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IT Leadership White Papers

IT Leadership white papers and technology resources for implementing and optimizing IT Leadership strategy, solutions, IT Leadership products, and more.

Whitepaper: Workday User Experience

When an organization redistributes responsibility to all employees, a business culture based on real information and informed decisions is the result. Read the whitepaper to find out how the Workday user experience is singularly focused on extending access to every user while ensuring simplicity is always at the forefront

Sponsor: Workday Inc.


Whitepaper: The Real SaaS Manifesto

Due to the proliferation and incorrect use of the term, Software-as-a-Service has often been misunderstood by both software vendors and business people. This whitepaper defines the key terms every company should know, understand, and evaluate when considering a SaaS vendor for their business.

Sponsor: Workday Inc.


Whitepaper: Real CIOs of the Cloud

As cloud computing becomes the dominant technology of this decade, today's CIOs are the catalysts for change. This whitepaper published by Techweb features two technology leaders discussing their cloud strategy.

Sponsor: Workday Inc.


Why You Need a Next-Generation Firewall

Next-generation (NG) firewalls, with features such as deep packet inspection, intrusion detection, application identification, and granular control, are important weapons in the battle against hacking and malware. Mobile applications have taken the overall scheme of corporate IT, and NG firewalls enable organizations to incorporate full-stack inspection to support intrusion prevention.

Sponsor: HP


3 Reasons Why You Need Real User Web Performance Measurements

Learn why a traditional (technical) understanding of website performance needs to be replaced with a competitive one, a model where performance equates to revenue.

Sponsor: Neustar Inc.


Infographic: Understanding Video Ads

The average Internet user watches 186 online videos per month, and the numbers keep growing. Video advertising is now growing by 55 percent annually. Check out this infographic to learn the startling facts about why this trend continues on an upswing and what you need to know to stay ahead.

Sponsor: Akamai Technologies, Inc.


Transform Your Data Center from Basic to Strategic by Increasing Operational Efficiency and Optimizing Intelligence

Inefficiency in power and cooling can raise costs to unacceptable level and increase the challenge of running a strategic data center. Find out how data center and facilities management are able to use DCIM solutions and a pioneering "zone" approach to bridge the information gap and drive energy reduction and operational efficiency.

Sponsor: Panduit Corp.


Pre-Configured Physical Infrastructures Save Time, Aid Validation When Building or Expanding the Data Center

To optimize data center deployments many companies are turning to Pre-Configured Physical Infrastructures that arrive on-site ready to be deployed, reducing the time required for planning, designing, procurement, and installation. This white paper discusses benefits including predictable performance, pre-defined and tested racking strategy designed to optimize power, stability, cooling and space.

Sponsor: Panduit Corp.


Thermal Management Delivers Business Gains

By creating ever-greater rack density, virtualization and cloud computing are changing the game of thermal management in the data center. What's needed is a strategic, rather than tactical approach that utilizes computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to analyze the interdependencies between power, space and cooling. The result: higher efficiency and lower total cost of ownership of data center infrastructure.

Sponsor: Panduit Corp.


You Can't Manage What You Don't Measure: A Predictive Approach to Energy Efficiency

As energy costs rise increasing energy efficiency is vital in the data center and across your facilities. Cooling is the largest energy cost that can generate ROI when remediated. Panduit SmartZone™ Solutions provide real-time visibility to manage energy and physical infrastructure efficiency in your enterprise through a range of software, hardware and services.

Sponsor: Panduit Corp.


451 Research: Panduit builds out DCIM, now a centerpiece of its datacenter strategy

451 Research highlights Panduit's strong DCIM solutions and services along with its pioneering 6-Zone™ Methodology approach to bridge the information gap between IT and facilities. Evaluations include Panduit SmartZone™ software and hardware, which monitor energy, assets, connectivity, capacity and thermal conditions.

Sponsor: Panduit Corp.


A Zone Approach for Energy and Physical Infrastructure Management

Using DCIM solutions to assess "zones" from building point-of-entry for utilities to individual devices in data center cabinets bridges the information gap between IT and facility managers. Increased visibility and accurate real-time data helps maximize energy efficiency, reduce costs, improve capacity, and increase the resilience of the facility.

Sponsor: Panduit Corp.


Optimizing the Energy Efficiency of the Modern Data Center

Rising energy costs, needs around energy efficiencies, increased compute densities, and big data demands are driving data center managers to conserve electricity and make the most of what they expend. This white paper addresses the importance of utilizing technologies that are able to meet the needs of your environment in order to optimize your data center.

Sponsor: Panduit Corp.


Impact of Air Containment Systems - Reducing Energy Consumption in the Data Center

Data centers are mission-critical facilities and surging demand for processing power, work load virtualization and consolidation combined with pressure to reduce OpEx and improve asset utilization are making thermal management challenging. This white paper addresses thermal issues that were once ignored, but now must be addressed to reduce cost and increase capacity.

Sponsor: Panduit Corp.


Physical Infrastructure Optimization: A Foundation for Growth

According to Gartner, the rise in big data is one of the forces that will change IT. The proliferation of data is accelerating, and most IT departments are not prepared to handle the demands of managing and storing so much data. At the same time, corporate data centers are ill-equipped to handle the flood, driving the need to consolidate and optimize the physical infrastructure.

Sponsor: Panduit Corp.


Who's Spying on You?

You're aware of the threats of malware to your business but what about the ever-changing ground rules? Cybercriminals today are launching attacks against businesses by copying sophisticated malware and techniques used to target governments and high-profile organizations. Download this report to learn more.

Sponsor: Kaspersky


The Threat Landscape

Hardly a day goes by without the discovery of a new cyberthreat somewhere in the world! But how do you keep up with new malware and evolving cybercriminal tricks? Download Kaspersky's Guide to the Threat Landscape to learn more.

Sponsor: Kaspersky


IT Security by the Numbers: Calculating the Total Cost of Protection

Kaspersky Lab has created an eBook to help you calculate the true cost of protecting your business infrastructure, intelligence, and reputation. Download "IT Security by the Numbers: Calculating the Total Cost of Protection" to learn more.

Sponsor: Kaspersky


Why Complexity is IT Security's Worst Enemy

Organizations across the world continue to strive for greater agility, efficiency and innovation. But they also need to cut costs, improve productivity and become more competitive. This white paper looks at the real challenges faced by organizations, and what new IT security threats and issues have arisen as a result.

Sponsor: Kaspersky


Moving Media Content Workflows into the Cloud

Content owners must overcome today the challenges of streaming to an increasingly diverse array of screens and devices. Learn how Akamai's Sola Media portfolio simplifies this challenge and accelerates the process of engaging audiences with content so you don't have to invest in additional in-house infrastructure or online video expertise.

Sponsor: Akamai Technologies, Inc.