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ALSO CALLED: Benchmark Tests, Benchmarks
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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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

Kalido

BusinessObjects Edge Series - Technical White Paper
sponsored by Business Objects
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides a technical overview of BusinessObject Edge Series-the end-to-end business intelligence (BI) solution for growing organizations. Learn how to take advantage of extensive BI capabilities to empower your end users and decision-makers
Posted: 04 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Business Objects

Green Initiatives: Lowering Costs and Increasing Efficiency in the Data Center
sponsored by 3PAR
BOOK: Conserving energy, reducing floor space, and managing utility costs are becoming major priorities for IT organizations. In this study by Aberdeen, over 175 organizations were surveyed about their opinions on Best-in-Class practices for IT organizations.
Posted: 07 May 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

3PAR

Improving Web Application Performance for Your End-Users: Creating a Better Customer Experience
sponsored by Gomez
WHITE PAPER: This report analyzes why data from the full range of Last Mile connections gives companies a strategic advantage in the hyper-competitive online marketplace.
Posted: 23 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Gomez

Selecting an Industry-Standard Metric for Data Center Efficiency
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains some of the metrics that have been used to describe the efficiency of data center physical infrastructure and suggests which metric is the most effective.
Posted: 06 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Schneider Electric

The Enterprise Mobile Messaging Benchmark Report
sponsored by Good Technology
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper and discover the benefits of implementing a mobile messaging strategy and learn how to save time, increase customer responsiveness and determine the value of mobile messaging projects.
Posted: 25 Apr 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

Good Technology

Testing Oracle 10g RAC Scalability on Dell PowerEdge Servers and Dell/EMC Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
JOURNAL ARTICLE: Oracle 10g Real Application Clusters (RAC) software running on standards-based Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell/EMC storage can provide a flexible, reliable platform for a database grid.
Posted: 09 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2006

Dell, Inc.

Cisco Wide Area Applications Services (WAAS) Report
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) can accelerate a range of business applications, including Microsoft Exchange, file sharing and web applications.
Posted: 16 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Bottom Line of Benchmarking Basics' White Paper
sponsored by Dell Software
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Implementing benchmarking basics is essential for proper database management. Benchmark specifications, control logic, and implementation are the three basic steps required to begin performance testing.
Posted: 01 Jun 2006 | Published: 01 Apr 2005

Dell Software

Benchmark Factory® Data Sheet
sponsored by Dell Software
DATA SHEET: Benchmark Factory for Databases provides automated load testing to determine accurate production database hardware and software configuration, scalability, and application code (SQL, PL/SQL, T-SQL) functionality.
Posted: 01 Jun 2006 | Published: 01 Jun 2006

Dell Software

The World's First Automated Testing Solution Developed Just for Citrix® Hosted Applications
sponsored by Tevron
BROCHURE: CitraTest is the only software test automation solution for conducting performance benchmarking, compatibility, functional and latency testing for Citrix hosted applications.
Posted: 25 Aug 2002 | Published: 01 Jan 2001

Tevron
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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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