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  • The 5 Key Tactics for Dealing with Advanced Persistent Threats

    Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks exploit a single vulnerability and then use that foothold to penetrate more systems and gain access to more corporate information. A recent QuinStreet web seminar, sponsored by Lumension, discussed APT attacks and tactics for preventing them. This paper summarizes the talks given during that web seminar.

  • Taking the Sting Out of Java Vulnerabilities

    Java vulnerabilities have dominated the security headlines. Some observers now say organizations should simply turn off the ubiquitous software platform. But what if there were a better way? Read on.

  • Redefining Defense-in-Depth

    As the cyber threat landscape continues to intensify, a multi-layered, overlapping, proactive approach to security is vital. Read this white paper and learn the about the decreasing effectiveness of traditional protection and how to apply today’s defense-in-depth approach to your endpoint security. Learn more.

  • Guide to Patch Management Best Practices

    With the sophistication and sheer volume of exploits targeting major applications and operating systems, the speed of assessment and deployment of security patches across your complex IT infrastructure is key to mitigating risks and remediating vulnerabilities. Here are recommended steps to cure your patch management headache. Learn more!

  • Closing the Antivirus Protection Gap: A Comparative Study on Effective Endpoint Protection Strategies

    Corporate economic concerns have put increased pressure on already limited IT resources in recent years as the onslaught of malware and sophistication of cyber attacks continues to grow at exponential rates. As a result, 50% of endpoint operating costs are directly attributable to malware,1 yet, corporate IT budgets are still focused on maintaining stand alone antivirus as the keystone in endpoint security. Read on.

  • Committed to Memory: Protecting Against Memory-Based Attacks

    Memory injections are on the rise. And traditional endpoint security tools can do little to stop them. Here’s what you need to know about memory-based attacks—and how to effectively protect against them. Read on.

  • What Dropbox Can’t Do for Your Business

    Thinking about using Dropbox for file sharing? Think again. Here’s a list of 33 things Dropbox can’t do for your business. Learn more.

  • The Forrester Wave™: Privileged Identity Management, Q1 2014

    This report details findings from Forrester Research, Inc. of the top nine solution providers for privileged identity management based on an 18-criteria evaluation. See how each stand in relation to each other. Read more.

  • Windows Least Privilege Management and Beyond

    This white paper examines security, compliance and efficiency issues surrounding least privilege management for Windows servers, and explains where native Windows tools fall short and how Centrify Server Suite delivers secure delegation of privileged access.

  • 7 Advantages of Moving Fax to the Cloud

    Read this guidebook to learn how your company can become more time- and cost-efficient by adopting an ERP-integrated and fully automated cloud fax solution. Read now!

  • 2014 Symantec Internet Security Report

    The Symantec Internet Security Threat Report provides detailed information on Internet threats from the past year, offering a thorough analysis of their activity.

  • Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

    In this Magic Quadrant report from the experts at Gartner, compare, analyze, and evaluate leading vendors in the enterprise endpoint protection platform (EPP) market. Discover vendor strengths and weaknesses and learn all you need to know in order to identify the vendor and solution that make sense for your organization.

  • Silver Peak Positioned as a Leader in 2014 Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization

    Gartner has published its latest Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization. Be among the first to get complimentary access to this new report now!

  • Protect Your SharePoint Data

    This whitepaper introduces the broad topic of disaster recovery and how its principles can be specifically applied to the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and 2013 platforms. Learn more.

  • Hyper-V Backup Overview

    Virtual Appliance (VBA) design makes the critical difference in providing a Hyper-V backup solution that delivers the absolute best value in data protection. This VBA deploys as a small virtual machine within the Hyper-V hypervisor without requiring any guest agents or physical backup servers. Learn more.

  • Microsoft Office 365 Infographic

    In this white paper learn how to deliver Microsoft Office 365 up to 33 times faster while using 97% less bandwidth. Read on.

