Project Management

Keep your IT project running smoothly by reading our experts' tips and best practices about methodologies, agile, software, collaboration, risk management, and learning from failed projects.

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    5 Myths of Cloud Computing

    Like many industries, the IT industry has a habit of latching onto buzzwords and then applying them everywhere. The term “cloud” is certainly no exception—and, like other similar terms, its use is varied and oftentimes inaccurate. This report focuses on the myths of the cloud buzzword. HP is the...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Webcasts // Sep 2014

    On-demand Webcast: Mastering the Virtual Sales Pitch

    Making an online presentation has its unique challenges — but there are also countless opportunities for today’s savvy sales professional. Join Tim Wackel as he shares ideas on how to grow your sales (without growing your frequent flyer account). Attend this on-demand webinar to learn how to: Plan and...

    Sponsored By Citrix Online

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Forrester: Customer-Focused Organizations Must Take a Strategic Approach to Identity Relationship Management

    Customer-focused companies strive to make their content available to an ever-growing number of connected users and devices on a much larger scale than ever before. Forrester finds that to achieve this securely, companies need identity and access management (IAM) platforms that are adaptable, scalable, responsive, and high velocity. Fortunately, a...

    Sponsored By ForgeRock

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    SDN: How It Will Affect You and Why You Should Care

    You may have heard about software-defined networking (SDN) and its cousin network functions virtualization (NFV). These emerging technologies are likely to revolutionize the IT industry as well as your job. This white paper introduces you to SDN and NFV, examines their impact on you as well as the industry, and...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • 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

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    How We Define a Network is about to Change, Again

    VMware NSX does for networks and physical network components what virtual machines did for data centers and physical servers. It allows you to use them in very different and more flexible ways. In this white paper, you’ll learn how VMware NSX changes the way you build, manage, and secure your...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Osterman Report: Office 365 for the Enterprise

    Osterman Research outlines how third parties are required to strengthen security, compliance and control.

    Sponsored By Mimecast

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    SDN and Cloud Computing

    After a review of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and its close cousin Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), this white paper addresses three main deployment scenarios: SDN without deploying cloud computing, cloud computing without deploying SDN, and deploying cloud computing in conjunction with SDN. We'll look at use cases, when the approach makes...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Failover Strategies on the Cisco UCS B Series Chassis

    Cisco Unified Computing Solution (UCS) has experienced an enormous growth trend in the last several years, becoming the standard server hardware platform in many enterprises and cloud service providers alike. One of the main differentiators in Cisco's server solution is the capacity for two totally redundant failover paths for every...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Considerations for Owning vs. Outsourcing Data Center Physical Infrastructure

    When faced with the decision of upgrading an existing data center, building new, or leasing space in a retail colocation data center, there are both quantitative and qualitative differences to consider. The 10-year TCO may favor upgrading or building over outsourcing, however, this paper demonstrates that the economics may be...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • 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 // Sep 2014

    Mobile Application Management with Citrix XenMobile

    Mobility is a critical IT initiative in companies of all sizes because it is an unprecedented opportunity to increase business efficiency and competitive advantage. Beyond device management, mobile application and data management are key to achieving these benefits.

    Sponsored By Citrix Online

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Take Control of Large File Sharing Services

    Bloor Research outlines best practice for large file sharing in the enterprise and assesses current vendors.

    Sponsored By Mimecast

  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    How Data Center Infrastructure Management Software Improves Planning and Cuts Operational Costs

    Business executives are challenging their IT staffs to convert data centers from cost centers into producers of business value. Data centers can make a significant impact to the bottom line by enabling the business to respond more quickly to market demands. This paper demonstrates, through a series of examples, how...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Data Center Projects: Advantages of Using a Reference Design

    It is no longer practical or cost-effective to completely engineer all aspects of a unique data center. Re-use of proven, documented subsystems or complete designs is a best practice for both new data centers and for upgrades to existing data centers. Adopting a well-conceived reference design can have a positive...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Classification of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools

    Data centers today lack a formal system for classifying software management tools. As a result, confusion exists regarding which management systems are necessary and which are optional for secure and efficient data center operation. This paper divides the realm of data center management tools into four distinct subsets and compares...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Firewall Buyers Guide

    Five key areas to consider when choosing your next firewall Checklist of the security capabilities you need Questions to ask vendors to make sure they meet your requirements Comparisons of Sophos, Fortinet, Dell SonicWALL and WatchGuard

    Sponsored By Sophos

  • Presentations // May 2014

    Meg Whitman presents Unlocking IT with Big Data

    Today, the industry is at an inflection point – driven by a triple storm of Big Data, cloud, and mobility; and in this new environment, security is paramount. The New Style of IT is about how businesses and IT leverage this rapid change for enterprise growth. During this Web Event...

