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A Practical Path to Unified Identity Across Data Center, Cloud and Mobile


There is a rush to deploy SaaS applications and the explosion in smart phone and tablet devices that users are bringing to work for personal productivity. This fractured identity environment results in significant management challenges for IT, and frustration and lower productivity for users forced to remember multiple usernames and passwords.

Unified identity architecture ensures your on-premise Active Directory infrastructure can be securely leveraged to quickly bring servers (UNIX, Linux, and Windows), applications (on-premise, SaaS, and mobile) and endpoints (Mac and Mobile devices) into line with security best practice and compliance. This paper will cover the practical path of unified identity management across multiple platforms including data center, cloud, and mobile.

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Can IVR Destroy The Customer Experience?


We have all been there. We call the toll-free number and are greeted by the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system:

“Welcome to XYZ Corporation. Para Español oprima numero dos….”

Okay, so we know we are not talking to a real person, but we are still optimistic that with a simple yes or no and a couple of pokes of the keypad, we will get the information or support we need. And sometimes it works exactly as intended. However, according to J.D. Power and Associates, a good IVR experience is the exception, not the rule.



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Managing Access to SaaS Applications


  • First, cloud computing provides easy and dynamic access to information technology.
  • Next, the ecosystem of cloud-based SaaS applications has exploded thanks to cloud computing.
  • Finally, this SaaS ecosystem has helped power an even bigger boom of consumer-friendly mobile devices and apps that access SaaS.
This Essential Guide examines the opportunities and challenges of empowering, yet controlling, user access to SaaS applications. Specifically, identity management as a service promises to simplify secure access, and management of SaaS applications while reducing password sprawl. This guide will also review how mobile computing has added to the complexity of managing access to both corporate data and SaaS, and additionally help evaluate the options available on the market.

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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:
  • iPad Tips and Tricks - A Guide for Executives and Managers
  • Mobile Is The New Face Of Engagement
  • Frost and Sullivan Virtualization Business White Paper, Getting the Most from Your Virtualized Data Center with Converged Systems
  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing: Does One Require the Other?


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3 Key Steps to Data Normalization


Data normalization should take place at the very beginning of the lead management workflow while continually running in the background to ensure the data is clean, complete, and meaningful. This solution brief outlines the key role of data normalization and accuracy in your marketing automation strategy by covering:

  • What type of data should be normalized?
  • How does data normalization work?
  • Where should data normalization fall in your lead management process?

Remember, data is the fuel that runs your marketing automation engine...so don’t let your engine run dry.



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Continuous Monitoring (CM): A New Approach to Proactively Protecting Your Global Perimeter


In this guide, network security managers will learn how to automatically leverage vulnerability scans with CM for stronger security. Also covered:
  • Requirements—why CM is vital
  • Scanning—value of continuous vulnerability scans
  • Best Practices—for using CM
  • Benefits—examples of how CM improves security
Download this guide now to learn how to use automation to achieve continuous security and compliance.

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Dangers of a Good Enough Marketing Automation Solution


We know it can be confusing to sort through all the available solutions. And we know that every company has different marketing automation needs. But here's one thing we can say to anyone weighing their options: if you opt for the wrong solution, you're likely to regret your decision. In this eBook, we'll explain why.

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SANS Critical Security Controls: From Adoption to Implementation


The Critical Security Controls (CSCs), a well-known roadmap for enterprise information assurance published and maintained by the Council on CyberSecurity, is being widely adopted across financial and government sectors, according to the second SANS survey on CSC adoption.

Download this report from SANS to find out why more and more organizations of various types consider the CSCs a reliable mechanism to reduce attack surfaces, increase visibility and improve protection and response.

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The Importance Of Board Level Buy In To Drive Enterprise-Wide Governance, Risk and Compliance


For most financial services companies in Europe and North America, their very structure is, in many cases, flawed to begin with. Across the globe, emerging countries seem to be doing a whole lot better when it comes to GRC implementation simply because they do away with siloed structures to begin with. While they might not have the established reputations, brand promise and global reach of their European and North American peers, when it comes to organizational structure, they are far ahead of the curve. An integrated approach to GRC is the complete opposite of the original siloed approach.

The siloed approach in itself is limited. Organizations are all too aware of the consequences of a disconnect between departments. Inefficiencies or duplications of effort not only increase costs and required added resource but can actually expose the company to increased risk.

