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  • Scaling for the Cloud in the Age of Apps

    Scaling applications for the cloud is hard, but it’s no impossible. It simply requires a rethink of everything IT does and how IT does it. Find out much more in this white paper. e

  • Dell Boomi a Leader Again in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for iPaaS

    In this report, learn about the iPaaS landscape from industry analysts, find the best iPaaS solution for your needs, evaluate vendors based on ability to execute and completeness of vision and see why Dell Boomi is a Leader.

  • Five Easy Steps to Improve IT’s Reputation and Excel at Audits

    Showing the contributions IT makes to the rest of the business can be challenging. Experts suggest leveraging readily-available management data to show how IT enables business initiatives and supports revenue generation.

  • 4 Steps to Successful IT Systems Management

    While seemingly counter intuitive, organizations can actually create IT efficiencies without having to cut service levels by adopting a systems management strategy that embraces the concept of “Discover, Manage, Automate and Validate.”

  • Seconds Matter: Resolve Issues Quickly with the World’s Fastest Remote Desktop Management

    As an IT professional, every second count. Your remote connection speed and reliability are critical to your ability to resolve issues quickly, maximizing IT efficiency and ensuring a happy and productive end user.

  • Eight Keys to Cloud Friendly Systems Management

    At the same time that organizations are moving many of their IT assets to the cloud, the problem of how to manage all of an organization’s IT assets has, in many ways, become more complex. Learn more.

  • Six Steps to Achieving Data Access Governance

    Get the tips you need to better control access to your organization’s critical data while meeting governance, compliance and security requirements. Read this paper and discover how Dell One Identity solutions can help.

  • Getting the Security You Need with Dell One Identity Manager

    Controlling and securing user access is a priority for every organization. Discover how Dell One Identity Manager helps you secure and meet standards for access control, customer data protection and network communications.

  • Seven Steps to Designating Owners of Unstructured Data

    Unstructured data leads to increased costs and security vulnerabilities. Learn the seven-step process in this paper and automate the methods for governing and controlling access to unstructured data.

  • The Case for Identity Manager

    Transform your identity and access management (IAM) strategies from expensive, time-consuming and complex to streamlined and cost-effective. Read this tech brief and make IAM simpler than ever before.

  • Why You Should Date a Cloud but Never Marry One

    Getting tied down with one cloud provider is a bad idea. In this white paper, find out why, and find out how to manage cloud providers effectively. Learn more!

  • Servers, Storage, Virtualization and You: It’s Complicated

    Simplicity isn’t normally a hallmark of any of these three technologies, but it can be. Find out in this white paper how to break down the complexity of these components and keep them simple.

  • IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Hyperconverged Systems 2014 Vendor Assessment

    Learn the emerging trends in hyperconverged datacenters. Get the newly released IDC Marketscape report for 2015 to understand the leading solutions in the rapidly evolving Hyperconverged Platforms market segment. Read more!

  • Web-Scale 101: From Hyper-Convergence to Cloud Infrastructure

    What do growing trends like converged infrastructure and hyper-convergence really mean for your business? Learn the new approach to datacenter infrastructure that is set to transform enterprise IT. Learn more!

  • Migration Planning Kit Microsoft Windows Server

    Microsoft will end support for Windows 2003 in July, 2015. What does this mean to you? It comes down to this: there will be no further patches or security updates, which puts your business at risk. With Microsoft estimating that it takes 200 days to migrate an application, the time is now to start your move.

  • SharePoint 2013 with Citrix NetScaler Deployment Guide

    Microsoft SharePoint has become one of the most widely used enterprise web application platforms, providing various business intelligence features, while enhancing collaboration and content management. However, in order for applications to perform to the best of their ability, deploying an application delivery controller (ADC) is essential.

  • Lync 2013 with Citrix NetScaler Deployment Guide

    Chances are your business utilizes a specific type of application that allows users to communicate across the network. To keep up with new technology changes and ensure your applications are running efficiently, it is critical to have an application delivery controller (ADC) in place. So where exactly do you begin?

