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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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Cloud Without Limits: How To Deliver Hybrid Cloud With Agility, Governance, And Choice
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper delivers some key findings on hybrid cloud computing and offers some insight into how you can deliver increased agility and security with a hybrid cloud. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc.

Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource from Gartner compares mobile data protection solutions from a number of reputable companies, which defend access to secure data on storage systems in notebooks, removable media, desktops, and servers.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 08 Sep 2014

Digital Guardian

Maintaining the Competitive Edge in the New Era of Anywhere, Any Time Retail
sponsored by Dell
WHITE PAPER: Read on to explore how cloud clients and virtualized desktop infrastructures are helping retailers to boost sales and achieve greater margins by reducing IT maintenance and overhead, enhancing security, delivering more flexible and cost effective computing power and more energy-efficient solutions.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

Dell

IT and Executive Perspective on ITaaS
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details a survey that compares two competing perspectives on various IT topics.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Dec 2014

EMC

Websense® Security Labs™: 8 Security Predictions for 2015
sponsored by Websense
WHITE PAPER: This must-read resource from Websense presents the top 8 security predictions for 2015.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Websense

Security Best Practices for a Cloud-Enabled World
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a straightforward approach to cloud security that enables your enterprise to mitigate the risks associated with cloud deployment and usage; improve and standardize your security posture and practices across all environments; and more.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

Fast IT: Sourcing Disruptive Innovation
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Cisco recently announced new Unified Computing System innovations to address the need for business agility and orchestration. You can simplify your data centre with an integrated infrastructure that enables you to reallocate your IT budget towards innovative technologies to meet changing business goals.
Posted: 27 Nov 2014 | Published: 28 Nov 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Weather Channel Uses Fast IT to Harness Data
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to learn how The Weather Company rebuilt their data platform to transition from a cable network to a digital media company. By moving forecasting to the cloud, The Weather Company ingests and analyses data through a rich set of API allowing them to predict weather in 2.8 billion locations 15 times an hour.
Posted: 27 Nov 2014 | Published: 28 Nov 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Getting IT Security Wrong Can Be Costly—How to Balance Investment with Risk
sponsored by Clearswift
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines why so many executives take little interest in information security; why compliance needs to be combined with a more risk-based approach to security; the importance of creating a security-aware culture; and more.
Posted: 26 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

Clearswift

EMC IT: Leading the Transformation
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: Check out this research to learn which methods organizations are using to reap the benefits of cloud computing. You'll also examine how one IT approach allows you to transform IT, your organization, and the role of employees in the organization through virtualization, hybrid cloud, and IT-as-a-Service.
Posted: 26 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

EMC

Macdermid Offshore Solutions UKOffshore Solutions UK
sponsored by ControlNow
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can leverage a single view of key software without integration and compatibility worries instead of different vendors for different pieces of software. You'll learn how ControlNow helps you ensure your primary servers are always up.
Posted: 26 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

ControlNow

IT Admins Master the Cloud and Boost your Career
sponsored by ControlNow
WHITE PAPER: Technology is changing, more and more organizations are moving to the cloud. Evenmore profound, the role of the IT admin can and will change with the proper harnessing of these cloud technologies – and change for the better. This white paper explores how the cloud will change IT admin functions in the coming years.
Posted: 26 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

ControlNow

What CIOs Need To Know To Capitalize on Hybrid Cloud
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: To explore the emerging business and technological opportunities, CIO Magazine discussed hybrid cloud with David Goulden, CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure. David has 30 years of technology industry experience, nearly half at EMC, where he has led new business development and worldwide customer operations, and served as CFO.
Posted: 26 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

EMC Corporation

Chapter 1: What Is A Private Cloud, Anyway?
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this expert resource to learn the basics of private cloud computing and get insight into what I can do for you. You'll learn the characteristics of a private cloud and get insight into how you can leverage its power.
Posted: 26 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

CDW Corporation

Turn Data into Knowledge
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover one solution that collects user-generated data and transforms it into a self-service help desk. By engaging users to have conversations on a platform as easy and intuitive as Facebook or Twitter, your IT organization mines data to create a self-help portal.
Posted: 26 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Jun 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Achieving Business Agility Through An Agile Data Center
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can transform your data center to be more agile. Read on to learn how you can adopt the latest technologies to ensure a higher level of customer satisfaction – without sacrificing security or risking downtime.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Symantec Corporation

Post Breach Industry Report: A Real-world View of Ongoing Cyber Security Attacks
sponsored by Vectra Networks
WHITE PAPER: This informative report uses real-world data to reveal what attackers do within a network once they evade perimeter defenses.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 25 Nov 2014

Vectra Networks

New Trends in Cloud Service Delivery
sponsored by Allot Communications Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn more about the current state of cloud service delivery. You'll learn how Quality of Service management is becoming more popular as mission-critical applications and services move to the cloud and get insight into the future of the enterprise cloud services trend.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 25 Nov 2014


The Big Data Self-Service Desk
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn how you can connect business intelligence by leveraging deeply embedded big data. You can provide a self-service portal fueled by captured social conversations to empower users to help themselves and others, reducing the number of tickets IT sees.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Jun 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

5 Tactics for Successfully Operationalizing VDI
sponsored by Unidesk Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore 5 strategies that IT teams are using to simplify VDI deployments to help alleviate day-to-day VM management and the complexity of virtual desktop environments.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 25 Nov 2014

Unidesk Corporation

Automating Your IT Processes for Long Term Success
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out if automating certain IT operations can help lessen the burden on your IT staff while simultaneously improving the end user experience.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 24 Nov 2014

Automic

Pragmatic Approach to Data Center Management – Control and Manageability
sponsored by Avocent
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a pragmatic view of data center management and examines the best practices in real-world data centers for over-arching management solutions. Read on to learn how you can control costs and manage complex technology environments while achieving core objectives for availability and security.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2010

Avocent

Achieving Control Over Data Center Implementations and Operations
sponsored by Avocent
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how certain data center management solutions can provide both access control and holistic monitoring services to ensure reliable, secure, and cost effective data center implementations.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2010

Avocent

Modern Infrastructure: Democratizing Disaster Recovery
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this expert to learn how cloud computing capacity and scalability are making disaster recovery capabilities more availability for organizations across all industries. You'll also get insight into how you can reduce the costs of colocation, leverage big data to take on IT management, and explore the growing role of tablets in the enterprise.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

CDW Corporation

Modern Infrastructure: The Rocky Road to Hybrid Cloud
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this expert resource to learn why the hybrid cloud model could become the chosen method for more organizations moving forward. You'll also learn more about the evolution of social IT, the potential benefits of DCIM, what to expect at the upcoming VMworld conferences, and more.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 24 Nov 2014

CDW Corporation
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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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