Category Archives: White Papers

Escaping The Mainframe Trap

Escaping The Mainframe Trap “Over the next four years, almost half of all CIOs expect to operate the majority of their applications and infrastructures via cloud technologies. This change requires that CIOs reimagine IT and lead it through a process of ‘creative destruction’.” Source: Reimagining IT: The 2011 CIO Agenda, Gartner, January 1, 2011. This white paper…

Justifying Your Cloud Investment: Web Sites

Justifying Your Cloud Investment: Web Sites This report examines the case for deploying Web sites onto an IaaS cloud computing environment. Agility is a common cloud advantage, and this translates into faster time-to-resources for application development and operations professionals. But business justification only comes from ensuring the right fit between the applications and the cloud…

Cloud Data Report: Create an Enterprise Data Strategy

Cloud Data Report: Create an Enterprise Data Strategy CREATING AN ENTERPRISE data strategy is not for the faint of heart. It first requires a commitment from the top and an acknowledgment that data is a corporate asset that must be managed and protected like any other asset. Given the difficulty of getting executive buy-in, it’s…

Cloud Webcast: Scaling Your Data Center Footprint for Higher Density

Scaling Your Data Center Footprint for Higher Density Need an alternative, more efficient solution for growing your compute capacity without the resource burdens that come with moving locations or the costs associated with reserving excess space? Download this webcast featuring Tier1 Research and learn the various approaches to solve your data center footprint and power…

Saving Money on Energy by Going on the Cloud

Saving Money on Energy by Going on the Cloud You’ve often heard of the expression, “It’s all about the money, honey.” Ultimately, that’s what most businesses are about. And this relates to environmental consciousness as well. Show a business that it can save money by being environmentally friendly, and you will have a much higher…

Security as a Service: The Cloud Alternative

Security as a Service: The Cloud Alternative

Security as a Service: the cloud alternative The malware storm puts businesses in a corner bounded by security, performance, and cost—is there a way out? Yes there is—and fittingly, it leads right back to the Web. Security as a Service, or SaaS, is a comprehensive set of security applications, delivered to clients as services through…

Security as a Service: Business Decision Factors

Security as a Service: Business Decision Factors This paper reviews the business value of IT security, illustrates the business case for SaaS over “do it yourself” premise-based solutions, and outlines what to look for in SaaS solutions you can adopt with confidence and count on as you grow. In a companion paper, we show how…

Business Collaboration in the Cloud – Sandhill Group Report

Business Collaboration in the Cloud In today’s global market, more companies are leveraging the cloud to enhance productivity, extend geographic reach and gain a competitive edge. The SandHill Group white paper explores recent study findings to better understand the powerful advantages of SaaS technologies in addressing the training challenges of a global market, virtual teams…

Cloud Computing – The Business Case for Project Portfolio Management

The Business Case for Project Portfolio Management The expression “better, faster, cheaper” is commonly associated with supply chain initiatives, where companies have developed an edge by getting products to market faster and more efficiently than their competitors. However, in the new world of cloud computing, more companies are looking at their IT department as a…

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