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.

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Avoiding the pitfalls of outdated DR plans: Expectations and threats may require new approaches.

    Will your disaster recovery plan work when the time comes? It's a hard determination for any organization to make. But in IBM's experience, the answer is often "no." Disaster recovery plans often fail because organization have based their recovery strategies on outdated assumptions. Read this white paper to learn seven...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Forrester Report : The Risks Of DIY Disaster Recovery

    Did you know that without the proper resources in place, managing disaster recovery yourself can put a strain on your budget, your staff and your disaster preparedness? Read this IBM-Forrester global study “The Risks of ‘Do It Yourself’ Disaster Recovery” to learn the critical components that make a disaster...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Five Myths of Do-It-Yourself: Disaster Recovery

    Learn about the most common faulty disaster recovery assumptions—from insufficient employee work arrangements to the inadequacy of annual or biannual disaster recovery testing.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Webcasts // Jan 2015

    On-demand Webcast: Don't Drown in Your Data Lake. Improve Productivity and Decisions with a Well Governed Data Reservoir

    Many organizations are updating their data architectures to include one or more data lakes -- large pools of unstructured data that are available for multiple, unpredictable queries and uses. When you draw data from the lake, how confident are you that it’s not only relevant but also timely and clean?...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Comparing IBM Informix and Oracle Database for High Availability and Data Replication, an ITG Management Report

    IBM Informix is the clear choice over Oracle Database for High Availability and Data Replication Organizations with requirements for data replication and high availability are frequently met with daunting costs, especially if they are considering Oracle database and RAC. They should be aware that there is an alternative. IBM Informix...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Jan 2015

    Case Study - Simplify your backup and recovery with a trusted solution

    ICT professionals have casted their votes and chosen Symantec Backup Exec™ 2014 as the solution to deal with today’s growing data volumes and complex virtual environments. Winning the Computerworld Readers Choice Award 2014 for backup system, this powerful, flexible and easy-to-use solution helps your organisation achieve better backup and recovery...

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Towards a Cyber Resilience Partnership

    In this report, Towards a Cyber Resilience Partnership details to IT leadership the importance of cyber resilience in the face of evolving cyber threats. It defines the state of cyber resilience and the importance of security intelligence in achieving it, and recognises that security needs to go beyond systems, software...

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    What you really want from Infrastructure Management

    This whitepaper explores the benefits of a complete and unified visualisation system that can monitor everything in IT operations environment, monitoring the performance, and availability of any aspect that support business services.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Unified IT Monitoring: A Necessity in the Era of Customer

    This exclusive whitepaper details how unified IT monitoring can be used to deliver the customer experience your users demand. Read this report now to learn about a real life company that adopted unified IT monitoring and turned itself into an IT leader.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Benefits of NetApp Flash for Database Workloads

    This portfolio can be used to solve complex database performance requirements at multiple levels within a customer’s Oracle environment. It also reviews Oracle database observations and results when implementing flash technologies offered within the NetApp flash portfolio. Download this report now to find out more.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    NetApp EF550 All-Flash Array Workload Characterization

    This technical report provides an overview of workload characterizations performed on NetApp EF-series all-flash arrays across a wide variety of I/O types - with best practices and observations based on extensive test data. Characterizations include IOPS, throughput, and latency under varying block loads and RAID levels, SSD rebuild times, EF540...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    The Business Data Ecosystem: Exploring the Five Elements of Digital Storage

    Finding a better place to store an ever-expanding volume of valuables is a near universal challenge—for individuals and their businesses. From physical holes in the ground to the ethereal cloud and beyond, the range of options for stashing stuff is immense. And, depending on what you’re storing and how easily...

    Sponsored By Seagate

  • Research // Dec 2014

    Mitigating Multiple DDoS Attack Vectors

    Security professionals need to understand how to plug the security gap from Layers 3 to 7, and protect against multi-layer attacks, with a full proxy security architecture.  It's time to rethink and refine the enterprise security architecture, so organizations can remain agile and resilient against future threats.  Download this infographic...

