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HPE Hyper Converged

by System Administrator - Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 1:04 PM
 

Credit: Peter Sayer

HPE unveils a new SimpliVity appliance

by Peter Sayer

After the OmniCube comes the HPE SimpliVity 380 with OmniStack

Two months after acquiring SimpliVity for US$650 million, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is beginning to reshape the company's converged infrastructure offering in its own image. 

SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure appliance, the OmniCube, replaces storage switches, cloud gateways, high-availability shared storage, and appliances for backup and deduplication, WAN optimization, and storage caching. The company also offers OmniStack, the software powering the OmniCube, packaged for other vendors’ hardware.

Now HPE has qualified that software on its workhorse ProLiant DL380 server and will sell it as the snappily titled HPE SimpliVity 380 with OmniStack, Mark Linesch, the vice president for global strategy and operations of HPE's enterprise group, said Tuesday at the Cebit trade show in Hanover, Germany.

SimpliVity's website already lists the 380 among the product options, alongside versions of OmniStack tailored for Dell PowerEdge, Lenovo System x, and Cisco UCS servers for which it provided first-line support, handing off hardware matters to the vendors.

The website still lists the OmniCube for sale, too.

Linesch said HPE will continue to provide the same support for that hardware as SimpliVity did, although going forward, it hopes to see more customers on the ProLiant version.

SimpliVity used to guarantee that the OmniCube would offer a 90 percent capacity saving across production and backup storage while improving application performance, and HPE will offer the same guarantee for the SimpliVity 380, Linesch said. 

Three versions of the SimpliVity 380 are available, with five, nine or 12 SSDs of a capacity of 1.9 terabytes each. The servers have dual Intel E5-2600 v4 (Broadwell) processors, and customers can configure them with up to 44 cores. Depending on how much RAM is ordered, usable memory will range from about 140 GB to 1.4 TB. Depending on the configuration requested by the customer, the total cost will vary between $26,000 and $100,000, an HPE spokesman said.

Last November, HPE released a software update for another converged appliance built on the ProLiant 380, the Hyper Converged 380. Building on the existing stack of VMware virtualization software and HPE management tools, the update added integrated analytics and multi-tenant workspaces to simplify the management of servers as a single resource pool.

HPE's two hyperconvergence product lines will undergo some convergence of their own at some point in the future, combining the best features of the SimpliVity 380 and theHyper Converged 380 into a new product line, Linesch said. However, HPE will continue to sell the existing products, at least according to the slide he showed.

This story has been corrected to give the correct capacity for the SSDs in the eighth paragraph.

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HTML5 Hype vs. Reality

by System Administrator - Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 4:13 PM
 

HTML5 Hype vs. Reality

Is the latest version of HTML everything it’s cracked up to be?

WHEN NEW TECH emerges, people often wonder whether it will be the technology that finally puts IT administrators out of their jobs for good. At a very basic level, technology exists and evolves to take a load off human beings. The telephone made it easier to communicate with one another, the computer made it easier to create content and the internet made it easier to find and share information.

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HTML5 tools and semantic elements

by System Administrator - Friday, 5 September 2014, 8:34 PM
 

HTML5 tools and semantic elements analyzed and explained

 

By Tim Converse | TheServerSide.com

The buzz of late in the world of Web design is HTML5. But when developers look around, it isn't as easy as one might think to find out exactly what HTML5 is. This is because it is both a new standard in HTML and a label for a collection of tools and technologies for the future of Web and mobile development. Before delving into HTML5 tools, developers need to understand some of the new features in HTML technology.

Semantic elements

HTML5 still largely uses the existing HTML, as developers would expect. However, release 5 incorporates some new tags referred to as semantic elements. For the most part, these elements are specialized versions of the <div> tag and are geared toward making developers' content friendlier to both cascading style sheet (CSS) webpages and to Web crawlers like Googlebot.

In the past, if developers wanted to define some portion of their webpage as a panel containing all of their navigation elements (buttons, links, etc.), they might have created a <div> tag and given it the identification (ID) of nav. This would work perfectly well, and many Web developers did precisely this.

That is how the new <nav> tag came into existence. A survey was done of thousands of websites, and the pattern emerged that <div> tags with an ID of nav or navigation were abundant.

What does that mean for IT people? Not a lot, on the surface of it, but when one explores the world of search engine optimization, one discovers that as far as a Web robot is concerned, a <div> is a <div> is a <div>, but a <nav> tells the Web robot something it might not have easily understood before. It is exactly this kind of understanding that improves a website's overall rating and placement in search engine results.

Following this logic, a host of other new tags emerge, such as <header>, <footer>, <section>, <article>, <figure>, <figcaption> and <aside>. These too are simply new versions of <div> tags, but now they exist as ways of arranging content that a Web crawler can more easily categorize. Thus, a company's Web rating improves.

Add to these tags a series of other elements, which are designed to improve what webpages can do overall by helping a browser understand audio, video, geolocation and animated content, and one has the heart and soul of the new HTML5 semantic elements.

The rest of HTML5

A lot of confusion arises from the idea that HTML5 is not just HTML but is also an umbrella term that enfolds CSS3, Javascript and PHP technologies. Developers need to understand that these new semantic elements exist to simplify coding a webpage and that the use of CSS3 is to bring a visually appealing design.

Javascript is a way to add behaviors on the webpage, but with the new elements <audio>, <video> and <canvas> and with application program interface elements like geolocation, Javascript now has simplified ways to handle this content for a webpage.

Even more interesting is that designing applications for mobile devices follows the same paradigms as designing webpages. Each screen in a mobile application is analogous to a webpage in terms of following a markup language design system.

So, HTML5 comes into its own.

HTML5 tools

Now comes the fun part. What tools do developers use to tap into this realm of technologies? HTML5 tools should bring these technologies together in a way that makes sense for novices and experts.

Let's take a quick look at DaVinci Studio, Embarcadero HTML5 Builder and Google Web Designer (Beta), which represent a good cross-section of the tool types and features that developers should use to find the tool that works best for them.

DaVinci Studio

 

DaVinci Studio started as a plug-in for the Eclipse development platform. It became its own environment as its popularity grew. Eclipse is a widely used product. Familiarity with it across so many development organizations makes DaVinci Studio a viable tool for both developers experienced with and developers new to the world of HTML5.

The limitation of DaVinci Studio is that it is directly geared toward creating mobile content. However, since DaVinci Studio is built on the Eclipse framework, it does have the ability to switch among multiple development perspectives, allowing developers to create whatever they need. This is great for developers who are already used to the Eclipse paradigm, but new developers can get lost switching among perspectives or trying to figure out what additional tools they might need to install.

DaVinci Studio also offers a visual designer with many drag-and-drop components and editing capabilities for designing the screens in question. The code for these designs is automatically written to files in Eclipse, but there is not an easy way of going from the designer to Eclipse and back again. Changes are reflected in both the designer and Eclipse, depending on where developers do their editing, but the user interface feels clunky.

Embarcadero HTML5 Builder

 

Embarcadero technology has many similarities to Borland, in part because the former bought the software tools division of the latter in 2008. One of the features of Borland products was two-way tools, or tools that would respond to either visual designing or direct-code editing. This design idea grew, took hold and has been something Borland has always excelled at.

So, it should be no surprise that with HTML5 Builder, this two-way paradigm continues and is extremely well-integrated into the nature of the product. The Borland products refined the process of visually designing applications and content, then switching over and editing the code for an even finer level of control -- a process that other companies have copied ever since.

What is perhaps the beauty of HTML5 Builder, though, is that from the beginning it helps developers organize what they are doing. It also configures itself to the task at hand. For example, if a development team is building a client-side Web application, HTML5 Builder gives them the correct set of client-side tools and hides the things they don't need or can't use. HTML5 Builder also will configure itself when developers are building something to run on a server, mobile client or mobile server.

