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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

Five Services to Grow Your Business
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: What's your growth and client retention strategy? Technology providers need to be on the breaking edge of technology trends and consumer demands.  The last thing you want is to lose a client because you don't offer a certain service.  So what services are clients asking for in 2013?  Download this eBook to keep you ahead of the curve.
Posted: 21 Dec 2012 | Published: 21 Dec 2012

ConnectWise

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

Success: Turning Your MSP Strategy On Its Head
sponsored by Intronis
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes overcoming entrenched legacy obstacles and attitudes with a paradigm shift on the part of channel partners. Find out how you can cultivate successful and profitable MSP relationships.
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Intronis

GFI MAX Building Blocks – The Answer to IT Services
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: In this article Chris Martin discusses his experience as a managed services provider to small businesses in the surrounding area with one of the fastest growing and most well-reputed IT Support Companies in his country. He also discusses how he started working at GFI and creating the idea for GFI MAX Remote Management software.
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 | Published: 22 Dec 2010

GFI Software

Big Data: Delivering an Agile Infrastructure for Time-Critical Analytics in Telecommunications
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines how big data analytics is helping communications service providers (CSPs) to better understand customer behaviors, drive customer loyalty, and improve experiences. Inside, discover an enterprise-grade infrastructure designed for big data workloads.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Improve Your Business through Best Practice IT Management
sponsored by Kaseya
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight on ways that MSPs and IT departments can improve their management of services. Learn how using ITIL best practices with an automated management solution can address a number of the unique challenges these businesses face.
Posted: 08 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Kaseya

Top 3 Considerations When Building Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Service Offerings
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to explore the top three things to consider whilst building your business continuity and disaster recovery strategies.
Posted: 08 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

CA Technologies.

Convincing Your Customers: Selling the Managed Services Delivery Model
sponsored by Kaseya International Limited
WHITE PAPER: This resource outlines 5 essential best practices that MSPs can follow to sell their customers on a better way of delivering IT services. These helpful tips can help you increase sales and profitability.
Posted: 16 Aug 2011 | Published: 16 Aug 2011

Kaseya International Limited

Deployment Flexibility
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore two alternatives to traditional infrastructures: cloud deployments and managed services. Discover how managed services allow you to keep your contact center infrastructure on-premise without the burden of managing it, and how cloud deployments offer a scalable host solution with unparalleled flexibility.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Aspect
 
 
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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