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Dell Services Named a Leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant

Dell Services has announced it has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, North America report. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Dell has been in the Leaders quadrant of this report. Dell continues to demonstrate its ability to […]

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Is Your Maintenance & Support Approach Making Your IT Sick?

Is Your Maintenance & Support Approach Making Your IT Sick?

Rx for World Class Support: A Dose of Prediction Leads to Problem Prevention I just returned from a fantastic week on Italy’s Amalfi Coast to celebrate my mother’s birthday!  A trip that we’d talked about for years, planned last minute in April and started to regret in May. How could anyone regret a trip to […]

Adding Autonomics to Outsourcing

Adding Autonomics to Outsourcing

The concept of robots running the data center may sound like the plot to a blockbuster Hollywood movie, but CIOs should give serious consideration to adding autonomics to their outsourcing contracts.  Today, top notch providers are augmenting their arsenal with operational and business process automation to deliver even greater client benefits. Since 2012, industry observers […]

Stay Healthy with Robotics in the Cloud!

Stay Healthy with Robotics in the Cloud!

The healthcare industry may have been cautious to a fault until recently, but it is readily embracing new technologies including the cloud to serve customers better. Recently, articles have popped up highlighting how robots will help with procedures connected to hair transplants. While helping people look good is a lofty enough aim, an even better […]

How Workforce 2020 Will Change Outsourcing

How Workforce 2020 Will Change Outsourcing

We’ve all heard it, or said it, a million times: Our outsourcing engagement works because of the relationship. It is a partnership, not a buyer-vendor arrangement. And for the most part, that statement has held true. Traditional outsourcing typically involved a 10-plus-year contract, along with a real need to make the relationship work. Changing providers […]

Steering Through the Cloud

Steering Through the Cloud

Those who thought cloud computing was just a passing fad are learning that it is made of more solid stuff. That said, severe competition could still rip a large hole through some clouds. Read on for some pointers to stay afloat. Even as we talk, the two companies that dwarf all other cloud providers, Amazon […]

Deal Dynamics—Outsourcing Models That Will Thrive in 2014

Deal Dynamics—Outsourcing Models That Will Thrive in 2014

In 1984, Wendy’s coined the slogan “Where’s the beef?” For outsourcers, the answer in 2014 is unanimous—it’s business outcomes. Gone are the days of labor arbitrage. “Technology is changing so fast that the focus is now on outcome-based models where value is driven from measuring business impacts and linked to compensation,” predicts Lalit Dhingra, President […]

Is a Culture Clash Affecting Your Bottom Line? Find Out, Then Fix It from the Cloud | Article

Is a Culture Clash Affecting Your Bottom Line? Find Out, Then Fix It from the Cloud | Article

This year a hospital administrator at a busy hospital in Henderson, Nevada had emergency room patients transported by ambulance to a less busy hospital nearby so he could put more profitable surgery patients in the available beds. The physicians in the hospital revolted because they felt the practice could harm the patients even though his […]

Top 5 Predictions for Innovation in Cloud | Article

Top 5 Predictions for Innovation in Cloud | Article

Experts have said it for long time, but users were skeptical. Perhaps users were not even listening. Cloud is secure. Experts even said that most organizations do not have the skills or budgets to create the kind of security that giant cloud providers do. It is 2013, and everyone has figured out that security isn’t […]

The New War for Talent—Demand for Cloud, Data Scientists Outstrips Supply | Article

The New War for Talent—Demand for Cloud, Data Scientists Outstrips Supply | Article

Cloud computing has become a paradigm-shifting technology. It frees up acres of real estate otherwise needed to house data centers and it distributes the cost of expensive software so companies only pay for what they use. Cloud’s popularity has created a HR crisis: a shortage of engineers skilled to work in this brave new world. […]

The “As-a-Service” Cloud War | Article

The “As-a-Service” Cloud War | Article

Smart phones, tablets and other consumer devices are radically changing the technology world. They untether users who were once tied to their personal computers. Now these users demand access to their apps and data from anywhere over a variety of devices. This is possible using cloud computing. That’s why the cloud opportunity keeps growing each […]

The Hottest Trends in aaS and Cloud | Article

The Hottest Trends in aaS and Cloud | Article

We’ve all been talking about cloud computing for a good while, but now that conversation has dramatically changed. Cloud has transformed from “great and powerful Oz” status to “the technology behind the curtain.” Still very powerful, but not quite as mysterious. “People are discovering that cloud can do a lot more than they initially thought. […]

Fabric Data Centers: The End of Complex, Expensive and Inefficient Infrastructure | Article

Fabric Data Centers: The End of Complex, Expensive and Inefficient Infrastructure | Article

What’s new in the data center? Last year, the buzz was around “fabric data centers” as organizations began to worry about costs. Did it make sense to have dedicated and expensive network, computing and storage resources around applications even if the IT infrastructure was outsourced? Could IT infrastructure costs be brought down? CIOs were under […]

The Cloud Buyer’s Guide | White Paper

The Cloud Buyer’s Guide | White Paper

The Cloud Buyer’s Guide is a reference tool for sourcing professionals and IT management designed to simplify cloud economics and provide objective guidelines for understanding the pricing, terms and conditions that differentiate cloud providers. Effective sourcing of multiple delivery vectors ensures optimal use of IT resources, and equally important, enables the business and agency to […]

Cloud Computing: Four Legal Pitfalls to Avoid | Article

Cloud Computing: Four Legal Pitfalls to Avoid | Article

Part of the charm of cloud computing for many corporate leaders is its seemingly simple set up: sign on the dotted line, flip a switch, and the service is up and running. But taking that first step too lightly can lead to complex and costly problems down the road for cloud buyers. “Many customers look […]