Published By: Toshiba
Published Date: Jul 15, 2015
The typical on-premises business environment of a decade ago called for the standard corporate rollout of strictly managed desktop PCs running Windows. And it was considered forward-looking to use similarly configured laptop computers with desktop docking stations, enabling workers to take their computers on business trips or take them home, perhaps to triage email or perform other maintenance tasks during off hours.
This decade has seen rapid changes in the technology world outside of work. We’ve seen the rise of mobile computing devices of all kinds, pervasive wireless broadband Internet access, and an explosion in mostly consumer-oriented cloud-based services. These changes have impacted IT and business computing, just as they have impacted the expectations of users.
Many technology providers are nervous about the Cloud and what it means for their business. Rather than look at the Cloud with fear, embrace it and take advantage of the opportunities it brings for new revenue. In this eBook, you’ll learn 5 ways to capitalize on the future of the Cloud in today’s modern office.
Published By: Webroot
Published Date: Jun 17, 2011
This paper discusses the new generation of web security offerings provided by service providers in the cloud, where protection is ap¬plied at the point where the threats are being seen-that is, directed at web-based applications. In taking the protection nearer to the threats, organizations can benefit from vastly improved internet security as the threats are stopped before they ever reach the network. This paper discusses the reality of web-based threats today, and discusses the drivers for cloud-based computing and the benefits that organizations will see from use of a dedicated service provider for handling functions that are necessary, but that are not a core compe¬tence of the organization
As a Dell partner, you know that none of your customers are the same. For the ultimate in productivity, one will require on-site employees functioning in close proximity, where another will need remote workers who go anywhere that business takes them. Adding to the complexity, personal mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have made pervasive computing the norm, creating new trends like bring your own device (BYOD).
There are many case studies with real data extolling the benefits of cloud computing and virtualization - the twin forces behind the transformation of the way companies of all shapes and sizes 'do' computing. But to take part in this information revolution, it's critical to have the right underpinnings. That means not only upgrading the decade-old Windows Server 2003 operating system software that still drives more than 12 million servers, but also upgrading the underlying hardware to ensure you realize all the benefits the software can deliver. The combination Windows Server 2012 and the latest Intel Xeon based server hardware should be part of an IT strategy for companies and departments looking to modernize their IT infrastructure. This checklist will identify 10 of the top issues driving the need for server OS software and hardware upgrades.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 16, 2014
If you are a Value Added Reseller (VAR), you know your business is changing fast as cloud services are replacing legacy deliverables, such as hardware and software. The reasons are clear: the cloud offers better, cheaper, and more stable services than the functionality it is replacing. And, the cloud is growing; by the end of 2013, the size of the cloud computing market will be about $150 billion (Gartner, 2010).
Online backup (OLB) is a particularly good entry to cloud services, because it is easy to sell, deploy and manage, keeps you connected to your clients and provides them with a vital, potentially business-saving service.
AMD has an extensive history of leadership in the thin client market, contributing to solutions that help provide reduced operating costs and power consumption, higher durability and increased longevity over personal computers. AMD helps to provide faster, high-definition video and graphics overlays, an enhanced Internet experience, widely scalable platform performance, and industry-leading display support. By employing AMD Embedded Accelerated Processing Unit (APUs) in Dell Wyse clients that incorporate a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) and a Central Processing Unit (CPU) onto one die, Dell Wyse clients have the added benefit of improved data transfer rates, and space savings on the motherboard, allowing for the creation of smaller, more powerful devices.
Data centers face financial pressure as server-side compute cycles grow while space, power, and funds continue to be limited. Increased demand for compute capacity comes from growth in mobile devices, big data and analytics, cloud computing, media consumption, hosted desktops, and more. Data center managers find themselves maxed out on storage, power, cooling, space, storage, and compute capacity. Even with virtualization, there is a capacity limit to existing resources. Building more facilities is an option, but the emerging technology of ultra-dense computing offers a more compelling financial alternative for many common workloads.
