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 // Sep 2014

    Is your server security system leaving you hanging in the cloud?

    Are you in need of a server security system that can protect your cloud servers, as well as physical and virtual environments? The new McAfee Server Security Suite can.

    Sponsored By White AU: McAfee/Intel

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    McAfee a Leader in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

    Leading analyst firm Gartner has positioned McAfee as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms for six consecutive years. Read the report to learn why McAfee is positioned highest for completeness of vision in the leader's quadrant and gain a better understanding of the factors driving...

    Sponsored By White AU: McAfee/Intel

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    A Buyers Guide to Endpoint Protection Platforms

    Endpoint protection platforms offer a diverse array of features. Leading analyst firm Gartner produced a comprehensive guide to help you pinpoint the solution which best prioritize their requirements to address the needs of your specific business, technical and regulatory environment.

    Sponsored By White AU: McAfee/Intel

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    TechInsights Report: What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps (Italian)

    DevOps is real. DevOps is here. Yet DevOps finds itself in a unique position; a majority of IT organizations are doing it and seeing quantifiable benefits from it, yet not everyone agrees on what is the best path to DevOps. This research paper will help IT leaders understand the wide...

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Forrester: The Total Economic Impact of Continuous Availability

    In January 2014 EMC commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realise by deploying EMC VPLEX. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of EMC...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    SDN: A Pragmatic Approach to Increasing Network Agility from HP Network Services

    The promise of software-defined networking (SDN) goes well beyond increased automation. Its true value is its ability to free IT to focus on the quality-of-business experience—rather than on network operations—in order to enable more innovation. This is the network of the future, and if you start preparing for it today,...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Video: HP 5400R Switch Series

    Watch this three minute video about the key features and benefits of the HP 5400R zl2 Switch Series. HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information you agree to be contacted by HP on topics of interest. Before deciding please review HP’s privacy statement.

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Blog: Infonetics Research on How HP is Best Positioned to Take on Cisco

    Infonetics Research’s report titled “Data Center and Campus Ethernet Switch Vendor Leadership: North American Enterprise Survey” provides insight on IT decision makers opinions about switch vendors, factors considered during product evaluation, and deployment plans. The results of the survey showed HP making a strong showing in enterprises that are evaluating...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    SDN Insight: Get the Facts About SDN

    Debunk six myths standing in the way of network innovation. HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information you agree to be contacted by HP on topics of interest. Before deciding please review HP’s privacy statement.

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Gartner’s Best Practices for Implementing Automation - Japanese

    Follow a systematic approach. Opportunistic implementations may backfire, leading to incompatibilities and added expense and risk. Read Gartner’s advice for maximizing the benefits of data center automation.

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Process Powered Change Management - Japanese

    Deliver change with accuracy and speed. This new infographic shows how companies have achieved 50% improvement in speed and accuracy with server change management. Get more facts and insights by downloading the infographic now.

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Get Control of Change

    In this strategy brief, get advice for maintaining control of the software development lifecycle with effective change and configuration management strategies. Learn why a "loose coupling" approach may be the best strategy.

    Sponsored By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Raise Quality Together for Better Software Delivery

    Complexity in software delivery cycles, due to a fast pace of change and new delivery models, presents many challenges -- especially for software testing teams. In this white paper, get advice for requirements validation and testing, and how to adapt to Agile development requirements with automated testing.

    Sponsored By Micro Focus

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Load Testing: The Key to Keeping Business Applications Running

    In this white paper, get an in-depth look at the importance of load testing for dealing with the challenges of peak application loads, learn when it's best to test during the development cycle, and how to achieve optimal performance with load testing.

    Sponsored By Micro Focus

  • Webcasts // Sep 2014

    On-demand Webcast: Mastering the Virtual Sales Pitch

    Making an online presentation has its unique challenges — but there are also countless opportunities for today’s savvy sales professional. Join Tim Wackel as he shares ideas on how to grow your sales (without growing your frequent flyer account). Attend this on-demand webinar to learn how to: Plan and...

