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DEFINITION: Performance testing is the process of determining the speed or effectiveness of a computer, network, software program or device. This process can involve quantitative tests done in a lab, such as measuring the response time or the number of MIPS (millions of instructions per second) at which a system functions. Qualitative attributes such as reliability, scalability and interoperability may also be  … 
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Delivering Enterprise Value with Oracle Governance, Risk & Compliance
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, Corporate Integrity’s Michael Rasmussen, Risk & Compliance Lecturer, Writer, and Advisor, analyzes how Oracle, as a GRC solutions provider, delivers economic value to its clients.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation

Enterprise Performance Management - Management Excellence Metrics Reloaded
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive white paper from Oracle, read how Oracle’s Strategy-to-Success management framework provides that critical framework context.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2008

Oracle Corporation

IT’s Role in Strategic Planning Key To Success
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for more research findings as well as CIO insight into how strategic planning can be successful for both sides.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation

Enterprise Performance Management - The Global State of the Art
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In 2007 Oracle worked with Cranfield School of Management and four other Universities around the world on a global study of enterprise performance management. The study gathered data from 633 companies in Australia, China, Japan, UK and the USA. Read this white paper to find out the results.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation

Enterprise Performance Management - How Tomorrow's Leaders Will Get Ahead
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Evolve to Thrive: From Operational to Management Excellence, successful companies are connecting disparate management strategies to align performance networks, not just transactional activities. Read how Oracle's Strategy-to-Success framework can guide you on your evolutionary journey to Management Excellence.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2008

Oracle Corporation

Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Technical Overview
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper offers in-depth insights into Oracle business intelligence systems, including 11g design, BI server, analysis and reporting, BI interactive dashboard, scorecard and strategy management, and much more.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Jun 2010

Oracle Corporation

Exchange 2010 migration: Legacy HP ProLiant DL385 to Dell PowerEdge R510
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
TEST RESULTS: This Principled Technologies report commissioned by Dell Inc. compares the benefits of migrating legacy Microsoft® Exchange 2003 infrastructure to Microsoft Exchange 2010.
Posted: 22 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Nov 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Deep Security 7.5
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
VIDEO: Protect your virtualized environment by learning what Deep Security 7.5 can do for you. Watch this video to learn so much more about Deep Security 7.5.
Posted: 15 Sep 2010 | Premiered: 15 Sep 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

TCO Comparison: Dell PowerEdge R815 vs. Two HP ProLiant DL380 G7s
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and AMD
TEST RESULTS: The Dell PowerEdge R815 server with AMD Opteron processors Model 6174 can provide an estimated lower total cost of ownership (TCO) over 3 years than two HP ProLiant DL380 G7 servers each with Intel Xeon Processor X5670s. Read this test report to learn more.
Posted: 09 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Aug 2010

Dell, Inc. and AMD

Antivirus Testing and AMTSO Has anything changed?
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This paper looks at testing as it was, as it is, and as Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) would like it to be. Is testing really so difficult? Is it appropriate for the vendors who make the products under test to be so involved in the process of defining good practice?
Posted: 08 Sep 2010 | Published: 08 Sep 2010

ESET

How mission-critical database workloads perform when virtualized with Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series-based servers and VMware® vSphere™
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
TEST RESULTS: This white paper documents the performance of mission-critical database workloads running on servers equipped with the Intel Xeon processor 7500 series and VMware vSphere 4.
Posted: 30 Aug 2010 | Published: 01 May 2010

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Presentation Transcript: Why Enterprises Can’t Afford to NOT Use UNIX for Business-Critical Systems
sponsored by HP & Intel®
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Companies that use UNIX for business critical systems find value in its reliability, stability and memory management. Learn how not using UNIX can affect the performance and reliability of your business critical systems.
Posted: 24 Aug 2010 | Published: 23 Aug 2010

HP & Intel®

Cisco, Intel, and Panduit Joint 10GBASE-T Solution
sponsored by Panduit
WHITE PAPER: This At-A-Glance document, created by Cisco, Intel and Panduit, the market leaders in enterprise switching,network adapters, and structured cabling, discusses how to deliver high-performance, cost-effective, and efficient next-generation RJ-45-based server connectivity.
Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | Published: 20 Aug 2010

Panduit

Dell OptiPlex 960 & Microsoft Windows 7: Better Together
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7
TEST RESULTS: Principled Technologies®, a third party test group, tested how Dell™ OptiPlex™ desktops running Microsoft® Windows® 7 can improve system performance, increase user efficiency and help reduce overall operating expenses. Read this paper to learn about key test results from this performance comparison.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7

