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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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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

Wildcard and SAN: Understanding Multi-Use SSL Certificates
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Find out about how Multi-Use SSL Certificates such as Wildcard and SAN certificates can provide greater flexibility to simplify certificate management and reduce costs.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

SSL for Apps: Best Practices for Developers
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper lists the necessary steps that your enterprise needs to take in order to create a stronger, more trustworthy SSL implementation.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Securing the Future of Trust on the Internet
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why public key infrastructure (PKI) is the key to the future of trust on the Internet, and the steps that must be taken to build a stronger, more trustworthy PKI ecosystem.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

To Increase Downloads, Instill Trust First
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how code signing mitigates the risks of transferring code over the Internet or wireless networks, and also allows end users to take advantage of the ease and convenience of content distribution without worrying about security consequences.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Transform Your Risk, Security, and Compliance Results into Business Insight
sponsored by Allgress
WHITE PAPER: This concise white paper introduces an IT GRC suite that enables risk, security, and compliance professionals to efficiently manage their enterprise's risk posture with quick time-to-value.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 20 Jan 2015

Allgress

Spoofing Server-Server Communication: How You Can Prevent It
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this must-read white paper, you'll learn how to prevent the new SSL Strip threat that could compromise your secure applications.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Why IT Leaders Should Take Strategic Action in Mobile and Endpoint Computing in 2015
sponsored by Absolute Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why enterprises should develop a broader-based, long-term endpoint strategy that connects to business goals, processes, and practices.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

Absolute Software

Point of Sale (POS) Systems and Security
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why organizations need more than the PCI DSS compliance stamp in order to truly secure their POS systems; describes how to secure your POS systems against common attacks; and discusses the Council on CyberSecurity's top 20 suggestions for protecting payment card information.
Posted: 16 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black

A Holistic Approach to Data Privacy
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited & Intel® (Procesor Intel® Xeon®)
WHITE PAPER: This white paper makes a case for a holistic approach to privacy within every enterprise, and explains the steps that your enterprise needs to take in order to maximize the privacy of your sensitive data.
Posted: 16 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited & Intel® (Procesor  Intel® Xeon®)

Automated Provisioning & Lifecycle Control of IT Management Tools
sponsored by Intigua
WHITE PAPER: Check out this case study to learn how Fiserv meets its service levels, improves MTTR and security, and simplifies and accelerates lifecycle management of its IT tools—from deployment and registration through monitoring, migrating, reporting and upgrading—using the Intigua Unified Management Platform.
Posted: 16 Jan 2015 | Published: 15 Jan 2015

Intigua

Protecting Against Web Application Threats Using SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this shortcut guide, readers will learn how changes in the way we deliver services, the increasing use of mobile devices, the adoption of cloud computing compounded by the ever-evolving means of stealing information and compromising services leave web applications vulnerable to attack.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Executive’s Guide to Windows Server 2003 End of Life
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This white paper aims to help executives navigate the process of creating and implementing an End of Life plan for Windows Server 2003.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 07 Nov 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Point-of-Sale Security for Dummies
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
BOOK: This eBook will teach you how to secure your POS systems, minimize your risk, achieve PCI DSS compliance, protect cardholder data, and more.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 15 Jan 2015

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Protecting Users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking Attacks with SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the Firesheep Wi-Fi attack tool and other sidejacking attacks with SSL and explains how to avoid these attacks.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

How Extended Validation SSL Brings Confidence to Online Sales and Transactions
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the importance of increasing customer confidence in the security of online business transactions, and introduces Symantec Extended Validation SSL Certificates as a potential solution to this challenge.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

5 Steps to Reduce the Complexity of PCI Security Assessments
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This white paper lists 5 steps that your enterprise can take to guard your endpoints; reduce the complexity of assessments; lower administration costs; and achieve a compliant, secure environment.
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black
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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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