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Are You Adequately Protecting Your IT Infrastructure Components Inside the Firewall?
Components such as applications, databases, web servers, directories, and operating systems rely mostly on built-in security features. But passwords and

stat procedures  You Adequately Protecting Your IT Infrastructure Components Inside the Firewall? Originally published - August 16, 2006 Networks are commonly protected by specialized software such as firewalls, antivirus, and network access control products to prevent unauthorized access and activity. Yet other IT infrastructure components, including applications, databases, web servers, directories, and operating systems rely mostly on the security mechanisms that come as part of the product’s built-in feature set.

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SAP Announces Availability of HANA-based ERP


Today is a big day for SAP and its customer base—at the SAP conference in New York the world-leading vendor has announced general availability of SAP Business Suite powered by SAP’s newest technical platform, SAP HANA. What does it mean for businesses and other organizations that are potential and current clients of SAP? To bypass the technical details and terminology, the HANA platform is

stat procedures  Announces Availability of HANA-based ERP Today is a big day for SAP and its customer base—at the SAP conference in New York the world-leading vendor has announced general availability of SAP Business Suite powered by SAP’s newest technical platform, SAP HANA. What does it mean for businesses and other organizations that are potential and current clients of SAP? To bypass the technical details and terminology, the HANA platform is capable of capturing and analyzing data on a single in-memory Read More

20 Practical Tips on Authentication and Access Management from Practiced Professionals


You know your organization’s need for stronger IT security can’t wait any longer. Regulatory compliance and the risk of a data breach are forcing you to implement more stringent security procedures. But password problems still consume time and money. Though the benefits of single sign-on (SSO) and strong authentication are significant, deploying an IT security solution can be daunting. Get tips on how to go about it.

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Fulfilling the Promise of Distributed Manufacturing


Outsourcing is increasingly embraced by manufacturers seeking ways to reduce costs, increase agility, and enhance market competitiveness. Yet poorly managed distributed manufacturing operations compromise visibility and quality control, which in turn erodes execution, management effectiveness, and profitability. To truly optimize the value of outsourcing, business systems and procedures must be deployed that create a collaborative, transparent information environment for manufacturing.

stat procedures  the Promise of Distributed Manufacturing Outsourcing is increasingly embraced by manufacturers seeking ways to reduce costs, increase agility, and enhance market competitiveness. Yet poorly managed distributed manufacturing operations compromise visibility and quality control, which in turn erodes execution, management effectiveness, and profitability. To truly optimize the value of outsourcing, business systems and procedures must be deployed that create a collaborative, transparent information Read More

9 Steps to Producing Accurate Salary Surveys


Developing and analyzing market data, though time-consuming, is a critical task for any human resources (HR) or compensation analyst. Determining a precise market rate helps companies attract and retain valuable employees, and adjust compensation ranges to reflect changes in the market. Learn how standardized analysis procedures can help maintain consistency and accuracy throughout your company’s compensation program.

stat procedures  Steps to Producing Accurate Salary Surveys Developing and analyzing market data, though time-consuming, is a critical task for any human resources (HR) or compensation analyst. Determining a precise market rate helps companies attract and retain valuable employees, and adjust compensation ranges to reflect changes in the market. Learn how standardized analysis procedures can help maintain consistency and accuracy throughout your company’s compensation program. Read More

Managing Your Wireless Workforce


Mobile data security is most effective when implemented in layers: installing smart firewalls, deploying antivirus software, and using encrypted connections. True mobile security relies just as much on the actions of end users. This means companies must instill a culture of security within their organizations. Learn how well–considered policies and procedures encourage and enforce smart and safe business practices.

stat procedures  Your Wireless Workforce Mobile data security is most effective when implemented in layers: installing smart firewalls, deploying antivirus software, and using encrypted connections. True mobile security relies just as much on the actions of end users. This means companies must instill a culture of security within their organizations. Learn how well–considered policies and procedures encourage and enforce smart and safe business practices. Read More

Process Manufacturing: Ensuring Food Safety through Active HACCP Management


As a result of publicized food contamination and product recalls, food safety regulations are under increasing scrutiny. Process manufacturers in the food and beverage industry may soon be facing stricter rules. But food manufacturers can prevent contamination by using existing technology to automate and ensure the effectiveness of the hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) food safety program. Learn more.

stat procedures  600 others in 44 states-closed its doors for good, filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation in February 2009. In another example, Topps Meat closed its doors in 2007 after recalling 21.7 million pounds of frozen meat (one year's production) contaminated with E. coli. Also in 2007, ConAgra was forced to recall all Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter manufactured at its Sylvester, Ga., plant since October 2004 after the product was linked to hundreds of cases of salmonella across the United States. Read More

E-mail Discovery: Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedures


The rise of electronic records is having a profound effect on business litigation. Electronic records are now so important that the litigation rules in US federal courts have been officially amended to give judges and litigants more guidance on coping with records. IT managers tasked with setting policies for e-mail retention should understand the amended rules before any lawsuit is started or anticipated. Learn more.

stat procedures  mail Discovery: Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedures The rise of electronic records is having a profound effect on business litigation. Electronic records are now so important that the litigation rules in US federal courts have been officially amended to give judges and litigants more guidance on coping with records. IT managers tasked with setting policies for e-mail retention should understand the amended rules before any lawsuit is started or anticipated. Learn more. Read More

