Leadership

The IT leader's role is changing as more and more of a company's success depends on its technology. See what you need to know to be a premier tech leader.

  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    Business Value Drivers in Digital Commerce: Key Capabilities for Growing Revenue eBook

    This report will look at how leading organizations influence average order value, customer frequency, and customer satisfaction through customer engagement, precision marketing, and exceptional fulfillment practices. Aberdeen will examine the key drivers and pain points organizations face in relation to their digital strategy and the key differentiating strategies, capabilities, and...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • eBooks // Mar 2013

    Expert Integrated Systems: Changing the Experience and Economics of IT

    In this eBook, we take an in-depth look at expert integrated systems - what they are, how they work, and how they have the potential to help CIOs achieve dramatic savings while restoring IT's role as business innovator.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Analyst Briefings // Feb 2014

    Inegrated Systems and Streamlined Practices Propel New, Responsive IT Organizations

    Enterprise IT leaders must transform their organizations to be responsive to fast-changing business needs. This paper characterizes a significant IT transformation that’s underway for firms just beginning the journey or those already in the middle of the change.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Reaping the Benefits of Next Generation Dashboards

    Traditional BI solutions face many obstacles and limitations. However, the need for timely and succinct business intelligence (BI) continues to grow. As a result, BI has continued to evolve - creating a next generation of BI. This white paper explores how organizations are demanding more integrated and flexible business intelligence...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    HP: Risky business: why business leaders must take action on Windows XP?

    This ZDNet and TechRepublic guide, in association with HP, looks at what's at stake for those who're still on XP, explains some of the threats, and offers options to help the risk-exposed take action to protect their business.

    Sponsored By HP

  • eBooks // Oct 2013

    Top 6 Project Breakdowns (and How to Fix Them)

    Project management is either one of those things that you are really good at, and you can breeze right through without any issues, or it's something that drives you crazy. Every business owner has experienced some form of project failure, but why? Study the top reasons that projects fail to...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

    Find out which vendors Gartner positions as Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries or Niche Players based on their ability to execute and their completeness of vision. Access a complimentary copy of the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms to: Gain deeper knowledge of the endpoint protection market...

    Sponsored By Symantec

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Report on How Human Capital and Talent Technology are Influencing Global Business

    Examing survey results from a poll of senior business leaders and human resource executives, this joint report from Deloitte and Oracle takes a closer look at how businesses are using human capital management (HCM) technology to meet their growth goals. Download now to take an in depth look at this...

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Benchmarking Your Service Desk

    All service desks want to know how good they are. But to find out they compare their performance measures to those of the industry. They simply put too much stock in industry-wide benchmarks without an appreciation of all the variables used to construct them. Instead of misleading measures that compare...

    Sponsored By Citrix Online

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Post-Breach Survival Guide

    The onslaught of cyber-attacks and organized criminals seeking to steal corporate data has put even the most well-defended organizations at risk of suffering a data breach. While organizations shouldn’t give up their efforts to institute preventative IT security controls, they should also steel themselves to the all-too-real possibility of suffering...

    Sponsored By INetU

  • Webcasts // Mar 2014

    Live Webcast: Smart Strategies for Data Backup and Recovery

    Everyone knows the dire consequences of data loss. The key is how to work pre-emptively to avoid them by employing smart strategies for backup and recovery. Smart strategies are centered around an essential understanding of why systems fail and what can be done to play it safe with your...

    Sponsored By Unitrends

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Bring Your Own Device Policy Guidebook

    Since 2008, Aberdeen research has been tracking a radical transformation taking place in the enterprise: more and more organizations are permitting, even encouraging employees to bring their own mobile devices into the workplace to be used for work purposes. While at first appearing to radically lower the cost of enterprise...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    CIO eBook: Front and Centre with Leading Executives

    Learn perspectives on building a secure and flexible data centre platform that sustains growth and innovation and delivers a serious competitive advantage. This report includes an analysis of a research done with prominent C-level executives to gain their perspectives on the evolving role of the data centre in the enterprise.

