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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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Competitive Info TOP 10 Mobile Device Management Software report
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will find the top 10 MDM vendors presented in a table format. By comparing industry leading solutions with one another, you can view factors including cost, their customers, which technology model they use, and key features of the company.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

FrontRange Solutions Inc.

The Forrester Wave File Sync And Share Platforms, Q3 2013
sponsored by Box
WHITE PAPER: This report and accompanying spreadsheet detail the findings of how 16 top file sync and share vendors compare to each other. Read on to compare scores on file sync and share capabilities, gain valuable insights about the market, and find out which platform would work best with your business.
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Box

Customer Cloud Adoption: From Development to the Data Center
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details the results of a study commissioned by Dell to answer some major questions about how organizations are interacting with the cloud.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 11 Apr 2013

Dell, Inc.

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

Starters guide to VNA
sponsored by BridgeHead Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Sturdy Memorial's PACS administrator shares insight on their experience implementing a vendor neutral archiving (VNA) equipped with image protection capabilities. Learn what you should look for when choosing a VNA solution.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Dec 2012

BridgeHead Software

How to Select the Right Cloud Provider for Your Organization
sponsored by NaviSite, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper compares three cloud providers to reveal the true costs of each one.
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Published: 13 Feb 2014

NaviSite, Inc.

Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Virtualization and Cloud Management Solution
sponsored by HP and Intel
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers the importance of management in virtualization and cloud environments and reveals the leaders in the marketplace.
Posted: 30 Dec 2013 | Published: 26 Jul 2013

HP and Intel

IBMs PureFlex/SmartCloud vs the VCE Vblock Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper breaks down the difference between two leading cloud vendors to help you decide which one will deploy the best cloud solution.
Posted: 27 Dec 2013 | Published: 12 Jun 2013

IBM

DCIG Buyer's Guide: Deduplicating Backup Appliance Under $100K
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive buyer's guide evaluates midrange deduplicating backup appliances under $100K.
Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | Published: 10 Sep 2013

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

The BARC BI Survey 2012
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Information Builders ranked highest on numerous key performance indicators (KPIs) across multiple peer groups in BARC's BI Survey 12.
Posted: 06 May 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Information Builders

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

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

An Overview of the Cloud Market Vendor Landscape for Enterprise Users
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This market profile provides an objective review of 11 leading cloud vendors and public cloud service provides and includes key takeaways for IT leaders to consider when selecting a vendor.
Posted: 07 Dec 2012 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

VMware, Inc.

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 SuccessFactors
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

SuccessFactors

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

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

CIO Quickpulse: Drivers for Enterprise Virtualization Diversification
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Considering adopting second-vendor virtualization to increase diversity, data center power and agility?  This resource describes the appeal of open source solutions over proprietary vendor solutions.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 25 May 2012

Red Hat

RHEV for Desktops Feature Comparison
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: When choosing a desktop virtualization platform to manage your desktop infrastructure, your architecture and capabilities may be limited by the features offered by each product. This document details the features and benefits of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops 3.0 in comparison with current market competitors.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 25 May 2012

Red Hat

Stay or Switch? How Switching Your Value-Added Network (VAN) can Payoff Beyond Just Price
sponsored by Liaison Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses key capabilities needed in a value-added network (VAN) and what to look for in selecting your next VAN provider.
Posted: 23 May 2012 | Published: 23 May 2012

Liaison Technology

Creating a Secure Private Network for Cloud Computing
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This essential resource highlights key criteria to consider when evaluating managed network service providers for the private cloud. Discover how a MPLS-enabled, all-optical network provider can help you meet performance-sensitive application needs and SLAs.
Posted: 23 May 2012 | Published: 22 May 2012

MegaPath Inc.

Gartner Magic Quadrant: Selecting a vendor
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The demand for greater ecommerce capabilities is growing leading CIOs and IT professionals concerned with choosing the perfect vendor. Through this in-depth vendor analysis by Gartner, uncover the top 6 questions you should ask and the strengths and weaknesses of the top 20 e-commerce vendors.
Posted: 17 May 2012 | Published: 03 Nov 2011

IBM
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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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