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Maximizing IT Uptime with Dependable Sun SPARC Enterprise T5140, Sun SPARC Enterprise T5240, and Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Servers
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) are intricately related, and each factor is equally important to achieving maximum IT service uptime. Oracle’s Sun SPARC Enterprise servers provide excellent RAS characteristics that are ideal for maximizing the uptime of business-critical IT services. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 12 Apr 2011 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

Oracle Corporation

Advanced Uses of Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, we discuss how Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g's advanced management capabilities help IT organizations cut through the complexity and bring order to chaos through its unique business-driven IT management approach. 
Posted: 12 Apr 2011 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation

Taking the Next Step: How to Achieve Breakthrough Success in the IT Managed Services Business
sponsored by Kaseya
WHITE PAPER: The drive to build a company from the ground up and offer a competitive product or service that fulfills a need is a powerful pull. Owners of IT service provider businesses are no different. Check out this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 12 Apr 2011 | Published: 12 Apr 2011

Kaseya

Borderless Applications and the Changing Face of Application Performance Management
sponsored by Compuware Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the shift in application performance management by IT operations and it provides insight into how best to ensure applications spanning across all boundaries of enterprise and the Internet can successfully be monitored and managed to meet the needs of the business.
Posted: 12 Apr 2011 | Published: 12 Apr 2011

Compuware Corporation

Realizing the Economic Benefits of Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines areas of potential optimization, shows how day-to-day IT management processes can contribute to – rather than detracts from – that optimization, and provides an ROI analysis with an example scenario based on actual deployments.
Posted: 31 Mar 2011 | Published: 22 Mar 2011

Oracle Corporation

Integrated System Management and Support
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In the typical IT environment, organizations operate in a divided world of systems management and support. IT departments often treat these two fundamental areas as distinct silos causing gaps for IT employees, who spend too much time and manual effort resolving system problems. This creates both higher risks and higher costs for IT.
Posted: 30 Mar 2011 | Published: 22 Mar 2011

Oracle Corporation

SAP Outsourcing for Mid-Market Companies: A Comparison of Three Leading Providers
sponsored by itelligence, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Running a business on SAP requires that the application be available 7x24, data be secure, and that the application can grow with an organization. The decision to select an outsourcer goes far beyond finding a data center. Read this paper and learn what questions to ask in order to select an outstanding SAP outsourcing provider.
Posted: 28 Mar 2011 | Published: 28 Mar 2011

itelligence, Inc.

The Systems Engineering Balancing Act: Choosing an Optimum Development Approach
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This thought leadership white paper proposes a combination of requirements-driven, model-driven and test-driven approaches as a mechanism for delivering systems development projects at a reduced cost and risk.
Posted: 23 Mar 2011 | Published: 23 Mar 2011

IBM

The Most Complete and Integrated Virtualization: From Desktop to Datacenter
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: There is a need for greater optimization and efficiency in how software and solutions that power datacenters are deployed and managed. Read this white paper for a virtualization solution that will facilitate flexibility, agility, and speed in deploying complete application stacks to support the new service-based charter.
Posted: 22 Mar 2011 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation

Evolve Your Sitemider Portal Security Without Breaking the Bank: How Virtualization Solves the Challenges of Heterogeneous Identity and Resource Integration
sponsored by Radiant Logic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this blueprint for extending your existing SiteMinder infrastructure across additional heterogeneous applications, identity sources, and constituents—in less time, with less hassle, and for less money.
Posted: 15 Mar 2011 | Published: 14 Mar 2011

Radiant Logic, Inc.

Why Customers Love VIPRE Business
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines that selecting and anti-virus solution for your organization is an important decision. VIPRE Business offers an easy-to-use management console that gets you up and running fast.
Posted: 14 Mar 2011 | Published: 11 Mar 2011

GFI Software

Protecting Against the New Wave of Malware
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: Managing threats to the endpoint infrastructure is becoming increasingly difficult for most organizations. At the same time, many anti-malware defenses are not keeping up with the growing threats posed by malware. This white paper addresses the variety of issues facing organizations today in the context of their system manaagement challenges.
Posted: 14 Mar 2011 | Published: 11 Mar 2011

