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Plex Systems Infrastructure: The SaaS Advantage
Software as a service (SaaS) is becoming an increasingly attractive choice for manufacturers that would rather not continue to divert resources into purchases

saas infrastructure  adding costly IT resources. SaaS provider’s IT experts handle it, while your company gets back to doing what it does best. See the infrastructure needed to sustain SaaS in manufacturing.

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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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The SaaS Advantage


More providers of traditional software solutions are moving to software-as-a-service (SaaS) models that meet today’s competitive needs for agility and real-time information, without requiring manufacturers to make a large up-front financial outlay. Confidence continues to increase thanks to pioneering SaaS providers who are able to point to a history of successful implementation. Learn more about the benefits of SaaS.

saas infrastructure  to realize the potential SaaS benefits that exist for customers, there is one company that has years of experience in building the necessary infrastructure to sustain full SaaS in manufacturing and medical device climates. Plex Systems has been toiling in the tough manufacturing landscape, helping companies that need to go lean in order to survive. That is why the last couple of years have seen enormous growth for Plex as it builds its SaaS components and continues to prove itself under real-life Read More

The Greening of SaaS


Traditionally, the advantage of software as a service (SaaS) is that it reduces the costs involved in installing, deploying, and supporting stand-alone software. But recent “green” initiatives have shed light on another benefit: with no hardware to purchase or software to run, SaaS applications require less energy than their on-premise counterparts. Learn how your company can benefit from the “greening” of SaaS.

saas infrastructure  few under-appreciated benefits of SaaS are potential energy savings and a reduced IT infrastructure footprint. Since August 2007, MessageLabs has saved 38,592 MwH by replacing older hardware with more energy-efficient servers. Our proprietary traffic-shaping has also saved over 16,080 MwH in the same time period. Contracting services versus adding headcount The human side of the business equation remains the single biggest cost factor in the vast majority of IT operations, from largest to smallest. Read More

Is the SaaS Model Right for You?


For IT departments drowning in complex and expensive software maintenance chores, the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model can ease the burden. SaaS reduces complexity by outsourcing most of the infrastructure needed to run software applications, and reduces costs by charging only for what is consumed. But you can also adopt a hybrid SaaS model, in which some systems are outsourced and others are kept in-house. Learn more.

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SaaS Buyer's Guide for Wholesale and Distribution


SaaS, despite its phenomenal popularity, is certainly not one-size-fits-all. You need to consider decision criteria such as fit, return on investment, and risk. Learn how SaaS works, who the major vendors are, how SaaS can help your business grow, and how to find the SaaS solution that’s right for you. It’s all in this comprehensive SaaS Buyer’s Guide for Wholesale and Distribution from TEC and SupplyChainBrain.

saas infrastructure  strong, customized bridges between SaaS and conventional IT infrastructure within an organization can provide a way for companies to optimize their operations within a constantly evolving environment. Lastly, an additional benefit of SaaS is mobility. Secure access outside the four walls of corporate HQ—remote or satellite offices, traveling executives, smartphone access, or access from a home PC—will put a surplus of demand on IT departments' capabilities to deliver... look out for browser-based Read More

A SaaS Primer


Software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions can be a strategic advantage to businesses, letting companies avoid costly hardware, software licenses, and complex version upgrades. But because most major software vendors are touting some version of SaaS, there is confusion about the solution model and its advantages. Learn what SaaS really means, and discover the short-term and long-term benefits of the model and its variants.

saas infrastructure  client/server software. In true SaaS applications, all users run off a robust infrastructure and a single instance of the software. There are obvious financial and resource usage advantages to the SaaS model, as compared to the traditional on-premises software model, in which a manufacturer purchases a costly license. Total Costs : In terms of initial cost, with the subscription pricing model, the up-front investment in software licenses, operating licenses, databases, servers, backup equipment, etc., Read More

Meridian Systems’ “Catch Up” Challenge in the Capital Infrastructure Industry - Part 1


Claiming the “Catch us if you can” movie mantra, the quiet Infrastructure Lifecycle Management (ILM) leader Meridian Systems, based in Folsom, California (US), and now owned by the billion-dollar global positioning system (GPS) giant Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB), is going on the offensive with competitors and industry analysts in its newest round of marketing announcements.  To the large bastion of

saas infrastructure  Systems’ “Catch Up” Challenge in the Capital Infrastructure Industry - Part 1 Claiming the “Catch us if you can” movie mantra, the quiet Infrastructure Lifecycle Management (ILM) leader Meridian Systems , based in Folsom, California (US), and now owned by the billion-dollar global positioning system (GPS) giant Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB), is going on the offensive with competitors and industry analysts in its newest round of marketing announcements.  To the large bastion of technology Read More

Accounting and Tax Benefits of Modular, Portable Data Center Infrastructure


Well-informed accounting treatment of network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI) assets can improve a company’s financial performance. Design and manufacturing improvements in modular and scalable uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs), power distribution units (PDUs), and computer room air conditioners provide entirely new NCPI asset management opportunities with direct and measurable financial benefits. Learn how.

saas infrastructure  and Tax Benefits of Modular, Portable Data Center Infrastructure Well-informed accounting treatment of network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI) assets can improve a company’s financial performance. Design and manufacturing improvements in modular and scalable uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs), power distribution units (PDUs), and computer room air conditioners provide entirely new NCPI asset management opportunities with direct and measurable financial benefits. Learn how. Read More

Outsourcing--IT Infrastructure RFI/RFP Template


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Emerging Security Threats Demand Comprehensive Infrastructure Monitoring


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saas infrastructure  Infrastructure Support for CyberCarriers More Infrastructure Support for CyberCarriers A. Turner - June 27, 2000 Event Summary On May 31, 2000, Lucent Technologies' NetworkCare Professional Services and IBM Global Services announced an alliance to help an emerging group of service providers, called CyberCarriers, deliver next-generation network-based services to enterprises and consumers. The alliance, combines IBM's expertise in integrated technology solutions, especially data center planning, Read More

SaaS Realities: Business Benefits for Small and Midsize Business


Software as a service (SaaS) is known for its relative speed to deployment and low up-front cost. Less well known are the business advantages of SaaS for enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, especially for small and midsized businesses. Learn how a fully integrated SaaS solution can help you improve your business operations, as well as better meet the challenges of growth, competition, and regulatory compliance.

saas infrastructure  the business advantages of SaaS for enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, especially for small and midsized businesses. Learn how a fully integrated SaaS solution can help you improve your business operations, as well as better meet the challenges of growth, competition, and regulatory compliance. Read More

Enabling Real-time Monitoring and Proactive Infrastructure Triage


The term “triage” refers to the process by which service managers rank the status of IT structures in priority, and sort them based on their need for immediate action. In today’s environment, this process is very cumbersome and time-consuming. Thus, in order to effectively manage IT infrastructures, service manager need tools that allow them to make assessments in real time.

saas infrastructure  Real-time Monitoring and Proactive Infrastructure Triage The term “triage” refers to the process by which service managers rank the status of IT structures in priority, and sort them based on their need for immediate action. In today’s environment, this process is very cumbersome and time-consuming. Thus, in order to effectively manage IT infrastructures, service manager need tools that allow them to make assessments in real time. Read More

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saas infrastructure  Your Email Infrastructure Sophisticated techniques used by spammers make it challenging for e-mail security solutions to keep pace. Vircom’s modus technology addresses this issue with a solution that analyzes all inbound and outbound e-mail traffic to counteract spam, phishing, viruses, spyware, out-of-policy communications, and other e-mail threats. This white paper describes the technology's multi-layered architecture. Read More

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