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Free eGuide: Mobile Engagement: What Consumers Really Think


Despite the common perception that mobile messaging is just another form of “interrupt marketing,” this latest global survey points out surprising data. In fact, it shows that consumers are not only open to mobile messaging, a majority find SMS and push messaging the most persuasive of all mobile marketing approaches. For example, as high as 68% of consumers receiving SMS or push messages find them valuable. More than three-quarters would provide their location information to receive notifications in certain circumstances.

For these and other surprising good news findings, download the survey results to learn what consumers expect in exchange for giving up their critical information and what marketers need to do to stay engaged with customers that have gone mobile.



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2014 Application & Service Delivery Handbook Part 1


This is the eight edition of what had previously been called the Application Delivery Handbook. When the first edition was published in 2007 one of the primary goals of the handbook was to help IT organizations understand that successful application delivery involves a combination of optimization, management and security. Interestingly enough, many of the service delivery challenges that we identified in 2007 are still of concern to the majority of IT organizations. However, as described in this year's handbook, driven largely by the broad adoption of BYOD, virtualization and cloud computing, IT organizations are now facing a new wave of challenges - many of which are far more daunting than anything we have seen before.

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Data Centers in the Crosshairs: Today's Most Dangerous Threats


Comprising the most valuable assets in your organization – your web, DNS, database, and email servers - data centers have become the number one target of cyber criminals, hacktivists and state-sponsored attackers. This paper analyzes the top five most dangerous threats to your data center. It also describes the impact of these threats and it reveals the latest methods, tools and techniques used by attackers to exploit data center resources.

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Google BigQuery Analytics -- Free Sample Chapter


Google BigQuery Analytics is the perfect guide for business and data analysts who want the latest tips on running complex queries and writing code to communicate with the BigQuery API. The book uses real-world examples to demonstrate current best practices and techniques, and also explains and demonstrates streaming ingestion, transformation via Hadoop in Google Compute engine, AppEngine datastore integration, and using GViz with Tableau to generate charts of query results. In addition to the mechanics of BigQuery, the book also covers the architecture of the underlying Dremel query engine, providing a thorough understanding that leads to better query results.

  • Features a companion website that includes all code and data sets from the book
  • Uses real-world examples to explain everything analysts need to know to effectively use BigQuery
  • Includes web application examples coded in Python


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Hadoop For Dummies -- Free Sample Chapter


Big data has become big business, and companies and organizations of all sizes are struggling to find ways to retrieve valuable information from their massive data sets with becoming overwhelmed. Enter Hadoop and this easy-to-understand For Dummies guide. Hadoop For Dummies helps readers understand the value of big data, make a business case for using Hadoop, navigate the Hadoop ecosystem, and build and manage Hadoop applications and clusters.

  • Explains the origins of Hadoop, its economic benefits, and its functionality and practical applications
  • Helps you find your way around the Hadoop ecosystem, program MapReduce, utilize design patterns, and get your Hadoop cluster up and running quickly and easily
  • Details how to use Hadoop applications for data mining, web analytics and personalization, large-scale text processing, data science, and problem-solving
  • Shows you how to improve the value of your Hadoop cluster, maximize your investment in Hadoop, and avoid common pitfalls when building your Hadoop cluster

From programmers challenged with building and maintaining affordable, scalable data systems to administrators who must deal with huge volumes of information effectively and efficiently, this how-to has something to help you with Hadoop.



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How Fleet Telematics Systems Are Helping Businesses Monitor Their Fleet's Status


But today, the most sophisticated telematics systems can be used to intervene when a truck driver is going too fast, following too closely, or falling asleep behind the wheel. Deploying wireless telematics systems can lead to increased productivity, improved customer service, higher levels of safety, and more efficient use of company assets.

Thanks to integrating telematics into their fleets, companies are seeing a 15 percent increase in productivity per truck. Managers of even small fleets can now optimize the maintenance and performance of their vehicles while also improving driver performance and overall safety.

Download this guide now and learn how telematics systems optimize fleet performance and safety and what you can track with it. Plus, we'll also include several no-obligation complimentary price quotes from reputable GPS Systems providers to get you started.

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Reduce Engineering Misery with Desktop Virtualization


In this white paper, OpenText explains the benefit of accessing programs and data through the wheel and spoke design of Desktop Virtualization.

In this webinar you will learn how Virtualization can help:

  • Improve productivity by reducing the risks of lost bandwidth, connection, or power when running complex calculations or simulations
  • Reduce resources (IT overhead, UNIX vs. Windows, Server Sprawl)
  • Manage and share large design files


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The Future of Business Phone Systems: What Features to Look For in 2015


Rapid enhancements are taking place in phone technology overall, leading to innovations that will help SMBs improve their performance and productivity. Technology advancements are making systems easily adaptable and responsive to other business applications within SMBs.

