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  • Sponsored By NetSuite AU // May 2015

    Forrester Research Report: Beware the "SaaS" Trap

    There’s a disturbing trend emerging in our client inquiries of late: rising demand for software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions and purchases of solutions that are not really SaaS. With the increase demand for organisations to take advantage of the flexibility and efficiency that SaaS offers them, many vendors today are seeing an...

  • Sponsored By NetSuite AU // May 2015

    Frost & Sullivan Research: The Role of Cloud Computing in Industry Transformation

    As cloud computing matures and becomes more established, not just as a technology but as a business concept, organisations are gaining a more nuanced view of its benefits. As with many new services or products, cloud was initially adopted on the basis of its ability to lower both capital and...

  • Sponsored By Cisco // May 2015

    5 Ways Cisco is Transforming Video

    Video conferencing is becoming the tool for collaboration. It’s being adopted quickly, and the demand for affordable, easy-to-use video endpoints is ramping up for every desk, every team room, and every home office. Download this white paper to learn how Cisco is trasforming the way organizations collaborate.

  • Sponsored By Cisco // May 2015

    How-To Guide: Creating Exceptionally Collaborative Workplaces

    In collaborative spaces, people naturally share ideas, which leads to innovation and growth. But how do you design a workplace that provides a highly collaborative atmosphere and that incorporates what people want? According to the Cisco® 2014 Connected World Technology Report, the top 5 workplace trends are: Flexibility and...

  • Sponsored By Cisco // May 2015

    Top 5 Trends That are Transforming Customer Service

    These days, customer service is far more than a simple phone call. Today’s customers want to be taken care of at any time, in any location, on any device. Yesterday’s solutions aren’t enough. Here are five important trends to keep up with in customer service.

  • Sponsored By Cisco Systems // May 2015

    Integrated Network Security Architecture: Threat-focused Nextgeneration Firewall

    Most large organizations address network security with an army of tactical point tools like firewalls, VPN gateways, IDSs/IPSs, network proxies, malware sandboxes, web and e-mail gateways, etc. This messy array of independent technologies was adequate ten years ago, but now presents a plethora of operational, policy enforcement, and monitoring challenges....

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    Sponsored By Cisco Systems // May 2015

    Next-Generation Network Security: A Buyers’ Guide

    Today’s adversaries continue to increase their capabilities faster than the defenses deployed to stop them. Whether they are obfuscating their attacks or hiding malicious code within webpages and other files, they are making it more and more difficult to profile and identify legitimate network traffic. This is especially true in...

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    Sponsored By Cisco Systems // May 2015

    IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing Equipment 2014 Vendor Assessment

    The worldwide enterprise videoconferencing equipment market has been experiencing some downs lately — with consecutive quarters and two years of declining revenue growth in 2013 (-13.1%) and 2012 (-5.0%). This is mostly attributed to the impact of delayed customer buying decisions, lower-cost systems, more software-centric solutions, and the rise of...

  • Sponsored By Cisco Systems // May 2015

    Video Forrester Wave

    In Forrester’s 24-criteria evaluation of videoconferencing infrastructure and cloud services vendors, we identified the 10 most significant OEMs — Acano, AGT, Avaya, Blue Jeans Network, Cisco Systems, Lifesize, Pexip, Polycom, Videxio, and Vidyo — in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how...

  • Sponsored By Cisco Systems // May 2015

    Five Secrets of Highly Effective Data Centers

    More than ever, the data center is a gateway to opportunity, responsible for bringing together the data, applications, and IT resources needed to support growth and innovation. At Cisco we have the opportunity to observe how data center infrastructure is evolving in response to market and technology trends. In no...

  • Sponsored By Cisco Systems // May 2015

    A Data Center Fabric Is Critical to a Next-Generation Data Center

    The data center has gone through many major evolutionary changes over the past several decades, and each change has been defined by major shifts in architectures. The industry moved from the mainframe era to client/server computing and then to Internet computing. In 2011, another major shift began: the shift to...

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    Sponsored By Cisco Systems // May 2015

    Campus Wireless LAN

    Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) present systems that are based on common use cases or engineering priorities. CVDs incorporate a broad set of technologies, features, and applications that address customer needs. Cisco engineers have comprehensively tested and documented each design in order to ensure faster, more reliable, and fully predictable deployment.

  • Sponsored By Cisco Systems // May 2015

    Cisco Validated Design Summary for BYOD

    There are numerous ways to enable a BYOD solution based on the unique business requirements of a specific organization. While some organizations may take a more open approach and rely on basic authentication, other organizations will prefer more secure ways to identify, authenticate, and authorize devices. A robust network infrastructure...

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    Sponsored By Cisco Systems // May 2015

    Hybrid Will Be the New Normal for Next Generation Enterprise WAN

    Public cloud services and mobility are driving business needs where the Internet and MPLS play an equally important role for enterprise connectivity. Network planners must establish a unified WAN with strong integration between these two networks to avoid application performance problems.

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    Sponsored By Cisco Systems // May 2015

    Cisco and Akamai Elevate the Customer Digital Experience

    The term “perfect storm” is used to describe when several forces come together and create a large, single event that has transformative effects. A technology perfect storm took place in the 1990s when Internet services, low-cost home computers, browsers and affordable broadband all came together and created the Internet revolution....

  • Sponsored By Cisco Systems // May 2015

    Miercom 2690-X Report

    Cisco engaged Miercom to conduct a competitive analysis of its Catalyst 2960-X switch versus two comparable Hewlett-Packard switches from the 2920 and 5120 product families. Miercom executed comprehensive hands-on testing and evaluated the performance of some widely deployed features that are critical for reliable functioning of enterprise networks. The test...

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    Sponsored By Cisco Systems // May 2015

    Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization

    WAN optimization increasingly resembles a mature market with increasing feature standardization. Vendor innovation is focused on supporting new application types and deployment options, with WAN optimization migrating toward more diverse platforms or to a WAN cloud.

  • Sponsored By Dell Software // May 2015

    Strategies for Successfully Managing Privileged Accounts

    See how to prepare your organization for the security, management and governance you need for your superuser accounts. This informative ebook offers perspectives you can use to integrate a successful PAM program.

  • Sponsored By Dell // May 2015

    Types of cyber-attacks and how to prevent them

    How secure is your network? Explore the four primary strategies cybercriminals employ to infiltrate your network when you read this e-book, and learn how to apply best practices to counter them. Then discover what your firewall needs to do to counter cyber-attacks. Download the e-book today.

  • Sponsored By Dell // May 2015

    Business Tablets: Productivity Gain Without Management Pain

    Tablets in the workplace present many challenges for IT managers. Choosing enterprise-class devices can minimize the IT hassles, while maximizing user productivity. This in-depth solution guide details the features to look for to overcome common pain points. Sponsored by: