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      • Develop your criteria for selecting VDI software

        Learn about the latest options for VDI platforms and get an overview of the vendors and products that IT has to choose from. Also, get more information about the decision-making process when determining if you need VDI, and whether you should choose VDI or Terminal Services.

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      • Adapting to life after Heartbleed

        22 April 2014

        Includes:
        • Royal Bank of Scotland maps transaction supply chain
        • Greenpeace singles out datacentre firms for lack of energy efficiency
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      • Computer Weekly networking case studies

        Jennifer Scott and Steve Evans discover what made the winning entries stand out from the crowd in the 2014 Computer Weekly European Awards for networking.

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      • Contact center technology today requires a new approach

        Managing customer relationships today is about a whole lot more than a weekly newsletter and a few phone lines. Organizations ahead of the curve have accepted this rule, drilling down on customer experience management strategies designed to deal with the multitude of communication channels available to customers. It's not just about about the technology -- though, that is an important part of CEM. Successful customer service is also about strategy: how to ensure customers are satisfied at each and every point of contact, whether it's via smartphone, tablet, email or social media.

        This three-part guide will focus on the steps that companies need to start making to keep up. We kick off with a guide to forming a successful e-commerce strategy -- starting with six key factors that can make or break a customer's shopping experience and, ultimately, your business. Next we examine the "outside-in" approach to contact center technology -- putting yourself in the customer's shoes and making the technology they use to contact you as simple as possible. We close with a look at where tomorrow's CEM technology is heading.

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      • Understanding SQL Server virtualization

        These days, virtual servers are often seen as time- and money-saving efforts for businesses. When deciding if going virtual is the right thing to do, it’s important to consider myriad of things, including the age of your physical servers, the amount of data to be migrated to the virtual server, the experience of your IT staff and the I/O benefits.

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      • SQL Server virtualization best practices: A checklist for success

        July 2011, Vol. 6

        Includes:
        • As Microsoft's SQL Azure gains altitude, industry eyes chances of reign
        • The most dangerous game: Hunting down bad SQL query performance
        • SQL Server virtualization risks: among all the pros, some cons
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      • Exploring SQL Azure features and opportunities

        August 2010, Vol. 3

        Includes:
        • Are we there yet? The slow road to SQL Azure
        • Pros and cons of the DACPAC with SQL Server 2008 R2
        • Where to look next for BI applications? Try the cloud
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      • SQL Server consolidation options in action

        Database consolidation can take many forms, but getting the most out of your available resources is always the goal. Read this e-book to learn about your SQL Server consolidation options. Get the latest information on SQL Server and advice from our experts in this e-book.

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      • Understanding Microsoft SQL Server business intelligence options

        Microsoft has made a great effort to turn SQL Server into a viable enterprise database platform, and part of that has been boosting its business intelligence capabilities. In this handbook, read about recent BI updates in SQL Server 2012. See how Microsoft is trying to push business intelligence capabilities down to the business end user, largely through Excel. Finally, check out some BI best practices for SQL Server.

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      • SQL Server and big data strategies

        Microsoft has worked to address the big issue of "big data," as companies are dealing with a constant influx of digital information. SQL Server is no exception, and Microsoft has given its enterprise database a big data makeover. This e-book takes a close look at SQL Server 2012 and finds out why some DBAs are flocking to it—and why others aren't. Get the latest information on big data strategies in this e-book.

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      • Is self-service BI the answer?

        February 2010, Vol. 1

        Includes:
        • Top 5 SQL Server DBA tasks that are a waste of time
        • Is self-service business intelligence the answer?
        • Master Data Services could spur SQL Server 2008 R2 migrations
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      • Should you upgrade to SQL Server 2012?

        May 2012, Vol. 10

        Includes:
        • Pros and cons of SQL Server 2012
        • Big data a big deal for SQL Server 2012, users say
        • Microsoft’s SQL Server 2012 has muscle, but database battle is fierce
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      • Azure Cloud testing tips for SQL Server shops

        December 2011, Vol. 8

        Includes:
        • SQL Server stored procedures supercharged in recent, upcoming versions
        • For SQL Server shops testing Azure cloud, it’s all about integrating data
        • Cost, proliferation power rise of SQL Server data warehousing
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      • Selling a SQL Server 2008 R2 upgrade

        May 2010, Vol. 2

        Includes:
        • Evaluating the ROI of a SQL Server 2008 R2 upgrade
        • SQL Server index tuning for peak performance
        • DBA career paths could lead to business intelligence
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      • Server 2008 migration best practices

        SQL Server 2008 has many compelling features, but not all of them are necessary. See what's a good fit for your enterprise and what can wait. Get all of your SQL Server 2008 migration questions answers, learn about the latest tips and strategies, and learn SQL Server 2008 migration strategies in this e-book.

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    Cloud computing, mobile devices and massive amounts of data flowing into organizations are combining to put heavy pressure on business systems. To adapt, organizations have been forced to transform the way in which corporate information is managed.

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    Access essential resources and best practice advice designed to help you stay up to date on the latest trends impacting the Microsoft SQL Server community.

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  • Tap into enterprise data governance for business value

    Data governance is all about managing data as a business asset and ensuring that data is accurate, consistent, integrated, timely, complete and secure. This report examines the market trends for implementing data governance. Based on data from a recent survey of 317 business intelligence professionals, IT professionals and consultants, this SearchBusinessAnalytics Benchmark Report analyzes the responses and provides trend information on the increasing executive acceptance of the importance of managing data as a corporate asset, the current status and types of data governance initiatives, data quality and data governance benefits.

  • VM management and capacity prediction

    As hypervisor features have become more similar, the next vendor battleground will be over management software. Microsoft and VMware have similar capabilities, and now they'll look to make their products stand out by touting their management tools and complimentary products. Soon, IT pros won't spend time looking at unique features when they compare hypervisors; they will be looking at how an organization can use the hypervisor to improve workflows throughout the data center.

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