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DEFINITION: A tier 1 vendor is one of the largest and most well known in its field -- often enjoying national or international recognition and acceptance. Vendors may be both manufacturers and value-added resellers (VARs). For example, Cisco Systems Inc. is regarded as a tier 1 vendor in storage area network switching equipment and related technical certifications. Tier 1 vendors may also be a "preferred"  … 
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WCM's New Role: Targeted Customer Experience
sponsored by Sitecore
EGUIDE: Integrating CRM with revamped WCM strategy is pushing WCM into a more prominent role as companies aim for highly personalized and targeted customer experiences. Learn about its evolving role, how many of your peers are planning to invest in WCM initiatives, and how WCM meets CRM.
Posted: 09 Dec 2016 | Published: 07 Dec 2016

Sitecore

9 Steps to Choosing the Right HR and Payroll Software Business Partner
sponsored by Sage (UK) Limited
EBOOK: This e-book gives you 9 tips on what to do before signing up with a vendor and how to plan out your research. Learn how to move beyond traditional software to an HR and payroll solution and how to anticipate its impact.
Posted: 08 Dec 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

Sage (UK) Limited

How to Choose the Right ERP Solution
sponsored by Sage (UK) Limited
WHITE PAPER: Picking the right ERP tool to manage your resources isn't easy. It's imperative that you research and find one that will meet your business needs. This guide takes you through a 6-step decision-making process to get the best ERP tool for your business.
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 | Published: 01 Dec 2016

Sage (UK) Limited

5 Questions to Ask Data Protection Vendors
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Protecting your data is paramount to your business continuity and success, so you should be asking the tough questions to any data protection vendor you're considering. Discover 5 questions to ask data protection and information management vendors.
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Commvault

Comparing Data Protection and Information Management Vendors
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Uncover a comparison of two data protection and information management vendors. Learn differences on 5 important factors, such as scalability, innovation, value, and more.
Posted: 30 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Commvault

The Evolution of Enterprise File Sync and Share
sponsored by ibm box
EGUIDE: Enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) tools have evolved significantly over the past few years. Given these changes, it can be difficult to know exactly which business needs any given tool will meet. Read on to gain an understanding of the changes happening in EFSS, the market, which deployment model is best for your organization, and more.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 16 Nov 2016

ibm box

Report: Analysis of the Shifting ECM Market
sponsored by ibm box
RESOURCE: New technologies and shifting business requirements for digital content have sparked a need to redefine ECM to reflect the need for a more adaptable approach. This Gartner Magic Quadrant analyzes the state of the changing ECM market and lays out expectations for the next three years, as well as an analysis of current vendors.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

ibm box

Expert Report for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing
sponsored by ibm box
RESOURCE: 70% of today's EFSS destination vendors will cease to exist, be acquired or be put out of business by 2018. Access this expert report to learn how EFSS vendors need to evolve in order to survive. Find out which vendor best meets your business' EFSS needs and which ones will last.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 21 Jul 2016

ibm box

Best Practices for Effective & Efficient Vendor Management
sponsored by Comarch
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why you should constantly evaluate your strategic vendor relationships. Learn why you should take a closer look at how your company manages its vendor relations, who your strategic partner is and what a successful vendor selection process should include.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Comarch

Sales Performance Management: Vendor Comparison
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
RESOURCE: The SPM market saw a 10% growth in 2015 and is expected to continue in this trend. Software spending alone is expected to grow from $715 million to $1.54 billion in 2019. This expert vendor comparison takes an in-depth look at the SPM market, current trends, and provides analysis and comparison of the top 13 SPM vendors.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 21 Jan 2016

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

PPM Software Selection Guide
sponsored by Cerri.com AG
RESOURCE: Are you sure your current portfolio and project management (PPM) software is the best for your business' long term success? Access this selection guide to learn how to select the best PPM software for your business and avoid the process of an unsuccessful evaluation project that leads to a waste of time and money.
Posted: 01 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2016


White Lies, Fibs, and Half-Truths YourChat Vendor May Be Selling You
sponsored by [24]7 Customer, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the 5 most common lies chat vendors rely on. Proctect yourself from these cheap sales techniques by knowing what to ask these chat vendors about and decide whether they can deliver on the promises they make.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Published: 25 Oct 2016

[24]7 Customer, Inc.