  • Case Study: MTC Australia

    Read this customer story to find out how the non-profit MTC Australia successfully executed a “cloud first” strategy with all their business-critical applications while improving application performance. Learn more.

  • Power of Cloud Executive Brief

    Read this executive report to discover how the cloud can open the door to more efficient, responsive and innovative ways of doing business. Read more.

  • IDC Brief: Cloud Computing in the Midmarket: Assessing the Options

    Read this analyst brief from IDC to learn about public, private and hybrid cloud models and how your organization can take advantage of them. Read on!

  • DCIG Analyst Report: Best Practices for Protecting Oracle Databases

    Read this white paper to learn the five best practices that will help every organization protect their Oracle databases and see why Dell NetVault Backup is ranked “Best in Class” for Oracle protection.

  • How to Select the Right Remote Support Tool: A Practical Guide for the Support Desk Owner

    This guide details the factors that impact the purchasing decision of a remote support tool and provides a checklist for use as you work through your remote support solution selection process. Read on.

  • Service and Support as a Strategic Imperative

    Customer service has evolved from a reactive activity viewed largely as a cost center-based tactical necessity, to a proactive management task that can in many ways set a company apart from the competition. At the same time, the channels by which customers receive support are growing and fragmenting very rapidly. Learn more.

  • Measuring Customer Satisfaction with Support Services

    For companies that sell products or services that require technical support, the support customers receive might be the only personal experience they can use to gauge their satisfaction with an organization. This HDI Research Corner report reveals the findings from 264 support organizations that provide technical support for the services or products used by customers. Read on.

  • Five Tips for Improving Customer Experience – Starting with the Support Desk

    This paper conveys how the pressure to increase customer satisfaction metrics with less funding will increase as companies look for new ways to differentiate their services and reduce customer churn. Learn more.

  • The Rising Financial Impact of Customer Service

    The role of customer service is one that is valued and well understood by many organizations. However, making the leap from correlating customer service activities with overall performance results to investing in strategies that deliver top-notch results is increasingly becoming a key differentiator. Read on.

  • Solving the Virtualized Infrastructure and Cloud Monitoring Challenge

    Discover what you need to do to overcome the network monitoring challenges posed by today’s complex IT environments. Read now.

  • Windows Server 2012 – Are You Ready?

    Planning a migration to Windows Server 2012 R2? Explore its new features and benefits – as well as some key considerations when moving from a legacy platform – in this informative white paper.

  • Take Control of Your PST Problem

    Read about the best practices for PST file migrations so you can simply, quickly and safely complete your move. This informative white paper also examines tools that help effectively manage your environment after the migration.

  • Data Deduplication in Windows Server 2012 R2 in Depth

    Interested in Windows Server 2012 R2 deduplication? In this white paper by MVP Mike Resseler you will find all the details you need to know to get you started. Learn how deduplication in Windows Server 2012 R2 works including what methods are used and what you need to keep an eye on when starting with a deduplication project.

  • Best Practices for Virtualizing and Protecting Exchange Server

    Microsoft Exchange Server is really designed for use with physical hardware—and virtualization adds another layer of complexity. This white paper by MVP Brien Posey explains several best practices for successfully virtualizing Exchange.

  • Ensuring Enterprise Visibility, Auditing and Reporting for Windows Environments

    Learn how to easily identify and report on who has access to what files, folders and shares (and on what servers) in Active Directory. Plus, reduce the risk of security breaches and compliance failures.

  • Best Practices Guide for IT Governance & Compliance

    Federal regulations require businesses to know exactly what changes are made to structured and unstructured data within their corporate networks. Learn how the best practices for implementing a compliance solution in this white paper can help you minimize stress during your next IT compliance audit.

  • Managing Risk in an Active Directory Integrated Virtualized Environment

    Explore the interdependent and combined security issues of Active Directory (AD) and virtualization, as well as how to identify and manage these risks. Gain insight into the native audit capabilities of these technologies and learn how they provide centralized visibility into your IT environment.

