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2014 Media Growth Study - An Excerpt


Produced in partnership with JEGI, this report is built around a survey of over 339 executives (79% C-level) in addition to a number of interviews to provide context around the numbers. 

This 23-page report is primarily focused on the question of growth; how are media companies evolving, investing and acquiring to position themselves for growth over the next 12-24 months?

Key areas of inquiry include;

  • What are the top drivers of growth?
  • Which systemic barriers are the greatest challenge to growth?
  • What are the internal barriers?
  • What kinds of company are they targeting?
  • What value are acquisitions targeting - profit or innovation?
  • How are new product ideas sourced?
  • What is most likely to derail a new product effort?


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The Essentials of CRM - Free Kit


The Essentials of CRM, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your CRM related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your CRM research:
  • 4 Common Customer Challenges -- and How Customer Support Communities Can Solve Them
  • CRM Comparison Chart
  • Customer Engagement Analytics: How to Use Data to Create (and Keep) Happy Customers
  • Free eGuide: Mobile Engagement: What Consumers Really Think


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Don't Let Unsecured Faxing Be Your Data Security Weak Point


Organizations are investing more time and resources these days focused on network security and protecting sensitive data, both in transit and at rest.  Mark Malone, a fax industry veteran, raises important questions and considerations that organizations need to make when choosing a secure fax solution.  Are your faxes encrypted at rest? Are all of your interconnections between your fax solution and other components secure?  The answers to these and other important questions can mean the difference between meeting compliance regulations and risking data breaches – and fines.



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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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Executive Planning for the Evolving Data Center


Integrated Computing Platforms (ICPs), private cloud computing, and public cloud services all leverage virtualization to achieve a number of IT and business goals, including increased ROI, reduced OpEx, and business process improvement. Now more than ever, it makes sense to explore the benefits of ICPs.

Find expert data center considerations here.

Sponsored by: HP and Intel® Xeon® processor

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

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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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Pricing Technology: Seven Myths and Outdated Beliefs That Are Causing Companies to Fall Further and Further Behind


  • Why aren't these companies using pricing technology?
  • What are the factors that have been holding them back?
  • What do the technology users know that others may not?
It seems that the holdout companies are being held back by perspectives and views that may have been accurate just a few years ago, but have since been nullified by technological evolution and advancement.

Download this new PricingBrew report to learn about 7 common and costly myths that keep holdout companies from improving their pricing performance and gain a competitive advantage.

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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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The Next Phase of Virtualization for Dummies


The only real solution is also the ideal solution: a coherent infrastructure designed from the ground up to conduct all operations from a single view. This level of simplicity yields tremendous efficiency and agility—a true competitive advantage.

Comprehensive virtualization guidance is yours.

Sponsored by: HP and Intel® Xeon® processor

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

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iPad For Dummies, Portable Edition -- FREE eBook (usually $6.99) offer ENDS 10/22/14!


Part iPod touch, part MacBook, part e-Reader, the iPad combines the best of your favorite gadgets into one ultra-portable touch device. From sending e-mail and surfing the web to taking pictures, watching and recording videos, playing games, downloading apps, and so much more, the fun begins right here with this friendly For Dummies guide.

  • Magic touch — navigate the multitouch screen, use the onscreen keyboard, and e-mail and surf the web with just the touch of a finger
  • Picture perfect — turn your iPad into a digital picture frame, add cool effects to your photos, and make FaceTime video calls
  • Get rhythm — organize your music collection, listen to your favorite tunes, and create cool custom playlists
  • All those apps — download the latest apps, keep them up to date, and indulge your interests with games, e-books, and more


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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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7 Signs You're on the Road to Real-Time ERP


ERP systems have become a core component of every substantial enterprise, but they are largely unprepared for this new role as the real-time operational core. Historically, computerization in business served to automate previously paper-based transactions. The primary role of ERP has been to record and tabulate those core transactions in a reliable, auditable manner. There were occasions when introducing ERP also brought change, for example when re-engineering a process enabled cost reduction and efficiency gains through eliminating unnecessary steps.

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Automated Configuration Management: Why it Matters and How to Get Started


Configuration management is a critical cornerstone of IT automation, providing tools that allow you to centrally manage the packages, configuration files, process state, firewall rules and other settings that equip servers to do their assigned jobs. Without automated configuration management, you do all these tasks manually, or with handwritten scripts. It's time-consuming, and prone to human error.

Configuration management is also about making any changes to the system in an organized way so that your servers are modified deliberately and correctly, while accounting for relationships between system components.

People often talk about configuration management as if it referred only to compute servers. But it's also about managing network devices, storage, and the applications you're running. So really, you can think of configuration management in IT as making sure all the machines in your data center — and in the cloud, too — are equipped to do the jobs they're supposed to do, that they're actually doing those jobs, and that the overall system is functioning well to run the applications that serve the business.

In this comprehensive 10-page guide, you'll learn all about automated configuration management, including:
  • Why your company needs automated configuration management
  • The risks of not implementing automated configuration management
  • How to evaluate configuration management tools and get started


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Characteristics of a Successful DevOps Team


Here's a checklist that's food for thought and fuel for future improvement!

