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Conclusion: In the last two years VMware’s desktop vision has undergone a profound transformation from a narrowly focused VDI (a centralised, virtualised desktop) strategy to a broader Dynamic Desktop1 strategy that supports Physical and Virtual desktops and Software as a Server and mobile applications. Despite this change, for the next 18 months VMware ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Sunday, 29 July 2012 | Hits: 853
... invest in improving the level of fault-tolerance and usability of applications. In order to determine where improvements are needed, organisations need to understand the end-to-end web service supply chains that are encoded in their software solutions. Observations: External data storage, search, and retrieval services from providers such as Amazon ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Wednesday, 26 January 2011 | Hits: 572
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: 1049
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: 529
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: 565
... devices, netbooks, game consoles and so on) increase, and as consumers become increasingly technology savvy, users are caring less about the operating system and more about the overall ‘usability’ and ‘experience’ of the applications on the devices, which are provided by user interface layers that reside above the operating system. While operating systems ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2009 | Hits: 446
Conclusion: Migrating physical servers to virtual machines is a one-off project that requires deep specialised knowledge, and IT organisations should engage a specialist third party to develop the migration plans and to perform the physical to virtual migration. This leaves IT staff free to focus on the acceptance testing of the migrated applications ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Thursday, 30 July 2009 | Hits: 527
Conclusion: Oracle’s vision is to become the leading IT Systems Vendor by creating a complete IT stack of hardware, middleware and applications. The objective is to reduce complexity, and to lower the total cost of ownership, though integration and optimisation across the entire stack. Oracle will retain Sun products that are both complete this Systems ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Sunday, 31 January 2010 | Hits: 489
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: 793
... 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: 846