  • Enterprise Best Practices for Real Time Auditing and Event

    With data being generated at a record-setting pace, it’s never been more critical for your organization to properly manage it. Learn how the insights in this white paper can help transform your IT organization and help them intelligently collect, organize and store data.

  • Who, What, When, Where and Why: Tracking the 5 Ws of Change in Active Directory, SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange and VMware

    Many organizations rely on IT to prevent and detect tampering, unauthorized access or errors within their key enterprise technologies. Learn the limitations and capabilities of native auditing tools and how a third-party solution can help protect your system, data, productivity and bottom line.

  • Enabling Devices and Device Management for Your Mobility/BYOD Program

    In this white paper, learn how to select the right mobile devices for your organization and manage them with efficiency, flexibility and security using Dell Enterprise Mobility Management and a range of Dell mobile devices.

  • Future Proof Your Mobility Strategy with Dell Enterprise Mobility Management

    This new white paper explains how Dell can help you securely keep your mobile team connected today and in the future as devices, operating systems and work habits constantly evolve.

  • Transforming Enterprise Applications for Mobile/BYOD Environments

    This new white paper explains how Dell Application Modernization and Development Solution Set can help you understand when to develop new mobile apps, modernize existing apps or implement a desktop virtualization solution.

  • Enhance and Optimize Your Mobility/BYOD Infrastructure

    In this new white paper, learn how Dell Mobility Solutions can help you increase mobile/BYOD performance and capacity, while protecting company resources and streamlining IT management.

  • Dell Mobility Solutions: A Powerful Portfolio

    In this new white paper, learn how Dell Mobility Solutions can help you balance security, efficiency and freedom of access with your BYOD strategy.

  • Server Security: A Reality Check

    Regardless of how they initially enter the organization, most attackers today still aim to compromise internal servers to steal user credentials, steal sensitive data, and turn compromised servers into hosting platforms used to help attackers steal even more assets. Yet, despite all the layers of security in place today, servers are still vulnerable. Read on.

  • Windows XP End of Life Handbook for Upgrade Latecomers

    April 8, 2014, is the end-of-life date for Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003. After that date, there will be NO MORE security updates and critical patches available unless you pay the high cost of out-of-band support. Learn more.

  • The Convergence of Security and Compliance

    This white paper explains how a single, positive security solution, such as Bit9, facilitates the convergence of compliance and security—one agent that provides visibility, detection, response and protection and can automate and manage compliance for PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA, FISMA, GLBA, GPG 13, NERC CIP and other regulations.

  • 10 Ways to Protect your Company from a Data Breach

    As a result of the recent spate of high-profile data breaches at brand name retailers, compromising credit and debit card and other personally identifiable information for hundreds of millions of consumers in the process, data security has become priority No. 1 for many retailers in 2014. And for good reason, Read on,

  • Rapidly Respond to Advanced Attacks in Motion with Bit9 + Carbon Black

    Introduction Traditional incident response (IR) processes are being overwhelmed. The increased volume of attacks has caused the number of alerts from detection devices to balloon dramatically. Organizations try to apply traditional incident response processes and procedures for each alert, but discover those procedures are insufficient for continuous application at an enterprise scale. Learn more.

  • Designing an Adaptive Security Architecture to Protect Against Advanced Threats

    Enterprises are overly dependent on blocking and prevention mechanisms that are decreasingly effective against advanced attacks. Comprehensive protection requires an adaptive protection process integrating predictive, preventive, detective and response capabilities. Learn more.

  • Advanced Endpoint and Server Protection

    Endpoint protection has become the punching bag of security. For every successful attack, the blame seems to point directly to a failure of endpoint protection. Not that this is totally unjustified — most solutions for endpoint protection have failed to keep pace with attackers.

  • What Email Can Tell You About Your Organization?

    Explore how to find answers to traditional messaging management questions – such as usage, trends, migration planning and more – and mine your Exchange store for insights that will improve your business. Read this informative report. Read now!

