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ALSO CALLED: Internet Mail Exchange, Multimedia Extensions, Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions, Internet Mail Extensions, Multimedia Internet Mail Extensions, Multimedia Internet Mail Exchange
DEFINITION: What is MIME?MIME (Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extensions) is an extension of the original Internet e-mail protocol that lets people use the protocol to exchange different kinds of data files on the Internet: audio, video, images, application programs, and other kinds, as well as the ASCII text handled in the original protocol, the Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP). In 1991, Nathan Borenstein  … 
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Special Report: The Success of Electronic Communications Compliance
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WHITE PAPER: In this report, over one hundred compliance professionals were asked how their organizations are approaching communications compliance and what their greatest challenges are.
Posted: 23 Oct 2015 | Published: 23 Oct 2015


Strategic Migration Planning Guide: Weblogic to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
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WHITE PAPER: Read about the proven five-step process designed to identify migration opportunities, examine the risks associated with various migration scenarios, create a standard enterprise environment, and develop a comprehensive and strategic migration plan to the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Red Hat

Strategic Migration Planning Guide: WebSPHERE to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
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WHITE PAPER: This migration planning guide provides a five-step process designed to identify migration opportunities, examine risks, create a standard enterprise environment, and develop a strategic migration plan. Read now for insight into the considerations and processes required to move to an enterprise app platform.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Red Hat

The Banking Industry Architecture Network and TOGAF
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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

The Industry Standards Mystery: Learn What Industry Standards Mean for Your Business
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EBOOK: Although industry standards were designed to make business communications simpler, the specific and complex nature of the standards themselves can seem intimidating. In this eBook, readers can gain a more in-depth understanding of industry standards.
Posted: 24 Sep 2015 | Published: 24 Sep 2015


The Open Group - Cloud Computing guide to interoperability and portability
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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

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

Top 10 Measurement and Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to review the 10 most common planning and measurement errors that businesses commit. In addition to examining these blunders, discover real-world examples of how an enterprise can avoid or correct them. Learn strategic solutions, such as setting sensible goals.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Information Builders

Video conferencing standards and interoperability considerations
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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

When Retention Schedules Shouldn't Live Up to their Name
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper will help you understand how retention schedules have unintentionally misled companies into keeping unneeded data. Learn why taking the leap to get rid of excess information is a solid way to govern it, lessen risk, and save money.
Posted: 19 Apr 2015 | Published: 20 Apr 2015

Iron Mountain

Solving the Scalability Problem with Big Data
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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


Special Reports on Modernizing Messaging Infrastructure
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NEWSLETTER: In this research note, Gartner outlines the top indicators of a potential IT train wreck in regards to messaging solutions.
Posted: 07 Nov 2008 | Published: 07 Nov 2008

Sendmail, Inc.

The Impact of Messaging and Web Threats
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Osterman Research white paper discusses how messaging threats are evolving, both as independent threats and as a delivery mechanism for web-based attacks.
Posted: 09 May 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Trend Micro, Inc.

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?
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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
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MIME DEFINITION (continued): …  of Bellcore proposed to the IETF that SMTP be extended so that Internet (but mainly Web) clients and servers could recognize and handle other kinds of data than ASCII text. As a result, new file types were added to "mail" as a supported Internet Protocol file type.Servers insert the MIME header at the beginning of any Webtransmission. Clients use this header to select an appropriate "player"application for the type of data the header indicates. Some of these players are built into the Web client or browser (for example, all browsers come with GIF and JPEG image players as well as the ability … 
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