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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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Managed Service Providers White Papers (View All Report Types)
 
The Importance of Data in a Managed Service
sponsored by Solarwinds MSP
WHITE PAPER: The hottest trend today is big data. And the people best placed to make use of that data are service providers who monitor and manage resources. In this white paper, you will learn what big data is and the most powerful uses for data within your business.
Posted: 11 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Solarwinds MSP

5 Pricing Mistakes MSPs Make & How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
WHITE PAPER: For many MSPs, deciding what technology to deliver as part of a managed services offering is the easy part. What's difficult are the decisions surrounding pricing. Access this white paper to discover what works, what doesn't and why when it comes to pricing managed services by exploring 5 key mistakes.
Posted: 13 Feb 2017 | Published: 13 Feb 2017

Solarwinds N-able

How Your Rivals Are Already Monetizing IoT
sponsored by Capgemini
WHITE PAPER: To better understand what companies are expecting in return for their IoT investments, Capgemini recently commissioned IDG Research Services to poll IT leaders about the specific goals fueling their IoT plans, as well as the potential of their IoT projects to generate revenue. Learn how to monetize IoT now.
Posted: 24 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Capgemini

Reduce TCO for Your Data Center with a Streamlined Hardware Maintenance Strategy
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how using a lifecycle approach to data center equipment maintenance and consolidating support vendors can help CPOs achieve goals like – reducing TCO, ease of vendor and contract management, optimizing IT availability and more.
Posted: 16 Dec 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2016

IBM

Cloud BDR for MSPs: Partner Support Makes the Difference
sponsored by Intronis
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper provides deeper insight into solution providers, value-added resellers and MSPs implementing online backup as a cost-effective way to deliver a foundational IT service to SMB clients. Find out you can provide maximum value to customers while realizing optimal recurring revenues, profits and branding opportunities.
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 | Published: 22 Jul 2013

Intronis

Best Practices in Performance Measurement and Reporting: Understanding the Global Investment Performance Standards
sponsored by Advent Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper, written in conjunction with Ashland Partners, explains the steps to becoming Global Investment Performance Standards compliant.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Advent Software, Inc

Advanced Case Management for Smarter Government
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Case management is an area in which many government agencies can benefit by using new tools and approaches. By reading this White Paper, learn how to unify information, processes and people to provide better, faster services and programs.
Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | Published: 20 Aug 2010

IBM

Optimizing Datacenter and Cloud Performance: The TeamQuest Approach
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing is becoming more common across organizations, but what are effective ways to help maximize what this application has to offer? Check out this IDC survey and learn how utilizing capacity management while moving to the cloud can help optimize your IT infrastructure to better meet business needs.
Posted: 20 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

TeamQuest Corporation

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

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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