Without policies, education, and officially supported alternatives for sharing files securely, end-users will often overlook security in favor of getting the job done by using free, readily available alternatives. Read this Aberdeen Group report to learn how top-performing organisations support business objectives of end-users while meeting security requirements and: The "Dropbox Problem" defined; Research findings on the changing characteristics of data; Characteristics to look for when evaluating enterprise-class secure file sharing solutions.
Virtualisation continues to grow in popularity with real implications when it comes to backup and disaster recovery. Acronis compiles an annual survey of worldwide confidence in backup and disaster recovery. This year the survey has also thrown up a number of key global findings some of which are discussed further in this whitepaper, where we look at the continued spread of virtualisation, the implications in terms of backup and recovery.
In this white paper, you’ll learn why the traditional data center network infrastructure is under
extreme pressure, what changes need to happen to modernize the data center network infrastructure,
and how an application-fluent approach can help ensure a successful step-by-step transition toward the
next-generation enterprise data center switching fabric.
Highlights of this paper: Examine your costs and understand how a managed service can assist; Discover how a managed service can help your team become more strategic than tactical; Ensure your sourcing strategy is business driven; Place strong consideration on the maturity, accreditations and robust methodology of your provider; Understand the systems, processes, management, reporting and KPis to deliver your managed service. Read this whitepaper.
While the benefits of this technology and service delivery model are well known, understood, and
increasingly being taken advantage of, their effects on the data center physical infrastructure
(DCPI) are less understood. The purpose of this paper is to describe these effects while
offering possible solutions or methods for dealing with them. Read this whitepaper.
The benefits of determining data center infrastructure efficiency as part of an effective energy
management plan are widely recognised. The standard metrics of Power Usage Effectiveness
(PUE) and its reciprocal Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency1 (DCIE) have emerged as
recognised standards. This paper defines a standard approach to collecting data from data centers and showing how to use it to calculate PUE, with a focus on what to do with data that is confusing or
Electrical power usage is not a typical design criterion for data centers, nor is it effectively
managed as an expense. This is true despite the fact that the electrical power costs over the
life of a data center may exceed the costs of the electrical power system including the UPS,
and also may exceed the cost of the IT equipment. Read on.
This paper describes how a cloud Services User achieves the true benefits of cloud services and sends warning messages to the providers, hosting companies and telecommunications firms. It also provides clues on how a customer can gain better value from services offered by the new cloud companies and Hosting businesses.
If it’s becoming something of a cliché that the financial services industry is one of the world’s most heavily regulated, that’s largely because it’s true. Data retention and archiving, authentication and authorisation, data loss prevention and privacy regulations compete with demands for transparency and accountability, while market imperatives calling for multiple service channels delivered over a broad spread of technologies add to the pressure. Read on.
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