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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Coordinating Conferencing and Collaboration

    To make the most of the opportunities presented by the global economy, enterprises need a comprehensive, streamlined communication infrastructure. This is one that integrates all of their communication devices and software. Enter unified communications. To improve business outcomes while reducing costs and encouraging environmental sustainability, UC integrates various communication...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Taking Voice to the Next Level

    Communication across globally dispersed teams can be a challenge. This is particularly true if each location has a different phone system with its own unique features, quirks and reliability characteristics. Migration to a Cisco unified communications system helps insurance company's global teams collaborate and call centers solve customer issues...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    VoIP and Beyond: UC's productivity promise

    Combining voice and data networks is hardly news. Yet, some organizations remain tied to private branch exchange (PBX) systems that are nearing their "sell by" date. As communication technologies continue to mature, fi nding the right migration path will not only save time and money, but make a workforce more...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    The Red Report: Unified Communications and Networking

    When Employees are out of the office, they've got to stay in the loop. We get it. And we've helped thousands of businesses keep in touch anytime, anywhere with Unified Communications. Unified Communications always has IT people talking - and the conversation is always changing. What began as a...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Unified Messaging

    Today's workers are becoming more mobile and, at the same time, more collaborative. What's more,customers require access to information whenever and wherever they need it, and employees are demanding flexibility in applications and devices. By creating a unified messaging platform, businesses can consolidate different interfaces in a single location,...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Messaging White Paper

    Organizations and workers are becoming more mobile and, at the same time, more collaborative. Customers require access to information whenever and wherever they need it, and employees are demanding flexibility in applications and devices. This creates an opportunity - and a challenge - for IT professionals to provide the...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Backup, disaster recovery and archiving are all key to keeping resources available in a nonstop business world

    The modern enterprise faces a dizzying array of business and IT challenges. But none looms larger than managing data and ensuring that it is secure and available in the event of human error or natural disaster. Consequently, business continuity (BC) has emerged as an essential component in any business strategy....

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Business Continuity

    Whether your company does business exclusively or primarily in a web-based environment, or still operates primarily using a traditional batch approach, undoubtedly your most critical information is held on storage systems. Customer records, sales transactions, marketing campaigns, employee records, intellectual property... all this data and other types of information reside...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Client Virtualization

    For businesses with hundreds to thousands of endpoints, managing their devices can be an enormous challenge. Employees are more mobile than ever, working from home and on the road, and easy access to the Internet means that most companies now operate on 24x7 schedules, 365 days a year. The challenges...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Data Loss Prevention White Paper

    In this white paper, we address the risks of data loss and how they can impact an organization from a business, financial and regulatory perspective. We also discuss the importance of assessing threats and the need for business leaders and decision-makers to be aware of vulnerabilities. We then look...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Data-Archiving White Paper

    The shift to digital content and communications means organizations of all sizes are creating and saving more data than ever before. The increasing use of e-mail and messaging technologies, social networking, multimedia content, web pages and PDF files means the explosive growth of data generation - particularly unstructured data -...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Managed Print Services White Paper

    The dream of a paperless office was never very realistic. As organizations around the world have discovered, every type of business still needs to print a wide variety of documents. Rather than eliminating the use of paper altogether, the goal today is to make an organization's printing infrastructure and printed...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Migrating-to-the-Cloud

    Today, users demand secure remote access to critical applications whenever they want them, from whatever device they use, wherever they happen to be. Consequently, the IT industry has been building a pathway to cloud computing. As web-centric computing took root within IT departments, a new reality dawned: Operations and...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Next-Generation Networks White Paper

    Businesses are more dependent than ever on their network infrastructure. The Internet has enabled many organizations to go global and operate 24x7x365. Employees, customers and partners have expectations that the information and interaction they require from the network will be available to them whenever they need it, wherever they are....

