BPM for Dummies
[ Source: IBM ]
August 2012- Unleash the power of technology as a competitive advantage! Learn how your entire enterprise can become far more agile, helping you meet your goals with Business Process Management (BPM).
Download Business Process Management For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition, now and learn how BPM creates value through growth, improved performance, better productivity, higher staff effectiveness, and better customer service.
You discover why changing to BPM now makes sense for your organization, how ...
How To Build a Mission-Critical Data Center
[ Source: HP ]
May 2012- Infrastructures must be able to quickly and cost-effectively adapt to evolving needs. Unfortunately, many companies cannot achieve this response with their current data center network architectures. The traditional three-tier model of access, aggregation, and core switching is an operational nightmare.
This white paper unveils a solution that streamlines the design of next-generation data centers to ensure the superior resiliency, performance, and agility that enterprise networks now require.
Avoiding the 8 Common Mistakes of Windows 7 Migration
[ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]
September 2011- The recession put important things on hold for many organizations, like upgrading to new client systems. Now organizations such as yours are ready to upgrade and gain from better performance and efficiency by purchasing new laptops and notebooks with Windows 7 factory-installed.
Before you move dozens - or hundreds - of important business applications into a new environment, find out how other organizations tackled this challenge.
Download "Avoiding the 8 common mistakes of ...
Accountable Care and the Cloud: The Future of Medical IT
[ Source: Siemens ]
July 2011- In this podcast, Dan Emig and David M. Hamilton of Siemens Medical explain how the cloud can help healthcare providers significantly improve business performance by shifting allocation of their limited budget and human resources away from lower-value back-office operations in favor of higher-value clinical and patient-facing services.
The cloud does this by 1) allowing healthcare IT organizations to leverage the economies of scale offered by shared, on-demand infrastructure and 2) providing turnkey access to state-of-the-art ...
Advanced Malware Exposed
[ Source: FireEye ]
May 2011- This handbook shines a light on the dark corners of advanced malware, both to educate as well as to spark renewed efforts against these stealthy and persistent threats. By understanding the tools being used by criminals, we can better defend our nations, our critical infrastructures and our citizens. The "Operation Aurora" incident represents an example of how the threats have escalated, revealing how advanced malware is being used in a systematic, coordinated fashion to achieve ...
Creating a Timeline for Deploying Windows 7 and Eliminating Windows XP
[ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]
February 2012- Windows XP support ends April 8, 2014. Therefore, organizations must decide when to begin their migration to Windows 7, set a target date to have Windows XP out and define the scope of the project.
This research paper reviews Gartner's key findings and recommendations for deploying Windows 7.
CISO Guide to Next Generation Threats
[ Source: FireEye ]
May 2011- Over 95% of businesses unknowingly host compromised endpoints, despite their use of firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (IPS), antivirus and web gateways. This situation-the new status quo-results from criminals leveraging multiple zero-day vulnerabilities, commercial-quality toolkits and social media to perpetrate next-generation threats. These threats move "low and slow" and use several stages and channels to duck traditional defenses and find vulnerable systems and sensitive data.
Read this paper and learn how to regain the upper ...
8 Things That Could Affect Your Business IT Security In The Next Two Hours
[ Source: NETGEAR ]
August 2011- Discover the secrets over-priced security consultants don't want you to know. Network security is not just about preventing a breach, it's about making every working day as productive as possible by preventing external threats.
Where should you start? Download this security brief and NETGEAR will show you the 8 things to do to improve your security posture right now.
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise LAN
[ Source: HP ]
May 2011- Major LAN purchases and upgrades should not take place without a full competitive review. This Gartner Magic Quadrant reviews the strengths and weaknesses of the major players; including, Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Cisco, Extreme Networks, HP and Juniper Networks.
Business Benefits, Challenges, and Best Practices of Material Master Data Management
[ Source: Zynapse ]
January 2010- Wondering why most organizations are challenged in driving continuing positive ROI from their system consolidation exercise? This paper focuses on what Meta group analysts Barry Wilderman and Bruce Hudson have to say about the impact of Material Master Consolidation in a system consolidation exercise.