Phone systems of the future will eliminate the need for complex and expensive phone hardware and software. These systems are easy to use, manage, and monitor, and come with more advanced features and functions than copper - wire - based systems. They also help reduce overall telecommunication costs by using Web, video and other developed collaborative tools. Additionally, they ensure stable and reliable communication, and help businesses realize valuable productivity improvements with personalization and third - party software - integration options. Finally, a significant number of vendors are already offering services to support these new phone systems, which means the future is nearly here.

In this white paper, we will review all the features the new phone systems offer and help you determine which would best fit your needs now and into the future as your business grows. Plus, we'll also include several no-obligation complimentary price quotes from reputable Phone Systems providers to get you started.

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Wiley's Hadoop Book Bundle -- A Free 113 Page Sampler


This Wiley e-book bundle includes selected materials from 5 recently published titles in Wiley's expansive catalog of titles. The material that is included for each selection is the book's full Table of Contents as well as a full sample chapter for your enjoyment.

Titles Include:

  • Hadoop For Dummies
  • Google BigQuery Analytics
  • Professional Hadoop Solutions
  • Professional NoSQL
  • Hybrid Cloud For Dummies

Whether you're a seasoned veteran of Hadoop or a newcomer, there are valuable lessons and advice in these pages for you. Download today and receive your FREE sampler filled with thought provoking insights from today's leading authors.
 



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The Essentials of CEO's Free Kit


The Essentials of CEO's, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your CEO related decisions.

The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your executive management research:
  • A Manager's Guide to Perfecting Performance Management: How to Transform Your Employee Review Process
  • Enterprise Social Collaboration: Driving Customer Experience Excellence through Teamwork
  • Making the Sound Choice: Avoid the Common Pitfalls When Choosing a SaaS Vendor


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Answers for Today's K-12 Network


The Internet plays a vital part of daily activity in today's K-12 network. Students, teachers and administrators are using this tool as a means of expanding the classroom experience. Network administrators are facing increasing pressure from federal, state, and local regulators to ensure it can meet ever growing demands. Limitations in access to the Internet and other wide area network resources can affect an institutions ability to meet these directives.

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Designing the Perfect WAN: Business Continuity via WAN Redundancy


The network plays a vital part in business activity in today's market. Companies require viable Internet/WAN connectivity in order to succeed in an increasingly competitive and global business landscape and to insure that business is not interrupted. This paper explores how companies use the network to conduct day-to-day functions that help employees, customers, partners, suppliers and investors.

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Public Cloud Flexibility, Private Cloud Security


The challenge is that cloud applications increase the potential for corporate data to leak, raising compliance and security concerns for IT. A primary security concern facing organizations moving to the cloud is how to secure and control access to data saved in cloud applications.

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Top Pitfalls to Avoid When Implementing Cloud Computing


Cloud computing is one of the most captivating technology in today's IT world. Cloud computing, with the revolutionary promise of computing as a utility, has transformed how IT services are delivered and managed. The demand for cloud computing solutions is growing exponentially. This white paper will identify the pitfalls to watch out for when implementing the technology, and stress the importance of WAN redundancy and reliability.

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A New Vision for High Velocity Application Delivery: How an Automated Lifecycle Approach to DevOps Supports the Agile Business (EMA Analyst Paper)


The report looks at key concepts to support an Agile business and the foundational role enterprise management tools play in automating the “ideas to action” cycle. It approaches these topics from a lifecycle perspective, encompassing modern DevOps products and practices.

Read how CA Technologies approaches developing a DevOps strategy that enables Agile application delivery through Service Virtualization, Release Automation, Data Mining and a key differentiator to a complete lifecycle approach, Application Performance Management.

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Enterprise Mobility Management Going from Good to Great


EMM must not forget BYOD but also go beyond it into Mobile App Management (MAM) and find ways to keep users personal information and employers information separated and find a way to embrace the Internet of Things.

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Enterprise Mobility Management Suite from CA Technologies


The EMM suite will drive cost savings, enable mobile productivity and secure enterprise infrastructure simply and effectively. The suite is modular in nature so apps can be implemented together or as stand-alone. In addition, the EMM Suite is leveraging CA Technologies leading product portfolio to create strategic integration with other products.

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Going Mobile Video


In today's fragmented landscape, proactive management of mobility is not an option? it's a strategic imperative.

