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Why Are Today’s Biggest Enterprises Going to the Cloud?
With the cloud growing in popularity and capabilities, many organizations have made the decision to transition to this technology and begin their own cloud journey. Companies like The Hartford, Delhaize America, and Pearson, for example, have all…
2016 Top 10 CIO Concerns – Where “As a Service” Models Fit In
The Society for Information Management just published their list of the top concerns for CIOs in 2016. 785 organizations were polled, and here are the top 10 concerns that IT leaders came up with: Alignment of IT with the Business Security and…
The Math That Makes Mainframe Outsourcing Work
IT leaders are faced with increasingly difficult decisions every day as their IT environments become more complex and difficult to maintain. However, when making decisions regarding your enterprise’s IT, it’s essential to evaluate whether the…
Can You Maintain Service Levels With Outsourced Mainframes?
A common misconception that many CIOs possess that makes them wary to outsource their mainframe is the idea that their service levels will suffer. It is understandable (and smart business) to want to ensure service levels are maintained up to…
Today's Trend: IT as a Service
We are a service economy. The service sector is the largest share of gross domestic product for major industrialized countries.   As our economy creates new value through interconnected services, it’s important that our IT organizations are on…
History of the Mainframe and Its Present and Future in Business
Ah, the IBM Mainframe. Anyone who knows anything about IT has heard of the mainframe.  It was first developed for the centralized computer market as a big computer that could process big data.  It sounds simple enough, but the evolution of this…
IBM Mainframe Outsourcing - 4 Benefits You Can Take To The Bank
Over the years, companies big and small have leveraged the IBM Mainframe for its speed, agility and processing power.  Today, the Mainframe workforce is retiring, making the it less strategic to run it internally.  Many CIO's are looking at ways to…
What Exactly Is A Software Defined Datacenter?
The latest -- and some say the greatest -- development in IT is the software-defined data center, or SDDC, a concept that was introduced in 2012. In an SDDC, networking, storage, CPU and security are all virtualized and delivered together as a…
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…