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.

  • 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 // Aug 2010

    Proactive Performance Management for Enterprise Databases

    Don't just react to performance issues in your database. Proactive database management can result in accelerated problem resolution, problem prevention, hardware resource maximization and risk reduction. How can you become more proactive in managing your enterprise database? Download the white paper to find out.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Nov 2007

    A Quantitative Comparison of High Efficiency AC vs. DC Power Distribution for Data Centers

    This paper presents a detailed quantitative efficiency comparison between the most efficient DC and AC power distribution methods, including an analysis of the effects of power distribution efficiency on the cooling power requirement and on total electrical consumption. The latest high efficiency AC and DC power distribution architectures are shown...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    BYOD - The Future of IT is Now

    The wave toward Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) and Bring Your Own Applications (BYOA) has been building since roughly 2007, but has now become a tsunami. Many organizations are realising the variety of benefits provided by BYODA and are embracing them. However, while IT may have warmed to the...

    Provided By Citrix

  • 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...

    Provided By Citrix

  • 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...

    Provided By IBM

  • 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...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Why Customers are Migrating from Teradata to IBM PureData System for Analytics

    The speed, agility, simplicity, and scalability of the Netezza technology has proven to be very attractive to Teradata customers who have reached the limit (performance or budget wise) with their existing systems. Many of these customers have moved some or all of their data and applications to the PureData System...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    IBM PureApplication System Data Sheet

    Read how 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.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Empowering your Organization Through Patterns of Expertise

    The skills needed to design, test, configure and integrate solutions can be costly. IT managers may be unable to develop and deploy applications efficiently, even in virtual and cloud environments. IBM PureSystems is designed to deliver faster time-to-value, reduced costs and lower risk.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Easily deploy and move enterprise applications in the cloud

    "What if your organization could take advantage of emerging business opportunities by deploying new applications dramatically faster than you ever could before? What if you could increase the value of your existing application investments by leveraging them in the cloud—and easily move your apps across off-premises and on-premises cloud options?...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Strategic Server Refresh with IBM System x

    This analyst paper by Edison Group addresses the strategic reasons why organizations need to refresh their servers, and how a server refresh with IBM System x® servers, powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, delivers and supports solutions and capabilities needed by SMBs. ...

    Provided By IBM and Intel

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Analyst Whitepaper: IBM OMEGAMON and System Automation - Proactive, Automated Problem Resolution

    In this Research Report, Clabby Analytics looks more closely at the integration of IBM’s monitoring and systems/workload automation portfolios, and we consider the benefits of using these solutions in tandem.

    Provided By IBM

  • eBooks // Jul 2014

    Beyond Software: Agile for Product Development

    Agile methods are increasingly popular in application, enterprise and embedded development. Yet the question remains: Do the 12 agile principles apply to more than just software? Find out how leading companies are beginning to exploit agile's iterative processes for far more than software.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Ditch the documents and spreadsheets - Manage requirements efficiently and more accurately with IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation

    Using productivity tools for requirements management is like using a hammer to open a bottle. It gets the job done, but at what cost? IBM Rational DOORS NG offers effective requirements management capabilities by including the ability to capture relationships and manage dependencies.

    Provided By IBM

  • Research // Jul 2014

    Requirements-driven Quality ROI Calculator

    IBM Rational requirements-driven quality ROI calculator provides an estimated return on investment from implementing one or more of our quality and requirements definition and management solutions. See how these solutions help you achieve predictability in desired business outcomes, allowing you to: Reduce risk and rework by unifying stakeholders and...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Real-time agility: Core principles and practices for embedded-software teams

    This paper introduces practical approaches to Agile focused on core principles and practices and shows how they improve project results for embedded systems development. Agile methods are a cohesive set of concepts, principles and practices to address the challenges of software development.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Agile Deployment for Embedded Software & Complex Systems

    Agile is a cornerstone of software delivery from IT to complex and embedded systems. This research-based paper reports on key challenges, patterns and working practices for extending Agile to cross-discipline deployment in product and systems development.

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Jul 2014

    Cincinnati Zoo transforms customer experience and boosts profits

    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...

    Provided By IBM

  • 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...

    Provided 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...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Using IBM Social Business to Take Your Business Relationships to the Next Level: A Game Changer for Small, Medium, and Large Businesses.

    This IBM Redguide™ publication provides information about IBM Social Business and includes details about the business need and the value of transformation to a social business. It presents a high-level Social Business component diagram, highlights key capabilities, and includes customer case studies that exemplify how some of these capabilities can...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    DevOps: Why IT Operations Managers Should Care About the Cloud

    Savvy enterprises are discovering that the cloud holds the power to transform IT processes and support business objectives. IT departments can use the cloud to redefine the continuum of development and operations—a process that is becoming known as DevOps. Download the Executive Brief DevOps: Why IT Operations Managers Should Care...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Tips for choosing a cloud services provider

    IT leaders know that their businesses—and their jobs—depend on thoughtful planning. Once the decision has been made to pursue or build upon a cloud service model, what criteria should be considered before partnering with an external vendor? Watch this video for key criteria you can use to approach cloud decisions...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Five Essentials for Better Work Force Continuity (links to US IWM)

    No matter how slight the risk appears, organizations know that the threat of a disaster is always a possibility. Many organizations—and most likely yours—have taken steps to incorporate disaster recovery planning for their facilities and technology. But you may not have fully considered the impact of a disruption on your...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Meeting Workforce Demands

    Gain access to this new white paper by CIO which examines the changing landscape of end-user computing. The research reveals how today's CIOs are tackling trends and establishing new best practices for the mobile-cloud era. Read more...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Fast and Furious: How to Get The Best Digital Customer 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,...

    Provided By Century Link & HP

  • Webcasts // Jun 2014

    Webcast: 5 Soft Skills for Customer Support

    Join us for this LIVE event! Wednesday, July 16th 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT Brilliant troubleshooting isn’t nearly enough to make tech support successful. You can fix every bug, solve every problem and still have unhappy clients. More than just the technology, you need to support the...

    Provided By Citrix Online

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    HP Info Brief for SMEs: Operations Orchestration

    Enterprise-scale IT automation with a disciplined approach This report explores the benefits of IT process automation that supports entire IT environment from traditional IT to cloud-based infrastructure operations. Read this info brief and learn how HP helped organisations reduced operational cost and improved service quality .

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    HP Data sheet: IT process automation across physical, virtual, and cloud architectures

    In this report HP Data sheet: IT process automation across physical, virtual, and cloud architectures brings some insights on how to overcome the increasingly complex data centre challenges and implement a successful IT process automation.

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Nondisruptive Operations and Clustered Data ONTAP

    As IT operations become more and more critical to business, no downtime can be tolerated. Downtime causes lost business, poor customer satisfaction, and competitive weakness. Today’s “always-on” data centers are all about how the underlying infrastructure provides continuous data availability to the applications despite changing business needs. Read more.

    Provided By NetApp.

  • eBooks // Jun 2014

    Why Cloud is Better with a DevOps Culture

    Every senior technologist in every large enterprise knows the business case for cloud computing. Done properly, cloud is a way to: Overcome barriers to innovation Get to market faster Handle massive spikes Lower IT costs This ebook looks at how the IT function works today, and why it...

    Provided By Rackspace

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Dell Case Study: Rich learning outcomes for digitally-connected students

    Somerville House has deployed personal notebooks to students for the past eleven years as part of their integrated approach to technology in education. The school wanted to give their students and teachers access to anytime, anywhere learning through devices with the capability for integrating richer data types into the learning...

    Provided By Brought to you by Dell and Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    HP Moonshot: a new style of IT for specialised scale-out workloads

    With billions of devices that track, gather, and process information, the need for innovative solutions at unprecedented scale, speed, and efficiencies has never been greater. Make no mistake—general-purpose x86 servers will continue to run enterprise applications that support traditional business demands. What HP Moonshot represents is the world’s first software-defined...

    Provided By HP US

  • Case Studies // Jun 2014

    Case Study: HP.com efficiency soars with HP Moonshot

    Objective: Make optimal use of the floor space and power capacity in six HP data centers. Approach: Deploy HP Moonshot System to power the hp.com, ftp.hp.com, and partner.hp.com domains IT matters Achieved power savings of 89% by migrating web pages and objects to HP Moonshot Opened up data center...

    Provided By HP US

  • Videos // Jun 2014

    Why serverCONDO is in the Dedicated Hosting Business

    serverCONDO's John Brown answers why they're in the dedicated hosting business.

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Prevention Systems

    According to Gartner, “Leaders produce products that embody NGIPS capabilities, provide high signature quality and low latency, innovate with or ahead of customer challenges (such as providing associated advanced targeted attack, ATA, technologies to make enriched IPS intelligence) and have a range of models. Leaders continually win selections and are...

    Provided By Sourcefire, Inc.

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Addressing the Full Attack Continuum

    Today’s threat landscape is nothing like that of just 10 years ago. Simple attacks that caused containable damage have given way to modern cybercrime operations that are sophisticated, well-funded, and capable of causing major loss and disruption to organizations and national infrastructure.These advanced attacks are very difficult to detect, remain...

    Provided By Sourcefire, Inc.

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Rethink Ink

    If there’s one constant in the world of IT, it’s that the workplace is changing. More than ever, IT needs to meet the demands of a highly distributed workforce that requires access to content and services around the clock and around the globe. And when it’s time to print, people...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Virtualization: The Secret to a Better-Performing Business

    Even as small businesses jump into the virtualization game there are some organizations that hesitate because they feel their IT staff is too small and the upfront cost is too great. Interestingly, these perceived issues are, in reality, the values you get from virtualization as it cuts costs and...

    Provided By VMware