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra - Keynote
[ Source: TechWeb ]
October 2009- Vivek Kundra, federal CIO talks about how he and the administration are transforming the role of technology in government -- away from spending on infrastructure, and toward spending on its customer, the American constituent.
Six Calls To Success: Call Attempt Case Study
[ Source: Leads360 - Sales Software ]
October 2009- Leads 360 recently performed a study that shows six calls equals success when trying to contact a lead. According to Leads 360, on the first call attempt there is only a 39% chance of contacting that lead, making just one more attempted call increases the chance of contact to 72%. That’s an increase of 87% simply by making one more call attempt. However six is the magic number of call attempts.
How Executives and Boards Can Help Improve Large Technology Projects
[ Source: Brand Velocity ]
October 2008- Project failure in large enterprise technology projects is, unfortunately, very common from an operating and financial perspective. In fact, independent studies have shown that 7 in 10 technology projects struggle – or fail completely. With millions of dollars, key resources and company reputations on the line, a 30% enterprise project success rate is alarming. However, large-scale technology project failure is not inevitable – nor irreversible – if the right steps are taken. In this study, Jack Bergstrand, CEO of the Atlanta-based ...
IBM Rational To MyEclipse Blue Edition Migration
[ Source: Genuitec, LLC ]
September 2009- The goal of this white paper is to explore and resolve common concerns and issues surrounding a migration of your development environment from IBM’s Rational Application Developer (RAD) to MyEclipse Blue Edition from Genuitec. Why might a company choose to migrate their development tools? If the migration is decided upon, how would this be done easily and effectively? This paper will answer these common types of questions, as well as explore any intangibles that ...
Mentor Graphics Collects Customer Feedback for Product Innovation
[ Source: Brightidea, Inc. ]
December 2008- In June 2008, Mentor Graphics launched Mentor Ideas, a Web-based environment for capturing product enhancement ideas from customers. This initiative is focused on the Mentor Graphics PADS product line and customers, and, due to the success of the initial pilot, the company has now launched a similar initiative for its Expedition product line.
2009 IT Salary Survey: Meager Raises, Solid Prospects
[ Source: InformationWeek ]
April 2009- Raises are notably smaller than a year ago, and the pay shifts track the industries and regions hardest hit during this recession. Job security’s shrinking, and concerns are rising again about the IT career path. In all, though, IT careers are looking safer than many others in this economic downturn. Get all the findings in InformationWeek's comprehensive, annual IT Salary Survey.
Don't Get Stumped By Off-The-Wall Job Interview Questions
[ Source: Quintessential Careers ]
January 2008- Welcome to the world of the off-the-wall interview question - weird, wacky, gimmicky, and off-beat ""Wild card"" questions that seem to have nothing to do with ability to handle a job. If they’re irrelevant to job performance, why do employers ask them? They want to see how well one can think on their feet. They may want to test creativity or sense of humor. In creating stress by asking a weird question, the interviewer ...
Vendor Demonstration Guidelines And Best Practices For Clients
[ Source: Infosys Technologies Ltd ]
April 2010- In a vendor evaluation project, clients or buyers typically invite the short-listed vendors to demonstrate their product or solution through an in-person presentation. This is referred as “vendor demonstration” in this article. Vendor demonstration is an important step in vendor selection process. The purpose of this article is to share guidelines and best practices for the vendor demonstration process from client’s or buyer’s perspective.
Beyond the Crossroads: How Business-Savvy CIOs Enable Top-Performing Enterprises and How Top-Performing Enterprises Leverage Business-Savvy CIOs
[ Source: IBM ]
January 2010- According to industry leaders and pundits in 2006, the role of the CIO was at a crossroads. Read the white paper to see how CIOs are beginning to seize this opportunity to play increasingly impactful strategic roles within their enterprise, and how IBM research can provide CIOs with the skills necessary to become a Business-Savvy CIO.
IDC Analyst Connection: Risk Management Considerations for Datacentres in 2013
[ Source: IBM ]
August 2013- Innovative Canadian IT executives are becoming "service brokers" rather than "service providers" to drive productivity and competitive advantage. Managed hosting is a key part of their sourcing strategy, offering enterprise-class datacentres that can support today's business requirements of performance, security, and resiliency. The following questions were posed to Mark Schrutt, Director of IDC's Service and Enterprise Applications research regarding the role of managed hosting in supporting leading Canadian executives and what to look for in ...