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Rethinking Enterprise Mobility - The Way It Should Be


This means going beyond BYOD and MDM, and embracing MAM, MEM, MCM, and IoT. For many companies, finding the balance between employers and users privacy and security has been a problematic issue.

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Seven Ways to Create an Unbeatable Enterprise Mobility Strategy


Today's cutting-edge organizations are adopting mobile strategies that balance seamless connections for employees and customers while maintaining a secure, flexible supporting infrastructure. Even if you can't anticipate all the ways mobility will transform your business three, five, or 10 years out, there are seven ways you can get started today to develop an enterprise mobility strategy that will accelerate your mobility transformation and ensure you are prepared for what the future has in store.

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Smart Enterprise Mobility Solutions are Powered by Smart Containerization


Smart Containerization by CA Technologies is unique in delivering the best user interface experience that end users insist on and provides advanced security features such as support for the latest platform security features, complete management benefits, as well as being borderless and multi-channel— supporting mobile and non-mobile, devices.

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VDI Your Users Will Love


With Citrix XenDesktop, you can provide access to virtualized apps and desktops from anywhere, on any device, with a great experience in any scenario.

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Preparing Sales Teams for the Best Business Outcomes


Developing competencies of the sales team and improving sales potential is possible through the use of emerging social collaboration technology. Social collaboration tools can enable team members to find experts and share knowledge to improve performance and find useful information residing anywhere in the organization.

Watch this On-Demand webcast to learn how your organization can use social collaboration to deliver competitive differentiation in the market.

Speaker:

Stephan Millard, VP & Research Director - Human Capital Management, Ventana Research

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The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition eBook


The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions.

The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Information Security research:
  • Citrix NetScaler: A Powerful Defense against Denial of Service Attacks
  • PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition
  • Virtual Patching: Lower Security Risks and Costs
  • Practical Guide to Secure File Transfers


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The Essentials of Virtualization - Free Kit


The Essentials of Virtualization, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Virtualization related decisions.

The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Virtualization research:
  • IBM Simplifies IT Management with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) on System x Servers
  • Virtual Patching: Lower Security Risks and Costs
  • Virtual Desktop Acquisition Cost Analysis
  • Propel Your Partners into the Cloud


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Data-Leakage, Regulatory Compliance & BYOD


Enabling employees to BYOD (i.e., use their personal smartphones for work) offers significant benefits to businesses in the form of increased productivity and flexibility. However, enabling BYOD carries increased information security risk, violating regulatory compliance. Traditional security solutions are limited in their ability to solve these problems due to inherent architectural challenges, requiring new technology to meet these needs for today's enterprise.

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Move Forward With Cloud and Mobile, Securely


Mobile and cloud. Your employees want them. Your company needs them. But how do you secure them while respecting employee privacy? This white paper explores the limitations of existing security solutions on the market and explores an entirely new approach where both IT and employees win. Download this white paper to learn more.

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Gartner Report: 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management


After its extensive vendor evaluation, Gartner has recognized Citrix as a Leader, highlighting strengths in its mobile app portfolio that improve the user experience.

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How 4 Customers Solved the Enterprise Mobility Challenge


Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), which encompasses mobile devices, apps and data, is a top priority for most organizations—and it's becoming more challenging than ever. To be productive, employees need on-the-go access to apps and data, even on their personal devices. Although today's mobile workers use native mobile apps, primarily email, they also rely on Windows desktops, SaaS and web apps. Enterprises need a way to deliver these other types of apps on mobile devices now— but IT rarely has either the time or budget to build mobile versions.

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SECURITY LEADERSHIP SERIES: Security Strategies for Success


For IT leaders, these security strategies for success are essential reading.

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How To Use Your iPhone iOS5: Lesson 1 Beginner


The iPhone is a revolutionary device thanks to its user-friendly interface and sleek minimalist design -- but that doesn’t mean it’s always straightforward.  Many of the iPhone’s advanced or lesser-used features are hidden away and Apple doesn’t always do the greatest job of filling you in. This beginner guide hopes to help point these features out (also available for iOS6). This version of the Beginner guide is intended for iOS5 users. If your phone is up-to-date, read MakeUseOf’s iOS6 version instead.



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How To Use Your iPhone iOS5: Lesson 2 Intermediate


The iPhone is a revolutionary device thanks to its user-friendly interface and sleek minimalist design -- but that doesn’t mean it’s always straightforward.  Many of the iPhone’s advanced or lesser-used features are hidden away and Apple doesn’t always do the greatest job of filling you in. This intermediate guide hopes to help point these features out, and is follow-up to MakeUseOf’s Beginner iPhone guide (also available for iOS6). This version of the Intermediate guide is intended for iOS5 users. If your phone is up-to-date, read MakeUseOf’s  iOS6 version instead.



