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.

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Datacenter Hardware Support Services 2013 Vendor Assessment

    This study is IDC's datacenter hardware support services provider assessment of the worldwide support services market using the IDC MarketScape model. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain success in this important but slow-growing market. This two-section study both describes characteristics that IDC believes lead to success...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Supporting a New Style of IT: The Value of the 3rd Platform

    This new IDC whitepaper (created January 2014) outlines the HP Support Portfolio and discusses in detail, Datacenter Care, Proactive Care, Foundation Care and Lifecycle Event Services.  IDC discusses how the New Style of IT presents new support challenges and how the HP Support portfolio helps customers with these issues.  ...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    HP Firmware Update Analysis and Implementation Services

    Firmware updates provide you with the opportunity to obtain product enhancements. In addition, firmware updates are recommended for HP servers, storage, network products, and solutions to prevent outages due to known problems that have been corrected in the latest firmware. Review this HP guide to Firmware Update Analysis and...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Research // Nov 2013

    Support For the New Style of IT : Proactive Care Demo

    When technology issues arise, critical business processes can slow down or stop, and the problem snowballs. HP Proactive Care enables you to anticipate problems and correct them before they disrupt workflow. What are your support challenges, now and for your new IT reality? Explore this demonstration to see how industry...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • eBooks // Jan 2014

    Building Success on Acquia Cloud: 10 Layers of PaaS

    A great digital experience is essential for success in today's digital marketplace. Not only is building, deploying, hosting, and scaling web applications complicated, but leaving resources available that allow for continuing innovation is crucial to ongoing success. To make the most of the resources at hand and to speed time...

    Sponsored By Acquia

  • Webcasts // Apr 2014

    Live Webcast: Three Reasons Your Competitors Are Adopting Cloud

    Cloud computing adoption is accelerating as businesses face a growing body of facts and figures that show the cloud can meet data security, privacy and compliance requirements; reduce costs; and allow consolidation of data backup and recovery needs. With this mounting evidence, the cloud train is leaving the station. ...

    Sponsored By EVault

  • 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 // Apr 2014

    Advanced Threat Protection with Dell SecureWorks Security Services

    This paper distinguishes between and discusses the various types of advanced threats, the actors, their motives and processes, and provides a roadmap for how to enhance your security posture to better detect and resist them, including Advanced Persistent Threats (APT). This roadmap also includes information on how Dell SecureWorks services...

    Sponsored By Dell SecureWorks

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Advanced Data Protection For Your Virtualized Environments

    Virtualization is the leading technology for transforming today's data centers. While it offers several benefits in terms of cost reduction and operational efficiency, data protection in virtualized environments is actually one of the biggest information management challenges. In this paper you will learn: Top five challenges that you...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Protecting Critical Business Information Beyond the Data Center

    Mobile working has become the norm rather than the exception. However, protecting the information that resides on a wide array of distributed endpoints is quite challenging – especially when it comes to backup and recovery. Discover why data protection for distributed environments differs from traditional server backup and recovery...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Backing Up Big Data

    Organizations worldwide are facing explosive information growth thanks to trends in mobile computing, collaboration and social media. This deluge of unstructured data is forcing IT departments to rethink data management strategies. The challenge? Finding an effective way protect and back up company data while also making it available to be...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Achieving Security with Cloud Data Protection

    More and more organizations are recognizing the value and convenience of using cloud backup to protect server data. This exclusive paper discusses a hosted data storage solution that enables you to reduce the costs, risks and complexity of storing and protecting your business information, taking a heightened focus on...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Magic Quadrant for Data Center Network Infrastructure

    The requirements for data center networking equipment have evolved rapidly, with emerging technologies increasingly focused on supporting more automation and simplified operations within a virtualized data center. This new Magic Quadrant focuses on how vendors are meeting the emerging requirements.

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Functionality First: A Prescriptive Approach to Simpler,Faster and More Cost-effective Project and Portfolio Management

    The consumerization of IT combined with recent technology advances, such as mobile and cloud, has created a perfect storm for surging IT demands. As a result, organizations are undertaking a variety of IT initiatives to support new products/services, and new business processes. However, despite the increasing demand for new products...

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Anatomy of a Decision: Birst vs. Tableau

    The demand for enterprise business intelligence initiatives has skyrocketed on the promise to empower businesses to make better data driven decisions. Access to BI tools is no longer only in the jurisdiction of a select few employees highly trained in statistical analysis. Line of business users are demanding better insight...

    Sponsored By Birst

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    7 Signs You Need Advanced Analytics for Salesforce.com (or any CRM) and Why They Matter

    Discover seven indications that you need advanced analytics for your CRM application and why they matter. Learn about common CRM data analysis pain points and how advanced CRM analytics can solve them. Gain insights into why businesses invest in CRM analytics and the benefits such investments offer. This...

    Sponsored By Birst

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Data Discovery and Business Intelligence — Uncovering the Best Fit

    Companies have traditionally adopted business intelligence solutions to support business decision making on a consistent daily basis, bringing data from disparate systems into a common data structure or warehouse for reporting, analysis and creating analytic applications. Emerging data discovery tools have focused instead on providing data savvy users with free-form,...

    Sponsored By Birst

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Embedding BI Into Your Software Solution — Best Practices

    More and more software companies are considering the addition of an analytics module to their product suite. This strategy has compelling business value—analytics can add 20% to 30% of top line revenue to your organization’s top line. This represents your organization’s best opportunity to add revenue and profit for both...

