Power management 101: A quick guide to getting the most out of your hardware

There is a shift in the IT industry; technology professionals are focusing on more secure and reliable remote site management, making it necessary to monitor network devices remotely—anytime from anywhere. From a basic network card to various software platforms, it can be overwhelming knowing which power management option is best for you, but we all know the devastation unexpected power outages can to a business’s critical applications. Included in this guide are different communication options for your hardware, cybersecurity considerations, case studies, FAQs and more.

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Power management 101: A quick guide to getting the most out of your hardware

There is a shift in the IT industry; technology professionals are focusing on more secure and reliable remote site management, making it necessary to monitor network devices remotely—anytime from anywhere. From a basic network card to various software platforms, it can be overwhelming knowing which power management option is best for you, but we all know the devastation unexpected power outages can to a business’s critical applications. Included in this guide are different communication options for your hardware, cybersecurity considerations, case studies, FAQs and more.

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The Tidelift guide to managed open source

How to develop an effective strategy for maintaining the health of your organization’s open source supply chain

Managed open source is a strategic way for organizations to consistently manage, secure, and maintain the health of their open source supply chain. This guide explains how a managed open source strategy can help your development team save time and reduce risk when using open source to develop applications.

Learn more about:

  • What a managed open source strategy is and how it works
  • The areas in which unmanaged open source drains productivity and increases risk
  • How to create, track, and manage customizable catalogs of known-good, proactively maintained open source components

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Quick guide to power distribution

Power distribution is facilitated through different pieces of equipment that take the power conditioned by your uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and send it to your IT equipment. Power distribution units like rack PDUs can manage and even control energy consumption in smaller environments as well as large data center applications. Distributing power efficiently results in reduced operating costs and increased reliability. This guide should help you get familiar with power distribution, gain interesting insights and learn key considerations for future IT investments.

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Disaster preparedness and avoidance handbook

Today’s information-driven organizations depend on the 24/7 availability of their IT infrastructures. Not only are downtime costs enormous, but data integrity is threatened by an ever-growing array of hazards, including power outages, natural disasters, equipment failure, and user error. Additionally, as data centers become more software-defined, they are increasingly vulnerable to software problems and cybersecurity-related catastrophes.

While virtualization of the data center has proven to be revolutionary for IT professionals—providing increased reliability, flexibility, and control, among other benefits—in order to fully realize these advantages, DR processes must also be optimized. This can create some unique challenges as IT professionals must focus their virtualization disaster recovery strategy around backing up and recovering virtual machines (VMs) as opposed to physical servers.

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Quick guide to power distribution

Power distribution is facilitated through different pieces of equipment that take the power conditioned by your uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and send it to your IT equipment. Power distribution units like rack PDUs can manage and even control energy consumption in smaller environments as well as large data center applications. Distributing power efficiently results in reduced operating costs and increased reliability. This guide should help you get familiar with power distribution, gain interesting insights and learn key considerations for future IT investments.

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Disaster preparedness and avoidance handbook

Today’s information-driven organizations depend on the 24/7 availability of their IT infrastructures. Not only are downtime costs enormous, but data integrity is threatened by an ever-growing array of hazards, including power outages, natural disasters, equipment failure, and user error. Additionally, as data centers become more software-defined, they are increasingly vulnerable to software problems and cybersecurity-related catastrophes.

While virtualization of the data center has proven to be revolutionary for IT professionals—providing increased reliability, flexibility, and control, among other benefits—in order to fully realize these advantages, DR processes must also be optimized. This can create some unique challenges as IT professionals must focus their virtualization disaster recovery strategy around backing up and recovering virtual machines (VMs) as opposed to physical servers.

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Best Practices Kit: 5 Key Considerations When Buying An ICM Solution

Build the Business Case with a True ROI

Are you ready for Incentive Compensation Management?

Properly implemented, incentive compensation management software enables organizations to automate sales commission calculations, easily communicate sales comp to reps, and provide actionable insights by having all sales comp data in one place. By investing in an incentive compensation management solution, companies can dramatically reduce the cost and pain of managing sales comp and increase revenue by offering their sales team clear visibility into their performance against targets.

Before you embark on your ICM initiative, make sure you’ve given time to consider the factors that can spell the difference between success and failure. In this kit, we outline 5 key considerations when evaluating whether to invest in an ICM solution. By adhering to these important steps, you can ensure you have a successful project and do not risk a failed implementation.

What You Will Learn in this Best Practices Kit- 5 Key Considerations:

  • Lay the Essential Groundwork
  • Start with the End in Mind
  • 6 Key Areas to Consider when Evaluating ICM Vendors
  • Identify the Internal Evaluation Team and Start Plan
  • Make the Business Case by Developing the Strongest ROI

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A Buyer’s Guide to Incentive Compensation Management Software

Spreadsheets and inflexible legacy compensation management systems are a roadblock. Despite the opportunity, much of sales compensation is still dependent on spreadsheets, even though 90% typically contain hidden errors. Even organizations running traditional Incentive Compensation Management (ICM) and Sales Performance Management (SPM) systems still heavily rely on spreadsheets, due to the inflexibility of these legacy apps. Yet spreadsheets and their associated problems can have a painful impact.

Errors damage sales trust. Sales ends up wasting time in “shadow-accounting” (doublechecking their commissions). This often leads to poorly designed compensation models that result in lop-sided over-attainment or SPIFs that don’t drive ROI on spend. It’s why organizations are reexamining their sales comp systems and processes—whether moving from spreadsheets or re-evaluating the ease of use and flexibility of their existing sales comp software. One leading industry analyst predicts that by 2022 nearly half of B2B companies with more than 100-employees will deploy new solutions to tackle the problem of managing and automating sales comp.

What You Will Learn in this Guide:

  1) How to ensure data flows and transformations don’t jeopardize comp
    automation
  2) What to look for in a compensation plan builder so you don’t run out of runway
  3) Which comp and payee workflows are essential - and common mistakes to avoid
  4) The key questions to ask around reporting and analytics
  5) Why many ICM solutions are so hard to use
  6) How to ensure you won’t be left high and dry with service and support

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Penetration Testing: Protecting Your Company the Right Way

Just as doctors must probe their patients to uncover hidden maladies or diseases, so too must companies probe their networks, systems, applications, and web assets to uncover weaknesses subject to possible hacking. The practice is called Penetration Testing, or pen testing for short. As with all issues relating to security, there are optimal ways of conduct pen tests and less than ideal ways.

This article addresses:

  • The scope of cybercrime and other issues requiring rigorous pen testing
  • Types of pen tests
  • Expectations and responsibilities of pen testers
  • Generally accepted best practices for pen testing
  • Top tools to assist with pen testing
  • Considerations for performing pen testing by internal staff or an outsourced firm

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The IT Leadership Playbook

Regardless of what’s on your business card, you’re the coach of your IT team. Your team is looking to you for a game plan and your organization’s leadership is looking for results.

Just like a sports team, your IT team has generalists and specialists, rookies and veterans. How do you meet the needs of all of these players? How do you help them achieve their goals?

It’s up to you to field an effective team every day and anticipate the future needs of your organization… all while IT unemployment is at an all-time low.

Welcome to the IT leadership playbook. Finally, you’ve got a resource to help you achieve a winning record.

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The IT Training Buyer’s Guide & Checklist

The shift to digital learning for IT professionals has been underway for years, and it has only accelerated as IT teams have adapted to working from home during the forced Coronavirus lockdown. As the demand for online and distance learning options has grown, the IT training landscape has expanded. Luckily for business owners and tech leaders, there was already a robust marketplace for IT training options to fit the needs of remote teams.

Digital learning platforms provide a number of advantages for businesses looking to keep their staff trained and certified, but it’s important to choose a program that is right for your team’s needs. With a range of price, quality, and curricula, leaders should carefully consider a number of factors when selecting an IT training partner.

As your teams continue to adapt to new challenges for work and learning, use this guide to determine how to best support your teams with online IT training and certification.

In this Guide, you will learn

  • Why Online Training is a Fit for IT Teams
  • The Features Your Teams Want
  • Tools for Leaders and Managers
  • How to Choose the Vendor for You
  • Get Your Selection Checklist

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Pricing Guide Virtual Event Platform Software

Get SourceForge’s Pricing Guide for Virtual Event Platform Software!

Download the e-guide and SourceForge will take you through the main pricing models of a few popular Virtual Event Platform Software. You will also learn :

  • The benefits of Virtual Event Platform Software
  • Breaking down pricing models
  • Review price ranges
  • Integration benefits

If you are interested in upgrading your Virtual Event Platform Software download the e- guide and one of our trusted partners will connect with you with a no-obligation quote.

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Pricing Guide Supply Chain Management Software

Get SourceForge’s Pricing Guide for Supply Chain Management Software!

Download the e-guide and SourceForge will take you through the main pricing models of a few popular Supply Chain Management Softwares. You will also learn :

  • The benefits of Supply Chain Management Software
  • Breaking down pricing models
  • Review price ranges
  • Integration benefits

If you are interested in upgrading your Supply Chain Management System download the e- guide and one of our trusted partners will connect with you with a no-obligation quote.

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Total Cost of Ownership for Printers, Scanners & Multifunction Solutions in the K-12 Learning Environment

Most K-12 technology leaders and administrators will tell you that their technology needs are growing...and their budget is either falling flat or growing smaller.

This tip sheet from Brother can give you some quick steps to consider and resources to tap into if you determine the need for an assessment to help control costs when planning for future purchases and system-wide upgrades.

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