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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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The MSP Report Advantage
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Discover why professional, standardized reports have emerged as a key success factor for many MSPs and IT services providers, helping prove relevance and demonstrate the value of service delivered to their clients. View now to learn how such reporting can help you gain the title of "Trusted Advisor."
Posted: 06 Dec 2012 | Published: 06 Dec 2012

N-able Technologies

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

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

Building Success in the Cloud
sponsored by Citrix Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover why Citrix cloud solutions are a clear choice for leading cloud providers, helping them quickly and profitably build differentiated and flexible cloud solutions that are right for their business and their customers.
Posted: 29 Aug 2012 | Published: 29 Aug 2012

Citrix Systems, 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

The Seven Major Obstacles on the Road to Managed Services
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Virtually every IT services business is in the evaluation, planning or implementation phase of a managed services program, and yet very few manage to deliver true high-value services to their customers. This whitepaper discusses the major obstacles to becoming an MSP and how to overcome them so that your organization can enjoy the business benefits
Posted: 01 Dec 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

N-able 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

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

Mass-Market Broadband in High-Growth Markets
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This paper highlights how important it is for telecom service providers to deliver broadband services beyond the profitable hotspots of advanced business users and high-income residential users to reach the mass market, as well as detailing a suggested solution.
Posted: 03 Mar 2009 | Published: 03 Mar 2009

Alcatel-Lucent

GFI MAX Building Blocks & MSP University Podcast
sponsored by GFI Software
PODCAST: This podcast discusses how GFI MAX Building Blocks methodology can help you overcome challenges with converting your clients in Managed Services and start making money.
Posted: 10 Dec 2010 | Premiered: Dec 10, 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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