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 // Oct 2013

    Profit Magazine: Everything You Know About Sales is Wrong

    Everything You Know About Sales is Wrong. Daniel Pink, author of the book, To Sell Is Human unveils the secrets to selling - what makes sales people tick and the traits that make the best sellers successful in today’s marketplace.

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • 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

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    3 ways clinicians can leverage a patient portal to craft a healthcare community

    You probably have several goals for your patient portal of choice. Is “community” one of them? With a bevy of vendors offering portal solutions, it can be challenging for a hospital to know where to start. Fortunately, YourCareCommunity helps ease the decision-making process.

    Sponsored By Healthtech Holdings

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Know What Customers Want Before They Do

    Webcast Summary: Today’s consumers and B2B companies only want interactions that are relevant, personalized, and based on a customer’s situation and preferences. Companies that fail to provide relevant offers will be left behind.

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Who’s Spying on You?

    You’re aware of the threats of malware to your business but what about the ever-changing ground rules? Cybercriminals today are launching attacks against businesses by copying sophisticated malware and techniques used to target governments and high-profile organizations. Don’t get caught in the crossfire. Read our special report "Who's spying...

    Sponsored By Kaspersky Lab

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Nucleus Research: The Future of Sales Performance Management

    Nucleus Research examines new technologies and tools that are improving sales managers’ ability to measure and enhance the performance of their sales teams. Nucleus sees the future of sales performance management as integrated with CRM and collaboration technologies, enhancing managers' ability to provide real-time coaching and motivation in context to...

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • 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 // Jan 2014

    The role of the network in cloud computing

    For a network that better supports your cloud and brings the most value possible to your business, its design has to be considered in the early stages of cloud planning. Read the white paper "Networking for cloud computing" to discover specific networking considerations for public, private and hybrid clouds.

    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

  • Downloads // Oct 2013

    Intel® Advisor XE 2013

    This breakthrough threading prototyping tool simplifies data-driven threading design for C, C++, C#, and Fortran application architects. Quickly prototype multiple threading designs and compare the projected performance scaling and synchronization issues. Evaluate design alternatives before investing in implementation and without disrupting product development and release cycles. Select the design with...

    Sponsored By Intel Software

  • Analyst Briefings // Feb 2014

    Inegrated Systems and Streamlined Practices Propel New, Responsive IT Organizations

    Enterprise IT leaders must transform their organizations to be responsive to fast-changing business needs. This paper characterizes a significant IT transformation that’s underway for firms just beginning the journey or those already in the middle of the change.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Symantec Intelligence Report

    The threat landscape is ever-evolving, keeping security pros constantly on their toes. Staying up-to-date with the latest information is critical to protecting your organization and its confidential assets from detrimental attacks. In the latest issue of Symantec’s Intelligence Report, uncover details about the current security trends and threats to...

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • 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 // 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

  • Case Studies // Feb 2014

    Quadmark - A case study on switching to Google Apps for Business

    Read how Quadmark, the global consulting and training organisation, with over 100 employees globally embarked on a rebranding and expansion plan including a streamline of IT infrastructure. This included switching it’s email server from Exchange to Gmail and adopting Google Apps for Business.

    Sponsored By Google

  • Webcasts // Feb 2014

    On-demand Webcast: Overcoming the challenges of multifactor authentication

    Many cloud service providers are rolling out two-factor authentication features to address the increasing challenges that come from relying on passwords alone to secure user access and company data. Multifactor authentication is a great step towards stronger security and access management. Unfortunately, for enterprises that leverage more than a...

    Sponsored By Centrify

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Eliminating the Noise: Best Practices for the Five W’s of Sales Intelligence

    Much as a journalist is expected to report on the “who, what, when,” etc. when filing their story, professional business-to-business (B2B) sales reps are more likely to open doors, nurture opportunities, and close deals when they know more about their prospect or customer. Sales Intelligence, as a broad category of...

