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Do Cloud Computing Services Enable Digital Insurance?
Forrester Research reported a couple of years ago that corporate executives typically cited security fears as the primary reason they were avoiding any IT changes that would include cloud computing service providers. But, at the same time,…
Should You Give Control of IT Operations to Cloud Providers
Lack of control is often the most worrisome concern expressed by CIOs and CEOs who are considering partnering with cloud computing service providers. Usually, they aren’t worried about giving up total control of IT operations, because with any…
Prioritize Your IT Infrastructure with Cloud Computing Providers
Executives responsible for managing both government entities and large global private enterprises continue to look for ways virtualization can help cut IT operating costs, increase efficiencies and eliminate wasteful redundancy throughout their…
4 Ways Cloud Computing Services Save Your Data Center Money
Cloud computing services can save your data center money. But transitioning to cloud computing can bring greater efficiencies to your business operations, too. And every efficiency you can generate also translates to money saved. With that broader…
Cloud Computing Services That Will Impact Your Enterprise
In a recent blog post, we quoted industry giant Cisco, to the effect that “server and data center workloads are moving to the cloud, and they’re not coming back.” The question isn’t if or when, it’s how cloud computing services will impact your…
How Green Would Your Data Center Be with Cloud Computing?
From global warming on down to the details of everyday living, sustainability seems to be on everyone’s mind. In many industries, going green has become as important for corporate reputations as for the environment. Cloud computing and data centers…
Help Your Data Center Grow With Cloud Computing Tactics
The problem with data center growth is that traditional architecture models are simply too costly in today’s business environment. That’s why companies are bringing cloud computing and data centers together, in a variety of ways, to optimize both…
Why Should You Consider Hiring IT Sourcing Consultants?
Why do you hire anyone? After all, it costs money. Considering whether you should hire IT sourcing consultants follows the same reasoning as hiring additional permanent employees – you bring them in because they embody broader or deeper expertise…
Do You Need an IT Infrastructure Assessment Checklist?
Who needs a formal checklist? Your key IT staff have been with your company for years. They know your systems like the backs of their hands, right? Well, in the unlikely event that is actually 100% true, an IT infrastructure assessment checklist…
IT Infrastructure Assessment Checklist for a Business Review
Change happens. Seemingly faster and faster, especially in the burgeoning realm of IT. Regular periodic review ensures you’re not falling behind, or inadvertently falling into an “obsolescence trap.” Reviewing your enterprise-wide IT status also…
How to Reduce IT Infrastructure Costs the Right Way
In our last post, we offered five tips on how to reduce IT infrastructure costs. We noted there are myriad opportunities to curb expenses and gain efficiencies – certainly more than five – and we also noted that how you approach cost cutting can…
5 Tips on How to Reduce IT Infrastructure Costs
Determining how to reduce IT infrastructure costs can be something of a conundrum. Doing more with less has become a way of life for IT professionals, but as the complexity of your technology environment continues to escalate, response options…
Can an IT Outsourcing Company Brings Outsourcing Expertise It Needs?
Large global companies tend to have large, highly skilled IT staffs. So it’s understandable you might wonder what outsourcing consultants can offer that you don’t already have. However, IT outsourcing is a specialized world, and a highly complex…
IT Outsourcing Consultants, 5 Tips on What to Look For
Complexity, compliance, emerging technologies and best practices, picky customers, aging legacy systems, retiring veteran IT staff and rising costs all concern corporate executives these days. Outsourcing consultants can help you assess and overcome…
How The Right IT Sourcing Consultant Can Save You Time And Money
There’s nothing that says you have to hire an IT sourcing consultant. If you’ve decided transformation is in order, you can follow through on your own – figuring out what solution you want, finding the resources, contracting for those services. But…
Reducing Costs with IBM Mainframe Solutions
Transformation is top-of-mind with many IT managers these days, along with pressure from all sides to meet increasing – and increasingly diverse -- service demands. IBM mainframe solutions have traditionally been your mainstay, but also one of your…
How Can IBM Mainframe Solutions Help IT Management
If you’re like most large, global companies, you may have been using IBM mainframe solutions for several decades. You’ve come to rely heavily on your mainframes, and you trust them to keep your enterprise functioning. But like all technology, IBM…
Mainframe Outsourcing Providers: How to Choose the Best Fit
“Fit” can mean can have several meanings. Robust. Match. Appropriate. Prepared. When you’re investigating mainframe outsourcing providers, your goal should be to find one that meets every one of those definitions. That’s not an easy task. Why do we…
Several Hints When Looking into Mainframe Outsourcing Providers
Researching mainframe outsourcing providers should be an enlightening experience, not a rocky road. Here are some hints to smooth the way: Hint #1: This one’s obvious, but easy to overlook. Mainframe outsourcing providers differ widely in what they…
What Exactly is Cloud Infrastructure Management
Cloud infrastructure management is the process of organizing and maintaining your IT underpinnings – at least some of them – virtually. You’re probably already drifting toward the cloud, and outsourcing, too, by using a commodity email or similar…
The Challenges Involved with Hiring an Outsourcing Consultant
You could use some solid advice about IT transformation. You’re considering hiring an outsourcing consultant, but you know choosing the right one could be challenging. First, ask yourself what kind of help you want, because not all consultants…
How Does an Outsourcing Consultant Determine What's Best for Me?
Your enterprise may be similar to other large global companies in many respects, but it’s actually a unique organism. Pre-set formulas or “solution templates” may have some value for guiding IT planning, but they can’t possibly tell the whole story…
What Cloud Computing Services Can Do for You
  It's time to rethink, reinvent, and re-evaluate your business. We all need a platform to stand on and, ironically, the smart platform is the cloud.  Cloud computing services helps your business cut costs while reducing the complexity of your data…
Keep This in Mind When Choosing Mainframe Outsourcing
Not all mainframe outsourcing providers are created equal. Perhaps that seems obvious, but it’s an important fact to keep in mind as you’re considering your options. And you do have options. Your job is to sift and sort, to find the right fit with…
Nearing the End of a Lease? Consider Mainframe Outsourcing
One of the financial considerations when contemplating mainframe outsourcing is indirect costs of things such as unfulfilled contracts. If you’ve been leasing mainframe equipment or data center facilities and you’re nearing the end of that lease,…
4 Mistakes with Mainframe Outsourcing that Could Break the Bank
The corporate imperative to do more with less permeates every aspect of your planning and decision-making. Mainframe outsourcing can help you creatively and strategically address that challenge, but if you don’t approach outsourcing carefully, you…
7 Reasons Why Mainframe Outsourcing Will Work for You
Whether or not mainframe outsourcing is a useful tool for your company depends on your specific business drivers, culture and preferences. But when you consider the fact that leading global enterprises have adopted outsourcing to improve overall…
What to Know about Mainframe Outsourcing Pricing Models
What will it cost? That’s a question you ask about any new purchase or endeavor. But when it comes to mainframe outsourcing pricing models, the answer is as complex as your enterprise-wide IT operations. What you need to know now is that things…