Cloud technologies are gaining momentum everyday in the largest data centers and the smallest businesses, offering services that encompass everything from the infrastructure down to the software level. There are many potential benefits as well as risks, but market leaders like Amazon, Rackspace, IBM, and Microsoft are bringing the cloud from the bleeding edge to the center of the IT landscape.

  • Videos // Feb 2014

    Customer Video: Virgin Media

    Virgin Media explores the problems, requirements, and solutions around software testing. Learn how their journey unfolded and some of the benefits. HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information you agree to be contacted by HP on topics of interest. Before deciding please review HP’s

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Cloud Priorities 2014: Cloud strategies, priorities and implementation plans of North American IT leaders and professionals

    The ZDNet Cloud Priorities 2014 report, sponsored by Windstream, is a research study on cloud in North America and reports on the current and future adoption of the subject technology, the business objectives of adopters, and the experiences of those adopters. The report also covers current budgets and changes in...

    Sponsored By ZDNet

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Mobile Security: How to Protect the Enterprise in the Mobile Era

    Learn about the three pillars of mobile security, and how they give users the flexibility and access they need while providing a strong foundation that protects systems and data.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Protecting IP Data from Loss and Theft

    This white paper describes the shortest path to reaching the prevention stage of data loss and data theft incidents without bringing data flows to a grinding halt. The paper presents an expanded view of IP and outlines six steps an organization can take to deploy data security controls. Read more...

    Sponsored By Websense

  • Webcasts // Nov 2013

    Product Preview: Big Data Analytics

    Ready for strategic real-time answers to your most critical business questions? Want the ability to make decisions based on predictive data-driven insights and not just intuition? See how Workday Big Data Analytics allows managers and executives to gain insight into information that was previously too difficult or time-consuming to obtain.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Videos // Mar 2014

    Product Preview: On-Demand Operations (Security/Availability)

    Join Jim Hopp, Workday's Chief Security Officer, as he gives an overview of Workday's on-demand operations, architecture, and how Workday ensures the reliability of the service, including the security of the Workday system, reliability of and the disaster recovery process, and the inherent auditability of the Workday system.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Podcasts // Mar 2014

    Video: Developing Workday Big Data Analytics with Customers

    With Workday Big Data Analytics, you can integrate, analyze, and visualize data from Workday and non-Workday data to identify root causes, detect patterns/trends, and predict outcomes—all from a single application. Watch as Dan Beck, VP of Product Management, Financials and Analytics explores the state of big data today.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Podcasts // Mar 2014

    Workday Rising 2013 Highlights

    Experience the energy of Workday Rising 2013, our 7th annual gathering of citizens of the cloud. Watch highlights from the event in this two-minute video.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Podcasts // Mar 2014

    How We've Re-imagined Software Customization at Workday

    From the beginning, Workday's approach is to make it possible for customers to configure and extend Workday to meet their specific needs, while avoiding the classic problems of software customization. Watch as Workday CTO Stan Swete explains how Workday's approach is different, and why it's the best for modern organizations.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Videos // Mar 2014

    Enterprise Mobility: A New Way to Work

    Your workforce expects anytime access to information and an intuitive, user-friendly interface. And they want that information from wherever they are. When it comes to mobile, Workday's approach is pretty straightforward: Make it simple, fast, and accessible. Watch this video to discover Workday's unique and innovative approach to mobile.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Webcasts // Nov 2013

    On-demand Webcast: Disaster Recovery Revelations– Fact, Fiction, and Survey Results

    What do you get when you survey over 1,800 backup and recovery experts over a 2 month period? The answers to some of your biggest data protection questions straight from your peers. Join Unitrends for an hour-long exploration of what the backup and recovery industry struggles with on a...