    Sponsored By F5

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    2014 ZDNet Report - Reducing Infrastructure Cost and Complexity Through Colocation

    The growing complexity of managing datacentres is forcing organisations to take a hard look at co-location as a viable alternative to maintaining their in-house datacentre needs. Co-location will allow organisations to have the facilities they need, with provided space, power, cooling, and physical security for the server, storage, and networking...

    Sponsored By M1

  • White Papers // Dec 2014

    Secrets to better engage the mobile consumer:The role of push notifications

    Today’s consumers are on the move, and with mobile devices accounting for nearly 20 percent of site sales heading into the 2014 holiday season, creating compelling mobile experiences is no longer just a nice-to-have option. Read this research report from Aberdeen Group to get secrets on how targeted push notifications...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Achieving Security with Cloud Data Protection

    Today, more and more companies recognize the value and convenience of using cloud backup to protect their server data. HP Autonomy offers hosted data storage that enables you to reduce the costs, risks, and complexity of storing and protecting your business information. With a heightened focus on security, privacy, and...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Overcoming Challenges in Accounts Payable Automation

    Accounts payable automation presents unique challenges. It is characterized by large volumes of data, arriving in different formats and media that must be securely received, accurately interpreted and entered into financial systems.

    Sponsored By Kofax

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The Top Seven Reasons to Automate Accounts Payable

    The accounts payable (AP) process is difficult to tame, yet well worth the effort. The reasons for investing in accounts payable automation are compelling, and in this paper we will make them clear.

    Sponsored By Kofax

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Kofax TotalAgility Accounts Payable Automation

    In a single software solution, Kofax TotalAgility Accounts Payable Automation delivers the three capabilities that AP departments agree are critical to better performance. Download now and learn about the best practice AP Workflow and effective ERP integration.

    Sponsored By Kofax

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    A SOLID DATA CENTER STRATEGY STARTS WITH INTERCONNECTIVITY

    Connections are great. Having a network to connect to is even better. Humans have been connecting, in one form or another, throughout history. Our cities were born from the drive to move closer to each there so that we might connect. And while the need to connect hasn’t changed, the...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    THE CENTER OF PERFORMANCE: ENHANCING THE APP EXPERIENCE FOR END-USERS

    In today’s technology-rich world, customers and employees demand the highest level of application performance. Failure to provide access to applications that consistently perform well anytime, anywhere, and on any device, often leads to lower productivity, customer dissatisfaction, decreased revenue and market share, and damage to brand reputation. This paper explores...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    PREPARATION BEGINS AT THE CENTER: HOW A STRATEGIC DATA CENTER HELPS YOU FACE FUTURE TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES HEAD-ON

    The businesses that thrive amid fluctuating technology demands are not only keeping a finger on the pulse of current trends, they have the infrastructure in place to handle whatever changes might come. And they’re doing so by treating their data centers as a strategic asset—a hub from which providers and...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    THE SUCCESSFUL CLOUD-ENABLED ENTERPRISE

    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 up...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Migrating Your Data Center to an Application Centric Infrastructure

    Organizations everywhere recognize that changing application environments are creating new demands for the IT infrastructure, causing a transformation within the data center. There is a need to address key business and technological transitions in terms of application delivery and consumption. As such, data center managers are assessing what new capabilities...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Why the Nexus 9000 Switching Series Offers the Highest Availability and Reliability Measured in MTBF?

    With 2014 and 2015 being the years of open networking pilots and deployments, respectively, much focus was on the upcoming announcements of high-density 40GbE spine switches from Cisco’s Nexus 9000 series, Arista’s 7500E and HP’s 11900/12900. The new generation of hybrid switching leverages the forwarding and power efficiency gains afforded...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Bare Metal Cloud- A Non-Virtualized Cloud Option for Performance-Sensitive Workloads

    This provides the results of a buyer/demand-side survey of U.S. enterprises with 1,000+ employees, involving more than 400 respondents, on their perceptions of the preferred business models & service providers–outsourcers from which they would want to procure private or public cloud & IaaS

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Leveraging the Cloud for your ERP Workload

    This report explores that ERP workloads are too important and complex to risk in a commodity cloud service but too costly and labor-intense to be left out of the cloud strategy suggesting they are best served in a flexible hybrid cloud environ, designed for ERP software, managed by experts

