Papers from Quocirca
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1. WAN Speak Musings - Volume IV
A collection of blog articles from the Quocirca Analysts
2. Using ICT financing for strategic gain
This report with new research, 102 SMBs in the UK, provides insights into views on various aspects of using financing and leasing of ICT hardware and software and comparisons with existing use for other areas such as vehicles and office equipment.
3. Smart self-service - a guide for buyers
This guide gives advice on assessing vendors with some examples and checklists of desirable criteria.
4. Next Generation Datacentre Cycle II -
This re-run of the next generation datacentre research covered 10 regions to identify what progress organisations have made in preparing to adapt to new IT architectures and approaches to computing. The first cycle was held in February 2011.
5. 4 C's of social media: Community, connection, conversation or channel
The social network landscape is packed with choices and pitfalls for the unwary, so a careful, well thought out and appropriately nuanced respoonse is required.
6. Cloud computing in the public sector
This report looks at the promise and issues of cloud computing as described today, along with the direction cloud needs to take in order to fulfil on its promise.
7. Managing employee expenses in the financial sector
The need to ensure that employees remain within the bounds of policies dictating permitted expenses cannot be left to chance, or to expenses being dealt with after the point of transaction.
8. 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.
9. Improving IT efficiency through print management
Midmarket businesses face many of the same IT challenges as larger businesses, trying to accommodate increasing demand for new IT capabilities and services.
10. Towards a sustainable business
Whether an organisation is looking for immediate green savings, where energy savings result in a positive impact on the organisation's bottom line, for meeting legislative requirements measures and monitors in resource usage is required.
11. Taming the mobile tiger
The expectations, working methods and tools used by employees in all organisations have changed as a result of advances in communications technologies.
12. 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.
13. Building a case for datacentre infrastructure management
Ensuring that a data centre is run at its optimal levels will become increasingly important - yet the tools required to carry out such a task are not necessarily covered by the general IT budget:
14. A gift from IT to the business
IT managers need to keep demonstrating how IT can help drive the business forward and underpin survival and growth, even in a tough economic climate. On-demand spend analytics is a quick and easy win with a potentially huge return on investment.
15. Effective Public Sector Citizen Communications
The UK public sector is in the midst of a period of transformation and improving citizen engagement will be key to the success of this change. The effectiveness of public services relies on reliable, accurate and clear citizen communication.