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  • Sponsored By LabTech Software // Jul 2014

    Remote Monitoring and Management: The Key to Proactive, Efficient IT Service Delivery

    In order for IT service providers to succeed, it’s paramount that they find a competitive advantage and continually develop new ways to find additional revenue streams. IT service providers need to be able to do it all for their clients – from managing entire technology infrastructures to responding quickly to...

  • Sponsored By LabTech Software // Jul 2014

    Managed Services: Your 10-Week Guide to Becoming an MSP

    Managed services is one of the fastest-growing segments in IT services and the growth is expected to continue. Making the transition to managed services requires a systematic plan with well-thought out steps that range from sizing up the market to retooling your staff. If you're considering becoming a managed service...

  • Sponsored By LabTech Software // Jul 2014

    Help Desk Best Practices

    A help desk is critical to the operations of an IT services business. As a centralized intake location for technical issues, it allows for a responsive and timely solution to get clients and their staff back to business as usual. In addition to handling immediate IT issues, a help desk...

  • Sponsored By EMC // Jul 2014

    Top 5 Reasons why Customers Deploy a Flash Strategy on EMC

    Customer are increasingly virtualizing their environment to maximise capacity and reduce costs. This EMC report provides details of a solution with unprecedented overall performance, optimizing for transactional performance and capacity effeciency with no trade offs. Read More.

  • Sponsored By EMC // Jul 2014

    Selecting the Correct Path to Private Cloud

    Cloud computing models offer a new approach for IT organizations to deliver business services to end users. By implementing their own internal or "private" cloud infrastructures, IT organizations can deploy a technology model that provides both flexible IT architectures and dynamic business agility.

  • Sponsored By Global Knowledge // Jul 2014

    Upgrading Your vCenter Server and ESXi Host to vSphere 5.5

    There are many issues and requirements to consider when you upgrade vCenter server and ESXi hosts to vSphere 5.5. The last thing you want is to have the upgrade fail or to encounter problems that you could have avoided with a little bit of research. This paper highlights the process,...

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    Sponsored By Global Knowledge // Jul 2014

    Is Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Moving Closer to Reality?

    Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is gaining momentum along with Software-Defined Networking (SDN). This paper examines the history of NFV and explores the prospects for networking to gradually evolve from a hardware-centric approach to a software-driven model. It concludes with an examination of future market implications and how NFV can help...

  • Sponsored By Global Knowledge // Jul 2014

    Ensuring the Availability of Your IBM Tivoli Monitoring Infrastructure

    This white paper addresses four different components of the Tivoli monitoring infrastructure for creating a high availability environment while providing redundancy and failover capacity. Although the principles are the same for each of these systems, the methods for adhering to these principles are different for each of them.

  • Sponsored By Global Knowledge // Jul 2014

    IaaS Public Clouds and the Perceived Security Threat

    Present concerns about cloud security are reminiscent of the fears in the 1980s of LANs and a highly distributed IT infrastructure, and they also echo the efforts in the 1990s to stop Internet usage at work. But the issue really isn't security; it's governance to ensure interoperability and portability. We...

  • Sponsored By Global Knowledge // Jul 2014

    SDN and Cloud Computing

    After a review of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and its close cousin Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), this white paper addresses three main deployment scenarios: SDN without deploying cloud computing, cloud computing without deploying SDN, and deploying cloud computing in conjunction with SDN. We'll look at use cases, when the approach makes...

  • Sponsored By Quosal // Jul 2014

    Top Considerations for Selecting the Right Quote and Proposal Automation Solution eBook

    A quote and proposal automation solution helps sales teams produce timely, accurate and professional-looking quotes in much less time. This is a key area of sales process automation that is too often overlooked by businesses.

  • Sponsored By Quosal // Jul 2014

    Sales Acceleration: Speed Up Your Sales Cycle With Quosal eBook

    Slow sales process? It’s time to speed it up! Accelerate your sales with quote and proposal automation from Quosal. With key features designed to revolutionize your sales process, Quosal can free your sales team from administrative burdens, and help them become sales superstars.

  • Sponsored By Quosal // Jul 2014

    Data Projections Case Study

    Data Projections needed a quoting solution that would allow them to prepare, deliver, and track quality quotes and proposals that could integrate with their CRM. Quosal enables Data Projections to produce winning sales proposals in less time, and improves their internal sales reporting

  • Sponsored By Quosal // Jul 2014

    Top 10 Reasons You Need Quote and Proposal Automation eBook

    Do your sales quotes and proposals take too long to create, get stuck in internal approval or contain inaccuracies? Do your sales people wait impatiently for customers to sign and fax back proposals? Is it difficult for managers to know the real-time status of every quote? This ebook dives into...

  • Sponsored By IBM // Jul 2014

    Beyond Software: Agile for Product Development

    Agile methods are increasingly popular in application, enterprise and embedded development. Yet the question remains: Do the 12 agile principles apply to more than just software? Find out how leading companies are beginning to exploit agile's iterative processes for far more than software.

  • Sponsored By IBM // Jul 2014

    Agile in the embedded world

    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.

  • Sponsored By IBM // Jul 2014

    Ditch the documents and spreadsheets - Manage requirements efficiently and more accurately with IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation

    Using productivity tools for requirements management is like using a hammer to open a bottle. It gets the job done, but at what cost? IBM Rational DOORS NG offers effective requirements management capabilities by including the ability to capture relationships and manage dependencies.

  • Sponsored By IBM // 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...

  • Sponsored By IBM // 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.

  • Sponsored By IBM // 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.