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DEFINITION: A vendor (pronounced VEHN-duhr, from French vendre, meaning to sell) is any person or company that sells goods or services to somone else in the economic production chain. Parts manufacturers are vendors of parts to other manufacturers that assemble the parts into something sold to wholesalers or retailers. Retailers are vendors of products to consumers. (When you have a street fair, the people who  … 
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2015 North American Cardiology Informatics Market Leadership Award
sponsored by GE Healthcare
WHITE PAPER: This independent analysis provides insight on frontrunners in the US cardiology informatics market. Access now to learn who has been bestowed with the Market Leadership Award based on a large number of crucial aspects.
Posted: 05 Oct 2015 | Published: 05 Oct 2015

GE Healthcare

2015 Gartner Cool Vendors in Analytics Report
sponsored by Looker
WHITE PAPER: The report outlines four analytics vendors you can investigate. Access this resource to discover how the analytics market continues to diversify, with a variety of emerging vendors targeting increasingly specific problems that organizations possess.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Published: 24 Apr 2015


How a Vendor-Neutral Archive Can Support You Through Stage 2 Meaningful Use and Beyond
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to examine the details of two specific measures in the Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements that address image enabling EHR, compliance strategies, and more.
Posted: 23 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Hitachi Data Systems

Forrester Wave: Enterprise Cloud Platforms
sponsored by Mendix
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester report evaluates the leading providers of enterprise public cloud platforms. Read now for assistance in selecting one that delivers the best balance of agility and enterprise fit.
Posted: 23 Jul 2015 | Published: 29 Dec 2014


Info-Tech Research Report: Select and Implement a Managed File Transfer Solution
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: Managed File Transfer (MFT) helps your organization secure file transfers and avoid worrying about tomorrow. Read this Info-Tech Research report that evaluates 14 vendors in today's landscape for help in selecting and implementing an MFT solution.
Posted: 22 Jul 2015 | Published: 22 Jul 2015


Is your B2B infrastructure future-proof?
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for five questions you should address to ensure your integration and governance infrastructure can support your business ecosystem as it evolves and grows over time.
Posted: 21 Jul 2015 | Published: 28 Apr 2014


Enterprise Imaging in the Large Enterprise
sponsored by GE Healthcare
WHITE PAPER: Learn how one large university medical center's radiology department was able to consolidate medical imaging to a single, multi-site clinical content repository for faster access, storage savings, and enhanced patient care.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 | Published: 02 Jul 2015

GE Healthcare

CW Special Report on HP
sponsored by
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

Gartner: The future of videoconferencing
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: With a transition to new endpoints, capabilities and services, changes are on thehorizon for videoconferencing, and the emphasis is now shifting to improvingendpoint coverage and adding reach.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 01 Sep 2010

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

Case Study: Virgin Media Consolidates is Vendor Support
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive case study details the solution a top media company went with to consolidate its multi-vendor support contracts and deliver faster services.
Posted: 24 Jan 2014 | Published: 24 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

From ISV to SaaS: Move to the Cloud with Egenera Cloud Suite
sponsored by Egenera
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers a solution to the challenges for cloud vendors of shifting from a product based approach to a service based approach.
Posted: 08 Jan 2014 | Published: 23 Jan 2013


BPM Technology Review: Vendor Comparison Report
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this report today for an overview of the state of the BPM technology market today, an expert approach to assessing BPM technology offerings, and a high-level comparison of the offerings from six top vendors.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Oracle Corporation

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


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


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


EMC Best Practices in Data Protection Monitoring
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses the modern-day dilemma of multiple vendors in a backup and recovery environment and provides insight into one vendor's solution.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

EMC Corporation

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.

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

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


Doing Business with Comstor
sponsored by Comstor
WHITE PAPER: Learn more about Comstor, a leader in Cisco product distribution and an established provider of networking and advanced technology solutions.
Posted: 01 Feb 2012 | Published: 27 Jan 2012


HP Proliant DL980, Intel Xeon, and Vmware vSphere 5 SAP Performance Analysis
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to review the results of ESG Lab that tested the performance and scalability of the HP ProLiant DL980 server powered by Intel Xeon processors, running SAP with VMware vSphere 5.
Posted: 26 Oct 2011 | Published: 25 Oct 2011


If it's Just a Disk, Why the Reliability Gap Between Vendors?
sponsored by Nexsan
WHITE PAPER: If all storage array vendors buy disk drives from the same small set of disk manufacturers then why is there such a big reliability gap between storage vendors? This white paper seeks to gain insight into this question.
Posted: 23 Sep 2011 | Published: 23 Sep 2011

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VENDORS DEFINITION (continued): … A vendor (pronounced VEHN-duhr, from French vendre, meaning to sell) is any person or company that sells goods or services to somone else in the economic production chain. Parts manufacturers are vendors of parts to other manufacturers that assemble the parts into something sold to wholesalers or retailers. Retailers are vendors of products to consumers. (When you have a street fair, the people who set up booths and tables are often referred to as vendors.) In information technology as well as in other industries, the term is commonly applied to suppliers of goods and services to other companies. A machine that takes your money and gives you a product is known as a vending machine.
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