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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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15 Top-Paying Certifications for 2016
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This article provides a review of the 15 top-paying certifications. Included is a brief description of each, as well as the average salary each certification commands based on the 2016 IT Skills and Salary Survey conducted by Global Knowledge in the fall of 2015.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 23 Feb 2016

Global Knowledge

Bringing the Data Center to the Next-gen Level with Software-Defined Infrastructure
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the key components for building a dynamic, next-generation data center featuring a software-defined infrastructure. Read on now to construct a hybrid IT environment with a global ecosystem that provides uniform management through a single console.
Posted: 13 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Case Study: The World's First Cloud-enabled G20 Leaders' Summit
sponsored by Dimension Data
CASE STUDY: In this case study, you will learn how the G20 Leaders' Summit secured a fully consumptive, cloud-enabled network solution to deliver a seamless user experience—for BYOD, high speed data upload, and print-anywhere functionality. Learn how to give your users flawless, fully secure collaboration by reading on.
Posted: 19 Apr 2016 | Published: 18 Apr 2016

Dimension Data

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

Empower Business Processes by Modernising IT Infrastructure and Data Centre Performance
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Entreprise & Intel® (Processor Intel® Xeon®)
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover how to revamp your legacy systems and adopt a new IT infrastructure that supports a flexible consumption approach, and that will also optimize your server management. Access this paper to learn the top 10 most important IT priorities for 2016.
Posted: 24 Nov 2015 | Published: 24 Nov 2015

Hewlett-Packard Entreprise & Intel® (Processor Intel® Xeon®)

FM, IT and Data Centres
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

ComputerWeekly.com

How Cloud Computing Transforms New Business Models
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: Cloud services now include management of deployment, apps, platforms, and IT infrastructure. In this white paper, you will learn the 6 most important considerations to keep in mind for a successful cloud partnership with your provider.
Posted: 29 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

OpenText

How Much Is Software Complexity Costing You?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, you will discover how to streamline IT service cost and time with a single point of contact, and prevent downtime. Read on to access a solution that will help your business increase end-user productivity to enhance business results, and more.
Posted: 09 Mar 2016 | Published: 09 Mar 2016

IBM

Improve Quality of Care with All-Flash Storage in EHR
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: With the introduction of all-flash storage technology, mission-critical healthcare applications such as EHR and VDI can experience unparalleled performance and availability. Read now to learn how you can take advantage of all-flash storage to enable improvements in patient care and clinical efficiencies.
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 | Published: 10 Aug 2015

Pure Storage

Inside Look: Technical Support Services
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how you can leverage a technical support provider in order to reduce IT complexity, troubleshoot and repair problems faster, and mitigate downtime. Read on to uncover the benefits and ROI NetApp achieved by switching to this support strategy.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 14 Mar 2016

IBM

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

ComputerWeekly.com

IT Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit 2016: Agenda at a Glance
sponsored by Gartner
RESOURCE: Learn from this agenda for Gartner's 2016 IT Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit how you can attend to discover 7 steps to start your DevOps initiative, and more. Read on to learn more about attending this conference and building a solid foundation from which to drive and deliver sustained business value.
Posted: 18 Apr 2016 | Published: 18 Apr 2016

Gartner

IT Infrastructure Strategy: Building for Stability and Agility
sponsored by Red Hat
VIDEO: Access this short video now to hear from Tim Yeaton, Senior VP at the Infrastructure Business Group as he discusses how you can build your IT infrastructure for stability and agility with the help of technological innovations.Discover what new technologies can help improve your organization's IT infrastructure to better meet your business needs.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Premiered: 16 Apr 2015

Red Hat

IT jobswatch – trends in media IT recruitment
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This quarters figures compiled by jobadswatch.co.uk 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

ComputerWeekly.com

Networking Infrastructure by the Numbers: An Infographic
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this infographic how one network infrastructure service delivered ICT services and support for the two-day G20 Leaders' Summit. Access now to realize the same seamless experience for your users, as well as realize significant cost reductions and extremely high availability.
Posted: 18 Apr 2016 | Published: 18 Apr 2016

Dimension Data

Optimized Sourcing in Hybrid IT Environments: Impacts and Improvements
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to modernize your hybrid IT environment by reading on, as well as determine if data center colocation is something you should consider. In addition, read on to pinpoint why exactly multiple-sourced, hybrid IT is accelerating, and address the critical factors increasing your costs and compromising operations.
Posted: 13 Nov 2015 | Published: 26 Apr 2014

IBM

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

SearchCRM

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

Skillsoft

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

Gartner

Is the CIO's Career More Important than Business Success?
sponsored by Colt Data Centre Services
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, you will explore IT professionals' attitude to personal and company risk, as new roles and expectations emerge in the enterprise, and why IT is now an engine for business creativity. Read on to see how company risk differs from personal risk in the eyes of the IT pro.
Posted: 14 Oct 2015 | Published: 14 Oct 2015

Colt Data Centre Services

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

ConnectWise

Overcome the Complexity of Managing Cloud Apps in the Enterprise
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how you can solve IT management challenges with an Enterprise Identity platform, simplifying the management of cloud-based apps with a single point of control. Learn how to enable single sign-on for remote users.
Posted: 13 Oct 2015 | Published: 13 Oct 2015

BlackBerry

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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