Project Management White Papers

Project Management is the discipline of organizing and managing resources in such a way that these resources deliver all the work required to complete a project within defined scope, time, and cost constraints. A project is a temporary and one-time endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service. This property of being a temporary and a one-time undertaking contrasts with processes, or operations, which are permanent or semi-permanent ongoing functional work to create the same product or service over-and-over again.
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By: Adobe     Published Date: Apr 13, 2015

This Gigaom Research report aims to help technology decision-makers better understand: - What the modern workforce thinks it needs to succeed in this rapidly changing world of mobile-first communications and new work-collaboration technologies - How IT is supporting those needs and overall corporate objectives - If there are gaps between worker expectations and IT requirements, and how technology buyers can address them Download this Gigaom Research white paper to learn more.

Tags : adobe, modern workforce, platform support, platform productivity, it support, work-collaboration technologies, business intelligence, collaboration
    
By: Adobe     Published Date: Apr 13, 2015

In this white paper learn how e-signatures are making workflows easier and more productive than ever before. Learn how e-signatures remove the last barrier between a hybrid paper-to-digital workflow to an all-electronic process, dramatically accelerating closure in any type of transaction that requires a contract—sales, employment and hiring, purchase orders, legal agreements, and more. Download this white paper to learn more.

Tags : adobe, electronic signatures, digital transactions, paper-to-digital, business intelligence, database development, collaboration, productivity
    
By: Adobe     Published Date: Apr 13, 2015

The purpose of this research is to understand the challenges companies face in their document or file level security practices as a result of the adoption of such disruptive technologies as mobile devices and cloud services.

Tags : adobe, document security, cloud services, it research, global insights, security management, business intelligence, productivity
    
By: VMware, Inc.     Published Date: Apr 08, 2015

Wish you could meet your development and testing requirements to get your applications to market faster? Now you can with VMware vCloud® Air™— a cloud service platform that provides on-demand access to compute resources that are 100% compatible with your VMware vSphere® environment.

Tags : vmware, applications, cloud computing, cloud services, development, testing, project management, infrastructure
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 24, 2015

In an unpredictable world, forecasting errors are unavoidable. This webinar offers some valuable guidance, in the form of Six Principles of Forecast Mastery, which point the way to a better future. Watch today and learn why treating forecast error as a friend can help you improve your organization's performance.

Tags : forecasting errors, quality forecasting, best practices, business performance solutions, knowledge management, enterprise applications, analytical applications, productivity
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 04, 2015

Optimize your business processes in the cloud with a next generation BPM strategy — an intelligent Business Platform (iBP) that implements an on demand, “service as you need it” model.

Tags : strategic bpm, business optimization, ibp, iaas, bpmaas, enterprise applications, platforms, data management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 15, 2015

This book helps you understand DevOps and how your organization can gain real business benefits from it. You also discover how a holistic view of DevOps that encompasses the entire software delivery life cycle.

Tags : ibm, devops, cloud computing, best practices, development, operations, software delivery, application integration
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 15, 2015

Technology Adoption Analyst whitepaper by Forrester. This IBM-commissioned profile of IT operations decision-makers at enterprise companies in the US, UK and Germany evaluates IT operations analytics adoption, benefits, and challenges based on Forrester’s own market data and a custom study of the same audience.

Tags : ibm, it operations, decision makers, analytics, market analysis, monitoring, business intelligence, business metrics
    
By: Intuit QuickBase     Published Date: Apr 10, 2015

Utilizing spreadsheets to manage projects carries a variety of hidden costs and risks that collectively make it unsuitable beyond a few project team members. Download this whitepaper to learn why.

Tags : intuit, quickbase, spreadsheets, excel, project management, it costs, workflow, business activity monitoring
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 06, 2015

13% of IT executives claim success at developing skills to meet changing IT infrastructure needs. While the topic of IT infrastructure continues to permeate conversations across industries, the content, participants and tones of those conversations are changing.

Tags : ibm, it strategy, infrastructure, conversation, distributed computing, application security, disaster recovery, productivity
    
By: Dell     Published Date: Apr 02, 2015

In this Guide we have delivered the case for the benefits of big data technology applied to the needs of the manufacturing industry.

Tags : dell, intel, big data, manufacturing, technology stack, pain points, big data adoption, omneo
    
By: Rackspace     Published Date: Feb 13, 2015

Understand the successes and challenges other organizations have experienced in implementing a DevOps approach.

Tags : rackspace, devops, development, operations, cloud, storage, applications, network management
    
By: Rackspace     Published Date: Feb 13, 2015

700 IT decision makers from organizations with more than 250 employees were interviewed throughout September 2014. Respondents came from an even distribution of sizes/sectors and were from the following countries: US (350), UK (250) and Australia (100). These interviews were conducted online using a rigorous multi-level screening process to ensure only suitable candidates were given the opportunity to participate.

