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Issue 5 • Sept.-Oct. 2007

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Advertisement]

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  • [Masthead]

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  • Table of contents

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  • News Briefs

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  • Guest Editors' Introduction: IT Quality Enhancement and Process Improvement

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):10 - 11
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  • Planning and Executing IT Strategy

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):12 - 18
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    Planning leads to effective execution of any activity, whether it's IT or any business function. Planning ensures that technology efforts are business driven, aligned with business strategies, and coordinated across the company as opposed to being done in silos (each business unit acting in a compartmentalized manner). Planning can save money by taking advantage of corporate policies and standards... View full abstract»

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  • IT Pro 2008 Call for Papers

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 19
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  • Enriching Your Project Planning: Tying Risk Assessment to Resource Estimation

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):20 - 27
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    A five-step process for incorporating risk assessment and risk-derived resource allocation recommendations into project plan development can help organizations deal with real-life hazards and help ensure the project's successful completion. The project-planning process traditionally includes a development life cycle describing the stages of the work being planned. Many life-cycle models such as th... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient Integrated Services in an Enterprise Network

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):28 - 35
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    Engineering an enterprise to efficiently support integrated voice and data services requires sophisticated queuing disciplines to meet quality of service requirements. This study evaluates tradeoffs with three queuing schemes. Knowing that the choice of queuing discipline affects utilization, we ran a simulation for each of three queuing schemes - first come, first served (FCFS); priority queuing ... View full abstract»

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  • Frameworks for Enterprise Architecture

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):36 - 41
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    Enterprise architecture addresses the double challenge of increasing IT efficiency while continuing business innovation. Organizations can use enterprise architecture frameworks to manage system complexity and align business and IT resources. An enterprise architecture approach can help align business and IT resources and conform them to fundamental principles and common methodologies governing th... View full abstract»

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  • Strategies to Keep Your VoIP Network Secure

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):42 - 46
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    As VoIP technology matures, more IT departments have made the jump to integrate VoIP into their enterprise communication systems. But, before an organization fully commits to the technology, it should perform a risk assessment, paying close attention to any security measures needed to protect these IP-based voice networks. For telephone systems where controlled access throughout the communications... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Information

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 47
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  • IEEE Computer Society Membership

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  • IEEE Computer Society Membership Subscription Form

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  • Resources

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  • IEEE Software 2008 Editorial Calendar

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 57
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  • Fast-Tracking Content: The Dramatic Evolution of Intellectual Property

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):58 - 60
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    Intellectual property (IP) is undergoing a dramatic evolution, from traditional media formats available through conventional distribution channels, to all-digital formats available almost exclusively over the Internet. To survive, for- and nonprofit entities dependent on traditional forms of IP must evolve their business strategies to address this evolution; they must also give consideration to th... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Digital Library

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 61
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  • Strategic Thinking, Practical Dreaming

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):62 - 63
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    Strategic planning is a formal process of defining the requirements for delivering a high payoff - identifying what and how to get from current realities to future ones that add value. Strategic thinking is the action taken prior to strategic planning, prior to the development of those requirements. Strategic thinking is a distinctive management activity whose purpose is to discover novel, imagina... View full abstract»

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  • Advertiser/Product Index

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 64
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  • IEEE Distributed Systems Online - Information

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  • IEEE IT Professional 2008 Editorial Calendar

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Aims & Scope

IT has emerged as an exciting, robust field unto itself, drawing on applications, data engineering, algorithms, system software, computer systems organization, and other contemporary computer technologies as applied to business problems.

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