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DEFINITION: An early adopter is a person who embraces new technology before most other people do. Early adopters tend to buy or try out new hardware items and programs, and new versions of existing programs, sooner than most of their peers. According to a theory called Diffusion of Innovations (DoI) formulated by Everett Rogers, early adopters make up 13.5 percent of the population. Early adopters, while eager  … 
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5 Super Powers To Look for When Evaluating DRaaS Providers
sponsored by Assuritive
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines and examines the five most indispensable attributes to look for when assessing DRaaS solutions. Read on here to learn how to evaluate using 5 criteria.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 26 Aug 2015


A Seven-Way Comparison of the HCM Suite 'Big Three'
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: When selecting an HCM vendor, you must consider capabilities like geographic presence, extensibility, and ease of use for managers. This report explores 7 categories of HCM differentiation to help HR and IT project teams choose the best platform for their needs.
Posted: 14 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Achieve Business Continuity with Secure and Reliable Unified Communications
sponsored by ThinkingPhones
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides 5 steps to educating yourself on the common pitfalls when investing in a unified communications platform. Access this paper now to get insight into achieving long-term security and stability with UC.
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 | Published: 02 Sep 2015


Casting A Light on Shadow IT
sponsored by VMware
RESOURCE: Learn everything you need to know about shadow IT in this informative info graphic. Shed light on common motivations for practicing shadow IT and learn how you can better manage this phenomenon within your organization.
Posted: 30 Jun 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


Cloud IT: The Impact of Cloud Supply Chain Platforms on the Role of IT
sponsored by GT Nexus
WHITE PAPER: In this valuable white paper learn more about the impact of cloud supply chain platforms on the role of IT and how you can better prepare your team for the challenges they may face.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 19 Feb 2015

GT Nexus

Cloud-Enabled ITaaS: Growing Your Business in the Cloud
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper advises you on how to get started and grow your cloud service quickly, while minimizing capital and operating costs, as well as risk. Read on here to key into cloud-enabled features.
Posted: 14 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Dell, Inc.

Considering Layered Security? 14 Questions to Ask
sponsored by VSS Monitoring
WHITE PAPER: Today's networks and data centers are a critical asset to organizations of every size. This white paper serves as a guideline when considering layered network security solutions, ensuring that your enterprise stays ahead of ever-advancing security and network threats. Click here to see your security questions answered.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 05 Aug 2015

VSS Monitoring

Extracting More Value from SIEM Deployment
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how to you leverage all your machine-generated data for broader views across possible attack vectors. Read on to key into the solutions behind bolstering against potential threats.
Posted: 13 Aug 2015 | Published: 13 Aug 2015


Five Ways To Ensure the Success of Your Digital Workspace
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this Forrester report, you will learn 5 ways to guarantee superior user experience and ensure the success of your digital workspace. Read on now to access these 5 measures, as well as some takeaway advice about lowering IT costs while improving security and user experience.
Posted: 21 Sep 2015 | Published: 21 Sep 2015

Dell, Inc.

FM, IT and Data Centres
sponsored by
ANALYST REPORT: Are Facilities and IT data centre managers implacable enemies, or is it a case of different work priorities, asks analyst Clive Longbottom.
Posted: 15 Mar 2013 | Published: 15 Mar 2013

Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit 2015
sponsored by Gartner
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes what attendees of the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit 2015 can expect to learn. Read on to see key benefits of attending, keynote speakers, and more.
Posted: 11 Sep 2015 | Published: 11 Sep 2015


How to Gain Management Approval and Employee Buy-in for UC
sponsored by ThinkingPhones
WHITE PAPER: This white paper serves as a guide for IT professionals in businesses looking to adopt unified communications platforms in their organizations. Learn how to gain both management approval and employee buy-in for UC solutions.
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 | Published: 02 Sep 2015


How to Startup with Hybrid Cloud: 5 Steps to Get Started
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper serves as a startup guide, and outlines the top 5 most common ways you can get started when thinking about adopting hybrid cloud. Read on here to find out how you can extend your existing applications and data center, as well as expand critical infrastructure for disaster recovery into the cloud.
Posted: 25 Aug 2015 | Published: 25 Aug 2015


