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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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Presentation Transcript: Making Time for Endpoint Security
sponsored by BigFix
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript discusses the importance of performance considerations when buying endpoint security suites. You’ll gain insight on how to improve the performance of security and configurations in order to keep downtime to an absolute minimum.
Posted: 29 Nov 2010 | Published: 29 Nov 2010

BigFix

SMB Market Landscape Report 2010
sponsored by AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: AVG recently partnered with GfK to undertake an international survey among small and medium businesses (SMB). SMBs are increasingly relying on technology to overcome the challenges of the recession and recognize the importance of protecting this technology from outside threats. Check out this report to see the results of the survey.
Posted: 10 Nov 2010 | Published: 09 Nov 2010

AVG Technologies USA, Inc.

Journal of Management Excellence: Building Trust
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
JOURNAL ARTICLE: It is crucial for businesses to build trust with their customers, partners, investors, and with society at large. This journal article discusses building trust through modern performance management techniques, sustainability initiatives, managing reputation risk, end-to-end approaches to financial reporting and compliance, and more.
Posted: 25 Oct 2010 | Published: 16 Jul 2009

Oracle Corporation

Managing Network Bandwidth to Maximize Performance
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how to leverage best practices to monitor, baseline, and manage the network bandwidth and performance. It also highlights how to identify and eliminate issues such as unwanted traffic, unwanted protocols, and network problems with factory default switch configurations.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

Fluke Networks

Cloud-Based Web Security Isn’t Hype: It’s Here and It Works
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: What is news is that now you can protect your company’s valuable assets from web-based attacks with an innovative, effective new form of web security – cloud-based, reputation-driven defense. Read this paper to learn how.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Comparative Performance Review: Endpoint Security Performance in Desktop Virtualization Environments
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This full report contains empirically validated data gathered during 8 weeks of testing. The goal of these tests was to establish the availability, and where possible effectiveness and performance, of leading endpoint security products, specifically in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

The Shortcut Guide to Assuring Website Performance through External Web Monitoring
sponsored by Neustar®
EBOOK: Businesses have become dependent on Web sites and RIAs. As dependency increases, so does the complexity of Web site systems and expectations on service delivery. This book offers a detailed look at external monitoring, how to leverage monitoring to protect your brand and a roadmap for implementing and maintaining an external monitoring process.
Posted: 15 Oct 2010 | Published: 15 Oct 2010

Neustar®

Zen and the Art of the Balanced Scorecard
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: As much an art as a science, the balanced scorecard is a living process that must be adaptive to constantly changing external forces and internal course corrections. You learn as you go. This paper contains a few guiding principles that will help you along the way.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation

The Path To EPM Success
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces the concept of using an EPM Center of Excellence to help organizations realize the full potential of an enterprise performance management initiative and recommends best practices for creating a center that will succeed in the long term.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

Oracle Corporation

Managing Risk & Uncertainty - An Executive's Guide to Integrated Business Planning
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how Integrated business planning can help your company align strategic, operational, and financial plans.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation

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
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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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