Data Management

Oceans of data are generated every day by businesses and enterprises, and all of it must be prioritized, analyzed, and safeguarded with the right architecture, tools, polices, and procedures. TechRepublic provides the resources you need.

  • Downloads // Feb 2014

    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.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    20 Customer Service Practices

    It can be easy for customer service departments to continue doing what they’ve always been doing. Csat scores and overall cost are the same, so why change? This mindset neglects the fact that today’s consumer has options around how they want to contact a company for support. We are...

    Sponsored By Salesforce.com

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    AppAssure 5: The next generation of backup, replication and recovery software

    IT environments are increasingly complex, with virtual and physical machines spread across local, offsite and—increasingly—cloud resources. AppAssure 5 alleviates these concerns with fast backup and even faster replication and recovery. As a key data protection element of Dell’s Fluid DataTM Architecture, AppAssure 5 controls cost, optimizes performance and enhances protection...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    How to Create a Customer Service Process that Enhances Your Bottom Line

    A complaint about complaints. There’s an assumption that the number of complaints received is a perfect reflection of the number of customer problems. If complaints go down, other numbers such as warranty and service costs will go down as well. In fact, complaints are often a poor indicator of...

    Sponsored By Salesforce.com

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Enhance and optimize your mobility/BYOD infrastructure

    Wondering how to meet the needs of your growing mobile workforce without increasing security risks or administrative complexity? This new white paper outlines how Dell Mobility Solutions can help you increase mobile performance and capacity for mobility/BYOD initiatives while protecting company resources and streamlining IT management.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • eBooks // Feb 2014

    Help Desk Best Practices for IT Departments

    A help desk is critical to the operations of an IT department. As a centralized intake location for technical issues, it allows for a responsive and timely solution to get employees back to business as usual. In addition to handling immediate IT issues, a help desk performs several proactive tasks...

    Sponsored By LabTech Software

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Keep only the data you want

    In today’s information economy, organizations are facing unfathomable data growth rates. In fact, Aberdeen Group estimates that data is growing at a rate of 56% year over year. And now, the big data phenomenon means data is growing in every single operational and analytic application. In fact, data is growing...

    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

  • Webcasts // Mar 2014

    On-demand Webcast: Enterprise-proofing the Apple ecosystem with Centrify and Aqua Connect

    Here's something new. Most IT folks are familiar with terminal services on Windows Server, but did you know you can provide remote, secure terminal services with OS X? It's not only possible; it's a technology that allows you to provide the entire Macintosh experience to neglected corporate and enterprise users...

    Sponsored By Centrify

  • eBooks // Feb 2014

    Remote Monitoring and Management: The Key to Proactive, Efficient IT Departments

    For IT professionals to succeed, they need to implement low-cost and high-productivity practices that allow them to have a positive impact on their organizations’ bottom line. Remote monitoring and management (RMM) delivers an arsenal of IT management tools that help IT professionals proactively monitor and remotely manage and resolve IT...

    Sponsored By LabTech Software

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Reaping the Benefits of Next Generation Dashboards

    Traditional BI solutions face many obstacles and limitations. However, the need for timely and succinct business intelligence (BI) continues to grow. As a result, BI has continued to evolve - creating a next generation of BI. This white paper explores how organizations are demanding more integrated and flexible business intelligence...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    Coping in the chaos?

    It is no illusion that the complexity and diversity of security risks is on the rise, putting more businesses than ever at risk. In fact, 91% of organizations have experienced a direct cyber threat in the last year, and 40% of businesses do not feel prepared for the threats around...

    Sponsored By Kaspersky Lab

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Download Lippis’ “Top 6 Recommendations for Selecting an Ethernet Fabric”

    Deploying the correct Ethernet fabric is integral to any organization, but selecting it can be daunting. Fortunately, the Lippis guide Top 6 Recommendations for Selecting an Ethernet Fabric reports the findings from a recent study of several types of Ethernet fabric and provides recommendations based on the results.

    Sponsored By Brocade

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Getting more from big data, faster

    The IBM PureData System can help your company keep up with the volume and complexity of data. It is a key component of the IBM Big Data platform, and provides a smarter approach for organizations to deploy complete, ready-to-run systems optimized for analytics and transactional data workloads in hours without...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    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,...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers with Intelligent Intel Xeon Processors for Microsoft Exchange Server

    Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) C-Series Rack Servers and B-Series Blade Servers with intelligent Intel® Xeon® processors deliver messaging flexibility and choice to businesses of every size. Read this white paper to find out how you can adequately support and scale servers like Microsoft Exchange, whilst reducing operating expenses,...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Build Your IT Security Business Case

    The importance of IT security to a business has never been greater. But often, investments are shelved or cutbacks are made. This can result in businesses unknowingly making compromises regarding their IT security. In this latest whitepaper from Kaspersky Lab, you’ll find useful facts, examples and business case arguments...

    Sponsored By Kaspersky Lab

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Private cloud services from IBM. Flexible end-to-end solutions for transforming the enterprise

    Private clouds can drive operational efficiencies and transformative business model change, but maximizing these benefits requires a carefully planned strategy and flexible, scalable services. IBM’s holistic approach and integrated portfolio of end-to-end services provides multiple pathways to private cloud. Success hinges on ensuring the infrastructure is cloud-ready, developing an actionable...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Managing Data through Replication: Avoiding Errors, Improving Access

    CIOs and IT entities looking to secure data and ensure its availability during times of emergency could benefit from employing a data replication tool. Learn the ins and outs of data replication with this brief from the Center for Digital Government, and gain insight into how it works, what it...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    A Quick Peek at How Salesforce Does Customer Service

    Help is here with salesforce service cloud. Transform your customer experience and connect with customers in whole new ways with the #1 customer service application. From the contact center to self-service communities, social media and beyond, service cloud is changing the game in customer service. To get started, download today!

