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DEFINITION: A virtual community is a community of people sharing common interests, ideas, and feelings over the Internet or other collaborative networks. A possible inventor of this term and one of its first proponents was Howard Rheingold, who created one of the first major Internet communities, called "The Well." In his book, The Virtual Community, Rheingold defines virtual communities as social aggregations  … 
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Virtual Communities Reports
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Diffusing the Battle for Storage Resources in VMware Environments
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WEBCAST: Storage guru George Crump of Storage Switzerland and Nimble Storage VP of Support Rod Bagg serve up a detailed whiteboard analysis of VM resource contention, and discuss how a data sciences approach is instrumental in providing the visibility necessary to resolve the issue, without forcing IT teams to resort to unnecessary storage upgrades.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Premiered: Apr 8, 2015

Nimble Storage

Next Generation Security for Virtualized Datacenters
sponsored by BitDefender
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover what a virtual environment needs in order to maintain its security.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Apr 2015

BitDefender

Newest Data Center Dilemma: Security vs. Performance
sponsored by BitDefender
WHITE PAPER: This white paper elaborates on the security concerns of virtualized environments and why traditional security approaches don't work.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

BitDefender

Evolve or Die: Security Adaptation in a Virtual World
sponsored by BitDefender
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes and suggests solutions for some of the biggest issues in virtualization security.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

BitDefender

Securing the Virtual Infrastructure without Impacting Performance
sponsored by BitDefender
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses some of the most common security pitfalls found in virtualized environments and suggests ways to avoid them.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

BitDefender

Stay Up-to-Date With Modern Business Etiquette
sponsored by PGi
EBOOK: This tongue-in-cheek eBook explores numerous business etiquette tips for today's workplace.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

PGi

Top 5 Reasons to Adopt Application Aware Storage
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes what "application aware storage" means and the 5 reasons it's essential to adopt.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Tintri

Comparing 2 Virtualized Environment Storage Options
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, two storage strategies designed for the demands of the virtual environment are compared side-by-side.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Tintri

Configuration Management for Virtual and Cloud Infrastructures
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: The top seven things to consider when managing configuration for virtual and cloud infrastructures.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 19 Jan 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Desktop Virtualization Vendor Analysis
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This IDC study assesses the capability and business strategy of 11 vendors in the client virtualization market.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 25 Nov 2013

Citrix

Delivering IT to the Virtual Workforce
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the four key requirements of workshifting, the technologies needed to achieve them, and the solutions that can provide these capabilities to your organization.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2011

Citrix

The CISO's Guide to Virtualization Security
sponsored by Rapid7
WHITE PAPER: Security incidents that occur in a virtual environment can cause significant, sometimes crippling damage to businesses. It's essential that security professionals outline their efforts and making securing virtual infrastructure a priority.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 | Published: 12 Jan 2012


Five Tips for Better Virtual Meetings
sponsored by Citrix Online Go To Meeting
WHITE PAPER: Virtual meetings are all the rage these days. More workers are mobile, the marketplace is global and technology seamlessly links people and places like never before. In this white paper, we will go over five proven strategies that is sure to help you deliver productive virtual meetings.
Posted: 01 Oct 2011 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Citrix Online Go To Meeting

Five Tips for Better Virtual Meetings
sponsored by Citrix Online Go To Meeting
WHITE PAPER: Virtual meetings are becoming the standard communication platform for businesses but they require careful consideration and planning to offset issues that result from the distance.  Take a look at this brief resource to discover five easy tips to enhance your virtual meeting.
Posted: 01 Oct 2011 | Published: 01 Oct 2011

Citrix Online Go To Meeting

Oxilion Deploys Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to Keep Customers Satisfied
sponsored by Red Hat.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a new virtualization platform with cloud capabilities that delivers flexibility, scalability and cost requirements to virtual data centers.
Posted: 16 May 2011 | Published: 16 May 2011

Red Hat.

E-Book: Knowing what to virtualize in Oracle environments, and how to do it
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EBOOK: Read this e-book to learn how to start a virtualization project, determine if your production database is ready to run in a virtualized environment, and decode the often complex licensing and support policies around virtualization technologies.
Posted: 08 Mar 2011 | Published: 08 Mar 2011

VMware, Inc.

The Hardest Problems in Data Management
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Modern hardware trends and economics combined with cloud/virtualization technology are radically reshaping today’s data management landscape. Arguably one of the hardest problems faced by today’s solution designers is figuring out how to leverage this on-demand hardware to build an optimal data management platform. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 | Published: 01 Mar 2011

VMware, Inc.

Learn to Save on SAP Operational Costs with a Virtualized Environment
sponsored by HP Novell
EGUIDE: According to AMR Research, more and more customers are saving on SAP operational costs this year with SAP infrastructure projects and virtualizing SAP applications. Read this e-guide and learn to identify areas of potential SAP savings as well as the best way to virtualize your SAP environments.
Posted: 28 Feb 2011 | Published: 28 Feb 2011

HP Novell

CA Automation Suite Paves the Way for Cloud
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how virtualisation and cloud initiatives are creating new types of management challenges across physical and virtual data centre environments. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 13 Dec 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

CA Technologies

The Best of Both Worlds: The Hybrid Cloud
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: To handle the demands of modern business, CIOs must manage their internal data centers more effectively and learn how to leverage public cloud resources. The solution: a hybrid cloud strategy facilitated by a dynamic data center. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 07 Dec 2010 | Published: 07 Dec 2010

CA Technologies.

CA Automation Suite Paves the Way for Cloud
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how virtualization and cloud initiatives are creating new types of management challenges across physical and virtual data center environments. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 07 Dec 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

CA Technologies.

How can I Overcome the Security Challenges of Today’s Virtualized Infrastructures?
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Read this solution brief to learn how to improve control over systems, applications and information to reduce risk in both physical and virtual server environments.
Posted: 25 Nov 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2010

CA Technologies.

E-Guide: Run Antivirus Scans in Virtual Environments Without Compromising System Performance
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide from SearchServerVirtualization.com explains considerations to keep in mind when planning antivirus scans in your virtual environment.
Posted: 15 Oct 2010 | Published: 15 Oct 2010

CA Technologies.

Essential Deployment Tips: Oracle Databases on VMware vSphere 4
sponsored by VMware and Intel
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: This paper provides the essential tips necessary to successfully deploy Oracle on VMware virtual infrastructure to enable database administrators (DBAs) to meet their performance and availability goals.
Posted: 14 Oct 2010 | Published: 14 Oct 2010

VMware and Intel

Securing Virtual Environments
sponsored by CA Technologies.
PODCAST: Listen to this podcast for insight as well as an understanding of what security solutions are available now to help you address the issues.
Posted: 06 Oct 2010 | Premiered: Oct 6, 2010

CA Technologies.
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VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES DEFINITION (continued): …  that emerge from the Internet when enough people carry on public discussions long enough and with sufficient human feeling to form webs of personal relationships in cyberspace.Virtual communities might be thought of as subgroups within Marshall McLuhan's notion of cyberspace as a "global village." Before the Web, virtual communities existed on bulletin board services (BBS) and many still do. Some virtual communities or facilitators of them use the metaphor of a coffee house or something similar to help users visualize the community. In general, there are two kinds of communication among virtual … 
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