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.
Finance and accounting outsourcing is a growing trend among middle market and high-growth companies, providing a cost-effective way for organizations to improve the finance and accounting function. The key benefits of outsourcing include fractional use of finance and accounting professionals, enhanced processes and technologies, and stronger compliance measures. Outsourcing enables organizations to scale resources up and down as needed with no obligation to pay salaries or benefit costs. Additionally, it alleviates the burden of hiring, training and maintaining accounting staff.
Several economic factors are significantly impacting the hiring and retention practices for key finance and accounting personnel in every industry. However, many successful middle market companies are counteracting these challenges by leveraging outsourcing strategies to gain efficiency, overcome staffing difficulties and better manage costs.
A significant shift is currently occurring with some economic indicators, as demonstrated in the recent RSM US Middle Market Business Index. Salaries are expected to rise in the next year, with hiring increasing and unemployment subsequently falling. With these challenges in mind, competition for talent is rising, and middle market organizations will face numerous risks when looking to attract and retain skilled finance and accounting personnel.
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.
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.
Published By: mindSHIFT
Published Date: Nov 29, 2007
mindSHIFT has extended its service capabilities to include software-as-a-service as well as managed IT services, and is a "compelling solution" for small and medium-sized organizations seeking a strategic source to meet their IT and business needs.