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  • Bridging the Innovation Gap: Bring Dev and Ops Together
    Source: Apcera
    White Paper: Developers and ITOps share similar concerns; but, they have completely different approaches to addressing processes, tools, security and scaling--creating an innovation gap. To get these two teams to collaborate, they need a common platform that meets their respective approaches without compromise.
  • Forrester: Conquer Business-Critical Workloads with Dedicated Storage Networks
    Source: Brocade Communications Systems Inc
    White Paper: While business-critical workloads are very difficult to predict -- the one certainty is that they are increasing. 'Conquer Business-Critical Workloads With Dedicated Storage Networks', a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting, shows how improving app workload performance reduces downtime, and makes for happier customers and more efficient staff.
  • Skype for Business Contact Centers: Native vs. Non-Native
    Source: Clarity
    White Paper: With the rapid and continued growth of Skype for Business as a Unified Communications platform and its success in replacing the PBX, contact center vendors are now challenged with how best to adapt and integrate. This white paper details the routing functionality that is provided as a part of Skype for Business, and compares the two most popular ways a contact center product can integrate with Skype for Business: native and non-native integration.
  • Protect Your End-of-Life Windows Server
    Source: Symantec
    White Paper: When software vendors announce a product end-of-life (EOL), customers typically have 24 to 30 months to plan and execute their migration strategies. This period is typically referred to as limited support. After the last day of support (also known as "end of support life date"), the product becomes obsolete, and the vendor will no longer automatically issue security patches. Customers have the option to purchase "extended or custom support" from the vendor after this date. In many instances, the window for the availability of vendor support for the EOL product could be shorter than the time it would take for the customer to effectively migrate applications and processes to a new platform.
  • Finding Email Security In The Cloud
    Source: Symantec
    White Paper: How can you embrace the benefits of cloud-based email and productivity solutions without compromising security or adding risk? Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps, and other cloud-based productivity solutions are clearly transforming the way IT departments deliver apps and services to their users, and adoption of these solutions is continuing to grow. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stated there are "nearly 50 million Office 365 monthly active users,"1 and a Microsoft Ignite 2015 session claimed 35% of the Microsoft Exchange installed base is now on Office 365.2 Gartner also predicts that by 2018, cloud office systems will achieve a total market penetration of 60%.3 This rapid and fairly dramatic move to cloud-based productivity solutions makes sense. These hosted offerings provide users with new flexibility and more efficient ways to collaborate, and they offer businesses and IT departments significant cost savings and lower administrative overhead compared to traditional on-premise applications.
  • The Evolution Of Ransomware
    Source: Symantec
    White Paper: Never before in the history of human kind have people across the world been subjected to extortion on a massive scale as they are today. In recent years, personal use of computers and the internet has exploded and, along with this massive growth, cybercriminals have emerged to feed off this burgeoning market, targeting innocent users with a wide range of malware. The vast majority of these threats are aimed at directly or indirectly making money from the victims. Today, ransomware has emerged as one of the most troublesome malware categories of our time.
  • Balancing Cloud-Based Email Benefits With Security
    Source: Symantec
    White Paper: As organizations try to take advantage of the business benefits and cost savings afforded by cloud offerings, email software as a service (SaaS) stands as one of the easiest first paths toward cloud adoption. Generally simple to set up and maintain, cloud email often is the first win for organizations that may not yet have the wherewithal for more complex cloud deployments.
  • The Cyber Resilient Organization: Learning to Thrive against Threats
    Source: Resilient Systems
    White Paper: In today's cyber threat landscape, Cyber Resilience - the ability to continually thrive by managing, mitigating, and moving on from cyberattacks - is essential.

    This study from the Ponemon Institute and founding sponsor Resilient Systems surveyed more than 600 IT security professionals about their organizations' approach to becoming resilient to security threats.

    Download it today for steps and strategies to measure and improve your organization's cyber resilience.
  • Dell Compellent SC4020 All Flash Solution
    Source: Dell Inc
    White Paper: This white paper describes Dell's SC4020 All Flash MEDITECH solution powered by Intel® Xeon® processors. It is the combination of fully integrated and tested components, software and MEDITECH services-a complete solution for hospitals. It is the results of years of extensive collaboration between Dell, BridgeHead software and MEDITECH and is consistent with Dell's philosophy of "Open, Capable and Affordable". Dell is pleased to offer hospitals this contemporary MEDITECH solution that addresses the drawbacks and limitations that are associated with traditional legacy storage solutions.

    Intel Inside®. Powerful Data Center Outside.

    Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
  • Redefining the Economics of Your Enterprise Data Center
    Source: Dell Inc
    White Paper: With the volume, velocity and value of data accelerating at an ever-increasing pace, making a departure from the costly and complex approach to storage of the past is critical. Dell, the #1 supplier of entry and midrange storage, delivers new workload-optimized architectures that simplify IT for any size enterprise. Dell Compellent powered by Intel® Xeon® processors can reduce your total storage software costs up to 96% and your total hardware costs up to 44% compared to traditional storage over a ten-year period.

    Intel Inside®. Powerful Data Center Outside.

    Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation
  • The Dirty Little Secret of Storage TCO
    Source: Dell Inc
    White Paper: The average IT department refreshes storage systems every three to five years. But organizations typically don't start this process because the calendar tells them to - often it is because the storage system fails to meet the performance and capacity demands of the organization.

    This white paper discusses the critical storage purchasing and planning strategies IT departments can and should adopt in order to gain control over the costs of storage refresh processes and extend the usability of their storage investments. Read on to learn more

    Intel Inside®. Powerful Data Center Outside.

    Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
  • Building an Enterprise Storage Architecture: What's In It for You?
    Source: Dell Inc
    White Paper: Storage is becoming more difficult for organizations to manage - learn how a unifying storage architecture can help.

    Intel Inside®. Powerful Data Center Outside.

    Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
  • 5 IT Mistakes to Avoid: Expert Insight on Determining Technology Need
    Source: Brother International Corp.
    White Paper: Strategic technology deployments can increase productivity, help reduce costs, and create new revenue streams. But while effectively deploying new technology is vital to the success of any organization, purchasing, and implementing optimal solutions can be challenging.

    To help businesses navigate this complex landscape, Brother conducted a series of interviews with value-added resellers (VARs) that work closely with businesses to select the right technology solutions. These VARs have a unique understanding of how IT professionals think; as a result, they have witnessed many missteps that have led to "less than optimal" IT technology integrations. What follows are five common - yet significant - mistakes identified during these discussions.
  • The 6 Questions Every IT Leader Needs to Ask
    Source: Brother International Corp.
    White Paper: In the past, IT was often viewed as a cost center. But today's IT professionals are business-savvy executives responsible for bottom-line results. They are important members of the corporate management team, tasked with improving productivity and efficiency. However, many CIOs may be surprised to find a significant business loss caused by their own departments.
  • Advanced Scanning Solutions and the Migration to Digital Learning
    Source: Brother International Corp.
    White Paper: As K-12 classrooms - and the digital natives who use them - become increasingly dependent on cloud and Internet-based technologies, wireless networks and mobile devices, touchscreen monitors and displays, digital content and personalized learning solutions, educators are scrambling to find, deploy and manage tools that allow their schools to quickly and cost effectively shift to new teaching and learning paradigms. They need solutions that promote collaboration among students, teachers, administrators and parents; support new student assessment plans; and comply with document security and privacy mandates, among other requirements.

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