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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.

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  • Best Practices for Choosing the Right Accounting Software

    Is your accounting software holding you back? Maybe it's time to trade in your aging infrastructure and embrace a new generation of cloud-based financial systems that streamline your processes, improve productivity, and generate greater insights and visibility. As you embark on a challenging evaluation cycle, download our free...

  • Preparing Audit Ready Financials - Best Practices to Avoid Common Pitfalls

    Independent external audits of GAAP financial statements are an inescapable reality for finance professionals. External audits are required by statute for public companies and are also becoming the norm among private companies experiencing growing demands for transparency from regulators, investors, and other stakeholders. Cloud accounting software helps finance teams...

  • Essential Features of a Modern Accounting System

    Learn the 4 essential features to bring your accounting system out of the Stone Age. Modern businesses are, by their nature, complex. But if you're using an accounting system that forces you to struggle with manual processes -- limiting your flexibility and draining your productivity -- you might as...

  • The ROI of Cloud-based Financial Applications

    Thinking about moving your financial apps to the cloud? Chances are, you've asked yourself the same crucial question that's applied to every strategic decision in your business: What's the ROI? A solid business case not only unlocks budget dollars, it provides a roadmap for successful deployment and maximum value....

  • The 2015 Buyer's Guide to Accounting and Financial Software

    In the last few years, the demands on the finance department—from real-time reporting to global consolidation—have increased significantly. At the same time, the choices for accounting and financial software have become much more complex. How do you begin to research, evaluate, and select the right software for your business? ...

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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...

  • Symantec Internet Security Threat Report 2014

    Threats to online security have grown and evolved considerably. From the threats of cyberespionage and industrial espionage to the widespread, chronic problems of malware and phishing, we have seen constant innovation from malware authors. We have also seen an expansion of traditional threats into new forums. In particular, social media...

  • Fundamentals of the PKI Infrastructure

    Securing corporate information can be a challenge, considering the numerous technologies and platforms that need to be protected. One technology that definitely helps achieve secure data is public key infrastructure (PKI), which enhances the security of data by using advanced access methods and making sure the authenticity of the data...

  • Understanding AIX Logical Volume Management

    Like many UNIX operating systems, AIX uses the concepts of Logical Volume Management (LVM) in its data management architecture. This white paper explains the specifics of the AIX LVM and provides some tips and best practice recommendations to get the most from your AIX disk storage.

  • Taming the Data Beast: Integrating Systems and Applications for a Better Business

    Businesses are inundated with data from a variety of systems. Customer relationship management (CRM), point-of-sale, Web analytics, logistics, customer support and many other systems create a nearly insurmountable of data that businesses are looking to turn into actionable information. Leveraging data is difficult enough, but tracking and managing change, auditing,...

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  • Live Webcast: Solve Complex Revenue Management Challenges

    For business professionals today, revenue management is an increasingly complicated proposition. Accountants and administrators are now responsible for managing multiple revenue sources and models, which requires a different level of data and analysis, plus powerful tools to successfully manage the complexities of the market and business operations. So how...

  • Consolidating Active Directory Domains and Forests

    Consolidating domains and forests is a big job. But, it’s worth it. View this webcast to learn how to merge or eliminate domains and forests without compromising security—quickly and safely. Led by Windows security expert, Randy Franklin Smith, you’ll learn about common consolidation issues and ways to manage your streamlined...

  • The New Cloud Framework: Best Practices for Enterprise Data

    The cloud is becoming the standard for enterprises, making it easier to manage mobility, BYOA, and data sprawl. The cloud’s accessibility and scalability makes it a natural solution to meet the needs of employees and still maintain control of corporate data. Yet the cloud has also introduced performance and privacy...

  • A New Approach to Endpoint Data Protection

    The rising number of mobile workers makes endpoint data protection increasingly important for organizations of all types and sizes. Now more than ever, business and IT decision makers must take a holistic view that includes a wide variety of mobile devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets. But what is the...

  • For Your Eyes Only: Endpoint Data Privacy in the Cloud is Easier Than You Think

    Businesses see tremendous cost, flexibility, and scalability advantages in backing up endpoint data to a public cloud, but they are concerned about privacy, security, and availability of sensitive data. This webcast discusses how innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look...

