Data Management

The latest white papers, case studies and webcasts to help technology professionals ensure data is safe from risk and disaster with quality back-up, infrastructure and information management.

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    SPSS Stastics White Paper: The Risk of Using Spreadsheets for Statistical Analysis

    While spreadsheets are widely used for statistical analysis, they are useful only to a certain point. When used for a task they’re not designed to perform, or for a task beyond the limit of their capabilities, using spreadsheets can be risky. Read this paper to learn about more powerful yet...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Mobility is moving fast: Seven Questions that Prepare you for BYOD

    Are you ready for BYOD? For successful BYOD operations, organizations must address issues they may not have considered yet, but that can have significant consequences for business and IT operations. Here are seven questions you should answer as you roll out new mobile capabilities

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    The 5 Technology Trends You Need to Follow

    Mobile devices, social business apps, and business analytics are converging with the Cloud to create the most substantial changes in technology since the Internet revolution. Businesses have to change the way they think and operate, and with rising budgets for technology, they need someone to provide the services that will...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • eBooks // May 2014

    Software Defined Storage for Dummies

    This book examines data storage and management challenges and explains software-defined storage, an innovative solution for high-performance, cost-effective storage using the IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS).

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Research // Sep 2014

    IDC Research - Redefining Enterprise Mobility and Increasing Success with Mobile Collaboration

    Adoption of enterprise mobility has surged in the Asia/Pacific region, but this context of mobility tends to be defined as the individual worker being “untethered” from the traditional workplace. While workers have mobile access, they still do not have all that they need to complete a task or project. Download...

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • Webcasts // Jan 2015

    On-demand 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?...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Unified Data Protection for Physical and Virtual Environments

    This white paper will discuss the evolution, benefits and challenges of data protection for virtual environments and how a modern data protection solution can enable both virtualization professionals and storage managers to perform successful backups, but more importantly guaranteed restores.

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Sales Reimagined: Zero in, win faster, and sell more

    Customers are ubiquitously connected via their mobile devices, plugged into their social network and doing their own research to solve problems. In a world where buying decisions are made before you can even engage, salespeople must adapt to buyers. This whitepaper presents Microsoft’s vision for sales organizations to use technology...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Building your own Private Cloud

    As organizations endeavour to understand the differences among virtualized environments, private clouds and public clouds, as well as approaches such as IT as a Service (ITaaS) and software-defined data centres (SDDC), it helps to reset assumptions. Private clouds are the initial step IT enterprises usually take in this transformation. This...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Selecting the Correct Path to Private Cloud

    Cloud computing models offer a new approach for IT organizations to deliver business services to end users. By implementing their own internal or "private" cloud infrastructures, IT organizations can deploy a technology model that provides both flexible IT architectures and dynamic business agility.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Want to get “Flashed” by NetApp?

    Flash technology is making quite a splash in the storage industry. Offering superior speed and reliability when compared to traditional hard disk drives, flash storage is a flexible and increasingly cost-effective technology that can be used to optimize enterprise storage environments running mission-critical, I/O intensive applications. Find out more...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Towards a Cyber Resilience Partnership

    In this report, Towards a Cyber Resilience Partnership details to IT leadership the importance of cyber resilience in the face of evolving cyber threats. It defines the state of cyber resilience and the importance of security intelligence in achieving it, and recognises that security needs to go beyond systems, software...

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • Analyst Briefings // Apr 2014

    The Risks Of DIY Disaster Recovery (Forrester)

    Are you considering in-house disaster recovery management? In the last five years, many companies have. But 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...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    TSIA 2014 Remote Support Trends

    Based on information gathered in TSIA’s annual Global Technology Survey, this report will look at the trend of remote support services being adopted over many different industry types. Through the continued improvement of remote control, desktop sharing and web collaboration, companies are able to use these capabilities to increase productivity...

    Sponsored By LogMeIn Australia

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Nucleus Research Note - Increasing Profitability with Analytics in Midsize Companies

    Business analytics can empower your business managers to make more fact-based, data-driven decisions that improve operating results. Learn more in a report from Nucleus Research.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    An Automated, Application-Aware Foundation for the Modern Enterprise

    Enterprises have seen massive change over the last decade, but one thing has remained consistent: the Enterprise Network. This article provides insight on an adaptable and programmable network platform to stay ahead of enterprise trends such as BYOD, Cloud Adoption and Xaas

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Optimally Manage the Data Center Using Systems Management Tools from Cisco and Microsoft

    IT Managers and administrators constantly seek strategies on how to holistically manage and orchestrate server and networking infrastructure and the software stack. Download this Information guide on best practices to optimally manage the data center using systems management tools from Cisco and Microsoft.

    Sponsored By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    2014 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Security Information and Event Management

    IBM Security QRadar received an "Excellent" product viability rating again by Gartner in its Critical Capabilities for SIEM report. The report assesses 13 SIEM technologies by evaluating the capabilities that are critical for the support of threat management, compliance, and general SIEM deployment use cases. Gartner notes that SIEM...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    Secrets to better engage the mobile consumer:The role of push notifications

    Today’s consumers are on the move, and with mobile devices accounting for nearly 20 percent of site sales heading into the 2014 holiday season, creating compelling mobile experiences is no longer just a nice-to-have option. Read this research report from Aberdeen Group to get secrets on how targeted push notifications...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2014

    A Prescriptive Approach to Simple, Fast and Cost-effective Project and Portfolio Management

    The consumerisation of IT combined with recent technology advances, like mobile and cloud, has created a perfect storm for surging IT demands.  Read this eBook on how you can take a prescriptive approach to a simpler, faster and more cost effective PPM path to manage this surge in demand.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    2014 ZDNet Report - Reducing Infrastructure Cost and Complexity Through Colocation

    The growing complexity of managing datacentres is forcing organisations to take a hard look at co-location as a viable alternative to maintaining their in-house datacentre needs. Co-location will allow organisations to have the facilities they need, with provided space, power, cooling, and physical security for the server, storage, and networking...

