Professional Service Strategies that Win: IT’s New Role in the Cloud

Successful enterprise resource planning (ERP) deployment demands a focused examination of the professional services provided by your organization, and the most efficient infrastructure required to support them. You must provide your most important asset—your people—with effective tools that can be accessed remotely, securely, and immediately. Professional service organizations that understand this will be in a strong position to determine the best cloud-based solution for their needs.

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Business Phone Systems Buyer’s Guide

If you need a new phone system, this buyer’s guide will bring you closer to taking the first steps of testing a system and making the move. Go for it. All you have to lose is lousy call quality and expensive maintenance payments for your wheezing old phone system. All you have to gain is higher quality, lower prices, more features, easier growth options, better system management, and improved customer service. Read More

The VMTurbo Cloud Control Plane: Software-driven Control for the Software-defined Data Center

The software-defined data center has the potential to extend the agility, operational, and capital benefits of virtualization throughout the data center stack. This paper outlines the need for software-driven control—the intelligence or “control plane” that can take advantage of the new software-defined capabilities, enabling enterprises and service providers to achieve the true potential of software-defined flexibility.  Read More

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Staying Aloft in Tough Times: Why Smart, Innovative Businesses Are Turning to Cloud Computing

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