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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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Should IT Users be Treated like Patients?
sponsored by RES Software
WHITE PAPER: What would happen if IT were to learn from clinical healthcare's pursuit of "patient engagement" by creating its own "user engagement" strategies? What would the benefits of doing so be? And what would it take to make it all happen? Read the following brief to find out more.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

RES Software

Bay Cove Human Services Achieves HIPAA Compliance on Google Apps & BYOD
sponsored by BitGlass
WHITE PAPER: This short white paper details how Bay Cove Human Services collaborated with BitGlass to achieve HIPAA compliance while still enabling the company to utilize Google Apps as their productivity backbone.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014


What Can You Do Differently to Guard Against Threats from Rapidly Evolving Mobile Malware?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Mobile security is about more than the device: It's also about protecting apps on the device. Learn how IBM can help.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Beyond Passwords: Protect the mobile enterprise with smarter security solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how flexible authentication schemes, context-based access and behavioral analysis can help ensure that only authorized mobile users can access your valuable resources—on-site, in the cloud and beyond.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

IDC Flash: IBM Releases IAM for Mobile, Cloud and Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Gain insights into IBM's threat-aware IAM solutions focused on enabling identity as the new security perimeter.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Nov 2013

IBM

How Can You Ensure Stability and Reliability?
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how Red Hat Enterprise Linux can provide the stable and proven enterprise platform you need to bring new levels of simplicity to your IT operations while ensuring your underlying infrastructure is completely secure.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

Red Hat

Efficient and Flexible Modern Server Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: It's time to consider a new IT infrastructure approach to build a more future-ready data center. Access this white paper to explore ways to reduce complexity, improve efficiency, optimize flexibility, and maximize uptime in your data center.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Gartner Predicts 2014: Identity and Access Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out what Gartner's security analysts predict for the identity and access management space for 2014 and beyond.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2013

IBM

Protecting Your Critical Data with Integrated Security Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to gain actionable insights that can help you reduce security risks and boost compliance.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

What You Really Want From Infrastructure Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how you can leverage a single system that can monitor everything in your IT operations environment. Read on to learn how you can leverage an architecture that delivers end-to-end visibility across the IT operations environment.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

CA Technologies.

Journey to IT-as-a-Service Powered by Software-Defined Data Centers: An Executive Summary
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Business demands today are 24/7. This exclusive whitepaper explores the role IT-as-a-Service can play in meeting these demands.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 12 Sep 2013

VMware, Inc.

Security Intelligence Is the Smart Way to Keep the Cloud Safe
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how an integrated IBM suite of intelligence solutions consolidates and analyzes data from across the cloud to provide organizations with visibility and control, to help better secure cloud environments.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

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.

Eliminating the Challenge of Branch Office Recovery
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Branch converged infrastructure delivers local performance, stores data safely in the datacenter, and enables instant recovery. Learn how to recover faster, reduce risk, and save money.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

Riverbed Technology, 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

Combining the Flexibility of Public-Cloud Apps with the Security of Private-Cloud Data
sponsored by BitGlass
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores technologies that combine the flexibility of public cloud apps like Salesforce and Box with the security and compliance of a private cloud.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Oct 2014


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

Big Data, Move it up the Value Chain
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: The following article examines the challenge of moving IT up the value chain and explores how with a 3 step approach to big data, you can do so easily as well as increase operational efficiency, customer service delivery, and more.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

Rackspace

Next-Generation Cost Transparency
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores how choosing the right technology and enabling complete cost transparency can turn IT into a trusted advisor and strategic partner, allowing them to focus spending on those applications and services with high business value.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

VMware
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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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