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  • White Paper

    The Total Economic Impact Of NetApp's And Cisco's FlexPod Data Center Platform

    Posted November 14, 2013 - 3:15 pm

    Forrester Consulting commenced work on a research project commissioned by NetApp that focused on examining the potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize by adopting the FlexPod platform.
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    Cost and Performance benefits of Dell™ Compellent™ Automated Tiered Storage for Oracle® OLAP Workloads

    Posted November 13, 2013 - 5:31 pm

    This paper emphasizes Dell Compellent Automatic Tiering and provides the cost and performance benefits that are achieved using the automatic storage tiering.
  • Tools we love: The Responsinator

    Posted November 12, 2013 - 1:00 am

    The Responsinator is a dead simple tool for viewing a web page in all of the the most popular screen sizes all at once. This allows you to rapidly test your responsive design.
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    Analytics: The Real-World Use of Big Data

    Posted November 11, 2013 - 10:30 pm

    "Big data" is no longer confined to the realm of technology. Our newest research finds that organizations are using big data to target customer-centric outcomes, tap into internal data and build a better information ecosystem.
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    VDI and Beyond: Addressing Top IT Challenges to Drive Agility and Growth

    Posted November 11, 2013 - 3:01 pm

    Learn how Citrix XenDesktop with FlexCast allows you to use a variety of methods to balance user requirements and costs for each use case in your organization.
  • White Paper

    Top Use Cases for Desktop Virtualization

    Posted November 11, 2013 - 3:01 pm

    Examine the business trends driving companies to adopt virtual desktops and the top use cases IT departments are deploying today.
  • White Paper

    Gartner: Mobility's Impact on Remote Access

    Posted November 11, 2013 - 3:01 pm

    Read this Gartner report and learn how the demand for secure remote access is influencing investments in upgraded infrastructure and changes in IT architectures.
  • White Paper

    4 Customers Who Never Have to Refresh Their PCs Again

    Posted November 11, 2013 - 3:01 pm

    Learn how four companies turned their annual PC refresh budget into cutting-edge solutions that deliver greater mobility and security.
  • White Paper

    Remote Access Your Users Will Love

    Posted November 11, 2013 - 3:00 pm

    Remote access strategies usually focus on IT priorities, but the ultimate customer is the user who needs to get work done. Learn how IT can address its requirements while delivering a solution people love.
  • White Paper

    Single Point of Access, Single Point of Control

    Posted November 11, 2013 - 3:00 pm

    Traditional SSL VPNs are more secure than their IPSEC predecessor, but both VPN solutions enable sensitive data to leave the security of the corporate network. Learn how IT can keep the network secure and employees productive with Citrix XenApp.
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    Securing Android, iOS and Windows Tablets & Smartphones

    Posted November 11, 2013 - 3:00 pm

    Android, iOS and Windows tablets and smartphones play an increasing role in enterprise computing, providing new flexibility and mobility for workers and IT-but create new challenges around security.
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    How Four Citrix Customers Solved the Enterprise Mobility Challenge

    Posted November 11, 2013 - 3:00 pm

    Organizations must empower people to be productive anywhere, from any device, while fortifying information security. A complete enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution addresses apps and devices and keeps company data safe.
  • White Paper

    People Data Management: Premise and Promise

    Posted November 11, 2013 - 1:45 am

    The consumer web has given rise to a new normal. Always-on communications has transformed people's expectations and reshaped how they interact with companies.
  • White Paper

    Why Upgrading from XP to Windows 7 Makes Sense

    Posted November 8, 2013 - 3:45 pm

    Many large enterprises still rely on Windows XP-based PCs. For some, reliance on legacy applications made it easy to delay an operating system upgrade and migration.
  • White Paper

    A Prescription for IT Efficiency

    Posted November 8, 2013 - 3:45 pm

    This eBook provides best practices and guidance on upgrading from Windows XP in a healthcare setting.
  • White Paper

    Windows 8 and BYOD: Embrace the Trends

    Posted November 8, 2013 - 2:30 pm

    Achieve a closer union of mobile devices and traditional desktops with Windows 8. With a unified end-user experience across smartphones, tablets and desktops, Windows 8 provides an easier way for IT to securely manage and support BYOD strategies.
  • White Paper

    Quantifying the Business Value of VMware View

    Posted November 7, 2013 - 4:45 pm

    For this white paper, IDC performed an in-depth analysis of the business value of VMware View, defined as the expected ROI associated with the use of the solution as a platform for the targeted deployment of a virtual desktop infrastructure.
  • Facebook releases query engine to open source community

    Posted November 6, 2013 - 6:02 pm

    Facebook has released Presto -- a distributed SQL query engine optimized for running ad-hoc interactive queries on data sources up to petabytes in size -- to the open source community under the Apache license. It says Presto is 10x better than Hive.
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    IBM PureFlex System Ready for Cloud

    Posted November 6, 2013 - 5:01 pm

    Expert integrated systems have emerged as a crucial opportunity for enterprises and service providers to streamline cost effective deployment of cloud infrastructure environments.
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    Accelerating Solution Deployment with IBM PureFlex and Flex System

    Posted November 6, 2013 - 5:00 pm

    Today's competitive business environments are placing heavy demands on IT organizations to accelerate the pace of developing and deploying applications.
  • Facebook goes open source with query engine for big data

    Posted November 6, 2013 - 2:06 pm

    Potentially raising the bar on SQL scalability, Facebook has released as open source a SQL query engine it developed called Presto that was built to work with petabyte-sized data warehouses.
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    The Network Administrator's Guide to Routers & Switches

    Posted November 5, 2013 - 7:00 pm

    Today's networks are facing trends like mobility, virtualization and cloud computing making today's network administrators rethink their router and switch designs. IT pros must not only choose the right products but understand current design trends
  • Big data blues: The dangers of data mining

    Posted November 5, 2013 - 4:49 pm

    Big data might be big business, but overzealous data mining can seriously destroy your brand. Will new ethical codes be enough to allay consumers' fears?
  • Windows Azure update extravaganza

    Posted November 5, 2013 - 1:00 am

    The folks at Redmond have been cranking out updates, new features, and expanded functionality in rapid succession over the past few months. This time around it’s the often overlooked cloud platform Azure that is benefiting from a fresh set of improvements.
  • 5 free tools to power up your social media influence

    Posted November 4, 2013 - 1:10 pm

    Want to make sure that you're getting the most out of your use of social media? I've rounded up five free tools that will help power up your influence on Twitter, Facebook, and others.
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