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A New World of Colocation
5 Ways Selective Insourced Managed Services Can Help
CIOs on the Road to Operational Maturity
One of the key problems contributing to failed attempts at private cloud is
the assumption that IT has a better understanding of user needs than users
themselves. This legacy mindset is one of the biggest reasons for user
dissatisfaction with internal IT, initial cloud service deployment failure, and
why public cloud services increasingly encroach on the territory of IT. The
good news is that just a small amount of collaboration will go a long way
toward increasing satisfaction and success rates. Business-driven initiatives,
best-of-breed technologies and the inclusion of service consumers and key
stakeholders are all recipes for success in cloud service deployment.
With that in mind, here are seven proven strategies for CIOs to employ
that will launch companies past legacy shortcomings and into a brand new
world of cloud innovation.
Many organizations that were early adopters for BYOD (Bring Your Own
Device) have come to the realization that a successful BYOD program isn’t
as easy as installing hardware and software or executing a plan, no matter
how carefully that plan was put together. BYOD 1.0 may not have met
expectations, but there are ways to optimize your policies and procedures
so they support new technology, increase ROI and satisfaction. In this
case, “new technology” means next-generation portable devices that
employees want to use, but it also means new evolutions of infrastructure
components like cloud servers, storage devices, security measures and
Read this whitepaper to explore options for your modern data center – in-house, colocation, or cloud services – and how to leverage the benefits of each while maintaining costs and control.
Watch as Ken Copas presents an overview of GlassHouse's cloud services.
In the fourth of seven articles, learn more about how IT must develop simple Ts and Cs for an SLA to be delivered with each service delivery in order to measure/ensure consumer satisfaction against empirical criteria.
In the 3rd of 7 articles, this article discusses factors in building your own menu or service catalog - an IT team must set up a catalog of offerings (understand what end users really want) and tailor their service offerings accordingly.
Read this article to explore how industries such as healthcare store and analyze large amounts of data, and how the evolution of big data is complicating matters for IT departments.
This article discusses the critical role that executives outside of IT (those who deal with business concerns), play in enabling an IT project to be successful. Read more to learn who makes the ideal executive sponsor for a given project.
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