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... 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: 869
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: 936
... 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: 592
... to WOC appliances will become increasingly important: as WOC capabilities get baked into application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs); and as organisations move towards web applications, which will require their own accelerators. Observations:The WAN optimisation (aka WAN Optimisation Controller, or WOC) market is currently dominated by physical ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Tuesday, 27 April 2010 | Hits: 562
... 2. understand your applications portfolio; 3. develop principles for rationalisation; 4. assess opportunities for rationalisation; and 5. rationalise. Observations: Many organisations in Australia and New Zealand are being asked to “do more with less”. It is therefore a good time to consider the many disparate benefits and advantages that can result ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Friday, 23 August 2013 | Hits: 793
Conclusion: the adoption of Cloud-based applications and data, the proliferation of mobile devices (i.e. Smartphones and Tablets) and the increased interest in BYOD is driving a radical change in end user computing. The old device-centric model, based on a stateful Windows desktop, is being replaced by an application-centric model where device state ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Friday, 01 May 2015 | Hits: 828
Conclusion: IT organisations wishing to migrate in-house services to public cloud should ensure that service providers understand the complexity of the in-house architecture candidate for cloud migration. This can be achieved by identifying the in-house service failure points within the legacy applications and their associated infrastructure. The service ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Saturday, 26 October 2013 | Hits: 733
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: 362
Conclusion: AI includes a very broad range of technologies being applied in virtually all industries. AI is being used in new stand-alone services like real-time language translation1 or extensions of existing common IT applications such as the increasing use of chatbots in contact centres or recommendation engines in digital marketing. This means ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Wednesday, 03 January 2018 | Hits: 203
... in functionality including mobile applications, enhanced reporting and analytics, and better integration tools. Observations: Increased demand for customer data has created a significant growth in CRM software capability and the number of CRM vendors providing options. Whilst there are over 150 CRM vendors within Australia, IBRS has observed two ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Wednesday, 03 January 2018 | Hits: 181

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