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Take Back Control of Your Cloud Apps: Which SLAs Really Protect Your Bottom Line? [ Source: Compuware ]

July 2014- In December 2013, Compuware commissioned Research in Action to conduct a global, independent survey of 740 senior IT professionals' attitudes and concerns relating to cloud computing. The results revealed that businesses worry that the reduced visibility and control that accompanies their move to the cloud hampers their ability to deliver a high quality end-user experience with applications. The study shows that the Service Level Agreements (SLAs) offered by cloud providers are failing to address the needs of ...

Optimizing Hadoop: A collection of articles from the Compuware APM Center of Best Practices [ Source: Compuware ]

July 2014- This collection discusses the common performance issues encountered when managing jobs in a Hadoop environment. Whether you are running Hadoop on-premise or utilizing a cloud-hosted MapReduce environment, or a combination of the two, this collection will give you real-world examples of how to improve the distribution and utilization of your big data deployment.

Some of the key challenges we have seen include:

• Jobs running slow or failing without a clear ...

Capstone Compliance Using Symantec Archiving and eDiscovery Solutions [ Source: Thundercat Technology, Symantec ]

July 2014- Government agencies' email volume has outstripped the capabilities of paper-based records management. The "Capstone" process addresses this issue by providing for electronic capture and management of email records. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Bulletin 2013-02 outlines the process and provides guidance for agencies considering whether and how to implement it.

4 Ways DNS Can Accelerate Business Growth [ Source: Neustar ]

July 2014- This DNS ebook describes how DNS has developed over the years to support business growth as new needs have emerged, for example, advanced traffic management and protection from cyber threats.

Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Application Performance Management Solution, 2014-15 [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- IBM is rated #1 in this Ovum Decision Matrix - Application Performance Management (APM) report. To help IT decision-makers choose the right solution, this Ovum Decision Matrix evaluates and compares 10 of the leading APM solutions in the market.

APM SaaS and Analytics Step Up to Meet the Needs of Modern Applications, Mobile Users, and Hybrid Cloud Architectures [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- This IDC Technology Spotlight report examines the critical role that SaaS and analytics are playing in the transformation of the APM market. The paper also considers the impact that IBM's recently introduced Performance Management (SaaS) and IT Operations Analytics offerings will have on the APM market.

Automated Life-Cycle Management: A Critical Enabler for Cloud-Ready Datacenters [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- This whitepaper discusses how IBM's automation and orchestration solutions for cloud can help IT data center operations teams effectively manage increasingly complex, multi-hypervisor computing environments.

Simplifying cloud management and data center automation [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- This white paper explores the value of standardizing and automating cloud services with a flexible platform, such as IBM Cloud Orchestrator. Learn how to orchestrate the development, deployment and management of cloud services - helping to reduce IT costs and accelerate service delivery.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, North America [ Source: Datapipe ]

July 2014- Cloud-enabled managed hosting brings cloudlike consumption and provisioning attributes to the traditional managed hosting market. It represents an evolution of a mature market in which the wide variety of offerings and capabilities means vendors must be chosen carefully.

Rethinking IT Operations in the Cloud [ Source: Datapipe ]

July 2014- This paper breaks down the challenges that often prevent the cloud from delivering the fast, flexible and affordable infrastructure companies seek - and then details the secret to achieving success with cloud solutions.

Accelerating Cloud Deployment and Operations with Managed Services [ Source: Datapipe ]

July 2014- Companies that do not have sufficient in-house expertise to either deploy or maintain an IaaS cloud should turn to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to accelerate the planning, deployment and maintenance of their corporate cloud.

Build for Growth: Master the ICM Advantage in High Technology [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- Success in high technology is contingent on the talent within organizations that innovate ways to manage product cycles, channels and delivery of services. By creating rewards based on clear milestones, variable compensation programs help make high technology businesses built for growth.

Sales Analytics - The Path to Improving Sales Effectiveness [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- When applying analytics to the sales process, it is important to understand what analytics can do for your business. There are three distinct levels in the analytics maturity model. Each successive level signifies that a company is more effectively integrating analytics into their operations.

Download this whitepaper to learn more about applying analytics to the sales process.

The New Era of ICM: Simplicity, Productivity & Profitability - How Software as a Service is Revolutionizing ICM [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- Good News: The budget and authority to buy strategic technologies - like incentive compensation management (ICM) - that drive your success are being put in your hands.

Bad News: Because of more sophisticated ICM requirements and other business realities, ICM solutions are becoming more complex to purchase.

Read this new paper and learn why more organizations are responding to this dilemma by choosing cloud-based ICM. You'll discover:

• Six ...

Mitigate Compensation Risk in Banking [ Source: IBM ]

July 2014- Read this new paper to learn about the current challenges faced by banking organization around compensation and see how incentive compensation management (ICM) solution can overcome these common challenges and turn ICM into an effective competitive tool.

