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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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Five Secrets of Highly Effective Data Centers
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines 5 important strategies that organizations have adopted to overcome the limits of traditional IT infrastructure and transform their data centers to support innovation and growth.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

CISCO & INTEL®

Cloud Glossary: A Guide to Commonly Used Terms in Cloud Computing
sponsored by Peak 10
WHITE PAPER: This glossary provides definitions of many of the terms you'll come across while exploring cloud technologies and services.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

Peak 10

SaaS Takes Center Stage in 2014
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how subscription-based business applications are expected to make an even bigger impact in 2014 and beyond in this informative infographic.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Jul 2013

IBM

A Data Center Fabric Is Critical to a Next-Generation Data Center
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the challenges of legacy data centers as well as the characteristics and benefits of a data center fabric. Read on to learn how a network-centric data center fabric can deliver faster time to deliver services, better utilization of data center resources, and more.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

CISCO & INTEL®

Accelerate Your Transition to a Unified Computing Architecture
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL®
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores a way to unify network, computing, solid state storage, and virtualization resources into a single, preintegrated platform that provides a foundation for virtualization and performance optimization efforts.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

CISCO & INTEL®

Building Recurring Revenue as a Service Provider in 2014
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is an excellent resource for both IT service providers and MSPs, discussing the process and advantages of moving to a model with consistent monthly fees, as well as providing an overview of the current MSP market.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

N-able Technologies

A Holistic Approach to Management of Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can automate end-to-end IT processes across virtualization, server, computing, network, and storage resources to help achieve your business goals.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

CISCO & INTEL®

How SUSE Manager Helps to Reduce System Downtime
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a solution that provides the management tools necessary to move towards zero downtime. You'll examine the most popular causes of system downtime as well as how this solution minimizes both planned and unplanned downtime.
Posted: 01 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

SUSE

A Simple Way to Connect and Manage Computing in the Data Center
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can provide an exceptionally easy, intelligent, and efficient way to connect and manage computing in the data center.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

CISCO & INTEL®

Extracting the Full Business Value from Cloud Services
sponsored by NaviSite
WHITE PAPER: This white paper proposes that the key to achieving the most value from cloud investments includes considering the impact that they will have throughout an entire organization, and explores real-world customer experiences that examine the true business impact of the cloud.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

NaviSite

2014 Workplace Trends and Salary Guide
sponsored by Randstad
WHITE PAPER: Access this guide to learn about the most challenging issues facing businesses today and get insight into how to handle them. You'll also explore salary trends specific to IT positions for geographic markets across the United States.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Randstad

Improving Collaboration and Trimming Infrastructure Costs in a Hybrid Environment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how IBM SmartCloud services helped Brunswick Corporation, an employer of 16,000 worldwide, to cost-effectively support a variety of mobile devices, and also enabled them to move email, meeting, and other capabilities to the cloud while keeping other applications in-house.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Nov 2013

IBM

The Future of IT Infrastructure in the Professional Services Industry
sponsored by Sungard
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shares insights gathered from the professional services sector into the future of IT infrastructure and its impact on the industry.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Sungard

Making the Move from Legacy AAA Platforms to Policy Management
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how the use of policy management in a mobile environment provides a simpler, more cost-effective method of ensuring that productivity isn't lost due to denied access.
Posted: 26 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Aruba Networks

Key IT Influencers in the Banking, Finance, and Insurance Industries in 2014
sponsored by Sungard
WHITE PAPER: Written in conjunction with industry leaders across Banking, Finance, and Insurance, the BFI Key Influencers Report sets out to promote conversation on the future of IT by talking to those industry professionals who help to shape it.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Sungard

Data Centre Transformation - The Route to Business Service Optimisation
sponsored by Sungard
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get survey results that provide insight into both existing practices and future developments in the data center. You'll also get tips on how organizations can improve the operational efficiency of their data centers and evaluate the potential of third-party data management.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Sungard

How the Right Conversations Can Accelerate Digitisation
sponsored by Sungard
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the importance of developing a digital strategy. Read on to learn how you can better explore and utilize your data. You'll get insight as to how you can achieve alignment between business and IT executives and develop a continuous conversation to shape the future direction of your organization.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Sungard

Analyzing How Well a Data Center Solution Provider Aligns with Your Business Needs
sponsored by Digital Realty
WHITE PAPER: This white paper serves as a helpful guide to analyzing how well a data center solution provider might align with your business needs.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Digital Realty

Gaining Business Agility in the Cloud Through Smarter Sourcing
sponsored by Sungard
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how smart sourcing provides enterprises with a flexible tool for dealing with uncertain futures by supplying a platform for agility and greater visibility into spending and the value of their investments.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Sungard

Cloud Workload Migration: Where the Cloud-Based Service Delivery Model Makes Sense
sponsored by Sungard
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the advantages that cloud migration offers to businesses today, as well as the options that exist for companies looking to take this critical next step.
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014

Sungard

Numa Networks’ Pure-Play MSP Strategy Pays Off with N-Able by Solarwinds
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This case study explores how Numa Networks, a managed service provider, was able to deploy the IT channel's #1 rated RMM and MSP service automation platform.
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Published: 19 Sep 2014

N-able Technologies

VNA Implementation Essentials for Healthcare Organizations
sponsored by BridgeHead Software
WHITE PAPER: Implementing a VAN can be rewarding for your organization, but it's critical that organizational strategies and objectives are understood to assure that all IT and service needs are met. This white paper analyzes factors that can affect a VNA deployment and considerations for a strategic deployment of a VNA.
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

BridgeHead Software

Empowering Employees to Improve Business Outcomes
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Organizations are constantly searching for ways to improve workforce productivity and customer and employee satisfaction. Empowering employees can help accomplish all three goals – and putting the right technology into their hands can be the first step. Find out why.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Landynamix’s Business Takes Off with Proactive Support and Automated IT Services from N-Able
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This case study eamines the benefits that one South African MSP exeprienced after leveraging the IT channel's #1 RMM and MSP service automation platform.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

N-able Technologies

GCI: On the Fast Track to Success with N-Able
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This case examines how one organization in this situation ended up choosing the IT channel's #1 RMM and MSP service automation platform along with a suite of other tools.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

N-able Technologies
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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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