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  • Not Enough: IPSs and NGFWs Leave Dangerous Gaps in Enterprise Security

    Network security solutions are no longer enough to protect enterprises. Despite huge investments in the latest intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and next-generation firewalls (NGFWs), companies are still getting hacked. To protect against web-based threats, organizations need a web application firewall. In this on-demand webinar, Research Director Adam Hils of lead...

  • Mind The Gap: Surviving The Technical Security Skills Crisis

    Gain insights from a recent Forrester and IBM study on the global IT security skills crisis Are you having a hard time finding and hiring qualified IT security staff – and retaining them on staff? If so, you are not alone. There is a widespread technical security skills crisis, and...

  • Financial Services Mobility Webinar brought to you by VMware and IDC

    What you will take away from the webinar: Perspective on today’s mobile financial enterprise Drivers and business imperatives for the growth of mobility Transformative nature of mobile innovation Style of IT that mobility brings to the financial enterprise

  • Mastering Active Directory Migrations: Controlling Critical Issues

    Learn how the right combination of tools and processes can help to protect your core network operating system during the critical process of Active Directory migration.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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...

  • On-demand Webcast: Identity is the new perimeter

    The traditional enterprise IT infrastructure model has been one of centralized PCs and applications, accessed by users on the corporate network behind the firewall. This has recently given way to a much more fragmented model where applications are accessed by users outside the firewall through the cloud and on mobile...

  • Not Enough: IPSs and NGFWs Leave Dangerous Gaps in Enterprise Security

    Network security solutions are no longer enough to protect enterprises. Despite huge investments in the latest intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and next-generation firewalls (NGFWs), companies are still getting hacked. To protect against web-based threats, organizations need a web application firewall. In this on-demand webinar, Research Director Adam Hils of lead...

  • Mind The Gap: Surviving The Technical Security Skills Crisis

    Gain insights from a recent Forrester and IBM study on the global IT security skills crisis Are you having a hard time finding and hiring qualified IT security staff – and retaining them on staff? If so, you are not alone. There is a widespread technical security skills crisis, and...

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  • iBahn Case Study: Understading the challenges of global communications

    Understand how iBahn’s IT manager overcame the challenges of global communications, leveraging TruPhones: Great Service Global Bundles Local Presence Seamless Switching

  • Top 10 Ways Businesses Rely on Box

    Box is a cloud platform that helps you securely store, share and manage all your company's files. Whether you need to secure confidential business information, develop a custom mobile application or are trying to simplify paper-based office processes, here are the top 10 ways enterprises rely on Box.

  • Multi-format Archive Solution - GDF Suez Case Study

    Learn how EMC provided GDF Suez with a legally sound, multi-archive solution. The case study looks at how InfoArchive offered them integrated admissibility functions and accepted all types of flows and formats, independent of the source application.

  • Reducing Cost for Archiving - Jaguar Land Rover Case Study

    Jaguar Land Rover was facing storage and infrastructure costs related to business applications They also needed to manage structured and unstructured data. Learn how EMC InfoArchive helped JLR implement a scalable, unified platform and project-based archiving system for easy and fast retrieval of structured and unstructured data.

  • With the MobileIron Platform, Sally Beauty puts a new face on its sales team

    Seeking to increase the effectiveness of its field sales staff while helping them present a more professional image, Sally Beauty implemented the MobileIron enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform. Sally Beauty uses MobileIron to let retail and traveling sales staff access product collateral on iPads, recommend and deliver the most helpful...

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  • Case Study: LogMeIn Rescue and Rice Toyota

    As Rice Toyota has grown, so has its dependence on computer applications and systems to deliver a high level of customer service and customer satisfaction. With more than 180 employees using computers to access applications in four buildings, Rice’s small IT department was increasingly challenged to resolve user support issues...

  • 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...

  • Success Story: DonorsChoose.org processes more charitable donations with CA Technologies cloud computing platform

    Business: DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that connects classrooms in need with people that want to donate funds to help. Challenge: With DonorsChoose.org experiencing massive growth, it needed to ensure that its online platform was able to support a growing number of transactions, particularly during peaks in demand. Solution:...

  • 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.

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  • Cloud Services for Dummies eBook

    For business leaders, cloud computing is a cost-effective way to leverage IT resources to prototype and implement strategic change. For your IT organization, the cloud allows it to be significantly more proactive and responsive when it comes to supporting strategic business imperatives. Learn how to take advantage of IaaS and...

