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Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid of Replacing Your Legacy ITSM System
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: Replacing your ITSM legacy suite doesn't have to be scary. So why hasn't every company migrated to a modern ITSM platform? This eBook explores the importance of modernization and how to overcome the fear of legacy suite change.
Posted: 24 Jan 2018 | Published: 28 Dec 2017


5 Ways to Eliminate Help Desk Fire Drills
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: Without an efficient way to manage requests, data, and staff, your help desk is in trouble. If your help desk is struggling to keep pace with business, there's good news. Modern IT service management can transform the way your help desk works. Learn about 5 best practices that will help get you to modern IT Service Management.
Posted: 24 Jan 2018 | Published: 24 Jan 2018


Context Marketing Organization and Governance
sponsored by Sitecore
WHITE PAPER: This white paper covers the organizational and governance best practices related to successfully executing context marketing programs.
Posted: 08 Nov 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2017


How to Transform to the Right Mix of Hybrid Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: The current business flow is seeing near constant turbulence, and you need the ability to respond to disruptive business models in a moment's notice. Hybrid infrastructure gives you that flexibility. This white paper walks you through a checklist of best practices to adopting a hybrid infrastructure.
Posted: 06 Mar 2017 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Improve Performance and TCO with SQL Server and the Right Compute
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Recent technologies have emerged to strain databases, forcing expansion in both size and number. Access this white paper for best practices to improve database performance and TCO with SQL server and the right compute.
Posted: 02 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

5 Best Practices for Tableau & Hadoop
sponsored by Tableau Software
WHITE PAPER: The big data era has arrived. Data volumes are accelerating and organizations are shifting their data infrastructures to support the new normal in data. Read on to learn 5 best practices for taking advantage of your available data.
Posted: 21 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Jun 2016

Tableau Software

Avoiding Unpleasant ERP Surprises
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Prepare your organization for a successful ERP implementation and find out about the consequences of ERP gone wrong.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014


Improve Performance and TCO with SQL Server and the Right Compute
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Corporate
WHITE PAPER: Recent technologies have emerged to strain databases, forcing expansion in both size and number. Access this white paper for best practices to improve database performance and TCO with SQL server and the right compute.
Posted: 12 Jun 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

HPE and Intel® Corporate

How Finance Teams Can Help Their Organizations Get Future-Ready
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how finance teams can improve performance management, embrace lean practices, implement a scrum methodology, and more. Access now to find out what the best practices are for making your business future-ready.
Posted: 16 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Jan 2015


Vulnerability Response Best Practices
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you a step-by-step approach in responding to vulnerabilities with examples of breaches throughout. Learn how to prepare you network for an attack and how to lessen the potential for security flaws in your network.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Alert Logic

The Data-Driven Organization: How to Unlock Greater Value from Data
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores today's data management challenges in the context of the 3rd Platform, particularly around cloud and Big Data/analytics, and explains how organizations can drive real value from their data.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Aug 2015


Big data integration and Hadoop
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a best practices approach to planning your Hadoop big data project, that takes into account emerging technologies, scalability requirements, and current resources and skill levels. Read on to create an optimized big data integration approach and architecture.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014


Lessons from the Leading Edge of Customer Experience Management
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Find out what you should know about providing a high quality customer experience across all channels.
Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014


Rethinking Storage in an Always-On World: Big Data Puts the Spotlight on Hyperscale Computing
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the benefits and challenges of working with big data, the type of storage it needs and best practices for deploying the right storage technology for you.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Red Hat and HP

Five Best Practices for Maximizing Big Data ROI
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive e-paper to uncover 5 best practices for maximizing big data ROI, and find out what's driving more organizations to take an interest in big data.
Posted: 06 May 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014


EMC Isilon Best Practices for Hadoop Data Storage
sponsored by EMC IT Solutions India Private Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the best practices for setting up and managing the HDFS service on an EMC Isilon cluster to optimize data storage for Hadoop analytics.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

EMC IT Solutions India Private Limited

How to implement virtualization on a budget
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Corporate
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource to find out how the combination of HP's converged infrastructure and Red Hat's virtualization software create the perfect platform for consolidating your Linux systems.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

HPE and Intel® Corporate

Best Practices for Cloud Computing Adoption
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the 5-step journey to the cloud and offers up some best practices for simplifying the voyage.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013


Requirements for a Successful Cloud: a Checklist for your Cloud Journey
sponsored by BMC Software
WHITE PAPER: Are you considering implementing cloud into your IT environment? It's a big move, so make sure you're prepared for the road ahead. Read on to make sure your push to cloud is successful and meets all of your business needs.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

BMC Software

Laying the Foundation for Successful Business Analytics Solution Deployments The Critical Role of Hardware Infrastructure
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The volumes of information about business solutions, best practices and analytics technology often neglect to appropriately represent the impact of hardware infrastructure on the success of business analytics projects. Read this white paper to learn what does and doesn't work in business analytics infrastructure.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012


Cloud & Outsourcing - Why Partnering Strategies Matter
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore how outsourcing motivations have changed and why you should adapt your sourcing strategies to keep up.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013


Governance from the Ground Up: Launching Your Information Governance Initiative
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER:  Download this resource now to help ensure that you treat your information as a business asset and not let it become just a by-product of the systems that use it. Inside you'll read 5 common information governance challenges, 6 key tips to a successful information governance initiative, and more.
Posted: 13 Sep 2012 | Published: 13 Sep 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Intel IT's Data Center Strategy for Business Transformation
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This resource offers advice on aligning your data center investments with business need. It details today's best practices for effective data center management strategies.
Posted: 12 Sep 2012 | Published: 10 Sep 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

11 Best Practices for Peer Code Review
sponsored by SmartBear Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn 11 best practice peer code review tips to optimize review sessions, improve code, and make the most of valuable time. Some of the key findings include how many lines of code you should review in an hour, annotating code before you begin reviewing, leveraging a check list system, and more.
Posted: 28 Aug 2012 | Published: 28 Aug 2012

SmartBear Software

The Virtual Presenter's Handbook
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Speaking at a web seminar involves much more skill and strategy than you might expect. Check out this e-book to explore six witty chapters of tips, advice and insight on delivering virtual presentations and learn how to keep your audience tuned in and interested!
Posted: 11 Jul 2012 | Published: 11 Jul 2012

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