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  • Effective data management strategies for the CIO

    CIOs are turning to emerging forms of data management, including predictive business intelligence and information architectures, to harness the power of their data. Inside this expert e-book, gain insight on top data management strategies and topics such as storage and retention policies, data protection and lifecycle management.

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  • E-book: Establishing virtual cloud security policies

    In a virtual cloud environment, in which resources are shared and transferable, CIOs are under pressure to redesign security practices to accommodate this new business paradigm. Inside this expert e-book, learn how CIOs are setting new virtual cloud policies and investing in new technologies to account for the shared data infrastructure of the cloud.

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      • Getting the most out of Windows Server 2008

        This e-book features strategies for hot issues ranging from virtualization to Windows 7 migrations. Learn what you need to know about Windows Server 8 and how to make the most of it in your organization.

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      • Risk and rewards of cloud business continuity

        Enterprises are intrigued with the idea of passing the burden of business continuity to a service provider, but such an undertaking is more than most are willing to risk. Read this e-book now to discover the benefits and drawbacks of cloud business continuity, learn why BC on-demand is daunting to many organizations and why some companies are exploring the option of moving application backup and recovery in the cloud, one application at a time. Read a case study from USGA about how they are using storage in the cloud for faster recovery times -- and much more.

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      • A CIO’s guide to outsourcing

        Access this e-book and learn outsourcing contract danger signs, how to tell if changing vendors is worth the risk, the importance of encouraging innovation and flexibility from providers, and more! As a CIO, you may be tasked with reexamining your organization's outsourcing and vendor agreements to cut costs and build innovative, flexible contracts in today's economy. This e-book will discuss the most important considerations for a CIO to minimize risk and maximize savings.

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      • How CIOs define cloud computing

        While CIOs agree that cloud computing is a game changer, that doesn’t mean they all define the cloud the same way or have similar expectations for its transformative abilities within an organization. This e-book examines the confusion surrounding cloud computing. It also gives helpful tips on getting an organization’s IT house in order by ensuring quality and cost-effective delivery of services. This e-book includes articles that define cloud computing and cloud services, discuss the importance of cloud standards and how to avoid downtime.

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      • UK cloud computing: The next phase

        This e-book is meant to provide guidance for managing applications in the cloud. Read on to learn why cloud adoption is ramping up in the UK, strategies for migrating and integrating new cloud models into your existing infrastructure, best practices from CIOs, solution providers and analysts, and much more! Read best practices from UK cloud computing experts to help ensure an overall smooth transition to the cloud for your organization.

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      • How to design a smart virtualization strategy

        This e-book provides a roadmap to virtualization success for CIOs and strategic IT. Topics include: how to align virtualization with business priorities, virtualization beyond the server has its rewards, maintaining compliance in virtual environments, and preparing for the future with your virtualization strategy.

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      • E-book: Establishing virtual cloud security policies

        In a virtual cloud environment, in which resources are shared and transferable, CIOs are under pressure to redesign security practices to accommodate this new business paradigm. Inside this expert e-book, learn how CIOs are setting new virtual cloud policies and investing in new technologies to account for the shared data infrastructure of the cloud.

        View E-Book
      • How CIOs define cloud computing

        While CIOs agree that cloud computing is a game changer, that doesn’t mean they all define the cloud the same way or have similar expectations for its transformative abilities within an organization. This e-book examines the confusion surrounding cloud computing. It also gives helpful tips on getting an organization’s IT house in order by ensuring quality and cost-effective delivery of services. This e-book includes articles that define cloud computing and cloud services, discuss the importance of cloud standards and how to avoid downtime.

        View E-Book
      • UK cloud computing: The next phase

        This e-book is meant to provide guidance for managing applications in the cloud. Read on to learn why cloud adoption is ramping up in the UK, strategies for migrating and integrating new cloud models into your existing infrastructure, best practices from CIOs, solution providers and analysts, and much more! Read best practices from UK cloud computing experts to help ensure an overall smooth transition to the cloud for your organization.

