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Conclusion: The ERP finance system is one of an organisation’s critical IT applications that can benefit or constrict operations. It is the backbone system that underpins how an organisation interacts with customers and suppliers, and manages day-to-day transactions and business operations. It is the CEO and CFO’s key business tool used to make business ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Saturday, 02 December 2017 | Hits: 193
Conclusion: Preparing the modern business for Cloud requires a common computing and networking infrastructure with new Cloud architectures converging with data centres over a hybrid of both direct Cloud connections and traditional wide area networking. Organisations must begin by conducting a “triage” of their applications into three networking categories: ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Monday, 02 October 2017 | Hits: 348
... mind mapping and encourage employees to utilise this proven technique, then it should manage the rollout like it would for any other major new initiative. A specific training program needs to be utilised, and if software is to be used to enable collaboration via Mind Maps, the organisation will need to determine an approach and evaluate potential applications ...
Section: Content | Category: Promotion | Date: Monday, 02 October 2017 | Hits: 341
... and conveniently locating and obtaining ICT infrastructure and microservices for use in low-risk small scale pilots or trials. As wider take-up is underway with larger applications being adopted through AWS and Azure organisations should begin to prepare for a shift in the viability of enterprise-level solutions. Our caution is that CMPs will not ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Saturday, 02 September 2017 | Hits: 388
... and adding a robotic overlay is a total waste of resources. Basic RPA applications do not need IT coding and can reduce repetitive tasks and improve accuracy. In more complex situations, use of RPA platforms and tools relies on leveraging IT systems integration in providing robotic aid to human intuitive decision-making. Observations: RPA Market ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Sunday, 01 January 2017 | Hits: 643
... 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: 495
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: 1377
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: 1004
Conclusion: This month, there has been a particular focus on service-based Cloud offerings. As this market matures, there are increased concerns regarding vulnerabilities that arise when using evolving environments without adopting new enabling tools and processes to support a shift. Approaches, such as retaining legacy applications in a new ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Sunday, 31 January 2016 | Hits: 344
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: 387

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