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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  • Outsourcing
  • Stephanie Balaouras
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The State Of Business Technology Resiliency, Q2 2014

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders have a growing number of services and tools to better prepare themselves for any type of event, whether it's natural or manmade; however, that doesn't mean...

    • Downloads: 335
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Past, Present, And Future Of Replication

    Upgrade Continuity And Recovery With Replication

    Tape is not dead, and in fact, a large number of companies still rely heavily on tape for disaster recovery (DR). Tape is affordable and removable, but as the requirement to recover IT services after...

    • Downloads: 1025
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Disaster Recovery Services Providers, Q2 2010

    IBM, HP, SunGard, And ICM Lead, Verizon Close Behind

    In Forrester's 64-criteria evaluation of disaster recovery services providers, we found that IBM, HP, SunGard, and ICM led the pack due to their best-in-class core disaster recovery services and...

    • Downloads: 1360
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Consolidated Backup Strategies For Remote Sites

    A remote site can be as small as a branch office location with five employees or as large as a regional sales office with 50 employees. Regardless of a company's size, end users are creating and...

    • Downloads: 741
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:How The Cloud Will Transform Disaster Recovery Services

    Tape-Based Recovery Services Are Going The Way Of The Dinosaur

    Regardless of company size or industry, your business can't afford downtime, but it's hard to justify improving your disaster recovery (DR) capabilities when you're under pressure to cut IT costs and...

    • Downloads: 1507
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Use Deduplication To Store More With Less

    Dedupe Your Backups Today, But Plan For Other Environments

    While the cost of disk has declined significantly over the past five years, you still can't call it cheap at thousands of dollars per terabyte (TB). IT professionals struggle to keep up with 30% to...

    • Downloads: 975
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Protecting Email With The Cloud

    How Cloud Services Can Play A Role In Message Continuity And Recovery

    Ensuring that your users can access email and keep business moving in the event of a disaster is critical, but it can be complex and costly. Traditional methods carry heavy facility, hardware,...

    • Downloads: 655
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Inquiry Spotlight: Disaster Recovery, Q1 2009

    Whether it's a power grid failure, ice storm, or Category Five hurricane, when disaster strikes, IT must have disaster recovery plans in place to ensure the continuity of IT systems that support...

    • Downloads: 684
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Disaster Recovery Services Providers, Q2 2008

    HP, SunGard, And IBM Lead, With ICM Close Behind

    In Forrester's 64-criteria evaluation of disaster recovery vendors, we found that Hewlett-Packard (HP), SunGard, and IBM lead the pack because of their breadth of services, inventory of heterogeneous...

    • Downloads: 1292
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Checklist For Data Center Site Selection

    We receive numerous client inquiries from infrastructure and operations professionals who are considering building new data centers or leasing space from collocation providers. There are many...

    • Downloads: 1440
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Backup Software-As-A-Service

    The First Of Many IT Ops-Focused SaaS Offerings

    Backup is a struggle for both enterprises and small and medium-size businesses (SMBs). It's a complex ecosystem of backup software, networks, servers, disk arrays, and tape systems. Many firms have...

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