Attenda White Papers and Opinion Pieces provide the latest thought provoking insight into industry research, information and opinions, across a wide range of topics:
Mid-market organisations have similar IT complexity to that in large enterprises, but with more limited resources to manage and support the applications that drive their business operations. Most acknowledge that they cannot achieve best-in-class application performance, availability and security, at an affordable cost, based purely on their own resources.
The research presented in this report shows the extent to which Uk-based IT leaders recognise these problems and how effectively they are working with IT Service Providers to deliver improved services to their business.
Pressures to reduce IT budgets, resource limitations, increased demand for business agility and the need to improve service levels, are forcing CIOs to rethink their IT strategy. Outsourcing the IT infrastructure to a Managed Service Provider can improve cost management, reduce business risk and add business value, but choosing the right outsourcing service provider is not an easy task.
This White Paper looks at the key factors that should be taken into consideration to ensure that you select the right outsourcing partnership for your business.
The vision of a real-time IT infrastructure is compelling and promises to deliver services to the business with the same availability as utilities. Cost reductions will be achieved through virtualisation and consolidation; and autonomic behaviour will be pushed down to all levels of the infrastructure.
This White Paper looks at the business drivers and technology advances that will provide the foundation for high availability, dynamic scalability and manageability of infrastructures across enterprise applications, creating IT agility.
It's a fact of life that a high proportion of projects involving IT delivery take longer, cost more and achieve substantially less than anticipated in terms of business benefit. The growing popularity of 'fast solutions', cloud and mobile projects, offer the promise of 'quick fixes' to business challenges; however the same fundamental rules of delivery still apply and, unless the right preparation is done, and the business requirements are clearly defined, then the project can be doomed to fall short of expectation.
Here we explore the key factors involved in deploying business critical applications to the cloud. For example what questions should be asked of your provider; from the cloud infrastructure and service processes, and issues such as application optimisation, to the Service Level Agreement (SLAs) contract and the way that the account will be managed. With more variables to consider, do critical business applications require different and specialised infrastructure solutions and what skills and expertise are required from your provider?