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 // 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 // Oct 2014

    Using Information Intelligence to Improve Projects in the Energy Sector

    In the energy industry, successful execution of projects in the design, construction, and operation of plants and facilities is dependent on more than ensuring that schedules and budgets are met. Management of the asset life cycle from planning all the way through to decommissioning requires systems and tools that support...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Addressing key issues for managers of complex contracts in energy and engineering

    Contract and project management is a significant challenge in the energy and engineering industries. Supplier Exchange will allow participants to define workflows and collaboration methods that improve contract management by greatly reducing the time and cost to find and validate relevant information.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Managing Assets for Maximum Performance and Value

    State-of-the-art asset management is critical in industries such as oil and gas exploration and production, oil refining and gas processing, and utilities that rely heavily on expensive and aging physical assets. Among other benefits, effective asset management reduces costs and risks, improves process flows and business continuity, increases profit margins,...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Business Case : Identity and Access Management (IAM)

    One of the main objective for IT decision makers is to increase revenues, reduce costs and improve profitability. Intragen, IAM specialist helps you achieve these goals in this Business Case. Find out more...

    Sponsored By Intragen

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    The Evolving Role of the Controller

    The role of the financial controller is changing in ways that mirror those of the broader finance function. Organizations will need to be aware of the changing role of senior finance professionals, the increasing demand for their time and services, the skill set they must possess, and how to fill...

    Sponsored By NetSuite AU

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    How TCO Benefits Make Cloud Computing a No Brainer

    A detailed TCO evaluation shows cloud-based solutions can deliver significant savings compared to on-premises business applications. NetSuite analysed the economic benefits of the cloud model in the ERP and CRM space by comparing the TCO of NetSuite's SaaS-based ERP and CRM solution with that of on-premises solutions from vendors such...

    Sponsored By NetSuite AU

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Buyer's Guide to CRM Solutions

    Industry-Driven Insights into Trends, Value and Evaluation Criteria for any decision-maker - including sales, service, marketing and IT executives - evaluating a customer relationship management (CRM) or sales force automation (SFA) project.

    Sponsored By NetSuite AU

  • Case Studies // Oct 2014

    Pervasive Technology Trends: Implications for your Data Center

    Four technology trends—cloud computing, mobile technology, social collaboration and analytics—are shaping the business and converging on the data center. But few data center strategies are designed with the requisite flexibility, scalability or resiliency to meet the new demands. Read the white paper to learn how a good data center strategy...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Presentations // Apr 2014

    What the C-suite Needs to Know about the Economics of IT Risk and Reputation

    View the presentation “Understanding the economics of IT risk and reputation”—based on a ground-breaking survey of 2,316 IT professionals conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM—to examine the costs behind this number and build a better business case for business continuity and IT security. Use it to demonstrate the...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Five Essentials for Better Workforce Continuity-Integrating the Human Side into Your Strategy

    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...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Research // Feb 2013

    Source Business Technology Resiliency Capabilities

    Most business continuity management teams today are understaffed, consisting of just a few dedicated corporate resources and regional or business unit representatives. Sound familiar? If so, outsourcing your organization’s business resiliency planning, strategy and program design can be a cost-effective, efficient option. In a study of global business continuity vendors,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    The Role of the Network in Cloud Computing

    For a network that better supports your cloud and brings the most value possible to your business, its design has to be considered in the early stages of cloud planning. Read the white paper "Networking for cloud computing" to discover specific networking considerations for public, private and hybrid clouds.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    ALDM Service Engagement Guide

    Decisions to optimize the data center often begin with IT discovery. But many discovery processes are costly and tedious to use. IBM’s Analytics for Logical Dependency Mapping (ALDM) service automates IT discovery and leverages analytics to provide a more complete, accurate picture of the IT environment in as little as...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Pervasive Technology Trends Shaping the Business and the Implications for Your Data Center

    Four technology trends—cloud computing, mobile technology, social collaboration and analytics—are shaping the business and converging on the data center. But few data center strategies are designed with the requisite flexibility, scalability or resiliency to meet the new demands. Read the white paper to learn how a good data center strategy...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    10 Essential Elements for a Secure Enterprise Mobility Strategy

    With enhanced mobility and work flexibility comes increased information security risk. Explore the security implications and capabilities of the major mobile OS platforms and learn more about best practices to fortify security while supporting new levels of productivity.

    Sponsored By Citrix Systems

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    The Forrester Wave Report: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q3 2014

    According to Forrester, early MDM solutions that focused on device management are growing into broader enterprise mobile management (EMM) solutions which can help I&O professionals mature their mobile strategy. In the Forrester Wave report, Forrester evaluates the 15 most significant EMM providers and details how each vendor fulfills the 27...

