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NoSQL represents the fastest-growing type of DBMS being adopted today. Is it right for you?
Cloud applications are no longer curious IT experiments -- now they're often on shortlists of deployment options.
New database updates address large-scale applications. Included are Couchbase Server 4.0 with multidimensional scaling support and VoltDB 5.0 with links to Hadoop data streaming tools.
Many members of the general public, which includes business executives, don't really understand what analytics is all about. It's up to data scientists to educate them.
The adoption of self-service BI and analytics tools continues to grow. But understanding how to support their use is a must -- and that starts with a solid architecture for analytics.
Technologies that support real-time data streaming and analytics aren't for everyone, but they can aid organizations that need to quickly assess large volumes of incoming information.
The Statistical Process Control tool can help prevent disruptions to business processes by providing better visibility into various factors that affect logistics and supply chain functions.
SAP ProMan can be a one-stop tool for executing a project's procurement-related functions and providing better visibility into procurement processes.
Previously available only in the PLM/CRM modules, Audit Management is now part of SAP ERP as well, providing a one-stop tool that can help companies meet a variety of audit requirements.
If SQL Server appliances are on your radar, you have options, but the price tag is high. Do your homework before buying. Here are the current offerings.
Support for early versions of SQL Server has ended. But rather than upgrade to SQL Server 2014, companies are turning to SQL Server 2012. Here is why.
Upgrading to a SQL Server 2014 installation isn't always easy, but it has the features to make it worth your time. Here are some tips for avoiding the pitfalls along the way.
From wearable devices to internet connected devices called NodeBots, embedded technologies are enabling the development of all of the cool, new devices that are colloquially being referred to as the Internet of Things (IOT).
Successfully managing a software project is always a challenge, but when a project grows into a globally distributed development effort, application lifecycle management (ALM) becomes a real challenge. So how does Liferay, an open source, enterprise portal do it? Senior software architect Ray Auge tells us how.
Risk aversion is a cornerstone of the enterprise computing community. Do no harm is philosophy that goes beyond medicine's Hippocratic oath. But the risk averse can now safely try new technologies by using cloud computing options and AWS.
New deeply skilled mainframe staffers won't pop up overnight, so use a mix of in-house and outsourcing tactics to support another decade on big iron.
What's causing buffer? How much buffer should ideally be available in a network switch? Is there any standard available for buffer?
Accurate mainframe testing data is hard to obtain. This overview covers testing concepts, problems and tool options for improving test data management.
IoT technology and mobile apps generate new concerns, including how to create interconnected digital experiences for users.
Responsive design can help a website display properly on a wide range of devices, but sometimes mobile apps are better suited to business needs.
SharePoint Online can reduce costs and ease management headaches, but not without a few functionality tradeoffs. Companies should be familiar with shortcomings before making the move into the cloud.
Activity-based costing (ABC) helps you understand the profitability of all product lines. Here's how ABC may benefit you.
Mark Hurd cites cloud growth but acknowledges service problems with Taleo recruitment software.
In this fourth article of a seven-part series on buying HR software, two experts suggest which questions to ask before implementing your software.