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Section: Tags | Date: Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | Hits: 54
Several years ago I was in the UK visiting construction companies to discuss and understand their major drivers and issues in their deployment of strategic IT infrastructure. In one company I talked to an Information Systems Manager who was most insistent that unless total user sponsorship and involvement in the analysis, selection/development and implementation ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Saturday, 28 May 2005 | Hits: 352
Conclusion: Most organisations that use enterprise resource planning (ERP) software have a need to integrate the ERP system with other enterprise software. It is common for ERP systems to be integrated with customer relationship management software (CRM) and with all the bespoke applications that operate at the core of the business. Some organisations ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | Hits: 826
Conclusion: Rather than building specific solutions for individual, mobile form and workflow applications, organisations should look towards identifying the most appropriate overarching mobile forms architecture from which many different forms-oriented solutions can be realised. Observations: IBRS has noted that some organisations seek to develop ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Saturday, 30 March 2013 | Hits: 874
... 2. understand your applications portfolio; 3. develop principles for rationalisation; 4. assess opportunities for rationalisation; and 5. rationalise. Observations: Many organisations in Australia and New Zealand are being asked to “do more with less”. It is therefore a good time to consider the many disparate benefits and advantages that can result ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Friday, 23 August 2013 | Hits: 748
... evaluate the long-term viability of this architecture based on its ability to run the applications that matter to the business. Since high-end UNIX systems typically have a 7-8 year lifespan, Organisations must have a strategy before purchasing new systems or undertaking a major upgrade. This strategy will be driven by the degree of dependence on, ...
Section: Content | Category: Vendors | Date: Thursday, 28 April 2011 | Hits: 822
This month Microsoft unveiled aspects of its new Windows 8 operating system at the Build developers’ conference. A significant change in the new OS is the use of the “Metro” style user interface, which will be familiar to anyone who has used Windows Phone 7. Metro involves extensive use of multi-touch and “tiles” that represent both applications and ...
Section: Content | Category: Vendors | Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2011 | Hits: 729
Conclusion: Organisations looking to develop and deploy mobile applications must realise that the mobile device market will undergo significant change over the next five years. This creates serious challenges for developers within enterprises, who must either create applications for specific devices and different form factors, or attempt to develop ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Tuesday, 28 February 2012 | Hits: 1059
Conclusion: For the last 20 years an organisation’s applications and data have been largely accessed from a Windows desktop. While the Windows desktop will remain an important access platform, IT organisations will be expected to also enable access via mobile device and to support Software as a Service (SaaS) applications. The first step is to shift ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Tuesday, 28 August 2012 | Hits: 954
Conclusion: Along with many benefits, mobile devices bring new challenges in securing access to the organisation’s data and applications. The real issue is not with technology, but in striking a balance between security and the mobile user experience. A common mistake is touse typical desktop management practices and tightly control the mobile device. ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Tuesday, 27 November 2012 | Hits: 798