  • FAQ: Windows Server 2012 Recycle Bin and Recovery Manager for AD

    Among the functionality upgrades in Windows Server 2012 are improvements to Active Directory’s Recycle Bin. While this addresses many previous problems, it’s not the solution to all AD recovery concerns. Read now.

  • Active Directory Forest Disaster Recovery: What You Don’t Know WILL Hurt You

    The more you know about Active Directory forest disasters, the better prepared you’ll be when one occurs. Read now.

  • AD Recovery: Be More Prepared

    Active Directory’s Recycle Bin won’t restore improperly changed attributes, nor recover external objects. To ensure AD integrity, you’ll need to plan for multiple scenarios and include broader recovery capabilities. Read now!

  • Hyper-V Virtual Labs Tips and Tricks

    Although most backup administrators understand the importance of testing their backups, comprehensive testing has often proven to be illusive. Server virtualization solves this problem by making lab testing much easier, but only if the virtual lab is configured properly. This white paper explores the challenges and benefits of testing your backups in a virtual lab.

  • Hyper-V Backup and Storage Best Practices

    Do you look at Hyper-V with questions on what the best approaches are for backup and storage? There are many decision points as well as approaches to take, some of which aren’t optimal for the current Hyper-V offering. This white paper from 11x MVP Brien Posey will look closely at key technologies for storage and backup for Hyper-V with additional perspective from Veeam.

  • vSphere 5.5 Top New Features and Upgrade Tips

    The latest version of VMware vSphere has a number of compelling features for companies looking to build modern data centers for service-centric IT organizations. This paper will navigate critical topics for companies on previous versions of vSphere as well as organizations starting the virtualization process.

  • Best Practices for AD Scrubbing

    In this comprehensive white paper, Imanami, the leading provider of Group Lifecycle Management solutions, provides the best practices for AD Scrubbing, and eliminating group glut once and for all. Learn more!

  • Best Practices for AD Scrubbing

    In this comprehensive white paper, Imanami, the leading provider of Group Lifecycle Management solutions, provides the best practices for AD Scrubbing, and eliminating group glut once and for all. Learn more!

  • Deliver Your Software Services via the Cloud

    In today’s competitive business environment, independent software vendors (ISVs) can deliver innovative services to their customers via a cloud infrastructure. This white paper from VMware and mindSHIFT Technologies discusses ways that ISVs can capitalize on the cloud.

  • User Provisioning Made Simple

    An increase in the number of services IT offers is making adding users more difficult than ever. But there is a solution. Read more in this white paper.

  • 5 Reasons to Consider Disaster Recovery and High Availability as a Service

    Setting up a disaster recovery infrastructure doesn’t have to be a disaster. New advancements in cloud computing offer practical options for IT shops struggling with DR. Read more in this white paper.

  • FlashSystem: Technical Evolution to Deliver Business Value

    In this white paper, you will learn how this high-speed storage technology has tremendous potential to support I/O-intensive and/or latency-sensitive applications. Read now.

  • Power to the People: Identify and Empower Your Mobile Workforce

    The workforce and the mobile workforce today are essentially one in the same. In order to harness the power of the mobile workforce, organizations have to know how to serve it. Here’s how.

  • Mobile Content, Collaboration and IDC’s Third IT Platform: The Next Frontier for the Mobile Enterprise

    The next frontier for the mobile enterprise is here. Mobile content and collaboration are coming together. Discover more in this IDC white paper.

  • The Changing Face of Collaboration in the Enterprise

    Today’s information workers expect to be able to access their data anytime, anywhere, even via social networks. Of course, that is a challenge for IT. Find out more in this IDC white paper.

  • The New Era of Hybrid Cloud Data Protection

    Today’s organizations are finding the performance they need in hybrid cloud data protection solutions, along with the simplicity and flexibility they expect from cloud services. But what’s the best way to get started with cloud-based data protection? Read this white paper and find out!