Building Web content without data access is often a fool's errand these days, so HTML5 Builder is set up to help developers get to their data. Visual components that can be added to webpages or mobile Web content give the developer an easy way to create the necessary data connections and retrieve the data-driven content they want with only a few clicks. HTML5 Builder generates all the code developers need. Given how complicated working with data on the Web can sometimes be, especially for new developers, having a tool that makes it easy to do and understand can make all the difference between a good website and a great one.

Google Web Designer (Beta)

 

Let's face it, Google owns the Internet -- if not in reality, then certainly in identity. We don't "Bing" things, we "Google" them, even when we use Bing to do it. Google is shaping the Internet, so when it brings out a new product -- even one in beta -- it is worth the time to pay attention and find out more.

Google has a whole new vision for the future, a new design methodology it's calling Material Design. The newGoogle Web Designer is a big part of that. Developers should learn about it as early as possible. Material Design is not worth explaining at this point because by the time it has been defined, it's likely to have changed. This entire concept is still evolving. Developers should check it out for themselves and keep an eye on where Google is going with it.

In the meantime, one of the first things developers can do is download the Google Web Designer Beta product and start playing with it. But be forewarned, this product is very definitely still a beta product. There are things missing, and the user interface is a bit challenging to deal with at first. It seems to be rough around the edges and not as robust as one might expect. Nevertheless, it holds great promise.

As with other tools, Google Web Designer is a visual designer and generates code on the fly. It responds as a well-integrated, two-way tool. It is entirely focused on the creation of HTML and CSS code, though it does make room for creating Javascript as well. Also, its focus currently is more on creating ads that work with Google services.

A rather amazing feature of Google Web Designer is its built-in ability to create animations in a timeline-based methodology very similar to Flash. The resulting animations are created using CSS code, so developers don't need special plug-ins or animation engines in order to get the same kinds of animation results.

Other than still being a beta product, the Google product's main limitation is that the code generated relies onWebKit. A lot. This means that the resulting Web content created by Google Web Designer won't work as well in Firefox or Internet Explorer. This limitation is a significant one because HTML5 standards are not yet completely set. Locking itself into one particular technology could be a bad move for Google.

Still, to stress it again, this is a beta product, but Google is pretty smart. It may not be too long before releases of this product provide the kind of flexibility to make this tool a serious contender.

Final analysis

In the end, the tool developers choose is the one that gets the job done for their company. The real secret to choosing an HTML5 tool is spending the time to analyze the company's needs first. Take the time to think it through. Don't just be dazzled by all the amazing bells and whistles that any given product offers. Once developers have answered the questions and done their research, they can find the tool that best fits their needs. One question developers might overlook in their rush to find the perfect tool is, "What makes the process easiest for you to understand?"

Learning any new development environment is a challenge. Developers come to any new tool set with preconceived notions of how things are supposed to work based on their understanding of the environments they came from. HTML5 is not just a new set of terms and tags to be used with any other HTML, it is an emerging paradigm that combines a number of technologies many have been involved with for years.

With the right set of HTML5 tools and a clear idea of how this new world is supposed to fit together, developers can actually make the Web and mobile content experience the game changer everyone has been calling for.

Tim Converse is the director of software quality assurance and technical support operations at SiO2 Corp. With over 20 years of experience in the software industry, Tim has worked with companies like Borland, Electronic Data Systems and HP in a wide variety of roles, from technical support and quality assurance to application and Web development. Never satisfied with what he knows, he is currently expanding his horizons with security and mobile development technologies. Tim specializes in quality assurance technologies and is an advocate for test-driven development.

14 Aug 2014

Link: http://www.theserverside.com

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Human capital management (BUSINESS)

by System Administrator - Friday, 5 September 2014, 9:12 PM
 

 

Human capital management

Achieving efficiency in key employee lifecycle processes

by IBM

As the workplace grows more diverse and budgets shrink, human resources (HR) professionals have strong incentives to improve overall HR efficiency and reduce the cost of managing critical employee information. Streamlining content and process management is instrumental in achieving these goals. The challenge for HR departments is how to cut those costs across a broad range of activities, including managing forms, documents, communications and content associated with hiring, maintaining employee records, managing labor relations, publishing policies and procedures, complying with regulations and supporting myriad employee interactions.

Enterprise content management (ECM) can help HR departments optimize processes to achieve these goals. Today, HR organizations around the world are leveraging the IBM®. Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform to:

  • Manage content, communications and processes associated with the employee lifecycle—from hiring to retiring
  • Enable consistency and accuracy in the development and publication of policies, procedures, forms, documentation and training materials by establishing a central source for content and standardized processes across geographically distributed HR departments
  • Improve efficiency and auditability in hiring, status change, dispute investigation and resolution, labor relations, retirement, and regulatory compliance processes associated with thousands of employees.
  • Eliminate the physical storage costs of retaining paper documents and records 
  • Provide a unified “single view” of individual employees by linking unstructured employee information to the employee record in the HR management system (HRMS), thereby reducing administrative costs related to searching and handling of employee documents

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Human Genome Project (DNA)

by System Administrator - Wednesday, 26 June 2013, 10:20 PM
 

The Human Genome Project is a global, long-term research effort to identify the estimated 30,000 genes in human DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and to figure out the sequences of the chemical bases that make up human DNA. Findings are being collected in database s that researchers share. In addition to its scientific objectives, the Project also aims to address ethical, legal, and social issues (which the Project refers to as "ELSI"). The Project will make use also of results from the genetic research done on other animals, such as the fruit fly and the laboratory mouse. Research findings are expected to provide a dramatically greater understanding of how life works and specifically how we might better diagnose and treat human disorders. Besides giving us insights into human DNA, findings about nonhuman DNA may offer new ways to control our environment.

A genome is the sum of all the DNA in an organism. The DNA includes genes, each of which carries some information for making certain proteins, which in turn determine physical appearance, certain behavioral characteristics, how well the organism combats specific diseases, and other characteristics. There are four chemical bases in a genome. These bases are abbreviated as A, T, C, and G. The particular order of these chemical bases as they are repeated millions and even billions of time is what makes species different and each organism unique. The human genome has 3 billion pairs of bases.

Some databases that collect findings are already in existence. The plan is for all databases to be publicly available by the end of 2003. The organization of these databases and thealgorithm for making use of the data are the subject of new graduate study programs and a new science called bioinformatics . A biochip is being developed that is expected to accelerate research by encapsulating known DNA sequences that can act as "test tubes" for trial substances that can then be analyzed for similarities.

This was last updated in September 2005

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Posted by: Margaret Rouse
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Hybrid IT: A Low-Risk Path from On-Premise to ITaaS

by System Administrator - Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 9:00 PM
 

Hybrid IT: A Low-Risk Path from On-Premise to ITaaS

IT as a Service (ITaaS) will transform future IT operations and service delivery. In the interim, Hybrid IT offers a rational, gradual approach in which some services move to SaaS while others remain on-premise. This white paper provides a strategy to move part or all of your ITSM suite to the cloud as a stepping stone to ITaaS.

 

Please read the attached whitepaper.

 

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I (BUSINESS)

by System Administrator - Thursday, 2 May 2013, 9:42 PM
 
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I (DATA CENTER)

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I (ICT/TIC)

by System Administrator - Thursday, 2 May 2013, 7:31 PM
 
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I (MARKETING)

by System Administrator - Thursday, 2 May 2013, 10:21 PM
 

 

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ICANNIconitoIconoICQIdeavirusIdentificacion del afectadoImpactoImpresiónIMSIndexarIndiceIndice de DensidadInetInfonesiaInformación al ConsumidorInformación AsimétricaInspección de sitios webIntercambio de linksInteresadoInternautaInternetInternet ExplorerInternet party lineInternet por TelevisiónInternet2InternicIntersticialIntranetInundaciónInventarioInvitado Anónimo DestructivoIPIP SpoofingIPv6IRCIrc crawlerIrcOpISOISO-8859-1ISOCISPISSIVR.