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Continuous Delivery: What It Is and How to Get Started


This introductory eBook reveals:
  • What continuous delivery is: Learn about the differences and connections between continuous delivery, continuous integration and continuous deployment.
  • Why continuous delivery matters: Learn how continuous delivery practices can benefit developers, sysadmins and business managers.
  • The practice of continuous delivery: Learn about the cultural and technical changes you need to make to adopt continuous delivery practices.
  • The tools of continuous delivery: Learn about common tools required to run a smooth pipeline from the developer's keyboard to deployment.
  • Resources for continuous delivery: Get a list of resources—from developer workflow tools to modules — that will help your teams de-stress and get more agile with continuous delivery.
Start learning about how continuous delivery can help you smooth out your deployments, de-stress your sysadmins and developers, and stay competitive in the market.

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Identifying Your SharePoint Replication Problem


Organizations with remote or global field offices are finding that despite massive growth in collaboration and content sharing, speed and accessibility has been decreasing. And that means less productivity for your organization. The solution is replication. Join SharePoint expert, Ron Charity as he walks IT professionals through a cursory overview of what replication is, how to identify replication as a solution, best practices for technical solutions and operational activities required to sustain a replication solution.

Speakers:

Ron Charity
Enterprise Architect

Matthew Valleskey
Director, Product Marketing Metalogix

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The 8 Ways Outdated ERP Damages Your Business: How Cloud ERP Creates Competitive Advantage


Technology has transformed the broader world of business software and consumer applications. Workers now interact through mobile devices and social media, and applications are increasingly connected together over the web. But many ERP deployments have remained oblivious to these tectonic changes—it's as if the iPhone was never invented, social media was a futuristic concept and connecting ERP to web channels was a kooky concept for the dabbling few.

On-premise ERP systems like Sage, Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains), SAP and Oracle Financials have locked businesses onto a treadmill with annual maintenance fees of more than 20% for the right to make a support call and download the latest software—but what good is it if you can't upgrade your ERP deployment to take advantage of change and keep your business running efficiently?

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The 3 Most Important Aspects of Perimeter Security and Identity


Join David McNeely, Vice President of Strategy for Centrify and Koroush Saraf - Senior Director, Product Management at Fortinet for this on-demand presentation and demonstration in which you'll learn how you can:
  • Centrally manage access to on-site and cloud apps
  • Secure and manage macs and mobile devices from AD
  • Provide single sign-on to all apps and devices
  • Secure access to enterprise wired and wireless networks
  • Leverage security policy tied to AD groups and roles


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Windows 10 Hands-On: A Good Start


The real Windows is back. Recently, Microsoft showed off the first preview build of Windows 10, which does away with the infamous Modern UI and brings back the Start menu, with a few new twists such as live tiles, scalable apps and virtual desktops.

The Start Menu has all the basic features Windows 7 users have come to expect, including a translucent background, shortcuts to your favorite apps, library folders and a search box. However, Microsoft has added a second pane to the Start Menu which contains live tiles that update with information like the weather or sports scores. The second pane appeared to function very much like the Start screen itself, as I dragged a calendar icon over from the left pane and watched it become a tile on the right side. You can drag any app you want to onto the right pane, but if it’s not live-tile enabled, it will just appear as a static shortcut tile.

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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10 Ways Wire Data Helps Conquer IT Complexity


With a robust wire data analytics solution, IT teams can automatically detect problems across the entire IT environment, spot data theft by flagging queries from untrusted sources, select unique pieces of transaction payloads to send to Splunk or another big data source, and more.

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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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Enterprise Mobility Management Big Bang Theory


How can IT keep up with the ever-expanding universe of mobility?

Enter Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), which encompasses all aspects of mobility that IT must secure and manage. Download this white paper to learn:
  1. How the demand for mobile security has changed
  2. What organizations of all sizes must do to balance access with security
  3. How to enable BYOD programs and be truly device-agnostic
  4. How to manage and secure apps--public and enterprise-developed applications


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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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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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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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Tip Card: Microsoft Office Keyboard Shortcuts


Did you know if you press F11 in any Excel cell, you can create a simple bar chart?

Only know part of a name or email address? In Outlook, press Ctrl+K and it will take what you enter and offer you a list of likely choice.

Want more shortcuts? Download this FREE tip card now!



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Ultimate Guide to Raspberry Pi OpenELEC Media Center


Most HTPC newbies do not want to maintain a full-scale HTPC. Nor do they want to spend big bucks to buy one. A typical home user also does not want to run other services and wants to just turn on the TV and start watching their movies or TV shows. If this sounds like you, download this book!  We’ll provide you access to some of the advanced features that will supercharge your Raspberry PI XBMC media center.



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GPS World


GPS World Industry leaders look to GPS World for continuous innovation in delivery of the freshest, most comprehensive GPS/GNSS-related news to high-level corporate managers, project and engineering managers, product designers, researchers, and system developers.

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5 Steps to Ensuring a Successful VoIP Migration


Many contact centers are realizing the increased flexibility and cost advantages of placing voice traffic on existing data networks. This migration allows increased efficiencies by managing only a single data network instead of separate voice and data networks. At the same time, VoIP reduces overhead associated with right-sizing two separate networks for peak utilization during heavy call volume and data consumption periods.

Find out the key steps to ensure a successful migration from legacy voice technology to VoIP in a contact center or enterprise environment.

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The Big Impact of Big Data on Affiliate Marketing


What's the big deal about BIG DATA? Well, it can change the way you build and leverage affiliate partnerships, and allow you to fully optimize your investment in the channel.

If you are relying on affiliate networks you have no access to vital data to manage affiliate processes such as tracking, reporting, and contracting. The affiliate networks own the data and control what brands you are able to see. You receive an incomplete view of conversion and performance data, and you are unable to track the true source of every lead across multiple channels.

So how could you manage your affiliate programs with the benefits of Big Data intelligence? Read this MarketingProfs whitepaper and learn how to:

  • Track every relevant data point
  • Create contract terms with affiliates
  • Evaluate your affiliate program by asking 10 questions
  • Achieve 50% return on ad spend like Advance Auto Parts
  • Realize a 10% increase in new customers and a 22% boost in product sales 


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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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Choosing a Cloud Provider with Confidence


Although cloud services offer enormous economic benefits, they also pose significant potential risks for enterprises that must safeguard corporate information assets while also complying with industry and government regulations. Download this paper to better understand where and when to use cloud solutions and the ways in which SSL can help you conduct business in the cloud with confidence.

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Creating an E-commerce Web Site


In this guide, you'll learn about what goes into creating your own Do-It-Yourself (DIY) e-commerce web site, from picking the right tools and services you'll need to create your web pages, to selecting the best hosting provider and payment solution to fit your business, to figuring out the best security for your site.

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E-commerce 101: A Guide to Successful Selling on the Web


The online economy is ripe with opportunity, but it's also rife with pitfalls that can trip up even the savviest business person. This guide reviews the basics of setting up, securing, and promoting your e-commerce site. With a little knowledge, you'll be well on your way to success in the online economy.

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Introduction to Web Analytics for E-Commerce: How to Track Activity to Optimize Your Web Site


Use this guide to understand the basics of what web analytics are and why they're important, what metrics you should track, and how you can use this information to optimize your site and encourage customers to visit often and buy more.

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SSL 101: A Guide to Fundamental Website Security


Given the number of people who experience or have heard about phishing and other Web-based scams, many Internet users don't feel comfortable sharing their personal details online. Fortunately, there is Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, a standard solution for protecting sensitive information online. But there's more to SSL than just basic safety. Read this guide to learn about what SSL does, how it works, and how it can help build credibility online.

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Securing Multiple Domains with SSL


Usually, one SSL certificate secures just one domain name or URL; however, some common situations are better handled with a type of certificate that allows multiple domains to be secured with just one certificate. Read this white paper to learn about typical situations where multiple domain certificates are the ideal solution, how multiple domain certificates work, and how to select the right multi-domain certificate for your needs.

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Stop Phishing: A Guide to Protecting Your Web Site Against Phishing Scams


If you have a website and do business online, you are probably at risk. Fortunately, there is an effective way to protect your customers, your company and your brand from phishing: SSL and Extended Validation (EV) SSL. In this guide, you'll learn more about Phishing and how SSL and EV SSL technology can help protect your site, your business and ultimately, your bottom line.

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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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It's A Hybrid Cloud World: Are You Managing Your Hybrid State?


Whether your company uses Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or deploys applications to a cloud platform, there is a high likelihood those services are connecting back to at least one resource in your data center. For example, enterprises using SaaS-based sales force automation software usually connect this application to their on-premises Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), finance, or eCommerce systems. That integration makes your environment a hybrid cloud, potentially exposing your company to vulnerabilities, increased costs, and operational challenges. Enterprises need to acknowledge this reality and start managing their hybrid state now, rather than viewing hybrid as some mythical future state when public cloud meets private cloud. Too late — you're already hybrid. In January 2014, HP commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the state of enterprise hybrid cloud environments and how they are being managed. Forrester developed a hypothesis that tested the assertion that enterprise IT operations teams struggle to recognize and manage this hybrid state — a hypothesis that was proven out.

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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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
  • Mobile Login Best Practices
  • Move Forward With Cloud and Mobile, Securely


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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 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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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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How to Use Your iPad as Your Only PC


Sometimes carrying your 1-pound iPad is just more convenient than toting around a 4-5-pound notebook. For many folks, your iPad can fulfill most of your laptop’s duties. If you’re the type that primarily uses your computer to browse the Web, work in word-processing programs or lightly edit photos, you may be able to ditch your laptop entirely. Here are a few tips and tricks to show you that your iPad could be the only PC you need.

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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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Learn 7 Tips from Virgin America for Building a Mobile Social Intranet on Salesforce1 Platform


In this recorded on-demand webinar, see how Virgin America uses a mobile social intranet to connect its teammates and how they make it easy to use.

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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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