Networking

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  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Whitepaper: Configure or Customize?

    With Workday, business systems can be quickly configured to fit the business—meaning the configuration happens without the need for programmers, professional services, or consultants. In this paper, we examine the high cost of making and supporting customizations to client/server-based applications as well as the differences between configuration and customization.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Whitepaper: What Your Peers Are Doing to Prime Their  Human Resources and Financial Systems

    Businesses facing growth and change require systems that evolve with them. The fact is, traditional software is simply too rigid to keep pace. Your savvy peers are transforming their systems to run in the cloud. Read the whitepaper to learn how you can, too, and benefit long into the future.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Whitepaper: Workday User Experience

    When an organization redistributes responsibility to all employees, a business culture based on real information and informed decisions is the result. Read the whitepaper to find out how the Workday user experience is singularly focused on extending access to every user while ensuring simplicity is always at the forefront.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Whitepaper: Exclusive Aberdeen Group Analyst Report

    Are your finance and HR system silos helping or hurting your organization? Read this whitepaper from analyst firm Aberdeen Group to learn about the future of strategic business management, including key drivers for unification such as reporting processes and employee management.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Downloads // Aug 2014

    Troubleshoot Poor VoIP Call Quality

    Troubleshooting poor VoIP call quality is relatively straightforward with the right monitoring and diagnostic tools to help you identify the cause. The most likely causes include: Jitter, Latency and Packet Loss Call Signaling and Routing Misconfigured VoIP Equipment With SolarWinds® VoIP & Network Quality Manager, you can quickly...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Beyond the Next Generation: Meeting the Converging Demands of Network Security

    A number of network security technologies have arisen that claim to be the "next generation" of network defense - but what does this concept actually mean? How is the threat landscape changing the way we think about and deploy network security solutions? Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director, Security and Risk...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    IT Executive Guide to Security Intelligence

    This white paper discusses how security intelligence addresses accurate threat detection shortcomings and empowers organizations—from Fortune Five companies to midsize enterprises to government agencies—to maintain comprehensive and cost-effective information security. In particular, it will show how security intelligence addresses critical concerns in five key areas: Data silo consolidation, Threat detection,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Breaking Down Silos of Protection: An Integrated Approach to Managing Application Security

    An enterprise runs hundreds, if not thousands, of applications, many of which are vulnerable to attack. The necessary response is to replace point security products with integrated solutions and adopt risk-based application security management. IBM Security solutions can be the foundation.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • eBooks // Jan 2014

    6 Ways to Expand Your Managed Services Offering and Boost Revenue

    By offering your clients all the IT services they need under one roof, you’ll not only increase revenues, but you’ll also improve client retention. It’s time to think bigger by adding new services to your offering that complement the managed services you already provide. In this eBook, we introduce you...

    Sponsored By LabTech Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Is “Scalable Blade” an Oxymoron?

    Blade servers solved the problem of density for businesses, but they did so with compromises that limited their appeal for many applications. As complexity of both applications and environments grew, blade infrastructures were limited in their effectiveness for the task. Customers were relegated to lower-density rack servers for their more...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Deliver Enterprise Mobility with Citrix XenMobile and Citrix Netscaler

    Mobility and the consumerisation of IT pose key challenges for IT around scalability, security and application visibility. Citrix solutions including Citrix XenMobile and Citrix NetScaler provide a complete, integrated and scalable solution to deliver apps and data to any device with full security and a high-performance user experience. Read more...

    Sponsored By Citrix

  • Webcasts // Aug 2014

    HP Software-Defined Data Center Webinar

    The concept of the software-defined data center (SDDC), an abstraction of the physical data center into a software-defined set of resources and services, has gained traction over the last year. Understanding the potential benefits, pitfalls and the commercial reality of the SDDC is critical for enterprise infrastructure architects and engineers...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • Downloads // Aug 2014

    Secure FTP Server Software for Managed File Transfer & File Sharing - Extremely Affordable & Easy-to-Use

    Serv-U® Managed File Transfer (MFT) Server from SolarWinds® is an easy-to-use FTP server software that delivers security, automation, and centralized control for file transfers in your organization. Deployed within your datacenter, Serv-U MFT Server allows you to securely transfer and share files with your business partners. Serv-U MFT Server supports...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Case Study: Kogan centralises IT Infrastructure with Google Apps

    Read how Kogan.com, an online retailer of consumer electronics and lifestyle goods was able to increase their mobility and streamline their IT Infrastructure using Google Apps. Find out more by reading our report.

