Friday, December 7, 2012

Client Virtualization - The Path to the Instant-On Desktop

Today, as mobile devices proliferate and more employees demand to use their personal devices in the workplace, the situation is becoming untenable. Client virtualization is the way to get there. This white paper explains what client virtualization is and how it can enable simpler, optimized and more flexible desktop management in today's enterprise. It also offers an overview of the trends driving adoption of client virtualization and offers tips on what to consider as you evaluate the technology options.

Sponsored by HP and Intel® Xeon® processors.

Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

An Introductory Guide: How to Use Twitter for Business

42% of Twitter users follow brands or companies -- is your business one of them?

Maintaining an effective Twitter presence can be a powerful part of your business' marketing strategy. To help businesses interested in mastering the basics of Twitter, they've put together a complete explanation of how to use Twitter for business.

Used successfully, Twitter can help you develop and promote your brand, interact with your fan base, monitor conversations about your company, promote thought leadership, and much more.

Download their comprehensive eBook to learn, step-by-step, how to tackle Twitter as a business tool. Specifically, this guide will teach you:
  • The basics, such as Twitter-specific vocabulary
  • 6 ways to set up and optimize your public profile
  • How to use Twitter for business through marketing

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The IT Decision Makers Guide to the Cloud

Panelist Information: Andrew Jaquith, CTO, Perimeter E-Security

Duration: 1 hour 7 minutes

Description: Cloud computing is this year's hot new sports car -- and lots of companies are kicking the tires. It's easy to understand the appeal. By moving essential but undifferentiated services such as email and sales automation to the cloud, enterprises can focus on their core missions. But with concerns about security, privacy, and compliance, enterprises are too often keeping their foot on the brake pedal.

Key questions answered include:
  • How can effective security serve as an enabler?
  • What are the key characteristics you should look for when evaluating cloud platform providers?
  • What is the role of “private cloudâ € services?
  • What security and performance guarantees should you demand, and which can you expect?

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Using Social, Mobile, and Cloud ERP Strategies in Professional Services to Deliver Value

Professional services firms are faced with a variety of unique challenges that can hinder their success. They are tasked with collaborating with clients to complete projects that will improve their clients' organizations and bottom line. Of course, this means they are especially subject to changing expectations and project plans. Additionally, this means employees are often deployed in the offices of the client. At the same time, a professional services organization's employees are the actual product. The organization must effectively distribute resources and promote knowledge sharing in order to standardize quality and minimize the impact of employees that leave the organization. When dealing with these unique obstacles and circumstances, visibility, collaboration, and agility are extremely important. Past Aberdeen research has illustrated the ways in which Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has helped professional services organizations to standardize processes, cut costs, and promote efficiency. This report, based on data collected from 82 professional services organizations, will demonstrate how professional services are combining social, mobile, and cloud strategies with ERP to collaborate internally and externally and deliver more value.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Platform as a Service: Gaining Computing Power Without Losing Control

You've built, tested, and deployed your enterprise applications on your provider's cloud platform and all the bells and whistles are perfected. Then, your provider increases its prices. Or maybe, the level of service isn't what you had expected. You want to change providers, but your investment has locked you in and frankly, now you're stuck. Fearing this scenario, many IT architects shy away from Platform as a Service (PaaS)-in spite of all its productivity benefits for developers. But, it doesn't have to play out this way.

Leveraging open-source, open-standard solutions, developers can enjoy all the advantages of PaaS, while IT admins keep their data centers under their own control. The question then becomes:
  • How does an IT architect maintain that balance?
  • How do you move into the cloud without the development team learning an entirely new language or adopting new middleware?
  • How does an IT architect streamline application development workflows and accelerate IT service delivery?

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

How Video Surveillance Systems Can Help Protect Your Business

Video surveillance can not only bring criminals to justice, they can often stop the crime while it is in progress. One of the biggest sources of asset losses for companies is not burglary or customer shoplifting, but employee theft. Thankfully, video surveillance can help business owners observe their workers and detect any unethical behavior.

This free guide will showcase many businesses that have benefitted from installing a video surveillance system and outline the many ways your business can benefit from having one. They'll also show you how to choose the best provider as well as providing you with several free price quotes from reputable video surveillance system vendors.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Six Moves for Recruiting Managers to Build a Talent Powerhouse

Recruiting managers know there are many ways to reach applicants, from social media to mobile and job boards to referrals. So why is finding great candidates so difficult? Mainly it's because applicants are changing the game, sharing every detail of your recruiting process online and comparing you with other potential employers. This complimentary SuccessFactors best practices discusses six ways to connect with high-quality candidates, from:
  • Using high-quality descriptions and social tools
  • Forecasting your needs and managing recruiting on the go
  • Partnering with learning managers and boosting your brand
How can you use winning approaches to connect with high-quality candidates? This complimentary best practices shows you how. Download it toda y.

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