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    • MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)

      MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)

      MTBF stands for Mean Time Between Failures. MTBF numbers represent a statistical approximation of how long a set of devices should last before failure. MTBF numbers are not valuable at determining when a specific device will fail. MTBF numbers are usually stated in terms of hours. MTBF is often erroneously described as Mean Time Before

    • ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)

      ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)

      ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is principally an integration of business management practices and modern technology. Information Technology (IT) integrates with a corporate house’s core business processes to streamline and accomplish specific business objectives. Consequently, ERP is an amalgamation of three most important components: Business Management Practices, Information Technology, and Specific Business Objectives. In simpler words,

    • Database Integration

      Database Integration

      Database integration means that multiple different applications have their data stored in a specific database – the integration database – so that data is available across all of these different applications. In other words, the data is available between two different parties and therefore, can be easily accessed and implemented into a different application without

    • How Does Cloud Computing Work?

      How Does Cloud Computing Work?

      Cloud computing refers to the delivery of one or many services powered by computer hardware and software over the Internet or local computer network. For most major service providers, there are a large number of computers configured in a grid to provide the service architecture located in the “cloud.” The origin of the name cloud

    • SNMP Trap

      SNMP Trap

      The SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) allows network management to communicate with different network components. Because of this, it is important for all network hardware to be equipped with an SNMP agent that allows for it to be communicated back to network management. Once the network is connected, the elements are able to send messages

    • Value Stream Mapping

      Value Stream Mapping

      Value stream mapping is a popular manufacturing technique. It analyzes the flow of materials and information necessary to create a product or provide a service. The technique originated at the Toyota Corporation and is referred to as material and information flow mapping. It can be applied to any process that requires improvement. When using value

    • Enterprise Resource Planning

      Enterprise Resource Planning

      Enterprise Resource Planning or ERP is actually a process or approach that attempts to consolidate all of a company’s departments and functions into a single computer system that services each department’s specific needs. It is, in a sense, a convergence of people, hardware, and software into an efficient production, service, and delivery system that creates

    • DMAIC

      DMAIC

      DMAIC is a basic Six Sigma methodology component- a way to improve work processes by eliminating defects. The Six Sigma methodology is widely used in many top corporations in the United States and around the world. It is normally defined as a set of practices that improves efficiency and eliminate defects. Six Sigma has been

    • ITIL Framework

      ITIL Framework

      The ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) framework is a collection of concepts for information technology systems and operations. It is the most widely accepted reference standard concerning a wide variety of subjects including service support, service delivery, service management, infrastructure management, application management, security management, and business strategies. Companies can refer to the ITIL framework

    • How to Control Documents

      How to Control Documents

      As organizations grow, their potential to increase the collaboration potential of on-line technologies also grow. Therefore, the need to implement document production control early in a project’s life cycle has proven to be critical to success. Some may argue that document control is another layer of bureaucracy. However, for projects that involve many contributors, document

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