Cloud

See the latest white papers on how cloud computing and cloud services have transformed the IT industry, from data center services to virtualization, software-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a service and more.

  • Webcasts // Mar 2015

    You Don't Know What You Don't Know! New Insights for Driving Cloud Strategy Through Analyzing Existing Behavior

    You don’t know what you don’t know! New insights for driving cloud strategy through analyzing existing behavior. You can’t manage what you can’t measure and most of us find it difficult to formulate a strong cloud policy to complement what we’ve been doing in-house because it’s difficult to understand how...

    Sponsored By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    The Evolving Role of the CIO: How Personal Technology and the Cloud are Changing the Way We Work

    As the role of IT rapidly changes from enforcer to enabler, CIOs have the opportunity to become strategic partners to the business. In this Google for Work collection, Google's SVP for Technical Infrastructure, Urs Hölzle and CIO, Ben Fried discuss three trending topics that can help you transform your organization:...

    Sponsored By Google

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Optimized security for the modern data center

    Virtualization and cloud computing can help your organization achieve significant savings in data center hardware costs, operational expenditures, and energy demands whilst achieving improvements in quality of service and business agility. Read More..

    Sponsored By Trend Micro

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Get work done when you get everyone on the same page.

    PureCloud CollaborateSM is just what you need to help employees, partners, and customers interact quickly and effectively. Collaborate is loaded with features that literally propel teamwork. Tools like group chat, video conference, and desktop sharing. Anywhere, anytime availability. Seek and find at its best. Locate exactly who...

    Sponsored By Interactive Intelligence

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    The Fundamental Five: What businesses need to extract maximum value from the Cloud

    This research identifies and explores the core foundational elements of a mature cloud strategy, examining the degree to which companies have put this foundation in place and where they lie on the cloud maturity curve. Read More..

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    IDC Technology Spotlight: The New DDoS Defense: Denying Denial-of-Service Attacks

    Enterprises are under attack. Any business that depends on the Internet is a target for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, which overload a network and its components, effectively shutting down the network. These attacks are more than an inconvenience — they can harm an organization's reputation or, worse, cost lots of...

    Sponsored By Arbor Networks

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Streamline Processes and Gain Business Insights in the Cloud

    Explore how SAP Business One Cloud solution provides you with all the integrated business management functionality of the SAP Business One application. The cloud-based solution helps you to streamline processes and increases visibility to improve operational efficiency and decision making.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Cloud Security Best practices

    In this whitepaper Best Practices for Public Cloud Security, Forrester shares cloud security survey results and best practices for addressing shared security responsibility. Forrester advocates a three-part model to secure data and applications in the cloud and specifically discusses how to achieve each recommendation: Verify and secure all resources Limit...

    Sponsored By Trend Micro Australia

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    State of Public Cloud Security

    The majority of organisations using the cloud today don’t understand their shared security responsibilities, according to a recent survey by Forrester Consulting. This finding is alarming, especially with the constant revelations of major data breaches. Whether you’re just starting your cloud journey and want to know how others are approaching...

    Sponsored By Trend Micro Australia

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    IBM Software: Safeguarding the cloud with IBM Dyamic Could Security

    Maintain visibility and control with proven security solutions for public, private and hybrid clouds. IBM Security solutions provide layered protection and deep insight across public, private and hybrid cloud environments. They help organizations manage user identities, protect data and applications, and prevent sophisticated attacks with advanced analytics. Read More..

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    IBM Software See clearly in the cloud with threat-aware identity and access management

    Securely connect people, applications and devices to cloud environments While organizations build their cloud environment by choosing from multiple service delivery models – Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) – the security needs for each of the delivery models is...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Cloud vs. Hybrid: Why Cloud is Best for your Business

    Learn how cloud beats hybrid by reducing complexity, delivering better centralised security and drives innovation. Free your Enterprise from the cost of maintaining legacy hardware and software find out how cloud reduces your total cost of ownership.

    Sponsored By Box

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Infrastructure Matters: Cloud Security Overview

    This solution overview guide explores how secure the cloud really is, and how Fujitsu services are designed to ensure your information is protected at every level. Read More..

