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Garrick Herrmann, August 28, 2012

This two-part series on configuration transformation focuses on the challenges of web.config and why organizations should forego their manual processes for automated ones. Read the first post below to learn more about challenges faced today and the technology available to solve them. Managing the content and application lifecycle across web environments like Development, Staging, and Production often means deploying and managing configuration files specific to each IIS environment. Anyone who has manually updated and moved web.config files knows the process is time consuming, error prone, and requires multiple steps.

Garrick Herrmann, May 17, 2012

Read the MFT series’ fifth and final post to learn five factors to consider when evaluating managed file transfer products.

Garrick Herrmann, May 15, 2012

Organizations commonly encounter four types of file transfers. In this fourth post of a five-part series on file transfers (in which we focus on key concerns, such as security and efficiency, as well as how managed file transfer solutions can help address these issues), we hone in on how managed file transfer (MFT) solutions can make each of the four most common file transfer types more efficient and more secure. Which of the four types of file transfers occur in your organization? Read on to learn more about them as well as why managed file transfer applications are a smart solution.

Garrick Herrmann, May 8, 2012

This five-part series on managed file transfer focuses on key concerns, such as security and efficiency, as well as how managed file transfer solutions can help address these issues. Read the third post below to learn why managed file transfer (MFT) applications are an increasingly popular alternative to legacy file transfer solutions.

Garrick Herrmann, May 3, 2012

This five-part series on managed file transfer focuses on key concerns, such as security and efficiency, as well as how managed file transfer solutions can help address these issues. Read the second post below to learn why commonly-used file transfer mechanisms – FTP and email – are less than ideal.

Garrick Herrmann, May 1, 2012

This five-part series on managed file transfer (MFT) focuses on key concerns, such as security and efficiency, as well as how managed file transfer solutions can help address these issues. This first post explores why secure file transfers have become essential in today’s business world.

David Loshin, April 26, 2012

In my last post, I pondered the question, is faster decision making the same as “better” decision making? Answering that question might be a little tricky when there are no clear specifications for assessing the quality of a decision. Therefore, as a thought experiment, it might be worth considering some potential characteristics of different types of decisions and then infer timeliness expectations with respect to the quality (or perhaps, “effectiveness”) of the decision-making process

David Loshin, April 24, 2012

Anyone exposed to product marketing materials from vendors in the business intelligence (BI), enterprise information management, Big Data, or analytics platform spaces would be familiar with typical “value drivers” for high computational or data access performance. One particular benefit that is often prominent is the promise of “faster and better decision making,” although the precise wording of the concept may differ slightly here and there.

Garrick Herrmann, April 3, 2012

This two-part series focuses on the challenges associated with SharePoint and Team Foundation Server 2010. Read the second post below to review a set of questions that can help IT teams evaluate the best strategy for deploying builds from Team Foundation Server 2010 to SharePoint

Garrick Herrmann, March 29, 2012

This two-part blog series focuses on the challenges associated with SharePoint and Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010. Read the first post below to learn more about a framework that IT teams can use to analyze their current content management and application lifecycle management processes to identify where weaknesses may exist.

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