Enterprise Software

Practical tips for optimizing SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, and any other enterprise app of your choice.

  • Downloads // May 2010

    Xangati for ESX (ESX 4.x)

    Xangati for ESX is a virtual appliance that provides VM-to-Anything visibility for VMware environments. Xangati delivers visibility into any VM's communications activity (VM-to-VM, VM-to-app, VM-to-storage, VM-to-VDI client, etc.). It installs in less than 30 minutes and immediately offers to-the-second visibility into what is happening within your ESX: how its VMs...

    Provided By Xangati

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 questions on tech success in a down economy: An interview with Accenture's Bob Kress

    IT leader Bob Kress created a roadmap that has allowed Accenture's global IT operation to thrive despite the tough economy. In this interview, he discusses his strategies and explains why they've been successful.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jeff Cerny

  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    10 ways organizations can cut costs with IT asset management

    Many IT departments overlook opportunities to control costs, particularly when it comes to managing their assets. Here are a few things to consider when choosing asset management tools.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Umesh Shah

  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    Job snapshot: Technical writer

    For people who are good with words and readily grasp technical processes, the job of technical writer is tailor-made. Two professional technical writers describe their experience.

    Provided By Toni Bowers

  • Downloads // Mar 2010

    Today's Mobile Workforce & What It Means for Your Business

    Listen to this podcast to hear Jim Ware and Charles Grantham, co-founders of The Future of Work program, discuss today's growing mobile workforce and what it means to your business, how to enable greater productivity and keep your company more competitive with flexible working and the technology choices that combine...

    Provided By Citrix Online

  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    10 ways to avoid mistakes during project development

    The best strategy for dealing with mistakes is to avoid making them in the first place. Here are some tips to help you navigate around common project pitfalls.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Alan Norton

  • Downloads // Feb 2010

    How Lean Six Sigma affirms agile programming practices

    Joe Goss examines how the Define Measure Analyze Improve Control and the agile software development methodologies address the eight areas of waste defined by Lean Six Sigma.This download is also available as an entry in our IT Leadership blog.

    Provided By Joe Goss

  • Downloads // Dec 2009

    Preparing for Exchange Server 2010

    This table is a companion piece to Scott Lowe's column, "Preparing for Exchange Server 2010's hardware and software requirements." The table provides you with a starting point in your Exchange RAM and processor calculations.

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    Get Rational Team Concert Express-C Free for up to 10 developers now!

    IBM Rational Team Concert Standard Edition, a member of the Rational Team Concert family of products built on the Jazz Technology Platform. Jazz is a scalable, extensible team collaboration platform for seamlessly integrating tasks across the software lifecycle.

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    10 best practices for successful project management

    The right mix of planning, monitoring, and controlling can make the difference in completing a project on time, on budget, and with high quality results. These guidelines will help you plan the work and work the plan.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Tom Mochal

  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    Social Networking in the Enterprise

    Social networking is growing rapidly as one of the primary ways people entering the workforce communicates. It's a communication medium they expect those of us managing today's businesses to provide and support. This cover story talks about the risks and advantages of social networking in the enterprise.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // May 2009

    Making IT visible: 10 questions with Bob Kress of Accenture

    Bucking the notion that IT should operate quietly in the background, Bob Kress has worked to raise IT's profile within his organization. In fact, his group has been so successful in cutting costs, improving efficiency, and increasing customer satisfaction, Accenture considers IT a model for how all its business functions...

    Provided By Jeff Cerny

  • Downloads // May 2009

    10 tips for doing layoffs the right way

    Workforce reductions are often necessary to keep companies solvent during difficult times -- but mishandling the process can make an already bad situation even worse. Here are 10 things to keep in mind if you're gearing up for layoffs.This download is also available as an entry in our 10...