Tags : rackspace, devops, operations, development, devops hiring, network performance, remote network management, productivity
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 01, 2014

To help enterprises create trusted insight as the volume, velocity and variety of data continue to explode, IBM offers several solutions designed to help organizations uncover previously unavailable insights and use them to support and inform decisions across the business. Combining the power of IBM® InfoSphere® Master Data Management (MDM) with the IBM big data portfolio creates a valuable connection: big data technology can supply insights to MDM, and MDM can supply master data definitions to big data.

Tags : mdm, big data, master data, data solutions, data management, business analytics, business intelligence, project management
    
By: Bit9     Published Date: Sep 30, 2014

As a retail security professional, you are challenged with maintaining a constant state of PCI compliance and keeping your infrastructure safe using best-of-breed security solutions that help, rather than hinder, your quest to validate your systems. Endpoint protection that is based on detecting known malware is demonstrably ineffective —and has the potential to create numerous inefficiencies across your organization. In addition, constant updating of security patches and antivirus software libraries can slow response times and leave endpoints vulnerable to APT attacks. Besides potential breaches of your customers’ personal information, as well as damage to your brand, a lack of endpoint control can also put you at risk for steep PCI noncompliance and regulatory penalties—fines that can range anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000 per month.

Tags : retail security, pci compliance, infrastructure security, endpoint protection, security, knowledge management, best practices, project management
    
By: Bit9     Published Date: Sep 30, 2014

Recent high-profile data breaches at brand name retailers, highlight the need to protect your company’s reputation and your customer’s personal information. The consequences of suffering a data breach are numerous, and none of them are positive — consumer mistrust, a drop in traffic and a decrease in sales, to name just a few.

Tags : data breach protection, it security, infrastructure protection, pci compliance, security, knowledge management, best practices, business activity monitoring
    
By: Bit9     Published Date: Sep 30, 2014

Regardless of how they initially enter the organization, most attackers today still aim to compromise internal servers to steal user credentials, steal sensitive data, and turn compromised servers into hosting platforms used to help attackers steal even more assets. This SANS whitepaper discusses the methodology of internal and external attacks on data center servers and the applications running on them. It also discusses why, even with our layers of security in place today, servers are still vulnerable, and how organizations can leverage application controls to permit what is known and trusted while denying everything else.

Tags : server security, platform protection, data center servers, server vulnerability, security, knowledge management, best practices, project management
    
By: JumpCloud     Published Date: Sep 29, 2014

Using Gmail? Still have Active Directory? Learn how to move your user directory to the cloud.

Tags : ldap, active directory, user management, idaas, iam, ssh access, linux, hosted ldap
    
By: Lenovo     Published Date: Sep 16, 2014

Renewed interest in Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) comes largely from the need to solve mobility and BYOD demands. Though traditional VDI vendors bring their own solutions to market, isn’t it time to consider smarter alternatives? By focusing on where VDI excels, where it falls short, and where web and cloud services can be most compatible, agencies can take a smarter approach to these difficult decisions. See the tradeoffs in plain English, and learn why more agencies are taking notice to emerging cloud technologies through this exclusive executive summary.

Tags : vdi, cloud alternatives, byod demands, emerging web technologies, business intelligence, data protection, database security, productivity
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Sep 15, 2014

This white paper highlights how a real world FIS client’s utilization of IBM FlashSystem together with the FIS Profile® banking solution1 yielded dramatic performance improvements, truly accelerating the pace of global banking. This client has been an FIS outsourcing client for 14+ years and counting.

Tags : global banking, banking solutions, fis outsourcing, banking information technology, flash technology, business activity monitoring, business analytics, business process automation
    
By: TeamQuest     Published Date: Sep 05, 2014

Verizon Wireless uses TeamQuest software to prove a need before purchasing hardware, to plan for peak demands, and to monitor performance on a daily basis

Tags : business activity monitoring, business intelligence, project management, service management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Aug 28, 2014

Equipping IT with the resources that they need to optimize the user experience to match that of consumer applications can help you achieve the business outcomes you want, while making the most of your enterprise content management (ECM) investments.

Tags : user experience, ecm, consumer applications, business analytics, content management system, productivity, project management
    
By: CA Technologies     Published Date: Aug 14, 2014

IT luminaries discuss the major issues impacting DevOps today

Tags : devops, software, training, project management, best practices, workforce management, employee performance, productivity
    
By: Box     Published Date: Aug 13, 2014

This paper breaks down the main features of the Box mobile app

Tags : box, mobile content experience, sales mobility, presentation software, work on the go, enterprise applications, web service security, mobile computing
    
By: ClickSoftware     Published Date: Aug 13, 2014

This business paper discusses the benefits of deploying an industry-specific, mobile workforce management solution along with a comparison to generic solutions

Tags : mobile resource management, choosing the best path, mobile workforce management, mobile computing, mobile data systems, mobile workers, employee performance, productivity
    
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