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When you are searching for a whitepaper, few things are more frustrating than wasting time reading a blatant product pitch. CanadianCIO Certified documents eliminate the “fluff” by ensuring that each paper contains the all-important “Three R’s” – Relevant | Reliable | Reduced.

All the documents that bear the CanadianCIO Certified stamp have been reviewed by at least one CanadianCIO Certified panel member and been found to meet our criteria. Click here for a list of panel members.

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ImageTitle Description Research House Date
 Securing Android For the Enterprise

Securing Android For the Enterprise

This Solution Spotlight provides an overview of how enterprises are dealing with mobility and security (from bring-your-own device to choose-your-own device programs) and explains the pros and cons of each from a business risk and management perspective. Register Now for Download July 25, 2014
Securing Android For the Enterprise

Securing Android For the Enterprise

This Solution Spotlight provides an overview of how enterprises are dealing with mobility and security (from bring-your-own device to choose-your-own device programs) and explains the pros and cons of each from a business risk and management perspective. Register Now IDC July 24, 2014
Defining data services for virtualizing and automating IT

Defining data services for virtualizing and automating IT

This Evaluator Group Technology Insight paper looks at how IT agility, achieved through virtualization and automation, can help established Enterprises ensure their competitive edge and respond to the heightened market competition, particularly that of public cloud-based IT services. Register Now for Download June 10, 2014
The HP StoreOnce VSA: A Deduplicating Backup Appliance for Today's Virtualized ROBOs, Service Providers and SMBs

The HP StoreOnce VSA: A Deduplicating Backup Appliance for Today’s Virtualized ROBOs, Service Providers and SMBs

Recognizing the cost constraints and capability (resource) limits of remote and branch offices, small- and medium-sized business, and service providers, this white paper discusses how HPStoreOnce Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) overcomes these barriers bringing in a new virtual form factor that better fits their specific needs. Register Now for Download June 10, 2014
Generating Storage IT and Business Value with Software-defined Storage

Generating Storage IT and Business Value with Software-defined Storage

This white paper by the Enterprise Strategy Group seeks to provide a clear definition of Software-defined Storage (SDS), cutting through the confusion to define what SDS is, what it isn’t, and what it can help an organization achieve. It looks at the needs for, and opportunities from, changing how storage is currently being 'done' and explains how true SDS addresses the increasingly complex world of storage and the challenges around server utilization and virtualization. Register Now for Download June 10, 2014
The Changing Role of the CIO

The Changing Role of the CIO

Mobile devices have forever changed the workplace and the parameters of the CIO role and IT functions. Download Now April 30, 2014
CIO Census 2014, Benchmarking the Evolution of the CIO and IT Role

CIO Census 2014, Benchmarking the Evolution of the CIO and IT Role

What's keeping CIOs up at night? Download Now April 21, 2014
The Business Value of IBM's Exceptional Digital Experience Solutions

The Business Value of IBM’s Exceptional Digital Experience Solutions

Increasingly, however, the need to reach customers, partners, and employees effectively via a growing number of digital channels has spurred demand for one digital experience platform – one that enables companies to define and deliver consistent cross-channel experiences. Register Now for Download IDC March 13, 2014
Extending Next Generation Firewalls

Extending Next Generation Firewalls

Today’s enterprises are increasingly looking to upgrade security at the edge of their networks. Register Now for Download Gartner March 5, 2014
IDC Analyst Connection - Unified Threat Management: Benefits of an Integrated Approach to Network Security

IDC Analyst Connection – Unified Threat Management: Benefits of an Integrated Approach to Network Security

This IDC Analyst Connection looks at the the benefits of using a UTM platform integrated with network connectivity and how it will save the enterprise money, reduce the number of vendors' products needed to be purchased, improve the communications between devices, offer the opportunity for organizations to deploy more sophisticated capabilities, and vastly improve security. Register Now for Download IDC March 3, 2014
Making the Business Case for Analytics in the Mid Market

Making the Business Case for Analytics in the Mid Market

This Nucleus Research Note provides valuable addresses how mid-market organizations can benefit from successful deployment of analytics and realize on results through a solid business case that overcomes common mid-market adoption barriers and articulates how to achieve a return on investment. Register Now for Download Other February 18, 2014
Analytics and Big Data for the Midmarket

