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Managed Hosting in Europe: A Review of the Managed Hosting Market and Suppliers in Europe
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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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Enterprise Application Alternatives: What You Should Be Asking Oracle and SAP


Despite challenges, both SAP and Oracle will be formidable forces in the hosting space, because of their intimate application knowledge, their infrastructure, organizational stability, and vast capital. However, SMEs should approach this decision with due diligence.

application hosting providers  long prospered in the application service provider (ASP) and hosting space with its vision to deliver software as a service through the Oracle On Demand offerings (in former incarnations called Oracle.com and Oracle Business Online ). At the applications level, Oracle has over 200 customers within the Oracle E-Business Suite On Demand program. Here pricing is based per module and is similar to standard licensing, whereby the license is either perpetual or for a certain period. Product support is about Read More

Enterprise Web Hosting Checklist


You should answer several questions about your organization’s needs, requirements, and culture as you decide between a colocation and a cloud computing provider. You should also consult with potential vendors before subscribing to a new service. You may find that your web-hosting strategy would benefit from both types of web hosting. Before you buy, consult this checklist to make sure you’re asking the right questions.

application hosting providers  of your company's Web application consistent? Do you need to be able to scale up and down quickly to meet peaks and valleys of demand? Does your company's IT staff have the internal resources and expertise to manage high-end servers at a colocation facility? Does your company have SLAs with your customers to whom you need to adhere? Is your organization comfortable with open-source software and applications? Cloud computing generally incorporates opensource solutions, including Xen for virtualization and Read More

Enterprise Application Players Keep Refining Value Propositions


Because cash-strapped medium companies are looking for better options to traditional application pricing models, SAP and HP have allied to deliver "software as a service" and Oracle/PeopleSoft are also offering hosted solutions, suggesting that "software as a service" are here to stay.

application hosting providers  total SAP Hosting picture. Application hosting and outsourcing at SAP dates back to the late 1990s, when SAP first announced a deal with AT&T , which was quickly followed by one with EDS. At the same time, SAP also introduced its SAP SMB vertical solutions. Developed by SAP Certified Business Solutions (CBS) providers and experienced consulting partners these solutions were based on previous successful implementations, and were hosted by companies such as Plaut Sigma Solutions , Origin , and Applicast . Read More

The 2008 Handbook of Application Delivery: A Guide to Decision Making


IT organizations can no longer manage networks in isolation from the applications they support, requiring a shift from focusing on devices to a focus on performance. But a number of factors complicate the task of ensuring acceptable application performance, including the lack of visibility into application performance. Learn tips to plan, optimize, manage, and control your application performance and improve delivery.

application hosting providers  WAN to access an application that the company hosts in just one of its data centers. One of the effects of data center consolidation and single hosting is that it results in additional WAN latency for remote users . Changing Application Delivery Model The 80/20 rule in place until a few years ago stated that 80% of a company's employees were in a headquarters facility and accessed an application over a high-speed, low latency LAN. The new 80/20 rule states that 80% of a company's employees access Read More

Best Practices for Microsoft SharePoint Server Application Deployments


Discover the best way to optimize Microsoft Office 2007 SharePoint Server applications and reduce network costs. Learn how download times of commonly accessed documents across a wide area network can be reduced from over four minutes to less than one second. In extreme scenarios (with user response times in excess of 10 minutes), find out how you can reduce the workflow wait down to 15 seconds!

application hosting providers  for Microsoft SharePoint Server Application Deployments Discover the best way to optimize Microsoft Office 2007 SharePoint Server applications and reduce network costs. Learn how download times of commonly accessed documents across a wide area network can be reduced from over four minutes to less than one second. In extreme scenarios (with user response times in excess of 10 minutes), find out how you can reduce the workflow wait down to 15 seconds! Read More

Application Portfolio Management: Are You Getting the Most from your Enterprise Software?