  • Building a Security Incident Response Plan

    Security breaches can cost millions of dollars—but these days they’re virtually inevitable. Every organization needs a formal, documented Computer Security Incident Response Plan (CSIRP) and it needs to be kept up-to-date. In this executive brief, IBM shares the ten most common shortcomings of CSIPRs and how you can avoid these...

  • Putting Mobile First - Best Practices

    Mobility is now a business fact of life. Will your organization be one with mobile capabilities or a truly mobile enterprise?

  • Forrester Report: Bring ROI to your BYOD

    IBM recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment that companies realized by engaging IBM to implement a “bring your own device” program.

  • Preparing your Network for the Mobile Onslaught

    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...

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  • Secure FTP Server Software for Managed File Transfer & File Sharing – Extremely Affordable & Easy-to-Use

    Serv-U® Managed File Transfer (MFT) Server from SolarWinds® is an easy-to-use FTP server software that delivers security, automation, and centralized control for file transfers in your organization. Deployed within your datacenter, Serv-U MFT Server allows you to securely transfer and share files with your business partners. Serv-U MFT Server supports...

  • Help Desk & IT Asset Management Software – Extremely Affordable & Easy-to-Use

    SolarWinds® Web Help Desk® (WHD) is a web-based help desk software that simplifies, centralizes and automates help desk management tasks including ticketing management, IT asset management, IT change management, knowledge management, incident & problem management, SLA management, & more. SolarWinds WHD provides email-to-ticket automation, dynamically assigns, routes and escalates trouble...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Are you still using spreadsheets to manage your IP space? The growing size and complexity of networks makes it increasingly difficult to reliably manage IP space with only simple spreadsheets or homegrown tools. SolarWinds IP Address Manager can help. It allows you to: Automatically scan and accurately inventory...

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  • V3 – Why is the app slow? Download a FREE trial of SolarWinds Application Monitor & find out.

    Why is the app slow? Download a FREE trial of SolarWinds Application Monitor & find out. 3 reasons to consider SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor: Out-of-the-box monitoring for almost everything – servers, virtual infrastructure & 150+ apps. Easy customization for your enterprise needs – customize templates,...

  • Troubleshoot WAN Performance & Availability

    Application performance issues are not isolated to your data center or central office and, in fact, may be more prominent in your branch offices or remote locations due to susceptibility to WAN induced jitter, latency, and packet loss. Using Cisco's IP SLA technology, traffic data can be simulated to test...

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

    Are you still using spreadsheets to manage your IP space? The growing size and complexity of networks makes it increasingly difficult to reliably manage IP space with only simple spreadsheets or homegrown tools. SolarWinds IP Address Manager can help. It allows you to: Automatically scan and accurately inventory...

  • 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...

  • Download a FREE Trial of the Network Bandwidth Analyzer Pack from SolarWinds!

    Don’t let network performance issues cripple your organization. Monitoring and analyzing network bandwidth performance and traffic patterns will enable you to quickly detect and solve critical issues, such as bandwidth hogs or underperforming devices. With SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer Pack you’ll be able to simplify detection, diagnosis, and resolution...

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  • AppAssure 5 Trial

    Download your trial of AppAssure™ - an advanced data protection tool that unifies backup, replication and recovery in one software solution. It offers a variety of flexible recovery options so you can retrieve your data quickly, whether it resides on physical or virtual servers, or in the cloud.

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

    Are you still using spreadsheets to manage your IP space? The growing size and complexity of networks makes it increasingly difficult to reliably manage IP space with only simple spreadsheets or homegrown tools. SolarWinds IP Address Manager can help. It allows you to: Automatically scan and accurately inventory...

  • Download a FREE Trial of the Network Bandwidth Analyzer Pack from SolarWinds!

    Don’t let network performance issues cripple your organization. Monitoring and analyzing network bandwidth performance and traffic patterns will enable you to quickly detect and solve critical issues, such as bandwidth hogs or underperforming devices. With SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer Pack you’ll be able to simplify detection, diagnosis, and resolution...

  • Top 5 Reasons to Choose SolarWinds Log & Event Manager (LEM)

    Real-Time, In-Memory, Event Log Correlation: Troubleshoot performance problems by understanding the relationship between different activities using multiple event correlations Out-of-the-Box Security and Compliance Reporting Templates: Quickly & easily generate and schedule compliance reports using over 300 audit-proven templates USB Defense: Protect against endpoint data loss &...

  • 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...

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