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Server, storage, and network virtualization increase flexibility, mask complexity, and reduce costs for IT departments.
Written by Joel Klebanoff
Virtualization is getting to be long in the tooth, at least in terms of the accelerated universe in which IT now operates. Nonetheless, the term is still somewhat confusing. That's not surprising because there isn't just one variety. Thus, when someone tries to talk to you about or sell you virtualization, your first question should be, "Which type?"
Automatically and inexpensively archive all your documents. A simple web based interface allows users to easily search the archive, view, print, email, and augment with notes and attachments any archived document. Our live demonstration will walk you through setting up search models, indexing your documents and assigning security for document retrieval.
Real-time, heterogeneous data sharing puts information where it is needed, when it is needed, and in the formats that best serve diverse needs across the enterprise.
Written by Andy Chase
Editor's note: This article is an extraction from the Vision Solutions white paper "Real-Time Database Sharing: What Can It Do for Your Business," available free from the MC Press White Paper Center.
Managers striving to use smarter data to create smarter businesses need clear pictures of the state of their enterprise, without having to rely on isolated snapshots from a variety of incompatible data sources. Yet, in many organizations, data silos segregated by department and/or business function are built on incongruent platforms. In these environments, fashioning an integrated enterprise view presents major data formatting, transformation, and consistency challenges.
Over the years I've published a lot on security best practices. In fact, our SkyView Risk Assessor product is based on all of those recommendations. But today I feel a bit contrarian so I've decided to post a few "worst practices." And like my "best practices" these are based on my years of experience in the security world.
Worst practice #1 - when asked how all users ended up with *ALLOBJ special authority, the answer was, "I didn't want to take calls in the middle of the night - so I just gave everyone *ALLOBJ."
Worst practice #2 - No auditing. No joblogs. History log cleared. The reason - lack of storage. Also meant that there was a significant lack of evidence when we were called in to investigate a breach that had occurred on their network!