  • Exchange 2013 – Citrix NetScaler Deployment Guide

    Utilizing the right application delivery controller (ADC) within your organization can make all the difference when it comes to applications. What you need is an ADC that can load balance, accelerate, optimize and secure your enterprise applications. Learn more!

  • NetScaler for Microsoft Exchange 2013

    Access this white paper to learn how the industry’s leading application delivery controller allows you to get more out of Exchange. You’ll learn how this approach allows you to reduce costs associated with deploying, managing, and operating your server environment.

  • NetScaler for Microsoft Lync 2013

    An enterprise-ready unified communications platform, such as Microsoft Lync, has the power to connect people wherever there is network connectivity. So how do you ensure that this type of communication is able to provide maximum uptime, security from malicious activity, and access from a range of devices?

  • NetScaler Optimizes, Secures and Controls your Microsoft Application Delivery

    Companies need their applications to run smoothly in order to keep customers happy. Achieving this goal can be difficult, especially with so many different applications running at once. How can you make sure your clients are satisfied, without raising management costs?

  • NetScaler for Microsoft SharePoint 2013

    Businesses are always on a mission to improve inefficient processes. They need to ensure real time communication, easy access to data files, and above all, collaboration. What kind of solution can enable all of these at once?

  • From Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2: Migration Best Practices and Tips

    This use case provides a proven, step-by-step action plan for safely and securely migrating from Windows Server 2003 to Windows 2012 R2 using popular backup, virtualization, and data migration tools.

  • How to Avoid the Hidden Costs of AD FS

    Many companies believe Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) is the best choice for applications to integrate with AD. After all, both Active Directory and AD FS are from Microsoft and AD FS is 'free,' so that should be the best choice, right? Read on.

  • The Giant’s Advantage - Why Cloud Computing Levels the Playing Field for SMBs

    Decision makers in SMBs often raise concerns about cloud computing. There is a belief that cloud-based solutions cause SMBs to sacrifice security and control of their business-critical data. But, according to recent IBM research, businesses relying on cloud computing have a competitive advantage. And it’s generating twice the revenue – and profit – of their slower-to-adapt rivals.

  • Layered Protection - Thirteen Days of Cybercrime

    Did you know that most companies usually find out about the security breach around 200 days after the occurrence (www.securityweek.com)? By that time, their confidential information is all over the web and it takes time and money to bring everything back to normal and regain your customers trust. Read this white paper to see why your business needs multiple layers of protection to stay secure.

  • Top Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce

    Before the advent of laptops and the rise of remote workers, fixing problems with IT was easy and the devices IT admins managed were somewhere in the office. To make things even more complicated, remote workers rarely only have one device (such as laptops, tablets and smartphones). Read this white paper for top tips on how to manage your remote workers.

  • Top Tips for Time Stretched Admins

    Administering IT in small and mid-sized companies can be a difficult task, often with a very small team responsible for hundreds of workers. This whitep aper provides top time-saving tips that IT admins can use to stay on top of their workloads, keep systems running and protected, and maintain a healthy work/life balance.

  • Email Security in Small and Medium Sized Businesses

    Nowadays, organizations can’t afford to operate without an email security strategy. The threat landscape is constantly changing with new threats appearing every day. This white paper looks at email security in small and medium businesses (SMBs), the solutions available and what features SMBs cannot do without.

  • Finance is Changing Fast; Can Your Apps Keep Up?

    There might not be a more challenging industry than the financial industry for IT. How are you going to keep your apps moving at the pace of business? Find out in this white paper.

  • Are You Ready for Healthcare’s Digital Age?

    The massive data of the digital age in healthcare is upon us. How will you keep your applications performing at top speed? Read this white paper to find out.

  • Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting for Dummies

    This book from the popular Dummies series takes a comprehensive but easy-to-understand look at monitoring and troubleshooting networks.

  • Covering Branch IT Infrastructure the Right Way

    Find out what Taneja Group has to say about a branch converged infrastructure solution.

  • Eliminating the Challenge of Branch Office Recovery

    In this white paper, learn how to avoid the risks of data loss and downtime, even in remote offices.

