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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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SAS® Strategic Performance Management
sponsored by SAS
WEBCAST: SAS Strategic Performance Management facilitates the creation, communication and execution of strategy - promoting focus, alignment and agility throughout the organization.
Posted: 10 Sep 2008 | Premiered: Sep 5, 2008

SAS

Best Practices in Performance Management: Monitor, Measure and Manage the End User Experience
sponsored by Knoa Software
WHITE PAPER: This report is the result of a study taken by 87% of IT executives on the best way to manage the service of business critical applications to measure performance at the end-user level. Read this to learn the best practices in performance management.
Posted: 09 Sep 2008 | Published: 09 Sep 2008

Knoa Software

Online Firm Improves Performance, Customer Service with Mission-critical Storage Solution
sponsored by EMC Corporation
CASE STUDY: In this case study AdCenter implemented a new data storage solution based on EMC Symmetrix DMX enterprise storage array technology and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database software. Discover how this has contributed to better customer response times.
Posted: 28 Aug 2008 | Published: 27 Aug 2008

EMC Corporation

Ten Key Steps to Effective Succession Planning
sponsored by Halogen Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn 10 Key Steps to Effective Succession Planning. It also discusses best practices, replacement planning, talent pools, and the aging workforce.
Posted: 21 Aug 2008 | Published: 20 Aug 2008

Halogen Software

How Do You Score? Silverpop's Benchmark Study of B2B Lead Management Practices
sponsored by Vtrenz, Inc
WEBCAST: Listen to this webinar and learn how to grab a peek at your competitors marketing results. It also discusses lead growth, form completion rate, email performance metrics, channels, and best practices.
Posted: 20 Aug 2008 | Premiered: Aug 20, 2008

Vtrenz, Inc

Emerging Best Practices for Carrier IP Transformation
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper identifies emerging best practices for planning, implementation, migration and operations based on hands-on experience with IP Transformation initiatives across the globe.
Posted: 20 Aug 2008 | Published: 20 Aug 2008

Alcatel-Lucent

Service Level Management: On the Level
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains an evolutionary approach to Service Level Management (SLM) that enables organizations at any stage of IT development to successfully implement SLM and begin contributing more to the business bottom line.
Posted: 15 Aug 2008 | Published: 15 Aug 2008

Nimsoft, Inc.

Why Most Organizations Miss User Response Monitoring - and What to Do about It
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explains the challenges of user response monitoring and how to overcome these challenges. It also teaches you how to get a real handle on infrastructure performance and shows you how it will impact user experience.
Posted: 15 Aug 2008 | Published: 15 Aug 2008

Nimsoft, Inc.

HP LoadRunner Software Tips and Tricks for Configuration Scripting and Execution
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
PRODUCT LITERATURE: This guide is intended to help new users and seasoned professionals learn new ways to design and implement successful load testing initiatives using HP LoadRunner.
Posted: 01 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

Strategic Insight for Your SAP Deployment: The Top 3 Techniques for Capacity and Performance Management
sponsored by HyPerformix
WHITE PAPER: The emerging best practice of predictive analysis provides accurate predictions of performance and capacity, hands-on real observed results, that allow you to make informed business decisions about IT investments.
Posted: 16 Jul 2008 | Published: 16 Jul 2008

HyPerformix

Fast and Cost-Effective Unified Communications for Your Business
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
BROCHURE: The Cisco Unified Wireless Network is the industry's only unified wired and wireless solution to cost-effectively address the wireless LAN (WLAN) security, deployment, management, and control issues facing enterprises. Learn more in this brochure.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Best Practices in Performance Measurement and Reporting: Understanding the Global Investment Performance Standards
sponsored by Advent Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper, written in conjunction with Ashland Partners, explains the steps to becoming Global Investment Performance Standards compliant.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Advent Software, Inc

Leveraging Cisco IOS Technologies for Performance Management
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WEBCAST: This webcast gives a brief Overview of Fluke Networks and explains the evolution of network management and Cisco IOS technologies.
Posted: 25 Jun 2008 | Premiered: Jun 18, 2008

Fluke Networks

Sole Technology Skates Past Reporting Obstacles with Business Objects
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Read this case study and see why Sole Technology purchased BI from Business Objects. Sole Technology was struggling with getting data into the hands of people that needed it, when they needed it, to make better business decisions. Business Objects supplied them with the means to retrieve their data and disperse it to the right people.
Posted: 04 Jun 2008 | Published: 04 Jun 2008

SAP America, Inc.

BusinessObjects Edge Professional: Deliver Data Anywhere - Anytime
sponsored by Business Objects
PRODUCT LITERATURE: This paper explains why BusinessObjects Edge Series is the business intelligence (BI) choice of mid-size companies that want to improve business processes, discover new opportunities, and get an edge on the competition.
Posted: 04 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Business Objects

Marcus & Millichap Sharpens Reporting with Business Objects Edge
sponsored by Business Objects
CASE STUDY: Marcus & Millichap needed to provide its agents and their clients with timely and accurate data on market trends. In this case study learn how Business Objects Edge Premium was their solution.
Posted: 04 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

Business Objects

How Can Infrastructure Management Help Me Reduce Costs and Increase Business Productivity While Improving Service Delivery?
sponsored by CA Technologies.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Infrastructure Management from CA consolidates and streamlines management of your IT infrastructure, helping you reduce expenses, address changing business demands and improve delivery and performance of services that drive the business.
Posted: 28 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

CA Technologies.

Improving Web Application Performance for Your End-Users: Creating a Better Customer Experience
sponsored by Gomez
WHITE PAPER: This report analyzes why data from the full range of Last Mile connections gives companies a strategic advantage in the hyper-competitive online marketplace.
Posted: 23 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Gomez

Spotlight® on Oracle
sponsored by Dell Software
SOFTWARE LISTING: Spotlight on Oracle enables real-time diagnostics, providing the fastest way to find and fix performance bottlenecks in your Oracle database environment.
Posted: 10 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Dell Software

Foglight
sponsored by Dell Software
SOFTWARE LISTING: Foglight will correlate application performance data and events from the entire application infrastructure and point you to the true root-cause of a problem.
Posted: 10 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Dell Software

Testing SOA Applications
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WEBCAST: This Webcast details how improved SOA quality can be achieved through the automated creation, execution and analysis of functional, regression and performance tests.
Posted: 27 Nov 2007 | Premiered: Mar 22, 2007, 11:00 EDT (15:00 GMT)

IBM Software Group

Best Practices for Software Performance Testing
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
PODCAST: This Podcast details best practices for performance testing, highlighting the various errors that such testing can bring to light.
Posted: 15 Oct 2007 | Premiered: Oct 15, 2007, 09:00 EDT (13:00 GMT)

Hewlett-Packard Company

Leveraging Agent and Agentless Technology for Effective Operations Management
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper learn the benefits of using agent-based and agentless technologies to monitor infrastructure performance and availability. Also read about the total cost of ownership for both agent-based solutions as well as agentless techn...
Posted: 24 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

Hewlett-Packard Company

Tackling Today's Data Center Energy Efficiency Challenges - A Software-Oriented Approach
sponsored by Square D Critical Power Competency Center
WHITE PAPER: Get an overview of a software-based approach to effectively measuring, monitoring and managing data center energy consumption.
Posted: 22 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

Square D Critical Power Competency Center

Load Testing for Web 2.0: Simplifying Performance Validation for Rich Internet Applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: While rich next generation applications promise a radically improved customer experience, they also have the potential to overwhelm your servers. This paper examines a set of sophisticated tools for load testing your new high -powered apps.
Posted: 14 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company
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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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