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Why Size Matters…When Your Database Analytics Environment Isn't As Large As You’d Like

Why Size Matters…When Your Database Analytics Environment Isn't As Large As You’d Like

To succeed in today's data rich environment, Business Intelligence (BI) experts are looking to un-archive data and put it back into the analytics domain. "Life Events" are now being analyzed using super-computing resources. Data about having children, buying a new car, or even simple TV purchases do not happen every 6 months by the same consumer. To understand your customer, their family, their patterns over the full life of your relationship with them, data warehousing experts want to include up to 10 or 20 years of data into their analytic environments. All they need is good performance, and a beneficial return on investment (ROI) to get the budget for their programs.

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Implementing Deduplication Technology into Your Data Management Strategy

Implementing Deduplication Technology into Your Data Management Strategy

Customers worldwide are facing up to the twin challenges of continued data growth and increased pressure on IT budgets, with many choosing to incorporate deduplication into their technology infrastructure. But before we jump into the deep end on deduplication, let’s take a moment and add some perspective.

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Case Study: Carrier Ethernet Utilizes Onshore Software Developer MapleWorks for Testing

Case Study: Carrier Ethernet Utilizes Onshore Software Developer MapleWorks for Testing

We’ve all heard the old adage, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” While that has generally proven true over the years, there are notable exceptions.

Like a Massachusetts company that is at the forefront of the movement to Carrier Ethernet. The company was building a system for managing Carrier Ethernet networks, the kind that any of the large telecommunications companies would develop. Carrier Ethernet refers to the extensions to Ethernet necessary to enable telecommunications network providers -- “common carriers” in industry terms -- to provide Ethernet services to customers and to utilize Ethernet technology in their networks.

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Modernization: When Is the Right Time? Part 2

Modernization: When Is the Right Time? Part 2

Aligning Tactical Decisions with Strategic Goals

IT Modernization is the process of evolving IT such that it is aligned with and able to support the ever changing needs of the business. Modernizing legacy systems can literally transform a business by enabling it to be more agile, competitive and profitable.

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CIO’s Tap into the Power of Written Communications: How Mark Twain and Cuttlefish Can Help

CIO’s Tap into the Power of Written Communications:  How Mark Twain and Cuttlefish Can Help

IT organizations dwell in the realm of computation, not prose. So why was Accenture Corporation’s CIO Frank Modruson quoting Mark Twain on a recent Wednesday afternoon?

"If I'd had more time, I'd have written a shorter letter,” he said in a telephone interview.

Modruson, working from Chicago in his seventh year as CIO, was underscoring IT’s need for succinct written communications aimed at internal and external audiences -- including the IT organization itself. He was also submitting that the job isn’t so simple. 

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