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  • Webcasts // Feb 2014

    On-demand Webcast - ZDNet's Cloud Priorities 2014

    ZDNet’s Cloud Priorities 2014 webcast, sponsored by Windstream, will debut findings from a research study we conducted among our readers on cloud computing in North America. Our own Bill Detwiler, managing editor of Tech Pro Research, will share key findings from the study and discuss the most ground-breaking cloud trends....

    Sponsored By ZDNet

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Moving Virtual Desktops to the Cloud

    Physical desktop computer infrastructures no longer make sense for the corporate world. Not only are they expensive, insecure and maintenance-heavy, they also cannot effectively support the changing business IT landscape. The ground-swell of Windows 7 migration plans, expanding virtual workforce, growing popularity of mobile devices and demand for BYOD (Bring...

    Sponsored By Desktone

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    HP: Risky business: why business leaders must take action on Windows XP?

    This ZDNet and TechRepublic guide, in association with HP, looks at what's at stake for those who're still on XP, explains some of the threats, and offers options to help the risk-exposed take action to protect their business.

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Virtual Desktops in the Cloud: Changing the Face of Desktop Security

    Desktops, virtualization and security: To many, these three terms may seem mutually exclusive as they are by historical perspective and traditional consideration, in opposition to one another. Desktops offer individuality, personalization and are based on distributed users. Virtualization is associated with flexibility, mobility and cost effectiveness. Security is perceived as...

    Sponsored By Desktone

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Ensuring application security in mobile device environments

    In today’s business environments, mobile devices make up the fastest growing segment of computing devices—outpacing desktop and laptop computers. As more employees prefer to use mobile devices in the workplace, organizations are rapidly moving towards a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) model—allowing employees to use their own mobile devices for business purposes. This...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    BYOD and the seamless Integration of Macs in a Windows Based Environment:

    As Macs continue to permeate the enterprise Windows servers network environment, IT must be ready and able to support these devices— especially as employees are already, and will continue to, access the corporate network from their personal devices. Is your network equipped to handle seamless Mac/Windows integration? Read our recent...

    Sponsored By Acronis

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    IT Trends: 8 ways to stay ahead of the IT evolution

    The HP Technology Consulting efforts have created an informative guide to help separate the misguided hype from the stone cold facts, helping you avoid many obstacles that get in the way of building a better IT infrastructure. Sponsored by HP and Intel®: ...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard & Intel®

  • Downloads // Nov 2013

    IBM Endpoint Manager

    IBM Endpoint Manager lowers the total cost of managing and securing mobile devices, laptops, desktops, and servers – physical or virtual, on or off-network, personally or corporate-owned.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Comparing the TCO of Physical PCs, VDI, and Cloud-hosted Desktops as a Service (DaaS)

    Physical desktop computer infrastructures no longer make sense for the corporate world. Not only are they expensive, insecure and maintenance-heavy, they also cannot effectively support the changing business IT landscape. The ground¬swell of Windows 7 migration plans, expanding virtual workforce, growing popularity of mobile devices, and tighter IT budgets all...

    Sponsored By Desktone

  • eBooks // Feb 2014

    Mobile Security: How an Organization Can Control Growing Threats with Mobile Device Management

    From smartphones to tablets, as the popularity of mobile devices grows, the opportunity for security breaches grows as well, placing a new burden on IT departments. By providing mobile device management, IT professionals can ensure their organization remains protected from mobile security threats. Download the Mobile Security: Controlling Growing Threats...

    Sponsored By LabTech Software

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Maximizing mobile efficiency and productivity

    BYOD programs help employees be more productive, but how is your mobile strategy affecting your IT department? Read this new white paper to learn how Dell Mobility Solution Sets can help you optimize your IT infrastructure, maintain data security, streamline administration, and develop and modernize apps for your mobile workforce.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    SANS - Calculating Total Cost of Ownership on Intrusion Prevention Technology

    Intrusion prevention technology stops adverse events in real-time, sparing organisations from the disruption and loss that might otherwise have occurred. With advanced correlation and automation, there are many areas in which IPSs can save organisations time and money. This paper, while not scientific, attempts to calculate the value of...

    Sponsored By Sourcefire, Inc.

