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... applications. Yet, if the right steps are taken, a reduced IT budget provides the ideal opportunity for decommissioning cost ineffective legacy systems and for refocusing attention on those applications that really matter. Observations: It is fairly common to allocate budgets to specific IT projects based on the needs and priorities articulated ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Saturday, 29 November 2008 | Hits: 486
Conclusion: Microsoft’s launch of Silverlight is premature. Yet even in its infancy and lack of integration with Microsoft’s product sets, Silverlight is an impressive technology. Development teams with .Net skills that are looking to port existing rich client applications to thin clients, or deploy mobile front-ends to existing applications, should ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Monday, 28 May 2007 | Hits: 424
Conclusion: One of the fundamental drivers of the Windows desktop Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is the tightly coupled “application installation” model used by the Windows operating system. Application virtualisation can eliminate many of the problems associated with this model, significantly reducing the time and effort to install and maintain applications. Since ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Monday, 28 May 2007 | Hits: 607
... at least all their non-differentiating applications running on remote shared SaaS-like sites. This will have a significant impact on the IT department and it’s CIO. Observations: The first use of the term ‘the perfect IT storm” was in the nineties when Y2K, ERP, the euro transition and the Internet hype unleashed almost unconstrained energy in the ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Monday, 28 April 2008 | Hits: 559
Conclusion: SOA is an increasingly common TLA (three letter acronym), and is often thought of as a new technology - and equated with Web Services. This does injustice to Service Oriented Architecture, a new software design concept that emerged from the need to easily integrate web based applications independent of their implementation technology. Hence ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2005 | Hits: 505
The growth of utility computing (UC) and utility infrastructure (UI) is both driving and being driven by open source software adoption. Leading utility IT vendors show that open source-based technologies and applications are now being considered or used to fill important product line gaps. At the same time, feedback from our customers indicates that ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Monday, 28 November 2005 | Hits: 412
... and if deep knowledge about the business is used to develop elegant, compact, and tailored specification languages for domain knowledge. This article is the final in a series of three on technologies and techniques that are leading to fundamental changes in the architectures used to construct software applications and software intensive devices. Observations: The ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | Hits: 459
Conclusion:Rather than developing their own systems, many Australasian organisations are adopting commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS) to implement or enhance their business applications. So strong are the perceived COTS benefits that US government agencies (including Defence agencies), in line with the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, are now mandating ...
Section: Content | Category: Articles | Date: Sunday, 28 October 2007 | Hits: 391
Conclusion: There is never a good time to break the legacy cycle. A significant number of the core systems used in large corporations today have a history that extends over two or three decades. New applications, implemented in modern technologies, often still require additional functionality to be added to legacy back-end systems. But new is not necessarily ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Sunday, 28 October 2007 | Hits: 477
The recent hullabaloo generated from Paul Graham’s essay “Microsoft is Dead” is a great indicator of the turbulent times we live in. In his article, Graham prophesied that Microsoft’s relevance to the IT industry would wane due to four factors: the rise Google, the advent of broadband, Web 2.0 applications, and the resurrection of Apple’s fortunes. Graham ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Monday, 28 May 2007 | Hits: 473