The 2017 study, The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Azure IaaS, gives insight into both the costs and benefits of large-scale Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) implementation.
This commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting analyzes the return on investment and business impact that several enterprises experienced when moving from a primarily on-premises environment to Azure. The companies interviewed come from a variety of industries and locations (global/multinational, North American, and European).
In addition to a 435 percent overall return on an Azure IaaS investment*, the businesses also experienced:
Reduced data center and outsourcing costs.
Website scale and performance improvements.
Ease of experimentation through virtualized environments.
Developer and tester improvements.
Download the study to learn about the potential ROI that could be realized by shifting some or all of your management and operations to Azure.
As the benefits of investment in Learning and Development continue to be signaled to the market, Chief Learning Officers and leaders of learning organizations will be taking center-stage in the transformation of their organization. In addition, companies spent just over $180 billion on corporate training last year, putting immense pressure on training leaders to show return on investment.
With the spotlight on, these CLOs and other leaders of learning organizations will be measured across three core levers; transforming the business performance of learners, creating learning experiences that engage learners, and improving the operational efficiency of the organization.
Download The Three Levers of a Successful CLO to learn the first step in aligning yourself with the three levers that business find most important.
If you are considering outsourcing your messaging and collaboration, it is important to look into the benefit ts gained and to weigh them against your operational needs. Below are five of the key reasons businesses should consider hosted messaging and collaboration solutions.
Published By: Solvate
Published Date: Oct 21, 2011
Creative teams are finding themselves understaffed and overwhelmed: too much work, too many deadlines, everything is a top priority, and not enough people to handle the workload. Many companies do not want to commit to hiring full-time staff at a time of uncertainty. One solution is source creative work by hiring on-demand talent online! Learn about the solutions that are best for you, and the ones to avoid.
This white paper, intended for a management-level audience, describes why and how any organization can implement secure Internet single sign-on with a federated identity management system. Learn more today!
Web Services are emerging as the preeminent method for program-to-program communication across corporate networks as well as the Internet. Securing web Services has been a challenge until recently, as typical Web authentication and authorization techniques employed browser-to-server architectures (not program-to-program). This resulted in user identity ending at the Web Application Server, forcing the Web Services Provider to trust blindly that the Web Services Requester had established identity and trust with the end user.
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!
The numbers show a clear trend: there is a growing consensus among CISOs that outsourcing security services is a viable option. In this paper Forrester shares the results of their 15-criteria evaluation of the top ten emerging players in the MSSP market.
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.
Find out how to build a sustainable extended enterprise, one that extends business processes beyond the firewall by outsourcing, enabling subsidiaries and business partners to share information and resources, and collecting business intelligence while cutting costs, streamlining operations, and opening up new markets.
Published By: InsideUpbg
Published Date: May 12, 2015
Globalization has afforded great opportunities for companies who take advantage of them. Outsourcing is one of these, and payroll outsourcing is gaining popularity throughout the business world. Processing payroll in a timely and accurate manner is critical for business success. Maintaining salary, benefit, and tax information can be complex, which is why increasing numbers of small to medium businesses are choosing to outsource their payroll.
Published By: InsideUpbg
Published Date: May 12, 2015
Most business owners realize the obvious benefits of outsourcing payroll, such as saving money: outsourcing payroll can save your company up to 30% over the cost of in-house processing. The first important step, of course, is finding the right payroll provider to meet your needs. This guide is designed to help you through that process with questions you should ask and criteria to consider when comparing payroll vendors
Today's economy is especially hard on small businesses. How does your small business keep revenue coming in when your customers are spending less? How do you attract new customers in a cost efficient manner? How do you protect your businesses' valuable information assets without making a huge technology investment?
Email has become THE mission critical application for businesses large and small. As a growing business continually striving to increase productivity, collaboration and corporate success, you understand the important role that Microsoft Exchange Server plays in any profitable business. Small and mid-size businesses alike see the productivity benefits of utilizing an enterprise-class solution but since many do not have the financial or human resources to bring it in house, more and more of them are turning to a hosted solution.
You understand the value Microsoft Exchange Server can bring to your company but the internal deployment delays, administrative complexity and cost of Exchange just isn't practical. Business and technical executives strive to find time to focus on running their business and avoid the distractions of managing a 24X7 application such as Exchange. The time and expense of running a Microsoft Exchange Server in-house may simply be too much for a company your size.
When faced with the decision of upgrading an existing data center, building new, or leasing space in a retail colocation data center, there are both quantitative and qualitative differences to consider. The 10-year TCO may favor upgrading or building over outsourcing, however, this paper demonstrates that the economics may be overwhelmed by a business’ sensitivity to cash flow, cash cross-over point, deployment timeframe, data center life expectancy, regulatory requirements, and other strategic factors. This paper discusses how to assess these key factors to help make a sound decision.
Published By: Intermedia
Published Date: Nov 10, 2008
For companies with strapped and/or non-existent IT teams, outsourcing Microsoft Exchange can be an extremely smart, cost-effective option. While the hosted email market is indeed growing fast, a few stubborn myths continue to hold back many businesses from embracing it as a viable option to an in-house solution. In this article we will debunk those falsehoods one by one to show why a hosted Exchange model is the best choice for smaller organizations.
The Internet boom of the late 90s and early 2000s launched a mass migration of enterprises seeking the benefits of IT outsourcing. The emergence of virtualized infrastructure and cloud computing created a new business landscape of opportunities along with escalating challenges in capacity and complexity.
Email marketing has proven to be a successful way to drive revenue and stay top-of-mind. In this paper we explore why you should outsource your email marketing and how to go about finding the right provider.