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  • White Paper

    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.
  • White Paper

    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.
  • White Paper

    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.
  • White Paper

    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.
  • White Paper

    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.
  • White Paper

    Experience Truly Connected Intelligence with Toad for Oracle

    Posted November 4, 2013 - 11:01 am

    Dell's Toad for Oracle is the most user-savvy, user-driven database management solution on the market. Check out Toad for Oracle's latest releases, and see how Toad can simplify your daily tasks.
  • White Paper

    Toad for Oracle Tips and Tricks

    Posted November 4, 2013 - 11:00 am

    In this brief see how to extend Toad for Oracle functionality, regardless of skill level! Discover tips and secrets for maximizing productivity for Oracle database development and administration.
  • White Paper

    What's New in SpotlightTM on Oracle® Version 9.5

    Posted November 4, 2013 - 11:00 am

    With powerful new features and improvements, Spotlight on Oracle 9.5 goes beyond basic monitoring, to help you quickly address - and correct - Oracle performance issues. Learn more in this white paper.
  • Webcast

    On Demand webcast: High Performance PL/SQL - Speaker: Steven Feuerstein

    Posted November 4, 2013 - 11:00 am

    In this on-demand webcast, PL/SQL expert Steven Feuerstein discusses how you can proactively maximize PL/SQL performance. With Steven's proven advice, learn to applications that are efficient and maintainable.
  • White Paper

    The Total Economic Impact of Dell's Toad for Oracle Solutions

    Posted November 4, 2013 - 11:00 am

    Toad® can boost your productivity-whether you're a developer or DBA. But in this economy, you've got to prove it's a good investment.
  • Webcast

    Achieving an impressive ROI from Toad

    Posted November 4, 2013 - 11:00 am

    Watch this on-demand webcast to see how one Toad® for Oracle customer saved more than $49 million in five years by providing Toad to its developers, DBAs, and analysts, and how you can achieve the same kinds of benefits. Watch webcast.
  • White Paper

    Datasheet: Forrester TEI Report

    Posted November 4, 2013 - 11:00 am

    When evaluating Toad for Oracle, a study by Forrester Consulting analyzed four fundamental elements of economic impact. See what they are - and how Toad delivers immediate benefits for your business.
  • White Paper

    Four Steps toward Planning a Successful Email Migration

    Posted November 4, 2013 - 1:16 am

    Email migrations isn't as simple as purchasing new hardware and moving user accounts. In this tech brief, learn how you can execute four key steps in your email migration, and the tools that make it easy and secure.
  • White Paper

    How to Avoid the Coming Backup Crunch

    Posted November 4, 2013 - 1:15 am

    Dell's critically acclaimed AppAssure enables IT to capture continuous backup snapshots, automate recoverability testing and offload data deduplication/compression without straining infrastructure and human resources. Read the White Paper >>
  • White Paper

    Evaluating Deduplication Solutions: What You Really Should Consider

    Posted November 4, 2013 - 1:15 am

    Learn more about deduplication - and how it makes your life easier! - in this new white paper.
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