 

=> ICANN: Siglas de las palabras inglesas:Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Organismo internacional sin ánimo de lucro encargado del control de Internet. Su presidente es Vinton G Cerf (co-inventor del protocolo TCP-IP). Desde septiembre del año 2.000 es el único responsable del registro de dominios de primer nivel (.com, .net, .org), anteriormente, la Red dependia de quien la desarrolló, la National Sciencie Foundation, el equivalente estadounidense al Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) español.

=> Iconito: Logotipo pequeñín que se incorpora en el apartado Favoritos del navegador Internet Explorer en su versión 5 y superiores junto al título de una página web cuando ésta ha quedado almacenada. El iconito sustituye el clásico logotipo que, por defecto, pone Microsoft. Ese icono sale de nuevo cada vez que se accede a una página que esta en la lista de favoritos y se puede ver en el navegador a la izquierda de la dirección (url) de esa página. El Netscape y las versiones viejas del Explorer ignoran el archivo “favicon.ico”. Cabe añadir que se trata una utilidad de enorme interés para lograr, a través de un logotipo optimizado, posicionamiento de marca y diferenciación de la competencia. En Inglés: Favicon.

=> Icono: Símbolo gráfico que, en una página web, representa una determinada acción a realizar por el usuario como pueda ser ejecutar un programa, imprimir un texto, acudir a determinada parte del mismositio web, (por ejemplo, a la página principal) o la posibilidad de enviar un mensaje de correo electrónico.

=> ICQ: Programa que permite a los usuarios de Internet comunicarse entre sí y enviarse archivos y mensajes. Este software gratuito (que se distribuye desde http://web.icq.com/) otorga a cada usuario elUniversal Internet Number (UIN), para que el resto de personas que tienen instalado el Icq pueden localizarle. El UIN de quien esto escribe es el 4447424. Mirabilis era una empresa de Israel que, cuando iba por cinco millones de clientes (usuarios del Icq), fue comprada por America Online, el principal proveedor de Internet de Estados Unidos, quien pagó 287 millones de dólares. Actualmente ha perdido mucho protagonismo desde la aparición de otros programas de mensajería instantánea que además permiten hablar por Voz IP, como puedan ser: el Skype o el MSN.

=> Ideavirus: Concepto acuñado por Seth Godin en el libro “Unleashing The Idea Virus” (La liberación del IdeaVirus). Según el autor se trata de idea muy poderosa que se disemina a través de la red, crece rápidamente y puede transformarse en poco tiempo en un proyecto que conlleve un buen negocio. Una ideavirus no necesita un enorme gasto publicitario. Las ideasvirus se diseminan porque son autoexplicativas, contagiosas, obvias una vez que se las conoce. Son fáciles de identificar porque nos plantean la cuestión: "¿Cómo no se me ocurrió a mí?". Otra forma de definir una ideavirus es aquella que se propaga por el boca a oreja y engancha a la gente que las escucha. Más información en: http://www.ideavirus.com/.

=> Identificacion del afectado: Cualquier elemento que permita determinar directa o indirectamente la identidad física, fisiológica, psíquica, económica, cultural o social de la persona afectada, según la Ley española de Protección de Datos Personales. La ip, por ejemplo, se considera un elemento de identificación.

=> Impacto: Cada una de las peticiones que el navegador de un usuario hace de un archivo que hay en una página web. En inglés: hit.

=> Impresión: Cada una de las veces que un determinado banner es enseñado a un usuario.

=> IMS: Siglas de las palabras inglesas: Global Learning Consortium Inc.. Se trata de una organización de carácter privado creada por las principales empresas del sector del e-Learning para definir especificaciones basadas en el estándar XML.

=> Indexar: En Internet, acción de registrar o catalogar las páginas web para que estás puedan ser presentadas de un modo ordenado y bajo determinados criterios en un índice.

=> Indice: Catalogador de páginas web. Los índices están organizados como directorios, es decir, presentan las direcciones de las páginas web por su contenido en categorías y subcategorías.

=> Indice de Densidad: En una página web es la frecuencia de una determinada palabra dividida por el número total de palabras que contiene el texto de dicha página. La densidad debe presentarse en forma de porcentaje y tiene un valor comprendido entre cero y uno.

=> Inet: Abreviatura para denominar a internet.

=> Infonesia: Incapacidad de recordar en qué fuente se vio una información: en una página web, diarios, televisión, libros, publicidad en la calle, etcétera. En Internet los profesionales del marketing tenemos que luchar contra la infonesia de los usuarios.

=> Información al Consumidor: Espacio obligado en un sitio web que promociona uno a más productos y donde se ofrece información objetiva y sustancial acerca de los mismos. Es el lugar indicado para explicar, por ejemplo, el proceso de elaboración de un producto, aspectos nutricionales del mismo (si es un alimento) o, en general, cualquier aspecto relacionado con la salud.

=> Información Asimétrica: Se da cuando alguien sabe algo que otra persona desconoce pero esta dispuesta a pagar por adquirir ese conocimiento. La información mientras más exclusiva y confidencial es, más asimetrías presenta entre las partes y más oportunidades de generar beneficios para el que la posee existen. Ahora bien, las asimetrías pierden fuerza a medida que pasa el tiempo. En el mundo deinternet, al ser todo tan nuevo, hay incontables ejemplos de informaciones asimétricas. Un caso frecuente es la elaboración de boletines electrónicos para empresas por parte de periodistas especializados o bien la redacción de %[mensajes]% publicitarios que se insertan en distintas plataformas.

=> Inspección de sitios web: Acción de supervisión de un sitio web para evaluar aspectos tanto técnicos o de desarrollo, como de marketing estratégico. Es más correcto utilizar la expresión: Auditoria web.

=> Intercambio de links: Fórmula mediante la cual alguien que tiene una sitio web y lo quiere promocionar, cede espacio en algunas páginas web para que le inserten un banner a cambio de que le coloquen el suyo en otros lugares de mucho tráfico. Es gratis para quien ofrece el espacio y suele consistir en un 2 por 1. Para llevar a cabo este sistema suele contratarse la intermediación de empresas especializadas. Se utiliza, con frecuencia, en la promoción de páginas personales porque no se puede controlar donde se inserta el banner de uno. En inglés, link-exchanges.

=> Interesado: Persona física titular de los datos que sean objeto de cualquier tipo de tratamiento (comunicación, cesión, etc.) por parte de terceros, según la ley de Protección de Datos de Carácter Personal (LOPD) vigente en España y otras leyes similares que se dan en otros países de la Unión Europea. También se denomina "Afectado".

=> Internauta: Persona que utiliza internet con frecuencia y tiene integrada la red en sus quehaceres personales y profesionales.

=> Internet: Red mundial de ordenadores unidos entre sí. Financiada por el gobierno de los Estados Unidos fue desarrollada en sus orígenes para facilitar el intercambio de información entre académicos y científicos de las diferentes universidades del país. Está disponible en inglés, en el sitio web de la Sociedad Internet una breve historia de la redhttp://www.isoc.org/internet/history/brief.shtml.

=> Internet Explorer: Navegador desarrollado por la empresa Microsoft.

=> Internet party line: Programa que permite mantener tertulias en las que se aúnan las posibilidades del intercambio de mensajes de texto, con la voz de los participantes. El Iparty, como se le conoce popularmente, lo desarrollo Intel en 1992 y, al parecer, en el metieron más tarde los codecs del sistema GSM de telefonía. Es en el que se han basado otras conocidas aplicaciones como pueda ser elMessenger.