  • GB/SMB Analyst Report: Pay-As-You Grow Data

    In this analyst paper John Webster from Evaluator Group discusses the data protection requirements for the SMB IT administrator and uses IBM Tivoli’s Full-featured Data Protection Suite for Small to Medium Businesses as an example of a solution. Read now.

  • Software Defined Storage: The Missing Link for Cloud and the Software Defined Datacenter

    This EMA paper gives insights on why storage matters for cloud and what's the advantages of storage virtualization for cloud. It reviews IBM’s software defined storage infrastructure solution and highlights the competitive differentiator for IBM's SmartCloud offering.

  • Simplify and Accelerate Service Delivery with SmartCloud Orchestrator: Cloud Management for your IT Services

    This infographic illustrates the key functionality of IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator including the three tiers that make up SCO as well as it's key benefits. View now.

  • Private Cloud in the Hybrid Cloud Era

    This IBM white paper discusses the core differentiators that drive transformative business value in the deployment and management of private clouds and what CIOs need to know to achieve that value.

  • EMA Reasearch Report: Demystifying Cloud

    This EMA™ research report examines how small, medium, and large enterprises across industries have implemented private cloud technologies to deliver business value. Read now!

  • Driving Enterprise Transformation with Box and Office 365

    The delicate act of balancing application performance and security is as critical as ever, but one tool can help companies unlock the next generation of enterprise technology. Find out more in this white paper.

  • Five Ways to Make SharePoint Better

    Upgrading to SharePoint 2013 can be challenging, but here are 5 ways to make it better. Find out more in this white paper.

  • The Importance of Continuity in Office 365 Environments

    While 99.9% email uptime is acceptable in some situations, it simply is not good enough for many users and organizations. Email is an essential tool for communications, collaboration and content sharing, and is employed more than all other tools combined to accomplish these tasks. Read on.

  • The Critical Role of Data Loss Prevention in Governance, Risk and Compliance

    Email is one of the most likely routes by which data may leak, maliciously or more often accidentally. A successful Data Leak Prevention system will address the issue of email by policy, in a way that integrates with the systems your business has in place to address governanance, risk and compliance rather than through a series of standalone tools.

  • SaaS With a Face: User Satisfaction in Cloud-based Email Management with Mimecast

    ESG recently surveyed 248 organizations using SaaS e-mail management to gauge their postures towards adoption and usage of these services and, specifically, satisfaction with their providers. This paper will address this research regarding the importance of airtight service and premium customer support in cloud adoption as well as the potential role of complementary SaaS providers.

  • Mimecast Research - Generation Gmail: How Businesses Can Bring Them Back into the Fold

    Mimecast has identified a new demographic of email users known as Generation Gmail. These are workers who work around your corporate email infrastructure in an effort to simply get their job done. This white paper aims to identify those users, the reasons they exist and to outline what your organization can do about them.

  • Inbox on Trial: The Problem with Email Management

    With recent high profile cases, such as the News Corp. hacking scandal, hitting the news headlines, the issue of email retention has quickly moved up the IT Director’s agenda. Much soul searching has taken place as they ask themselves if their email management policies are in line with industry best practices.

  • Exchange 2010 Migration Guide

    This guide details the best practices to follow when migrating from Microsoft Exchange 2003 to Microsoft Exchange 2010. The guidelines provided explain how to prepare the existing infrastructure for the process, what safeguards should be employed before migration begins, and how to perform the actual migration.

  • A Three Step Plan for Migrating to Microsoft Exchange 2010

    Harnessing the powerful new features of Microsoft Exchange 2010 – but without introducing additional risk, cost and complexity during the migration process – is a challenge many CIOs are about to face. Consider the risks involved and propose actions businesses can take to mitigate them. Learn more.

  • AppAssure 5 Trial Dell Software

    Download your trial of AppAssure™ - an advanced data protection tool that unifies backup, replication and recovery in one software solution. Try it today.