Increase Employee Productivity with Cloud-Based IT Service Automation
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the challenges associated with replacing an inefficient ITSM platform, and outlines the benefits of switching to cloud-based IT service automation. Access this case study to learn how you can deploy a singular ITSM platform.
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014


International technology adoption & workforce issues
sponsored by
RESEARCH CONTENT: This study from CompTia,  looks at technology and workforce recruitment trends across 10 countries.
Posted: 20 May 2013 | Published: 20 May 2013

IT jobswatch – trends in media IT recruitment
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: This quarters figures compiled by show that during the fourth quarter of 2010 the IT jobs market for permanent staff being recruited by media organisations is up by 1.8%. This is the sixth consecutive quarter that has seen higher demand.
Posted: 20 Oct 2011 | Published: 15 Mar 2011

IT Transformation Case Study: Leveraging Cloud Suites for Enterprise
sponsored by VMware
WEBCAST: This webcast serves as a case study for Columbia Sportswear, and examines how they were able to scale their IT infrastructure to meet the needs of their retail company using a hybrid cloud model with mature, stable cloud architecture.
Posted: 25 Aug 2015 | Premiered: Nov 6, 2013


Managed Service Provider Attributes Growth to Professional Services Automation
sponsored by ConnectWise
CASE STUDY: Growing a business in this economy is challenging. This white paper illustrates how one small company moved from a break-fix business model to a managed services offering and transformed their business.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Oct 2013


Server Management: Imrpove Availability and Reduce Costs
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report is a guide for the 10-step process that will ensure a smooth managed infrastructure service implementation.
Posted: 01 Sep 2015 | Published: 16 Apr 2014


Solution Spotlight: Creating a Strong Customer Experience Management Strategy
sponsored by SearchCRM
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, learn how to resolve communication issues between the IT and contact center departments by creating internal service-level agreements, recognizing that what's right for the organization is the same as what's right for the customer, and more.
Posted: 05 Dec 2012 | Published: 05 Dec 2012


11 Questions Every CIO Should Ask Their IT Manager
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: What is your IT really costing you? Could you be doing more with the technology you have? Could you reduce costs and provide better service to your organization? Read Red Hat's suggestions on "11 Questions Every CIO Should Ask Their IT Manager", and how Red Hat open source solutions can help.
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 10 Jun 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Extending Reach and Ensuring Effectiveness of Leadership Development: The Role of Technology-Based Learning
sponsored by Skillsoft
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses leadership development and the role of technology-based learning in leadership development programs.
Posted: 18 Apr 2012 | Published: 01 Apr 2010


Gartner Middle East CIO Leadership Forum
sponsored by Gartner
WHITE PAPER: Join Gartner analysts from 28 February to 1 March in Dubai, industry thought leaders and a select group of your peers to find new answers to new questions - and learn how your IT leadership can create and follow the path to world class best practice.
Posted: 28 Jan 2011 | Published: 28 Jan 2011


SAP and Voice: Optimize Supply Chain Operations
sponsored by Voxware, Motorola, and PEAK Technologies
WEBCAST: Attend this Webcast to learn how this powerful combination provides improved real-time data collection and increased flexibility to make downstream business process changes easily and inexpensively.
Posted: 16 Aug 2007 | Premiered: Aug 29, 2007, 14:00 EDT (18:00 GMT)

Voxware, Motorola, and PEAK Technologies

Stimulus eBook
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
EBOOK: THE STIMULUS PACKAGE. Learn what the stimulus package means for growing businesses. Download now.
Posted: 06 Aug 2009 | Published: 06 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.
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EARLY ADOPTERS DEFINITION (continued): …  to explore new options in technology, are not the most daring, and are not especially prone to taking risks. That role, according to Rogers, is played by a small minority of people called innovators. Only one person in 40 is of this type. They are the people most likely to conceive and develop new methodologies and technologies, and who often end up running large IT corporations or founding new ones. Early adopters and innovators have counterparts, known as laggards and Luddites, at the opposite end of the human spectrum. Laggards are slow or reluctant to embrace new technology because of disinterest … 
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