Requests for proposal News
October 19, 2016
Analysts examine how the VMware hybrid cloud announcement pits the vendor against OpenStack and Azure, and they discuss must-have features in an automation RFP.
February 24, 2015
The Open Data Platform has arrived, but not all Hadoop vendors are on board. The initiative, aimed at boosting interoperability, formed a backdrop for discussion at the Strata + Hadoop World 2015 conference.
November 19, 2013
Find out how UMN was the first to sign a university-wide CSP agreement and why their IaaS RFP played a major role.
September 10, 2013
Western Digital will add more pieces to its flash portfolio with Virident Systems acquisition. Will HDD rival Seagate chase its own SSD technology?
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Channel partners may find the formal RFP process challenging, but they can influence the bid in advance -- and boost their chances for success -- through digital marketing. Continue Reading
A project's success can hinge on having clear and specific details about it. Download this free checklist to see critical elements of a statement of work. Continue Reading
Statements of work are critical in helping CIOs keep projects on track and meet business goals. Check out these free statement of work template examples. Continue Reading
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Smart city projects look like a promising opportunity for IT service providers, but channel companies will need to deal with multiple stakeholders and potentially shaky funding. Continue Reading
With many options in the DRaaS market now, the proper analysis of your business and potential vendors is crucial. This step-by-step guide will help you narrow the field. Continue Reading
When choosing the best application integration tools, it's all about striking the right balance. Bells and whistles can be alluring, but if those features don't match your company's needs, your software choice can quickly become shelfware.
In making that vital purchasing decision, there's much to consider. App integration tools are divided into two categories, or missions: tools that move work and those that address components. These two characteristics need to be balanced with three important influencers: business agility, componentization and the cloud. The relative importance of these drivers will determine the balance of features you'll need in an app integration tool. They can't be ignored.
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Before launching hybrid services for UC, make sure your organization is prepared. Learn how to evaluate your organization's needs and potential providers. Continue Reading
With increasing use of cloud sending more enterprise data outside of the organization's control, due diligence is crucial. Expert Dan Sullivan offers advice on how to get it right. Continue Reading
What steps should you take to get your network buying needs approved by top management? One piece of advice: Learn what your manager needs. Continue Reading
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Preparing a request-for-proposal document for a potential UC cloud service requires several elements. Learn how to craft a thorough RFP to meet your organization's needs. Continue Reading
Despite reams of advice on how to write a good IT outsourcing contract, ITO expert Andy Sealock 'still sees terrible deals all over the place.' Here's how to do it right. Continue Reading
Procurement personnel should know when to include the compliance team in the request for proposals process. Continue Reading