THE Journal White Papers

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5 PC Hardware Innovations that Pay Off for Business

03/11/14

Learn the top 5 reasons why technology refresh should be part of your IT plans this year.Just because hardware works doesn’t mean it’s providing the most benefit to the business. Today, innovative new technology is changing the upgrade value proposition. These new technologies—some not widely available even five years ago—provide compelling reasons to consider an upgrade of client laptops and desktops even if legacy systems are still chugging along (with “chugging” being the operative word).


Your IT Environment

Your IT Environment for Today and Tomorrow— What You Need to Know About the New Windows

03/11/14

Windows 8.1 is ready to give your business the tools you need to meet your workers' changing IT needs in a way that's reliable, productive and secure. Designed to respond equally well to touch as it does to a keyboard and mouse, read this paper to learn more about how the new Windows addresses today's workforce needs by enhancing mobile productivity, end-to-end security, and addresses virtualization and management advancements.


Ultimate Tech Challenge: OS Migration

03/11/14

Gain insights from Donald Rowland, an "in the trenches" IT professional, as he shares his real-world solution for challenges he faced with Windows OS migration.


Accelerate Migration

Accelerate Your Windows OS Migration: How will the end of Windows XP support impact your organization?

03/11/14

This datasheet will help you understand details about the Windows Migration Fast Forward Service offered by Dell to help you jump-start a new migration or fast-forward one already in progress. Learn how to avoid the complications that can lead to reduced productivity during the switch to modern Windows.


Avoiding Mistakes Whitepaper

Avoiding the 8 Common Mistakes of Windows 7 & Windows 8 Migrations

03/11/14

With no future support for Windows XP, most IT pros have begun OS migration efforts to modern Windows. Make the most of your OS upgrade and PC refresh to enhance performance, security, and manageability. Use this comprehensive guide to avoid some of the most common pitfalls along your journey.


Working Smarter

Working Smarter with Dell Devices

03/11/14

Read this case study to learn how Dell addressed systems refresh needs by considering the needs of each user group to determine role-specific devices from a list of the latest Dell workstations, cloud clients, laptops, Ultrabooks and tablets. Find out more about boosting end user productivity while reducing non-standard device configurations.


Top Five Reasons for Migration

Top Five Reasons Why You Must Migrate Away From Windows XP Today

03/11/14

With the end of Windows XP support, a surprising number of organizations have yet to migrate to modern Windows. This white paper highlights some of the top reasons why now is the time to make changes to lower migration costs, assess key application testing and validation, and realize benefits of a potential investment in new PCs that can efficiently run Windows 7 or Windows 8. Read this white paper to learn how Dell can help your IT organization migrate with ease.


University of Maryland

University of Maryland University College: Empowering Faculty and Staff with Desktop Technology

03/11/14

To enhance IT services for faculty and staff across the United States, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) needed to replace out-of-lifecycle desktop hardware and software quickly and efficiently, and with minimal risk of downtime to staff services. Read this case study to learn how UMUC leveraged new technology and Dell Infrastructure Consulting Services to increase productivity with better app performance – driving efficiency and cost savings.