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      • The Future of Corporate IT

        Business leaders have set aggressive 20% improvement targets for productivity. But IT’s traditional approach to driving productivity through process automation is running out of steam. IT leaders who fail to adapt to the new work environment will leave their organizations at a competitive disadvantage as productivity lags. By 2017, the realities of the new work environment and pressure to grow employee productivity will present five opportunities for IT

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      • Understanding the hard ROI of BYOD

        To the untrained observer, the concept of BYOD is simple: bring in consumer devices and save money. However, this is often based on the incorrect assumption that device costs constitute a significant portion of enterprise mobility spend. In reality, the device cost typically makes up less than 10 percent of a company’s annual mobility spend compared to voice and data, support costs, developer costs, and management software. In return, the challenges of BYOD can increase the other 90 percent of spend to the point where BYOD will actually increase overall costs without providing any tangible benefits.

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      • European IT Law Briefing: Monitoring employees' use of social media

        This briefing from leading European law firms highlights the key legal requirements for companies monitoring employees’ social media use in France, Germany, UK and Italy The briefing is based on a seminar by the law firms: SKW (Germany), Portolano (Italy), Bersay (France), and Kemp Little (UK) in London on 30th April 2013.

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      • European IT Law Briefing: Recruitment and social media

        The use of social media has become common in modern recruiting processes. Social media enables employers to present themselves online, to inform third parties about current vacancies in their enterprise and to conduct background checks on applicants alongside official application documents. This briefing from 4 leading European law firms gives you the key legal facts on using social media for recruitment, pre-employment screening and background checks on potential job candidates. The briefing is based on a seminar by the law firms: SKW (Germany), Portolano (Italy), Bersay (France), at the offices of Kemp Little (UK) in London on 30th April 2013.

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      • The latest on cloud backup and cloud disaster recovery

        The earliest and still most widely used cloud storage services were designed for backing up small organizations’ data. Today, many of those services have upgraded their products to serve enterprise clients as well. Combined with server virtualization, cloud storage can provide an agile, inexpensive route to business continuity. According to Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com research, the next most popular application for cloud storage is disaster recovery. Find out the latest information on cloud backup and cloud disaster recovery and learn effective deployment and management techniques in this valuable handbook.

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      • Cloud storage challenges and choices

        Our comprehensive e-book tackles the cloud storage challenges and business decisions that surround cloud storage investments, and breaks them into three areas of concentration: architecture, availability and return on investment.

        Get the latest updates on architectural choices when using the cloud for storage, including cloud controllers and application programming interfaces. We provide a short list of technical capabilities to look for in a cloud controller and questions to ask your service provider. Learn which metrics your peers are using to determine if cloud storage projects are meeting their potential, and what sort of service levels you can expect from providers or hybrid projects. Discover how to leverage the most cutting-edge cloud technologies and how not to get taken advantage of when choosing a cloud storage strategy/service.

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      • Master the complexities of using cloud storage

        Companies of all sizes are investing in cloud technology, even if it's just using an outside provider for cloud backup. But what about using cloud storage as an archive or for primary data? Or a hybrid scenario where you meet your own, on-premises criteria for cloud storage and use a gateway to ship data associated with some applications to the cloud? Now you’re talking about major decisions surrounding service providers, appliances and security.

        The articles in this drill-down offer insight into the latest cloud technology, and tell you the key questions you need to ask your service provider, and your storage team, if you decide to buy or build cloud storage technology. Find out what our experts say are the most important things to know when drawing up your cloud roadmap, and which tools can be most helpful when it comes time to deploy cutting-edge cloud technology.

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      • The two faces of file sync and share

        Bring your own device, file sync-and-share technology and an increasingly mobile workforce are changing the requirements for how workers want (and need) to access corporate data, and putting new pressures on storage administrators. IT is no longer in a command-and-control role where they can dictate the hardware and software that employees use. Workers wanting to get to their files anywhere, anytime and from a variety of endpoint devices have turned to consumer cloud-based file-sharing and collaboration services. These services can be simple to use, but they pose a new challenge for IT when it comes to deciding how to police, patrol, monitor and protect the information employees keep and share in these files. This handbook takes a closer look at the growing sync-and-share phenomenon and offers real-world advice from experts and peers on how to address accessibility and security issues.

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      • Moving data to the cloud: Advice, how-to tips and use cases

        In this handbook on finding the right data for cloud storage, industry experts Marc Staimer and Arun Taneja share their best practices and experiences with cloud installations and moving data to the cloud. They’ll outline how to evaluate your organization’s security plans, recovery times, accessibility needs and cost requirements to determine where and when to apply cloud technology. In addition, they’ll answer such key questions as: What about primary data and the cloud? Will I need to rely on object storage? and Can a public cloud meet my availability requirements? Whether you’re just beginning your search for a cloud storage provider, considering a hybrid cloud project or building your own private cloud, this handbook can serve as a guide to your project and help you design a roadmap for moving data of all types to the cloud.

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      • Architecture essentials and options when implementing a private cloud

        Building a private cloud means trying to replicate the elasticity, scalability and on-demand accessibility that large public cloud providers can offer, but doing it on your own. In strategizing for private cloud implementations, data storage pros must understand the requirements and functions of a private cloud.

        This handbook offers a detailed plan for implementing a private cloud, drills into virtualization and object storage technology choices, and includes expert advice on how to design on-demand, internal cloud services and guarantee multi-tenancy, geographically aware systems. Read our expert content to help you decide whether a private cloud implementation makes sense for your organization, how to get started and why many industry analysts say private clouds can be a good fit for organizations of any size.

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  • Overcome today's disaster recovery challenges

    The use of devices not connected to a local network is a challenge for IT staffs tasked with protecting data on those devices. Completing backups within a reasonable timeframe has become an issue for organizations. Some organizations are opting for alternatives to traditional backup to address these challenges. The cloud has been pushed as an alternative to tape for offsite storage for disaster recovery. However, there are challenges with this approach and with protecting applications running in the cloud.

  • Cloud storage challenges and choices

    Our comprehensive e-book tackles the cloud storage challenges and business decisions that surround cloud storage investments, and breaks them into three areas of concentration: architecture, availability and return on investment.

    Get the latest updates on architectural choices when using the cloud for storage, including cloud controllers and application programming interfaces. We provide a short list of technical capabilities to look for in a cloud controller and questions to ask your service provider. Learn which metrics your peers are using to determine if cloud storage projects are meeting their potential, and what sort of service levels you can expect from providers or hybrid projects. Discover how to leverage the most cutting-edge cloud technologies and how not to get taken advantage of when choosing a cloud storage strategy/service.

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  • The Future of Corporate IT

    Business leaders have set aggressive 20% improvement targets for productivity. But IT’s traditional approach to driving productivity through process automation is running out of steam. IT leaders who fail to adapt to the new work environment will leave their organizations at a competitive disadvantage as productivity lags. By 2017, the realities of the new work environment and pressure to grow employee productivity will present five opportunities for IT

  • Understanding the hard ROI of BYOD

    To the untrained observer, the concept of BYOD is simple: bring in consumer devices and save money. However, this is often based on the incorrect assumption that device costs constitute a significant portion of enterprise mobility spend. In reality, the device cost typically makes up less than 10 percent of a company’s annual mobility spend compared to voice and data, support costs, developer costs, and management software. In return, the challenges of BYOD can increase the other 90 percent of spend to the point where BYOD will actually increase overall costs without providing any tangible benefits.

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