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  • Hardware Test Equipment is the Key to Accurate Network Testing
    Source: Spirent
    White Paper: Surprisingly, many organizations are not adequately testing their networks. Network testing is crucial for any IT organization that wants to ensure availability, security and performance of applications and services running on their networks.
  • Top 5 Reasons You Need Network Testing NOW
    Source: Spirent
    White Paper: IT organizations are not testing their networks as often or as adequately as they should be. Network testing is crucial for any IT organization that wants to ensure an efficient user experience. The availability, security, and performance of applications and services on the network are among the most important aspects of an IT organization, and must be tested to ensure performance. Download this white paper to learn the top 5 reasons why you should test your network sooner rather than later.
  • 2014 Survey Report: Remote Collaboration Challenges and Strategies to Overcome
    Source: Polycom
    White Paper: In late 2013, Polycom invited customers and partners around the world to participate in a survey that focused on collaboration challenges. More than 5,000 business professionals from all job levels, functions and vertical sectors responded, candidly sharing insights about their obstacles and the strategies they deploy to overcome them.

    The survey reveals that 85% of the respondents believe video conferencing helps them achieve their business goals. See how they successfully use video in their profession and how you can leverage technology to defy distance and improve remote collaboration within your organization as well.
  • The Total Economic Impact of Polycom Voice Solutions for Microsoft Lync
    Source: Polycom
    White Paper: Download this study to learn how one organization with 24,000 Polycom voice devices and Lync Enterprise Voice achieved a 98% risk-adjusted ROI and a payback period of 21 months. Polycom voice solutions for Microsoft Lync helped an Organization achieve the following cost savings and business benefits over three years:

    - $452K Employee relocation cost savings
    - $12M Improved productivity and collaboration
    - $15M Total cost savings and benefits
    - $582K Managed services cost savings
    - $2M Phone purchase and installation savings

    *Commissioned Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Polycom and Microsoft.
  • Anti-Evasion: Why It's a Critical Component of Intrusion Prevention Systems
    Source: Dell Software
    White Paper: Learn why anti-evasion is a critical component for your intrusion prevention system. Sophisticated exploits that utilize advanced evasion techniques are all too common. Decoding and normalizing traffic across the network to detect and combat these attacks is critical for your network security plan.
  • Guarding the Castle
    Source: Dell Software
    White Paper: Learn the strategies and tools that cybercriminals use to infiltrate your network and how you can stop them. See how you can secure your network every minute of the day, against all types of malware, with a high performance firewall that protects against the latest global threats.
  • The IBM Big Data Platform
    Source: IBM
    White Paper: IBM is unique in having developed an enterprise class big data platform that allows you to address the full spectrum of big data business challenges. The real benefit of the platform is leverage -- the ability to start with one capability and easily add others over your big data journey.
  • Data Warehouse Augmentation: The Queryable Data Store
    Source: IBM
    White Paper: Big data does not spell extinction for the data warehouse. On the contrary, big data problems can be better addressed by an enhanced data warehouse. And big data technology can be used to augment the warehouse's value. IBM has identified three approaches to data warehouse augmentation, one of which is a queryable data store. This paper focuses on the benefits of a queryable data store and big data technologies available to support data warehouse augmentation.
    Read the paper to understand how data can be stored and optimized with Hadoop, to assess whether or not you need a queryable data store, and to find out how you can try IBM InfoSphere BigInsights software's key enterprise features for free.
  • The Top Five Ways to Get Started with Big Data
    Source: IBM
    White Paper: Despite the increased focus on big data over the past few years, most organizations are still talking about what big data is rather than focusing on what problems big data can address.

    Through customer surveys, analyst reports, more than 300 customer and prospect discussions and hundreds of big data solutions implementations, IBM has identified the top five high-value big data use cases. This paper will help you determine which of the five can be your first step into big data.
  • Hadoop for Dummies
    Source: IBM
    White Paper: Today, organizations in every industry are being showered with imposing quantities of new information. Along with traditional sources, many more data channels and categories now exist. Collectively, these vastly larger information volumes and new assets are known as Big Data. Enterprises are using technologies such as MapReduce and Hadoop to extract value from Big Data.

    View now as we provide you with a solid understanding of key Big Data concepts and trends, as well as related architectures, such as MapReduce and Hadoop. We also present some suggestions about how to implement high-performance Hadoop.
  • The Value of IBM InfoSphere BigInsights
    Source: IBM
    White Paper: The IBM® InfoSphere® BigInsights™ software platform helps firms discover and analyze business insights hidden in large volumes of a diverse range of data. This data-including log records, clickstreams, social media data, news feeds, email, electronic sensor output and even some transactional data-is often ignored or discarded because it's too impractical or difficult to process using traditional means.IBM designed InfoSphere BigInsights to help firms analyze such data, basing it on open source Apache Hadoop. But what makes this IBM platform unique-that is, what value does it provide? Let's take a closer look.
  • Improve Your Mobile Application Security with IBM Worklight
    Source: IBM
    White Paper: IBM® Worklight helps organizations extend their business across multiple mobile devices. It provides an open, comprehensive and advanced mobile application platform to help quickly and cost effectively build, run and manage mobile applications.
  • The Total Economic Impact of IBM's Worklight Platform
    Source: IBM
    White Paper: Mobile is the fastest growing consumer technology in history. As enterprises build apps to engage these newly mobile enabled individuals they are facing increased complexity related to developing for multiple mobile platforms, security, and back-end integration.
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms
    Source: IBM
    White Paper: The 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms assesses the major vendors that enable enterprise IT developers to create mobile applications for customers, partners and employees.
  • Five Steps to Achieve Success in your Application Security Program
    Source: IBM
    White Paper: This white paper provides a general framework your organization can use to create or build upon an application security program. It includes guidelines that can be useful at different stages of your security program's maturity. By addressing key considerations, providing clear and actionable items, and offering real-world examples, these five steps provide an adaptable strategy to help your organization get started and maintain an effective, ongoing application-security strategy.

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