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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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10 Ways Wire Data Can Help You Conquer IT Complexity
sponsored by ExtraHop
WHITE PAPER: Wire data is the record of everything that is happening in your IT environment in real time, but it's historically been untapped. This white paper highlights 10 ways wire data can help you conquer IT complexity.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

ExtraHop

How SIEM Helps IT Security, Compliance, Operations and Management
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Security information and event management (SIEM) tools offer more than just security. In fact, many organizations overlook some of the most useful aspects of SIEM technology, including fraud prevention and operations management. In this expert resource, discover the value of SIEM tools for four different audiences.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 12 Sep 2014

CDW Corporation

Solution Spotlight PDF: IaaS
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers how you can use the cloud to put IT back in control of your data center and meet today's business demands.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Published: 08 Feb 2013

CDW Corporation

How To Make A Business Case For Data Investment
sponsored by Scribe Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This research from Forrester will guide you through the ways you can use design thinking to solve business challenges and make the case for data investment.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 10 Jan 2014

Scribe Software Corporation

The Business Value and ROI Achieved with Riverbed in Analyzing, Diagnosing, and Resolving Application Performance Issues
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This IDC report focuses on 6 organizations that use one application performance management (APM) solution, and interviews each one to obtain quantitative and qualitative information on how their IT and business operations are affected.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Infographic: Bridging the Gap Between Business and IT
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This infographic illustrates the necessity of integration between business and IT, as well as the fundamental disagreements that exist between the two groups.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 04 Sep 2014

IBM

Optimize App Development and Testing with Off-Premises Environments
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This helpful white paper examines a new managed virtualization service that can extend your development and testing environment to more efficient outsourced infrastructures without sacrificing IT control.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

Rackspace

Rethinking People Costs in Enterprise IT
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper outlines a new way to assess IT hiring and compensation, as well as a new options for making central IT a driver of enterprise growth.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

Rackspace

The DevOps Mindset: Real-World Insights from Tech Leaders
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This white paper contains insights from technology leaders on the trials and successes of collaboration between Development and Operations teams, and provides suggestions for companies looking to adopt the DevOps mindset.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Rackspace

The Cloud: Powering the Modern Business and Application
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This detailed whitepaper covers the cloud revolution, the benefits you can gain and much more.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 15 Aug 2014

Rackspace

Should You Outsource Infrastructure?
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: In this informative guide, gain the knowledge you need to make a detail, informed assessment of the financial side of the outsourcing decision.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 07 Aug 2014

Rackspace

4 Steps to Meet Growing IT Demands
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: In this informative resource, gain critical insights into a new "service broker" model of IT operations that can provide end users with faster service, enable IT teams to undertake more strategic projects, and allow management to see more clearly IT's business contributions.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

Rackspace

Starting the Journey to Managed Infrastructure Services: A Guide to Selecting Initial Workloads for Migration
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: As businesses adopt next-generation IT models to fuel innovation, IT teams find themselves spending more time on maintenance than actual innovating. However, with managed infrastructure services, IT leaders can get back in the game, shifting their focus to innovation once again.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 20 Jul 2014

Rackspace

Managed Mobility Services: Reduce Your Risk and Improve Productivity
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Learn how HP Managed Mobility Services can help your organisation manage secure access to applications and data, and let users store, sync and share files anytime, anywhere, from any mobile device.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

8 Simple Steps to Bring Shadow IT into the Light
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper outlines the 8 essential steps for IT professionals to drag Shadow IT into the light and regain control of their organization.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 02 Sep 2014

Rackspace

A Better Way to Manage Desktops: HP Workplace Management Services
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Enterprises need to give employees a full, flexible and configurable managed desktop environment to meet diverse business requirements and user productivity needs. Find out how HP can help.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

AWS Cloud Security
sponsored by CloudPassage
WHITE PAPER: Security and risk professionals should access this Forrester research report to learn about a security solution that provides infrastructure plus a wide set of IT services.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 21 Feb 2014

CloudPassage

Control Your Infrastructure with HP OneView for VMware vCenter
sponsored by HP and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a unified management solution that enables you to take the next step toward the SDDC by allowing virtualization administrators to automate control of HP compute, store, and networking resources without detailed knowledge of each device.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

HP and VMware

IT Designed for Today's Demands: 3 Crucial Components Help Combat Current Challenges
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive whitepaper to learn about an IT service brokering solution that will help by offering three critical components, including a single, unified portal.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

HP Propel, a Solution to Transform IT into a Multi-Supplier Service Broker
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers what IT must do to stay relevant in the age of modern technologies.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

5 Easy Steps to a High Performance Cluster
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore this in-depth whitepaper to discover the 5 easy steps to designing and constructing a high performance computing cluster. Learn what a cluster is, and why you should utilise such a design strategy within your own infrastructure.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 2014

IBM

Create a More Agile Data Center with Data Center Infrastructure Management
sponsored by nlyte Software
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper looks at the value of data center infrastructure management in making a more agile data center.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 2014

nlyte Software

Face Tech Challenges Head-On with a Strategic Data Center
sponsored by Equinix
WHITE PAPER: IT teams face a bevy of challenges in today's always-on, demanding IT environment, including (but not limited to) connectivity, bandwidth, latency, and security. By treating your data center as a strategic asset, you can turn those challenges into opportunities to thrive.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

Equinix

Data Center as a Strategic Asset: 3 Execs Weigh In
sponsored by Equinix
WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, see what three leading C-level executives -- Dan Levin of Box, Norm Fjeldheim of Qualcomm, and Arne Josefsberg of ServiceNow --have to say about the evolving role of the data center and how to align business and IT demands to overcome top technology challenges.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

Equinix

Sizing Up IT Operations Management: 3 Points
sponsored by VMTurbo
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers the transformation you must make to IT operations in order to keep up with virtualization.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

VMTurbo
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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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