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.

  • 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 // Jan 2015

    Using the Cloud to Improve Business Resilience - An IBM Report

    Building and managing cloud resiliency solutions in-house is difficult. Many organizations prefer to work with a third-party technology provider for the development and management of cloud solutions.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Resiliency Testing Best Practices - Report

    Every organization must put a plan in place for recover-ability after an outage, but testing your enterprise resilience without full business and IT validation is ineffective. Read the white paper to learn how to put a plan in place for full functional validation, and get details on the importance of...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2015

    Bringing global enterprises together with unified communications - Rise of the SuperUser

    With the emergence of big IT trends such as cloud and mobility in recent years, organisations and their end users have become increasingly aware of new cloud-based technologies available for business use. Featuring survey results from over 650 IT Decision Makers in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK, and the US,...

    Sponsored By Telstra

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Can The Enterprise Count On The Cloud For Data Protection? 

    Despite the recent negative headlines, a cloud enhanced data protection service is an ideal use of cloud storage. It provides off-site, geographically dispersed data protection so that in the event of a site or even regional disaster, an organization’s digital assets can still be recovered in a timely manner. The...

    Sponsored By HP

  • 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 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

    Security Intelligence is the Smart Way to Keep the Cloud Safe

    Many of the same characteristics that make cloud computing attractive can also make it challenging to secure. An integrated IBM suite of intelligence solutions consolidates and analyzes data from across the cloud to provide visibility and control to help better secure cloud environments.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Dec 2013

    The Benefits of an Integrated Approach to Security in the Cloud

    In this paper, Hurwitz & Associates interviewed customers in a variety of industries to assess how they are approaching security for their cloud deployments leveraging IBM’s Security Intelligence Platform and suggests approaches to implementing cloud security.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // 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 // 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 2013

    Safeguarding the cloud with IBM Security solutions

    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

  • White Papers // May 2015

    IDC ExpertROI SPOTLIGHT: Allstate IT Services

    Insurance Giant Allstate Corporation, like many companies, found it persistently challenging to maximize the value of the IT services it delivers to employees and customers. So they turned to ServiceNow’s cloud-based IT Service Management(ITSM) solution. Since deployment in 2013, Allstate has levered ServiceNow to: • Improve IT state productivity levels...

    Provided By ServiceNow

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Next Generation Data Management Designed for the Web, Mobile and Internet of Things Era - Cloudant DBaaS

    Cloudant, an IBM Company, provides the world’s first globally distributed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) for loading, storing, analyzing, and distributing operational application data for developers of large and/or fast-growing web and mobile applications. Delivered as a managed cloud service, Cloudant technology accelerates time-to-market and time-to-innovation because it frees developers from the mechanics...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Building data-driven applications - Four characteristics of top-notch big data cloud solutions

    Cloud-delivered big data analytics presents an enormous opportunity for organizations that want to become more agile, more efficient and more competitive. To capitalize on the full potential of this opportunity, businesses need cloud-enabled big data analysis solutions that are flexible, simple, secure and open.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Rapid Insight With Results - Harnessing Analytics in the Cloud - Aberdeen Report

    Today's data-driven organization is faced with magnified urgency around data volume, user needs and compressed decision time frames. In order to address these challenges while maintaining an effective analytical culture, many organizations are exploring cloud-based environments coupled with powerful business intelligence (BI) and analytical technology to accelerate decisions and enhance...

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Apr 2015

    The Power Behind Cloud & Scale-Out Computing

    Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, delivers the open OS for next-generation, web-scale applications. From utilities to telcos to enterprise environments around the world, Ubuntu and Canonical provide a stable foundation and a comprehensive toolset for innovation. Ubuntu is used by enterprises in many of the largest scale-out environments, and...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Deploy and Move Enterprise Applications in the Cloud

    What if your organisation could take advantage of emerging business opportunities by deploying new applications dramatically faster than you ever could before? What if you could increase the value of your existing application investments by leveraging them in the cloud—and easily move your apps across off-premises and on-premises cloud options?...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Best Practices for Selecting a Vulnerability Management (VM) Solution (French)

    With attackers using increasingly-sophisticated ways to break into systems, manual methods of locating and inspecting devices on your network are no longer enough. The right Vulnerability Management (VM) solution can monitor your environment, enabling you to: discover devices running in your network, determine whether they are vulnerable to attack, find...

    Provided By Qualys

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    IT Megatrends’ Impact On Infrastructure

    Your IT infrastructure plays a pivotal role in delivering the responsive services and positive experiences employees and customers demand today, serving as a bridge to a New Style of IT that integrates cloud, mobility, big data, and security. To meet these demands, infrastructure and operations leaders must work with the...

    Provided By HP and Intel UK

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    New Insights for Driving Cloud Strategy

    You don’t know what you don’t know! New insights for driving cloud strategy through analysing 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...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Videos // Apr 2015

    You don't know what you don't know! New insights for driving cloud strategy

    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...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Webcasts // Mar 2015

    Webcast: 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 good we are at managing our existing technologies. In this webinar we’ll explore the world of cloud...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • 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..

    Provided By Trend Micro

  • 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..

    Provided 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...

    Provided By Arbor Networks

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Quickbooks on Cloud: Surviving and Thriving in the World of Cloud

    With the accounting industry moving towards cloud on a fully online working model, users believe that moving their applications to the cloud is the best option they have. Hosting QuickBooks desktop edition means that the service provider installs and manages the software and files on their cloud-based servers. Users don't...

    Provided By Intuit

  • Case Studies // Mar 2015

    Load DynamiX Determines Best Flash & Hybrid Storage Solution for Service Provider

    Firehost is a secure cloud infrastructure provider that protects valuable websites and business assets. One big challenge is how to get more VMs per server and rack without sacrificing quality of service to their customers. They chose Load DynamiX to overcome this challenge. In researching storage performance and load testing...

    Provided By Load DynamiX

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Cloud Manager’s Balancing Act

    Read the new Forrester Research Paper: The Cloud Manager’s Balancing Act: Balancing Security and Cost without Sacrificing Time-to-Value. In this helpful study, you’ll learn: IT managers’ top concerns around time-to-value and cost The shift in balance between security and risk How to achieve adequate security, appropriate time-to-value, and cost...

    Provided By Trend Micro Australia

  • White Papers // Mar 2015

    Building the New Workplace - Google for Work

    Sometime in the last decade, we crossed into a fresh phase of the digital era. A new generation of companies born in the cloud—like Airbnb (lodging), Snapchat (messaging), Uber (transportation) and Zillow (real estate)—are using entirely new business models to disrupt the status quo. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt calls this...

    Provided By Google, Inc.

  • 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...

    Provided By IBM

  • 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..

    Provided 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.

    Provided 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..

    Provided By Fujitsu