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Are Browser Updates Driving Your Support Team Crazy?


Did you think switching from Windows client apps to lighter weight web-based apps would solve your application development, deployment and maintenance problems? If you did, but problems associated with constant browser updates, compatibility issues, and security holes are causing headaches, you need to learn about application virtualization with XenApp.

Attend this live webcast to learn how XenApp:
  • Efficiently manages your browser-based apps with app virtualization
  • Reduces common security challenges associated with web-based apps
  • Delights your users with faster performing web apps
Speakers:

Yvonne Dresser: Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Citrix

Carisa Stringer: Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Citrix Systems

*On-Demand version will be available same day! Register and have same day access.

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Beyond the Executive Suite: Video Conference Is Now Available To Virtually Everyone


And, since no global address book existed, the only people you could speak to were those with whom you shared the system — typically people in your own company. As a result, video conferencing was restricted to Fortune 500 business units talking to colleagues in the same corporation. But all that has changed, thanks to the cloud. It's moved video conferencing well beyond the executive suite by allowing the technology to be used on any device that has a browser, from laptops and tablets to smartphones — and without the need for IT support.

With a cloud-based system, users can simply download the app to each device and then dial any contact by name. Check a person's presence status, just like in the office, and share documents. Plus, users can elect to have a video call ring to several devices and then decide which one to answer. With the ability to hold a virtual conference call of up to 24 participants, no matter how far-away the team is, they can work face-to-face from virtually anywhere. With subscription plans of all different sizes, video conferencing is now affordable for even the smallest business.

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Comprehensive Enterprise Mobile Management for iOS 8


Billed by Apple as the biggest iOS release ever, iOS 8 comes with updates to everyday Apple apps such as Messages and Photos, as well as new ways to share content and new connections between apps and devices.

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ESG: Mobile Workspaces Deliver the Optimum User Experience While Enabling Mobility and Productivity


Mobility is more than a product, a tool, or an individual piece of technology - it is a ubiquitous work style that transcends legacy IT by delivering apps, desktops, files, and services seamlessly to any user, on any device, over any network.

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Enterprise Collaboration Shouldn't Be a Pile of Legos


Now, as an IT professional, assembling and maintaining a Lego-like collaboration infrastructure isn't what you signed up for. Piecing together disparate systems of record for email, web meetings and other applications is about as painful as stepping on a pile of Legos. Download this white paper to learn how implementing a collaboration hub connects systems of record the easy way.

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Gartner Report: Best Practices for Choosing, Implementing and Using MDM and EMM


This research looks at the best practices and provides a step-by-step approach for mobile and security specialists.

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How 4 Customers Solved the Enterprise Mobility Challenge


Managing mobile devices, data and all types of apps—Windows, datacenter, web and native mobile—through a single solution.

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How SevOne Is Revolutionizing the Telecom Industry


A number of the world’s leading CSPs use SevOne to ensure network up-time, reduce customer churn, improve capacity projections, and manage the health of their rapidly growing infrastructure.

Communication Service Providers (CSPs) – including traditional telecom, wireless, Internet, and cable providers – face considerable challenges when managing the performance of their infrastructure:
• Increased network congestion due to an explosion of video and voice traffic from always-on, intelligent user equipment
• Complex environments – such as CDMA and GSM networks–that require support for a vast number of vendors, devices, standards, and protocols
• Converged fixed and mobile infrastructures with highly distributed network elements



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Jump Start Mobile Productivity with MDM and Secure File Sharing


Both products are included in XenMobile Enterprise.

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Nordics Special - Beyond the Hype: The Truth Behind GBS, What it Means and How to Achieve it


Companies in the Nordic region are leaders in innovation and key drivers of change within the marketplace. In this article we’ll look at Global Business Services (GBS) as a business strategy that’s being put forward as being an important piece of the next-phase recovery jigsaw, and how organisations in the region are progressing with GBS deployment.



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Salesforce1 Lightning App Builder Demo


Now, anyone can quickly and easily build apps that run on any device, all without writing a single line of code. Watch the video to see how.

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Salesforce1 Platform Lightning Connect Feature Demo


Quickly integrate legacy data from Oracle, SAP, or others, with customer data using point and click tools in minutes, not months. Lightning Connect is flexible and dynamic, allowing you to streamline your business by automating business processes like onboarding, products and pricing, and quote to cash. Watch the video to see how.