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • Videos // Mar 2014

    Product Preview: Business Driven Insights

    Finance leaders are under pressure to provide insights beyond the numbers. They need to help their organizations make strategic decisions better, faster, and with more predictable outcomes. Unfortunately, traditional ERP is incapable of getting you there. Watch the video to discover how Workday can—and all in the cloud.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Financials - Killing your Business

    Today’s CFOs are strapped with old systems that are inflexible and holding back their business. It’s no surprise that innovative CFOs are finding freedom with cloud-based financial management applications. See the infographic to learn how CFOs are transforming their organizations in the cloud.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Insights from the Value Chain Synchronization Study

    Read this executive summary of the Value Chain Synchronization study which gathered insights from 700 companies worldwide and was conducted for IBM by Vanson Bourne.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    ICSA Labs Network IPS Certification Testing Report

    Learn how IBM Security became certified, by overcoming 5 criteria violations, including logging functions & coverage protection.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    The Power of Cloud - Driving business model innovation

    Although cloud is widely recognized as a technology game changer, its potential for driving business innovation remains virtually untapped. Indeed, cloud has the power to fundamentally shift competitive landscapes by providing a new platform for creating and delivering business value. To take advantage of cloud’s potential to transform internal operations,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    SANS 20 Critical Security Controls

    The Critical Security Controls (CSC’s) are rapidly being adopted by companies and government agencies in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere to increase visibility into advanced threats, to shore up defenses, and ultimately for benchmarking and to improve risk posture.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Increase productivity and security with identity and access management

    Managing user identities and user-access privileges is a cornerstone of effective security for organizations. It is vitally important to verify that only the right people can access protected resources and that their activities are sufficiently monitored. However, in order to effectively compete and meet customer expectations, organizations are increasing the...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Economics Remains Crucial

    IT managers and industry pundits talk a lot about performance and capacity, but those are often only replacement terms for the real issue: economics. Storage decisions are only necessary because of economics - otherwise we'd put all data in main ("storage-class") memory. With the data avalanche always looming and growing,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Considerations for Maximizing Analytics Performance

    In this report, Philip Howard of Bloor Research compares performance capabilities of the leading business intelligence platforms. Companies studied in this comparison are IBM® (Cognos, DB2 with BLU Acceleration), SAP (BusinessObjects, HANA), Oracle (Business Intelligence, Exadata) and Microsoft (Business Intelligence, SQL Server). His conclusion: "DB2® with BLU Acceleration should not...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Webcasts // Oct 2013

    IBM OnDemand Webcast - Boost performance & profitability with better planning & mobile reporting

    See how Ashurst, a top-tier legal service provider for private and public sector clients worldwide, was able to effectively manage organizational change and improve profitability using IBM Business Analytics.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Supporting Workforce Mobility: Best Practices in Enterprise Mobility Management (German)

    Business success in meeting today's dynamic organizational requirements is dependent on its ability to empower a mobile workforce. Business IT resources -- including application, data, and services -- must be securely and reliably accessible by every device employed to perform business tasks, regardless of whether it is owned by the...

    Sponsored By frontrange

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    SuperMassive Series data sheet

    The Dell™ SonicWALL™ SuperMassive™ Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) platform is built to meet the needs of enterprise, government, university and service provider deployments and gives you uncompromising, high-performance firewall protection. Learn how to protect against today’s emerging threats in this SuperMassive NGFW datasheet.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Big Data Comes of Age (EMA)

    Big Data is a disruptive force causing many companies to totally rethink their strategies for leveraging data. Innovative companies are aligning to new strategies and aggressively matching data, workloads and purpose-built platforms to enhance speed, agility and insight. Read this white paper by leading industry analyst Shawn Rogers of Enterprise...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Real-Time Business: Playing to Win in the New Global Marketplace

