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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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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

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

How technology can help you address six of the biggest challenges and opportunities in a changing financial services sector.
sponsored by Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to address the 6 biggest challenges and opportunities in the financial services industry. Read on to learn about fresh approach to ICT that can help you get on the path to an upgraded ICT infrastructure.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

Fujitsu

How technology can help you address six of the biggest challenges and opportunities in a changing education sector.
sponsored by Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to address the 6 biggest challenges and opportunities in a changing education sector. Read on to learn about fresh approach to ICT that can help you get on the path to an upgraded ICT infrastructure.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

Fujitsu

Molina Healthcare Ramps Up Fast for Claims Processing Spikes 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 Step-By-Step Guide to Defining Your Cloud Services Catalog
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper will show you why you need a cloud services catalog and walk you through how to build one.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

VMware

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

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®

Building Recurring Revenue as a Service Provider in 2014
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is an excellent resource for both IT service providers and MSPs, discussing the process and advantages of moving to a model with consistent monthly fees, as well as providing an overview of the current MSP market.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

N-able Technologies

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
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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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