IT Best Practices White Papers

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Business Intelligence Essentials for Asset and Wealth Managers
sponsored by Advent Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Review this essential paper to learn about the role of business intelligence and analytics reporting in the modern enterprise. Find out why streamlined BI reporting is now critical, how better BI transcends to better business decision-making, which data is most valuable to BI, and much more.
Posted: 01 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Aug 2012

Advent Software, Inc

4 Key Requirements for Integrated Physical/Virtual Infrastructure Management
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover an operations management tool that can support your virtual and physical IT environment. This solution provides full physical/ virtual topology, virtual storage discover, easy integration with VMware, and more.
Posted: 26 Jul 2012 | Published: 24 Jul 2012

EMC Corporation

Riding the Cloud To Improve Your Top- and Bottom-Line Economics
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Review this white paper for tips on selecting - and planning - the right cloud strategy for your organization so you can enjoy all the benefits the cloud has to offer.
Posted: 13 Jul 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Ontrack PowerControls: Email Management in Today's Regulatory Environment
sponsored by Kroll Ontrack, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a way to more easily restore individual messages, mailboxes, attachments, and contacts from a previous full backup or snapshot without modifying your Exchange environment or normal backup procedures. Learn how to overcome the biggest Exchange backup problems you've been struggling with.
Posted: 10 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Kroll Ontrack, Inc.

Thinking strategically about mobility and enterprise data
sponsored by AppSense
WHITE PAPER: IT professionals face new governance challenges as a result of the transformation of enterprise computing. The demand for mobile productivity is constantly growing, and IT leaders need to find solutions for mobility without sacrificing efficiency or governance.
Posted: 09 Jul 2012 | Published: 09 Jul 2012

AppSense

Oracle Optimized Solution for Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Through this informative resource, gain insight into recommendations and best practices for optimizing virtualization infrastructures when leveraging Oracle Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure. This practical guide can help you speed deployment while maximizing the benefits of Oracle VM.
Posted: 06 Jul 2012 | Published: 25 Jun 2012

Oracle Corporation

A Guide for CIOs: Make Your Mark with Business Transformation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Review this informative white paper to discover the importance of implementing a formal transformation program. Gain insight into 2 business transformation success stories, 9 reasons why you should work with an experienced transformation partner, a simple 5-phase business transformation program, and much more.
Posted: 06 Jul 2012 | Published: 01 Jul 2012

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Virtualizing Disaster Recovery Using Cloud Computing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) plans eliminate the traditional tradeoff between speed and cost. DR is a business imperative in today’s unpredictable IT world. Discover the advantages of leveraging a scalable, speedy and inexpensive way to ensure you’re protected from all disasters.
Posted: 29 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Jan 2012

IBM

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service Data Sheet
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines an enterprise-class Linux operating system that increases the flexibility and reliability of your IT environment. Inside, discover the top benefits of this system that is tailored specifically to meet your needs.
Posted: 07 Jun 2012 | Published: 07 Jun 2012

SUSE

Connectria's IBM AIX Cloud Hosting
sponsored by Connectria
WHITE PAPER: Learn how your organization can take full advantage of all the benefits of cloud computing. Inside, discover a cloud hosting solution that provides speed and agility to your business while allowing you to add workloads as it expands.
Posted: 18 May 2012 | Published: 17 May 2012

Connectria

FIVE REASONS TO STAY CURRENT WITH TERMINAL EMULATION
sponsored by Micro Focus
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover the top five reasons to stay current with terminal emulation. Discover how your organization can protect against downtime and make migrations much less expensive.
Posted: 15 May 2012 | Published: 15 May 2012

Micro Focus

7 Keys to Success for Managing a Business-Critical Cloud with Confidence
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Need a few tips on how to manage your cloud infrastructure? Here are seven best practices that will keep your business-critical cloud environment up and running.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 26 Apr 2012

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The 7 Deadly Skills Your IT Team Should Possess
sponsored by Skillsoft
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines IT skill shortages, how to minimise them within your company, and 7 deadly skills that your IT team should possess.
Posted: 18 Apr 2012 | Published: 18 Apr 2012

