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A Guide to Software Test Tools
Testing a system well is harder than building it. In the face of new risks introduced by the ever-increasing complexity of software and hardware, test tools may

hardware lab  they may require dedicated hardware to perform properly, and may entirely avoid the user interface in favor of a deeper interaction. They often provide functionality to monitor behavior of the system as a whole, rather than any individual test. Monitoring tools (also known as Flight Recorders ) also measure overall properties of the system and its environment during testing, and may allow the measurements they make to be compared historically. They can provide system tuning information and early

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IFS Applications Achieves Oracle Exastack Optimized Status


At the IFS World Conference 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden, it was interesting to notice that Microsoft was the diamond sponsor of the conference, while IBM and Oracle were platinum sponsors. Currently, IFS Applications runs solely on Oracle database, while the presentation (client) side and prepackaged business intelligence (BI) are Microsoft-centric (the IFS Web client also supports Internet

hardware lab  it comes to selecting hardware and middleware (given that the database is not a choice). For those customers that do not want to expend their own energy in researching and obtaining an IT stack on their own, this certification on Oracle’s prepackaged stack is a possible option.   Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exalogic Optimized are part of the Oracle Exastack Optimized program, which allows partners, such as IFS, to leverage OPN enablement resources and dedicated lab environments to help Read More

Radio Frequency Identification Implementation: The First Steps


Phase one of the four phase approach to a successful radio frequency identification implementation consists of several essential steps, including the careful selection of business partners and the development of a test environment and corrective label placement procedures.

hardware lab  provides the integration and hardware recommendation, and OATSystems provides the software. The IBM and ODIN Technologies partnership follows the same model. When RFID first emerged, many vendors prematurely jumped into the marketplace with promises of expertise in RFID deployment. A similar phenomenon was seen with the advent of many dot-com companies. While trying to capitalize on the changing technology, the companies that entered the market early hardly had any business plans or business knowledge, Read More

Using Keyboard, Video, and Mouse over IP to Connect Remote Networks


Today’s IT professionals are often challenged by unrelenting changes in the enterprise, increased data growth and compliance regulations, and geographic distribution of assets, to name a few. Keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) over Internet protocol (IP) can help by providing an effective tool that can remotely manage servers—regardless of their physical location. When looking for a KVM over IP solution, you should consider some basic requirements first.

hardware lab  capital investment for the hardware and often require dedicated management software which, in some cases, also requires dedicated servers to run the software even to the extent that multiple software and server licenses are required for systems on different subnets. These solutions do not offer the flexibility and scalability needed for the changing landscape of distributed infrastructures. The trend toward distributed environments with many servers deployed throughout the enterprise on different floors Read More

RFID--A New Technology Set to Explode? Part One: RFID Technology


For retailers and the other vertical industries, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags present enormous opportunities to improve supply chain operations, since real-time inventory control, tracking, and alerting capabilities could be very important advantages of RFID. As tagged inventory goes through ports, terminals, freight forwarders, and into a distribution center, the RFID tag should provide near real-time visibility of an item's whereabouts at all times.

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Distraction and Diversion


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hardware lab  and Diversion Low-cost hardware and a plethora of connectivity options should make it easier for employees to be more productive. However, outside the perimeter of the business location, additional controls need to be applied to ensure data security and integrity. What’s the best approach to getting the most out of mobile productivity? And how to avoid the six most common mobility pitfalls? Read More

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Whether an application is best implemented as an ASP provided application or service, built in-house or purchased, generally depends on the same criteria as what would be used for outsourcing a function or process. This part details that criteria.

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Justification of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs can be divided into one-time costs and ongoing annual costs. Both types of costs can be segmented into hardware, software, external assistance, and internal personnel. Reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

hardware lab  integration with other applications. Hardware . Hardware selection is driven by the firm's choice of an ERP software package. The ERP software vendor generally certifies which hardware (and hardware configurations) must be used to run the ERP system. Hardware may need to be replaced or upgraded. As a general rule, small to medium-size manufacturers already have microcomputers and a local area network, so that a micro-based ERP system built on de facto standards requires little additional investment in Read More

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hardware lab  by manufacturers of computer hardware serves very well. All designers work from requirements, but the tailor-made nature of IT software demands requirements management of a slightly different nature from that for either computer hardware or packaged software. IT software designers need accurate information about how the business, its customers, and trading partners use the systems. This information is key to avoiding unintended impact to the business or to the alliance as a result of change to the Read More

Buyer’s Guide: Managed Hosting Services


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hardware lab  no worries about purchasing hardware and software licenses. Most hosting providers can deliver your specified server in a short amount of time typically 24 hours to one week and provide you with more bandwidth and power than you could get for the same cost if you hosted your site in-house. Managed providers also provide tech support. They often offer disk backups, firewalls and load balancing without your having to drive to the facility to perform these tasks. Sometimes site-management services are Read More

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Evaluating the Total Cost of Network Ownership


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