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…

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…

The Case for the Custom Cloud: Research Report

Learn more on how users can customize their cloud services – while you maintain control. When it comes to cloud services, “semi-custom” goes a long way. “The Case for the Custom Cloud,” shows you how users can configure their own customized cloud services from choices you dictate – and how you can deliver the resulting…

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…

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Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

BI (Business Intelligence) 101 Non-technical users are increasingly jumping at the opportunity to get real-time business insight from data without the help of the IT department, whether they’re a small business without an IT staff altogether, or a high-ranking executive unwilling to request a report that will take a week to be completed. What is…

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges Every December, security experts begin to release their predictions on what cybersecurity will look like in the coming year. “The concept behind predictions is based on a company’s ability to express its expertise in a field both on the business and on the technology end,” said Barry Shteiman, director of security strategy…

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Recruiting Industry Like most other established industries, the recruiting industry is being disrupted by new business models and cutting-edge technologies. From recruiting technology talent with a highly publicized hackathon, to handling graphic or even online versions or resumes, recruiting agencies are seeing new challenges and opportunities every day. Yet, the goal is still the…

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud Regulation When talking about cloud and regulation in financial services, it is important to approach it with a clear understanding of the typical policies that your national regulator will require you to adhere to. Let’s start with outsourcing policy. Cloud mode provides us with a way of outsourcing data centre environments, applications, and services…

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