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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 BARC BI Survey 2012
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Information Builders ranked highest on numerous key performance indicators (KPIs) across multiple peer groups in BARC's BI Survey 12.
Posted: 06 May 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Information Builders

Business Intelligence. It's Better Here: Why the WebFOCUS BI Platform Beats the Competition
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This resource offers guidance to help you navigate the business intelligence (BI) marketplace, and introduces a BI platform that can help meet your business needs. Also inside, find eight key motivators you should consider when choosing a BI tool.
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Information Builders

Analyst Report: Leading Human Resource Management Systems Compared
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: In this report, Workday is named a leader among select companies in Human Resource Management by Forrester Research, Inc.
Posted: 23 Apr 2013 | Published: 25 Jan 2012

Workday

Collaboration Services: Decision Criteria and 10 Questions to Ask Your Potential Collaboration Vendors
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide from SearchUnifiedCommunications.com details the ten questions you should ask any potential collaboration vendor and offers a five-step process that will help you pick out the best products to create your collaboration architecture.
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 | Published: 19 Apr 2013

SearchSecurity.com

What to Look for When Selecting a Master Data Management Solution
sponsored by Talend
WHITE PAPER: In this guide, discover what you should look for when selecting a master data management (MDM) platform and learn how the right choice can help drive strategic business initiatives such as the cloud and big data. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 11 Apr 2013 | Published: 11 Apr 2013

Talend

CW Special Report on HP
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This 12 page special report from Computer Weekly gives you the facts on HP, its strategy, products and services and financial performance.
Posted: 23 Mar 2013 | Published: 22 Mar 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

IT Security Purchasing Intentions 2013
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: This in-depth research from Computer Weekly and TechTarget reveals the IT security spending priorities of businesses in the UK and Europe.
Posted: 30 Nov 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

UK Service Provider Performance and Satisfaction 2012
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
IT BRIEFING: This exclusive report from KPMG assesses UK organisations' satisfaction with their outsourcing service providers and looks at outsourcing trends in 2012.
Posted: 14 Sep 2012 | Published: 14 Sep 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

The Global ICT Supplier Top 50
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from Booz & Co evalutes the 50 largest publicly traded suppliers of ITC products and services and assesses their readiness to meet the demands of an increasingly digital world.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Published: 24 Aug 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Unified communications integration: Single vs. multi-vendor environments
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This e-guide compares the pros and cons of implementing a single versus multi-vendor UC environment, and offers tips for overcoming key UC integration challenges.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 | Published: 18 Jul 2012

SearchSecurity.com

CW Special report on Capita
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
IT BRIEFING: Packed with graphs and diagrams, the report is essential reading for any organisation working with, or thinking of working with Capita.
Posted: 23 Apr 2012 | Published: 23 Apr 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization 2013
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: Riverbed is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers. In this report, Gartner evaluates vendors based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision.
Posted: 17 May 2013 | Published: 29 Apr 2013

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Best Practices for Selecting ERP Software
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide reveals all you need to know to drive enterprise resource planning (ERP) success. Inside, find advice on how to make the business case for an ERP investment, tips for selecting the right ERP software, expert recommendations for ensuring a successful implementation, and more.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Epicor Software Corporation

Storage Budget Picture Brightens
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide provides a thorough analysis of the latest statistics concerning storage spending and use of technologies including SSD, cloud computing, archiving, and more. Read now to find out which storage efficiency tools are gaining the most traction and discover the top products your peers are putting on their wish lists.
Posted: 20 Dec 2012 | Published: 20 Dec 2012

IBM

Remote Vendor Access: Not All Access Should Be Treated Equally
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why Remote Vendor Access (RVA) should not be treated the same as traditional remote access for employees. Explore how a new set of remote access requirements can ensure that your enterprise remains in step with both compliance regulations and security expectations.
Posted: 10 Sep 2012 | Published: 10 Sep 2012

Dell Software

Market Overview: Private Cloud Solutions, Q2 2011
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the current market for cloud computing. Access survey results from your peers and learn how to differentiate between various vendor offerings.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 May 2011

Dell, Inc.

Cloud SLAs: Defining the Right Requirements Up Front
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores essential factors to consider when evaluating a cloud service provider. Discover what to look for and how to voice your requirements up front to ensure you get the most from your cloud environment.
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 | Published: 13 Jun 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

RHEV for Servers: Competitive Pricing whitepaper
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This document compares the pricing of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) with the pricing of VMware vSphere 5 for server virtualization. Inside, find detailed pricing comparisons for the use cases of 100 and 250 virtual servers.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 25 May 2012

Red Hat

CIO Quickpulse: Drivers for Enterprise Virtualization Diversification
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Considering adopting second-vendor virtualization to increase diversity, data center power and agility?  This resource describes the appeal of open source solutions over proprietary vendor solutions.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 25 May 2012

Red Hat

RHEV for Desktops Feature Comparison
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: When choosing a desktop virtualization platform to manage your desktop infrastructure, your architecture and capabilities may be limited by the features offered by each product. This document details the features and benefits of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops 3.0 in comparison with current market competitors.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 25 May 2012

Red Hat

Stay or Switch? How Switching Your Value-Added Network (VAN) can Payoff Beyond Just Price
sponsored by Liaison Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses key capabilities needed in a value-added network (VAN) and what to look for in selecting your next VAN provider.
Posted: 23 May 2012 | Published: 23 May 2012

Liaison Technology

Creating a Secure Private Network for Cloud Computing
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This essential resource highlights key criteria to consider when evaluating managed network service providers for the private cloud. Discover how a MPLS-enabled, all-optical network provider can help you meet performance-sensitive application needs and SLAs.
Posted: 23 May 2012 | Published: 22 May 2012

MegaPath Inc.

Gartner Magic Quadrant: Selecting a vendor
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The demand for greater ecommerce capabilities is growing leading CIOs and IT professionals concerned with choosing the perfect vendor. Through this in-depth vendor analysis by Gartner, uncover the top 6 questions you should ask and the strengths and weaknesses of the top 20 e-commerce vendors.
Posted: 17 May 2012 | Published: 03 Nov 2011

IBM

Storage Gossip: Tips & Updates on 2 of the Hottest Technologies
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: Check out this E-Guide to learn how a leading storage vendor recently upgraded their storage resource management software to support automated storage tiering, where exactly you should be deduping your data and the various benefits of deduplication.
Posted: 09 May 2012 | Published: 09 May 2012

EMC Corporation

IT Handbook: Planning a Server Refresh
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: Server buyers should consider the implications of vendor roadmaps and consolidation and look to capacity planning and objective tools when updating data center hardware. In this IT handbook you will learn the importance of a server roadmap, factors to consider in server selection, tips on server consolidation and capacity planning, and much more.
Posted: 03 Apr 2012 | Published: 04 Mar 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®
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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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