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CIOs strive to harness Big Data while keeping an eye on the bottom line

CIOs who've embraced data-driven business practices are achieving impressive top line improvements. Discover how the leading open source, software-defined storage solution eliminates the need for disparate storage platforms, enables easy storage scalability, leverages cost advantages of commodity hardware, and expands storage capacity while increasing performance.

Sponsor: Red Hat


Enterprise architects challenged to manage data explosion

Today's enterprise faces dramatic change and tremendous opportunity. Enterprise architects are finding it challenging to ensure adequate technology governance, drive transformational initiatives, and support critical business processes.

Collecting and storing unprecedented amounts of data threatens to usurp fundamental business processes and puts key initiatives at risk. Architects must take the lead in championing a future-proof data platform as digital media plays an increasingly important role in today's mobile, social, and web environments.

Read this whitepaper to find out how Red Hat Storage Server can allow enterprises to quickly and confidently deliver business applications that minimize cost, complexity, and risk while increasing architectural flexibility.

Sponsor: Red Hat


Software Asset Management: Ensuring Today's Assets

Today's trends like BYOD and SaaS are new and exciting in terms of how they will help make our jobs more productive but they also introduce challenges as it relates to software licensing. Find out more - it's time for your organization to look at how to better manage software assets.

Sponsor: CDW


Trends Shaping Software Management: 2014

Meeting the challenges of mobility, cloud computing and virtualization in the software realm.

Most IT executives recognize the relationship between mobile computing and worker productivity, and have long issued notebook computers and other mobile devices to road warriors and employees who work extended hours. In cases where they have no mobile device policy, users often take matters into their own hands.

Sponsor: CDW


Software Asset Management: Pay Attention or Pay Up

There is a wide range of options for managing software assets, from in-house solutions to the cloud to managed services providers. Read this whitepaper to learn about:

- Using SAM to inform software investments
- Avoiding software fees and fines
- What's the best approach to SAM?
- Making the most of volume-based licensing
- Hands-free SAM: How vendors can unburden IT leaders

Sponsor: CDW


13 Reasons to Move to Adobe Creative Cloud

One of the big advantages Adobe Creative Cloud for teams offers over Adobe Creative Suite 6 perpetual software is the ability to continually innovate. With Creative Cloud, there's no more waiting 12-18 months for upgrade cycles. More than 500 new features have been added to Creative Cloud since it was introduced. The CS6 applications still have the same feature set they had the day they were released in May 2012. In the meantime, Creative Cloud members have been able to take advantage of frequent feature updates that are delivered at no additional cost. They are simply included as part of the ongoing membership. When new features are added, members are notified through the Creative Cloud console, so it's easy to keep up with what's new.

Sponsor: CDW


2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant Report

For the 7th year in a row, Riverbed is in the "Leaders" Quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers. In this report, Gartner presents an overview of the WAN optimization market and its latest trends. Find out what Gartner has to say about the strategic value of WAN optimization solutions and their evaluation of the technology vendors that provide them. Access the complete Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers, 2014.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology


Eliminating Jenkins Sprawl: Going from CI to CD with Electric Cloud

Many organizations have begun adopting Continuous Delivery (CD) practices to increase velocity beyond the build and test phase. This paper reveals how organizations can achieve CD by adopting CD solutions from Electric Cloud. You will learn how to leverage existing investment in Jenkins CI servers and the benefits of a centralized governance model to help increase visibility while reducing risk.

Sponsor: Electric Cloud, Inc.


Dynamic Workload Automation Optimizes End-to-End Business Service Performance

This white paper, sponsored by CA Technologies, discusses the market and technology forces that are reshaping today's enterprise workload management automation requirements and strategies. It describes how a unified, service-centric approach to workload management automation can effectively address many of the challenges created by cloud, big data, social technologies, SOA, and mobility. The paper also discusses how the CA Workload Automation portfolio provides a unified approach to supporting the needs of complex, heterogeneous enterprise workload environments.

Sponsor: CA Technologies


Dell Software Foglight APM 5.9: Introducing Big Data Repository/Reporting Supporting Web Analytics and User-Centric APM

Learn the capabilities of Dell™ Foglight™ Application Performance Monitoring (APM) 5.9, and how the deep visibility into transaction flows and User Experience capitalize on innovative Big Data Technology.

Sponsor: Dell Software


Archiving Is More Than E-mail

Some IT professionals assume that archiving is mostly related to e-mail and that it is done mainly to support regulatory compliance. Nothing could be further from the truth. As a data-management process, archiving yields a wide variety of operational benefits beyond regulatory adherence. Furthermore, other types of data-files and database records specifically-can benefit as much if not more than e-mail when it comes to having a solid archiving process in place.

Sponsor: Symantec


Social Customer Service: The Future of Customer Satisfaction

Social customer service is now a major competitive advantage for companies that can deliver seamless assistance and a consistent voice across all communications channels. Learn how enterprises must organize themselves around the customer, leveraging shared technologies, policies, and processes.

Sponsor: HootSuite Media, Inc.


Ombud Open Research: eSignature Solutions

This complimentary Ombud analyst report will help you understand the momentum in eSignature technologies, select the right eSignature platform for your organization's needs, and the beneficial impact of eSignatures including cost savings, speed to results, and customer experience.

Sponsor: DocuSign


Analyst Report: High-Tech Companies Grow Quickly Using DocuSign eSignatures

This complimentary Ombud analyst report examines use cases from leading high-tech companies such as, McAfee and LinkedIn and how they leverage eSignatures to close business faster, manage efficiencies and costs with notable results, and automate back-end contract processes.

Sponsor: DocuSign


Transform IT to Cloud Services Brokerage: Featuring Gartner Research

When IT works with the enterprise as a value-added supplier, it can free the organization to think big and alter the competitive playing field. In this new brief from Gartner and Cisco, discover the five major steps to transitioning your IT to a cloud-services broker.

Sponsor: Cisco Systems


The Value of Cisco Services - Forrester TEI Study

What are the potential financial impacts and benefits of Cisco Data Center Optimization Services? Discover how organizations like yours saw up to 119% ROI and less than one-year payback with Cisco Services in this Forrester Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) Study.

Sponsor: Cisco Systems


3 Things to Know for Your RISC Migration: Featuring Gartner Research

Is your organization ready to take the RISC-migration plunge? Wondering how to tackle the risks? Discover the three factors you need to know before you begin. Read Cisco's latest RISC Migration brief, featuring research and insights from leading analyst firm Gartner.

Sponsor: Cisco Systems


IDC ROI Infographic

The IDC study "Improving the Business Value of WAN optimization," documented the business impact of WAN optimization solutions on enterprise organizations. Current trends and issues explored include evolving and shifting communication patterns, connection types, applications and bandwidth. So how can you leverage this information to maximize your business ROI? Learn more.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology


Improving Business Value of WAN Optimization

Want to achieve faster ROI by deploying a complete WAN optimization solution? Read the latest IDC report entitled "Improving the Business Value of WAN Optimization" to get the facts. You'll discover how WAN optimization can help your business to cut IT costs without compromising performance, gain greater efficiency, and improve end user productivity and overall satisfaction. There are also some key real world case studies
where current customers have shown real results.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology


Path Selection Infographic

Path selection technology provides the ability to re-direct select traffic and application flows through alternate WAN routes based on service metrics, such as path availability and priority. This path selection technology empowers IT organizations with greater controls to maximize multiple WAN services based on business needs, service quality, and costs. It also utilizes the ability to redirect specific traffic or applications through one of three alternate gateway paths determined by destination availability in cascading order. Learn more.

Sponsor: Riverbed Technology