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API Playbook: Drive API Adoption Through Developer Engagement

Developers are critical to the success of an API program but even the best-designed APIs can fail to gain traction with developers. Learn the best practices of how to engage developers, whether your goal is to attract external developers to your public APIs or improve the performance of internal developers working with your private APIs.

Sponsor: Mashery


Leverage the Power of APIs to Turbocharge Your Mobile Strategy: 7 Steps to a Successful API Program

In this guide, IntelĀ® Services-which offers industry-leading API management solutions for over 150 top enterprises, including Best Buy, Netflix, Expedia, ESPN, and The New York Times-shares lessons learned about deploying and managing successful enterprise APIs.

Sponsor: Mashery


Troubleshooting Common Issues in VoIP

Learn more about Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), including common VoIP metrics used, best practices in VoIP management and tips and tricks for VoIP troubleshooting.

Sponsor: SolarWinds


IDG Research Survey: Are you Paying Too Much for Your NMS?

Feel like you're paying too much for network monitoring? You're not alone. This survey brief summarizes findings from research recently fielded by IDG to find how organizations feel about their network monitoring solutions.

Sponsor: SolarWinds


2013 Network Management Software (NMS) Buyers Guide

This white paper from SolarWinds contains an independent comparison study of six different network management solutions and provides guidance on how you can choose a network management solution that balances the tradeoffs between price, features, and user preference. Download the white paper to get started!

Sponsor: SolarWinds


Rightsizing Your Network Performance Management Solution: 4 Case Studies

This white paper discusses challenges encountered as organizations search for the most cost-effective network performance management solution. You'll read 4 case studies that will show you how to select a solution that delivers a total cost of ownership for your organization.

Sponsor: SolarWinds


Using Packet Analysis for Quality of Experience Monitoring

In this whitepaper, we will what Packet Analysis is, some of the useful information it can provide, and how this info can be used to monitor the application end-user experience.

Sponsor: SolarWinds


Global Growing Pains: Tapping into B2B Integration Services to Overcome Global Expansion Challenges

A recent survey by IDG Research explored both the challenges and pain points companies face when growing globally, as well as the capabilities they're seeking in B2B integration partners.

Sponsor: Open Text


The business impact of BYOA: Five major challenges and how your enterprise can solve them

As the Consumerization of IT and the bring-your-own-app trends continue to be pervasive in the workplace, IT professionals are challenged with how to gain back control of their environment. This E-Book reviews five major challenges of BYOA with key subject matter experts and outlines how businesses can solve them. Key issues covered are:
* Data leakage
* Compliance
* Operational Inefficiency
* Impact on IT
* Impact on Productivity

Sponsor: LogMeIn


The BYOA Opportunity

Visual demonstration of problems that unmonitored, employee-introduced cloud apps can cause a business, and why IT managers need a solution to help and manage them. AppGuru is the solution for IT pros who needs a way to protect their IT environments and keep employees happy.

Sponsor: LogMeIn


BYOA: Embracing the Opportunity, Controlling the Risk

This whitepaper explores the shift from BYOD to BYOA (bring-your-own-application) and how IT departments today can address this new change in the IT landscape and it's impact on their environments. Read more to learn:
- How to assess the BYOA landscape
- Next steps your organization can take to gain central management and control
- How to embrace the BYOA trend and drive your business forward

Sponsor: LogMeIn


AppGuru Reference Guide: Conquer BYOA Challenges, Leverage BYOA Benefits

As the advantages of Bring-Your-Own-Application environments become increasingly apparent, BYOA is quickly becoming a reality for organizations of all sizes. But with the benefits of BYOA come challenges - and that's where AppGuru comes in. This advanced cloud application management solution delivers the capabilities IT needs to effectively manage BYOA. This guide describes common IT issues with BYOA, and how AppGuru by LogMeIn can resolve them.

Sponsor: LogMeIn


Managing applications in the age of BYOA: Reclaiming IT's strategic role

This research report delivers the information you need to manage apps and reclaim your strategic role in the enterprise. You'll learn:
- How the risks of the BYOA trend are accelerating
- Why IT departments are being sidelined
- Strategies for protecting your most important data
- How to embrace users desires and boost productivity
- How BYOA has become both a challenge and blind spot for many IT professionals.

Sponsor: LogMeIn


Learn More About Peer 1 Hosting's Mission Critical Cloud

Mission Critical Cloud from Peer 1 Hosting is enterprise-ready, creating a perfect point of adoption whether you need an off-premise solution for development, testing and staging workloads or are launching new mission critical commercial applications in the cloud.

Sponsor: Peer 1 Hosting


What Makes a Cloud Solution Truly Enterprise-Grade?

"Enterprise grade" has not been a term associated with multi-purpose or commodity public cloud, and for good reason. Future enterprise cloud capabilities will evolve from five core elements that IT leaders should look for today as they evaluate potential cloud service providers.

Sponsor: Peer 1 Hosting


Mission Critical Cloud Powers Freesat Website, Mobile App

When subscription-free satellite TV service Freesat needed a scalable, cost-effective infrastructure for its business critical website and mobile app, it found the disaster recovery and security features it needed with Peer 1 Hosting's Mission Critical Cloud.

Sponsor: Peer 1 Hosting


Bring Your Own Device: From Security to Success

BYOD has proven to provide benefits for organizations, from increased productivity to decreased IT costs. But to realize these benefits, BYOD programs must be implemented correctly and take mobile apps and data into consideration. Download this e-Book to learn best practices for executing a BYOD policy.

Sponsor: Apperian


Securing Mobile App Data - Comparing Containers and App Wrappers

Analysts agree that Mobile Device Management (MDM) is not enough when it comes to securing app data. Although it remains a critical component of an overall mobile security strategy, explore the solutions beyond device management in this whitepaper. Learn the differences in advanced containerization technologies and which one will provide more granular control of data and applications for your mobile devices.

Sponsor: Symantec


Capabilities You Need in an IP Address Management Solution

A mismanaged IP space can cripple an otherwise healthy network. Enterprise-ready IPAM products simplify IP address management by automating previously manual tasks and provide visibility into IP utilization.

WhatsUp IP Address Manager relieves IP space management risk factors by automating the tedious tasks associated with IP address management. Take a moment to understand what you need in an enterprise-ready IPAM solution.

Sponsor: Ipswitch, Inc


IPv6 Fundamentals

IPv6 is needed to sustain the growth of the Internet. In theory, we could continue to use IPv4 and work around the address space and security limitations of that protocol, but eventually, the cost of staying with IPv4 will outweigh the benefits. IPv6 eliminates concerns about address exhaustion while improving security. The transition to IPv6 will require planning and likely some degree of support for both protocols during the transition period. As noted by those responsible for managing Internet addresses, it is only a matter of time before IPv4 is no longer viable. Early planning will help ensure the transition is no more difficult than it need be.

Sponsor: Ipswitch, Inc