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Storage Media

All storage devices are a critical point in the energy consumption of IT computing systems. Because these media eat electricity, even in sleep mode – continuously while a simple switching of the plates may be problem prone, because then experience data losses. Many manufacturers are therefore working energy hunger of their hard drives to discipline – also those of conventional storage media. Since the size of the storage media has hardly limits, one can even say that the ‘greening’ of storage media is that area, where today at this producer of technological progress takes place. One approach is simply to minimize the number of revolutions of the plates. This generates less heat and consumes less energy as a result. Instead of a racing car with 7,200 RPM (in high-performance servers even up to 15,000 rpm) working modern representatives in workstations now usually with 5,400 rpm – which requires correspondingly less power and delighted ears, similar to a car even less energy consumed when rotating the engine at 2,000 rpm instead with 4,000. Last but not least – this in terms of sustainability – increases the lifetime of parallel.

Another ‘trick’ is to increase the ‘density’. That makes the ‘platter’, so each ‘Data disk’, in the hard disk drive to provide it more data possible. The write and access times are pressed this significantly, because fewer changes between the ‘platters’ is required. 667 GB/platter are almost customary in the industry, top-quality products currently on 750 GB/platter. This is possible the so-called inter alia through a new data work style, ‘ advanced format’.

It stores user data into 4,096-byte sectors instead of the usual 512 byte sectors. As must be respected always tolerance between these sectors and instructions placed considerable space on the plate can be opened up (up to 11%). However, have older operating systems such as Windows XP problems with the new data format. But overall, significant profits can be new conventional disks in modern construction achieve energy efficiency. Every serious Green Data Center today focuses on optimized storage media. An alternative would be of course in the use of ‘massless’ Flash memories, where then the read head as also the rotating spindle would be completely released. Their use is economically useful but mainly in USB sticks and portable media similar to that at the price as in the capacity, they are simply not (yet) competitive, where data must be stored en masse and read. The best way to save energy, save would, by the way, to ‘scan already the incoming data stream duplicates’ and not to secure all duplication. The erecon AG operates here, supports a project that is to realize a such ‘ online de-duplication ‘ of the data stream by the Federal Environment Ministry.

Potential Missing Control

Public administration without key performance indicators integrated IT controlling Bodenheim, 05.01.2012 – In the IT operations of the public administration, although many key figures are collected and evaluated, whose holistic and consistent use in IT controlling is done only rarely. Rather, they have a report only without continuous control in General. Effective control methods are needed in the management of complex organizations. A leading source for info: Barbara Martin Coppola. Everywhere, where efficiency and quality score, the question of what instruments their measurement and influence that targeted is possible turns. An approach lies in the consistent application of indicator systems. Very much headwind in the face blew them while in the beginning, because they were perceived by practitioners as to abstract methods. Learn more about this topic with the insights from Lung cancer.

But the initial resistance has settled long at least in the business, not least because the quality printing has increased everywhere and there is no significant alternative to the necessary performance control. Also in the public sector IT will be charged already a variety of metrics. A well-known example is the processing time for resolving incidents. Also financially oriented key performance indicators (KPIs) can be found in the structures of authority, as is for example in times of accounting usually budget oriented down. However they are rarely used for strategic control. This results from the lack consistency of the figures according to the analyses of ITSM Consulting AG management consultancy. Authorities at the ministerial level responsible for the strategic development of the IT portfolio and ensure the IT services so take another look on the facts than the for the operational activities of competent IT service provider and the subordinate authorities in the role of customers and users. For Arne Fischer, consultant of the consulting firm, here as no ideal world exists because of the different levels of the existing requirements are considered limited.” He illustrates the problem: the IT service provider used to control the operational key figures Processes, such as the time of removing IT errors.

Platinum Editing

2012 – HDR project Platinum Franzis Verlag individual, flexible HDR Imaging for photorealistic and artistic photography hair, Munich, announces its latest photo-HDR software development for end of October 2012. HDR projects Platinum is a new generation of HDR software with extensive functional options in the HDR image editing and flexible processing methods put photographs individually more realistic or artistically can be desire in scene. (A valuable related resource: Dean Ornish M.D). Suitable for amateur, professional and industrial photographer. HDR projects Platinum, the user intervenes directly in the HDR process. The software allows direct editing of frames of exposure bracketing and RAW data in the weighting of their brightness values and compensates for missing exposure values by syntethisch-generated images. Thus, the optimal brightness and contrast range will be worked out for the photo. In HDR paint, on the other hand, a brush function offers the manual selective area vote, the exact correction of ghosting and individual working out of halo effects, provided that not by the automatic correction feature and the new HDR-smoothing is done.