    Sponsored By Citrix Online

  • Research // Aug 2014

    Gartner’s Best Practices for Implementing Automation

    Follow a systematic approach. Opportunistic implementations may backfire, leading to incompatibilities and added expense and risk. Read Gartner’s advice for maximizing the benefits of data center automation.

    Sponsored By HP

  • eBooks // Aug 2014

    Secrets of Effective Server Change Management

    Take control of change. Only 23% of IT organizations have an acceptable change-related incident rate. Download HP’s new eBook and learn how to dramatically decrease the number of incidents caused by poor server change management.

    Sponsored By HP

  • 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

  • Research // Aug 2014

    Process Powered Change Management

    Deliver change with accuracy and speed. This new infographic shows how companies have achieved 50% improvement in speed and accuracy with server change management. Get more facts and insights by downloading the infographic now.

    Sponsored By HP

  • Videos // Aug 2014

    Experience the Power of IT Process Automation

    Bridge the physical/virtual gap. See how HP Operations Orchestration enables you to orchestrate physical, virtual, and cloud-based infrastructure and IT processes.

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Interactive Infographic: A Personal Training Guide for Your Journey to the Cloud

    Is your IT infrastructure healthy or is it struggling to meet the intensifying demands placed on it by today's evolving business environment?, are emerging trends in cloud computing, big data, mobility, and security making your IT organisation leaner, smarter and more agile, or is it making it obsolete, unresponsive, and...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    2014 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Security Information and Event Management

    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 // Aug 2014

    2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Intelligence & Event Management

    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'...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Buyer's Guide: Identity and Access Management

    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

  • Downloads // Aug 2014

    Help Desk & IT Asset Management Software – Extremely Affordable & Easy-to-Use

    SolarWinds® Web Help Desk® (WHD) is a web-based help desk software that simplifies, centralizes and automates help desk management tasks including ticketing management, IT asset management, IT change management, knowledge management, incident & problem management, SLA management, & more. SolarWinds WHD provides email-to-ticket automation, dynamically assigns, routes and escalates trouble...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    InfoTech Cloud File Sharing Market Report

    Organizations are increasingly turning to cloud file sharing solutions to meet end-user's needs for a lightweight and effective collaboration tool. In this report, Info-Tech highlights their evaluation of eight leading vendors in this market, including Google, Dropbox, Microsoft, Box and others. See how each scored and find out who emerged...

    Sponsored By Box

  • Case Studies // Aug 2014

    Top 10 Ways Businesses Rely on Box

    Box is a cloud platform that helps you securely store, share and manage all your company's files. Whether you need to secure confidential business information, develop a custom mobile application or are trying to simplify paper-based office processes, here are the top 10 ways enterprises rely on Box.

    Sponsored By Box

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    2014 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' greatest...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    2014 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 // Aug 2014

    See The Next Evolution Of Virtualization In Action

    Thinking about virtualizing your data centre to achieve new cost savings and agility benefits? Then take a closer look at the amazing management and performance advantages that only vSphere with Operations Management delivers. Read more...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • eBooks // Aug 2014

    Securing the Small Business Network

    This ebook examines eight network security challenges that small businesses face today, and offers easy and effective solutions. Dell SonicWALL offers the comprehensive protection your small business needs, priced within your budget.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Casting A Light On Shadow IT

    You may not be familiar with the term,but chances are Shadow IT is happening right now at your company. No longer content waiting for their companies’ IT help, today’s employees are taking action into their own hands by finding and using their own technology to solve work challenges as they...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Achieving High Oracle Performance

    DBAs cannot afford to rely on reactive measures anymore. They need advanced performance management tools that will enable them to catch emerging issues before they can affect end users. Discover how advanced database management can help DBAs protect the system by preventing problems from developing at all. Download the white...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Resolving the Database Performance Blame Game

    When an application slows down, can you immediately tell which component is underperforming? If not, you need to see how Dell Foglight for Databases shows the operational and performance health of each component all on a single pane of glass. Download the white paper to see how you can end...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Foglight Solutions for Cross-Platform Database Performance Management

    Achieving consistent service levels for cross-platform database environments is next to impossible using each platform’s native tools. Foglight database monitoring software simplifies database monitoring and management, enabling you to consolidate and standardize database performance across multiple platforms. Download the white paper to learn how.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Select the Right Solution for Identity and Access Assurance 

