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Saturday, April 13, 2013

ManageEngine Adds Apple Patch Management to Desktop Central

Posted April 12th, 2013 by CJ Arlotta

IT management platform company ManageEngine (a division of Zoho) is extending support for patch management to Apple Mac systems in the latest release of the company's remote monitoring and management platform Desktop Central. The solution recognizes the growth of the Mac platform in business settings and the greater need that managed services providers (MSPs) have for managing them. Here's the story.

ManageEngine Product Management Director Mathivanan Venkatachalam said in a prepared statement that Mac computers are growing steadily across all verticals. Managing Macs manually would cause a burden on MSPs. To overcome vulnerabilities caused by managing Macs manually, ManageEngine developed a patch that would enable administrators to provide the following:

Mac OS and app support — includes Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion) and 10.8 (Mountain Lion) as well as third-party applications such as Adobe, Java and others;

On-demand patch scanning — performs scans of all systems running a supported version of Mac OS X and apps and then reports on the vulnerability status of the network;

Bulk and scheduled patch deployment — enables administrators to execute deployments based on patch priority and on time, e.g., weekends and other off-peak hours;

Severity-based patch management — allows administrators to create and configure severity levels for missing patches, which are then deployed based on severity;

Patch approval mechanism — tests and approves patches in a controlled environment to ensure that they are error-free and stable, before they are rolled out to the entire network; and

Aystem health status reports – provide granular-level details about system vulnerability level, missing and applicable patches, task status and more.

"To help enterprises manage the Mac desktops and laptops, we're rolling out patch management support for Macs," he said. "Going forward, we will add more features for Mac management including software deployment, remote control and more."

Desktop Central 8 support for Mac patch management is available immediately. Prices start at $545 for 50 computers annually for the Professional Edition.

ManageEngine recently released its ServiceDesk Plus-MSP iPhone app, which, according to the company, is the first voice-enabled mobile app for MSPs running an IT help desk.
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Friday, April 12, 2013

Skill yang harus dimiliki untuk menjalankan data center


Cross-functional skills key to running data centers

Summary: Data center managers are now looking for IT staff who possess different skills such as Linux, security and app development, as the landscape evolves with the introduction of virtualization.
Companies are increasingly looking for employees with a cross-functional skillset to manage their data centers, given that the dynamics are changing and IT becomes embedded in business-related activities.
That said, IT professionals equipped with security and Linux know-how will remain in demand.
Ng Tock Hiong, CTO for Cisco Singapore, said in the past, data centers were run by different teams focused on specific functions such as compute, storage, networking and applications. Each team would then work in their respective silos with minimum collaboration, he noted.
Virtualization, however, changed the dynamics of data center management by unifying applications, networks, storage, and servers. The integration demands a holistic skillset as IT becomes embedded in business activities, he explained. For example, a person who is skilled in application development will now have to understand how the software is linked to the backend and the related implications.
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It's no longer enough for IT professionals to rely on a single skillset to stay relevant in the data center industry, as more companies are looking for well-rounded employees.
This is especially crucial in Asia where demand for well-rounded IT professionals is outpacing availability, Sunil Chavan, software group and cloud solutions director at Hitachi Data Systems Asia-Pacific, pointed out.
The problem is compounded with the rate in which technology and business models have evolves, with niche IT skills expected to become obsolete in a few years, Chavan added.
CR Srinivasan, vice president of global product management for data center services at Tata Communications, said when selecting potential candidates to manage data centers, they must have the right understanding of IT, facilities and security expertise, while being experts in one or two specific areas.
For instance, with the trend of companies running out of data center space and encountering power and cooling challenges, facility managers should have the experience of dealing with all of these challenges at once, Srinivasan explained.

