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ALSO CALLED: Strategic Sourcing
DEFINITION:  Insourcing is a business practice in which work that would otherwise have been contracted out is performed in house. Insourcing often involves bringing in specialists to fill temporary needs or training existing personnel to perform tasks that would otherwise have been outsourced. An example is the use of in-house engineers to write technical manuals for equipment they have designed, rather than sending  … 
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2014 Annual Trends in Managed Services
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WHITE PAPER: View this extensive and thorough white paper to explore a managed services provider buying guide. Discover what sets the good providers apart from the average ones as well as the red flags to avoid. Read now to learn all you need to know and more when choosing a service provider.
Posted: 18 Dec 2014 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

CompTIA

Buying Guide for Managed Services
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WHITE PAPER: View this white paper and explore a buyer's guide for managed services. Discover the several subsystems and the characteristics to look for in a good provider. Read on to learn the warning flags and obstacles to avoid.
Posted: 16 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

CompTIA

Enplug Migrates from Rackspace to Peak Hosting
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CASE STUDY: Explore this white paper to learn Enplug's journey from a cloud hosting provider to choosing a managed hosting service. Follow their logic, delve into their thoughts, and discover why a managed hosting service made the most sense for them, such as saving 50% in monthly hosting fees.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 29 Oct 2014

Peak Hosting

Should I Outsource Infrastructure?
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: In this informative guide, gain the knowledge you need to make a detail, informed assessment of the financial side of the outsourcing decision.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Rackspace

Build vs. Buy: 9 Ways To Cut Costs By Outsourcing Your Data Center
sponsored by Iron Mountain
JOURNAL ARTICLE: Read on to discover nine of the top areas where your organization can cut costs by outsourcing your data center.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Iron Mountain

The MPS opportunity for SMBs
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ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Louella Fernandes and Clive Longbottom examine the need for Managed Print Services (MPS) and how SMBs are faring as they embark on their MPS journey.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Garena Success Story
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how a software company was able to find the right infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider to deliver on-demand, secure, and scalable services for the online gaming community.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

IBM

Strategically Source Your Next Data Centre
sponsored by Digital Realty
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the key research findings of a survey about the motivations and priorities of data center investment. Learn about the best ways to strategically source your IT infrastructure and how to make the right decisions for your organization about data center investment.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Digital Realty

European Channel MPS Priorities
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ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Louella Fernandes and Clive Longbottom examine MPS adoption amongst resellers in Europe, based on original Quocirca research, and discusses the challenges faced as they embark on their MPS journey.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Managing User Identities and Access in the Cloud
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WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM can help design, deploy and manage critical identity and access management controls in cloud environments.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

IBM

Analyzing How Well a Data Center Solution Provider Aligns with Your Business Needs
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper serves as a helpful guide to analyzing how well a data center solution provider might align with your business needs.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Digital Realty

Gaining Business Agility in the Cloud Through Smarter Sourcing
sponsored by Sungard
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how smart sourcing provides enterprises with a flexible tool for dealing with uncertain futures by supplying a platform for agility and greater visibility into spending and the value of their investments.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Sungard

Improve Enterprise Email Systems with HP Messaging Services
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Find out how HP Messaging Services can increase the reliability and performance of email systems, and help better manage your infrastructure with consistent, efficient and cost-competitive services.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Optimize App Development and Testing with Off-Premises Environments
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This helpful white paper examines a new managed virtualization service that can extend your development and testing environment to more efficient outsourced infrastructures without sacrificing IT control.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

Rackspace

Rethinking People Costs in Enterprise IT
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper outlines a new way to assess IT hiring and compensation, as well as a new options for making central IT a driver of enterprise growth.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

Rackspace

What CISOs Need to Know About Cloud Computing
sponsored by CloudPassage
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative resource to identify the key differences between cloud computing and traditional infrastructure for security professionals. Find out where to focus security efforts and how the cloud provides opportunities for security improvement.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 06 Jan 2014

CloudPassage

Should You Outsource Infrastructure?
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: In this informative guide, gain the knowledge you need to make a detail, informed assessment of the financial side of the outsourcing decision.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 07 Aug 2014

Rackspace

CW Special Report on IBM
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
IT BRIEFING: This special 12-page report from Computer Weekly analyses the challenges facing IBM, its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the IT market and its future strategy..
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Published: 15 Aug 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

BT Ireland Calls Acronis for Server Recovery
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CASE STUDY: This exclusive case study covers a telecommunications data center provider that needed to improve its time for recovering failed servers.
Posted: 16 Jul 2014 | Published: 16 Jul 2014

Acronis

Bechtle Remote Services Chooses Acronis® for High Availability
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WHITE PAPER: This exclusive case study details a remote disaster recovery service that needed to improve its support to provide a better service to customers.
Posted: 16 Jul 2014 | Published: 16 Jul 2014

Acronis

Hold on Loosely: Data Center Outsourcing in the Modern Age
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBOOK: Access this expert resource to learn more about the potential benefits of data center outsourcing. You'll get insight into the benefits and limitations of outsourcing as well as ideas as to where it makes sense to outsource. Read on to also identify the areas that should be kept in-house and more.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 09 Jul 2014

SearchDataCenter.com

Protecting Mission-Critical Manufacturing Data with an ERP Firewall
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: Find how an ERP Firewall can capture business process and data quality errors, so outsourcing data doesn't create mayhem within your company.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

OpenText GXS

Maximizing the Benefit of B2B Integration
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WEBCAST: Integrating SAP and B2B systems can provide significant operational benefits and ROI, but it's a substantial investment and a complicated process. However, by using managed services for your SAP B2B integration project, you can eliminate the hassle.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Premiered: May 30, 2014

OpenText GXS

Computer Weekly – 24 June 2014: Betting on World Cup success
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we talk to gambling site Betfair about the IT challenges of preparing for the football World Cup. We examine the strategy of cloud software pioneer Salesforce.com as it grows its role in the IT department. And we explain erasure coding – an emerging method for protecting storage hardware. Read the issue now.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 Jun 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Dell ProSupport: Time is Money
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details and IT management partner that will help you by catering its services to your organization's needs.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 May 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®
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OUTSOURCING DEFINITION (continued): …  the work to an outside technical writing firm. In this example, the engineers might have to take technical writing courses at a local college, university, or trade school before being able to complete the task successfully. Other challenges of insourcing include the possible purchase of additional hardware and/or software that is scalable and energy-efficient enough to deliver an adequate return on investment (ROI).Insourcing can be viewed as outsourcing as seen from the opposite side. For example, a company based in Japan might open a plant in the United States for the purpose of employing American … 
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