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FACCTs - Faulkner's Advisory on Computer and Communications Technologies

FACCTs is the BEST resource on the web for corporate and IT  decision-makers, vendor company executives, government IT administrators, IT specialists, business managers, IT project directors, and research librarians.

Here are just some of the ways FACCTs can help you and your staff:
  • Develop a technology strategy that’s right for your organization
  • Identify the best products to perform specific tasks
  • Discover where opportunities exist for new product development
  • Monitor the competition and be prepared to take on new challenges
  • Manage IT costs and avoid making risky decisions
  • Validate vendor claims and ensure a successful working relationship
  • Build reliable partner and alliance networks
  • Spot important changes, new products, and new players in the field
  • Provide a resource that is comprehensive and always dependable
  • Determine and satisfy customer information needs and requirements

Authoritative. Focused. Practical.

FACCTs is a widely-used, web-based IT and communications reports library that serves the information needs of professional service and manufacturing firms, technology providers, research libraries, and government agencies around the world.

Continually updated and fully searchable, FACCTs contains more than 1250 reports that are clearly written, consistent in format, timely and relevant. FACCTs reports examine the critical issues, trends, market conditions, products, services, and vendors driving the IT and communications industries.

FACCTs reports provide expert coverage in these14 key areas: IT asset management, wireless communications, application development, electronic commerce, enterprise data networking, business intelligence, converging communications, e-government, mobile business, broadband, information security, telecom & global network services, internet strategies, and web site management. Each of these areas are complimented by a comprehensive database of expert reports including technology tutorials, marketplace overviews, implementation, comparison, and selection guides, product face-off previews, and corporation timelines. Plus hundreds of company, product, and service profiles. Directories and glossaries, too.

FACCTs provides in-depth reports about:
IT asset management
wireless communications
application development
electronic commerce
enterprise data networking
business intelligence
converging communications
mobile business
information security
telecom & global network services
internet strategies
web-site management

FACCTs reports are written by a dedicated team of professionals –researchers, analysts, and technology specialists who continually monitor and interpret important IT and communications industry developments.

FACCTs reports are most commonly used for tracking technology advancements, strategic planning and competitive analysis, market awareness, implementation support, product and service evaluation, vendor review and comparison, and educating technical staffers and technology end-users.

In addition to the more than 1200 reports that make up the FACCTs web library, the service also includes these Faulkner-exclusive components:

Cyberscape Digest – a weekly compilation of the top internet related stories

Telecom Weekly – news and events sweeping the telecom marketplace

Faulkner Flash – bi-weekly alert service bringing you all of the hot IT and communications news in convenient summary style.

FACCTs was built for organizations like yours. Companies who need quick, timely, and affordable access to reliable information and intelligence. No matter what your budget, FACCTs can offer you a plan to successfully accommodate the needs of just a few users to more than a thousand or more.

Here are a few of the things that make FACCTs easy to use:

  • FACCTs is conveniently organized into 14 key topic areas allowing you to quickly focus in on the subject matter most important to you.
  • The FACCTs search engine is fast and highly responsive. Searches (reports) are listed by relevancy and contain handy capsule summaries. Engine also makes finding related reports a breeze.
  • FACCTs delivers a continuous stream of NEW and updated reports so you’re never left behind the latest news, products, and advances sweeping the industry.
  • FACCTs offers users a single-source reference to satisfy all of their IT and communications information related needs.
  • FACCTs never "closes". It’s there for you 24/7, 365 days per year.
  • Your FACCTs subscription allows you to copy and redistribute a reasonable number of reports within your organization at no extra charge. It’s just one more way to spread the value of FACCTs to others who need it.

Here are just some of the more than 1200 expert reports you’ll find in FACCTs' key subject areas:

Enterprise Data Networking

  • Directory Enabled Networks Technology
  • Intranet Architecture
  • Network Management Outsourcing Alternatives
  • Setting Up a Network Operations Center
  • Web-Based Network Management
  • Meta-Directory Market Trends
  • Developing Site to Site VPNs
  • LDAP Standards Development
  • Simple Network Management Protocol


  • Broadband Wireless – MMDS/LMDS
  • Cable Network Infrastructure in the US
  • Digital Subscriber Line Technology
  • Next Generation Networks
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • VoDSL Market Trends
  • Deploying Broadband Wireless
  • Broadband Wireless vs. Cable Modems
  • Wireless Application Protocol

Security Strategies

  • Alternatives for Secure Online Transactions
  • Preparing a Business Continuity Plan
  • IP-Based Virtual Private Networks
  • Conducting a Gap Analysis
  • Balancing Public Privacy and the Need for Security
  • Securing Government Information
  • Advanced Encryption Standard
  • Biometrics Technology
  • Managing Security in a Multiplatform Environment
  • Outsourcing Security Management