  • Webcasts // Feb 2013

    The new frontier. Securing mobile apps

    Smartphones, tablets, and other app-enabled devices are overtaking PCs as the dominant collaboration devices in enterprises. Many organizations are struggling with understanding the implications of developing and deploying apps to new mobile platforms such as iOS and Android. Which risks should app developers be concerned with? What are the new...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Virtualization and Cloud Computing: Optimized Power, Cooling, and Management Maximizes Benefits

    IT virtualization, the engine behind cloud computing, can have significant consequences on the data center physical infrastructure (DCPI). Higher power densities that often result can challenge the cooling capabilities of an existing system. Reduced overall energy consumption that typically results from physical server consolidation may actually worsen the data center's...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • eBooks // Nov 2013

    Do more with your data.

    IBM’s innovative portfolio of data management software and systems helps clients do more with less – and use data as a secret weapon in the competitive battle.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Why DBMs Matter More than Ever in the Big Data Era

    Big data promises valuable insights that are enticing organizations to invest in analytics and BI tools, yet many overlook the need for a DBMS that can stand up to the strain big data places on the underlying infrastructure. This ePaper explores the DBMs characteristics of most importance in a big...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Downloads // Nov 2009

    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...

    Sponsored By TechRepublic

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    40/100 Gigabit Ethernet: The Foundation of Virtualized Data Center and Campus Networks

    The trend toward virtualization is clear and consistent, rooted in the needs of cost and performance efficiencies, business agility and IT productivity. It’s a trend that is too compelling to ignore. However, to take full benefit and advantage of the possibilities offered by virtualized environments, certain factors must be considered...

    Sponsored By CommScope

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Category 8 Cabling Standards Update

    At the TIA TR42 plenary meeting on June 12, 2013 in Portland, Oregon, the TR42.7 formulating sub-committee approved the formation of a task group to study the concept of adding ISO/IEC TR 11801-99-1 Class II limits to the draft ANSI/TIA-568-C.2-1 Category 8 cabling standard. The study group is expected to...

    Sponsored By CommScope

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    NGBASE-T Cabling Requirements

    NGBASE-T stands for Next Generation BASE-T, an Ethernet application beyond 10 Gb/s over twisted pair or balanced cabling. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.3 NGBASE-T Call-for-Interest (CFI) was announced in July 2012, which led to the formation of a Study Group to investigate and possibly develop this...

    Sponsored By CommScope

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Innovative Data Center Lighting Solutions

    Data center managers are under more pressure than ever to improve energy efficiency and lower total cost. One promising opportunity is in the choice of lighting. Although it accounts for just 5% of a data center’s typical energy budget, lighting offers a key advantage in that it is not part...

    Sponsored By CommScope

  • Case Studies // Nov 2013

    Scottish marketing company provides excellence in service delivery

    See how a Scottish marketing company upheld its service-level agreements and maintained compliance for its UK-based clients by working with Dell Partner Certum and Dell AppAssure. The Results: Saved almost £10,000.00 over legacy tape backup approach Improved RTO and RPO from hours to minutes Reduced storage space requirements by...

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    ZDNet Asia IaaS/PaaS Priorities 2013/14 Report

    The Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service strategies, priorities and implementation plans of Asian IT leaders and professionals Part of ZDNet's Cloud Priorities research project, ZDNet IaaS/PaaS Priorities reports the findings of a survey about the cloud priorities and implementation plans of IT and business leaders in Asia. As the name...

    Sponsored By ZDNet

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Managing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence

    Take a close look at the factors that drive total cost of ownership (TCO) for business intelligence. Learn how your organization can position itself to deliver a cost-effective business intelligence solution that meets your user community's thirst for information, addresses new data sources, and offers the lowest TCO.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Fluke Networks Study: The New Equation for Faster IT Problem-Solving

    Today organisations are increasingly dependent on the performance of their business applications – which, in turn, depend on the performance of their network. To keep the business running smoothly, the performance of both applications and the network must be maintained at the highest levels. The traditional approach has been to...

    Sponsored By Fluke Networks

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Working Smarter with Dell Devices

    Read this case study to learn how Dell addressed systems refresh needs by considering the needs of each user group to determine role-specific devices from a list of the latest Dell workstations, cloud clients, laptops, Ultrabooks and tablets. Find out more about boosting end user productivity while reducing non-standard device...

    Sponsored By Dell & Microsoft

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Avoiding the 8 Common Mistakes of Windows 7 & Windows 8 Migrations

    With no future support for Windows XP, most IT pros have begun OS migration efforts to modern Windows. Make the most of your OS upgrade and PC refresh to enhance performance, security, and manageability. Use this comprehensive guide to avoid some of the most common pitfalls along your journey.

