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 // 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 // Oct 2013

    Best Practices for Selecting a Vulnerability Management (VM) Solution

    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 // 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 // Aug 2015

    The Fragmentation Challenge: Improving Enterprise Application Performance in a SaaS World

    Cloud adoption is well underway and the need for agility is driving enterprises to accelerate SaaS deployments and move mission-critical applications to the cloud. However, many are finding their application performance is lagging. The increasing adoption of SaaS is driving fragmentation of the enterprise software stack - from the...

    Provided By CFN Services

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    You Just Keep Me Hangin' On: Cloud Call Centres: What Are the Benefits?

    As the call center grew and evolved, it began to encompass a much wider variety of customer interactions, including email, online and social media. Customers were demanding connectivity across all multiple channels. If the users order it today online they expect to be able to speak to somebody about it...

    Provided By Oxygen8 Communications

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    2015 Research Report: Profiling Infrastructure Leaders

    This report uncovers where the priorities for tomorrow’s infrastructure lie, and what gaps exist between firms that are successfully transforming traditional IT functions and those that have yet to begin. Your infrastructure must be ready to support the demands of an increasingly digital business that benefits from cloud, Big Data,...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Aug 2015

    On the Road to the New Style of Business

    This CIO Quick Pulse research shows that infrastructure modernisation is helping businesses build an IT culture optimised for rapid, continuous innovation. It also examines how enterprises can generate this type of innovation - and barriers that prevent it (cost and lack of IT resources) and how deploying DevOps (where IT...

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Videos // Aug 2015

    Cisco Case Study: Collaboration in Real Time Wins Races

    When fractions of a second count, you need to rely on the right people and the right technology. Cisco Collaboration tools bring people together to speed the decision-making process and help you execute on your most innovative ideas while cutting operational waste. Learn how Cisco Collaboration helps ROKA share their...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Taming IT Complexity with Managed Services (Spanish)

    The need for IT to evolve beyond virtualization and embrace software defined data center models has never been greater. Many organizations are reacting to shifts in business requirements and customer demands by embracing cloud, mobile, social, and analytics technologies. However, incorporating these new models into traditional processes marks a turning...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    A Guide to Finding Success in the Cloud

    Over the past few years, the cloud market has grown by leaps and bounds while becoming an integral part of IT operations. Cloud computing is a great way for businesses of all sizes to create collaborative environments with little investment, and it’s a profitable way for IT service providers to...

    Provided By LabTech Software APAC

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Information Governance Best Practice Adopt a Use Case Approach White paper

    When should you implement integration governance? According to this Gartner research note you should start now if you are an IT professional considering an initiative like MDM e-discovery information archiving or cloud migration.The need for governance is prompted by a combination of massive data growth litigation new data types scrutiny...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Securing Data in the Cloud and on the Ground

    In this age of exploding data volumes and rapidly changing technologies, gaining control of data in any environment is difficult. The challenge is compounded when cloud environments create or move data beyond the reaches of traditional protections, such as firewalls, which have played a central role in our security strategy...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    The truth about information governance and the cloud

    Charting a governance strategy for a hybrid cloud environment is not something to consider at a future date. It needs to happen now. With strong information governance foundations organizations will have the flexibility to move with speed and confidence.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Infographic: Three IT essentials for small and midsize businesses

    Close the gap between business demands and IT capabilities with technology that is simple, reliable, and affordable. Discover the infographic now.

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Jul 2015

    Infographic: Drive productivity with modern servers

    To compete in an era of mobility, big data, and always-on services, small and midsize businesses need to improve productivity and deliver new services fast. And that’s a problem if you’re living with servers that were not designed for today’s challenges. Discover the infographic now.

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • Case Studies // Jun 2015

    Backing up AutoCAD Projects from Cloud

    Some AutoCAD services allow users saving their AutoCAD projects online, for example, on FTP, SFTP, FTPS servers, or on dedicated clouds. To help these users keep their data relevant and secure, Handy Backup provides the function of saving to or from these online storages. For now, the most progressive way...

    Provided By Novosoft

  • Case Studies // Jun 2015

    Utilities Use Smart Water Metering System to Gain Detailed Water Consumption Data

    To encourage water conservation, provide better customer service, and better monitor water usage, water utilities want to deploy smart-meter solutions. Transparent Technologies (T2) has put such systems within reach of many utilities by developing a smart-meter solution that uses the Verizon Wireless network to transport data and Microsoft Azure to...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    NetApp Is Accelerating Your Data Protection Strategy to the Clouds

    This white paper, written by Enterprise Strategy Group Senior Analyst, Jason Buffingtonn, and Research Analyst Monya Keanes, explores how organizations are using the cloud for backup and recovery and how AltaVault fits into that ecosystem. 

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jun 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...

    Provided By NetApp

  • eBooks // Jun 2015

    CIO eBook: Cloud-Integrated Storage: Save Money and Drive Backup Efficiency

    This eBook, written by CIO, highlights how organizations can save money and drive backup efficiency with cloud-integrated storage solutions such as NetApp AltaVault.

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Thriving In Small Places (IT)

    In the last 10 years, office cubicle has shrunk 64% which means than productivity has been affected too. This whitepaper give you useful space hacks to help you be one with a smaller, more open and productive workplace.

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Thriving In Small Places (ES)

    In the last 10 years, office cubicle has shrunk 64% which means than productivity has been affected too. This whitepaper give you useful space hacks to help you be one with a smaller, more open and productive workplace.

