White Paper: International Test Solutions
INTRODUCTION Technological demands for 5G connectivity, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), wearables, and automobiles (self-driving, electrified, etc.) are key drivers behind the next technology nodes. In today’s commercial landscape, there are extremely high costs associated with the fab investment for the process development. As a result, only a few IDM (integrated device manufacturers) and foundries, such as Intel, Samsung, and TSMC, are actively pursuing Moore’s Law for monolithic silicon wafer scaling. To attain these faster and denser integrated circuits, photolithography has relied on (1) progressively reducing the exposure wavelengths whereby the most advanced nodes are now utilizing Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Lithography; and (2) increasing the numerical aperture whereby advanced immersion systems are being implemented. In both fabrication techniques, the depth of focus is absolutely critical, and the entire surface of a clamped wafer substrate must have minimal non-planarity to fall within an extremely tight depth of focus. To maintain the necessary depth of focus, all the critical surfaces within the manufacturing tool chamber must be totally co-planar. For the wafer itself, non-planarity can come from variations in warp, bow, and thickness of the substrate. In each case, the required geometrical properties of the wafer can be attained through various precision polishing processes. Within the tool, a chuck (or table) provides an extremely flat reference surface onto which the wafer will be clamped using vacuum or electrostatic force. A high degree surface flatness of the chuck can be attained through high precision lapping and polish processes. Finally, to assure flatness after clamping, the chucking method and force are optimized based on the wafer substrate material as well as the chuck design. Supply management of substrate material and hardware service steps can be performed to comprehensively address non-planarity issues as part of a regularly scheduled maintenance. Particle contamination is an unpredictable and, arguably, a significant problem for creating critical non-planarity issues during the fabrication process. Of greatest concern is a particle trapped between the backside wafer and wafer chuck surface. The particle contaminant could be crushed or at worst embedded into the wafer or wafer chuck. As a result, there could occur a critical backside leak fault or an out-of-plane distortion (i.e., a “hot-spot”). Unscheduled downtime to properly wet clean the chambers can have dramatic effects on tool and chamber availability, thereby affecting wafer throughput.
White Paper: Sisense
Business intelligence (BI) application is increasingly cited as the way to get actionable insights out of the data growing every day, to improve business performance and results. If your enterprise is struggling to get valuable insights from data you want to make smart business strategies and take good business decisions. Also, you probably already possess or have access to data that can help you in both areas. However, it may not be so obvious to decide how to handle that data, and which approach or tool will be the most effective. Is business intelligence the right solution? Read this white paper that explains how to evaluate your situation to see if a business intelligence solution makes sense for you and how you can decide for your own enterprise. Key takeaways from this white paper on business intelligence: Warning signs that information needs are not being met. Four steps you must take to generate useful BI dashboards and reports. Alternate business intelligence approaches for complex data. Determining the type of business intelligence solution that is most appropriate for your needs.
White Paper: Jedox
The most flexible Business Intelligence (BI) platform, QlikView, allows its users to gain valuable insights by understanding the fine line between the relevant data and the redundant data. It stimulates unrestricted analysis of application data, thus helping users make timely and accurate decisions. If you are already aware of the above mentioned BI platform, then here’s an investment solution that would add on to the values of your Qlik investment. This white paper reveals the concealed facet of the same BI tool that could be coherently integrated with an extension facilitating freedom and flexibility for everyone in the company, in terms of analyzing planning data. This QlikView white paper unfolds how you can enhance your Qlik system with data capture and write-back to the database as well as specific planning functionality such as easy top-down planning and driver-based bottom-up planning, unifying Business Intelligence (BI) with Corporate Performance Management (CPM).
Continuous Testing for Continuous Delivery: What Does it Mean in Practice?