Furthermore, there can be inconsistencies with performance measurement practices departmentally. Finally, this lack of visibility can be detrimental to the end result.The GRC model integrates and aligns all relevant policies, processes, procedures and controls within a centralized framework. The end goal is to identify and standardize common processes, procedures and controls so that they are consistently implemented and acted upon throughout the organization.



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When Applications Attack


There are a myriad of valid reasons, but many organizations are consciously avoiding addressing the growing concern of unmanaged apps and applications in the Enterprise. But, we've reached a tipping point when it can no longer be ignored. Mobile applications, virtual applications, and applications that are updated on a monthly, and more frequently weekly, basis are injecting themselves into our daily work lives and breaking longstanding lifecycle policies in the process.

During this webinar, come to understand this dire situation, how it affects overall productivity and process, why it's important to get a handle on this application sprawl now, and then get insight on how to incorporate better processes easily into your current application lifecycle policies.

Speakers:

Rod Trent
Windows IT Pro

Timothy Davis
Flexera

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The Essentials of Government Technology - Free Kit


The Essentials of Government Technology, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Government Technology related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Government Technology research:
  • Top 5 Ways to Improve Protection from Advanced Threats
  • Mitigating the DDoS Threat
  • Real-Time Mission-Critical Information and Law Enforcement Mobility: Making Things Work When Failure Is Not an Option
  • Frost and Sullivan White Paper: Taking a Fresh Look at Data Center Virtualization


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Delray Computers - Internet Marketing and Web Design Company with a European Headquarters


Delray Computers has been in business for over 12 years, with HQ in Brussels, Belgium. 

We use Project Management Methodologies to finish on time, on budget and as agreed. We always make it a WIN-WIN with the billing only when Work Completed and Signed Off by the Customer.

Customer Satisfaction is our number one priority.

Contact us now to discuss your project!



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Maximizing Data Security with Whitewater Cloud Storage Gateways


Information is becoming the currency of the 21st century, and organizations of all sizes are creating more information than ever before. Frequently, organizations struggle with how best to balance storage requirements with available budgets. The benefits of greater storage capacity are clear: better change management and roll-back, easier archival and discovery, reliable backup and recovery. But to continually grow on-site capacity requires unsustainable investment and introduces unnecessary risk. Prominent cloud service providers present an appealing alternative with their vast amounts of storage, offering low cost, high availability, and built-in redundancy.

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Mobile WAN Optimization Can Help Cut Costs and Avoid Upgrades


Mobile WAN optimization technology can help improve the performance of these key applications, no matter where the user is located or how the worker is connected. Additionally, mobile WAN optimization can be used to defer many expensive network and hardware upgrades while reducing the cost of supporting the mobile workers.

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Riverbed Whitewater / Amazon Glacier ROI for Backup and Archiving


A convenient checklist summarizes operational cost categories used to calculate this ROI. These include ongoing monthly costs for media, labor, and offsite storage of backup data, and monthly costs for cloud storage of backup and archival data.

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Securing Edge Data at the Center


Nobody can afford to lose data. But managing data, including backup and availability, in far-flung locations can present many logistical and technological challenges that bring complexity, expense, and risk. It doesn't have to be that way, though.

A new branch converged infrastructure approach allows organizations to project virtual servers and data to remote offices, providing for local access and performance while storing the data in centralized data centers. Enterprises can now do business across the globe in any location without putting data at risk.

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A Cybercriminal's Guide to Exploiting DNS for Fun and Profit


Your customer data—and your business reputation—are undoubtedly secure, but is it? Take a look at yourself through the eyes of the cybercriminals who are making today's headlines. They know that there is a hole in most defenses and how to exploit it. Carrying out a DNS attack is relatively simple for the bad guys because the DNS protocol is easy to exploit. Additionally, there are dozens of types of DNS attacks for them to choose from. These attacks can be used to hijack your systems, steal your data (or your customers' money), or bring your business to a screeching halt. For a look at a serious and deadly threat, read this white paper; and see your network the way hackers do—as an easy target. Learn how you can effectively secure your external and internal DNS infrastructure today.