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • eBooks // May 2011

    The Modern Office and You: 5 Ways to Capitalize on Cloud Opportunities

    Many technology providers are nervous about the Cloud and what it means for their business. Rather than look at the Cloud with fear, embrace it and take advantage of the opportunities it brings for new revenue. In this eBook, you’ll learn 5 ways to capitalize on the future of the...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • eBooks // Oct 2013

    Top 6 Project Breakdowns (and How to Fix Them)

    Project management is either one of those things that you are really good at, and you can breeze right through without any issues, or it's something that drives you crazy. Every business owner has experienced some form of project failure, but why? Study the top reasons that projects fail to...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • Webcasts // Jan 2014

    Webcast: 3 Steps to Content Sharing and Collaboration ft. Forrester Research

    Consumer sync and share tools help people access and send personal files, but smart IT leaders know that businesses require more than just ease-of-use. Strong security, mobile support, and deployment architecture are just a few of the many important factors to consider when evaluating vendors for a company-wide solution. Where...

    Sponsored By Box

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Smarter Customers, Smarter Commerce: Innovations in the Banking Industry

    The banking industry is being transformed in response to the economic, regulatory, and technological forces around it. Business and individual consumers are finding themselves empowered in the transformation process, and banks are realizing that they have to compete to retain and grow their customer base. A strong customer orientation is...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • eBooks // Feb 2014

    eGuide to Data Movement and Governance

    The purpose of this eGuide is to help you grasp the measures that can keep your organization on track to meet objectives and in line with regulations. What’s more, it’s your chance to become more effective in your job and build the confidence to bring valuable suggestions to your security...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // 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

  • Webcasts // Mar 2014

    On-demand Webcast - IT Risk Management: Why it is a Critical Component of Your Business Strategy

    In today’s business environment, ongoing increases in cyber-security attacks, “cyber-terrorism” and other IT security threats are forcing corporations to evolve their understanding of the value of IT risk management and its importance to business success. What used to be viewed as a compliance function is now considered a critical strategic...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

    Find out which vendors Gartner positions as Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries or Niche Players based on their ability to execute and their completeness of vision. Access a complimentary copy of the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms to: Gain deeper knowledge of the endpoint protection market...

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • 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

  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    6 Secrets to Offering Exceptional Customer Service

    The vast majority of people are not experiencing great service. Nearly a third of consumers believe that businesses are now paying less attention to providing good customer service. On top of that, just 7% of those polled say that customer service experiences they have with companies typically exceed their...

    Sponsored By Salesforce.com

  • 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 // 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®

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    The State of Servers Usage

    This white paper provides information on an exclusive study that looked at server evaluation criteria and purchase plans among SMBs as well as solutions for updating their infrastructures to prepare for business growth. Sponsored by HP and Intel® Xeon® Processor : Intel,...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    The Forrester Wave: Application Life-Cycle Management

    Forrester: Rally Shines for Managing Agile Projects Innovation drives interest in application life-cycle management Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is going through a period of redefinition and innovation. Firms can no longer accept historical gulfs between business and application development and delivery teams. This Forrester Wave report evaluates the Application Life-Cycle...

    Sponsored By Rally Software

  • eBooks // Dec 2013

    Agile Portfolio Management eBook

    In order to compete in the 21st century, your company needs to move, pivot and innovate faster than your competitors. Think of the companies, the software and the brands that you admire. They innovate. They design and produce the most coveted new things. They invest in the idea that innovation...

    Sponsored By Rally Software

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions

    While many who invest in Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software benefit greatly, some do not. Research has revealed a number of pitfalls that end users should avoid when evaluating and implementing DCIM solutions. Choosing an inappropriate solution, relying on inadequate processes, and a lack of commitment / ownership /...

    Sponsored By APC

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IBM: Redefining Enterprise Systems

    Charles King: positioning power understanding how cloud, analytics and security are at the center of the conversation of infrastructure transformation

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Making Financial Services Cloud-Ready

    Financial institutions have the opportunity to streamline operations and realize savings from the cloud just like many organizations in other industries have achieved before them. But unlike organizations in less sensitive and less regulated verticals, financials have been understandably hesitant to place all of their trust in cloud services. By...

    Sponsored By INetU

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Who, What, When, Where and Why: Tracking the 5 Ws of Change in Active Directory, SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange and VMware

    Many organizations rely on IT to prevent and detect tampering, unauthorized access or errors within their key enterprise technologies. Learn the limitations and capabilities of native auditing tools and how a third-party solution can help protect your system, data, productivity and bottom line.

    Sponsored By Dell Software