You'll discover, how ICM can

• Align sales behaviors with corporate goals

• Automate commission calculations

• Improve transparency and performance in reporting and auditing

Learn how you ...

eBook: An IT Auditor's Guide to Security Controls & Risk Compliance [ Source: Bit9 ]

July 2014- Most organizations must comply with multiple standards covering privacy, corporate financial data, Protected Health Information and credit card data. Fortunately, the overlapping standards agree on a single concept; implementing appropriate security controls to protect information from improper disclosure.

However, GRC requirements do not exist in a vacuum. Organizational objectives must also be supported. Critical functions can be disrupted if business needs are not considered when establishing compliance activities. In addition, providing evidence that ...

Prepare For the Post-AV Era Part 1: Five Alternatives To Endpoint Antivirus [ Source: Bit9 ]

July 2014- As malware increases in sophistication and the number of new variants rises, antivirus (AV) technologies have steadily become less effective at stopping advanced threats to employee endpoints and servers, and security and risk (S&R) professionals have begun to realize this, as evidenced by survey results showing decreased adoption and interest in AV among small and medium-size businesses and enterprises alike.

A growing number of S&R pros are considering replacing their third-party ...

eBook: Endpoint Threat Detection, Response and Prevention for Dummies [ Source: Bit9 ]

July 2014- Traditional signature-based endpoint protection solutions struggle to protect against today's advanced threats and zero-day attacks. Enterprises need to detect and respond based on real-time monitoring and a continuous recorded history to reduce the attack surface with leading default-deny prevention solutions. Download the eBook to understand:

• How every enterprise is a target
• Why traditional endpoint security solutions can't protect your environment from advanced threats
• How endpoint threat detection, response, ...

Web Attack Survival Guide [ Source: Imperva ]

July 2014- With an increasing amount of business being conducted online, the Internet has quickly become the frontline in an ongoing battle between companies and an unseen enemy. Industrial espionage, sabotage and cyber terrorism are becoming more frequent, resulting in lost revenue, stolen data, service interruptions and damaged reputations. This white paper details the seven steps you must take to protect your organization from external threats targeting your high-value applications and data assets.

What Next Gen Firewalls Miss: 6 Requirements to Protect Web Applications [ Source: Imperva ]

July 2014- Web application attacks threaten nearly every organization with an online presence. While some security vendors contend that their next generation firewalls can stop Web attacks, these products lack essential Web security features, leaving customers exposed to attack. This white paper lays out the six key requirements needed to protect Web applications.

White Paper: Rapidly Respond to Advanced Attacks in Motion with Bit9 + Carbon Black [ Source: Bit9 ]

July 2014- Traditional incident response (IR) processes are being overwhelmed. The increased volume of attacks has caused the number of alerts from detection devices to balloon dramatically. Enterprises now realize it is no longer a matter of if they will get breached, but rather a matter of when.

Download this whitepaper to understand:

• Typical Response Scenario
• Evolving Enemies
• Kill Chain
• Incident Response Lifecycle
• Security ...

Reducing Expenses Starts With the Programming Skills of Operations Groups [ Source: F5 ]

July 2014- Tools available today make it possible to significantly reduce the daily tasks that consume the time of IT operations groups like automation. And with today's new cloud and SDN architectures being deployed or just on the horizon, automation is no longer just optional. No matter what we call it the technology industry looks obsessed with the idea of automation, continuous delivery and programmability. With good reason, because the evidence is all around us-saving time is ...

The F5 ADC is a Platform, Not a Product [ Source: F5 ]

July 2014- Platforms are a key success factor whether we're talking about phones or cloud or Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs). F5's offering-TMOS-has been a platform supporting an extensible ecosystem of application-focused "apps." Over the past 10 years, the ADC market has continued to experience growth with the upper limit on the ADC market constrained only by current definitions. Thus, the ADC must be a platform and not a product to continue to adapt to the needs of ...

DNS Challenges in a Changing Landscape [ Source: F5 ]

July 2014- IDG Research Services surveyed DNS administrators from large organizations to understand the challenges of deploying an available, secure, high-performance DNS infrastructure. Download the infographic to understand the key issues you need to think about to ensure your DNS servers don't fail.

Web App Acceleration: Practical Implementations [ Source: F5 ]

July 2014- Web application acceleration implementations use combinations of three key acceleration principles: 1. Send data as efficiently as possible; 2. Send data as infrequently as possible; and 3. Send as little data as possible. Different combinations can produce very different results and, more importantly, they can require dramatically different investments in time and resources. To decide on the best practical implementation of acceleration technologies for a particular organization, it is important to explore how each implementation employs the key ...

Three Key Principles to Accelerating Web Applications [ Source: F5 ]

July 2014- Most organizations are concerned with the speed of their applications. Whether it involves an internal business application or a customer-facing shopping site, web application performance can have a huge impact on business performance. A faster-performing web application results in greater sales, better user engagement and improved productivity. The aim of accelerating these web applications is to improve the end-user experience with faster page-load times and more responsive interactivity. Read this article to learn more about ...

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