Project Management

Whether it's through Agile, lean or process-based management, you must plan, organize and control resources to achieve your business goals.

  • 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 // 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

    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...

    Provided By Vormetric

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Securing Big Data HADOOP Performance with Vormetric Transparent Encryption

    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.

    Provided By Vormetric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    IBM Server Managed Services Benefit Assessment Tool

    Use IBM's assessment tool to learn how you can increase server efficiency and availability while lowering costs. The IBM Server Managed Services Benefit Assessment helps you identify how an IBM Managed Services solution can: Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of Server Management Improve Server Resource...

    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

  • Webcasts // Jun 2014

    On-demand Webcast: Your Strategy at the Intersection of Cloud and Mobile

    We live in an enterprise world where Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a fait accompli and mobile is part of all of our lives. IT and mobility stakeholders continue to address ongoing changes with audiences, OS environments, data formats, coding methods, business processes and more. The case for investing...

    Provided By SAP

  • 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.

    Provided 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

    Provided By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Gartner Predictions 2014: Customer Support and the Engaged Enterprise

    According to Gartner, “Customer service is re-emerging as the core business strategy to create a winning customer experience”. As customer experience is being elevated to a top-executive commitment, the customer engagement center/contact centre is uniquely positioned to be at the epicenter of the customer experience revolution. Get this research note...

    Provided By Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Need for Third Party Security, Compliance and Other Capabilities in Microsoft Office 365

    Microsoft Office 365 is a generalist product by its very nature, as are all cloud-based communication and collaboration tools offered to a mass audience. In short, Microsoft Office 365 cannot satisfy every requirement for every user at every organization. Consequently, Osterman Research believes that most mid-sized and large organizations...

    Provided By Symantec

  • 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 // Jun 2014

    SDN: How It Will Affect You and Why You Should Care

    You may have heard about software-defined networking (SDN) and its cousin network functions virtualization (NFV). These emerging technologies are likely to revolutionize the IT industry as well as your job. This white paper introduces you to SDN and NFV, examines their impact on you as well as the industry, and...

    Provided By Global Knowledge

  • 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...

    Provided 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.

    Provided By CA Technologies

  • 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

    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...

    Provided 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,...

    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

    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.

    Provided 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.

    Provided By Vormetric

  • 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

  • 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 Dell and Intel®

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • Training // Jun 2014

    WebEx Tutorial: Key Features

    Learn how easy Webex Meetings makes hosting webinars, sharing screens and attending online meetings. Drive success by connecting with your audience and completing projects faster.

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • 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...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • 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...

    Provided 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...

    Provided 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...

    Provided 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,...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • Case Studies // Jun 2014

    Rosetta Stone Case Study

    Midsize learning technology company sought to move all files to the cloud for disaster-recovery reasons and to boost employee productivity. Added Box to their existing cloud stack for all employees. Streamlined IT operations; in the process of replacing servers with Box.Technology industry, midsize company, midmarket, global, server replacement, cloud stack,...

    Provided By Box

  • 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...

    Provided By McAfee