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DEFINITION: A vendor (pronounced VEHN-duhr, from French vendre, meaning to sell) is any person or company that sells goods or services to somone else in the economic production chain. Parts manufacturers are vendors of parts to other manufacturers that assemble the parts into something sold to wholesalers or retailers. Retailers are vendors of products to consumers. (When you have a street fair, the people who  … 
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CW500:Future Gazing 2020 (I)
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PRESENTATION: Andrew Drazin, founding partner of c-level recruitment specialist,Theron LLP, gives his take on the future of the IT department in 2020.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 25 Nov 2013

Collaboration Services: Decision Criteria and 10 Questions to Ask Your Potential Collaboration Vendors
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EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide from 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

CW Special Report on HP
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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

Information security trends
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RESEARCH CONTENT: This report from CompTIA, based on original research, assesses the current trends in information security.
Posted: 11 Mar 2013 | Published: 11 Mar 2013

Smartself-service – a guide for buyers
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ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Rob Bamforth and Clive Longbottom offer a checklist for assessing suppliers for smart-self service projects.
Posted: 04 Mar 2013 | Published: 04 Mar 2013

IT Security Purchasing Intentions 2013
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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

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 Buyer's Guide: Outsourcing
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This in-depth buyer's guide, assesses the trends in outsourcing, the options for small and medium sized companies and the role of governance.
Posted: 17 Jul 2012 | Published: 05 Jul 2011

BPM Technology Review: Vendor Comparison Report
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WHITE PAPER: Access this report today for an overview of the state of the BPM technology market today, an expert approach to assessing BPM technology offerings, and a high-level comparison of the offerings from six top vendors.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Oracle Corporation

Looking under the hood: Answers to top questions CIOs ask cloud-based HR vendors
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: Not every HR cloud application is made equal, but how can you identify the right software-as-a-service (SaaS) HR strategy? This resource counts down seven questions that savvy CIOs and business leaders need to ask HR SaaS application vendors in order to find success.
Posted: 14 Aug 2013 | Published: 14 Aug 2013


Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software
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WHITE PAPER: This Magic Quadrant for mobile device management software explores the top vendors' MDM offerings. Discover the strengths and cautions associated with each MDM vendor to see which one is right for you, or if your current vendor is living up to its competition.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012


Vendor Landscape: Video Conferencing
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This resource takes an in-depth look at the videoconferencing (VC) vendor marketplace, as well as must-have VC capabilities and features. Also inside, find a side-by-side comparison of VC vendor strengths and weaknesses.
Posted: 12 Aug 2013 | Published: 12 Aug 2013


EMC Best Practices in Data Protection Monitoring
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WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses the modern-day dilemma of multiple vendors in a backup and recovery environment and provides insight into one vendor's solution.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

EMC Corporation

Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit 2013
sponsored by Gartner
BROCHURE: This brochure outlines the Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit 2013, a conference that aims to help you destroy legacy costs and create value from new technologies and trends. View now to learn more!
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 19 Jul 2013


MicroScope July 2013: A special issue investigating the apps market
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EZINE: A themed issue examining the potential revenue opportunities for resellers in the business apps market.
Posted: 03 Jul 2013 | Published: 08 Jul 2013


Expert Advice: 10 Questions You Need to Ask Vendors Before Making an App Delivery Solution Purchase
sponsored by F5 Networks
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This final section of's three-part guide on application delivery optimization explores the guiding principles behind undertaking an ADO deployment and provides a checklist of steps and considerations you should address prior to selecting an ADO solution.
Posted: 20 May 2013 | Premiered: 20 May 2013

F5 Networks

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.

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

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


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

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
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VENDORS DEFINITION (continued): … A vendor (pronounced VEHN-duhr, from French vendre, meaning to sell) is any person or company that sells goods or services to somone else in the economic production chain. Parts manufacturers are vendors of parts to other manufacturers that assemble the parts into something sold to wholesalers or retailers. Retailers are vendors of products to consumers. (When you have a street fair, the people who set up booths and tables are often referred to as vendors.) In information technology as well as in other industries, the term is commonly applied to suppliers of goods and services to other companies. A machine that takes your money and gives you a product is known as a vending machine.
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