Software

Software-as-a-service offers cost savings, scalability and mobile accessibility -- if you correctly manage the resulting SLAs, APIs and data structures.

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    An Amicable Choice - Athene for UNIX Client/Server Performance Management

    Faced with the challenge of extending the use of a document imaging system to some two hundred and fifty users in a UNIX-based client/server environment, IS Team Manager at Scottish Amicable's headquarters in Stirling recognized that performance monitoring and the ability to model 'What if' scenarios would be essential to...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Real Time Processing - Capacity Planning at WHSmith

    The Capacity Planning team at the Swindon-based IT headquarters for W H Smith has adopted Metron's Athene/Unix Performance Management software. The software is being used to analyze and monitor the performance of the company's hundreds of ICL UNIX PCs, being installed in W H Smith branches throughout the country and...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Athene at British Printing

    Malcolm Cotsworth, Technical Support Manager for British Printing Company was keen to adopt a proactive approach to caring for his users: They were the central action desk for any problems from anywhere in the group. With sites as far afield as Glasgow and Exeter and no dedicated support personnel at...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Power and Performance at Southern Electric

    Southern Electric is undertaking a major two year programme to redevelop the engineering systems. The system will thus provide engineers with detailed plans of the region and enable them to identify and assess faults or problems with much greater accuracy, speed and confidence. In order to size the requisite DEC...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Lord Chancellor's Department - Laying Down the Law

    With the increasing number of systems which Lord Chancellor's Department are installing and their importance to the efficient and effective running of the Department, they wanted to support them with a computerized Capacity Management system, rather than relying on such basic methods as manual trend analysis and workload projections. From...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    At-A-Glance Information With SFA

    Everyone is happier when the clouds have broken and the sun begins to shine. The same can be said for when business is on the rise. Accurate sales forecasting is a crucial part of creating more business and understanding where, and how, the company is growing. Yet this can often...

    Provided By All Things CRM

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Norwich Union - Athene Sets the IT Budget at the UK's Largest Insurance Company

    When Clive Osborne joined Norwich Union in 1998, the company's Capacity Planning activities were focused solely on their mainframe environment. Eighteen months later and with twenty Unix servers running a variety of increasingly important applications, the decision was taken that a managed service should be introduced to include full capacity...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Stoke City Council - Tackling Performance Management

    City Council had invested in a highly specialized document imaging system for the benefits office. Any correspondence or documentation relating to benefits claims could be scanned into the new Sun Solaris-based 'Jukebox' optical system and stored electronically in an Oracle database. Letters could be output automatically in Word format. The...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Metron Technology Case Study: Pathway Post Office

    The Pathway Project recognized right at the start of the project that given the complexity of the system, its business critical nature and level of transactions, they needed to proactively monitor and manage its performance. They looked at products from a number of suppliers and selected Athene from Metron, primarily...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Metron Technology Case Study: Stoke City Council

    The City of Stoke-on-Trent has a population of over 250,000 and covers an area of just over 36 square miles. The ceramics sector is a major source of employment for the area. Housing, an area where Metron has worked with the Council, is of strategic importance in the on-going development...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Protecting Performance

    About one thousand MCPS staff need to access and use the data on a regular basis, together with the Society's membership, numbering about 6,500. In the future it is also planned to allow access to the 30,000 plus members of the PRS. MCPS commissioned Metron to undertake a preliminary assessment...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Taxing Issues in the USA

    THE Distributed Capacity Management Section (DCMS) is the group within the IRS responsible for this area of activity. According to DCMS, the greatest benefit of Athene is its modeling capability, together with the data collection and reporting capabilities. Before Athene was implemented, a majority of staff time was spent collecting...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Capacity Planning at the Heart of One2One's Aggressive Growth

    The team at One2One is responsible for the day to day Capacity Management of all the company's Unix machines. These Unix machines handle the vast majority of all the company's other applications, including such critical activities as interface systems to customer care and billing, call record collection and accounting, management...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Managing Healthcare Computing - Performance Management and System Prediction for Health Authorities

    Each time Family Heath Systems (FHS) receive a new project from the Department of Health, often a major database implementation, they had to reconfigure or upgrade the existing machines, or invest in new hardware. With the rapid increase in the number of UNIX systems, the applications and projects have been...

    Provided By Metron Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Cloud Computing for e-Governance

    The worldwide revolution in Internet is changing the lives in terms of the way the authors work, learn and interact. These changes naturally should reflect the way government functions in terms of the organization of the government, its relationship with its citizens, institutions and businesses and cooperation with other governments....

    Provided By IIIT Hyderabad

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Carve Out IT Budget Through Better Software Management

    Software is one of the more expensive components of an IT budget. Keeping track of who has the software, who pays for it, and who uses it can become very complex. Does one have to prepare for an upcoming software vendor audit? Is it the time to renew expensive software?...

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Issues to Consider Before Building Your Own Software License Manager

    So one want to protect the software product with a license manager, and are now debating whether to develop the own licensing tool or purchase a commercial licensing solution. Perhaps one of the developers, or the offshore development partner, is claiming they can put together what they need at low...

    Provided By Google

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Introducing Php for Beginners - Php Programming

    Maybe one certainly familiar the word PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor), but one don't know how powerful programming language it is. Many features it can offer for one, Nowadays PHP has the advantage of being the only open-source server-side scripting language that easy to learn as long as one want to. This...

    Provided By Shared Terminal

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Php + Url Rewriting Using .htaccess : Php Programming, Training

    Handy for anyone updating a site from static h to dynamic php pages; requests to the old pages are automatically rewritten to the new urls. No one notices a thing, visitors and search engines can access the content either way. Leave the rule in; as an added bonus, this enables...

