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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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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

RagingWire Enhances Client Service, Cuts Incident Management Costs 30%
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
CASE STUDY: In this brief case study, learn how the right cloud service management solution allowed data center colocation company RagingWire to enhance the experience of customers, improve automation, cut costs, and more.
Posted: 01 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

FrontRange Solutions Inc.

Building Recurring Revenue as a Service Provider in 2014
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is an excellent resource for both IT service providers and MSPs, discussing the process and advantages of moving to a model with consistent monthly fees, as well as providing an overview of the current MSP market.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

N-able Technologies

What if There Were a Better Class of Cloud?
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: The Carrier Cloud is a superior class of public cloud services, which serves customers better and enables MSPs to further leverage the cloud for their own business benefits.
Posted: 15 May 2012 | Published: 15 May 2012

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

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

E-Guide: Managed Services - What you need to know
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: Today's companies need 24-hour operations, fast access to sales and production information, and flexibility to adapt to business changes. This e-guide uncovers why networking pros are moving towards managed service models to overcome these hurdles, while discussing your available options.
Posted: 10 May 2011 | Published: 09 May 2011

Dell Software

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.

Shenzhen Telecom
sponsored by Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software
CASE STUDY: Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software customer communication management (CCM) solutions allow Shenzhen Telecom to provide customized billing, while greatly enhancing operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.
Posted: 01 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software

HP Device Manager 4.5 User Guide
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: this comprehensive white paper gives insight into an innovative server-based application that provides powerful centralized administration capabilities for thin client devices running HP software
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

IT Services: A Management model for CIOs
sponsored by CenterBeam
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains how IT services and managed service providers (MSPs) deliver strategic value to the organizations that use them, and offers tips for choosing the right MSP. Also inside, learn why savvy CIOs are flocking to cloud computing.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 26 Jun 2013

CenterBeam
 
 
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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