Security, Linux skills in demand

As for specialized skills, Chavan said knowledge in security is in demand currently. Elaborating, he noted the evolution of data centers is driven largely by companies' IT demands as they start adopting on-premise, employee-centric cloud offerings. This can be seen in the growing trend of mobile and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies issued in workplaces, he said.
These factors create unique challenges for the IT department and how it should manage corporate information, so prospective IT professionals will need to know how to balance providing enterprise security on BYOD technologies while providing device flexibility and ease of use to employees, he explained.
There is also a huge demand for Web 2.0 applications storage support from companies which want to use big data analytics to better manage their business units, Chavan added.
Linux skills will also come in handy for IT executives looking for a job running data centers, said Damien Wong, general manager of Red Hat Southeast Asia.
Citing findings from the 2012 Linux Job Survey and Report, Wong noted 63 percent of recruiting managers are increasing their Linux hires relative to jobs created in other skills areas. Some 85 percent of these say finding Linux talents is difficult though.
Research firm IDC also believes Linux will be one of two primary operating systems that will power public cloud infrastructure, and knowledge of the open source technology will increase in prominence as cloud adoption ramps up, he added.
These factors make Linux professionals some of the most sought after talents in the data center arena. Red Hat itself is looking for individuals with Linux administration and storage experience, Wong noted.

Collaboration between vendors, educational institutes needed

For the industry in general, the challenge now is accelerating the time required to enhance the skill levels of existing staff. Workers' skill levels will differ based on their experiences but all will need to be improved as technology advances, Ng said
Such challenges can be overcome when educational institutes work with IT vendors to come up with the relevant curriculum to address the shortage and this is a win-win situation for both parties, Chavan noted.
Red Hat Singapore, for example, has partnered several local tertiary institutes such as Singapore Management University's (SMU) School of Information Systems and Nanyang Polytechnic to offer its Linux certifications to students, Wong said.

96% IAAS memenuhi harapan


Research: 96% say IaaS meets expectations

Summary: TechRepublic's infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) survey reveals what companies say about current and future plans for the cloud, top vendors, and the benefits of a public versus private or hybrid cloud solution.
The word “cloud” is being used with ever-growing frequency, but exactly who is using it and are the results satisfactory?
To find out the current IT mindset on cloud/Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), TechRepublic did an informal, online survey in early March, asking IT leaders if they’d moved to the cloud, and if so, what business drivers led that decision. The survey delved into whether public, private or hybrid cloud solutions were chosen, and the benefits of choosing one versus the other.
Topics covered in the survey include:
  • Vendors used for current cloud services
  • Vendors being considered for future cloud services
  • Reasons for going to the cloud
  • Does the cloud meet expectations
  • Why some companies aren’t adopting the cloud
  • Current cloud status
  • Public, private or hybrid?
One of the questions asked was whether companies are using a public, private or hybrid cloud solution. The public model means there is no on-premise data center, while a private model is on-premise and the IT staff uses something like VMware vCloud Director or Microsoft Private Cloud to provide IaaS to the end users. Hybrid is a combination of the two.
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Gartner recently reported that IaaS continues to be the fastest growing of the current cloud services. In 2012 it grew 42.4 percent to $6.1 billion and has an expected growth of 47.3 percent in 2013 to $9 billion.
The one thing that is certain is that there will continue to be growth in the cloud. Enterprise IT will undoubtedly move toward some type of cloud model for its backups, data recovery data centers (or co-locations), testing and development, or even for its main data center.

10 Keuntungan dari virtualisasi di Data Center

10 benefits of virtualization in the data center

Takeaway: Data center virtualization can reduce your costs on facilities, power, cooling, and hardware, simplify administration and maintenance, and give you a greener IT profile.
If you’re thinking about migrating to a hosted data center or looking for ways to improve your on-premise data center, I have one word for you: virtualization. Offering profound changes to the way data centers perform, virtualization makes sense on multiple levels. Here are 10 key benefits of data center virtualization.

1:  Less heat buildup

Millions of dollars have gone into the research and design of heat dissipation and control in the data center. But the cold, hard fact is, all of those servers generate heat. The only way around that? Use fewer servers. How do you manage that? Virtualization. Virtualize your servers and you’re using less physical hardware. Use less physical hardware and you generate less heat. Generate less heat in your data center and a host of issues go away.