Capturing the Opportunity in Emerging and Growth Markets
[ Source: Wipro Technologies ]
December 2012- Companies in a variety of industries - notably consumer products and goods - are looking to expand their presence in the Asia-Pacific and Latin America regions, as emerging markets in countries such as China, India and Brazil continue to see huge increases in demand, while growth remains sluggish in Europe and the U.S.
Entering these emerging markets can be a challenge, however, requiring new ways of thinking about business and IT. Companies ...
Market Research Brief: Revealing the ''Where'' of Business Intelligence using Location Analytics
[ Source: ESRI ]
October 2012- A 2012 survey of more than 180 business and IT managers and staff at organizations of all sizes across multiple industries reveals some important trends and insights when it comes to location-based data:
• The use of maps to view business data in its geographical context is growing in importance.
• Managers and executives find it important to map data to manage everything from assets and customers to the field workforce and supply chains, as well ...
Cloud Computing for CIOs: Getting Inside the Mind of Your CFO
[ Source: HP/Intel® ]
September 2005- Information Technology is now at the top of the CFOs agenda according to Gartner, 26 percent of IT investments require the direct authorization of the CFO and 42 percent of IT organizations now report to the CFO. Cloud computing, like the emergence of the internet, has the potential to radically change the IT and business landscape.
And while the CIO community has become well versed in the concept over the past few years, cloud computing ...
Harvard Business Review Article: Mastering the Management System
[ Source: SAP ]
December 2011- Companies have always found it hard to balance pressing operational concerns with long-term strategic priorities. The tension is critical: World-class processes won't lead to success without the right strategic direction, and the best strategy in the world will get nowhere without strong operations to execute it.
In this article, Kaplan, of Harvard Business School, and Norton, founder and director of the Palladium Group, explain how to effectively manage both strategy and operations by ...
The Current State of Business Analytics: Where Do We Go From Here?
[ Source: SAS ]
October 2011- Learn the results of a recent Bloomberg Businessweek Research Services study designed to deliver insights into the current state of business analytics in today's organizations. This study, conducted among 930 businesses across the globe in various industries, uncovered answers to two key questions: How far have organizations come in capitalizing on the use of business analytics and what differences exist between those companies getting high value from analytics and those that have not yet reached that ...
Big Data: Harnessing a Game-Changing Asset
[ Source: SAS ]
October 2011- This report from the Economist Intelligence Unit explores the impact of big data and how companies are currently handling it. Inside, you will find survey results from 586 executives from across industries and around the world. Additional features include in-depth interviews with executives at 12 leading corporations on their present data usage with analysis from industry experts at two top business universities.
This report also looks at the organizational characteristics of companies adept at extracting ...
CA Interactive IT Executive Series: Application Lifecycle Management Part 2
[ Source: CA Technologies ]
June 2011- As organizations recover from the global recession and begin to look to more efficient and effective expansion of services provided to end-users, many organizations are struggling with how to thrive as IT environments become more and more complex. One way IT executives are addressing this, is to break down on the traditional IT silos that have hampered successful service deployment and management and to look at applications, infrastructure, and management as one organization working together ...
CA Interactive IT Executive Series: Application Lifecycle Management Part 1
[ Source: CA Technologies ]
June 2011- Emerging service delivery models are changing the nature of the application lifecycle. Cloud computing and managed services promise substantial cost and flexibility benefits, but make the performance of applications dependent on services outside the enterprise. Highly virtualized, dynamic infrastructures make it difficult to predict or assess exactly what makes up the production environments. As a result, offline testing models are becoming obsolete and meaningful metrics can only come from real-world, production environments. Organizations once solely ...
How To Drive Leads: B2B Technology Collateral Survey Report Released
[ Source: Emedia ]
March 2011- This report lays out how white papers and other marketing content is consumed and perceived among technology buyers in the B2B sector.
You'll also learn: - What content and collateral needs to be influential in 2011 - How tech buyers have been taking to video, social media, and other "new media" - How to build a content portfolio that drives quality leads.
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