    Provided By Polly Schneider Traylor

  • Downloads // May 2009

    Gain timely personal access into your business

    Xcelsius software, an easy-to-use add-on for Microsoft Excel and databases, enables the creation of consolidated dashboard-style views of key metrics so you can answer business questions at a glance. Use gauges, charts, sliders, dials, and menus to interact with your data like never before. Evaluate and forecast next steps with...

    Provided By SAP

  • Downloads // May 2009

    Podcast: 10 Things Small Businesses Must do to Protect & Secure Data

    Small business owners and IT personnel agree that securing and backup up their data is critical - yet why are so many businesses falling short? Often, they need best practices to know where to begin. Donna Childs, author and small business consultant provides guidelines so small businesses can take the...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    CIOs: Here are 10 ways you can support your CEO

    To build a strong future with the company and gain an ally at the top, CIOs need to understand the challenges facing their CEO and find ways to offer value and support. Here are some strategies for helping your CEO -- and ultimately, yourself.This download is also available as

    Provided By Polly Schneider Traylor

  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    Dynamics Webcast: How to Choose Between Hosted and On-Premise Customer Relationship Management

    Customer relationship management (CRM) is a company-wide business strategy focused on improving interactions with customers. Microsoft gives you the power of choice with both on-premise and on-demand CRM solutions through Microsoft Dynamics? CRM and Microsoft Dynamics? CRM Online. In this webcast, we concentrate on the benefits of each and the...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    Cover Story: How to develop a killer business case

    As an IT leader, you are often expected to contribute your ideas and recommendations to the decision-making process in your organization. The ideas are not scarce but sometimes it's difficult to present a clear and compelling business case, structured in the way it can be understood by others. However,this is...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    Microsoft Dynamics Webcast: Microsoft ERP Solutions: A Compelling Choice for Today's Enterprise

    Learn how enterprises are employing Microsoft Dynamics? solutions. This webcast features a customer case study presented by guest speaker Kevin Scott, senior program manager within the Microsoft IT ERP Center of Excellence, providing a look at the Microsoft enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategy, including specific examples of where and why...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    IT Cost Cutting: The Ninja Guide

    It's has been a long time since the heady days when funding for IT projects seemed to magically appear from nowhere. Many IT shops are now operating on razor-thin margins - just enough capital to keep the wheels on the operation. But what do you do when you're asked to...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    10 best practices for business process measurement

    Lean times often present opportunities for analyzing, fine-tuning, and improving business processes. In fact, the economic survival of some organizations may depend on such improvements. Here are some pointers to help you build a successful process measurement program.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Polly Schneider Traylor

  • Downloads // Apr 2009

    10 ways to avoid stupid project estimates

    You can't run a successful project with bad estimates, any more than you can build a solid house with faulty bricks and lumber. These simple steps will help you filter out the bad numbers you get today and improve the numbers you get tomorrow.This download is also available as

    Provided By Jerry Loza

  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    Converting Subversion repositories to Git

    Vincent Danen walks you through the process of converting your version control system from the popular Subversion system to Git, a distributed-repository system.

    Provided By Vincent Danen

  • Downloads // Mar 2009

    10 management techniques we'd love to see

    If you've ever been the victim of a trendy, totally ineffective management style, you know how silly and arbitrary those techniques can be. Justin James has seen his share of goofy management philosophies -- so he decided to invent a few of his own.This download is also available as

    Provided By Justin James

  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    10 questions on the significance of ERP solutions: An interview with Jeffrey Carr

    More and more companies are turning to enterprise resource planning to replace obsolete processes and improve business performance. Information systems expert Jeffrey Carr offers some insights that will help you plan and implement a successful ERP solution.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jeff Cerny

  • Downloads // Jan 2009

    10+ ways to overcome bureaucratic obstacles

    Being thwarted by a bureaucratic roadblock can be a huge aggravation. Your task may be simple, but some red tape, regulation, or gatekeeper stands squarely in your path. Calvin Sun offers some advice to help you remove the barriers and get back on track.This download is also available as

    Provided By Calvin Sun

  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    Oracle CRM on Demand eBook

    Growth is the focus for many executives: increasing market share and revenue, lowering costs, acquiring new customers, and enhancing the value of existing customers. However, as competition increase and customers become more sophisticated and demanding of products and services, these goals become harder to achieve. More and more organizations...

