A CFO Interview
When CFOs consider closing their data centers
As cloud computing solutions become more accepted, more chief financial officers are weighing whether their companies should retain any on-premises data center services.
Evaluating third-party application managers
Increasingly sophisticated and complicated business applications are pushing chief financial officers to consider outsourcing their application management, according to experts.
Getting your new ERP implementation off on the right foot
The decision to embark on a new ERP implementation is one that chief financial officers don’t take lightly. While the implementation will undoubtedly be painful, CFOs can get their ERP projects off on the right foot by following a few basic guidelines, experts say.
Cloud giving CFOs something to think about
Cloud computing solutions have introduced another element for chief financial officers to consider when evaluating a potential application management outsourcing arrangement.
Decision time: Keep the data center or not?
The question is a common one for today’s chief financial officers: Do we keep our in-house data center or hire a third party to manage it, or outsource it entirely?
Telecom giant may be setting trend for IT contracts
One of India’s largest telecommunications companies may be signaling a new trend: Split large, general information technology consulting contracts into several contracts covering more specific services, such as application management.
Amazon and IBM wrestle for high-stakes CIA contract
As government entities expand into the cloud and require more related services, a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims sheds light on some of the issues involved, as two technology titans battle for a high-profile contract.
One CFO’s advice: seek agnostic application managers
When a software vendor offers you managed application services as an add-on service, be careful, says Steve Barnette, chief financial officer of an Atlanta area school district. You may be making a deal with the Devil.
Ten reasons to outsource your data center
Why outsource your data center operations? An executive from Colliers International Technology Solutions Group answers the question, David Letterman style. The top 10 list of benefits of outsourcing your data center, according to Tim Huffman:
Data center outsourcing growing at a healthy clip
TechNavio has come out with a report on data center outsourcing that forecasts the market will grow 5 percent annually through 2016.
Rivalry growing for application management services
International Data Corporation has come out with a new report on the application management services market. The global market for application management services sold discretely, as opposed to application management