Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Determine the ROI of Streaming Your Media Content

Reduce the cost of delivering secure, dynamic media over the Internet. This new Forrester Consulting report, The TEI of Content Delivery Using Adobe Flash Media Server, includes a multi-company analysis that explains how media streaming improves:
  • Efficiency
  • Effectiveness
  • End-user experience
What's the bottom line? This report gives you the information, calculations, and tools you need to evaluate the potential financial impact of your investment in a media streaming platform. With this support, you can easily build a business case for increasing your investment and see new gains from true audience engagement.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Navigating the Voluntary Disclosure Process

Nexus laws are constantly shifting and often becoming more aggressive, the need to understand a company's nexus status is increasingly important. If nexus is discovered, how does a company minimize back penalties and interest, and avoid being reported to other states? How does a company negotiate with local states, and what are the consequences of this voluntary disclosure process? Download this whitepaper from tax expert Sean Evans of DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc. for tips on navigating the Voluntary Disclosure Agreement process.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Enterprise Risk Management: Keeping People, Assets, and the Environment Safe

Making substantial efforts today will improve risk mitigation and create an enduring competitive advantage.

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The High Performance Information Workplace: How Social Computing, Team Collaboration and Enterprise Content Management Drive Competitive Advantage

The rapid adoption of social computing has created opportunities for enterprises to improve their competitive positions in today's knowledge economy.

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Professional Builder

Professional Builder is the new-residential construction magazine that has been providing professional builders the solutions they need to maximize profits for more than 63 years.

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Biotechnology Healthcare

Its editorial mission is to articulate biomedical business and clinical applications to healthcare decision makers and stakeholders. A strict fact-checking and peer review process assures the accuracy and relevance of editorial content.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Sales Performance Management: Maximize Profits with Comprehensive Sales Processes

SAP CRM empowers your sales force with a clear and detailed view of prospects, customers, and the market - and the ability to turn that insight into action.

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Official

This publication is geared toward plumbers, mechanical contractors, manufacturers, and government and safety officials who need to know safety code information, as well as proposed changes, safety requirements, and breaking developments and trends.

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Measuring the ROI of ERP in SMB - Keeping ERP Projects Alive When You Need Them The Most

It is also a serious undertaking. This white paper serves as a roadmap to Small to Midsize Businesses (SMBs) for realizing the maximum Return on Investment (ROI) from ERP implementations.

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Area Development

Area Development magazine is considered the leading executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation. Editorial coverage provides valuable information pertinent to the factors, key issues, and criteria that affect a successful decision.

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15-Minute Guide to Collaborative Case Management

In about 15 minutes, EMC will explain how CCM can be applied across a variety of case management types, discuss the components of a CCM solution, and offer deployment guidelines and suggestions.

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Gear Solutions

Their columnists address such issues as safety, gear-tooth geometry, laser technology, and technical standards developed by AGMA, while their featured writers cover everything from heat treating to work holding, noise analysis, software, gear inspection, and new materials.

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Imaging Adds Visibility to Transportation

This white paper examines how mobile imaging technology works and how it can be integrated with existing systems to improve productivity, reduce errors and raise customer service in delivery and distribution operations.

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P&T

P&T: A Peer-Reviewed Journal for Managed Care and Hospital Formulary Management serves the pharmacy and therapeutics committees of hospitals, nursing home/long term care facilities, group practices, VA/DOD facilities, and managed care organizations.

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Get Closer to Your Best Customers: A Shift in Customer Strategies in Time of Crisis

Find out what changes to make to customer strategy; how to align your organization to best support a winning approach; and how to drive excellence in execution to achieve results in today's economy.

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Success in the New Economic Reality

Learn about the importance of seeing clearly, thinking clearly, and acting clearly. Find out how SAP software and services can help your clear enterprise thrive regardless of the economic climate at any particular time.

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Using Technologies to Increase Perfect Order Metrics: RFID, Speech

Find out how each aspect of perfect order performance (on-time delivery, complete orders, damage-free delivery, accurate invoicing and documentation) can be improved through enhancements to data collection processes and technologies including RFID, speech, imaging technology and GPS.