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Secure Remote Access White Paper

    For many businesses today, having a distributed workforce has become a way of life. Far more people are working from remote sites, whether it's branch locations, home offices or other facilities away from the corporate headquarters. This trend toward distribution creates both company benefits as well as challenges. One...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Server Virtualization White Paper

    Server virtualization is one of the fastest-growing IT initiatives for midsize and large businesses. Within three years, more than 50 percent of all enterprise data center workloads will be virtualized, according to research firm Gartner Inc. If your organization has moved slowly to a virtual server environment, or if...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Server-and-Client-Virtualization-Whitepaper

    An uncertain business world still calls for reductions in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Yet, today's IT manager must also focus on expanding efficiencies and enhancing optimization. Fortunately, server virtualization can assist in each of these areas. This game-changing technology offers a proactive approach to IT management. It can...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Trend Advisory: Converged Infrastructure

    While managing increasingly virtualized environments, IT managers have begun to see their projected efficiencies and utilization dwindle in the face of their overwhelmed storage and data assets, capacities and networks. They now find their resources stuck in the mire of a complex mix of virtual and physical machines, and...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Unified Communications and Collaboration White Paper

    Businesses and their IT organizations are striving to improve workforce productivity by utilizing technology innovations to deliver relevant, real-time information and communications to whoever needs it - from customers and prospects, to corporate management and partners, to customer service and sales reps. For many organizations, most of the critical technology...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Unified Messaging White Paper

    By creating a unified messaging platform, businesses can consolidate different interfaces in a single location, supporting users no matter where they are or what devices they are using. This capability can lead to significant changes and improvements in how companies conduct business and the ways in which they serve customer...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    WAN Optimization White Paper

    Last year, independent IT research firm IDC released a report called "WAN Application Delivery: Networking Solutions for a Tough Economy." In it, IDC calls WAN application delivery a critical networking technology because it can cut branch office costs and improve service by providing LAN-like communications across the WAN. In fact,...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    CDW: Making the Cloud Achievable

    Cloud computing will likely prove one of the most strategic technologies for 2011 and beyond. Interest and use of public cloud services and cloud-related infrastructure purchases are increasing and will continue to do so for years to come. While there is a great deal of optimistic discussion about cloud...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Networking-Unified-Communications-Reference-Guide

    Businesses are constantly seeking to increase and improve operational capabilities while decreasing costs. And as network infrastructure continues to grow into an integral part of any organization's operations, the network now plays a profound role in this equation. Many organizations cannot operate without a robust, resilient and responsive network....

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Virtualization-Infrastructure-Optimization-Reference-Guide

    IT leaders are on a continuous quest for a more efficient, flexible and better-performing infrastructure that supports the mission requirements of their businesses. To meet these goals, they're turning to virtualization and infrastructure optimization tools that help make the most of existing hardware and software investments and reduce the administrative...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Network Security White Paper

    Business users are becoming more mobile and are using a wider variety of devices than ever before. While this makes for a more flexible and productive workforce, it also creates significant challenges to the security of corporate networks for businesses of all sizes. It's not just the increase in endpoints;...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Risk Assessment White Paper

    Cloud computing, virtualization, social networking, mobility, peer-to-peer computing: Although these terms spark innovative ideas in many parts of an organization, they may also simultaneously raise eyebrows among IT security professionals, many of whom may be unsure how new technology affects risk. Indeed, these emerging technologies pose unique challenges to...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Next-Generation Networks

    The goal of any network design is to eliminate downtime and ensure the availability of critical applications to employees, partners and customers. Resiliency is the ability to provide and maintain an acceptable level of service in the face of faults and challenges to normal operation. In network design and planning,...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Virtualization Saves

    From acquisition to administration, server virtualization offers cost savings and more.

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Endpoint Secuity - The next evolution of attacks

    As threats become more sophisticated, do you have the security infrastructure to keep your data safe?

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Data Loss Prevention

    You've done your best to shield your data from intruders, but what happens when it travels beyond the walls of your network?

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Keeping Mobile Workers Secure for Less

    Helping employees and contractors work remotely can save money - if it's done securely.

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    You Snooze, You Lose

    Additional security measures like encryption, network security tolls and authentication can help protect data during a downturn

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Virtual Desktops, Real Gains

    Client virtualization technology can optimize your infrastructure while cutting costs and complexity.

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Virtualization Revolution

    Penton Media leverages server virtualization to manage growth, reduce costs and optimize business continuity across the enterprise.

