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ALSO CALLED: Transparent GIF, Graphics Interchange Format, Animated GIF
DEFINITION: A transparent GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is an image file that has one color assigned to be "transparent" so that the assigned color will be replaced by the browser's background color, whatever it may be. Pretend, for example, that you have created a rectangular GIF image of a large red star on a white background. If you are only interested in having the red star appear on your Web page, and  … 
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Multiple Country Implementation — Influencing Factors and Approaches
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from Cognizant explains the key factors which influence a multi-country solution development and implementation, along with the industry best practices and their key features.
Posted: 31 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS)
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This standard is aimed at enhancing the integrity of commercial off the shelf ICT products and helping customers to manage sourcing risk.
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

SOA Reference Architecture
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Download the Open Group Service-Oriented Architecture reference architecture.
Posted: 17 Jan 2012 | Published: 17 Jan 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Surviving and Thriving in a World of Change
sponsored by Workday
WEBCAST: Watch this in-depth webcast to find out about the changes in financial management systems and regulations.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Feb 12, 2014

Workday

The Banking Industry Architecture Network and TOGAF
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This paper from the Open Group reveals how banks can benefit from combining complementary industry frameworks on enterprise architecture.
Posted: 20 Feb 2012 | Published: 20 Feb 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

The Open Group - Cloud Computing guide to interoperability and portability
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This guide from the Open Group offers advice to businesses on how to avoid supplier "lock-in" when you move data into the cloud.
Posted: 05 Jul 2013 | Published: 05 Jul 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

TOGAF® and SABSA® Integration
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IT BRIEFING: This paper from the Open Group, documents an approach to enhance the TOGAF enterprise architecture methodology with the SABSA security architecture approach to create one holistic architecture methodology.
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 11 Oct 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

Video conferencing standards and interoperability considerations
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Before you can successfully implement a video conferencing system into your enterprise, you must first understand the standards involved to ensure your solution will work with others on your network.  This e-guide uncovers standards and interoperability considerations while also providing migration planning tips.
Posted: 27 Apr 2011 | Published: 27 Apr 2011

SearchSecurity.com

My first steps towards HTML5 – trying out canvas
sponsored by Intel
PRODUCT REVIEW: It may be time to take a closer look at HTML. These days it's being pushed through all media channels, and it's come a long way since it was first developed. HTML5 now includes canvas, which allows web developers to dynamically draw graphics on the screen without plug-ins. Read this developer's account of his experience trying it out.
Posted: 16 Dec 2011 | Published: 18 Nov 2011

Intel

One Click Away: Where Does the Data Come From?
sponsored by LANSA
WHITE PAPER: Thirty-five percent of consumers say they would never use a mobile app again if it contained incorrect product data. This brief resource explores how the global standards body GS1 established the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) as a means of combatting outdated, inconsistent product information.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 20 Feb 2014

LANSA

RFID Basics for Retailers
sponsored by Intermec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper illuminates RFID by providing an overview of RFID technology; describing the current status of relevant RFID standards initiatives; illustrating how RFID can be integrated to enhance existing wireless LAN, bar code and mobile computing systems; and providing guidance for selecting and planning RFID pilots and implementations.
Posted: 04 Mar 2009 | Published: 04 Mar 2009

Intermec

SAP® Business Data Interchange with SEAL Systems DPF
sponsored by SEAL Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white discusses the flow of information between SAP modules and how to obtain linked documents from one SAP module to another.
Posted: 01 Sep 2011 | Published: 31 Mar 2011

SEAL Systems, Inc.

Securing the Foundation of Information Technology (IT) Systems
sponsored by Trusted Computer Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how there is no one process to make any organization 100% secure, but establishing a company-wide security policy based on industry-standard best practices is a good place to start. Many of these best practices can be implemented as part of the operating system assessment and lock down process.
Posted: 12 Jan 2010 | Published: 12 Jan 2010

Trusted Computer Solutions

Seven Steps to Achieving Better Requirements Engineering in Your Organization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Requirements engineering is about more than just analyzing documenting requirements. It is an important and multifaceted part of systems engineering that broadens the product development process. Companies that successfully introduce a new requirements engineering process don't just change their process and technology; they change their thinking.
Posted: 13 May 2009 | Published: 31 Mar 2009

IBM

SOA Best Practices: The BPEL Cookbook
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) Cookbook highlights SOA best practices and challenges, detailing the importance of BPEL and other standards-based technologies in accelerating the adoption of an SOA.
Posted: 16 Mar 2009 | Published: 02 Aug 2007

Oracle Corporation

SOA Platforms - Evolving to Meet Stringent Market Realities
sponsored by Fiorano Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the evolution of SOA platforms from point products to second-generation architectures such as the enterprise service grid.
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Fiorano Software, Inc.

Solving the Scalability Problem with Big Data
sponsored by WANdisco
EGUIDE: A centralized computing strategy can keep your organization from realizing the value of big data. In this expert e-guide, learn how embracing a more distributed architecture can solve traditional scalability problems and lead to big data success. Also inside, discover the value of NoSQL options.
Posted: 03 Sep 2013 | Published: 03 Sep 2013

WANdisco

Virtualization Roadmap: Twists, Turns, and Key Considerations
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This expert presentation transcript explores key management factors you should consider as you navigate your virtualization initiative, including licensing, memory capabilities, and more. Hear about one company's virtualization roadmap and determine whether it aligns with your own virtualization plans.
Posted: 10 Oct 2011 | Published: 10 Oct 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Wireless LANs Standards: Where Are We Now?
sponsored by Burton Group
WHITE PAPER: Not all standards are created equal. Some are technically elegant but achieve little market adoption. Others are broadly deployed.
Posted: 18 Jul 2008 | Published: 13 Nov 2006

Burton Group

WS_FTP Professional and WS_FTP Server with SSH
sponsored by Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
DATA SHEET: Secure file transfer products enable businesses to manage data, control access, and securely move files between locations. This white paper highlights how going beyond the basic FTP solutions is necessary for secure and reliable file transfer.
Posted: 01 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Jul 2007

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
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GIF DEFINITION (continued): … A transparent GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is an image file that has one color assigned to be "transparent" so that the assigned color will be replaced by the browser's background color, whatever it may be. Pretend, for example, that you have created a rectangular GIF image of a large red star on a white background. If you are only interested in having the red star appear on your Web page, and don't want to see the white background, you can transparentize the white background color so that it changes to whatever the Web page's background color is (yellow, for example). Then, when you view the Web page, you will only see a red star on a yellow background. A single color transparent GIF can also be used as a place holder in a table cell on a Web page. Another name for this use of a transparent GIF is "spacer GIF".
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