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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 Concerted Steps to Maximize The Business Value of IT
sponsored by NEC Corporation of America
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper offers five best practices for getting started with service portfolio management.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 10 Dec 2013

NEC Corporation of America

Vendor Landscape: Enterprise Service Desk
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This interactive whitepaper will help you find the right service management vendor and product for your organization.
Posted: 21 May 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2013

IBM

Virtualize your servers with the right infrastructure building block
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative resource to learn how the IT infrastructure model is changing and how you can become more efficient in managing your operation by implementing integrated infrastructure that is simpler to deploy, manage, and support.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

SimpliVity

Facebook Uses CA Technologies as the Foundation for its Broad DCIM Platform
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This case study details the data center infrastructure management solution Facebook uses to power its business.
Posted: 15 May 2014 | Published: 15 May 2014

CA Technologies.

MSP Automation Breakthrough
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores one company's unique automation solution for MSPs and how it can revolutionize your service delivery.
Posted: 15 May 2014 | Published: 15 May 2014

N-able Technologies

Training and Certification for Red Hat Technology
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to learn about a training and certification program -- in classroom, virtual classroom, online, or private team settings -- that can help your IT staff get the most from Red Hat Linux® and JBoss® technologies.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Red Hat

Report: How Hadoop Passes an IT Audit
sponsored by WANdisco
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how Hadoop is maturing in order to accommodate the needs of enterprise IT.
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 16 Jan 2014

WANdisco

15 Most Popular IT and Business Certifications for 2014
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This report reviews the 15 most popular certifications according to our more than 12,000 North American respondents to our annual IT Skills and Salary Survey. For each certification, you'll find a brief description, the average salary, and some insight into why it is popular.
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

What Drives Enterprises to Implement DCIM
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: Read this informative whitepaper to learn what enterprise necessities are driving organizations to implement DCIM, and how you can choose the right DCIM tool to aid your team.
Posted: 29 Apr 2014 | Published: 20 May 2013

Emerson Network Power

Assessing Your Cloud Backup Opportunity
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: This guide provides the key questions and discussion points you'll need to consider before integrating cloud backup into your services portfolio.
Posted: 28 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Apr 2014

Asigra

The 7 Keys to MSP Success
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores 7 key tips for MSP success and how you can provide top-tier services.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

N-able Technologies

Selling Cloud Services to the Right Customers
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper provides valuable insight for MSPs about cloud impacts and the selling of managed services.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

N-able Technologies

Why Interconnectivity Is Important to Your Data Center Strategy
sponsored by Equinix
WHITE PAPER: In today's landscape, data center interconnectivity is paramount to business success. Read this informative whitepaper from Equinix to learn how you can plan your own data center strategy with interconnectivity in mind.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Equinix

Optimize Application Performance with Data Center Colocation
sponsored by Equinix
WHITE PAPER: Explore this whitepaper to learn more how transitioning to a more interconnected infrastructure through data center colocation can help you improve performance and end-user experience.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Jan 2014

Equinix

Architecting your Data Center with High-Density Computing In Mind
sponsored by Equinix
WHITE PAPER: Explore this whitepaper to learn how you can best design and provision your data center with high-density computing in mind and how implementing high-density computing capabilities alongside your existing equipment can ultimately save your organization time and money.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Equinix

The Smartest Way to Cover the Globe
sponsored by Equinix
WHITE PAPER: Read on to learn about how Equinix can help you maximize your data center as a strategic asset and help you expand your enterprise by providing direct access to global markets.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Jan 2014

Equinix

Recovery Performance-Based Pricing: An Innovation to Drive Business Growth
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores how service providers offer data protection in the marketplace and how they can adapt to data growth, BYOD and mobile workforces.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Asigra

Modernize your IT with an approach that's purpose built for your needs
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

Software and Licensing Costs Report: Demanding Pricing That Matches Business Value
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes the software pricing and licensing landscape and explains why implementing an updated software sourcing approach is critical in today's market.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Jan 2013

Asigra

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 the business agility, cost savings/predictability, and productivity that a cloud deployment enables.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

HP Autonomy

The ServiceNow Service Automation Platform
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers how IT can deliver the services your organization needs to grow without draining more resources and money.
Posted: 12 May 2014 | Published: 13 May 2013

ServiceNow

Managing Multiple Disparate IT Systems
sponsored by GlobalScape
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers the problems of running disparate systems in your data center and offers ways to solve those issues.
Posted: 12 May 2014 | Published: 12 May 2014

GlobalScape

4 Secrets to Meaningful Security Discussions with the Board of Directors
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper outlines 4 helpful hints for meaningful security discussions with your Board of Directors.
Posted: 07 May 2014 | Published: 07 May 2014

Citrix

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

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.
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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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