GFI Software

Intel® Cloud Builders Guide: Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel® Platforms - VMware vCloud* Director
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: For enterprise IT and cloud service providers who need to use their existing data center infrastructure to supply cloud services to their customers, this guide, as part of the Intel® Cloud Builders, provides a comprehensive solution overview that covers technical planning and deployment considerations.
Posted: 24 Feb 2011 | Published: 24 Feb 2011

Intel

Total cost of ownership: How much are you really spending to host your ad server?
sponsored by OpenX
WHITE PAPER: OpenX has calculated all the 'hidden' costs of hosting your own ad server. Read this white paper and understand the full range of costs such as technical infrastructure, soft-costs such as staff time, and risks associated with self-hosting.
Posted: 23 Feb 2011 | Published: 23 Feb 2011

OpenX

Encouraging Greater SharePoint Adoption
sponsored by AvePoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the progression of SharePoint usage, features available to encourage SharePoint adoption, focusing on the technology components required, scalability of the platform to accommodate growth, migration strategies, and how AvePoint’s DocAve Software Platform help ensure a scalable, reliable platform for bolstered adoption.
Posted: 21 Feb 2011 | Published: 21 Feb 2011

AvePoint, Inc.

The Citrix Desktop Transformation Model
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Desktop virtualization initiatives are topping the priority lists of most IT managers. Learn more about this key strategic directive and the steps to getting started in your organization. Download the white paper from ESG now.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011

Citrix

Top Ten Ways To Get More From Your SharePoint Deployment
sponsored by Radiant Logic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to see how identity and context virtualization delivers integrated identity, a richer security profile, and contextual search across all your data.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011

Radiant Logic, Inc.

Cisco Unified Computing System Blade Server Chassis Power Modes
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The Cisco UCS power configuration approach enables users to meet their redundancy and power density needs. The approach is simple yet flexible enough to adapt to the varying needs for different applications within the data center. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Solution Summary  - Secure Cloud
sponsored by Radiant Logic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how virtualization solves the issue of directory integration with an approach that is cost effective, non-intrusive, and easy to deploy. By externalizing identities into an interoperable service that can be accessed by a variety of applications, enterprises can deliver services to internal and external users at faster speeds.
Posted: 11 Feb 2011 | Published: 11 Feb 2011

Radiant Logic, Inc.

Standardization and Modularity in Data Center Physical Infrastructure
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines how failure to adopt modular standardization as a design strategy for data center physical infrastructure (DCPI) is costly on all fronts, unnecessary expense, avoidable downtime, and lost business opportunity. Standardization and modularity, create wide-ranging benefits in DCPI that streamline and simplify every process.
Posted: 26 Jan 2011 | Published: 26 Jan 2011

Schneider Electric

How Monitoring Systems Reduce Human Error in Distributed Server Rooms and Remote Wiring Closets
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Surprise incidences of downtime in server rooms and remote wiring closets lead to sleepless nights for many IT managers. This paper analyzes several of these incidents and makes recommendations for how a basic monitoring system can help reduce the occurrence of these unanticipated events.
Posted: 26 Jan 2011 | Published: 26 Jan 2011

Schneider Electric

A Hack Attack: Six Steps to Recovery
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: It’s startling when malware hits your network, or an intruder enters by password cracking. You’ve been hacked—now what? Don’t panic. Read about the six steps that your business can take to respond and protect itself.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Understanding Intel Xeon 5600 Series Memory Performance and Optimization in IBM System x and BladeCenter Platforms
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the architecture and performance of the Intel Xeon processor 5600 Series. The performance analysis covers latency to main memory, memory bandwidth and application performance, and addresses performance issues related to memory speed and population of memory.
Posted: 20 Jan 2011 | Published: 20 Jan 2011

IBM

Memory Performance Optimization for the IBM System x3850 X5 x3690 X5 and BladeCenter HX5 Platforms Using Intel Xeon 7500 and 6500 Series Processors
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the architecture and performance of the Intel Xeon processor 7500 and 6500 Series. The analysis covers latency to main memory, memory bandwidth and application performance, and addresses performance issues related to memory speed and population of memory.
Posted: 20 Jan 2011 | Published: 20 Jan 2011

IBM

Sizing Server Platforms To Meet ERP Requirements
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Intel paper analyzes the effects of various factors on the utilization of the primary server resources: compute, memory and I/O. The analysis shows that 4-socket servers, which provide greater headroom than 2-socket servers, may be preferable in a number of situations.
Posted: 19 Jan 2011 | Published: 19 Jan 2011

IBM