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Ten Key Questions for Developing an Effective Service-Level Agreement

Ten Key Questions for Developing an Effective Service-Level Agreement

Service-level agreements (SLAs) have become a common part of outsourcing, cloud and other managed services agreements.  SLAs can allow customers to: •    Secure commitments to performance as measured against agreed metrics •    Create an incentive for suppliers to consistently meet those commitments, and •    Obtain options to take action to correct deficient performance However, a […]

Tying the Knot on Service Levels and Business Satisfaction | Article

Tying the Knot on Service Levels and Business Satisfaction | Article

While companies are striving to acquire greater economic benefits from its IT, business operation end users rarely are concerned about technology delivery costs. Internal customers’ concern is: will IT work when it is needed without disrupting business operations. If IT services are disrupted, it is difficult to assess penalties on an internal IT delivery organization […]

Customizing Service Level Agreements | White Paper

Customizing Service Level Agreements | White Paper

Business models have changed. Businesses have transformed. The services that support businesses are delivering innovation. Why then have Service Level Agreements (SLAs) remained stodgy, reflecting little of the dynamism of current business norms? The reasons are not very obvious. SLAs define and bind the relationships between businesses and service providers. But their primary focus continues […]

Seven Ways to Ruin an SLA Discussion | White Paper

Seven Ways to Ruin an SLA Discussion | White Paper

“Get over it: SLAs will make or break your business (and career).” I heard that from more than one of my managers early in my career, way back when “we’ve done this for 20 years, SLAs are a piece of cake!” was a standard way of thinking. If you still feel that way, you might […]

Keeping Your Head in the Clouds: Creating an Effective Cloud Strategy | Article

Keeping Your Head in the Clouds: Creating an Effective Cloud Strategy | Article

If you were ranking the most talked-about topics of 2011, Cloud Computing would probably fall somewhere in between Charlie Sheen and the Royal Wedding. But, in most cases, that talk hasn’t translated into a groundswell of action. According to a recent Alsbridge eSeminar survey, one of the stumbling blocks appears to be the initial planning […]

Amazon Web Services Goes Down – What Does it Mean to Cloud Buyers? | Article

Amazon Web Services Goes Down – What Does it Mean to Cloud Buyers? | Article

Ben Trowbridge responds Technology is great when it works. What does a buyer of cloud services do when something goes wrong, creating a service disruption? That question became a reality for users of Amazon Web Services on April 20. Its Northern Virginia data center suffered a service outage for its hosting service at 10:41 p.m. […]