Information technology organizations are faced with the challenge of managing a host of diverse enterprise applications, and the need to evaluate application metrics and performance. To address this challenge, it is worth considering application portfolio management solutions.

application hosting providers  a fraction of the application management challenges. In addition, the applications running a business require consistent inventory tracking, along with monitoring of their performance and the value they bring to the business. Consequently, application portfolio management (APM) has emerged as a critical component of IT governance. In light of this reality, most IT departments have adopted some form of APM. Managing the development, implementation, training, and support of enterprise applications is Read More

Application Erosion: More Causes and Cures


Application erosion is real and it has a significant impact on the long-term value of technology. It can have various causes, but there is a possible solution to each one of them.

application hosting providers  that a symptom of application erosion is the decline in the quality of the data in the system. That decline can be measured in terms of its latency, the time between the physical action (shipping a product) and the time that the database reflects that action. In a real-time system, the latency is zero. In good implementations, the latency is minimal, measured in minutes or maybe hours. As erosion sets in the latency increases to hours or days, as the users find it less important to update the system. The Read More

Custom Application Development


Custom application development is a trusted, tested strategy to ensure effective application of resources for business advancement and continuity, with minimal risk and solid return on investment (ROI). What’s that, you say? High cost? Low dependability? Long timelines? The custom application development model is plagued by myths. Find out why they’re all wrong.

application hosting providers  Application Development Custom application development is a trusted, tested strategy to ensure effective application of resources for business advancement and continuity, with minimal risk and solid return on investment (ROI). What’s that, you say? High cost? Low dependability? Long timelines? The custom application development model is plagued by myths. Find out why they’re all wrong. Read More

What's Wrong With Application Software? Business Processes Cross Application Boundaries


The reality of today’s application environment is that no single application meets all of the needs of a business, or frequently even the needs of a single business process, so multiple applications must work together to support business processes.

application hosting providers  s Wrong With Application Software? Business Processes Cross Application Boundaries Introduction Application boundaries are artificial walls created by the software industry, not businesses. Business processes and the people that execute them shouldn't have to care about application boundaries. It shouldn't matter to them that taking an order from their customer starts in the CRM system, accesses the custom pricing algorithms in the legacy COBOL application and then finalizes the order in ERP. The Read More

TCO Analysis: IBM WebSphere Application Server V7 vs. JBoss Application Server V5


While concerns regarding open source are still being debated, many companies are experimenting with and deploying open source application servers in their data centers. While some are attracted to the ability to modify source code as needed, many are attracted to the perceived cost savings of open source. This white paper compares the total cost of ownership (TCO) of one open source and one commercial application server.

application hosting providers  Analysis: IBM WebSphere Application Server V7 vs. JBoss Application Server V5 While concerns regarding open source are still being debated, many companies are experimenting with and deploying open source application servers in their data centers. While some are attracted to the ability to modify source code as needed, many are attracted to the perceived cost savings of open source. This white paper compares the total cost of ownership (TCO) of one open source and one commercial application server. Read More

BOARD Certifies Its Unique Business Intelligence/Business Performance Application with TEC


BOARD International provides a unique application, comprising an original mix of business intelligence, business analytics, and enterprise performance management capabilities—all within a single platform. TEC BI Analyst Jorge García describes the originality and user benefits of the BOARD Management Intelligence Toolkit.

application hosting providers  Unique Business Intelligence/Business Performance Application with TEC BOARD International, a private Swiss-based enterprise software company, provides a unique application to the market. The BOARD Management Intelligence Toolkit comprises an original mix of business intelligence (BI), business analytics (BA), and enterprise performance management (EPM) capabilities—all within the reach of single interface or platform. The aim is to provide a single integrated solution that offers most of the services Read More

Application Modernization with SOA


Systems integration with service-oriented architecture (SOA) helps you reuse the functionality in your mainframe applications. Extending your mainframes to an SOA through Web services will accelerate your time to market, keep your costs low, and help you avoid undue risk. Keep your business dynamic and current, and stay competitive in today’s marketplace—modernize your existing mainframes with SOA.

application hosting providers  Modernization with SOA Systems integration with service-oriented architecture (SOA) helps you reuse the functionality in your mainframe applications. Extending your mainframes to an SOA through Web services will accelerate your time to market, keep your costs low, and help you avoid undue risk. Keep your business dynamic and current, and stay competitive in today’s marketplace—modernize your existing mainframes with SOA. Read More

Migrating to Linux: Application Challenges and Solutions


Linux operating systems are taking the world by storm, and have seen double-digit growth rates for seven consecutive quarters. With its promise of higher performance and better stability and security, Linux has become the alternative to traditional Windows-based servers. By deploying Linux in key strategic areas and taking advantage of application publishing solutions, you can lower your costs and speed time-to-market.

application hosting providers  to Linux: Application Challenges and Solutions Linux operating systems are taking the world by storm, and have seen double-digit growth rates for seven consecutive quarters. With its promise of higher performance and better stability and security, Linux has become the alternative to traditional Windows-based servers. By deploying Linux in key strategic areas and taking advantage of application publishing solutions, you can lower your costs and speed time-to-market. Read More