Assessment: 14 Security Information and Event Management Vendors
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The need for early targeted attack detection and response is driving the expansion of new and existing SIEM deployments. Uncover this report to find out how 14 vendors of SIEM technology fared in an analysts' assessment.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 10 Aug 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

Benefit from Automated Services Without Sacrificing Customer Experience Using Enterprise Intelligent Assistants (EIAs)
sponsored by [24]7 Customer, Inc.
RESOURCE: Enterprise intelligent assistants (EIAs) are growing in popularity but do you have the knowledge that you need to choose the right one? In this Opus Research report, learn 8 core characteristics of highly successful EIAs. Discover how you can benefit from automated services without sacrificing quality customer experience.
Posted: 09 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

[24]7 Customer, Inc.

Dynamic Case Management: Vendor Comparison 2016
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Dynamic case management (DCM) solution platforms are tackling increasingly complex use cases. This Forrester report compares the top 14 DCM vendors so you can make the right decision to meet your organization's unique needs.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 02 Feb 2016

IBM

Digital Marketing Hubs: Vendor Comparison Guide
sponsored by Marketo
RESOURCE: This helpful vendor-neutral comparison from Gartner analyzes different approaches to digital marketing hubs. Learn about the different types of marketing technology and select the vendor that best suits your organization's needs.
Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | Published: 05 Jan 2016

Marketo

Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services, Worldwide
sponsored by Innotas
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth Gartner report, explore why so many organizations are turning to cloud-based PPM specifically, and compare the strengths and weaknesses of leading vendors. See how these technologies stack up in areas such as: agile development support, social networking and collaboration, mobile device support, and more.
Posted: 08 Jul 2016 | Published: 23 May 2016

Innotas

Building a Vendor (IT) Risk Management Program
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: Understand a vendor's security posture without requiring expensive site visits and penetration tests. Assess your vendors more frequently and focus efforts on those who have serious security issues.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 28 Apr 2016

BitSight

Masergy Customer turned Evangelist, Stuart Carrothers talks Masergy
sponsored by MASERGY
WEBCAST: In this video, you'll discover a security vendor that wants to work with you for the lifetime of your organizations. From them, you'll get real-time visibility and change bandwidth as you need it. Learn about largest global network in the world based on software defined networking.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Premiered: May 1, 2016

MASERGY

Your Guide To E-Procurement Software
sponsored by Basware
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, learn the key points to consider when choosing your e-procurement software. Plus, discover a comparison of the top 15 vendors, and an in-depth look at one vendor's purchase-to-pay feature. Access tis e-guide now to find out which e-procurement best suits your business' needs.
Posted: 16 Nov 2016 | Published: 15 Nov 2016

Basware

Solving Storage Data Problems and Vendor-Lock In with Hyperconvergence
sponsored by StarWind Software Inc.
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, learn the difference between hyperconverged and converged infrastructure, four common data problems that can be solved with hyperconvergence as well as how to avoid vendor lock-in.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 03 Oct 2016

StarWind Software Inc.

How to Determine the Best CRM Software for Your Organization
sponsored by bpm'online
EGUIDE: It's no secret that CRM enables you to better serve your customers, thus boosting retention rates. However, you need to ensure that the CRM tool you invest in is the best fit for your organization. In this expert guide, compare features and functionalities of 11 leading market vendors, and receive an overview of the latest CRM trends.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Aug 2016

bpm'online

Market Guide for Application Workspace Aggregators
sponsored by Lenovo Software
RESOURCE: According to Gartner Research, 25% of organizations that use Windows apps will use a "workspace aggregator" next year to deliver the apps across multiple devices. This Gartner market guide explains how workspace aggregators unify application delivery, data, ALM, security, and UX.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 28 May 2015

Lenovo Software

Users Warned Over 'Aggressive' Oracle Software Licensing Tactics
sponsored by Miro Consulting, Inc.
EGUIDE: Oracle has been slammed for its lack of transparency and aggressive sales practices, in a report by the Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL). This expert e-guide reveals how to avoid one-sided vendor relationships, and what this recent survey says about Oracle's software licensing practices.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 05 Jul 2016

Miro Consulting, Inc.

Leaders in Big Data Streaming Analytics
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: Streaming analytics captures perishable insights on real-time data and is essential for bringing real-time context to apps. Explore this vendor comparison report from Forrester to learn why streaming analytics is the way of the future and which vendor best suits your organization's needs.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 30 Mar 2016

IBM
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VENDOR SELECTION DEFINITION (continued): … A tier 1 vendor is one of the largest and most well known in its field -- often enjoying national or international recognition and acceptance. Vendors may be both manufacturers and value-added resellers (VARs). For example, Cisco Systems Inc. is regarded as a tier 1 vendor in storage area network switching equipment and related technical certifications. Tier 1 vendors may also be a "preferred" vendor that provides products and services to you at appealing prices or other favorable terms.See also: tier 2 vendor
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