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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
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

Maximizing Data Center Efficiency, Capacity and Availability through Integrated Infrastructure
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource to get best practices on addressing the typical infrastructure challenges facing today’s data center managers. Discover how an integrated infrastructure can address an organization’s unique business needs while increasing efficiency, ensuring availability and reducing cost of deployment or ownership.
Posted: 07 Jul 2011 | Published: 07 Jul 2011

Emerson Network Power

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.

Application Quality Management
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how AQM solutions include thorough testing capabilities that can help users identify application quality and performance issues prior to deployment, saving valuable time, money and reputation.
Posted: 13 Apr 2011 | Published: 01 Mar 2010

Oracle Corporation

Quick Guide: Getting to Grips with Service Desk Metrics
sponsored by Citrix Online UK
WHITE PAPER: This quick guide from Service Desk Institute identifies the most popular industry metrics that you should be employing, considers the best ways to measure them and demonstrates how to utilise these measures to improve your service delivery.
Posted: 05 Apr 2011 | Published: 05 Apr 2011

Citrix Online UK

Azul Pauseless Garbage Collection: Improving Application Scalability and Predictability
sponsored by Azul Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines garbage collection issues such as concurrent marking and concurrent relocation, as well as, benefits of acheiving pauseless garbage collection compared to traditional collection approaches.
Posted: 17 Mar 2011 | Published: 17 Mar 2011

Azul Systems, Inc

Excerpts from Virus Bulletin Comparative Reviews August-December 2010
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: The basic requirements for a product to achieve VB100 certification status are that a product detects, both on demand and on access, in its default settings, all malware known to be ‘In the Wild’ at the time of the review, and generates no false positives when scanning a set of clean files.
Posted: 16 Mar 2011 | Published: 16 Mar 2011

ESET

Storage Switzerland - The Case for Scale-out NAS
sponsored by Isilon Systems UK
WHITE PAPER: Senior Analyst, George Crump, reviews how Scale-out storage can resolve short and long term storage I/O performance bottlenecks and outpace the performance capabilities of traditional storage architectures.
Posted: 17 Feb 2011 | Published: 17 Feb 2011

Isilon Systems UK

Raining on Your Cloud Business: How the Wrong Storage Selection Can Increase Costs, Lower Margins, and Slow Growth
sponsored by Xiotech Corporation
WHITE PAPER: It’s vital when selecting storage for a cloud service provider to consider the performance, management, and reliability characteristics as they have a direct relationship to gross margin over time. Check out this paper to see how Xiotech ISE delivers a straight-line, highly profitable foundation for a cloud business model.
Posted: 15 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011

Xiotech Corporation

Virtualization of SAP Applications with VMware vSphere on IBM System x3850 X5
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization plays a major role in driving improvements in SAP landscapes. IBM System x and BladeCenter servers with eX5 Technology offer customers benefits including higher utilization, reduced maintenance costs, easier administration and faster response to changing business needs.
Posted: 19 Jan 2011 | Published: 19 Jan 2011

IBM

SMB Market Landscape Report 2010
sponsored by AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: AVG recently partnered with GfK to undertake an international survey among small and medium businesses (SMB). SMBs are increasingly relying on technology to overcome the challenges of the recession and recognize the importance of protecting this technology from outside threats. Check out this report to see the results of the survey.
Posted: 10 Nov 2010 | Published: 09 Nov 2010

AVG Technologies USA, Inc.

Managing Network Bandwidth to Maximize Performance
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how to leverage best practices to monitor, baseline, and manage the network bandwidth and performance. It also highlights how to identify and eliminate issues such as unwanted traffic, unwanted protocols, and network problems with factory default switch configurations.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

Fluke Networks

Cloud-Based Web Security Isn’t Hype: It’s Here and It Works
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: What is news is that now you can protect your company’s valuable assets from web-based attacks with an innovative, effective new form of web security – cloud-based, reputation-driven defense. Read this paper to learn how.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Comparative Performance Review: Endpoint Security Performance in Desktop Virtualization Environments
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This full report contains empirically validated data gathered during 8 weeks of testing. The goal of these tests was to establish the availability, and where possible effectiveness and performance, of leading endpoint security products, specifically in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

Zen and the Art of the Balanced Scorecard
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: As much an art as a science, the balanced scorecard is a living process that must be adaptive to constantly changing external forces and internal course corrections. You learn as you go. This paper contains a few guiding principles that will help you along the way.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation

The Path To EPM Success
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces the concept of using an EPM Center of Excellence to help organizations realize the full potential of an enterprise performance management initiative and recommends best practices for creating a center that will succeed in the long term.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

Oracle Corporation

Managing Risk & Uncertainty - An Executive's Guide to Integrated Business Planning
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how Integrated business planning can help your company align strategic, operational, and financial plans.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation

Delivering Enterprise Value with Oracle Governance, Risk & Compliance
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, Corporate Integrity’s Michael Rasmussen, Risk & Compliance Lecturer, Writer, and Advisor, analyzes how Oracle, as a GRC solutions provider, delivers economic value to its clients.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation

Enterprise Performance Management - Management Excellence Metrics Reloaded
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive white paper from Oracle, read how Oracle’s Strategy-to-Success management framework provides that critical framework context.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2008

Oracle Corporation

IT’s Role in Strategic Planning Key To Success
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for more research findings as well as CIO insight into how strategic planning can be successful for both sides.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation
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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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