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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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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

Trends in IT-Enabled Business Innovation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Modern organizations are seizing technology as a leverage point to develop and maintain a competitive advantage. In this white paper, discover the ways winning organizations are achieving IT-enabled business innovation to move ahead – and stay ahead – of the competition.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Apr 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

HP’s Simplified Print Services
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: You have a printer—so why do you need a print service? Discover how HP Simplified Print Services can help your organization increase cost efficiency, drive process transformation and more.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 02 Apr 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Latest IT Trends For Secure Mobile Collaboration
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester study of IT mobility decision-makers investigates current trends in corporate mobility that impact every company.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Cisco

ITSM, ITIL for Dummies: Defining Customer-Focused Services
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

International Mobile Security: Survey Research Highlights and Considerations for Enterprise IT
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This resource contains the results of an international survey on enterprise mobility, consumerization, and mobile security, and also includes considerations for IT departments in light of this new information.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Cisco

Improve IT Efficiency with IBM PureFlex and Flex System
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

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

The Transformational CIO
sponsored by Innotas
WHITE PAPER: This ebook presents CIOs and IT executives with a modern approach to becoming change agents and drive innovation within their organizations
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 27 Feb 2014

Innotas

The Implication of Technology Trends for the CIO
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This valuable resource discusses the impact of user-driven technology – ranging from cloud computing to social media - mean for the enterprise and for the CIO's role in building a successful business.
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 | Published: 14 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Server Services from IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this expert resource to discover what many are using to design, build and manage high-performing server infrastructures to accommodate a spike in data volume.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Bristol City Council Trading with Schools Future Proof their Service with CentraStage
sponsored by CentraStage
WHITE PAPER: This case study looks at a successful implementation of a cloud service provider and how one organization benefited from increased support.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

CentraStage

Exploring Business and IT Friction: Myths and Realities
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores the sources of friction between business users and IT and offers up recommendations on how to adjust your strategy to minimize these problems.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 17 Apr 2013

BMC Software, Inc.

The Perfect Combo: ITIL, ITSM and Social Media
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details how social media is changing IT and covers the value it can bring to your service desk.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

BMC Software, Inc.

The Future of IT: A Customer First Approach
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers a new approach IT has to take in treating its internal users like customers, focusing on and catering to their needs.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 13 Feb 2013

BMC Software, Inc.
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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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