specialists, data architects, database administrators, appli...
As cloud computing technologies and offerings mature and evolve in its services to customers, one common consumer use will be that of the Software as a Service (SaaS) model. My earlier articles have touched on the various models, risks, security and forensics at several levels. There ...
The core realization behind Cloud-Oriented Architecture (COA) is that everything is potentially part of the Cloud. There’s nothing in the NIST definition of Cloud Computing that requires Cloud resources to live in data centers, after all. We don’t mean to say that mobile devices are in...
Thinking cloud is thinking application-centric. Organizations utilize public cloud offerings because they want to focus on their revenue-generating applications rather than managing infrastructure. And from there we already can draw the significance of Application Performance Managemen...
The Agile Manifesto places customer collaboration over contract negotiation with a keen focus on a highly skilled, motivated team in constant interaction with the product and the customer at every phase of the project. As a result of this collaborative, customer-centric view, Agile req...
Where will the cloud computing model of service-based virtualized computing resources for data storage and processing grow next? This is arguably the biggest question facing technology analysts today – and if we knew the answer we could all probably sleep a little more soundly. Before...
Some consider cloud computing to be a cure-all for virtually any type of IT infrastructure. And while the cloud certainly delivers on many of its promises, it will never truly provide all that it's capable of unless it's optimized for integration with other applications and evolution f...
Too often, Information Technology leadership lives in its own world, far removed from business decision-making. This can result in IT being an easy target for blame. If everything goes well, IT is a high-spend cost center. If things go poorly, then IT isn't doing its job. Non-strategic...
I’m one of those people who take my work home with me. I know, I know… there’s that whole work-life balance thing that I’m always “struggling” to overcome. But, I haven’t yet. I am kind of sorry about it, but at the same time… not deeply sorry. Anyway … I’ve wanted to put this concept...
Global legal services leader Foley & Lardner LLP has adopted virtual desktops and bring-your-own-device to enhance end-user productivity across their far-flung operations.
There are a few absolutes when it comes to school. First, lunches will always be terrible. Second, your locker will be too small to fit your oversized textbooks. Finally, there's a high likelihood that some of your student data will be stored in the cloud. This student data includes...
Are you suffering from double vision in your IT? As odd as it sounds, this is a common occurrence. Line-of-business (LOB) stakeholders often use a different set of criteria to measure IT than IT uses to measure itself. This can lead to a kind of “double vision”that can hurt IT prospect...
In case you missed it, Oracle has a ten million dollar challenge (here, Aug. 27, 2012 07:00 AM EDT  Reads: 11,314
Security, over the years, has evolved from an absolute concept of a binary decision: is it secure or is it not? As we move forward, I believe very strongly that what we’re evolving into is, as we’ve heard people talk about, risk management. Risk management starts to include things tha...
Undoubtedly one of the key reasons for so many innovations happening in the information technology space is consumerization. While some feel that consumerization has reached the tipping point, consumers (and businesses as well) are still looking for newer avenues to do things more intu...
Major retailers like Sears, Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, Best Buy, Shell and others announced last week their focus on developing MCX, Merchant Customer Exchange, to enhance their sales and cover the growing demand for capabilities to buy things from the smartphone. This is a great milestone in ...
Cloud facilitates a new generation of technology and related impacts that have never been seen before. With utility computing and on demand capabilities, many organizations want to jump on the bandwagon as soon as possible. As the Chief Executive, there are some tough decisions to be m...
Has cloud computing matured yet? This is of course the $64,000 question and if we knew the answer to this poser we would all be a lot clearer on the general ‘state of the virtualized multi-tenant nation’ than perhaps we are today. What we see happening at the coalface of average compa...
Hybrid computing typically is combining private and public clouds. We feel that many of our customers still have a traditional environment, and that traditional environment will not go away anytime soon. However, they're actually looking at combining that traditional environment, the d...
We’re here to help you understand the reality of the situation in order to provide insight. And like it or not, we have a Cyberwar on our hands—and as with other wars, technology defines and constrains the rules of engagement. Yesterday we may have spoken about tanks or guns; today we ...
There is something easy about emails. Emails give you time; time to confer, time to double-check, time to weigh up the pros and cons – time to respond. While fewer and fewer of us are picking up the phone to contact customer services, an increasing number are using public social media ...
The term “Business Intelligence” and its acronym “BI” are so pervasive in today’s data-intensive lexicon that it’s a challenge to know just what to make of it. If you add in all the new trendy terminology such as business process management (BPM), data mining, data warehousing, busines...
Oracle Java SE 7 Programmer certifications gear up your knowledge in latest API /JSR changes and improves your career potential. The Java SE 7 Programmer (OCAJP & OCPJP) is a professional certification program offered by Oracle. These certifications tests candidates program knowledge ...
The open source world is experiencing some watershed developments that are pushing enterprise-level technologies into a new space that CIOs must now take heed of. Open source, open standards, open data, open platforms and open clouds are now driving our collective technology futures f...
The data center (as we knew it) is never going to be the same. Fluid changes are already in motion, brought about largely as a result of ‘paradigm’ shifts in computing. empowerment for those that can bring meaningful analytics to bear upon the new data stack and, conversely, security ...


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