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... 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: 728
Conclusion: Organisations looking at building enterprise mobile applications too often put the device selection and coding tools selection as their primary concerns. Instead, organisations should be focusing on identifying the mobility architectures need to support business strategy. Technological priorities then become identification of broad mobile ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Friday, 31 May 2013 | Hits: 839
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: 720
... 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: 539
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: 618
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: 1498
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: 199
This month, there has been a lot of discussion around mobile technologies and BYOD practices. What’s especially interesting is a shift in focus from actual technology adoption and reasons for growth in this area, to the need for systems and solutions that can support the adoption of these devices, including device management systems and applications, ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Thursday, 22 November 2012 | Hits: 639
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: 789
... 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: 586