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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 CMO–CIO disconnect
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This study from Accenture reveals the extent of the disconnect between chief marketing officers (CMOs) and chief information officers (CIOs), and offers advice on how to bridge the gap.
Posted: 27 Aug 2013 | Published: 27 Aug 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

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

Expert Guide to Data Protection: New Capabilities, Remaining Gaps, and Answers to Customer FAQ
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: This e-guide follows the evolution of data protection and points out the latest capabilities and remaining gaps in the marketplace. Read on now to find out whether conventional methods are keeping pace and which data protection processes should be treated separately.
Posted: 04 Nov 2013 | Published: 04 Nov 2013

Symantec Corporation

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

Expand your SOA initiatives: Orchestrate new applications with Master Data Management
sponsored by Talend
EGUIDE: Read this E-guide and discover SOA management best practices and considerations for any MDM strategy. Find out how organizations can leverage open source middleware to integrate on-premise data and applications with cloud-based deployments.
Posted: 17 Jun 2011 | Published: 17 Jun 2011

Talend

Enterprise Performance Management - How Tomorrow's Leaders Will Get Ahead
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Evolve to Thrive: From Operational to Management Excellence, successful companies are connecting disparate management strategies to align performance networks, not just transactional activities. Read how Oracle's Strategy-to-Success framework can guide you on your evolutionary journey to Management Excellence.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2008

Oracle Corporation

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

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.

Survey Shows that SaaS Can Save You Money
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: This article discusses the results found during a survey on RMM Software, this is the software IT Company’s/MSP’s use to run their technical operations. A large percentage of RMM software users are saying they generally believe RMM software is over-produced (over-engineered) and they either never or very slowly get round to using it.
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 | Published: 22 Dec 2010

GFI Software

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
 
 
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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