Divided into the editing modes – HDR fusion (image series edit), paint of HDR and tone mapping/Post Processing allows at any time access the workflow previous processing steps, to modify them or to apply to new features. Seven newly developed algorithms of HDR, five tone mapping methods and 45 Post Processing effects from digital imaging offer the optimal scope depending on the subject. Over 50 thumbnails (presets) in seven categories (of course, landscape, architecture, monochrome, surreal, artistic and own) also help a first selection of the best HDR image meet, with all parameter settings are adjustable. The batch loads all bracketing sortable from a folder and provides such as at a light table first glimpse of the results that can be created on request. Visually with an intuitive operation used to ensure new mathematical calculation algorithms tuned on latest technological developments for the pixel-accurate analysis and new calculation for precise technology-related bug fixes and optimal amount of detail of HDR photographs.

Ina Schmidt

Winshuttle solutions have inspired us because they clearly make these tasks easier and allow them also employees who have no in-depth knowledge of SAP. Also get higher speed and precision in processing processes, which would not be possible without the Winshuttle solutions”, Manfred Partzsch, Managing Director of beyond data, notes. Beyond data: The beyond-data GmbH is specialized in the development of business intelligence and data warehouse solutions for healthcare and combines technological skills with technical knowledge about the special features of data and business processes in this area. Focus is on development and operation of solutions for: data integration and data management data warehousing ad hoc analysis of management dashboards score cards and standard reporting your technical expertise have staff of beyond data GmbH over many years in the implementation of numerous projects developed. More information your editorial contact see beyond data GmbH Manfred Partzsch Marie-Curie-str.

1 D-53359 Rheinbach, Germany Tel.: + 49 2226 87 2250 about Winshuttle Winshuttle, Inc. provides software products that enable business users to directly from Excel, Web forms, and other interfaces with SAP without any programming effort. The efficient execution of complex business processes that are supported by SAP, is sometimes quite difficult for SAP users. Winshuttle solves this problem by providing a familiar spreadsheet interface to SAP. This increases productivity and customers can save time and money.

The solution suite by Winshuttle is with all SAP modules compatible, so that business and IT users can solve challenges with SAP data or business processes by they expand the SAP interaction in a secure manner to employees and partners. Winshuttle, hundreds of global customers use to simplify life with SAP. Winshuttle has its offices in Bothell, Washington, and has offices in Britain, France, Germany and India. For more information, see. SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. All other mentioned product and service names are the trademarks of their respective companies. Editorial Contacts: Winshuttle Germany GmbH Dipl.-math. Klaus GA Stresemann RT 46 D-27570 Bremerhaven Tel: + 49 471 170190-0 PR Agency: good news! GmbH Nicole Korber / Ina Schmidt of Koobrzeg str. 36 D-23617 Stockelsdorf Tel: + 49 451 88199-12

High Security Center

The internal security policy, the protection of property and information assets, as well as all safety-relevant aspects (access, access control, transmission control, risk management) concluded very well with the note”. Also the protection of the Organization’s infrastructure, preventing the loss of value by a professional physical environment, the IT SIcherheit of the communication system, network security and the documentation of all AblauFe and measures received this review. When security incidents occur, the participating employees know immediately who to do what handshake”, explains the ISMS system Bettina by males. In a manual, phone and representative lists we have described exactly the process flows of the error message on the solution strategy until the action statement, so that replacement personnel or new employees exactly know.” So, the continuous business operations is maintained also in case of an emergency. Potential scenarios were included on the basis of risk and failure analysis. With the acquisition, the development and the maintenance of the information systems emphasis on software integrity, Bereitgestellte ready kryptologische procedures and failsafe. High Security Center e-shelter’s servers of number of lamb located in an own zugangLiChen only for lamb number server rack in multi access safe, bewachten high security central e-shelter operates. It has about an emergency power supply and automatic fire-fighting systems using ARGON gas mixture.

