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 // Apr 2013

    Impact of Hot and Cold Aisle Containment on Data Center Temperature and Efficiency

    Both hot-air and cold-air containment can improve the predictability and efficiency of traditional data center cooling systems. While both approaches minimize the mixing of hot and cold air, there are practical differences in implementation and operation that have significant consequences on work environment conditions, PUE, and economizer mode hours. The...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Choosing Between Room, Row, and Rack-based Cooling for Data Centers

    Latest generation high density and variable density IT equipment create conditions that traditional data center cooling was never intended to address, resulting in cooling systems that are oversized, inefficient, and unpredictable. Room, row, and rack-based cooling methods have been developed to address these problems. This paper describes these improved cooling...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Office 365 Single Sign-On: High Availability without High Complexity

    For most organizations, the move to Office 365 (O365) is a leap forward in user experience, productivity, it simplification, and savings. But organizations that fail to implement Single Sign-On (SSO) reliably can slip backwards in several key areas. Risk can actually increase and productivity suffer. Learn why SSO for...

    Sponsored By Centrify

  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Case Study: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

    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...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Case Studies // Mar 2013

    Case Study: Meka Pro harnesses analytics to improve profitability of manufacturing projects

    To operate effectively in different markets, Finnish manufacturer Meka Pro needed to be able to adjust its pricing and manufacturing strategies to each locality, but had no insight into their own data. Read this case study to learn how Meka Pro used IBM® Cognos® software modules to make faster, better...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    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...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Evolving Datacenter Architectures - HP technologies for Cloud-ready IT

    In this paper, Evaluator Group highlights the critical features necessary to move beyond server virtualization by leveraging key integration capabilities between IT components with a particular focus on the important role that storage plays in the evolution of the datacenter architecture. Sponsored by HP and Intel® Xeon® Processor :...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Changing the Experience and Economics of IT

    Competitive enterprises are always looking for ways to reduce complexity so more resources can be devoted to innovation. From the standpoint of IT, the challenge in reducing complexity is to free up time and money previously dedicated to back-end tasks—and shift those resources to drive more front-end, customer-facing value into...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Understanding Patterns of Expertise: Virtual Application Patterns

    Enterprise IT departments strive to contribute to the competitiveness of the business organization, developing and deploying innovative applications that can help benefit the bottom line and drive top-line growth. Too often, however, IT managers find themselves unable to develop and deploy applications with the agility they would like. The skills...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    IBM PureSystems Cut Costs and Increase Agility by Simplifying the IT Life Cycle

    This white paper discusses why converged systems, such as IBM PureSystems platforms, have the potential to radically simplify many aspects of the IT life cycle and how these changes can deliver business value by accelerating time to market, improving application performance, and reducing the staff time needed for many routine...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Podcasts // Mar 2013

    Expenses Product Preview

    When it's simple for workers to enter their expenses, the results are impressive -- lower costs, more accurate accounting, and more timely reimbursements. Watch the video to discover how Workday Expenses allows you to effectively engage your employees and improve the accuracy and timeliness of expense reporting.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Videos // Mar 2013

    Procurement Product Preview

    Ready to power up your procurement? Watch the video to see how Workday Procurement can handle all of your unique requirements for the acquisition of goods and services—from requisition to payment—and even the contracting of contingent labor. Collaborate easily with vendors and suppliers.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Keeping distributed endpoints safe and secure

    In today’s far-reaching environments, where the numbers and varieties of servers, desktops, laptops, mobile devices and specialized equipment such as point-of-sale (POS) devices, ATMs and self-service kiosks—known collectively as “endpoints”—are growing at unprecedented rates, traditional protection schemes such as firewalls and anti-virus agents are no longer sufficient on their own....

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Ensuring application security in mobile device environments

    In today’s business environments, mobile devices make up the fastest growing segment of computing devices—outpacing desktop and laptop computers. As more employees prefer to use mobile devices in the workplace, organizations are rapidly moving towards a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) model—allowing employees to use their own mobile devices for business purposes. This...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Avoiding insider threats to enterprise security

    IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager helps organizations to securely manage and track the activities of privileged users, thereby reducing the risk of breaches, improving compliance and ensuring accountability. The IBM white paper explains how IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager provides enhanced security across various IT environments by centralizing and controlling...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    The Art of Teleworking

    There is a new class of workers out there - working from their homes nearly autonomously. Some call them teleworkers, some telecommuters. Armed with remote access to their corporate network, with toll-free numbers, VPNs and mobile phones, they escape traffic jams, bad weather, and high fuel prices, and are able...

    Sponsored By Polycom

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Creating a collaboration culture throughout the enterprise: An adoption methodology

    The enterprise imperative: successful adoption. This paper introduces an adoption methodology developed by Polycom and built on proven best practices and years of experience. The methodology is designed to ensure an enduser experience that is reliable and intuitive, and that makes collaboration central to how organizations meet their day-today business...

    Sponsored By Polycom

  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Create a Referral Program to Grow Your IT Business

    The primary mode of growth for most technology provider businesses is by good, old word of mouth. Yet, many businesses have not established an official referral program to capture as many referrals as possible. Check out this guide to find the proven best strategies for creating the perfect referral program...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    IDC Analyst Connection: Using Blade Systems to Cut Costs and Sharpen Efficiencies

    After more than a decade of increases in the size of IT environments due to the proliferation of systems, devices, storage, and management tools, IT complexity has reached an all-time high. Today, day-to-day business operations are integrated with IT and datacenters. IT is seen as a way to gain a...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Oct 2012

    Coping in the chaos?

