Papers from Quocirca
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1. Availability, recovery and archive
Changes in how technology can be implremented and improvements in connectivity mean that business continuity and rapid systems recovery is now within the reach of many more organisations.
2. Channels to Managed Print Services in Europe
A review of Managed Print Services (MPS) programmes for SMBs and midmarket organisations - European vendor analysis 2010
3. Removing the complexity from information protection
Encryption technologies can reduce risks by ensuring the information on devices is secure when users are on the move. They can also add value by the secure sharing of information among authorised users and by enabling more secure remote working.
4. Managed hosting in Europe - June 2009
The term "managed hosting" describes the provision of a ready to use IT stack including hardware and infrastructure software for the deployment of applications.
5. Enterprise Performance Management
Monitoring, measuring and reporting on the financial health of an organisation is a basic need that requires effective tools and processes to optimise the end result. The research in this report shows that most organisations still have much to do.
6. The Perfect Storm
As different needs and issues converge on businesses and IT managers around managing costs and risk while creating an enabling environment, technology advances now mean that client-side computing can be more tightly controlled.
7. Data centre asset planning
While remedies exist, present business practices do not encourage theprioritisation of power reduction within one of the most power hungry areas of a business-the data centre
8. Information security for SMBs
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can benefit from the expansive use of information technology (IT) just as much as their larger counterparts.
9. New Generation Information Management
File servers continue to proliferate, and email has moved from a basic tool for exchanging documents to an inherent part of an organisation's communication and collaboration portfolio
10. IT and the environment - In defence of data centres
Data centres are actually the easiest bit of IT to control and consolidating infrastructure into them can help reduce the overall energy usage of IT and, if used well, IT itself can help businesses reduce their overall carbon footprint
11. Data Centre Automation
From humble roots in basic provisioning, data centre automation has grown in response to years of unbridled server proliferation, and is now transforming the enterprise data centre
12. Gaining Maximum Value from Information and Data
There is a strong need for more effective tools that will enable mid-sized organisations to manage their data assets and gain the greatest value from them.
13. Business Impact Management
The need to understand how the performance and problems within the technical infrastructure impacts the capabilities of the business is massive.
14. Another Year on the ILM Journey
Quocirca conducted two surveys separated by 12 months that looked at the data management infrastructure of UK and Irish businesses and how this was linked to their ability to respond to the whims of the regulators. A lot has changed in the year.
15. Blade Computing and the Public Sector
Whilst often seen as a way of providing 'servers in a different form factor', blade computing in fact offers significant benefits in flexibility and responsiveness to business needs as well as big savings in power, cooling and floor space.