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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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The Top 5 Ways To Tell It's Time For A New ERP
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: Access this report to discover data revealing the goals and challenges of 400 different companies' ERP adoptions, and what you can do to kick your ERP strategy into high gear.
Posted: 18 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


Critical Capabilities for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this report for insight on aligning IT's needs with three key use cases to choose the best SIEM solution for the organization.
Posted: 12 Nov 2015 | Published: 21 Sep 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

Vendor Comparison: Choose the Right DDoS Service Provider
sponsored by Akamai
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester report examines nine of the most significant offerings in the DDoS protection market, giving you insight into the strengths and weaknesses of each one.
Posted: 05 Nov 2015 | Published: 05 Nov 2015


The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: In this Forrester report, get an in-depth look the 11 most significant BI platform providers, including IBM, Information Builders, Microsoft, and more. Additionally, explore key industry insights, including the 8 vendors who are leading the pack.
Posted: 29 Oct 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2015

Information Builders

Mapping Big Data: A Data-Driven Market Report
sponsored by O'Reilly Media
WHITE PAPER: Access this report to gain an understanding of today's big data market, the leading Hadoop platform vendor, and what sectors make up big data. Use this information to form your ultimate big data strategy.
Posted: 28 Oct 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

O'Reilly Media

Top 9 Considerations for Migrating Email Without Downtime
sponsored by Intermedia.Net
WHITE PAPER: When enterprises migrate email to the cloud, they have to ask the right questions. In this brief guide, you'll find nine elements of email migration and onboarding that you should discuss with your provider.
Posted: 13 Oct 2015 | Published: 13 Oct 2015


10 Simple Questions That Not Every Email Provider Can Answer
sponsored by Intermedia.Net
WHITE PAPER: When you're evaluating a hosted email provider, make sure you ask the right questions. Access this brief guide to find 10 ways for you to effectively assess potential hosted email providers.
Posted: 09 Oct 2015 | Published: 09 Oct 2015


24 Questions to Take the Migraine out of Email Migration
sponsored by Intermedia.Net
WHITE PAPER: Decision-makers won't want to miss this guide, which helps pinpoint your most pertinent email migration questions. In it, you'll find details on how to examine which cloud provider can help you migrate and avoid risks associated with downtime.
Posted: 08 Oct 2015 | Published: 08 Oct 2015


The 4 Key Questions to Ask Any Email Provider
sponsored by Intermedia.Net
WHITE PAPER: This brief guide can help you do your homework when it comes to leveraging email with cloud. Access now and get the answers to questions you need to ask cloud providers.
Posted: 08 Oct 2015 | Published: 08 Oct 2015


2015 North American Cardiology Informatics Market Leadership Award
sponsored by GE Healthcare
WHITE PAPER: This independent analysis provides insight on frontrunners in the US cardiology informatics market. Access now to learn who has been bestowed the Market Leadership Award based on a large number of crucial aspects.
Posted: 05 Oct 2015 | Published: 05 Oct 2015

GE Healthcare

2015 Gartner Cool Vendors in Analytics Report
sponsored by Looker
WHITE PAPER: The report outlines four analytics vendors you can investigate. Access this resource to discover how the analytics market continues to diversify, with a variety of emerging vendors targeting increasingly specific problems that organizations possess.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Published: 24 Apr 2015


New Healthcare Imaging Strategy Weighing on Provider CIOs
sponsored by GE Healthcare
EGUIDE: What's in your healthcare imaging strategy? In the following e-guide, experts provide details on making workflows more efficient and meeting meaningful use as part of many providers' newest IT plans.
Posted: 28 Sep 2015 | Published: 28 Sep 2015

GE Healthcare

Tips for Replacing Imaging Systems, from Radiology PACS to VNAs
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, one expert explains how a healthcare imaging consultant offers advice to healthcare CIOs ousting or upgrading their current imaging technology.
Posted: 25 Sep 2015 | Published: 25 Sep 2015

Hitachi Data Systems

Info-Tech Research Report: Select and Implement a Managed File Transfer Solution
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: Managed File Transfer (MFT) helps your organization secure file transfers and avoid worrying about tomorrow. Read this Info-Tech Research report that evaluates 14 vendors in today's landscape for help in selecting and implementing an MFT solution.
Posted: 22 Jul 2015 | Published: 22 Jul 2015


Forrester Market Overview: Solutions for Cloud Security Management
sponsored by CloudPassage
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester report is a must-read for anyone planning their security strategy for public, private or hybrid cloud infrastructure. In addition to a great landscape of buyer challenges and needs, the report outlines Forrester's top workload cloud security criteria.
Posted: 16 Jul 2015 | Published: 02 Jun 2015


Vendor Consolidation 101: How to Save Your Business Time and Money
sponsored by BlackBerry
VIDEO: This video discusses the problem of purchasing mobile management solutions from too many vendors and gives suggestions for rectifying it with vendor consolidation.
Posted: 14 Jul 2015 | Premiered: 14 Jul 2015


What to Look for from an SDS Provider
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Take a look at this infographic for insight into what capabilities you should look for in an SDS vendor.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Apr 2015


Magic Quadrant for On-Premises Application Integration Suites
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this Magic Quadrant that examines vendors with on-premises products that address the resulting wide range of integration use cases.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 29 Jul 2015

TIBCO Software Inc.

Big Data Research
sponsored by
RESOURCE: With the analysis and business insight that Big Data is beginning to deliver, do you feel you can deliver the necessary return on these investments? You're probably not be alone. That's why we're conducting research to try and find out some of the most pressing Big Data questions asked by professionals just like you.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Jul 2015

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Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

Primary Storage Optimisation
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RESOURCE: There is no shortage of new technologies to make the storage more efficient, but the majority of these advances have focused on backup and archive not primary storage. We're conducting research to find out the decisions being made around Primary Storage. As a thank you, we will give you access to our e-book on Enterprise Flash Array Storage.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

Learn everything you need to know about Business Tablets & their effect on the industry
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RESOURCE: Access an exclusive copy of Computer Weekly Buyer's Guide to Business Tablets to get an inside look at the impact tablets are having on organisations. To get your complimentary edition to the guide please take our brief Email Security Survey to help us continue to deliver the most relevant and up to date information regarding the topic.
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jul 2014

Integrated Talent Management
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ANALYST REPORT: This Independent analyst perspective into the integrated talent management systems market from Elearnity assesses the leading talent management suppliers.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites
sponsored by Maas360 by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The mobile device management market has evolved into the enterprise mobility management suites market. EMM is growing quickly, and the vendor landscape has changed significantly, which will impact IT leaders' choices. This magic quadrant for enterprise mobility management suites can help you decide. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 11 Mar 2015 | Published: 11 Mar 2015

Maas360 by IBM

Make your HR Systems Meet your Expectations
sponsored by
RESOURCE: HR technology is the answer, but you must ask the right questions during selection and implementation. Do you want to improve the success of you HR systems implementation? Complete this short survey and gain access to Computer Weekly's eguide, "Improve the success of HR systems implementation".
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 27 Oct 2014
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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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