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DEFINITION: Performance testing is the process of determining the speed or effectiveness of a computer, network, software program or device. This process can involve quantitative tests done in a lab, such as measuring the response time or the number of MIPS (millions of instructions per second) at which a system functions. Qualitative attributes such as reliability, scalability and interoperability may also be  … 
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CW+: Quocirca report: Enterprise performance management cycle 2
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: In February 2009, Quocirca interviewed 800 individuals across 8 geographies for their views on, and usage of, enterprise performance management (EPM) tools and processes.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

CW+: Quocirca report: Enterprise performance management
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Monitoring, measuring and reporting on the financial health of an organisation is a basic need that requires effective tools and processes to optimise the end result.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

CW+ Quocirca report: Beating IT recession blues
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: IT spending is often an issue for any organisation, but especially in harsh economic times it is even more important to see what benefit IT brings to the business. This report looks at the degree to which UK organisations understand what IT is doing for their business, and in particular how some companies measure this and benefit from it.
Posted: 20 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Oct 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

5 Fallacies About the Role of Learning Content in Talent Management
sponsored by Skillsoft
WHITE PAPER: This short white paper identifies 5 of the most common fallacies about the role of learning content in talent management, and clears away the confusion by offering truths about how learning content integrates into a well-developed talent management strategy. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 28 Aug 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Skillsoft

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Performance: Specvirt™ Benchmark
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this essential white paper to compare the costs, performance and complexity of VMware vSphere 4 against RHEV.
Posted: 02 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Red Hat

Virtualizing Enterprise SAP Software Deployments
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: Because SAP systems are critical to business operations, companies must ensure that they remain consistently available. This white paper explains how you can leverage virtualization to consolidate SAP servers without compromising the reliability of these crucial applications.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Jun 2011

SUSE

Exclusive Comparison of Server Performance and Power Consumption
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Choosing the right hardware for your virtual environment can be a painstaking process, especially since it is difficult to predict how a platform will perform once it is deployed. This white paper examines one hardware configuration and measures the number of orders per minute and virtual machines it can support.
Posted: 07 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Data Sheet: ORSYP Capacity Optimization Assessment
sponsored by ORSYP
WHITE PAPER: Discover how performance and capacity management software can help prevent your infrastructure from becoming too complex and costly to operate. This white paper outlines how your organisation can optimise their IT environment with this software.
Posted: 31 May 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

ORSYP

Performance Management for IBM POWER
sponsored by ORSYP
WHITE PAPER: Discover a management tool that monitors virtualised infrastructure, diagnoses performance problems and minimises workloads. Read on to learn how your organisation can see benefits like minimised downtime, streamlined management and more.
Posted: 29 May 2012 | Published: 29 May 2012

ORSYP

Testing and Quality Management - Best Practices
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn the best practices for testing and configuration that Aberdeen's best-in-class designated organizations used to reduce operating costs by 26% and improve process efficiencies by 41% so you can adopt them to create a streamlined, stable IT environment for your business.
Posted: 07 May 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Cabot Partners: Optimizing Business Value for Midsized SAP Landscapes with IBM PowerLinux: Simpler by Design
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: x86-based Linux platforms may seem like an affordable option for supporting SAP workloads, but ongoing maintenance costs quickly exceed the low acquisition costs of these architectures. Learn about a recommended alternative that can be integrated with virtualization and find out why it is ideally suited for your SAP environment.
Posted: 26 Apr 2012 | Published: 26 Apr 2012

IBM

Load Testing 2.0 for Web 2.0: Simplifying performance validation for Rich Internet Applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Before Ajax or other RIA technologies can be ready for prime time in your business, you need to verify that they can deliver enterprise-scale performance that won't lag or crash under peak loads. Read this white paper to learn best practices for load testing that will help you make sure that they're ready.
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2010