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How To Use Your iPhone iOS5: Lesson 3 Advanced


The iPhone is a revolutionary device thanks to its user-friendly interface and sleek minimalist design -- but that doesn’t mean it’s always straightforward.Many of the iPhone’s advanced or lesser-used features are hidden away and Apple doesn’t always do the greatest job of filling you in. This advanced guide hopes to help point these features out, and is follow-up to MakeUseOf’s Intermediate iPhone guide (also available for iOS6). This version of the Advanced guide is intended for iOS5 users. If your phone is up-to-date, read MakeUseOf’s  iOS6 version instead.



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How To Use Your iPhone iOS6: Lesson 1 Beginner


The iPhone is a revolutionary device thanks to its user-friendly interface and sleek minimalist design -- but that doesn’t mean it’s always straightforward.  Many of the iPhone’s advanced or lesser-used features are hidden away and Apple doesn’t always do the greatest job of filling you in. This beginner guide hopes to help point these features out (also available for iOS5). This version of the Beginner guide is intended for iOS6 users. If your phone is not up-to-date, read MakeUseOf’s iOS5 version instead.



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How To Use Your iPhone iOS6: Lesson 2 Intermediate


The iPhone is a revolutionary device thanks to its user-friendly interface and sleek minimalist design -- but that doesn’t mean it’s always straightforward.  Many of the iPhone’s advanced or lesser-used features are hidden away and Apple doesn’t always do the greatest job of filling you in. This intermediate guide hopes to help point these features out, and is follow-up to MakeUseOf’s Beginner iPhone guide (also available for iOS5). This version of the Intermediate guide is intended for iOS6 users. If your phone is not up-to-date, read MakeUseOf’s iOS5 version instead.



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How To Use Your iPhone iOS6: Lesson 3 Advanced


The iPhone is a revolutionary device thanks to its user-friendly interface and sleek minimalist design -- but that doesn’t mean it’s always straightforward.  Many of the iPhone’s advanced or lesser-used features are hidden away and Apple doesn’t always do the greatest job of filling you in. This advanced guide hopes to help point these features out, and is follow-up to MakeUseOf’s Intermediate iPhone guide (also available for iOS5). This version of the Advanced guide is intended for iOS6 users. If your phone is not up-to-date, read MakeUseOf’s iOS5 version instead.



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The Password Management Guide


We are all overwhelmed by passwords. Everyone has an account for Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Outlook/Hotmail, Dropbox...the list goes on.  Unfortunately, most of us use either one password or a group of passwords for all of our major accounts. That’s dangerous. It doesn’t matter if the individual password is unique, or if it’s a long mix of numbers and letters; if you only use one password it won’t matter. When one account is compromised, all of your accounts will likely follow. The main reason people reuse passwords is that keeping track of many different logins (username and password as shortly both are called logins) is difficult, in fact it’s potentially impossible. This is where password management applications become crucial, especially in a business environment. You don’t want to use the same password with all of your online accounts, but it is also impossible for you to remember hundreds of passwords. So what should you do?



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The CIO Playguide for Secure BYOD


Mobile devices and the ability to work everywhere present a huge opportunity but also pose a challenge for IT in securing corporate data. This ebook provides essential insights for planning and deploying BYOD processes and tools to mitigate security risks and assure proper compliance. Ensure a successful BYOD program today, download the free ebook.



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Single Sign-On Saves South Shore Staff 583 Hours a Day


Learn more about how single sign-on saved staff 583 hours a day and helped increase productivity at South Shore Hospital. With single sign-on they were able to reduce roaming sign-on time, increase security and improve their staff's overall workflow. Download this case study to learn how single sign-on saves time and increases user productivity in a regulated industry.

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iPad CTO Kit - including the iPad Tips and Tricks Guide for IT Executives and Managers


The iPad CTO Kit brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your IT Management related decisions.

The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your IT Management research:
  • Forrester Research Report: The Future of Mobile Application Development
  • iPad Tips and Tricks - A Guide for Executives and Managers
  • The Value of Big Data
  • Virtual Patching: Lower Security Risks and Costs


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Comparing Costs and Time to Value with Oracle Exadata Database Machine


Check out the new ITG TCO comparison and see how IBM and Oracle stack up.