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Compliance Rules: Best Practices for Cost-Effective, Comprehensive Compliance

Best practices call for a proactive approach to email management. Combine written content, usage, and retention policies with a Hosted Managed Email Archiving Service to ensure your organization's ability to preserve, locate, and produce legally valid email evidence.

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

CEI

CEI delivers the region's best coverage of the meeting and incentive industry, with information on hotels, incentive programs and convention and exhibition centres. They also give case studies of regional events, a monthly reader's poll and a Q&A with leading industry players.

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In Transit Visibility: It's all about Mobility, Visibility and Control

While many transportation companies possess "back end" systems that excel at extracting, analyzing and utilizing information, mobile computing solutions are now available that supply this valuable information to achieve a new level of visibility and control over assets, resources and inventory.

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MultiLingual

MultiLingual is distributed nine times a year (eight issues plus an annual resource directory/index) to readers in 60 countries. Issues cover topics ranging from technical internationalization to project management to language histories. In addition, product and book reviews give you the latest news and opinions.

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Eliminating Paperwork and Manual Data Entry is More than Just Efficient

More and more companies are automating their mobile service workforce to eliminate paperwork and manual data collection and improve worker efficiency. By eliminating paper-based forms and one-way communication processes with mobile computing and wireless technologies, companies see immediate efficiency and accuracy benefits.

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15 Minute Guide to Digital Claims Processing

It will discuss how improving process efficiency through transactional applications based on an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform can address those issues. This guide will also provide a conceptual model that can be applied to claims processing and offer deployment guidelines and suggestions.

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Friday, August 7, 2009

IDC/Government Insights: Collaborative Case Management - Improving Service Delivery Through Connected Government

Explore the current state of eGovernment and look ahead to the future with this white paper from IDC Analyst Massimiliano Claps. See how collaborative care management processes and technologies have the potential to simplify complex information workflows used by today's governmental agencies and public-sector organizations.

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Beverage World

New Categories. New Brands. New Products. New Technologies. Beverage World keeps beverage executives informed of developments and trends in their industry. They publish exclusive industry news and in-depth interviews with beverage executives. They track business-critical sales trends and give readers their first look at new products and systems.

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Worship Facilities

Worship Facilities is the best resource for churches currently involved in or considering a building or renovation project. Each issue brings you the latest design trends, planning strategies, leadership support, how-to-tips and practical advice that will help you effectively plan the growth of your facility and improve the way you communicate your message through technology.

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Water & Wastes Digest

Water & Wastes Digest is published monthly for those in the municipal and industrial water, wastewater and water pollution industries. If you design, specify, buy, operate or maintain the equipment, chemicals and services used for water treatment, Water & Wastes Digest can help you do your job more effectively and educate you on the latest technology.

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Managed Care

Published monthly, it delivers high-interest articles and features through original research and writing. A strict fact-checking and peer-review process assures the accuracy and relevance of editorial content. It serves Managed Care Organization executives and administrators, primary care and group practice physicians (GP, FP, IM, DO) whose practices are managed care, HMO staff physicians and others allied to the field.

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Reinsurance

Every month, Reinsurance Magazine provides news analysis with details on the stories impacting the reinsurance industry, along with a more technical insight. Market reports focus on specific regions, including the US, UK, Far East, Middle East and Bermuda to name but a few, and interviews with those who are driving and changing the face of the reinsurance industry.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

How to Profit from Mind-blowing Amounts of Data

If you thought an increasingly paperless business world and tougher data retention policies were causing a data explosion, you were right รข€" partly right. Today, another trend is causing storage to multiply at shocking rates: the ever-rising adoption of digital content and the businesses based on storing and sharing that data. Terabytes aren't good enough for some of today's content-driven businesses.