White Paper: CA Technologies
Today continuous delivery is enabling modern organizations to become leaders in fast-emerging, technology-driven markets To deliver software that accurately reflects constantly changing user needs, more organizations are moving toward continuous delivery. Continuous testing helps ensure that quality is built in from the requirements, while validating each component at the development level before it enters the system. Continuous testing is integrated into an end-to-end continuous delivery ecosystem that’s capable of taking an idea from design to operations at speed, without compromising quality. This whitepaper provides insights on how to iteratively and accurately capture the desired user functionality by continuous testing. In this whitepaper: Barriers to Continuous Testing: A Choice between Speed and Quality Creating production-like test environments The End-to-End Continuous Delivery Ecosystem Continuous testing in the deployed QA environment does not stop with functionality
A Buyers Guide To Weighbridges
White Paper: AccuWeigh
There are many different types of weighbridge available, each of which is designed for optimum performance in a specific setting. But because weighbridges are a significant capital investment and play an integral role in how efficiently a site operates, it is worthwhile taking time to understand how they work, what the key features are and the differences between the various designs. Various factors need to be considered when choosing a weighbridge for a particular application (such as physical site conditions, environment, usage and budget) so you may find the following information helpful when it comes to decision-making. This whitepaper on Weighbridges will explore following: Above ground weighbridges Pit or semi-pit mounted weighbridges Multideck weighbridges Relocatable steel deck weighbridges Axle weighbridges
Digital Business Platform 2.0
White Paper: Software AG
Digitalization is the road of moving towards digital business and digital transformation, as well as the creation of new digital revenue streams and offerings while doing so. Through digitalization, a company’s digitized resources are transformed into new sources of revenue and operational gains. Businesses need to develop entirely new processes based on modern software architectures in order to compete in the digital world. This whitepaper provides insights on how to successfully transform into a digital business. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: The digitalization of the world and the (un)pleasant consequences Digitalization never stops Five building blocks of Digital Business Platform
White Paper: Opsview
In the present scenario, the field of IT monitoring has become very good at collecting status information and performance metrics from various endpoints. However, executive stakeholders are much more interested in the performance of people and processes than of CPU, memory, and throughput. With the new ability to model your applications and business services inside the monitoring tool, this business continuity measure is now a key artifact to contribute to the completeness of an Enterprise Architecture. This whitepaper provides insights on the needs of the market for IT monitoring software that understands the anatomy of the application it seeks to protect. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: The “Fog of War” Between Business and IT Services IT Monitoring Business Services Diagram How has the Market Responded?
White Paper: Clear One
Standalone video endpoints are now available to allow organizations to grow their adoption of video conferencing and offer easy to use, full-featured, technology. These systems are designed for small and medium-sized organizations or for secondary sites of larger enterprises. The concept of standalone endpoints marries well with the BYOD (bring your own device) trend and can reduce cost and complexity for SMB (small/medium businesses) and secondary sites for larger organizations. This whitepaper talks about the value of standalone video endpoints. It discusses: Deployment and usage of video conferencing systems The Value of Standalone video endpoints Cloud-based Conferencing Applications for Standalone Systems
White Paper: Clear One
Software-based video codecs, for a variety of reasons, offers developers and users the flexibility needed to upgrade information and technology as it is needed, thereby eliminating expensive hardware. The advent of software-based codecs, compared to hardware-based codecs, offers value in many ways. This whitepaper provides insights that will help you to understand the value of software-based codecs as part of today’s collaborative tools. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Why to develop the new video conferencing systems on software-based codec? How to meet the customer needs? The Value of Software-Based Video Codecs versus Hardware-Based Video Codecs Increased processing capability of general-purpose processors & standard operating systems,
White Paper: Elcom
Choosing the right intranet solution is a critical decision. There is a great deal of choice in the intranet market, with a range of strong solutions incorporating multiple features and attractive designs as new offerings are emerging all the time. Every business has different needs and priorities and an intranet solution that is right for one company might not be right for another. This whitepaper is designed to help you choose the right intranet solution and vendor. It helps in: Delivering a structured approach to decision-making Proposing key questions to consider and offers some tips and tricks Finding an intranet that truly makes a difference! Having a framework to compare intranet solutions will help you make the right decision
Intranet Success: 3 Considerations for a Successful Intranet
White Paper: Elcom
The intranet has been at the heart of businesses for many years and initially, the intranet was simply a way to connect all components within a business unit, company, or organization to one another. This whitepaper discusses the benefits that the intranet offers to modern businesses, highlighting the common problems that can be solved, the latest developments in the field, along with suggested implementation best practices. Key considerations for ensuring intranet success: Focusing on appropriate goals when designing the intranet Explaining the value when developing an intranet Understanding the investment required Along the way this whitepaper reviews what an intranet actually is and how it fits into today’s modern workplace, and later with an analysis of intranet trends to guide you in future proofing your intranet investment.