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Comparing Costs and Time to Value with Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance


This analyst written paper compares two of the market leaders, IBM and Teradata, along with their competing products - IBM PureData System for Analytics, powered by Netezza technology and Teradata's Data Warehouse Appliance 2700. The report compares three-year costs of ownership between the respective products.

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Simple is Still Better: Embrace Speed & Simplicity for a Competitive Edge


The market offers an array of choices to organizations planning new data warehouses to manage large and varied data sets. Most vendors emphasize the speed of their products, but few address the real need: to increase speed efficiently, which reduces complexity and cost by simplifying data warehousing. Listening to the hundreds of organizations who have transformed their warehouses with IBM PureData System for Analytics, powered by Netezza technology, it becomes apparent that their successes were made possible not by speed alone, but by speed delivered with simplicity.

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The Best-in-Class Data Warehouse: Fast, Simple, Impactful


As the pace of business continues to accelerate, organizations are leaning heavily on data warehouses to deliver analytical grist for the mill of daily decisions. This Research Report from Aberdeen Group examines the benefits of data warehouse solutions that offer rapid information delivery while minimizing complexity for users and IT.

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The Value of Perfect Forward Secrecy


A solution is to employ Perfect Forward Secrecy, in which unrecoverable temporary session keys are generated, used and discarded. When implemented correctly with Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC), Perfect Forward Secrecy is more secure than RSA algorithms and performs better.

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8 Steps to Building Mobile Apps Fast in the Cloud


Learn how to:
  • Embrace mobile design principles
  • Create engaging apps that put customers first
  • Make every developer a mobile one
  • Get on the fastest path to mobile freedom


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Comparing Storage Connectivity: IBM Flex System vs. Cisco UCS


Flash based storage offers efficient and fast access to frequently accessed data but the server and network infrastructure needs to be designed for high performance connectivity.

This paper compares two connectivity options for Flash based storage:
  1. IBM Flex System using 16Gb Fibre Channel
  2. Cisco UCS using FCoE connection
Based on testing conducted by Evaluator Group.

The IBM Flex System solution delivered 4x faster response time with 50% fewer cables compared to the Cisco UCS solution.

Learn more by downloading and reading this paper.

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Eliminate Shortcomings in Your Cloud Architecture with Smarter Storage


IBM has a differentiated storage portfolio, including XIV, Scale Out NAS (SONAS), SAN Volume Controller (SVC), Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM), Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC), and SmartCloud solutions.

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platform as a Service


Download the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant Report and find out what Gartner analysts have to say about Salesforce.

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Protect Your IT Systems with Next Generation Security


A data breach, probings, hackers… protect your critical IT information. What these real-life examples have in common is that perpetrators can attack companies through their IT systems. Read how trusted computing from IBM PureFlex System can help secure your systems against emerging threats.

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Six Essential Elements of Web Application Security


Like all competitive businesses, your application developers and operation teams are constantly under pressure to move quickly. Everybody wants their application security efforts to be effective, but only if they don't unduly impede workflow or drive up costs. To balance these potentially-competing objectives, industry-leading organizations often use six elements in their approach to web application security. Download this white paper to learn more!

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Best Android Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Opera vs. Dolphin


Still using the stock Android browser? You’re missing out. Android users can choose from a plethora of browsers, bringing a richer mobile Web experience to your smartphone or tablet. We considered Android’s top third-party browsers, Firefox and Opera, along with relative underdog Dolphin, then tested and compared them to Chrome to see which one deserves to be the default choice on your smartphone.

With this download you will also receive free weekly coverage on the latest technology news and developments from Laptop Magazines eNewsletter.



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Best Windows 8.1 Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Internet Explorer


When it comes to Web browsing on your Windows 8 tablet, chances are you’ve already picked your favorite browser for the job. But you might be missing out. The best browsers can enhance your surfing experience with fast speeds, comprehensive standards support and intuitive navigation. We put the three leading browsers for Windows 8′s “Metro” mode — Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer — to the test to see which one will serve you best.

With this download you will also receive free weekly coverage on the latest technology news and developments from Laptop Magazines eNewsletter.



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Future of Networked Commerce: Changing How the World Interacts


The experts speak. Vivek Bapat, SAP: “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore” (André Gide). Drew Hofler, SAP: “It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed” (attributed to Charles Darwin). Reuven Gorsht, SAP: “There are no old roads to new places.” Join us for Future of Networked Commerce: Changing How the World Interacts.

Listen to this Podcast to learn more!!