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Organizational Agility: How Business Can Survive and Thrive in Turbulent Times

In today's knowledge age, the ability to turn information into insight in response to market movements is core to sustainability. This report conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit examines the challenges and rewards of organizational agility, particularly in tough economic times. More than 300 executives around the world were surveyed on the benefits, challenges and risks associated with creating a more agile organization.

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How to Buy Storage that's Cost-Effective Over Time - Not Just Cheap for Now

We've all heard that data is growing at an unprecedented rate. And anyone in business also knows how critical it is to store, retrieve and archive data efficiently and cost-effectively. However, with a storage system's total cost of ownership often running significantly higher than its purchase price, where can you possibly lower costs? The answer lies in maintenance, labor, and power and cooling.

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Church Production Magazine

Church Production Magazine is the leading resource and educational guide for those involved in making decisions about their church's use of audio, video and lighting equipment. Each issue of Church Production Magazine focuses on helping you enhance your worship services by bringing you the latest news updates, new production announcements and trends in live sound, video projection, audio and video recording, lighting technologies and more.

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NASA Tech Briefs

Authored by the engineers or scientists who did the work, the briefs span a wide array of fields, including electronics, physical sciences, materials, computer software, mechanics, machinery/automation, manufacturing/fabrication, mathematics/information sciences, and life sciences. NASA Tech Briefs also contains feature articles on successful NASA spinoffs, profiles of NASA tech transfer resources, news briefs, and application stories. Regular columns describe new patents, industry products, software, and literature.

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The Hidden Costs of Aerial Lift Equipment Ownership

The decision whether to buy or rent your aerial lift can have far-reaching implications for your company's financial health. So before you decide which is right for your company, you'll want to consider the total financial impact of each option. This informative white paper will detail the 9 points to consider when deciding to buy or rent your equipment such as storage cost, transportation cost and maintenance.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Snapfish Builds a Massive, High-Performing, Scalable Storage Infrastructure with Scalable NAS and Storage Arrays

Snapfish is the world's No. 1 online photo service, with more than 60 million members in 20 countries and more than 5 billion unique photos stored online. Its previous storage infrastructure was not able to meet Snapfish's existing and future needs. The company was looking for a storage solution that would offer extreme scalability, flexibility, reliability, improve performance, balance performance and capacity with affordability, and meet its business needs for partnering.

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The Executive Guide to Data Loss Prevention

Data loss prevention (DLP) technology has never been more important. To that end, the tools below have been developed to help guide organizations considering DLP technologies.

The Executive Guide to Data Loss Prevention (DLP) - Rich Mogull of Securosis.com provides independent objective research that examines the business justification for implementing DLP solutions and outlines the resource requirements to successfully deploy DLP in an enterprise.

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Global Pensions

Readers of Global Pensions invest globally and need to know what their peers around the world are doing. The only publication which does this is Global Pensions. By combining a focus on regional pensions news with in depth analyses of innovative and modern investment products, Global Pensions allows the decision makers from these schemes to be influenced and informed about current trends affecting their counterparts all over the world.

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SQL Server Database Backup and Restore Planning

Whether a business is small, medium or large, it must have a well-written plan for backing up the servers. Planning a backup strategy up-front and documenting not only the backup process but also the restore process, will save you a ton of time in the end. Because of its value to the company and the sensitive nature of it, the classification of data must be carefully considered in the planning stage.

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ABCs of RFID: Understanding and Using Radio Frequency Identification

RFID offers great value for many industries and applications. However, misperceptions about what RFID is and what it can do pose obstacles that discourage some organizations from taking advantage of the technology. This white paper provides an overview of RFID technology and capabilities, describes the common frequencies and technologies used in business applications, identifies major standards, and introduces ways to take advantage of RFID to improve convenience, accuracy, safety and security.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Rethinking Server Virtualization: Breaking Performance and Manageability Barriers

Many of virtualization's additional benefits - including built-in, cost-effective High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) - require external shared storage with a comprehensive feature set to support HA and DR. Unfortunately, it is all too easy to spend the savings from server virtualization on inefficient storage systems. Because they overcome many of the cost and management limitations of traditional SANs, iSCSI SANs are becoming the preferred choice to support virtualized environments.

