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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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BPM 101: What Is Business Performance Management and What Are the Benefits?
sponsored by SearchCRM
WEBCAST: This webcast will show you how to quantify BPM ROI and build the business case. It will also look at ways to leverage your existing systems to produce BPM benefits.
Posted: 20 Nov 2005 | Premiered: May 4, 2005

SearchCRM

Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Risk Management Part I - Best Practices
sponsored by Renew Data Corp.
WHITE PAPER: It is important for IT and Legal agree on how litigation requirements impact corporate information systems. This paper focuses on the requirements placed on IT and discusses solutions for proactively managing electronically stored information.
Posted: 17 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

Renew Data Corp.

WEALTH MANAGER'S TAKE ON OUTSOURCING
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Wealth managers can ensure success of outsourcing relationships by ensuring a stringent service provider selection program based on service providers' processes, quality standards, cost efficiency and knowledge.
Posted: 26 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Wipro Technologies

Building the Information Infrastructure for a Global Enterprise: How to Help Your ERP System Keep up with an Expanding Business
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Globalization can have serious impacts on key business processes, and ERP systems must evolve to address the needs of an international company. Learn how you can implement an ERP system fit for a global supply chain.
Posted: 21 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Epicor Software Corporation

Choosing a Remote DBA instead of a Full-time Consultant?
sponsored by Ntirety
WHITE PAPER: Relational databases like Oracle grow 3x to 5x in size every three years, but most are not backed up properly. Learn about one of the newest trends in the industry: to outsource or out-task to your database administration needs.
Posted: 30 Nov 2007 | Published: 30 Nov 2007

Ntirety

Introducing IBM's Balanced Warehouse
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WEBCAST: Data warehousing and business intelligence (BI) have evolved. Learn about a cost-effective data warehouse system with advanced analytics that delivers high performance and flexibility to address changing business needs.
Posted: 28 Nov 2007 | Premiered: Nov 1, 2007

IBM Software Group

Oracle® Business Intelligence: Standard Edition One Tutorial
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Selecting a business intelligence product that fits all of your organization's needs can be a challenging task. Read this paper to learn about a comprehensive BI solution that can be tailored to any organization.
Posted: 20 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

Oracle Corporation

Stratecast: An SSL VPN Selection Framework: One Size Does Not Fit All
sponsored by SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: SSL VPN is an important layer of protection for your company. This paper details an SSL VPN selection framework to help you evaluate the best option for your organization and how to save time and money when selecting your next SSL VPN.
Posted: 14 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

SonicWALL

Integrate Automated Order Processing with SAP Applications
sponsored by Esker Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Inefficient sales order processing can cause companies to miss tremendous opportunities for improved profitability. Learn how automating the sales order process can eliminate the inefficiencies and limitations of manual order processing.
Posted: 04 Oct 2007 | Published: 04 Oct 2007

Esker Inc.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools, 2006
sponsored by Pervasive Integration
WHITE PAPER: Gartner's Magic Quadrant for data integration tools evaluates vendors offering broad data integration capabilities through an integration platform. Discover the ranking of capabilities and functionality, including data quality and profiling.
Posted: 18 Sep 2007 | Published: 22 Nov 2006

Pervasive Integration

Avoiding the 10 Most Common Mistakes in Selecting and Implementing e-Procurement Software
sponsored by coupa.com
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper identifies common pitfalls in choosing and implementing e-procurement software. Find out e-procurement software best practices that help companies save time, save money, and increase the likelihood of a successful implementation.
Posted: 05 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

coupa.com

5 Steps to Choosing the Right BPM Suite
sponsored by Metastorm
WHITE PAPER: The demand for BPM suites has grown as coordinating the different processes of applications has become increasingly challenging. This white paper describes the five best practices necessary for selecting the most appropriate BPM suite.
Posted: 10 Jul 2007 | Published: 01 Jul 2007

Metastorm

Better Decision-Making: How Smart Companies Win with Cognos Management
sponsored by IBM Cognos
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to utilize performance management solutions to prepare for the unknown future. Answer your fundamental business questions and gain deeper insight into your business to enable for better decision-making.
Posted: 29 May 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

IBM Cognos

Deploying a Wireless LAN
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Many factors must be considered when planning for a WLAN deployment. This paper provides a starting point for posing questions to WLAN equipment and service vendors.
Posted: 18 May 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

BlackBerry

Berner Foods Case Study
sponsored by CDC Software - Ross Enterprise
CASE STUDY: Manufacturers need to meet evolving requirements for safety and quality. There is also a need for a technology infrastructure with the flexibility to enter new markets. Read this study to learn about improving operations, quality control, suppl...
Posted: 14 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2004

CDC Software - Ross Enterprise

Top 10 - A Guide to Selecting a SIM Solution for Regulatory Compliance
sponsored by ArcSight, an HP Company
WHITE PAPER: This guide has been compiled directly from the experiences of actual customers. These practices should be used as an integral part of your evaluation and selection process
Posted: 25 Jan 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

ArcSight, an HP Company

Ensuring Customer Loyalty: Designing Next-Generation Loyalty Programs
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Loyalty programs are a necessary part of a successful CRM program and long-term customer retention. Compare available programs, learn what a loyalty program can achieve for your business and gain an eight step guide to designing your own successful plan.
Posted: 16 Jan 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2005

Oracle Corporation

Ten Critical Success Factors for CRM: Lessons Learned from Successful Implementations
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Customer relationship management (CRM) deployments can be complex and difficult. This white paper provides a checklist of the ten critical success factors for organizations to follow to avoid common pitfalls as they design and deploy their CRM system.
Posted: 16 Jan 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2006

Oracle Corporation

Unified Threat Management Guide for Managers
sponsored by Information Security Magazine
JOURNAL ARTICLE: It's a firewall, it's an IPS, it's antivirus, it's antispam... but is it right for you?
Posted: 24 Aug 2006 | Published: 01 Jun 2006

Information Security Magazine

17 Rules of the Road for Customer Relationship Management
sponsored by Sage SalesLogix
WHITE PAPER: The benefits of CRM come not only from the product you purchase, but also from the implementation plan you follow. Read this white paper to learn tips to ensure that your CRM implementation is a successful one.
Posted: 26 Jul 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

Sage SalesLogix

Site and Commerce Search: Driving ROI through Vendor Selection, Proper Implementation, and Active Measurement
sponsored by WebSideStory
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, independent analyst JupiterResearch examines how site search drives positive ROI and tells you which vendors are providing market-leading customer facing search applications.
Posted: 25 Jul 2005 | Published: 01 Jul 2005

WebSideStory

The Next Backup - A Look at Enhanced Backup Solutions with the DX100 and PX720
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, we look at one implementation of an Enhanced Backup System (EBS) that provided a fictional telecommunications company their next step in data protection.
Posted: 11 Apr 2004 | Published: 01 Jan 2004

Quantum Corporation
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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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