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  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    Client Virtualization: Next Generation Technologies

    Next-generation technologies enable IT to increase productivity, reduce complexity, cut costs and improve management of devices. It's time to take a serious look.

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  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Infrastructure Optimization

    Infrastructure optimization solutions from CDW can help consolidate resources and improve performance while reducing maintenance and operating expenses.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Storage Management: Choosing efficiency over capacity

    Today, many companies face the challenge of how to accommodate growing storage needs. The easiest answer might be to simply purchase more storage, but at a time when IT dollars can be hard to come by, that may not actually be an option. Suddenly, two priorities hang in the balance:...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Layered Storage

    a departmental business manager submits a request to her IT organization for a new server to host a critical business-intelligence application. The request itself is unremarkable; after all, it's common for a business unit to ask IT to deploy hardware infrastructure to support their application requirements.

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  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    Welcome to the CDW Security Assessment

    Network security is critical to organizations of all sizes and across all industries. The CDW Security Assessment can help you: Measure your network security against that of your peers Understand how various security threats can affect your organization Identify your potential vulnerabilities and learn how to address them

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  • Downloads // Jul 2010

    CDW Secure Remote Access Solutions - Tools & Trends

    Learn more about Remote Access Solutions

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    New Voice in Healthcare: Speech-recognition software offers productivity boost via efficiencies to workflow at point-of-care (PoC)

    As a society we have come to expect medical miracles as a matter of course in the progression of health sciences. Today healthcare practitioners are depending on their own small technology miracles to enable a better quality of care. Speech recognition technology is viewed as one of those miracles. It...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Enabling Point-of-Care Diagnostics: No forklift infrastructure overhaul needed to improve patient safety and organization efficiency

    It is perhaps one of the biggest ironies of American business. Healthcare, the industry whose providers are the most burdened with paper-based processes, is the last to embrace electronic data capture. One solution to the paper shuffle is healthcare Point-of-Care (PoC) systems, a diverse set of applications and input devices...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Messaging White Paper

    Organizations and workers are becoming more mobile and, at the same time, more collaborative. Customers require access to information whenever and wherever they need it, and employees are demanding flexibility in applications and devices. This creates an opportunity - and a challenge - for IT professionals to provide the...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Backup, disaster recovery and archiving are all key to keeping resources available in a nonstop business world

    The modern enterprise faces a dizzying array of business and IT challenges. But none looms larger than managing data and ensuring that it is secure and available in the event of human error or natural disaster. Consequently, business continuity (BC) has emerged as an essential component in any business strategy....

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Business Continuity

    Whether your company does business exclusively or primarily in a web-based environment, or still operates primarily using a traditional batch approach, undoubtedly your most critical information is held on storage systems. Customer records, sales transactions, marketing campaigns, employee records, intellectual property... all this data and other types of information reside...

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Client Virtualization

    For businesses with hundreds to thousands of endpoints, managing their devices can be an enormous challenge. Employees are more mobile than ever, working from home and on the road, and easy access to the Internet means that most companies now operate on 24x7 schedules, 365 days a year. The challenges...

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Data Loss Prevention White Paper

    In this white paper, we address the risks of data loss and how they can impact an organization from a business, financial and regulatory perspective. We also discuss the importance of assessing threats and the need for business leaders and decision-makers to be aware of vulnerabilities. We then look...

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Data-Archiving White Paper

    The shift to digital content and communications means organizations of all sizes are creating and saving more data than ever before. The increasing use of e-mail and messaging technologies, social networking, multimedia content, web pages and PDF files means the explosive growth of data generation - particularly unstructured data -...

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Managed Print Services White Paper

    The dream of a paperless office was never very realistic. As organizations around the world have discovered, every type of business still needs to print a wide variety of documents. Rather than eliminating the use of paper altogether, the goal today is to make an organization's printing infrastructure and printed...

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Migrating-to-the-Cloud

    Today, users demand secure remote access to critical applications whenever they want them, from whatever device they use, wherever they happen to be. Consequently, the IT industry has been building a pathway to cloud computing. As web-centric computing took root within IT departments, a new reality dawned: Operations and...

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Next-Generation Networks White Paper

    Businesses are more dependent than ever on their network infrastructure. The Internet has enabled many organizations to go global and operate 24x7x365. Employees, customers and partners have expectations that the information and interaction they require from the network will be available to them whenever they need it, wherever they are....

