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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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UK Service Provider Performance and Satisfaction 2012
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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

The Global ICT Supplier Top 50
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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

Unified communications integration: Single vs. multi-vendor environments
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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

CW Special report on Capita
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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

Transforming IT at HM Revenue & Customs
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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

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

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 Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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


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


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
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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

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


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
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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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