    Sponsored By Google Apps for Business

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Security Considerations When Undergoing a Network Refresh

    Corporate networks are under a constant state of siege - not just from threats but from the pressure of supporting the ever-growing number of clients, devices and platforms that have resulted from the BYOD phenomena. Network demands will only increase as we move to the internet of things adding sensors...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    VMware AlwaysOn Workplace Solution for Financial Services

    Exceptional customer interactions result in satisfied customers and long-term engagements. Yet meeting customer expectations can prove difficult—and costly—if frontline employees cannot access critical client data or financial services applications because the data center or their desktop is down. As financial services firms look for ways to increase both customer and...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Free Trial - Unified IT Monitoring for Infrastructure and Applications with up.time®

    up.time is enterprise-level IT monitoring that’s up to 50% more cost effective than traditional “Big 4” monitoring tools. Get the comprehensive features, deep reporting, and proactive monitoring you need for a unified view of IT performance, availability, and capacity. up.time monitors across platforms, including all infrastructure (servers, VMs, network devices)...

    Sponsored By Uptime Software

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    10 Steps to Mitigate a DDoS Attack in Real Time

    The growing number of sophisticated attacks and countless attack vectors are increasingly difficult to mitigate. Download our 10 Steps to Mitigate a DDoS Attack in Real Time Infographic to help you address current attacks and learn how to build a solution that will help you mitigate risk, lower management costs,...

    Sponsored By F5

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Reducing Expenses Starts with the Programming Skills of Operations Groups

    Tools available today make it possible to significantly reduce the daily tasks that consume the time of IT operations groups like automation. And with today’s new cloud and SDN architectures being deployed or just on the horizon, automation is no longer just optional. No matter what we call it the...

    Sponsored By F5

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    How to Fill the Threat Management Gateway Void

    The recent discontinuation of Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) requires enterprises to find a new solution to secure corporate access to the web. In choosing a new solution, it’s important for decision-makers to ensure that the solution they select includes the features and functionality necessary to ensure safe and...

    Sponsored By F5

  • Case Studies // Jan 2014

    MageMojo Boosts Security and Ensures Availability Using F5 Solution

    Magento e-commerce hosting provider MageMojo needed to improve security after a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that took its site offline at the worst possible time: Cyber Monday. Consolidating its DDoS mitigation and firewall needs in a high-performance F5 solution, MageMojo strengthened both its security posture and its business.

    Sponsored By F5

  • Webcasts // Jun 2014

    Financial Services Mobility Webinar brought to you by VMware and IDC

    What you will take away from the webinar: Perspective on today’s mobile financial enterprise Drivers and business imperatives for the growth of mobility Transformative nature of mobile innovation Style of IT that mobility brings to the financial enterprise

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Evolving Your IT Services in a Modern Mobile World

    To stay competitive, IT solution providers must evolve their IT services offering and embrace the modern needs of mobility through service-oriented and mobile safeguard technology. Get enabled to answer the IT service calls of clients wanting to get connected to their data, stay connected to their data and ensure they...

    Sponsored By LabTech Software APAC

  • Research // Aug 2014

    Overcoming 5 Roadblocks in your Ticketless IT Journey

    Get beyond the obstacles that limit your help desk efficiency and start your journey to ticketless IT.. Take your first step by viewing this eye-opening infographic.

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Workday Integration Cloud Connect - Datasheet

    Companies need to integrate multiple third-party systems and applications to satisfy key business functions and processes. This document outlines the key benefits of Workday Integration Cloud Connect and the portfolio of integration products. Download this report to understand how Workday Cloud Connect provides pre-built connections to third-party applications and services....

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    The Business Benefits of Unified Storage

    Data storage in the corporate environment has become increasingly complex. IT leaders face significant challenges in effectively storing and managing data. This report takes a detailed look into the challenges of data storage and examines how NetApp offers the capabilities that can benefit businesses and maximize efficiency. Find out more..

