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DEFINITION: A tier 1 vendor is one of the largest and most well known in its field -- often enjoying national or international recognition and acceptance. Vendors may be both manufacturers and value-added resellers (VARs). For example, Cisco Systems Inc. is regarded as a tier 1 vendor in storage area network switching equipment and related technical certifications. Tier 1 vendors may also be a "preferred"  … 
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4 Considerations When Choosing a DaaS Provider
sponsored by Dizzion
WHITE PAPER: You know the benefits of partnering with a DaaS provider, but do you know what to look for when choosing your partner? Take an in-depth look at 4 major points of consideration to ensure that you make the best decision according to your unique business needs.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 21 Feb 2017

Dizzion

Cloud Managed Services: A Comparison Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn what to ask for in a managed cloud service providers. Use this as a guide to understand what you need, why you need it, and how to go about choosing the right partner.
Posted: 14 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

IBM

Demand More from Data Center Management Services
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: 91% of IT decision-makers are looking to a third party to help develop and execute their IT strategy. Access this Frost & Sullivan white paper to learn why IT leaders are turning to service providers to help manage their data center strategy and how to select the right provider for your business needs.
Posted: 23 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

How Open Source Subscriptions Deliver Business Value
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Transferring to open source software (OSS) requires careful guidance to ensure security and maximize ROI during execution. Access this white paper to learn what to look for in an OSS vendor to guide your transition and see what one company offers as part of their customer experience.
Posted: 19 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Red Hat

5 Questions to Ask Data Protection Vendors
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Protecting your data is paramount to your business continuity and success, so you should be asking the tough questions to any data protection vendor you're considering. Discover 5 questions to ask data protection and information management vendors.
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Commvault

Comparing Data Protection and Information Management Vendors
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Uncover a comparison of two data protection and information management vendors (Veeam and Commvault). Learn how they compare on 5 important factors that you should be considering when looking to purchase data protection and information management.
Posted: 30 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Commvault

5 White Lies, Fibs, and Half-Truths Your Chat Vendor May Be Selling You
sponsored by [24]7
WHITE PAPER: Did your chat vendor promise you the moon before you signed on the dotted line? Unfortunately, many companies today are being misled with half-truths and false promises by legacy chat platform vendors. In this white paper, discover 5 mistruths that chat platform providers tell, and the reality behind their claims.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Published: 25 Oct 2016

[24]7

Assessment: 14 Security Information and Event Management Vendors
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The need for early targeted attack detection and response is driving the expansion of new and existing SIEM deployments. Uncover this report to find out how 14 vendors of SIEM technology fared in an analysts' assessment.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 10 Aug 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

Report: Evaluating 11 Leading ECM Vendors
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this Forrester report, you will see the 11 most significant enterprise content management (ECM) software providers and where they stand in relation to each other to help you select the right partner to manage your business's critical content. See which vendor is right for your organization.
Posted: 22 Jul 2016 | Published: 28 Aug 2015

IBM

SD-WAN Bill of Frights
sponsored by Fatpipe, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With SD-WAN being the hottest buzzword in networking right now and the many components of the technology, it can be easy to be lead into making the wrong decision. Have confidence that you are deciding on the best SD-WAN provider for your business by following theses 5 golden rules.
Posted: 19 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016

Fatpipe, Inc.

40 Questions You Should Have in Your Vendor Security Assessment
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to get started with your VRM security program and by accessing the most important questions to ask third-party businesses.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

BitSight

CW Special Report on HP
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This 12 page special report from Computer Weekly gives you the facts on HP, its strategy, products and services and financial performance.
Posted: 23 Mar 2013 | Published: 22 Mar 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management of Product Data Solutions
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The master data management (MDM) of product data solutions market continues to grow and evolve. Increasingly, end-user organizations are using MDM to transform into a digital business.This Magic Quadrant evaluates 15 providers. Read on to find the right vendor for your needs.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 06 Nov 2014

TIBCO Software Inc.

Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management of Customer Data Solutions
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Magic Quadrant helps information management leaders find the right integration vendor for their needs.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Oct 2014

TIBCO Software Inc.

Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites
sponsored by Maas360 by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The mobile device management market has evolved into the enterprise mobility management suites market. EMM is growing quickly, and the vendor landscape has changed significantly, which will impact IT leaders' choices. This magic quadrant for enterprise mobility management suites can help you decide. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 11 Mar 2015 | Published: 11 Mar 2015

Maas360 by IBM

IBM PureFlex/SmartCloud vs. the VCE Vblock Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this analyst report to learn why IBM's PureFlex represent a more compelling mainstream cloud alternative when compared with VCE's Vblock cloud offerings.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 13 Jun 2013

IBM

Understanding the Vendor Neutral Archive: How to Approach a VNA for Immediate and Longer-Term Benefit
sponsored by BridgeHead Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the basics behind vendor neutral archives (VNAs). Click through to uncover the short- and long-term benefits, as well as get information of what to consider before making the investment.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

BridgeHead Software

Choosing the Perfect Customer Support App
sponsored by Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)
WHITE PAPER: This guide counts down four easy steps to help you cut through the market for customer support applications and identify the tool that meets your business needs.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)

Looking under the hood: Answers to top questions CIOs ask cloud-based HR vendors
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: Not every HR cloud application is made equal, but how can you identify the right software-as-a-service (SaaS) HR strategy? This resource counts down seven questions that savvy CIOs and business leaders need to ask HR SaaS application vendors in order to find success.
Posted: 14 Aug 2013 | Published: 14 Aug 2013

SAP

Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Magic Quadrant for mobile device management software explores the top vendors' MDM offerings. Discover the strengths and cautions associated with each MDM vendor to see which one is right for you, or if your current vendor is living up to its competition.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

Vendor Landscape: Video Conferencing
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This resource takes an in-depth look at the videoconferencing (VC) vendor marketplace, as well as must-have VC capabilities and features. Also inside, find a side-by-side comparison of VC vendor strengths and weaknesses.
Posted: 12 Aug 2013 | Published: 12 Aug 2013

Avaya

Business Intelligence. It's Better Here: Why the WebFOCUS BI Platform Beats the Competition
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This resource offers guidance to help you navigate the business intelligence (BI) marketplace, and introduces a BI platform that can help meet your business needs. Also inside, find eight key motivators you should consider when choosing a BI tool.
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Information Builders

Remote Vendor Access: Not All Access Should Be Treated Equally
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why Remote Vendor Access (RVA) should not be treated the same as traditional remote access for employees. Explore how a new set of remote access requirements can ensure that your enterprise remains in step with both compliance regulations and security expectations.
Posted: 10 Sep 2012 | Published: 10 Sep 2012

Dell Software

Market Overview: Private Cloud Solutions, Q2 2011
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the current market for cloud computing. Access survey results from your peers and learn how to differentiate between various vendor offerings.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 May 2011

Dell, Inc.

RHEV for Servers: Competitive Pricing whitepaper
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This document compares the pricing of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) with the pricing of VMware vSphere 5 for server virtualization. Inside, find detailed pricing comparisons for the use cases of 100 and 250 virtual servers.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 25 May 2012

Red Hat
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VENDOR SELECTION DEFINITION (continued): … A tier 1 vendor is one of the largest and most well known in its field -- often enjoying national or international recognition and acceptance. Vendors may be both manufacturers and value-added resellers (VARs). For example, Cisco Systems Inc. is regarded as a tier 1 vendor in storage area network switching equipment and related technical certifications. Tier 1 vendors may also be a "preferred" vendor that provides products and services to you at appealing prices or other favorable terms.See also: tier 2 vendor
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