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      • Personal skills for professional success: influencing

        Mastering influencing skills opens doors for your career by improving not just the ways in which you interact with important groups of people, but also by increasing your self-confidence in your ability to communicate persuasively. The more confident you become the greater success you will enjoy. However, to be truly influential requires you not only to master the tools and techniques, but to be able to appreciate the benefits of what you’re recommending to those you’re trying to influence.

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      • Optimising your OmniPayments: Consumers, payments and the future

        Catering to the consumers of today means helping them pay how they want to. Yet with the plethora of options available in the market, it is vital for businesses to find the optimum time to implement new payment options. Developing a wider Omnichannel strategy can help retailers deliver on the overall shopping experience that the consumers of today and tomorrow expect e.g. loyalty, returns and refunds. This report, the culmination of months of research into consumer payment behaviours, has been created to provide a helping hand to anyone looking to take advantage of the new payment technology options at the optimum time for their business.

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      • Key legal and commercial issues with data centre services

        This briefing from law-firm DLA Piper looks at the main types of data centre services that are available on the market, common pitfalls to avoid when purchasing data centre services and some of the key legal and commercial issues to consider.

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      • Printing: a false sense of security?

        Few events can damage a company’s reputation and consumer trust more than the misuse or loss of sensitive personal data. As well as brand damage, data breach incidents can lead to substantial financial costs, including legal penalties. As more businesses move to a shared networked multifunction peripheral (MFP) environment, left unprotected, it is all too easy for unclaimed confidential or sensitive information to fall into the wrong hands – either accidentally or intentionally. This report discusses how secure printing technology can provide authentication, authorisation and accounting capabilities, helping businesses improve document security and meet compliance regulations. It draws on research carried out by Quocirca amongst 150 enterprises with over 1,000 employees in the UK, France and Germany.

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      • APIs and cloud application integration strategies today

        Application programming interfaces (APIs) are increasing in popularity as mobile and cloud computing continue to gain traction. Companies such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and Netflix rely on APIs to connect and integrate with other applications, but managing APIs in your organization can seem like a daunting task.

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      • BPM considerations when making cloud decisions

        Running business process management software in the cloud enables a host of business advantages -- bonding application development and business process support in an integrated cloud model, for example. Using a cloud-based orchestration of applications and data in the cloud can bring dynamic process improvement with lower technology costs. It can also shine a spotlight on the lack of cohesion in an enterprise. That's why industry expert Steve Weissman advocates a business-first approach to BPM in the cloud.

        In this three-part guide, senior architects, CIOs and business leaders will benefit from advice on how to confront concerns and considerations with running cloud BPM software. First, readers will learn about a criterion of cloud computing software selection not as well-known as security, architecture and performance. Next, Weissman takes an in-depth look at how mobile technology and cloud computing trends are affecting the deployment of cloud computing software -- specifically, the implementation of cloud-based Business Process as a Service capabilities and the difference between them and more traditional Software as a Service models. We close with look at strategies for business reinvention.

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      • For BPM, event processing and predictive analytics could be the future

        July 2012, Iss. 4

        Includes:
        • Assessing event-driven initiatives: How to measure success
        • Predictive analytics and event processing: The future of BPM?
        • Juggling events, decisions take more than merely skill
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      • SOA best practices in the mobile age

        In a 2012 survey, 52% of companies indicated that they planned to use service-oriented architecture (SOA) services to support mobile application development. Although SOA is at the foundation of a mobile development platform, developing and deploying solid mobile applications requires more.

        Check out this e-book which outlines two unique approaches -- Back end as a Service (BaaS) and RESTful APIs -- that will enable management and development teams alike to gain a better understanding of the mobile application development process.

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      • Cloud computing for enterprise developers

        If you're an enterprise developer then you're probably familiar with the term "cloud computing," but you may still have questions. In this e-book, you'll learn about the benefits of cloud computing, what it really means to compute in the cloud, some of the different cloud types, and much more. Get you the latest cloud computing information in one place.

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      • Top cloud developer strategies

        Read this SearchSOA.com e-book for an introduction to the two main schools of thought for optimizing cloud application development and today’s top cloud developer strategies. Find out the issues surrounding programming language so you can decide whether to learn a new one for the cloud. Explore the roles that distributed caching, horizontal scaling, relational databases, and mid-cloud changes play in determining your optimal software architecture for the cloud.

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      • Big data in motion: Getting the data to where it's needed

        It's great to have an abundance of data at your hands. But once you have all this big data available, the next step is getting all of it to the analytical engine. And in order to do this, designers must be prepared to rethink existing architectures. This application development handbook will help you learn how to start getting big data where it's needed. Read on and discover more about the changing role of the enterprise architect, new designs for big data and CEP, in-memory data grids, and more.

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      • Dynamic case management's starring role on the BPM stage

        Case management technology has become more widely used among industries, including new areas like supply chain, marketing, and HR. Dynamic case management (DCM) is a new form of this, a collaborative and information-intensive process driven by outside events and requiring frequent response. In this expert handbook, ebizQ contributor Alan R. Earls reveals current dynamic case management trends and explores how the approach is expanding to new fields. Stephanie Mann, ebizQ’s assistant site editor, shares feedback from industry observers about picking the right dynamic case management platform.

