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ALSO CALLED: IT Strategy, MIS, Management Information Systems, IT Management Leadership, Information Technology Management, Information Technology Strategy
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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Analyzing How Well a Data Center Solution Provider Aligns with Your Business Needs
sponsored by Digital Realty
WHITE PAPER: This white paper serves as a helpful guide to analyzing how well a data center solution provider might align with your business needs.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Digital Realty

Gaining Business Agility in the Cloud Through Smarter Sourcing
sponsored by Sungard
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how smart sourcing provides enterprises with a flexible tool for dealing with uncertain futures by supplying a platform for agility and greater visibility into spending and the value of their investments.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Sungard

Cloud Workload Migration: Where the Cloud-Based Service Delivery Model Makes Sense
sponsored by Sungard
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the advantages that cloud migration offers to businesses today, as well as the options that exist for companies looking to take this critical next step.
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014

Sungard

What Does the Rise of the 3rd Platform Mean for your Data Center?
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This IDC white paper examines the primary benefits of working with vendors investing in solutions that can process, support, and manage mission-critical workloads for cloud solutions, mobility capabilities, and data analytics initiatives in today's datacenters.
Posted: 22 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Numa Networks’ Pure-Play MSP Strategy Pays Off with N-Able by Solarwinds
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This case study explores how Numa Networks, a managed service provider, was able to deploy the IT channel's #1 rated RMM and MSP service automation platform.
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Published: 19 Sep 2014

N-able Technologies

Understanding the Vendor Neutral Archive
sponsored by BridgeHead Software
WHITE PAPER: Implementing a VAN can be rewarding for your organization, but it's critical that organizational strategies and objectives are understood to assure that all IT and service needs are met. This white paper analyzes factors that can affect a VNA deployment and considerations for a strategic deployment of a VNA.
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

BridgeHead Software

Landynamix’s Business Takes Off with Proactive Support and Automated IT Services from N-Able
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This case study eamines the benefits that one South African MSP exeprienced after leveraging the IT channel's #1 RMM and MSP service automation platform.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

N-able Technologies

GCI: On the Fast Track to Success with N-Able
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This case examines how one organization in this situation ended up choosing the IT channel's #1 RMM and MSP service automation platform along with a suite of other tools.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

N-able Technologies

From MDM to Automation, CPI Charts Course for Managed Services Success with N-Able
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This case study details how one organization was able to transition from a break-fix model to managed services by leveraging the IT channel's #1 RMM and MSP service automation platform.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

N-able Technologies

7 Tips on Becoming an IT Service Broker
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores seven important tips for transforming IT into a service broker.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 17 Sep 2014

Rackspace

Bluewave Computing Realizes Million-Dollar Productivity Gains with N-Able Technologies
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn how one organization was able to upgrade their service automation platform and deliver benefits in terms of improved productivity, efficiency, and customer retention.
Posted: 16 Sep 2014 | Published: 16 Sep 2014

N-able Technologies

The Future of Convergence Is Here
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the growing complexity of architectures and the difficulties of managing workloads in various virtualized and non-virtualized environments. It also examines the advantages of converged systems and the key elements to look for when evaluating the possibilities.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hitachi Data Systems

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

The Business Value of IBM Storwize and XIV Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM Storwize and IBM XIV Storage helped 10 companies improve IT staff productivity and capacity management while reducing downtime, with an average ROI of 11 months.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

IBM

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.

Achieving Business Agility Through An Agile Data Center
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Business agility is dependent on IT agility. By being an adopter of the latest technologies, businesses can deliver the highest quality products and services to the end customers. But it also exposes an organization to new risks including security breaches, loss of data, and business downtime.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 04 Sep 2014

Symantec Corporation

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

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

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
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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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