Tag: transaction processing

Crossing the Chasm to Mission Critical Workloads in the Cloud | Event

Crossing the Chasm to Mission Critical Workloads in the Cloud | Event

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 | 11:00 a.m. CST; 12:00 noon EST; 9:00 a.m. PST This webinar has ended. Download the handout from the webinar. Early adopters of cloud solutions have focused mostly on email and collaboration solutions; ERP, CRM, and SCM standalone applications; testing environments and systems management tools. The promise of speed, predictable cost […]

Considering All the Costs | Article

Considering All the Costs | Article

On average, banks that outsource their information technology (IT) are substantially reducing costs. According to American Banker, banks are averaging savings of 15 to 20 percent in operational costs from outsourcing. First Fidelity Bancorp, which has $29 billion in assets, is a good example of a bank that has achieved considerable savings through outsourcing. The institution reduced their operating expenses by as much as $150 million in 1991, with the bulk of the savings derived from lower labor and equipment costs related to IT. But blindly pursuing outsourcing because it is what the company next door is doing, and doing well, is not necessarily a good decision, says Dr. Detmar Straub of Georgia State University.