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28-07-2008: Approaches to Protecting Servers from Malware

Currently a client of ours is scanning their Windows servers remotely using McAfee Viruscan 8.0i which they have outgrown and feel is not doing an adequate job in protecting their Windows servers. ...more details

28-07-2008: Software Upgrade Template

One of our clients recently asked for software upgrade templates and guidelines. They were using these as an insurance policy against missing an important step in the process. ...more details

28-07-2008: Low-Hanging Fruit for Energy Savings – Client Systems and Consumables

Client Challenges: Economic uncertainty and budgetary pressures are putting increasing pressures on financial and IT executives to stretch strained budgets. ...more details

28-07-2008: Linux versus Solaris – the Winner is?

Experton Group Believes Linux and Sun Microsystems, Inc.'s Solaris are complete and capable server operating systems. Each has an appropriate role in an enterprise IT environment, but enterprises should avoid using both, if possible. ...more details

21-07-2008: Organizational Productivity: Effective Collaboration

With the introduction of Enterprise 2.0 and the expectation of improved social-networking and collaboration, it is important to re-visit some of the rules and guidelines that help an enterprise achieve effective collaboration and teamwork. ...more details

21-07-2008: The Applications Business Review: Rationale and Overview

In spite of the oft-repeated statement that “IT should be aligned with the business,” many IT organizations are not fully aligned with – sometimes even isolated from – key parts of the enterprise. ...more details

21-07-2008: TCO for Data Warehouse Consolidation

Experton Group Believes IT executives need to examine the costs across the entire lifecycle of data warehouse management to determine the best combination of hardware and software required to maximize data warehouse investments. ...more details

21-07-2008: SOA and Web 2.0 – Who Cares?

Client Challenges: Many IT executives and their staffs have been excited and enamored by the advantages of service-oriented architectures (SOAs) and Web 2.0. ...more details

14-07-2008: Globalization of Networks

One client of ours wants a service provider that can help overseas but have not started the RFP process. They could use some pointers for developing an RFP; open to one or multiple service providers. ...more details

14-07-2008: Disaster Recovery – Business Continuity

One of our clients is looking at enhancing their disaster recovery/business continuity plans and practices. ...more details

14-07-2008: iPhone 3G Still Not Ready for the Enterprise

Should IT executives be forced to provide support for the latest iPhone, which many undoubtedly will, they must enact security strategies that comply with enterprise standards and devise support methodologies. ...more details

14-07-2008: Achieving Cost Reductions Through Consolidation on Distributed x86-based Systems

Experton Group has many clients that are in the process of consolidating multiple distributed applications and data centers into fewer systems in fewer data centers. ...more details

07-07-2008: Middleware Alternatives

Client Challenge: Do you have Best Practice advice concerning the interface difficulties with middleware software? ...more details

07-07-2008: Outsourcing/Transition Pricing Matrix

A client needed a template to help them manage outsourcing and ultimately sunset legacy applications. ...more details

07-07-2008: Project Financing: Redefining IT Enablement

Experton Group believes IT and financial executives are unable to amply fund new projects due to financial budget constraints as economic uncertainty has caused a majority of enterprises to take a cautious approach and delay to new investments. ...more details

07-07-2008: Promoting IT IP Assets

This research brief discusses the approach IT executives should pursue to get executive management to recognize the importance and value of IT IP assets and the costs associated with enhancing and protecting them. ...more details

23-06-2008: Website Development Best Practices

A client of ours recently asked us to help them find out the Best Practices for the development, maintenance and support of the websites of any corporate entity, in general, and that of a Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in particular. ...more details

23-06-2008: Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

A municipal client is looking to enhance its CAFR process. It is interested in what other municipalities are doing in this regard. ...more details

23-06-2008: Five Fundamentals of IT Transformation

Transformation of IT has become a common theme, as more and more IT executives are being asked to transform their organizations to become more agile, energy efficient, and service oriented. ...more details

23-06-2008: Virtualization, SOAs, and Management Miasma

Experton Group Believes IT executives need to understand the management complexities associated with service-oriented architectures (SOAs) and virtualization before they paralyze businesses. ...more details

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