Analytics and Big Data for the Midmarket

This Aberdeen Group report serves as a guide to help such entities arrive at the right decision. Register Now for Download Other February 18, 2014
Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites

Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites

This Gartner publication evaluates the market of general-purpose, regional and industry-tailored strategic sourcing application suites for spend analysis, e-sourcing, contract management, and supply base management. Register Now for Download Gartner February 16, 2014
Analyst Connection - Prepare, Plan, and Practice:  Disaster Recovery as a Service

Analyst Connection – Prepare, Plan, and Practice: Disaster Recovery as a Service

Written by IDC, this edition of the Analyst Connection provides an overview of the considerations for, and value of, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). Register Now for Download IDC January 15, 2014
Strategies to Solve Challenges of BYOD in the Enterprise

Strategies to Solve Challenges of BYOD in the Enterprise

This Gartner white paper provides a framework for understanding the challenges related to BYOD programs and provides guidance to help structure solutions, particularly around Android devices. Register Now for Download Gartner January 14, 2014
Solution Spotlight - Securing Android For the Enterprise

Solution Spotlight – Securing Android For the Enterprise

This Solution Spotlight provides an overview of how enterprises are dealing with mobility and security (from bring-your-own device to choose-your-own device programs) and explains the pros and cons of each from a business risk and management perspective. Register Now for Download IDC January 14, 2014
The CIO-CMO Partnership: An Executive Discussion

The CIO-CMO Partnership: An Executive Discussion

Find out why the CMO and CIO need to collaborate to fully derive value from these emerging opportunities. Register Now IT World Canada January 13, 2014
The Total Economic Impact™ Of Cisco SMARTnet Service A Multi Company Value

The total economic impact Of Cisco SMARTnet service a multi company value

SMARTnet delivers greater system support and reduced costs. Read the Forrester report to discover how you can ensure the reliability of your networks and realize on the potential return on investment. Register Now for Download Forrester December 11, 2013
Integrated Systems and Streamlined Practices Propel New, Responsive IT Organizations

Integrated Systems and Streamlined Practices Propel New, Responsive IT Organizations

This Forrestor white paper, the result of 19 in-depth interviews with enterprise IT leaders helps readers to understand the significant IT transformation that’s underway and how CIOs across enterprises are leveraging integrated systems to deliver speed, flexibility, and savings. Register Now for Download Forrester December 4, 2013
IBM PureSystems Cut Costs and Increase Agility by Simplifying the IT Life Cycle

IBM PureSystems Cut Costs and Increase Agility by Simplifying the IT Life Cycle

Register Now for Download IDC December 4, 2013
The State of Canadian SMB

The State of Canadian SMB

We put our fingers on the pulse of IT decision makers as they identify their issues related to cloud computing, the challenges posed by mobile device growth, and identify best of class behaviour. Read the Report IT World Canada November 11, 2013
Mobile Enterprise Survey Report

Mobile enterprise survey report

Mobile technology is revolutionizing the contemporary enterprise, freeing employees from their offices and allowing them to work in the field, on the road, and at home. Read the Report IT World Canada November 10, 2013
Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites

Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites

The strategic sourcing application suite market offers a diversity of general purpose, regional and industry-tailored suites for spend analysis, e-sourcing, contract management and supply base management. Register Now for Download Gartner October 29, 2013
CIO Census 2013

CIO Census 2013 Report

Top Insights from Canada's top IT/IS insiders Read Now September 25, 2013
ITW279D/286D - The Content Security Forecast Calls For Clouds

The Content Security Forecast Calls For Clouds

The security benefits of the SaaS model outweigh its challenges, according to Forrester Research. Register Now for Download Forrester September 17, 2013
How the Cloud Changes the Game for Line of Business Managers in Midsize Companies

How the Cloud Changes the Game for Line of Business Managers in Midsize Companies

Faced with resource challenges and limited budgets, mid-sized businesses can overcome significant competitive challenges through cloud computing. Register Now for Download Frost & Sullivan September 16, 2013
Gartner Seven Stages To A Successful Hosted Virtual Desktop Rollout

