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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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The Big Shift to Cloud-Based Security for Small Businesses
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why SMBs are just as vulnerable to cyberattacks as larger corporations, and how cloud-based security can provide them with a stronger network security posture without breaking the bank.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Qualys

Managing The Battle of Enterprise Work Chaos
sponsored by AtTask
WHITE PAPER: This white paper considers enterprise management essentials, focusing on efficiency and request management. Read on to see what you can do to resuscitate you workplace.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 27 Jan 2015

AtTask

The Zero Trust Model Of Information Security
sponsored by Zscaler
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces the Zero Trust Model of information security, which eliminates the idea of trusted and untrusted networks in favor of viewing all network traffic as untrusted.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

Zscaler

A New Approach to DNS Security
sponsored by Cloudmark
VIDEO: This short video introduces a security platform that provides comprehensive protection of DNS networks, infrastructure, and traffic without the rigidity and cost of most network security solutions.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Premiered: 27 Jan 2015

Cloudmark

Cloud Readiness: Securing Access to Your Private Cloud
sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation
EBOOK: This eBook explains the benefits of moving enterprise applications to the cloud and describes how to keep your applications and data secure during this process.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 27 Jan 2015

Ping Identity Corporation

Allgress Insight Risk Management Suite
sponsored by Allgress
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a risk management suite that enables security professionals to apply business context to security and compliance management. It also empowers business stakeholders to make informed investment decisions that align with top business priorities.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 26 Jan 2015

Allgress

Protecting Your Organization from DNS Security Threats
sponsored by Cloudmark
WEBCAST: This webinar provides a detailed look at common threats to DNS infrastructure, and how your enterprise can mitigate these threats.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Premiered: Nov 13, 2014

Cloudmark

Web Application Security for Dummies
sponsored by Qualys
EBOOK: This e-book explains how to quickly locate and remediate vulnerabilities in order to prevent attackers from gaining control over the application and obtaining access to the server, database, and other back-end IT resources.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

Qualys

Case Study: Managing Multiple Printer Devices through a Single-Pane-of-Glass
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about one managed print services platform that provides you with a unified view into the fleet of devices. Read on now to learn how you can streamline printer and supply management to free resources and increase profit margins.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 05 Sep 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Six Essential Elements of Web Application Security
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the most common classes of web application vulnerabilities, and how hackers most often take advantage of these weaknesses. Read on to learn the 6 essential elements of web application security that are the most valuable places for IT teams to invest their time and resources.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Qualys

Dissect 5 Major Myths for Managing Virtual Teams
sponsored by Citrix Online Go To Meeting
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to unveil 5 common myths surrounding virtual teams that can cause friction within the team or damage its performance.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 23 Jan 2015

Citrix Online Go To Meeting

Best Practices for Selecting a Web Application Scanning (WAS) Solution
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how a Web Application Scanning solution can help you to locate and test web-based apps, and provides a checklist of best practices that will help you to understand what to look for when selecting a WAS solution.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 16 May 2013

Qualys

Thrive, Survive or Perish - Compute Economics
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: View this in-depth webcast to learn about the "new style" of IT and how a mix of tools, such as converged infrastructure, and techniques, like maintenance task automation, frees your IT staff to pursue web and app development and deployment.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Premiered: Oct 22, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

APTs: Why the Best Defense is a Full Spectrum Offense
sponsored by Zscaler
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides answers to all of your questions about advanced persistent threats, from the APT lifecycle to the best ways to evaluate potential APT defense solutions.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 23 Jan 2015

Zscaler

Computer Weekly – 27 January 2015: Why we need cyber war games
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, the UK and US are starting a cyber war – all in the name of testing each other's defences. We look at why the war games are needed. We examine what IT managers can learn from the car industry to improve supplier relationships. And we find out why innovation should be top of the IT agenda in 2015. Read the issue now.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 23 Jan 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Learn About Each Module of the Allgress Insight Risk Management Suite
sponsored by Allgress
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a risk management suite that enables security professionals to apply business context to security and compliance management. It also empowers business stakeholders to make informed investment decisions that align with top business priorities.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 23 Jan 2015

Allgress

La-Z-Boy Incorporated
sponsored by Zscaler
CASE STUDY: This case study describes how La-Z-Boy partnered with Zscaler to reduce bandwidth costs and complexity while increasing the visibility of web activity.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 23 Jan 2015

Zscaler

Extend Compliance and Risk Management to What Really Matters For Your Business
sponsored by Absolute Software
ANALYST REPORT: Access this informative report to find out how the current focus of risk and compliance efforts is too narrow because many GRC programs largely ignore the risks that cause companies to fail. Discover how to impact performance by expanding the fundamentals of GRC to the aspects of the business that drive success with customer interactions.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Absolute Software

Infographic: Is Your DNS Really Protected?
sponsored by Cloudmark
RESOURCE: View this informative infographic now to learn more about the consequences of DNS attacks, and how you can prevent them within your enterprise.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 22 Jan 2015

Cloudmark

Is Your Printing/Imaging Environment As Safe As the Rest of Your Infrastructure?
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the importance of securing your printing and imaging environment, and introduces a streamlined, policy-based approach to securing these devices before a data breach occurs.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Rethinking IT to Drive Business Value
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This survey of 300 enterprise organization decision makers involved in hardware investment decisions gives insight into the challenges and opportunities that lie between the old and new styles of IT and drive innovation, transformation and improved delivery against business expectations.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 09 Jan 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Web Application Firewall Comparative Analysis
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This valuable resource compares the security effectiveness and value of six web application firewalls (WAFs).
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 22 Jan 2015

Citrix

The Enemy Within: Why Insiders Are Still the Weakest Link in Your Data Security Chain
sponsored by Absolute Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the 5 steps that your enterprise needs to take in order to foster a conscientious data security environment within your enterprise, despite the challenges of the digital era.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

Absolute Software

Choose Data Center Tools Wisely
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this expert e-guide to discover five key considerations you need to take into account when searching for the right system management tools for your organization. Here's the first hint: cost isn't one of them.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Published: 21 Jan 2015

SolarWinds, Inc.

A Quick Guide to SSL for Apps
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper lists the steps that your enterprise needs to take in order to create a stronger, more trustworthy SSL implementation.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation
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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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