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DEFINITION: A benchmark is a point of reference by which something can be measured. In surveying, a "bench mark" (two words) is a post or other permanent mark established at a known elevation that is used as the basis for measuring the elevation of other topographical points.In computer and Internet technology, the term may have any of these meanings:1) A set of conditions against which a product or system is  … 
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Ixia Black Book: 802.11ac Wi-Fi Benchmarking
sponsored by Ixia
WHITE PAPER: Examine 802.11ac Wi-Fi test methodologies in this white paper, which provides insight into the capabilities and features that matter most.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 07 Mar 2014

Ixia

CW+: Compass: How benchmarking can identify IT savings
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Benchmarking, or the analysis of operational costs, productivity, and service levels in a comparative context of market standards, is a firmly established management tool.
Posted: 20 Oct 2011 | Published: 22 Oct 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

Best Practices: 10 must-have metrics and benchmarks for better recruiting
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WHITE PAPER: To maximize company performance, you need the best talent – and the best talent comes from superior recruiting. This resource counts down 10 must-have metrics and benchmarks for better recruiting.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 25 Feb 2014

SuccessFactors

Forming an Agile IT Function
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource explores the important considerations that CIOs need to keep in mind when taking steps to bring in agility into IT function. Learn how to form a roadmap to IT success by reading on now.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 06 Nov 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection vs. Seven Competitors
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This performance benchmark report reveals the results of an objective performance test conducted on eight endpoint security software products. Inside, learn which solutions are leading the pack for endpoint protection.
Posted: 30 May 2013 | Published: 17 Jan 2013

Webroot

Benchmarking in the contact center: Tips for managing what you measure
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Benchmarking projects are a great way for contact center organizations to improve their operations in order to reconcile competing demands from customers and the business. Read this white paper to learn best practices for executing a successful contact center benchmarking project.
Posted: 24 Oct 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Avaya

Mobility in ERP 2011
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: This research report provides a comprehensive and in-depth look at the type of benefits can you expect to achieve by extending ERP beyond the desktop.
Posted: 13 Sep 2011 | Published: 13 Sep 2011

Sage Software

How Does your Service Measure Up? Getting to Grips with Metrics
sponsored by GoToAssist
WHITE PAPER: This quick guide will identify some of the most popular metrics that you should be measuring, look at ways in which you can measure them, and how to utilize these measures to improve your service delivery.
Posted: 19 Jul 2011 | Published: 19 Jul 2011

GoToAssist

Case Study QuickView: IBM applies cloud environment to create a virtual benchmark center for high-performance computing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This abbreviated case study offers a quick glance at the time savings and cost efficiency achieved by the IBM Benchmark Center using cloud computing.
Posted: 18 May 2011 | Published: 18 May 2011

IBM

The Best Best Practice Guide: Benchmarking for Service Desk Success
sponsored by GoToAssist
WHITE PAPER: Benchmarking is a critical process for any Service Desk that wants to gauge the quality of their service delivery. Too often, however, desks are overly concerned with industry benchmarks and hitting industry standards for call waiting times, resolution time and the perennial cost per email. Download the SDI best practices guide to learn more!
Posted: 01 Dec 2010 | Published: 30 Nov 2010

GoToAssist

Guidance for Calculation of Efficiency (PUE) in Real Data Centers
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Unfortunately, commonly published efficiency data is not computed using a standard methodology making it difficult to properly benchmark infrastructure efficiency in data centers. This paper explains the problem and describes a standardized method for classifying data center loads for efficiency calculations.
Posted: 28 Jan 2010 | Published: 28 Jan 2010

APC by Schneider Electric

IBM® Lotus® Domino® Server Performance on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: This paper gives a brief introduction to the Lotus Domino performance benchmarking concepts and methodology. It will also outline the detailed procedures for running the Server Load Utility with the N8Mail Workload. Finally, it presents the performance results of Lotus Domino Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for simulated workloads.
Posted: 18 May 2009 | Published: 15 May 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Optimizing PC Performance with Simple Benchmarking Processes
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this paper to learn how to enhance PC performance and overall IT efficiency by utilizing Intel's unique new platform performance benchmarking process.
Posted: 02 Apr 2009 | Published: 03 Nov 2008

Intel Corporation

Best Practices in Creating a Strategic Finance Function
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: the following article will share the results of SAP research as well as APQC's Open Standards Benchmarking Collaborative (OSBC) research. The OSBC research is the first global set of common standards for business processes and data, giving organizations an independent, authoritative resource for evaluating and improving business practices.
Posted: 26 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Why Companies Fail: And the Information Imperatives to Help Ensure Survivability
sponsored by Kalido
WHITE PAPER: Companies are failing at an unprecedented rate. Read this paper to learn how Kalido's Active Information Management software can help companies accommodate the kinds of information required to stave off failure.
Posted: 04 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Kalido

BusinessObjects Edge Series - Technical White Paper
sponsored by Business Objects
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides a technical overview of BusinessObject Edge Series-the end-to-end business intelligence (BI) solution for growing organizations. Learn how to take advantage of extensive BI capabilities to empower your end users and decision-makers
Posted: 04 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Business Objects

Improving Web Application Performance for Your End-Users: Creating a Better Customer Experience
sponsored by Gomez
WHITE PAPER: This report analyzes why data from the full range of Last Mile connections gives companies a strategic advantage in the hyper-competitive online marketplace.
Posted: 23 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Gomez

Selecting an Industry-Standard Metric for Data Center Efficiency
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains some of the metrics that have been used to describe the efficiency of data center physical infrastructure and suggests which metric is the most effective.
Posted: 06 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

APC by Schneider Electric

The Enterprise Mobile Messaging Benchmark Report
sponsored by Good Technology
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper and discover the benefits of implementing a mobile messaging strategy and learn how to save time, increase customer responsiveness and determine the value of mobile messaging projects.
Posted: 25 Apr 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

Good Technology

Cisco Wide Area Applications Services (WAAS) Report
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) can accelerate a range of business applications, including Microsoft Exchange, file sharing and web applications.
Posted: 16 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Cisco Systems, Inc.
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BENCHMARK TESTING DEFINITION (continued): …  measured. PC magazine laboratories frequently test and compare several new computers or computer devices against the same set of application programs, user interactions, and contextual situations. The total context against which all products are measured and compared is referred to as the benchmark. 2) A program that is specially designed to provide measurements for a particular operating system or application. 3) A known product with which users are familiar or accustomed to that other newer products can be compared to. 4) A set of performance criteria which a product is expected to meet.Laboratory … 
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