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5 Practical Methods to Mind the Gap between Security and Digital Transformation
By Rackspace | 19/3/2019

Many companies are investing in implementing a cloud strategy as part of their digital transformation plans in order to realise increased scalability, efficiencies and drive innovation. Despite cybersecurity being front of mind for board members, many admit they do not have a strategy to tackle the ‘how, what, where and why’ questions related to data protection. In this eBook we will discuss why this is the case.

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Survive the Cloud Evolution
By Rackspace | 12/10/2018

In today’s digital world, technologies such as cloud have become commonplace to take digital transformation projects to the next level. But while cloud is critical to business transformation success, Australian IT decision-makers (ITDMs) still feel that the C-suite does not understand the time and complexity of the journey. Rackspace surveyed 113 Australian IT decisionmakers in August 2018 from across the market*, to better understand the challenges they face when rolling out cloud projects. This paper explores the role of the ITDM today, key blockages IT stakeholders encounter when driving digital change, and what they need from the business and wider technology ecosystem to navigate the risks associated with kick-starting a cloud project or moving to a full cloud-first model.

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Managed Security Service Providers for Dummies
By Rackspace | 17/8/2018

One of the largest inhibitors to cloud adoption is concern around the security of leveraging a service provider in a multi-cloud world. Much is at stake protecting your customers and your business, and naturally, you should be cautious.

In this eBook, you learn how to leverage a managed security services provider to enhance your organisation's security posture in the cloud.

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The Cost of Cloud Expertise Report 2017
By Rackspace | 17/8/2018

The Cost of Cloud Expertise report was developed by Rackspace to explore the importance of expertise to an organisation’s cloud evolution and the impact the current technical skills gap is having on businesses.

In collaboration with LSE academics and Vanson Bourne, we surveyed more than 950 IT decision makers and 950 IT pros from across the globe to better understand the barriers to increasing cloud usage, the impact this has on innovation and business growth, and the skills organisations require to compete in our technologically driven world.

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The Human Cost of a Move to The Cloud
By Rackspace | 8/8/2018

The cost and time of a migration to cloud and ongoing management of cloud infrastructure naturally play a big part in assessing the benefits of a DIY vs. MSP decision. This paper compares the Human Cost of a ‘Do-it-Yourself’ Move to Cloud vs. a ‘Managed Services Provider’.

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How to sell your cloud migration strategy
By Rackspace | 14/6/2018

INSIGHTS OF OVER 200 C-SUITE EXECUTIVES INTO THE DIFFERENT MOTIVES, CONCERNS AND EXPERIENCES OF EXECUTIVE PEERS AND BUSINESS STAKEHOLDERS WHEN SECURING BUY-IN FOR YOUR NEXT STRATEGIC MOVE

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Accelerate Your Glide Path to AWS Cloud Migration
By Rackspace | 28/2/2017

Learn how to take your cloud strategy to the next level with AWS. Discover essential planning tips, achieve performance and reliability improvements, make sustained cost savings, lighten your IT workload and improve your application security.

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