  • Converging Branch Infrastructure for Simplicity, Efficiency and Lower Costs

    In this white paper, read about a new branch converged infrastructure architecture that lets IT better coordinate with branch offices.

  • Securing Edge Data at the Center

    In this white paper, discover a new infrastructure approach that lets organizations better manage virtual servers in remote offices.

  • Accelerating Microsoft Office 365 with Riverbed SteelHead Saas

    Find out in this document how to drastically improve the performance of Microsoft Office 365.

  • Edge Consolidation Delivers Peace of Mind for IT

    As organizations consolidate data backup and disaster recovery operations, WAN optimization plays a key role in mitigating risk without sacrificing performance.

  • Top 10 Reasons to Use SteelHead SaaS

    Discover the top 10 reasons to use the comprehensive SteelHead SaaS product

  • Resolve Performance Issues within Your Citrix XenApp Environment

    Citrix XenApp is a great solution, but it can introduce complications. Find out in this guide how to deal with them.

  • 10 Common Problems APM Helps You Solve

    This guide from Slashdot media shows readers how to get the full value from Application Performance Management solutions.

  • Evaluating Performance Management Solutions

    This buyer’s guide provides a comprehensive look at how best to choose a Performance Management solution.

  • Application Performance Management for Dummies

    This Dummies book has all you need to know about Application Performance Management.

  • Best Practices for AD Scrubbing

    Regular group review and directory cleanup are part of life with Active Directory. That doesn’t mean it’s easy. In this white paper, learn how to effectively scrub AD.

  • Office 365 Adoption eGuide: Identity and Mobility Challenges

    Microsoft made a massive push to the cloud in 2014, and as a result Office 365 is taking off. We’re seeing it in how Okta customers are using Okta to connect to Office 365 in increasing numbers. This eGuide provides some data from the Okta Application Network on the trends we are seeing around Office 365.

  • Top 10 Most Popular Reports in Enterprise Reporter

    Discover which reports key stakeholders rely on most for quick, accurate insight into the configuration and security of Active Directory (AD) and file server permissions. Read this tech brief today.

  • Moving Messaging and Collaboration to Office 365: It's Not All Sunshine and Rainbows

    This paper gets you thinking correctly about the often-overlooked pitfalls of a migration to Office 365 from the perspective of cost, the risks involved, and the real work to be done. Learn more.

  • AppAssure 5 Trial

    Dell™ AppAssure™ delivers advanced data protection that unifies backup, replication, verification and recovery in one, easy-to-use software solution. Backup in minutes. Recover in seconds.

  • The Buyers Guide to Virtual and Physical Data Protection

    Discover how you can implement a cost-effective data-protection strategy in your own VMware environment.

  • Unified Backup: Virtual & Physical

    Find out how the latest release of Dell AppAssure unifies virtualized backup, replication and recovery processes — without compromising data protection.

  • Superior VMware® Protection for Limited IT Budgets

    Discover how you can implement a cost-effective data-protection strategy in your own VMware environment. Read more!

  • Protecting Exchange: Best Practices and Practical Tips

    Is your business doing enough to protect its critical email data? Learn how to provide a cost-effective, comprehensive data-protection strategy for your Microsoft Exchange environment.

  • How to Avoid the Coming Backup Crunch

    Is big data straining your traditional backup options? Find out about a new solution that helps companies slash costs and avoid recovery point delays.

  • Disk Backup Appliances: The Next Generation

    Learn how to save time on your next deployment, shrink your backup windows, minimize network traffic and significantly reduce your backup-storage footprint.

  • Dell Data Protection Point of View

    Discover how organizations of any size can improve their data protection — safeguarding their critical information and applications — without excessive costs or added complexity.

  • Building Higher IT Business Continuity in the Face of Disaster

    Most disasters strike without warning. Don’t be caught off guard; upgrade your preparedness today by taking these initial steps and follow-ups.

  • Governance, Risk and Compliance Software - Maintain Your IT Budget with Consistent Compliance Practices

    Read this third-party report to learn about the attitudes of state and local government agencies towards Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) software, and see which features they rank as most critical when selecting a tool.