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ERP in Discrete Manufacturing: It's Not What You Have, It's How You Use It


But since ERP is the solution used to run an organization from end-to-end, those that are able to take advantage of ERP capabilities most effectively can put significant ground between themselves and their competitors.

This report, based on a survey of 81 discrete manufacturers illustrates ways in which Leaders get the most out of their ERP solutions by identifying the capabilities that are essential for success in discrete manufacturing.

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Frost and Sullivan Virtualization Business White Paper, Getting the Most from Your Virtualized Data Center with Converged Systems


In this paper, we look at the greatest challenges faced by IT departments, and how traditional configurations, processes, and organizations are poorly-equipped to handle today's workplace. We discuss the benefits of converged systems that are engineered to handle virtualized workloads. Finally, we look at HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization as a simple and effective way for businesses to optimize their data center infrastructure and processes to better meet business needs.

Sponsored by: HP and Intel®

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

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Frost and Sullivan White Paper: Taking a Fresh Look at Data Center Virtualization


In this white paper, we look at how an open data center virtualization solution can become the cornerstone of your IT optimization effort. We show how open virtualization can meet the needs of IT, as well as the business, while providing a foundation for long-term growth into the cloud. Finally, we review considerations for selecting a virtualization solution, with emphasis on HP and Red Hat integrated solutions.

Sponsored by: HP ConvergedSystem 300 and 700 for Virtualization powered by Intel® Xeon® processors

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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Making Paper Profitable


This whitepaper will offer a simple three-step framework to help you build a strategy for establishing an efficient and effective end-to-end digital workflow that includes your paper data. With this strategy in hand, you can turn to a solution which quickly and effectively transforms paper-based data into actionable and valuable information.



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Providing Reliable Hosted Exchange for a Fortune 500 Financial Sector Customer


Seamless hosted exchange migration. Nearly 15,000 seats in three days with minimal interruptions to business continuity for a financial sector customer. That's what Apptix successfully delivered with its robust hosted services platform, extensive onboarding experience, advanced disaster recovery and data protection, and implementation flexibility. Channel partners can take advantage of:
  • Competitive pricing
  • Ultimate data security
  • Comprehensive product portfolio
After the initial 15,000 new client seats were migrated, the company quickly decided to expand the partnership to include thousands of legacy customers.

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Sage ERP: The Top Five Reasons to Deploy your ERP Solution in the Cloud


Many Small-to Medium-Sized businesses (SMBs) recognize the need to upgrade to an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution to better manage their growth and make data-based strategic decisions in real time.

This white paper describes five of the most important benefits SMBs achieve from moving to the cloud:
  • Improved cash flow due to minimal start-up fees and a low monthly subscription
  • Anytime, anywhere access for finance, operations, and other stakeholders
  • Continuously updated systems that enable 100% compliance
  • Ease and speed of getting started
  • Peace of mind through built-in data backups and disaster recovery plans


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Success on an International Scale: What an ERP System Can Offer


First and foremost, you must build on a solid foundation, such as an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

This exclusive white paper provides valuable guidelines for mid-sized companies looking to expand internationally, and includes discussions on:
  • The ERP solution must fit the company strategy and not vice versa
  • Internationality and suitability for mid-sized businesses
  • Requirements for international success
  • And much more
Read on now to prepare for a successful international expansion journey, with a little help from ERP.

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Supporting Workplace Mobility with ERP


Mapping business processes via mobile Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is crucial for mid-size businesses tasked with equipping management and staff with crucial insight and company information on the go. ERP has become regarded as a “mission-critical investment” for CIOs although the benefits of having integrated solutions to manage business processes are becoming apparent in most departments of the company.

Download this white paper to see how your organisation can support workplace mobility with ERP.

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The Apptix Cloud Alliance Network


Channel partners can drive maximum flexibility, opportunity, and profitability through the Apptix Cloud Alliance Network. Apptix is a cloud pioneer with more than 16 years of experience providing hosted solutions. See how Apptix's network can help you set your organization apart from the competition, stay engaged with customers, and expand your product portfolio. Learn how to:
  • Generate new recurring revenue streams
  • Update technologies with a robust infrastructure
  • Utilize lead generation and sales support
Communication. Security and Compliance. Collaboration. Infrastructure. Get all the solutions, the technology, and the marketing you need to be a channel partner.