2: Reduced cost

Hardware is most often the highest cost in the data center. Reduce the amount of hardware used and you reduce your cost. But the cost goes well beyond that of hardware — lack of downtime, easier maintenance, less electricity used. Over time, this all adds up to a significant cost savings.

3: Faster redeploy

When you use a physical server and it dies, the redeploy time depends on a number of factors: Do you have a backup server ready? Do you have an image of your server? Is the data on your backup server current? With virtualization, the redeploy can occur within minutes. Virtual machine snapshots can be enabled with just a few clicks. And with virtual backup tools like Veeam, redeploying images will be so fast your end users will hardly notice there was an issue.

4: Easier backups

Not only can you do full backups of your virtual server, you can do backups and snapshots of your virtual machines. These virtual machines can be moved from one server to another and redeployed easier and faster. Snapshots can be taken throughout the day, ensuring much more up-to-date data. And because firing up a snapshot is even faster than booting a typical server, downtime is dramatically cut.

5: Greener pastures

Let’s face it: If you’re not doing your part to help clean up the environment, you’re endangering the future. Reducing your carbon footprint not only helps to clean up the air we breathe, it also helps to clean up your company image. Consumers want to see companies reducing their output of pollution and taking responsibility. Virtualizing your data center will go a long way toward improving your relationship with the planet and with the consumer.

6: Better testing

What better testing environment is there than a virtual one? If you make a tragic mistake, all is not lost. Just revert to a previous snapshot and you can move forward as if the mistake didn’t even happen. You can also isolate these testing environments from end users while still keeping them online. When you’ve perfected your work, deploy it as live.

7: No vendor lock-in

One of the nice things about virtualization is the abstraction between software and hardware. This means you don’t have to be tied down to one particular vendor — the virtual machines don’t really care what hardware they run on, so you’re not tied down to a single vendor, type of server (within reason of course), or even platform.

8: Better disaster recovery

Disaster recovery is quite a bit easier when your data center is virtualized. With up-to-date snapshots of your virtual machines, you can quickly get back up and running. And should disaster strike the data center itself, you can always move those virtual machines elsewhere (so long as you can re-create the network addressing scheme and such). Having that level of flexibility means your disaster recovery plan will be easier to enact and will have a much higher success rate.

9: Single-minded servers

I’ve never been a big fan of all-in-one services. Not only are you looking at a single point of failure, you have services competing with resources as well as with each other. Those all-in-ones are purchased to save money. With virtualization, you can easily have a cost-effective route to separating your email server, your web server, your database server, etc. By doing this, you will enjoy a much more robust and reliable data center.

10: Easier migration to cloud

With a move to virtual machines, you are that much closer to enjoying a full-blown cloud environment. You may even reach the point where you can deploy VMs to and from your data center to create a powerful cloud-based infrastructure. But beyond the actual virtual machines, that virtualized technology gets you closer to a cloud-based mindset, making the migration all the more easy.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pahami Pergeseran Tren Digital Marketing

Senin, 08 April 2013 16:43

Menurut Bhavin Parikh seorang praktisi pemasaran digital dari India, siapa saja yang terjun dalam dunia marketing konten dan Search Engine Optimization (SEO) harus sadar bahwa kondisi telah banyak berubah dalam beberapa tahun terakhir ini. Pergeseran itu berasal dari penulisan konten yang dioptimalkan untuk mesin pencari (bukan manusia/ pengguna Internet), pembelian tautan dari situs lain, dan penggunaan trik-trik curang yang disebut "black SEO".


Tetapi sekarang ini, trennya telah bergeser ke:

Penulisan konten berkualitas yang memiliki manfaat bagi manusia yang membaca tetapi masih membidik peringkat mesin pencari dengan cara yang lebih cerdas.

Pembangunan hubungan dengan perusahaan lain, situs lain, pihak lain yang memiliki visi dan misi yang kurang lebih sama, dan tautan pun akan datang.

