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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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When Agile and Waterfall Collide: A Project Manager's Guide to Combining 2 Disparate Methodologies
sponsored by Workfront
WHITE PAPER: Today's project managers are faced with a challenge: While most of their work follows a traditional Waterfall methodology, they're increasingly being asked to collaborate with Agile software development teams. This white paper dives into the differences between the two methodologies and provides a roadmap for combining them.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 17 Apr 2015

Workfront

A Checklist for Deploying Highly Efficient Infrastructure for Windows Server® 2012
sponsored by Lenovo
WHITE PAPER: View this whitepaper for a checklist of five key elements to delivering significant improvement in the operational efficiency of your Windows Server 2012 environment.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Lenovo

How Five IT Leaders Transformed Their Businesses With Cloud Communications
sponsored by 8x8, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out how five companies improved their communications using CaaS.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 16 Apr 2015

8x8, Inc.

Enhance the IT Infrastructure of Your Remote Locations
sponsored by StorMagic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how you can address the infrastructure requirements of remote offices and branch offices.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

StorMagic, Inc.

Solving Remote IT Challenges
sponsored by StorMagic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the seven challenges presented by managing remote locations.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

StorMagic, Inc.

5 Top Reasons Why Project Managers Hate Their PM Tools
sponsored by Workfront
WHITE PAPER: While project management tools can be very powerful, they often fall short of helping you to be truly efficient. This information-packed resource lists the 5 most common reasons why project managers hate their PM tools, and explores what can be done to fix them.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 16 Apr 2015

Workfront

Industry Insight: IT in the Retail Store
sponsored by StorMagic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This analysis lays out the challenges of retail store IT and suggestions for how to meet those challenges and enhance your retail stores' productivity.
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 15 Apr 2015

StorMagic, Inc.

Best-In-Class Attributes for Today's Optimized IT Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: What does it mean to have the "best-in-class" attributes for today's optimized IT infrastructure? Is it a title that's within in reach for your own organization? Access the following inforgraphic to find out if your IT infrastructure has got what it takes to be truly optimized.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 25 Mar 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Deploying IT Equipment in Small Server Rooms and Branch Offices
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how organisations can make realistic improvements to power, cooling, racks, physical security, monitoring, and lighting with a focus on small server rooms and branch offices with up to 10kW of IT load.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 13 Apr 2015

Schneider Electric

When Buying Converged Infrastructures Makes Sense
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this expert e-guide examine the various considerations to take into account prior to deploying a converged infrastructure.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 26 Feb 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Managing the High Demands of Today's Workloads
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Consult the following white paper to learn how to take full advantage of the cutting edge infrastructure technology that can ensure you are able to meet the demands of today's workloads and gain the significant benefits that a modern IT infrastructure can bring.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 26 Mar 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

It’s Not Just an IT Affair: Understanding the Risks of Cyber Breaches
sponsored by UnitedLex
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why today's cyber threats and compliance regulations require multi-disciplinary expertise and a strategic mindset that extends across the entire enterprise.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

UnitedLex

Virtualized Desktops in Healthcare
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: Ensure a successful virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment by learning how to overcome the most common barriers, such as clinical adoption, high overhead costs, and meeting new authentication needs.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Imprivata

How to Write a Compelling IT Budget Application
sponsored by Welldata
WHITE PAPER: This concise overview reveals a real-world example of how one IT manager was able to get his budget approved in just one day after weeks of failed attempts to convince his company's C-suite to approve additional funds.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 03 Apr 2015

Welldata

Generate ROI with IT and Business Intelligence
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to learn how businesses are rethinking the IT infrastructure. Gain insights into strategies that significantly reduce costs and complexity of new initiatives by leveraging Business Intelligence (BI) platforms with IT expertise.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Information Builders

Corporate Roadblocks to Agile Adoption and Evolution
sponsored by Catalyst IT
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses the corporate roadblocks that impede the adoption and evolution of software development methodologies, particularly those within Agile frameworks.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Catalyst IT

IDC Report: Modernizing Enterprise Application Environments
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: The biggest risk for an IT organization is falling behind. Learn how to plan for changes to your storage infrastructure.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 17 Apr 2015

TOPICS:  IT Management
NetApp

What to Look for in Choosing an Enterprise SATA SSD
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: Not all flash storage is the same. Discover how to choose the right solution that will work for your needs.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Apr 2015

TOPICS:  IT Management
Micron Technology

Not All SSDs are Created Equal: How to Make the Right Choice
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: IT pros always struggle to balance cost and performance. Find out how a specifically engineered SSD is the answer.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Apr 2015

TOPICS:  IT Management
Micron Technology

How the Best SSDs Handle Unexpected Power Loss
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: MLC NAND has limitations. Find out how the best SSDs can keep data safe, even during unexpected power loss.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Apr 2015

TOPICS:  IT Management
Micron Technology

Micron Product Guide: Performance Optimization and Testing
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: You need repeatable, reliable results from your SSD. Learn what Micron's extensive testing shows about how to get it.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Apr 2015

TOPICS:  IT Management
Micron Technology

The Growing Need for Self-Encrypting Drives
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: More data storage applications require encrypted solutions. Find out about easily integrated, low-cost data protection.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Apr 2015

TOPICS:  IT Management
Micron Technology

Advantages of SSDs for Data Centers
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: Your data center needs to meet your high performance and scalability needs. Learn about SSD portfolios that can help.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Apr 2015

TOPICS:  IT Management
Micron Technology

Boost Data Center Performance: Memory and Storage Solutions
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: Data centers today have huge scale and efficiency. See how virtualization, centralization and cloud lead to innovation.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Apr 2015

TOPICS:  IT Management
Micron Technology

Flash Gains Ground as Enterprise Storage Option
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: Flash is becoming a standard media for storage applications. Learn how it's advancing with new management functions.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Apr 2015

TOPICS:  IT Management
Micron Technology
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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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