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 // 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

    Fast and Furious: Best Practise - How to Get To improve your Customer's Experience.

    A smartphone in every pocket and ubiquitous wireless have combined to change the way consumers do pretty much everything. From researching to shopping to buying to communicating about the entire experience in the moment. The challenge for IT is in developing engagement opportunities that make sense on the mobile platform,...

    Sponsored By Century Link & HP

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Securing and controlling data in the cloud

    The Securing and Controlling Data in the Cloud white paper evaluates the • benefits of cloud computing, • the security challenges posed by the cloud, • provides recommendations to secure and control sensitive data in cloud environments.

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Securing Big Data

    This White Paper shows the performance of several benchmark tests of Vormetric Transparent Encryption running on a Cloudera HADOOP system using several different workloads. The overhead is minimal and within acceptable norms of performance vs. security tradeoffs.

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Economizer Modes of Data Center Cooling Systems

    In certain climates, some cooling systems can save over 70% in annual cooling energy costs by operating in economizer mode, corresponding to over 15% reduction in annualized PUE. However, there are at least 17 different types of economizer modes with imprecise industry definitions making it difficult to compare, select, or...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Considerations for Owning vs. Outsourcing Data Center Physical Infrastructure

    When faced with the decision of upgrading an existing data center, building new, or leasing space in a retail colocation data center, there are both quantitative and qualitative differences to consider. The 10-year TCO may favor upgrading or building over outsourcing, however, this paper demonstrates that the economics may be...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Fundamentals of Managing the Data Center Life Cycle for Owners

    Just as good genes do not guarantee health and well-being, a good design alone does not ensure a data center is well-built and will remain efficient and available over the course of its life span. For each phase of the data center’s life cycle, proper care and action must be...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Essential Elements of Data Center Facility Operations

    70% of data center outages are directly attributable to human error according to the Uptime Institute’s analysis of their “abnormal incident” reporting (AIR) database1. This figure highlights the critical importance of having an effective operations and maintenance (O&M) program. This paper describes unique management principles and provides a comprehensive, high-level...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Facility Operations Maturity Model for Data Centers

    An operations & maintenance (O&M) program determines to a large degree how well a data center lives up to its design intent. The comprehensive data center facility operations maturity model (FOMM) presented in this paper is a useful method for determining how effective that program is, what might be lacking,...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Classification of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools

    Data centers today lack a formal system for classifying software management tools. As a result, confusion exists regarding which management systems are necessary and which are optional for secure and efficient data center operation. This paper divides the realm of data center management tools into four distinct subsets and compares...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Protect Against Advanced Evasion Techniques

    The network security paradigm is currently shifting toward a new reality as advanced hacking methods become more prevalent and harder to detect. An example of such a method is advanced evasion techniques (AETs). The risk of network security systems being compromised by AETs continues to grow as more and more...

    Sponsored By McAfee

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Osterman Report: Office 365 for the Enterprise

    Osterman Research outlines how third parties are required to strengthen security, compliance and control.

    Sponsored By Mimecast

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Take Control of Large File Sharing Services

    Bloor Research outlines best practice for large file sharing in the enterprise and assesses current vendors.

    Sponsored By Mimecast

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Research: The Workplace of the Future

    The future of work is here and it’s different than the past. It’s distributed. It’s mobile. It’s real-time and multimedia. The up and coming generation of workers grew up with connectivity, mobility and video. Everywhere you look, technology and IT are at the center of changing the future of work....

    Sponsored By Polycom, Inc.

  • Downloads // May 2014

    Find, Analyze & Resolve Your Toughest Performance Issues on SQL Server - FAST

    Slow SQL Server performance? Don't let yourself get tangled up in volumes of server health metrics. Get to the root cause of performance problems in just four clicks. Only SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer correlates SQL response time with server health metrics - in a single view - to quickly pinpoint...

    Sponsored By SolarWinds

  • White Papers // May 2014

    A Prescriptive Approach to Simple, Fast and Cost-effective Project and Portfolio Management

    The consumerisation of IT combined with recent technology advances, like mobile and cloud, has created a perfect storm for surging IT demands.  Read this eBook on how you can take a prescriptive approach to a simpler, faster and more cost effective PPM path to manage this surge in demand.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • 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 // May 2014

    Making the Real Time Enterprise a Reality

    REAL TIME. ON DEMAND. ALWAYS ON. Such are the expectations of businesses in today’s global information economy. Customers demand agility, responsiveness, and innovation from all companies today. And they’re comparing their experiences with businesses in every industry against firms that embody all three capabilities. Read this whitepaper to discover how...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • 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 // 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

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Case Study: Heritage Bank improves reliability and productivity with Fuji Xerox MPS

    A case study that discusses on how to improve productivity and service delivery. Explore the benefits of adopting multifunction devices and learn how Heritage Bank significantly improved service quality.

    Sponsored By Fuji Xerox

  • White Papers // May 2014

    IDC Report: Selecting the Optimal Path to Private Cloud

    Cloud computing models offer a new approach for IT organizations to deliver business services to end users. By implementing their own internal or "private" cloud infrastructures, IT organizations can deploy a technology model that provides both flexible IT architectures and dynamic business agility.It makes system resources accessible to applications that...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • 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

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Whitepaper: HR in the Cloud

    The human resources function is undergoing a fundamental transformation. The old ways of doing business won't work in the new modern global economy. Read the whitepaper to explore the five business trends driving the rapid adoption of SaaS business solutions and discover why businesses like yours are moving to SaaS.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Whitepaper: The Forrester Wave™: Human Resource Management Systems, Q1 2012

    Forrester's 69-criteria evaluation of human resource management systems (HRMS) can help you choose the right solution to meet your business needs. Read this 15-page report for a market landscape overview, vendor strengths, and comparisons, and to learn why Workday was named a leader among select companies.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Research // May 2014

    Lopez Research: Transforming Workflows with Video

    Every company, regardless of size, is becoming a technology company. Line of business managers and the executive team recognize that a strong technology foundation is critical for a company’s success. IT and business alignment must become more than an ideal or a vision. Likewise, IT must proactively offer new services...

    Sponsored By Polycom, Inc.

  • Presentations // May 2014

    Meg Whitman presents Unlocking IT with Big Data

    Today, the industry is at an inflection point – driven by a triple storm of Big Data, cloud, and mobility; and in this new environment, security is paramount. The New Style of IT is about how businesses and IT leverage this rapid change for enterprise growth. During this Web Event...

    Sponsored By HP US

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Protect people, processes and technology from web appliation threats

    Incidents of web application security breaches that result in data theft are growing in frequency and severity, making it critical for organizations to take immediate steps to examine the security measures they have in place, assess vulnerabilities and act to protect their businesses.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // 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

  • 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

    Six Keys to Effective Reputational and IT Risk Management (interactive)

    Interactive guide to provide insights on the key actions to take to safeguard your reputation by security and resilience investments.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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

  • Live Event // Mar 2014

    Live Weekly Webinar - 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

  • 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

  • Videos // Mar 2014

    Product Preview: Mobile

    Mobile devices are changing the way every-day work gets done. To ensure your workforce has the necessary insight, information, and intelligence, they must be armed with mobile apps that make work seamless. Watch the video to discover how Workday gives your workforce the freedom to be productive anytime, anywhere.

    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

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    5 Essentials for Protecting Against Advanced Persistent Threats (APTS)

    Advanced persistent threats (APTs) have become a major concern for IT security professionals worldwide, and for good reason. Recent attacks have targeted a multitude of diverse companies. This paper clarifies the nature of APT risks and provides recommendations on how organizations can better protect themselves. Read more...

    Sponsored By Websense