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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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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

Transforming IT at HM Revenue & Customs
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
PRESENTATION: HMRC CIO, Phil Pavitt, gives the key facts around HM Revenue and Customs’ IT change programme in this PowerPoint presentation for Computer Weekly's 500 Club.
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 | Published: 28 Mar 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Global Sourcing Trends in 2012
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
IT BRIEFING: The latest IT outsourcing trends from global law firm Morrison & Foerster.
Posted: 05 Mar 2012 | Published: 05 Mar 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

IT in the UK SMB (Small and Medium sized Business) Sector
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
IT BRIEFING: This report from Knowledge Peers and Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC), reveals what leaders of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) think of IT – its strategic value, its potential, and the changing way in which it is being used in their organisations.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

IT Handbook: Offsite Messaging Decisions for the Exchange Admin
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBOOK: Hosting Exchange Server off-site may appeal to businesses getting comfortable with the idea of cloud computing and its various advantages, but is it really a good idea?
Posted: 11 Nov 2011 | Published: 11 Nov 2011

SearchDataCenter.com

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®

Deployment Tool Analysis: Ghost, MDT, Snap Deploy, and SmartDeploy
sponsored by SmartDeploy
WEBCAST: Compare the following tools from Ghost, MDT, Snap Deploy and SmartDeploy that help businesses accelerate PC deployment and ease desktop support challenges. Find out how each performs in terms of simplifying and accelerating deployment of new computers, and gain an overview of the pros and cons of each solution.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 | Premiered: Mar 28, 2012

SmartDeploy

How To Select The Best ERP Strategy For Your Business
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
EGUIDE: ERP systems can help organisations manage their internal and external resources, but sorting through ERP platforms and determining which one to choose can be a challenge. This expert e-guide offers best practices for evaluating ERP vendors to ensure you make the right decision for your business.
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 | Published: 28 Mar 2012

Epicor Software Corporation

Storage Europe: March 2012
sponsored by SearchStorage.co.UK
EZINE: Check out this special European edition of Storage magazine for expert analyses and forecasts about where storage is heading and how you can get ahead of the curve.
Posted: 21 Mar 2012 | Published: 19 Mar 2012

SearchStorage.co.UK

Planning and Implementing A Dynamic Cloud: Creating a Cloud Environment That's as Dynamic as Your Business
sponsored by Adaptive Computing
WHITE PAPER: Not sure how to start implementing cloud? This resource takes you through some of the key points to keep in mind as you are developing a long-term cloud strategy. Discover how you can create the ideal, optimized cloud environment that will serve your business needs for years to come.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

Adaptive Computing

Midmarket ERP Software Evaluation Tips
sponsored by Sage Software
EGUIDE: This guide provides expert tips for midmarket organizations interested in investing in ERP. Learn how to sift through the clutter to find the perfect system for your needs.
Posted: 10 Feb 2012 | Published: 10 Feb 2012

Sage Software

Seven ERP Software Implementation Success Factors
sponsored by Sage Software
EGUIDE: A successful enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementation cannot happen without a clear understanding of your business needs and requirements. Read this guide to learn seven keys to successfully choosing and implementing an ERP software that will ensure benefits for your business.
Posted: 10 Feb 2012 | Published: 10 Feb 2012

Sage Software

Doing Business with Comstor
sponsored by Comstor
WHITE PAPER: Learn more about Comstor, a leader in Cisco product distribution and an established provider of networking and advanced technology solutions.
Posted: 01 Feb 2012 | Published: 27 Jan 2012

Comstor

Cloud Computing: Resiliency is the Key to Success
sponsored by SunGard Availability Services
WHITE PAPER: Access this paper to learn about the key advantages cloud can offer, the many types of cloud deployment options and the main challenges organizations face when implementing cloud today. In addition, get recommendations for moving forward with your cloud strategy, including how to choose a trustworthy provider.
Posted: 18 Jan 2012 | Published: 18 Jan 2012

SunGard Availability Services

Presentation Transcript: Prying open the Clouds with OpenStack and the PowerEdge C6105
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and AMD
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, learn how you can get started on cloud now with OpenStack, a cloud operating system software. Explore how you can leverage this software to help you deploy and maintain the cloud, and view how a business successfully deployed OpenStack to provide cloud storage.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

Dell, Inc. and AMD

Working With Open Source Companies
sponsored by FuseSource
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses several key differences between closed and open source software vendor management, providing advice for managing your deployments and investments in open source technologies.
Posted: 01 Dec 2011 | Published: 14 Nov 2007

FuseSource

A Decision Maker’s Guide to GRC Solutions
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
EZINE: It’s been almost a decade since the Sarbanes-Oxley Act changed the governance, risk and compliance (GRC) landscape, but companies continue to grapple with putting together clean solutions that address their needs. Access this resource for a comprehensive checklist of features to look for when selecting a GRC vendor.
Posted: 10 Nov 2011 | Published: 10 Nov 2011

McAfee, Inc.

VDI Gen2: Quick Guide Reference
sponsored by CDG in association with Virtual Bridges
WHITE PAPER: When making a large IT investment, such as deploying VDI, there is little room for error. Find out what questions to ask a VDI vendor before making a purchase to avoid problems down the road.
Posted: 09 Sep 2011 | Published: 09 Sep 2011

CDG in association with Virtual Bridges
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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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