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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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Best Practices for Selecting a Colocation Provider
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This e-guide delves into the finer points of choosing a co-location center that works for your requirements.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2014

Iron Mountain

Cloud Dedicated Tearsheet
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Gain an understanding of the advantages and features of CenturyLink Technology Solutions' Cloud Dedicated service.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Ten Vital Questions Every Business Owner Should be Asking IT
sponsored by Pangea Systems
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the top 10 questions you should be asking your IT. You'll get insight into how you can improve the communication with your IT organization in order to improve alignment between IT and the business.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Pangea Systems

The Top 5 Security Challenges of Higher Education
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper discusses how in addition to the same IT security challenges as commercial enterprises, universities face a number of difficulties that are entirely unique to higher education.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

Tenable Network Security

Enhanced Monitoring for VMware Infrastructure
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can deliver enhanced monitoring for your VMware infrastructure. You'll learn how this solution delivers pervasive visibility for monitoring, analysis, and security tools into the virtual environment and private cloud.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Gigamon

Visibility Into Your Virtualized Data Center
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about how you can deliver increased visibility into your virtualized data center with a new solution. You'll learn how a traffic visibility layer for the standard reference data center architecture that delivers: Informed decisions based on real-time visibility, reduced expenses, and more.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

Gigamon

Scale your server to suit your needs
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM Power Systems do not let you pay for unused server capacity. The server runs to its full potential so your business can operate with agility.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

IBM

C&J Energy: Going Public and Outgrowing Its Infrastructure
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how C&J Energy, an oilfield services firm, collaborated with Alert Logic in order to meet user needs and achieve SOX compliance quickly without compromising protected information or spending unnecessary time on installation and implementation.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

Alert Logic

The Enemy Within: The Changing Face of Threats to Information Security
sponsored by Clearswift
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the danger that insider threats present to your enterprise, as well as strategies for protecting your company's critical information.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Clearswift

How to Get Started on the Path to Simple, Successful Cloud Solutions
sponsored by Cisco & Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the key steps for cutting through the complexity of the cloud to build a sustainable IT landscape. You'll also learn the top concerns and challenges that enterprises are facing as they develop and implement their cloud strategies as well as top criteria for overcoming these complexities.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 21 Oct 2014

Cisco & Fujitsu

The Definitive Guide to Cloud Adoption
sponsored by Cisco & Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: This white paper allows you to cut through the market hype, acronyms, and buzzwords to get a clearer understanding of what the various cloud models have to offer. Read on to get best practice and practical approaches to make cloud adoption as simple and beneficial as possible.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Cisco & Fujitsu

HP Financial Services in brief
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the investment solutions that support the transition to the updated styles of IT. Learn how these solutions can provide the flexibility for change that new technology is bringing and how it can adapt to future requirements.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Time for a New Colocation Provider? 5 Ways to Know for Sure
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Your data center colocation choices are of the utmost importance. The wrong choice can put you at risk of downtime, exceeding capacity, unsuccessful disaster recovery, or regulatory noncompliance. Access this resource to learn the 5 ways to know if it's time to search for a new colocation provider.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

Iron Mountain

Cisco UCS and Intel Xeon Processors: 100 World-Record Performance Results
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL® XEON® PROCESSOR
WHITE PAPER: If you are looking to get the optimal performance out of your data center processers than you should look no further than Cisco's architecture offerings, which have set performance with their first-to-market results.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

CISCO & INTEL® XEON® PROCESSOR

OpenStack: The Platform of Choice for Cloud
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This infographic is the outcome of an IDG Connect survey of 200 US enterprise decision makers that includes adoption plans for OpenStack, the platform of choice for private cloud development and deployment.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Jun 2014

Red Hat

A Consolidated Platform for Next-Generation Firewall and Secure Web Gateway Services
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper first defines next-generation firewalls, secure web gateways, and their capabilities, and then specifically discusses the Fortinet FortiGate NGFW and the results of ESG Lab's evaluation and testing of the device.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

10 Things Every IT Manager Must Know About the Enemy Within
sponsored by Clearswift
WHITE PAPER: This white paper contains critical information on where insider threats originate and explores one company's innovative tools for preventing data breaches within your enterprise.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Oct 2014

Clearswift

Cloud Migration: A Security Architect Case Study
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This use case describes CenturyLink's partnership with a global shipping and logistics firm looking to adopt cloud technologies to lower IT support costs and refocus its resources.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Rethinking People Costs in Enterprise IT
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how to assess your IT people spend and position IT as a central driver of business growth. Discover how to cut costs while increasing efficiency with an effective outsourcing strategy that includes a hybrid cloud environment with server virtualization.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014

Rackspace

Outsourcing IT Projects to Managed Hosting or the Cloud
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to discover 12 critical success factors when outsourcing IT to managed hosting or the cloud.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Jun 2014

Rackspace

Implementing Cloud Solutions Within Your Existing IT Environment
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper demonstrates the extensibility capabilities of vCloud Automation Center and the skill set needed to allow IT personnel to enable, adapt, and extend their cloud to work within existing IT infrastructure and processes.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

VMware, Inc.

Data Loss Prevention Insights from Security Executives
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines findings from a recent study on data loss prevention programs that interviewed 130 CISOs, VPs, directors, and managers.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | Published: 13 Oct 2014

Symantec Corporation

Solution brief: IBM MQ: the messaging solution for virtually all industries
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a new messaging platform that delivers universal messaging backbone for virtually all industries to connect all systems and devices. Read on to learn how you can enable simpler, faster, more reliable and security-rich data exchange to fuel innovation and drive business growth.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Stop the Finger-Pointing: Managing Tier 1 Applications with VMware vCenter™ Operations Management Suite™
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper will show you how to take a new approach the operations management that will help IT identify the source of problems and end the constant finger pointing.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 11 Oct 2012

VMware, Inc.

Three Reasons Why IT Efficiency is the Key to Your Hospital's Survival in the New Healthcare Economy
sponsored by RES Software
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper addresses the biggest pressures facing healthcare practices and provides insight into the top 3 reasons why IT efficiency is key to your hospitals survival in the new healthcare economy.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

RES Software
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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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