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  • Understanding ERP Deployments Choices

    The rapid evolution of global business has changed the way companies are approaching the deployment of ERP. Today’s need for agility and responsiveness has increased the demand for deployment choices; the constraints of early ERP systems have become increasingly pronounced in markets where change is accelerating, and the ability...

  • Meeting the Big Data Challenge: Get Close, Get Connected

    Big Data can be a key tool in gaining a competitive advantage—allowing businesses to better understand and target their customers and transform their processes. This paper outlines the challenges related to Big Data and how to manage and overcome them, so you can derive value faster.

  • Creating an Interconnected Cloud Service

    As more and more customers rely on cloud computing, providers need to be prepared to tackle the challenges that are inherent to widespread cloud adoption and optimize their service performance. Achieving an optimal level of performance isn’t simple. It’s a multifaceted challenge, and Cloud Service Providers (CSP) has many customer...

  • Scaling SaaS Delivery for Long-Term Success - THINKstrategies Report

    Adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions is accelerating. SaaS applications are almost always more flexible, versatile and cost-effective than traditional on-premises solutions. This trend represents a great opportunity for established SaaS companies to expand their customer base. But it also presents challenges for SaaS providers seeking to gain a competitive advantage...

  • CITO Research: How Network Connections Drive Web Application Performance

    The default paradigm of an application has evolved from users sitting at desktops attached to the corporate data centre to mobile access via phones and tablets, each requiring its own optimized experience. Add to that the fact that both users and application components are literally all over the world and...

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  • Finding Success in the Cloud

    Over the past few years, the cloud market has grown by leaps and bounds while becoming an integral part of IT operations. Cloud computing is a great way for businesses of all sizes to create collaborative environments with little investment, and it’s a profitable way for IT service providers to...

  • Set Your IT Business Up For Success: Achieving Client Satisfaction in the First 30 Days

    The key to achieving client satisfaction and building long-term client relationships is starting off on the right foot. It is important that the groundwork be laid in advance to ensure a smooth onboarding process, as this is the time when new clients are most critical of the work being performed....

  • Top Ten Considerations for Selecting the Right RMM Solution

    Remote monitoring and management (RMM) is an important part of your IT services offering. RMM tools enable service delivery and provide a number of benefits, including increased customer service levels, time and money savings, and ultimately a more effective and profitable business. Read this eBook for tips to ensure you...

  • How Malware and Targeted Attacks Infiltrate Your Data Center

    Advanced targeted attacks bypass the security perimeter and compromise individuals inside your enterprise to unleash attacks on your entire network. Read this white paper to learn more about: Attack Motivation How to Protect Your Sensitive Data and Critical Business Applications Complementing Traditional Defenses with Data Center Protection Effective Malware...

  • Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites

    The mobile device management market has evolved into the enterprise mobility management suites market. EMM is growing quickly, and the vendor landscape has changed significantly, which will impact IT leaders' choices. Check this Gartner Report Now!

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  • Critical Concepts of the 200-120 CCNA Routing and Switching Exam

    In the spring of 2013, Cisco announced major updates to their Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) curricula, including a new version of the CCNA Routing and Switching exam (200-120 CCNA). This paper provides a review of the CCNA Routing and Switching exam's critical concepts, as an aid to students preparing...

  • Introduction to Troubleshooting Cisco Networks

    This white paper explains how you can obtain the skills for troubleshooting Cisco networks, which requires mastery of several basic steps and much practice before applying the skills effectively in a production environment. This document does not contain any troubleshooting cases or examples because that is not how troubleshooting skills...

  • ZK Research 2014 - Best Practices for Building a Mobility Strategy

    Granting you employees mobile access can have major business benefits. But realizing those benifits is no longer only about providing simple device access. Now it's about facilitating great user experiences, increasing productivity and maintaining the security of your business through it all. Download this new ZK Research white paper and...

  • Upgrading Your vCenter Server and ESXi Host to vSphere 5.5

    There are many issues and requirements to consider when you upgrade vCenter server and ESXi hosts to vSphere 5.5. The last thing you want is to have the upgrade fail or to encounter problems that you could have avoided with a little bit of research. This paper highlights the process,...

  • Web Attack Survival Guide

    With an increasing amount of business being conducted online, the internet has quickly become the frontline in an ongoing battle between companies and an unseen enemy. Industrial espionage, sabotage and cyber terrorism are becoming more frequent, resulting in lost revenue, stolen data, service interruptions and damaged reputations. This white paper...

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  • Live Webcast: Social Media Customer Service: How to Deal with It. How to Take Advantage of It.

    Join us for this LIVE event! Tuesday, January 13, 2015 10 AM (PST) / 1 PM (EST) Once upon a time, a happy customer would tell six of his friends about your company. And an unhappy customer would tell eight, maybe 12 of his friends about your company. Then, along...

  • Watch ObserveIT Webinar on Managing Risky User Activity!

    The single biggest security risk in 2015 will be your users with 69% of reported incidents involve a trusted insider. In this recorded webinar, learn helpful tips on how to make your organization more secure from the fastest growing security threat: User Based Risks.

  • Live Webcast: SaaS Apps? BYOD? Take Cloud Control

    Centrify User Suite Puts IT Back in the Driver’s Seat Cloud apps continue to find their way into enterprises, promising productivity but often causing headaches. Each app has its own set of login credentials for people to forget or re-use, IT has no centralized way to grant and revoke access...

  • Live Webcast: Moving the Data Center to Hyper-Converged & Web-Scale: A Customer and Analyst View

    As enterprises take their data centers to 100% virtualization, the needs for IT infrastructure have moved beyond converged infrastructure such as VCE Vblock and toward hyper-converged, web-scale architectures. Join this technical webinar to hear from CBSi editors, Taneja Group analysts, and Nutanix customers about how web-scale converged infrastructure is...

  • On-demand Webcast: Empowering Clinicians with Easy Access to Clinical Workspaces

    Mobile clinicians demand instant, convenient and simple ways to access patient records, prescribe medicine or dictate notes as they roam across locations, devices and networks. How do you address their needs and protect patient data, support ongoing business changes and deliver measurable savings? In this webinar, hear how Franciscan Missionaries...

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  • Webinar: Workday 20 Webinar

    Workday announces the arrival of Workday Big Data Analytics in Workday 2.0. Watch the webinar to learn how this powerful new application lets you combine Workday data with multiple non-Workday data sources to get more comprehensive insight and lets you run your business your way.

  • Webinar: Workday 21

    Workday 21 introduces a brand-new user experience with a clean, new look and even greater usability. With 246 new features and 67 of these coming from customer suggestions, this update demonstrates the continued influence our customers have in the development of Workday. Watch the webinar to learn more.

  • Top 5 Things Every C# Developer Should Know

    C# has become increasingly popular and complex, putting applications and organizations at risk for software failures. Learn how you can gain deeper intelligence into your code to avoid critical crash causing defects. C# has become increasingly popular and complex, putting applications and organizations at risk for software failures. Learn how...

  • 5 Tips From Intuit For Implementing Static Code Analysis

    Poor software quality has become one of the most expensive topics in human history with costs exceeding $500 billion per year worldwide. However, 97% of software defects can be removed through code review, static analysis and unit testing. Learn how the implementation of static analysis at Intuit led to reduced...

  • Live Webcast: The Future of Meetings

    Join us for this LIVE event! Thursday, August 7, 2014 10 AM (PDT) / 1 PM (EDT) Let’s face it -- your meetings have likely gone a bit out of control. With more time allocated for gathering than for actual work, companies of all shapes and sizes are suffering from...

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  • On-demand Webcast: Mastering the Virtual Sales Pitch

    Making an online presentation has its unique challenges — but there are also countless opportunities for today’s savvy sales professional. Join Tim Wackel as he shares ideas on how to grow your sales (without growing your frequent flyer account). Attend this on-demand webinar to learn how to: Plan and...

  • On-demand Webcast: Anatomy of an Attack: Know What to Defend Against

    Hackers are targeting businesses large and small while botnets spread malware indiscriminately as they propagate via email. But how can you tell whether you’ve caught the attention of international criminals or amateur script kiddies? And is there any difference? The fact is, you can’t secure your IT infrastructure if...

  • 5 Tips From Intuit For Implementing Static Code Analysis

    Poor software quality has become one of the most expensive topics in human history with costs exceeding $500 billion per year worldwide. However, 97% of software defects can be removed through code review, static analysis and unit testing. Learn how the implementation of static analysis at Intuit led to reduced...

  • Answering the Tough Question: Who Has Access to What?