Perluas pandangan dan pengetahuan Anda mengenai mesin pencari: YouTube, Google Play, App Store juga patut dipertimbangkan sebagai platform mesin pencari lainnya tempat orang mencari interaksi dan pendidikan. Jangan lupa buat dan unggah video ke YouTube dan semua aplikasi mobile tersebut.

Penggunaan semua konten yang membuat pengunjung lebih tertarik untuk berinteraksi untuk kemudian secara bertahap membangun sebuah komunitas dan sebagainya. Jejaring sosial menjadi kanal untuk menyebarkan pesan Anda lebih luas lagi. Inilah faktor word-of-mouth yang tak boleh diabaikan.

Jadilah yang terdepan dalam bidang yang Anda geluti sehingga orang lain akan menjadikan Anda panutan.

Di samping itu, Anda harus menggunakan solusi-solusi yang membidik kembali tujuan pemasaran Anda misalnya dengan menggunakan "ReTargeter" atau "AdRoll" untuk mengubah pengunjung, pembaca, pengikut, dan sebagainya menjadi pelanggan yang mau membeli produk Anda.


Hal lain yang perlu diperhatikan ialah pemahaman terhadap perilaku pengunjung dengan menggunakan solusi-solusi analytics seperti Google Analytics, KISSmetrics, Mixpanel, dan sebagainya untuk menentukan cara meningkatkan kualitas konten, produk dan pesan marketing.


Terakhir, gunakan juga kampanye email dengan target sangat spesifik dengan bantuan perusahaan penyedia layanan seperti Intercom, MailChimp, dan sebagainya untuk memberikan tindak lanjut pada konsumen berdasarkan perilaku mereka dengan situs atau produk Anda.


Pencarian berbayar dan pemasangan iklan konvensional masih menjadi pilihan dan dianggap tak kalah efektif. Namun, semua itu akan terus berlanjut, bukan lagi tren terbaru. (*Akhlis)
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Enterprises Develop Digital Strategies, Plan to Increase IT Spending

Gartner Reports: Enterprises Develop Digital Strategies, Plan to Increase IT Spending

By David Roe (@druadh20)   Apr 10, 2013   

It's been a long time coming, but all the recent spending figures and predictions have been pointing to this. According to a recent survey by Gartner, nearly 80% of enterprises indicated an upcoming increase in IT, while more than half have a digital strategy in place to direct enterprise spending.

IT Spending, Optimism

If you've been following these kinds of reports since the beginning of the year, you would have noticed, first of all, a growing sense of optimism about the US economy, and secondly, the prospect of re-investing in their companies — something that has been on hold since the 2008 economic burn-out.

While IT was not the only area of spending that was slashed, it was one of the most debilitating for enterprises that were trying to keep abreast of their competitors who had the foresight to invest. This was linked with what appeared to be a lack of a clear strategy around IT and what enterprises should be investing in — should they go mobile, should they spend on public, or private clouds? And what about big data and analytics?

It seems that without investment not much work had been done in developing a digital strategy. That is, until recent months when the IT soothsayers of Wall Street and research institutions started noting a growing optimism reflected in predictions of significantly higher investments in IT this year, and growing investment until at least 2017.

CEO, Executive Survey

According to Gartner's CEO and Senior Executive Survey 2013, the screw has turned once again and this year will be a turning point across the entire IT industry. According to report co-author Mark Raskino,

This is the year when business leadership teams must commit to investing bravely and deeply to redevelop the technology and information capability of their firms…After more than a decade of modest investment and sorting out the basics, it's time to think ahead. Business leaders tell us they recognize the need to invest in e-commerce, mobile, cloud, social and other major technology categories, and the capabilities they enable. That can't be done from within existing IT budgets alone," he said.

The report has pulled this information from a wide range of movers and shakers across 390 medium or large enterprises, with annual revenues of US$ 250 million or more.

