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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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Next Gen IT and the Cloud
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: This valuable resource examines how IT is losing control over the enterprise and the need for change in the world of IT, and explores how cloud-driven technology can help you more successfully manage IT services.
Posted: 24 Jul 2013 | Published: 24 Jul 2013

ServiceNow

Staging the Deployment of Private Clouds with IBM SmartCloud Foundation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn about an integrated set of technologies available for deploying private and hybrid clouds which, built on a common architecture, can help you build your path to the cloud with ease.
Posted: 23 Jul 2013 | Published: 09 May 2013

IBM

5 Ways to Capitalize on Cloud Opportunities
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: Many technology providers are nervous about the Cloud and what it means for their business.  Rather than look at the Cloud with fear, embrace it and take advantage of the opportunities it brings for new revenue. In this eBook, you'll learn 5 ways to capitalize on the future of the Cloud in today's modern office.
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 | Published: 22 Jul 2013

ConnectWise

Recruiting 101: Establish a Process to Hire Right the First Time
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: Recruiting is an essential process to build the infrastructure of your business. By planning out the recruiting and hiring process, you will have much greater success finding the right candidates the first time around. In this eBook, you'll learn how to plan, interview, and make hiring decisions with confidence.
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 | Published: 22 Jul 2013

ConnectWise

Top 10 Considerations for Selecting the Right RMM Solution
sponsored by LabTech Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this eBook for tips to ensure you select the RMM solution that is best for your IT services business.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 17 Jul 2013

LabTech Software

The Evolution of Smarter Computing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to explore revolutionary approaches to enterprise systems that enable you to create a robust infrastructure that can support the latest tech trends - from cloud computing to virtualization to mobile devices.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

Delivering IT as a Service with a Software-Defined Data Center
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This crucial white paper takes an in-depth look at IT as a Service (ITaaS), examining the benefits it's provided organizations across the globe.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

VMware, Inc.

A New Approach to Custom App Development
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses how the right tools and platforms can help IT significantly speed up custom application development and deliver greater value to your organization.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 26 Jun 2013

ServiceNow

Top 10 considerations for getting started with virtualization
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Whether you're well-invested or just getting started, check out this IT brief to review the top 10 considerations for effective virtualization.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 26 Jun 2013

VMware

Next generation IT: Rethinking How People Like You Overcome the 5 Critical Challenges of the New Cloud Era
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Check out this resource to examine today's 5 critical IT challenges in the cloud era and discover how the latest technologies are addressing them.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 26 Jun 2013

VMware

Delivering IT as a Service With a Software-Defined Data Center
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This crucial white paper takes an in-depth look at IT as a Service (ITaaS), examining the benefits it's provided organizations across the globe.
Posted: 25 Jun 2013 | Published: 25 Jun 2013

VMware

The Road to Smarter Computing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: A smarter approach to computing can help you free up IT resources and drive innovation and growth. In this resource, explore the business drivers and technology advances that facilitate and enable smarter computing.
Posted: 07 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

IBM

CW Special report on Symantec
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth profile from Computer Weekly, updated for 2013, gives you the key facts on Symantec's products, financial performance and strategy.
Posted: 14 May 2013 | Published: 14 May 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Learning to Compete: IT's Next Transformation
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how IT leaders can compete for the business of their stakeholders. Read now to learn how to look, act and deliver IT services in the same manner as the providers competing for your internal customers.
Posted: 26 Jul 2013 | Published: 13 Mar 2013

EMC

Realizing integrated interconnected service chain
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to explore how multi-sourcing and the cloud are changing the role of IT, and how you can realize an integrated, dynamic service chain that benefits the whole enterprise.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

IBM

Oracle Information Architecture: An Architect’s Guide to Big Data
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Access this helpful resource to explore how to add big data capabilities to your mainstream information architecture, learn how to plan for the adoption of new tools from an enterprise architecture perspective, and get six best practices for big data projects.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Panda Cloud Systems Management: Remote Support Datasheet
sponsored by Panda Security
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper discusses a cloud-based device management solution that lets IT remotely connect to devices, even if they are switched off, and run diagnostics to resolve issues transparently for users.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 2013

Panda Security

Panda Cloud Systems Management: Monitor Datasheet
sponsored by Panda Security
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper discusses a cloud-based IT management solution that anticipates problems proactively, monitoring device activity through mediums such as alerts, dashboards and tickets so you can deal with incidents before they cause problems.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 2013

Panda Security

Next-Generation Vulnerability Management
sponsored by SAINT Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This crucial paper takes an in-depth look at how proper vulnerability management can protect business operations, mitigate risks, and improve overall IT management. Discover the latest solutions and strategies for ensuring your data is secure from attacks.
Posted: 12 Jul 2013 | Published: 12 Jul 2013

SAINT Corporation

Hybrid IT Service Management: A Requirement for Virtualization and Cloud Computing
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the importance of ITSM as a well-established approach for managing IT that places corporate needs ahead of more technically defined, device- or component-centric management methods.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

FrontRange Solutions Inc.

Grow Your Business : HP AllianceOne Partner Program
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This resource details a partnership program specifically designed for resellers and service providers that offers an integrated set of technical, marketing, sales and collaboration services to help you grow your business and better meet today's customer needs.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

EMA Radar™ for Advanced Performance Analytics (APA) Use Cases: Q4 2012
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This EMA Radar Report details how a suite of advanced performance analytics (APA) solutions combines predictive analytics with a dynamic service model to provide an intelligent framework around alerts, help you achieve faster MTTR, proactively manage application performance, and much more.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

State of the Data Center Survey
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Examine the results from a recent survey with IT execs around the globe to uncover the latest techniques your peers are utilizing to tackle today's increasingly complex IT environments and modernize their IT strategies to effectively leverage today's emerging technologies.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Symantec Corporation

From Fear to Value: CIO Strategies for Propelling Business Through the Economic Crisis
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper outlines key strategies for CIOs to drive business results through the economic crisis.
Posted: 28 May 2013 | Published: 06 Mar 2009

IBM

IDC White Paper: Maximizing System Performance to Manage the Cost of IT Operations
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper describes the implications of managing the availability of IT infrastructure across the enterprise and looks at the typical cost of downtime for various industries and regions. Read today for best practices to minimize downtime and discover the role of support and advance support services in maximizing system performance.
Posted: 17 May 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Oracle Corporation
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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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