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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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Gaining the Performance Edge Using a Column-Oriented Database Management System
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the data explosion phenomenon and why column-oriented database systems are able to provide the boost that is needed to gain the performance edge. The paper contrasts row-oriented systems with column-oriented systems, and then elaborates on the benefits of the columnar approach.
Posted: 06 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2009

Sybase, an SAP company

Enterprise Performance Management: Joining Planning and Reporting for Superior Results
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper on enterprise performance to learn about financial and reporting requirements, when to adopt integrated enterprise performance management processes and system software, and hear about customer examples.
Posted: 05 May 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Oracle Corporation

Optimizing PC Performance with Simple Benchmarking Processes
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this paper to learn how to enhance PC performance and overall IT efficiency by utilizing Intel's unique new platform performance benchmarking process.
Posted: 02 Apr 2009 | Published: 03 Nov 2008

Intel Corporation

Aligning Business and IT through Connected Requirements: Unifying the Development Process
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to learn how the connected-requirements approach serves as the framework for the use of products and technologies that are designed to allow you to optimize team performance, align the development process with your organization's business goals and meet auditing and regulatory compliance requirements.
Posted: 20 Feb 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

IBM

Best Practices in Creating a Strategic Finance Function
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: the following article will share the results of SAP research as well as APQC's Open Standards Benchmarking Collaborative (OSBC) research. The OSBC research is the first global set of common standards for business processes and data, giving organizations an independent, authoritative resource for evaluating and improving business practices.
Posted: 26 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

SAP America, Inc.

TCP/IP Sleuthing--Troubleshooting TCP/IP Using Your Toolbox
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Troubleshooting is a necessary part of supporting any network installation. This paper will explain how to consider troubleshooting different problems that could exist in network.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Global Knowledge

Virtualizing the Client PC: A Proof of Concept
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this paper Intel IT explores a proof of concept study that examined the viability of abstracting the client operating system from the hardware platform using virtualization.
Posted: 21 Nov 2008 | Published: 21 Nov 2008

Intel Corporation

Developing an Enterprise Client Virtualization Strategy
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Intel conducted a series of studies to analyze the potential benefits of each technology and to begin to develop a targeted strategy for delivering client virtualization to our users. Read this document to review the findings.
Posted: 21 Nov 2008 | Published: 21 Nov 2008

Intel Corporation

Enterprise Risk Management in the Financial Services Industry: International Benchmark Survey May 2007
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: This report presents the 2007 results of SAS' annual international benchmark survey on enterprise risk management (ERM) in the financial services industry.
Posted: 10 Sep 2008 | Published: 05 Sep 2008

SAS

Best Practices in Performance Management: Monitor, Measure and Manage the End User Experience
sponsored by Knoa Software
WHITE PAPER: This report is the result of a study taken by 87% of IT executives on the best way to manage the service of business critical applications to measure performance at the end-user level. Read this to learn the best practices in performance management.
Posted: 09 Sep 2008 | Published: 09 Sep 2008

Knoa Software

Ten Key Steps to Effective Succession Planning
sponsored by Halogen Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn 10 Key Steps to Effective Succession Planning. It also discusses best practices, replacement planning, talent pools, and the aging workforce.
Posted: 21 Aug 2008 | Published: 20 Aug 2008

Halogen Software

Why Most Organizations Miss User Response Monitoring - and What to Do about It
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explains the challenges of user response monitoring and how to overcome these challenges. It also teaches you how to get a real handle on infrastructure performance and shows you how it will impact user experience.
Posted: 15 Aug 2008 | Published: 15 Aug 2008

Nimsoft, Inc.

Best Practices in Performance Measurement and Reporting: Understanding the Global Investment Performance Standards
sponsored by Advent Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper, written in conjunction with Ashland Partners, explains the steps to becoming Global Investment Performance Standards compliant.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Advent Software, Inc

Implementation Study: Dell IT Scales Supply Chain Management with Oracle Database 10g and Real Application Clusters
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Dell IT made the transition from proprietary Unix-based servers to running mission critical supply chain management applications on standards-based servers to avoid significant expenditures, increase server uptime, and improve scalability.
Posted: 09 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

DellEMC and Intel®

An Enterprise Database Performance Comparison of the Dell PowerEdge 2950 and the Sun Fire V490 UltraSPARC Server
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: See how enterprise database performance compares on the Dell PowerEdge 2950 Server verses the Sun Fire V490 UltraSPARC Server.
Posted: 24 Jan 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

DellEMC and Intel®

An Enterprise Database Performance Comparison of the Dell PowerEdge 6850 and the Sun Fire V490 UltraSPARC Server
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: See how enterprise database performance compares on the Dell PowerEdge 6850 and the Sun Fire V490 UltraSPARC Servers.
Posted: 24 Jan 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

DellEMC and Intel®

Quick Recovery of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Databases Using Veritas Storage Foundation 4.3 for Windows on HP Integrity Servers
sponsored by HP & Symantec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how to rapidly recover Microsoft SQL Server 2005 environments. The solution is based on the Quick Recovery feature of Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows 4.3 coupled with supporting technology from Microsoft and HP.
Posted: 22 Jan 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

HP & Symantec

Cisco Wide Area Applications Services (WAAS) Report
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) can accelerate a range of business applications, including Microsoft Exchange, file sharing and web applications.
Posted: 16 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Managing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: As the data center becomes more standardized, centralized management of the systems resources through tools like the Microsoft Office Manager (MOM) becomes possible. Find out how MOM can quickly respond to hardware failure for SQL Server
Posted: 18 Sep 2006 | Published: 15 Sep 2006

DellEMC and Intel®

New Revenue Streams with MPLS Service Differentiation: Public Interoperability Event Test Plan and Results
sponsored by RAD Data Communications
WHITE PAPER: This interoperability event has been organized by the MPLS & Frame Relay Alliance and the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC), and hosted by Upperside.
Posted: 30 Mar 2005 | Published: 01 Jan 2004

RAD Data Communications
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