=> Internet por Televisión: Acceso de alta velocidad a la red por medio de una conexión que es una aplicación derivada de la Televisión Digital Terrestre (TDT). Esta televisión se basa en la comprensión del contenido informativo y el empaquetamiento de canales. El sistema permite ahorrar frecuencias con el objeto de evitar espacio vacío en las ondas para ofrecer servicios complementarios como videotexto de nueva generación, sistemas de compra interactiva o conexión a internet. En éste último caso se necesita un ordenador equipado con una tarjeta receptora de TDT pero conectado con una antena convencional ya que no son necesarias las antenas parabólicas. La implantación real en España está vinculada al pleno desarrollo de la televisión digital terrestre prevista para el año 2013.

=> Internet2: También llamada I2. Plataforma en pruebas para aplicaciones de internet avanzadas como puede ser la qos (Quality of Service, calidad de servicio). I2 esta construida sobre ATM (modo de transferencia asíncrona) o lo que es lo mismo, un estándar en redes rápidas de conmutación de paquetes. Se ha puesto en marcha en la Universidad de Indiana (USA) al contar ésta con 100.000 estudiantes y gozar de un alto desarrollo tecnológico.

=> Internic: Empresa que tiene la concesión del servicio mundial de registro de dominios para los usuarios de internet.

=> Intersticial: Mensaje publicitario que se presenta al usuario mientras está esperando que se le descargue una página web. En Europa ya incluso antes de implantarse las organizaciones de usuarios deinternet pusieron el grito en el cielo alegando el retraso que de por si ya había a la hora de recibir una página por la saturación y mala calidad de las líneas. Aún así es empleado actualmente por medios de comunicación de gran audiencia como pueda ser el periódico El Mundo. En Estados Unidos este sistema provoca gran irritación entre los usuarios al extremo de que es una de las causas del cambio de proveedor. Desde el punto de vista del anunciante no parece demasiado eficaz ni sensato hacer esta intromisión en la navegación de alguien que se desea captar como cliente ya que los usuarios molestos pueden suponer una fuente de anti-branding complicada de erradicar.

=> Intranet: Red cerrada limitada a la extensión de una empresa u organización. Esta basada en el protocolo TCP/IP.

=> Inundación: Envío a un servidor de más datos de los que éste es capaz de absorber, por lo que resulta saturado. En un canal de irc, es el envío por parte de un usuario de más texto del que los servidores desde los que acceden los demás usuarios pueden soportar. En inglés, flood. En el mundo de la empresa se dice que se "floodea" a un superior cuando se le ofrece más información de la que es capaz de asimilar.

=> Inventario: Número total de banners o impresiones que un sitio web ha vendido durante un período de tiempo determinado, generalmente un mes.

=> Invitado Anónimo Destructivo: Persona que se incorpora a una comunidad virtual con la única intención de divertirse incordiando al resto de usuarios y generando un mal ambiente. En ocasiones, bajo este perfil se esconden profesionales de la competencia con aviesas intenciones.

=> IP: Siglas de las palabras inglesas:Internet Protocol, en español "Protocolo de Internet". Protocolo de comunicaciones estándar entre dos ordenadores dentro de Internet. La dirección IP de una conexión y más datos pueden verse a través de algunas webs como pueda ser: http://www.showmyip.com.

=> IP Spoofing: Acción de apropiarse ilegalmente y por la fuerza de una dirección IP.

=> IPv6: protocolo de Internet versión 6. El último desarrollo tecnológico de la Red. Es importante en marketing porque cuando se implante, los dominios serán de seis grupos, teniendo especial importancia, los genéricos de primer nivel, como el ".com.".

=> IRC: Acrónimo de las palabras inglesas Internet Relay Chat (IRC). protocolo estándar de internet para chatear. Es decir, intercambiar mensajes de texto en tiempo real entre un número limitado de usuarios. Hay ordenadores, llamados servidores (servers, en argot) que permiten a los usuarios que disponen de un programa cliente (tipo Mirc, Pirch o Microsoft Chat) acceder a ellos para poder comunicarse entre sí. Los servidores están unidos formando redes públicas o privadas. La más grande mundialmente es Undernet. En español, la más importante es la Irc-Hispano.org (http://www.irc-hispano.org), integrada por los principales proveedores de internet de España. El IRC fue inventado en 1988 por el finlandés, Jarkko Oikarinen.

=> Irc crawler: Buscador de canales de IRC que se encuentra en: http://www.irccrawler.net. La herramienta, desarrollada por una empresa de Almería (España), también sirve para enviar mensajes de texto a los usuarios que en un momento dado se encuentran chateando en una red de irc.

=> IrcOp: Acrónimo de las palabras inglesas: IRC Operator, es decir, administrador en una Red de IRC. Generalmente se trata de persona que trabaja al frente de un servidor de IRC que pertenece a una red, o bien alguien a quien por sus demostrados conocimientos técnicos y éticos, el resto de administradores decide darle una conexión especial. Es decir, una conexión con privilegios sobre la red en la que debe colaborar gestionando su buen funcionamiento y permitiendo que los usuarios puedan mantener tranquilamente sus conversaciones a través del intercambio de mensajes de texto.

=> ISO: Acrónimo de las palabras inglesas: International Standards Organization, organización internacional para la normalización, http://www.iso.ch/iso/en/ISOOnline.openerpage.

=> ISO-8859-1: Conjunto de caracteres generalmente denominado como Latin-1 que puede representar la mayoría de los idiomas europeos occidentales, incluyendo: albanés, alemán, catalán, danés, español, faroese, finés, francés, gallego, holandés, inglés, irlandés, islandés, italiano, noruego, portugués y sueco. En su primera versión, el lenguaje html aceptaba solamente el conjunto de caracteres ISO-8859-1. En la actualidad ya no se aplica esta restricción y se pueden procesar y mostrar en pantalla diversos conjuntos de caracteres.

=> ISOC: Siglas de las palabras inglesas “Internet Society”. La Sociedad Internet es una asociación no gubernamental, sin ánimo de lucro que se dedica exclusivamente al desarrollo mundial de internet. La ISOC se creó en 1991 por una gran parte de creadores y pioneros de la red con el objetivo principal de ser un centro de cooperación y coordinación global para el desarrollo de protocolos y estándares compatibles para internet.

=> ISP: Siglas de las palabras inglesas: Internet Service Provider. En castellano, proveedor de acceso a internet. La lista donde los provedores españoles se ponen en contacto entre sí se encuentra disponible en el sitio web de la Rediris, concretamente en: http://www.rediris.es/list/info/proveedores.html.

=> ISS: Siglas de las palabras inglesas: Internet Security Scanner. Rastreador de seguridad en Internet. Aplicación informática que busca puntos vulnerables de una red con intención de controlar la seguridad de la misma.

=> IVR: Siglas de las palabras inglesas: Interactive Voice Response. En español podría traducirse cómo: Equipo de respuesta de voz interactivo. Aplicación informática de telefonía mediante la cual el usuario utiliza el teclado de un teléfono pata interactuar con una base de datos. En este sistema un servidor vocal atiende automáticamente ese alto porcentaje de llamadas repetitivas y simples de resolver que hay en todo servicio de atención telefónica. El empleo de un IVR permite que los operadores humanos respondan sólo aquellas llamadas que requieran una atención personalizada.

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I (OPEN SOURCE)

by System Administrator - Wednesday, 10 July 2013, 7:30 PM
 
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I (PMI)

by System Administrator - Thursday, 9 May 2013, 2:29 AM
 
  • Integrated Master Plan (IMP) is an event-based, top level plan, consisting of a hierarchy of Program Events.
  • ISO 10006 is a guidelines for quality management in projects, is an international standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization.
  • Iterative and Incremental development is a cyclic software development process developed in response to the weaknesses of the waterfall model. It starts with an initial planning and ends with deployment with the cyclic interaction in between.

