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  • Insights from the Global C-suite Study
    Source: IBM Corporation
    White Paper: Technological advances are transforming the way we connect, disrupting the status quo and creating huge turbulence. Industries are converging, and new opportunities and threats are emerging, as never before. So how are CIOs managing their way through the mayhem?
  • Why NoSQL?
    Source: IBM Corporation
    White Paper: The continual increase in web, mobile and IoT applications, alongside emerging trends shifting online consumer behavior and new classes of data, is causing developers to reevaluate how their data is stored and managed. Today's applications require a database that is capable of providing a scalable, flexible solution to efficiently and safely manage the massive flow of data to and from a global user base.
  • Developing a Data Integration and Lifecycle Management Stratagy for a Hybrid Environment
    Source: IBM Corporation
    White Paper: Cloud-based data presents a wealth of potential information for organizations seeking to build and maintain competitive advantage in their industries. However, as discussed in "The truth about information governance and the cloud," most organizations will be challenged to reconcile their legacy on-premises data with new third-party cloud-based data. It is within these "hybrid" environments that people will look for insights to make critical decisions.
  • Developing a Data Integration and Lifecycle Management Stratagy for a Hybrid Environment
    Source: IBM Corporation
    White Paper: Cloud-based data presents a wealth of potential information for organizations seeking to build and maintain competitive advantage in their industries. However, as discussed in "The truth about information governance and the cloud," most organizations will be challenged to reconcile their legacy on-premises data with new third-party cloud-based data. It is within these "hybrid" environments that people will look for insights to make critical decisions.
  • Extending Investments in Microsoft Applications with Adobe Acrobat DC
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: Employees are constantly seeking ways to be more productive by making the most of available resources, including the reuse of existing content. This presents IT with the opportunity to put easy-to-use tools and services directly into the hands of the workforce. Documents are the underpinning of office work, and PDF and Microsoft Office are the most commonly used formats in the everyday business workflow, along with Microsoft SharePoint. This paper illustrates how the combination of Acrobat DC and Office applications, as well as SharePoint and Microsoft Office 365, can simplify day-to-day tasks, paying dividends towards overall workforce productivity.
  • Unify and Automate to Transform Your Service Management Environment
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: As IT attempts to keep up with the demands of a more digitally literate workplace, the expectation on IT departments is changing. Increasingly it's presumed they will offer a service experience as much as the service itself, respond differently, and be more agile to business changes - yet still offer high-quality services and support.
  • Hardware Asset Management
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: Most people understand the value of managing software assets properly, but what about hardware asset management? Can you find cost savings by tracking hardware assets like laptops, desktops, printers, and other consumables within the organization? Hardware asset management delivers genuine results, broadening the IT asset management (ITAM) scope, while saving enterprises significant amounts of money and resources.
  • Meeting the Challenge of Software Management
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: Software environments are becoming increasingly complex, but the right solutions can help manage planning, procurement and deployment. This article examines some of the current challenges that organizations face as they manage their software environments, as well as solutions that are giving IT managers confidence that their software is compliant, licensed and secure.
  • Beating the Software Deployment Blues
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: Many IT users find it tempting to think of software in the same way they may think of other products: as a one-time purchase that immediately solves a problem. Hungry? Buy food. Want to keep the food from spoiling? Buy a refrigerator. Want to cook it? Buy a stove. Problem solved.

    But what if you want to keep track of inventory? Index patient health records? Manage customer relationships? Or simplify a workflow? As most IT managers can attest, the answer to these problems is rarely as simple as "buy software." While software applications do, of course, solve problems, they can't simply be purchased, plugged in and forgotten. Rather, software rollouts require a long journey, from assessing the enterprise's current environment to eventual installation, with numerous decisions made along the way.
  • Automating Employee Asset Lifecycle Management
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 965,000 people in the Professional and Business Services industry left their jobs in December 2014. In an age of massive data breaches, strict compliance requirements, and constrained IT budgets, the inevitable questions come up: Have these organizations shut down their ex-employees' accounts, logins, and corporate information access? Have they reclaimed their corporate hardware and software assets?
  • Reliable, Fast, Secure Transfer of Large Files between People with Media Shuttle
    Source: Signiant
    White Paper: The information revolution, and the data explosion that has accompanied it, has transformed the world and in turn increased the need for people to share digital assets across a now massively interconnected world. Traditional methods of file transfer cannot keep up with growing business needs, growing file sizes and the demand for fast, reliable and secure file sharing methods. Take a look at this paper on Media Shuttle - the world's first SaaS accelerated file transfer solution - see what you've been missing when it comes to easily sending and sharing large files.
  • Accelerated Transfer of Data Into and Out of Cloud Storage with Signiant Flight
    Source: Signiant
    White Paper: There's no doubt your organization is either connected to the cloud or looking at ways to harness the cloud's advanced compute and storage offerings. And you're probably running up against the challenge of moving your data into and out of the cloud in a fast, reliable, and secure manner. Take a look at this white paper to learn about Signiant Flight, a SaaS delivered accelerated transfer solution that will minimize operational overhead, enable global access to cloud storage, and avoid vendor lock-in with your cloud storage provider.
  • Whitelisting: An Essential Component in Endpoint Security
    Source: PC Pitstop
    White Paper: For IT security professionals, malware threats are the stuff of nightmares. More than a quarter of respondents to a new survey from IDG Research report experiencing a "severe" impact from a virus and/or worm.

    And the definition of severe is enough to keep anyone awake at night. Take the infamous "Carbana" attack, for example: according to a recent NY Times report, "since late 2013, an unknown group of hackers has reportedly stolen $300 million - possibly as much as triple that amount - from banks across the world, using a malware program called Carbana."

    With increasingly sophisticated hacks like this growing in number, the search for ever-stronger protection against endpoint security threats has taken on new significance. Proponents of application control (ie., whitelisting) say it offers the strongest approach to protection.
  • Whitelisting vs. Blacklisting in the Quest to Battle Malware
    Source: PC Pitstop
    White Paper: Security threats - and particularly malware - are increasing in frequency, severity, and sophistication. How can CISOs battle this growing concern? Rob Cheng, founder of PC Pitstop, shares his ideas on why whitelist┬Čing technology is the best solution.
  • Simple is STILL Better: Embrace Speed & Simplicity for a competitive edge
    Source: IBM
    White Paper: Recording details of customers and their purchases is a business practice traceable back three thousand years to Phoenician traders. Advances in technology bring deeper understanding to this data and new opportunities to create value.

    This paper is written with two audiences in mind: organizations which recognize how constraining their first generation warehouse is for their business, and second, those that have already modernized their infrastructure but found their new warehouse inefficient; only delivering speed when coaxed with constant tuning and administration, perpetrating the costs and complexity that they had wished to put behind them.

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