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According to the 451 Research report, “IndependenceIT's strategy is focused on technology innovation, especially for multi-tenant and multi-cloud/datacenter scenarios. Its approach to rapid provisioning at scale, platform-agnostic service broker and out-of-the-box application and platf...
The following video provides an introduction to SAP(r) UEM by Knoa on the topic of user experience and performance management. This material describes the common problems, offers best practice advice, and explores how these solutions can be achieved with new technology from Knoa Softwa...
Access this free webinar on new tools to negotiate with SaaS vendors. Includes strategies for managing restricted use licenses and Service Level Agreements. Agent-based technology by Knoa uniquely measures actual performance at the desktop to reveal exact usage so organizations can ide...
Access this free webinar on new tools to negotiate with SaaS vendors. Includes strategies for managing restricted use licenses and Service Level Agreements. Agent-based technology by Knoa uniquely measures actual performance at the desktop to reveal exact usage so organizations can ide...
User experience management just doesn’t work well to help measure service level agreements in large sap deployments. Most of the products just measure http traffic and give you average value. When someone calls to complain, and they have, for example, a memory leak, we really don’t s...
VNM11713 - By running Condusiv V-locity 4 on all Windows-based VMs, IT administrators can significantly increase the number of VMs running on a host and improve application performance without adding additional storage hardware, which enables IT to maximize the ROI associated with any ...
As much as everyone has bought into the ideology of virtualization, many are still only seeing half the benefit. Promises of agility and elasticity have certainly prevailed. However, many CFOs are still scratching their heads looking for cost-saving benefits. In many cases, IT departme...
Overview of SAP User Experience Management by Knoa details the advantages, performance and functionality of one of the leading products in the user experience management space as presented to ASUG in June 2012
Learn about the very significant problems with legacy Application Performance Management (Monitoring) tools. Threshholds - how do you know where to set them? Complexity - why are rocket scientists required? Diversity - do you really need 9 different APM tools? Throt...
Chris Biddle, IdealNet's chief executive officer will overview the challenges, reveal the significant points of pain, and share a view for how specific new technologies in application performance management, particularly enterprise-class user experience management, can provide solution...
KNOA® Software, a provider of end-user experience and performance management software, will demonstrate KNOA Experience and Performance Manager (EPM) at the 2012 COLLABORATE Forum which takes place from April 22-26. During the event, KNOA will make several major announcements and invit...
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-intensi...
Avtex is a provider of fully integrated interaction solutions. The company provides a full suite of Managed Services that allows its customers to get the benefit of IT investments without having to be burdened by the day to day management of those environments. Those services include ...
Building brands with the Web requires much more than a Facebook page and a thousand Tweets. Social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are useful tools - but also time-intensive and can involve the risk of uncontrolled messages. Savvy companies are learning to capitalize...
Channel managers have the critical job of finding out what their partners value and what they don’t, based on different markets. Unless you have a value proposition that matters to your partners, they will not seek you out or remain partners for very long. Some of the most common value...
The E60 is Nexsan’s latest generation of SAN storage, delivering a suite of enterprise-class features with industry-leading density, power efficiency, and reliability. A member of Nexsan’s Flexible Storage Platform of products, the E60 provides up to 60 drives in 4U of rack space with ...
OOne of the basic things any marketer should do when they come into an organization is understand who your customers are and who your prospects should be. If you don’t, you spin your wheels working off of assumptions. The sad truth is that while many marketers understand the concept of...
While ETL continues to be the predominant data integration technology in use today, the sheer size and complexity of today's information and application systems require new levels of innovation that lower costs, deliver rapid time to value, and put more control into the hands of busine...
It is interesting to review all of the market opportunity data relating to master data management. Visible almost immediately is the huge chunk of professional services required for implementation. Upon closer inspection this seems to be a very large percentage of the market. Vendors w...
General Dynamics Itronix introduces the new, fully rugged, pocket-sized GD2000. About the size of two stacked paperback books, the GD2000 provides the ultra-mobility of a handheld computer with the powerful performance of a full-sized notebook. The ideal combination of size, weight and...
One of the major challenges organizations face today is how to bridge applications together in a way that enables true data mobility - integrating critical information across different business functions such as HR, sales, accounting, and customer support, so that all they key componen...
Keeping data consistent across business functions such as marketing and customer support is essential for the vitality of today's organizations. But when companies need to integrate data between applications, the consistency of data, or data quality, becomes an issue. Basic problems su...
These are the questions marketing professionals are asking with few clear answers. The truth is that social media is an immature set of marketing channels that can negatively impact a company's demand generation efforts if not managed properly. Marketers need to get clarity on the curr...
Queplix Corp., a data integration and data management provider, is shipping its QueCloud cloud integration platform. QueCloud is powered by secure data virtualization and metadata technologies, and can integrate multiple on-premise and cloud-based apps. Queplix is also shipping a ta...
The company launched a service called QueCloud, which is a cloud application that securely integrates—you guessed it—cloud applications, such as Salesforce, NetSuite, and LinkedIn. Before long, we'll be able to get any type of IT service through a cloud-based connection. In fact, we'r...
Perhaps the biggest problem to consume organizations over the past few years was to target the implementation of MDM as the Big Bang deliverable. The Big Bang deliverable is any MDM project where the goal of the project is the total integration of all consuming operational systems by o...
In this video, Queplix chief marketing officer Michael Zuckerman provides an overview of data virtualization and discusses how advanced data virtualization technology enables organizations to solve their data integration, data management, business intelligence and data warehousing prob...
Master data management (MDM) is a market in transition. The realization of the return on investment, operational benefits and ultimately the strategic advantage associated with the application of MDM technologies can be very significant. Yet, the goals of MDM have not been fully realiz...
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 ...
Advanced data virtualization provides a large leap forward in power and capability. The basis of advanced data virtualization is a persistent metadata directory - technically, most are a persistent metadata server with additional workflow for harmonization, security and data management...
Lightweight and easy to carry all day long, GD-Itronix DynaVue outdoor-readable touchscreen display technology balances brightness and contrast ratio for easy viewing in direct sunlight. Using vehicle-rugged mobile notebooks from General Dynamics Itronix, CPS Energy has enabled its wor...
Gridstore, the leader in enterprise-class Network Attached Storage grid (NASg) solutions, will demonstrate its next-generation scale-out NAS solution in booth #758 at the MSPWorld conference, being held in Los Angeles Oct. 4-6. Demonstrations will focus on the solution's innovative gr...
Buy twice, to get it right once? June 21, 2010 by Randy Chalfant In any economy, who can afford to buy something twice, to get it right once? We have all made bad purchasing decisions, from which we then read the independent reviews that expose the issues of a product. Wouldn’t i...