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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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Embracing bring your own device (BYOD)
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Achieve the ideal balance between user freedom and corporate control by viewing this white paper to learn insightful recommendations. Download this resource and discover the steps to maximising the benefits of BYOD and minimising the risks to boost productivity in your organisation.
Posted: 17 Nov 2014 | Published: 04 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc.

Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will uncover the three common pitfalls of deploying DCIM software and how to avoid them. DCIM automates and simplifies your data center, but misuse and carelessness do not provide the ROI your organization expects.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 01 Nov 2012

Schneider Electric

Five Ways You Need to Know about Migrating from Windows Server 2003
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Gain insight about migration away from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2 and the five inside-expert pieces of advice for success. Download and read to discover the mistakes to avoid and the path to take to move your organization forward.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Rethinking People Costs in Enterprise IT
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Explore this white paper and discover new options and avenues to reallocating people costs more strategically. Tackle customer-facing technologies without increasing your spending by making your IT members partners in the experience.
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Rackspace

The Smart Alternative to DIY Infrastructure or Cloud Services
sponsored by Peak Hosting
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to discover which operations management service best suits your needs as you discover the costs of DIY, cloud hosting, and operations as a service. Read on to learn which best suits the needs of your organization.
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

Peak Hosting

Implement a More Secure Network to Keep Up with Shadow IT
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the ramifications of the growth of shadow IT and examines how you can protect against potential issues. Read on to learn how you can implement a more secure network to keep up with evolving IT demands.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Verizon

Data Center Projects - Commissioning
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Explore this white paper to learn the finer details of commissioning and how your organization's data center benefits from it.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

Schneider Electric

The Top 9 Mistakes in Data Center Planning
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Explore this asset to arm yourself against the 9 big mistakes when expanding your data center. Ignoring them increases the likelihood that your organization will encounter failure like many before.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 27 Nov 2012

Schneider Electric

Info-Tech Research declares IBM a Champion in Systems Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this guide to examine an evaluation of 13 competitors in the systems management market. You'll be able to compare products based on functionality and price and get insight into where the market is going. On top of this, you'll learn what sets IBM apart from the competition in the systems management market.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

IBM

A Tale of Two Workloads
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative resource to learn about one possible solution that you can leverage with existing VMware vSphere to build a hybrid cloud infrastructure for your organization. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Rackspace

BYOD: A Complex Environment to Deploy Secure Solutions
sponsored by Gemalto
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives an overview of a number of problems associated with mobile security, as well as several potential solutions. Read on to learn how to maximize security for mobile endpoints within your enterprise, and how to successfully implement these solutions in a rapidly changing mobile enterprise market.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 11 Nov 2014

Gemalto

5 Steps for Migrating Your Legacy Apps to the Cloud
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative resource and learn how to migrate your legacy applications to the public cloud in just 5 easy steps.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 06 May 2014

Rackspace

Operations-as-a-Service: Outsource everything but your code
sponsored by Peak Hosting
WHITE PAPER: Download and access this insightful resource on why Operations as a Service (OaaS) takes all of the frustration out of your hands and boils down to, "Not your problem," meaning that all of the maintenance is handled for you.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2014

Peak Hosting

Should I 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: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Rackspace

How to Meet the Growing Demands on IT: Four Steps Along the Path
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: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Rackspace

Fundamentals of Managing the Data Center Life Cycle for Owners
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to gain an understanding of leading and managing mission critical facility projects in the conext of the data centre life cycle. Download and use this guide as a reference to the 5 phases of a data centre's life cycle as well as the steps within each and how they intertwine.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 01 Nov 2013

APC by Schneider Electric

Tone Down the Costs Associated with Network Management
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to find out why many enterprises aren't leaning towards a cost-effective network management strategy that meets their needs
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Jul 2013

SolarWinds, Inc.

Rethinking People Costs in Enterprise IT
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This insightful document offers strategies of infrastructure outsourcing as liberation for your talented IT staff members from day-to-day menial tasks so you can allocate them to work on customer-facing applications. Download and read on to learn how outsourcing your organization's IT infrastructure enables budget breathing room.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

Rackspace

How Data Center Infrastructure Management Software Improves Planning and Cuts Operational Costs
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: By utilizing new, proper management software tools, you enable and maximize data center professionals control over energy costs and can allocate IT assets more effectively for the business.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

Schneider Electric

Meeting the Big Data Challenge: Get Close, Get Connected
sponsored by Equinix
WHITE PAPER: The following CITO Research white paper explains the big data network challenge and offers solutions to overcome it so you can deliver value faster on your big data projects. Read on to learn about the untold story of big data, use cases for big data analytics, moving to the best architecture, and more.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 2014

Equinix

So You Think You Know the Cloud
sponsored by Peak Hosting
WHITE PAPER: Take a deeper neutral look at the fine print of cloud computing through a provider and weigh it against keeping everything in-house. Uncover the truth about vendor oversubscription, lack of transparency, and other details sometimes swept under the rug.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2014

Peak Hosting

Database Performace And Resiliency In The Dell Poweredge R630 Running Microsoft SQL Server 2014
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and IntelĀ®
WHITE PAPER: To answer your needs, Dell offers the PowerEdge R630, a 1U space-saving server. Running two or three of these servers in a cluster with 1.8inch SATA SSDs, you can boost OPM performance up to 10.5 times that of with HDDs, meaning fast delivery with a small footprint.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

Dell, Inc. and IntelĀ®

The Migrate-Manage-Govern Strategy to Active Directory Transformation
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn how to transform your AD into a business agility enabling asset through a parallel of Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Read on to learn how to move up the pyramid.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 17 Sep 2014

Dell Software

Automation 101
sponsored by LabTech Software
WHITE PAPER: Use this ebook as a guide to build and master automation in your IT department. These six simple steps guide you through the process and offer tips of the trade to ensure success. Download and keep this as a reference point through your automation process.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 16 Sep 2014

LabTech Software

Quality in the Cloud: Best Practices for ISVs
sponsored by Equinix
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how ISVs can partner with hosting companies, establish criteria for selecting a hosting service, and get metrics for measuring hosting performance as it relates to cloud services. You'll get insight into how you can prepare to enter into the cloud market quickly and confidently.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Equinix
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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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