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Improving IT Through Governance
Governance is a decision making and accountability framework for effective business management. Excellent governance is typically found in top performing companies and is a key factor for success. IT organizations are now placing a much greater emphasis on this important management concept, this article includes several elements that should be considered in developing an effective IT governance strategy. Click here to purchase.
Crypto Keys Lock in Security
Crypto key management is an essential component of an effective security system. Computer Economics Information Systems Spending and Technology Trends study investigated the effectiveness and cost issues associated with IT security. The findings show need for improvement both in performance and cost reduction in all aspects, including key management. Sound policies and procedures can ensure that key management protects without disrupting work processes. Click here to purchase. - $125
Grid Computing Shows Economic Viability
Grid computing, which provides a methodology for sharing geographically dispersed IT resources, is emerging as a cost effective practice. The ability to allocate resources on an as-needed basis can result in lower operational costs, improved responsiveness, higher availability, and better service. These factors should motivate IT managers to consider the applicability of grid computing to their organizations, but the concept should not be fully endorsed until all of its implications are fully understood and evaluated. Click here to purchase. - $125
Is Web Usability Worth the Cost (3Q03)
A variety of standards organizations and professional organizations are espousing Web usability techniques and testing. The assessment of site usability is still as much art as science, because the factors that allow individuals to successfully apply the features of a website depend as much on psychology as on factual principles. Despite the challenges involved in upgrading site usability, in most cases positive returns from such investments are realized.
Reorient Your Strategies to Capture E-Business Potential (2Q03)
During the dot-com explosion over $20 billion of venture capital was poured into e-business vendors, and companies spent an additional $50 billion of their own capital on the web. Less than 25% of this spending produced positive returns on investment. Now, however, is not the time to back away from e-business but rather to learn from the past and steer efforts toward what works well.
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Update (June 2002)
Sometimes referred to as cell relay, ATM uses short, fixed-length packets called cells for transport. Information is divided among these cells, transmitted, and then reassembled at their final destination. ATM consists of a series of layers.