The Basics of IT Virtualization

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IT virtualization is the creation of a virtual—rather than a physical—version of an IT device or resource. Many people think of virtualization only in terms of virtual machines (VMs), where one physical machine hosts many VMs running different operating system implementations. It’s not uncommon for example, for a single Intel or IBM POWER system to … [Read more...]

What is Root Cause Analysis? Root Cause Analysis Explained

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In the world of software development and technology, the likelihood of having to try something out and then try it again is extremely high. Engineers learn from their mistakes and use them as an opportunity to grow their ever-expanding skill sets. While this can be beneficial at times, the idea of a major failure when it comes to networks or entire … [Read more...]

What is IT Agility? IT Agility Explained

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In the ever-evolving world of information technology, being able to effectively respond to market changes is a difficult but critical task. As organizational capabilities change, so must IT processes, and sometimes it can be necessary to reconfigure or completely replace information technology systems in response to new marketplace realities. An … [Read more...]

What is a Canonical Data Model? CDMs Explained

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The companies succeeding in the digital age are often ones that have improved their data integration – going beyond simply collecting and mining data. These enterprises are integrating data from various, isolated silos to harness the data into business intelligence that can drive vital decision making and improves internal processes. Data … [Read more...]

Greatest Difficulties in Driving Digital Growth

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One of the greatest difficulties in driving digital growth is consistency. Your daily business must be geared towards digital growth for the long term. This is particularly challenging for managers and employees from traditional industries. Consistency may not sound like a ground-breaking concept. But in eight out of ten cases, a lack of it … [Read more...]

NoSQL vs SQL: What’s The Difference and How To Choose

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As the rate of Big Data continues to exponentially increase each year, the limitations of traditional forms of data storage and management have become apparent. With these highlights, experts are realizing we may need to start to focus our attention on new methods that will address volume issues as well as the variety of structured and unstructured … [Read more...]

What is TOGAF? The Beginner’s Guide to TOGAF

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In a long line of enterprise architecture frameworks, TOGAF® is not the first and it’s unlikely to be the last. But it is one that’s endured for nearly two decades, with worldwide usage – an impressive feat in today’s technology landscape. TOGAF is the acronym for The Open Group Architecture Framework and it was developed by The Open Group, a … [Read more...]

Building an IT Service Catalog: 7 Steps to Success (Part 1)

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In this 2-part series, we’ll take a close look at what it takes to plan, create and deploy an IT Service Catalog. Whether you are delivering IT services to a large enterprise-level user community or small groups of independent users, the service catalog plays a critical role by acting as the common interface for users to access the products and … [Read more...]