Cloud computing promises to help midmarket companies reduce cost and complexity in the IT equation – and gain the flexibility and agility they need to thrive. Yet charting a clear course to the cloud isn’t always easy. In this paper, we aim to clear the clouds. We examine different cloud computing models, discuss the types of requirements that each can best address, and consider what midmarket businesses should look for in a cloud solutions provider.
This report from IDG Research identifies how cloud computing is transforming the CIO’s role and what direction they take their year’s strategy. Technology decision makers are steadily coming to think and act more like their business-unit counterparts, highlighting the steady erosion of the traditional barriers between IT and non-IT leaders. Click to download these insights!
CIOs today are feeling the pressure to provide IT services that keep up with the business, and are need IT delivery methods that meet their user’s demands. Traditional IT services are still important, however, especially as security and availability concerns inhibit widespread cloud adoption. Click to download how CIOs can roadmap a successful hybrid IT delivery environment.
We all believe that cloud computing can save us money however we’re not sure how to maximise these savings. Through understanding cloud economics, CIOs are finding that cloud computing can be the key to increasing their department’s business relevancy and corporate value. Click to download how IT departments can add new revenue streams based on cloud economics.
Nemertes research has found that IT organizations making use of a broad selection of systems sourcing options have the highest level of success in delivering services. If both IT and cloud service providers can meet the challenges of delivering a secure environment, more IT organisations will feel confident in expanding their sourcing spectrum. Click for more!
2012 was a watershed for cloud computing, with rapid growth in interest leading to enterprise class deployments. This paper separates fact from fiction and aides senior IT executives make decisions surrounding cloud computing. Click to download the trends and misconceptions of cloud computing.
Current trends in the adaption and deployment of virtualisation suggest that as an organisation gains experience, each implementation requires a different technique. A stratified approach to a company’s long-term virtualisation and cloud computing strategy allows the right skills set to be built alongside the resolution of each scale and complexity issue presented. Read more to understanding where you are and how you can compare for the future.
Cloud computing has been gaining increasing attention from businesses of all sizes as a way to obtain secure access to advanced technology that is not necessarily owned or hosted by the user. Midsize companies, those with 100–999 employees, can benefit from cloud-based capabilities. Learn the basics of cloud technology and help identify the strengths and weaknesses associated with different cloud computing models by downloading now.
The purpose of IT security is to enable your business, not impede it, but the challenges and complexity you face for your IT security grow every day. Compliance requirements impose security standards for data and applications on servers. Find out more.
Virtualisation and cloud computing have changed the face of today’s data centre. Yet as organisations move from physical environments to a mix of physical, virtual, and cloud, many have addressed the prevailing threat landscape with yesterday’s mix of legacy security solutions. The results can actually threaten desired performance gains – for example, leaving unintentional security gaps. Learn more.
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