Papers from Quocirca (Page #2)
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16. The evolution of strong authentication
New authentication methods such as software, SMS and BlackBerry tokens are further taking the costs out of the use of strong authentication and opening up its use to a whole new range of possibilities.
17. Enterprise Performance Management
Monitoring, measuring and reporting on the financial health of an organisation is a basic need that requires effective tools and processes to optimise the end result. The research in this report shows that most organisations still have much to do.
18. Standardised Battlespace SOA
Network Centric Operations (NCO) recognises the demand for pervasive decision-making in the modern battlespace. NCO provides the ability to leverage information networks to generate a more dynamic and agile decision-making space.
19. Predictive service excellence for printers
End users benefit through improved device uptime, and manufacturers and their service partners can build proactive service relationships which can drive greater customer loyalty.
20. Addressing a growing problem
As organisations are increasingly reliant on data networks that encompass an ever-growing range and number of internet protocal (IP) enabled devices and applications, they need to more effectively administer and manage these assets.
21. From Problems To Ideas through to Innovation
Ideas are ephemeral and are easily crushed within the wrong environment. Creating a suitable culture, allied with a well implemented ideas management approach combined with strong leadership, is required.
22. Remote IT Management
Businesses of all sizes have to manage an increasing diversity of remote users and devices. The task ranges from simply keeping systems running to ensuring security, compliance and the achievement of environmental goals.
23. Soaring not Surfing
Over the past decade the internet has evolved from a technical environment into a commercial marketplace. The impact on consumers and large enterprises has been significant, but what about the small and medium sized business?
24. The essential elements of secure remote access
A new generation of IPSec VPNs, which can enable organisations to gain a centrally managed and high security remote access solution without the administrative burdens and overheads generally associated with IPSec VPN deployments, is now emerging.
25. Total telecoms expense management
It is too simplistic to make blanket cuts or restrict use and opting for cheap alternatives may lead to a loss of business value. what best practices should companies adopt to meet their total communications needs and avoid unnecessary costs?
26. Average Inc.
The Average Inc. could do quite a lot to improve the ways it uses technology in order to reduce risk, ensuring business continuity, and to cut unnecessary cost.
27. The Location Intelligent Enterprise
With enterprises having access to ever greater volumes of historic data, to get maximum value from it they need to make use of the location element in order to drive deeper business insights to improve competitiveness and business performance.
28. Convergence or Confusion
The convergence of the technologies involved is creating a collision of service provider business issues and a confusion of alternatives for customers.
29. Gaining Maximum Value from Information and Data
There is a strong need for more effective tools that will enable mid-sized organisations to manage their data assets and gain the greatest value from them.
30. Distraction and Diversion
Low cost hardware and a plethora of options for connectivity should make it easier for employees to be more productive and take IT access to their point of need.