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Over the last several months, many ERP software vendors have marketed their fixed-bid implementation services as a way to help their customers manage their enterprise software costs and risk. We have seen vendors such as Epicor and IFS offer fixed-cost service contracts in their bids ...
UK businesses are primarily concerned with SaaS and cloud computing with 31 per cent saying it is driving increased use of data centre capacity, according to a national survey commissioned by Telehouse of over 100 senior IT professionals. With Gartner forecasting that the cloud computi...
Every day, millions of files are exchanged all over the world by corporations, government entities and other organizations. These electronic transfers include the critical data needed to conduct business, such as customer and order information, EDI documents, financial data, payment in...
Space Coast Launch Services, selected MobileFrame’s enterprise mobility platform to automate asset tracking mobile applications integrated to [...]
Apcoa UK, selected MobileFrame’s enterprise mobility platform to implement mobile applications across their operations.  The First mobile [...]
ATLANTA – Dec 02, 2009 - Infor, the leading provider of business software for mid-market customers, today announced a comprehensive document management solution that enables manufacturers on the System i Platform to reduce costs and errors, increase productivity and remain compli...
We live in a world of clouds, SaaS, outsourcing, and Everything over IP (EoIP). The challenges IT professionals face when trying to sort through the maze of technology, globalization, SOX, HIPPA, PUE, and on,… result in daunting confusion. Mix in a few overzealous sales people, an inqu...
In the world of enterprise solutions, accounting software provides one of the most visible impacts to an organization. Employees ranging from executives to front-line employees rely heavily on the data and reports provided by an accounting and financial solution. Most accounting packag...
ERP Solution Enables Quicker and Easier Traceability to Help Manufacturers Improve Product Safety and Compliance
Wick Hill appointed LogLogic distributor for UK and Germany Woking, Surrey:  22nd October, 09 - Wick Hill has been appointed UK and German distributor for US company LogLogic, a global leader in log, compliance and security management.  LogLogic’s open log m...
Expands ITSM offering to include new product portfolio Chessington, 09 October 2009 – Sunrise has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Certero, the UK based IT asset management company. As a result of the partnership, Sunrise will be in a position to offer its c...
In case you hadn’t heard, a startup called Panda Security has introduced a cloud-based anti-virus offering. This set off a rift of articles and blogs discussing the solution itself and what it means and some who questioned whether ‘anti-virus’ even meant ‘security’ in the first place....
I had the priviledge of going to the new Mets ballpark in NY last night. The Mets won in an uncharacteristically elegant way. Bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, Luis Castillo hits a bullet deep in the pocket betw short and third. The Brewers shortstop makes the play, but it's hit too f...
There’s a huge difference between what venture capitalists say and what they do. For much of the last decade some of the same partners that keep saying Silicon Valley will never decline as the startup epicenter of the world are spending every month flying to China. And of course in the...
I’m currently looking at working with a web-based start up that is in its embryonic stage helping to put a little gloss on its positioning and technology proposition. For myself, hitting the brick walls that rise up in the shape of privacy, security and c...
Spring has brought a number of welcomed events here in New England – more than one or two days above 40 degrees, Josh Beckett looking good in the Red Sox home opener, and a snow-free driveway and yard (fingers crossed they stay that way). At Marathon, we’re also looking fo...
A couple of months ago I kicked off a community-enabled project to build an infrastructure-centric ontology/taxonomy model of Cloud Computing. You can see the original work with all the comments here.  Despite the distracting haggling over the use of the words “ontology and taxon...
Right now I’m at an un-conference called KinnerNet. It’s hosted by famed Israel entrepreneur Yossi Vardi and set near the Sea of Galilee. Funny thing: There are a few hundred entrepreneurs here, mostly Israeli. And only one has said something negative to me about my post earlier this...
I think it’s safe to say that we’re living in a very difficult and challenging economic time.  All around us, there are stories of companies closing their doors due to depreciated revenues, mergers and acquisitions taking place to absorb the incredible amount of talent that’s being dri...
Business continuity exercises have always been complicated and hard to exercise. There is significant planning involved to test the availability and recovery of the IT workloads and usually requires extensive downtime and effort from IT managers. Virtualization technology has helped IT...
