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DEFINITION: An early adopter is a person who embraces new technology before most other people do. Early adopters tend to buy or try out new hardware items and programs, and new versions of existing programs, sooner than most of their peers. According to a theory called Diffusion of Innovations (DoI) formulated by Everett Rogers, early adopters make up 13.5 percent of the population. Early adopters, while eager  … 
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Failing to Plan is Planning to (IT) Sprawl
sponsored by OnBase by Hyland
WHITE PAPER: If left unchecked, IT sprawl can get the best of your organization. Redundant applications and disconnected information silos cause inefficiency to rise and customer satisfaction to fall. In this white paper, see how the right information platform can help you architect an environment that puts the brakes on IT sprawl.
Posted: 15 May 2017 | Published: 15 May 2017

OnBase by Hyland

IT jobswatch – trends in media IT recruitment
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This quarters figures compiled by jobadswatch.co.uk show that during the fourth quarter of 2010 the IT jobs market for permanent staff being recruited by media organisations is up by 1.8%. This is the sixth consecutive quarter that has seen higher demand.
Posted: 20 Oct 2011 | Published: 15 Mar 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

Moving Your Business to a Holistic, Digital-Driven Enterprise
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to transform your organization without undue workflow interruption by strategizing IT transformation with the 3 methods outlined here. Read on to establish alignment between the CIO and IT team on strategy, objectives, timeline, and deployment of internal and third-party resources.
Posted: 08 May 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Commvault

MSP Playbook: Maximizing Your Workflow
sponsored by Solarwinds MSP
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, MSP market expert Karl Palachuck, demonstrates how your technicians should spend their day, why you need an all-call technician at all times, the importance of consistent real-time reporting, and more. Click into this playbook to maximize workflow in your MSP.
Posted: 12 May 2017 | Published: 12 May 2017

Solarwinds MSP

11 Questions Every CIO Should Ask Their IT Manager
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: What is your IT really costing you? Could you be doing more with the technology you have? Could you reduce costs and provide better service to your organization? Read Red Hat's suggestions on "11 Questions Every CIO Should Ask Their IT Manager", and how Red Hat open source solutions can help.
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 10 Jun 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Extending Reach and Ensuring Effectiveness of Leadership Development: The Role of Technology-Based Learning
sponsored by Skillsoft
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses leadership development and the role of technology-based learning in leadership development programs.
Posted: 18 Apr 2012 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

Skillsoft

Gartner Middle East CIO Leadership Forum
sponsored by Gartner
WHITE PAPER: Join Gartner analysts from 28 February to 1 March in Dubai, industry thought leaders and a select group of your peers to find new answers to new questions - and learn how your IT leadership can create and follow the path to world class best practice.
Posted: 28 Jan 2011 | Published: 28 Jan 2011

Gartner

Is the CIO's Career More Important than Business Success?
sponsored by Colt Data Centre Services
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, you will explore IT professionals' attitude to personal and company risk, as new roles and expectations emerge in the enterprise, and why IT is now an engine for business creativity. Read on to see how company risk differs from personal risk in the eyes of the IT pro.
Posted: 14 Oct 2015 | Published: 14 Oct 2015

Colt Data Centre Services

Key Technical Support Considerations for the Cognitive Era
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to discover the different support and maintenance challenges that confront CIOs when implementing an infrastructure that includes new solutions like mobile, social, cloud initiatives and other new breeds of computer models, including cognitive.
Posted: 13 Apr 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2016

IBM

Ten Critical Success Factors for CRM: Lessons Learned from Successful Implementations
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Customer relationship management (CRM) deployments can be complex and difficult. This white paper provides a checklist of the ten critical success factors for organizations to follow to avoid common pitfalls as they design and deploy their CRM system.
Posted: 16 Jan 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2006

Oracle Corporation

The 10 Pillars To Building A Winning Mobile Strategy
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses the disruptive nature of mobile technology for businesses and offers 10 pillars for mobile success.
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 | Published: 18 Aug 2015

Red Hat

The 7 Deadly Skills of The Perfect Employee
sponsored by Skillsoft
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines the 7 skills essential to employee success and how to keep your employees productive and satisfied.
Posted: 23 Apr 2012 | Published: 23 Apr 2012

Skillsoft

The 7 Deadly Skills Your IT Team Should Possess
sponsored by Skillsoft
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines IT skill shortages, how to minimise them within your company, and 7 deadly skills that your IT team should possess.
Posted: 18 Apr 2012 | Published: 18 Apr 2012

Skillsoft

Top 10 Misconceptions about Performance and Availability Monitoring
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines ten common misunderstandings about monitoring and offers suggestions for implementing complete end-user monitoring strategies that can adapt to today's more complex computing environments.
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 | Published: 04 Mar 2011

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Top 5 Cloud Data Protection Challenges. Solved.
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper serves as guide with which you can realize the full potential of your next cloud project. Read on to see how the following 5 challenges may impact your cloud integration strategy.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Aug 2015

Commvault

Transforming Cloud Datacenter Security for Business Mobility
sponsored by vmware airwatch
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn ways to secure proprietary applications and data in the cloud data center. Learn what these cloud security approaches can offer over traditional security methods.
Posted: 18 Sep 2015 | Published: 18 Sep 2015

vmware airwatch

Why Business Rules?: A Case for Business Users of Information Technology
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how business people are allowed to directly define how their business rules are being executed with a BRMS; and, perhaps more important, how it facilitates change in an easy, safe and reliable manner.
Posted: 07 Jul 2011 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

IBM

Working Together To Improve Strategic Planning
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals compelling examples of how organizations foster collaboration between finance and IT to ensure successful strategic planning.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation
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EARLY ADOPTERS DEFINITION (continued): …  to explore new options in technology, are not the most daring, and are not especially prone to taking risks. That role, according to Rogers, is played by a small minority of people called innovators. Only one person in 40 is of this type. They are the people most likely to conceive and develop new methodologies and technologies, and who often end up running large IT corporations or founding new ones. Early adopters and innovators have counterparts, known as laggards and Luddites, at the opposite end of the human spectrum. Laggards are slow or reluctant to embrace new technology because of disinterest … 
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