    Sponsored By Citrix Systems

  • 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 // Sep 2014

    Customer Service: Exploit the Value of Content to Drive Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction

    Great service is delivered one customer at a time and improving interactions across all channels means truly understanding customer wants and needs. Massive amounts of unstructured data exist in your organization and can deliver customer insight that is specific, relevant and actionable. Learn how to harness that data to provide...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Webcasts // Oct 2014

    Live Webcast: From Silence to Brilliance: How to Kick Off a Compelling Presentation

    Join us for this LIVE event! Tuesday, November, 11 2014 11 AM (PST) / 2 PM (EST) Grab attention from the get-go. Lights! Camera! Crickets? Don’t let the deafening silence of a disengaged audience derail your presentation. Join this webinar with Stanford Graduate School of Business educator and coach...

    Sponsored By Citrix Online

  • Tools & Templates // Jan 2006

    Build your own consulting contract using this sample form

    Both independent consultants and their clients benefit when they're working with a solid contract. Download this sample contract from TechRepublic member and IT consultant Randy Barger as a guide for preparing your next consulting agreement. E-mail makes it easy to assume a fairly informal relationship with your clients. But...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Sep 2001

    Sample service level agreement for application support

    Consulting firms that provide support to their clients use service-level agreements to make sure both sides get what they need. This SLA template, updated in November 2003, can be used to hammer out what consultants will provide for their clients.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Tools & Templates // Mar 2009

    Sample Job Application Cover Letter For Bank Officer

    This is the best Sample Job Application Cover Letter for Bank Officer based on Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) that you, as the fresh graduate or the experienced one, can use as the reference and guidelines when you want to write an impressive Application Letter for Bank Officer Jobs.

    Provided By Resume Sample

  • 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

  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    6 Secrets to Offering Exceptional Customer Service

    The vast majority of people are not experiencing great service. Nearly a third of consumers believe that businesses are now paying less attention to providing good customer service. On top of that, just 7% of those polled say that customer service experiences they have with companies typically exceed their...

    Provided By Salesforce.com

  • Tools & Templates // Apr 2006

    Use this simple letter of agreement for your quick consulting jobs

    Your smaller projects may not require a full-blown contract, but you should still get the arrangement in writing. A letter of agreement like this one will enable you to spell out the details you and the client have worked out. When you prepare to engage in a long-term or...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Jan 2002

    Download this sample IT due diligence report template

    Performing a technology due diligence is a good way to understand your client's technology and assess the financial implications of its technology plans. Here is a template you can use to organize your next IT due diligence effort.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Preparing Audit Ready Financials - Best Practices to Avoid Common Pitfalls

    Independent external audits of GAAP financial statements are an inescapable reality for finance professionals. External audits are required by statute for public companies and are also becoming the norm among private companies experiencing growing demands for transparency from regulators, investors, and other stakeholders. Cloud accounting software helps finance teams...

    Provided By Intacct

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    The 2015 Buyer's Guide to Accounting and Financial Software

    In the last few years, the demands on the finance department—from real-time reporting to global consolidation—have increased significantly. At the same time, the choices for accounting and financial software have become much more complex. How do you begin to research, evaluate, and select the right software for your business? ...

    Provided By Intacct

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Managing applications in the age of BYOA: Reclaiming IT's strategic role

    This research report delivers the information you need to manage apps and reclaim your strategic role in the enterprise. You’ll learn: How the risks of the BYOA trend are accelerating Why IT departments are being sidelined Strategies for protecting your most important data How to...

    Provided By LogMeIn

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Best Practices for recruiting the right talent

    This white paper examines best practices in recruiting and the technology behind those practices. It discusses how to reduce time to hire by up to 50 percent, reduce cost per hire by up to 70 percent, and improve recruiter efficiency in finding the right talent.

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Nov 2006

    Supply Chain Management In The Petroleum Industry

    Supply chain management in the petroleum industry contains various challenges, specifically in the logistics area, that are not present in most other industries. These logistical challenges are a major influence on the cost of oil and its derivatives. However, opportunities for cost savings in logistics still do exist. Giant oil...

    Provided By University of Houston

  • 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 radically simplify your...

    Provided By Druva

  • 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

  • Tools & Templates // Jan 2010

    Accomplishments Tracker Template

    Having a structured way to keep track of your noteworthy accomplishments will help you highlight your contributions when review time rolls around. Use this handy template to detail the best (and worst) of your performance throughout the year.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 Linux rescue tools for recovering Linux, Windows, or Mac machines

    When you're dealing with a system that won't boot, you need a robust and dependable recovery tool. Here are a few Linux tools that might save the day.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Tools & Templates // Jan 2009

    Sample Internal Auditor Cover Letter

    Use this template as a cover letter to apply for the post of internal auditor. A clear and interesting internal auditor cover letter will help you land an interview for the job you want. The applicant in the following letter shows her experience and her understanding of what the job...

    Provided By Job Bank USA

  • Videos // May 2014

    IT Operations Management in Action

    A brief video that provides information on some best practices in handling performance and application issues.

    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 // Mar 2014

    Eliminating the Noise: Best Practices for the Five W’s of Sales Intelligence

    Much as a journalist is expected to report on the “who, what, when,” etc. when filing their story, professional business-to-business (B2B) sales reps are more likely to open doors, nurture opportunities, and close deals when they know more about their prospect or customer. Sales Intelligence, as a broad category of...

    Provided By Oracle