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... customers to focus on applications, instead of infrastructure, in the hope they consume more Oracle software. IT executives should keep abreast of Oracle’s infrastructure innovations, as well as the competitors’, and be prepared to rethink their existing infrastructure approach if an Integrated System can create a significant new opportunity for the ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Friday, 28 October 2011 | Hits: 787
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: 986
... 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: 919
... 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: 886
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: 944
Conclusion: While many IT organisations believe that using public IaaS (e.g. AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google) to host business applications is a cost-effective strategy, the lack of IaaS usage planning will most likely increase consumption cost. IBRS recommends that IT organisations undertake a self-assessment of their usage management practices prior ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | Hits: 396
Conclusion: Organisations typically discuss the selection of enterprise mobility development in terms of web-based applications versus native applications, which quickly leads to debates regarding cross-platform tools versus standardising on one platform, such as iOS or Windows10. This is entirely the wrong way to think about enterprise mobile application ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Wednesday, 02 September 2015 | Hits: 854
Conclusion: While the concept of bundling and outsourcing of IT services is simple, its pricing regime based on dedicated devices available and not client applications processed, frustrates efforts to make IT costs transparent to business managers. Observations: To overcome this lack of transparency, clients typically require tenderers to bid for ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Friday, 31 October 2014 | Hits: 246
... service are emerging in four broad generations of deployment: Business process, work flow and customer service have morphed from document and transaction-centricity to augmentation by social networking and mobility applications, followed by increasing support from a conversational (Chat) model aided by interactive robotic speech, and in future, ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Saturday, 03 December 2016 | Hits: 535
... of the traditional enterprise data warehouse. Therefore, like the source code and configuration data underpinning transactional business applications, the raw data and algorithms of AI solutions must be managed by evolving DevOps practices towards a comprehensive “DataOps” model. Observations: Traditional application development practices have matured ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Saturday, 31 March 2018 | Hits: 86

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