Published By: StrongMail
Published Date: Jun 08, 2008
The growing trend towards insourcing marketing and transactional email is being driven by businesses that are looking for ways to improve their email programs, increase data security and lower costs. When evaluating whether it makes more sense to leverage an on-premise or outsourced solution, it's important to understand how the traditional arguments have changed.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
To free up staff resources to focus on strategic business initiatives, many IT leaders are considering engaging a partner to handle ongoing data center maintenance and optimization. But, too often, data center management services fall short of expectations. Standard care services may be limited in scope, and may not support the range of legacy hardware already in the data center. Conversely, complex managed or outsourced services may involve a costly, fully-customized engagement, in which costs are unpredictable, and control is wrested away from the enterprise. Finally—and perhaps most importantly—many data center management service providers seem to lack the innovative spark that will ensure continuous improvement to data center operations.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) serves as the clinical arm for research and treatment studies for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medicine, and Seattle Children’s. The organization’s outsourced IT service desk operated adequately, but a desire for financial savings, enriched customer relationships, and improved HIPAA compliance drove SCCA to seek out another solution.
According to a McKinsey study, half of all outsourced projects failed to meet their expected goals – while an Information Week Survey showed that 40% of outsourced projects did not save money! Factors that contribute to these problems include issues with quality, time zone challenges, and added travel expenses, among others.
In considering the four principal options of data center modernization, keep in mind that each option need not be treated as a separate and distinct approach. Data center stakeholders may want to combine options in order to better accommodate a particular migration timeline. Or cautious executives may want to simply dabble with the outsourcing option by piloting only a few select applications while still maintaining a core corporate data center. The key critical success factor is the recognition that data center modernization is not a one-time fi x, but rather a critical piece of an ongoing strategy to better service customers.
Enterprises today face the major challenge of how to fully orchestrate the apps that define their business and automate the IT processes underpinning them when much of the infrastructure used to run them is outsourced to cloud providers.
Some cloud service providers offer their own orchestration tools, and each on-premises tool has automation capabilities. But while we own our apps, providers are interchangeable depending on what they can offer and for what price. We should be able to switch between cloud providers and between cloud, on-premises and hybrid infrastructure as and when the business requires, with minimal effort and without losing any control. Sometimes we might want to use more than one provider at the same time, leveraging the advantages of each provider simultaneously.
What is needed is an orchestration layer that remains constant while cloud services come and go; one that enterprises own along with their core apps.
From the cloud or hosted, outsourced or as a managed service—what is the best way to deploy collaboration services? In this report, Forrester helps IT pros identify key priorities and create an optimal strategy for implementation.
By combining on- and off-site services, Pitney Bowes Management Services can help you do it all. We will help you expand your print capabilities, decrease the need for staffing and equipment, and achieve dramatic cost savings.
Published By: Staples
Published Date: May 24, 2016
Today, many enterprises are struggling to manage their printing environments to ensure efficiency, security, and control. This problem has created one of the fastest-growing trends in printing today: managed print services (MPS). While keeping data safe is a growing concern for all companies, MPS software has no access to the content being printed, faxed, or scanned. Read this white paper to learn how MPS helps to protect and control printed assets and can play a big role in ensuring sensitive documents don't end up in the wrong hands.
Published By: Staples
Published Date: May 24, 2016
Print-related expenses could be costing you roughly $740 per employee per year. A managed print services (MPS) program can eliminate 15 to 30 percent of those expenses. How great would it be to present numbers like that next quarter?
Download the white paper to learn how to evaluate employees’ printing habits and the most common mistakes IT makes when it comes to printing.
As IT managers urgently seek to reduce the fixed costs associated with running their in-house fax servers, cloud-based faxing emerges as a highly effective tool for combating the unpredictability of fluctuating infrastructure costs.
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: May 01, 2014
Virdee Medical, a busy private pediatric practice, traded paper charts for a hosted Allscripts solution in 2010. Now, with the improved efficiencies of Allscripts Professional in a hosted environment, Virdee Medical can focus more intently than ever on providing the highest quality patient care.
Published By: Wellspring
Published Date: Mar 15, 2019
Making the Right Decisions for Your Company's Innovation Needs
Technology and R&D leaders contend daily with the daunting pace of technological change in their core products and platforms. Recognizing both new tech opportunities and disruptive threats, many managers have responded with tech scouting and tech landscaping programs. Building on these efforts, in the past few years a new mainstream has begun to adopt tech scouting as a mission-critical competency.
Download this paper to learn how we examine the pros and cons of both internal (build) and outsourced (buy) tech scouting approaches. Then we will discuss various hybrid options that combine the best of “build” and “buy,” depending on your company’s existing structure and level of innovation maturity.
Published By: Quovant
Published Date: Jul 09, 2019
Your legal e-billing is an important way to track and monitor your legal
spend. It is how you know how much your legal services cost, but
also what outside counsel is doing and how they are performing. This
should give you ample information to decide how to manage these
outsourced professionals. With the right e-billing software, you can
bring powerful insight into this area of your business.
The objective of this white paper is to discover whether outsourcing can truly help IT managers find a balance between reducing the fixed costs associated with running their in-house fax servers and improving overall efficiencies.
In a world where IT has become increasingly complex, cyber threats are unrelenting, and the cost to mitigate is becoming overwhelming, organizations are reconsidering the DIY approach to security and embracing the idea of outsourced security services. And while there are caveats to outsourcing security services, many organizations are reaping the OpEx and CapEx benefits while freeing themselves from becoming in-house security experts - refocusing on their core business. Read the whitepaper to learn more.
Published By: Globality
Published Date: Apr 05, 2018
Marketers have to look beyond an agency of record to find external partners with specialised capabilities that can help deliver value to their company. However, finding and vetting these new kinds of partners are significant challenges.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic
Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI)
enterprises may realize by shifting some or all their management and
operations from on-premises, hosted, and outsourced implementations to
Azure’s infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering. The purpose of this
study is to give readers a framework to evaluate the potential financial
impact, or ROI, of leveraging Azure IaaS for their organizations. Benefits
gained by interviewed customers that migrated or re-architected some or
all workloads from on-premises to IaaS include:
› Greater revenue opportunities from business-to-business (B2B) and
customer web channels with a solution that is more mobile and reliable,
and meets scale and seasonality needs.
› Increased profits from those revenues.
› Improved production efficiency.
› Reduced datacenter, IT resource, and outsourcing costs.
› Easier and faster software and hardware management (such as
This whitepaper outlines a way for organizations to build a modern framework for managing distributed teams that overcomes the structural challenges of working across far-flung locations, and ensures projects come in as expected—on time, on budget and on target with business goals. This framework reuses your existing development infrastructure to restore visibility and empowered decision making within your globally distributed software development projects.
How can a company decide what the right decision is when it comes to outsourcing? A growing percentage of companies are reaping the benefits of leveraging technology to streamline business operations and automate their business processes to create greater efficiencies by turning to outsourced web hosting. In today's economy, more and more small to medium sized businesses with no IT staff, or an already over-burdened IT staff, are finding there is no other choice. However, even with companies that have the resources necessary to host their own websites are looking to outsource their hosting needs. For these companies not resources, but the issue of ensuring that the hosting environment is secure, reliable, and scalable is why they look towards outsourcing. Learn the pros and cons of outsourcing and how NeoSpire can help.