    Provided By Unitrends

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Evaluating Deduplication Solutions

    Do you know what deduplication is, and how it can benefit your company? Deduplication is one of the hottest technologies on the market today because it reduces your data storage costs across the board while increasing IT productivity. Learn more about deduplication – and how it makes your life...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Using visualization to understand big data

    Visualization can play a vital role in analyzing big data to get a complete view of your customer.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Solution Overview

    Are you tired of waiting to deploy private cloud? If you’re looking for faster cloud creation, greater flexibility and easier management, then IBM Private Modular Cloud is for you. Read the service profile to learn how IBM’s highly automated, customized platform as a service (PaaS) private cloud can be deployed...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Stepping Into the Cloud: A Practical Guide to Creating and Implementing a Successful Cloud Strategy

    The cloud decision may be the easy part. For most businesses, the benefits promised by cloud computing - including agility, process optimization, speed to market, and cost reduction - warrant a closer look, if not a test drive. At least at the decision-table, curiosity and hope in the potential for...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Cloud Services for Dummies ebook

    Two foundational services are essential for cloud computing to become a strategic part of the overall computing infrastructure: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for access to compute and storage resources in an on-demand model and Platform as a Service (PaaS), which sits on top of IaaS and enables you to...

    Provided By IBM

  • eBooks // Aug 2013

    Executive's guide to infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

    Develop the right cloud strategy for your organization with the help of the advice and insights collected in this latest guide from ZDNet and TechRepublic.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Webcasts // Oct 2013

    On-demand Webcast - Creating the Extensible Data Center with Hybrid Clouds

    Can your current infrastructure meet the rapid surges in demand often caused by business changes, seasonality or just plain growth? For many, the very nature of IT is evolving as users demand faster provisioning, better scalability and more options to handle an ever-growing list of new applications and services that...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    [Infographic] The Future of HCM: Cloud-Based Talent Management

    The ability to manage talent effectively can dictate the success of your entire organization. You must invest in solutions that help you to attract, retain and develop talent while aligning to the overall goals and successes of your organization.

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Driving the Business Forward with Human Capital Management

    Five key points to consider before you invest Global business has affected no group more than Human Resources (HR). Recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining global workers is more complicated in a global economy adding another layer complexity, and without doing those things effectively, companies simply cannot grow. Therefore there is...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    [Infographic] Cloud - Without Compromise

    Today many HR organizations are struggling with systems that fall short when it comes to meeting the strategic demand for a talented and engaged workforce. In fact, 84% of HR organizations are currently looking at cloud alternatives, but the promise of the cloud can lead to fragmented, inflexible systems with...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Microsoft and the Cloud: Five Essential Things To Know

    Many of the world's leading companies are making significant investments in cloud computing, and cloud computing continues to evolve. Essentially, cloud computing is a "pay for use" model similar to a utility company. Over time, Microsoft has steadily increased its investments in the cloud as well as partnered with major...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    10 Security Concerns for Cloud Computing

    The flexibility, reduced cost, and mobility of cloud computing have made the concept a hot topic. Before implementing this method of computing, however, it is important to consider the security of the "cloud." In this white paper, you will learn some of the risks and benefits of cloud computing to...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Study: Total Economic Impact of Google Apps

    Forrester Consulting has performed a total economic impact (TEI ) analysis, commissioned by Google, for organizations considering switching to Google Apps from a traditional, on-premise environment for messaging and collaboration. In a study entitled “The Total Economic Impact of Google Apps,” the research and advisory firm shows that Google Apps...

    Provided By Google

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Cloud-Based Mobile Device Security Streamlines Data Protection

    As smartphones and tablets have become increasingly sophisticated, the amount and types of data stored on them have increased. Confidential data once stored inside the firewall now resides on mobile devices, but many small and medium businesses have not taken sufficient action to address the risks this presents. SMB IT...

    Provided By Webroot Software

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Cloud Information Accountability Frameworks for Data Sharing in Cloud - A Review

    The difficulty of how to provide proper security and privacy protection for cloud computing is very important, and as yet not solved. In this paper, the authors review the cloud information accountability framework for the data sharing in which procedural and technical solutions are co-designed to demonstrate accountability by the...

    Provided By IJCTT-International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Why Should You Encrypt Email and What Happens if You Don’t?