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The Partnership Pathway to the Cloud


Multiple organizations are increasingly using hosted services for website, email, and application hosting. Discover the best ways for channel partners to create a hosted services strategy. You will learn how to accelerate time to market, mitigate risk, ensure service quality, enhance technology upgrades, increase business development resources, and avoid service disruptions as well as:
  • Add value to existing customer relationships
  • Protect legacy customer bases
  • Expand into new and lucrative markets
Start cementing your strategy innovations today.

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5 Ways Mobile Apps Are Driving the Store of the Future


Improve revenue, loyalty, and productivity while controlling costs.

It's a given: Most shoppers are now armed with a mobile device when they enter a retail store. They are highly informed and expect retail employees they interact with to be at least, if not more knowledgeable about a store's products, promotions, and services.

This white paper outlines the 5 key benefits of a winning mobile app strategy, including new ways retailers can effectively leverage mobile technology as a competitive advantage. With the average shopper looking at their phone more than 150 times a day, learn how leading retailers leverage mobile technology to:
  • Enhance customer experience
  • Drive sales
  • Boost customer loyalty
  • Achieve operational efficiencies


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Cloud-Based Video Conferencing for Dummies


Whether you're an IT expert or a business professional looking for more effective ways to collaborate, this book will teach you everything you need to know about this up-and-coming technology.

In this eBook, you'll learn to:
  • Build trust by communicating face to face
  • Use cloud-based video conferencing creatively within your business
  • Pick the right solution for your company


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Video Collaboration When You Need It, Where You Want It, and How You Like It


Read this white paper to learn how and why savvy businesses are using video collaboration solutions to improve teamwork and shorten decision making processes. You'll also learn the 8 things to look for in a video collaboration solution.

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Multi-Modal Mobility - Ecommerce and All Channel Fulfillment


Life is moving a lot faster these days, and nothing represents that more than the ever-evolving area of ecommerce fulfillment. Customers expect their orders to be processed and shipped as quickly as possible, and it can be difficult for organizations to keep up with that demand. Companies need more dynamic, real-time order-to-fulfill capabilities and multi-modal mobile technologies within the modern warehouse in order to meet those expectations. Learn more about these new pressures, and the ways in which organizations are dealing with them, in our new report “Multi-Modal Mobility - Ecommerce and All Channel Fulfillment.

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Top 8 Features


Apple has finally stepped up to big-screen smartphones with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Both devices sport sharp new Retina HD displays, a much more advanced iSight camera and a fast new A8 processor. On sale Sept. 19, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will start at $199 for 16GB and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus will start at $299 for 16GB. Download this Guide for a quick look at the top new features.

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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SELF-SERVICE FOR THE HADOOP DATA LAKE


Organizations are deploying Hadoop data lakes to provide unprecedented access to data for data science and analytics. However, unlike the data warehouse, Hadoop isn’t “pasteurized.” Getting data into Hadoop is easy, but getting it out in a way that is easily and securely consumed is hard.

The problem is how does Big Data IT enable enterprise self-service, when the Hadoop advantages of frictionless ingest, flexible schema on read, and lack of data governance, make self-service an almost insurmountable challenge? There are three challenges to face when moving from small Hadoop projects to the data lake: finding the right data in the cluster, understanding the data, and governing the data.  

This paper offers a solution to the challenge of self-service for Hadoop data.



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How To Replace FTP and Increase File Transfer Efficiency by 98% With Biscom Secure File Transfer -- A Customer Success Story


The increase in people sharing data and files, combined with size and security limitations of email and FTP, has forced organizations to seek solutions for sending large and confidential files while complying with a multitude of compliance and regulatory requirements. Biscom Secure File Transfer (SFT), a secure and managed file-transfer solution, handles file transfers easily and tracks all transactions. With its simple user interface, extensive reporting and auditing capabilities, and robust encryption and security technologies, SFT helps organizations meet their most challenging file delivery and collaboration needs.



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Top 10 Content Management System Comparison Guide


In this detailed Content Management comparison guide you'll find:

  • Detailed matrix of features and functionality

  • Insight into cost and agreement structure

  • Questions to ask potential CMS partners

  • Must-have integrated marketing tools & features to look for



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IaaS Public Clouds and the Perceived Security Threat


Present concerns about cloud security are reminiscent of the fears in the 1980s of LANs and a highly distributed IT infrastructure, and they also echo the efforts in the 1990s to stop Internet usage at work. But the issue really isn't security; it's governance to ensure interoperability and portability. We will review these concerns and discuss how the industry dealt with them, and then explore how these same concerns can be mitigated with a proper cloud strategy.