  • Selecting Foundational Controls Makes SOX Compliance Easier

    Read this revealing white paper for a look at SOX compliance from an auditor’s perspective, and find out how to easily achieve continuous compliance.

  • Selecting Foundational Controls Makes PCI DSS Compliance Easier

    Read this revealing white paper for a look at PCI DSS compliance from an auditor’s perspective, and find out how to easily achieve continuous compliance. Learn more.

  • Selecting Foundational Controls Makes HIPAA Compliance Easier

    Read this revealing white paper for a look at HIPAA compliance from an auditor’s perspective, and find out how to easily achieve continuous compliance. Learn more!

  • Ensuring Enterprise Visibility, Auditing and Reporting for Windows Environments

    Find out how you can easily identify and report on who has access to what files, folders and shares, and on what servers - all with a solution that can support large, complex Windows environments. Read now.

  • Best Practices Guide for IT Governance & Compliance

    Learn about the best practices for implementing a compliance solution that will minimize your stress during your next IT compliance audit. Read now!

  • Managing Risk in an Active Directory Integrated Virtualized Environment

    Read this insightful white paper to explore the interdependent and combined security issues between Active Directory and virtualization, and see how to manage them.

  • Who, What, When, Where and Why: Tracking the 5 Ws of Change in AD, SharePoint and More

    Gain a better understanding of the limitations and capabilities of native auditing tools, and see why a third-party solution might be the best approach to protect your organization’s systems, data, productivity and bottom line.

  • Ensure a Valuable Notes-to-Exchange 2013/Office 365 Migration

    Properly preparing for a migration from Lotus Notes to Exchange Server 2013 or Office 365 can reduce costs and even boost user-adoption rates. Learn how Dell end-to-end solutions can help. Read now.

  • The Move to Exchange 2013: Migraine or Migration?

    Get the experts’ take on the newest features found in Exchange 2013, as well as how you can be prepared to overcome common migration challenges. Read now!

  • Top 10 Steps to Ensure a Successful Transition to Windows Server 2012

    From planning to implementation, through post-migration management, our experts lay out the information you need to make your migration to Windows Server 2012 R2 as painless as possible. Learn more.

  • Migrating to Exchange 2013 from Legacy Exchange

    Make sure you’re prepared for your Exchange migration by understanding the challenges inherent in moving from a legacy version, and how to get the most out of your new investment.

  • Windows Server 2012 – Are You Ready?

    With Microsoft discontinuing support for Windows Server 2003 in July 2015, now is the time to learn key considerations for moving to Windows Server 2012 R2.

  • Take Control of Your PST Problem

    Find out best practices for migrating PST file data to a more secure Exchange or Office 365 environment, and get suggestions for tools that can help ensure your migration is successful.

  • Top 10 Steps to Ensure a Successful Migration to Exchange 2013

    Our experts have laid out the top ten steps to ensure a successful Exchange migration. Whether you’re upgrading a legacy environment or undertaking a consolidation project, we’ve got you covered.

  • Modernizing Your Active Directory Environment

    Gain control over your Active Directory (AD) landscape. Learn the key steps for modernizing your AD environment and how these can help you better address the needs of your organization to reduce vulnerability, risk and infrastructure costs.

  • How to Measure Unified Communications Utilization and ROI for Upper Management

    Microsoft® Lync Server® can drastically improve the efficiency of business, but deployment can be demanding and expensive. Get detailed costs and benefits of using Lync Server, and learn how you can produce reports that demonstrate ROI.

  • Enabling Fast Email Recovery When Something Goes Wrong

    Good email recovery, eDiscovery and content management practices consist of several components. Read this report and discover why email recovery and governance is a necessity for your organization, and how to address problems in your email environment.

  • What Can Email Tell You About Your Organization

    Unlock the hidden potential of business intelligence contained within your Exchange stores. Discover the answers to traditional messaging management questions with this technical brief, and learn to mine unstructured Exchange data to inform your business.