Intranet Health Check: What, Why & How to Measure Impact
White Paper: Elcom
As intranets grow in strength and scope, overarching intranet strategy should increasingly be aligned with business objectives. Are your intranet objectives aligned with your business goals or do they need adjusting? This whitepaper helps you consider what is important for your organization and how to plan your approach to demonstrate how your intranet is performing and target areas for improving based on data and supporting evidence. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Ways to enhance your intranet Steps to follow for your intranet health check How an intranet can have direct positive impact on the bottom line How many new ideas or innovative suggestion come via the intranet? 7 key areas to consider to help you realign your intranet objectives
White Paper: Sisense
Selecting A Business Intelligence & Analytics Solution, shouldn't be based on the product with the most features but on the tool that best supports the needs of your business users. A plethora of business intelligence (BI) tools are available on the market, that address the increasing analytics needs of businesses of all sizes and industries. However, determining which BI analytics tool or tools to buy isn't always easy This whitepaper shows the comparison of several types of BI and analytics solutions based different criteria. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: 5 most popular types of BI solutions compared How to instantly analyze and visualize both big and disparate datasets in BI landscape Unique business benefits of different BI solutions
White Paper: Sisense
Does your firm have a solid enterprise Business Intelligence (BI) solution? In recent years, Business Intelligence technology has evolved tremendously from IT-dependent reporting solutions to self-service, user-friendly, business-centric solutions. As firms begin to consider enterprise BI, the first step is to take an inventory of existing technology. You may find it is money your firm is already spending. If your firm is running multiple BI solutions, you may be spending more than necessary. This whitepaper provides insights on how to form a realistic business intelligence budget based on your company’s needs. In this whitepaper get to know exactly: What a BI project should cost out of your annual operating budget in concrete numbers and timeframes How to build business intelligence into your budget, which serves as a springboard for businesses eager to face data challenges head on and make some major waves What are the 4 Signs that it’s time to invest in a BI solution In 2017, spend wiser and work more efficiently to find a Business Intelligence solution that will enable growth as your firm’s BI strategy continues to mature.
White Paper: Zeenyx Software
Effective test automation for terminal-based software can be developed quickly and efficiently. A high degree of coverage and a good return on investment can be achieved while improving software quality. The process and level of effort for building automated tests for terminal-based applications are similar to that of automating tests for applications running on other platforms, including MS Windows and the web. This whitepaper explains the setup, development and execution of automated tests for terminal-based applications, highlighting the differences and similarities as compared to other platforms. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Creating an effective Test Plan Approach for building automated tests for terminal-based applications through a terminal emulator Challenges related to building test automation for terminal-based applications Ways to manage the test execution process
White Paper: Cogniance
Disruption used to mean a true shift in the market that blew minds and emptied walls. Disruption may be a waning model for innovation, but there’s a pot of proverbial gold on your product roadmap- and they’ve been there the whole time. This whitepaper explores why a user-focused, design-led mentality for technology products delights markets and satisfies that picky user in all of us. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: What’s being called “disruption” is really a dressed-up version of imitation How the user perspective turned airbnb around “What is” should lead to “what if” It’s time to get started. Bring your designers into the process early. Run tests!
White Paper: Cogniance
Embedding design into your product development process from the beginning is not only better for the user, it adds more to your business value. Integrating design into your product development process enables you to do that by incorporating user feedback, prototypes and focus groups into the mix to create a product with more depth and breadth in your market. This whitepaper addresses the three questions that great designers ask in the development process that lead to killer products, what MIT found about the design-led organization and more. Design from the beginning- Involving designers at the genesis of the product design process When less is more- Greater costs in terms of materials and man hours The need for a designer’s perspective- Design aids product development Explore what makes a market WOW, not just a market win.