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Secure Remote Access White Paper

    For many businesses today, having a distributed workforce has become a way of life. Far more people are working from remote sites, whether it's branch locations, home offices or other facilities away from the corporate headquarters. This trend toward distribution creates both company benefits as well as challenges. One...

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Server Virtualization White Paper

    Server virtualization is one of the fastest-growing IT initiatives for midsize and large businesses. Within three years, more than 50 percent of all enterprise data center workloads will be virtualized, according to research firm Gartner Inc. If your organization has moved slowly to a virtual server environment, or if...

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Server-and-Client-Virtualization-Whitepaper

    An uncertain business world still calls for reductions in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Yet, today's IT manager must also focus on expanding efficiencies and enhancing optimization. Fortunately, server virtualization can assist in each of these areas. This game-changing technology offers a proactive approach to IT management. It can...

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Trend Advisory: Converged Infrastructure

    While managing increasingly virtualized environments, IT managers have begun to see their projected efficiencies and utilization dwindle in the face of their overwhelmed storage and data assets, capacities and networks. They now find their resources stuck in the mire of a complex mix of virtual and physical machines, and...

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Unified Communications and Collaboration White Paper

    Businesses and their IT organizations are striving to improve workforce productivity by utilizing technology innovations to deliver relevant, real-time information and communications to whoever needs it - from customers and prospects, to corporate management and partners, to customer service and sales reps. For many organizations, most of the critical technology...

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Unified Messaging White Paper

    By creating a unified messaging platform, businesses can consolidate different interfaces in a single location, supporting users no matter where they are or what devices they are using. This capability can lead to significant changes and improvements in how companies conduct business and the ways in which they serve customer...

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    WAN Optimization White Paper

    Last year, independent IT research firm IDC released a report called "WAN Application Delivery: Networking Solutions for a Tough Economy." In it, IDC calls WAN application delivery a critical networking technology because it can cut branch office costs and improve service by providing LAN-like communications across the WAN. In fact,...

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    CDW: Making the Cloud Achievable

    Cloud computing will likely prove one of the most strategic technologies for 2011 and beyond. Interest and use of public cloud services and cloud-related infrastructure purchases are increasing and will continue to do so for years to come. While there is a great deal of optimistic discussion about cloud...

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Networking-Unified-Communications-Reference-Guide

    Businesses are constantly seeking to increase and improve operational capabilities while decreasing costs. And as network infrastructure continues to grow into an integral part of any organization's operations, the network now plays a profound role in this equation. Many organizations cannot operate without a robust, resilient and responsive network....

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Virtualization-Infrastructure-Optimization-Reference-Guide

    IT leaders are on a continuous quest for a more efficient, flexible and better-performing infrastructure that supports the mission requirements of their businesses. To meet these goals, they're turning to virtualization and infrastructure optimization tools that help make the most of existing hardware and software investments and reduce the administrative...

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Virtualization Saves

    From acquisition to administration, server virtualization offers cost savings and more.

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Coordinating Conferencing and Collaboration

    To make the most of the opportunities presented by the global economy, enterprises need a comprehensive, streamlined communication infrastructure. This is one that integrates all of their communication devices and software. Enter unified communications. To improve business outcomes while reducing costs and encouraging environmental sustainability, UC integrates various communication...

    Provided By CDW

  • White Papers // Oct 2011

    Taking Voice to the Next Level

    Communication across globally dispersed teams can be a challenge. This is particularly true if each location has a different phone system with its own unique features, quirks and reliability characteristics. Migration to a Cisco unified communications system helps insurance company's global teams collaborate and call centers solve customer issues...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Thin Clients Are in (Again): Server-Based Computing Improves Security, Simplifies Management, Lowers Total Cost of Ownership and Saves the Environment

    Thin clients are back in vogue, and this time it's not just hype. IT organizations today are giving thin-client computing a closer look because they are continually bombarded by daily security threats, overburdened by help-desk requests and hamstrung by the high cost of purchasing and managing PCs. In thin-client computing,...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Server Virtualization for Small Business