    Sponsored By Fujitsu

  • eBooks // Mar 2015

    Achieving Cloud Superiority

    Cloud computing has rapidly emerged as an essential technology for achieving economies of scale, reducing spend, globalizing work forces, improving accessibility, and streamlining processes. Accordingly, enterprises face numerous choices and challenges in relation to cloud implementation and adoption. What are the challenges that organizations are most apt to overlook as...

    Sponsored By Tangoe

  • Webcasts // Mar 2015

    Conquer Cloud Chaos with MatrixCloud

    Did you know the average enterprise utilizes over 450 cloud applications. (Source: Netscope) That is often nine or 10 times the number of apps the IT group estimates they use! Clearly that paints a startling picture of a chaos surrounding cloud in many organizations, where employees in need of solutions...

    Sponsored By Tangoe

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    The Fundamental Five: Mapping the cloud maturity curve

    Cloud computing has become a business-critical issue, and organisations must take a methodical approach if they are to get the business benefits they have been told—and sold—to expect. This Report will take you through a 5 step approach to get the most out of your cloud.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Prepare for a new age of enterprise security

    This report discusses how today’s security attacks are well-funded and executed by organized teams with business-like precision. As technologies such as cloud, mobile, big data and social media become more pervasive, attacks multiply, assaults on enterprises become more sophisticated, and their impact is more extreme. Read More..

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Securing Business Information in the Cloud

    Since the rise of the client-server model, IT has steadily moved from a centralized computing model to a highly decentralized one. This shift has dramatically accelerated in the last several years, fueled by mobility, cloud services and service-oriented platforms. This has created immense value for IT and end users, but...

    Sponsored By Box

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Protect Applications, Not Just Data – BC/DR for Virtualised Applications

    When organisations are considering a disaster recovery strategy, they look for a solution that not only protects and recovers data, but also provides application consistency. Learn how Zerto enables automated replication and recovery with application awareness to align with the business’ needs – application protection and availability. Download this resource...

    Sponsored By Zerto

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    A comparison of Hypervisor-based Replication vs. Current and Legacy BC/DR Technologies

    Zerto’s innovative, hypervisor-based replication is a new technology developed to provide a true enterprise-class, yet fully virtual-aware BC/DR solution to protect virtualised, mission-critical applications. This document outlines the fundamental differences between Zerto’s hypervisor-based replication and other current and legacy technologies.

    Sponsored By Zerto

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Mission-Critical Disaster Recovery in the Virtual World

    Enterprise App virtualisation is no longer an emerging technology. Enterprises of all sizes are deploying applications on virtualised IT infrastructures and clouds, and reaping the benefits of ease of management, simplicity, mobility, and cost-effectiveness. But there’s a speed bump on the virtualisation highway. Traditional replication and DR solutions were not...

    Sponsored By Zerto

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    ESG Report: Extending the Data Center to the Cloud

    This ESG whitepaper was commissioned by NetApp discusses that 41% of ESG research respondents reported that the cloud enabled them to realise IT cost reductions with 26% seeing improvements in productivity. Learn how you can achieve these benefits by reviewing common IT scenarios detailed in private and hybrid cloud, data...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Forrester Report: Cloud Management in a Hybrid Cloud World

    In this report, it explains how the Infrastructure and Operations role changes in a hybrid cloud world, how I&O professionals need to accelerate the cloud application delivery life cycle to exceed business expectations of cloud, and which cloud management capabilities I&O must master to take on the role of hybrid...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    The Cost Advantages of NetApp FlexPod Datacenter with VMware

    This whitepaper focuses on the NetApp FlexPod Datacenter offering. It compares NetApp’s capabilities to both VCE and EMC at a high level as well as demonstrating value via the Total Cost of Acquisition (TCA) and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analyses.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Case Study: Wimbeldon (Cloud)

    For two weeks each year, Wimbledon scales from a small business to a global enterprise. After deploying IBM Cloud Orchestrator software, the organization supports a highly agile and scalable cloud environment, rapidly provisioning and deprovisioning virtual IBM System x servers as needed.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Revolutionizing the Future Workplace

    A variety of technological, demographic and cultural forces are converging at this unique moment in history and stand poised to revolutionize the workplace of the future. Customers are demanding the ability to access the marketplace from anywhere, anytime and on any device; newer employees now expect the flexibility to collaborate...

    Sponsored By Polycom, Inc.

  • eBooks // Feb 2015

    Hybrid Cloud for Dummies eBook

    IT organizations need the right tools and technologies to make hybrid cloud strategies a flexible and efficient reality for their organizations. Learn how to address inhibitors to cloud adoption, recognize data challenges in the cloud and seamlessly move data in the cloud.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Overcoming the Cloud Storage Challenge: Building and Operating Real Hybrid Clouds Today with NetApp

    This report examines the most common hybrid cloud architectures and the storage management factors required for IT to extend their data center with efficiency. Learn about the keys to successfully implementing a hybrid cloud approach.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    CIO Study: Hybrid Cloud Requires a Transition from IT Service Builder to IT Service Broker

    According to a worldwide survey of IT executives,their organizations are already deploying multiple cloud models, and they expect that more than half of their IT services will be delivered via the cloud three years from now.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • Case Studies // Feb 2015

    Orange Business Services: A Telecom Business Reinvents Itself for the Cloud Era

    When your industry's revenue projections flatten, how can you break away and continue to grow? Learn how Orange Business Services leveraged NetApp storage to reinvent their company by becoming a cloud services provider and exceeded their revenue goals of zero to €500 million by 2015.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Gartner: Converged Infrastructure: Utopia or Myopia?

    Gartner predicts that the next generation technology will evolve integrated and converged infrastructure to be in step with applications and service delivery. Convergent designs will focus on performance, capacity, provisioning, service demands, infrastructure optimization and cloud stacks.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Gartner: Become a Cloud Enabler by Following Our Eight Steps to Hybrid IT

    With cloud computing usage growing rapidly, the role of I&O must expand to ensure the most effective and efficient use of cloud offerings. These eight steps teach I&O professionals how to act as internal cloud service brokers and facilitate a successful transition to hybrid IT.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    ESG: NetApp Multi-Cloud Private Storage: Take Charge of Your Cloud Data 

    75% of enterprise-scale organizations currently use some type of cloud service. With major cloud providers continually competing to offer new capabilities and low prices, choice abounds. No single cloud is guaranteed to meet all your needs today and in the future. Opt for a more flexible solution. Download this paper...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    IDC: Enterprise Storage:  The Foundation for Application and Enterprise Availability

    Learn how storage environments can help address high-availability needs and identify critical features necessary for businesses to meet the bar for six 9s availability. You’ll also see how two customers have leveraged NetApp storage solutions to meet their stringent requirements for uptime as they manage dynamic, high-growth businesses.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    ESG:  Extending the Data Center to the Cloud

    41% of ESG research respondents reported that the cloud enabled them to realize IT cost reductions with 26% seeing improvements in productivity. Learn how you can achieve these benefits by reviewing common IT scenarios detailed in private and hybrid cloud, data protection, BYOD and data movement use cases.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    ESG:  The Evolving Public Cloud Landscape

    ESG research indicates that the corporate usage of public cloud computing in the form of cloud-based infrastructure services, business applications , and/or application development continues to grow. What are the profiles of the organizations at the forefront of the cloud adoption movement, how are these services being leveraged today, and...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    CIO Mag:  Hybrid Clouds: Deriving the Biggest Business Impact

    The steady growth of HYBRID CLOUDS signals the continued need by organizations for greater flexibility and agility while responding to changing business needs. Learn about best practices, business and IT considerations, and customer success stories for hybrid clouds.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    NetApp Best Hybrid Cloud Insights

    This collection of insights, market trends and best practice recommendations, suggest ideas that are relevant for any organization evaluating or managing a hybrid cloud environment. NetApp enables unrestricted yet secure movement of data across any public and private clouds, allowing you to move to hybrid cloud architectures.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Rent, Lease or Buy: Choosing the best cloud storage consumption model to fit your business requirements

    As business requirements drive the need for a hybrid cloud strategy, companies must determine how best to run their applications and manage their data—whether in their private data center, near the cloud, or in the cloud. Hyperscale cloud providers offer excellent flexibility by allowing customers to buy raw resources in...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Enterprise Tech:  Pick Your Cloud, Control Your Data

    Find out how new hybrid cloud architectures enable you to take advantage of public cloud resources from Amazon, Microsoft, and others while keeping your enterprise firmly in the driver‘s seat. You’ll learn how you can benefit from the elastic compute power of public clouds and still maintain control over your...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    eBook Series: The Changing Landscape of Technology Services

    Technology changes in the blink of an eye. New products or services are introduced and older versions are obsolete almost immediately. The convergence of Mobile, Big Data, and the Cloud is setting the stage for a new way of working, collaborating and leveraging business information. Learn more about how you...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Building your own Private Cloud

    As organizations endeavour to understand the differences among virtualized environments, private clouds and public clouds, as well as approaches such as IT as a Service (ITaaS) and software-defined data centres (SDDC), it helps to reset assumptions. Private clouds are the initial step IT enterprises usually take in this transformation. This...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Stepping Into the Cloud:  A Practical Guide to Creating and Implementing a Successful Cloud Strategy

    There’s no such thing as “the cloud,” says this Frost & Sullivan executive brief. It’s more useful to think of the cloud as shorthand for a range of service and deployment models. This practical guide offers steps for moving your company into the cloud, at whatever pace you prefer, with...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // May 2014

    Video: 10 Critical Requirements for Cloud Applications

    Many application vendors now claim they're in the cloud. But being committed to this new delivery model requires more than just saying it. So what must-haves should you look for in a cloud vendor? Watch this video to see the 10 Critical Requirements for Cloud Applications.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IDC Report - Business Value of Managed Services

    Research shows that today's business goals are centered on reducing costs, strengthening customer relationships and improving financial management. The biggest challenges to achieving these goals are lack of skills and investment funds, and inadequate linkages between the IT environment and how business processes are managed. Read this IDC analyst...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Build a hybrid cloud: Create A Strategy

    This paper provides context and guidance on how to create a proactive, effective approach to cloud computing and will address these important questions in the process. How do we prepare for the arrival of cloud computing? What considerations should a cloud computing strategy address? How do we utilize cloud to...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IDC Whitepaper - Next Gen Virtualization & Hybrid Cloud with ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure)

    The pace of change in IT systems is accelerating as new applications, particularly from cloud and mobile environments, become key business enablers. Organizations are constantly seeking to simplify and optimize their IT infrastructure to make it more adaptable and innovative to get a competitive advantage. IDC has quantified the network-related...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Unleashing IT ACI Special Edition Article

    Virtualization, cloud, and mobility are opening new avenues in the IT world and could require infrastructure changes. The new Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™) is the future of networking with a holistic architecture, centralized automation, and policy-driven application profiles. Featured customers weigh in on their decision to implement Cisco...

    Sponsored By Cisco

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Enterprise Tech: Pick Your Cloud, Control Your Data.

    The report looks at the operational and financial benefits that companies can expect to see through Cloud services. By capitalizing on private cloud and by using cloud services companies can have the flexibility to grow, maintain control of their data without expanding their data centers. They can also be more...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Securing and controlling data in the cloud

    The Securing and Controlling Data in the Cloud white paper evaluates the • benefits of cloud computing, • the security challenges posed by the cloud, • provides recommendations to secure and control sensitive data in cloud environments.

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Securing Big Data

    This White Paper shows the performance of several benchmark tests of Vormetric Transparent Encryption running on a Cloudera HADOOP system using several different workloads. The overhead is minimal and within acceptable norms of performance vs. security tradeoffs.

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Enterprise encryption architecture

    This white paper Enterprise Encryption Architecture explores data security threats and provides some encryption strategies in order to protect private and confidential information.