    Provided By Oracle

  • Downloads // Nov 2008

    10 questions on business service management: A discussion with Casey Kindiger

    Not quite sure what business service management entails, where it's headed, or what benefits it offers? CEO and founder of generationE Technologies explains how BSM works, how it's evolving, and what your organization can gain from its implementation.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jeff Cerny

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    10 ways to get a slipping project back on track

    Plenty of things can derail a project plan: underestimated tasks, departing staff, misallocated resources. Here are some practical techniques that can correct the direction of a project that's losing ground.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Tom Mochal

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    Use Maple to manage and retrieve vital documents

    Using a series of documents and folders to store all your information is a pretty logical way of doing things, especially when used in combination with Vista's Search tool and Saved searches feature, keeping track of all that information is pretty easy. However, it could be better. In this edition...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    10 things to look for in an all-in-one printer

    A multifunction printer may offer the convenient, consolidated functionality your organization needs, but there are a lot of choices out there. Before making a selection, be sure to consider these key factors.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Erik Eckel

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    BPM Done Right: Best Practices To Help You Succeed Where Others Have Failed

    The adoption of Business Process Management (BPM) technology is increasing dramatically, but unfortunately so are the stories of missed expectations, wasted investment and failure. It doesn't have to be that way. Mike Lees, Software AG's Senior Director of Product Marketing for BPM, explains how you can profit from experience and...

    Provided By Software AG

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    One-time scheduling of tasks with At

    Scheduling services with cron and similar tools is great for repetitive tasks but inconvenient for one-time tasks. Vincent Danen introduces the flexible At command for tasks that only need to be accomplished once.

    Provided By Vincent Danen

  • Downloads // Mar 2008

    Download Crystal Reports 2008

    Try out a fully functional copy of the industry-leading software, Crystal Reports 2008, for 30 days! Or, try a 60-day trial of Crystal Reports Server 2008. Just click here! Crystal Reports 2008 provides advanced functionality to help reduce report proliferation and maintenance-increasing visualization flexibility and saving time...

    Provided By Business Objects

  • Downloads // May 2007

    SolutionBase: RADIUS deployment scenarios

    There are many different ways that RADIUS servers can be deployed, both in ISP and in corporate environments. Here are some of the less common types of RADIUS deployments.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Sep 2006

    Software-as-a-Service; A Comprehensive Look at the Total Cost of Ownership of Software Applications

    Gartner estimates that the annual cost to own and manage traditional "on-premise" software applications can be up to four times the initial purchase price. This is due to a company's need to acquire and maintain the resources needed to support a large scale in-house software deployment; including: hardware, software upgrades...

    Provided By Business Objects

  • 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

  • Downloads // Sep 2005

    10 things you should do to effectively implement change management

    Good change management acts like a traffic light that regulates the smooth flow of changes. Set up a well-deployed process to ensure that changes don't adversely affect your system performance. Many people mistakenly view change management as more IT red tape, failing to realize how much disruption can occur...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Jul 2005

    90+ Keyboard shortcuts to move faster in Adobe Acrobat Professional 7.0 for Windows

    This handy, four-page table lists more than 90 keyboard shortcuts and their corresponding functions for Adobe Acrobat Professional 7. Download and print this time-saving document and post it near your keyboard for at-a-glance help when you need to quickly open PDF documents, navigate pages, toggle between views, activate...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Oct 2000

    TechRepublic's asset-tracking spreadsheet

    Download our asset-tracking spreadsheet to keep your company's IT equipment and property information in a central, accessible repository.

    Provided By TechRepublic