In the past few years, the enterprise computing landscape has changed dramatically. Virtualization, outsourcing, SaaS, and cloud computing are creating fundamental changes, and ushering in an era in which enterprises distribute increasingly critical IT assets and applications across multiple service providers.
Companies continue to look for ways to reduce operating costs. As a result, they are turning to outsourced IT service providers more than ever. The growth in IT outsourcing of infrastructure management presents a great opportunity for solution providers.
The recession appears to have bottomed out, but corporate IT organizations remain under
pressure to reduce operating costs and to do more with smaller IT budgets and fewer
employees. As a result, outsourcing is on the rise, and this trend offers you - VARs and
systems integrators - an excellent growth opportunity.
This paper describes the factors that are driving corporate IT choices, reasons why you should
consider teaming with a hosting provider and nine criteria you can use to evaluate potential
As technology becomes increasingly complex, more companies are outsourcing their IT management and maintenance functions. The idea of outsourcing IT has become so appealing that worldwide spending for IT outsourcing is increasing. IT service providers are responding to this growing need by introducing a new business model, managed services, which can take the burden of IT management off their clients’ back. This eBook provides an overview of managed services and outlines steps you can take to add managed services to your IT service offering.
Published By: Workday UK
Published Date: Mar 15, 2018
For both finance and HR, this separation is often driven by organizational obstacles, disparate systems and data sources, regulatory uncertainty, and a lack of complete visibility into the business. As Joseph Fanutti, CFO of Bill Gosling Outsourcing, says of his own organization’s challenges, “Finance operated its own silo, HR its own, operations its own. There was a lack of consistency in terms of how we viewed the business.” He recalls, “Numbers were always challenged, no one could agree on metrics, and people couldn’t agree on what actions to take going forward.”
If this situation sounds familiar, that’s because it’s commonplace across organizations the world over. Strategic uncertainty and incomplete data are symptoms of a larger problem: a lack of unification among finance, HR, and operations teams. Managers need to make financial and people decisions in tandem, yet traditional systems store this information independently. This separation creates multiple versions of the same u
service bureau, ASO,
PEO… it’s little wonder the
market for payroll solutions
has a reputation for being
confusing and hard to
navigate. Where does one
solution end and the other
begin? And how do you
know which one you need?
This complexity is the
reason we’ve created a
Businesses have a wide
spectrum of payroll options
to choose from, and there
are big differences between
them, so like-for-like
comparisons aren’t possible
Before you start comparing
vendors head-to-head, you
need to decide which payroll
style is best for you.
And before you make that
decision, you need to know
what you want in return.
Are you looking to save
money? Save time?
Eliminate errors? Do you
want help minimizing tax
There are plenty of options
available, and they all come
with different pros and cons.
Finding the right IT service provider is not as simple as it may seem. Choosing a service provider based exclusively on low price may be good for your bottom line, but may fall short on delivering the right level of IT expertise and resource scalability for long-term advantage.
Published By: Globality
Published Date: Apr 05, 2018
This report shows how a growing demand for digital skills and specialist capabilities is creating opportunities for multinationals to shake up their portfolio of incumbent service providers and consider smaller, niche suppliers and new tech-savvy firms.
The 2017 study, The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Azure IaaS, gives insight into both the costs and benefits of large-scale Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) implementation.
This commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting analyzes the return on investment and business impact that several enterprises experienced when moving from a primarily on-premises environment to Azure. The companies interviewed come from a variety of industries and locations (global/multinational, North American, and European).
In addition to a 435 percent overall return on an Azure IaaS investment*, the businesses also experienced:
Reduced data center and outsourcing costs.
Website scale and performance improvements.
Ease of experimentation through virtualized environments.
Developer and tester improvements.
Download the study to learn about the potential ROI that could be realized by shifting some or all of your management and operations to Azure.
With the current state of the economy, IT executives are being asked to stretch their budgets in order to keep their businesses profitable. In 2008, Median IT spending per user fell to $6,667 from the previous year's $7,397, according to Computer Economics. This represents a 6.2% reduction, consistent with the fact that IT managers were supporting an increasing number of users without corresponding increases in IT spending. IT spend continued to decline in 2009 and uncertainty and caution is still prevalent in 2010.
Email is the primary communication system and file transport mechanism used in organizations of all sizes. Email systems generate enormous amounts of content that must be preserved for a variety of reasons, including:
-Compliance with local, state, federal and international statutory requirements
- Electronic discovery requirements and best practices
- Knowledge management applications
- Disaster recovery and business continuity
Microsoft Exchange Server has been a crucial technological breakthrough in advanced corporate communication systems. Companies who utilize an enterprise-class email server like Exchange believe that email is mission critical, and value the productivity it enables. But an in-house migration to Exchange 2007 from an earlier version of Exchange or another email program will not be an easy task. Complexity, time and cost issues loom large over the IT department and are causing IT directors to search for an alternative solution.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jan 25, 2018
This Enterprise Management Associates® (EMA™) research summary, sponsored by Riverbed®, highlights some of the key findings of EMA’s landmark report, “Network Management Megatrends 2016: Managing Networks in the Era of the Internet of Things, Hybrid Cloud, and Advanced Network Analytics.” It examines several major areas of change and evolution affecting network management. These “megatrends” include hybrid cloud networking, the Internet of Things (IoT), advanced network analytics, network management outsourcing, and network management tool consolidation.
SingleHop was interested in adding capacity to its data centers while at the same time achieving a predictable cost structure using an outsourcing strategy for the development and management of these mission critical facilities. Find out why they turned to Digital Realty.
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: May 03, 2016
Data security is a top concern these days. In a world of privacy regulation, intellectual property theft, and cybercrime, ensuring data security and protecting sensitive enterprise data is crucial.
Only a data masking solution can secure vital data and enable outsourcing, third-party analysis, and cloud deployments. But more often than not, masking projects fail. Some of the best data masking tools bottleneck processes and once masked, data is hard to move and manage across the application development lifecycle.
Managing payroll in-house can be challenging to maintain for growing businesses. Fortunately, you can free up a lot of time,
energy, and resources by letting a provider handle it. Find out why you should outsource with these top-5 reasons
Software, outsourcing, service bureau, ASO, PEO… it’s little wonder the market for payroll solutions has a reputation for being confusing and hard to navigate. Where does one solution end and the other begin? And how do you know which one you need? This complexity is the reason we’ve created a comparison guide.
Discover how your business can institute an effective management strategy to reduce costs, increase productivity and manage document related risks by outsourcing your document process management function.
Gain control of your organization’s records, proactively maintain regulatory compliance and, most importantly, protect your firm from legal risk and exposure by reading an important whitepaper on best practices for administering a successful program.
Published By: Lumeris
Published Date: Aug 04, 2014
For health plans, health systems and delegated payer operations, or health systems wanting to become their own payer, Lumeris’ turnkey outsourcing offers expert support to design, build, operate, measure, and optimize value-based health plan operations that can drive clinical and financial excellence. This can be evidenced by our ability to help clients achieve higher revenue, lower costs, higher market share, and meeting mandates for medical cost ratio contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
In considering the four principal options of data center modernization, keep in mind that each option need not be treated as a separate and distinct approach. Data center stakeholders may want to combine options in order to better accommodate a particular migration timeline. Or cautious executives may want to simply dabble with the outsourcing option by piloting only a few select applications while still maintaining a core corporate data center. The key critical success factor is the recognition that data center modernization is not a one-time fi x, but rather a critical piece of an ongoing strategy to better service customers.