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Enterprise Storage optimization

For any Enterprise, even in the age of social computing, Email still remains as the primary medium of information sharing. It is source of information on current state of Business, communications with partners, customers etc. It is also leveraged for sharing non-business related information.
Depending on the no. of employees, their daily activities, business transactions, the no. of emails that are generated by them, storage requirements will grow. That too, if those emails are carrying business critical, heavy weight documents, storage requirements will still grow. Other factors that will impact storage requirements include no. of persons with whom a document is shared and no. of subsequent versions of that document before its final version is getting frozen.
Even if the Enterprises have governance mechanisms, IT policies ensuring the restrictive, optimized usage of emails, some of the business critical factors still demands increase in the per employee email storage quota and hence i…

Flexibility through product customization - How Secured it is ?

When providing solutions based on the multiple products, the success of the solution depends on what level of OOB features of those products helps in addressing the business / functional needs and what level of flexibility those products offers in terms of customization.

Also, how those products help in addressing business needs is very important in terms of time-to-market through:
Capabilities for seamless integration with federated business partners through adapters (like what Microsoft BizTalk, & StreamInsighthave rich set of adapters minimizing the development time), Partner ecosystem with solutions(like what partners have solutions basedon SharePoint in addressing various business requirements such as document storage, DRM / IRM, BI etc)
In addition to above mentioned factors, success depends on how the products allow developer community in extending its capabilities to address complex techno-business requirements.
While allowing the developer community for customization, it is a…
Service Modeling Realization
When we enable a platform / a set of capabilities for consumption through the enablement of custom development, some of the points to be considered for wider reach .
Wider reach means to provide flexibility such as facilitating development on heterogeneous platform through supporting interoperability, various communication protocols and data encoding formats.
Data encoding format – XML, JSONProtocol – Http , Tcp-ipType of communication - Synchronous / Asynchronous communication Consumption  type – Proxy objects, RESTful communication
In addition to this, other key infrastructure & administration related factors to be considered are:
Reliability – Data submitted is not lost. The infrastructure behind the service model should be reliable without losing any submitted messages that is submitted
Security  - Integration with the consumer’s security infrastructure
Performance – Of course, first & fire most requ…