Tag: cloud and mobility

Blindsided by the Hype Around On-Demand IT? Here’s the Skinny to Keep You Updated

Blindsided by the Hype Around On-Demand IT? Here’s the Skinny to Keep You Updated

The combination of technological advances around cloud, mobility, big data, analytics and virtualization has redefined how IT Services are estimated, shaped, delivered, maintained and billed. The days of fixed-everything are over. In today’s volatile markets, the fixed-everything model is ludicrous. Businesses want flexible, on-demand, right-sized solutions to fit their immediate business needs. But the marketing […]

Top Four Reasons to Outsource Managing BYOD

Top Four Reasons to Outsource Managing BYOD

One way to manage the complexity and bring down the pain of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) adoption is to outsource the complete process—the strategy, plan, implementation, onboarding users, support and maintenance. Along the way, outsourcing will improve the ability to build an innovative application ecosystem that is robust, improves employee satisfaction and delivers enhanced […]

Cloud Contracts: Four Legal Traps to Avoid

Cloud Contracts: Four Legal Traps to Avoid

Read that cloud computing contract again. Trust us, it’s not as simple as it looks. Here are four legal traps to look out for before signing on the dotted line for a cloud-based service. 1. Intellectual Property Exposure “When moving trade secrets to the cloud, the customer must ensure the cloud provider has adequate protections […]

BPO Evolves into BPM

BPO Evolves into BPM

Business process management used to be a set of tools and software suites to help business process outsourcing companies do their job. Now, BPM is a service offering. We rarely get to see evolution in the natural world. We know it happens and we have read about why and how certain trees, animals and birds […]

Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud: A SMAC in the Face for Industrial-Age Business Models

Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud: A SMAC in the Face for Industrial-Age Business Models

It’s no secret that our mobile devices and social networks are rapidly transforming our relationships with people and data. Analytics have driven customer intimacy to previously impossible levels; the cloud has irrevocably changed the way we store and share information. A report from Forrester Research declares that by 2016, we will have 10 billion mobile […]

Remixing Your Retro IT Structure for Today’s World | Article

Remixing Your Retro IT Structure for Today’s World | Article

Cloud, virtualization, automation and mobility have fundamentally impacted the way businesses operate; yet many IT departments maintain the same roles and organizational structures that they’ve had for the past 15 years. And, for a lot of companies, that’s making IT more of a roadblock than an enabler. “I think one of the biggest challenges IT […]

The F&A Forecast: 14 Challenges and Six Solutions | Article

The F&A Forecast: 14 Challenges and Six Solutions | Article

The finance and accounting function, along with HR, have traditionally been the BPO processes that companies testing the waters of outsourcing get wet with first. Today “transactional outsourcing has been leveled to a simple commodity,” says Michael J. Alfonsi, Managing Director, BancTec Financial Transaction Services. So what are FAO’s challenges 20 years later? Processes are […]

New Market and Service Discoveries with Cloud and Mobility | Article

New Market and Service Discoveries with Cloud and Mobility | Article

How often have you heard that cloud is a great way to scale, keep the business agile and lower the cost of infrastructure? It’s the central theme of the cloud story everyone has memorized: Cloud offers near-infinite provisioning with a few mouse clicks (and the swipe of a credit card!) in a pay-as-you-go model. Few […]

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Business Applications Get the “Cool” Factor

Business Applications Get the “Cool” Factor

Admit it. We all loved getting emails on our Blackberries when mobility first burst on the scene. And back in the day (maybe four years ago), most of us thought of our smartphones as portable computer Mini Me’s, giving us things like mobile banking, mCommerce and a means to book a reservation or check for […]