    The attendee will learn how server virtualization technologies, once only available to large corporations, can be used by the small business for greater hardware utilization, decreased capital expenditures, reduced power and cooling costs, accelerated productivity and enhanced disaster recovery.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    The Value of Microsoft E-CAL

    Planning on upgrading the Exchange Server or implementing Microsoft Office SharePoint? Then the Microsoft E-CAL agreement may be the best way to maximize the software investment. The attendee will get details about the program including pricing, technology, upgrades, services and more.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Helpful Information and Practical Strategies for Planning, Setting Up and Running Your Institution's Wireless Network

    Over the past few years, higher education institutions have begun to place increasing importance and value on their wireless networks. Wireless technology is changing the way students; faculty and staff communicate and interact on campus. Some colleges are offering courses online via their wireless network. Other universities are utilizing the...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Implementing Green I.T.: Eleven Ways I.T. Can Lower Power Consumption, Reduce Costs & Eliminate Waste

    The beauty of pursuing a green IT strategy is its multifaceted benefits. Consolidating the data center, purchasing more energy-efficient equipment and deploying applications such as video conferencing and document management improve worker productivity, cut energy consumption and help save money while protecting the environment. Combine all the benefits, and ultimately,...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Key Strategies for Safeguarding IT Resources From Interior and Exterior Threats

    Systems will never be totally secure, as hackers keep coming up with new uses for old methods of attack. Over the past several years, there has also been an erosion of network perimeters as organizations strive to enable roving users and facilitate interoperation with partners. In addition, regulatory requirements have...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Virtualization and Optimization: These Key Technology Solutions Help Organizations Reduce Costs and Operate More Efficiently

    The rapid expansion of Internet technology in the 1990s was a boon for public sector organizations. It provided these agencies and institutions with a new set of tools to advance their missions. Operations were able to function more efficiently and even more cheaply. Much of this expansion was facilitated by...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    The Rise of Server Virtualization

    With demands that exceed the available resources, many organizations are looking to leverage server virtualization to maximize the return on investment for their server hardware and to operate more efficiently. This white paper provides a framework for understanding what virtualization is and includes a side-by-side comparison of the Microsoft and...

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  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    Microsoft Managed Server Virtualization

    The attendee will learn more about Microsoft's Managed Server Virtualization solution. The presenters will explore Windows Server 2008 R2, provide an overview of the System Center Product Family, and show a demo of Microsoft's Managed Server Virtualization.

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Windows 7 and the Optimized Desktop

    The attendee of this webcast will get the latest information about what's new in Windows 7 and learn more about the Windows Optimized Desktop.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations Planning: Keeping Your Organization Operating at Its Best While Preparing for the Worst

    For any government organization or educational institution to fulfill its mission, it's important for data to be continually secure and available. Numerous events over the past few years have led to a heightened awareness of the need to be prepared for the worst. IT departments are now faced with the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Network Switch Sense

    Back in the early '90s, the IT industry buzzed about the convergence of voice, video and data over corporate networks. This was going to be a killer app that would revolutionize communication, business and the IT infrastructure. And network switches would make it happen. However, it didn't happen. Many firms...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Unified Communications for Higher Education

    Collaboration is a core ideal in the higher education environment. The sharing of information between students and instructors, between colleagues and between different departments is a part of everyday life at every school. Given the importance of information exchange in higher education, institutions need to do all they can to...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Networking and Unified Communications for Government

    It doesn't take dire economic conditions to prod government agencies into finding better ways to carry out their missions. Agencies are continually seeking ways to either improve operational capabilities or decrease costs - preferably both at the same time. This holds true for network infrastructure, which is an integral part...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    IT Leasing For Government Agencies

    The ongoing financial crisis and resulting credit crunch have had an impact on the ability of federal, state and local government agencies to obtain financing. With tax receipts receding and many federal, state and local deficits at all-time highs, governments are looking for creative ways to finance new IT equipment...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Virtualization & Consolidation

    These days, virtualization is being applied to server, network, storage, application and desktop/client environments to help federal agencies boost efficiency, cut costs and go greener. And that's not just hype. The benefits of virtualization are substantial and the most important among them are flexibility and efficiency. "You can take one...

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