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  • 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 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 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 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 MobileIron // Jul 2014

    HIPAA Mobile Compliance

    Mobile is becoming a core platform for healthcare communications and services. As information access expands to more people and more devices, mobile creates new systems and processes that are subject to HIPAA compliance. The MobileIron security and management platform includes controls for the following key elements of a HIPAA...

  • Sponsored By MobileIron // Jul 2014

    PCI Compliance and Mobile Devices

    The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council has released the Data Security Standards (DSS) version 3.0 outlining revised requirements for payment data security, effective January 1st, 2014. Merchants and Service Providers that store, process, or transmit customer payment card data must adhere to the revised outlined requirements. Additionally, the...

  • Sponsored By MobileIron // Jul 2014

    The Changing Mobile Landscape in Financial Services

    Sponsored by MobileIron, The Changing Mobile Landscape in Financial Services was conducted by Ponemon Institute to learn how organizations are enabling the use of mobile devices and technologies in ways that support business objectives and employee productivity. The study also examines the challenges many companies face when migrating from BlackBerry...

  • Sponsored By MobileIron // Jul 2014

    Migrating Blackberry Policies to MobileIron

    As the next generation of smartphones and tablets enters the market, employees want the freedom to choose their own devices and use apps that meet their needs. Analyst recommendations that organizations migrate off BlackBerry have forced IT departments to develop contingency plans for their existing mission-critical BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES)...

  • 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 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...