    Learn from this webcast how to select specific users or groups in Active Directory (AD) and efficiently assess and document permission assignments within your environment, as well as how automating the process can save your organization time and money.

  • Live Webcast: Mastering Difficult Conversations: Tips and Tools from a Former FBI Hostage Negotiation Trainer

    Join us for this LIVE event! Thursday, October 2, 2014 10 AM (PDT) / 1 PM (EDT) Nobody likes to deliver bad news, discuss a sensitive subject or talk about a project or meeting that's gone wrong. The mere thought of these conversations can fill you with anxiety and distract...

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  • IT Informatik Case Study

    IT-Informatik chose a full virtualization strategy, based on IBM® PowerLinux™ servers with IBM PowerVM® virtualization and Live Partition Mobility, to manage its SAP hosting services. The new solution slashes IT operational costs by more than 50 percent and enables IT-Informatik to set up new customer environments 80 percent faster.

  • Case Study - Accelerating Productivity with Cisco ACI

    Learn how Infrastructure-as-a-Service company simplified its data center using Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) approach. Adopting Cisco's ACI, NetApp experienced: • Improvements in the density of throughput and cost per port • Increased productivity of the infrastructure • Integrated visibility and intelligence • Agility enablement of the entire application infrastructure...

  • Case Study: BCBS of Tennessee Cuts Litigation Costs

    IBM value-based archiving solution helps insurer save as much as 1 million USD per case.

  • Case Study: Major Oil and Gas Producer Cleans Up Legacy Data

    A case study on how a major oil and gas producer saves 35 percent on data storage costs and 30 percent in litigation-related costs by adopting a smarter data discovery and defensible disposal strategy, using IBM Enterprise Content Management solutions.

  • The Successful Cloud Enabled Enterprise - Your Journey to the Cloud Infopaper

    It’s no secret that more and more businesses are leveraging the power of the cloud. And there’s good reason for that. Cloud computing offers the promise of cost-effective capacity on demand—anytime, anywhere, and on any device. But taking advantage of the cloud’s many benefits isn't as simple as signing...

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  • Case Study - Accelerating Productivity with Cisco ACI

    Learn how Infrastructure-as-a-Service company simplified its data center using Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) approach. Adopting Cisco's ACI, NetApp experienced: • Improvements in the density of throughput and cost per port • Increased productivity of the infrastructure • Integrated visibility and intelligence • Agility enablement of the entire application infrastructure...

  • Shaspa - Enabling the Internet of Things for Smarter Environments

    Shaspa is a leading vendor of next-generation, smart home and commercial building solutions with the Shaspa Service Framework. Shaspa has partnered with IBM to leverage Informix for an end-to-end solution and service delivery platform for a range of market sectors, starting with a residential gateway platform.

  • Hildebrand - Harnessing Data Captured from the "Internet of Things" to Deliver Revolutionary New Services

    The Hildebrand Smart platform, built on IBM Informix technologies, captures and analyzes up to 300,000 time series data points per second, enabling real-time insight into big data. The Hildebrand Smart platform - built on IBM® Informix® and using Hildebrand’s unique machine learning extensions - captures, processes and analyzes big data...

  • Success Story: Bird Hosting reduces hardware footprint by 95% while raising availability to near 100%

    Business: Bird Hosting offers managed hosting and cloud services to SMB and enterprise customers out of 3 North American data centers. Challenge: Offer higher value cloud services without adding excessive hardware costs and operational complexity. Solution: Provide virtual private data center for hosting complex applications running on CA AppLogic. Result:...

  • Success Story: Agathon Group reduces the time to deploy new services from days to minutes

    Business: Agathon Group is a managed hosting company founded in 1999, that offers its SMB customers a range of services from application design and consulting to cloud services out of 7 data centers in North America. Challenge: Spin up new instances of an application with fast time to market, whether...

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  • Manage & Resolve IT Service Requests with SolarWinds® Help Desk Essentials

    SolarWinds Help Desk Essentials is a 2-in-one combo of IT help desk & remote support software that allows you to easily manage service requests, discover & manage IT assets, remotely connect to end-user PCs for troubleshooting & IT support. Centralized ticketing management, automatic email-to-ticket conversion, and customizable rules for ticket...