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Salesforce1 Platform Lightning Process Builder Feature Demo


Automate everything in your business from repetitive tasks such as daily email reminders, task assignment and approval submissions, to more complex processes like employee onboarding, equipment inspections and new product introductions with the new Lightning Process Builder from the Salesforce1 Platform. Watch the video to see how.

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Salesforce1 Platform With Lightning Overview Demo


See what you could do with the new APIs and mobile services from the Salesforce1 Platform. Watch the video now!

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The 2015 Contact Center Buyer's Bundle + 9 Questions for Choosing the Right Contact Center Software


The 2015 Contact Center Buyer's Bundle brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your contact center strategies and related decisions. The bundle includes the following assets and reports to insure that you get the most out of your contact center research:
  • 9 Questions for Choosing the Right Contact Center Software
  • Have You Earned Your Customers' Trust?
  • The Top 5 Steps to Workforce Management Success
  • Mapping the Customer Journey for Success
  • Transforming the Customer Experience: How Four Contact Centers Did It Successfully
  • Dispelling 7 Myths of Cloud-Based Contact Centers


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The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Mobile Management


Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) professionals face a difficult mandate: Enable the workforce to navigate the ever-changing landscape of mobile scenarios while continually ensuring that their company's compliance and security needs are met. Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions are effective tools to help deliver on this mandate and provide applications and resources to employee devices without sacrificing employee productivity.

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The New Economics of Video Conferencing: Now Affordable Anywhere, Anytime With Anyone


Video conferencing is the latest cloud trend — it removes the need for high-priced infrastructure and ongoing maintenance, while allowing technology to be deployed quickly and easily.

Cloud-based video conferencing isn't simply about providing traditional services at a lower cost. The new value comes from unleashing video conferencing to whole new groups of people who were never able to access the technology before, like remote workers and contractors, because it accommodates the way people want to work today. There is no tricky setup — the systems can be accessed on a large HD screen in a meeting room or on a laptop, tablet or smartphone. And rather than restrict video conferencing to a small group of internal employees, the cloud model lets partners and outside consultants join a meeting by merely logging in online and clicking a button— there are no complicated log-on numbers, firewall issues, and/or obstacles that had made on-premises video conferencing so difficult to use.

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The Mobile Strategy Video Series The Impact of Mobile on Business and IT


Among the topics discussed in this video:
  • Top use cases for mobile apps
  • Criteria for choosing a mobile platform
  • The importance of rich APIs for mobile development
  • Back-office integration issues
  • Best practices for managing identity in the mobile environment
  • The pros and cons of building apps in-house or at an agency


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5 Advantages of Mobile for Customer Service


Companies who use a customer engagement platform enable every employee across the organization to engage with each other and its customers like never before. Mobile connects your field service reps to your contact center, your managers to the data they need to make decisions, and your department to the rest of the company. So how does mobile technology really impact a customer service department?

Download this eBook to learn more!

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Apptix - Hosted Business Solutions


Want your business to stay connected? Turn to Apptix. Over 500,000 users worldwide trust Apptix for their cloud-based business communication, collaboration and infrastructure needs. Communication offerings include Microsoft® Exchange and Hosted Business VoIP. For collaboration needs there are dedicated or multi-tenant Microsoft SharePoint. Infrastructure tools include Servers on Demand and Desktop Backup.
  • Low cost-of-ownership and predictable monthly costs
  • Rapid deployment and ease of management
  • “Anytime, anywhere” on-demand access to corporate data and communication capabilities
For the most reliable, secure, and relevant hosted services, choose Apptix now.

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Cloud-Based Enterprise Backup


Cost-effective. Simple. Secure. Apptix is the first hoster to leverage Simpana 10, the powerful backup software solution with an industry-leading Cloud infrastructure. Back up your company data the right way with advanced functionality, off-site storage, and customized retention periods. All users are empowered to protect, manage, and access their stored data in the event of infrastructure loss, network outages, compliance concerns, or eDiscovery.
  • Enterprise backup and recovery – Store data from any kind of server
  • Encryption and security – Backed-up data is protected during transfer and at rest
  • Aligns with HIPAA regulatory standards – Helps healthcare organizations stay in compliance and avoid costly fees
77%. That's how much enterprise backup can reduce the time it takes to find and retrieve data over other traditional methods.

