June 2007

  • Laptop security best practices

    Laptops can free employees to work remotely, allowing them to telecommute and travel easily. But that freedom comes with security perils.

  • X-engineering (cross-engineering)

    X-engineering (sometimes called cross-engineering) is a collaborative and process-oriented approach to change management in the business world.

  • vertical market

    A vertical market is a particular industry or group of enterprises in which similar products or services are developed and marketed using similar methods (and to whom goods and services can be sold).

  • vertical portal (vortal)

    Vortal is also short for voice portal.

  • Outsourcing: Glossary

    This is a glossary of terms related both to offshore outsourcing and outsourcing in general.

  • nearshore outsourcing

    Nearshore outsourcing is the practice of getting work done or services performed by people in neighboring countries rather than in your own country.

  • offshore outsourcing

    Offshore outsourcing, a type of business process outsourcing (BPO), is the exporting of IT-related work from the United States and other developed countries to areas of the world where there is bot...

  • onshore outsourcing (domestic outsourcing)

    Onshore outsourcing (also called domestic outsourcing) is the obtaining of services from someone outside a company but within the same country.

  • Offshore Outsourcing: Do you speak geek?

    Are you a real Know-IT-All? How many of these offshore outsourcing-related terms can you guess without peeking? 1. Sometimes used as a general gauge of management efficiency, this is a financial te...

  • Master and Commander: Do you speak business?

    A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.

  • outsourcing

    Also see nearshore outsourcing, onshore outsourcing, and offshore outsourcing.

  • EBITDA ( earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization)

    EBITDA stands for 'earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.'

  • business technology management (BTM)

    Business technology management (BTM) is a term for a group of services intended to help businesses that might not have their own information technology (IT) department.

  • Information security, risk management and compliance staffing guide

    Information security, risk management and compliance are serious issues for CIOs. This Executive Guide offers insights on how to recruit, manage and retain skilled IT staff members who can manage t...

  • Risk management staffing isn't always part of IT

    Staffing is a critical part of any risk management plan. And although much of the risk any company manages surrounds its IT function, the people who keep the databases humming shouldn't be the same...

  • Vendors duke it out over open source 'forking'

    To protect their interests, some vendors are making it difficult for other vendors to reuse their technology -- but they're still calling themselves open source. Experts are divided over whether th...

  • Business intelligence now a given for SMBs

    Busting at the seams in data, SMBs increasingly are buying into BI for better sightlines into how they do business.

  • Mobile technologies: Creating an effective business plan

    For mobile technologies, a comprehensive deployment and support strategy is essential to achieving ROI.

  • vertical scalability

    Vertical scalability is the ability to increase the capacity of existing hardware or software by adding resources - for example, adding processing power to a server to make it faster.

  • Vitria

    Vitria specializes in integration server software for enterprises.