    It is no illusion that the complexity and diversity of security risks is on the rise, putting more businesses than ever at risk. In fact, 91% of organizations have experienced a direct cyber threat in the last year, and 40% of businesses do not feel prepared for the threats around...

    Sponsored By Kaspersky Lab

  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    Preparing the Physical Infrastructure of Receiving Data Centers for Consolidation

    The consolidation of one or more data centers into an existing data center is a common occurrence. This paper gives examples of what is becoming a standard architecture for preparing the physical infrastructure in the receiving data center. This approach allows for shorter timelines and high efficiency while avoiding the...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Change How Business Intelligence is Managed

    With the revolution of in-memory computing already under way, the question isn't if this revolution will impact businesses but when and, more importantly, how. Similar to the advance of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software in the 1990s, in-memory computing won't be introduced because a company can afford the technology. It...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Bring Your Own Device Policy Guidebook

    Since 2008, Aberdeen research has been tracking a radical transformation taking place in the enterprise: more and more organizations are permitting, even encouraging employees to bring their own mobile devices into the workplace to be used for work purposes. While at first appearing to radically lower the cost of enterprise...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Conquering the Challenges of Data Center Complexity

    Conquering the challenges of the data center can be complex. As long as IT departments continue to couple commodity x86 servers from a variety of vendors with separately purchased business and professional software suites, IT complexity is likely to remain a significant issue, with the most conspicuous effects appearing along...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Data Center Projects: Advantages of Using a Reference Design

    It is no longer practical or cost-effective to completely engineer all aspects of a unique data center. Re-use of proven, documented subsystems or complete designs is a best practice for both new data centers and for upgrades to existing data centers. Adopting a well-conceived reference design can have a positive...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Mobile Is The New Face Of Engagement

    Mobile is not simply another device for IT to support with a shrunken Website or a screen-scraped SAP application. Rather, mobile manifests a broader shift to new engagement systems. CIOs must plan now for them and empower customers, partners, and employees with context-aware apps and smart products.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    How Data Center Infrastructure Management Software Improves Planning and Cuts Operational Costs

    Business executives are challenging their IT staffs to convert data centers from cost centers into producers of business value. Data centers can make a significant impact to the bottom line by enabling the business to respond more quickly to market demands. This paper demonstrates, through a series of examples, how...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Jul 2011

    Three Keys to Better Data-driven Decisions: What You Should Know. Right Now.

    For small and midsize companies, high-quality data can be a powerful competitive tool-or it can bog your company down. Organizations that successfully use an ERP software solution to align all activities with their business objectives will be in a position to access the right information at the right time, allowing...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • 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 // Mar 2008

    An Improved Architecture for High-Efficiency, High-Density Data Centers

    Data center power and cooling infrastructure worldwide wastes more than 60,000,000 megawatt-hours per year of electricity that does no useful work powering IT equipment. This represents an enormous financial burden on industry, and is a significant public policy environmental issue. This paper describes the principles of a new, commercially available...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • 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

  • 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...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    ERP-System - und ihre Grenzen

    Erfahren sie, warum in einem system für Enterprise resource Planning (ErP) meist nur sehr wenig Planung steckt – und wie sie Herr des Problems werden

    Provided By Quintiq

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Are you ready for GenMobile: Survey Report (APAC)

    #GenMobile are a group of people for whom smartphones have gone beyond personal entertainment and BYOD. In fact, they’re now shaping their working lives around their connected devices and centering their work mode at mobility. With the ability to work and communicate effectively anytime, at any place and on any...

    Provided By Aruba Networks

  • Case Studies // Mar 2014

    Rightsize for #GenMobile and save

    Find out how a rightsized network can save up to 400% compared with a traditional network. There are alot of savings that business can make by swapping from traditional internet networks which are tethered to desks, to Wi-Fi internet access that is not tethered to a desk. This infographic shares...

    Provided By Aruba Networks

  • Presentations // Mar 2014

    Aruba Networks Corporate Video

    Aruba Networks Corporate Video

    Provided By Aruba Networks

  • Webcasts // Mar 2014

    5 Conversations You Need to Have with Your Employees

    Join us for this LIVE event! Tuesday, April 15th 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT Most employee engagement issues can be solved through better communication between managers and staff. Yet many managers don’t know when to talk, what to talk about or even how to do it right....

    Provided By Citrix Online

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Moving To Office 365 On The Cloud

    We plan and design for change. After the change happens, we begin to plan for the next change. What drives change? Many factors drive change in technology--lower cost of equipment, better compute power, greater bandwidth, new software, and so on. In this article, we look at how Office 365, a...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Predicts 2014: Automation Brings Promise to IT Operations Management, but at What Cost?

    Summary IT operations organizations will remain under pressure to increase their value proposition to the business while reducing the associated cost. Increased automation and the reduction of systemic complexity are paramount to this objective. Key Findings IT operations organizations that do not move at the pace of...

    Provided By frontrange

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Technical Report: Using NetApp and VMWAre to Build Your Cloud

    Many organisations are recognising the importance of their virtualised systems and how they can work more efficiently. Find out some insights on how on to build your own cloud at the same time lowering maintenance costs and reduce the time required to implement new applications and solutions.

    Provided By NetApp