Published By: CompTIA
Published Date: May 12, 2015
Cloud computing is starting to truly transform business operations, according to findings from CompTIA’s 5th Annual Trends in Cloud Computing. As companies integrate cloud, they’ll encounter a variety of challenges, but now’s the time to dive in and discover the new IT ecosystem that is being created. Find out what these are and the major opportunities for you.
The Cloud is everywhere and your clients are getting bombarded with ads and TV commercials daily. It's no longer a matter of IF they will move to the Cloud, but WHEN. During this session, IT Marketing Guru Robin Robins will share how to position your business to profitably convert existing clients to Cloud Computing Services and how to attract and close more new contracts.
The Virtualization and Server Guide is an in-depth eZine that outlines the advantages, disadvantages and opportunities around Virtualization and Cloud computing-and the steps you can take to stay ahead of the competition.
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 expand their services. This eBook provides an overview of cloud services and provides valuable tips to help you add cloud solutions to your portfolio of services and increase your recurring revenue streams.
The promise of cloud computing is to simplify the delivery and the consumption of IT resources for both users and ISVs. The acceleration of cloud computing, particularly in the area of mobile applications, has created an enormous growth opportunity for ISVs. This also has driven a renaissance in the way ISVs develop, deliver and support applications. While application development has always been challenging, developing for cloud brings with it even greater demands in terms of speed of application delivery and user expectations. At the same time, it offers ISVs the opportunity to simplify and standardize in a cloud-based development model.
Take a look at the IT ecosystem of any company today and there’s a good chance you’ll find it includes offerings from several cloud services providers. That’s certainly the case at mid- to large-sized companies with at least 500 employees, according to a recent survey conducted by IDG Research.
The survey of 100 senior IT professionals found that 59% are already multi-cloud adopters — that is, using computing and storage services from two or more cloud providers. Another 31% of respondents say they plan to become multi-cloud organizations in the coming 12-24 months, with only 10% still in the “consideration” phase.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Sep 14, 2018
This guide from GovLoop offers nine IT priorities that can help state and local governments stay on the cutting edge. Read the guide to learn how the latest trends in recruitment, procurement, and cloud computing technology can help you increase efficiency and reduce costs.
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Nov 06, 2018
Networks and attack surfaces are changing fast – there’s so much more than servers and endpoints. Now, you’re responsible for securing everything from cloud platforms to DevOp containers to web apps. Cyber Exposure is an emerging discipline for measuring and managing cyber risk across this modern attack surface. This ebook takes a close look at Cyber Exposure, including the Cyber Exposure gap created by legacy security offerings and the Cyber Exposure platform designed to protect all computing assets. If you’re responsible for guarding your organization’s fast-changing assets, this ebook is a must-have.
Christian Kane is an Enterprise Mobility Management Research Analyst with Forrester Research, where he helps clients develop and improve their desktop and mobile strategy. His research spans mobile hardware, mobile operating systems, mobile device management solutions, and mobile applications.
Over the past few years, improvements in mobile devices, Wi-Fi, and
cloud computing have made mobile point of sale (POS) solutions
e ective and a ordable for businesses of all sizes.
Tablets have emerged as the most popular platform for mobile POS
solutions, and you may have already heard the buzz about them.
There’s a reason for all the hullaballoo. In addition to integrating
payments and making retail transactions more e cient than using
a traditional electronic cash register (ECR), tablet POS solutions can
provide robust management data.
A tablet POS solution makes sense for many retailers, particularly if
you’re looking to:
• replace an ECR or want to have a mobile POS in place on opening day
• unlock new pro t-making and cost-saving opportunities
• expand your business
• keep pace with ever-changing customer expectations
Figuring out which tablet POS solution is the best for your business
may seem like a huge challenge. But don’t worry. Taking the right
approach, by using too
This white paper is a business briefing for C-Level Executives on how integrating a range of technologies - including unified communications, service oriented architecture, virtualization and cloud computing - can transform the productivity and profitability of large enterprises.