Conducted during November and December last year, the survey shows a business landscape that is far more favourable to investment. While political and economic uncertainties hampered investment in the past, spending on digital will be high on CEO shopping lists in the coming year. 

Fifty two percent of those that responded to the survey say they now have a digital strategy, with 78% now able to plan their 2013 and 2014 IT spending for the next year.

IT Spending, Human Resources

An interesting parallel move here will be to change the human mix as investment takes place. Many have announced that they intend to change the mix of leadership talent needed to spearhead the IT drive. The survey shows that 19% of business leaders expect to see a chief digital officer by 2014, and 17% expect to see a chief data officer.

CIOs should embrace growing digital, data and innovation needs, and not stand back from them…CIOs who intend to stay with their firms for longer than two years should be developing digital business, business information governance and innovation leadership capabilities in themselves and in their teams…" Jorge Lopez, the other report author said.

Possible Problems

While all this is very encouraging and signs of this reprise are across all areas of the economy, for IT, there are still some worrying figures here that could overturn the cart again.

Not least of this is the budget statement from US President Barak Obama today — two days after it was due to arrive. While this has no direct impact on IT spending, the last time there was a row over finance – notably the fiscal cliff row earlier in the year — the US and global economy took a dive, however temporary, hitting spending figures again.

The other obvious issue here is contained in the figures. If 52% of enterprises have a digital strategy, then the flip side of this is that 48% don't have one at all, or have a strategy that is still immature. In either case, it too spells trouble.

That said, this is the most positive statement of growth in recent years and is likely to provide some kind of relief to vendors that are struggling to get their products in the enterprise door.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Android akan menjadi dominan OS di Devices


Android Will Be on More Devices Than All Major Operating Systems Combined

By the end of this year, Android will be in more devices than the next four competitors combined (Windows, iOS, Mac OS, and BlackBerry). Before the end of this decade, Android will be in nearly as many devices as all other operating systems combined.
According to market research firm Gartner, in 2012, Android pulled ahead of Windows as the world's dominant operating system (counting PCs, tablets, and phones) by about 150 million devices. This year, it will ship on more than double the number of devices running Windows; and it will nearly triple Windows shipments from 2014 to 2017, according to Gartner.
Google's Android OS was installed on 497 million devices that shipped in 2012 and will grow by 364 million units to about 861 million this year according to Gartner's most recent forecast, "Forecast: Devices by Operating System and User Type, Worldwide, 2010-2017, 1Q13 Update." In 2014, Android will make the jump into the 10 figures with shipments of 1.07 billion units. By 2017, that figure will climb by another 400 million units to 1.47 billion.
Microsoft Windows, according to Gartner's forecast, will continue to grow but will lag further and further behind Android. In 012, Windows shipped on 346.5 million units and will grow by fewer than 8 million units to 354 million. In 2014, Windows will climb to 397.5 million and will jump to 570.9 million by 2017, according to Gartner.
"The trend towards smartphones and tablets will have much wider implications than hardware displacement," said Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner, in a prepared statement. "Software and chipset architecture are also impacted by this shift as consumers embrace apps and personal cloud."
But what of Apple's iOS? The Gartner forecast combined iOS and Mac OS into a single figure, which still positions Apple's combined shipments in third place behind the two leaders — but not far behind Microsoft. In 2012, Apple totaled about 212.9 million units, less than two-thirds of Windows' share of worldwide unit shipments. By the end of this year, Gartner predicted, the gap will close to 67 million units, with Apple shipping 293.4 million Macs, iPads, iPhones, and other devices. In 2014 the gap will close to 38 million units as Apple ships 359.5 million devices. And in 2017, the gap will widen slightly again to about 64 million units as Apple ships 504.1 million devices.
BlackBerry (formerly RIM) is currently in fourth place in worldwide shipments at 34.7 million units in 2012. Through 2017, Gartner predicted, BlackBerry will see slow, steady declines: 31.3 million units in 2013; 27.2 million in 2014; and 24.1 million in 2017.
Interestingly, the universe of "all other operating systems" will shrink substantially between now and 2017. In 2012, there were 1.12 million devices that shipped with an operating system other than those supplied by Google, Microsoft, Apple, or BlackBerry. That will decline substantially to about 397 million units in 2017.
All told, Android will be on more devices than the next three competitors combined beginning this year and continuing through the forecast period. By 2017, it will be on nearly as many devices as all other operating systems — both major and minor — combined.
The shift in OS dominance is predicated on a shift in consumer buying habits away from PCs and toward tablets and phones.
Mobile phones are dominant now and will continue to dominate even more heavily throughout the forecast period. Tablets, meanwhile will grow to surpass combined shipments of desktop and notebook PCs by 2017.
"Lower prices, form factor variety, cloud update and consumers' addiction to apps will be the key drivers in the tablet market," said Ranjit Atwal, research director at Gartner, in a prepared statement. "Growth in the tablet segment will not be limited to mature markets alone. Users in emerging markets who are looking for a companion to their mobile phone will increasingly choose a tablet as their first computing device and not a PC."
Worldwide Device Shipments, 2012–2017 (Units in Thousands)
Device Type
2012
2013
2014
2017
PC (Desktop and Notebook)
341,263
315,229
302,315
271,612
Ultramobile
9,822
23,592
38,687
96,350
Tablet
116,113
197,202
265,731
467,951
Mobile Phone
1,746,176
1,875,774
1,949,722
2,128,871
Total
2,213,373
2,411,796
2,556,455
2,964,783

