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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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Best Practices for Selecting a Colocation Provider
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WHITE PAPER: This e-guide delves into the finer points of choosing a co-location center that works for your requirements.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2014

Iron Mountain

Cloud Dedicated Tearsheet
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WHITE PAPER: Gain an understanding of the advantages and features of CenturyLink Technology Solutions' Cloud Dedicated service.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

How HPA improved IT value and facilitated maximum growth
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VIDEO: Hutchison Ports Australia is developing new facilities at Brisbane and expects that when fully operational, these facilities will increase capacity by almost 100 per cent, providing importers, exporters and shipping lines with more choice and better service. View this video to see how Fujitsu is helping them achieve these goals.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 24 Oct 2014

Cisco & Fujitsu

Ten Vital Questions Every Business Owner Should be Asking IT
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the top 10 questions you should be asking your IT. You'll get insight into how you can improve the communication with your IT organization in order to improve alignment between IT and the business.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Pangea Systems

The Top 5 Security Challenges of Higher Education
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WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper discusses how in addition to the same IT security challenges as commercial enterprises, universities face a number of difficulties that are entirely unique to higher education.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

Tenable Network Security

Manage IT like a Super Hero: Save time, Reduce cost and Innovate in the era of Cloud
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WEBCAST: Register for this exclusive event to explore some IBM solutions that can help you operations, performance, analytics, automation and delivery of IT services in today's complex on-premise and cloud environments.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Sep 30, 2014

IBM

Enhanced Monitoring for VMware Infrastructure
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can deliver enhanced monitoring for your VMware infrastructure. You'll learn how this solution delivers pervasive visibility for monitoring, analysis, and security tools into the virtual environment and private cloud.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Gigamon

Visibility Into Your Virtualized Data Center
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about how you can deliver increased visibility into your virtualized data center with a new solution. You'll learn how a traffic visibility layer for the standard reference data center architecture that delivers: Informed decisions based on real-time visibility, reduced expenses, and more.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

Gigamon

Scale your server to suit your needs
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WHITE PAPER: IBM Power Systems do not let you pay for unused server capacity. The server runs to its full potential so your business can operate with agility.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

IBM

Secure Remote Access to VPN with Mobile and Tokenless Authentication
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VIDEO: This short video depicts how mobile workers can gain secure remote access to the company VPN with mobile and tokenless authentication from HID.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 22 Oct 2014

HID

Case Study: Improve Customer Experience with Managed Services
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VIDEO: Watch this brief video to learn about the managed services provider Mitchells & Butlers, a leading managed pub and pub restaurant operator, owning around 2,000 businesses offering food, drink and entertainment across the UK, partnered with to bring innovation to their business and help support a better guest experience.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 22 Aug 2013

Cisco & Fujitsu

C&J Energy: Going Public and Outgrowing Its Infrastructure
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how C&J Energy, an oilfield services firm, collaborated with Alert Logic in order to meet user needs and achieve SOX compliance quickly without compromising protected information or spending unnecessary time on installation and implementation.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

Alert Logic

The Enemy Within: The Changing Face of Threats to Information Security
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the danger that insider threats present to your enterprise, as well as strategies for protecting your company's critical information.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Clearswift

How to Get Started on the Path to Simple, Successful Cloud Solutions
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the key steps for cutting through the complexity of the cloud to build a sustainable IT landscape. You'll also learn the top concerns and challenges that enterprises are facing as they develop and implement their cloud strategies as well as top criteria for overcoming these complexities.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 21 Oct 2014

Cisco & Fujitsu

CloudPhysics AWS Cost Calculator: Simplifying Cloud Computing
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VIDEO: CloudPhysics offers you a tool to determine which AWS instances across the globe are compatible and shows you the lowest price.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 21 Oct 2014

CloudPhysics

The Definitive Guide to Cloud Adoption
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper allows you to cut through the market hype, acronyms, and buzzwords to get a clearer understanding of what the various cloud models have to offer. Read on to get best practice and practical approaches to make cloud adoption as simple and beneficial as possible.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Cisco & Fujitsu

HP Financial Services in brief
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the investment solutions that support the transition to the updated styles of IT. Learn how these solutions can provide the flexibility for change that new technology is bringing and how it can adapt to future requirements.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Secure Access to Sensitive Data on the Move
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VIDEO: This short video introduces HID Global's ActivID® authentication solutions, which incorporate integrated device identification technology to make location- and risk-based decisions.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 21 Oct 2014

HID

Time for a New Colocation Provider? 5 Ways to Know for Sure
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WHITE PAPER: Your data center colocation choices are of the utmost importance. The wrong choice can put you at risk of downtime, exceeding capacity, unsuccessful disaster recovery, or regulatory noncompliance. Access this resource to learn the 5 ways to know if it's time to search for a new colocation provider.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

Iron Mountain

Security in the Hybrid Cloud, Now and in 2016
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RESOURCE: The infographic illustrates current security practices in the hybrid cloud and investigates where these trends are likely to head by 2016.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 21 Oct 2014

F5 Networks

Cisco UCS and Intel Xeon Processors: 100 World-Record Performance Results
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WHITE PAPER: If you are looking to get the optimal performance out of your data center processers than you should look no further than Cisco's architecture offerings, which have set performance with their first-to-market results.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

CISCO & INTEL® XEON® PROCESSOR

CW Buyer's Guide to Enterprise Collaboration
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this 10-page buyer's guide, Computer Weekly highlights what the IT leader needs to know to decide on the future of the organisation's communications strategy.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

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Take Authentication Beyond Passwords with Secure Remote Access
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VIDEO: This short video describes how you can take authentication beyond passwords with HID Global's ActivID® authentication solutions, which provide secure remote access supporting the latest tablet and mobile devices.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 20 Oct 2014

HID

Analytics in a Big Data World
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Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Don't Let Legacy Infrastructure Be Your Legacy
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VIDEO: This whitepaper explains the advantages of using Linux to upgrade your legacy infrastructure, including more uptime and seamless app migration.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 23 May 2014

Red Hat
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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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