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Welcome to TechRepublic's Resource Library - the web's largest directory of free vendor-supplied technical content, including IT white papers, webcasts, case studies and much more. Take advantage of the library's vast resources on an array of topics, from Big Data to cloud computing, mobility to security. There's a world of knowledge at your fingertips in the Resource Library - and it's free to registered TechRepublic members.

  • Meeting Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard 3.0 Requirements

    Merchants, large and small, face the high risk of data breaches arising from inadequate security controls that leak or allow access to sensitive cardholder data. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard was developed with the intent of reducing the risk of handling cardholder data by creating compliant Cardholder Data...

  • How to re-architect your network for BYOD

    This whitepaper describes the limitations of legacy networks, especially for supporting BYOD. Understanding these limitations can pave the way for a successful BYOD management policy for campus and branch networks. Download now and find out how a re-architected network- flexible and scalable- makes BYOD easier to secure and manage, yet...

  • Vormetric Tokenization with Dynamic Data Masking - PCI DSS 3.0

    For too many IT organizations, complying with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and corporate security policies has been far too costly, complex, and time consuming. Now, Vormetric offers a better way - Vormetric Tokenization with Dynamic Data Masking helps your security team address its compliance objectives...

  • Five Things you need to know about Migrating from Windows Server 2003

    With Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 end of support, server migration is not a matter of it, it is a matter of when. The time to begin the process is now. Don't put your business at risk of a last minute fire-drill or any unnecessary downtime. Download this white paper and...

  • Why HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage for Client Virtualization and best practices

    The rising demands on infrastructure, coupled with diminishing IT budget has caused major concerns for IT administrators such as infrastructure and maintenance complexity, mobile and remote access needs, security and disaster recovery, cost containment directives, and user productivity requirements. This technical report explores a storage solution with client virtualisation that...

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  • Video: Workday's Mobile Solutions for iPad

    As the workforce around the world becomes more mobile, enterprises are enabling their workers to stay informed and connected while on the go. Watch the video to discover how Workday I empowering today’s workforce with cloud-based mobile solutions that can be easily deployed on your iPad®.

  • Customer Stories: Real Value from Real SaaS (not customer video)

    See how Workday's Enterprise Cloud has helped CareFusion, Flextronics, and TripAdvisor simplify global operations, provide unprecedented visibility into business information, and capitalize on speed and continuous innovation lifestyle of SaaS.

  • Video: Stan Swete, Workday CTO, on Multi-tenancy

    In this video, Workday CTO Stan Swete, discusses the numerous benefits of multi-tenancy, one of the 10 critical requirements for cloud applications.

  • 3 Ways to Save Software Costs Paper

    This paper discusses the potential for radically improving cost efficiency with a well thought-out Software Asset Management (SAM) strategy. It aims to improve understanding of the SAM discipline, including the challenges it poses as well as the tactical and strategic advantages it offers. Furthermore, it lays out a high-level plan...

  • Webinar: 2014 Predict and Prepare LP

    Watch today’s top HR, technology, and finance experts as they talk about their predictions for the critical trends, directions, and implications in 2014, and offer valuable advice on how you should prepare to stay ahead and capitalize.

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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...

  • 5 Myths of Cloud Computing

    Like many industries, the IT industry has a habit of latching onto buzzwords and then applying them everywhere. The term “cloud” is certainly no exception—and, like other similar terms, its use is varied and oftentimes inaccurate. This report focuses on the myths of the cloud buzzword. HP is the...

  • 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...

  • Your Complete CRM Handbook

    A growing business needs a good Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application. It helps you manage critical customer information in one place — and gives you a complete view of your business. You’ll gain key business insights that help you close more deals, boost sales, and improve forecasting accuracy. But is...

  • 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...

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  • Live Webcast: 5 Soft Skills for Customer Support

    Join us for this LIVE event! Tuesday, March 17 10 AM (PST) / 1 PM (EST) Brilliant troubleshooting isn’t nearly enough to make tech support successful. You can fix every bug, solve every problem and still have unhappy clients. More than just the technology, you need to support the people....

  • Live Webcast: Leading Innovation: How to Jumpstart Your Organization's Growth Engine

    Join us for this LIVE event! Thursday, February 5, 2015 10 AM (PST) / 1 PM (EST) Productivity is no longer enough. Today, growth means pushing strategic innovation initiatives across the enterprise – to everyone, everywhere, every day. Join Jeff DeGraff, professor of management and organizations at the University...

  • Forrester - Governance, Risk & Compliance for Critical Data

    Join this webinar with experts from Forrester Research to learn about the key trends in GRC. Find out how to develop your lines of defense, learn how to measure your organization’s GRC maturity, and get three key tips for developing a successful strategy.

  • Live Webcast: Don't Drown in Your Data Lake. Improve Productivity and Decisions with a Well Governed Data Reservoir

    Many organizations are updating their data architectures to include one or more data lakes -- large pools of unstructured data that are available for multiple, unpredictable queries and uses. When you draw data from the lake, how confident are you that it’s not only relevant but also timely and clean?...

