Papers from Quocirca
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1. Powering the data centre
The cost of energy continues to be variable - but trending ever upwards. With data centres being very energy hungry, there is more focus being placed on how to control energy costs here.
2. The data sharing paradox
This Quocirca small business report looks at the degree to which small businesses are sharing data today, the ways in which they are doing so and the real and perceived risks. It goes on to look at how these risks can be mitigated.
3. The total MSP
Comprehensive management and protection of information can only be achieved when both, data centres and end points, are under control. Managed service providers (MSPs) have typically focussed on just data centres. It's time to change their thinking.
4. On the road again: managing the road warriors' expenses
From customer contact and records keeping, through calendaring and scheduling to mapping and news feeds, the mobile phone is usurping the laptop as the main point of technology for the road warrior.
5. Cloud Computing - taking IT to task
Much of the discussion around modern IT still revolves around purely technical aspects of a given platform, leaving many business people in the dark as to what true value of a new technical architecture actually is.
6. Enterprise Performance Management - Cycle II
In February 2009, Quocirca interviewed 800 individuals across 8 geographies for their views on, and usage of, enterprise performance management (EPM) tools and processes. The research was repeated in December 2009 and there was a clear improvement.
7. Customers in the real world
As more and more human activity moves online, it is easy to think that geography no longer matters-surely the internet is without borders? Whilst in some cases this is true, more often than not online activity spills over into the real world.
8. "Digital Britain" - opportunities and risks for UK businesses
Digital Britain is the UK government's strategic vision for the UK digital economy. While social inclusion and rights protection are major themes, the plans will also have a significant impact on businesses.
9. Telecoms companies' re-invention
As markets fragment, industries are forced to converge and customer relationships have become more dynamic and fragile.
10. Light touch, firm impression
The automation of traditional paper based processes with technology can lead to unnecessary complexity. This leads to increased costs and other challenges which can be avoided if solutions are simple and fit closely to the business task in hand.
11. Standardised Battlespace SOA
Network Centric Operations (NCO) recognises the demand for pervasive decision-making in the modern battlespace. NCO provides the ability to leverage information networks to generate a more dynamic and agile decision-making space.
12. From Problems To Ideas through to Innovation
Ideas are ephemeral and are easily crushed within the wrong environment. Creating a suitable culture, allied with a well implemented ideas management approach combined with strong leadership, is required.
13. Remote IT Management
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.
14. We are all IT users now
Through the ubiquity of networks of devices that we rely on for information, security and day-to-day transactions even those who eschew technology now rely on it, even if they do not acknowledge it.
15. Superhighway at the crossroads
Connection options and services have expanded, with opportunities for internet service providers (ISPs) to add value beyond simply forwarding bit and bytes. This report explores the challenges and opportunities these companies face.