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Laser Focus World

Laser Focus World is a monthly magazine for engineers, researchers, scientists, and technical professionals providing comprehensive global coverage of optoelectronics technologies, applications, and markets. Each month LFW reports on and analyzes the latest developments and significant trends in both technology and business in the worldwide optoelectronics and photonics industry. A must read for engineers, engineering managers, scientists, researchers and technical professionals for technical information on lasers, optics, detectors, imaging, fiberoptics, instrumentation and software.

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Websense Data Security Suite Demo

Protecting customer and other confidential data from malicious and accidental leaks is one of the top business and IT security challenges facing organizations today. Compounding this problem, CIOs and CSOs must protect their data amid pressure from regulatory and corporate compliance requirements, customer and competitive pressures, and the rising cost and publicity of data leaks.

Websense Data Security Suite is the leading solution for preventing data loss-external and internal, accidental and malicious.

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Increasing Uptime Brings Rewards Beyond Profitability

Today's service organizations are facing ever greater pressures to increase uptime and productivity while reducing costs. At the same time, organizations are facing greater pressure to find more sustainable ways of doing business. This white paper will show how mobile computing and ADC systems add value to asset management operations and support green initiatives by providing accurate, timely information that results in increased uptime, reduced resource waste and savings in time, labor and capital.

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3 Steps to Developing Effective Calls to Action

Compelling calls to action are the bridge from your message to the beginning of the sales engagement. They are the links that tie your audience to your product offering, and they're not one-size-fits-all. This white paper describes three steps designed to help you create compelling BtoB messaging and effective calls to action for your audience segments.
  • Identify and prioritize "hot topics"
  • Map your message to your audience's behavioral cues
  • Locate and fill content gaps


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The Business Value of Consolidation on Energy- Efficient Servers: Customer Findings

Business managers are looking for more flexible business models, more competitive operations, and faster time to market. All of this means that IT organizations must find operational savings while staying within their budget. They must find new infrastructure solutions that are more efficient and more cost-effective than their current solutions. They must do all of this and, at the same time, accomplish the following: improve service levels, provide faster response times, cover more users, and ensure better-integrated applications that are always available.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Why Email Must Operate 24/7 and How to Make This Happen

Email communication is essential. Unplanned email outages or even routine maintenance can cause huge disruption not only to your business, but also to your customers. Our reliance on email has grown, and the full impact of an email system going down is often not realized until it is too late. In this new Osterman Research paper, sponsored by MessageLabs, now part of Symantec, you'll learn about some of the issues organizations face regarding email outages and the importance of implementing an email continuity service.

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Employee Web Use and Misuse: Companies, Their Employees and the Internet

Is it okay for employees to spend time on social networking sites, shopping online or downloading pirated music? What are the risks associated with web surfing?

Every company is unique and may have different ideas as to what is appropriate when it comes to employee internet usage. There is a balance between monitoring and blocking web use in the workplace. IT Managers need to determine the best way to deal with employee internet access, while keeping the overall good of the business a priority.

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Technology Investment and Growth Patterns: the Conditions and Trends Making Way for Mid-Market Success

The study is based on extensive economic analysis, surveys, and in-depth supporting interviews with executives. At the macro level, it examines how investments in a country's information infrastructure facilitate the growth of both the overall economy and mid-sized companies. At the micro level, the study outlines the common goals facing midsized businesses worldwide and identifies the most commonly used growth strategies, investment decisions, and general best practices that have lead to success in the mid-market.

A white paper by the Economist Intelligence Unit

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Defining Your Audience: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Buyer Personas

The best communication begins with understanding what makes your prospects tick. If you don't do this, the rest of your marketing doesn't much matter. This white paper from an industry leader in online demand management lays out tried-and-true insights into audience identification and segmenting. It covers a step-by-step guide on how to:
  • Uncover the key attributes of your most valuable customers
  • Create buyer personas to help focus your marketing efforts on finding more of them
  • Avoid wasting valuable resources on messages that won't work


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