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Forrester Infographic
By IBM Australia | 29/8/2014
Forrester worked with SoftLayer to analyze the total economic impact experienced by a number of its managed service providers (MSPs), who shared some business challenges and objectives
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Small business technology - This is why your business needs to be in the Cloud
By IDG | 6/3/2014
The days of relying solely on local storage and in-house servers to deliver your data are well behind us. These days, it makes sense to move some (if not all) of your business’s services into the Cloud. From email to document management, much can be achieved with Internet services that can be accessed from anywhere in the world. The main benefit is that a proper Cloud service can make it easier to manage and share information with your workers and help boost productivity. Here, then, are the main reasons to consider a service such as Google Apps.
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Database Storage For Dummies
By NextGen | 15/8/2014
This book consists of five short chapters full of just the information you need. The topics include data growth trends and the challenges they create for your database storage, an overview of Oracle storage systems, a few of Oracle’s optimization features for database storage, and some use cases, as well as information about Oracle key capabilities and benefits you don’t want to miss.
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In-house Backups vs Outsourcing
By Corporate Backup | 1/8/2014
When the very definition of being a managed service provider encompasses an almost endless number of potential jobs, it can be difficult for business owners to draw the line that dictates how far the skills and resources of their staff can take the business. The ultimate ending scenario is a business that is ‘a jack of all trades, master of none’ and fades away into obscurity. This is not to be confused with lacking the high level skills to do brilliant work, it simply means that there is not enough time available for engineers to focus on their jobs and perform the core operations to the best of their abilities. Some business owners would argue that as competition becomes increasingly fierce, they need to diversify the product portfolio. This is neither true nor false, but simply ‘adding services’ means that the business will fall victim to the law of diminishing returns (assuming number of staff and billable hours and all other factors remain equal)
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Smarter Data Centre Outsourcing Considerations for CFOs
By Next DC | 15/8/2014
This paper originated with a question Australian business has increasingly been asking: “Is it more cost effective to outsource data centre infrastructure, than to build and manage it internally?” To provide an independent perspective on this question, NEXTDC asked Deloitte to explore the business and finance implications associated with managing data centres. This paper outlines the options available to structure an organisations data centre and complementary IT services and provides the key considerations that need to be reviewed when determining which option works best for them.
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