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Information management, Cloud Computing, Health IT– Around Enterprise Services, Sep 7

By Alison Watterson, Enterprise Services Global Marketing


Here is a summary of the Enterprise Services blog topics for this past week:


  • HPES Summary.jpgA Trip to the Emergency Room with a Digital Hospital Spin
  • Five IT Security Considerations for Healthcare Organizations
  • The power of One HP really does benefit you - see how!
  • Converting social information into business value…pass the Exedrin please!
  • Oklahoma Health Care Authority automates Medicaid enrollment
  • Understand human information and what it can do for you
  • Cloud Computing versus Outsourcing – Nadhan’s Top 5 considerations
  • Making sense of big data in Finance and Accounting
  • More skills needed for cloud computing today
  • Highlights from VMworld 2012 in San Francisco, California! 

Cloud Computing versus Outsourcing – Nadhan’s Top 5 considerations

A few months back, I had blogged about the aftershocks triggered by Cloud Computing in the world of IT Outsourcing. In that post I had outlined the strategies that outsourcers would have to adopt to accommodate the paradigm shift to cloud computing. ZDNet blogger Joe McKendrick says that the line keeps blurringbetween IT outsourcing firms and cloud providers. This poses an interesting challenge to enterprises. How do they determine when to go to outsourcers and when to avail cloud services directly instead?

Big Data, Outsourcing, Mobile Printing: Around Enterprise Services, Apr 6

roundabout.jpgBy PT Umphress, Enterprise Services Global Marketing


Here is a summary of the Enterprise Services blog topics for this past week:


  • The widespread adoption of mobile devices is reshaping the printer market
  • Data Center Consolidation is a “never ending story”…
  • Tiny gratings reflect the possibility of significant new technical applications
  • Data is a girl’s best friend?- an executive view
  • Outsourcing Direct-to-​Customer Interaction Activities Made Easier
  • Webinar - EIM Competency​: A Foundation for Success in the World of Big Data
  • Innovation and a CIO strategy event in Dallas
  • For Communications industry expertise, that "one size fits all" t-shirt isn't gonna fit!
  • Privacy and Consent in the realm of healthcare

Nadhan's Top 5 Cloud Computing aftershocks in the world of IT Outsourcing

Disruptive innovation is infiltrating the traditional world of IT outsourcing and customers have several options that they did not have before. Outsourcing providers who plan to "sit back, relax and enjoy the ride" -- or so, they thought -- must get up and be ready to compete with renewed vigor. Cost is no longer a differentiator because it is being diluted by the onset of cloud computing-based options.

Given the pervasive nature of cloud computing, the IT outsourcing world is in for a few aftershocks. I have listed below the key fault-lines that come to my mind as it relates to outsourcing and cloud computing:

HP a Leader in Gartner Desktop Outsourcing Magic Quadrant

Most companies spend about 30 percent of their IT budget on procuring and managing computing capabilities for employees. Add the cost of internal IT staff’s time for installations, upgrades and patches, and enterprises are looking at a major investment on a resource that will likely be outdated within 18 months.

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