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Open Standards, Open Source, Open Loop

…ese new architectures’ connective-tissue “normative”, so that we ensure the “functional interoperability” that some fear may diminish in this environment (see https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-opsawg-operators-ietf-00 – posted by members of The Internet Society). The future “standards” in a software-driven network WILL be in the form of APIs and application/service frameworks.  All the same reasons…

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NVMe for Absolute Beginners

…nicate with the SSDs through the PCIe interface, or else there would be a free-for-all for implementations. The interoperability matrices would be a nightmare! Enter NVMe. NVM Express is that standardized way of communicating with a NVM storage device, and is backed by an ever-expanding consortium of hardware and software vendors to make your life easier and more productive with Flash technologies. Think of PCIe as the physical interface and NVMe…

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IT Value Map: your compass for cloud transformation

…o conferences Availability of a policy or code for social media usage Operational Directorate 2: Business and interoperability services We look at ensuring that critical business applications are supported in the most economic, secure and efficient way. We want to help organisations create a new-era, application-centric infrastructure and offer services to support and optimise applications and create a true, service-orientated approach. Example…

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Another Milestone: Gartner Names Cisco a Leader in Telephony

…3, we added QSIG–an ISDN signaling protocol–to Cisco Unified Communications Manager, which improved interoperability with legacy systems. QSIG allowed IT teams to deploy Cisco telephony while maintaining their legacy (TDM) PBXs until they were ready to replace them. Meanwhile, users could access services such as caller ID and message-waiting indicator even when calling between systems.  Where We Are Now Interoperability: New capabilit…

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Business Drivers for Cloud Transformation: lessons from COBIT 5

…be agile and offer a balanced answer to the needs of the business in terms of time to service, flexibility and interoperability. We’ll look at flexibility and layers of authorisation that get in the way of creating a responsive, fast, agile IT department. 5. Financial transparency and value for money IT departments often adopt a one-size-fits-all approach and aren’t flexible enough to deliver differentiated services. This creates dissatisfaction…

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