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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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Oracle Hyperion Performance Scorecard
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
DATA SHEET: To regularly monitor and measure performance, senior managers require a link between their company’s strategic and operational plans. Oracle Hyperion Performance Scorecard can help you define a methodology-neutral strategy and measure performance against goals, monitor progress on a regular basis, and communicate across your entire enterprise.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

A Library Based Approach to Threading for Performance
sponsored by Intel Software Network
WHITE PAPER: Libraries play an important role in threading software to run faster on Intel multi-core platforms. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 14 Aug 2009 | Published: 22 May 2008

Intel Software Network

Gaining the Performance Edge Using a Column-Oriented Database Management System
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the data explosion phenomenon and why column-oriented database systems are able to provide the boost that is needed to gain the performance edge. The paper contrasts row-oriented systems with column-oriented systems, and then elaborates on the benefits of the columnar approach.
Posted: 06 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2009

Sybase, an SAP company

Orion Network Performance Monitor
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Traditional framework solutions are expensive and tough to implement; are difficult to use, maintain and customize; and often impractical for network engineers in mid- to large-sized organizations. Network engineers need affordable, scalable network management solutions that provide immediate visibility into performance of the entire network.
Posted: 14 Jul 2009 | Premiered: 14 Jul 2009

SolarWinds, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: A Framework for Assuring IT Service Quality and Performance
sponsored by CA Technologies.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Service, according to ITIL, is based on the use of Information Technology and supports the Customer's Business Process. An IT Service is made up from a combination of people, processes and technology and should be defined in an Service Level Agreement. Learn about a framework for assuring IT service quality and performance.
Posted: 09 Jul 2009 | Published: 09 Jul 2009

CA Technologies.

Enabling the Virtual Data Center: Simple, Affordable Virtualized ISCSI Storage for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Environments
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: In this solution brief learn how the Dell EqualLogic™ PS Series can provide a fully virtualized storage infrastructure that delivers high availability, resiliency, flexibility, and scalability that is simple and cost-effective to deploy, manage and grow.
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 03 Nov 2008

Dell and Microsoft

Enterprise Performance Management: Joining Planning and Reporting for Superior Results
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper on enterprise performance to learn about financial and reporting requirements, when to adopt integrated enterprise performance management processes and system software, and hear about customer examples.
Posted: 05 May 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Oracle Corporation

CA eHealth Performance Manager Solution Implementation
sponsored by CA Technologies.
DATA SHEET: This paper is an introduction to CA eHealth Performance Manager. This solution pinpoints network performance problems in real time, plans for future network capacity needs and identifies historical performance trends while improving staff productivity and maximizing your software investment.
Posted: 30 Apr 2009 | Published: 28 Apr 2009

CA Technologies.

Optimizing PC Performance with Simple Benchmarking Processes
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this paper to learn how to enhance PC performance and overall IT efficiency by utilizing Intel's unique new platform performance benchmarking process.
Posted: 02 Apr 2009 | Published: 03 Nov 2008

Intel Corporation

The Forrester Wave: Requirements Management, Q2 2008
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
ANALYST REPORT: In Forrester's 79-criteria evaluation of requirements management tools vendors, five standalone requirements management tools and four application life-cycle management (ALM) solutions that include requirements management capabilities went head-to-head. Read this research paper to see how each one fared.
Posted: 04 Mar 2009 | Published: 04 Mar 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Testing as Managed Services - TMS
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Testing as Managed Service' also known as TMS is a delivery model which encompasses all the QA activities across project, programs and organization across enterprise domain. This document analyzes the challenges faced in testing enterprise applications and explains some enefits from successful implementation of TMS.
Posted: 27 Feb 2009 | Published: 27 Feb 2009

Wipro Technologies

SysML-Based Systems Engineering Using a Model-Driven Development Approach
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes a SysML-based (Systems Modeling Language) process that systems engineers can use to capture requirements and specify architecture. The approach uses model execution as a means for requirements verification and validation.
Posted: 23 Feb 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

