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Top 5 Reasons to Migrate from Windows XP Now [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

December 2013- Every IT professional knows the end is coming soon for Windows XP support, but a surprising number of organizations have yet to make the move to either Windows 7 or 8. Waiting any longer, however, is a losing proposition.

Gartner Newsletter : A Smart Idea for Big Data [ Source: CommVault ]

March 2014- A Smart Idea for Big Data

Ten Steps to Better Requirements Management [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- Requirements definition and management is recognized as a necessary step for the successful delivery of systems and software projects; the discipline is also required by standards, regulations and quality improvement initiatives like Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).

Avoiding The 7 Common Mistakes of Windows 7 Migration [ Source: Dell ]

August 2013- Microsoft will no longer support Windows XP in April 2014. Although undertaking an enterprisewide migration to Windows 7 may seem like a daunting prospect, learning to recognize and avoid these seven common migration mistakes can help you stay on time with your deployment plan.

Managing Multiple Operating Systems - Five Best Practices [ Source: Dell ]

August 2013- Gone are the days when IT held dominion over which operating systems and applications could be installed. Today, multiple operating systems and devices are making inroads into the enterprise space. Learn about best practices for managing a multi-OS environment in an efficient, scalable and secure way.

Marketing Transformed [ Source: Jive ]

June 2013- Successful marketing is, at its core, all about collaboration. Yet working together-across teams, departments and agencies, as well as with customers and partners-is getting more difficult as the pace of business and the number of moving parts increase. Most marketers still depend on the same tools and methods they used 20 years ago: email, meetings, phone calls and desktop apps, leading to a lot of disconnects, inefficiency and pain. But change is finally at hand.

Managing Multiple Operating Systems: The Five Best Practices [ Source: Dell ]

May 2013- Until a few years ago, IT decided on, and exercised strict control over, what operating systems and applications can be installed on endpoints. No longer does IT have that luxury with multiple operating systems making inroads into the enterprise space, running on different devices with different form factors. Learn about the latest trends in this area and best practices to managing a multi-OS environment in an efficient, scalable and secure way.

Key Methods for Managing Complex Database Environments [ Source: Dell ]

April 2013- This white paper addresses key methods for successfully managing today's complex database infrastructures, including balancing key business metrics, understanding the challenges DBAs face, and finding the right tools to monitor and manage the database environment.

The 10 Key Requirements for a Successful Oracle R12 Upgrade [ Source: Dell ]

April 2013- Complex enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like Oracle E-Business Suite are critical to many organizations, serving diverse business needs and supporting both functional-level and business-level decision-making. Therefore, it is essential to effectively manage change to those systems, especially change as major as upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite R12.

This white paper provides 10 key best practices to help your organization effectively manage change to your ERP systems, with particular attention to upgrading to R12.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI): Why Choosing the Right Storage Matters [ Source: Dell ]

February 2013- Despite data residing on shared storage within VDI environments, storage is still a key part of the equation that is often overlooked during the initial VDI assessment process. Download, "Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: Getting Serious about Storage" to understand how careful consideration of the storage infrastructure is crucial to ensure:

• Security from data breaches as users are assigned rights-based access

• Scalability as capacity demands grow, companies can continue to use existing desktops/...

Dell EqualLogic and VMware Guide: How to Optimize the Virtualized Data Center [ Source: Dell ]

February 2013- A top priority for IT Organizations is improving data center performance. With the integration of VMware and Dell EqualLogic, IT Organizations can ensure that the virtualized data center responds effectively to changing business requirements. Download, "EqualLogic and VMware: Optimizing the Virtualized Data Center" to learn about the benefits of this integration, including the ability to:

• Implement and automate appropriate protection and safeguarding levels

• Achieve thin provisioning and space-efficient snapshot conservation
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How to Deploy a Cost-Effective VDI Solution for SMBs [ Source: Dell ]

February 2013- As the migration to Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDIs) increases, storage managers are faced with the daunting task of deploying and maintaining these environments. Download, "E-Guide: Pros and Cons of VDI for SMBs" to obtain tips and solutions on how to implement the most cost-effective virtualization solution for your Organization, such as:

• Mixing and matching different vendors to get best-of-breed products/cost-efficient combinations

• Deploying a small number of desktops and gradually growing ...

Avoiding the 7 Common Mistakes of Windows 7 Migration [ Source: Dell KACE™ ]

November 2012- Time is running out for deploying Windows 7, but the migration path isn't an easy one. Learn how to avoid the seven common mistakes so you can deploy on time. Read the white paper today.

Taming Software License Compliance through Automation: 10 Best Practices [ Source: Dell KACE™ ]

November 2012- Turn one of your biggest headaches - asset management - into a cost and time saving initiative. Learn about the 10 best practices to tame software license compliance. Read the white paper today.

HealthTrans Streamlines Claims Processing, Improves Customer Satisfaction with Splunk [ Source: Splunk ]

December 2012- HealthTrans, the fourth-largest pharmacy benefits provider in the U.S. (by claims volume), delivers member claims processing services to customers of healthcare benefit plans. The infrastructure supporting HealthTrans' claims processing environment is complex and diverse in terms of hardware, software and OS heterogeneity. In addition, the company supports multiple UNIX "flavor", Windows environments, Apache, custom applications, and a variety of Web and Java application servers.