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G2 Crowd's Spring 2014 Grid? for Email Marketing


When it comes to investing in email marketing, there are multiple factors to consider, including an organization's current offering, customer satisfaction and market presence. G2 Crowd evaluated ExactTarget against 12 other vendors in the space, and named ExactTarget a leader. Key findings in this report include:
  • Highest customer satisfaction scores of any vendor
  • Largest market presence across all vendors
  • 90% of users ranked ExactTarget 4 or 5 stars
  • 87% of users would recommend the product to their peers
Learn how the different vendors stack up.

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IBM SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure


This anytime, anywhere “bring-your-own-device” (BYOD) mindset poses a dilemma for organizations. If these challenges sound familiar to you, read this solution brief to learn how IBM® SmartCloud™ Desktop Infrastructure, built on pay-as-you-grow IBM System x® servers and powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, can provide more cost-effective and manageable virtual desktop capabilities to help increase business flexibility and staff productivity while reducing IT complexity and simplifying security and compliance.

Sponsored by IBM and Intel.

Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Private Clouds: Easing Deployment and Management


This paper from IDC describes how IBM® System x® cloud solutions, featuring the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, offer a wide range of entry points to each individual customer, from those new to cloud computing and just getting started, to experienced users seeking higher-level capabilities.

Sponsored by IBM and Intel.

Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Enterprise Social at the Speed of Business


While solutions come in all shapes and sizes, successful social business collaboration solutions must be more than just a mechanism for sharing information. They must integrate with evolving IT environments, protect user privacy and most importantly help companies meet their business objectives.

IDG Research Services conducted a survey to find out how enterprise social collaboration is playing out in the real world. Download the findings to learn about:
  • Business drivers for social collaboration investments.
  • Obstacles to acceptance and adoption of social collaboration software implementation and how to overcome them.
  • How organizations are measuring ROI of social collaboration solutions.


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Social Business Collaboration: Five Best Practices, Three Market Trends


Use of consumer grade social media and collaboration technologies has become commonplace in an enterprise context. Much less common is the use of secure and compliant social business solutions, which foster improved teamwork and information sharing that measurably improves business results. Aberdeen's research identifies five best practices that consistently describe the top performers in social business collaboration, and proves insights into three market trends in how the infrastructure supporting collaboration initiatives is being implemented.

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Top 11 Concerns When Buying a VoIP Business Phone System


Get the answers you need when considering investing in a new Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) business phone system with Top 11 Concerns When Buying a VoIP Business Phone System. This free, updated white paper will answer the tough questions you need to ask when talking to VoIP phone system representatives. Based on the latest information available in the telecommunications industry, the answers you find in this white paper will help you make the best, most educated decision about your new VoIP phone system investment. This white paper also includes:
  • Information about different VoIP technologies
  • A guide to the features offered by current brands


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VoIP Vulnerabilities


Are you thinking of switching to or investing in a VoIP system for your company? VoIP offers numerous benefits -- ease of use and reduced cost being just two -- but with increased benefits can come increased risk. This complimentary white paper will honestly and succinctly assess the vulnerabilities associated with VoIP systems and then provide you with security guidelines for avoiding security threats during use.

If you're thinking of purchasing a VoIP system, read on and discover exactly how you can get the most out of a new VoIP system, while protecting yourself from vulnerabilities and security threats!

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Extending Traditional Security to VDI


Organizations have adopted Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) due to benefits such as increasing overall utilization, reducing management costs, and enhancing security. VDI also supports consumerization and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) strategies, as endpoint users can access applications and data on their desktops using any mobile device, resulting in better productivity. However, extending traditional security to virtualized environments opens up networks to a plethora of security challenges and threats that can lead to business disruption or, worse, data leakage.

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Hacker Monthly -- Elon Musk on Entrepreneurship


In this issue of Hacker Monthly, we’ve pulled together the need-to-know information from hackernews.com to form an eye-catching compilation of the hottest stories on the internet. Elon Musk, business magnate, inventor and investor, graces the cover while divulging secrets of his success within.  As you read on, you’ll enjoy articles on startups, programming and some just for fun.  So kick back, relax, and enjoy the read!  Also included in this issue are the following additional stories:

  • Why You’ll Always Think Your Product Is Shit
  • What Good Is Experience?
  • Coding Tricks of Game Developers
  • That’s Why You Don’t Have Any Friends
  • Plus 10 other topics you don’t want to miss …

Every month, we select from the top voted articles on Hacker News and curate them in magazine format. The submission guidelines for Hacker Monthly state that content can be “anything that gratifies one’s intellectual curiosity.”



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Explore How Paul VI Catholic High School Benefited From Fujitsu's Devices and Software


Paul VI Catholic School wanted to develop a laptop program that would equip its students and teachers with the right tools to increase classroom learning, prepare their students for college, and to develop the 21st Century skillsets required by today's employers.