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Comprehensive Rural Coverage is Possible: BT's Experience


Achieving good coverage in rural areas is a real challenge in Eastern Europe and there are few examples of providing that kind of coverage. Since 2010 however, VT have worked with the local council in Cornwall, one of the most remote areas of England, to connect more than 90% with fibre. We spoke with Ranulf Scarbrough, Director - Cornwall Superfast Broadband Programme at BT about how they achieved this and how they measured the impact of their programme.



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Hosted VoIP for Business


Communication. In today's fast-paced, social-media driven landscape it is the lifeblood of any organization, keeping your customers, partners, investors, and others connected. Hosted Voiceover Internet Protocol sets up your phone system in the Cloud in a secure data center. Take advantage of the superior quality, high cost savings, unmatched reliability, and powerful features including state-of-the-art telephony.
  • Users have total control with easy-to-use interfaces
  • Systems are completely scalable – Add extensions, upgrade to hi-def and more
  • Disaster recovery/business continuity – Regionally diverse datacenters ensure fewer interruptions
Whether your business is working with an existing PBX or looking to overhaul its entire phone system, Apptix's enterprise level solutions can bring you thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars in savings every month.

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Servers on Demand


Whether you're building a start-up or trying to keep technology up and running for a large organization, get the computing power you need fast with Cloud-based Servers on Demand from Apptix. Having the right server resources in place means that you can scale and optimize your IT environment to match your specific requirements.
  • Rapid deployment – Turn services on and off as you need them
  • Pay just for what you use – Annual and month-to-month rates with no long-term commitment
  • Automated recovery – In the event of computing failures
Develop virtual environments using virtualized networking, security, storage, and management to optimize your solution beyond the server.

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The Definitive Guide to Sharing Mobile Maps for Utilities


In the utilities sector, sharing timely and accurate field information is vital. Every day, you must get the latest utility maps, blueprints or CAD drawings to hundreds of field crew personnel, managers and subcontractors across dozens of departments, from water, gas and electrical to sidewalks, streets and sewage.

This guide shows you how the following utilities stakeholders are using mobile data collection to quickly and easily share project data:
  1. Field Crews
  2. Management
  3. IT Departments
  4. Engineers and CAD Users
  5. GIS Analysts and Managers


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5 Essential Steps to Sustainable PCI DSS Compliance


For many companies, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance seems so daunting and complex that they only follow the letter of the regulations, without focusing on the subtle areas that provide the most protection. This eBook describes the five “must-do” steps that help assure the effectiveness of a company's PCI DSS compliance program.

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Customer Analytics: Making Big Data Work for the Marketer


Marketers that successfully bring together customer data captured through offline (in-store) and digital (e.g. web and social media) channels excel in optimizing marketing campaign results. This report introduces insights-driven marketers and illustrates the activities and technology enablers that they use to establish and nurture a data-driven marketing infrastructure.

Report Highlights:
  • 70% of marketers are using seven channels to target customers in cross-channel campaigns.
  • Successful cross-channel marketers integrate digital and offline data across multiple systems.
  • Marketers that segment the customer base enjoy 6 times great NPS than those that don't.


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Get Smart: Advanced Analytics Applied to Big Data


The best teams are greater than the sum of their parts. Such is the case for the pairing of advanced analytics and big data. Aberdeen took its pool of 681 respondents to the 2014 Business Analytics survey and identified organizations that had invested in both advanced analytics and big data capabilities. These 125 organizations (hereafter referred to as advanced data organizations) demonstrate how to get the most value out of big data.

Report Highlights:
  • The fast tools advanced minds want and need
  • More pervasive analytics in the C-suite
  • More pervasive analytics at the line of business


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Hadoop-Enabled Analytics: The Elephant Enlightens the Blind Men


For any organization operating in a complex data environment, the challenges associated with managing Big Data are substantial, but the opportunities for game-changing insight are lying just under the surface. This report explores how companies are combining analytical tools and activities with the distributed files system for Big Data known as Hadoop, in order to extract more business value from their disparate data environments.

Report Highlights:
  • 71% of Hadoop users are combining visualization capabilities with Hadoop.
  • 42% of Hadoop users cite the need to use unstructured data as their top objective of implementation.
  • Hadoop users are 2.4 times more likely to use location/geospatial data on a frequent basis.
Download this report and learn how to extract more business value from your disparate data environments today.