  • IAM for the Real World: Access Management

    Security concerns and compliance make the need to manage access a top priority. Read this e-book for the critical knowledge you need to understand the complexity of today’s access management issues, and the promise of a more unified, integrated approach.

  • 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.

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

    Two-factor authentication is critical for safeguarding your company’s critical information. In this technical brief, discover five things to know before purchasing a two-factor authentication solution, and which solution is the best fit for your business.

  • Migrate, Manage Govern

    Transform Active Directory from a cost center into a business asset using the “migrate-manage-govern” strategy that moves your business forward while solving security challenges.

  • Real World Identity and Access Management (IAM) for Unix-based Systems

    Explore the most common IAM challenges facing Unix-based organizations, and learn about easily implemented practices and technologies that can help you increase security, achieve compliance and improve operational efficiency.

  • 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). Learn how AD groups are at the center of access control and governance–and what it takes to manage them.

  • IAM for the Real World: Access Management

    When your access procedures are broken, no amount of security, management or governance matters. Find out how your business can reap the benefits that come from getting to one identity. Read now!

  • The Keys to the Kingdom: Limiting Active Directory Administrators

    Businesses need more from their Windows security structure. Discover best practices for implementing role-based access control automated delegation of permissions, centralized permissions reporting, and data consistency rules that can secure your AD infrastructure.

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

    Get more from your Windows security structure. Learn how the right security solution can help your business avoid common errors and inconsistencies that lead to security breaches.

  • The 12 Essential Tasks of Active Directory Domain Services

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

  • A Second Look at Hyperconverged Appliance

    Taneja Group recently turned their Technology Validation service - a hands-on lab service - to the task of evaluating whether Scale Computing's HC3 could deliver in the real world. For this task, Taneja put an HC3 cluster through the paces to see how well it deployed, how it held up under use, and what special features it delivered that might go beyond the features found in traditional integrations of discreet compute and storage systems.

  • Managing Access to SaaS Applications

    This Essential Guide examines the opportunities and challenges of empowering, yet controlling, user access to SaaS applications. Specifically, identity management as a service promises to simplify secure access, and management of SaaS applications while reducing password sprawl. This guide will also review how mobile computing has added to the complexity of managing access to both corporate data and SaaS, and additionally help evaluate the options available on the market.

  • Top Six Things to Consider with an Identity as a Service Solution

    In this white paper you’ll discover how an IDaaS can help you drive user productivity, enhance IT efficiency, improve security, mitigate risk, and lower total cost of ownership. Learn more.

  • Windows Server 2003 Migration

    Migrating from WS2003 is an opportunity to consolidate servers. PrinterLogic enables you to completely eliminate your print servers and gets rid of the headaches associated with migrating from your print environment.

  • Office 365 Single Sign-On: High Availability without High Complexity

    For most organizations, the move to Office 365 (O365) is a leap forward in user experience, productivity, IT simplification, and savings. But organizations that fail to implement Single Sign-On (SSO) reliably will expectedly experience an increase in risk and a decline in productivity. Learn more.

  • Stop Password Sprawl with SaaS Single Sign-On via Active Directory

    As mobile devices have pushed their way into the enterprise, they have brought cloud apps along with them. This app explosion means account passwords are multiplying, which exposes corporate data and leads to help desk calls from frustrated users. This paper will discover how IT can improve user productivity, gain visibility and control over SaaS and mobile apps, and stop password sprawl. Learn more.

  • Windows Azure IaaS: High Availability and Disaster Recovery

    Learn how to get high availability and disaster recovery protection for critical applications (i.e., SQL Server) in four HA/DR models in Windows Azure.

  • Three Ways to Protect SQL Server in the Cloud

    SQL Server is a business critical application that requires high availability protection, regardless of where it is deployed. In the cloud, you need to protect SQL Server from downtime if the cloud instance or the cloud provider fails. Learn more.

  • Top 5 Methods to Optimize and Reduce Office 365 Licensing Costs

    Office 365 is supposed to save organizations money while still providing excellent functionality. But optimum savings isn’t a guarantee. It only happens as a matter of policy. Read more in this white paper.