    This buyer’s guide can help you select the right identity and access management solution to successfully manage and control user access within, across and between organizations. The guide outlines the most common identity and access management challenges organizations face from the perspective of CSOs, IT operations staff, line-of-business managers and...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Manage Identities & Access for Continuous Compliance & Reduced Risk

    Identity and access management governance helps determine who has authorized access to what resources, for what purpose and for how long. IAM governance from IBM provides value beyond risk control, with accountability and transparency for user entitlements throughout the user lifecycle.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Harvard Business Review: The Truth about Customer Experience

    This whitepaper emphasises why a focus on the customer’s shopping journey can lead to significant financial and organisational results.

    Sponsored By LogMeIn AU

  • Case Studies // Aug 2014

    Multi-format Archive Solution - GDF Suez Case Study

    Learn how EMC provided GDF Suez with a legally sound, multi-archive solution. The case study looks at how InfoArchive offered them integrated admissibility functions and accepted all types of flows and formats, independent of the source application.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    12 Essential Tasks of Active Directory Domain Services

    Discover the 12 major tasks of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) administration and management, and how delegation can be an excellent way for administrators to reduce the their workload and streamline management of their AD DS infrastructures. Read the white paper and learn how the implementation of proper...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • Downloads // Oct 2013

    Download a FREE Trial of the Network Bandwidth Analyzer Pack from SolarWinds!

    Don’t let network performance issues cripple your organization. Monitoring and analyzing network bandwidth performance and traffic patterns will enable you to quickly detect and solve critical issues, such as bandwidth hogs or underperforming devices. With SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer Pack you’ll be able to simplify detection, diagnosis, and resolution...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Why Test for Skills?

    In an era when human resources departments are constantly being asked to do more with less, it’s clear that something needs to be done. As more and more resumes pile up for each position, HR teams need help to make a quality hire quickly. Fortunately, IBM Smarter Workforce technology...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Top Ten Compensation Mistakes Made by Small Businesses

    We know it is easy for small businesses to fall into the trap of treating compensation performance as ""something to worry about when we get bigger."" The fact is, organizations of all sizes need to attract, retain and motivate employees, and compensation is a critical element in any strong talent...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Intelligence & Event Management

    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'...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Controlling Laptop and Smartphone Access to Corporate Networks

    Mobile devices are conduits of greater access and information, but can serve as a vehicle for malware and other security threats. Find out how your IT department can enable secure access for mobile devices and laptops to ensure network integrity and security.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Achieving High Oracle Performance

    DBAs cannot afford to rely on reactive measures anymore. They need advanced performance management tools that will enable them to catch emerging issues before they can affect end users. Discover how advanced database management can help DBAs protect the system by preventing problems from developing at all. Download the white...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Foglight Solutions for Cross-Platform Database Performance Management

    Achieving consistent service levels for cross-platform database environments is next to impossible using each platform’s native tools. Foglight database monitoring software simplifies database monitoring and management, enabling you to consolidate and standardize database performance across multiple platforms. Download the white paper to learn how.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    5 Myths of Cloud Computing

    Like many industries, the IT industry has a habit of latching onto buzzwords and then applying them everywhere. The term “cloud” is certainly no exception—and, like other similar terms, its use is varied and oftentimes inaccurate. This report focuses on the myths of the cloud buzzword. HP is the...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • eBooks // Oct 2013

    Set Your IT Business Up For Success: Achieving Client Satisfaction in the First 30 Days

    The key to achieving client satisfaction and building long-term client relationships is starting off on the right foot. It is important that the groundwork be laid in advance to ensure a smooth onboarding process, as this is the time when new clients are most critical of the work being performed....