White Paper: AppNeta
These days IT teams are not only maintaining infrastructure and data centers, but also supporting mobile devices and remote users. It configures the network to support increased bandwidth needs at multiple locations and understands the ins and outs of hundreds of third-party apps and cloud services. This means that IT is troubleshooting any and all problems that arise in the applications and networks, leaving little time for tackling the big goals that CIOs set for their teams year after year. This whitepaper discusses three ways that IT can utilize modern technology to take charge and start focusing on bigger business goals. Clean House-IT getting into strategy building Monitor All the Things-Performance monitoring software takes on the visibility part of the equation Stay Ahead of the Problems-Alerting and reporting in a performance monitoring tool
Transforming 64-Bit Windows to Deliver Software-Only Real-Time Performance
White Paper: KINGSTAR
Today’s industrial PCs running 64-bit Windows, complemented by a separate scheduler on multi-core multiprocessors, can deliver that precise real-time performance on software-defined peripherals. The best way to smooth the task of implementing complex real-time software applications is to start with the right hardware environment. This whitepaper discusses how transforming 64-bit windows helps to deliver software-only real-time performance. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: How can the embedded OEM help to turn the revolutionary developments into real-time products? RSMP Paves the Way to Performance and Scalability RTX64—A Fresh Start into 64-bit real-time computing A Liberating Unified Architecture: Developing the real-time application performance
Software vs Hardware Machine Control: Cost and Performance Compared
White Paper: KINGSTAR
OEMs traditionally used DSP-based hardware, plugged into a PC, for motion control. But new software-based solutions have challenged this approach, claiming equal or better performance at lower cost. How does soft motion really compare to hardware? In this whitepaper, we break it down component-by-component for a down-to-the-dollar cost and performance comparison. Topics covered include: Challenges with the traditional hardware approach How soft motion solves those challenges Performance comparison: calculations, axis control, adding axes and machine vision Cost comparison cost and length, ability to scale, necessary hardware Cost-per-item breakdown showing that soft motion costs 44% less than hardware Learn how software-based motion control actually compares to hardware with real-life scenarios and real-dollar cost comparisons. If you’re considering soft motion, start here.
Windows PC-Based Machine Automation
White Paper: KINGSTAR
As software-based machine control begins to replace expensive hardware solutions, more organizations are weighing their options for soft motion vendors. In this comparison matrix, we break down the critical features and capabilities of 5 top soft motion providers: Adlink PCI-8366 Galil DMC – 18x6 Series ACS Motion – SpiiPlusSC HP Aerotech A3200 KINGSTAR Soft Motion Learn how each of these offerings stacks up against 5 key dimensions, including real-time OS (RTOS) with Windows, basic motion control, the ability to support the soft motion and EtherCAT Fieldbus, and cost. If you’re considering a soft motion system, download “Windows PC-Based Machine Automation: A Comparison of Motion Control with EtherCAT Fieldbus Offerings” today.
White Paper: KINGSTAR
Ethernet-based fieldbus standards have changed the game for machine builders. But with so many protocols competing to be most valuable and viable, how should you decide which to use? In this white paper, “5 Real-Time, Ethernet-Based Fieldbuses Compared,” we examine five different protocols that claim to offer the best price/performance open standard for real-time Ethernet fieldbuses. Topics covered include: Criteria for evaluating Ethernet real-time protocols 5 standards compared: Ethernet/IP, Ethernet Powerlink, EtherCAT, PROFINET IRT, & SERCOS III Evaluation of standards bodies, philosophies, and architectural underpinnings, response time, jitter, data rate, and more Fieldbus scorecard: which standard wins in price/performance and market acceptance? Understand your options when it comes to real-time, Ethernet-based fieldbuses. Read the white paper to see how the top five standards stack up.
White Paper: Apptus
Although ecommerce is now a relatively mature industry, the software solutions that form the basis for the industry are still very much evolving. So, if you’re in the process of selecting personalization software where should you begin and what questions should you ask? This whitepaper offers some simple advices to help you through the process so that you can select the personalization software that best meets your needs and budget. Key questions for evaluating your personalization software: Have you sense-checked your requirements and selection criteria with a third-party? Where you sit on the maturity curve has implications on how you should conduct the selection process? If you find yourself revising your scorecard during the selection process, can you fairly apply the new criteria to all prospects, or do you need to restart the process? Have you identified reference clients who have similar requirements of software to your own?
