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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: 1602
Conclusion: While the concept of bundling and outsourcing of IT services is simple, its pricing regime based on dedicated devices available and not client applications processed, frustrates efforts to make IT costs transparent to business managers. Observations: To overcome this lack of transparency, clients typically require tenderers to bid for ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Friday, 31 October 2014 | Hits: 231
Conclusion: Once an organisation decides its on-premises IT infrastructure model must be transformed into a Hybrid Cloud model the important question becomes “how is this best achieved?” While Cloud Native applications and Dev/Test infrastructure are the typical first steps they do not address the Enterprise applications that are central to most enterprises. An ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Friday, 02 January 2015 | Hits: 833
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: 802
Conclusion: A high dependence on a small range of technologies can reveal and extend weaknesses in marketing strategies. Coupled with the development of mobile applications to enhance their brands, marketers have moved to one-to-one communications which entails relatively increasing marginal costs because the efficiencies of scale are discounted. The ...
Section: Content | Category: eCommerce | Date: Saturday, 01 August 2015 | Hits: 705
... devices, netbooks, game consoles and so on) increase, and as consumers become increasingly technology savvy, users are caring less about the operating system and more about the overall ‘usability’ and ‘experience’ of the applications on the devices, which are provided by user interface layers that reside above the operating system. While operating systems ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2009 | Hits: 458
... 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: 487
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: 394
... 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: 296
... and use their own devices (and in some cases their own applications) while those responsible for information governance seamlessly maintain control over the organisation’s enterprise information, privacy and security. Observations: Over the next few years, digital disruption will present a significant challenge to existing IT departments. They will ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Monday, 02 November 2015 | Hits: 406