Category Archives: Administration

Windows Server 2003 Versions and our experience over the last years

Windows Server 2003 Web Edition As you saw earlier, the only way to use Windows 2000 Server as a web server in a cluster was by using the Application Center and the Network Load Balancing features it offers. In the Windows Server 2003 family, one version, the Web Edition, is designed for providing web serving […]

Windows Server 2003 Family

With the computing world becoming more and more distributed, the need for integrating IT systems grows with it. Enterprises must offer personnel in various locations the same services as those available at headquarters. For example, with the connectivity possibilities these days, the need to distribute a complete product catalog to every salesperson, regardless of location, […]

Windows 2000 Server Family

All Windows 2000 Server versions come with a built-in web server: Internet Information Services 5.0, also referred to as IIS. In Windows NT 4.0, this web server was called Internet Information Server 4.0 and came with the Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack. Note the difference: Now it is a service, before it was a server—just […]

Microsoft Operating Systems was not great in larger enterprises

Confidence in Microsoft’s operating systems, prior to Windows 2000, was not great in larger enterprises, so developers mainly used UNIX and other platforms for application servers and mission-critical systems. Windows NT was mostly used to handle users and the logon process to the network. It was also employed for file and print servers, though not […]

The Unified Modeling Language (UML)

The Unified Modeling Language (UML) No matter how good a coder you may consider yourself to be, you still need some structure during the process of building a system. If you want your new solution to be a success, you need to keep the quality high, and make sure it meets the needs of the […]

Problems with Content Management Today

Many companies nowadays are installing content management systems. They are often driven by the growing recognition that business currently generates huge volumes of information, and that this information must be made available to staff and customers—when and where they need it. Few companies, however, ask themselves this question: What do we want to achieve with […]

The Anatomy of a Content Management System (CMS)

A content management system typically has four parts. The collection system contains the tools and procedures. This system is used by the staff to gather content and to provide editorial processing. The collection system often consists of four different areas: authoring, aggregation, conversion, and editorial/metatorial services. Authoring is the process of creating content from scratch. […]

Content management is crucial for keeping costs down in maintaining sites

Content management is crucial for keeping costs down in maintaining sites Nowadays, content management is crucial for keeping costs down in maintaining sites and for keeping your site up-to-date in an easy manner. Keeping a high-volume web site up-to-date using low cost methods takes more than just a fancy HTML editor. It’s necessary to have […]

Service Oriented Architecture

Service Oriented Architecture Over the last few years the acronym SOA, or Service Oriented Architecture as it stands for, has been a popular buzzword used by many people in the industry. But SOA has turned out to be much more than a buzzword and many companies are now exploring the opportunities for implementing Service Orientation […]

Enterprise Application Design

Enterprise Application Design One thing we have learned over the years is that you should always design an application so that it is possible to scale it. Even though a particular application may not be intended for use by more than a handful of people from the start, many such applications have a tendency to […]