The Convergence Of Reputational Risk and IT Outsourcing

Today, your company's digital presence is your reputation and your brand. But websites and other IT assets are vulnerable to security breaches, downtime and data loss - all of which can negatively affect your reputation and competitive position. Read this paper, commissioned by IBM with leading analyst Forrester to learn how IT security decision makers across the globe are doing more with less by outsourcing key security tasks.
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Transitioning Business Continuity To The Cloud

In the past, server, storage and data center redundancy were the only options that met corporate resilience objectives. Read this white paper to gain an understanding of the resiliency challenges facing organizations today and how you can transition to cloud-based resiliency.
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Successfully Managing VDI Services

This document offers an overview of F5(r) BIG-IP(r) system specific to support for heterogeneous virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) architectures that have unique challenges around performance, end-user experience, security and scalability. BIG-IP unites all the components required to make a complete and secure VDI services delivery solution in one integrated and consolidated platform that meets VDI challenges and to give organizations the flexibility, manageability, and agility necessary to meet user expectations of a physical desktop experience while being served virtually.
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Taking the Complexity Out of Single Sign-On with Active Directory

Providing SSO across applications deployed on heterogeneous platforms can lead IT organizations to implementing a complex set of interconnections between disparate solutions that are fragile and not easily adapted to support emerging technology and devices such as smart phones and tablets. This can become increasingly problematic for organizations seeking to deliver on the promise of IT as a Service (ITaaS). This paper examines how to implement Kerberos-based single sign-on with Active Directory across heterogeneous applications, while simultaneously providing flexible and highly scalable web access management.
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Overcoming the Real Challenges with VDI

VDI is network-usage heavy, requiring certain architectural elements, and suffering from performance and security issues. This paper examines the shortcomings of VDI and offers insight into solutions that enable you to unburden your IT infrastructure and gain the full value from your VDI implementation.
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HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8

The HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 Server series sets the standard for next generation 2U 2-socket rack servers. With improvements in serviceability, unmatched performance, enhanced configuration flexibility, and customer-inspired design, the DL380p Gen8 offers the perfect solution for the dynamic compute requirements of today's demanding data centers.
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IT PRO review

Part of HP's Project Voyager, the ProLiant DL360p Gen8 supports Intel's latest E5-2600 Xeon processors, and is targeted at businesses looking for a rack-dense package that can handle high-demand workloads. It also aims to take self-sufficiency to the next level by automatically managing its entire lifecycle.
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Implementing Adaptable Resilient VDI Deployments

VDI deployment is a worthy undertaking for reducing the desktop footprint, centralizing application administration, and covering licensing concerns. But it is a complex system that increases the network burden, and can require configuration efforts beyond normal workloads. Read this paper for important factors you should consider when planning to implement or improve upon a virtual desktop infrastructuere. Also learn about tools that can help to make deployment and network maintenance easier.
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5 Ways F5 Improves Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Implementations

Citrix brings a long and successful history of market-leading application access solutions from MetaFrame and Presentation Server to today's XenApp and XenDesktop for VDI. For as long as Citrix has been delivering application access, F5 has been delivering market-leading application delivery solutions. With demand for VDI solutions growing, performance, security, and reliability are paramount to successfully delivering VDI and applications over a variety of networks to myriad device types. This paper examines how F5's market-leading ADC technology and solutions improve the reliability, performance, and security of Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop and reduces the complexity and deployment cycle time, improves the scalability of VDI-related services, and enhances the mobility of users and operations alike.
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Source Business Technology Resiliency Capabilities

The skills and expertise required to stay on top of trends, industry best practices, and the latest technologies while juggling many other competing priorities can drain your IT resources. Read this Forrester Research Inc. report to learn how outsourcing your organization's business resiliency planning, strategy, and program design can be a highly cost effective, efficient option.
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Cloud-based data backup: A buyer’s guide – How to choose a third-party provider for development, management of your data backup solution

Many IT executive view cloud computing as an attractive platform for data backup. They know cloud can help protect business-critical data and provide near-ubiquitous information access. But while having a cloud-based solution is valuable, developing one in-house is tricky. That's why many organizations want to contract with a third-party cloud provider for cloud-based data backup. Read this buyer's guide to learn how to choose a provider to suit your business needs.
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The Risks of Using Spreadsheets for Statistical Analysis

Spreadsheets are widely used for statistical analysis; and while they are incredibly useful tools, they are useful only to a certain point. When used for a task they're not designed to perform, or for a task at or beyond the limit of their capabilities, spreadsheets can actually be dangerous. This paper presents some points you should consider if you use, or plan to use, a spreadsheet to perform statistical analysis. It also describes an alternative that in many cases will be more suitable.
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DevOps: Why IT Operations Managers Should Care About the Cloud

The cloud holds the power to transform and redefine development and operations—a process that is becoming known as DevOps. This IBM-sponsored, Frost & Sullivan IBM executive brief defines DevOps and examines how the new process can benefit IT operations by streamlining the end-to-end process and ongoing management of applications.
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