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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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VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth resource provides recommendations about deployment topology, hardware specifications, interoperability, and scalability for a suite of VMware solutions that are designed to drive business agility, let you build deployment blueprints with a drag-and-drop interface, control the costs and quality of IT services, and more.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

VMware, Inc.

VMware IT Business Management Suite: A Fact-Based Approach to Run IT Like a Business
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn more about a business management suite that provides transparency and reduces the costs of IT services while also improving quality.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

VMware, Inc.

Five Critical Steps to Achieving an Effective Application Security Program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover steps you can incorporate into every phase of the development process to improve your application security, and get an overview of application threats and the types of risks to prioritize and remediate.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

EMC Implements a New Approach to Increase Financial Transparency and Deliver a True Bill of IT
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn how a solution from VMware allowed EMC to run their IT like a business by increasing visibility into costs and achieving a comprehensive Bill of IT.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

VMware, Inc.

All Clouds are Not Created Equal: A Logical Approach to Cloud Adoption in Your Company
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: You've decided to make the leap to the cloud, but with so many different configurations offered by multiple providers representing different degrees of benefits and risks, how do you even begin to determine the approach that will best suit your organisation's unique needs? Read this white paper to find guidance to help you make sense of the cloud.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Feb 2014

IBM

Five Security Considerations in the Mobile Age
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper enumerates five security considerations for enterprises in the mobile age and provides a thorough introduction to enterprise mobile applications.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

Hybrid IT: The Best of All Worlds
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper offers up a hybrid IT approach as the solution for meeting the rapid changes and demands of today's business world.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

What Does the Rise of the 3rd Platform Mean for your Data Center?
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This IDC white paper examines the primary benefits of working with vendors investing in solutions that can process, support, and manage mission-critical workloads for cloud solutions, mobility capabilities, and data analytics initiatives in today's datacenters.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Red Hat Accelerated Mentoring: Openstack Architecture
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper details a mentoring-based delivery model for closing the operational gap when implementing new technology into your data center.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

Red Hat

Meet the demands for new healthcare programs with VBlock
sponsored by VCE
WHITE PAPER: This case study examines how Molina was able to increase application performance and speed provisioning while reducing data center footprint. Read on to learn how they were able to deliver an agile infrastructure capable of meeting increased SLAs by consolidating their infrastructure on Vblock™ Systems.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

VCE

IT Skills Proficiency Tool
sponsored by Randstad
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the IT Skills Proficiency Tools, which will help you to determine what your talents are now and what they are likely to be for upcoming projects. By analyzing and evaluating your IT team's proficiency score, you can better develop training plans, indentify team members to groom for management, and more.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

Randstad

Flying High on the Use of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how UK-based organization Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, was able to leverage Linux to revolutionize their IT support capabilities, creating new opportunities for innovation and revenue streams.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

Red Hat

Mitigate Risk for Data Center Network Migration
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you ensure that your migration initiative goes as planned by mitigating the risks and complexities involved. Read on to learn how you can optimize your architecture and IT investment while reducing complexity and risk.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

CISCO & INTEL®

Fixed-Price Cisco Unified Computing Services
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can deliver the foundation for a broad spectrum of virtualization initiatives that can consolidate resources and automate data center processes.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

CISCO & INTEL®

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

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®

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

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
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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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