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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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: 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
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.
Download this white paper and find out how technological advances are enabling collaboration to extend across the enterprise and through outsourced resources with globally distributed development. (GDD) Learn how GDD is enabling companies to expand their operations on a worldwide basis, cost and skills arbitrage, and reduced time to market.
With the success of single sign-on (SSO) inside the enterprise, users are calling for interoperability outside of the enterprise’s security domain to outsourced services, including business process outsourcing (BPO) and software as a service (SaaS) providers, and trading partners, as well as within the enterprise to affiliates and subsidiaries. Learn more today!
Download this whitepaper to learn why many small and mid-sized firms are choosing a more robust outsourced solution that combines HR tasks, like time and attendance management and workforce administration, with traditional payroll processing to improve data accuracy, ensure regulatory compliance, and deliver greater economies of scale.
Modern MFT is designed to connect all of your information sources and consumers in a way that drives business agility with a simple user experience to manage data movement across your organization and beyond. With legacy and outsourced MFT technologies, companies are at a disadvantage when it comes to managing business-critical file transfers.
Read this white paper to learn 10 considerations when evaluating the capabilities of your existing MFT solution or a replacement to help your business better meet existing and future use-case requirement.
The number of identities that an organization must control and secure is exploding as companies support the evolution of business. Traditional users, customers and partners, outsourced or offshore IT, support and development teams, and new users from mergers and acquisitions are working from increasingly distributed locations and devices and to be efficient they need the right set of privileges across a diverse set of servers and applications.
So, how can an organization successfully control privilege for all of these identities to mitigate identity-related risk without slowing down the business?
From this webinar you will learn:
• Forrester’s predictions for next generation privileged identity management.
• How best-in-class organizations are successfully controlling privilege and mitigating risks
The ‘lights on’ challenge, where organizations purely focus on the day-to-day running of the organization, continues to leave little scope for innovation. Ever-increasing IT backlogs, together with support and resourcing issues, compete for attention with compliance projects and new innovation. A breakthrough is needed.
Greater IT efficiency cannot be achieved by a small fix here or there – a new way of thinking is required to help deliver value and address your operational challenges. Here are ten actions your organization can take on this journey of major change.
For decades, China has offered a skilled, low-cost manufacturing base. But more and more companies are leaving China for Southeast Asia — Viet Nam, Cambodia, Malaysia and others. Investment figures suggest a long-term shift in manufacturing is underway. What’s behind the move away from China? Our white paper explains the issues, details the benefits of Southeast Asia and addresses questions about quality and production.
Published By: SilverSky
Published Date: May 09, 2014
This paper provides an overview of the benefits of outsourced security solutions such as managed security services. The managed security services option saves money, improves the network security posture, and maximizes the efficiency of existing corporate resources.
This white paper reports on how new innovations are helping accelerate new product introductions, improving collaboration with outsourced partners and suppliers, and enabling organizations to achieve compliance with confidence.
Published By: ComCorp
Published Date: Oct 08, 2009
In earlier years, most companies didn't know the first thing about search engine marketing, and as a result, almost all of them outsourced their Internet marketing campaigns to dedicated firms. However, as search engine marketing has grown in prominence in the business community -- and more information about search engine marketing has become available online -- more people have become knowledgeable about the basic SEM principles and strategies, and more companies are attempting to run their own Internet marketing campaigns in-house.
Many times the social media team is siloed, outsourced, or even non-existent. But the only way to fully harness the power of social media marketing is to put it on the table with every other marketing channel and integrate it into a larger cross-channel marketing plan. Our eBook will give you five things you can do right now to integrate social media marketing into your current marketing strategy.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Sep 18, 2008
Businesses of all sizes have to manage an increasing diversity of remote users and devices. The task ranges from simply keeping systems running to ensuring security, compliance and the achievement of environmental goals. Under this sort of pressure, IT managers and managed service providers, to which the task is often outsourced, must have flexible access to powerful tools and an ability to share the data those tools rely on.