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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 Enemy Within: The Changing Face of Threats to Information Security
sponsored by Clearswift
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
sponsored by Cisco & Fujitsu
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
sponsored by CloudPhysics
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
sponsored by Cisco & Fujitsu
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

Secure Access to Sensitive Data on the Move
sponsored by HID
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
sponsored by Iron Mountain
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
sponsored by F5 Networks
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
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL® XEON® PROCESSOR
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
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

ComputerWeekly.com

Take Authentication Beyond Passwords with Secure Remote Access
sponsored by HID
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
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: This extract from Bart Baesen's book gives an overview of big data and analytics, its applications, analytic models, and job profiles in analytics, and includes a discount code for Computer Weekly readers.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Don't Let Legacy Infrastructure Be Your Legacy
sponsored by Red Hat
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

OpenStack: The Platform of Choice for Cloud
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This infographic is the outcome of an IDG Connect survey of 200 US enterprise decision makers that includes adoption plans for OpenStack, the platform of choice for private cloud development and deployment.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Jun 2014

Red Hat

HP Propel Experience
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
VIDEO: Tune into the following brief video to learn about HP Propel Portal, including how it can act as the go-to gateway for IT and as a single destination for business users to answer the questions they have for IT.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 17 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Definitive Guide to Managing Cloud Security
sponsored by Cisco & Fujitsu
BOOK: This helpful book serves as a clear and unbiased guide to navigating the complexities of cloud security.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Cisco & Fujitsu

Secure Identity and Smart Employee ID Solutions
sponsored by HID
VIDEO: This short video introduces HID Global's innovative approach to access management, in which one single ID credential provides fast, convenient access to doors, data, and cloud applications.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 17 Oct 2014

HID

IBM System x x86 servers: Earning consistently high customer satisfaction through strength in hardware and support services
sponsored by Lenovo and Intel
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the value of an exceptional support team.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2013

Lenovo and Intel

A Consolidated Platform for Next-Generation Firewall and Secure Web Gateway Services
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper first defines next-generation firewalls, secure web gateways, and their capabilities, and then specifically discusses the Fortinet FortiGate NGFW and the results of ESG Lab's evaluation and testing of the device.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

10 Things Every IT Manager Must Know About the Enemy Within
sponsored by Clearswift
WHITE PAPER: This white paper contains critical information on where insider threats originate and explores one company's innovative tools for preventing data breaches within your enterprise.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Oct 2014

Clearswift

Cloud Migration: A Security Architect Case Study
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This use case describes CenturyLink's partnership with a global shipping and logistics firm looking to adopt cloud technologies to lower IT support costs and refocus its resources.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Rethinking People Costs in Enterprise IT
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how to assess your IT people spend and position IT as a central driver of business growth. Discover how to cut costs while increasing efficiency with an effective outsourcing strategy that includes a hybrid cloud environment with server virtualization.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014

Rackspace

Outsourcing IT Projects to Managed Hosting or the Cloud
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to discover 12 critical success factors when outsourcing IT to managed hosting or the cloud.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 07 Jun 2014

Rackspace

Implementing Cloud Solutions Within Your Existing IT Environment
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper demonstrates the extensibility capabilities of vCloud Automation Center and the skill set needed to allow IT personnel to enable, adapt, and extend their cloud to work within existing IT infrastructure and processes.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

VMware, Inc.

The MPS opportunity for SMBs
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Louella Fernandes and Clive Longbottom examine the need for Managed Print Services (MPS) and how SMBs are faring as they embark on their MPS journey.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Data Loss Prevention Insights from Security Executives
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines findings from a recent study on data loss prevention programs that interviewed 130 CISOs, VPs, directors, and managers.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | Published: 13 Oct 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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