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ALSO CALLED: IT Strategy, MIS, Management Information Systems, IT Management Leadership, Information Technology Management, Information Technology Strategy
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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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

Top 5 IT Benefits of the Next-Generation Workplace
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores 5 top IT benefits of the next-generation workplace and how with the right network tools in place, you can reap the maximum benefits of mobility.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Aruba Networks

PC Lifecycle Cost Management
sponsored by Insight
WHITE PAPER: This report is intended to help enterprises understand and take into consideration the complete cost-benefit analysis associated with "making Do for another year" versus refreshing your hardware in the next 12 months.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Insight

Cloud Computing: Changing the Role and Relevance of IT Teams
sponsored by Data#3
WHITE PAPER: In this informative resource, take a look at how the business computing landscape is changing as a result of cloud adoption, and learn how IT leaders can harness the power of the cloud to reclaim their relevance and reach success.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Data#3

Boost IT Visibility & Value with Service Catalog
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details how a service catalog can help you demonstrate the value of your IT department.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

ServiceNow

A New Standard for Security Leaders: Insights for CISOs
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide discusses security leaders' top concerns with today's aggressive threat landscape.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

IBM PureFlex and Flex System: Infrastructure for IT Efficiency
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive resource to discover how IBM PureSystems has helped numerous organizations improve their IT efficiency.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

IBM

Improve the Life & Legacy of the Project Management Office
sponsored by Innotas
WHITE PAPER: If your Project Management Office can only provide transactional functions such as status reporting, review and project monitoring, it may be time to consider an enterprise cloud-based PPM solution. Access this eBook to find out if your traditional PMO could make you a Sitting Duck. You'll learn important steps for becoming a PMO Commander.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Sep 2013

Innotas

Nexans simplifies data center operations to ensure scalability
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, read up on how one organization overcame the complex IT challenges that ensued after acquiring an overseas company by adopting a cloud solution. Click to read about the benefits of a more scalable infrastructure and standardized and automated management.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

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.

Optimize Workloads to Achieve Success with Cloud and Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details how a more dynamic, policy driven automation solution can help IT handle the increasingly complex and heterogeneous data centers created by trends like Big Data and the cloud.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 12 Mar 2014

IBM

EMA/CXP Research Report: The Changing Role of the Service Desk in the Age of Cloud and Agile
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper reveals the results of a study that will show you how and why your IT service desk needs to adapt to the times.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

IBM

What's Really on a CIO's Wishlist
sponsored by Peak 10
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper presents a list of five things that CIOs really want.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Peak 10
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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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