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Conclusion: When working on intranet and extranet initiatives – especially those involving collaborative applications – IT managers should appreciate that there will always be a significant gap between the views and priorities of IT and those of business unit managers. IT management will often be looking at infrastructure and governance issues, while ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Friday, 31 October 2008 | Hits: 537
Conclusion: As the number of specialist IT services providers (software, operations and applications) increase each year and organisations choose to engage multiple (technology platform) service providers, organisations must implement tighter systems integration processes. If processes remain unchanged organisations the number of operational problems ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Sunday, 31 May 2009 | Hits: 488
... disaster recovery hasn''t been given sufficient consideration, ensuring that plans are rarely tested (if ever) and equally rarely updated to reflect changes in process, technology or applications. In an emergency, there are many continuity requirements within an organisation’s business and services covering processes, facilities, and personnel. ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Friday, 31 October 2003 | Hits: 412
... in the architectures used to construct software applications and software intensive devices. First examples of these changes are already visible today, and over the next five years, many of the current rules for architecting business applications will be re-written. Observations: Virtualisation of hardware infrastructure is becoming more and more ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Monday, 31 March 2008 | Hits: 463
... and pragmatic mini-applications that are developed and owned by the business unit rather than traditional IT departments. Because these mini-apps are driven and owned by the business unit, they are more aligned to business needs than the current wave of mismatched ‘collaborative Web 2.0’ applications. Observations: These two economic factors will ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Tuesday, 28 August 2007 | Hits: 542
Conclusion: A new age for business applications is unfolding. Arguably, in 2008 applications are at a tipping point akin to that experienced in the early to mid-1990s, which was marked by the emergence of mature ERP technology and subsequent explosive sales growth. CIOs are urged to put applications firmly on their radar and begin acting upon their ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Saturday, 28 June 2008 | Hits: 385
Conclusion: Historically, operating systems and applications were the richest source of software vulnerabilities for attackers to exploit, but the problem organisations are now facing is that web browsers and plug-ins are being targeted; and this is a trend that will only increase in the near future. Internet-facing browsers are effectively part of ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Friday, 31 October 2008 | Hits: 501
... demand in the future. Although most organisations differentiate the "backbone" bandwidth, the "peer to peer" bandwidth, LAN bandwidth, and voice over IP bandwidth, from each other, demand on all networks should be assessed overall to forecast how an organisation should manage changes to its requirements. New applications also put pressure on existing ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Monday, 28 June 2004 | Hits: 391
Conclusion: BPM solutions essentially separate the business logic and activity flow from transaction management. The latest generation of software applications operate through two key components, which are: A relational database management system which stores and manages an organisation's business rules and provides an integrated orchestration ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Monday, 28 February 2005 | Hits: 389
The challenges facing the CIOs of midsize businesses are not expected to become easier. Continuing requirements to support the growth of their businesses by adding new offices, new applications and more staff mean that they have to increase the capabilities of the IT, probably without the benefit of increased staff and budgets. They will also have ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Friday, 31 December 2004 | Hits: 343