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Is Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Moving Closer to Reality?


Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is gaining momentum along with Software-Defined Networking (SDN). This paper examines the history of NFV and explores the prospects for networking to gradually evolve from a hardware-centric approach to a software-driven model. It concludes with an examination of future market implications and how NFV can help organizations to achieve their goals.

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VMware Horizon 6 Overview


VMware Horizon 6 was announced in April and began shipping in June 2014, bringing a more unified suite delivering more integration with infrastructure and cloud products and more simplicity for all devices. Along with the numerous updates across the Horizon suite, VMware has transitioned to a more traditional product licensing hierarchy. This paper explores the new licensing model and provides an overview of the new features associated with VMware Horizon 6.

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Making the Sound Choice: Avoid the Common Pitfalls When Choosing a SaaS Vendor


But there are risks when deploying any solution at scale, especially if you select the wrong vendor. Understand how to make the smart choice for your CRM solution in this informative eBook.

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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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Business Phone Systems That Just Works Better - Reduce Your Costs and Get More with 8X8!


8x8 Virtual Office is a complete business phone system that delivers outrageously affordable, incredibly advanced business phone service over your Internet connection. With 8x8, you get:
  • Free activation
  • Free shipping
  • Free 1st month of service
  • 50% off select IP Phones
Virtual Office answers the call for your small or mid-sized company to save serious money on business phone service--all while delivering enterprise-class features to your fingertips.

Register now to speak to an 8x8 Business Solutions Specialist to learn how 8x8 Business Phone Service solutions can help your business save money!

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Context-Aware Collaboration: Turning Field Service Workers into Knowledge Workers


Many enterprises, however, have yet to use these services to improve internal operations, such as field service, and other elements of their workforce management solutions. Integrating context-aware services with modern collaboration capabilities can help organizations improve the way they share ideas, resolve issues and improve customer service.

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It's Raining, It's Pouring, Are Your Field Techs Snoring?


Mobile Apps will energize your field engineers and give them the practical, timesaving tools and resources that ensure a productive working day.

Download this paper to find out how you can wake up your field techs with mobile apps from ClickSoftware.

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The Essentials of IT Security - Free Kit


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

The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your IT Security research:
  • Citrix NetScaler: A Powerful Defense against Denial of Service Attacks
  • Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management as a Service
  • Adapting Security to the Cloud
  • 10 Network Security Tools and Tests Everyone Should Use


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Email Security: How To Prevent Spoofing & Phishing


Email security isn't as cut and dry as just marking messages from Nigerian princes as SPAM. Without the right security features in place, phishers, spammers, and attackers can hijack your email to send messages that look like they’re from your company.

This not only hurts your recipients if they end up giving the phishers information, but it can ultimately hurt your brand reputation. In this whitepaper, you’ll learn what you should be implementing in your email backend and how to do it. In no time at all, you can rest easy knowing that your customers and your brand are protected.

In this whitepaper, you'll learn the importance of email security as well as:

  • The secure transmission and reception of an email
  • Authentication of email messages by worldwide receivers
  • How to implement SPF, DKIM, and DMARC


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Evaluating The Cost Of A DDoS Attack


Take a look at all that a DDoS attack can cost you (hint: it’s not JUST downtime) and maybe you’ll reconsider your plan of crossing your fingers that no one attacks you.

While no one would want to undergo a DDoS attack and risk downtime, many companies don’t have the proper procedures and equipment in place to successfully prevent or mitigate an attack.

For something that may never happen, many look at DDoS protection as a sunk cost.

The question is, are you willing to risk the cost of a DDoS attack in order to save some money now? Find out just how much you’re putting at stake if you skimp on security.



