Papers from Quocirca (Page #2)
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16. 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.
17. Next Generation Datacentres Index - Cycle I - Cloud Findings
As part of the next generation datacentre (NGD) research, Quocirca also asked interviewees for their thoughts on cloud computing. This report provides the analysis and findings from this research.
18. The IT profit centre
This report should be of interest to those who do not yet have effective end-point management or are seeking to improve existing practices. Many mid-market organisations with limited resources will be in this position.
19. 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.
20. The New Virtual Data Centre
Virtualisation has come to the fore - yet it also creates headaches that data centre and facilities managers must deal with.
21. 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.
22. 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?
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. 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:
27. 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.
28. Telecoms re-invention - death of the traditional telco
The communications provider landscape is evolving as the demand for data-in fixed locations and on the move-outstrips the still growing demand for voice communications.
29. Be prepared to be flexible
Communications needs are changing rapidly - Internally, there are new technologies appearing and changes in working styles to deal with but there is now the influence of more social and consumer choices affecting the officially deployed systems.
30. Keeping online orders flowing
Ensuring that customers receive a prompt and personal experience, whilst remaining assured about security, is essential to the ongoing success of online retail.