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How to Discover Risks with an IT Infrastructure Assessment
The best defense is a good offense. You don’t have to be a football fan to understand how true that statement is. Proactive, insightful business management is your single greatest weapon when it comes to conquering the competition and growing your…
Mainframe Outsourcing: How to Future-Proof Your Mainframe
It’s possible that up till now you haven’t worried about your mainframe’s future. Sure, big data is an issue. You’re processing vastly more transactions than ever. But that’s the beauty of mainframes, they can handle big workloads. Why would you…
How Much Does a Mainframe Outsourcing Consultant Cost?
You can’t make strategically sound decisions about mainframe outsourcing unless you’re equipped with state-of-the-marketplace intel and insight. This is precisely why it’s valuable to work with an outsourcing consultant who has specific mainframe…
If Your Mainframe Expert Retires Outsourcing May Be for You
If your most skilled and experienced in-house mainframe expert is about to retire, it’s time to take a closer look at mainframe outsourcing. Your problem isn’t merely that a single individual is moving on. It’s the fact that many -- if not the…
Old Mainframe? Perform an IT Infrastructure Assessment
Your long-established legacy mainframes are aging beyond their effective value. This situation isn’t going to fix itself. And the longer you wait to address it, the more likely your problems will morph from annoying and worrisome to dire. Now is…
How to Choose the Best Mainframe Outsourcing Pricing Model
What are your outsourcing goals? What are your overall corporate goals? They both play a vital role in helping you choose the best mainframe outsourcing pricing model. Beyond simply paying for a list of services, how you finance your outsourcing…
5 Reasons Why Your Mainframe Isn’t Too Big to Outsource
You’re attached to your mainframe. It’s literally part of your company’s legacy. It’s powerful, reliable, secure. And now that your company has grown into a sizeable global enterprise, your mainframe operations are just too big to outsource. Right?…
What to Expect from a Mainframe Outsourcing Deal
A well-planned and smartly-negotiated mainframe outsourcing deal will put your company in a better position than you’re in now. You’ll be more nimble. Better equipped to focus on growing your business. You may even save money. All in all, you should…
Plan for the Future with Data Center Outsourcing Consultants
You could bring a crystal ball to your next corporate planning session, maybe even bring in a psychic, to help you discern what lies ahead for your data centers and how you can prepare for that future. But wouldn’t it make more sense to call on a…
Improve Disaster Preparedness With IT Infrastructure Planning
Few things are more important to secure your company’s future than IT infrastructure planning. “Disaster” doesn’t have to come in the form of Katrina or Sandy to wreak havoc throughout your enterprise, bringing you to a standstill. Recovering IT…
Reducing Costs with IT Infrastructure Planning
“Do more with less” is today’s mantra for companies of all sizes. It’s become a fundamental tenet of daily business operations, no longer the theme of some one-time corporate makeover. IT is front-and-center in this new cost-reduction focus, because…
Selling an IT Infrastructure Plan in Your Organization
Selling a new IT infrastructure planning strategy within your organization isn’t really any different than selling your company’s products or services to outside markets. You can’t force potential customers to buy from you, and as much authority as…
The 5 Most Popular IT Services Pricing Models
You’re ready to consider outsourcing. That means you’ll need to get serious about comparing costs. You may be very surprised to learn that sifting through today’s range of IT services pricing models can be almost as complex as developing delivery…
Data Center Outsourcing Improves Company's Sustainability
Every company wants to grow, no matter what they do, how long they’ve been in business or how big they already are. But in recent years it’s become obvious that the old cliché “only the strong survive” is more on-point than ever. Prophetic, even.…
Why Data Center Outsourcing Works For The Public Sector
The reality is, there isn’t that much difference between operating a data center within a corporate environment and managing a publicly-funded data center. If you’re in the public sector, understanding opportunities available via data center…
5 Questions to Ask Your Data Center Consultant
A data center consultant can give you as much or as little help as you want. But whether you’re looking for guidance with a comprehensive transformation or you need advice about a specific challenge you’re experiencing, you need the right data…
Will IT Outsourcing Make Getting To An Agreement Easier?
If your goal is to outsource some portion of your company’s IT functions, you could undoubtedly come to an agreement with a service provider all by yourself. But without well-considered choices and well-crafted contractual details, your outsourced…
How To Get The Most Out Of An IT Outsourcing Broker
Outsourcing has value only if it enhances your ability to achieve overall business goals and positions your company to take advantage of unforeseen opportunities while remaining undeterred by a volatile global business environment. That’s a tall…
How To Find The Best IT Infrastructure Assessment Tools
There’s no question conducting an IT infrastructure assessment can benefit your company in many ways. You can use what you learn from your assessment to improve annual and long-term planning and improve daily operations so that you can reduce costs…
Your IT Infrastructure Assessment Checklist
  Developing an IT infrastructure assessment checklist is an absolute necessity if you’re considering any type of outsourcing. It’s the only way to assure you’re comparing apples to apples when it comes to potential service delivery solutions and…
IT Solutions For The Financial Industry
In many ways, the financial industry is still reeling from the economic upheaval of recent years. Meanwhile, consumer expectations are rising in every regard. You need IT solutions that boost both internal and external capabilities. IT solutions…
IT Solutions For The Insurance Industry
Industry watchers suggest insurance companies need to improve their ability to attract new customers and retain existing ones. Because people expect to interact with you electronically -- via mobile devices, social media, online transactions, etc…
How Do IT Sourcing Advisors Deliver Ongoing Value?
  It’s a mind-boggling IT marketplace these days, with a steady stream of new alternatives and opportunities continuing to emerge. You need more than an aspirin to combat this headache. You need a system of infrastructure and services that’s both…
Why Companies Need IT Sourcing Advisors Now More Than Ever
If you read the trade press, you will occasionally run across an industry-watcher that believes you don’t need outside help to transform your enterprise into an all-new IT operation. But the reality is, more companies than ever are seeking…
Data Center Outsourcing: Current Trends In The Industry
Keeping up with trends in data center outsourcing is no easy task. It’s an environment in which change has become the very definition of normal. The technology industry research giant Gartner predicted the worldwide IT outsourcing market would total…
Data Center Outsourcing: Factors To Consider
There are many reasons to consider data center outsourcing. Companies all around the world have taken this step to improve productivity and predictability, reduce operations expenses and total cost of ownership and free up capital funds.   CIOs and…
3 Ways IT infrastructure Assessment Helps Form A Baseline
Every executive knows that you can’t make good decisions about what to change without knowing why you want change in the first place. You have long-term goals in mind, of course. But change is driven by what you don’t have – but need – to propel…
5 Misconceptions About Mainframe Outsourcing
  Even though mainframe outsourcing is hardly a new concept, misconceptions about how it works or how well it works continue to keep some companies from reaping the benefits. Perhaps some of the following concerns about mainframe outsourcing have…