Data Management

The latest white papers, case studies and webcasts to help technology professionals ensure data is safe from risk and disaster with quality back-up, infrastructure and information management.

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Consolidation: The Foundation for IT and Business Transformation

    How many helpdesks do you have in your business right now? How many IT service management tools, or versions of the same business application is your organization using right now? If the answer to any of these is greater than one, your organization may be operating with a handicap that...

    Sponsored By ServiceNow

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Big Data: New Insights Unlocked.

    Reveal new insights and drive better decision making with Azure HDInsight, a Big Data solution powered by Apache Hadoop. Learn more about the unique flexibility provided to you by HDInsight and make sure you and your organisation stay ahead of the technological curve

    Sponsored By Microsoft

  • White Papers // May 2015

    5 Reasons Cisco UCS is the Best Choice When Migrating Applications

    It’s understandable to be risk averse when making major IT decisions with critical business impact. When you make these kinds of decisions—such as whether or not to change server vendors when migrating applications— you need to be confident that the benefits of the new solution are worth the risk. ...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • Live Event // May 2015

    Master the Mobile Mindshift: Engineer your business

    Mobility has produced a mind shift with your customers. They have become the consumers of now. They demand an exceptional mobile user experience anytime and anywhere. Forrester Research calls this the mobile moment, a point in time when someone pulls out a mobile device to get what they want –...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Enterprise Mobility Management Buyers Guide

    This EMM buyers guide will walk you through the process of selecting the right mobile solution to fit your company’s BYOD objectives. It explains how an effective EMM system can support an organisation's workforce mobility strategy, ensure compliance, protect corporate data and provide centralised management of devices and apps while...

    Sponsored By Sophos

  • Downloads // Jan 2014

    Do More, Spend Less. Top 5 Reasons to Choose SolarWinds Log & Event Manager

    Real-Time, In-Memory, Event Log Correlation:Troubleshoot performance problems by understanding the relationship between different activities using multiple event correlations. Out-of-the-Box Security and Compliance Reporting Templates:Quickly & easily generate and schedule compliance reports using over 300 audit-proven templates. Fast and Easy Forensic Analysis:Quickly conduct forensic analysis to figure...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    Simplify remote IT administration with DameWare Remote Support

    Support hundreds of end-users without having to leave your desk. DameWare Remote Support is an easy to-use sysadmin tool that lets you manage servers and workstations remotely, and deliver faster support for end-users. From a single, user-friendly interface, initiate multiple remote sessions with Windows®, Linux®, and Mac OS® X systems....

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Checklist for Database Environment Best Practices

    Today, businesses rely on data-hungry applications, like analytics, as part of their everyday operations. However, these applications can slow storage performance. How can you make sure your storage system can keep up with demanding database application? Read this helpful checklist in order to keep your storage system efficient and...

    Sponsored By Hitachi Data Systems

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Dense computing–Considering convergence

    Consolidating physical servers within a shared framework provides many benefits: A significant reduction in cabling for power distribution and networking Cooling can be consolidated as well to provide better efficiency at the rack and also increasing the efficiency of CRAC air units Systems management is streamlined to provide easier monitoring...

    Sponsored By Dell and Intel

  • 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

  • Downloads // Jul 2004

    Microsoft Access Help Desk Database

    Use this sample Microsoft Access Help Desk database as a simple substitute for commercial help desk software. It provides pertinent customer information with tabs to track call details as well as create reports.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • eBooks // May 2014

    Software Defined Storage for Dummies

    This book examines data storage and management challenges and explains software-defined storage, an innovative solution for high-performance, cost-effective storage using the IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS).

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // Jul 2006

    Download Savvion's Free Business Process Modeling Software

    The first step in improving your business processes is to articulate precisely where bottlenecks exist, and the most efficient way to do that is by simulating your existing processes using business process modeling software. To help you get started, Savvion offers its Process Modeler, a component of Savvion BusinessManager,...

    Provided By Savvion

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    SPSS Stastics White Paper: The Risk of Using Spreadsheets for Statistical Analysis

    While spreadsheets are widely used for statistical analysis, they are useful only to a certain point. When used for a task they’re not designed to perform, or for a task beyond the limit of their capabilities, using spreadsheets can be risky. Read this paper to learn about more powerful yet...

    Provided 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?...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Prevention Systems

    According to Gartner, “Leaders produce products that embody NGIPS capabilities, provide high signature quality and low latency, innovate with or ahead of customer challenges (such as providing associated advanced targeted attack, ATA, technologies to make enriched IPS intelligence) and have a range of models. Leaders continually win selections and are...

    Provided By Sourcefire, Inc.

  • 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...

    Provided By Nutanix

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Unified Data Protection for Physical and Virtual Environments

    This white paper will discuss the evolution, benefits and challenges of data protection for virtual environments and how a modern data protection solution can enable both virtualization professionals and storage managers to perform successful backups, but more importantly guaranteed restores.

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    12 Essential Tasks of Active Directory Domain Services

    Discover the 12 major tasks of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) administration and management, and how delegation can be an excellent way for administrators to reduce the their workload and streamline management of their AD DS infrastructures. Read the white paper and learn how the implementation of proper...

    Provided By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Infrastructure Matters: Data Analytics Overview

    Today’s real-time data platforms are helping leading organizations to better utilise information that has always resided within the business, as well as the growing volumes of new data. Read More..