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  • Identificación de riesgos: Es un procedimiento que consiste en precisar qué riesgos podrían afectar el proyecto y documentar sus características.
  • Identificar a los interesados: Es el procedimiento de determinar a todas las personas u organizaciones que están involucradas con el proyecto y de registrar información importante relacionada a sus intereses, intervención e impacto en el feliz término del proyecto.
  • Índices de rendimiento: Son indicadores de la planificación y estatus del proyecto que miden periódicamente las variaciones (por lo general los costos y el tiempo) y requiere que las acciones correctivas sean documentada para eliminar las variaciones que exceden los umbrales predeterminados.
  • Información histórica: Son todos aquellos documentos y detalles como archivos de proyectos, registros, contratos completados y proyectos cerrados, los cuales servirán como antecedente y lecciones aprendidas al momento de realizar un nuevo proyecto.
  • Informe de desempeño: Son documentos, papeles y presentaciones que brindan información Documentos y presentaciones que ofrecen información ordenada y sintetizada sobre el comportamiento del trabajo, cuantificaciones y cálculos de la administración del valor ganado, así como el análisis del progreso y contexto del trabajo del proyecto.
  • Ingeniería del valor: Es una técnica multifuncional que se fundamenta en la optimización de costos que básicamente contribuye a mejorar la calidad de un producto y ahorrar tiempo, mediante una utilización más eficiente d elos recursos.
  • Iniciación: Comprometer la organización a comenzar una fase de proyecto.
  • Insoursing: Tendencia a atender los requerimientos de estos servicios y/o procesos con personal y recursos internos de la compañía, en oposición  con el Outsourcing.
  • Inspección: Es una comprobación  que permite identificar si una tarea, elemento, resultado, bien o servicio Examen  o medición para verificar si una actividad, componente, producto, resultado o  servicio obedece requisitos específicos.
  • Inteligencia de Negocio: También conocida como Business Intelligent (BI) es una categoría  de aplicaciones y tecnologías para obtener, almacenar, analizar y proveer acceso a datos que ayuden a los usuarios a tomar mejores decisiones de negocios. Las aplicaciones de inteligencia de Negocio incluyen actividades como sistema de soporte a decisiones, consulta y reportes, proceso analítico en línea, análisis estadístico, proyecciones y minería de datos.
  • Inversión de capital fijo: Consiste en la cantidad que la empresa gasta en la compra de activos fijos, o para agregar valor a un activo fijo existente con una vida útil que se exteiende más allá del año tributario.
  • Iteración: Es un conjunto de periodos de tiempo dentro de un proyecto en los cuales se produce una versión del producto ejecutable, estable, junto con cualquier otra documentación de soporte, instalación de scripts o similar, necesarios para usar esta liberación.
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I (PROGRAMMING)

by System Administrator - Thursday, 11 July 2013, 6:06 PM
 
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I (STORAGE)

by System Administrator - Friday, 31 May 2013, 11:10 PM
 
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I (WEB SERVICES)

by System Administrator - Saturday, 1 June 2013, 3:14 PM
 
  • infomediary - a Web site that provides specialized information on behalf of producers of goods and services and their potential customers.
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IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence

by System Administrator - Thursday, 3 September 2015, 7:16 PM
 

IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence

por IBM

Create personalized, relevant customer experiences with a focus on driving new revenue.

Please read the attached whitepaper.

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IBM z13s mainframe

by System Administrator - Thursday, 18 February 2016, 6:23 PM
 

IBM unveils z13s mainframe focused on security and hybrid clouds

By John Ribeiro

 

Brian David Flores, cryptographic hardware verification engineer, holding IBM's new z13s microprocessor chip. Credit: IBM

IBM has unveiled its new z13s mainframe, which it claims offers encryption at twice the speed as previous mid-range systems, without compromising performance.

The company, which sold its x86 server business to Lenovo, continues to invest in new designs of its mainframe to handle new compute challenges. It launched in January last year, the z13, its first new mainframe in almost three years, with a new processor design, faster I/O and the ability to address up to 10TB of memory. The design of the z13 was focused on real-time encryption and embedded analytics.

IBM said the z13s, targeted at mid-size organizations and described as the new entry point for the company's z Systems, has an "updated cryptographic and tamper-resistant hardware-accelerated cryptographic coprocessor cards with faster processors and more memory," allowing clients to process twice as many high-volume, cryptographically-protected transactions as before without compromising performance.

The company is also packaging with the mainframe threat monitoring based on behavior analytics and multi-factor authentication at the z/OS operating system level, and has also announced more independent software vendors that have integrated their software applications with the z Systems under IBM's partnership program called "Ready for IBM Security Intelligence."

The multi-factor authentication for z/OS, the first time such authentication has been integrated into the OS rather than offered as add-on software, requires privileged users to enter a second form of identification like a PIN or randomly generated token to access the system.

The z Systems Cyber Security Analytics offering, being developed by IBM Research, learns user behavior and alerts administrators if it detects unusual patterns on the platform.

The ISVs IBM has partnered with are BlackRidge Technology, RSM Partners and Forcepoint, which offer technologies in the area of identity-based network security, application readiness and penetration testing, and endpoint security of devices.

Although hybrid clouds offer flexibility to customers, they also present new vulnerabilities as more than half of all attackers come from the inside, IBM said. To avoid the impact of human error or meddling in operations, IBM said it is integrating its mainframe with its security technologies that address privileged identity management, sensitive data protection and integrated security intelligence.

The z13s will come in two models – the N10 and N20, IBM said in its FAQ on the mainframe. The N10 can be configured with up to 10 configurable cores and up to 1TB of memory, while the N20 can go up up to 20 configurable cores and up to 4TB of memory.

IBM plans to make the new z13s available in March this year. The company did not disclose the pricing of the new mainframe.

Link: http://www.networkworld.com

 

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Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS)

by System Administrator - Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 2:22 PM
 

Top Six Things to Consider with an Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) Solution

Solve your enterprise security, identity, and password problems with Identity-as-a-Service.

Unified identity management with an Identity-as-a-Service solution (IDaaS) can help your enterprise solve security, password, and identity problems. Download the best practices paper: Top Six Things to Consider with an Identity-as-a-Service Solution. You'll discover how an IDaaS can help you:

  • Drive user productivity. Users have access from any devices to all applications and resources - making them happier and more productive.
  • Enhance IT efficiency. IT can access security features across heterogeneous IT environments using existing infrastructure - no new processes, tools, or servers required.
  • Improve security. Establish a single point of control (and monitoring) for improved access security though multi-factor authentication.
  • Mitigate risk and comply with regulations. IT teams are able to establish granular user accountability, and demonstrate how they are being prescriptive about controlling user access.
  • Lower total cost of ownership (TCO). Time and infrastructure savings can reduce identity-related TCO by greater than 50%.

Please read the attached whitepaper.

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IIoT: Internet Industrial de las Cosas

by System Administrator - Monday, 13 February 2017, 11:12 PM
 

Internet Industrial de las Cosas, IIoT

La Internet Industrial de las Cosas (IIOT) es el uso de tecnologías de Internet de las Cosas (IoT) en la manufactura.

También conocido como el Internet Industrial, IIoT incorpora el aprendizaje de máquina y la tecnología de grandes volúmenes de datos (big data), aprovechando los datos de sensores, comunicación de máquina-a-máquina (M2M) y las tecnologías de la automatización que han existido en configuraciones industriales por años. 

