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DEFINITION: MIS (management information systems) is a general term for the computer systems in an enterprise that provide information about its business operations. It's also used to refer to the people who manage these systems. Typically, in a large corporation, "MIS" or the "MIS department" refers to a central or centrally-coordinated system of computer expertise and management, often including mainframe systems  … 
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VMware and IBM System x: An Innovative Foundation for Modern IT
sponsored by VMware and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the benefits of joint solutions featuring IBM's System x portfolio and VMware's vSphere with Operations Management. These two companies collaborated to develop solutions that address the individual needs and plans of organizations when it comes to cloud environments.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

VMware and IBM

Demand Pricing That Matches Business Value – The Radical Sourcing Trend for 2013
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the nature of IT pricing models and how current obsolete models are costing MSPs a fortune.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Jan 2013

Asigra

Social Media: A Unified Strategy for Success
sponsored by Hootsuite
WHITE PAPER: In order to uncover the true value of social media, companies should employ a unified social media strategy across all departments. View this informative white paper to learn how to craft a cross-functional approach to social media, and explore the challenges and opportunities for social media in various departments.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 16 Apr 2014

Hootsuite

PPM: What's the ROI?
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper offers an in-depth look at the benefits and ROI of one PPM suite that combines project, resource, and financial management with comprehensive portfolio analysis and assessment. Read now to view an example business case, and discover the benefits this technology could offer you.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

CA Technologies.

Unlock the Mystery of Effective Strategic Planning
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This informative infographic illustrates four key tips to more effective planning, and introduces a project portfolio management (PPM) suite that gives you the capabilities and best practices you need to optimize PPM and make more strategic investments.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

CA Technologies.

Archive Data in the Largest Secure Private Cloud
sponsored by HP Autonomy
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a hosted archiving technology that provides the same capabilities of an on-premise archiving solution, but hosts the data in a secure, private cloud to help increase business agility, cost savings/predictability, and productivity that a cloud deployment enables.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

HP Autonomy

Finance and Technology: A Confident Partnership
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive report and uncover a complete list of findings from a recent IT and finance department related survey, and find out how large an input the finance staff really has in technology decision-making.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Top 5 IT Benefits of the Next-Generation Workplace
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores 5 top IT benefits of the next-generation workplace and how with the right network tools in place, you can reap the maximum benefits of mobility.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Aruba Networks

Trends in IT-Enabled Business Innovation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Modern organizations are seizing technology as a leverage point to develop and maintain a competitive advantage. In this white paper, discover the ways winning organizations are achieving IT-enabled business innovation to move ahead – and stay ahead – of the competition.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

How Technology Is Transforming Finance
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This resource collects articles from CIO and The Economist Intelligence Unit regarding how technology is transforming finance and the growing partnership between finance and IT.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 11 Apr 2014

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Open Hybrid Cloud: Meaningless Industry Jargon or the Future of Virtualization?
sponsored by Quru
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details the results of a study that looked at how much organizations really know about the hybrid cloud.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 16 Apr 2013

Quru

Optimize Workloads to Achieve Success with Cloud and Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details how a more dynamic, policy driven automation solution can help IT handle the increasingly complex and heterogeneous data centers created by trends like Big Data and the cloud.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 12 Mar 2014

IBM

The Business Context of Aligning IT with the Organization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details how to get IT aligned with your business needs in the increasingly dynamic and globalized business world.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 05 Apr 2013

IBM

Cisco Live Milan: IOE, SDN, and a lot of Wine
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This valuable resource details the revelations brought on regarding the Internet of Everything, Big Data and more at a recent Cisco sponsored conference in Italy.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Feb 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Next Gen IT Predictions: 2014 and Beyond
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This valuable resource details six predictions for the next-generation of IT in 2014 and beyond.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Jan 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Future of IT: Drive New Consumption Model with Cloud and Hybrid IT
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Since most businesses that consume cloud services are operating on hybrid models, managing and governing on-premise systems as well as external cloud services is often a struggle. To tackle this task, Gartner Research suggests that large enterprises think of IT as a "service broker."
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cloud Computing: Changing the Role and Relevance of IT Teams
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this informative resource, take a look at how the business computing landscape is changing as a result of cloud adoption, and learn how IT leaders can harness the power of the cloud to reclaim their relevance and reach success.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

An Innovative Infrastructure to Capture the Value of the Internet of Everything
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource details four major questions business leaders are asking as IT scrambles to keep up with growing demands.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 12 Dec 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

EMA/CXP Research Report: The Changing Role of the Service Desk in the Age of Cloud and Agile
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper reveals the results of a study that will show you how and why your IT service desk needs to adapt to the times.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

IBM

The Cloud Provider Prescription To Prevent HIPAA Headaches
sponsored by INetU Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This valuable whitepaper looks at how IT can handle answering the new mandate that holds them directly accountable to HIPPA.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

INetU Inc.

Boost IT Visibility & Value with Service Catalog
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details how a service catalog can help you demonstrate the value of your IT department.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

ServiceNow

Cloud Backup and SMB Channel Opportunities
sponsored by Carbonite
WHITE PAPER: This guide talks about the state of cloud backup and storage and it's growing role in the SMB market. Different factors are considered in relation to the needs and resources of SMBs looking into cloud storage and backup.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Carbonite

Two Solutions For Responding to and Evaluating Your Data Center Infrastructure
sponsored by Virtual Instruments
WHITE PAPER: This brief paper features 2 solutions – one that responds immediately to a serious outage or disruption and provides necessary equipment and service to your organization, and the other provides an unbiased view of your current infrastructure to help capacity planning, utilization and potential areas of optimization.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Virtual Instruments

IT Organizations Can Achieve Relevance in the Age of Cloud
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers how implementing the cloud can help IT transform into the innovative, value driving department it needs to be to meet today's business needs.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

VMware

Select the Right Cloud-Based ITSM Solution
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper features a three step approach for finding the right Software-as-a-Service IT service management approach for your organization.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2013

BMC Software, Inc.
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IT MANAGEMENT DEFINITION (continued): …  but also including by extension the corporation's entire network of computer resources. In the beginning, business computers were used for the practical business of computing the payroll and keeping track of accounts payable and receivable. As applications were developed that provided managers with information about sales, inventories, and other data that would help in managing the enterprise, the term "MIS" arose to describe these kinds of applications. Today, the term is used broadly in a number of contexts and includes (but is not limited to): decision support systems, resource and people … 
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