  • Disk Backup Appliances: The Next Generation

    Data growth isn’t slowing, and storage is growing with it, placing a huge strain on legacy backup systems. Learn how the right backup and recovery appliance can shrink backup times and storage footprints. Read this new white paper.

  • Superior VMware® Protection for Limited IT Budgets

    In this new white paper, learn about the four major VMware data protection criteria, and how to implement the most optimal, cost-effective protection strategy for your VMware environment.

  • Backup (Replication) and Recovery: Considerations and Options with Dell Data Protection

    Read about four key elements that should be part of any data protection strategy – and how Dell Software solutions help ensure your critical data is fully protected. Learn more.

  • ESG Lab Reviews Dell Integrated Data Protection: DR4100 with NetVault

    Read this report to see what ESG Labs says about the end-user and business benefits of combining the Dell DR4100 disk-backup appliance with Dell NetVault Backup software.

  • ESG Lab Validation Report: Dell PowerVaultDL4000 Appliance

    Read this informative report from ESG Labs to learn about the ease of use, reliability and efficiency of the Dell PowerVaultDL4000, as tested by industry-standard tools and methodologies. Read on.

  • Demystifying Deduplication for Backup with the Dell DR4000

    Explore the new technology of data deduplication. Find out about the different approaches to data deduplication, as well as the costs and benefits of each in this educational report. Learn more.

  • Protecting Exchange: Best Practices and Practical Tips

    Is your business doing enough to protect critical email data? Find out as this white paper explores the best ways provide an effective, comprehensive data protection strategy. Read more.

  • Discover Five Amazing Things You Can Do with NetVault Backup

    NetVault Backup is a cross-platform backup and recovery software solution that safeguards your data and applications in both physical and virtual environments – from one intuitive console. Learn five ways it can improve your business performance.

  • The Buyers’ Guide to Virtual and Physical Data Protection

    Get insightful information about new and traditional solutions for data protection, so you can intelligently choose the right approach for your environment. Learn more.

  • Unified Backup: Virtual & Physical

    Read this independent report to learn why openBench Labs found that Dell AppAssure offers significant advantages in ease-of-use, backup speed and recovery time over Symantec Backup Exec 2012.

  • How to Avoid the Coming Backup Crunch

    Worried about big data and other drivers that are pushing your traditional backup products beyond their capabilities? Find out about a new approach that helps companies slash costs and avoid recovery point delays.

  • Unifying Virtualized Backup Replication and Recovery: Dell AppAssure 5 Product Spotlight Report

    Find out how the latest release of Dell AppAssure unifies virtualized stand-alone backup, replication and recovery processes – without compromising data protection. Read on.

  • Building Higher IT Business Continuity in the Face of Disaster

    In this white paper learn what specific initial and follow-up steps to take to upgrade your disaster preparedness. Read more.

  • Symantec Intelligence Report

    The threat landscape is ever-evolving, keeping security pros constantly on their toes. Staying up-to-date with the latest information is critical to protecting your organization and its confidential assets from detrimental attacks. Learn more.

  • Operational Insight for Running IT at the Speed of Business

    Emerging business and technology trends1 are placing greater demands and challenges on IT operations staffs. Today’s information technology must operate at the speed of business, where customers and business users expect instant response and always-on access to applications and business services. Read on.

  • Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

    Find out which vendors Gartner positions as Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries or Niche Players based on their ability to execute and their completeness of vision.

  • 5 DBA Mistakes That Can Cost You Your Job

    In this white paper MCM Robert Davis reviews 5 mistakes that DBAs should avoid to safeguard business data and their job. Read on.

  • Dell Data Protection: Match Your Backup to Your Business

    Did you know that Dell Data Protection software is trusted by more than 82,000 customers globally? Check out Dell's Data Protection brochure and find the backup and recovery solution that best meets your business’s needs.

  • Quantifying the Cost of Doing Nothing

    In data protection, the hardest cost to quantify is the cost of doing nothing. Check out Computing Research’s whitepaper on identifying the cost benefits of a strategic approach to enterprise backup and recovery.