A tech publisher cannot file its year-end financial results due to improper accounting. While its investors are waiting to find out what happened to their investment, TechTarget announces that they are launching a new magazine on Compliance! :- ) TechTarget said the site gives strategi...
The New York Times Co. is trying to sell its stake in the Boston Red Sox baseball team, seeking to raise cash and shield its newspaper franchise from rapidly falling revenue. Under pressure from investors to sell noncore assets in recent years, executives of the Times Company have said...
NetWrix has some cool things going with their Change reporter for both VMware and Microsoft's SCVMM. VMware was launched recently.Change auditing is an important process for controlling the management of your virtual environment, to limit unauthorized changes and errors in VI3 inventor...
DoD guys and all the other folks who are building expertise around the security which they have gained while building a secured VMware environment by design, are also being exposed to the ones that can play potential havoc in your environments, should you not take security into account...
Bureaucracy kills innovation. We all know that. But why? Partly, it's because bureaucracy grows out of prudence, a desire not to repeat the mistakes of the past. With the current economic crisis, for example, you can be sure that a lot more checks will be put into place—both in W...
The cause of the crumbling economy is the city of NY where all the banks are located, the ones that are crumbling. I know this may sound silly, but I believe that when a city destroys a baseball stadium, nothing but bad things happen. Look at Seattle's Kingdome for an example. I don't ...
My blog rank is in the drain. I have been busy creating a new startup company, the fifth I’ve done at Polaris and the second (after Plinky) I’ve co-founded since I shifted roles to spending 100% of my time on working with entrepreneurs to help launch new companies. I’...
Cleaning up some loose ends. Obama won Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, two states that were on McCain's slim path to a win. Once those were decided, it was over. I felt the networks could have called the election then, but they didn't. When Obama won Ohio, it was even more certain. In ...
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, enacted July 30, 2002, was a classic case of a knee-jerk government action that did lots of harm and very little good. The goal was to reform public company accounting rules to avoid future scandals like those that played out at Enron, Tyco, Adelphia, Peregrine ...
Part of my daily routine used to be going back through the archive of Scripting News to see what happened on this day in fill in the year. But when the number of years passed ten for some reason I stopped doing it. I thought it would be interesting to see what happened on this day fou...
As regulatory compliance expands, more and more of your virtual environment will become subject to security and compliance standards, such as PCI DSS, HIPAA and SOX (GLBA). With the proper tools, achieving and demonstrating compliance on VMware Infrastructure is not only possible, but ...
If there is one thing to be said about the Red Sox, it is this: they never give up. Yesterday's game 5 of the ALCS vs. Tampa Bay was the most amazing baseball game I ever saw. We were fortunate enough to have seats right along the first base line - between first base and the Pesky pole...
Tonight's game was not exactly the stellar performance we are used to see from Jon Lester. Quite the contrary, actually. Jason Varitek, shown here as he walks across the field from the bullpen to the dugout, brought home the only run for the Red Sox in game 3 of the ALCS on Jacoby ...
It took me a few days to post this, because I'm still "recovering". This past Sunday I was lucky enough to get a few seats for the ALDS game 3 at Fenway Park. It turned out to be the longest baseball game I ever sat through - and I did, of course, stay until the very end. He...
No you don't have to panic here. you have all the staff in place to take over these replacing responsibilities (note, I didn't say additional since they will eventually have to let go of a lot of old habits and practices, it that offers some relief).Your Security staff, SOX team or wha...
Chuck Allison’s interesting article “Software: Use At Your Own Risk”, (Better Software Magazine, July/August 2008, p. 9) discusses the risk inherent in software licenses compared to other warranties, reasons for the lack of quality in software and lists a sample of the code of ethics o...
Chuck Allison’s interesting article “Software: Use At Your Own Risk”, (Better Software Magazine, July/August 2008, p. 9) discusses the risk inherent in software licenses compared to other warranties, reasons for the lack of quality in software and lists a sample of the code of ethics o...
We got to see another great game of baseball at Fenway Park today. Josh Becket pitched seven innings followed by Delcarmen and Papelbon as the closer. It was a great pleasure to watch the four home-runs: two by David Ortiz, one by Dustin Pedroia, and one by Kevin Youkilis. This perfor...