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Hardware Requirements for Windows Server 2008

Before you arrange and use Active Directory, you need to install the operating system Windows Server 2008. Start by making certain the hardware you plan to use as domain controllers is able to run the [more…]

Active Directory For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Whether you're new to Active Directory (AD) or just need a refresher, it'll help you enhance your information technology (IT) environment if you understand how Active Directory has expanded in the Windows [more…]

Navigating the Cloud Computing Technical Interface

Because the cloud computing service market is so new, few applications have been built from the ground up for this new environment. So far, no corporate applications were built with this model in mind. [more…]

Managing Cloud Computing Resources

In theory, cloud computing services-based resources should be no different from the resources in your own environment, except that they live remotely. Ideally, you have a complete view of the cloud computing [more…]

Deciding on a Cloud Computing Technology Strategy

The cloud in cloud computing, like every other computing platform, has to be managed. And like any other technology strategy, a cloud strategy is considered in relationship to your IT organization’s and [more…]

Administering Cloud Computing Services

When managing cloud computing services, a company has to ask itself many questions about the various services’ effectiveness. The administrators must know if the performance is at the right level, and [more…]

How to Figure Out Where to Start with Cloud Computing

The blessing and the curse of cloud computing is that it is actually quite easy to get started. In many cases, you start with the cloud as a technical approach first and then move to a strategic approach [more…]

Comparing Traditional Data Center and Cloud Data Center Operating Costs

Ultimately, cloud computing services are attractive because the cost is likely to be far lower than providing the same service from your traditional data center, so it helps to understand [more…]

Identifying Cloud Computing Hardware

Costs for your cloud computing data center hardware will vary dramatically depending on the type of workloads you support. Data storage is an excellent example of this variation. When your company is establishing [more…]

How to Handle Workloads in Cloud Computing

How do you organize the cloud when setting up a cloud computing system? The basic requirement is that workloads need to be organized. A workload is an independent service or collection of code that can [more…]

How to Locate Data in Cloud Computing

After data goes into the cloud, you may not have control over where your company’s data is stored geographically. Consider these issues connected with cloud computing services: [more…]

How to Control Data in Cloud Computing

Controls on data in the cloud computing environment include the governance policies set in place to make sure that your data can be trusted. The integrity, reliability, and confidentiality of your data [more…]

How to Secure Data for Transport in Cloud Computing

When transporting data in a cloud computing environment, keep two things in mind: Make sure that no one can intercept your data as it moves from point A to point B in the cloud, and make sure that no data [more…]

How to Talk to Your Cloud Computing Vendor about Data

You’re thinking about using some of the data services available for cloud computing. Before you sign the contract, remember that data (especially your company’s data) is a precious asset and you need to [more…]

How to Scale the Cloud in Cloud Computing

From the provider's point of view, the whole point of cloud computing is to achieve economies of scale by managing a very large pool of computing resources in a highly economic and efficient fashion. [more…]

SAP Resources

Before you jump into the vast world of ERP, do your homework. Although the potential rewards are big, you don't want to make the leap alone. Fortunately, help is out there, both in online and human form [more…]

mySAP ERP Solution Map

After you determine your business objectives, SAP provides industry-solution maps to help you — from the business process to an individual service, and even the technical specification of that service [more…]

SAP Industry Solutions

SAP offer more than 25 industry-specific ERP solutions, which provide a tailored system to help give your company an overview of industry-specific business processes. To help define the requirements of [more…]

mySAP ERP For Dummies Cheat Sheet

By using mySAP ERP software, you can help your business reach its goals in a productive and cost-saving manner. To do so, use the mySAP ERP industry solution map and the specific industry solution sets [more…]

Major Players and Products in Mobile Device Security

Deploying a mobile security and device-management solution in your organization can be a daunting task. You could be dealing with multiple operating systems, disparate devices, and a multitude of data [more…]

Top Five Mobile-Device Security Protections

Whether you form a mobile-device security plan before or after your organization distributes the devices, you need to know the most important security protections to implement: [more…]

Major Mobile-Device Operating Systems

To protect data on mobile devices, you need to know a quintet of mobile-device operating systems that powers most of today's smartphone and tablet devices. Be ready for employee requests for access from [more…]

Key Mobile-Device Security Concerns

Mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, can provide large productivity gains and anytime/anywhere access to corporate data and applications. This flexibility isn't without its challenges, however [more…]

Mobile Device Security For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Security is a common challenge for IT departments as mobile devices, primarily smartphones and tablets, become key productivity tools in the workplace. Protecting mobile devices is critical because they're [more…]

Comparing Technology Enabler Companies in Cloud Computing

Just about any technology company that offers solutions for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), service management, security, testing, storage, virtualization, and network management [more…]

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