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ALSO CALLED: IT Strategy, MIS, Management Information Systems, IT Management Leadership, Information Technology Management, Information Technology Strategy
DEFINITION: MIS (management information systems) is a general term for the computer systems in an enterprise that provide information about its business operations. It's also used to refer to the people who manage these systems. Typically, in a large corporation, "MIS" or the "MIS department" refers to a central or centrally-coordinated system of computer expertise and management, often including mainframe systems  … 
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How SUSE Manager Helps to Reduce System Downtime
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a solution that provides the management tools necessary to move towards zero downtime. You'll examine the most popular causes of system downtime as well as how this solution minimizes both planned and unplanned downtime.
Posted: 01 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

SUSE

Know Map Reduce? No Problem!
sponsored by Rackspace
RESOURCE: Learn about the differences between Hadoop and MapReduce technology, the challenges that accompany MapReduce and the best way to incorporate this technology into your business.
Posted: 01 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Apr 2013

Rackspace

Antivirus Alternatives: Evolving Enterprise Endpoint Security Strategy
sponsored by N-able Technologies
EGUIDE: In this e-Guide, security expert Matt Pascucci introduces an innovative strategy to fight malware that looks beyond antivirus systems, exploring alternative security measures at the cloud, network, and endpoint layers.
Posted: 01 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2014

N-able Technologies

A Simple Way to Connect and Manage Computing in the Data Center
sponsored by Cisco and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can provide an exceptionally easy, intelligent, and efficient way to connect and manage computing in the data center.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Cisco and Intel

2014 Workplace Trends and Salary Guide
sponsored by Randstad
WHITE PAPER: Access this guide to get a look at the current state of business. You'll learn about the most challenging issues facing businesses today and get insight into how to handle them. You'll also explore salary trends specific to IT positions for geographic markets across the United States.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Randstad

Improving Collaboration and Trimming Infrastructure Costs in a Hybrid Environment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how IBM SmartCloud services helped Brunswick Corporation, an employer of 16,000 worldwide, to cost-effectively support a variety of mobile devices, and also enabled them to move email, meeting, and other capabilities to the cloud while keeping other applications in-house.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Nov 2013

IBM

A Unified Approach to Improve Application Performance and Deployment
sponsored by Cisco and Intel
DATA SHEET: This white paper explores 90 world-record Oracle benchmarks set by the first single unified computing system that is configured through integrated, model-based management to simplify and accelerate the deployment of enterprise-class applications and services running in bare-metal, virtualized, and cloud-computing environments.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Cisco and Intel

The Future of IT Infrastructure in the Professional Services Industry
sponsored by Sungard
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shares insights gathered from the professional services sector into the future of IT infrastructure and its impact on the industry.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Sungard

Making the Move from Legacy AAA Platforms to Policy Management
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how the use of policy management in a mobile environment provides a simpler, more cost-effective method of ensuring that productivity isn't lost due to denied access.
Posted: 26 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Aruba Networks

Deloitte CIO Survey 2014
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Deloitte's second global CIO survey assesses CIO's role in innovation, spending and technology priorities, and their relationship with the business.
Posted: 26 Sep 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Creating a Successful Patch Management Strategy
sponsored by N-able Technologies
EGUIDE: In this expert e-Guide, learn how to ensure that your patch management strategy remains secure following the transition from physical to virtual desktops; why delaying security patches puts organizations at risk; and how to build a case for a formal patch management program.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

N-able Technologies

Key IT Influencers in the Banking, Finance, and Insurance Industries in 2014
sponsored by Sungard
WHITE PAPER: Written in conjunction with industry leaders across Banking, Finance, and Insurance, the BFI Key Influencers Report sets out to promote conversation on the future of IT by talking to those industry professionals who help to shape it.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Sungard

Data Centre Transformation - The Route to Business Service Optimisation
sponsored by Sungard
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get survey results that provide insight into both existing practices and future developments in the data center. You'll also get tips on how organizations can improve the operational efficiency of their data centers and evaluate the potential of third-party data management.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Sungard

How the Right Conversations Can Accelerate Digitisation
sponsored by Sungard
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the importance of developing a digital strategy. Read on to learn how you can better explore and utilize your data. You'll get insight as to how you can achieve alignment between business and IT executives and develop a continuous conversation to shape the future direction of your organization.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Sungard

Analyzing How Well a Data Center Solution Provider Aligns with Your Business Needs
sponsored by Digital Realty
WHITE PAPER: This white paper serves as a helpful guide to analyzing how well a data center solution provider might align with your business needs.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Digital Realty

Improving Data Center Performance
sponsored by VMTurbo
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores how data centers are evolving to meet increased demands and much more.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

VMTurbo

Gaining Business Agility in the Cloud Through Smarter Sourcing
sponsored by Sungard
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how smart sourcing provides enterprises with a flexible tool for dealing with uncertain futures by supplying a platform for agility and greater visibility into spending and the value of their investments.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Sungard

Cloud Workload Migration: Where the Cloud-Based Service Delivery Model Makes Sense
sponsored by Sungard
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the advantages that cloud migration offers to businesses today, as well as the options that exist for companies looking to take this critical next step.
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014

Sungard

What Does the Rise of the 3rd Platform Mean for your Data Center?
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This IDC white paper examines the primary benefits of working with vendors investing in solutions that can process, support, and manage mission-critical workloads for cloud solutions, mobility capabilities, and data analytics initiatives in today's datacenters.
Posted: 22 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Numa Networks’ Pure-Play MSP Strategy Pays Off with N-Able by Solarwinds
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This case study explores how Numa Networks, a managed service provider, was able to deploy the IT channel's #1 rated RMM and MSP service automation platform.
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Published: 19 Sep 2014

N-able Technologies

Understanding the Vendor Neutral Archive
sponsored by BridgeHead Software
WHITE PAPER: Implementing a VAN can be rewarding for your organization, but it's critical that organizational strategies and objectives are understood to assure that all IT and service needs are met. This white paper analyzes factors that can affect a VNA deployment and considerations for a strategic deployment of a VNA.
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

BridgeHead Software

How Effective Systems Management Can Improve your Infrastructure Speed
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
VIDEO: This exclusive video details some systems management tools from Dell that will help improve your IT infrastructure speed.
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Premiered: 19 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Turning Your Network into a Strategic Business Asset
sponsored by Extreme Networks
EBOOK: This eBook introduces a network-based business intelligence solution that captures and analyzes context-based application traffic to deliver meaningful information about applications, users, locations and devices.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

Extreme Networks

Landynamix’s Business Takes Off with Proactive Support and Automated IT Services from N-Able
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This case study eamines the benefits that one South African MSP exeprienced after leveraging the IT channel's #1 RMM and MSP service automation platform.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

N-able Technologies

Leaders in IT
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: This PDF gives you an insight into the daily lives of IT leaders and the challenges they face on a day to day basics. With technology constantly changing, they are expected to be on top of this and ensure that the workforce is up to date with the latest applications.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

ComputerWeekly.com
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IT MANAGEMENT DEFINITION (continued): …  but also including by extension the corporation's entire network of computer resources. In the beginning, business computers were used for the practical business of computing the payroll and keeping track of accounts payable and receivable. As applications were developed that provided managers with information about sales, inventories, and other data that would help in managing the enterprise, the term "MIS" arose to describe these kinds of applications. Today, the term is used broadly in a number of contexts and includes (but is not limited to): decision support systems, resource and people … 
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