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  • Data Centre Co-location: An easy decision; a difficult choice

    For many organisations, co-location is the logical way forward for hosting securing and connecting the IT infrastructure. However not all co-location providers are the same, and it is often the subtle differentiators that can make the difference between a successful or a stressful partnership.

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  • The MPS opportunity for SMBs

    Although the MPS market for SMBs is gaining maturity, there are still wide variations in how well it is achieving its expectations. With many SMBs still at the early stages of their journey, MPS has yet to make a significant impact. However, those that have moved to broader full MPS agreements are most likely to be enjoying improved productivity and reduced IT burden through more effective print management.

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  • The mid-market conundrum

    Mid-market organisations live or die by the quality of the applications that drive their business operations; from sales generation through supply chain management to post-sales services. Similar IT complexity to that in large enterprises has to be managed to support these, but with more limited resources. Somehow, the aspiring ‘mid-market CIO’ needs to achieve peace of mind, confident that these applications are consistently delivering the desired business outcomes.

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  • European Channel MPS Priorities

    Managed print services (MPS) represent an attractive opportunity for channel partners to move towards a recurring revenue business model. This marks a shift away from a traditional reliance on transactional hardware sales to a more predictable contractual approach.

    This paper examines MPS adoption amongst resellers in Europe, based on original Quocirca research, and discusses the challenges faced as they embark on their MPS journey.

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  • Getting expense management right

    Managing expenses is complicated – and requires deep knowledge and expertise. For an organisation to attempt to cover all the bases internally, it may be more expensive than it thinks.

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  • In demand: the culture of online service provision

    Providing the platforms to support on-line applications is a must for most organisations as their external and internal users increasingly expect always-on services. For those pursuing a career in IT and seeking to gain the necessary accreditations, there are higher salaries on offer; but just as important, it is an opportunity to be part of the future of IT.

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  • The adoption of cloud-based services

    We all worry about security in both our business and personal lives so it should come as little surprise that it is the top concern when it comes to the adoption of cloud-based services; this is as true for cloud enthusiasts as it is for cloud avoiders. The former stand out due to the measures they take to overcome their security concerns and the benefits they gain from doing so.

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  • Analytics exploration – today and tomorrow

    Existing analytics approaches meet point needs for specific roles within an organisation. However, how analysis is carried out, and the roles of people who will be carrying out the analysis, will need to adapt dynamically to meet the organisation’s changing needs. The analysis of a blend of multiple different data sources will help to add distinct business value to an organisation.

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  • WANSpeak Musings - Volume V

    Over the last months, Quocirca has been blogging for Silver Peak System’s independent blog site, http://www.WANSpeak.com. Here, the blog pieces are brought together as a single report.

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  • Bringing FM and IT together – Volume II

    Quocirca continued to write articles for SearchDataCenter throughout 2013, looking at how facilities management (FM) and information technology (IT) professionals were needing to work together more closely than ever. This report pulls those articles together as a two-volume set for ease of access. This is the second volume of the set.

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