    Sponsored By Dell & Microsoft

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Why Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 Makes Business Sense

    Many large enterprises still rely on Windows XP end user systems. For some, reliance on legacy applications made it easy to delay an operating system upgrade and migration. Others just never got around to allocating staff and resources. Regardless of why an enterprise stayed with Windows XP, change is needed....

    Sponsored By Dell & Microsoft

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Top Five Reasons Why You Must Migrate Away From Windows XP Today

    With the end of Windows XP support, a surprising number of organizations have yet to migrate to modern Windows. This white paper highlights some of the top reasons why now is the time to make changes to lower migration costs, assess key application testing and validation, and realize benefits of...

    Sponsored By Dell & Microsoft

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    TCO: Save with Dell Venue 11 Pro 2 in 1 with Intel vPro vs. Separate Laptop plus Tablet

    In a cost comparison of a tablet vs. the combination of a low-cost laptop paired with an iPad or Android tablet, the results may surprise you! Principled Technologies analyzed all-in costs of a Dell Venue 11 Pro 2-in-1 tablet with an Intel Core processor featuring Intel vPro technology AGAINST a...

    Sponsored By Dell & Microsoft

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    IDC Analyst Connection - Part 3 Converged Systems Management: Key Features

    Read this Q&A to see why IDC believes that in the long run, the vendors that will gain material converged systems market share advantage will be those that seamlessly integrate management automation, monitoring, and optimization functions within the converged systems stack. Sponsored by HP and Intel®:

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard & Intel®

  • Videos // Mar 2014

    Fortify On Demand - Application Security- Pronq by HP

    A video that will give you insights on how HP Fortify helps detect vulnerabilities early in the development lifecycle. Watch this short video now to see how HP helps organisations improve their service qualities and efficiency.

    Sponsored By HP

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Calculating Total Cost of Ownership on Intrusion Prevention Technology

    Intrusion prevention technology stops adverse events in real-time, sparing organisations from the disruption and loss that might otherwise have occurred. With advanced correlation and automation, there are many areas in which IPSs can save organisations time and money. This paper, while not scientific, attempts to calculate the value of...

    Sponsored By Sourcefire, Inc.

  • Analyst Briefings // Feb 2014

    Turning product development into competitive advantage (Exec Brief)

    We rely on smarter products each day, from cell phones and home appliances to cars and airplanes. The software embedded in these products delivers greatly increased functionality, but it also introduces a complex new set of development challenges.  The reality is that product manufacturers are now also becoming software companies,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Mythbusting DaaS

    Desktops as a Service (DaaS) is the delivery of a virtual desktop offered as a hosted service by a service provider. DaaS has the potential to radically change the way desktops are purchased and managed. However, as is typical with such emerging, disruptive technologies, there is a good deal of...

    Sponsored By Desktone

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Delivering enterprise information securely on Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows tablets and smartphones

    Android and iOS-based consumer devices including smartphones and tablets play an increasing role in enterprise computing, providing new flexibility and mobility for workers and IT—but creating new challenges around security. This paper describes these issues and explains how they can be addressed effectively with solutions from Citrix.

    Sponsored By Citrix

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Case Study - The Met Office forecasts a bright outlook for Linux on zEnterprise

    The Met Office was using Oracle-based systems, mostly running on distributed Linux servers, to handle the post-processing of data from its weather supercomputer. By consolidating all of these distributed database systems to the IBM zEnterprise 196, their Oracle licensing costs have decreased. Read more to learn how to improve operational...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • eBooks // Apr 2014

    Liberate Your Commerce Platform without Selling the Family Farm

    This ebook offer a possible solution to businesses that already have made big investments in enterprise commerce platforms, but that also struggle to keep up with the quickly changing landscape of shopping experiences and business models. Drupal’s flexibility, scalability, and rapid deployment capability make it possible to build shiny...

    Sponsored By Acquia

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Making Smarter Mobile Access Decisions

    Mobile devices can represent a significant threat to corporate data. Find out what IT departments need to know before deciding on a smartphone and tablet platform that is safe, easy to configure, and flexible enough to meet the needs of employees and senior executives alike.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    How TCO Benefits Make Cloud Computing a No-Brainer for Many SMBs and Mid-Market Enterprises

    This white paper provides a detailed TCO evaluation on how cloud-based solutions can deliver significant savings compared to on-premise business applications. Cloud computing eliminates the need for individual companies to buy, deploy and maintain IT infrastructure or application software. In the cloud computing model, the vendor takes responsibility for deploying...

    Sponsored By NetSuite