Platforms are hardware and/or software architectures. The term originally dealt with only hardware, and it is still used to refer to a CPU model or computer family. For example, the x86 PC is the world's largest hardware platform. Very often, the term refers to an operating system, and the hardware is implied.
Many development organizations rely on outsourcing for various stages of the application development process, but outsourcing does not often live up to the promised cost savings, and can actually result in final products that are over budget, delivered late and have missing or unusable features.
This informative white paper explores the root causes of why outsourcing does not deliver on its promises, and offers an approach to eliminate these issues using a four-part strategy of processes, standards, practices and requirements management. Read on to learn how to obtain the benefits of outsourcing without the problems now!
Cloud computing and the "bring your own device" (BYOD) trend will impact the design of future datacenters and their supporting networks. To attain the kind of business agility that companies now demand, network infrastructure needs to provide the flexibility required by cloud application workloads and the changing traffic patterns fostered by BYOD. To make networks more agile, new approaches to network implementation need to be enabled. As these trends continue, application delivery controllers (ADCs) will be critical elements in the new network infrastructure. This Technology Spotlight examines these trends and the role that F5 Networks' integrated scalable platform plays in this strategic market.
Applications are the lifeblood of any business. If you spent time or budget to develop or acquire an application, then it’s important—and it should work. However, tectonic shifts in technology are making it increasingly difficult to achieve this simple objective. Today, the majority of applications are accessed via the web and cloud become the preferred application development platform. Against this backdrop of change, the sheer volume of applications is staggering. Given these rapid, drastic changes, organizations are left to grapple with how to deliver applications in a secure, timely, and reliable manner. Read this whitepaper to learn how your business can tackle this feat by implementing a new architectural vision for delivering application services.
Welcome to the future of 24/7, any-time, anywhere access to digital content - where dynamic publishing solutions are the mantra. Unfortunately most large organizations aren't ready for this brave new world of digital content distribution remaining woefully unsearchable while languishing behind departmental silos. This whitepaper explores how your organization can leverage rapid digital content consumption as a key to business intelligence.
The SUSE Enterprise Linux Server, now on the IBM PureFlex System, provides an open, reliable and secure IT environment with faster deployment, better business agility, lower power consumption, better hardware utilization and lower total cost of ownership.
The IBM PureFlex System - a completely integrated hardware and software solution - optimized with Red Hat Enterprise Linux can improve business responsiveness, making it easier to take advantage of the power of open standards while driving efficiency with integrated management.
Cloud adoption is an evolutionary process that has been leading to hybrid clouds—specifically, open hybrid clouds that provide for portability of applications and data. This new model means avoiding new points of proprietary lock-in and new silos, and breaking from proprietary software and hardware.
This executive brief provides results of a CIO Magazine Quick Pulse poll sponsored by Red Hat which highlights the industry move to private cloud technology and hybrid cloud environments through dual-source virtualization wherein companies value security, performance and support in a quest to build the new IT paradigm.
This overview includes key benefits and a summary of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, with a limited time promotional offering that will save you up to 26% while enabling increased performance, scalability and security.
Office 365 empowers businesses to increase productivity and lower costs. From providing all the business tools you need and are familiar with – to keeping you constantly up to date. Join Microsoft and Agile IT for a look inside Office 365 and see for yourself why Office 365 is the last upgrade you’ll need.
It's inevitable that upgrading to a new version of an operating system or application comes with a bit of a learning curve. With Windows 8.1, though--and its predecessor Windows 8--the curve is steep, and just finding simple tools and features can be a challenge.
Leveraging the cloud to bring cost effectiveness and efficiency to an organisation must always be coupled with advanced security measures. Learn how Centrify, through its wide range of products, is able to provide firms both basic and advanced identity access management solutions - making fully integrated security possible.
This planning and implementation guide discusses planning topics, architectural considerations, and configuration steps relevant before and after launching the necessary AWS services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) to run a high-availability and site-resilient Exchange architecture.
In an ever-changing world, DBAs are managing more complex, business-critical systems. The problem is the business isn’t slowing down, and budgets are getting smaller. Advanced performance management is the answer. Learn more – read this Dell Software white paper.
If you’re like everyone else in HR today, you’re probably thinking about how your organisation can handle data better. Maybe your executives want the power to make data-driven decisions from comprehensive workforce analytics. Perhaps you’d like to streamline the efficiency of your HR operation or put more actionable information in the hands of your line managers and employees. With the elixHR Platform, you can integrate your HR data and processes so your people can access information quickly and easily, and make better decisions. You can also lower your operational costs because you can increase efficiency and eliminate the need to replace HR systems that you already have in place.