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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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Kaseya Streamlines Mirus IT’s Managed Services Business
sponsored by Kaseya
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn how one IT organization was able to leverage an IT services management platform that provided a single integrated dashboard to manage the entirety of a customer's IT estates while still providing the high level of service to its clients had become accustomed to.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Kaseya

Simplifying IT to Drive Better Business Outcomes and Improve ROI
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: In this analyst white paper, examine several strategies to cut IT complexity. Explore the pros and cons of virtualization, converged infrastructure, outsourcing operations, and more within. Read on now to learn which strategy is right for your organization.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 04 Jun 2014

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

The Big Shift to Cloud-Based Security for Small Businesses
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why SMBs are just as vulnerable to cyberattacks as larger corporations, and how cloud-based security can provide them with a stronger network security posture without breaking the bank.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Qualys

Managing The Battle of Enterprise Work Chaos
sponsored by AtTask
WHITE PAPER: This white paper considers enterprise management essentials, focusing on efficiency and request management. Read on to see what you can do to resuscitate you workplace.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 27 Jan 2015

AtTask

Enterprises Reveal Significant Room for Improvement In Their Security Defenses
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the results of a survey that depicts that lack of confidence that organizations have in their security defenses, and also presents an approach to detecting malware to prevent it from spreading throughout the network.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 27 Jan 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Why You Need a Next-Generation Firewall
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the reasons why enterprises benefit from implementing next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) and lays out a path to success.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 27 Jan 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Zero Trust Model Of Information Security
sponsored by Zscaler
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces the Zero Trust Model of information security, which eliminates the idea of trusted and untrusted networks in favor of viewing all network traffic as untrusted.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

Zscaler

Allgress Insight Risk Management Suite
sponsored by Allgress
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a risk management suite that enables security professionals to apply business context to security and compliance management. It also empowers business stakeholders to make informed investment decisions that align with top business priorities.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 26 Jan 2015

Allgress

Case Study: Managing Multiple Printer Devices through a Single-Pane-of-Glass
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about one managed print services platform that provides you with a unified view into the fleet of devices. Read on now to learn how you can streamline printer and supply management to free resources and increase profit margins.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 05 Sep 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Six Essential Elements of Web Application Security
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the most common classes of web application vulnerabilities, and how hackers most often take advantage of these weaknesses. Read on to learn the 6 essential elements of web application security that are the most valuable places for IT teams to invest their time and resources.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Qualys

Dissect 5 Major Myths for Managing Virtual Teams
sponsored by Citrix Online Go To Meeting
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to unveil 5 common myths surrounding virtual teams that can cause friction within the team or damage its performance.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 23 Jan 2015

Citrix Online Go To Meeting

Best Practices for Selecting a Web Application Scanning (WAS) Solution
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how a Web Application Scanning solution can help you to locate and test web-based apps, and provides a checklist of best practices that will help you to understand what to look for when selecting a WAS solution.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 16 May 2013

Qualys

APTs: Why the Best Defense is a Full Spectrum Offense
sponsored by Zscaler
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides answers to all of your questions about advanced persistent threats, from the APT lifecycle to the best ways to evaluate potential APT defense solutions.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 23 Jan 2015

Zscaler

Learn About Each Module of the Allgress Insight Risk Management Suite
sponsored by Allgress
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a risk management suite that enables security professionals to apply business context to security and compliance management. It also empowers business stakeholders to make informed investment decisions that align with top business priorities.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 23 Jan 2015

Allgress

Protect Your Fleet With Simple, Policy-Based Print Security
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the importance of securing your printing and imaging environment, and introduces a streamlined, policy-based approach to securing these devices before a data breach occurs.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Engage Audit Professionals for Better Security Assessment Outcomes
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how to leverage your internal audit team's resources and expertise to develop a more efficient, sustainable compliance program
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 26 Jun 2013

IBM

Rethinking IT to Drive Business Value
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This survey of 300 enterprise organization decision makers involved in hardware investment decisions gives insight into the challenges and opportunities that lie between the old and new styles of IT and drive innovation, transformation and improved delivery against business expectations.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 09 Jan 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Web Application Firewall Comparative Analysis
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This valuable resource compares the security effectiveness and value of six web application firewalls (WAFs).
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 22 Jan 2015

Citrix

The Enemy Within: Why Insiders Are Still the Weakest Link in Your Data Security Chain
sponsored by Absolute Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the 5 steps that your enterprise needs to take in order to foster a conscientious data security environment within your enterprise, despite the challenges of the digital era.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

Absolute Software

Choose Data Center Tools Wisely
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this expert e-guide to discover five key considerations you need to take into account when searching for the right system management tools for your organization. Here's the first hint: cost isn't one of them.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Published: 21 Jan 2015

SolarWinds, Inc.

A Quick Guide to SSL for Apps
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper lists the steps that your enterprise needs to take in order to create a stronger, more trustworthy SSL implementation.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

Wildcard and SAN: Understanding Multi-Use SSL Certificates
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Find out about how Multi-Use SSL Certificates such as Wildcard and SAN certificates can provide greater flexibility to simplify certificate management and reduce costs.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

SSL for Apps: Best Practices for Developers
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper lists the necessary steps that your enterprise needs to take in order to create a stronger, more trustworthy SSL implementation.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Securing the Future of Trust on the Internet
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why public key infrastructure (PKI) is the key to the future of trust on the Internet, and the steps that must be taken to build a stronger, more trustworthy PKI ecosystem.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

To Increase Downloads, Instill Trust First
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how code signing mitigates the risks of transferring code over the Internet or wireless networks, and also allows end users to take advantage of the ease and convenience of content distribution without worrying about security consequences.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation
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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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