Following a comprehensive selection process, the school chose to provide 1,000 students, and 75 teachers with the Fujitsu LIFEBOOK T732/4 laptop. The school also chose DyKnow's teaching & learning software as part of the overall strategy.

The benefits:
  • Teachers now use the devices, combined with DyKnow software, to provide an engaging, immersive learning experience
  • The Fujitsu LIFEBOOK T732 Laptop, and now the most recent T734 model, is giving students the flexibility to have all their computing needs covered for 4 years in one device
  • By supplying almost half of set textbooks in e-book format, students' families are now saving approximately 50 percent on costs
  • The school's transformation to a more student-centered educational program puts Paul VI at the forefront of the private school educational sector and positions it well in the highly competitive Fairfax County Public School system


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Discover the Fast and Low Risk Way to Integrate Enterprise Applications


Discover the low risk, fast time-to-market way to integrate with your mission-critical applications in this white paper. Highlights of this free white paper:
  • Find out how to make enterprise applications compatible with your mobile and web initiatives
  • Discover how to quickly and easily develop web services and APIs from new and legacy enterprise applications and data
  • Gain insight from real-world enterprise integration projects in insurance, financial services, media, and higher education
  • Learn how to rapidly integrate applications with less cost, time, and risk than other methods
Download this free white paper to learn more now!

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Make It Modern, Make it Mobile: How to Bring Innovation to Enterprise Systems


These systems don't have the modern interfaces needed to integrate with new and emerging mobile, web, and cloud technologies.

Legacy system replacement has proven to be expensive, time-consuming, and often unsuccessful.

Learn why companies are now trending towards rapidly developed, lightweight mobile and web applications that tie into heavier enterprise transaction environments.

Highlights of this application modernization guide include:
  • The business drivers used to justify application modernization initiatives
  • Best practices that deliver solutions which combine legacy system functionality with mobile, web and cloud technologies
  • How to easily provide business-critical information quickly on mobile and web devices
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Oracle Magazine


Oracle Magazine contains technology strategy articles, sample code, tips, Oracle and partner news, how to articles for developers and DBAs, and more. Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's largest enterprise software company.

For more information about Oracle, please visit their Web site at http://www.oracle.com. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Learn to Build with PHP - A Crash Course


Whatever your motivation, this book aims to teach you the basics of the PHP programming language.  What was your favorite subject at school?

If you’re anything like me, I bet you loved the arts. The humanities. You know, the subjects derided by some as being vacuous and nebulous in nature, but regardless you loved studying them because you loved being creative.

I bet you never thought of your IT classes the same way you thought of English Language or art; as a purely creative endeavor.

That’s a pity. Learning to program is a bit like doing a creative language class. You have an idea, and you can execute that however you like. It’s pure creativity, but instead of baring your soul on paper, you are commanding a computer to do your bidding. If you can dream it, and if you can describe it in a way your computer understands, then you can make it.

The way we talk to computers is through abstractions called programming languages. There are a whole bunch of these out there, each with their own advantages, disadvantages and truly bizarre idiosyncrasies. They’re imperfect by nature, but people use them to create incredible and wonderful things.

One of these languages is called PHP.

You may have heard of it before. This is the language that Facebook, WordPress and Wikipedia use to serve billions of requests, daily. It is the de-facto language used for teaching people to program for the web. It’s beautifully simple, but brilliantly powerful.

And in this guide, I’m going to teach you how you can use it to build your own websites.



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Learning Markdown -- write for the web, faster


Markdown can be a useful tool for producing clean, professional looking research papers, memos, email messages or blog posts without the hassle of remembering lots of HTML tags.  Markdown is essentially a syntax language for formatting text as you write. It’s fast, and built for people who write for the web.

Formatting text in Microsoft Word, and other traditional text editors, can take a while. For example, when you want to format the title header of a document, you select the title and apply the menu item, Format > Font > Bold, or apply the header preset style. Similar menu items are used for italicizing selected text, creating a numbered or bulleted list of items, and adding a URL link.

Additionally, the formatting done in programs like Word use a lot of code for formatting – code that can mess up articles intended to be published online.

Some people, knowing this, use HTML formatting directly instead. For example, to bold text in HTML, you wrap the selected text using this syntax code> Use these tags to bold text. If you want to use a header in HTML, you use what is called header tags:

Title of Document

, so that the title style is applied.

Markdown is another way to format text – faster than typing HTML yourself, and better for web publication than using Word. It also includes special tags or syntax for formatting text. For example, to bold selected text using Markdown you wrap the text in four asterisks like this: **Use asterisks to bold text**. Those tags format the text in an application that supports Markdown.

