Making the Move to a Cloud-Based IT Service Management (ITSM) Platform

Today's mature cloud-based ITSM solutions can give you the flexibility and agility you need - without sacrificing security, stability or performance. In this THINKstrategies, Inc. white paper, you'll learn why businesses are moving to cloud-based ITSM and the advantages they've achieved. Explore how this innovative approach to IT management might be right for your organization.
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Enhance the Way Your Users View BIRT Designs

View this 30 minute TechTalk to learn how the newly launched BIRT Viewer Toolkit renders BIRT-based data visualizations and reports in a more powerful and user-friendly way, enhancing the experience for your internal users or in your externally-facing application.
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The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms



In their 72-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, Forrester identifies the 11 most significant software providers in the category, including Actuate. The report details findings about how well each vendor fulfills criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help application development and delivery professionals select the right partner for their enterprise BI platforms.
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Security Essentials for CIO’s: Enabling Mobility

It's not easy being today's CIO. As growing numbers of employees bring their own computing devices to work, CIOs are faced with a tough choice: Find a secure way to let employees conduct business on their own devices - or simply say no. If you'd rather say yes, read the article to learn how IBM balances openness and risk management in the enterprise mobile workplace. You'll take away five steps to consider when embarking on a "bring your own device" (BYOD) program.
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Top 5 Malware Trends for 2014 and How to Combat Them

In 2014, hackers and cyber thieves will continue to change their tactics, using new exploits to infect systems and steal data. This Executive Brief discusses the top five malware trends to keep an eye out for in 2014 and how Webroot SecureAnywhere can provide the endpoint protection that companies will need to be safe in 2014.
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Storage: Economics Remains Crucial

IT managers and industry experts talk a lot about performance and capacity, but those are often only replacement terms for the real issue: economics. Storage decisions are only necessary because of economics -- otherwise all data would be stored in main memory. With the data avalanche always looming and growing, two key trends are critical: simply storing less, and then tiering or caching what is ultimately stored.
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SharePoint In The Cloud: Environment Management and Complex Application Integration

SharePoint comes with collaboration capabilities that allow organizations to address their business needs. Unfortunately, SharePoint's advantages come with a number of challenges and pain points. Combining SharePoint with Skytap Cloud eliminates many challenges, especially those related to dev/test. Download the white paper to learn more about how we make SharePoint development and testing easier.
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Accelerate Software Development with DevOps and Hybrid Cloud

Agile methodologies give development and test teams the ability to build software at a faster rate than ever before. Combining DevOps with hybrid cloud architectures give teams not just the principles, but also the technology necessary to achieve their goals. By combining hybrid cloud and DevOps:

- IT departments maintain control, visibility, and security
- Dev/test teams remain agile and collaborative
- Organizational barriers are broken down
- Innovation and automation can thrive

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Cloud-Enabled Software Development and Testing: Putting the Agile into the Infrastructure

Great software has changed our world. In order to thrive in today's market, your organization must be more innovative than ever before. Agile development enables teams to build better software faster, but development teams are often limited by inelastic resources. To be truly agile, dev/test teams require elastic, automated, self-service resources that work with on-premise infrastructure. Download this white paper to learn more.
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Next-Generation Application Security

Today's high performance applications demand clean, efficient and secure code. Regardless of whether you and your team develop in C/C++, Java or C#, your code needs to be both reliable and secure. In years past, most development teams worried about the cleanliness of their code, but they rarely worried about code security. And if they did look out for security, it was often not during the development process. Learn how software development teams are turning analysis and code review into a holistic process that combines code verification and efficiency with security and other processes into one, streamlined system. Learn how this streamlined software development process can help boost the security and reliability of your code while making the work of development easier and more efficient.
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Simplify and consolidate data protection for better business results

Is your storage management solution making your life easier or more difficult? In a world where 32 percent of IT budgets are eaten up by labor costs, storage is one of the main culprits: today's storage solutions often require additional expert administration due to their complexity and the sheer volume of data being handled. With the right storage management solution in place, you can take steps to manage complexity and free up more of your budget to go where it's really needed. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Operations Center is a next-generation graphical user interface that provides advanced visualization, built-in analytics, and integrated workflow automation features that leapfrog traditional backup user interfaces, dramatically simplifying the backup administration process.
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Save your Data while Saving your Budget: Bottom-line benefits of Cloud-Connected™ Backup and Recovery

How can you improve data protection in your organization while reducing your overall budget? Simply, with a cloud-connected (hybrid) backup and recovery strategy that helps you move from a capital-intensive backup model to a pay-as-you go structure that provides better data security in day-to-day operations and faster recovery if disaster strikes.

Join presenters Eric Jewett, Microsoft Worldwide Director, Windows Azure Enterprise Strategy, and David A. Chapa, EVault Chief Technology Evangelist, to learn how cloud-connected can help your IT organization do more with less.

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Building a Better Network Security Strategy

In today's global, always-on world, network security is crucial. Enterprises need to ensure that employees accessing their networks are secure at all times. A comprehensive network security solution needs to include a number of factors, including network reliability, resources for managing the network, network features and functions, and full integration. This Slashdot Pulse offers insight into IT professionals who currently manage network security, giving readers a glimpse into real-word security plans and tactics.
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Surviving the technical security crisis

As new threats emerge every day, the need for qualified security staff is growing. But there aren't enough people with technical security skills to go around. That gap is leaving organizations exposed. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by IBM, 92% of security leaders said that staffing issues contribute to heightened levels of risk.
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The evolution of business resiliency management

A white paper details IBM's approach to planning, managing and executing business resilience and continuity across six defined layers of resilience. It also covers recent trends and best practices used in today's evolving business resiliency management programs, as well as IBM's portfolio of business continuity and resiliency services.
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