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  • Quality in the Cloud: Best Practices for ISVs
    Source: Equinix
    White Paper: Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) looking to enter the cloud market must exercise due diligence in choosing a hosting company, or risk quality of service. This GigaOm report offers ISVs guidance on determining whether their hosting partners can support their specific market needs.
  • Meeting the Big Data Challenge: Get Close, Get Connected
    Source: Equinix
    White Paper: Big Data can be a key tool in gaining a competitive advantage-allowing businesses to better understand and target their customers and transform their processes. This paper outlines the challenges related to Big Data and how to manage and overcome them, so you can derive value faster.
  • Scaling SaaS Delivery for Long-Term Success
    Source: Equinix
    White Paper: Thanks to increased SaaS adoption, there is greater opportunity for providers to expand their customer bases. This paper provides recommendations for SaaS executives on using the cloud to increase market share and retaining their customers amid a growing number of consumer options.
  • How Network Connections Drive Web Application Performance
    Source: Equinix
    White Paper: Users around the globe, on all sorts of devices, expect Web applications to function as seamlessly as desktop applications. This paper discusses the challenges and solutions for effectively delivering applications in today's global marketplace.
  • Acer in Business: Proven Solutions for Professional Demands
    Source: PC Connection | Acer
    White Paper: Whether your workforce requires high-tech mobility, powerful desktops to streamline efficiency, reliable technology available 24 x 7, or competent tools for viewing and projecting, you'll find your solution in Acer notebooks, desktops, servers, monitors, and projectors.
  • The Challenges of Cloud Information Governance: A Global Data Security Study Ponemon Institute: October 2014
    Source: SafeNet Inc.
    White Paper: The purpose of this research is to focus on how organizations are putting confidential information at risk in the cloud because of the lack of appropriate governance policies and security practices. Ponemon surveyed 1,864 IT and IT security practitioners in the United States, United Kingdom, EMEA and APAC who are familiar and involved in their company's use of both public and private cloud resources. Seventy-two percent of respondents say their organizations are heavy (26 percent) or moderate (46 percent) users of cloud resources.

    Respondents estimate that cloud use will increase over the next two years. Today respondents estimate that 33 percent of their organizations' total IT and data processing requirements are met by using cloud resources. This is expected to increase to an average of 41 percent of IT and data processing requirements. However, the findings reveal that organizations have difficulty in managing the risk without applying the right governance practices. Throughout the world, the majority of respondents (70 percent) agree that it is more complex to manage privacy and data protection regulations in a cloud environment than on-premise networks within my organization.
  • The Complete Threat: Why the Largest Organizations May Not Be Keeping Up
    Source: SafeNet Inc.
    White Paper: Large organizations are responding to growing data breach threats within their corporate boundaries by expanding authentication and encryption protection. As a result, security executives are increasingly confident of their ability to safeguard data and prevent unauthorized access. But is this enough given the dematerialization of the corporate data perimeter? An exclusive survey of security executives and professionals, conducted by Gatepoint Research on behalf of SafeNet, finds that organizations have a high awareness of the security challenge and that most large organizations are moving to adopt strategies aimed at protecting data even after a breach. But despite the billions of dollars invested to secure data, large organizations continue to be surprised by the ability of cybercriminals to exploit weaknesses within the corporate information ecosystem. Enterprises that are defending against known threats may be woefully unprepared to manage The Complete Threat as those ecosystems rapidly expand beyond traditional perimeters as a result of growing reliance on virtualization, mobile and cloud technologies.
  • Hybrid Approach Rewrites The Rules For Backup Storage
    Source: Nexsan Technologies
    White Paper: Exponential data growth and long-term retention requirements are putting tremendous pressure on IT professionals, and the constant pressure to reduce storage costs has led many IT departments to settle for the status quo when it comes to protecting their data. This white paper from Imation looks at how Hybrid storage provides the speed of SSDs with the capacity and economy of HDDs, affordable high-performance backup storage within reach for organizations of any size.
  • Why App Performance Matters More than Ever
    Source: Equinix
    White Paper: The expectation for superior end-user Quality of Experience (QoE) has never been greater. What does this mean for your consumers? And why is superior application performance more important than ever? Failure to deliver quality apps can lead to lower productivity, decreased revenue and market share, and permanent damage to brand reputation. Our infopaper outlines this changing landscape and the steps necessary to ensure that your app performance has what it takes to provide the best end-user QoE possible.
  • Conquering the Top 5 Enterprise Data Protection Challenges
    Source: Symantec
    White Paper: How are today's CIO's overcoming today's datacenter challenges? Data protection, server consolidation, and disaster recovery coupled with the demand of end users and strict service level agreements (SLA) lead IT organizations to do more with less without losing productivity. Only by having the right data protection solution and tested procedures in place will enterprises be prepared to overcome these challenges. Learn why IT must push for 100% virtualization, simplified disaster recovery systems, and efficient data protection solutions to achieve greater administrative efficiencies and meet these demands.
  • Data Protection: Solve the Complexity with Practical Strategies
    Source: Symantec
    White Paper: It could be argued that data is the lifeblood of any business yet many organizations continue to struggle with keeping their data safe. There are two major factors preventing most businesses from adequately protecting their data: complexity and inefficiency. Learn how the combination of complexity and inefficiency leads to increased risk for the organization and how Symantec can help tackle the often overwhelming task of protecting today's IT environments without increasing complexity, creating silos, or distracting the IT staff from other critical tasks.
  • CDW + EMC Data Center Optimization
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: When it comes to data center optimization, it's not just what you know it's who you know. That's why we partner with leading vendors like EMC. They offer a wide range of devices for primary storage, archiving, backup, recovery and data center management. And with years of experience in EMC deployments, CDW has the experts and the expertise to make them work for you. Together, we give our customers access to the latest technologies that help optimize their data centers to keep their organizations running smoothly
  • Smarter Storage
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: EMC's unified storage solution provides the efficiency, scalability and performance needed to manage today's influx of data. It consolidates your growing piles of data into a single, easy-to-use system and can easily expand with your organization's needs, so you'll never waste money on unused drive space again. And your workers will be able to quickly and safely access their data wherever they go.
  • Anatomy Of A CyberAttack
    Source: Dell Software
    White Paper: As the number and severity of cyber-crimes continues to grow, it's important to understand the steps cyber-criminals take to attack your network, the types of malware they use, and the tools you need to stop them.
  • Achieve Deeper Network Security and Application Control
    Source: Dell Software
    White Paper: Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) have emerged to revolutionize network security as we knew it. Traditional firewalls that only focus on stateful packet inspection and access control rules are not effective in today's advanced-threat environment.

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