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Why Proper Incident Management Is Key to Proper IT Management Mitigating downtime requires good workflows, human response and - most importantly - proper alarms to alert relevant individuals when things go wrong. Proper incident notification is crucial to effect management of IT downtime. Proper IT management requires proper incident management. Otherwise, you court Murphy's law at your peril. In the IT world, if a server can fail, a cache overload or traffic overload the network - it will. And the consequences are significant. Many IT organizations face database, hardware, and software downtime, lasting short periods to shutting down the business for days. According to a January 2016 article in Network Computing on the high price of IT downtime, organizations face: "an average of five downtime events each month, with each downtime event being expensive indeed: fr... (more)

B2B Integration | #BigData #B2B #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

No modern enterprise stands alone; each is dependent upon a network of trading partners to remain competitive in today's global marketplace.  But in most cases, the lack of business to business (B2B) integration is holding back efforts to evolve into a true digital business. A high-performing supply chain is essentially a dynamic digital network, and every link in the supply chain is vital for business. But, remarkably, "over 50 percent of the information exchanged among business partners is still done so manually - not automatically - via email, phone calls and faxes."1 Many ent... (more)

Emerging IoT Markets | @ThingsExpo @UnigmaApp #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

Emerging IoT Markets - MSPs, Take Notice Managed IT services wasn't even a phrase until the early 2000s and, today, there are over 75,000 IT service providers in North America alone. By 2020, there are going to be 50 billion connected devices, and managed IT services might cease to be a phrase again. Unless the MPSs adapt to the new, connected world, we are going to see diminishing returns in that space. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kirill Bensonoff, CEO of Unigma, will discuss the different opportunities IoT will create for MSPs and IT service providers - from on-site service... (more)

Larry Taunts HP: ‘Time to Change Your Tagline from Invent to Steal’

Five days before jury selection starts in the Oracle v SAP trial in Oakland, California, and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison issued his second statement in two days, this one attacking HP chairman Ray Lane as a liar and painting incoming HP CEO Leo Apotheker, SAP's ex-CEO, as being "on the run" from having to testify about his involvement in the great rip-off of Oracle IP by SAP subsidiary TomorrowNow. Here is Larry's Wednesday statement in full: "HP Chairman Ray Lane has taken the position that Leo Apotheker is innocent of wrongdoing because he didn't know anything about the stealing g... (more)

SAP Asks Court to Take Axe to $1.3b Oracle Award

SAP finally filed its expected protest of what it claims is the "grossly excessive" $1.3 billion jury award to Oracle stemming from Oracle's suit against SAP and its now-defunct third-party maintenance operation TomorrowNow, which SAP admitted illegally copied Oracle's IP. SAP thinks it should pay no more than $408.7 million, 10 times more than SAP figured was the most it should pay Oracle during the three-week trial last year. It wants a do-over trial if Oracle won't take the lower number, which is exactly the amount Oracle's expert put the company's damages at. SAP's expert as... (more)

Vision for the Future: The Evolution of the Data Integration Market

One of the major challenges organizations face today is how to bridge applications together in a way that enables true data mobility - integrating critical information across different business functions such as HR, sales, accounting, and customer support, so that all they key components of the organization can be preserved and shared among different application systems to drive greater business value. A newly released video from Queplix called Vision for the Future: the Evolution of the Data Integration Market, provides an overview of first, second, and third generation data in... (more)