    Encryption is absolutely essential to protect data both in transit and at rest. However, most sensitive or confidential content sent through email is not encrypted, but instead is sent in clear text and so exposed to potential interception. This puts the owners of this information and its recipients at serious...

    Provided By

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    7 simple, practical steps to ITSM goodness

    What is "ITSM goodness" and how do you get it? How do you cut through all the complexities of ITSM, along with the superabundance of information, to implement the essentials of effective IT service management? "IT managers need clear, effective common-sense advice and practical guidance for service management and service...

    Provided By Citrix

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Strategy guide: Planning a Cloud Investment

    Making the decision to move to the cloud is a largely inevitable but potentially complex step in today's business evolution. It is likely that you have already virtualised all or part of your IT estate to reduce the cost and management overhead associated with running workloads on physical infrastructure. Moving...

    Provided By Adapt

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    A New Case for Trusted Third Party Auditor in Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing offers an appealing business model and it is tempting for companies to delegate their IT services, as well as data, to the Cloud. But in Cloud environment, lacking of practical auditing party always put the users' data in danger. Users may suffer a serious data loss without any...

    Provided By EuroJournals

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Overview of Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    AWS is a comprehensive cloud services platform that offers compute power, storage, content delivery, and other functionality that organizations can use to deploy applications and services cost-effectively with flexibility, scalability, and reliability. AWS self-service means that you can pro-actively address your internal plans and react to external demands when you...

    Provided By Amazon Web Services

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    2013 Cisco Annual Security Report

    Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the rapidly expanding attack surface found in today’s "any-to-any" world, where individuals are using any device to access business applications in a network environment that utilizes decentralized cloud services. The 2013 Cisco Annual Security Report highlights global threat trends based on real-world data, and provides...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Converged Infrastructure Matures And Proves Its Value

    Converged infrastructure (CI) solutions have been widely adopted by a range of enterprises, and they offer significant value across a variety of applications. Forrester has seen steady growth in deployment of CI, systems that integrate server, storage, networking, I/O virtualization, and potentially entire application stacks, over the past couple of...

    Provided By HP

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    IBM ranked as a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms

    Mobile is the fastest growing consumer technology in history. As enterprises build apps to engage these newly mobile enabled individuals they are facing increased complexity related to developing for multiple mobile platforms, security, and back-end integration. According to the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms, the...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Big Data: Delivering an Agile Infrastructure for Time-Critical Analytics in Telecommunications

    Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are differentiating their services by continuously monitoring quality of service in real-time and offering timely and proactive customer care. This requires an agile, high-performance big data infrastructure that is able to scale and manage multiple time critical workloads. Learn how IBM big data & analytics solutions...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Big Data and Business Analytics

    Download this TDWI E-Book to learn how to overcome obstacles, maximize business value, and get started with big data analytics.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Gartner Report: Integration Platform as a Service: Moving Integration to the Cloud

    The explosive growth of cloud computing has fueled the need to integrate Cloud applications with each other and with applications that continue to reside on premise. Traditional integration approaches are evolving into more functionally complete offerings called integration platform as a service (iPaaS) solutions. Learn more about this technology and...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Dec 2013

    United Airlines Boosts IT Efficiency, Business Resiliency with Private Cloud Solution

    To reduce operating costs and find more effective ways to attract and retain customers in the hyper-competitive airline industry, United Airlines is working with Microsoft to expand private cloud computing to the enterprise. In 2012, the airline chose the Windows Server operating system and Microsoft System Center data center solutions...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // May 2013

    UK Insurance Firm Uses Mobile App and Cloud Platform to Track Driving Behavior

    Aviva, a leading provider of financial services worldwide, wanted to help customers save money by basing auto insurance quotes on the behavior of individual drivers instead of statistics. To better understand potential customers, Aviva needed to collect telematics data from moving vehicles, but deploying on-premises infrastructure was too costly and...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Downloads // Mar 2013

    Executive's Guide to Best Practices in SaaS and the Cloud

    This guide offers analysis, perspective, and advice to help you make the right decisions when implementing cloud solutions for your organization.

    Provided By TechRepublic