    Sponsored By M1

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Securing and controlling data in the cloud

    The Securing and Controlling Data in the Cloud white paper evaluates the • benefits of cloud computing, • the security challenges posed by the cloud, • provides recommendations to secure and control sensitive data in cloud environments.

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Secure sensitive data encryption tech guide

    This report surveys the various encryption approaches for securing data at rest to understand what the technology does along with where each provides an optimal fit. After comparing the various encryption technologies, this paper explains why file level transparent data encryption provides the optimal balance of data type coverage, security,...

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Securing Big Data

    This White Paper shows the performance of several benchmark tests of Vormetric Transparent Encryption running on a Cloudera HADOOP system using several different workloads. The overhead is minimal and within acceptable norms of performance vs. security tradeoffs.

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Enterprise encryption architecture

    This white paper Enterprise Encryption Architecture explores data security threats and provides some encryption strategies in order to protect private and confidential information.

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • Research // Jul 2014

    The State of Support Services: 2014

    2014 has already proven to be an incredibly challenging and exciting year for customer support. With the backdrop of the changes TSIA identified in the new world of B4B, and all the traditional pressures faced by support services organizations, we are witnessing a pace of change that the majority of...

    Sponsored By LogMeIn

  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Big Data in HR and Finance: Understanding the Real Value

    Big Data continues to create new ways of gathering and analyzing information. In the latest research by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services, a real-world lens of big data is provided for HR and Finance. View this infographic below to discover why big data matters to you and your organization.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Mimecast Services for Microsoft Office 365

    This datasheet discusses the third party capabilities that Office 365 users should consider to add value to their platform. Mimecast provides a rich set of cloud services designed to meet the specific needs of O365 users and provides complementary services to eliminate business dependence on on-premises technologies. Check this out...

    Sponsored By Mimecast

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Are You Getting The Most From Your Hybrid IT Environment?

    This infographic highlights the ways experienced sourcing providers can help organizations profit from hybrid IT by enabling new ways of doing business and reducing costs. Read More..

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Map and Optimize Your Customer Journey

    Today’s customers are empowered like never before, and continually connected in ways that were difficult to imagine just five years ago.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    The Forrester Wave: Big Data Streaming Analytics Platforms, Q3 2014

    Read the Forrester Research report to understand why IBM was named a leader in big data streaming analytics platforms and why InfoSphere Streams received the highest score possible in the implementation support and ability to execute categories.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Algorithmics and IBM Platform Computing Solution for Financial Markets

    IBM Platform Computing is a proven technology with a more advanced and capable computing infrastructure to cost effectively scale up and optimize computing capacity for risk management applications, such as those from Algorithmics.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Analyst Briefings // Jun 2014

    The Economics of IT Risk and Reputation: What Business Continuity and IT Security Really Mean to Your Organization

    "For one of the largest global studies ever conducted of more than 2,000 business continuity and IT security professionals, IBM teamed up with the Ponemon institute to dig deeper into the true economic impact of business continuity and security failures. The groundbreaking study revealed key findings that you’ll want to...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    7 Essentials Whitepaper

    Making changes to your business strategy can often create new risks. If your business continuity management (BCM) plan is not part of an organization-wide, integrated program, it may not evolve to address these new risks. Understand which practices can be followed to successfully protect your organization’s business operations and reputation...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    2014 Ponemon Cost of Data Breach Study

    The 2014 Global Cost of Data Breach Study from Ponemon Institute, sponsored by IBM, Showcases How much could a data breach cost your organization? This report provides benchmark data based on actual experiences of organizations in United States

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Ditch the documents and spreadsheets - Manage requirements efficiently and more accurately with IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation

    Using productivity tools for requirements management is like using a hammer to open a bottle. It gets the job done, but at what cost? IBM Rational DOORS NG offers effective requirements management capabilities by including the ability to capture relationships and manage dependencies.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Security Services Reference Guide

    From a communications equipment manufacturer optimizing investments with a security scan to a mutual insurance company reducing spam and threats with hosted web and email services, IBM security consultants have helped many companies evaluate their existing security practices against their business requirements and objectives. Read these customer references to learn...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Pervasive Technology Trends Shaping the Business and the 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...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    IBM Rational Automotive Engineering Solution ekit

    Organizations in the automotive industry face increasing engineering related challenges due to market needs requiring vehicles to be smarter, intelligent, instrumented and interconnected more than ever before. This resource center includes materials which address those challenges and describe the benefits of the IBM Rational Solution for Automotive Engineering.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Benefits of NetApp Flash for Database Workloads

    This portfolio can be used to solve complex database performance requirements at multiple levels within a customer’s Oracle environment. It also reviews Oracle database observations and results when implementing flash technologies offered within the NetApp flash portfolio. Download this report now to find out more.

    Sponsored By NetApp