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A Whitepaper on Cloud Computing
By Avocent Australia | 24/6/2011

This whitepaper will help to clarify exactly what the different models of Cloud Computing are, how the different models should be used, and when to embrace these models.

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Deliver Protection and Elasticity for your Network
By Citrix Systems Asia Pacific | 13/8/2013

IT teams are constantly being asked to increase overall IT flexibility and business agility by incorporating emerging cloud technologies into their data centre architecture. The question is, how do you embed this elasticity whilst handling the increasingly unpredictable traffic load and maintain strict performance level agreements? Find out how to satisfy these often opposing goals within larger data centre infrastructure and increase capacity and performance as conditions dictate.

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Five Steps to Implementing Flexible Policies
By Clearswift Asia Pacific | 31/7/2012

Business leaders understand the value proposition of the social web. CIOs know the risks. Flexible policies and context-aware content inspection mean you no longer need to choose between free flowing communications or unacceptable risk. Read more.

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Social Media: Are you practicing safe text?
By Clearswift Asia Pacific | 31/7/2012

There have been numerous high profile stories in the press where social media has been instrumental in not only causing public chaos and destruction, Unless an employer is fully aware of and alive to the potential uses and misuses of social media, it will not be able to detect it or prevent it. Read more.

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Social Media Toolkit: Example Acceptable Usage Policy
By Clearswift Asia Pacific | 31/7/2012

This policy applies to your use, access and disclosure of messages composed, sent or received using your computer systems and/or internet use. The policy aims to protect our business systems for our mutual benefit and applies to both internal and external communications and to all employees who work for us. Read more.

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Vendor Landscape: Backup Software for Heterogeneous Environments
By Commvault | 27/11/2013

Backup is becoming more complex. In addition to protecting physical servers, solutions must handle virtual environments and efficiently manage growing volumes of data. This white paper provides analysis on the cost and performance of “champions” in the heterogeneous backup software market, and help mid to large sized enterprises choose the software and vendor that will best meet their specific backup and restore objectives at the lowest possible cost.

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CommVault Extends its Data Protection and Information Management Strategy with Simpana 9
By Commvault | 24/11/2011

This IDC Insight explores the differentiators of CommVault's Simpana data and information management software and the customer challenges the help address. The focus of this Insight is on the data management and data protection capabilities on Simpana.

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Best Practices for Oracle License Management: Optimise Usage and Minimise Audit Liability
By Flexera | 28/3/2012

With Oracle audits on the rise, organisations that can best align license agreements with actual database and option usage can reduce their financial risk and maximise the value of their Oracle investments. The goal is to “right-size” Oracle across the enterprise and gain control over the entire license management process – from accurate needs projections and licensing negotiations, to deployments and audit preparation. Read on.

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Managing IBM License Complexity
By Flexera | 28/3/2012

IBM provides thousands of products in its portfolio and uses a variety of license models, contract terms and conditions. These license models can be very complex, causing frequent confusion for organisations trying to grasp the concepts while maintaining license compliance. While at first IBM licensing may seem incomprehensible, some education on the license models and licensing scenarios will help minimise the confusion. In addition, a more automated approach to managing licenses enables organisations to gain control, reduce ongoing software costs and minimise license liability risks. Read on.

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Maximise Software Cost Savings by License Reharvesting, Recycling & Applying Product Use Rights
By Flexera | 28/3/2012

Software asset management (SAM) is a complex process that enables organisations to gain control of their software estate from both a license compliance and financial standpoint. In many organisations, SAM represents one of the few remaining ways that substantial IT savings can be realised. McKinsey and Sand-Hill Group estimate that 30% or more of IT budgets are consumed by software license and maintenance costs. By optimising the SAM process, organisations can maximise software utilisation, reduce the risk of non-compliance (audits, fees, penalties), and reduce overall IT costs by as much as 5 to 10% per year. Read on.

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