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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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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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Application Release Automation with Zero-Touch Deployment


To ensure that applications are deployed successfully, an automatic and transparent process is required. We refer to this process as Zero Touch Deployment™. This white paper reviews two approaches to Zero Touch Deployment—a script-based solution and a release automation platform. The white paper discusses how each can solve the key technological and organizational challenges faced by agile organizations when they set out to implement an automatic deployment system.

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Dysfunction Junction: A Pragmatic Guide to Getting Started with DevOps


DevOps is about breaking down the barriers between Dev and Ops. It leverages people, processes, and technology to stimulate collaboration and innovation across the entire software development and release process.

Dev and Ops should always be part of an integrated process, but that's not always as easy as it sounds. You may be stuck in what we call “Dysfunction Junction.” Read this eBook to learn about the pitfalls of DevOps, how you can avoid them, and how to get started on your DevOps journey.

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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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Market Pulse Research: The State of DevOps


IDG Research discovered that accelerating time to market is perceived as a top benefit of DevOps, along with improvement of IT's value by more closely aligning development, IT operations and business, and increasing IT productivity. The study also relayed service virtualization and application release management are adopted or in the process of being implemented by 54% and 43% of respondents' organizations, respectively.

Read the detailed results on this study and see where stack up with your peers. Are you in the more than 75% of IT leaders that indicate DevOps as a very important IT priority?

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Meeting Market Demands for Delivery of Innovative, New Application Services


Customers, technology users and the market as a whole are more nimble than ever before, and their demands for innovative new functionality have grown in concert. In other words, customers are no longer content to wait for the next big release—nor are they willing to deal with glitches and defects when it arrives. In this brief you will learn how an enterprise release automation solution can help your organization simplify and accelerate your application delivery processes.

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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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TechInsights Report: What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps


The results are revealing and provide valuable insight for any organization who may be considering a DevOps approach, or who may want to expand their current use of DevOps.
  • 66% of organizations either have a DevOps strategy or are planning to implement it.
  • More than 90% have seen or expect to see significant benefit from their DevOps initiatives.
  • Results from DevOps are real and quantifiable, with improvements, increases or reductions in double digits – from 17 to 23%.
Read the White Paper to gain more insights from those organizations that are achieving success with their DevOps implementations and learn what you can be doing now!

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The Ultimate Box Set: Guide to Google Apps Administration


The complete collection of the essential guides for managing a Google Apps instance is now available! This series covers setup and implementation advice to ensure that you get the most out of Google Apps.

To help you maximize the value of Google Apps at your company, this series includes 5 eBooks covering:

  • How to create, configure and manage your Google Apps domain
  • How to secure your Google Apps domain
  • Advanced security configurations and compliance measures
  • Organizational units and permission configuration


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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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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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Critical Concepts of the 200-120 CCNA Routing and Switching Exam


In the spring of 2013, Cisco announced major updates to their Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) curricula, including a new version of the CCNA Routing and Switching exam (200-120 CCNA). This paper provides a review of the CCNA Routing and Switching exam's critical concepts, as an aid to students preparing to pass the latest version of the CCNA Routing and Switching exam.

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Deployment Best Practices and Guidelines to Deliver Any App to Mobile Users


Access to corporate applications allows mobile workers to be more productive, responsive and informed when serving customers or collaborating with peers, helping to achieve business goals such as improved customer satisfaction and faster time to market for new products and services.

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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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SDN and Cloud Computing


After a review of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and its close cousin Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), this white paper addresses three main deployment scenarios: SDN without deploying cloud computing, cloud computing without deploying SDN, and deploying cloud computing in conjunction with SDN. We'll look at use cases, when the approach makes sense, and any applicable limitations.

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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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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:
  • Where to Go Once Your Servers Are Virtualized
  • 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


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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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The Complete Guide to Twitter Analytics


Twitter is a green field for content marketers and social media managers.

With more than 241 million active users, 58 million Tweets, and 2.1 billion searches every day, online marketers have an active and informed audience to engage with. But many ask questions like: “What's the best way to engage my followers? How often do I need to tweet or reply to stay relevant? What's the best way to leverage my brand's Twitter account?” The answer lies in a few key metrics that you should be using to gauge your performance, all accessible through the Simply Measured Twitter Account Report.

