While there are many types of outsourcing, in general it refers to contracting a business process or function previously performed in-house to an outside entity. Research coverage includes application outsourcing, data center outsourcing, and hosting and managed services.

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11 results in Reports

  • Outsourcing
  • Frank E. Gillett
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Google Cloud Services Gather Steam

    New Developer Tools, Big Data Services, And Aggressive Pricing Will Tempt Enterprise Developers

    At last week's I/O developer conference, Google announced a slew of new developer tools, application programming interfaces (APIs), and cloud services that will make it easier for developers to put...

    • Downloads: 312
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Hardware Trends 2013: Data-Intensive Firms Lead Adoption Of Next-Generation Computing

    We drew on our recent survey of 2,330 IT decision-makers regarding hardware adoption and priorities, learning among other things that the average enterprise in our sample is managing almost 50% more...

    • Downloads: 335
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Age Of Computing Diversity

    The ICT Industry Is Broadening Out From The Wintel Monoculture

    The computing industry is exiting an era built mostly on general-purpose, good enough central processing units (CPUs), servers, systems designs, software, Web apps, and client devices. These...

    • Downloads: 810
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Market Momentum: Compute-As-A-Service, 2008 And 2009

    A Look At Announcements Of Leading Compute-As-A-Service Providers

    To measure and compare market activity for compute-as-a-service offerings, Forrester tracked 536 public announcements of 14 leading compute-as-a-service providers from Q1 2008 to Q3 2009 across four...

    • Downloads: 360
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:How To Message "Cloud" Offerings And Not Get Lost In The Fog

    Speak Clearly To The Right Prospects Without Boosting Competitors

    The cloud computing phenomenon is extraordinarily hot, leading tech marketers to make messy messaging mistakes in their rush to respond. Positioning IT products and services vis-à-vis cloud...

    • Downloads: 1016
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Conventional Wisdom Is Wrong About Cloud IaaS

    Enterprises Lead SMB; Cloud Services Trump Internal Cloud Build-Outs And More

    Survey results confirm strong interest in cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) but debunk several stereotypes. Large firms are more interested in cloud IaaS than small firms. Firms are interested...

    • Downloads: 1300
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cloud Infrastructure-As-A-Service: Interest And Adoption By Industry

    Cloud Computing, Compute-As-A-Service: Interest And Adoption By Industry.

    • Downloads: 21
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cloud Infrastructure-As-A-Service: Interest And Adoption By Region

    Cloud Computing, Compute-As-A-Service: Interest And Adoption By Region.

    • Downloads: 11
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Cloud Computing, Compute-As-A-Service: Interest And Adoption By Company Size

    Enterprises and SMBs report on their interest and adoption of cloud computing.

    • Downloads: 5
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Inquiry Insights: Cloud Computing, Q3 2008

    Enterprise IT Is Just Starting To Tune In — Vendors Are Way Ahead Of The Market

    Cloud computing is the latest Silicon Valley trend to hit the circuit. To understand the effect of the latest wave of hype on Forrester clients, we sifted through the more than 20,000 client...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Future View: The New Tech Ecosystems Of Cloud, Cloud Services, And Cloud Computing

    Understanding, Segmenting, And Competing In The Next Computing Evolution

    Strategists at product and service purveyors, big and small, are pondering the right paths to take as a variety of Web and Internet "cloud" technologies and cloud services offerings envelop the...

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