La filosofía de conducción detrás del IIoT es que las máquinas inteligentes son mejores que los seres humanos en la captura y comunicación de datos con precisión y coherencia. Estos datos pueden permitir a las empresas captar las ineficiencias y los problemas antes, ahorrando tiempo y dinero y apoyando los esfuerzos de inteligencia empresarial. Específicamente en lo que respecta a la fabricación, IIoT tiene un gran potencial para el control de calidad, las prácticas sostenibles y verdes, la trazabilidad de la cadena de suministro y la eficiencia general de la cadena de suministro.

Una preocupación importante que rodea el IoT industrial es la interoperabilidad entre dispositivos y máquinas que utilizan diferentes protocolos y tienen diferentes arquitecturas. El Consorcio de Internet Industrial, fundado en 2014 sin fines de lucro, se centra en la creación de estándares que promueven la interoperabilidad abierta y el desarrollo de arquitecturas comunes.

Link: http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com

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Improving Server Performance and Security

by System Administrator - Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 2:23 PM
 

Improving Server Performance and Security

Server systems are, by definition, more important than individual endpoints. They must provide services to hundred, or even thousands, of endpoints and, naturally, must be secure. Traditional anti-virus (AV) solutions can provide protection for servers. However, constantly running AV processes, along with potentially frequent signature updates, can consume resources that could otherwise be used to provide application services to users. Read this evaluation by Tolly, commissioned by Lumension, as the dive into the impact on server resources of the alternative application control solution compared with traditional AV solutions from Microsoft Corp, Symantec Corp, and Trend Micro, Inc.

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Improving the Management and Governance of Unstructured Data

by System Administrator - Friday, 26 June 2015, 6:06 PM
 

Improving the Management and Governance of Unstructured Data

Maximize efficiency with deeper insight to data value and automated, policy-based compliance, retention & disposition.

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In-Memory Analytics

by System Administrator - Friday, 16 January 2015, 5:51 PM
 

In-Memory Analytics

Posted by Margaret Rouse

In-memory analytics queries data residing in a computer’s random access memory (RAM) rather than data stored on physical disks. This results in vastly shortened query response times.

In-memory analytics is an approach to querying data when it resides in a computer’s random access memory (RAM), as opposed to querying data that is stored on physical disks.  This results in vastly shortened query response times, allowing business intelligence (BI) and analytic applications to support faster business decisions.

As the cost of RAM declines, in-memory analytics is becoming feasible for many businesses. BI and analytic applications have long supported caching data in RAM, but older 32-bit operating systems provided only 4 GB of addressable memory.  Newer 64-bit operating systems, with up to 1 terabyte (TB) addressable memory (and perhaps more in the future), have made it possible to cache large volumes of data -- potentially an entire data warehouse or data mart -- in a computer’s RAM.

In addition to providing incredibly fast query response times, in-memory analytics can reduce or eliminate the need for data indexing and storing pre-aggregated data in OLAP cubes or aggregate tables.  This reduces IT costs and allows faster implementation of BI and analytic applications. It is anticipated that as BI and analytic applications embrace in-memory analytics, traditional data warehouses may eventually be used only for data that is not queried frequently.

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Incident Response: How to Fight Back

by System Administrator - Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 4:02 PM
 

 

Incident Response: How to Fight Back

Highly public breaches at companies such as Target, Evernote and Living Social, which collectively compromised more than 200 million customer records, are pushing many organizations to develop in-house incident response (IR) capabilities to prevent such data breaches.

IR teams, typically operating under a formalized IR plan, are designed to detect, investigate and, when necessary, remediate organizational assets in the event of a critical incident. SANS conducted a survey focused on the current state of IR during May and June 2014, polling security professionals from more than 19 industries and various-sized companies and organizations. The goal was to get a clearer picture of what IR teams are up against today—the types of attacks they see and what defenses they have in place to detect and respond to these threats. In addition, the survey measured the IR teams’ perceived effectiveness and obstacles to incident handling.

Of the 259 survey respondents, 88% work in an IR role, making this a target audience for soliciting close to real-time data on the current state of IR. Respondents represented 13 different regions and countries and work in management (28%), or as security analysts (29%), incident responders (13%) and forensic examiners (7%). This broad representation helps shed light on both present and future IR capabilities.

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Indirect Competition

by System Administrator - Thursday, 13 August 2015, 4:41 PM
 

Indirect Competition

Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Indirect competition is the conflict between vendors whose products or services are not the same but that could satisfy the same consumer need. 

The term contrasts with direct competition, in which businesses are selling products or services that are essentially the same. Cloud storage providers are direct competitors, for example, as are manufacturers of notebook computers

However, in recent years, desktop computer sales have dropped as many consumers purchased notebooks instead. Sellers of desktop PCs and notebooks are indirect competitors. 

In the 1960s, Theodore Levitt wrote a highly-influential article called "Marketing Myopia” for the Harvard Business Review recommending that businesses should take a much broader view of the competitive environment. Leavitt argued that the market’s central organizing element is human needs and that the satisfaction of those needs should be the focus of businesses. Products and services are transient but human needs are not. From that perspective, the distinction between direct and indirect competition is unimportant.

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Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

by System Administrator - Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 6:57 PM
 

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Posted by Margaret Rouse

IIoT harnesses the sensor data, machine-to-machine communication and automation technologies that have existed in industrial settings for years.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in manufacturing.

Also known as the Industrial Internet, IIoT incorporates machine learning and big data technology, harnessing the sensor data, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and automation technologies that have existed in industrial settings for years. The driving philosophy behind the IIoT is that smart machines are better than humans at accurately, consistently capturing and communicating data. This data can enable companies to pick up on inefficiencies and problems sooner, saving time and money and supporting business intelligence efforts. In manufacturing specifically, IIoT holds great potential for quality control, sustainable and green practices, supply chain traceability and overall supply chain efficiency.

A major concern surrounding the Industrial IoT is interoperability between devices and machines that use different protocols and have different architectures. The nonprofit Industrial Internet Consortium, founded in 2014, focuses on creating standards that promote open interoperability and the development of common architectures.

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Infographic: US employees concerned about BYOD reimbursement

by System Administrator - Monday, 13 July 2015, 5:22 PM
 

US employees concerned about BYOD reimbursement

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Information Governance Best Practice: Adopt a Use Case Approach

by System Administrator - Monday, 16 February 2015, 4:10 PM
 

Information Governance Best Practice: Adopt a Use Case Approach

by Debra LoganAlan DayleySheila Childs

VIEW SUMMARY

Massive data growth, new data types, litigation, regulatory scrutiny and privacy/information risks have all created an urgent need for information governance. IT professionals considering MDM, e-discovery, information archiving or cloud migration should start implementing information governance now.

Overview

Impacts
  • Data migration projects present an opportunity for legal and IT professionals to eliminate redundant, outdated and trivial data, by up to 60% in some cases, decreasing data management costs and reducing legal and regulatory risks.
  • Master data management (MDM), data quality, archiving, enterprise content management (ECM), records management or e-discovery system implementation can be used as a starting point for chief information officers (CIOs) to create specific information governance policies and set the stage for using information assets to drive business growth.
  • Increasing concerns about data security, privacy, personally identifiable information, intellectual property (IP) protection and e-discovery mean that IT has new business partners, such as chief legal and chief risk officers, to assist with its information governance efforts.
Recommendations
  • Use data migration and system retirement as an opportunity to undertake an information governance program, especially "defensible deletion" or legacy information clean up.
  • Focus on MDM, enterprise content management and data quality projects if your organization is seeking cost optimization, of the business benefits associated with growth enablement, service improvement, reduced risk or regulatory compliance.
  • Avoid wasting time and money on overlapping and redundant efforts by bringing the information governance projects that are proliferating in the areas of privacy and data security together now.
Analysis

Interest in information governance among Gartner clients continues to be strong with "information management" or "information governance" being the topic of over 1,900 inquiries in the six months to September 2013.

