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DEFINITION: A benchmark is a point of reference by which something can be measured. In surveying, a "bench mark" (two words) is a post or other permanent mark established at a known elevation that is used as the basis for measuring the elevation of other topographical points.In computer and Internet technology, the term may have any of these meanings:1) A set of conditions against which a product or system is  … 
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Benchmark Testing Reports
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Benchmark Comparison: SQL-over-Hadoop Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This essential document provides fair comparisons across multiple SQL over Hadoop distributions in common scenarios that organizations are in when implementing this technology. Read on to see the evaluations regarding compatibility, speed, and more, to help you decide which solution is best for your organization.
Posted: 21 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Allocate Virtual Desktop Hardware Resources with Proper Benchmarking
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn why accounting for demand spikes is so crucial before moving desktops to a virtual environment and discover three ways to ensure sufficient virtual desktop hardware resources.
Posted: 08 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc.

Allocate virtual desktop hardware resources with proper benchmarking
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn why accounting for demand spikes is so crucial before moving desktops to a virtual environment and discover three ways to ensure sufficient virtual desktop hardware resources.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Top 10 Project Management Trends For 2014
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: There is growing unease with the status quo of current project management practices, this report from ESI International reveals
Posted: 07 Jan 2014 | Published: 07 Jan 2014

2013 Cost of Data Breach Study: UK
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RESEARCH CONTENT: The cost of data breaches has risen for UK organisations iover the past year, but companies that appoint chief information secruity officers with enterprise-wide responsiblities can reduce their costs, this report from the Ponemon Institute reveals.
Posted: 05 Jun 2013 | Published: 05 Jun 2013

The Global State of the PMO 2012
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IT BRIEFING: This 2012 benchmarking survey from ESI assesses the role of the Project/Programme Management Office (PMO), its development to full-blown maturity and value to the business.
Posted: 17 May 2012 | Published: 17 May 2012

Transforming IT at HM Revenue & Customs
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PRESENTATION: HMRC CIO, Phil Pavitt, gives the key facts around HM Revenue and Customs’ IT change programme in this PowerPoint presentation for Computer Weekly's 500 Club.
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 | Published: 28 Mar 2012

CW+: Compass: How benchmarking can identify IT savings
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: Benchmarking, or the analysis of operational costs, productivity, and service levels in a comparative context of market standards, is a firmly established management tool.
Posted: 20 Oct 2011 | Published: 22 Oct 2010

Ixia Black Book: 802.11ac Wi-Fi Benchmarking
sponsored by Ixia
WHITE PAPER: Examine 802.11ac Wi-Fi test methodologies in this white paper, which provides insight into the capabilities and features that matter most.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 07 Mar 2014


Best Practices: 10 must-have metrics and benchmarks for better recruiting
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WHITE PAPER: To maximize company performance, you need the best talent – and the best talent comes from superior recruiting. This resource counts down 10 must-have metrics and benchmarks for better recruiting.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 25 Feb 2014


Forming an Agile IT Function
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource explores the important considerations that CIOs need to keep in mind when taking steps to bring in agility into IT function. Learn how to form a roadmap to IT success by reading on now.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 06 Nov 2013

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

PassMark Report: Enterprise Endpoint Security Performance Benchmarks
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
ANALYST REPORT: This PassMark Software report details how six endpoint security solutions fared in a Windows 7 environment. Uncover how each product fared when tested upon sixteen benchmark metrics to get help finding the ideal solution for your enterprise.
Posted: 29 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Symantec Corporation

Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection vs. Seven Competitors
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This performance benchmark report reveals the results of an objective performance test conducted on eight endpoint security software products. Inside, learn which solutions are leading the pack for endpoint protection.
Posted: 30 May 2013 | Published: 17 Jan 2013


Benchmarking in the contact center: Tips for managing what you measure
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Benchmarking projects are a great way for contact center organizations to improve their operations in order to reconcile competing demands from customers and the business. Read this white paper to learn best practices for executing a successful contact center benchmarking project.
Posted: 24 Oct 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2010


