Project Management

Keep your IT project running smoothly by reading our experts' tips and best practices about methodologies, agile, software, collaboration, risk management, and learning from failed projects.

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions

    While many who invest in Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software benefit greatly, some do not. Research has revealed a number of pitfalls that end users should avoid when evaluating and implementing DCIM solutions. Choosing an inappropriate solution, relying on inadequate processes, and a lack of commitment / ownership /...

    Sponsored By APC

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Making Financial Services Cloud-Ready

    Financial institutions have the opportunity to streamline operations and realize savings from the cloud just like many organizations in other industries have achieved before them. But unlike organizations in less sensitive and less regulated verticals, financials have been understandably hesitant to place all of their trust in cloud services. By...

    Sponsored By INetU

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Who, What, When, Where and Why: Tracking the 5 Ws of Change in Active Directory, SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange and VMware

    Many organizations rely on IT to prevent and detect tampering, unauthorized access or errors within their key enterprise technologies. Learn the limitations and capabilities of native auditing tools and how a third-party solution can help protect your system, data, productivity and bottom line.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Ways Anonymity Hurts Business and Consumers

    Traditionally, the notion of online identity is that it must be protected and safeguarded by the individual it belongs to. As users’ Internet habits evolve, however, we’re seeing a greater shift in online sharing: consumers are posting personal photographs, life event updates, and more across their social channels. This...

    Sponsored By Gigya Inc.

  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Case Study: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

    The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is one of the nation's most popular attractions, a Top 10 Zagat-rated Zoo, and a Top Zoo for Children according to Parent's Magazine. Each year, more than 1.3 million people visit its 71-acre site, which is home to more than 500 animal and 3,000...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Case Study: Meka Pro harnesses analytics to improve profitability of manufacturing projects

    To operate effectively in different markets, Finnish manufacturer Meka Pro needed to be able to adjust its pricing and manufacturing strategies to each locality, but had no insight into their own data. Read this case study to learn how Meka Pro used IBM® Cognos® software modules to make faster, better...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Tools & Templates // Nov 2013

    The Four Fundamentals of Your Workforce: Cost, Capacity, Capability, and Quality

    More than half your organization's operating costs are tied to your workforce. Yet the data you have about your employees is incomplete. Shouldn't you know more about the talent in your own organization? See the infographic to learn how Workday is redefining what it means to manage a global,...

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Videos // Mar 2014

    Product Preview: Business Process Framework

    In this video demonstration, you will get an inside look at two specific features of Workday: Configurable Business Processes and Calculated Fields. With these two features alone, processes can be configured to ensure adherence to your company's policies and needs.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Videos // Mar 2014

    Product Preview: Operational Intelligence Through Actionable Analytics

    In this product preview, you will learn how simple it is for managers to get the right data, analyze the information, and respond immediately to what they’ve learned. With Workday built-in actionable analytics, all users can get relevant information to help improve the overall operational intelligence throughout the organization.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Videos // Mar 2014

    Product Preview: Optimizing HR Investment

    Workday helps you analyze the business impact of workforce investment strategies and optimizes your investment in people. In this video, you will see how Workday helps business users analyze the business impact of workforce investment strategies, control and analyze workforce costs, monitor the business leadership pipeline, and more.

    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

  • Podcasts // Mar 2013

    Expenses Product Preview

    When it's simple for workers to enter their expenses, the results are impressive -- lower costs, more accurate accounting, and more timely reimbursements. Watch the video to discover how Workday Expenses allows you to effectively engage your employees and improve the accuracy and timeliness of expense reporting.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Videos // Mar 2013

    Procurement Product Preview

    Ready to power up your procurement? Watch the video to see how Workday Procurement can handle all of your unique requirements for the acquisition of goods and services—from requisition to payment—and even the contracting of contingent labor. Collaborate easily with vendors and suppliers.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Tools & Templates // Nov 2013

    Global Payroll Strategy: Look to the Cloud for a Solution

    If you’re frustrated by your outdated payroll system, you are not alone. Payroll is a huge challenge for today’s global companies. Check out the infographic to learn how the cloud can totally transform your payroll for the best and why there’s no better time than now to do...

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Be Truly Global - The Smartest Way to Cover the Globe: Infographic

    Equinix connects you to the markets, customers, and partners on the scale you need to grow your business. Our global footprint is the largest in the industry, and supports the most extensive and robust assortment of carriers, content providers and cloud services available. But more than that, we put our...

    Sponsored By Equinix

  • eBooks // Feb 2014

    Search Innovation: An Integrated Approach to Merchandising and Content Management

    Organizations are reshaping their e-commerce strategies with a keen eye on improving site search for a personalized customer experience.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Webcasts // Feb 2014

    Webcast: See into the Future of Managed File Transfer

    Join this webcast with experts from IBM to get a Managed File Transfer strategy update and learn about IBM’s vision for ensuring end-to-end visibility, universal connectivity and dynamic communities.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Understanding Patterns of Expertise: Virtual Application Patterns

    Enterprise IT departments strive to contribute to the competitiveness of the business organization, developing and deploying innovative applications that can help benefit the bottom line and drive top-line growth. Too often, however, IT managers find themselves unable to develop and deploy applications with the agility they would like. The skills...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Changing the Experience and Economics of IT

    Competitive enterprises are always looking for ways to reduce complexity so more resources can be devoted to innovation. From the standpoint of IT, the challenge in reducing complexity is to free up time and money previously dedicated to back-end tasks—and shift those resources to drive more front-end, customer-facing value into...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    IBM PureSystems Cut Costs and Increase Agility by Simplifying the IT Life Cycle

