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.

  • 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 // Dec 2013

    Cloud Federation for Identity and Access Security

    The shift to a cloud-based enterprise IT architecture is a foregone conclusion for organizations across a wide range of company sizes and verticals. However, many organizations are still approaching this shift with trepidation because security and compliance concerns can slow or block many enterprise cloud initiatives in terms of both...

    Sponsored By F5

  • 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

  • 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 // 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

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    The Successful Cloud Enabled Enterprise - Your Journey to the Cloud Infopaper

    It’s no secret that more and more businesses are leveraging the power of the cloud. And there’s good reason for that. Cloud computing offers the promise of cost-effective capacity on demand—anytime, anywhere, and on any device. But taking advantage of the cloud’s many benefits isn't as simple as signing...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    FTP Risk Advisor Tool

    By answering 12 questions, this online tool will provide you with a customized report with recommendations to remediate your FTP risk.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Businesses are ready for a new approach to IT

    With IBM PureSystems, you can consolidate workloads to reduce the total cost of ownership for your IT infrastructure. Simplify your IT infrastructure and reduce data center complexity. Deliver new services more rapidly and add capacity cost-effectively.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // Nov 2013

    Best Practices Guide for IT Governance & Compliance

    Federal regulations require businesses to know exactly what changes are made to structured and unstructured data within their corporate networks. Learn how the best practices for implementing a compliance solution in this white paper can help you minimize stress during your next IT compliance audit.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // Oct 2013

    Forbes: The Secret Sauce of Oracles Commercial Success

    Forbes Article: Oracle Sales Cloud is the Secret Sauce Behind Oracle's Success. Read how Oracle Sales Cloud helped Oracle increase annual revenue to $37 billion.

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 // Mar 2013

    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

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Comparative Guide: Hitachi Unified Storage VM

    IT decision-makers often struggle to achieve a balanced information infrastructure that meets all their needs. Historically, they have chosen between low initial costs and higher efficiencies or market advantages. A platform that combines enterprise virtualization, data unification and efficient packaging enables businesses to extract increasing value from their data for...

    Sponsored By Hitachi Data Systems

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Patient Portals: A Platform for Connecting Communities of Care

    Connecting patient health data across the care continuum is essential to achieve improved care, increased access to personal health records and lowered costs. A successful approach rests in having the hospital serve as the connectivity hub for bringing patients, care givers and healthcare professionals together in a secure, online environment....

    Sponsored By Healthtech Holdings

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Structuring IT for Integrated System

    To meet business demands for more solutions faster at lower costs, IT leaders are transforming their systems, organizations, people, and processes. Much faster delivery of solutions is only half of the challenge; systems and business process integrity must complete the picture. A key strategy: Adopt systems that pre-integrate servers, storage,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Exploring the frontiers of cloud computing - Insights from Platform-as-a-Service pioneers

    In the midst of the buzz around cloud computing, there is steady optimism building for one of its least understood forms: Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) PaaS has unique advantages, offering the speed and savings of alternatives like Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Software-as-a-Service, while retaining choice and control over application capabilities and data -- the...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Platform as a Service: The IBM point of view

    This 2012 white paper describes the point of view of IBM leadership concerning Platform as a Service. Don Boulia defines PaaS, discusses the implementation of PaaS technologies and outlines key considerations for the evaluation of PaaS capabilitieswhite paper to learn more about IBM's perspective of Platform as a Service, and...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing

    Gartner has just published the results of their Magic Quadrant (MQ) on the Application Security Testing (AST) market and IBM was rated as the leader. According to Gartner, to be positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for Application Security Testing (AST), vendors must demonstrate both "completeness of vision" and an "ability...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM

    IBM Security QRadar has been positioned again in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM. In addition to providing a technology that is a good match to current customer requirements, Leaders also show evidence of superior vision and execution for anticipated requirements. Gartner reveals that customers'...

    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

    Datasheet: Symantec NetBackup 5230 Appliance

    Back up in minutes with an integrated backup appliance Speed up recovery and reduce storage cost with Symantec NetBackup 5230 Appliance, which offers deeper visibility into virtual environments. Find out more about achieving swift backup and recovery with an all-in-one backup solution.

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • 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 // Oct 2013

    vRanger Pro - Simple, fast, and scalable image-based backup, replication, and recovery

    Protecting virtual environments with traditional backup and replication software is no small feat. These agent-dependent solutions are slow, expensive, and difficult to manage— sapping virtual host CPU and I/O resources and often wasting large amounts of backup storage. vRanger Pro offers a better alternative. This simple, fast and scalable data-protection...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • 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

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    The Promises and Pitfalls of BYOD

    Find out how to let employees use personal smartphones, tablets and laptops for work purposes while protecting your network from malware, data theft and unauthorized access.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Security For Virtualization, the challenge, the solution, and how to get the business on board

    Few of us would dispute that virtualization makes good business sense. However, the view of leading analysts is that in the rush to implement virtualization, security has become a poor second. So while the business benefits are clear, the risks are less well documented and understood. Selecting the right...

    Sponsored By Kaspersky Lab

  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Your Data under Siege: Protection in the Age of BYODs

    You would be hard pressed to find a single employee who comes to the office without a personal mobile device. Most probably use those devices outside the office to send work-related email messages. BYOD is a reality in today's business world. Is your IT department a roadblock that employees go...

    Sponsored By Kaspersky Lab

  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Your Data Under Siege: Defend It with Encryption

    Is your cyber security doing enough to protect your new, hyper-mobile business practices? Whether they are working in your headquarters, a home office, or on the road, employees, partners, and vendors need to have confidential data at their fingertips to conduct business effectively. The likelihood of this data becoming...

    Sponsored By Kaspersky Lab

  • 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

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Virtualization Security Is Not an Oxymoron

    An overwhelming majority of organizations have adopted virtualized servers and those numbers are on the rise. While the business benefits of virtualization are clear—increased performance and stability and decreased hardware costs, floor space, and management oversight—the virtualized world makes your organization vulnerable to a wide array of new cybersecurity threats....

    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 // Jan 2014

    Adding Zero-Day Offense to Vulnerability Management

    This paper describes why your organization is vulnerable to zero day attacks and what you can do to add a zero-day offense to existing vulnerability management processes. It also describes how the Qualys Zero-Day Risk Analyzer enhances capabilities of the QualysGuard Cloud Platform with targeted intelligence and workflow to...

    Sponsored By Qualys

  • 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