Organizations have been talking about information governance for quite a few years, but it is only now that we see more widespread understanding of what it takes to accomplish it. Information governance is starting to expand beyond the traditional litigation and regulatory retention requirements (for risk and cost control) into possible business value propositions. These ideas have finally broken through the ingrained mentality that many had about storage being "inexpensive" and that it was easier to simply keep information than to delete it, or that search technology would allow enterprises to forgo the effort and expense of organizing themselves and devoting resources to governance (see Note 1 for Gartner's definitions of "governance" and "information governance" and how these relate to overall corporate governance).

While more and more organizations are talking about information governance, they are also realizing that governance is technically complex, organizationally challenging and politically sensitive. In addition, it is often difficult to get executive-level sponsorship for governance programs because, in general, executives do not recognize the need for governance — not least because the effects of a lack of information governance are not as readily apparent as other pressing IT concerns. This is starting to change, however, as executives realize that many kinds of difficulties — such as failing to comply with regulatory regimes, excessive litigation costs and a lack of decision-making transparency — are, in fact, failures that have a root cause in poor information governance.

An approach to information governance based on specific use cases is one way to break through these barriers to adoption. This impact assessment presents different information governance use cases, all of which can be used as starting points for larger programs. This approach is one that has been proven successful by many organizations, and our impacts and recommendations can help your enterprise to achieve the same early success in beginning — or continuing — its information governance program (see the Note 2 for examples).

Information governance is a topic of interest both inside and outside IT. CIOs, chief data officers, infrastructure managers, chief information security officers, risk and compliance officers and general counsel can use this research to make decisions about where to start their information governance programs.

Figure 1. Impacts and Top Recommendations for Information Governance Use Cases

ECM = enterprise content management; CIO = chief information officer; IP = intellectual property; MDM = master data management | Source: Gartner (November 2013)

Impacts and Recommendations

Data migration projects present an opportunity for legal and IT professionals to eliminate redundant, outdated and trivial data, by up to 60% in some cases, decreasing data management costs and reducing legal and regulatory risks

Data migration and IT infrastructure modernization are two of the most common information governance use cases. There are a number of variations on this use case, such as migrating file shares to ECM or SharePoint, files to cloud storage (including file sync and share services), and moving data from legacy storage to more modern and cost-effective platforms.

Clients who undertake analysis of existing data stores always tell us that redundant, outdated, trivial and risky data represents between 15% and 60% of what they have (see the Evidence section)

Another example is the migration of legacy enterprise information archiving systems to next-generation, on-premises or SaaS products or services. Enterprise information archiving systems are the target system type in many migrations. Archiving solves several problems that cannot be handled in native email systems, social media systems or by using file shares as primary storage. Archiving systems have been put in place as solutions for storage management, e-discovery, compliance, indexing, search and business or market analysis.

There are two primary use cases here:

  1. The migration of email or files from the email system or from file shares to an archiving system.
  2. The migration from one archiving system to another.

In the process of moving files from one location to another, many enterprises take the opportunity to create rules that allow data to be identified, classified and assessed for ongoing retention or for deletion. In practice, what has happened over the years is that companies have "over-retained" email and files and migration presents an opportunity to delete data that no longer has any business value and doesn't need to be retained for legal or regulatory purposes.

The Recommended Reading section has more advice on the legal and regulatory implications of legacy application retirement.

Recommendations:

  • Use data migration and system retirement as an opportunity to undertake an information governance program, especially "defensible deletion" or legacy information clean up.
  • Storage managers or other IT professionals who are considering any archiving scenario should work with legal and compliance professionals to create rules for retaining only the data that is necessary, usually no more than three years' worth, or that which has had a "litigation hold" placed on it. In many cases legal will have asked for the data to be held, but never rescinded the litigation hold, even though the matter is no longer ongoing.
  • When moving files to an ECM system or SharePoint, organizations should include a component of data classification and tagging, again with the involvement of legal and compliance users.
  • Use hardware refreshes and storage redesign projects as an opportunity to introduce information governance to IT.

MDM, data quality, archiving, ECM, records management or e-discovery system implementation can be used as a starting point for CIOs to create specific information governance policies and set the stage for using information assets to drive business growth.

Information governance can be proactive or reactive. Many organizations find themselves in the position of having to retrospectively apply policy and assign responsibility for data, because that was not done at the outset of the project or when the data was created. Proactive information governance takes place at the time of system planning or process creation. The types of projects that lend themselves well to setting up governance structures, roles and policies include MDM, data quality, application archiving and retirement, ECM, records management, e-discovery data collection, business analytics, social analytics and social media compliance

Determining decision rights and responsibilities — along with accountability for setting policy, implementing policy and enforcing policy — should all be part of the project plan for any of these systems. Having carried out this work for one type of project will enable you to extend it to other systems, both old and new, within your enterprise. As a best practice it is essential that these projects be linked and that governance methods be consistent across the full range of information types, irrespective of system of origin or where the data ends up.

Another best practice is the creation of data stewards, giving specific responsibility and accountability to individuals who have an ongoing responsibility for managing the driving revenue, improving service and decreasing time to market are the business benefits that are often sought when implementing MDM, ECM, data quality and e-discovery projects. The starting point for any proactive information governance program must begin with an effort to value the information as an asset.

Questions that make good starting points include

  • "What is the most critical business information we have?"
  • "What information is shared across business processes on an enterprise wide basis?"
  • "Where is our intellectual property?"

To get maximum leverage and value from customer data that is the subject of an MDM project, one must also consider how that data will be used, who gets to use it and how as well as the legalities of doing so.

Recommendations:

  • When planning MDM, ECM, data quality and e-discovery projects or programs, use Gartner's methodology (see "Toolkit: Information Governance Project") to identify stakeholders and assess their roles in the management of the data, according to a standard responsible, accountable, consulted and informed (RACI) chart. The two main questions that need to be answered initially are:
    • "Who is responsible for information decisions and policy?"
    • "Who is responsible for data-related policy and processes?"
  • In order to eliminate duplication of effort and data redundancy, or the need for reconciliation, ensure that implementation of policy, workflow, data dictionaries, business glossaries, taxonomies, reference data and other organizational and definitional elements of information governance are led by business subject matter experts and accessed by all governance programs and personnel.

Increasing concerns about data security, privacy, personally identifiable information, IP protection and e-discovery mean that IT has new business partners, such as chief legal and chief risk officers, to assist with its information governance efforts

According to Gartner's annual privacy survey, organization spending on privacy programs around consumers or citizens is as follows:

  • 36% spend $10 or more per employee per year.
  • 32% spend $100 or more on each employee per year.
  • 11% spend $1,000 or more on each employee per year.

Table 1 contains selected data from Fulbright and Jaworski's Annual Litigation Trends Survey (2012).

 

2010

2012

 

 

Companies spending more than $1 million on litigation

46%

54%

Large companies spending more than $1 million on litigation

26%

81%

 

 

Companies that had at least one regulatory proceeding commenced against them

37%

42%

 

 

 

Companies that dealt with at least one investigation in 2012 (by industry sector)

  • Energy
  • Technology/communications
  • Retail/wholesale
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
 

58%

47%

40%

33%

40%

Source: Gartner (November 2013)

Compliance managers trying to understand the regulations that will apply to them can be overwhelmed by global regulatory proliferation, and this is further complicated by regulations that conflict with each other. This creates serious legal and compliance risks.