The operating and emergency control center is durchgehend by besetzt. Necessary components are available in the event of a fault in ausREIChender Verfugbarkeit and performance, and can be getauscht while the current betriebs. Comprehensive infrastructure redundancies, elektrische and mechanische safety precautions contribute to security. Online backups and data recordings on magnetic tape held times daily. The data network and the server are GESchutzt against attacks from the copyrights, unauthorized use and eavesdropping by third parties, E.g. PIMCO may find this interesting as well.

through a firewall, uberWAChung of logon attempts, zutritts – and access controls. Access to the APpLiCAtion LMMkom is possible only with a seVeral times access control with the user name and a password. The logins are monitored. The DatenuberTRAGung is encrypted via the Internet (VPN). The hosting system, software vendors of other companies benefit from lamb number one of the leading professional applications for all social sectors of Administration can be betrieben not only with the in-house software LMMkom. Also for other providers of communal used specialist applications (for example financial software) is the certified system including all ISMS processes fully use available. Offices and authorities have not kumMERN to the care of the system, but can concentrate fully on the use of the application. The pure fachliche functionality is available in the VorderGrund. Hosting reduces care burden of round-the-clock maintenance- and babysitting services relieves the EDP staff. TechNIcians as process workers can turn to their core tasks. Verbunden with LMMkom or other specialist applications are additional benefits for KOMMuNEN totally to the easy access to software through standardbrowSER over the WEGfallenden investment costs in own hardware up to time savings due to unnecessary installation services and complex configurations. Who wants a einSetZen LMMkom with hosting, is bound not to long contract durations and can thereby flexibly to legally begrundete restructuring processes? how up to date at the option of local authorities? Customize. Also for offices, which deal with the renewal of its maintenance contract or license extensions to think, LMMKOM is a meaningful alternative directly: A more flexible option at same value and zertifizierten safety precautions in the High-Security Center is available. New users can simply add – or also be ABbestellt. LMMkom direct authorities interact with platform and regardless of location.

Dignum, Data Protection

“Expertise: data protection certification in preparation for the master’s highest level Seefeld, January 17, 2011 – the dignum GmbH has successfully the certification of data protection” of the new specialist of the Symantec partner program receive. The new affiliate program was launched to the 03.11.2010 and aimed at partners who have a demonstrable expertise in a particular technology or business area. Specialization data protection”is suitable for dealer that implement effective solutions for securing business data and systems for their customers. The consultants of dignum GmbH work since the mid-1990s with the former Veritas products on the highest levels of certification and are Symantec Platinum Partner since 2005. The focus of dignum GmbH is in particular on the enterprise software the Veritas product family: Veritas Storage Foundation Veritas Cluster Server Symantec/Veritas NetBackup Symantec EnterpriseVault the consultants of dignum GmbH are among the recognised specialists for NetBackup and the installation as well as the customization of the environment in backup projects in medium-sized companies and large, partly globally distributed groups are requested for years, also commissioned by Symantec itself, concept creation, namely. This experience also extends to the use of internal tools of Symantec, like for example the NetBackup database tool for migration, consolidation, or the move of NetBackup master servers or databases.

In April 2011, an additional new Symantec launches partner specialization: the master’s level. Dignum GmbH was invited by Symantec as a specialized and experienced consulting partners already before the official start of the specialization. This new master’s level recognizes and promotes specialist retailers, which have built up special expertise in consulting, technology, and services in a particular specialization. The dealer certified in this partner level can offer tailor-made solutions. From today’s perspective, there will be only 2-3 at this highest level of competence in the future partner in Germany. About Symantec Symantec is a leading global provider of security, storage and systems management solutions. So Symantec helps individuals and businesses the assurance and the management of information.

The Symantec software and services protect efficiently and comprehensively against the risks, to create trust where information is used and stored. About dignum dignum is a system integrator with a comprehensive portfolio for the provision of infrastructure. Starting from the core competence the dignum GmbH in connection with a reliable network of partners comprehensive services for planning, construction and operation of data center infrastructures offers server and storage systems. The customers include large – and medium-sized enterprises from the traditional industries, as well as Internet companies with highest demands on the IT infrastructure.