  • Harnessing Data in the Internet of Things Webcast

    Businesses need an enterprise-scale database management platform that is designed to anticipate and bridge the gap between edge-connected devices and machines generating massive amounts of sensor data and the enterprise world of relational data and computing technologies designed for big data, cloud, mobile computing. Join us for this on demand...

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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: DATA SECURITY: 2014 in Review, and What to Expect in 2015

    The Target data breach was the first of many major retail point-of-sale (POS) system breaches in 2014, with a string of other retailers like Jimmy John’s, P.F. Chang's, Kmart, and The Home Depot falling victim in the ensuing months. However, retail is not the only industry to be targeted 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...

  • On-demand 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...

  • 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.

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  • Avoiding the pitfalls of outdated DR plans: Expectations and threats may require new approaches.

    Will your disaster recovery plan work when the time comes? It's a hard determination for any organization to make. But in IBM's experience, the answer is often "no." Disaster recovery plans often fail because organization have based their recovery strategies on outdated assumptions. Read this white paper to learn seven...

  • Forrester Report : The Risks Of DIY Disaster Recovery

    Did you know that without the proper resources in place, managing disaster recovery yourself can put a strain on your budget, your staff and your disaster preparedness? Read this IBM-Forrester global study “The Risks of ‘Do It Yourself’ Disaster Recovery” to learn the critical components that make a disaster...

  • Five Myths of Do-It-Yourself: Disaster Recovery

    Learn about the most common faulty disaster recovery assumptions—from insufficient employee work arrangements to the inadequacy of annual or biannual disaster recovery testing.

  • Case Study - Simplify your backup and recovery with a trusted solution

    ICT professionals have casted their votes and chosen Symantec Backup Exec™ 2014 as the solution to deal with today’s growing data volumes and complex virtual environments. Winning the Computerworld Readers Choice Award 2014 for backup system, this powerful, flexible and easy-to-use solution helps your organisation achieve better backup and recovery...

  • 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.

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  • Customer Success Story of Columbia Prep:

    ExtremeZ-IP is helping thousands of educational institutions worldwide conquer their Mac/Windows integration challenges. Check out this case study to learn how Columbia Prep School improved Mac user communication and productivity while reducing IT management cost with ExtremeZ-IP.

  • Customer Success Story of University of Central Lancashire:

    ExtremeZ-IP is helping thousands of educational institutions worldwide conquer their Mac/Windows integration challenges. Learn how the University of Central Lancashire, a leading UK institution, is successfully and securely integrating popular Apple products alongside Windows devices in a cross-platform campus environment.

  • MageMojo Boosts Security and Ensures Availability Using F5 Solution

    Magento e-commerce hosting provider MageMojo needed to improve security after a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that took its site offline at the worst possible time: Cyber Monday. Consolidating its DDoS mitigation and firewall needs in a high-performance F5 solution, MageMojo strengthened both its security posture and its business.

  • Putting Mobile First - Best Practices for IT Leaders

    Building a mobile collaboration or bring-your-own-device solution requires three things: mobile applications, the mobile devices themselves and the network that underpins them both. Often, the network and its capabilities take a back seat to applications and devices—which can ultimately lead to poor performance or an inflexible infrastructure. Find out how...

  • Pervasive Technology Trends: Implications for your Data Center

    Four technology trends—cloud computing, mobile technology, social collaboration and analytics—are shaping the business and converging on the data center. But few data center strategies are designed with the requisite flexibility, scalability or resiliency to meet the new demands. Read the white paper to learn how a good data center strategy...

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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...

  • Customer Success Story of Columbia Prep:

    ExtremeZ-IP is helping thousands of educational institutions worldwide conquer their Mac/Windows integration challenges. Check out this case study to learn how Columbia Prep School improved Mac user communication and productivity while reducing IT management cost with ExtremeZ-IP.

  • Customer Success Story of University of Central Lancashire:

    ExtremeZ-IP is helping thousands of educational institutions worldwide conquer their Mac/Windows integration challenges. Learn how the University of Central Lancashire, a leading UK institution, is successfully and securely integrating popular Apple products alongside Windows devices in a cross-platform campus environment.

  • MageMojo Boosts Security and Ensures Availability Using F5 Solution

    Magento e-commerce hosting provider MageMojo needed to improve security after a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that took its site offline at the worst possible time: Cyber Monday. Consolidating its DDoS mitigation and firewall needs in a high-performance F5 solution, MageMojo strengthened both its security posture and its business.

  • Putting Mobile First - Best Practices for IT Leaders

    Building a mobile collaboration or bring-your-own-device solution requires three things: mobile applications, the mobile devices themselves and the network that underpins them both. Often, the network and its capabilities take a back seat to applications and devices—which can ultimately lead to poor performance or an inflexible infrastructure. Find out how...

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  • Tired of getting asked if the Internet is down?

    Turn to SolarWinds® Bandwidth Analyzer Pack (BAP) the next time you’re told the Internet is down. SolarWinds BAP gives you visibility into how much network capacity is being used and why bottlenecks are happening. Find which users, applications, and protocols are consuming the most bandwidth Highlight the IP...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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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...

  • 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...

  • 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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