    Sponsored By LabTech Software

  • White Papers // May 2014

    From Infrastructure to Applications: The Future of IT is On-Demand

    In this report, Network World evaluates how IT departments are employing disruptive virtualisation and cloud computing approaches to support business growth and move IT into a value-adding profit centre.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Thomas Duryea expands service offering to enter new markets with help from CA Nimsoft Monitor

    Business: Thomas Duryea Consulting is a trusted, privately owned supplier to companies across the Asia Pacific region. They design, plan, implement and manage innovative, world-class IT infrastructure solutions. Challenge:In the process of migrating a traditional product and services model to a cloud plus services model, Thomas...

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    The CA Clarity™ PPM On Demand Demo

    Watch this demo to learn more about the benefits of a cloud-based Project and Portfolio Management solution that allow you to focus on your IT portfolio, rather than your PPM deployment. Learn how CA Clarity™ PPM On Demand’s powerful project, resource, financial and portfolio management functionality can help you...

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Deliver Secure, New Business Services and Improve the Customer Experience

    In today’s ultra-competitive business landscape, organisations are always looking for the best way to deliver secure, new business services to their customers. But to do this, organisations must find a “new balance” of security across two critical business imperatives: growing the business and protecting the business.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Requirements for an Application Release Automation Platform

    This whitepaper discusses: The specific requirements of application release and deployment automation platforms in order for it to prove beneficial, effective, and offer a substantial return on investment How to evaluate a release automation platform

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    How Can I Obtain Identity and Access Management as a Cloud Service?

    CA CloudMinder™ provides identity and access management capabilities as a hosted cloud service. Quickly obtain security capabilities without deploying or managing a large IT infrastructure typically associated with enterprise security deployments.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • eBooks // May 2011

    The Modern Office and You: 5 Ways to Capitalize on Cloud Opportunities

    Many technology providers are nervous about the Cloud and what it means for their business. Rather than look at the Cloud with fear, embrace it and take advantage of the opportunities it brings for new revenue. In this eBook, you’ll learn 5 ways to capitalize on the future of the...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Managed Service Provider Attributes Growth to the ConnectWise Community

    Growing an IT Services business in an unstable economy is challenging, but for one MSP, the key to success was the right partnership and business support from a group of peers. See how Wisconsin-based ITConnexx leveraged the ConnectWise Community and the PSA platform to transform their business from break-fix to...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • 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 // May 2014

    Business Expert Tool

    Download your complimentary Business Expertise Report and see how you and other companies in your industry can benefit the most from the SAP Business Suite® powered by SAP HANA®.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Global Compliance and The Legal Obligations for Encryption of Personal Data

    Updated for 2014, this document examines the global legal obligations to encrypt personal data – included both national and industry drivers. National focuses include the EU (the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Spain), the USA, Asia (Singapore, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan) and Australia. The industry focus is most strongly...

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Containerized Power and Cooling Modules for Data Centers

    Standardized, pre-assembled and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules are at least 60% faster to deploy, and provide a first cost savings of 13% or more compared to traditional data center power and cooling infrastructure. Facility modules, also referred to in the data center industry as containerized power...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Best-In-Class Steps to Successfully Manage the Buyer's Journey

    Delighting customers is no easy task for today’s organizations. The constant growth of information on numerous products and services empower customers with crucial intelligence that inuences their purchase decisions. Achieving success in keeping in-tune with customers’ rapidly changing needs requires businesses to streamline their customer data management activities to personalize...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Information Governance in a World of Big Data

    Information governance already exists in most large organizations and has different, often unconnected, focal points, for example Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), Master Data Management (MDM) and Data Warehousing. This White Paper discusses the current state of information governance, the new challenges and makes recommendations for what organizations need to do...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Exploiting Innovative Technologies in BI and Big Data Analytics

    Forrester recently conducted a survey with 330 global business intelligence (BI) decision makers and found strong correlations between overall company success and adoption of innovative BI, analytics, and Big Data tools. Is your company harnessing the latest innovations in BI technology to achieve your business goals?

    Sponsored By SAP

  • Research // Jan 2014

    2013-2014 World Quality Report

    Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, and Sogeti, its local professional services division, have released the findings of the fifth World Quality Report. The report, published in conjunction with HP, reveals that application Testing and Quality Assurance (QA) now accounts for almost a...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Case Studies // Jan 2014

    Customer Success Story of University of Central Lancashire:

    ExtremeZ-IP is helping thousands of educational institutions worldwide conquer their Mac/Windows integration challenges. Learn how the University of Central Lancashire, a leading UK institution, is successfully and securely integrating popular Apple products alongside Windows devices in a cross-platform campus environment.