    Sponsored By Vormetric

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Enhancing Cloud Connectivity For Optimal Application Performance

    Increasing dependence on Cloud-based applications hosted in distant data centres makes the quality of backbone networks connecting them increasingly critical. Network quality between Cloud providers and end-users in fact widely varies, and chronically threatens application performance. Differences in carrier network design become more significant as dependence on the Cloud intensifies....

    Sponsored By Level 3 Communications

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Why and How to Choose the Right Cloud Vendor

    Check out this informative resource to discover how to best choose a service provider for your cloud backup services. Read on to explore key requirements to look for in a provider, including: a proven track record, scalability, simple data recovery and more..

    Sponsored By HP US

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    10 Critical Requirements for Cloud Applications

    Many Organizations are freeing up their valuable resources for strategic activities by deploying cloud applications that are less costly and complex. So the need to differentiate between the real cloud providers and applications from the imposters has become crucial. The purpose of this document is to help technology and business...

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Downloads // Mar 2014

    Big Data in HR and Finance: Understanding the Real Value

    Big Data continues to create new ways of gathering and analyzing information. In the latest research by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services, a real-world lens of big data is provided for HR and Finance. View this infographic below to discover why big data matters to you and your organization.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Mimecast Services for Microsoft Office 365

    This datasheet discusses the third party capabilities that Office 365 users should consider to add value to their platform. Mimecast provides a rich set of cloud services designed to meet the specific needs of O365 users and provides complementary services to eliminate business dependence on on-premises technologies. Check this out...

    Sponsored By Mimecast

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Networking for a Smarter Data Centre: Getting it right

    This paper explores how a holistic management approach to networks, servers, storage and applications can aid in the evolution to a smarter data centre and drive optimal value for the organisation. Download this whitepaper now and learn how your organisation can leverage virtualisation for deploying services efficiently and responding to...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Accelerate your IT Services: Dell Red Hat Cloud Solutions

    This white paper provides an overview of Dell Red Hat Enterprise Cloud Solutions and the benefits of cloud computing, specifically private cloud deployments. Learn about the different configuration options available from Dell and Red Hat to address your organization's specific needs. Co-sponsored by Red Hat:

    Sponsored By Dell

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    New age security threats require new age solutions. Fixing security requires a fresh approach.

    Current endpoint software security software is resource heavy and therefore slow. With the growing number of exploits and mobile attacks available to modern cybercriminals, real-time, actionable threat intelligence within a global context is more important than ever for securing organizations. Find out how to face these challenges in this information...

    Sponsored By Webroot

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    The Path to Value in the Cloud

    The Path to Value in the Cloud, by Oxford Economics and Windstream, brings together the latest insights, tactics and strategies C-suite respondents are using to make the cloud work for them. Discover how to gain great business advantages by using the cloud to its full potential. In this...

    Sponsored By Windstream Communications

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Improving analytics and reporting with near real-time data replication

    Your business relies on data analytics for business intelligence, but if the data isn't up to date, the analytics are worthless. In this technical brief, see how to replicate real-time data, whether it’s onsite, remote or cloud.

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    IBM Software: Safeguarding the cloud with IBM Dyamic Could Security

    Maintain visibility and control with proven security solutions for public, private and hybrid clouds. IBM Security solutions provide layered protection and deep insight across public, private and hybrid cloud environments. They help organizations manage user identities, protect data and applications, and prevent sophisticated attacks with advanced analytics. Read More..

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    IBM Software See clearly in the cloud with threat-aware identity and access management

    Securely connect people, applications and devices to cloud environments While organizations build their cloud environment by choosing from multiple service delivery models – Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) – the security needs for each of the delivery models is...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Automated Configuration Management: Why it Matters and How to Get Started

    Configuration management is a critical cornerstone of IT automation, providing tools that allow you to centrally manage the packages, configuration files, process state, firewall rules and other settings that equip servers to do their assigned jobs. Without automated configuration management, you do all these tasks manually, or with handwritten scripts....

