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Author: Michael Zuckerman, CMO, Queplix What makes advanced data virtualization unique? How is this really different than basic data virtualization? Than ETL with web services? Good questions. Where's the beef? All of the basic capabilities of basic data virtualization are there with advanced data virtualization - that's a given. This includes four basic components, worth reviewing again since my previous post on advanced data virtualization. Even at this level Queplix has significant differentiation: (1) Data is virtualized. All data from all the sources you connect to appear accessible from our system - one place. (2) Data is abstracted. There is now a consistent object format to get to and use this data regardless of the underlying application and database that holds it. Other products perhaps only manage relational well most of the time. They tend to "cludge" ac... (more)

The New Partner Marketing Enablement

Erich Flynn, CEO, TreeHouse Interactive Marketing assistance is one of the most requested benefits that partners ask for from the companies they represent. CRN’s Annual Report Card found that resellers value “channel enablement” more than anything else. This is echoed by Everything Channel’s recent recognition of “Channel Champions,” all of which have implemented partner marketing enablement in their programs. So what new trends are there in partner marketing enablement? How can you best help partners that are typically sales focused, have small marketing staffs and limited tec... (more)

Bare Metal Restore in the Cloud: A How-to-Guide

They all automatically combine disaster recovery with backup, since the backups are stored offsite at the cloud provider’s data center. The better cloud backup options completely automate both backup and restore, removing what historically has been a complex, order-and process-intensive, manual task. The very best-in-class solutions will automatically create rich version histories, and also provide you with a secured, online replica copy of your data, that you can access from anywhere using just an Internet browser. However, these solutions, no matter how robust, cannot circumvent ... (more)

Modular DPS Announces Channel-Delivered Cloud Data Protection

Modular Data Protection Services (DPS) Inc., a leader in cloud data protection for the mid-market, today announced availability of its new comprehensive cloud data protection strategy, Modular 360° Partner Program™ for anytime, anywhere recovery-on-demand. Designed to speed deployment for comprehensive cloud data protection, the Modular 360° Partner Program™ integrates best-in-class hardware with industry-leading software and business consulting expertise to enable the channel to deploy cloud-based customer solutions that eliminate the barriers of entry and speed the time to re... (more)

2012 Annual User Experience Management Survey: Service Level Agreements

Knoa Software, Inc. (www.knoa.com) hosted a webinar entitled “Service Level Agreements are Broken – Best Practices and New Tools Close the Gap between IT, Vendors and Enterprise Application Users.” The webinar covered topical issues about Service Level Agreement challenges and reviewed the best practices and new technologies which can positively impact business operations during new release deployment. Download the full whitepaper at http://pages.knoa.com/dc_register_SLA_survey_2012.html The goal of the survey was to gauge the current market view of the utility and challenges as... (more)