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Insider Threat: Three Activities to Worry About, Five Ways They're Allowed to Happen and What to Do


Business leaders these days can hear quite a lot about insider threat, but what does this term really mean? Is it really worthy of executive-level attention? Why do some trusted insiders do bad things, and how do many organizations allow those bad things to happen? Most importantly, how can organizations leverage visibility into end-user behavior with Big Data, business intelligence and advanced analytics, to detect and prevent insider misuse?

Report Highlights:
  • Motivation and opportunity: why some insiders do bad things, and five ways many organizations allow those bad things to happen.
  • From FBI Counter-intelligence on the insider threat: some specific behaviors that can indicate an insider may be “breaking bad”.
  • How organizations can integrate visibility into end-user behaviors with Big Data analytics to detect and prevent insider misuse.


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Securing Your Future in the Cloud


To help your organization be the one that does things right, here are 10 questions to consider asking potential cloud vendors, as well as what to look for in their answers.

Asking these questions should be part of the due diligence process in evaluating the security practice of a cloud provider. Getting satisfactory answers will help in the decision-making process of selecting the best provider for you.

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The Benefits of Effective Process Distribution


The white paper addresses a clear and consistent approach to design and implementation of a distributed computing system. It highlights the challenges and benefits of distributed computing, analyzes the attributes of an effective distributed system, and covers basic distributed architecture types.

«The Benefits of Effective Process Distribution» is a practical guide on what should be taken into consideration to get the most out of distributed computing. It will be helpful for businesses that give a serious consideration to system maintenance and security and look for an efficient and reliable data exchange mechanism.



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Top 3 Impacts of Monitoring SDNs


Software Defined Networking. SDN. It’s difficult to find a bigger buzzword in the industry today.

By architecturally separating the control plane (the brains in a network device), from the forwarding plane (the muscle moving packets around), the networking industry is looking to help IT personnel build networks capable of being configured and reconfigured instantaneously for increased business agility.

Different vendors are bringing varied strategies to how SDN-based infrastructures are deployed. These differences can be confusing. However, a recent study by Infonetics Research shows that 87% of enterprises in North America intend to have SDN live in their infrastructures by 2016.

With the level of adoption forecasted, no matter the technologies or vendors in your SDN stack of choice, or whether the resources are on premise or in public clouds, now is the time to start thinking about how the shift to SDN can impact the day-to-day performance monitoring of your infrastructure.



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Storage Considerations for SharePoint Backups


Backup and Restore of a SharePoint environment can be a complex endeavor as the product consists of multiple components running at various tiers, each with their own backup and restore requirements. In addition, SharePoint documents are stored as Binary Large Objects (BLOBs) in Microsoft SQL Server, which can consume a large amount of expensive high-speed disk. Finding space to backup all of that data on a regular basis and provide for aggressive Service Level Agreements can subsequently be a challenging task. This storage issue causes a greater burden if you have to keep backups stored for a lengthy amount time. This webinar focuses on the storage aspects of SharePoint Backup and Restore, outlining how concepts like Shredded Storage work and examining advanced concepts such as Remote BLOB Storage and ways to reduce your overall backup storage footprint for SharePoint and even attain faster backup speeds.

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The FDA are Taking Cybersecurity in Medical Devices Seriously and So Should You


Medical devices are undergoing a technical transformation in terms of software, interconnectivity and interoperability. This increase of function comes with an increase in risk from cybersecurity threats which puts not only the patients with medical devices potentially at risk, but has wider implications for connected digital infrastructure too. The safety, security and privacy of patients must be protected and the providers of software for medical devices must work with regulators and the wider industry to ensure this.



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Building a Scalable & Profitable SaaS Product


Building a successful SaaS product is no more measured by the technical quality alone but rather the entire systems capability to help the ISVs run efficiently. The three areas (Business Management, Customer Service and Product Engineering) that we will discuss in this whitepaper are often overlooked by SaaS companies due to time and budget constraints. The idea behind this whitepaper is to explain the challenges that ISVs go through and the reasons behind why ISVs should think through these areas as they build their product. We hope you find this white paper informative towards building a scalable and profitable SaaS product.



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Five DLP Tips from Security Executives


This research paper examines the findings from a new study on DLP by Symantec. The goal of the study is to understand how DLP programs impact the effectiveness of security executives, while also protecting corporate data.