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The Essentials of Online Marketing - Free Kit


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

The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Online Marketing research:
  • Industry Report: 2014 Global Email Survey
  • Preserving Mobile Marketing: 6 Steps Marketers Must Take Now
  • The State of Mobile Enablement in Sales and Marketing
  • The Quick Guide to Conversation Analytics


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Forrester Market Overview: Hosted Collaboration Services Providers


Sixty-five percent of IT leaders Forrester recently surveyed said they are interested in or already using software-as-a-service (SaaS) for some portion of their collaboration technology portfolio. But many IT leaders — particularly those at very large organizations — are unsure whether standardized SaaS offerings from Google and Microsoft provide the flexibility they need. These concerns shouldn't prevent CIOs from moving collaboration tools off-premises. We find a burgeoning services sector that can deliver highly customized messaging, teaming, and real-time communication services for the enterprise.

This report provides an overview of the market, giving CIOs a sense of the players, their capabilities, and their offerings.

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How the Cloud is Reshaping Virtual Desktops


Discover the benefits of independence from your physical desktop computer infrastructure.

Desktop computing has become an increased cost burden for IT, and a source of frustration for tech-savvy users who expect more flexibility. Cloud-hosted desktops enable companies to mitigate the complexity placed on IT while reducing the risks associated with lost or stolen devices, all at a reduced TCO.

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Spotlight on Cloud Security


While the cloud is becoming an underlying assumption of computing, often public cloud services present problems for IT that business managers fail to think through, especially security implications. This paper covers:
  • Cloud security liabilities
  • Identity management
  • Data encryption
Today, nearly all businesses have one foot in the cloud whether they realize it or not. This paper will enable IT to assess their organization's exposure and reap the benefit of public cloud services without creating worry or unnecessary risk.

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The State of Enterprise Social Marketing Report


Marketing on social media is now an imperative for companies seeking to stay relevant to consumers and potential customers. But little research has been conducted to learn how the most profitable brands and companies approach, execute and measure social marketing.

In Q1 2014, Spredfast commissioned research from Forrester Consulting to uncover insights on the state of enterprise social marketing programs at the biggest companies across the U.S. and Western Europe. With input from 160 Director-level or above leaders in companies with $1 Billion or above in revenue, this first-of-its-kind research report surfaced corporate social marketing trends and insightful benchmarks for consideration in 2014 planning and beyond. The 25-page research report reveals insights into:
  • Executive-level oversight and priority of social marketing efforts
  • The business value of social marketing across different social networks and tactics
  • Enterprise companies' top business goals and objectives for social marketing
  • How and what companies are measuring to determine the impact of social marketing
  • The integration of social marketing across broader (non-social) marketing efforts and owned sites
Use these new insights and 30+ data points to fine-tune your social planning for the upcoming months, and beyond.

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What To Look For In A New Phone System For Your Business


There are many different types of telephone systems, and each type will offer different advantages for varying sizes of businesses; therefore, it's important to ensure that all aspects of the phone system will be met before making a final decision.

Before considering a specific type of Business Telephone System (BTS), it's important to understand exactly what employees and clients need. In this guide, we will review all the systems and their features 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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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
  • Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management as a Service
  • Adapting Security to the Cloud


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Video Killed The Web-Conferencing Star


Blue Jeans reveals national survey data demonstrating the power of video-centric meetings. According to the survey, the majority of professionals prefer all of their online or remote meetings to include face-to-face video of meeting participants. Download the infographic for the full list of stats.

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3G/4G Digital Signage Guide


Combined with cloud-enabled network management and content delivery systems, 3G and 4G wireless broadband networks are propelling digital signage deployments at an accelerated pace. In countless venues, digital signage networked via wireless broadband cellular signal penetrates hard-to-reach locations and new markets, and can achieve a faster return on investment.

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Uninterrupted Internet: Maximizing Revenue and Minimizing Business Risk with 3G/4G Failover


With CradlePoint as your Internet backup solution, you're ensured more uptime for your POS transactions and cloud-based services while gaining significant financial and operational benefits over wired backup solutions including: better reliability, lower operating costs, greater ease of use and management, and quicker speed to deployment.

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Vehicles Best Practices Installation Guide


Power in automotive systems is not stable and is often subject to fluctuations and noise. Proper installation of the power conditioning devices in relation to the hardware you are trying to protect is important. With the Vehicle Best Practices Installation Guide you will learn the background on the problems and solutions as well as guidance for the installation of in-vehicle networks as well as guidance to overcome these obstacles.

