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 // 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 // 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

    Playing to win in real time

    To stay ahead of the competition in a global marketplace, firms are increasingly speeding up operations, in many cases adopting real-time systems and tools to allow for instant decision-making and faster business cycles. According to a new report from Oxford Economics and SAP, Real-time business: Changing the game in the...

    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

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Live Chat Effectiveness - A 2013 Survey of Internet Shoppers

    The fifth annual study of frequent online shoppers points to five important conclusions for Internet retailers: It's a multichannel communication world Social media as a sales and support channel cannot be denied Ignore email at your peril Live chat remains strong and continues to have loyal fans Geography matters...

    Provided By LogMeIn

  • 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

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Case Study: Mission Australia: Better Serving the Community

    Most of organisations or businesses wanted to respond to their clients faster and more efficiently. This study gives you an idea on how to drive value-add IT projects and the ability to scale up and down as well as increase performance effectively. Download this case study today to learn...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Executive Summary: Clustered Data ONTAP Delivers Foundation for Software-defined Storage

    This executive summary explores about traditional data centers, with infrastructure silos built around applications, limit responsiveness. Explains how it helps deliver on the promise of software-defined storage today, increasing IT agility and speeding delivery of services.

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Digital Asset Management: Describing and Searching Mass Assets

    Processes are constantly being developed and improved to allow digital asset management (DAM) leaders to upload large sets of assets to their networks. Once uploaded and accessible, certain searching tools can help users to find information that is pertinent to their needs and prevent users from being overwhelmed with unhelpful...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Client Virtualization in a Cloud Environment

    Arguably computation models seen in client space are much more diverse than those in the server space proper. For servers, there are essentially two, the earlier model of static consolidation and the more recent dynamic model where virtual machines lightly bound to their physical hosts and can be moved around...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Powering Transformation - The IT Revolution is Now

    The IT Revolution is happening and the time for change is now - don’t settle for inflexible systems built on legacy technology. Download this white paper for information and ideas on how you can: Get the most out of managing IT in the cloud Eliminate upfront investments and maintenance costs...

    Provided By ServiceNow

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    A New Model for User Engagement

    The workforce has changed dramatically. Companies today must embrace technology and innovation to attract the younger set—yet remain traditional enough to retain their more experienced employees. How can you provide new systems and features to engage all types of users? This white paper from Workday looks at how the growing...

    Provided By Workday

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    “Shift-to-Early” How lifecycle pricing pays dividends for softlines retailers Whitepaper

    How lifecycle pricing pays dividends for softlines retailers

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Laying the Technology Foundation for Measuring Marketing Performance and Calculating ROI

    Marketing performance management is an immature concept and market when applied to the entire marketing mix. CIOs must work closely with chief marketing officers to understand requirements.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Jumpstart your journey to personalized digital marketing

    IBM Marketing Center breaks new ground with an unmatched combination of simplicity and power to give digital marketers hands-on control over all phases of the marketing lifecycle. IBM Marketing Center lets you create customer segments, design communications, manage campaigns, and more.

    Provided By IBM

  • Research // Feb 2014

    Gartner MQ: Multichannel Campaign Management

    Digital marketing continues to fuel the multichannel campaign management market. New approaches to campaigns, such as real-time social and mobile offers, as well as the rising need of content marketing to support interactions, will drive this market forward.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Capitalizing on cross-channel retail opportunities

    With widespread use of mobile devices and social media, today’s consumers are connected and empowered like never before. Shoppers enjoy an abundance of channels and choices and increasingly expect a consistent and relevant experience across all touchpoints. They reward retailers that can deliver a personal touch and guide them to...

    Provided By IBM

  • eBooks // Feb 2014

    Marketing: Connecting with the Chief Executive Customer

    CMOs and their marketing teams are squarely in the spotlight as organizations look to them to chart a course across today’s turbulent landscape. The pressure is intense, the scope of the challenge unprecedented.

    Provided By IBM