  • Microsoft Azure: One Month Free Trial

    Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform. It has been ranked by Gartner as an industry leader for both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). This powerful combination of managed and unmanaged services lets you build, deploy, and manage applications any way you like for unmatched productivity. Download the Azure free one...

  • How to maximize the efficiency of your staff

    ShiftExpert by ClickSoftware optimizes the planning, management and execution of your employees' work shifts and timesheets across all departments. Incorporating rules, regulations, absences, demand and company policies to schedule shifts that maximize the efficiency of your staff. As a native Salesforce1 app, ShiftExpert provides employees, shift managers and planners...

  • Check VM Health in Minutes. It's FREE!

    It's time for your FREE VMware & Hyper-V Healthcheck with Virtualization Manager. So much change occurs in your VM environment, it can be hard to stay ahead of potential problems like: Storage I/O bottlenecks Memory & CPU over-utilization VM sprawl wasting resources Capacity shortfalls Over & undersized VMs And on...

  • Find the Root Cause of Your Toughest SQL Server Performance Issues in 4 Clicks!

    Slow SQL Server performance? Don't let yourself get tangled up in volumes of server health metrics. Get to the root cause of performance problems in just four clicks. Only SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer correlates SQL response time with server health metrics - in a single view - to quickly pinpoint...

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  • TechRepublic's Geek Gift Guide 2009

    Regardless of their current economic situation, technology geeks love to give and receive electronic gadgets. And, it is not just any gadget they want, but the best electronic gizmos. TechRepublic once again brings together our unique perspective reviews of some of the best geek gifts on the market, all just...

  • Orchestration ROI Infographic

    Operations orchestration is the coordination of automated tasks across teams, tools, and environments including incident management, service request fulfillment and more. This infographic reveals how most IT organizations realized ROI in less than 6 months and quantifies orchestration benefits. HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your...

  • Easy-to-Use and Affordable Remote IT Administration and Support Software

    DameWare® Remote Support (DRS) simplifies IT service management & support process by allowing IT admins to remotely connect to and troubleshoot end-user computers located both inside & outside the corporate firewall. Includes a built-in remote control tool for remote access to Windows®, Linux® & Mac OS® X computers Lets...

  • Replace a Failed Critical Network Device in Under One Hour

    Replacing a failed network device can be stressful because of the potential downtime and cost to your organization. Too often, replacing a failed device takes too long because you don’t have a backup of the configuration files. For critical devices the configuration files can be very difficult and time consuming...

  • Improving Customer Service with First-Class Remote Support

    Want to provide excellent customer support, while minimizing operational costs? Organizations like you are turning to remote support solutions to connect to various devices and pull system diagnostics, push configurations and view the device to deliver personalized, hands-on support. Rescue from LogMeIn, provides a sophisticated set of core...

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  • Your FREE 60-Day Trial Starts Here

    Get instant access to the Brocade Vyatta 5400 vRouter. Download your free virtual router trial now and enjoy 24/7 support. KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Advanced IPv4 and IPv6 Unicast and Multicast Stateful firewall, IPsec, SSL-Based OpenVPN and DMVPN Linux-based extensible network OS Hypervisors Supported: VMware ESX, Citrix...

  • You're A Few Steps Away From Future-Proofing Your Career

    Prepare for the future of networking today with free 60-day trial software, web-based training, and a Brocade Network Function Virtualization Certification ($650 value). BE A BROCADE CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL NOW. Build your skills by creating a virtualized network with the Brocade Vyatta vRouter Stay ahead of the industry's...

  • Replace a Failed Critical Network Device in Under One Hour

    Replacing a failed network device can be stressful because of the potential downtime and cost to your organization. Too often, replacing a failed device takes too long because you don’t have a backup of the configuration files. For critical devices the configuration files can be very difficult and time consuming...

  • Improving Customer Service with First-Class Remote Support

    Want to provide excellent customer support, while minimizing operational costs? Organizations like you are turning to remote support solutions to connect to various devices and pull system diagnostics, push configurations and view the device to deliver personalized, hands-on support. Rescue from LogMeIn, provides a sophisticated set of core...

  • Download a FREE Trial of IP Address Manager from SolarWinds®!

    Are you still using spreadsheets to manage your IP space? The explosion of IP-enabled devices in corporate networks has increased the complexity of IP space management beyond what can be handled with spreadsheets or other home-grown tools. SolarWinds IP Address Manager makes it easier than ever to manage and...

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