    This white paper discusses why converged systems, such as IBM PureSystems platforms, have the potential to radically simplify many aspects of the IT life cycle and how these changes can deliver business value by accelerating time to market, improving application performance, and reducing the staff time needed for many routine...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Live Event // Feb 2014

    IBM PureSystems: IT Efficency

    Integrated systems, such as the IBM PureSystems family, combine compute, storage, network and management software into preconfigured platforms optimized for the needs of specific workloads and customer environments. Many customers are using these integrated systems to simplify the data center environment and improve the efficiency of IT operations.IDC's interviewed nine...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    IDC Market Scape: Worldwide Datacenter Infrastructure Management 2013 Vendor Analysis

    The latest IDC MarketScape Report names the Trellis™ platform a leader for capabilities and future strategy. International Data Corporation (IDC) recognized Emerson as a leading vendor of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software solutions in its Worldwide Datacenter Infrastructure Management 2013 Vendor Analysis.

    Sponsored By Emerson Network Power

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    The Total Economic Impact of the Emerson DCIM Solution

    100% ROI over Three Years with Emerson DCIM Solutions A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Emerson found that a data center infrastructure management (DCIM) global customer achieved 100 percent return on investment (ROI) in 13 months. The Total Economic Impact™ of the Emerson DCIM Solution...

    Sponsored By Emerson Network Power

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    IBM PureApplication System Brochure.

    The PureApplication System is specifically designed and tuned for transactional web and database applications. Its workload-aware, flexible platform is designed to be easier to deploy, customize, safeguard and manage in a traditional or private cloud environment.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    IBM PureFlex and Flex System: Infrastructure for IT efficiency

    IDC interviewed companies that have implemented IBM's PureSystems solutions. The focus of this paper is how IBM PureFlex and Flex System have enabled these customers to improve their IT efficiency.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Keeping distributed endpoints safe and secure

    In today’s far-reaching environments, where the numbers and varieties of servers, desktops, laptops, mobile devices and specialized equipment such as point-of-sale (POS) devices, ATMs and self-service kiosks—known collectively as “endpoints”—are growing at unprecedented rates, traditional protection schemes such as firewalls and anti-virus agents are no longer sufficient on their own....

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Supporting the Zero Trust Model of Information Security: The Important Role of Today's Intrusion Prevention Systems

    This IBM-commissioned profile of US enterprise IT security professionals evaluates the market’s readiness for Zero Trust concepts and technologies, based on Forrester’s own market data and a custom study of the same audience.

    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 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 2014

    A new standard for security leaders. Insights from the 2013 IBM Chief Information Security Officer Assessment

    Building on the 2012 Finding a Strategic Voice IBM study, CAI interviewed 41 executives with information security responsibilities to identify behavior and practices that could strengthen the role and influence of security leaders.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Leverage Security Intelligence to Protect Sensitive Healthcare Data

    IBM solutions deliver the end-to-end systems visibility necessary to give healthcare organizations the true security intelligence they need - with the ease of use and labor-saving automation that makes security intelligence a powerful and achievable tool for protecting information.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    IBM QRadar Security Intelligence: Perception Capture Study

    Ponemon Institute conducted 1:1 confidential interviews with 25 IT security practitioners from U.S. companies for this independent study of QRadar SIEM users. Figures presented include total costs to acquire, deploy and run QRadar.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    2013 Gartner Critical Capabilities for SIEM

    IBM Security QRadar received an "Excellent" product viability rating again by Gartner in its Critical Capabilities for SIEM report. The report assesses 13 SIEM technologies by evaluating the capabilities that are critical for the support of threat management, compliance, and general SIEM deployment use cases. Gartner notes that SIEM...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Leverage Security Intelligence for Government Agencies

    IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform combines robust log management, security information and event management (SIEM) and risk management capabilities to help government organizations detect advanced cyber threats, exceed compliance mandates and prevent malicious insider activities.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Leverage Security Intelligence for Retail

    IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform can serve as the foundation of retail organizations’ network defense capabilities, helping to guard against an expanding population of attackers seeking everything from credit card data to intellectual property to customer shopping behaviors.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Avoiding insider threats to enterprise security

    IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager helps organizations to securely manage and track the activities of privileged users, thereby reducing the risk of breaches, improving compliance and ensuring accountability. The IBM white paper explains how IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager provides enhanced security across various IT environments by centralizing and controlling...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Identity and Access Management Buyer's Guide

    This buyer's guide provides assistance in evaluating identity and access management solutions. It describes common identity and access management challenges and the capabilities required to address them, and it includes checklists for assessing vendors and their products.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Webcasts // Mar 2014

    Live Webinar - Unified IT Monitoring for Infrastructure and Applications with up.time®

    Do you want a unified view of IT systems performance, availability and capacity across all server platforms, network devices, applications, and IT business services? In only 40-minutes, learn how up.time can make IT monitoring and reporting easier: Unified, enterprise-level monitoring, alerting and reporting across all Servers, Networks, Applications,...

    Sponsored By Uptime Software

  • White Papers // Mar 2008

    An Improved Architecture for High-Efficiency, High-Density Data Centers

    Data center power and cooling infrastructure worldwide wastes more than 60,000,000 megawatt-hours per year of electricity that does no useful work powering IT equipment. This represents an enormous financial burden on industry, and is a significant public policy environmental issue. This paper describes the principles of a new, commercially available...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Impact of Hot and Cold Aisle Containment on Data Center Temperature and Efficiency

    Both hot-air and cold-air containment can improve the predictability and efficiency of traditional data center cooling systems. While both approaches minimize the mixing of hot and cold air, there are practical differences in implementation and operation that have significant consequences on work environment conditions, PUE, and economizer mode hours. The...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric