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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: 949
... appeal to different types of organisations, and different applications. Due to the rate of maturation of these factors, CIOs should expect that an MDM platform deployment will have a shelf life of less than two years. Observations: The management and security of smartphones and tablets in an enterprise environment has been a popular topic across ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Saturday, 27 August 2011 | Hits: 852
... change how desktop refresh decisions are made. Instead, organisations should be creating an applications deployment strategy that looks not at devices and operating systems, but at ways in which to get the right applications in the right hands, no matter the device or OS. Observations: With the recent announcement of Microsoft Windows 81, and up ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Monday, 26 September 2011 | Hits: 717
... 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: 762
... 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: 732
... 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: 578
Conclusion: Today’s Windows centric desktop is based on 20 year old assumptions about devices and applications and is the result of years of sustained innovation. We are now at the point in the desktop innovation cycle where incremental change no longer adds business value and the business is reluctant to fund upgrades. This was clearly demonstrated ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | Hits: 1575
Conclusion: One of IT organisations’ objectives must be to reduce the total service cost of legacy applications by migrating them to a Cloud environment. However, achievement of the desired success largely lies in limiting the scope variations of Application-as-a-Service contracts and controlling the hidden cost drivers. This requires leveraging the ...
Section: Content | Category: As a Service | Date: Saturday, 03 December 2016 | Hits: 1353
Conclusion: Organisations considering applications migration to a Cloud service provider may lack the experience to understand potential risks or how to select a service provider. This may result in budget overrun or inability to meet business needs. While planning to engage a service provider, a “Plan B” (to invoke in case of failure) is needed to ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Wednesday, 03 August 2016 | Hits: 975
Conclusion: While the increased adoption of public IaaS1 can reduce cost and simplify technology procurement challenges, IaaS does not meet all IT organisations’ sourcing requirements such as legacy applications maintenance and IT service management. Hence, IT organisations are left with no alternative but to use multiple service providers to satisfy ...
Section: Content | Category: As a Service | Date: Thursday, 02 June 2016 | Hits: 325