  • Six Steps to SSL Certificate Management

    This guide — intended for IT and security professionals — outlines the key elements of a certificate lifecycle management process and how to provide adequate tools and training to implement this process.

  • Defending the Internet of Things: Identity at the Core of Security

    This white paper discusses meeting the demand for an IoT architecture that achieves security and assures performance. Learn more!

  • 5 Best Practices for Defending the Enterprise

    Entrust offers five specific best practices — with emphasis on strong authentication, identity assurance, mobile enablement and general layered security — that can help protect against targeted attacks now and over the long term. Read now!

  • A Step-By-Step Migration Guide to SHA-2 SSL Certificates

    This guide is intended for IT and security experts, CISOs, developers and SMBs alike. You’ll better understand how your current operating environment will be affected and how to migrate SSL certificates — quickly and cost-effectively — without compromising your security posture, risking operational outages or disrupting the customer experience. Learn more.

  • The Cloud Fax Advantage for SAP® Users

    Maximize your SAP investment and save money by throwing your fax services up to the cloud. Read the White Paper now!

  • 7 Reasons to Automate Fax and Email Orders in ERP is a Brilliant Business Move

    Read this white paeper to learn specific ways your company can save time and money with electronic order processing while keeping customers happy. Learn more!

  • How Automation Drives Customer Service Excellence

    Read this white paper to discover industry tips and best practices for bringing efficiency and profitability to order management while freeing up your CSRs. Learn more.

  • 13 Questions for Maximizing Your Order Processing Investment

    Maximize your investment by finding the most cost-effective and well-suited solution for your unique needs. This comprehensive FAQ buyer’s guide provides detailed answers to 13 questions essential for helping you select the best automated Sales Order Processing solution

  • The Cloud Fax Advantage

    It’s time to update your fax services and reduce the pains of manual faxing methods with Esker Cloud Fax Services. Read on!

  • Fax Survival Guide: How to Avoid Disaster & Distress with Cloud Fax Services

    Download the eBook, A Fax Survival Guide: How to Avoid Disaster & Distress with Cloud Fax Services, to learn how IT administrators can avoid their fate as a “doomsday faxer” by taking fax services to the cloud.

  • Boosting Efficiency and Lowering Costs with Cloud Fax Services

    Staying up to date with the most current faxing technology can be difficult for companies who have a limited operating budget and their own unique infrastructure requirements. Fortunately, a solution to easily and cost-effectively adopt the latest fax services has arrived — Esker Cloud Fax Services.

  • 7 Advantages of Moving Fax to the Cloud

    Relying on a fax machine or fax server is something many businesses are all too familiar with. The extra costs, tedious tasks and resource requirements can add up quickly, putting a strain on your bottom line. Now, you can simplify your ability to send faxes in any ERP environment with Esker Cloud Fax Services!

  • The SharePoint MVP Guide to Optimizing Storage and Performance

    SharePoint’s popularity has resulted in an explosion of SharePoint content, but rapid growth can result in performance problems, longer backup windows, and poor user adoption.

  • Web-Scale IT for the Enterprise: The Journey to Modernization

    What is web-scale IT, and what can it do for your organization? Find out in this comprehensive guide from GigaOm Research.

  • Windows Server 2003 Migration Solutions

    Windows Server 2003 support is ending. Be prepared with this migration guide.

  • Web-Scale 101: Your Guide to Hyper-Converged Datacenters

    What do growing trends like converged infrastructure and hyper-convergence really mean for your business? Learn the new approach to datacenter infrastructure that is set to transform enterprise IT.

  • Storage Defined Software for Dummies

    The Dummies series offers this guide to storage-defined software, packed with information on how software can enable companies to run more efficient datacenters.

  • Struggling With the Complexity of Legacy IT?

    Download this IDC report to learn how your organization can benefit from converged infrastructure.

  • The Future of Enterprise Storage: SDS and Hyper-Converged

    The future of the enterprise data center is all about hyper-converged infrastructure solutions. Discover more about them in this white paper.

