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Harness Business Analytics to Improve Marketing

Read this IDC Executive Brief, sponsored by SAP, to learn how marketing resource management (MRM) software can help you streamline your business' marketing efforts without increasing sales or marketing staff.

Integrating applications and services

This white paper edition focuses on integration solutions for enterprise applications and systems.

Integration solutionsIntegrate and Optimize Service Management Solutions
Becauseeffective service management requires information sharing across the entire service chain, there is a very real need throughout the enterprise to integrate disparate service solutions. Download this paper from SAP to find out why service-based architectures (SBA) are quickly becoming the standard foundation for system integration and read about the vital role that Web services will play in integrating component solutions.

Centralized Identity and Policy Management for Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac and Java with Active Directory and DirectControl
Centrify enables a secure, connected computing environment by seamlessly integrating your Unix, Linux, Mac, Java and web platforms with Microsoft Active Directory's identity, access and policy management services. With its patent-pending Zone technology, Centrify delivers the only solution that does not require intrusive reconfiguration of existing systems and provides the granular administrative control needed to securely manage a diverse set of systems and applications.

IT Consolidation: Improved Agility for a New Era
This white paper introduces HP's concept of the "adaptive enterprise," a model that enables companies to synchronize business and IT to capitalize on change. Because IT consolidation and virtualization are vital to enabling an adaptive enterprise, the paper describes four flexible IT consolidation strategies: collocation, hardware/data integration, application integration, and IT utility.

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Master Microsoft Project with these tools and resources
  No matter what your expertise level, you'll boost your Microsoft Project skills with the tips and information in this book and CD-ROM. Learn how to manage overallocations, generate routing reports using macros, and define resources, tasks, and schedules. You'll manage projects more effectively and efficiently in no time. Order your copy of Microsoft Project Resource Guide today!

Use project objectives to structure the project and validate success
One technique for writing an objective is to make sure that it's SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable/Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound.

Download: Microsoft Outlook 2003: Lock it down in 10 steps
Microsoft has made significant progress securing Exchange 2003 and Outlook 2003, but vulnerabilities still exist. This download outlines 10 steps you can use to mitigate potential problems before they become major issues.

Gain control of the desktop and stop wasting money
Mergers, acquisitions, and piecemeal purchasing can leave an organization with a desktop management nightmare. What are the costs of trying to manage a heterogeneous environment? Mark Vernon identifies the expenses and reports on USB's move to get desktops in its organization under control.

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