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.

  • 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

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Accelerate ROI- HP IT Process Automation and Orchestration

    Explore this whitepaper to discover practical examples of how you can realise a rapid return on investment in your IT operations while providing CIO’s, IT managers and support teams a realistic roadmap for success.

    Provided By HP

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Enterprise-scale IT automation with a disciplined approach

    This report explores the benefits of IT process automation that supports the entire IT environment from traditional IT to cloud-based infrastructure operations. Read this info brief and learn how HP helped organisations reduce operational expenditure and improve service quality.

    Provided By HP

  • 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

  • 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 Dell and Intel® Xeon 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

  • 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

    Take control of large file sharing services

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

    Provided By Mimecast

  • 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.

    Provided By Mimecast

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    The Importance of Continuity in Office 365

    Moving to an Office 365 environment can open the door to a wide range of business benefits. But what about continuity?

    Provided By Mimecast

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Transform your email management ROI

    Mimecast commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying its Unified Email Management solution.

    Provided By Mimecast

  • 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

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Top 5 reasons why customers deploy a flash 1st strategy on EMC VNX

    Flash first ensures that highly active data is stored and served from flash derived for optimal performance while less active data is tiered on high capacity hard disk drives, allowing customers not to compromise between performance and TCO.

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // May 2014

    EMC XtremIO- Executive Overview

    XtremIO develops enterprise data storage systems based completely on random access media such as flash solid state drives (SSDs). By leveraging the underlying abilities of random access media, XtremeIO delivers unparalleled levels of performance, ease of use, operational efficiency and other advanced storage features.

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Tyco Integrated Security: How Secure is Your Business Infographic

    This valuable infographic shows the top seven External Threats to a business, the top three internal threats to a business and the top three concerns for management when considering a business security solution. This infographic helps assess the potential threats in a working environment and reduce the potential risks. This...

    Provided By Tyco

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Wi-Fi Access For Mobile Devices In High-Security Environments

    The Aruba Tunneled Internet Gateway lets mobile device users wirelessly access the Internet without compromising the security of the restricted network. Unsecure Internet traffic is logically and cryptographically separated from restricted network traffic across the entire network.

    Provided By Aruba Networks

  • Webcasts // May 2014

    Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business Into A Sales Machine With The $100 Million Best Practices Of Salesforce.com

    Join us for this LIVE event! Wednesday, June 18th 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT Hosted by Aaron Ross, best-selling author of Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business Into A Sales Machine With The $100 Million Best Practices Of Salesforce.com. Aaron and his team are helping companies triple their...

    Provided By Citrix Online

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Successfully Supporting the Mobile Knowledge Worker

    Learn six tactics for delivering valued services and support to the fast-growing group of mobile knowledge workers. Download to learn how to develop and support policy, how to communicate and collaborate with stakeholders and why you should adopt the "new IT everything" attitude plus much more!

    Provided By Citrix Online

  • White Papers // May 2014

    EMC IT Leading the Transformation

    After enduring several years of global economic uncertainty, organizations large and small are beginning to increase IT spending. The move towards ROI indicates that enterprises are taking a longer-term view of IT spending decisions, no longer focused solely on cost reduction tactics designed for a particular point in time.

    Provided By EMC

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Convergence with Vblock Systems: A Value Measurement

    Today, IT managers focus intently on rapidly deploying business services on demand and at scale, without triggering an explosion in capital and operating expenses. One of the most significant solutions that IT organizations are deploying to meet their needs are converged systems that integrate compute, storage, and network resources; virtualization...

    Provided By EMC