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    • 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

    • 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

    • ITSM (Information Technology Service Management)

      ITSM (Information Technology Service Management)

      ITSM stands for Information Technology Service Management. It is a discipline that is widely used for managing large, medium and small scale information technology systems. ITSM is targeted towards the customer and is considered a consumer friendly approach to managing a wide variety of services. ITSM tries to put the consumer relationship first, by switching

    • BS7799

      BS7799

      ISO17799 and BS7799 are security policies and standards procedures. The standard was initially known as a British standard called BS 7799, developed by the British Standards Institution. Later, it became the ISO IEC 17799 standard when it was adopted by the ISO IEC technical committee for international use. Such a committee is called ISO IEC

    • What is an ETOM?

      What is an ETOM?

      ETOM (Enhanced Telecom Operations Map) is the most widely used set of standards for the world communications market. The standard focuses on the latest TELECOM technologies such as Internet telephony, broadband, and DSL. It is regularly updated to keep up with Internet standards/specifications and hardware updates. What is ETOM? ETOM was created to give telecom

    • 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

    • Inter-Process Communication

      Inter-Process Communication

      The term Inter-Process Communication (IPC) refers to a predefined library or set of interfaces that allow processes to communicate with each other. IPC gives the appearance of programs that run concurrently in an operating system’s background and allows computer users to conduct multiple tasks at once on a computer. IPCs can share memory, run in

    • ITIL Release Management

      ITIL Release Management

      When software and hardware goes through development and testing, the time comes for it to be released throughout the IT infrastructure or to other clients. This falls on the lap of the ITIL Release Management team. This team of individuals ensures that the licensure, tests and version-verified software and hardware is all up to date

    • 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

    • Six Sigma

      Six Sigma

      Six Sigma is a business improvement methodology. Its main objective is to implement a vigorous process to systematically eliminate defects and inefficiency. Motorola originally developed it in the early 1980s.  Its proficiency has caused it to become extremely popular in many corporate and small business environments around the world. Six Sigma’s main purpose is to

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