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This month, there has been a lot of discussion around mobile technologies and BYOD practices. What’s especially interesting is a shift in focus from actual technology adoption and reasons for growth in this area, to the need for systems and solutions that can support the adoption of these devices, including device management systems and applications, ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Thursday, 22 November 2012 | Hits: 659
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: 813
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: 765
... 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: 850
... of the NBN (when that occurs) will solve the issues of speed, it will not because more users, richer media and more applications will fill the bandwidth. Consequently a content distribution network (CDN) strategy ought to be part of any organisation’s online planning. Observations: According to Cisco, average IP traffic in Australia will reach 2 ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Monday, 28 November 2011 | Hits: 742
Conclusion: In many organisations there is a major disconnect between user expectations relating to software quality attributes (reliability of applications, intuitive user interfaces, correctness of data, fast recovery from service disruption, and so on.) and expectations relating to the costs of providing applications that meet those attributes.The ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | Hits: 966
... minimising the relevance of in-house IT, from hardware right up to operating systems and higher-level infrastructure software. Enterprise application vendors such as SAP1 and Salesforce.com are pulling in the same direction. To avoid sunk IT costs and a dangerous level of technology lock-in, any further developments of in-house architectures and applications ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Tuesday, 28 June 2011 | Hits: 882
Conclusion:SharePoint’s rapid installation across organisations (and especially within the public sector) is leading to fragmented deployment, which is then causing difficulties when attempting to merge or share content and applications. Organisations that are part of a federation, such as Local and State Councils – can alleviate future integration ...
Section: Content | Category: Vendors | Date: Wednesday, 30 September 2009 | Hits: 568
Conclusion:The various techniques of WAN optimisation technology will eventually become a standard component of networks, but this does not negate the need for better application design. Currently, WAN optimisation technology provides the potential of a network band-aid until applications are consistently designed for truly mobile users. Observations: ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Monday, 29 June 2009 | Hits: 577
Conclusion: Disaster recovery continues to be an issue for many clients. Approaches based on tape have a low cost benefit but often recovery takes too long to meet the business’ requirements. The popular new approach of replicating data to a secondary data centre enables rapid recovery but at a cost which is prohibitive for some applications or smaller ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Friday, 31 January 2014 | Hits: 1877