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... 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: 703
... 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: 746
... 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: 717
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: 922
... 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: 833
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: 337
... and applications has not been an intuitive choice for most enterprises but the supporting evidence for its value has built rapidly as seen in DreamLab. This case shows the power of using intensely popular smartphones to aggregate processing to solve supercomputer-scale problems. It also shows that an enterprise Data Centre is not the only place to ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Thursday, 02 June 2016 | Hits: 216
... to address the new applications’ unique requirements for appropriate security, resilient architecture, and elevated service level standards. Observations: Most organisations are re-engineering their products, services and processes to respond to digital disruption. However, most IT organisations are still using their traditional ITIL Release Management ...
Section: Content | Category: As a Service | Date: Saturday, 02 January 2016 | Hits: 436
Conclusion: The high-risk and high-reward Agile approach for systems development enabled many organisations to respond quickly to changing management strategies and yielded significant productivity benefits, according to a 2015 survey1. However the same survey found not everyone has been so successful, as lack of experience in using the Agile approach, ...
Section: Content | Category: Workplace Innovation | Date: Friday, 22 April 2016 | Hits: 302
... cost reduction initiatives. IT organisations should revive the enterprise architecture practice by delivering IT-as-a-Service with an outward focus targeting business, information, applications, and infrastructure domains. This will increase IT organisations’ credibility to become key players in business transformation projects. Observations: Enterprise ...
Section: Content | Category: As a Service | Date: Monday, 01 February 2016 | Hits: 240