Resource Library

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.

  • Forrester Research Report: Big Data Hadoop Solutions

    This comprehensive research report details the findings about how well each solution fulfils the criteria, shows where the vendors stand in relation to each other, and helps technology management professionals select the right Hadoop solution for their business needs.

  • Hadoop Buyer’s Guide

    Acquiring, deploying and integrating all the moving parts that make up the Hadoop ecosystem can be challenging for even the best IT organisations. Make sure you choose the right solution with the Hadoop Buyer's Guide, by Robert D. Schneider, the author of Hadoop for Dummies. This comprehensive reference goes...

  • Executive Guide to Big Data and Apache Hadoop

    This special edition ebook, from the author of Hadoop for Dummies, contains everything you need to know to get started with Big Data and Hadoop. It also recommends how to evaluate Hadoop’s platform offerings so you can meet your business objectives. Download this ebook to learn critical big data...

  • Expand Your Virtual Infrastructure With Confidence And Control

    Is your virtualized infrastructure operating at peak efficiency and performance? If your infrastructure is growing while your IT headcount is flat, most likely you have a hard time answering that question with confidence. In December 2013, VMware commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate how small and midsize companies manage virtualization...

  • Three Ways to Achieve Fast and Affordable IT in an Always-On World

    In this new era, your IT organization needs to meet strict service level agreements (SLAs) while containing the costs of IT operations. This is a difficult proposition. How can you ensure availability, increase performance, and boost ROI all at the same time? In short, you need a comprehensive virtualization...

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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...

  • 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...

  • What Next Generation Firewalls Miss: 6 Requirements to Protect Web Applications

    Web application attacks threaten nearly every organization with an online presence. While some security vendors contend that their next generation firewalls can stop Web attacks, these products lack essential Web security features, leaving customers exposed to attack. This white paper lays out the six key requirements needed to protect Web...

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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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  • HP Software-Defined Data Center Webinar

    The concept of the software-defined data center (SDDC), an abstraction of the physical data center into a software-defined set of resources and services, has gained traction over the last year. Understanding the potential benefits, pitfalls and the commercial reality of the SDDC is critical for enterprise infrastructure architects and engineers...

  • 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...

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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...

  • 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.

  • Webinar: Finance Transformation - How SaaS Solutions Can Deliver Strategic Insights

    A recent study revealed many senior finance executives want to improve the quality of information available to management, but struggle with translating their business needs into technology solutions. Watch this video to learn how new technologies are giving finance a better, faster, and more complete picture of their business.

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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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  • Mobile Risk Study 2013 - Forbes list of Global 2000

    The Mobile Risk Study 2013 presents the major findings of HP Security Research’s comprehensive dive into today’s cyber vulnerability and mobile threat landscape. It provides information you need to effectively plan your cyber security strategy and deploy your defenses. Download this report to know the report findings of more than...

  • iBahn Case Study: Understading the challenges of global communications

    iBahn is a global provider of digital information and entertainment systems for the hospitality and meeting industries. With operations in 60 countries across 6 continents, iBahn’s IT Manager was challenged to unify their mobile systems. Find out how Truphone’s global bundles, local presence and seamless switching helps iBahn’s staff to...

  • 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.

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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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  • Troubleshoot Poor VoIP Call Quality

    Troubleshooting poor VoIP call quality is relatively straightforward with the right monitoring and diagnostic tools to help you identify the cause. The most likely causes include: Jitter, Latency and Packet Loss Call Signaling and Routing Misconfigured VoIP Equipment With SolarWinds® VoIP & Network Quality Manager, you can quickly...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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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,...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Download a FREE Trial of the Network Performance Monitor from SolarWinds!

    Monitoring your network with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) will not only help you improve the performance of your network, but it can also have a direct impact on your organization’s bottom line. NPM will assist in: Simplifying detection, diagnosis, & resolution of network issues before outages...

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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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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