Source: Gartner (April 2013)
"While there will be some individuals who retain both a personal PC and a tablet, especially those who use either or both for work and play, most will be satisfied with the experience they get from a tablet as their main computing device," Milanesi said. "As consumers shift their time away from their PC to tablets and smartphones, they will no longer see their PC as a device that they need to replace on a regular basis."
The complete report, "Forecast: Devices by Operating System and User Type, Worldwide, 2010-2017, 1Q13 Update," is available on Gartner's site

IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT Dalam ServiceDesk Plus

IT Project Management

Manage Large IT Projects Efficiently
ServiceDesk Plus 8.1 - New Features



A stand alone Project management tool to deploy an IT task is like having an override switch to bypass what is working now. End of the day the purpose of Project management is to make large projects streamlined and to make your tasks easier to handle. Project Management module in ServiceDesk Plus is a perfectly integrated solution which combines IT Help Desk with Project Management.
With Project Management integrated with Service Desk Plus, managing projects is simpler for IT Admins. Irrespective of the size of the project, you can easily track and manage any project. It is an amazing way to collaborate with various teams and experts.
Each Project is divided into Milestones and each milestone is subdivided into Tasks. These phases have a flexible structure and are given equal importance. IT Administrators can easily set roles, provide access permissions and collaborate with other project members. You can track the status of tasks with the help of Gantt Charts. Check out the complete list of what Project Management has to offer below.

Features

  • Get complete details of any project - Project Type, Start date, End date, Projected date, Estimated cost, etc. from the list view
  • Assign Project Roles and provide access permissions to different Project Members
  • Divide Projects into Milestones and Milestones into Tasks
  • Directly associate Tasks with Projects
  • Allows for Task dependency configuration
  • Project Overview Map
  • Estimate costs and track with work logs and timesheets
  • Tracking progress using color coded Gantt Charts and Calendar View

Benefits

  • Switch seamlessly with Helpdesk and Project Modules
  • No more juggling with Multiple Tools and Products
  • Centralized Dashboard for Projects, Milestones and Tasks
  • Effective Resource Management
  • Efficient Time Management
  • Minimal Cost Expenditure
  • Streamlines project creation & tracking
  • Task Dependency Map for efficient handling of Tasks

Monday, April 08, 2013

Kunci sukses implementasi software: User Interface + User Experience

Enterprise software: Win over the staff and you'll win over the business

By Nick Heath | March 4, 2013, 3:14 AM PST

Whereas IT managers may once have been the target market for enterprise software, today firms are better off designing apps to appeal directly to staff, the London Web Summit heard today.