  • Forrester Research Evaluates Web-Scale Converged Appliance

    In this Forrester Research report, learn now a converged appliance can help tackle the growing demand for advanced converged infrastructure solutions within mainstream enterprises.

  • Securing the Cloud

    As usage of the cloud increases, so do security threats. Find out in this series of articles from Redmond how to identify and alleviate those threats.

  • Tech Spend Trends: Top 3 IT Investments in 2015

    Businesses have money to spend on technology. How will they spend it? Find out in this guide.

  • Sales Tax Survival Guide 2015

    Read this guide and find out how to make it through tax season financially alive.

  • Hidden Cost of Compliance

    Find out in this white paper how to reduce transactional risk in your retail business. Read now!

  • Failure to Launch

    In this white paper learn why some small businesses just can’t make it work, and what your business can do to avoid pitfalls. Read now!

  • Are Your Everyday Business Activities Creating Tax Risk?

    Discover seven sales process shortcuts that could add up to trouble and how to avoid them. Read now!

  • Microsoft SharePoint Data Externalization to IBM Storage Using AvePoint DocAve Storage Manager

    Microsoft SharePoint users: Learn why externalizing unstructured content from SQL Server content databases can reduce costs and improve platform performance. This white paper outlines the architectural, deployment, and management guidelines for externalizing unstructured data – known as binary large objects (BLOBs) – to the IBM® Storwize® family.

  • Contain Costs and Increase Operational Efficiency

    Are you facing increased demands for new functionality and advanced capabilities, which you must deliver with a constrained IT budget? Learn how modernizing your IT infrastructure based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux can help.

  • Top 10 Automation Tips for Virtualization Administrators

    Administrators are being asked to do more with less, so automating manual tasks is critical to success. But, automation must be approached with care. Get 10 important tips that can help you effectively implement automation technology, while still maintaining control over your environment.

  • Good to Great: Top Seven Optimization Tips and Tricks

    Mastering your virtual data center requires comprehending a dizzying array of software and hardware configurations, settings and workflows. Read this white paper to learn the top seven tips for managing even the most complex virtual data centers. Learn more.

  • Private Cloud, Self-Service and VM Sprawl

    To fully realize the cost savings of virtualization technology, you need policy controls and governance to prevent VM sprawl—and the right technology to enforce those controls. Learn how to design and implement the governance you need, and find the right toolset to help enforce it. Learn more.

  • The Shortcut Guide to Business Security Measures Using SSL

    This guide examines the major types of threats to information security that businesses face today and the techniques for mitigating those threats, along with a discussion of practices for implementing a business-centric security management strategy.

  • Website Security in Corporate America

    Data suggests that American companies can expect to suffer an online security breach once every four years. Yet a substantial number of companies and organizations appear unprepared yet confident. How prepared are you and your company? Despite confidence, the data also points to a degree of baseless optimism. Find out how you rank among other IT managers testing your website's vulnerabilities.

  • SThe Shortcut Guide To Protecting Against Web Application Threats Using SSL

    Web applications often require the use of SSL certificates in order to enable basic authentication and encryption services. Planning how to best deploy SSL certificates begins with assessing the kinds of operations performed by applications. Learn more.

  • Beginner's Guide to SSL Certificates

    In the fast-paced world of technology, it is not always easy to stay abreast of the latest advancements. For this reason it is wise to partner with a reputable Internet security company. This guide will de-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options. Read now!

  • CME Group Cuts Complexity While Reducing Costs with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

    For the world's largest and most diverse derivatives marketplace, millions of transactions per day placed a heavy burden on IT. CME Group chose to migrate to Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® for both flexibility and a balance in price and performance. Learn more.

  • Infographic: Your Guide to IT Security and Open Source

    Find out what CIOs, Fortune 500 companies, and industry experts think about IT security and enterprise open source software. Learn more.

  • Windows Server 2003 Migration Overview: Eliminate Your Print Servers

    Migrating from Windows Server 2003 is an excellent opportunity to consolidate servers. PrinterLogic enables you to completely eliminate your print servers giving you centralized control of your print environment from a single web application in your data center. Learn more.