    Sponsored By Puppet Labs

  • eBooks // Feb 2015

    Hybrid Cloud for Dummies eBook

    IT organizations need the right tools and technologies to make hybrid cloud strategies a flexible and efficient reality for their organizations. Learn how to address inhibitors to cloud adoption, recognize data challenges in the cloud and seamlessly move data in the cloud.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Overcoming the Cloud Storage Challenge: Building and Operating Real Hybrid Clouds Today with NetApp

    This report examines the most common hybrid cloud architectures and the storage management factors required for IT to extend their data center with efficiency. Learn about the keys to successfully implementing a hybrid cloud approach.

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    The Fundamental Five: What businesses need to extract maximum value from the Cloud

    This research identifies and explores the core foundational elements of a mature cloud strategy, examining the degree to which companies have put this foundation in place and where they lie on the cloud maturity curve. Read More..

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Bare Metal Cloud- A Non-Virtualized Cloud Option for Performance-Sensitive Workloads

    This provides the results of a buyer/demand-side survey of U.S. enterprises with 1,000+ employees, involving more than 400 respondents, on their perceptions of the preferred business models & service providers–outsourcers from which they would want to procure private or public cloud & IaaS

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    What CIO need to Know to capitalize on Hybrid Cloud

    Hybrid cloud brings together the best of both worlds by enabling businesses and their IT organizations unprecedented flexibility in where they host their many and varied workloads. It also increases business agility the flexibility to use a variety of services, the scalability to keep pace with business volume, the efficiency...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    What CIOs need to know in order to capitalize on Hybrid Cloud

    Hybrid cloud brings together the best of both worlds by enabling businesses and their IT organizations unprecedented flexibility in where they host their many and varied workloads. It also increases business agility, the flexibility to use a variety of services, the scalability to keep pace with business volume, the efficiency...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The changing mix of IT service delivery and consumption

    A new global survey of executives confirms a changing mix in how IT services are delivered and consumed. This trend is expected to continue over the next three years. The survey was conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Respondents include CIOs and line-of-business executives (LOBs). The findings and insights...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    IDC on How to Shed IT Weight and Move Forward with Innovation

    Watch IDC Business Analytics and Big Data Program Vice President Laura Dubois discuss how chief information officers (CIOs) can shed IT weight to move forward with innovation through application rationalization.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Practical Considerations for Expansion and Incremental Growth - IT Priorities Report

    Implementing prefabricated modular data centres results in well-understood benefits including speed of deployment, predictability, scalability, and life cycle cost. The process of deploying them – from designing the data centre, to preparing the site, to procuring the equipment, to installation – is quite different than that of a traditional data...

    Sponsored By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Open Up the Possibilities of Open Source

    More and more companies are taking advantage of open source platforms to address their cloud, analytics, mobile and social needs. As the importance of Linux continues to grow, companies are increasingly turning to the IBM Enterprise Linux Server to consolidate and simplify their IT environments. Download this infographic now and...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The Business Value of IBM zEnterprise System Deployments - IDC Report

    On a Smarter Planet, information-centric processes are exploding in growth. In order to excel in today’s competitive environment, businesses need to support these processes, and efficiently manage the massive volumes of data they drive, with minimal risk. The mainframe has always been the IT industry's leading platform for transaction processing,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Banca Carige – Case Study

    This case study is exploring how Banca Carige Group decided to build an analytics environment and a new mobile banking service looking for round-the-clock availability and high security. Check this case study out and learn the advantages of IBM® zEnterprise® EC12, and how this solution helps in meeting the customer...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Build a hybrid cloud: Choose a cloud partner

    This paper will provide you with a list of steps and considerations that you can use as the basis for your own plan in working with a Cloud Service Provider.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Build a hybrid cloud: Define your ecosystem

    Moving to a cloud environment is no longer just an information technology IT strategy it’s a business decision as well. Cloud is motivating business and IT to emerge from their respective silos. This paper discusses how to convert cloud’s considerable benefits into business opportunities with an astute understanding of your...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    The Fundamental Five: Mapping the cloud maturity curve

    Cloud computing has become a business-critical issue, and organisations must take a methodical approach if they are to get the business benefits they have been told—and sold—to expect. This Report will take you through a 5 step approach to get the most out of your cloud.

    Sponsored By IBM