This approach relies on the so-called "Dropbox effect", where staff start using apps they have discovered themselves rather than been handed down to them by corporate IT. The software then permeates throughout the business via word of mouth, until it is favoured by a critical mass and the IT department has to consider officially incorporating it into the business' IT estate.

"When I think about how to sell to enterprise I think about how to engage with the grass roots, how I can build a tool that people like using," said Andy McLoughlin, co-founder of cloud-based collaboration and content management software maker Huddle.

"People now expect enterprise software, or the software they're using everyday at work to be as sexy and easy to use as the tools they use in their social lives."

A big part of that "sexiness" is how simple a product is to use, the panel agreed, which means that today that UI and user experience is far more important for enterprise software than it once was.

"Now it's not about how do I make a product that I can sell to IT, where user interface is the last thing they're interested in after features, security. It's how do I make my product sexy for the consumer," said Phillipe Botteri, of venture capital firm Accel Patners.

"One quote from our head of US was that, 'generally the bar for enterprise software user experience is so bloody low that we can immediately put ourselves right at the front of this category just by doing the simple things right'," said Huddle's McLoughlin.

Panelists were keen to stress that winning over staff is only the way into a business. Vendors need the management and security features that enterprise expects if they don't want to find themselves on a CIO's blacklist.

"The worse thing you can do is spread across 30 per cent of the company and think you're on the home straight and the CIO nixes you because he's not happy with your enterprise credentials," said McCoughlin.

"Security is a given. IT buyers don't buy security, they buy something that solves their problem, but by God it has to be secure because if it's not they're not going to buy it."
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Sunday, April 07, 2013

VigorFly - solusi remote office Anda.



VigorFly 210 is an IPv6 ready Wi-Fi router for residential users and  remote offices / teleworkers. It offers the utmost connection flexibility for users to choose either fixed line or 3G/4G (LTE or WiMAX) via the USB port as the primary WAN connection and another as the backup. That lets users get the connection types based on the best availability and lowest cost in their local area. Moreover, VigorFly 210 works with IPv6 environment which significantly reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO) when the IP infrastructure moves to the new era. Users can get Web Content Filter to have the parental control with easy. 
 
The platform of VigorFly 210 is IPv6 ready. With shrinking IP allocation of IPv4 network, DrayTek deployed IPv4 / IPv6 co-exist mechanism for your applications be available for most IPv4 network. The dual stack operation and "v4 to v6 tunneling" of IPv6 implementation on VigorFly 210 give seamless transition. The local connectivity is established through the Fast Ethernet and / or embedded IEEE802.11n wireless access point. The Fast Ethernet can connect computers and switches on UTP cable. At home or office, it's very easy for users to enable a wireless connection. The integrated with IEEE 802.11n WLAN network which offers users stable and reliable wireless connections for high speed multimedia and data traffic by means of WMM (WiFi Multimedia). 
 
In addition to traditional wireless features, VigorFly 210 offers some interesting features which are not normally available on similar products' category. One of these is the possibility to define up to three separate virtual access points, each one with its own SSID and specific security parameters. In this way for example, it's possible to create temporary profiles for the access of guests, without the need to use your regular access network's password. A fourth SSID can be activated by enabling the Universal Repeater mode, which basically configures the VigorFly as a WDS (Wireless Distributed System): This DrayTek device can use the Wi-Fi module as client to an existing wireless network, or as access point for the connection of new clients. This is a quick way to extend the WiFi signal range, although the available bandwidth on the wireless network is halved. 
 
The DoS / DDoS attack prevention, SPI, Port-redirection, open port, and MAC address filter strengthens the security outside and inside the network. The Wizard of VigorFly 210 offers you to activate trial Commtouch GlobalView Web Content Filter (WCF) on DrayTek MyVigor service portal. If the trial is satisfied, you can purchase an annual license key of WCF from a nearby local dealer. On DrayTek MyVigor service portal, the free-of-charge BPjM WCF is also available. In compliance with trendy legislative framework of providing appropriate assurance to audiences on standards in the world, child online protection has been being with DrayTek's dedication through proper filtering and blocking technologies.

