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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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Why the Deployment Strategy You Choose is Essential to VDI Success
sponsored by Citrix and HP
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn how HP and Citrix have teamed up to leverage their experience to help streamline IT operational costs, improve manageability, of the end-user computing environment, and centralize data.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Citrix and HP

Migrating Legacy Custom Applications to Scale-Up x86 Server
sponsored by HP and Intel® Xeon® processor
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes in greater detail the current challenges that customers face and the benefits of rehosting legacy custom applications onto scale-up x86 servers.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

HP and Intel® Xeon® processor

Overcoming Limitations of the Traditional Data Center
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn about a strategy that can help you overcome the limitations of the traditional data center design and help you realize the benefits of a smaller IT footprint and deployment time without sacrificing computing power or memory.
Posted: 28 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Ensure IT Service Quality with Dell Infrastructure Management Tool
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn about a highly-automated infrastructure management tool that can help you reduce the number of steps to deploy a complex virtual cluster compared to manual processes.
Posted: 28 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Tips on Preparing for and Passing the VCP5-DCV Exam
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper is aimed at IT professionals who are interested in earning a VMware Certified Professional on Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) certification. It provides the benefits of having the certification, details for earning the certification, and tips for passing the exam.
Posted: 28 May 2014 | Published: 28 May 2014

Global Knowledge

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

Dell Advantage Brochure
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn how Dell can help you design and implement your enterprise's data center and IT infrastructure strategy.
Posted: 21 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

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

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

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

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

Showing the Value of Your Services and Becoming a Trusted Advisor
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

Dell ProSupport Enterprise Suite: Support the Accelerates Your Business
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Read on to learn how Dell ProSupport Enterprise Suite can provide comprehensive support for your complex environment and help you meet your IT and business goals.
Posted: 23 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Dell SupportAssist FAQ
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper features a series of frequently asked questions regarding Dell's SupportAssist technology.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 23 May 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

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

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

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
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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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