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  • The Cloud As A Catalyst For Business Transformation
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: Cloud computing has rapidly evolved from a disruptive innovation to a pervasive reality. Organizations of all kinds now use the cloud for everything from data backup to core systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM). And use of the cloud keeps growing. Many IT and business leaders, however, still view the cloud primarily as a way to reduce costs. This is understandable, because often cloud adoption was initially motivated by a desire to avoid capital expenses and by the cloud's attractive economies of scale. But the cloud has emerged as much more than just a way to save money. In fact, organizations that leverage the cloud strategically are achieving sustainable competitive advantage by transforming how they operate internally and how they deliver value to customers.
  • The Steps to Cloud Expertise Solution Guide
    Source: IBM
    White Paper: Staying competitive means moving faster. Market-leading companies are already changing the way they work to bring agility to the front lines. Their people are empowered to act. Why? Because each person has access to real-time insights and a digital ecosystem designed to deliver innovation. Innovation that leads directly into deeper, more rewarding customer experiences and new revenue streams.
  • Migrating Enterprises Applications to the Cloud
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: Many IT shops are trying to determine how to effectively use rapidly evolving cloud resources. This white paper covers best practices for migrating enterprise applications to the cloud. Also featured are cloud types, IT skills needed for implementation, and which applications fit and which don't.
  • Process Intelligence: An Exciting New Frontier for BI
    Source: Kofax
    White Paper: This paper will define process intelligence further through two use cases (process analytics and process compliance), describe the business benefits garnered from process intelligence, and how to get started.
  • Success in the Cloud: Why Workload Matters
    Source: IBM
    White Paper: IBM shares observations about cloud deployment and the potential for business transformation, following the successful migration of six of its own IT workloads: development and testing, analytics, collaboration, desktop, storage and production.
  • CIO Spotlight: Managing Risks and Cost in a Virtual Server Environment
    Source: CommVault
    White Paper: Scalability is an attractive proposition to a CIO charged with oversight in the flow and protection of data access across the enterprise, but it can come with inherent, costly risks.
    To help, here are five key considerations as you implement a data management strategy that will enable your enterprise to move to a more fully built out virtual infrastructure.
  • Mitigating Risk In The Cloud
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: Many organizations are putting cloud computing solutions to use without adopting full-fledged risk management methodologies. This can leave entities without an understanding of the risks they are accepting. Featured in this white paper are the categories of risk most relevant to cloud technologies and the actionable steps to take to avoid them.
  • Playbook: Overcoming Cloud Security Concerns
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: Numerous successful cloud deployments demonstrate that security concerns involving cloud computing can be overcome. While novices rank security first among their concerns about the cloud, organizations that are experts on cloud technologies rank security a distant fifth. While security is an important consideration regarding cloud deployment, it's no longer a valid excuse for staying out of the cloud. Today, organizations must understand current cloud security weaknesses and threats, and be well informed about security controls to mitigate cloud risks.
  • The Forrester Wave: Cloud Strategies Of Online Collaboration Software Vendors
    Source: IBM
    White Paper: In Forrester's 38-criteria evaluation of the cloud strategies of online collaboration software vendors, we identified eight significant collaboration services providers - Box, Cisco Systems, Citrix Online, Google, IBM, Microsoft, salesforce.com, and Yammer - in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria for constructing an online collaboration service and where they stand in relation to each other. Given the relative immaturity of this market and the nature of client questions about it, Forrester chose to evaluate the overall strategies of these providers across criteria like global footprint, service-level agreements, mobile support, enterprise readiness, and more. This report and associated Excel model highlight the key criteria CIOs and their staffs should evaluate when looking at prospective providers of online collaboration services.
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Goes Mobile
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: As smartphones, tablets and notebook computers proliferate, many users have more than one of these devices -- whether personally owned or issued by the user's organization. Read the following looking into how VDI gives agencies a reliable option for addressing BYOD challenges.
  • IDC Brief: Cloud Computing in the Midmarket: Assessing the options
    Source: IBM
    White Paper: Read this analyst brief from IDC to learn about public, private and hybrid cloud models and how your organization can take advantage of them. The paper also looks at how you can integrate cloud solutions into existing IT and offers some principles for measuring the success of your cloud solutions.
  • Efficient IT in the Tight Budget Era
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: This white paper focuses on key areas, such as virtualization, mobile computing and document management, to inexpensively modernize IT systems.
  • The Hybrid Cloud Helps Midsize Companies Compete
    Source: IBM
    White Paper: This e-book is based on insights and recommendations by the Ventana Research, benchmark research report, "Business Technology Insights: Six Key Trends in Optimizing IT for Competitive Advantage."
  • 5 Reasons Your Storage Snapshots Aren't Working
    Source: CommVault
    White Paper: Snapshot-based data protection solutions were supposed to solve our backup challenges, weren't they? Then why are your backups still broken? If your snapshots are manually-managed or of the build-it-yourself variety, there may be several reasons that they aren't working very well. Learn more about the top reasons your snapshots are failing.
  • A Data Center Built to Last
    Source: CDW
    White Paper: Years of patchwork remodeling have left data centers with mismatched storage platforms, connectivity fabrics and management tools. Storage infrastructure should perform like a refined tower of data able to accommodate every user's needs. Instead, too many deployments look like a demolition zone. And the more messy and complex storage becomes, the harder it is to control and protect. Forward-looking storage managers must balance scalability with manageability while developing a plan that won't disrupt surrounding operations.

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