Few tools provide end-to-end visibility and monitoring across ...

Bronto Software Buys Splunk versus Extending their Hadoop Deployment [ Source: Splunk ]

December 2012- Like most companies, Bronto Software manages a growing and complex IT environment. Open source software is foundational at Bronto and has become the company standard within its IT environment. When seeking to augment existing open source technologies, Bronto was faced with an immature market that often failed to provide the analytic capabilities needed to respond to critical processes and services.

Bronto needed a solution that would allow engineers to deep dive into system ...

Cloud Infrastructure Matters [ Source: Red Hat ]

September 2012- New IT technologies and abstractions, such as cloud computing, layer on top of existing ones.This may make the foundational layers less visible, but they remain just as important (or even more so).

The capabilities of a specific operating system aside, the operating system as a technology layer remains highly relevant in a cloud computing world. It insulates the application from lower-level technology (such as hardware) changes, provides a rich set of services ...

Simplify planning for a Windows 7 migration [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

August 2012- To capitalize on the benefits of Windows 7, you must make sure your computing environment is ready for the upgrade. The Dell Windows 7 Readiness Assessment is designed to identify application compatibility, hardware compatibility and migration readiness, and to provide the recommendations needed to help make your transition to Windows 7 as smooth as possible.

Read the Dell Windows 7 Readiness Assessment for a detailed analysis of your organization’s preparedness to upgrade and includes a comprehensive ...

Intel Core vPro Processor Comparison [ Source: Intel ]

July 2012- Intel Core vPro Processor Comparison provides a Good, Better, Best guide for selecting the best processors to power your business PCs.

IDC Business Resiliency Report IBM Power Systems and Their Support for Business Resiliency in Challenging IT Environments [ Source: IBM ]

July 2012- IBM Power Systems provide a comprehensive approach designed to protect the continuity and availability of business-critical applications and services. Deploying integrated disaster recovery allows companies to deliver new services faster, with higher quality, and with superior economics.

Downtime can be highly disruptive and expensive to an organization, with cost drivers including lost revenue, reduced employee productivity, reputational damage, and the cost of resources required to address and avoid outages. Most organizations in IDC ...

Seven Things to Let Go of Before Software Release [ Source: Electric Cloud ]

June 2012- For most enterprises, creating, testing, and deploying a modern software application demands well-planned orchestration of an assortment of disparate tools and technologies. Sadly, far too many of these organizations are still attempting to deliver software the same way they did 20 years ago, using an amalgamation of manual procedures, homegrown scripts, and other archaic approaches. These techniques are no longer effective, and merely serve to delay delivery while amplifying costs.

In this White paper ...

RHEV Sets Stage for VMWare Challenge [ Source: Red Hat ]

June 2012- In a February 2012 review, well-known enterprise technology information publication eWEEK wrote that Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 is set to challenge VMware at its own game and discusses why Red Hat is now being considered an enterprise virtualization market contender.

Built from the long-standing stability of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 is a strategic alternative virtualization solution and is the first enterprise-ready, fully open source virtualization platform. Designed for ...

Best Practices for SPSS on Power Systems [ Source: IBM ]

April 2012- Organizations adopting the IBM SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services 4.2 can be affected by many variables.

Read the white paper which explores the best practices and characteristics of running the software on a POWER7 platform, and learn how this can influence performance optimization and scalability.

The Source-to-Consumer Era: Best-in-Class Commerce Integrates Order Fulfillment, Inventory, and Supply Chain [ Source: IBM ]

April 2012- Best-in-Class Commerce Integrates Order Fulfillment,Inventory, and Supply Chain According to the January 2012 Omni-Channel Retail Experience report, 58% of consumer goods manufacturers and retail industry companies rank commerce or web-enabled order efficiency as a key strategic area that is vital for creating a 360-degree unified customer experience across all channels of sales and service.

However, only 32% of companies share up-to-date order management and execution information across channels, and even fewer (27%) of companies possess processes ...

IBM Systems Director 6.3 Improved Usability, Instability and Functionality [ Source: IBM ]

April 2012- IBM Systems Director 6.3 has just been released. Read the white paper and see how this new revision can improve usability with a more logical interface, as well as simplify installation for the program and associated plug-ins. Also learn how its extended functionality enhances control over physical systems, virtualized resources and storage devices.

Red Hat Jboss Enterprise Middleware: A Strategic Decision for Stretching Public Sector IT Budgets [ Source: Red Hat ]

February 2012- Public-sector IT organizations are under intense pressure to do more with less. Diminished tax revenues and powerful political imperatives are putting the squeeze on budgets. Yet, at the same time, legislated mandates and the rising expectations of hyper-connected constituencies are relentlessly adding to IT's to-do list.

This white paper explains how public-sector IT executives can address this challenge and transform the economics of IT by upgrading to Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Middleware. It ...

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