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ALSO CALLED: URI, Universal Resource Identifiers
DEFINITION: To paraphrase the World Wide Web Consortium, Internet space is inhabited by many points of content. A URI (Uniform Resource Identifier; pronounced YEW-AHR-EYE) is the way you identify any of those points of content, whether it be a page of text, a video or sound clip, a still or animated image, or a program. The most common form of URI is the Web page address, which is a particular form or subset  … 
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Multiple Country Implementation — Influencing Factors and Approaches
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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

Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS)
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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

Red Hat Consulting: Systems Management
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how you can do more with less time and money. Read now to enable business growth within a consistent environment. Learn what consultants can give your organization.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Red Hat

Security Report Card: Do You Meet NIST Standards?
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WHITE PAPER: The collection, management, and analysis of log data is integral to meeting many NIST-CSF requirements, and precautions taken can be summarized in five words: identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover. This white paper outlines the complete updated NIST-CSF guidelines, and highlights one comprehensive log management and analysis solution.
Posted: 04 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

LogRhythm, Inc.

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

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

IT Decision Checklist: Antimalware
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EGUIDE: Companies face complicated buying decisions when it comes to buying host-based antimalware, starting with whether to purchase a protection suite, and what to include in that all-in-one package. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 14 Jun 2010 | Published: 14 Jun 2010


ITIL Version 3.0 -- What It Means to You
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: As the IT industry standardizes its operations to solve business problems in the most efficient, effective, economical, and equitable way, ITIL v3 becomes a critical tool.
Posted: 06 Jul 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Global Knowledge

Migration to DOCSIS 3.0
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WHITE PAPER: Factors driving cable operators toward deployment of DOCSIS 3.0, new features, channel bonding and multicast services, and migration scenarios to DOCSIS 3.0, are addressed.
Posted: 05 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Dec 2008

Motorola, Inc.

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


Podcast: Why SSL Security Matters
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PODCAST: Download this podcast for an overview of Secure Sockets Layer, why you should use it, and what you need to do to defend yourself against common SSL attacks.
Posted: 04 Feb 2013 | Premiered: Feb 4, 2013

Thawte Inc.

RFID Basics for Retailers
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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


Securing the Foundation of Information Technology (IT) Systems
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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


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


SSL Certificate Management: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
EGUIDE: Explore the common challenges associated with manual SSL certificate management and uncover how you can avoid these costly mistakes.
Posted: 04 Feb 2013 | Published: 04 Feb 2013

Thawte Inc.
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UNIFORM RESOURCE IDENTIFIERS DEFINITION (continued): …  of URI called a Uniform Resource Locator (URL). A URI typically describes:The mechanism used to access the resourceThe specific computer that the resource is housed inThe specific name of the resource (a file name) on the computerFor example, this URI: a file that can be accessed using the Web protocol application, Hypertext Transfer Protocol, ("http://") that is housed on a computer named "" (which can be mapped to a unique Internet address). In the computer's directory structure, the file is located at the pathname of "/Icons/WWW/w3c_main.gif." … 
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