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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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Customer Cloud Adoption: From Development to the Data Center
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details the results of a study commissioned by Dell to answer some major questions about how organizations are interacting with the cloud.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 11 Apr 2013

Dell, Inc.

Understanding the Vendor Neutral Archive: How to Approach a VNA for Immediate and Longer-Term Benefit
sponsored by BridgeHead Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the basics behind vendor neutral archives (VNAs). Click through to uncover the short- and long-term benefits, as well as get information of what to consider before making the investment.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

BridgeHead Software

ERP Selection, Simplified: Make the Right Decision
sponsored by SYSPRO
WEBCAST: In this brief, on-demand video, learn about an enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategy that sets the stage for business success by offering the low costs, scalability, and simplified management you need.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Feb 21, 2012

SYSPRO

Webinar Transcript: VNA Does Not Equal Image Availability, What You Need to Know
sponsored by BridgeHead Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Sturdy Memorial's PACS administrator shares insight on their experience implementing a vendor neutral archiving (VNA) equipped with image protection capabilities. Learn what you should look for when choosing a VNA solution.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Dec 2012

BridgeHead Software

Expert Best Practice for ERP Requirements Planning, Vendor Selection, and Management Approval
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
EGUIDE: This SearchManufacturingERP.com e-guide provides expert best practices to help you successfully approach ERP requirements planning, select the right ERP vendor, and get senior management on board with your project.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 02 Apr 2014

Epicor Software Corporation

Choosing the Perfect Customer Support App
sponsored by Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)
WHITE PAPER: This guide counts down four easy steps to help you cut through the market for customer support applications and identify the tool that meets your business needs.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)

Magic Quadrant for Multichannel Campaign Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Digital marketing continues to fuel the multichannel campaign management market. In this informative report, find a market analysis and key definitions, learn about Magic Quadrant for Multichannel Campaign Management, read a thorough vendor comparison review, and more.
Posted: 01 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 May 2013

IBM

Social Software Selection: Twenty Vendor Offerings Compared
sponsored by Jive Software
ANALYST REPORT: With its in-depth guidance and independent third-party vendor evaluations, Gartner's Magic Quadrant market assessment can assist your organization in implementing an effective social business software solution.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 10 Sep 2013

Jive Software

Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Virtualization and Cloud Management Solution
sponsored by HP and Intel
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers the importance of management in virtualization and cloud environments and reveals the leaders in the marketplace.
Posted: 30 Dec 2013 | Published: 26 Jul 2013

HP and Intel

IBMs PureFlex/SmartCloud vs the VCE Vblock Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper compares the offerings of two major cloud vendors to help you pick the right one for your organization.
Posted: 27 Dec 2013 | Published: 12 Jun 2013

IBM

Blackberry Acquisition, Grim Financials Accelerate Mobile Migrations
sponsored by Fiberlink
EGUIDE: This expert guide examines how organizations are reacting to a once-dominating mobile vendor that has shown a fair amount of financial instability. Read on to learn what signs you should look for that indicate it may be time to migrate.
Posted: 18 Dec 2013 | Published: 18 Dec 2013

Fiberlink

Duplessie: Be sure your flash vendor's strategy makes sense
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WEBCAST: In this video, ESG's Steve Duplessie explains why organizations should look beyond performance specifications and carefully consider a vendor's entire roadmap before making a flash purchasing decision.
Posted: 16 Dec 2013 | Premiered: Dec 16, 2013

Dell, Inc.

Mistakes To Avoid When Selecting And Implementing ERP Software
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide describes common mistakes to avoid when selecting and implementing ERP software. Read on to learn more now.
Posted: 02 Dec 2013 | Published: 02 Dec 2013

Epicor Software Corporation

Data Center & Virtualisation Purchasing Intentions 2013
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: This exclusive survey of over 600 European IT professionals reveals organisations' spending plans for Data Centre  and virtualisation hardware and software.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 25 Nov 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

CW500:Future Gazing 2020 (I)
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
PRESENTATION: Andrew Drazin, founding partner of c-level recruitment specialist,Theron LLP, gives his take on the future of the IT department in 2020.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 25 Nov 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Generic ERP Means Big Problems for Manufacturers
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide provides insight to help organizations in particular industries – like the food and beverage industry – decide between a generic and industry-specific ERP system.
Posted: 20 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Epicor Software Corporation

8 Steps to ERP Selection Success: A Guide for Manufacturers
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide counts down eight simple steps for successfully evaluating, selecting, and implementing the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Epicor Software Corporation

Selecting the Right Class Server UPS
sponsored by Eaton Corporation
WEBCAST: This brief video offers key insight to help you select the server-class uninterruptible power supply (UPS) that meets your short- and long-term business needs.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Premiered: Jan 17, 2014

Eaton Corporation

E-Guide: Expert Guide to Evaluating Vendor Flash Strategies
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, ESG's founder and senior analyst Steve Duplessie explains why organizations should look beyond performance specifications and carefully consider the vendor's entire flash roadmap before making a purchasing decision.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Dell, Inc.

The Midmarket Manufacturer's Guide to Getting Started with ERP
sponsored by SearchManufacturingERP
EBOOK: In this e-book, learn how to build a business case for a midmarket enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and get tips on navigating the market and implementing software.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

SearchManufacturingERP

Looking under the hood: Answers to top questions CIOs ask cloud-based HR vendors
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WHITE PAPER: Not every HR cloud application is made equal, but how can you identify the right software-as-a-service (SaaS) HR strategy? This resource counts down seven questions that savvy CIOs and business leaders need to ask HR SaaS application vendors in order to find success.
Posted: 14 Aug 2013 | Published: 14 Aug 2013

SuccessFactors

Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Magic Quadrant for mobile device management software explores the top vendors' MDM offerings. Discover the strengths and cautions associated with each MDM vendor to see which one is right for you, or if your current vendor is living up to its competition.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

Vendor Landscape: Video Conferencing
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This resource takes an in-depth look at the videoconferencing (VC) vendor marketplace, as well as must-have VC capabilities and features. Also inside, find a side-by-side comparison of VC vendor strengths and weaknesses.
Posted: 12 Aug 2013 | Published: 12 Aug 2013

Avaya

Making the Leap from SMB to Midmarket Manufacturing
sponsored by Sage Software
EGUIDE: This E-Guide focuses on selecting the right midmarket ERP software for your growing business and offers advice for the best way to go about upgrading an old ERP system from an SMB model to a larger one that can scale appropriately.
Posted: 24 Jul 2013 | Published: 24 Jul 2013

Sage Software

Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit 2013
sponsored by Gartner
BROCHURE: This brochure outlines the Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit 2013, a conference that aims to help you destroy legacy costs and create value from new technologies and trends. View now to learn more!
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 19 Jul 2013

Gartner
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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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