    Provided By Shared Terminal

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Php Programming, Training, Php Solutions, Help: Server-Side + Client-Side Validation

    When one puts a form on the page, it must have a form validation. Why? Because there is no guarantee that users will input correctly, it may also process incorrect values site, and the risky enough is SQL injection. It may compromise the database. One can validate the form input...

    Provided By Shared Terminal

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Exchange 2007 on VMware and NetApp

    Unity Builders Group (UBG) has run Exchange in a virtualized environment for a while now. They recently went through a migration to Exchange 2007 and VMware VI3, and they are extremely pleased with the results. The Exchange 2003 server was in need of a rebuild, and they needed to allocate...

    Provided By NetApp

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Maximizing Storage Efficiency With the NetApp V-Series at National Semiconductor

    Like most storage teams, the company at National Semiconductor over the last few years has worked to consolidate storage to maximize efficiency. This is a necessity when deployed storage is growing at 50% or more per year. However, because they have separate NAS and SAN systems, a level of inefficiency...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Services Market Is Key To Open Source Software

    Open source software has become a major and fast-growing presence in the computer industry in recent years. Professor Tunay Tunca of Stanford Graduate School of Business and his co-authors argue that the key factor in whether to create open source software is the strength of the market for support, integration,...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Future Of Strategy?

    Over the last four decades economics has dominated strategy. Most of the models, concepts and ideas that have found their way into text books, business school and executive classrooms and translated into managerial practice are grounded on neo-classical economic theory. From this perspective, people are called 'Agents' or 'Players' or...

    Provided By City University of London (Cass)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Forecasting Inflation with Thick Models and Neural Networks

    This paper applies linear and neural network-based "thick" models for forecasting inflation based on Phillips - curve formulations. Thick models represent "trimmed mean" forecasts from several neural network models. They outperform the best performing linear models for "real time" and "bootstrap" forecasts for service indices for the euro area, and...

    Provided By Fordham University

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Combining IBM Rational Change Management With Subversion

    Software Change and Configuration Management (SCCM) considers the full software development life-cycle from the initial emergence of changes (requirements, customer enhancements, defects) through implementation. Build, testing and eventually the formation and post-event management of a software release. Software Configuration Management (SCM) focuses purely on the process of tracking and controlling...

    Provided By ClearVision

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become An International News Reporter

    If you are savvy with the written word, possess a natural curiosity and love to travel, you may want to pursue a journalism career in international news reporting. A formal education is not absolutely necessary to become an international news reporter; however, a writer without a degree may find it...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Photographer For The NFL

    If you love photography, you probably have something special that you enjoy capturing. For many photographers, photographing sports is a rewarding experience. Sports are not only filled with action and exquisite body form, but they are also packed with feelings of victory. If you want to become a photographer for...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Professional Proofreader

    A proofreader's job involves reviewing written content for errors in spelling, sentence structure and grammar and ensuring that the content is perfect, free of typos and ready for publication. Proofreaders can be salaried employees or self-employed working on a 'Project' basis. This paper provides information on how you can become...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Rabbi

    The answer to this question will depend upon your current religious status and the school of Judaism you follow. Traditionally, there are four schools: (a) Orthodox; (b) Conservative; (c) Reform; and (d) Re-constructionist. Judaism is a religion which provides not only spiritual guidance, but also provides rules and regulations for...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Sports Doctor

    Sports medicine is a special category in the healthcare field where doctors concentrate on diagnosing and treating injuries arising out of sports or any general exercise activity. Given the obsession with staying fit or the fact that millions of dollars ride on the 100% fitness and zero-injury rates of professional...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Movie Prop Manager

    The key to a successful movie is the striking and realistic props that are used. If you find yourself enjoying movie props and want to make a career out of them, becoming a movie prop manager may be just the route for you. Although this career path takes time, the...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Model Manager

    In order for you become a model manager you must first know the ins and outs of the modeling industry. You can start by working for an agency and watching others be managed on an everyday work load of schedules and bookings. There are a variety of modeling managers if...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Be A Violin Teacher

    Being a violin teacher is one of the most valiant and rewarding of the professions. It is not only a career to uphold but also an enjoyable vocation of imparting the art of music to students. In order to become an effective violin teacher, you must be ready to take...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Be An Airborne Ranger

    MicroProse simulated military life through a computer game released in 1987. This game was called Airborne Ranger. The objective of the game is for the airborne ranger to break into the territory of the enemy and complete various tricky missions. This game underlines a real and prestigious job in the...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Golf Schools Instructor

    What is more exciting than to becoming the next Tiger Woods? The answer? Creating the next Tiger Woods generation! You can only do this by becoming a golf school instructor. But before you can be one of the golf instructors in your favorite golf academy or golf clinics, you need...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Speech Language Pathologist

    People lose their ability to speak effectively for a number of reasons including strokes or accidents. Some people are born with speech impediments. Becoming a speech language pathologist will help these individuals speak without stuttering or slurring. These professionals are instrumental in making a difference in people's lives. Those who...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become Ordained As A Presbyterian Minister

    Becoming ordained as a Presbyterian minister is similar to Christian ministry in any church. Christian ministry is rarely lucrative, often stressful, and typically involves a person's entire family because pastors and elders are "On call" virtually 24 hours every day in times of family crisis, similar to a medical doctor....

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Window Treatment Designer

    Just as the eyes are the windows to a person's soul, windows are the eyes to a person's home. Not only do windows add charm and splendor, but they also allow people to look outdoors and take in the beautiful surroundings. While all homes are built with windows, it's the...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    What, Why, and How of Application Security

    Hear from Security Executive, Jack Danahy, of IBM's Rational Software Group explain why application security is a critical priority for 2010 and beyond. He will highlight the drivers in the marketplace, define what application security encompasses, explain the business impact of developing an application security strategy, provide insight into how...

    Provided By IBM