IBM

Aligning Business and IT through Connected Requirements: Unifying the Development Process
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to learn how the connected-requirements approach serves as the framework for the use of products and technologies that are designed to allow you to optimize team performance, align the development process with your organization's business goals and meet auditing and regulatory compliance requirements.
Posted: 20 Feb 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

IBM

Download the Trial: IBM Rational Performance Tester
sponsored by IBM
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Download a free trial of IBM Rational Performance Tester, a performance testing tool, which identifies the presence and cause of system performance bottlenecks.
Posted: 02 Feb 2009 | Premiered: 30 Jan 2009

IBM

Best Practices in Creating a Strategic Finance Function
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: the following article will share the results of SAP research as well as APQC's Open Standards Benchmarking Collaborative (OSBC) research. The OSBC research is the first global set of common standards for business processes and data, giving organizations an independent, authoritative resource for evaluating and improving business practices.
Posted: 26 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Automated Network Lifecycle Management-- Unifying Fault, Performance, and Configuration Management to Increase Uptime, Reduce Costs, and Minimize Human Error
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the benefits of state-of-the-art network fault management, performance management, and configuration management systems and the integration that brings them together.
Posted: 16 Dec 2008 | Published: 12 Dec 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

TCP/IP Sleuthing--Troubleshooting TCP/IP Using Your Toolbox
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Troubleshooting is a necessary part of supporting any network installation. This paper will explain how to consider troubleshooting different problems that could exist in network.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Global Knowledge

Virtualizing the Client PC: A Proof of Concept
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this paper Intel IT explores a proof of concept study that examined the viability of abstracting the client operating system from the hardware platform using virtualization.
Posted: 21 Nov 2008 | Published: 21 Nov 2008

Intel Corporation

Developing an Enterprise Client Virtualization Strategy
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Intel conducted a series of studies to analyze the potential benefits of each technology and to begin to develop a targeted strategy for delivering client virtualization to our users. Read this document to review the findings.
Posted: 21 Nov 2008 | Published: 21 Nov 2008

Intel Corporation

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of Dell, HP, and IBM Blade Solutions
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the TCO of this blade solution at acquisition and at 1, 3, and 5 years. TCO includes hardware, support, management software, IO virtualization, power, cooling, network ports, and data center space.
Posted: 24 Oct 2008 | Published: 23 Oct 2008

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

The Business Value of Plant Floor Visibility Empowering Executive Decision Makers
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
BOOK: This e-book is an analysis of over 150 plant floor data management initiatives that has resulted in the correlation of specific business capabilities in the areas of process, organization, knowledge and technology to Best in Class operational performance.
Posted: 25 Sep 2008 | Published: 18 Sep 2008

SAP America, Inc.

Delivering Trusted Data across the Enterprise - Business Objects Data Services
sponsored by Business Objects
PRODUCT LITERATURE: BusinessObjects Data Services XI 3.0 is your solution for delivering trusted data across the enterprise. It allows you to address initiatives such as ERP, BI, data warehousing, data migration, and master data management. Learn more in this whitepaper.
Posted: 19 Sep 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

Business Objects

The Renewed Finance Function: Extending Performance Management Beyond Finance
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In August 2007, CFO Research Services launched a research program to explore the ways in which the role of the finance team has changed in recent years. This report presents the findings of our online survey of 255 senior finance executives.
Posted: 18 Sep 2008 | Published: 18 Sep 2008

SAP America, Inc.

Value Proposition for IBM Power Systems as Database Server in Midsize Companies - Cost Comparisons for Linux
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This ITG report shows the advantages of the IBM Power platform for Linux database serving in mid-sized companies. It will discuss the use of IBM Power servers for core database serving and give a number of reasons to consider the Power platform.
Posted: 11 Sep 2008 | Published: 11 Sep 2008

IBM

Enterprise Risk Management in the Financial Services Industry: International Benchmark Survey May 2007
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: This report presents the 2007 results of SAS' annual international benchmark survey on enterprise risk management (ERM) in the financial services industry.
Posted: 10 Sep 2008 | Published: 05 Sep 2008

SAS
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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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