    Sponsored By Birst

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Embedding BI Into Your Software Solution — Best Practices

    More and more software companies are considering the addition of an analytics module to their product suite. This strategy has compelling business value—analytics can add 20% to 30% of top line revenue to your organization’s top line. This represents your organization’s best opportunity to add revenue and profit for both...

    Sponsored By Birst

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Anatomy of a Decision: Birst vs. Tableau Report

    The demand for enterprise business intelligence initiatives has skyrocketed on the promise to empower businesses to make better data driven decisions. Access to BI tools is no longer only in the jurisdiction of a select few employees highly trained in statistical analysis. Line of business users are demanding better insight...

    Sponsored By Birst

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Data Discovery and Business Intelligence — Uncovering the Best Fit

    Companies have traditionally adopted business intelligence solutions to support business decision making on a consistent daily basis, bringing data from disparate systems into a common data structure or warehouse for reporting, analysis and creating analytic applications. Emerging data discovery tools have focused instead on providing data savvy users with free-form,...

    Sponsored By Birst

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    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 // Apr 2014

    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 // Apr 2014

    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

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Forrester Report: Bring ROI to your BYOD

    IBM recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment that companies realized by engaging IBM to implement a “bring your own device” program.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    IDC Report - Managed Services: Business Value

    Research shows that today’s business goals are centered on reducing costs, strengthening customer relationships and improving financial management. The biggest challenges to achieving these goals are lack of skills and investment funds, and inadequate linkages between the IT environment and how business processes are managed. Read this analyst report to...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Maximizing Your Virtual Environment

    Virtualization is in high demand these days because it reduces costs while increasing business efficiency and agility. But deploying and managing virtualization can be very complicated and, if not done correctly, can lead to issues with network and storage capacity, performance and server sprawl. Read this white paper to learn...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Cloud Services for Dummies eBook

    For business leaders, cloud computing is a cost-effective way to leverage IT resources to prototype and implement strategic change. For your IT organization, the cloud allows it to be significantly more proactive and responsive when it comes to supporting strategic business imperatives. Learn how to take advantage of IaaS and...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    Pervasive Technology Trends: Implications for your Data Center

    Four technology trends—cloud computing, mobile technology, social collaboration and analytics—are shaping the business and converging on the data center. But few data center strategies are designed with the requisite flexibility, scalability or resiliency to meet the new demands. Read the white paper to learn how a good data center strategy...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    The Value of Social Data

    Social media provides a wealth of data that can tell you a lot about your brand and your consumers - providing you can effectively act upon that data. According to Digiday, ""48% of digital marketing executives say they focus 'relentlessly' on building customer insights, yet few are executing those strategies...

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Agile, Secure, Reliable - World-Class Customer Service in the Cloud

    In a volatile and hyper-competitive market, delivering exceptional multichannel customer service consistently is essential. But delivering world-class service on tight budgets to even tighter deadlines is a tough challenge for even the largest organizations. That is why so many successful organizations choose to deliver customer service in the cloud. This...

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    2013 Trends to Watch: Customer Experience and Interaction

    Don’t let your customers move faster than your company does with digital interactions. Migrate to the new interconnected service culture, powered by smart devices and the Web to beat the competition and satisfy customers. Read this document to see how you too can climb up to cloud level and use...

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Knowledge Management - 5 Steps to Getting It Right the First Time

    Today customers look to engage with organizations through an increasing number of channels - and expect more from every customer service and support experience. A strategically implemented knowledge management initiative for both the contact center and Web self service channels offers a powerful answer to this growing need to do...

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • Podcasts // Jan 2014

    IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems

    The IBM SmartCloud™ Entry on Power Systems™ solution provides a cost-competitive, entry-level private cloud solution that helps speed time to value of your service deployments on your IBM Power Systems servers.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    IBM WP: “Protect Your IT System w Next Generation Security”

    A data breach, probings, hackers… protect your your critical IT information. What these real-life examples have in common is that perpetrators can attack companies through their IT systems. Read how trusted computing from IBM PureFlex System can help secure your systems against emerging threats.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    IBM PowerVM Virtualization Technology on IBM POWER7 Systems

    Consolidating data center servers through virtualization is integral to successful IT systems design. Read the white paper and see how IBM PowerVM on POWER7 offers higher ratios of server virtualization than VMware on comparable Intel x86 platforms. This enables superior performance, greater operational savings and improved efficiency.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Accelerating VDI Solutions for Modern Business with IBM PureFlex and IBM Flex System

    IBM’s SmartCloud VDI solution lev-erages the IBM PureFlex and Flex System portfolio, Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure prod-ucts and the company’s design/deploy services to deliver reliable, powerful and secure managed desktop infrastructures.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    IDEAS International Seeding Clouds on Power Systems with IBM SmartCloud Entry

    Many organizations are genuinely excited about the potential for private clouds, anticipating greater responsiveness for end users and reduced costs for administrators. However, they are also concerned with the risk of taking on added complexity as they make the transition to cloud computing, which by definition introduces new management processes...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Value Proposition for IBM PureFlex System: Case for IBM PureFlex System for Cloud- Enabled SAP Enterprise Environments

    This management brief discusses the value proposition for the Case for IBM PureFlex System for Cloud-Enabled SAP Enterprise Environments. Link(s)

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Edison Group - The Business and Economic Advantages of SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems

    Companies worldwide are embracing private clouds, not only because they support new, highly efficient and secure data solutions, but also to drive new competitive organizational strategies. This white paper provides an assessment of the business value of implementing IBM SmartCloud Entry for Power Systems versus comparable private cloud solutions from...

    Sponsored By IBM