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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.

Principled Techologies - Total Cost Comparison: Vmware vSphere vs. Microsoft Hyper-V [ Source: VMware ]

January 2013- Total cost of ownership (TCO) is the ultimate measure when comparing IT infrastructure platforms. This Principled Technologies test report compares VMware vSphere® 5 and Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V® in several operational scenarios and details what you can expect from both platforms.

3 Strategies to Protect Endpoints from Risky Applications [ Source: Dell KACE™ ]

November 2012- Cyber criminals have started to look for greener pastures—namely among third-party applications. Reduce the risk profile of PC and server operating systems and protect endpoint security from risky applications. Read the white paper today.

Best Practices in Lifecycle Management: Comparing KACE, Altiris, LANDesk, and Microsoft SCCM [ Source: Dell KACE™ ]

November 2012- Get side-by-side comparisons of leading systems management solutions from analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). You will also learn best practices in lifecycle management and find the solution that best meets your needs. Read the white paper today.

Drivers for Enterprise Virtualization Diversification [ Source: Red Hat ]

October 2012- A 2011 CIO Quick Pulse study found that nearly 75% of respondents who already have virtualization implemented into their datacenters have either already deployed a second vendor virtualization solution or are planning to. As the virtualization market matures, you would expect an increase in solution offerings through greater competition, resulting in lower product solution costs. Unfortunately, the proprietary virtualization software competitors are doing quite the opposite, driving up the costs of their proprietary solutions while simultaneously removing ...

Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 - deployment made easy [ Source: HP/Intel® ]

February 2012- Adding additional file-based storage to your Microsoft Windows environment is easier than ever with the new HP X5000 G2 Network Storage Systems, powered by Intel® Xeon® Processors, and run on Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition.

HP’s newest Network Attached Storage solutions, with two-nodes integrated into a converged 3U chassis, are designed for a better file serving experience.

In this in-depth architecture and deployment guide you will ...

Microsoft Windows 7 and Office Key Initiative Overview [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

February 2012- To avoid disruptions, CIOs and IT leaders must position their organizations to complete a migration to Windows 7 in a timely and cost-effective manner. But, as they work through the preparation and deployment processes, they will be confronted by a host of challenges and risk.

In this research paper, Gartner research presents tools, best practices and policies to reduce Windows 7 and Office 2010 migration costs by as much as 50%.

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.

CIO Strategies for Consumerization: the Future of Enterprise Mobile Computing [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

September 2011- IT consumerization, workforce mobility and flexible computing are changing the relationship between enterprise IT, knowledge workers and end users. For the CIO, IT consumerization represents the confluence of a difficult set of challenges (security, technology policy, data protection, end-user technology) and business strategy (new business models, talent strategy, corporate brand and identity).

Learn about five trends that are shaping the future of enterprise mobility, and get nine recommendations for the new era of ...

SAS strengthens sales and streamlines global operations with Windows 7 on Dell client systems [ Source: Dell ]

June 2011- Helping businesses operate more intelligently is what SAS Institute Inc. does. ?We work with a wide variety of organizations, from banks to government agencies to pharmaceutical, healthcare and retail companies,? explains Brent MacDonald, global IT manager, enterprise client software technologies. ?One thing that all of our customers have in common is that they deal with huge amounts of data. SAS analytics solutions help them use that information to better run their businesses.?

The Current State of Windows7 Migration [ Source: Dell/Microsoft ]

December 2010- 2010 is widely considered the year in which companies of all sizes are going to refresh their hardware and software. Many companies are planning and executing Windows 7 migration strategies in an accelerated timeframe, and in this paper, we’ll discuss the factors driving that urgency and the practical and operational benefits of upgrading.

Windows Phones and Unified Communications: How Windows Phones Combine Email, Messaging, Voice, and Presence in a Secure, Collaborative Environment [ Source: Microsoft ]

December 2009- Increasingly, teams consist of geographically and departmentally dispersed people who work asynchronously. This means team members can be doing their work any time, any place. A key enabler to this modern, collaborative way of working is a unified communications strategy which brings people together in real time so they can quickly turn raw business information into actionable business intelligence and uninterrupted business process. A cornerstone to any unified communications strategy is the smart phone.