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Office 365 Single Sign-On: High Availability without High Complexity


For most organizations, the move to Office 365 (O365) is a leap forward in user experience, productivity, IT simplification, and savings. But organizations that fail to implement Single Sign-On (SSO) reliably will expectedly experience an increase in risk and a decline in productivity.

This technology brief will explain why highly reliable SSO between your on-premise network and O365 is crucial, and why that implementation is surprisingly difficult to achieve using the accessory tools provided with O365.

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Windows Least Privilege Management and Beyond


Devising an enterprise-wide privilege access scheme for Windows systems can be complex. For example, each Window system object has its own access control list and the myriad of OS level rights and integrity levels which can vary by Windows version. For Windows environments it is critical that organizations can delegate administration and establish granular privileges quickly and efficiently. By doing so, IT can restrict administrators so that they can access the servers and resources required to perform their job, and only during the approved times to perform specific tasks.

This white paper examines the security, compliance and efficiency issues surrounding least privilege management for Windows servers, and explains where native Windows tools fall short.

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Legal: Building Better Business Relationships with Contract Management


For most businesses, when it comes to contract management, the stakes are extremely high. An overlooked contract flaw or lack of visibility into a nonstandard clause can quickly become a multimillion-dollar liability that capsizes the entire business.

Read this eBook to discover how a Smarter Commerce approach can help legal professionals streamline contract management and reduce risk by ensuring transparency and control over every aspect of the contract management process.

You will learn:
  • Efficient ways to gain access to the intelligence held within your global contract portfolio
  • How to monitor business commitments and obligations and ensure compliance
  • Tips for automating and expediting the entire contract process, and ways to close contracts faster


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Transforming the Global Enterprise


Download this executive overview to gain insight into the benefits of contract management solutions from the perspective of the CFO, CPO, GC and the Sales Executives.

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Creating Mobile Apps with jQuery Mobile--Free 30 Page Excerpt


The development focuses on creating a framework compatible with a wide variety of smartphones and tablet computers made necessary by the growing but heterogeneous tablet and smartphone market. The jQuery Mobile framework is compatible with other mobile app frameworks and platforms such as PhoneGap, Worklight, and more.

Creating Mobile Apps with jQuery Mobile reflects the author’s years of experience and exposes every hidden secret which will ease your mobile app development. With just a smattering of design and user experience thrown in, going through this book will allow you to confidently say, “yes, I can do that.”

We’ll start out with effective mobile prototyping and then move directly to the core of what every one of your mobile sites will need. Then, we’ll move on to the fancy stuff.

After creating some basic business templates and a universal JavaScript, we will move into the more interesting side of mobile development but we always try to keep an eye on progressive enhancement. jQuery Mobile is all about reaching everyone. So is this book.

"Creating Mobile Apps with jQuery Mobile" will take your basic mobile knowledge and help you make versatile, unique sites quickly and easily.

Packt Enterprise books can be summed up through the tagline "Professional Expertise Distilled". They take in-the-trenches knowledge from experienced software professionals, and distil it into a single, easy to follow manuscript.



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jQuery Hotshot -- Free 32 Page Excerpt


It has become the standard tool for web developers and designers to add dynamic, interactive elements to their sites, smoothing out browser inconsistencies and reducing costly development time.

jQuery Hotshot walks you step by step through 10 projects designed to familiarise you with the jQuery library and related technologies. Each project focuses on a particular subject or section of the API, but also looks at something related, like jQuery's official templates, or an HTML5 feature like localStorage. Build your knowledge of jQuery and related technologies.

Learn a large swathe of the API, up to and including jQuery 1.9, by completing the ten individual projects covered in the book.

Some of the projects that we'll work through over the course of this book include a drag-and-drop puzzle game, a browser extension, a multi-file drag-and-drop uploader, an infinite scroller, a sortable table, and a heat map.

Learn which jQuery methods and techniques to use in which situations with jQuery Hotshots.

Packt Enterprise books can be summed up through the tagline "Professional Expertise Distilled". They take in-the-trenches knowledge from experienced software professionals, and distil it into a single, easy to follow manuscript.



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Retail Online Integration


Retail Online Integration magazine provides readers with solid, how-to information, case studies and advice from leading experts on catalog creative, production/printing, e-commerce, fulfillment, merchandising, database marketing, lists and media and customer relationship management.

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