Gartner Seven Stages To A Successful Hosted Virtual Desktop Rollout

Gartner provides a seven-stage framework to move from an initial Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD) technology assessment to a production rollout. In this analysis of Stage 1, Evaluate, learn the key elements needed to initiate an HVD project. Download Now Gartner September 11, 2013
The Total Economic Impact of Desktop Virtualization

The Total Economic Impact of Desktop Virtualization

Forrester Consulting, in a study conducted on behalf of Cisco Systems, finds that you can achieve up to 72% ROI with Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solutions (VDI). Register Now for Download Forrester September 4, 2013
ITW273A - Next Generation Workspaces Will Revolve Around Mobility And Virtualization

Next Generation Workspaces Will Revolve Around Mobility And Virtualization

Look at the result of in-depth surveys of 325 senior-level IT decision makers from the U.S., Europe and China, on the mobility, virtualization, and security benefits and challenges in today’s flexible workspace. Register Now for Download Forrester September 4, 2013
Getting the Most from Your Cloud Implementation: How Hardware and Software Integration Provides a Competitive Advantage

Getting the Most from Your Cloud Implementation: How Hardware and Software Integration Provides a Competitive Advantage

With inadequate integration, the cloud might only be a ‘good enough’ effort that falls short of expectations for speed, flexibility, and costs. Register Now for Download Frost & Sullivan September 1, 2013
Future-Proofing Your Datacenter Storage

Future-Proofing Your Datacenter Storage

It’s likely the demands on your datacenter are in a constant state of increase. How will you meet tomorrow's needs? Register Now for Download Forrester September 1, 2013
Avoiding the Stall: Riding the Momentum of the next levels of datacenter virtualization

Avoiding the Stall: Riding the Momentum of the Next Levels of Datacenter Virtualization

Many organizations embrace datacenter virtualization only to find their efforts stall around the half-way mark. Significant benefits can be found farther along your journey into datacenter standardization and virtualization. Register Now for Download IDC September 1, 2013
Eliminate Shortcomings in Your Cloud Architecture with Smarter Storage

Eliminate Shortcomings in Your Cloud Architecture with Smarter Storage

IDC looks at how the IBM storage portfolio and XIV storage architecture, and how they can achieve their private and public cloud objectives through better ease-of-use, reliability and performance. Register Now for Download IDC September 1, 2013
A New Generation of Tier 1 Enterprise Storage

A New Generation of Tier 1 Enterprise Storage

IDC finds IBM XIV third-generation storage system platform can provide organizations with the ease of use and performance to handle enterprises’ tier 1 applications. Register Now for Download IDC September 1, 2013
ITW283B - Taming the SAP Maintenance Burden to Deliver Bottom Line Value

Taming the SAP Maintenance Burden to Deliver Bottom Line Value

In a business climate that demands revenue growth, faster speed to market and better customer service, selecting the right workloads is key to maximizing the effectiveness of cloud computing. Learn which workloads in your organization will maximize ROI and result in improved speed to market, agility and scalability. Recent case studies will demonstrate the types of workloads and the specific realized benefits for each. Register Now for Download Frost & Sullivan September 1, 2013
Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites

Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites

Learn more about how IBM's Strategic Supply Management solutions can help your organization maximize savings, drive improved supplier performance and mitigate risk. Get the Report Now Gartner August 20, 2013
CDN Channel Census 2013

CDN Channel Census 2013

Cloud computing, mobility, social business and big data analytics are trends that are transforming the IT landscape, and, along with it, the market for the IT partner community. Register Now for Download IT World Canada July 8, 2013

Document Assessment Criteria

  • The document has been reviewed by at least one member of the CanadianCIO Panel, comprised of senior IT executives

  • The document contains real and useful information – i.e., it is more than simply a vendor commercial or product fact sheet

  • While a particular product, brand or service may be mentioned, it is only mentioned in the context of a larger story

  • Overall, the content is portrayed objectively, incorporating lessons learned and concrete take-aways useful to IT professionals

  • Throughout the document, there is a sense that, to the degree possible, real challenges are highlighted and the benefits and potential shortcomings of any solutions are presented