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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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Orchestration Simplifies and Streamlines Virtual and Cloud Data Center Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to examine how advanced automation and orchestration solutions are helping IT data center operations teams effectively manage increasingly complex enterprise computing environments. It also looks at a new solution that is addressing emerging IT management priorities.
Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Dell HPC: Intelligent Light accelerates research 20X
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This case study examines how one organization was able to keep up with growing computational fluid dynamics data by leveraging a solution that delivers cloud-based access to dedicated nodes on a Linux based cluster of next level servers. Read on to learn how this approach delivers faster access to high-performance computing resources and more.
Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

Dell, Inc.

Data Security is Stormy in the Cloud
sponsored by SafeNet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This infographic presents a variety of informative statistics on the widespread struggle to keep data safe in the cloud.
Posted: 11 Dec 2014 | Published: 11 Dec 2014

SafeNet, Inc.

Next-Generation Firewalls and IPS: Why You Need Both
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This HP white paper shows how next-generation firewalls and next-generation intrusion prevention systems are complementary security solutions that work together to secure your network.
Posted: 11 Dec 2014 | Published: 11 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

FierceIT eBook Network Security Now
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this FierceITSecurity eBook, IT and networking professionals will find practical, real-world advice on how to handle network security now.
Posted: 11 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

NHS Migration Alert
sponsored by 1e Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the dangers of failing to migrate away from Windows XP and gives tip to ease the migration. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 2014

1e Inc

How Organizations Are Responding to Mobile and Cloud Threats
sponsored by SafeNet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the results of a recent survey that sought to elucidate how organizations are adapting their approach to authentication to protect their sensitive assets as they adopt cloud-based services and BYOD.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 May 2014

SafeNet, Inc.

Next-Generation Colocation: Examine the Technologies and Trends that are Changing the Landscape
sponsored by Internap
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines technologies and trends that are changing the colocation landscape and providing valuable benefits. Read on to learn how you can determine which technologies can help you better serve your end users and drive operational efficiencies. You'll also get tips for finding the right colocation provider.
Posted: 09 Dec 2014 | Published: 09 Dec 2014

Internap

IT Professionals & Lifelong Learning: The Challenges and Opportunities Impacting Your Team
sponsored by Pluralsight
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to discover an IT admin training solution that doesn't keep locked in a classroom away from where they matter. Don't let preconceived costs of education hold your admins back; for the same price as a traditional course, you could train your entire staff for a year. How? Read on to find out.
Posted: 08 Dec 2014 | Published: 06 Nov 2014

Pluralsight

How Would Self-Reset Password Solutions Impact Enterprises Around the World?
sponsored by Tools4ever
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the results of a survey on self-reset password solutions and the impact that they could have on IT helpdesks.
Posted: 08 Dec 2014 | Published: 08 Dec 2014


Enriching online and social media interaction with a scalable cloud environment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This case study examines how Wimbledon was able to deploy new cloud software to support a highly agile and scalable cloud environment, rapidly provisioning and deprovisioning servers as needed. Read on to learn how this solution accelerates service deployment by 50% and delivers the agility necessary to respond to massive changes in demand.
Posted: 08 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

The Self-Service Password Reset Checklist
sponsored by Tools4ever
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will help your organization to determine whether investing in a self-service password reset solution is worth it, providing a checklist of issues that your company may encounter along the way and a number of solutions to save you time and money.
Posted: 08 Dec 2014 | Published: 08 Dec 2014


Innovation & Learning: 6 barriers blocking your success
sponsored by Pluralsight
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to discover the 6 barriers blocking your success via innovation. Learn how you can positively influence your team through learning, and not the "mandatory sit in a classroom," learning. Read on to gain insight on how to pave the avenues to innovation and how to avoid the self-doubt detours.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 24 Nov 2014

Pluralsight

Three Ways to Achieve Fast and Affordable IT in an Always-On World
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a way to handle data center challenges head on. Read on to learn how one solution gives you 3 essential capabilities for the era of the always-on business: enhanced performance monitoring, optimized capacity utilization, and simplified data backup and replication.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

VMware

A New way to Integrate Management of Network & Services
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn how Slovak Telecom was able to refresh and integrate infrastructure operations management with a new solution that enabled network and service availability monitoring, root cause analysis, service impact analysis, and more.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Simplifying cloud management and data center automation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the value of standardizing and automating cloud services with a flexible platform. Read on to learn how to orchestrate the development, deployment and management of cloud services - helping to reduce IT costs and accelerate service delivery.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

No IT for a Day: What Does it Mean for your Business?
sponsored by ControlNow
WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive whitepaper now to discover the real cost of downtime and uncover some best practices to avoid downtime.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2014

ControlNow

Virtual and physical. Public and private. Hourly and monthly.
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn how you can leverage a unified platform that provides any cloud infrastructure, whether it is private or public, deployed on demand and in real time. Read on to learn how this approach delivers power and performance, improved automation and control, increased flexibility and scalability, and more.
Posted: 04 Dec 2014 | Published: 04 Dec 2014

IBM

The New Hybrid Cloud: Aligning IT and Lines of Business with Dynamic Hybrid Environments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, you can examine the evolution of hybrid clouds and learn how the latest generation of hybrid cloud solutions enables seamless environment integration and management. Read on to learn how hybrid cloud solutions can bring IT and lines of business together by offering a single solution that meets both groups' specific needs.
Posted: 04 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

IBM

Using Anomalies in Crash Reports to Detect Unknown Threats
sponsored by Websense
WHITE PAPER: In an industry first, Websense® Security Labs™ researchers used Windows Error Reporting (WER) crash reports to detect zero-day exploits in the wild.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Feb 2013

Websense

Gaining Agility and Control in VMware vSphere® and Hybrid Cloud Environments
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a cloud infrastructure management solution that provides users with the on-demand self-service infrastructure they need while also managing how services are consumed. You'll also learn how this approach frees your administrators from time-consuming tasks like managing work queues for VM requests.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 03 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc.

Why You Need Cloud Management: Putting the Pieces Together
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief article explores the importance of proper cloud management. Read on to get insight into how you can leverage the advice of experts to manage your cloud environments and ensure that you're getting the most out of your investment.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 10 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

Developer Education: The Challenges & Opportunities Impacting Your Team
sponsored by Pluralsight
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn about one education solution to keep your developers sharp and interested. For the same cost as enrolling one developer in a traditional classroom experience, you could provide unlimited training for a year to your team. Read on to learn how you can retain your developers through a new education solution.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 19 Nov 2014

Pluralsight

Agility and Innovation in the Cloud
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This case study explores how Dell IT was able to leverage a flexible private cloud on which to deploy solutions quickly and cost-effectively. Read on to learn how this solution delivers the agility and scalability necessary to support incubation activities and develop new technologies for enterprise consumption.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

Dell, Inc.

How Box is Securing Business Information in the Cloud
sponsored by Box
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why the centralization of sensitive documents in the cloud can make them easier to monitor and secure.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 17 Jun 2014

Box
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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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