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4 Types of Cloud Computing And What You Need To Know
Cloud computing solutions can provide tremendous strategic advantages because they offer scalability and flexibility critical for companies to survive and thrive, without the high cost of owning and managing physical infrastructure or even data…
Big Data & Analytics Can Tell You About IT Infrastructure Cost
The explosion of big data presents insurance companies, financial institutions and other large enterprises with the proverbial double-edged sword – there is infinite insight and competitive value to be mined from all that data, but managing, storing…
Datacenter Outsourcing Leads to An ‘Innovation-First’ Business
In today’s fast-changing business environment you’re either moving forward or you’re falling behind. Creative innovation is no longer considered solely the province of those on the extreme cutting edge, it has become a necessity of life for large…
Top 5 Reasons To Outsource Your Call Center To The Cloud
With customers ever more demanding, no enterprise can survive without superior customer service. For large companies in any industry, call centers have become ubiquitous – a central point of communications with customers where you answer sales…
Open Source Components Present Security Risk
Open source components present inherent risks, simply because of the way they are produced and modified. But how does that risk relate to infrastructure outsourcing? Is the situation hopeless, indicating you should forego outsourcing in order to…
Infrastructure Outsourcing Streamlines Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions are planned to generate increased benefits for the newly-formed enterprise. If one or both parties are actively engaged in infrastructure outsourcing – or in the midst of transitioning into an outsourcing contract – that can…
Datacenter Outsourcing Trends in 2015
As this year draws closer to an end, we’ll undoubtedly see a spate of predictions as to where data center outsourcing is headed in 2015. A look back at recent past predictions gives us a good idea what many of those data center outsourcing trends…
Who's Doing Infrastructure Sourcing in the Financial Industry?
It may not be accurate to say “everybody” is doing it, but CIOs and their IT colleagues in the financial industry are moving to infrastructure sourcing in growing numbers. What’s up? Infrastructure sourcing is becoming a sought-after solution for…
How Much Does Datacenter Outsourcing Save On Cooling Costs?
If cooling costs are taking a hefty bite out of your data center operations budget, you’re not alone. Forrester Research says power and cooling typically represent 70% to 80% of data center expense. That’s one reason a growing number of companies…
When Should a Company Migrate off Their Own Data Centers?
With so many enterprises across all key industries migrating off their own datacenters, you may be wondering if it makes sense for you. When is the right time to take this transformative step and engage datacenter outsourcing services? The answer…
What Datacenter Outsourcing Does for the Insurance Industry
The insurance industry, especially healthcare, is under intense pressure to safeguard patient health information as well as internal enterprise data. Nowhere is regulation more pervasive, and nowhere are the stakes higher. Data center outsourcing…
Where To Find Help Outsourcing Your Data Center
Data center outsourcing is a complex proposition. Fortunately, there are resources available to help you. Talk to colleagues who’ve been there. Individuals you know well in other companies and your LinkedIn connections and groups can offer advice…
How Datacenter Outsourcing Makes Failover Scenarios a Breeze
Private enterprise or governmental entity, you cannot afford systems that fail, however briefly. Inevitably, though, it happens. When it does, you need to recover and get back to business as quickly as possible. Data center outsourcing can give you…
Questions To Ask When Looking For Datacenter Outsourcing
The longer you wait to modernize your enterprise IT, the more complex your decision-making process will be. Today’s broader range of alternatives for data center outsourcing services brings greater opportunity to find a custom fit, but comparing…
Don't Outsource Your Datacenter Without Doing This First
Are you sure outsourcing is the right direction for your enterprise? And exactly what type of “data center outsourcing” do you need? You wouldn’t depart on a long road trip without a full tank of gas and a map, you wouldn’t jump out of an airplane…
The Best Type of Sourcing Advisors for Your IT
You can assure the best results from your IT consulting experience by choosing the right sourcing advisors. The best type of advisors for your firm’s IT needs depends on your enterprise itself. Here’s what you should look for in sourcing advisors:…
Why Cloud Computing Services are Saving Your Business
Companies that take a strategic approach to adopting cloud computing services are strengthening their future position in their own marketplace. Your customers or clients are already there – riding high in the cloud for personal computing as well as…
How to Combat the Rising Cost of Cloud Computing Services
Is the cost of cloud computing services rising? Results of the 2014 Future of Cloud Computing survey were released in June. They show enterprises are adopting cloud computing services in ever-greater numbers. Executives surveyed cited agility, cost…
The Data Center Consultant Every CIO Dreams of Finding
Are you planning to build or expand a new data center? Are you wishing your organization could find a viable alternative to data center operations as you currently know them? A data center consultant could be your most strategic investment. If, that…
Cheat Sheet for Grasping the Value of Selective IT Sourcing
Selective IT sourcing is not a new concept, but it has come back into focus recently because of its obvious strategic value. There are now myriad permutations of outsourcing -- new technologies that allow more solution choices and a broader array of…
5 Examples That Show The True Worth Of IT Sourcing Advisors
The point of hiring IT sourcing advisors is to get help you can’t give yourself. You want tangible results, and that requires a relationship based on trust and accountability. The right advisors bring a fresh, independent and knowledgeable approach…
What's The Value of Selective IT Sourcing?
Solutions that work well for some other enterprise aren’t necessarily right for your organization, either financially or functionally. You can learn from others, but you never want to copy them. That’s not leading-edge thinking, and it could lead…
The One Skill that Makes a Data Center Consultant an Expert
Is there a single skill that makes a data center consultant an expert? Of course not. It takes a lengthy list of specialized skills and experience to make someone a true expert in any subject. The question is, though, what one of those skills makes…
Amazing Secrets About Cloud Computing and Data Centers
This just in: The state of Wyoming has announced it’s moving to the cloud. What does that mean for you? It’s no secret that government entities as well as private enterprise companies around the world are grappling with issues surrounding cloud…
5 Fool-Proof IT Cost Reduction Ideas for Your Organization
IT cost reduction ideas are always in high demand. No matter where you are in your  cost-cutting program, there’s usually yet another way to reduce further. Bear in mind, though, that most enterprise CIOs, CFOs and CEOs are now more closely focused…
Characteristics of a service-based IT Infrastructure Baseline
It’s not enough to evaluate your IT infrastructure purely as a discrete set of capabilities. To meet today’s decision-making needs, you need a bigger, better baseline. A service-based IT infrastructure baseline looks at your entire enterprise – not…
What an IT Service Assessment is Suppose to Look Like
An IT service assessment is supposed to look like a finely-wrought portrait of your enterprise, from an IT point of view, of course. You can no longer separate “IT” from the overall context of your organization, because the services you deliver to…
What No One Tells You About Cloud Computing and Data Centers
Out of sight, out of mind. The cloud is invisible to users, so it’s easy to think of it as non-existent in some ways. That impression is exacerbated by industry hype that emphasizes the greater efficiency and savings of cloud computing for users –…