Papers from Quocirca
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1. Governance, Regulation and Compliance
Although travel and entertainment (T&E) expense management is often seen as being of low importance in terms of overall governance, regulation and compliance, poorly managed T&E can lead to unforeseen issues that can have long term business impact.
2. 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.
3. Avoiding the shoebox: managing expenses in small and mid-sized businesses
More than ever, small businesses need to efficiently control costs and optimise cash flow, but how, and what role does automation play in this process?
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Channels to Managed Print Services in Europe
A review of Managed Print Services (MPS) programmes for SMBs and midmarket organisations - European vendor analysis 2010
7. 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.
8. 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:
9. You sent WHAT?
The technology exists today to link the use of data to people through enforceable policies. This allows a compliance-oriented architecture to be put in place based on widely accepted information security standards, such as ISO 27001
10. Think print, think security
By controlling user access, protecting documents and securing devices businesses can address requirements for data confidentiality and regulatory compliance that are only set to get tougher.
11. User experience monitoring
The experience users receive when accessing IT applications is critical to the effectiveness of many business processes. That experience is affected by the application operating environment, the user's location and the network being used for access.
12. Valuable Business Connections
The average small business is becoming highly dependent on multiple forms of digital communications, but the technology choices are increasingly complex and come at a cost.
13. 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.
14. Mobile Application Momentum
With the seemingly un-wavering boom in sales of smart mobile handsets, the opportunity for developing and selling mobile applications more sophisticated than ringtones and games is ever more appealing.
15. MPS in European and US Enterprises
This report should be of interest to anyone who is considering managed print services or looking to improve the management and control of their printing infrastructure.