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.

  • eBooks // Feb 2015

    Failure: Analyze It, Don't Humanize It.

    Beat the Law of Market Failure-an expert's POV. Alberto Savoia, formerly of Google and originator of the brilliant theory of "pretotyping," has created a product builder's philosophy that encourages a healthy, objective, and best of all, productive analysis of failure that takes the pain out of failure and improves ideas,...

    Sponsored By Jama Software

  • 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 // 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 // Apr 2015

    Cloud Computing Best Practices

    Getting the most out of your cloud computing strategy isn’t always straightforward. In order to maximise your cloud performance, efficiency, and ROI, it is important to follow certain techniques and avoid making common mistakes. This guide was created for companies that are looking to improve the effectiveness of their existing...

    Sponsored By Macquarie Telecom Australia

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Top 5 Risks of Delaying Migration to Cloud

    The time is now - to adopt Cloud A recent IDC study showed that cloud solutions offer an average payback period of 7.1 months and 5-year average ROI of 626%, a level that few other investments can equal. Precipitous drops in the cost of cloud computing are making it difficult...

    Sponsored By Infor

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    HDS Video: Does Your Enterprise Cloud Measure Up?

    According to IDC, spending on cloud services will surpass $125 billion by 2018, as enterprises seek to reduce IT costs, increase agility, and take advantage of new opportunities like mobility, big data and the Internet of Things. In many cases, however, the push to the cloud is coming from outside...

    Sponsored By Hitachi Data Systems

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    The Top 10 Trends In Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing is one of the most important innovations of the digital age. But as the new technology becomes more popular, it is changing more rapidly. As a consequence, if your company wants to be ahead of the curve, it needs to stay on top of the latest developments. This...

    Sponsored By Macquarie Telecom Australia

  • 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 // 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 // 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

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    The Introductory Guide To Cloud Computing

    The cloud has allowed many businesses to profit from its flexibility, power and its relatively low cost of entry. This paper was created to serve as a primer in cloud computing for your business. It is targeted at cloud adopters using SaaS, PaaS and IaaS solutions and serves as a...

    Sponsored By Macquarie Telecom Australia

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Transforming the Cloud Data Centre

    This report will explore how organisations today are driving greater performance and lower the TCO of enterprise and cloud data centres. With more than a decade working together, Red Hat software and Intel architecture share their insights on getting the most out of your organisation's cloud Infrastructure.

    Sponsored By Intel & Red Hat

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Enterprise Hybrid Cloud for Dummies, EMC Special Edition

    Enterprise Hybrid Cloud for Dummies, EMC Special Edition, explores the many business benefits of the hybrid cloud, and provides advice to help businesses evolve their IT offering for greater efficiency, flexibility and security

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    The Orchestration of Modern IT: Helping IT Accelerate Business

    Orchestration for modern IT represents a comprehensive and holistic approach to defining, building, orchestrating, managing and reporting on intelligent workflows that work with third-party tools and operational processes. This report will examine how modern IT professionals are using the process of IT orchestration to reduce capital costs, increase flexibility and...

    Sponsored By ServiceNow

  • 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 // Jul 2013

    The Value of Big Data: Using big data to examine and discover the value in data for accurate analytics

    This white paper explores the evolution of data management and explains the technical and business drivers for big data analytics. It outlines the features that are now available to firms of all sizes, while sounding a note of caution about potential complexity and the need for new data management capabilities...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    IBM Security Intrusion Preventions Solutions

    As networks continue to grow in size, complexity and level of business importance, the potential for malicious attacks grows right along with them. Today, there are hackers working around the clock, plotting threats through spyware, worms, botnets and shell-code to exploit new vulnerabilities. Responding to these challenges, IBM Security offers...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Mobile Connect

    Mobile users increasingly expect IT to extend support to critical enterprise applications, data and resources. That access offers benefits to your organization, but introduces significant risks. Find out how you can give your employees safe, easy access to the resources they need from iOS, Android™ and Windows 8.1. Read the...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Cloud Federation for Identity and Access Security

    The shift to a cloud-based enterprise IT architecture is a foregone conclusion for organizations across a wide range of company sizes and verticals. However, many organizations are still approaching this shift with trepidation because security and compliance concerns can slow or block many enterprise cloud initiatives in terms of both...

    Sponsored By F5

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    Eliminating Authentication Silos and Password Fatigue with Federated Identity and Access Management

    As enterprises continue to depend on the cloud for delivery of applications and more workers are using multiple types of devices to access those applications, the need to control who has access to what will grow. Too often, users suffer from password fatigue, having to create and remember many log-on...

    Sponsored By F5

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Top 5 Ways Cloud Solutions Power Business Agility

    The real power of cloud is its ability to allow businesses to “spend less time and money managing IT, and more time focused on their real priority - growth”. This has made the industry to embrace the chance and evolve the way they manage IT. This report talks about how...

    Sponsored By Infor

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Top 5 Reasons Why Cloud Security Beats Traditional Security

    Not long ago, security was viewed as one of the biggest obstacles to widespread adoption of cloud-based deployments for enterprise software solutions. With recent developments and cloud vendors living exclusively in the cloud world, they have managed to build a much higher level of data center and virtual system security...

    Sponsored By Infor

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Infor CloudSuite - Flexible and Proven Solutions for your Industry

    Infor CloudSuite offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions designed to help support manufacturing, healthcare, the public sector, and more. Infor CloudSuite lets you put some of the most innovative business technologies available today to work for your business in ways that can help optimize value and minimize risk. Download this...

    Sponsored By Infor

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Strengthen Security with Intelligent Identity and Access Management

    Managing user identities and user-access privileges is a cornerstone of effective security for organizations. It is vitally important to verify that only the right people can access protected resources and that their activi-ties are sufficiently monitored. However, in order to effectively compete and meet customer expectations, organizations are increasing the...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Managing Security Risks and Vulnerabilities

    Integrated security intelligence solutions help organizations use labor-saving automation to proactively identify security weaknesses, prioritize remediation tasks and take quick corrective action to minimize potential risks across a dynamic infrastructure.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

  • 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

  • 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 Forrester Wave™: SaaS HR Management Systems

    Forrester Inc. recently released a report on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) HR management systems. The report explores how enterprise businesses are moving to SaaS HR systems to drive efficiency and an evaluation overview from Forrester on: • How SaaS HRMS are growing rapidly as a migration path from on-premises systems • The...

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    Securing Applications for a Safer Cloud Environment

    This white paper explains how an effective application security program can help organizations protect their assets in the cloud. It will also discuss how a secure-by-design approach to application security can help reduce risk across the IT infrastructure, in the cloud and beyond.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2015

    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

    Safeguarding the Cloud with IBM Dynamic Cloud 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.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // Feb 2015

    Puppet Labs DevOps Salary Report

    The 2014 State of DevOps Report revealed strong correlations between DevOps practices and strong IT performance, and also showed that high-performing IT teams have a beneficial impact on the business performance of the organizations they belong to. Among our questions about tools & practices, location, industry and company size,...

    Sponsored By Puppet Labs

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Work the Way You Live: What the Office Can Learn from the Smartphone

    Today's smartphone users can read the news, set up a dinner party, and buy a plane ticket before they get out of bed. In this Google for Work perspective, we share 5 powerful lessons from personal technology that will help your team be as productive with work as they are...

    Sponsored By Google Apps for Work

  • 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 Apps for Work