White Paper: Certero
Software asset management (SAM) has rapidly gained importance in recent years among many organizations as a strategic imperative that enables them to achieve maximum value from their IT investments. Organizations are finding that they can be more successful and prepared in their SAM efforts by investing in technology that automates the software inventory process. This whitepaper explains the importance of accurate software inventory for software asset management. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Are legacy toolsets fit for SAM? Realizing IT efficiencies through automated software inventory tools New methods of application delivery for today’s SAM technology
White Paper: Bristlecone
Since digitalization is the key to enhancing customer experience, organizations go through the digitalization journey to create an ecosystem and provide a significant number of products and services which focus on the customer experience. This whitepaper defines digitization as the process by which various analog elements into electronically readable formats in order to create a paperless environment in an organization. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Need for Digital business transformation Structure of a Digital Transformation Framework Digitizing the business operations and the organization Enterprise Digitalization Roadmap in this digital era Digitalization creates a unique experience for all customer interactions in a controlled and predictable vendor environment.
An Insider's Guide to Easy SAP Audits
White Paper: Revelation Software Concepts
SAP Audit Management helps to detect and correct risks to proper governance. The key to exception-free SAP audits is to maintain complete records and eliminate possible threats to record integrity. When auditors see you’ve done that, SAP audits become just another part of the normal IT process. This whitepaper on “An Insider’s Guide to Easy SAP Audits,” is a SAP security audit report on security and audit of SAP ERP covers. It reveals crucial aspects of governance that any audit team will want to examine. It highlights: What is the best way to approach the challenge when SAP audits become problems to smooth operation or well controlled resource management? How to reduce SAP audit support costs and cut the time that SAP audit teams need to complete the SAP audit? What are the biggest new SAP audit concerns and the most significant new challenges commonly involve IT security and particularly three aspects? How process automation and an internal culture of agreement with the goals of governance will eliminate SAP audit support problems before they occur?
5 Ways to Keep IT Management Software From Becoming SHELFWARE
White Paper: Netreo
It’s all too common to see IT management software at the top of the heap for shelfware. We've been able to identify some of the leading causes that prompt companies to abandon these (often significant) software investments. 84% of companies are paying for SHELFWARE!! Read this whitepaper on “5 ways to keep your IT management software from becoming shelfware” that outlines the following 5 key pointers you can use to keep your IT management software investment producing positive returns: Too many alerts are worse than not enough in the new IT management software Don't make people go to multiple places to gather information Keep the interface simple and fast to avoid your IT managment software become shelfware Minimize administration from becoming shelfware Don't buy management software:How to ensure that IT management software purchases don’t become shelfware.
White Paper: Infuse Consulting Limited
Agile software development focuses on rapid and flexible applications development, testing often, and delivering functional bits of them as soon as they’re ready. Companies that have totally adopted Agile methodology for their projects have definitely seen measurable improvements in this time of market. This white paper looks into few broader themes impacting enterprises in the effective Agile Software development while helping companies to adopt agile methodology. It also addresses question like: What are the significant challenges enterprises face in the process of adopting Agile software development? How to Increase the effectiveness of Agile software development? How organization’s can improve their Return on Investment with implementing an agile approach to software development and testing? Why agile businesses need Agile software development? Major reasons why companies decide to adopt agile? How can companies become more Agile by applying right set of Agile business concepts? Businesses need to be Agile in order to survive in today’s economic climate where technology is changing rapidly, where competition is fierce and where time to market is critical.
White Paper: SQL Power
The fully-integrated, end-to-end XBRL software for data collection and analytics provides the optimal medium for collecting, managing, mining and reporting against standardized electronic content worldwide. XBRL Power Suite is an eSignature-ready Supervision Management Framework that's completely multilingual. The solution integrates easily into existing regulatory infrastructures to unify de-centralized operations, and streamline important regulatory oversight functions. This insightful whitepaper identifies: What is XBRL mainly used for? How can this dynamic platform help Governments around the world make better decisions? What are the advantages of a complete end-to-end XBRL based regulatory platform? How can XBRL platform provide Governments with pre-validated, consistent and accurate machine readable data? Download this whitepaper that brings you the best and most comprehensive platform for data collection and analytics worldwide.