  • Vendor Landscape: IT Asset Management Mid-Market

    Learn how Dell™ KACE™ offers an innovative, full-featured, appliance-based solution that provides ease of implementation for mid-market organizations, enabling them to control the costs and effectively manage automated asset discovery, workflows, and integrated contract management.

  • Five Steps for Easier and More Effective IT Inventorying

    Effective, accurate IT inventory processes no longer require major investments of time and money. Learn to develop a reliable and actionable foundation for asset inventory and management that creates value for your organization with this white paper.

  • The New Windows Security- Achieving PC Lockdown without User Backlash

    Learn how enterprises can maximize user productivity while maintaining centralized control over security and compliance policies by following the five key steps outlined in this white paper.

  • The Dell KACE Appliance cures the IT ills of Island Hospital

    Island Hospital (Island) in Anacortes, Wash., not only saw a rise in the amount of patients it was seeing, but also in the amount of time needed to maintain their IT systems. Learn how Island saved more than $110,000 in a year using Dell™ KACE™ appliances.

  • South Coast Water District Achieves Impressive Productivity Using Dell KACE Appliances

    Learn why the South Coast Water District (SCWD) relies on the Dell™ KACE™ K1000 Management Appliance for software inventory and distribution, scripting tasks, patch management functions, tracking of software licenses and also remote system support.

  • Achieving and Maintaining PCI Compliance and Security with Dell Solutions

    Learn how Dell can help your organization meet and maintain each of the payment card industry data security standard (PCI DSS) requirements with a combination of hardware, software, and services.

  • Redner’s Markets Experiences 512 % ROI with Dell KACE™ Appliances

    Addressing service requests in an efficient and timely manner was a challenge for Redner’s Warehouse Markets IT team. Learn how automating IT processes with Dell™ KACE™ appliances helped Redner’s reduce costs and streamline systems management tasks.

  • MICDS Powers the Classroom with Dell KACE Appliances

    Learn how Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS) utilizes Dell™ KACE™ Appliances to annually reimage hundreds of students laptops, as well as streamline its service desk – reducing help desk requests and saving them time and money.

  • Three Strategies to Protect Endpoints from Risky Applications

    With organizations investing heavily in improving endpoint risk-management, many of them overlook third-party applications that present the greatest risk. Learn how the three strategies in this white paper can help protect vulnerable endpoints from risky applications.

  • Managing Multiple Operating Systems: Five Best Practices

    Learn how the five best practices outlined in this white paper can help your enterprise IT department properly manage and support a broad range of devices and operating systems in an efficient, scalable and secure way.

  • Enabling Safe and Secure BYOD in the Enterprise

    Bring your own device (BYOD) programs are an imperative as employees use their personal mobile devices to access important corporate data. Learn how you can enable seamless access without compromising security or productivity.

  • Avoiding the 7 Common Mistakes of Windows 7 Migration

    Gain insight into the seven most common mistakes made during Microsoft Windows 7 migrations in this white paper from Dell™, and learn how your organization can effectively and efficiently migrate its existing systems and legacy applications.

  • Eight Ways Better Software Deployment and Management Can Save You Money

    Learn how the right tools and processes, you can save money, reduce overhead, and enhance user satisfaction and productivity by following the eight key benefits of software management and deployment outlined in this white paper.

  • Top Five Questions You Should Ask Before Purchasing A Two-Factor Authentication Solution

    In this technical brief, discover five things to consider before purchasing a two-factor authentication solution. Then, discover a powerful option that not only addresses each consideration, but ensures you know who's accessing your network resources.

  • The Right Way to Prove Identity and Establish Trust

    Right now, one of your employees is accessing network resources. Do you know who it is? See how to verify user identities and protect your company’s critical information. Read this technical brief.

  • The Active Directory Management and Security You've Always Dreamed Of

    Businesses need more from their Windows security structure. Learn how employing the right security solution can help your organization avoid common errors and inconsistencies that lead to security breaches.

