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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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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

FAQ Guide: Tape Vaulting: Best practices to consider for offsite tape storage
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: In this FAQ Guide, David Chapa, senior analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group, discusses some best practices for tape vaulting. Find out the costs of tape vaulting services, how offsite tape storage costs are determined, how to negotiate your SLAs, and whether or not you should encrypt your tapes before you ship them offsite.
Posted: 24 May 2011 | Published: 24 May 2011

Iron Mountain

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

IT Handbook: Offsite Messaging Decisions for the Exchange Admin
sponsored by Mimecast
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

Mimecast

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

E-Guide: Data Reduction Methods for Primary Storage: Vendors Push Impacts Market
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Check out this SearchStorage.com E-Guide to learn what vendors have to offer in this realm of backup technologies now.
Posted: 15 Aug 2011 | Published: 15 Aug 2011

IBM

FAQ Guide: Offsite Backup Tape Storage and Choosing a Tape Vaulting Service
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: Organizations that back data up to tape typically rely on a tape vaulting service to carry backup tapes offsite. That way, if the data center is destroyed by a disaster such as a fire or a tornado, the backups won't be destroyed along with the data center. This tip discusses criteria for choosing an offsite tape storage service.
Posted: 10 Aug 2011 | Published: 10 Aug 2011

Iron Mountain

IBM Inspires Customer Delight by Consistently Meeting High Customer Expectations for Product and Service Integrity
sponsored by IBM and Intel
WHITE PAPER: In Technology Business Research’s 3Q10 x86-based Server Customer Satisfaction Study, based on the views of 481 IT decision-makers in North America, IBM earned its fifth straight No. 1 ranking and its fourth consecutive singular (unshared) top ranking. Read this retrospective analysis to learn more.
Posted: 07 Jun 2011 | Published: 07 Jun 2011

IBM and Intel

Lord Grey School builds a dynamic infrastructure for thin client computing
sponsored by IBM and Intel
CASE STUDY: Lord Grey School wanted to extend its thin client network into more classrooms, but its existing infrastructure lacked the capacity to support this expansion. Read this case study to see how the school solved the problem by deploying 18 new IBM® System x3550 M3 servers and an IBM System Storage® DS3400 disk storage system.
Posted: 07 Jun 2011 | Published: 07 Jun 2011

IBM and Intel

The Elephant in the Room - Cloud Security and what Vendors and Customers Need to do to Stay Secure
sponsored by Rackspace Hosting
WHITE PAPER: Both vendors and customers share the responsibility of cloud security, and each have their own part to play. This white paper highlights a non-profit organization's findings on the most typical security practices across the cloud computing industry.
Posted: 31 May 2011 | Published: 31 May 2011

Rackspace Hosting

Presentation Transcript: Making Sense of Hybrid Cloud Backup and Deduplication for SMBs and MSPs
sponsored by KineticD
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This transcript highlights the latest trends in cloud adoption. The discussion also focuses on how MSPs and SMBs can benefit from using de-duplication and hybrid cloud backup software.
Posted: 13 May 2011 | Published: 13 May 2011

KineticD

IBM Cloud Services: Balancing compute options: How IBM Smart Business Cloud can be a catalyst for IT transformation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This IBM and TBR white paper examines the specific criteria CIOs and IT managers should be looking for from your cloud computing vendors, providing both quantitative and qualitative insights.
Posted: 04 May 2011 | Published: 04 May 2011

IBM

Getting cloud computing right
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing can potentially be a disruptive change to the way an enterprise’s IT services are delivered. We propose that examining a candidate cloud solution provider’s reference architecture should be a standard element of a CIO’s cloud vendor evaluation strategy. Learn more now.
Posted: 03 May 2011 | Published: 04 May 2011

IBM
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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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