Hewlett-Packard Company

Service Virtualization: Reduce the time and cost to develop and test modern, composite applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how developers and testers can leverage service virtualization to reduce software business risk, minimize delays, increase software quality, meet SLAs for performance and quality, maximize team productivity, and support globalization.
Posted: 27 Mar 2012 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Boeing Commercial Aviation Services IT performance, availability, customer satisfaction soars
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This case study details how Boeing's Commercial Aviation Services division leveraged application performance management (APM) tools to improve availability of business critical applications; empower application teams to take ownership of system availability and performance; streamline business processes; and lower costs.
Posted: 22 Dec 2011 | Published: 31 Aug 2010

Hewlett-Packard Company

The top 10 misconceptions about performance and availability monitoring
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the 10 common misunderstandings about monitoring of today's complex, distributed, and service-oriented applications and offers suggestions for implementing complete business-focused, adaptable monitoring strategies.
Posted: 21 Dec 2011 | Published: 14 Dec 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Optimizing Datacenter and Cloud Performance: The TeamQuest Approach
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing is becoming more common across organizations, but what are effective ways to help maximize what this application has to offer? Check out this IDC survey and learn how utilizing capacity management while moving to the cloud can help optimize your IT infrastructure to better meet business needs.
Posted: 20 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

TeamQuest Corporation

Cisco Tidal Assessment Service for SAP Performance
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to discover how to improve overall application functioning by identifying and remediating performance issues and hidden pain points throughout your SAP environment.
Posted: 23 Nov 2011 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Endpoint Protection Performance Benchmarks
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: View this endpoint protection performance benchmark report to explore the impact of GFI Software on system performance for its end users based on a set of objective metrics including: installation time, boot time, average CPU usage, memory usage and more.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

GFI Software

VMware vSphere 4 Performance on Cisco Unified Computing System
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the performance figures obtained by the Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager Virtual Appliance (VA) running on VMware vSphere 4.0, which was installed on a Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS).
Posted: 07 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Offshoring ETL Development in EPM projects
sponsored by Hexaware Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover the benefits of off-shoring and the challenges that stand in the way of a successful outsourced project.
Posted: 01 Nov 2011 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

Hexaware Technologies

Top 10 Tips for Optimizing SQL Server Performance
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this new white paper, discover the top 10 tips to get the most from SQL Server. Learn the things you need to know about SQL Server performance and how these optimization tricks and strategies will help take mediocre SQL performance to new heights.
Posted: 03 Oct 2011 | Published: 28 Sep 2011

Dell Software

Beyond Provisioning
sponsored by BMC-Accenture
WHITE PAPER: Once a cloud has been designed and is up and running, it’s important to optimize it to deliver top quality service to each of its users. Yet to do so, IT pros must proactively monitor for performance issues and maintain optimal use of capacity resources. This paper highlights 3 key components to be aware of when monitoring performance issues.
Posted: 31 Aug 2011 | Published: 31 Aug 2011

BMC-Accenture

CIOs Say: Application Performance is Top Priority, End User is King
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This IDG Research Services study demonstrates that CIOs and IT leaders recognize the business impact of application performance. It's all about end-user and customer satisfaction, increasing productivity, and lowering costs. 
Posted: 08 Jun 2011 | Published: 08 Jun 2011

CA Technologies.

An introduction to load testing for Web applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the importance of measuring application performance and provides best practices for load and performance testing. Inside, discover the components of a successful testing process and suggestions for testing software designed to provider quick, accurate and thorough performance validation.
Posted: 27 May 2011 | Published: 27 May 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Optimizing Desktop Virtualization with Dell Equallogic Hybrid Arrays
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In recent years, we have witnessed great technology leaps from all of the leading VDI software vendors. In this part of our series, we take a close look at a recent performance benchmark to evaluate in detail how Dell’s innovations reduce complexity, improve performance and lower the cost of VDI.
Posted: 26 Apr 2011 | Published: 26 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc.
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PERFORMANCE TESTING DEFINITION (continued): …  evaluated. Performance testing is often done in conjunction with stress testing.Performance testing can verify that a system meets the specifications claimed by its manufacturer or vendor. The process can compare two or more devices or programs in terms of parameters such as speed, data transfer rate, bandwidth, throughput, efficiency or reliability. Performance testing can also be used as a diagnostic aid in locating communications bottlenecks. Often a system will work much better if a problem is resolved at a single point or in a single component. For example, even the fastest computer will … 
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