    As in other parts of the world, businesses in North America are increasing their use of real-time systems across a range of business functions. This helps them operate more efficiently and with less risk, and meet the needs of their customers more effectively. Yet when it comes to implementing real-time...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    The Top Three Characteristics for a Successful Enterprise Mobility Strategy

    Mobile devices can benefit your business by not only allowing your employees to be productive while on-the-go, but also by enhancing your business processes and service delivery. However, IT must create a proactive, institution-wide mobile strategy in order to capitalize on these benefits. Read this white paper to learn...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Google Apps - The leader in Cloud Business Email

    According to a report by The Radicati Group, 27% of the world’s business inboxes now live in the cloud. This whitepaper takes a detailed look into cloud business email and addresses reasons why The Radicati Group has positioned Google as one of the leaders of the pack. Read more.

    Sponsored By Google

  • eBooks // Sep 2013

    Discover Your Inner Leader - Ebook

    Do you have the skills to successfully lead your organization? With the right amount of dedication, anyone can be a leader – including you. Now is the time to start harnessing your inner leader to take your company to the next level. Follow the steps in this eBook to become...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers Pave the Way for Growing Small and Midsize Companies (IDG Tech Dossier)

    This dossier provides an in-depth look at HP's Gen8 servers and provides decision-making guidance on their technical features and performance capabilities that make them ideal for SMB customers. Sponsored by HP and Intel® Xeon® Processor : Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Gartner Names Rally a Magic Quadrant Leader

    Your market moves fast. AndAgile is a proven business advantage for keeping pace with rapidly changing markets. See why so many organizations like yours have chosen Rally to help make this important Agile transition.

    Sponsored By Rally Software

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    4 pitfalls of S&OP implementations

    This briefing lists 4 pitfalls of S&OP implementations that keep companies from getting the most out of their S&OP systems. While implementing S&OP is never easy, avoiding these pitfalls can enable your company to succeed in its S&OP endeavors.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    5 things delivery performance stars know about tactical inventory planning

    This briefing lists five things delivery performance stars know about tactical inventory planning. It includes proven strategies to reduce lead times, improve delivery performance, minimize inventory and satisfy customers.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Fast tracking Integrated Business Planning

    This briefing discusses integrated business planning (IBP) and mechanics behind it. IBP is integrates processes, tools and business competencies. IBP can prepare your business to grow, gain more profit, and beat the competition.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    The 3 Dimensions of Integrated Business Planning

    Effective IBP ensures an optimal equilibrium between supply and demand, optimizes workforce planning and gives the CFO and other C-level managers a comprehensive view of each department’s goals.

    Sponsored By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    IBM’s System Director VMControl: Advanced Multi-Platform Virtualization Management

    For IT personnel looking to manage cross-platform workloads, IBM VMControl can provide an advanced solution. Read the white paper and learn why this technology beats the competition in terms of automated provisioning, systems integration and resource pooling. Also see how this environment offers advanced image management and higher resilience.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    ERP in the Cloud and the Modern Business

    Businesses are realizing that the cloud is the future of enterprise software and offers many attractive business benefits. But there is much to think about when evaluating the potential move to a cloud model, especially for core systems like ERP. View IDC’s WhitePaper: ERP in the Cloud and the Modern...

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Empowering Modern Finance - The CFO as Technology Evangelist

    The CFO as Technology Evangelist is a research report commissioned by Oracle and Accenture, in collaboration with Longitude Research, that explores how modern CFOs and finance executives are adopting emerging technologies within their finance functions to enable the development of new capabilities and to transform the role of finance.

    Sponsored By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    CEO Perspectives: How HR Can Take a Bigger Role in Driving Growth

    This survey report by the Economist Intelligence Unit investigates whether the HR function is forging a close relationship with the CEO. It explores the nature of these working relationships, how they have been affected by the economic downturn and how they vary across industries and regions.

    Sponsored By Oracle