Markdown is faster, and has less of a learning curve, than HTML. Markdown, and what is called MultiMarkdown, can be used for common text formatting, including italicizing text, blocking quotes, adding various header levels, typing ordered and unordered lists, and adding strikethroughs. It can also be used for adding inline URLs, email links, inline images, footnotes and footnote links, and simple tables.



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Programming a Game with Unity: A Beginner's Guide


Unity puts the basic elements of game creation into the hands of novice programmers in a fast, intuitive way.  A surprising feature of the Internet economy is the rise of indie videogames. Once the exclusive domain of thousand-man, multi-million dollar triple-A studios, a number of toolsets have been developed that bring modern game development resources into the hands of individuals or small, ad-hoc collections of programmers and designers. These indie game development teams have demonstrated an agility and risk-tolerance that, in many cases, allows them to push gameplay innovation faster than their big budget counterparts. A number of shockingly successful indie titles have premiered in recent years, including Minecraft, Limbo, and Super Meat Boy.

In the rapidly evolving landscape of indie game development, Unity has emerged as something of a de-facto standard: its low cost, ease of use, and broad feature set make it ideal for rapid game development. Even large studios such as CCP (Developers of Eve Online) use it for rapidly prototyping game concepts. Unity provides a “game engine in a box” - a physics and rendering engine with hooks for several scripting languages, adaptable to virtually any genre of videogame.



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The Unofficial, Beginners Guide to tumblr


By now you’ve heard of tumblr. The blog building website was sold to Yahoo for $1.1 billion, and is the number one social networking site for people under 25.  Clearly it’s important, but it’s a bit mystifying. It’s less a blog than it is an anti-blog. Do you want to try to understand it? Do you want to figure out how to use it so that you can build your own site on the service? If so, then this is the guide for you! MakeUseOf will try to unpack the sociology of tumblr and why it’s so popular. Along the way they'll look at some famous tumblrs, and help you build your own!



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Your Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual


You’ve surely heard of the Raspberry Pi: the palm-sized computer with enough power to run servers or media centres complete with retro gaming.  Rasberry Pi has the connectivity to control security systems and enthusiast projects; and with the software tools to encourage the teaching and understanding of programming. Since its launch in 2012 the Raspberry Pi has exceeded expectations, becoming a must-have piece of computer hardware for enthusiasts and tech-heads. For a small project developed to be sold to schools and colleges to teach programming principles, that’s not bad. It’s also just the tip of the iceberg. In this guide you’ll find everything you need to know about the Raspberry Pi computer, its background, purpose, system specs, the software it runs and the amazing things it is capable of.



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Information Storage and Management--Free Sample Chapter


This new edition of the unparalleled bestseller serves as a full training course all in one and as the world's largest data storage company, EMC is the ideal author for such a critical resource. They cover the components of a storage system and the different storage system models while also offering essential new material that explores the advances in existing technologies and the emergence of the "Cloud" as well as updates and vital information on new technologies.

  • Features a separate section on emerging area of cloud computing
  • Covers new technologies such as: data de-duplication, unified storage, continuous data protection technology, virtual provisioning, FCoE, flash drives, storage tiering, big data, and more
  • Details storage models such as Network Attached Storage (NAS), Storage Area Network (SAN), Object Based Storage along with virtualization at various infrastructure components
  • Explores Business Continuity and Security in physical and virtualized environment
  • Includes an enhanced Appendix for additional information

This authoritative guide is essential for getting up to speed on the newest advances in information storage and management.



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Why Progressive Businesses Use Cloud-Based Call Center Software


No longer are call centers hardware-centric. Capital costs have dropped considerably, and features have multiplied. With cloud call center software, the hardware that does the heavy lifting is located elsewhere and services are delivered over the Internet. Starting a call center now requires a much lower initial investment, making the call center a real option even for small startups.

With cloud-based call center software, businesses have more control over features from how calls are routed to which greeting messages play for callers. Moreover, data collection, analysis, and reporting are far more sophisticated, allowing call center managers to make informed decisions about staffing and make the call center as efficient as possible. Call center software is not only affordable, it opens up great customer relations opportunities for businesses that may never have imagined being able to afford a call center.

But is a cloud-based call center software a good fit for your business? This white paper shows you the basic questions to ask before researching the different types and features of a cloud-based call center software. And to get you off to a solid start, we'll also provide you with several non-obligation and free quotes from pre-selected Call Center Software companies that can meet your goals and objectives.

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