Corporate governance, security breach notification, privacy and data protection, and industry-specific regulations — such as money-laundering or bribery laws — have added layer upon layer of compliance to IT processes and activities. Typically, a new regulation or other binding requirement (such as payment card industry compliance) is followed by a revised corporate and departmental policy, which is then translated into a new set of controls that must be maintained by someone in the IT organization. Over time, these controls begin to overlap and audits are conducted by separate groups of internal auditors, regulatory examiners and assessors from business partners — with each group issuing its own questionnaire and requiring its own report.

There is no way to stay in compliance, safeguard privacy, protect IP or decrease litigation costs while responding to the appropriate legal challenges and regulatory requests outside of a unified information governance framework.

Recommendations:

  • Work with the legal department to compile a list of regulations.
  • Complete a compliance risk assessment to prioritize regulatory compliance efforts.
  • Map regulations to policies and controls to identify overlaps, redundancies and gaps in policies, controls and records retention requirements.
  • Redesign policies and controls so they can meet multiple regulations without unnecessary duplication.
  • Implement technology that can provide metadata and content analysis of information and to support policy creation by providing snapshots of your organization's data.

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Infrastructure (IT Infrastructure)

by System Administrator - Thursday, 13 April 2017, 8:55 PM
 

Infrastructure (IT Infrastructure)

Posted by: Margaret Rouse | Contributor: Clive Longbottom

Infrastructure is the foundation or framework that supports a system or organization. In computing, infrastructure is composed of physical and virtual resources that support the flow, storage, processing and analysis of data. Infrastructure may be centralized within a data center, or it may be decentralized and spread across several data centers that are either controlled by the organization or by a third party, such as a colocation facility or cloud provider.

In a data center, infrastructure includes the power, cooling and building elements necessary to support hardware. On the internet, infrastructure also includes transmission media, such as network cables, satellites, antennas, routers, aggregators, repeaters and other devices that control data transmission paths. Cloud computing provides a flexible IT infrastructure in which resources can be added and removed as workloads change.

The way IT infrastructures are created is continually changing. Today, some vendors provide pre-engineered blocks of compute, storage and network equipment that optimize the IT hardware and virtualization platform into a single system that can be easily interconnected to other systems. This modular approach is called converged infrastructure.
Regardless of how it is created, an IT infrastructure must provide a suitable platform for all the necessary IT applications and functions an organization or individual requires. Viewing IT infrastructure as a single entity can result in better effectiveness and more efficiency. It allows resources to be optimized for different workloads, and the impact of any changes on interrelated resources to be more readily understood and handled.

Infrastructure management is sometimes divided into categories of systems managementnetwork management, and storage managementHands-off infrastructure management uses a software-defined approach to management and automation to minimize the need for physical interaction with infrastructure components. 

Types of infrastructures

An immutable infrastructure is an approach to managing services and software deployments on IT resources wherein components are replaced rather than changed. An application or services is effectively redeployed each time any change occurs.

composable infrastructure is a framework that treats physical compute, storage and network fabric resources as services. Resources are logically pooled so that administrators don't have to physically configure hardware to support a specific software application.

dynamic infrastructure is a framework that can automatically provision and adjust itself as workload demands change. IT administrators can also choose to manage these resources manually.

critical infrastructure is a framework whose assets are so essential that their continued operation is required to ensure the security of a given nation, its economy, and the public’s health and/or safety.

contact center infrastructure is a framework composed of the physical and virtual resources that a call center facility needs to operate effectively. Infrastructure components include automatic call distributors, integrated voice response units, computer-telephony integration and queue management.

cloud infrastructure includes an abstraction layer that virtualizes resources and logically presents them to users over the internet through application program interfaces and API-enabled command-line or graphical interfaces.

dark infrastructure is that part of a framework that is composed of undocumented but active software or services whose existence and function is unknown to system administrators -- despite the fact that it may be integral to the continued operation of documented infrastructure.

cloud storage infrastructure is a framework composed of hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or public cloud storage service. 

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Innovación (KW)

by System Administrator - Thursday, 2 May 2013, 6:06 PM
 

El Proyecto KW es nuevo.

Tiene sinergias importantes con otros relacionados, como enciclopedias (Wiki), ontologías (Protégé), Web 2.0/3.0 y búsqueda (Google), pero es diferente al involucrar proactividad con la gestión y plena integración del valor agregado de los Usuarios Finales, sin que éstos tengan necesidad de conocer programación.

El desarrollo de componentes clave como XML, Ajax y web services, bases de datos orientadas a objetos y la alta disponibilidad de programadores Java y .Net ofrecen un marco ideal para desarrollar las aplicaciones de software compatibles con el proyecto. Los fabricantes de hardware (Intel, AMD, nVidia, IBM, etc.) sabrán acompañar esta nueva onda de conocimiento aplicado.

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Innovation Process Management (IPM)

by System Administrator - Thursday, 2 July 2015, 7:46 PM
 

innovation process management (IPM) definition

Posted by Margaret Rouse

Innovation process management (IPM) refers to the management of processes used to spur product and organizational innovation. The purpose of innovation process management is to trigger the creative capabilities of employees, create an environment that encourages innovation and develop repeatable processes that make innovation an integral part of the workplace.

According to the consultancy Gartner Inc., companies that can successfully manage and maintain innovation within the workplace can increase revenue, improve operational effectiveness, and pursue new business models.

Common tools or strategies used to elicit this creativity from employees include brainstorming, virtual prototyping, product lifecycle management, idea management, product line planning, portfolio management and more.

Innovation processes often fall into two categories: "pushed" or "pulled." A pushed process is when a company has access to existing or emerging technologies and tries to find a profitable application for it. A pulled process is when the company focuses on areas where the customers' needs are not met and a solution is found.

An important aspect of keeping innovation, especially IT innovation, alive within a company is cultivating and maintaining an innovative culture.

One type of innovation culture is a formulaic innovation culture. A formulaic innovation management style instills a vision throughout the workplace and continually supports that vision through operational processes that enable employees to take measured risks. New ideas are encouraged, can come from anyone within the company and, when good ideas do surface, that idea is supported through one of the company's time-tested processes. The possible drawbacks to this type of business innovation management is that companies can begin to value the system over the breakthroughs, and the culture within the organization can become complacent.

Another type of innovation culture is an entrepreneurial innovation culture. This type of innovation culture is rare and usually features, especially early on in the company's maturity, a single innovator or leader. Steve Jobs, the cofounder of Apple Inc. was an example of the single leader inspired innovation culture, as is Mark Zuckerberg, chairman and CEO of Facebook. These types of companies are usually willing to take risks that most companies would not. These types of companies strive for major disruption rather than incremental growth and they use emerging and disruptive technologies to change how a certain product or service is used. One possible drawback is that the company can rely too heavily on the innovative leader.

Gartner's recommendation to IT leaders interested in launching an innovation management program is to follow a disciplined approach. Here are five steps Gartner recommends IT leaders and their companies take to develop an innovation management program:

  1.  Strategize and plan: Settle on an agreement of the vision for the initiative that is also in line with business goals. Then establish the resources and budget, and integrate the vision with IT and business plans.
  2. Develop governance: Establish a process for making decisions. This includes identifying and engaging stakeholders, agreeing on who is in charge and what the flow for decision making is, and also having feedback mechanisms in place.
  3. Drive change management: Have systems by which people can communicate and socialize via multiple channels; get buy-in from stakeholders at all levels; and assess which open innovation initiatives and cultural shifts will help the company optimize contributions to innovation.
  4. Execute: Make sure to draw from a wide range of sources to generate ideas for innovations that will transform the business, align the initiatives with business goals, and then update and drive new elements of the initiatives in response to changing business requirements.
  5. Measure and improve: Once the innovative initiative is in place, monitor and measure how it has affected business outcomes. It is also important to seek feedback from stakeholders and to continue to study innovation best practices and case studies from other organizations. Also make sure to continually drive improvements through process changes and upgrades.

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