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      • E-book: Big Data technology and its impact on data warehousing

        Read this expert e-book by business intelligence visionary Wayne Eckerson and gain insight into the growing adoption rates of big data technology and why companies are finally recognizing its many benefits. Eckerson offers a comparison of open-source options and analytical platforms, and also dives into an analysis on the varying types of processing systems.

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      • Making the business case for dynamic case management

        To reap long-term, widespread benefits from dynamic case management (DCM), it’s important to understand the business benefits and challenges. This e-book takes a look at these facets of DCM and provides expert advice on making the business case for it.

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      • Infrastructure basics for real-world application integration

        As the adoption rate of the cloud continues to rise, today’s businesses are faced with a significant integration issue. Instead of needing to simply stitch together internal data and applications, IT is now faced with integrating internal information with external applications and services. Read this handbook to gain insight on how to overcome this complexity with the right techniques and technologies. Our experts explain some of the top application integration hurdles you could face and offer strategies for avoiding them.

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      • Pushing from mobile to the cloud: Enterprise applications everywhere

        Despite today's constrained financial resources and shortened development cycles, mobile development teams are finding ways to finish projects on time and within budget - but how? Access this exclusive, expert e-book to explore how mobile development teams are leveraging cloud-based technologies to get things done in timely and cost-effective ways. Read on to access three articles discussing the cloud's impact on mobile development, five ways mobile apps teams are using cloud computing and why the cloud complements mobile development. Get your toughest questions answer about mobile in the cloud answered.

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      • Application modernization and business transformation in the Internet age

        As today's organizations race to capitalize on social, mobile and cloud computing trends, will enterprise IT's "ol' reliable"— the mainframe server— weather the storm and survive this latest round of technological innovation? Last time the mainframe's relevance was threatened, service-oriented architecture (SOA), Web services and XML "wrappering" gave the mainframe a much-needed boost of agility, and under the radar, mainframe server technology has continually improved. But what are the experts predicting this time around? Read this expert handbook to learn more about the mainframe's evolving role in modern enterprise IT, get the inside scoop on application modernization, find out how leading companies are approaching modernization projects, and discover the surprising role that business process management (BPM) can play in modernization efforts.

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      • What you need to know now about CEP and BAM

        Complex event processing and business activity monitoring are increasingly attractive tools for helping businesses manage and respond to business "events" -- high-speed, high-volume information shifts -- better than ever before. This handbook introduces readers to CEP and BAM, describes how to boost CEP's power with predictive analytics and offers real-world examples of BAM in action.

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      • Using complex event processing for more intelligent business operations

        Read this e-book for an introduction to complex event processing (CEP). Inside, learn about the role of CEP in intelligent operations, and you'll also get access to a special three-part report on capturing, analyzing and taking action on event data.

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  • Business Information

    Cloud computing, mobile devices and massive amounts of data flowing into organizations are combining to put heavy pressure on business systems. To adapt, organizations have been forced to transform the way in which corporate information is managed.

  • Business Agility Insights

    Covering the latest business process management (BPM) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) best practices and technology trends designed to help you maximize the agility and efficiency of your business operations.

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  • Overcome today's disaster recovery challenges

    The use of devices not connected to a local network is a challenge for IT staffs tasked with protecting data on those devices. Completing backups within a reasonable timeframe has become an issue for organizations. Some organizations are opting for alternatives to traditional backup to address these challenges. The cloud has been pushed as an alternative to tape for offsite storage for disaster recovery. However, there are challenges with this approach and with protecting applications running in the cloud.

  • Cloud storage challenges and choices

    Our comprehensive e-book tackles the cloud storage challenges and business decisions that surround cloud storage investments, and breaks them into three areas of concentration: architecture, availability and return on investment.

    Get the latest updates on architectural choices when using the cloud for storage, including cloud controllers and application programming interfaces. We provide a short list of technical capabilities to look for in a cloud controller and questions to ask your service provider. Learn which metrics your peers are using to determine if cloud storage projects are meeting their potential, and what sort of service levels you can expect from providers or hybrid projects. Discover how to leverage the most cutting-edge cloud technologies and how not to get taken advantage of when choosing a cloud storage strategy/service.

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  • Personal skills for professional success: influencing

    Mastering influencing skills opens doors for your career by improving not just the ways in which you interact with important groups of people, but also by increasing your self-confidence in your ability to communicate persuasively. The more confident you become the greater success you will enjoy. However, to be truly influential requires you not only to master the tools and techniques, but to be able to appreciate the benefits of what you’re recommending to those you’re trying to influence.

  • Optimising your OmniPayments: Consumers, payments and the future

    Catering to the consumers of today means helping them pay how they want to. Yet with the plethora of options available in the market, it is vital for businesses to find the optimum time to implement new payment options. Developing a wider Omnichannel strategy can help retailers deliver on the overall shopping experience that the consumers of today and tomorrow expect e.g. loyalty, returns and refunds. This report, the culmination of months of research into consumer payment behaviours, has been created to provide a helping hand to anyone looking to take advantage of the new payment technology options at the optimum time for their business.

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