White Paper: Gallop Solutions
Implementing an Agile development methodology successfully requires the clear understanding of the consequences of agile approaches. Loose implementation of agile methodology can hold you back in reaping the benefits of agile implementation. Why agile development methodology? What are the Benefits of Agile Methodology? Agile methodology has an impressive track of record in delivering success to large companies in developing innovative products and services. Implementing Agile methodology will have some benefits such as cost control, flexibility, building the right product and generates high revenue. Why do we need agile software development? Agile software development in the true spirit and rigor would yield into the right results and help in reaping the benefits. Agile implementation leads to successful completion of project, bringing great justice to the organization in the long run. Agile or Fragile? Use or Abuse? Indeed time for a check! According to a recent survey 49% of agile projects are not being done on time or have over planned budget, while 9% of the projects are total failures. Implications of loosely implementing Agile is that as an organization you are definitely not reaping the benefits of Agile implementation in terms of reduced time to market, reduced development cost, and so on. Download this white paper to find whether Agile is indeed being implemented properly and in the true spirit, or as per their convenient method under the wrapper of Agile?
White Paper: Infuse Consulting Limited
Although Agile processes are being used increasingly in many software development environments, some enterprises still haven’t adopted Agile because of various concerns, especially about using it with distributed teams. How can distributed Agile software solutions help you improve the productivity of teams with globally distributed members? This white paper features five models targeted at small or enterprise companies seeking to implement Agile for globally distributed teams at any level of Agile maturity. It mainly focuses on: What are the steps invoved in the creation of a distributed Agile team? How to structure global teams? What are the benefits of using distributed Agile? What are the most common challenges faced by teams using distributed Agile? Also, it looks into the advantages, challenges and best practices of five engagement models to use with distributed Agile teams focusing on the three dimensional approach of people, process and tools used to implement these models.
White Paper: TOP Step Consulting
The decision to implement a Professional Service Automation (PSA) is both a cost investment and a strategic investment. There are many PSA Tools out there, but to obtain maximum operational success with them you need to know: What your purpose behind implementing PSA Tools is. If implemented PSA Tools best fit your Organization. If you want to track projects more accurately or if you need to get better information on resource availability or utilization. This whitepaper talks about how professional services automation (PSA) software can help your service organization to obtain maximum operational success and: •Benefits of a PSA Tool: Measurable Efficiencies, Tracking, Visibility & More •Key to PSA Tool Selection •Implementation of a PSA Tool for tremendous benefit to your company •Measure Success with Key Performance Indicators
White Paper: Sapphire Systems
Globalisation is seen as a trend, although barriers abound in the field of accounting as it has been changing dramatically. Globalization of the business environment presents many challenges in accounting, with significant differences in auditing practices, as rules, regulations, taxation and governance frameworks vary from region to region. In such conditions, meeting the accounting challenges is becoming hard, thus the need arises to answer a few questions such as: What are the key things to look for when evaluating a global accounting system? What should you look for when selecting a global accounting solution? What are the key changes required in accounting and accounting methods? What is the role of International Accounting Standards? Does the consulting team or partner have a presence in all of the countries you operate in? This whitepaper looks at some of the challenges organizations face in their quest to embrace globalisation, and identifies a new approach which overcomes cost and complexity to facilitate consistent financial reporting across the world.
Identity and Access Management: A Step-By-Step Transition From Requirement to Realization
White Paper: tools4ever
The Need of Identity and Access Management Enterprise organizations are embracing holistic approaches as the next logical step in leveraging identity and access management (IAM) to achieve and maintain continuous security and governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) health. Selecting the right IAM solution helps you to stay abreast in the latest developments in the field of cloud computing without sacrificing the organization’s capacity to take action. This informative white paper outlines the particular advantages of an identity-driven, holistic approach to achieve security, efficiency, and compliance within the enterprise. It provides answers to the following key questions: What is Identity and Access Management (IAM)? What are its major components? What are the risks involved with Identity and Access management? How to maintain compliance with the stricter laws and regulations in an increasingly complex IT environment with IAM tool? How to successfully deploy Identity Access Management? What business processes need to be put in place to support IAM? Ensure the right people have access to the right information with Identity and Access Management Services!!