Most Popular WhitePapers

  • Redefining the CIO
    Like many roles in the C-Suite, the CIO role is also changing. Its impact and control have been circumvented by cloud computing, the consumerization of IT, and employees that now have unprecedented access to technology. The role of the CIO is at a critical juncture. For some CIOs, the changing landscape reduces their scope of influence. For others, it means unprecedented opportunity. This eBook explores the changes that CIOs are experiencing today and how these executives can leverage their expertise to help their organizations succeed in the rapidly evolving landscape.
  • 10 Things You Need to Know About Deploying Microsoft Office 365
    Microsoft® Office 365 is a top choice for enterprises that want a cloud-based suite of productivity collaboration applications. With Office 365, you get access to Microsoft™ Office solutions practically anytime, anywhere, on virtually any device. It's a great option for current Microsoft users who can now build on their experience with Microsoft™ solutions while enjoying the flexibility of a cloud-based delivery. But even organizations with no previous investment in Microsoft will find that Office 365 has a lot to offer in terms of comprehensiveness, security, support for ''hybrid'' implementations and more. Before making the move to Office 365, every organization needs to carefully evaluate what's involved for a successful deployment.Here are ten things to consider about Office 365, as well as the role that a managed services ⁄cloud provider such as NaviSite can play in helping you address these concerns.
  • Top Three Gaping Holes in Your Data Security
    Your IT team understands the importance of securing the network against data breaches from external threats. Regardless of your efforts, data breaches usually begin from inside your network, often due to lax or unenforced security policies. *Did you know? Insider threats are now the most prevalent cause of data incidents, representing nearly 70% of all data leaks. Are you doing enough to prevent the data leaks? In this whitepaper from Globalscape, you will learn: The three layers most commonly targeted: the network, the data, and the users Bad security practices within each layer that could be happening within your organization Why Managed File Transfer is a critical component of your cybersecurity strategy to overcome the bad practices described *2016 Data Security Incident Report, BakerHostetler
  • Lifting and Shifting Enterprise Apps to the Cloud: 5 Rules to Follow (and 1 to Break)
    For many organizations, moving enterprise applications to the public cloud can be a very attractive proposition, but planning the best way to move your applications is mission–critical. As an alternative to the costly option of re–architecting the application for a cloud environment, you can follow a "lift and shift" model that's significantly cheaper and almost always a lot quicker. In order to have a successful "lift and shift" migration, read this white paper to learn a few rules you should follow — and one you're going to need to break.
  • The Best of Both Worlds: Using a Hybrid Approach to Boost IT Agility
    Learn how you can meet all of your IT infrastructure needs by taking a hybrid IT approach that gives you the performance of on-premise with the flexibility of the cloud in this Aberdeen Group report. Boost IT flexibility and operational efficiency with HPE Just Right IT solutions that are designed to handle both on–premise and cloud workloads. These solutions are designed to help you automate repetitive tasks, consolidate and optimize IT resources and lower costs while you update older technology.
  • Better Backup With the Software You Already Have: Eight ways hybrid cloud from Cloudian makes backup better
    You Know the Pain of Backup: Slow. Growing Costs. Unrealistic RTO/RPOs. Read this solution paper to find a better answer... one that's already in your data center! Get faster, more reliable backup using the backup software you have now. This paper provides 8 ways you can get predictable performance and meet your backup window and RTO/RPO objectives without changing your processes.
  • 5 Benefits of Disaster Recovery in the Cloud
    One of the biggest use cases for the cloud is for backup and disaster recovery (DR). Organizations are counting on the cloud to make sure they retain access to their critical corporate data and an increasing number of organizations have been putting their data into the cloud. But for the cloud to become a useful repository for DR, that means that organizations need to be able to get their data out, as well. Read this white paper to learn what it is about the cloud that makes it so well-suited for DR.
  • Modern Infrastructure Assessment
    Find out how a simple and free assessment can lead to IT Transformation. #GetModern
  • How Good Collaboration Tools Can Elevate IT’s Role
    In today’s fast–paced workplace, legacy content management solutions can’t keep up. As a result, employees often turn to consumer and unsanctioned apps to meet their needs. Unfortunately, these tools compromise security and collaboration within the business, which reflects poorly on the IT department. This eBook explores how to empower IT with cloud–based content management, a solution that will strengthen integration, encourage secure collaboration and boost the overall perception of IT’s role within the company.
  • IDC MaturityScape: Multicloud Management 1.0
    This IDC study assists senior IT leaders in assessing the current state of their hybrid cloud management processes, governance models, technologies, and skills to identify gaps and create a road map for better aligning the organization's management model and tools with the emerging needs of complex, dynamic self-service hybrid cloud environments. This IDC MaturityScape identifies five maturity stages for hybrid cloud management based on a set of specific people, process, and technology dimensions and outcomes. The document provides actionable guidance to senior IT decision makers and line-of-business stakeholders who are tasked with ensuring that their organization is effectively embracing cloud-based innovation. "As the use of hybrid cloud solutions increases, both business and IT leaders recognize that the success of their business depends on finding ways to take full advantage of cloud innovation while ensuring consistent service levels, load testing, patching, security, data management, and user experiences," explains Mary Johnston Turner, IDC research vice president, Enterprise Systems Management Software.