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      • Data center power management of the future

        Enterprise CIOs are adopting green IT and other new technologies to improve data center efficiencies. In this e-book learn more about how IT organizations are using green IT, virtualization, storage capacity planning and even cloud computing to realize energy savings and lower hardware and power costs in the data center. Knowing that the power demands of future data centers aren't likely to decrease, learn how forward-thinking CIOs are taking steps now to address data center power management -- and how you can, too.

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      • Lean ITIL strategy in lean times

        As IT shops continue to look for ways to cut costs, increase efficiency and improve service, many turn to IT Service Management (ITSM) frameworks for guidance. Learn how to adopt or advance your ITSM strategy to streamline IT and build an efficient, service-oriented organization. In this e-book, you'll find advice on implementing ITIL with other technologies, read case studies about how effective organizations are using ITIL, learn how to overcome common challenges with ITIL and design a forward-thinking ITIL strategy.

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      • Risk and rewards of cloud business continuity

        Enterprises are intrigued with the idea of passing the burden of business continuity to a service provider, but such an undertaking is more than most are willing to risk. Read this e-book now to discover the benefits and drawbacks of cloud business continuity, learn why BC on-demand is daunting to many organizations and why some companies are exploring the option of moving application backup and recovery in the cloud, one application at a time. Read a case study from USGA about how they are using storage in the cloud for faster recovery times -- and much more.

        View E-Book
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      • A CIO’s guide to outsourcing

        Access this e-book and learn outsourcing contract danger signs, how to tell if changing vendors is worth the risk, the importance of encouraging innovation and flexibility from providers, and more! As a CIO, you may be tasked with reexamining your organization's outsourcing and vendor agreements to cut costs and build innovative, flexible contracts in today's economy. This e-book will discuss the most important considerations for a CIO to minimize risk and maximize savings.

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      • Unlock the true benefits of outsourcing

        The key to unlocking outsourcing potential lies in targeting the right projects, choosing your suppliers wisely and then managing them with an eye on economic conditions at that global site. Here's a step-by-step plan for optimizing savings with outsourcing, including how to design an outsourcing contract, manage training, process and procedural specifics successfully and reduce risks. Experts believe that ongoing maintenance and management of supplier relationships are the true success factors in achieving long-term benefits of outsourcing. Check out these do's and don'ts to learn how to manage suppliers closely and effectively to achieve the best results.

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      • Project and portfolio management best practices: From efficiency to alignment

        Following project and portfolio management methodologies can help you keep a handle on costs and pursue the projects with the greatest value to the business. As a CIO, your goal is to look for change management strategies and methods that can help IT projects be successful. This e-book will explore project and portfolio management best practices and how CIOs can use these methods to pave the way for success.

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      • Taking a holistic approach to data protection methods

        In this e-book, the SearchCIO.com team explores how data protection encompasses a host of technologies, business processes and best practices. Government regulations threaten dire consequences for noncompliance, and compromised data quickly becomes a public relations and customer retention issue. Learn seven tips to better data protection methods and find out about important do's and don'ts of network access control.

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      • Next-generation business intelligence strategies

        Business intelligence is critical to many initiatives, but it's important that companies get the return on investment they expect from BI technology. Therefore, CIOs need to pay special attention to changes in the business. Learn more about the latest business intelligence strategies and how they can help meet the changing needs of the business in this e-book.

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      • Effective data management strategies for the CIO

        CIOs are turning to emerging forms of data management, including predictive business intelligence and information architectures, to harness the power of their data. Inside this expert e-book, gain insight on top data management strategies and topics such as storage and retention policies, data protection and lifecycle management.

        View E-Book
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      • How to design a smart virtualization strategy

        This e-book provides a roadmap to virtualization success for CIOs and strategic IT. Topics include: how to align virtualization with business priorities, virtualization beyond the server has its rewards, maintaining compliance in virtual environments, and preparing for the future with your virtualization strategy.

        View E-Book
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