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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Data Storage in the Cloud-Can you Afford Not To?
Storing data in the cloud using Riverbed Technology’s Whitewater cloud storage gateway overcomes a serious challenge for IT departments: how to manage the vast,

data and storage  and ever-growing, amount of data that must be protected. This paper makes the business case for cloud storage, outlining where capital and operational costs can be eliminated or avoided by using the cloud for backup and archive storage.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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Storage Virtualization Isn’t About Storage


Virtualization is central to twenty-first-century IT systems, yet many chief information officers fail to understand the benefits it can deliver to the data center. Storage controllers have always offered the ability to carve out pieces of real storage from a large pool and deliver them to a number of hosts, but it is storage virtualization itself that offers improvements that drive operational efficiency. Find out more.

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Data Storage in the Cloud--Can You Afford Not To?


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Data Storage Encryption for Enabling PCI Compliance


Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is mandatory. As such, businesses must think seriously about their data storage security and the day-to-day encryption management of their customer data. As a merchant or credit card processor, will you be ready when the auditors come knocking? Learn more about the foolproof way that many businesses are passing PCI DSS audits.

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New Life for Dead Storage Technologies: Consumer-driven Optical Storage in the Data Center


While optical technology has become the default removable storage medium on the desktop (CD and DVD), in enterprise storage the evidence of failure is unmistakable. After fifteen years, optical technologies in the enterprise storage market account for only a fraction of 1 percent of enterprise storage hardware spending. There is a dramatically different future, however, for some optical storage subsystems.

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Don't Be Overwhelmed by Big Data


Big Data. The consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry is abuzz with those two words. And while it’s understandable that the CPG world is excited by the prospect of more data that can be used to better understand the who, what, why, and when of consumer purchasing behavior, it’s critical CPG organizations pause and ask themselves, “Are we providing retail and executive team members with “quality” data, and is the data getting to the right people at the right time? Big Data can be a Big Deal - read this white paper for some useful tips on ensuring secure, quality data acquisition and management.

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Nimble Storage


Nimble Storage provides flash storage solutions that enable the consolidation of all workloads and eliminate storage silos by providing enterprises with improvements in application performance and storage capacity.

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Data Warehouse vs. Data Mart-Approaches to Implementing a Data Integration Solution


There continues to be a wide variety of different approaches to building a solid data management solution for your organization, and just as many consulting firms across the globe willing to help you build them. However, it’s imperative for each data management solution to specialize to the unique needs of your organization’s business users, across varying functional areas.

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The Fast Path to Big Data


Today, most people acknowledge that big data is more than a fad and is a proven model for leveraging existing information sources to make smarter, more immediate decisions that result in better business outcomes. Big data has already been put in use by companies across vertical market segments to improve top- and bottom-line performance. As unstructured data becomes a pervasive source of business intelligence, big data will continue to play a more strategic role in enterprise information technology (IT). Companies that recognize this reality—and that act on it in a technologically, operationally, and economically optimized way—will gain sustainable competitive advantages.

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Leverage Competitive Advantages in Storage Management


Of the many challenges businesses face today, managing data growth is one of the most daunting. But while there are myriad choices for storage management solutions, most legacy options cannot address changing business requirements, and the results can cost your organization money, time, and peace of mind. Discover solutions that allow you to optimize your service environment and successfully meet your business challenges.

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Microsoft Goes Their Own Way with Data Warehousing Alliance 2000


Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) today announced that 47 applications and tools from 39 vendors throughout the industry have qualified for Microsoft« Data Warehousing Alliance 2000. Alliance members and partners are committed to delivering tools and applications based on the Microsoft Data Warehousing Framework 2000, an open architecture based on the open standards and services built into the Windows« 2000 operating system, Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Office 2000.

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Data Masking: Strengthening Data Privacy and Security


Many business activities require access to real production data, but there are just as many that don’t. Data masking secures enterprise data by eliminating sensitive information, while maintaining data realism and integrity. Many Fortune 500 companies have already integrated data masking technology into their payment card industry (PCI) data security standard (DSS) and other compliance programs—and so can you.

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Next-generation Data Auditing for Data Breach Protection and Risk Mitigation


Data breaches and leaks are on the rise—and the consequences, from theft of identity or intellectual property, can seriously compromise a company’s reputation. Stolen laptops, hacking, exposed e-mail, insider theft, and other causes of data loss can plague your company. How can you detect (and respond!) to breaches and protect your data center? Learn about the functions and benefits of an automated data auditing system.

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Storage Buying Criteria for Small and Midsized Enterprises


Five criteria usually dominate storage purchase decisions in the small and midsized enterprise (SME) marketplace: product features and functions; cost; reliability; service; and support. Using these criteria, SMEs often find that their final shortlists of vendors include storage products from EMC and IBM. Find out what criteria your SME should use to choose between these two vendor’s offerings.

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