Cloud

Cloud services -- whether SaaS, IaaS, or PaaS -- are the IT investment of choice in today's "do more with less" market. Get the latest thought leadership and expert guidance here.

  • 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...

    Sponsored By Qualys

  • 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 // 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 // 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 // Apr 2015

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

    While cloud services offer scalability and cost savings, running them on virtualized servers can spell disaster for latency-sensitive workloads like ecommerce and streaming media. When different applications are all contending for the same processor and memory resources, you run the risk that the computing resource will not be available at...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Webroot Secure Anywhere Web Security Service

    Cybercriminals generate over 100,0001 new malware samples a day; approximately 85% of these are delivered through the Web. Many of them rely on browser and application vulnerabilities to infect systems and steal information. The Webroot SecureAnywhere® Web Security Service provides unparalleled protection from the cloud, stopping online threats before they...

    Sponsored By Webroot Software

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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 // Feb 2015

    Business Resiliency: The Need for 24/7/365 Operations

    Today’s customers and business partners expect 24/7/365 uptime. Server and infrastructure outages can cost thousands of dollars every minute, when you calculate the costs of remediation, the lost revenue and productivity, the reputation damage, and the penalties associated with SLA and regulatory non-compliance. Many companies would consider their tolerance for...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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

    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

    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 // 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 // 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

    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

  • 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

    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 // 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 // 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

    Leveraging the Cloud for your Development and Operations Workload

    This report explores that by choosing the right PaaS, an IT organization can align development and operations resources, ensuring that applications are deployed quickly, cost-effectively, and error-free.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • 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 // 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