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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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Visibility Into Your Virtualized Data Center
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about how you can deliver increased visibility into your virtualized data center with a new solution. You'll learn how a traffic visibility layer for the standard reference data center architecture that delivers: Informed decisions based on real-time visibility, reduced expenses, and more.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

Gigamon

Scale your server to suit your needs
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM Power Systems do not let you pay for unused server capacity. The server runs to its full potential so your business can operate with agility.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

IBM

C&J Energy: Going Public and Outgrowing Its Infrastructure
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how C&J Energy, an oilfield services firm, collaborated with Alert Logic in order to meet user needs and achieve SOX compliance quickly without compromising protected information or spending unnecessary time on installation and implementation.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

Alert Logic

The Enemy Within: The Changing Face of Threats to Information Security
sponsored by Clearswift
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the danger that insider threats present to your enterprise, as well as strategies for protecting your company's critical information.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Clearswift

How to Get Started on the Path to Simple, Successful Cloud Solutions
sponsored by Cisco & Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the key steps for cutting through the complexity of the cloud to build a sustainable IT landscape. You'll also learn the top concerns and challenges that enterprises are facing as they develop and implement their cloud strategies as well as top criteria for overcoming these complexities.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 21 Oct 2014

Cisco & Fujitsu

The Definitive Guide to Cloud Adoption
sponsored by Cisco & Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: This white paper allows you to cut through the market hype, acronyms, and buzzwords to get a clearer understanding of what the various cloud models have to offer. Read on to get best practice and practical approaches to make cloud adoption as simple and beneficial as possible.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Cisco & Fujitsu

Time for a New Colocation Provider? 5 Ways to Know for Sure
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Your data center colocation choices are of the utmost importance. The wrong choice can put you at risk of downtime, exceeding capacity, unsuccessful disaster recovery, or regulatory noncompliance. Access this resource to learn the 5 ways to know if it's time to search for a new colocation provider.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

Iron Mountain

OpenStack: The Platform of Choice for Cloud
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This infographic is the outcome of an IDG Connect survey of 200 US enterprise decision makers that includes adoption plans for OpenStack, the platform of choice for private cloud development and deployment.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Jun 2014

Red Hat

A Consolidated Platform for Next-Generation Firewall and Secure Web Gateway Services
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper first defines next-generation firewalls, secure web gateways, and their capabilities, and then specifically discusses the Fortinet FortiGate NGFW and the results of ESG Lab's evaluation and testing of the device.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

10 Things Every IT Manager Must Know About the Enemy Within
sponsored by Clearswift
WHITE PAPER: This white paper contains critical information on where insider threats originate and explores one company's innovative tools for preventing data breaches within your enterprise.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Oct 2014

Clearswift

Cloud Migration: A Security Architect Case Study
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This use case describes CenturyLink's partnership with a global shipping and logistics firm looking to adopt cloud technologies to lower IT support costs and refocus its resources.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Implementing Cloud Solutions Within Your Existing IT Environment
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper demonstrates the extensibility capabilities of vCloud Automation Center and the skill set needed to allow IT personnel to enable, adapt, and extend their cloud to work within existing IT infrastructure and processes.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

VMware, Inc.

Data Loss Prevention Insights from Security Executives
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines findings from a recent study on data loss prevention programs that interviewed 130 CISOs, VPs, directors, and managers.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | Published: 13 Oct 2014

Symantec Corporation

Stop the Finger-Pointing: Managing Tier 1 Applications with VMware vCenter™ Operations Management Suite™
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper will show you how to take a new approach the operations management that will help IT identify the source of problems and end the constant finger pointing.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 11 Oct 2012

VMware, Inc.

Three Reasons Why IT Efficiency is the Key to Your Hospital's Survival in the New Healthcare Economy
sponsored by RES Software
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper addresses the biggest pressures facing healthcare practices and provides insight into the top 3 reasons why IT efficiency is key to your hospitals survival in the new healthcare economy.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

RES Software

Should IT Users be Treated like Patients?
sponsored by RES Software
WHITE PAPER: What would happen if IT were to learn from clinical healthcare's pursuit of "patient engagement" by creating its own "user engagement" strategies? What would the benefits of doing so be? And what would it take to make it all happen? Read the following brief to find out more.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

RES Software

Bay Cove Human Services Achieves HIPAA Compliance on Google Apps & BYOD
sponsored by BitGlass
WHITE PAPER: This short white paper details how Bay Cove Human Services collaborated with BitGlass to achieve HIPAA compliance while still enabling the company to utilize Google Apps as their productivity backbone.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014


What Can You Do Differently to Guard Against Threats from Rapidly Evolving Mobile Malware?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Mobile security is about more than the device: It's also about protecting apps on the device. Learn how IBM can help.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Beyond Passwords: Protect the mobile enterprise with smarter security solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how flexible authentication schemes, context-based access and behavioral analysis can help ensure that only authorized mobile users can access your valuable resources—on-site, in the cloud and beyond.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

IDC Flash: IBM Releases IAM for Mobile, Cloud and Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Gain insights into IBM's threat-aware IAM solutions focused on enabling identity as the new security perimeter.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Nov 2013

IBM

How Can You Ensure Stability and Reliability?
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how Red Hat Enterprise Linux can provide the stable and proven enterprise platform you need to bring new levels of simplicity to your IT operations while ensuring your underlying infrastructure is completely secure.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

Red Hat

Efficient and Flexible Modern Server Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: It's time to consider a new IT infrastructure approach to build a more future-ready data center. Access this white paper to explore ways to reduce complexity, improve efficiency, optimize flexibility, and maximize uptime in your data center.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Gartner Predicts 2014: Identity and Access Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out what Gartner's security analysts predict for the identity and access management space for 2014 and beyond.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2013

IBM

Protecting Your Critical Data with Integrated Security Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to gain actionable insights that can help you reduce security risks and boost compliance.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

IBM System x x86 servers: Earning consistently high customer satisfaction through strength in hardware and support services
sponsored by Lenovo and Intel
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the value of an exceptional support team.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2013

Lenovo and Intel
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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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