  • Access Control is Easy: Use Active Directory Groups and Manage Them Well

    Good access control results from avoiding the use of local groups by assigning permissions through Active Directory (AD) groups. Learn how AD groups are at the center of access control and governance – and what it takes to manage them.

  • 10 Steps to Cleaning up Active Directory

    Active Directory (AD) is the foundation of identity and access management (IAM) in most organizations. Learn how the 10 steps in this white paper can help your organization control risk and ensure compliance in AD.

  • The Keys to the Kingdom Limiting Active Directory Admin

    Learn the security risks associated with the simple implementation of the domain controller security model, and gain insight into the best practices for separating the role of domain controller administrator from domain administration using native tools.

  • 12 Essential Tasks of Active Directory Domain Services

    Learn the 12 major tasks of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) administration and management, and how your organization can reduce AD workloads through the implementation of proper management, automation and administration tools.

  • Four Ways to Modernize Your Application Performance Monitoring Strategy for Web 2.0 and AJAX

    Learn how Web 2.0 technologies can increase the speed and efficiency of Web applications, while uniquely combining the best of traditional and modern approaches to deliver a well-rounded application performance monitoring (APM) solution.

  • Three Important Reasons for Privileged Access Management (and One Surprising Benefit)

    Privilege management is a necessity in today’s security-sensitive, regulation-driven business environment. But it can do more than just keep IT infrastructures safe. Read more in this report from Enterprise Management Associates.

  • Top 3 Reasons to Give Insiders a Unified Identity

    Insiders are a greater threat to organizations’ security than ever before, but there is technology that can mitigate and help eliminate that threat. Read about it in this technical white paper.

  • How Foglight Makes User Experience Management a Reality: Three Case Studies

    Read three cases that underscore the appeal of User Experience Management (UEM), its essential value to IT and how Foglight demonstrates its versatility in supporting UEM’s multiple facets. Learn more.

  • CIO's View of Application Performance Management

    Download Dell’s Market Insight report, CIO’s View of Application Performance Management, and learn how APM technologies boost productivity, detect performance issues early and reduce time to market. Read now!

  • Application Performance Monitoring (APM) in the Age of Hybrid Cloud: Ten Key Findings by EMA

    Discover 10 key takeaways on the impact the cloud is having on application management. In this research survey, EMA analysts identified and quantified the factors impacting IT organizations as companies increasingly embrace the cloud.

  • The 7 Deadly Sins of Backup and Recovery

    If you get backup and recovery wrong, the consequences of that can be disastrous—literally. In this white paper, learn how to avoid common pitfalls that often sink others and do backup and recovery the right way.

  • Six Fairy Tales of VMware and Hyper-V Backup

    If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That’s definitely the case for some of the claims made about backup functionality in VMware and Hyper-V. Sort truth from fiction in this white paper and learn how you can build a real-world backup infrastructure.

  • 7 Shortcuts to Losing Your Data (and Probably Your Job)

    This tongue in cheek white paper explores data loss from a contrarian point of view - exploring the top 7 shortcuts you can take to ensure that you lose your data. Read more.

  • Losing My Religion: Virtualization Backup Dogma, Faith and Fact

    Opinions are like…oh, let’s say, noses. Everybody has one. And every vendor seems to have a different take on virtualization data backup. This white paper cuts through the clutter, sorting out the advantages and disadvantages of various forms of data protection. Learn more.

  • VoIP for Beginners

    While VoIP services can be less expensive than standard telephone network services, call quality can be a factor in one’s decision to switch to VoIP. However, constant innovation and upgrades are making VoIP comparable in quality to the traditional phone system. In this white paper, VoIP for Beginners, you’ll be introduced to how VoIP works.

  • 4 Simple Steps to VoIP Vendor Selection

    Download this free white paper, 4 Simple Steps to VoIP Vendor Selection, to completely educate yourself about VoIP trends so that you can determine the perfect solution for your company. Learn more.

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