    Sponsored By NetApp/AVNet

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IBM: The Evolution of Business Reliliency Management

    A white paper details IBM’s approach to planning, managing and executing business resilience and continuity across six defined layers of resilience. It also covers recent trends and best practices used in today’s evolving business resiliency management programs, as well as IBM’s portfolio of business continuity and resiliency services....

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Building a Business Case for Continuity and Resiliency

    Based on findings from the largest study of its kind—the IBM Global Study on the Economic Impact of IT Risk—which surveyed 2,136 IT professionals around the world, 1,069 of them business continuity professionals looks at the cost data you need to build a business case for continuity and resiliency. Uncover...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IBM: Surviving the Technical Security Skills Crisis

    As new threats emerge every day, the need for qualified security staff is growing - but there aren’t enough people with technical security skills to go around. That gap is leaving organizations exposed. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by IBM, 92% of security...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • eBooks // Aug 2014

    Sensible Service Management eBook

    This Sensible service management guide written by Rob England, the IT Skeptic, aims to cut through all the noise and jargon to tell IT managers why service management can be useful and why it doesn’t need to be so complex. The guide is broken into 11 best practices. Check this...

    Sponsored By Citrix

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Biz & Tech Insights: Win with data - Get the upper hand against data deluge

    The rising tide of data is demanding more out of enterprises than ever before. Organisations that have successfully managed to ride this data wave and extract insights from it have been successful in propelling their business forward. Take a look at the difference effective data management can make to your...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Tools & Templates // Feb 2010

    Server Deployment/Migration Checklist

    One configuration error or overlooked step can send your server deployment off a cliff. This simple checklist will help you complete the process efficiently and avoid costly mistakes.Visit our Network Administrator blog for more networking resources.

    Provided By Erik Eckel

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Cyber Security Index

    An effective cyber security strategy calls for the latest intelligence on the kinds of attacks that are occurring, who is committing them, and how often they are happening. A new IBM report offers expert insight into a range of security statistics, based on monitoring tens of billions of security events...

    Provided By IBM

  • eBooks // Jan 2013

    Cloud Services for Dummies eBook

    Cloud computing is becoming an integral part of many companies’ business and technology strategies. There are many different delivery models. But two foundational services are essential for cloud computing to become a strategic part of the overall computing infrastructure: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for access to compute and storage...

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // Jun 2006

    IP subnetting made easy

    IP subnetting is a fundamental subject that's critical for any IP network engineer to understand, yet students have traditionally had a difficult time grasping it. After years of watching confused students struggle through school and in practice when dealing with subnetting, TechRepublic's George Ou created a simple, graphical approach that...

    Provided By George Ou

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    The Power to Destroy: How Malware Works

    Nearly a quarter of IT managers simply don’t know how secure their website is. It’s vital for businesses to understand the part their website plays in the distribution of malware to clients, customers and the wider online community. Malware takes many different forms. It can log keystrokes, lead to data...

    Provided By Symantec

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Preparing for IEEE 802.11ac

    This business white paper discusses the history that led to the IEEE 802.11ac standard and the considerations you need to weigh before you decide to deploy it. This new WLAN technology is being introduced in the market in two waves. Topics that will be addressed in this paper are: ...

    Provided By HP US

  • Downloads // Nov 2006

    Use this template to configure QoS on your Cisco router

    Using quality of service (QoS) on Cisco network devices helps provide both bandwidth and priority to certain types of network traffic. Configuring QoS on your Cisco router can be tricky, but this template can help. As a companion download to David Davis' article, "Configure QoS on your Cisco...

    Provided By David Davis

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    FTP vs MFT: Why it’s time to make the change

    Get the facts you need to make the case for managed file transfer. Read the report to get head-to-head comparisons of cost, reliability, visibility, security & management and get the information you need to make a compelling case for moving to MFT.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM

    IBM Security QRadar has been positioned again in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM. In addition to providing a technology that is a good match to current customer requirements, Leaders also show evidence of superior vision and execution for anticipated requirements. Gartner reveals that customers'...

    Provided By IBM