A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a private communications network often used within a company, or by several companies or organizations, to communicate confidentially over a publicly accessible network. VPN message traffic can be carried over a public networking infrastructure (e.g. the Internet) on top of standard protocols.
White Paper Published By: Macheen
Published Date: Oct 30, 2013
Relying on Wi-Fi hotspots when out of the office environment can negatively impact productivity, as well as being completely unsecure, and traditional data plans are costly. Itís time to stop the Wi-Fi shuffle and ditch the data plan today.
White Paper Published By: Cloud Pro
Published Date: Oct 03, 2013
This report, produced by the experts at Cloud Pro in association with the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) sets out some ideas of the current thinking on hybrid cloud /hybrid IT and looks to answer some of the thorniest questions: what is a hybrid cloud/ hybrid IT? When should you go public and when should you stay on-premise?
Free Offer Published By: Sophos
Published Date: May 09, 2013
This buyers guide is designed to help you choose the right solution for your organization. It looks at the factors you should consider when evaluating solutions to ensure you have the protection and functionality you need, both now and as your business evolves.
White Paper Published By: Redhat
Published Date: Nov 19, 2013
Over time, every IT portfolio gets bogged down in the chaos of servers, platforms, and software that
make up the current IT landscape. Legacy systems, disparate architectures, and aging technologies slowly eat away at returns, reduce your ability to respond to shifting demands, and limit how quickly you can scale to meet new market opportunities. IT modernization lets you reboot your portfolio for greater agility, reduced cost, and operational excellence. This frees up your time and money to focus on innovation, not implementation.
Ubiquitous connectivity has its benefits, but in the enterprise it also introduces the danger of information overload and communication breakdown. Businesses need to look to consumer social hubs and evolve their communications solutions from separate silos to an integrated mix of devices, apps and solutions on a cloud-based infrastructure.
White Paper Published By: Endace
Published Date: Jul 16, 2013
Traditional management tools fall short at enabling the quick resolution of connectivity and security issues. Keep networks up, running, and secure by adding an Intelligent Network Recording fabric to your prevention and detection tools arsenal.
"Today there are 10 billion mobile devices, 50 percent more applications, an infinite amount of unique configurations and more distributed workers than ever before," writes Elizabeth Cholawsky, VP of IT Support and Access at Citrix. And as usual, IT departments must meet these new challenges with limited resources.
"The IT world is in the midst of dramatic change."
This report takes a look at the enterprise threat landscape as it stands in 2013. What areas should you be sitting up and paying attention to? What areas can you afford to pay a little less attention to? We try to cover off all those questions and more. We hope you find the information inside useful as you step up your fight against the bad guys by deploying good technologies and best practice.
White Paper Published By: SunGard
Published Date: Aug 13, 2012
Most organizations today understand that a disaster recovery (DR) plan is essential to their continued survival should a natural disaster occur. But implementing a DR plan entails substantial time, effort and cost - not to mention significant investment in developing new areas of technical expertise within the organization. As a result, many organizations are turning to disaster recovery service providers (DRSPs) to offload their disaster recovery operations.
White Paper Published By: Intel Corp.
Published Date: Aug 08, 2012
This report describes how improving the efficiency of data storage, deduplication solutions has enabled organizations to cost-justify the increased use of disk for backup and recovery. However, the changing demands on IT storage infrastructures have begun to strain the capabilities of initial deduplication products. To meet these demands, a new generation of deduplication solutions is emerging which scale easily, offer improved performance and availability and simplify management and integration within the IT storage infrastructure. HP refers to this new generation as "Deduplication 2.0.
White Paper Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Jul 31, 2012
This GigaOM Pro paper explores what functions to consider when selecting and working with hosting providers as it relates to the entire value chain of function and performance. Get your complimentary 6-page report now.
White Paper Published By: ScriptLogic
Published Date: Aug 23, 2011
Since its introduction in 2000, Group Policy has been a hit. Tens of thousands of organizations worldwide use it to create more consistent desktops for their users, to deploy software packages, to secure their computers, and more.
The ongoing global economic recession has left no business, budget, or IT organization unscathed. Corporations, forced to do more with fewer resources, are demanding greater economies of scale. That sets expectations that IT organizations will remain lean yet deliver high-quality services and support. This requires IT organizations to develop more process-oriented, efficient, and effective mechanisms to manage and maintain their environments.
IT needs to deliver a high quality user experience in order to accelerate business success. But how many organisations closely monitor that experience, analyse it and have systems in place to deal with any problems?
In Autumn 2010, we commissioned an independent Study to find out. It involved interviewing over 400 business and IT leaders in different industry sectors across 14 countries to assess their position.
Over the last two decades, IT organizations have spent billions of dollars implementing fault management tools and processes to maximize network availability. While availability management is critical, infrastructure reliability has improved to the point at which 99.9 percent availability is commonplace. Given these improvements in infrastructure availability, companies are focusing more attention on performance management. By measuring how networked applications and services perform under normal circumstances, understanding how infrastructure and application changes impact performance, and isolating the sources of above-normal latency, IT organizations can ensure problems are resolved quickly, mitigate risk from planned and unplanned changes, and take measured steps to optimize application performance. In this paper, you will learn why this shift is taking place and how a new management model, what CA Technologies calls Performance First, can empower you to advance to the next level in managing your network for application performance.
Business applications today have become the primary interface between a company and its customers. And, there has simultaneously been tremendous innovation in the area of business intelligence, which can unlock a personalized experience for each an every user - and help support key corporate objectives to increase revenue, strengthen customer loyalty and establish and maintain a high-quality brand in the marketplace. For technology managers, then, this is an exciting time to demonstrate the value of IT to the business. But, the situation also exposes the intense risk we place on our IT applications because they now carry enormous organizational responsibility and significance.