IT Handbook: Planning a Server Refresh
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: Server buyers should consider the implications of vendor roadmaps and consolidation and look to capacity planning and objective tools when updating data center hardware. In this IT handbook you will learn the importance of a server roadmap, factors to consider in server selection, tips on server consolidation and capacity planning, and much more.
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 | Published: 04 Mar 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Mobility in ERP 2011
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: This research report provides a comprehensive and in-depth look at the type of benefits can you expect to achieve by extending ERP beyond the desktop.
Posted: 13 Sep 2011 | Published: 13 Sep 2011

Sage Software

How Does your Service Measure Up? Getting to Grips with Metrics
sponsored by GoToAssist
WHITE PAPER: This quick guide will identify some of the most popular metrics that you should be measuring, look at ways in which you can measure them, and how to utilize these measures to improve your service delivery.
Posted: 19 Jul 2011 | Published: 19 Jul 2011


Case Study QuickView: IBM applies cloud environment to create a virtual benchmark center for high-performance computing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This abbreviated case study offers a quick glance at the time savings and cost efficiency achieved by the IBM Benchmark Center using cloud computing.
Posted: 18 May 2011 | Published: 18 May 2011


E-Guide: Benchmarking Core Switches: Modeling Techniques for Switch Testing
sponsored by NETGEAR Inc.
EGUIDE: Bottlenecks can lurk inside a high-speed 10 GbE core switch and cause its actual performance to clock in below theoretical maximum. The solution is benchmark any of these high-end devices before purchase. This e-guide discusses why using model traffic modeling to benchmark core switches is your best choice and how it can cut major costs.
Posted: 07 Mar 2011 | Published: 07 Mar 2011


The Best Best Practice Guide: Benchmarking for Service Desk Success
sponsored by GoToAssist
WHITE PAPER: Benchmarking is a critical process for any Service Desk that wants to gauge the quality of their service delivery. Too often, however, desks are overly concerned with industry benchmarks and hitting industry standards for call waiting times, resolution time and the perennial cost per email. Download the SDI best practices guide to learn more!
Posted: 01 Dec 2010 | Published: 30 Nov 2010


Guidance for Calculation of Efficiency (PUE) in Real Data Centers
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Unfortunately, commonly published efficiency data is not computed using a standard methodology making it difficult to properly benchmark infrastructure efficiency in data centers. This paper explains the problem and describes a standardized method for classifying data center loads for efficiency calculations.
Posted: 28 Jan 2010 | Published: 28 Jan 2010

Schneider Electric

IBM® Lotus® Domino® Server Performance on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: This paper gives a brief introduction to the Lotus Domino performance benchmarking concepts and methodology. It will also outline the detailed procedures for running the Server Load Utility with the N8Mail Workload. Finally, it presents the performance results of Lotus Domino Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for simulated workloads.
Posted: 18 May 2009 | Published: 15 May 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Optimizing PC Performance with Simple Benchmarking Processes
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this paper to learn how to enhance PC performance and overall IT efficiency by utilizing Intel's unique new platform performance benchmarking process.
Posted: 02 Apr 2009 | Published: 03 Nov 2008

Intel Corporation

Best Practices in Creating a Strategic Finance Function
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: the following article will share the results of SAP research as well as APQC's Open Standards Benchmarking Collaborative (OSBC) research. The OSBC research is the first global set of common standards for business processes and data, giving organizations an independent, authoritative resource for evaluating and improving business practices.
Posted: 26 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Why Companies Fail: And the Information Imperatives to Help Ensure Survivability
sponsored by Kalido
WHITE PAPER: Companies are failing at an unprecedented rate. Read this paper to learn how Kalido's Active Information Management software can help companies accommodate the kinds of information required to stave off failure.
Posted: 04 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

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BENCHMARK TESTING DEFINITION (continued): …  measured. PC magazine laboratories frequently test and compare several new computers or computer devices against the same set of application programs, user interactions, and contextual situations. The total context against which all products are measured and compared is referred to as the benchmark. 2) A program that is specially designed to provide measurements for a particular operating system or application. 3) A known product with which users are familiar or accustomed to that other newer products can be compared to. 4) A set of performance criteria which a product is expected to meet.Laboratory … 
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