    Sponsored By HP US

  • 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

    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 // Apr 2013

    The State of Next-Generation Market- and Credit-Risk Analytics

    In order to ensure that the devastation of The Great Recession never repeats itself, organizations are leveraging more intelligent risk management solutions. However, reaching a state of risk management Nirvana is complicated and requires a comprehensive understanding of the optimal technologies and strategies at your fingertips. In this report,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Top Ten Compensation Mistakes Made by Small Businesses

    We know it is easy for small businesses to fall into the trap of treating compensation performance as ""something to worry about when we get bigger."" The fact is, organizations of all sizes need to attract, retain and motivate employees, and compensation is a critical element in any strong talent...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • eBooks // Feb 2015

    Insights for the New Chief Data Officer

    "How should the new CDO get started with collaborating, prioritizing and spearheading an organization’s efforts to put data at the center of its business? This new ebook provides insights derived from interviews and interactions with a number of early CDOs, as well as from related IBM studies and the experiences...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Top 10 Reasons You Need Quote and Proposal Automation eBook

    Do your sales quotes and proposals take too long to create, get stuck in internal approval or contain inaccuracies? Do your sales people wait impatiently for customers to sign and fax back proposals? Is it difficult for managers to know the real-time status of every quote? This ebook dives into...

    Sponsored By Quosal

  • Webcasts // Oct 2014

    Watch ObserveIT webinar on monitoring privileged users now!

    In this recorded webinar, learn how AIG Israel utilizes User Activity Monitoring to monitor privileged users with access to sensitive servers as well as meet compliance requirements. This webinar will also show you how to meet PCI compliance requirements, monitor third party virtual desktops and more!

    Sponsored By ObserveIT

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    The 10 Things Your Next Firewall Must Do

    For enterprises looking at Next-Generation Firewall’s, the most important consideration is: Will this new technology empower your security teams to securely enable applications to the benefit of the organization? It's not about blocking applications, but safely enabling them.

    Sponsored By Palo Alto Networks

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Evolving Your IT Services Offering in a Modern Mobile World

    To stay competitive, IT solution providers must evolve their IT services offering and embrace the modern needs of mobility through service-oriented and mobile safeguard technology. Get enabled to answer the IT service calls of clients wanting to get connected to their data, stay connected to their data and ensure they...

    Sponsored By LabTech Software

  • eBooks // Jul 2014

    Help Desk Best Practices

    A help desk is critical to the operations of an IT services business. As a centralized intake location for technical issues, it allows for a responsive and timely solution to get clients and their staff back to business as usual. In addition to handling immediate IT issues, a help desk...

    Sponsored By LabTech Software

  • Downloads // Aug 2014

    Help Desk & IT Asset Management Software – Extremely Affordable & Easy-to-Use

    SolarWinds® Web Help Desk® (WHD) is a web-based help desk software that simplifies, centralizes and automates help desk management tasks including ticketing management, IT asset management, IT change management, knowledge management, incident & problem management, SLA management, & more. SolarWinds WHD provides email-to-ticket automation, dynamically assigns, routes and escalates trouble...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • 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

  • eBooks // Jul 2014

    Beyond Software: Agile for Product Development

    Agile methods are increasingly popular in application, enterprise and embedded development. Yet the question remains: Do the 12 agile principles apply to more than just software? Find out how leading companies are beginning to exploit agile's iterative processes for far more than software.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • eBooks // Feb 2014

    Systems Engineering for Dummies

    This IBM Limited Edition ebook, "Systems Engineering For Dummies," explains what systems engineering is and how it can help you simplify the development of smart, connected products. If you're looking for ways to expedite time-to-market, ensure business agility, and deliver high-quality smart products while cutting costs, this ebook is for...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // Mar 2014

    Product Preview: Mobile

    Mobile devices are changing the way every-day work gets done. To ensure your workforce has the necessary insight, information, and intelligence, they must be armed with mobile apps that make work seamless. Watch the video to discover how Workday gives your workforce the freedom to be productive anytime, anywhere.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • 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 // May 2014

    Making the Real Time Enterprise a Reality

    REAL TIME. ON DEMAND. ALWAYS ON. Such are the expectations of businesses in today’s global information economy. Customers demand agility, responsiveness, and innovation from all companies today. And they’re comparing their experiences with businesses in every industry against firms that embody all three capabilities. Read this whitepaper to discover how...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Economizer Modes of Data Center Cooling Systems

    In certain climates, some cooling systems can save over 70% in annual cooling energy costs by operating in economizer mode, corresponding to over 15% reduction in annualized PUE. However, there are at least 17 different types of economizer modes with imprecise industry definitions making it difficult to compare, select, or...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Fundamentals of Managing the Data Center Life Cycle for Owners

    Just as good genes do not guarantee health and well-being, a good design alone does not ensure a data center is well-built and will remain efficient and available over the course of its life span. For each phase of the data center’s life cycle, proper care and action must be...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Essential Elements of Data Center Facility Operations

    70% of data center outages are directly attributable to human error according to the Uptime Institute’s analysis of their “abnormal incident” reporting (AIR) database1. This figure highlights the critical importance of having an effective operations and maintenance (O&M) program. This paper describes unique management principles and provides a comprehensive, high-level...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Facility Operations Maturity Model for Data Centers

    An operations & maintenance (O&M) program determines to a large degree how well a data center lives up to its design intent. The comprehensive data center facility operations maturity model (FOMM) presented in this paper is a useful method for determining how effective that program is, what might be lacking,...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric