We conducted a survey of remote workers to learn about the challenges and opportunities that remote work offers to both employees and employers. In this paper we discuss the results of our survey at a high-level and provide recommendations to employers based on our analysis that can make remote work more effective for both companies and their staff.
The reason for IT outsourcing is no different than outsourcing another business function such as accounting or legal. That is outsourcing allows business executives to focus on the core of the business which has much greater returns for the time invested by them as opposed to managing supporting business functions, which can be more effectively performed by a third party that specializes in it. This paper explores the economics of IT outsourcing, discusses the benefits of IT outsourcing as well as arguments against it.
SaaS (or Software as a Service) is considered one of the classical delivery models in the world of Cloud Computing. We argue that the term may be new, but the concept is not. However, when combined with other delivery models of Cloud Computing, especially IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), SaaS opens new opportunities for businesses by lowering barriers to entry even further. This paper explores the world of SaaS, compares it to the traditional model of software delivery, explores its advantages and disadvantages. The paper further offers non-technical decision-makers a framework for decision making when presented with a choice between the traditional model and SaaS.
The concept of DR (disaster recovery) has been around for quite some time, and many business executives have heard ad nauseum from their IT providers to always plan for DR. However, quite often the high price tag itself creates a deterrence for proper implementation of DR measures. This paper explores how the concept of DR has evolved into a more holistic concept of business continuity which encompasses all the DR principles, in addition to disaster prevention measures and redundancy which makes IT systems more fault-tolerant and in most cases allow business operations to continue in case of a catastrophic event all the while system is repaired, Additionally, it discusses the cost side and how much a business should be willing to invest in DR.