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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: 346
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: 797
... 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: 791
Software, and or, middleware solutions to enable collaboration and other activities via the cloud are growing. Fortunately for organisations, the features, benefits and costs of the solutions offered by vendors provide plenty of choice. As this area of cloud applications and tools is growing rapidly, organisations should take a longer ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Tuesday, 23 November 2010 | Hits: 907
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: 848
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: 695
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: 943
Conclusion: Given that the public cloud value is maximised when end-to-end SaaS is reached, IT organisations’ misunderstanding of SaaS building blocks, business applications architecture integration and lack of mature multi-sourced environment governance will limit SaaS public cloud adoption. CIOs should establish a cloud sourcing strategy to assess ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Thursday, 29 August 2013 | Hits: 738
Conclusion: Creating a lightweight governance framework for mobility is essential in ensuring that mobility applications are developed quickly and effectively, and are aligned to organisational objectives. The ideal mobility governance framework provides an agile environment to enable solutions to be developed using shared architectures, and focuses ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Thursday, 31 May 2012 | Hits: 911