    Sponsored By Acronis

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    IDC: Driving Business Optimization with End-to-End Performance Testing White Paper

    The purpose of this IDC White Paper is to lay out the role that performance testing can play in the context of overall application lifecycle management (ALM), security, resource, and demand management. The document defines an application performance testing framework, discusses a performance test evolution path and explores the relationship...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    3 Ways to Save Software Costs Paper

    This paper discusses the potential for radically improving cost efficiency with a well thought-out Software Asset Management (SAM) strategy. It aims to improve understanding of the SAM discipline, including the challenges it poses as well as the tactical and strategic advantages it offers. Furthermore, it lays out a high-level plan...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Whitepaper: 10 Critical Requirements

    Growing interest in cloud computing has prompted almost every enterprise software vendor to claim it's "in the cloud." However, in the industry's rush to fulfill demand, some vendors may skip requirements that are essential. Read this whitepaper to learn the 10 critical requirements of any successful cloud application.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Downloads // Apr 2014

    Orchestration ROI Infographic

    Operations orchestration is the coordination of automated tasks across teams, tools, and environments including incident management, service request fulfillment and more. This infographic reveals how most IT organizations realized ROI in less than 6 months and quantifies orchestration benefits. HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Stays at the Forefront of Mobilization with Acronis Access

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) works to support the American agricultural economy to strengthen rural communities; to protect and conserve America’s natural resources; and to provide a safe, sufficient, and nutritious food supply for the American people. The USDA is composed of 17 separate agencies with an additional...

    Sponsored By Acronis

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Top 5 Things Every Developer Should Know

    C sharp has become increasingly popular and complex, putting applications and organizations at risk for software failures. Learn how you can gain deeper intelligence into your code to avoid critical crash causing defects

    Sponsored By Coverity

  • Webcasts // Jul 2014

    Top 5 Things Every C# Developer Should Know

    C# has become increasingly popular and complex, putting applications and organizations at risk for software failures. Learn how you can gain deeper intelligence into your code to avoid critical crash causing defects. C# has become increasingly popular and complex, putting applications and organizations at risk for software failures. Learn how...

    Sponsored By Coverity

  • 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

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Specification of Modular Data Center Architecture

    There is a growing consensus that conventional legacy data center design will be superseded by modular scalable data center designs. Reduced total cost of ownership, increased flexibility, reduced deployment time, and improved efficiency are all claimed benefits of modular scalable designs. Yet the term “modular”, when and where modularity is...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Data Center Projects: Growth Model

    Long term data center or network room capacity planning may seem impossible in the face of evolving IT technology and business requirements. Nevertheless, data center facilities have a lifetime that may span many generations of IT equipment, so planning – or lack of planning – can have a large impact...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Data Center Temperature Rise During Cooling Outages

    The data center architecture and its IT load significantly affect the amount of time available for continued IT operation following a loss of cooling. Some data center trends such as increasing power density, warmer supply temperatures, the “right-sizing” of cooling equipment, and the use of air containment may actually increase...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Power and Cooling Guidelines for Deploying IT in Colocation Data Centers

    Some prospective colocation data center tenants view power and cooing best practices as constraining. However, an effective acceptable use policy can reduce downtime due to thermal shutdown and human error, reduce stranded capacity, and extend the life of the initial leased space, avoiding the cost of oversized reserved space. This...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Endpoint Backup

    Given the rise of mobility and BYOD, endpoint backup must evolve to meet the unique needs of the mobile workforce. To help organizations evaluate backup solutions to meet these needs, Gartner compared 7 vendors against 11 critical capabilities in their report. For the 2nd year in a row, Gartner...

    Sponsored By Druva Software

  • White Papers // May 2014

    7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration

    Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements that will enable you to: Centrally manage data migration Preserve users’ data and personal settings Mitigate network impacts during migration Access the white paper to find out how to...

    Sponsored By Druva Software