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How to Use Public and Private Clouds to Transform Your Backup Environment


Join Seagate Cloud Systems and Solutions' Michael de la Torre and Matthew Seeley to learn how real companies have put legacy systems under one coherent umbrella:
  • How to address multiple sites with a mix of different hardware, software, and physical and virtual machines
  • How to handle international locations when you need to make use of multiple clouds and multiple partners
  • How to maximize time and energy savings and make the decision to buy or build
Our presenters will help you understand the total cost of ownership of your different options and how to build backup solutions that optimize your technology, people, time, and money.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9 a.m. PDT / 12 noon EDT

Speakers

Michael de la Torre
Vice President Strategy
Seagate Cloud Systems and Solutions

Michael de la Torre has expertise in leading high-performing product management, marketing, strategy, and product development teams in the cloud computing and IT managed services markets. Prior to joining Seagate CSS, Michael was VP of Product Management, Recovery Services at SunGard Availability Services.

Matthew Seeley
Sr. Solutions Engineer
Seagate Cloud Systems and Solutions

Matthew Seeley is a senior solutions engineer at Seagate CSS. Matt helps customers understand how to leverage Seagate's EVault cloud for data protection as well as understand backup, archiving, OpenStack storage, gateways for cloud storage, DRaaS, endpoint protection, SaaS, and IaaS and delivery of these solutions. He works with all the major software solutions for both public and private cloud platforms. His previous experience includes senior technical positions at EMC and Rackspace.

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SANS Report - Breaches Happen: Be Prepared


This paper describes how to start with improved malware reporting and gateway monitoring and how to combine this output with security intelligence from both internal and external resources. Forward thinking organizations use these and other techniques promoted by frameworks such as the Critical Security Controls. The key is to—as quickly as possible—detect hostile activity, identify and locate affected systems and devices, and respond appropriately.

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Symantec Intelligence Report: September 2014


Read this report to learn more about:
  • Targeted Attacks and Data Breaches
  • Malware Tactics
  • Social Media and Mobile Threats
  • Phishing, Spam and Email Threats


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Explore Features & Functionality Powering Successful B2B eCommerce Websites


Are you offering the kind of purchasing features customers want?

Today’s B2B customer is a savvy one and they expect a B2C like experience, but with all the added business requirements unique to B2B eCommerce. B2B eCommerce sites need to have functionality that connects the operations side of their business to an efficient and accurate online store. B2B companies have a need to migrate offline processes to their online environment and to seamlessly integrate their eCommerce site with current data and to support specific customer business requirements. In addition, they typically require a multi-level solution to support business customers such as wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers while still respecting distribution channels.

Download our “What Makes B2B eCommerce Unique” interactive video series to explore features and functionality that successful B2B companies have implemented to effectively engage their online customers, improve efficiency and drive sales!



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Best Practices for Mobile Application Lifecycle Management


Home-grown enterprise apps improve productivity, business partnerships, customer satisfaction and bottom-line performance.

Mobile Application Lifecycle Management (MALM) is the key to ensuring the protection of apps and associated data by integrating security throughout the end to end process. Download this white paper to learn how to address:
  1. Proactive application security best practices
  2. Embedded device compliance
  3. Single sign-on support
  4. Data Loss Prevention (DLP) controls


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Getting Ahead of the Compliance Curve


Compliance is a fast-moving target, and it's getting harder to keep up. In a survey by IT Policy Compliance Group, a consortium dedicated to helping IT security professionals meet policy and compliance goals, 70 percent of all respondents reported being subject to multiple regulatory compliance mandates, as well as contractual obligations and industry standards.

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Protecting Your Website With Always On SSL


This white paper discusses the imperative need for Always On SSL, and the steps you can take to deliver end-to-end protection for your users. It also includes detailed accounts of four organizations – Facebook, Google, PayPal and Twitter – that are leading the way with Always On SSL in a cooperative effort to make the Internet more secure.

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Simplify SSL Certificate Management Across the Enterprise


This white paper provides five simple steps for IT professionals to take control of SSL certificates across the enterprise, and recommendations for a management platform for full visibility and single-point of control for these certificates throughout their lifecycle.

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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
  • How Mobile Management Services Fill a Critical Security Need
  • The ABCs of Mobile Device Management
  • Taking Windows Mobile on any Device


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Windows 8 Crashing? How To Easily Troubleshoot Blue Screen & Other Issues


Most blue screens and application crashes aren’t Windows’ fault — but they sure are frustrating! These tips will help you identify exactly what’s wrong with your PC and fix it.