Managing Encryption Keys: Best Practices for Ensuring Data Recoverability


Heightened awareness of vulnerabilities in sensitive stored data has resulted in the increased application of encryption technology. To secure data at rest, a well-defined process for handling the keys used to encrypt data—as well as the keys used to safeguard the data encryption keys—is essential. With the proper key management controls in place, companies can ensure that data is effectively secured and recoverable.

stat procedures  it to its original state. In an IT environment that relies on data encryption as the inal layer of security to prevent the unauthorized viewing of data, access to encryption keys must be considered the equivalent to obtaining access to the cleartext data itself. This is because the encryption algorithms themselves, such as AES or 3DES, are in most cases standardized and publicly available calculations that rely on the application of a unique key and that key’s secrecy to enable privacy. Since encrypted Read More

Ten Key Legal Concerns in E-Commerce Ventures and Contracts


IT managers must understand the legal issues – at least well enough to know when there is an issue. E-commerce is so new that lawyers (and the law) are having a tough time keeping up with it, but that doesn’t get the manager off the hook if something that should have been thought about slips through the cracks. Here are a few simple points to keep in mind as you work on any e-commerce project.

stat procedures  adopted in only two states, will help clarify the rules and procedures for these types of contracts. It is important to consider both the terms of these contracts and how you will present them to your customers or other users of your e-commerce site. Pay careful attention to the procedures that your customers must follow to accept the terms of the contract. Both UCITA and the new federal electronic signature legislation have implications for these types of contracts. Since these types of contracts will Read More

E-business Buy Side Success at H.B. Fuller


Chemical Company H.B. Fuller leveraged e-business to impact their procurement operations. This article discusses their objectives, the solution and the results.

stat procedures  Fuller Materials Management Manager stated, The less time we spend pushing paper around, the more time we can think strategically about how to buy smart. Solution    Today, H.B. Fuller is leveraging a Private Supplier Extranet with a number of its key suppliers. H.B. Fuller first generates a purchase order in its ERP system ( PRISM ), where it is then translated and sent to the Extranet. The supplier is automatically notified of the PO via email, and then goes to the Extranet to retrieve it. Later Read More

Infor SyteLine v.0 Benchmarked against Industry Average for Financial Packages Functionality [Infographic]


Check out the infographic to see a snapshot of the benchmark analysis of Infor SyteLine for financials.

stat procedures  SyteLine v.0 Benchmarked against Industry Average for Financial Packages Functionality [Infographic] Financial packages and accounting systems manage procedures for accurately entering, tracking, and maintaining information related to an organization’s financial operations. Infor SyteLine v.9 ERP was recently TEC certified for financials, and a full product review report is now available.   Compare Infor SyteLine with other ERP and accounting solutions in the Financial Packages Evaluation Center Read More

The Dawn of the GRC Era for XBRL




stat procedures  Dawn of the GRC Era for XBRL The current economic environment cries out for sustainable technology standards to be established at the core of information governance. The profound losses in the financial markets were the result of weak governance, failing risk management, and little regard for the consequences. The time has come to define and implement the methods needed to identify and manage risks, ensure oversight, and enforce corporate policies and procedures to exploit extensible business Read More

LOGO j-guar


j-guar is a comprehensible new era business solution corresponding to all requirements of corporations looking for scalable and open solutions. It will help you improve effective and efficient business processes in each step of value chain. j-guar has multiple currency and language types and is fully compatible with legislation of all countries thanks to the legislative harmonization, and thereby it supports international operations. Corporations having branches in different locations can share data effectively and securely over internet/intranet. In today’s challenging conditions of competition, it will not suffice for corporations to focus on the products and services and track and audit the operations concerning the fields of activity only. Mismanagement of horizontal and vertical processes in hierarchical structure of organizations will cause an increase in misleading results, set backs in processes and an undesirable extension of time to acquire the required results. This will detain your company from reaching its objectives, draw away from customer driven strategy and result in income and market share loss. j-guar ensures that all operation functions are performed entirely in compliance with the procedures determined by administration on “Procurement-Production-Sales and Delivery” chain. It offers a business management, not inspection. • Integration Abilities • Covers All Functions of an Organization • Accessible At All Times Via Internet/Intranet and Remote Access • Platform Independent • Sophisticated Integration Tools and Technologies • Scalable • Multi Layered Architecture • Web-Based • Centralized Quick Installation • Centralized Management • Integrated Process Management • Visual Customization Tools and Technologies • Cloud, Mobility  

stat procedures  j-guar j-guar is a comprehensible new era business solution corresponding to all requirements of corporations looking for scalable and open solutions. It will help you improve effective and efficient business processes in each step of value chain. j-guar has multiple currency and language types and is fully compatible with legislation of all countries thanks to the legislative harmonization, and thereby it supports international operations. Corporations having branches in different locations can share Read More

BizSlate Part 1: Newcomer Cloud ERP for Small Distributors


Like in real life, while old on-premises enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are either going into retirement or getting major facelift procedures, new cloud-based ERP startups and products keep cropping up left and right. One such product is BizSlate Inc., a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering that aims to improve the way small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) in distribution- and

stat procedures  customers across the United States and Canada. Over the next 12 months the vendor expects to expand its reach into Europe, Asia, and South America. With about a dozen employees, BizSlate is staffed at the level one would expect any early stage software business to be staffed. But the company prides itself on the high quality of its customer service and product development. BizSlate ERP Advantage Traditional ERP products that have either financials or discrete manufacturing origins do not talk in the Read More