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DEFINITION: Hardware as a Service (Haas), in a grid computing context, is a pay-as-you-go model for accessing a provider's infrastructure and CPU power. Grid computing is a technology in which several computers work together to act as a single, more powerful computer. Some companies sell use of their grids over the Internet on a per-use basis. The user sends data and a program to process that data; the vendor's  … 
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Harvey Nash CIO Survey: New Decade, New Opportunies?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: In this year’s report you will be able to see analysis presented on a global basis, compare trends across continents and explore country-by-country overviews. The results show that the CIO community is wrestling with significant pressures as the Great Recession fades into history and a new decade, with a new competitive landscape, emerges.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

MSPs: Top 4 Signs It's Time for a New RMM
sponsored by LogicNow
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the top 4 warning signs it's time for a new remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform and discover 2 best practices for making a successful RMM switch.
Posted: 21 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

LogicNow

Invest in innovation by reducing your server management burden
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Most IT budgets work on the basis that 70% of costs go on operations, and 30% on innovation – but many IT managers would prefer that ratio to be reversed. Servers are often seen as an operational burden requiring costly management time, so how can you free up cost and time to allow more of your server budget to be spent on innovation?
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 30 Nov 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

The Fundamentals of a Successful Managed Services Practice
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
WHITE PAPER: If you are a VAR, system integrator or IT service provider who's struggling to provide traditional IT services reactively to small and medium-sized businesses, this whitepaper offers to help you improve your business through managed services.
Posted: 02 Dec 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Solarwinds N-able

The Best Way to Deliver IT Support to Businesses as an MSP
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the best ways to deliver IT support to businesses as a managed services provider.
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 | Published: 22 Dec 2010

GFI Software

Enterprise Performance Management - How Tomorrow's Leaders Will Get Ahead
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Evolve to Thrive: From Operational to Management Excellence, successful companies are connecting disparate management strategies to align performance networks, not just transactional activities. Read how Oracle's Strategy-to-Success framework can guide you on your evolutionary journey to Management Excellence.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2008

Oracle Corporation

MSP’s Single Most Important Marketing Message
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: In this article Chris Martin discusses the importance of marketing yourself to your clients and how you should do it.
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 | Published: 22 Dec 2010

GFI Software

Cisco® ONE: Framework for the Internet of Everything
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how leveraging Cisco ONE can help service providers enjoy the benefits of tomorrow's network and software innovations, harness network value, increase business agility, and achieve greater operational efficiency than ever before.
Posted: 11 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Transparent Cloud Backup
sponsored by Intronis
WHITE PAPER: This short white paper explores a MSP focused backup and recovery service with intelligent backup framework which addresses application and server virtualization backup and recovery requirements.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 2013

Intronis

Survey Shows that SaaS Can Save You Money
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: This article discusses the results found during a survey on RMM Software, this is the software IT Company’s/MSP’s use to run their technical operations. A large percentage of RMM software users are saying they generally believe RMM software is over-produced (over-engineered) and they either never or very slowly get round to using it.
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 | Published: 22 Dec 2010

GFI Software
 
 
MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDERS DEFINITION (continued): … Hardware as a Service (Haas), in a grid computing context, is a pay-as-you-go model for accessing a provider's infrastructure and CPU power. Grid computing is a technology in which several computers work together to act as a single, more powerful computer. Some companies sell use of their grids over the Internet on a per-use basis. The user sends data and a program to process that data; the vendor's grid does the processing and returns the result. Nicholas Carr, author of "Does IT Matter?," first used the term "Hardware as a Service" to describe services such as Amazon.com's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). See also Hardware as a Service (in managed services)
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