    Provided By Fujitsu

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Mobility is moving fast: Seven Questions that Prepare you for BYOD

    Are you ready for BYOD? For successful BYOD operations, organizations must address issues they may not have considered yet, but that can have significant consequences for business and IT operations. Here are seven questions you should answer as you roll out new mobile capabilities

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // Feb 2005

    Create a site for e-commerce with PHP, MySQL, and PayPal

    This how-to article offers step-by-step instructions for adding e-commerce capabilities to your existing Web site using PHP, MySQL, and PayPal. The method outlined here lets you add e-business functionality to your corporate portal without a major allocation of scarce development resources.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Jun 2007

    How do I... fill Word form fields with Access data?

    Filling a Word form with Access data can be useful when you need to use Word's formatting features to present that data in just the right way. Fortunately, the process is simple, whether sharing one record or thousands. Access expert Susan Harkins walks through this technique and provides the VBA...

    Provided By Susan Harkins

  • White Papers // Nov 2004

    SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition (64-bit): Advantages of a 64-Bit Environment

    HP has partnered with Microsoft to provide information about the advantages of a 64-Bit Environment. Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition (64-bit) offers dramatic improvements in memory availability and parallel processing performance compared with SQL Server software running in a 32-bit environment. This paper describes the capabilities of the 64-bit...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Change Management Best Practices for the Engineering and Construction Industry

    Construction contracts differ from most legal agreements in that they expect and plan for changes. The purpose of this white paper is to highlight best practices of identifying and managing changes that might occur on a constructing project, and provide a process to effectively manage changes on construction projects. It...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // May 2008

    eTOM and ITIL: A Powerful Combination for End-to-End Service Management

    This white paper discusses the benefits of using the Tele Management Forum (TMF) Enhanced Telecom Operations Map (eTOM) and the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) process frameworks together. In combination, these tools and techniques enhance their individual capabilities to deliver high-quality and timely solutions. This process...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    The Importance of Managing Privileged Accounts

    Discover invaluable insights on the benefits of properly managing administrative privileges, developing a policy for managing privileged accounts and enforcing those policies. Could you be managing your privileged accounts better? Download the whitepaper today and find out.

    Provided By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Internet Security Threat Report 2014

    Symantec has established the most comprehensive source of Internet threat data in the world through the Symantec™ Global Intelligence Network, which is made up of more than 41.5 million attack sensors and records thousands of events per second. Internet Security Threat Report 2014 covers the wide-ranging threat landscape, with data...

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Infrastructure Matters: Disaster Recovery Overview

    This solution overview guide demonstrates how our services can help to give your users the level of data availability they have come to expect everywhere else. Read More..

    Provided By Fujitsu

  • 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...

    Provided By Pure Storage

  • White Papers // Sep 2006

    Customer Relationship Management in Banking Sector and a Model Design for Banking Performance Enhancement

    Nowadays, many businesses such as banks, insurance companies, and other service providers realize the importance of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and its potential to help them acquire new customers retain existing ones and maximize their lifetime value. At this point, close relationship with customers will require a strong coordination between...

    Provided By Yildiz Technical University

  • White Papers // Mar 2007

    Create a Process Documentation Guide: Developing a Template That Can Be Used to Document Any Process

    Document the processes by creating a template for the process documentation guide that includes the following items: scope statement, applicability matrix, product lines impacted, process roles involved, process management system procedures, exception management process, and decision matrix. This paper explores how to create a template for the process documentation guide....

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    How to print multiple labels for a single record in Access

    Label printing is often more complex than generating a single label for each record. Users might need one label for multiple records or multiple labels for one record -- or something in between. Susan Harkins offers a VBA alternative that's more flexible than the Access wizard.This article portion of this...

    Provided By Susan Harkins

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Building a Low Latency Infrastructure for Electronic Trading

    As the global financial markets continue to shift towards electronic trading, the speed at which trading is able to take place establishes the winners and the losers among participants in the trading chain. Latency, wherever and however it is introduced, is the enemy of speed. Market participants are continuously driving...

    Provided By Sun Microsystems

  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    Sample storage service catalog

    This sample Excel worksheet allows administrators to quantify the storage offering for their storage area network (SAN) and data protection infrastructures. The material is an adaptation of the Storage Networking Industry Association's Tiered Services Catalog. Read the related entry in our Servers and Storage blog.

    Provided By Rick Vanover

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Essential Guide to an NDS-to-Active Directory Migration

    With the release of Windows Server 2008 and the latest iteration of Active Directory, many enterprise IT departments have decided that Active Directory is a sufficiently mature and proven technology and that the time has come to move from their current networking environment. Included in this group is a fairly...

    Provided By Dell Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    The Keys to the Kingdom: Limiting Active Directory Administrators

    Many organizations have come to rely heavily on the information stored directly within Active Directory (AD) with other applications using AD for authentication. However, the manual processes used to update Active Directory (AD) can leave organizations vulnerable, and lead to missing, inaccurate or inconsistent information. Learn how the technical considerations...

    Provided By Dell Software

  • Analyst Briefings // Apr 2014

    The Risks Of DIY Disaster Recovery (Forrester)

    Are you considering in-house disaster recovery management? In the last five years, many companies have. But 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...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Critical Concepts of the 200-120 CCNA Routing and Switching Exam

    In the spring of 2013, Cisco announced major updates to their Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) curricula, including a new version of the CCNA Routing and Switching exam (200-120 CCNA). This paper provides a review of the CCNA Routing and Switching exam's critical concepts, as an aid to students preparing...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • Downloads // May 2014

    IBM Platform LSF Evaluation/Download

    IBM Platform LSF is a powerful workload management platform for demanding, distributed HPC environments. It provides a comprehensive set of intelligent, policy-driven scheduling features that enable you to utilize all of your compute infrastructure resources and ensure optimal application performance.

    Provided By IBM