Business is emotional. According to Gartner, there is now strong evidence that emotional engagement is four times more important than rational engagement. A successful strategy depends on the buy-in of people across the whole organization. One way of ensuring a buy-in is to use a methodology that is proven to deliver results. Nothing overcomes objections like success. So, here are top 10 tips for modeling with a bonus tip thrown in for free.Read Tips and Tricks for Process Modeling in Open Text Metastorm in full
This article by Mark Lancaster, author of Oracle Application Express 4.0 with Ext JS, introduces Plug-ins and Dynamic Actions, two of the most exciting new features in APEX 4.0 for developers. For the first time, you have the ability to add custom "widgets" easily and directly into APEX that can be used declaratively in the same way as native APEX components. Plug-ins and Dynamic Actions are supported with back-end integration, allowing developers to make use of APEX provided PL/SQL APIs to simplify component development.Read Plug-ins and Dynamic Actions with Oracle Application Express and Ext JS in full
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Software development is a collaborative effort needing active and timely input and response from all its members. Every day, project managers face ever-increasing pressures to produce high-quality software with increasing constraints. With IBM's Rational Team Concert collaborative software delivery environment, you can tremendously improve the productivity of your entire team through a web-based user interface, continuous builds, a customizable process with work support, team support, integration, and many more features.
In this article by Suresh Krishna and Trebor Fenstermaker, authors of the book IBM Rational Team Concert 2 Essentials, we will take a look at agile development in Rational Team Concert.Read IBM Rational Team Concert 2: Agile Development in full
Network Node Manager is a tool which can help us to keep an eye on our network, find issues, recognize outages related to network, and help us improve our network availability and performance. Even so, it's a tool. NNMi, as any other tool, will not replace your network administrator, but will help him/her instead. iSPI is a Smart Plugin, which can be installed on top of the Network Node Manager for feature expansion.
In this article by Marius Vilemaitis, author of HP Network Node Manager 9: Getting Started, we will look at the following iSPIs:
- iSPI for Performance
- IP Telephony
- Network Engineering toolset
- iSPI for MPLS
- iSPI for Multicast
Performance tuning is one of the main aspects of any IT project. Many leave it to the end and then realize that it is not possible to make the necessary changes without significant additional investment or time constraints. Performance must be considered at the beginning and throughout the lifetime of your project. Closely coupled to the design, this article hones in on individual performance tuning methods.
In this article by John P. Jeffries, author of Oracle GoldenGate Implementer's Guide, we learn the following:
- Balancing load across multiple processes
- Splitting large or transaction intensive tables across parallel process groups
- Adding additional Replicats to a process group
- Improving Replicat throughput by reducing commit delay
- Exploring the GoldenGate 11.1.1 new features
- Tuning the network
The most important step in any IT development project is the design. This must be the first step as changes to the design at a later stage will cost time and money. Get the design right and your system will continue to perform well as the user base increases.
In this article by John P. Jeffries, author of Oracle GoldenGate Implementer's Guide, we will discuss the following areas to help answer some of the questions that influence the decision making process.
- Methods for replicating data: What do we want to achieve?
- Networking: How do we make our solution resilient to network outages?
- Performance and scalability: Will our solution support future non functional requirements?
- Backup and recovery: Can we restore service quickly with no data loss?
- Hardware: What is the size of our budget? Do we need powerful servers? Can we cluster lower spec machines?
This article, in the tips and tricks format, takes a good look at the components in IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager and the role each of them plays and how the interconnection existing in those components builds the existing models available to deploy ECM in our organization. This article might provide the right background trivia to make your use of the IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager simpler when dealing with the smaller problems.Read Tips and Tricks on IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager in full
The Quick reports provide simple reports that require minimum configuration and are easy to run. These reports are either list prints or screen prints with headers and footers to identify the report. The ease of creating a quick report makes them ideal for single use reports. In this article we'll be going through the different types for quick reports and configuring the various options for the quick reports.
In this article by Karen Fredricks and Roy Laudenslager, authors of Sage ACT! 2011 Dashboard and Report Cookbook, we will cover:
- Setting preferences for the quick reports
- Selecting and organizing the columns for a Contact List Quick Report
- Printing the Contact List Quick Report
- Printing a History tab Quick Report
- Printing the Contact Detail View Quick Report
- Exporting the Opportunities List View to Excel
Packt Enterprise has just published the first ever GoldenGate book: