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  • Sponsored By MobileIron // Jul 2014

    Windows Phone 8.1 in the Enterprise

    When Windows Phone 8 was first launched, the majority of its platform innovations were focused on delivering a robust end-user experience. Strong support for Microsoft productivity tools made Windows Phone an attractive option for business users, but not all enterprises were ready to fully embrace the new platform. While it...

  • Sponsored By MobileIron // Jul 2014

    BYOD: Driving the mobile enterprise transformation

    Protecting corporate data and network resources while leveraging the benefits of mobility is a constant balancing act; one that requires IT to shift its focus from security lockdown to business enablement. While some companies (particularly in the tech sector) are “doing” BYOD well, most are still trying to devise a...

  • Sponsored By Symantec // Jul 2014

    Turning to Integrated Cloud Security to Deliver Maximum Cloud Protection

    According to a recent IDC research, nearly 90% of IT spending will be on cloud services by the end of the decade1. With the new era ahead, are you prepared to meet the inherent risks that come with migrating to the cloud? In this resource, uncover how cloud-based security can...

  • 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 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 ConnectWise // Jul 2014

    eBook: Putting Dispatch in the Driver’s Seat

    Does your help desk feel like it’s stuck in neutral? A dispatcher can help you keep track of which technician is where, what issues they’re working on, and make sure all issues are handled in a timely manner. Learn the 5 simple rules of dispatching your help desk can’t afford...

  • Sponsored By ConnectWise // Jul 2014

    Business Plan Blueprint eBook: Turn Your Dreams into Actionable Goals

    Having a solid business plan is one of the best predictors of the future success of your company, but few business owners take time to sit down and actually create a business plan. Some believe their businesses are too small to need a plan; others believe they don’t have time...

  • Sponsored By ConnectWise // Jul 2014

    Top 6 Project Breakdowns and How to Fix Them

    Project management is either one of those things that you are really good at and you can breeze right through without any issues, or it’s something that drives you crazy. Every business owner has experienced some form of project failure, but why? Study the top reasons that projects fail to...

  • 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 IBM // Jul 2014

    Mobility is moving fast: Seven Questions that Prepare you for BYOD

    Are you ready for BYOD? For successful BYOD operations, organizations must address issues they may not have considered yet, but that can have significant consequences for business and IT operations. Here are seven questions you should answer as you roll out new mobile capabilities

  • Sponsored By Workday // Jul 2014

    Whitepaper: Real CIOs of the Cloud

    As cloud computing becomes the dominant technology of this decade, today's CIOs are the catalysts for change. This whitepaper published by Techweb features two technology leaders discussing their cloud strategy.

  • Sponsored By Workday // Jul 2014

    Whitepaper: What Your Peers Are Doing to Prime Their  Human Resources and Financial Systems

    Businesses facing growth and change require systems that evolve with them. The fact is, traditional software is simply too rigid to keep pace. Your savvy peers are transforming their systems to run in the cloud. Read the whitepaper to learn how you can, too, and benefit long into the future.

  • Sponsored By Workday // Jul 2014

    Whitepaper: Forrester Report: The ROI of Software as a Service

    Read Forrester's review of 11 vendors in SaaS enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and supply chain management (SCM). The report confirms that, motivated by heavy competition for new customers, these resource management software vendors remain vigilant in mitigating such end-user concerns.

  • Sponsored By Workday // Jul 2014

    Whitepaper: Configure or Customize?

    With Workday, business systems can be quickly configured to fit the business—meaning the configuration happens without the need for programmers, professional services, or consultants. In this paper, we examine the high cost of making and supporting customizations to client/server-based applications as well as the differences between configuration and customization.

  • Sponsored By Workday // Jul 2014

    Whitepaper: Visibility, Alignment, & Optimization, Part I: The Value of Workforce Visibility in Driving Business Decisions

    Do you know as much about your employees as you know about your customers, products, or systems? Imagine the organizational transformation that could be possible if HR could provide real-time, actionable insight into the talent of your organization. In this whitepaper, you’ll learn how to achieve needed optimal workforce visibility....