In this definitive eBook, learn about the different Twitter metrics which are measurable through the Simply Measured Engagement Megaphone, and discover several specific ways to use them to create actionable Twitter tactics. Finally, learn about the tools to do the analysis and reporting yourself.

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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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Big Data & Analytics: Why You Need a Platform


It's time to discuss the growing role of data warehousing within your big data analytics ecosystem. Watch this webinar to learn how to:
  • Build a culture that infuses analytics everywhere
  • Invest in a big data & analytics platform
  • Be proactive about privacy, security and governance
Request this webinar to hear James Kobielus, IBM Big Data Evangelist, outline the major components, tool suites, databases, and industry approaches for leveraging of data warehouses within the astonishingly innovative big-data universe.

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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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Information Governance in a World of Big Data


Information governance already exists in most large organizations and has different, often unconnected, focal points, for example Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), Master Data Management (MDM) and Data Warehousing.

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IBM Simplifies IT Management with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) on System x Servers


This paper from TBR discusses the IBM® approach to VDI. Built on System x® servers, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, and coupled with leading virtualization software from Citrix, VMware and Microsoft®, IBM delivers flexible desktop virtualization capabilities that can be tailored to specific customer environments.

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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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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SAN SSL


SSL (FQDN)

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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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IP Phone Comparison Chart


Choosing a VoIP phone system makes great business sense, with lower costs and more features compared to traditional solutions. But for all the great sense it makes, it can't work without the proper hardware. But which IP phone will prove the right fit for your business? We can help you with that decision. We've simplified things for you with our comprehensive chart, which lists the industry's top, most cost-effective IP phones for quick reference. While searching for the best VoIP solution for your business, don't neglect to find the best IP phone to pair with it.

This comparison chart covers:
  • All 8 players in the IP phone market and data on 27 IP phones
  • Up to date pricing
  • Advanced features
  • Vendor data


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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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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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Resolving Issues When Creating a Cisco UCS Service Profile


Stateless computing in Cisco Unified Computing Solution (UCS) is implemented with an XML-based software feature called a service profile. In the event of disaster recovery, the amount of time to restore the server to its identical former condition is dramatically reduced with service profiles. Service profiles contain virtually all possible hardware settings of a server, which can be applied, modified, or moved to a different blade. While service profiles contain enormous power and flexibility over the hardware features presented to the bare metal Operating System (OS), there are several common configuration errors that prevent a service profile from working, and thus preventing the server from being powered on.

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Windows 8.1 Client to Microsoft's Cloud Services


Over the past several years, Microsoft has reinvented its enterprise technologies in its push toward the cloud. Windows 8 is a key part of making Microsoft customers and devices cloud-ready for the next generation of technology. With Microsoft cloud services such as Office 365, Office Web Apps, and SkyDrive, Windows 8 may now become a crucial part of how your organization can effectively leverage cloud-based technologies and applications for end users.

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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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Getting Started With Arduino: A Beginner's Guide


Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to use hardware and software.  It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators. The microcontroller on the board is programmed using the Arduino programming language and the Arduino Development Environment. Arduino projects can be stand-alone, or they can communicate with software running on a computer.

There are plenty of other microcontrollers available. So you may be asking, why choose the Arduino? Arduino really simplifies the process of building projects on a microcontroller making it a great platform for amateurs. You can easily start working on one with no previous electronics experience.



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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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Planning for the Redeployment of Technical Personnel in the Modern Data Center


The modern data center is a highly technical combination of servers, memory devices, management workstations, security devices, software, network-related services, equipment racks, Ethernet LAN switches, multilayer switches, cabling, power systems, cooling systems, fabric switches, and a few people.

From the standpoint of providing for the exchange of information to and from a client and one of the servers in the data center, the process is divided into two clearly defined halves: Local Area Network (LAN) and Storage Area Network (SAN).

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VSAN: Reimagining Storage in vSphere


In 2013, VMware announced VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN), which is VMware's native version of Software Defined Storage (SDS). It is simple, easy to setup, and managed by user-defined policies.

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What's New in Wireless Networking and 802.11?


Wi-Fi and 802.11 are important and constantly evolving technologies. Learn what's new in wireless networking that makes life easier for the end user and a bit more complicated for those that support the network.

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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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