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Leveraging the Cloud for your DevOps Workload

    This report explores that by choosing the right PaaS, an IT organization can align development and operations resources, ensuring that applications are deployed quickly, cost-effectively, and error-free.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Leveraging the Cloud for your Big Data Workload

    This report explores how with the right partner, enterprises can ensure that their Big Data workloads perform consistently, securely, and cost effectively while delivering to a line-of-business colleagues’ need for on-demand, real-time analytics to make smart business decisions.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Sales Reimagined: Zero in, win faster, and sell more

    Customers are ubiquitously connected via their mobile devices, plugged into their social network and doing their own research to solve problems. In a world where buying decisions are made before you can even engage, salespeople must adapt to buyers. This whitepaper presents Microsoft’s vision for sales organizations to use technology...

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The changing mix of IT service delivery and consumption

    A new global survey of executives confirms a changing mix in how IT services are delivered and consumed. This trend is expected to continue over the next three years. The survey was conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Respondents include CIOs and line-of-business executives (LOBs). The findings and insights...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Building your own Private Cloud

    As organizations endeavour to understand the differences among virtualized environments, private clouds and public clouds, as well as approaches such as IT as a Service (ITaaS) and software-defined data centres (SDDC), it helps to reset assumptions. Private clouds are the initial step IT enterprises usually take in this transformation. This...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IDC Converged and Integrated Datacenter Systems:Creating Operational Efficiencies

    STRUGGLING WITH THE COMPLEXITY OF LEGACY IT? Download this IDC report to learn how your organization can benefit from converged infrastructure. IT has moved away from siloed servers, storage, data, and processes and is embracing converged, virtualized technologies. This IDC Insight report examines the benefits of converged infrastructure...

    Sponsored By Nutanix

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Deploying Database-as-a-Service with Pure Storage and VMware

    Database as a service (DBaaS) is a critical aspect of the software-defined data center paradigm and is a key initiative that will enable rapid application development. However, storage performance is often the limiting factor which holds back a DBaaS project. Traditional disk-based storage can't meet the performance needs for DBaaS...

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • Research // Nov 2014

    2014 is the Year of the All-Flash Array

    Flash is a disruptive technology that has already revolutionized mobile computing once with NAND flash in digital audio players, mobile phones and a handful of other personal devices back in the '90s, but a new revolution in the enterprise storage ecosystem is in the works. All-flash arrays (AFAs) are a...

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    VDI Solutions Guide

    The IT industry has been abuzz over the past several years promoting the idea of VDI: virtualizing and centralizing desktops to enable IT to deliver a more secure, manageable, less costly, and ultimately more mature end-user computing model. In fact, IT departments are finding that with the right investments in...

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • eBooks // Nov 2014

    DBAs are from Saturn, Storage Admins are from Neptune

    Have you ever wondered why the DBA - Storage Admin relationship is so complicated? Are DBAs unrealistic and uncooperative? Are Storage Admins slow and prone to overcomplicate? NO! Download this eBook and we'll give you tips to get more out of your DBA - Storage Admin relationship.

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Pure Storage Reference Architecture for Oracle Databases

    The goal of this document is to demonstrate the ease with which Oracle can be deployed on, or migrated to, a Pure Storage Flash Array. We also take a look at the resulting performance improvements, and simplification of administrative tasks such as storage provisioning, database backup and recovery using snapshots....

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    How Flash Changes Everything

    Servers and networks get continually faster and cheaper under Moore's Law, and as a result, are now substantially faster than the mechanical disk storage to which they connect. As a result of this growing mismatch, much of consumer technology has already transitioned from disk to flash memory; flash powers our...

    Sponsored By Pure Storage

  • Research // Nov 2014

    Busting Myths About Mobility

    Innovations in mobile computing have radically changed the way we interact. Now they’re changing the way we do business. While many companies still see mobile solutions as too costly, risky or hard to manage, organizations that see beyond these misconceptions gain access to tremendous possibilities across the enterprise. Dell found...

    Sponsored By Dell and Intel