Skillsoft

Business Analytics – Pushing Toward Relevance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IT can improve its overall contribution to business innovation with an action-oriented business intelligence (BI) and analytics strategy.
Posted: 24 Jan 2012 | Published: 24 Jan 2012

IBM

Running IT as a Business: Seven Steps to Aligning IT with the Business
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the 7 steps to aligning IT with the business. Find out what they are and how they can help your business provide customer-driven results.
Posted: 27 Jun 2011 | Published: 27 Jun 2011

SAS

Integrating People, Processes and Systems: tools and best practices for IT teams
sponsored by Active Endpoints, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Agile techniques and SOA principles are necessary elements to successfully delivering business software in this environment but by themselves they’re not sufficient. This report highlights key features of tools that you should consider if you’re interested in delivering IT capabilities that integrate people, processes and systems in flexible ways.
Posted: 16 Feb 2011 | Published: 16 Feb 2011

Active Endpoints, Inc.

Mobilizing I.T. Support to Achieve Efficiency, Speed, and Effectiveness
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To survive in today's economy, your IT organization will face increasing pressure to do more with less and work from anywhere at anytime. Imagine how much more productive your service desk personnel could be if they were able to periodically manage and respond to issues from the field, rather than having to check in at their desktops.
Posted: 26 Jan 2010 | Published: 26 Jan 2010

BMC Software, Inc.

Best Practices for Virtualizing Distributed Environments: Enterprise-Class Virtualization for Remote Office and Branch Office Infrastructures
sponsored by VM6 Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides the 4 best practices that IT leaders of ROBO organizations need to consider when virtualizing their businesses, providing ROI tips and establishing a roadmap for reducing the Total Cost of Ownership for virtualizing the distributed ROBO environment.
Posted: 27 Oct 2009 | Published: 27 Oct 2009

VM6 Software

Implementing Best Practices: The Dell Management Console and ITIL
sponsored by Dell and Symantec
WHITE PAPER: The Dell™ Management Console Powered by Altiris™ from Symantec™ provides a comprehensive management platform based on standardized IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes—facilitating the adoption of industry best practices and helping streamline and simplify IT management in enterprise data centers.
Posted: 15 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Dell and Symantec

The Need for Profitability and Cost Management
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: As indirect costs rise and economic pressures increase, the need for profitability and cost management (PCM) also grows. Read this white paper to find out more about how PCM drives business performance by finding drivers of cost and profitability, empowering users with visibility and flexibility, and improving resource alignment.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2008

Oracle Corporation

Actionable Enterprise Architecture
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of the enterprise architecture concept and highlights how an actionable enterprise architecture approach from IBM can help organizations manage complexity and align IT projects and solutions with business objectives.
Posted: 11 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

IBM

Energy Logic: Calculating and Prioritizing Your Data Center IT Efficiency Actions
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: This paper reviews the challenges of measuring data center energy efficiency and proposes a solution: a new metric called CUPS, or Compute Units per Second, that allows data center managers to calculate data center efficiency.
Posted: 07 Jul 2009 | Published: 07 Jul 2009

Emerson Network Power

Service Desk Consolidation Cuts Costs and Increases Service Quality
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The service desk is the last place you should try to cut back. For external-facing organizations, quality support keeps customer loyalty and repeat business high and ensures that partners and suppliers can do business with you cost effectively. Read this white paper to discover the path to proper service desk consolidation and its many benefits.
Posted: 18 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

BMC Software, Inc.

Modernizing IT: Strategies for Improving Service Quality and Reducing IT Costs
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Working harder simply won't get you there. No matter how many people you allocate, sinking more labor into old IT practices cannot concurrently meet rising demands on IT and cut costs. Read about cost-effective, automated ways to meet this challenge head-on in our latest article, “Strategies for Modernizing IT, Reducing Costs, and..”
Posted: 17 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

BMC Software, Inc.

Selecting a Visual Analytics Application
sponsored by Tableau Software
WHITE PAPER: Visual analytics is the process of analytical reasoning facilitated by interactive visual interfaces. Its becoming the fastest way for people to explore and understand Business Intelligence data of any size. This paper will introduce you to the seven essential elements of true visual analytics applications.
Posted: 20 Apr 2009 | Published: 20 Apr 2009

Tableau Software