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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 Reports
 
Open Network Architecture: A Service Provider Strategy to Prosper from Digitization
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
RESOURCE: Many service providers are implementing an open network architecture to help them meet the challenges presented by digital transformation. In this resource, learn the benefits of an open network architecture and how to deploy one at your business.
Posted: 26 May 2017 | Published: 02 Jan 2017

Cisco Systems, Inc.

How to Choose a Managed Network Services Provider
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Managing your network is no easy task, hence the reason managed service providers (MSPs) exist. In this resource, explore the advantages of outsourcing to an MSP and best practices for finding the right MSP for your organization.
Posted: 23 May 2012 | Published: 22 May 2012

MegaPath Inc.

Avoiding the 7 Deadly Sins of MSP Sales Recruitment
sponsored by Quosal
EGUIDE: According to industry hiring gurus, 50% of a company's success attributes to the talent in the organization, so absorbing a few best practices for hiring can go a long way. In this expert e-guide, hiring expert Michael Schmidtmann details the 7 mistakes that MSP hiring managers make in recruiting salespeople and explains how to avoid them.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 18 Nov 2016

Quosal

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

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

Taking the Next Step: How to Achieve Breakthrough Success in the IT Managed Services Business
sponsored by Kaseya
WHITE PAPER: The drive to build a company from the ground up and offer a competitive product or service that fulfills a need is a powerful pull. Owners of IT service provider businesses are no different. Check out this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 12 Apr 2011 | Published: 12 Apr 2011

Kaseya

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

The Kaseya IT Automation Framework  
sponsored by Kaseya International Limited
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource to discover a powerful, web-based, systems management platform that can reduce complexity and increase the productivity of IT pros and MSPs (Managed Service Providers). Read on to learn more about the many features and benefits of this integrated Web-based platform.
Posted: 23 Aug 2011 | Published: 23 Aug 2011

Kaseya International Limited

Hybrid IT Service Management
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
VIDEO: This brief, two minute video will teach you about a single-platform IT service management (ITSM) solution that provides flexible deployment options, reduces IT costs, improves service delivery, and more.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Premiered: 28 Jun 2013

FrontRange Solutions Inc.

Communications service providers can ease data storage management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines the challenges of growing data volumes, and introduces a storage management, backup, and recovery tool that can ease the data management burden for communications service providers.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

IBM
 
 
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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