Workable with Fixed line and 3.5G/4G feeds


Easy installation for remote office with VPN
 

 

Bagaimana P&G menampilkan data untuk para pengambil keputusan



How P&G Presents Data to Decision-Makers

Tom Davenport | April 04, 2013
Those of us who believe that managers make better decisions when key data are presented visually tend to get very excited about all the innovation going on in the graphical display of information. (For a sampling of some new and cool tools, see the popular Hans Rosling TED talk.) However, if you work in a large organization and want it to make better use of data visualization, I'd argue that commonality is more important than creativity. If you can establish a common visual language for data, you can radically upgrade the use of the data to drive decision-making and action.

The best case I can cite for this argument is Procter & Gamble, which has institutionalized data visualization as a primary tool of management. Working with visual analytics software vendor Tibco Spotfire, P&G has put visual displays of key information on desktops — over 50,000 P&G employees now have access to a "Decision Cockpit" (shown below).

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In addition to the desktop displays, P&G has built meeting spaces that it calls "Business Spheres" in over 50 locations where management information is displayed for review and decision-making by groups. Some of these rooms, like the one at P&G's Cincinnati headquarters shown below, actually are spherical in shape, though most are conventional rectangular meeting rooms freshly outfitted with large screens on the walls.

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Around the world, P&G managers are conferring in such rooms, with embedded analysts from P&G's Information and Decision Solutions group aiding their deliberations with Spotfire-enabled visuals.

Some of the displays are quite cool — I particularly like, for example, the "heatmap" showing where P&G's products stand in their respective markets. (See below.) But their purpose is not, of course, to dazzle managers with coolness and creativity. The real goal is to help them understand quickly what's going on in the business, and to decide what to do about it. P&G's CIO Filippo Passerini calls it "getting beyond the what to the why and the how." If decision-makers have to spend too much time with the data figuring out what has happened in an important area of operations, they may never get to why it happened, or how to address the issue. Good visual displays keep the focus on managing the business by exception, and direct management attention to where it is most needed.

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Take the heatmap shown here (click to see a larger version), for example, which is a typical one for P&G in Europe. Simultaneously it shows all the markets in which P&G products compete and their relative share (red indicating low market share and green indicating high market share), and also puts in clear perspective the importance of growing the share of any one of those markets. Guy Peri, an IT Director at P&G who until recently was in charge of business analytics, explained why that perspective is useful:

Historically, we used to celebrate businesses or initiatives being "green" or spend time on businesses/initiatives that were red — when in comparison to the broader portfolio, those businesses/initiatives were relatively immaterial to the overall performance. With visual analytics, we are able to quickly focus business decision makers on the businesses issues that are material.
Having such displays in common use is especially important to P&G because it is an extremely global company, and prefers to develop managers by moving them regularly from one brand and geographical market to another. Consistent data visualization across the corporation reflects and supports that strategy. Step into a Business Sphere in Cincinnati, Singapore, or Geneva and you'll see the same charts and graphs projected. Sit down at a desk in any P&G location, and the Decision Cockpit works the same way. P&G tries to make its graphics and colors "Apple simple" to ensure that managers can focus on the important business issues wherever they are in the world.
It's also important, of course, that not only the displays but the information itself is common across the organization. At P&G, there are a set of seven "business sufficiency models" that specify what information is used to address a particular problem domain. If you're focused on supply chain issues, for example, the sufficiency models specify the key variables, how they should be displayed visually, and (in some cases) the relationships between the variables and forecasts based on the relationships.

P&G's dedication to common and well-understood data displays shows what is possible when senior managers are able to stop spending so much time discussing whose data is correct, what data should really be used, and how it should best be displayed. They can spend that much more time devising ways to address the problems and opportunities. It's the creativity that is exercised on those fronts that really drives the success of businesses.