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HP OpenStack® Technology Breaking the Enterprise Barrier


If you are a CTO, data center administrator, systems architect, or an IT professional looking for an enterprise-grade, hybrid delivery cloud computing solution that's open, trusted, and reliable, we wrote this book for you.

HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information you agree to be contacted by HP on topics of interest. Before deciding please review HP's privacy statement.

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Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Virtualization and Cloud Management Solution, 201314


The role and purpose of IT in an organization is undergoing significant change, driven by the need for businesses to become more agile and have greater control over cost levers when using technology. This transformation of IT involves many different aspects, not all of which are technology-related, but the one thing they all share is that IT modernization is about making changes to meet the current and future demands of business. This report provides a side-by-side comparison of leading virtualization and cloud management solutions, looking at IT modernization from a data center infrastructure perspective, with the findings delivered as the Ovum Decision Matrix (ODM). It considers the significance of management in the virtualization and cloud environments and how this influences the way in which technology is deployed, used, and controlled.

HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information you agree to be contacted by HP on topics of interest. Before deciding please review HP's privacy statement.

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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
  • The Modern Marketer's Guide to Getting the Most Out of Video
  • From Information to Insights: Understanding Big Data Online
  • Marketing Got Complicated


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Millennials as Brand Advocates - New Research Study Results


Traditional marketing tactics don’t cut it when you're trying to share your brand story with social-savvy millennials. In fact, a new SocialChorus research study of over 500 millennials reveals that only 6% of millennials consider online advertising to be a trusted source for product information. So how do you reach this ad-averse group? Download this report to learn:
  • How millennials prefer to interact with brands (hint: they’ve mastered tuning out your social advertising)
  • Who 95% of millennials trust for product information
  • How to power millennials to advocate for your brand and share your story with their peers


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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:
  • PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition
  • The Future of Backup as a Data Protection Strategy
  • Adapting Security to the Cloud
  • The Heartbleed Bug: How To Protect Your Business with Symantec


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A Crossroads for Windows XP Users: Windows 7 or Windows 8?


Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP (or Office 2003), so now it's decision time for many organizations. Remarkably, Windows XP in early 2014 still holds somewhere between 15% and 25% of the overall PC operating system market, depending on whose analysis you read.

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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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The Agile Business Analyst: How Much Is Enough?


The principles in this white paper help you introduce greater predictability into your own Agile requirements activities, both individually and across your organization. As you start to apply these ideas and pose these questions, you'll likely see certain patterns emerge that will help you establish your own set of practices that make Agile work for you.

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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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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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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 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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Complete Guide to B2B Email Marketing


The Complete Guide to B2B Email Marketing will walk you through the entire process of creating effective, targeted email campaigns — from planning and designing to sending and optimizing — in six straightforward steps. With this guide you'll learn:
  • Important information on email deliverability and avoiding spam folders
  • Design tips for clean, attractive templates
  • Best practices for writing compelling, personalized messages
  • How to find your perfect email send time


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The Definitive Guide to Employee Advocate Marketing


Employee-shared content increases reach 10x and engagement 8x. That's why leading brands are launching Employee Advocate Marketing programs to drive the marketing metrics they care about most, including increased awareness, social engagement and new customers.

But what are the steps they took to launch a successful program? Download this guide and step-by-step checklist for everything you need to know to launch an employee Advocate Marketing program.

In this guide you will learn:
  • The steps to launching an employee Advocate Marketing program
  • Proven best practices to grow your program
  • The recommended timeline and steps to ensure the program drives your goals


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Everything You Need To Know About Switching To A Chromebook


Like any device, Chromebooks have their advantages and their disadvantages.  Chromebooks are Google’s take on the laptop. They run a slimmed-down operating system optimized for getting on the web with just the Chrome browser and Chrome apps. If you can do everything in your browser with web-based services and online storage, you can switch to a Chromebook.

Many Chromebook users haven’t actually “switched” to a Chromebook — they’ve purchased a Chromebook as an additional device, not one that replaces their current computer entirely. A Chromebook is the simple laptop you pick up when you need to browse the web, watch videos, type emails, write documents, and do other things you can accomplish in a browser. But let’s assume you actually want to switch to a Chromebook.



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