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DEFINITION: Performance testing is the process of determining the speed or effectiveness of a computer, network, software program or device. This process can involve quantitative tests done in a lab, such as measuring the response time or the number of MIPS (millions of instructions per second) at which a system functions. Qualitative attributes such as reliability, scalability and interoperability may also be  … 

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CW+: Quocirca report: Enterprise performance management cycle 2
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: In February 2009, Quocirca interviewed 800 individuals across 8 geographies for their views on, and usage of, enterprise performance management (EPM) tools and processes.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

CW+: Quocirca report: Enterprise performance management
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Monitoring, measuring and reporting on the financial health of an organisation is a basic need that requires effective tools and processes to optimise the end result.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

CW+ Quocirca report: Beating IT recession blues
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: IT spending is often an issue for any organisation, but especially in harsh economic times it is even more important to see what benefit IT brings to the business. This report looks at the degree to which UK organisations understand what IT is doing for their business, and in particular how some companies measure this and benefit from it.
Posted: 20 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Oct 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

Optimizing Desktop Virtualization with Dell Equallogic Hybrid Arrays
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In recent years, we have witnessed great technology leaps from all of the leading VDI software vendors. In this part of our series, we take a close look at a recent performance benchmark to evaluate in detail how Dell’s innovations reduce complexity, improve performance and lower the cost of VDI.
Posted: 26 Apr 2011 | Published: 26 Apr 2011

DellEMC and Intel®

Application Quality Management
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how AQM solutions include thorough testing capabilities that can help users identify application quality and performance issues prior to deployment, saving valuable time, money and reputation.
Posted: 13 Apr 2011 | Published: 01 Mar 2010

Oracle Corporation

Quick Guide: Getting to Grips with Service Desk Metrics
sponsored by Citrix Online UK
WHITE PAPER: This quick guide from Service Desk Institute identifies the most popular industry metrics that you should be employing, considers the best ways to measure them and demonstrates how to utilise these measures to improve your service delivery.
Posted: 05 Apr 2011 | Published: 05 Apr 2011

Citrix Online UK

Virtualization of SAP Applications with VMware vSphere on IBM System x3850 X5
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization plays a major role in driving improvements in SAP landscapes. IBM System x and BladeCenter servers with eX5 Technology offer customers benefits including higher utilization, reduced maintenance costs, easier administration and faster response to changing business needs.
Posted: 19 Jan 2011 | Published: 19 Jan 2011

IBM

SMB Market Landscape Report 2010
sponsored by AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: AVG recently partnered with GfK to undertake an international survey among small and medium businesses (SMB). SMBs are increasingly relying on technology to overcome the challenges of the recession and recognize the importance of protecting this technology from outside threats. Check out this report to see the results of the survey.
Posted: 10 Nov 2010 | Published: 09 Nov 2010

AVG Technologies USA, Inc.

Cloud-Based Web Security Isn’t Hype: It’s Here and It Works
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: What is news is that now you can protect your company’s valuable assets from web-based attacks with an innovative, effective new form of web security – cloud-based, reputation-driven defense. Read this paper to learn how.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Comparative Performance Review: Endpoint Security Performance in Desktop Virtualization Environments
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This full report contains empirically validated data gathered during 8 weeks of testing. The goal of these tests was to establish the availability, and where possible effectiveness and performance, of leading endpoint security products, specifically in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

Zen and the Art of the Balanced Scorecard
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: As much an art as a science, the balanced scorecard is a living process that must be adaptive to constantly changing external forces and internal course corrections. You learn as you go. This paper contains a few guiding principles that will help you along the way.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation

The Path To EPM Success
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces the concept of using an EPM Center of Excellence to help organizations realize the full potential of an enterprise performance management initiative and recommends best practices for creating a center that will succeed in the long term.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

Oracle Corporation

Managing Risk & Uncertainty - An Executive's Guide to Integrated Business Planning
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how Integrated business planning can help your company align strategic, operational, and financial plans.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation

Delivering Enterprise Value with Oracle Governance, Risk & Compliance
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, Corporate Integrity’s Michael Rasmussen, Risk & Compliance Lecturer, Writer, and Advisor, analyzes how Oracle, as a GRC solutions provider, delivers economic value to its clients.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation

Enterprise Performance Management - Management Excellence Metrics Reloaded
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive white paper from Oracle, read how Oracle’s Strategy-to-Success management framework provides that critical framework context.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2008

Oracle Corporation

Enterprise Performance Management - How Tomorrow's Leaders Will Get Ahead
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Evolve to Thrive: From Operational to Management Excellence, successful companies are connecting disparate management strategies to align performance networks, not just transactional activities. Read how Oracle's Strategy-to-Success framework can guide you on your evolutionary journey to Management Excellence.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2008

Oracle Corporation

Cisco, Intel, and Panduit Joint 10GBASE-T Solution
sponsored by Panduit
WHITE PAPER: This At-A-Glance document, created by Cisco, Intel and Panduit, the market leaders in enterprise switching,network adapters, and structured cabling, discusses how to deliver high-performance, cost-effective, and efficient next-generation RJ-45-based server connectivity.
Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | Published: 20 Aug 2010

Panduit

Sybase IQ: An Advanced Columnar Data Warehouse Architecture
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WHITE PAPER: A Winter Corporation white paper, this paper examines the architecture and performance of Sybase IQ in view of the requirements of demanding new BI and data warehouse applications. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 05 Aug 2010 | Published: 05 Aug 2010

Sybase, an SAP company

Overcoming Network Degradation Blues with OpManager NCM Plug-in
sponsored by ManageEngine
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the network configuration management challenges, the need for the NCM plug-in and its benefits. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 30 Jul 2010 | Published: 30 Jul 2010

ManageEngine

Reduce Costs & Increase Microsoft SQL Server OLTP Workload Service Levels: PowerEdge 2850 Consolidation to PowerEdge 11th Generation
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft SQL
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for an exploration of how organizations can gain significant performance and cost benefits by upgrading legacy 2-socket servers to new Dell PowerEdge 11th generation 4/2-socket servers.
Posted: 12 Jul 2010 | Published: 23 Apr 2010

Dell and Microsoft SQL

The Top 5 Reasons for 64-bit Business Intelligence
sponsored by MicroStrategy
WHITE PAPER: This research paper, based on independent third-party research and MicroStrategy surveys of customers using business intelligence (BI) in 64-bit environments, explores adoption trends leading to a 64-bit era in business intelligence. Read on to find out so much more.
Posted: 30 Jun 2010 | Published: 30 Jun 2010

MicroStrategy

Steps to Discovery and Protection of Sensitive Data: Find IT. Search IT. Mask IT.
sponsored by dataguise, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Protecting sensitive data in the enterprise has never been more important, or more challenging. An effective data protection strategy must start with finding all of the data repositories on the network and identifying all of the sensitive data contained in those repositories. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 01 Jun 2010 | Published: 01 Jun 2010

dataguise, Inc.

Best Practices in Performance Measurement and Reporting: Understanding the Global Investment Performance Standards®
sponsored by Advent Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Whether you are just starting a compliance program or need to fine-tune your existing process, this document will help you understand the steps involved in becoming GIPS compliant. It is not a substitute for the Standards themselves. It is designed to help you understand the value of compliance, what’s needed to achieve it, pitfalls to avoid.
Posted: 23 Apr 2010 | Published: 23 Apr 2010

Advent Software, Inc

Rapid Bottleneck Identification - A Better Way to do Load Testing
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Rapid bottleneck identification (RBI) is a new testing methodology that allows quality assurance (QA) professionals to very quickly uncover Web application performance limitations and determine the impact of those limitations on the end user experience.
Posted: 12 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Oracle Corporation

A Library Based Approach to Threading for Performance
sponsored by Intel Software Network
WHITE PAPER: Libraries play an important role in threading software to run faster on Intel multi-core platforms. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 14 Aug 2009 | Published: 22 May 2008

Intel Software Network
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