Electronic Government

  • The Business Case for E-Government
  • Wireless Access to e-Government Gateways
  • Governance in the Digital Environment
  • Building and Retaining the e-Government Workforce
  • Supply Chain Management for e-Government
  • e-Procurement Market Trends
  • Advances in Analytical Querying
  • Combining e-Transformation and Knowledge Management
  • Partner Relationship Management

Electronic Business Strategies

  • CRM Comes to the Call Center
  • E-Commerce Fulfillment Strategies
  • The Developing Market for Global Call Centers
  • Enterprise Portal Strategies
  • Negotiating a "Hot Site" Agreement
  • Comparing HTML and XML
  • E-Commerce Best Practices
  • Smart Cards
  • Virtual Computing with FPGAs

Internet Strategies

  • Caching Technologies
  • Implementation and Management of Enterprise DSL
  • Internet2
  • Streaming Media Monitoring Tools
  • Web-Based Videoconferencing
  • Delivering IP Over Optical Networks
  • Establishing a Mirror Site
  • Teleports and the Internet
  • Voice Over IP (VoIP) Technology

Business Intelligence/Content Management

  • Constructing a Data Warehouse
  • Data Mining Applications and Strategies
  • Best Practices for Website Content Management
  • Knowledge Management Solutions
  • Designing a Knowledge Management Framework
  • Business Intelligence Applications
  • Enterprise Application Integration for B2B
  • IT Staff Recruiting Methods
  • Calculating IT Return on Investment

IT Asset Management

  • Calculating ROI on Web Site Projects
  • Distributed DBMS Technologies
  • Internal Enterprise Privacy Issues
  • Remote Access Technology
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Outsourcing Alternatives for Web Hosting
  • The Impact of ASP Offerings on Government IT Departments
  • Trends in Marketing IT/Telecom Services to the Government
  • ERP vs. Best-of-Breed Applications
  • MORE!

Application Development

  • 4GL Development Languages
  • Linux Application Development
  • Outsourcing the Enterprise Development Project
  • Implementing an EAI Solution
  • Implementing an XML Migration Strategy
  • Jato API
  • Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language
  • Upperware Alternatives
  • Java Development Tools

Web Site Management

  • Alternative Exchange Points: Colocation Facilities
  • Using XML for Document Management
  • Wireless Internet Appliances
  • Implementing IPv6
  • Public Key Encryption
  • V-Commerce Alliance Initiative
  • Web Access to Legacy Databases
  • Consumer Privacy Issues

Converging Communications

  • BLEC Services
  • Cable Telephony Business Applications
  • Free-Space Optical Networking
  • Carrier-Based WAN Restoral Solutions
  • SONET Technology
  • Carrier Managed VPN Services
  • Introduction to Fibre Channel
  • Telemanagement Systems
  • Unified Messaging in the Enterprise

Telecom & Global Network Services

  • Evolution of US Phone Service
  • Peer-to-Peer Networking Comes to the Intranet
  • Petabit Routing Developments
  • Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN)
  • CO Equipment for CLEC Provisioning
  • Wireless Enhanced 911 Services
  • Telecom Platform Services
  • Global Telecommunications Alliances
  • Telecom Country Profiles

Mobile Business Strategies

  • Mobile Commerce
  • Remote Access Servers vs. VPNs
  • Global Positioning System Overview
  • Wireless PBX Systems
  • US Wireless Telecommunications Market Trends
  • Wireless LAN Market Trends
  • 2.5G Wireless Standards
  • CDMA3x vs. WCDMA
  • Issues in Integration of Handhelds in the Enterprise
  • Implementing a Telecommuting Program

Wireless Communications

  • Wireless Access to e-Government Gateways
  • Bluetooth: State of the Marketplace
  • PDA and Handhelds Market Trends
  • Migrating from 2G to 3G
  • Third Generation Wireless Networks
  • Telemetry Applications
  • Wireless Security
  • Home Networking Market Trends
  • Wireless Infrastructure Technologies

Here are a few more ways you can put FACCTs to work in your organization today...

  • Reduce costly consulting fees by consulting FACCTs first.
  • Understand how the latest technologies are being implemented now so you and your staff can be more productive in less time.
  • Separate hype from product functionality so you’ll only consider real solutions that will work from the start.
  • Embrace new business opportunities before the competition gets a foothold on your market.
  • Successfully manage an environment of users with mixed skills, capabilities, and levels of sophistication.
  • Keep your finger on the pulse of the IT and communications industries and anticipate changes that could occur anywhere, anytime.
  • Better understand what your customers want and what they really need.
  • Determine which technologies to embrace and which to pass on.
  • Train new employees and provide an excellent reference for veteran staffers.

Other Faulkner services you should know about!

IT Asset Management

Enterprise Communications

Security Management Practices

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