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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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Email Archives: Why Old Solutions Aren't Sufficient for Modern Enterprises
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the difficulties that organizations encounter as they seek a solution to ever-increasing volumes of stored emails and the need for faster, more flexible accessibility to this data.
Posted: 19 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Mimecast

Taking Control of File Sharing Services
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper discusses how file sharing services are being used within enterprises; the benefits and risks that they bring; and the factors that organizations should consider in selecting an enterprise-grade service in order to ensure its security.
Posted: 19 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Mimecast

New Servers Set to Simpify Systems Management
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn how a new suite of systems management tools and a new set of servers improve flexibility and delivers powerful new options for managing your data center, saving time and reducing administrative effort.
Posted: 19 Dec 2014 | Published: 19 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc.

Delivering Optimized Mission-Critical Workloads in Enterprise Datacenters Through Innovative Systems and Services
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the benefits of investing in solutions that can process, support, and manage mission-critical workloads for cloud solutions, mobility capabilities, and data analytics initiatives in today's data centers. Read on to learn about new systems and support needed to manage a modern data center infrastructure.
Posted: 18 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Dell, Inc.

Cloud Computing & Mobile Technologies: Giving Government an Extra Dimension
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to examine the steps to implement and initiate to secure clod and mobile strategies. Discover how these leveraging these disruptive services can help to better serve citizens who desire on-demand service. Read on to learn how your government organization can benefit from new channels.
Posted: 18 Dec 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2013

OpenText

2014 Annual Trends in Managed Services
sponsored by CompTIA
WHITE PAPER: View this extensive and thorough white paper to explore a managed services provider buying guide. Discover what sets the good providers apart from the average ones as well as the red flags to avoid. Read now to learn all you need to know and more when choosing a service provider.
Posted: 18 Dec 2014 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

CompTIA

Closing PCI DSS Security Gaps with Proactive Endpoint Monitoring and Protection
sponsored by Bit9, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper defines potential compliance and security gaps; identifies the effect that these gaps can have on your organization; and explains how a positive security solution can close these gaps to ensure the security of servers and endpoints, as well as PCI DSS compliance.
Posted: 18 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Dec 2014

Bit9, Inc.

Office 365: The In-Depth FAQs
sponsored by Datacom
WHITE PAPER: This resource answers the tricky questions surrounding Office 365. Read on to explore the finer details and take into account your unique circumstances and challenges before making this important decision.
Posted: 18 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Dec 2014

Datacom

Hit the Ground Running: Opening a New Office Without the IT and Comms Roadblock
sponsored by Sprint
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper explores how to make a smooth transition when opening up a new branch.
Posted: 18 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Dec 2014

Sprint

Stop Buying Tech
sponsored by Sprint
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive slide show offer IT-as-a-Service as a way to take back your company from the strict demands of technology today.
Posted: 18 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Dec 2014

Sprint

Email Security Checklist: Eight Steps for Healthcare Organizations
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how you can embrace email as a core communication tool while still adhering to HIPAA guidelines.
Posted: 18 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Dec 2014

Mimecast

2020 Information Management: A View into Technology's Future
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: Access this insightful resource to look into the future of technology and how to take advantage of the new currency: information. Read on now to learn how to leverage "enterprise information management" (EIM) to unlock innovation potential without compromising productivity or security.
Posted: 17 Dec 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

OpenText

Gaining Agility and Control in VMware vSphere and Hybrid Cloud Environments
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a new cloud management approach that provides users with the on-demand, self-service infrastructure they need, while easily managing how services are consumed and maintaining the governance required by today's enterprises.
Posted: 17 Dec 2014 | Published: 17 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc.

An IT Auditor’s Guide to Security Controls & Risk Compliance
sponsored by Bit9, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource details a simpler, more effective approach to compliance that aims to help your enterprise to meet Governance, Risk, and Compliance standards, while managing the systems, files, and user permissions that you need to meet the needs of your organization.
Posted: 17 Dec 2014 | Published: 17 Dec 2014

Bit9, Inc.

Rackspace cloud to carve a niche with hand-holding services
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This expert e-guide examines how one top vendor compares to other solutions in the IaaS space. Read on to learn what you can expect from this new service in terms of performance and support and how it will affect your budget.
Posted: 17 Dec 2014 | Published: 17 Dec 2014

Rackspace

Healthcare Email Management: Balancing Security, Compliance, and Cost
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses a number of email management challenges facing healthcare CIOs, including HITECH and HIPAA compliance, budget constraints, cloud-based email and collaboration technologies, and data security.
Posted: 17 Dec 2014 | Published: 17 Dec 2014

Mimecast

Gartner: Become a Cloud Enabler by Following Our Eight Steps to Hybrid IT
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper for a list of eight steps designed to teach I&O professionals how to act as internal cloud service brokers and guarantee a successful transition to hybrid IT.
Posted: 17 Dec 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

NetApp

The Convergence of Security and Compliance
sponsored by Bit9, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This eBook defines potential compliance and security gaps; identifies what effect these gaps can have on your organization; and reveals how a positive solution can close these gaps to ensure the security of servers and endpoints, and help to ensure compliance with industry regulations.
Posted: 16 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Bit9, Inc.

Tapping into the transformative potential of public clouds
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download this essential white paper to learn how you extend your data center and deploy new applications rapidly into the public cloud in order to enhance business processes and operational efficiency. You'll learn how this approach allows you to tap into the full potential of public clouds.
Posted: 16 Dec 2014 | Published: 16 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc.

Buying Guide for Managed Services
sponsored by CompTIA
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper and explore a buyer's guide for managed services. Discover the several subsystems and the characteristics to look for in a good provider. Read on to learn the warning flags and obstacles to avoid.
Posted: 16 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

CompTIA

The benefits of Cloud Computing: looking beyond cost savings
sponsored by Kaseya
WHITE PAPER: Access this e-guide to explore the future of cloud and learn how the benefits could be twofold for service providers, increasing IT spending and the value to IT shops.
Posted: 15 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 Dec 2014

Kaseya

Top 5 Facts to Know About Data Protection from SafeNet
sponsored by SafeNet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This infographic showcases 5 facts about SafeNet, a leading provider of data protection solutions. View now to learn about the protection that SafeNet could bring to your organization's sensitive data.
Posted: 15 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 Dec 2014

SafeNet, Inc.

Sleeping Through the Alarm: What Breaches Should be Telling Us, and Why the Message is Missed
sponsored by SafeNet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reports the findings of an extensive SafeNet survey of security professionals around the world, offering insights into current market realities and their implications for security executives.
Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

SafeNet, Inc.

APM SaaS and Analytics Step Up to Meet the Needs of Modern Applications
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the role that SaaS and analytics are playing in the APM market.
Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

IBM

Simplifying cloud management and data center automation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn more about the value of standardizing and automating cloud services with a flexible platform. You'll get insight into how you can orchestrate the development, deployment and management of cloud services - helping to reduce IT costs and accelerate service delivery.
Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM
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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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