Dell Latitude XT2 & Microsoft Windows 7: Better Together
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7
TEST RESULTS: Principled Technologies tested a new Dell Latitude XT2 laptop, running Microsoft® Windows® 7, against the older Latitude D610 and D620, both running Microsoft® Windows XP. Read this paper for a list of key performance results detailing efficiencies gained from a new Dell Latitude XT2 laptop running Microsoft® Windows® 7.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7

Dell Latitude E4200 & Microsoft Windows 7: Better Together
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7
TEST RESULTS: This paper details key performance results when comparing a new Dell Latitude E4200 laptop running Microsoft® Windows® 7 with an older Latitude D610 and D620, both running Microsoft® Windows XP.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft Windows 7

OCZ SSDs and Energy Efficiency: Improved performance and power savings through the benefits of innovative solid state storage solutions
sponsored by OCZ Technology Group, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As the demand for information access has increased exponentially over the past decade to meet the growth of the Internet as whole, including e-commerce and commercial databases, the demand placed on datacenters has intensified. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 11 Aug 2010 | Published: 11 Aug 2010

OCZ Technology Group, Inc.

Sybase IQ: An Advanced Columnar Data Warehouse Architecture
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WHITE PAPER: A Winter Corporation white paper, this paper examines the architecture and performance of Sybase IQ in view of the requirements of demanding new BI and data warehouse applications. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 05 Aug 2010 | Published: 05 Aug 2010

Sybase, an SAP company

ESET File Security for Linux/BSD/Solaris
sponsored by ESET
DATA SHEET: Increasing volumes of malicious software are launched daily to steal passwords or sensitive corporate and customer information. ESET File Security provides Linux, BSD and Solaris file servers with on-demand and on-access protection from known and emerging viruses, worms, trojans, spyware, rootkits and other Internet threats.
Posted: 03 Aug 2010 | Published: 03 Aug 2010

ESET

ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server
sponsored by ESET
DATA SHEET: Read this paper to learn how ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server blocks all types of email-borne malware and spam. It scans your email traffic with industry-leading precision, low system footprint and high scanning speed — so slowdowns will be a thing of the past.
Posted: 03 Aug 2010 | Published: 03 Aug 2010

ESET

The Value of Performance Metrics in Managing IT Service
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how CA Technologies is helping IT manage changing environments and assure service levels across the enterprise.
Posted: 01 Aug 2010 | Published: 30 Jul 2010

CA Technologies.

Overcoming Network Degradation Blues with OpManager NCM Plug-in
sponsored by ManageEngine
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the network configuration management challenges, the need for the NCM plug-in and its benefits. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 30 Jul 2010 | Published: 30 Jul 2010

ManageEngine

FireScope Dash
sponsored by FireScope Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: You can’t fix problems you don’t know exist. To get ahead of issues before users are impacted you need real-time, deep intelligence on the health and performance of your infrastructure, from applications to environmentals and everything in between.
Posted: 27 Jul 2010 | Premiered: 27 Jul 2010

FireScope Inc.

Data Loss Prevention Stops Data Leaks Where They Start
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Trend Micro Data Loss Prevention is a family of advanced DLP solutions that provide maximum protection for an enterprise’s critical information at endpoints, the point of use. The new built-in encryption module provides protection against unauthorized access to sensitive data on removable devices, one of the greatest risk areas for data loss.
Posted: 16 Jul 2010 | Published: 15 Jul 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

Reduce Costs & Increase Microsoft SQL Server OLTP Workload Service Levels: PowerEdge 2850 Consolidation to PowerEdge 11th Generation
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft SQL
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for an exploration of how organizations can gain significant performance and cost benefits by upgrading legacy 2-socket servers to new Dell PowerEdge 11th generation 4/2-socket servers.
Posted: 12 Jul 2010 | Published: 23 Apr 2010

Dell and Microsoft SQL
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PERFORMANCE TESTING DEFINITION (continued): …  evaluated. Performance testing is often done in conjunction with stress testing.Performance testing can verify that a system meets the specifications claimed by its manufacturer or vendor. The process can compare two or more devices or programs in terms of parameters such as speed, data transfer rate, bandwidth, throughput, efficiency or reliability. Performance testing can also be used as a diagnostic aid in locating communications bottlenecks. Often a system will work much better if a problem is resolved at a single point or in a single component. For example, even the fastest computer will … 
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