  • Key Considerations for Moving to Office 365

    Key Considerations in Moving to Office 365 So, your organization has decided to move to Office 365. What now? Find out in this white paper.

  • Exchange to Office 365 - Archiving Considerations

    This new white paper from 13-time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, Brien Posey, details five considerations to keep in mind when deciding to migrate a message archive from Microsoft Exchange to Office 365.

  • Gaining Agility and Control in VMware vSphere® and Hybrid Cloud Environments

    Maximize the full potential of VMware vSphere and hybrid cloud environments. See how you can provide users with the on-demand, self-service infrastructure they need, easily manage how services are consumed and maintain the required governance.

  • Ensuring Your IT Policies Actually Work with Change and Access Auditing

    You won’t know how effective your IT policies are unless you measure them somehow. Learn in this white paper how audit your IT operation.

  • Five Ways to Reduce the Risk of Cybercrime to Your Business

    Don’t be one of the many organizations naively clinging to the belief that a breach won’t happen to them. As an IT professional, you need to take active steps to reduce the risk of cybercrime to your business.

  • ESG Lab Report: Complete Data Protection for Small Businesses

    Learn why the Dell DL1000 Backup and Recovery Appliance is selected by more small- to medium-sized businesses for its affordable, fast backup, rapid recovery and reliable restore capability, by reading this ESG Labs report.

  • Free Study Guide for Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

    This study guide for Microsoft's 74-409 Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center exam will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination

  • Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery without Barriers

    Can your business survive a disaster? You won’t really know until you have to, but you have to be prepared. Find out in this white paper how the cloud can play a role in disaster recovery, but maybe not in the way you’d think.

  • Migration Planning Kit - Microsoft Windows Server 2003

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  • Protecting Exchange: Best Practices and Practical Tips

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  • Take Control of Your PST Problem

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  • 10 Hidden BYOD Costs – and the Fixes

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  • Help Desk Best Practices for IT Departments

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  • Global Client Management Platform: The Key to Proactive, Efficient IT Service Delivery

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  • IDC Technology Spotlight: Datacenter security

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  • The Edison Group: The Benefits of Business-Class Servers in Small to Midsize Businesses and Distributed Environments

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  • Safely Retiring Windows Server 2003

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  • Five Step Plan to Securing SharePoint

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  • Backing Up With Doctor Who: 12 Reasons For 12 Doctors

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  • 5 Ways Disaster Recovery Is Like Jack Bauer

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  • Winter Is Coming: Are You Prepared For Disaster Recovery?

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  • Behavior Driven Development and BRMS

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  • VoIP for Beginners

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  • The Hidden Benefits of VoIP Revealed

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  • Five Must Have Features for Business VoIP

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  • 4 Simple Steps to VoIP Vendor Selection

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  • Optimize SharePoint Storage to Cut Costs

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  • How to Backup Multi-Terabyte SP Farms

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  • The Taxman Cometh … Are You Ready?

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  • The Definitive Guide to Sales and Use Tax

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  • Best Practices for AD Scrubbing

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  • Managing Collaboration Apps in the Age of BYOA: Bridging the Gap Between Users and IT

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

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  • AD Recovery: Be More Prepared

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

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  • 7 Advantages of Moving Fax to the Cloud

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  • Protect Your SharePoint Data

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  • Power of Cloud Executive Brief

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  • DCIG Analyst Report: Best Practices for Protecting Oracle Databases

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  • Windows Server 2012 – Are You Ready?

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  • Data Deduplication in Windows Server 2012 R2 in Depth

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  • Enterprise Best Practices for Real Time Auditing and Event

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

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  • Transforming Enterprise Applications for Mobile/BYOD Environments

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  • Enhance and Optimize Your Mobility/BYOD Infrastructure

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  • Hyper-V Virtual Labs Tips and Tricks

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  • Hyper-V Backup and Storage Best Practices

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  • The 7 Deadly Sins of Backup and Recovery

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  • I′ve got Hyper-V, Now What? Multi-part Series

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  • Top 5 Reasons to Virtualize Exchange

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