    Sponsored By Salesforce.com

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Modernizing Data Protection With Backup Appliances

    Transformation of the backup infrastructure is the next frontier for IT and storage managers. Backup is an area where architectures are only slowly evolving, and "never touch a running system" is the mantra in many organizations. However, the transformation of the IT infrastructure that is happening in most IT departments...

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    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...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    HP Data sheet: IT process automation across physical, virtual, and cloud architectures

    In this report HP Data sheet: IT process automation across physical, virtual, and cloud architectures brings some insights on how to overcome the increasingly complex data centre challenges and implement a successful IT process automation.

    Sponsored By HP US

  • eBooks // Oct 2013

    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

  • 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 and 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 // Apr 2014

    Top 5 Reasons to Deploy Desktops as a Service

    No, the personal computer isn't dead, but it looks a whole lot different than it did just a few years ago. Even though organizations need to upgrade or replace many of their client systems, those physical units increasingly are being replaced by virtual machines. Desktops as a service (DaaS) may...

    Sponsored By Desktone

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Anticipate, engage and deliver exceptional web experiences.

    IBM Customer Experience Suite and IBM Intranet Experience Suite help organizations delight customers through a consistently exceptional web experience and empower employees with the social business tools they need to drive better business results. IBM Customer Experience Suite features rich, integrated capabilities for managing web content, real-time social communications, robust...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    A reliable platform that helps facilitate HIPAA and HITECH compliance

    In today’s business climate of strict government regulation healthcare organizations are ramping up their IT resources, exhausting every option available to remain compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). They don’t have much choice with regards...

    Sponsored By OpenText

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    5 Common Mistakes in Application/IT Infrastructure Monitoring

    Everyone knows they need monitoring to ensure their site uptime and keep their business humming. Yet many sites still suffer from outages that are first reported by their customers. Having managed data center operations for decades, we have lots of experience with monitoring systems of all kinds, and these...

    Sponsored By LogicMonitor

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Using Anomalies in Crash Reports to Detect Unknown Threats

    One of the biggest challenges organizations face when protecting their intellectual property and other sensitive data is detecting, inspecting, and stopping attacks that are capable of bypassing their cyber defenses. This white paper examines the “risk indicators” that can be observed in the anomalous activity taking place across a network....

    Sponsored By Websense

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Real-world Identity and Access Management (IAM) for Unix-based Systems

    Short/long: Unix systems face special IAM challenges. Discover how to be overcome them with the right practices and tools, enabling you to enhance security, achieve compliance and dramatically improve operational efficiency.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Cutting Complexity – Simplifying Security

    With corporate IT becoming increasingly complex, how can IT management boost efficiency… while improving corporate security? Kaspersky Lab's latest whitepaper, "Cutting Complexity – Simplifying Security" looks at how the latest IT Systems Management solutions can simplify and automate a vast range of routine IT management tasks, in order to:...

    Sponsored By Kaspersky Lab

  • eBooks // Jan 2014

    IT Security by the Numbers: Calculating the Total Cost of Protection

    Humorist Franklin P. Jones may have said it best: “When you get something for nothing, you just haven't been billed for it yet.” These are wise words of warning for businesses counting on so-called “free” IT security software. Kaspersky Lab has created an eBook to help you calculate the...

    Sponsored By Kaspersky Lab

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Expanding BIs Role by Including Predictive Analytics

    In today's economic downturn, organizations are looking for ways to improve the way they do business to keep ahead of the competition and improve revenue. Increasingly, organizations are finding that the benefits of BI can be complemented when combined with predictive analysis. Specifically, more insight can be gained, and even...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Best Practices for a BI & Analytics Strategy

    At a time of great economic volatility, there has been a significant decrease in the ability of decision makers at all levels to rely effectively on only experience or intuition to make decisions. The demand to respond faster, with greater insight into ongoing internal and external events based on facts,...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • Podcasts // Oct 2013

    Companies Grow More with Oracle Sales Cloud

    Animated Video: Oracle Sales Cloud is Smarter SFA that helps Companies Grow More. Maximize revenue and optimize sales performance. Know what to sell your customers. And get more help from your marketers and partners.

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Cloud Resource Management the Right Way

    Find out how Red Hat® CloudForms gives IT administrators and managers a comprehensive solution to optimize their virtual, private cloud, and hybrid cloud infrastructures with advanced capacity planning and sophisticated resource management capabilities.

    Sponsored By Red Hat

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    How Monitoring Systems Reduce Human Error in Distributed Server Rooms and Remote Wiring Closets

    Surprise incidences of downtime in server rooms and remote wiring closets lead to sleepless nights for many IT managers. Most can recount horror stories about how bad luck, human error, or just simple incompetence brought their server rooms down. This paper analyzes several of these incidents and makes recommendations for...

    Sponsored By Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Too Many Racks? Simplify with Bladesystem, HP's Advanced Blade Infrastructure

    Throughout this guide, we’ll look at the design differences between blade systems and old school racks. Why should you have to lift out an entire engine to simply change a few spark plugs? Likewise, why should you have to fight with rows and rows of racks, when you can simply...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor