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Paving the Windows XP Migration Path to Success

Support for Windows XP has ended, leaving organizations with three choices: Windows 8, Windows 7 or a combination. With the right planning and processes, it is not too late to pull off a smooth and pain-free transition to a more current OS. Engaging an end-to-end solutions provider with both hardware and software expertise has a tremendous impact on OS migration success

Sponsor: Dell Inc.


PC Refresh

This survey was conducted in order to determine the typical PC refresh cycle, the walls to PC refresh, and key benefits of PC refresh. 5 Years in the IT business can often span a generation or more of advancements in software, networking and hardware. This means that organizations that haven't refreshed PCs in 4+ years are losing out on major productivity, user and security benefits by extending the use of aging hardware.

Sponsor: Dell Inc.


Winning the Paper Wars - capture the content and mobilize the process troops

The paybacks from paper-free processes can be dramatic: much improved response times and greater productivity of back-office staff. Extending capture to mobile devices provides even closer coupling to back-office workflows. Yet the progress being made towards paper-free processes is very slow. In this report, AIIM looks at the reasons for this poor progress, measure the adoption of digital mailrooms, chart the progress of mobile capture, and show which paper-free processes are the most effective. It helps you build a business case for the battle against paper, and make recommendations on how to move the business forward on all fronts.

Sponsor: IBM


Looking to the Horizon: SDN

Software-defined networking is one of the hottest buzzwords of 2014, but saying exactly what SDN is can be a challenge. SDN has its roots in the early 1990s, when both network managers and service providers began to express frustration with typical network architectures that inhibited innovation and change, were plagued by complexity and rigidity, and yielded high investment and operations costs. Many networking technicians have concluded that large networks can be built differently (and can deliver better results). A simple example of such a problem with current networks has a short name: IPv6. If networks had been built differently, the migration from IPv4 to IPv6 would not be the challenge that it is for many network managers.

Sponsor: CDW


The Invisible Upgrade: Moving to 1 GBPS

Network equipment manufacturers are dropping 10/100 megabits-per-second gear out of their switch product lines and moving to 10/100/1000Mbps in newer products. At the same time, wireless speeds jumped over the 100Mbps barrier when IEEE 802.11n was released in 2007.Today, speeds are pushing 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) with the IEEE 802.11ac wireless standard, which starts at 80Mbps and can achieve up to 867Mbps in even low-end configurations, depending on factors such as the width of the wireless channel a network uses. In reality, enterprises get Gigabit Ethernet speeds by default in virtually everything they buy, from notebooks and desktops to switches, firewalls and routers.

Sponsor: CDW


Delivering the Goods: Optimizing the WAN

The real goal of building a wide area network (WAN) is to deliver applications: making vital enterprise tools available to users who are away from the enterprise campus (perhaps in a branch office). Whether the WAN is built across a private multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network or the Internet, network managers always have the goals of improving performance, applying control and gaining visibility. Together, these functions are generally referred to as network optimization - they can be further distinguished as WAN and Application Optimization.

Sponsor: CDW


802.11ac Non-Disruptive Migration Strategies

Emerging 802.11ac standard promises a significant boost in performance to support ubiquitous mobility.

Sponsor: CDW


City Solved Network Mystery - Saves $30K

The City of Jacksonville put their hunch to work and not only solved a mystery, but found a new and innovative use for a popular UC solution that saved them $30,000.

Sponsor: Network Instruments