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  • eBooks // Jan 2014

    Building Success on Acquia Cloud: 10 Layers of PaaS

    A great digital experience is essential for success in today's digital marketplace. Not only is building, deploying, hosting, and scaling web applications complicated, but leaving resources available that allow for continuing innovation is crucial to ongoing success. To make the most of the resources at hand and to speed time...

    Sponsored By Acquia

  • Webcasts // Apr 2014

    Live Webcast: Three Reasons Your Competitors Are Adopting Cloud

    Cloud computing adoption is accelerating as businesses face a growing body of facts and figures that show the cloud can meet data security, privacy and compliance requirements; reduce costs; and allow consolidation of data backup and recovery needs. With this mounting evidence, the cloud train is leaving the station. ...

    Sponsored By EVault

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    The Modern Office and You: 5 Ways to Capitalise 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 // Apr 2014

    Accelerating Incident Response

    Cyber security is a process, not a destination. No matter how well you’re prepared, chances are you will be hacked at some point. Along with a strong security defense strategy, you need a plan to investigate and remediate a breach. This paper presents the advantages of a single-outsourced solution for...

    Sponsored By Dell SecureWorks

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Backing Up Big Data

    Organizations worldwide are facing explosive information growth thanks to trends in mobile computing, collaboration and social media. This deluge of unstructured data is forcing IT departments to rethink data management strategies. The challenge? Finding an effective way protect and back up company data while also making it available to be...

    Sponsored By HP

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Protect people, processes and technology from web application threats

    Incidents of web application security breaches that result in data theft are growing in frequency and severity, making it critical for organizations to take immediate steps to examine the security measures they have in place, assess vulnerabilities and act to protect the business.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Webcasts // Dec 2013

    On-demand Webcast: Secure Collaboration with Dropbox for Business and Centrify SSO for SaaS and mobile

    Dropbox for Business lets you collaborate with ease, making storing and sharing files both intuitive and secure. More than 4 million businesses use Dropbox everyday to work smarter. Centrify and Dropbox have partnered to give Dropbox for Business users single sign-on and provide IT with centralized management and security using...

    Sponsored By Centrify

  • Webcasts // Apr 2014

    The Collaboration System that Brings Teams Together

    Sharing knowledge, developing ideas, making better decisions – these move agencies and teams in the right direction. With Christie Brio, you can simultaneously contribute rich multimedia content from multiple wireless sources and engage easily with colleagues – in the same room or around the world, in real-time. Learn about Christie...

    Sponsored By AVI-SPL

  • Case Studies // Apr 2014

    IBM Security Services Cyber: Security Intelligence Index

    An effective cyber security strategy calls for the latest intelligence on the kinds of attacks that are occurring, who is committing them, and how often they are happening. A new IBM report offers expert insight into a range of security statistics, based on monitoring tens of billions of security events...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Webcasts // Nov 2013

    On-demand Webcast: SaaS, single sign-on, and security: how can this possibly work?

    Quick... how many cloud accounts do you have? How many email accounts? How many software-as-a-service accounts? How many job-specific accounts? It's a lot, right? Many of you probably even have multiple accounts for certain services. Managing all this can be a mess. It gets worse when you or your...

    Sponsored By Centrify

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Dramatic IT Innovation: The Converged Infrastructure

    As technology continues to touch more aspects of business, most IT leaders are finding themselves inundated by the many challenges associated by the Big 3: consolidation, virtualization, and the cloud. Read about what Jim Ganthier, VP of Marketing & Operations and the GM of the Mainstream business unit of HP's...

    Sponsored By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Accelerating VDI Solutions for Modern Business with IBM PureFlex and IBM Flex System

    IBM’s SmartCloud VDI solution lev-erages the IBM PureFlex and Flex System portfolio, Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure prod-ucts and the company’s design/deploy services to deliver reliable, powerful and secure managed desktop infrastructures.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Business Analytics Buying Criteria: The Three Maxims.

    In this Advisory, Clabby Analytics looks more closely at the importance of implementing an integrated infrastructure — and its relationship to business analytics. The paper will examine the business analytics workloads, discuss how these workloads put different demands on the underlying systems and infrastructure, and provide guidance designing an integrated...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    IBM’s System Director VMControl: Advanced Multi-Platform Virtualization Management

    For IT personnel looking to manage cross-platform workloads, IBM VMControl can provide an advanced solution. Read the white paper and learn why this technology beats the competition in terms of automated provisioning, systems integration and resource pooling. Also see how this environment offers advanced image management and higher resilience.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Value Proposition for IBM PureFlex System: Case for IBM PureFlex System for Cloud- Enabled SAP Enterprise Environments

    This management brief discusses the value proposition for the Case for IBM PureFlex System for Cloud-Enabled SAP Enterprise Environments. Link(s)

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Strategies to Capture Greater Value from Systems Engineering analyst paper (Taxal)

    This paper discusses the practices that companies should explore to move beyond traditional PLM and ALM to realize the broader capabilities of systems engineering for reducing time to market, meeting regulatory compliance mandates and improving product quality.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Rationalizing the software development lifecycle in systems engineering (Ovum)

    Software is not only changing the nature of products, but also the nature of systems engineering. Across many product industry sectors, software is arguably accounting for the lion's share of innovation. For many product engineering organizations, the growth of software content is raising the urgency to ingrain systems engineering mentality...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Unit testing: the key to quality in smarter products

    Innovative and high-quality software is now not only a key driver for business success in many industries;it is also critical for building a smarter planet. Yet as companies race to meet tight deadlines, they often have to hack code and drop features. All the while, customer demands for faster delivery...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Model-based systems engineering: Revolution or evolution?

    This whitepaper traces the evolution of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), a structured and visual approach for collaborative systems design and development which facilitates early validation of requirements, architectural trade off analysis and mitigation of project risks.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Analyst Briefings // Feb 2014

    Turning product development into competitive advantage (Exec Brief)

    We rely on smarter products each day, from cell phones and home appliances to cars and airplanes. The software embedded in these products delivers greatly increased functionality, but it also introduces a complex new set of development challenges.  The reality is that product manufacturers are now also becoming software companies,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    IBM Requirements management for smart products Resources

    If you are new to requirements management, or wish to improve your existing requirements management process, the resources in this e-Kit will provide you with useful guidance and advice. Learn what requirements management is and how it can help your organization improve quality, reduce costs and better meet customer needs...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Applying agile principles to the development of smarter products

    Agile development has become a cornerstone of most software development organizations. Marked by iterative processes that deliver incremental value over time, agile development has enabled organizations to manage software complexity more effectively and to improve quality and time to market compared with previous development processes

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Systems Engineering Best Practice: Model-based requirement analysis

    This is a paper on model based requirements analysis where best practices in using modeling for requirements analysis and how that links with requirements management is discussed.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IDC: Enterprise Workloads on The IBM X6 Portfolio: Driving Business Advantages

    This paper shows how the new IBM systems with X6 technology were designed to take clients to a new frontier of x86 computing. These new X6 systems are ideal platforms for meeting business-critical demands with data base, business analytics, virtualization and ERP applications.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    HEROLD powers its rapidly growing information business With IBM BladeCenter HX5 and IBM System x3850 X5 servers

    Founded in 1919, HEROLD Business Data has evolved from a printfocused directory services company into a provider of multimedia searchand location-based services. The company continues to grow its print revenues even as it introduces innovative services such as the provision of augmented-reality content to smartphones. HEROLD serves around 370,000 small...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IBM Rational targets engineering lifecycle management (Ovum)

    With increasing amounts of software content, the management of the systems engineering process has also proved increasingly challenging. Software, mechanical, and electrical engineers rely on their own toolsets, with the data from each tool locked away in its own repository. Lacking inter-process standards above the level of Internet protocols, most...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Designed to be the best

    Forward-thinking organizations are recognizing the superiority of Power Systems* technology. The Power Systems family offers the ultimate system for today’s compute intensive business applications and databases. “Power Systems continues to prove itself as the ultimate system for compute intensive workloads, high performance analytics, high performance UNIX*, and high performance computing....

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IDC - Laying the Foundation for Successful Business Analytics Solution Deployments: The Critical Role of Hardware Infrastructure

    This IDC paper discusses the critical role of hardware infrastructure in business analytics deployments, citing best practices, the IDC's decision framework, and four client case studies - Wellpoint, Vestas, AXTEL, and Miami-Dade County. IDC's recommendation is that "infrastructure cannot — and should not — be an afterthought". Hardware infrastructure and...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • eBooks // Apr 2014

    Guarding the Castle

    Learn the strategies and tools that cybercriminals use to infiltrate your network and how you can stop them. See how you can secure your network every minute of the day, against all types of malware, with a high performance firewall that protects against the latest global threats.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    IBM: Surviving the Technical Security Skills Crisis

    As new threats emerge every day, the need for qualified security staff is growing - but there aren’t enough people with technical security skills to go around. That gap is leaving organizations exposed. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by IBM, 92% of security...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Economics Remains Crucial

    IT managers and industry pundits talk a lot about performance and capacity, but those are often only replacement terms for the real issue: economics. Storage decisions are only necessary because of economics - otherwise we'd put all data in main ("storage-class") memory. With the data avalanche always looming and growing,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Digital Front Office:Delivering Better Customer Service

    How can you reduce costs and improve customer experiences at the same time? Enterprise content management is the key. With the right solution in place, you can transform the way you do business, providing digital self-service access to transactional content in the formats that match the needs of your customers....

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Why DBMs Matter More than Ever in the Big Data Era

    Big data promises valuable insights that are enticing organizations to invest in analytics and BI tools, yet many overlook the need for a DBMS that can stand up to the strain big data places on the underlying infrastructure. This ePaper explores the DBMs characteristics of most importance in a big...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Leverage Customer Content, Enhance Customer Service

    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. Leveraging the latest technology can help unlocks its...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Types of Prefabricated Modular Data Centers

    Data center systems or subsystems that are pre-assembled in a factory are often described with terms like prefabricated, containerized, modular, skid-based, pod-based, mobile, portable, self-contained, all-in-one, and more. There are, however, important distinctions between the various types of factory-built building blocks on the market. This paper proposes standard terminology for...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Data Center Encryption Survey - Securing the Path to Consolidation in Today's Data Center

    Many want to make data center consolidation happen, but few have actually done so. While cloud offerings and virtualization have opened up a path for realizing the benefits of consolidation, many organizations are encountering significant hurdles in this journey. A SafeNet survey of more than 580 IT and security professionals...

    Sponsored By SafeNet

  • White Papers // May 2012

    IDC: Through Hardware Innovation Comes Support Automation

    This IDC white paper outlines the support-oriented benefits of evolving technology incorporated into the physical box itself as well as technologies that enable remote support. As vendors develop new systems, storage, and network devices, tools and automation functionality will be an essential part of what will be embedded in these...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Enterprise Grade Management for OpenStack

    In this technical detail, we describe how CloudForms offers you a unified management framework with advanced life cycle management capabilities across infrastructure platforms, such as OpenStack, VMware, Red Hat, Microsoft, and Amazon.

    Sponsored By Red Hat

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Whitepaper: Enterprise Grade Management for OpenStack

    In this technical detail, we describe how CloudForms offers you a unified management framework with advanced life cycle management capabilities across infrastructure platforms, such as OpenStack, VMware, Red Hat, Microsoft, and Amazon.

    Sponsored By Red Hat

  • Webcasts // Jan 2014

    The shift from servers to services: Charting your future in the cloud era webcast

    The cloud is not only changing how you source and deliver technology. It’s also leading IT organizations to be more service-centric. This shift impacts IT on many levels. It refocuses IT organizations and changes how they operate and provide services. Find out why shifting from servers to services will help...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)