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Modernise IT to unleash Productivity

    For small and midsize businesses, the realities of a dynamic marketplace and ever-changing customer expectations pose continual challenges and opportunities. Big Data, the cloud and mobility are changing the way information moves and connections are made across the organisation, offering productive potential while promising competitive advantage. But adoption of these...

    Provided By HP Intel Xeon

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Top Five Things to Know about Cisco BiDi Optical Technology

    Mobile and virtualized workloads, cloud applications, big data, heterogeneous devices: they are all growing in your business, demanding previously unimagined capacity and performance from your servers and data center fabric. And that demand is not slacking. Your employees, applications, and competitive advantage increasingly depend on it. Those servers and applications...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2015

    Accelerate Your Journey to the Cloud with Dell Web-scale Solutions for Microsoft Environments

    The Microsoft ecosystem of Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V, and System Center smooth the way for data center environments that are ready to leverage virtualization and cloud technologies. For these solutions to run most effectively, they need powerful and versatile hardware resources such as the Dell XC Web-Scale compute and storage...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Dell Red Hat Cloud Solutions Reference Architecture Guide

    If you’re using Red Hat Linux and considering a private cloud strategy that involves OpenStack, this reference guide is for you. Explore the architecture recommended for Dell Red Hat Cloud Solutions with Red Hat Enterprise Linux™ OpenStack Platform. Learn how the model encompasses software, hardware, operations, and integration to deliver...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Dell Red Hat Cloud Solutions Powered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

    Many companies considering a private cloud implementation start with their own virtualized resources and then try to find a suitable management framework to fit their needs and budgets. A better approach is to start the journey with proven performers in the cloud orchestration space. Dell and Red Hat engineer...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Accelerate deployment of private and hybrid clouds

    Cloud technologies create dynamic customer engagement models, deliver competitive advantages, improve margins, and grow market share. Gartner reports that 70% of enterprises are pursuing private and hybrid cloud computing in 2015, and the advantages are compelling. This tech brief discusses cloud deployment in the context of OpenStack software and...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    OpenStack® cloud solutions from Red Hat and Dell

    OpenStack is leading in the cloud management and orchestration space, enjoying 72% adoption growth from 2012 to 2014. Find out why – and how your company can leverage the expertise of Red Hat and Dell in planning and deploying a private cloud based on OpenStack – with this handy infographic....

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Hyper converged infrastructure appliances for private cloud

    The market for private cloud hardware and software is exploding as more IT departments make the transition from infrastructure-centric to service-centric application delivery. A key enabler for this next wave of growth will be the hyper converged infrastructure appliance, which delivers compute, network and storage capacity in modular, standardized deployment...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Building the Business Case for Cloud: Real Ways Private Cloud can Benefit Your Organization

    Private and hybrid cloud technologies help organizations achieve new levels of efficiency, cost savings, agility, and innovation. But quantifying the hard and soft benefits can be daunting for IT professionals who are most comfortable speaking in technological terms. Dell Cloud features Intel® technology and this comprehensive white paper outlines the...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Cloud builders – What’s your blueprint?

    This blueprint provides the ultimate guide to private cloud’s numerous IT benefits. Through extensive experience with end-users and partners delivering a range of private and public cloud solutions, Dell has developed a blueprint that discusses the core capabilities driving cloud adoption. Every organization has a unique environment and goals, but...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    What Makes a Private Cloud a CLOUD?

    Private cloud technology scores high among companies that have adopted it to improve resource utilization, scalability, reliability, and operational efficiency. Dell Cloud features Intel® technology and this comprehensive e-paper explains the organizational drivers and the benefits of private cloud deployments, outlining the steps required to align IT and lines of...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // May 2015

    IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Videoconferencing Equipment 2014 Vendor Assessment

    The worldwide enterprise videoconferencing equipment market has been experiencing some downs lately — with consecutive quarters and two years of declining revenue growth in 2013 (-13.1%) and 2012 (-5.0%). This is mostly attributed to the impact of delayed customer buying decisions, lower-cost systems, more software-centric solutions, and the rise of...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Video Forrester Wave

    In Forrester’s 24-criteria evaluation of videoconferencing infrastructure and cloud services vendors, we identified the 10 most significant OEMs — Acano, AGT, Avaya, Blue Jeans Network, Cisco Systems, Lifesize, Pexip, Polycom, Videxio, and Vidyo — in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • 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

    ServiceNow - ServiceWatch Economic Impact Study

    Today, enterprises are increasingly dependent on business services delivered by their IT organizations. These services underpin almost every business function, ranging from manufacturing and supply chain through to customer service and online sales. Because of their critical nature, business services need to be highly available and responsive – any disruption...

    Provided By ServiceNow

  • White Papers // May 2015

    IDC ExpertROI SPOTLIGHT - Allstate IT Services

    Download this report to learn how ServiceNow is making employees more productive and IT & business processes more efficient by, reducing fragmentations of IT and business environment, automating repeatable processes & Improving service delivery. Read More..

    Provided By ServiceNow

  • White Papers // May 2015

    Windows Server 2012: Security in the Enterprise

    The cloud, virtualization, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) help make IT's life easier — and the whole organization more agile — but each of these features also presents serious security challenges. Although there is no one-size-fits-all solution to managing security in the enterprise 2.0 world, the enhanced security features and...

    Provided By Dell