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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: 774
Conclusion: IT organisations wishing to migrate in-house services to public cloud should ensure that service providers understand the complexity of the in-house architecture candidate for cloud migration. This can be achieved by identifying the in-house service failure points within the legacy applications and their associated infrastructure. The service ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Saturday, 26 October 2013 | Hits: 715
Conclusion: Disaster recovery continues to be an issue for many clients. Approaches based on tape have a low cost benefit but often recovery takes too long to meet the business’ requirements. The popular new approach of replicating data to a secondary data centre enables rapid recovery but at a cost which is prohibitive for some applications or smaller ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Friday, 31 January 2014 | Hits: 1866
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: 215
Conclusion: Oracle’s vision is to become the leading IT Systems Vendor by creating a complete IT stack of hardware, middleware and applications. The objective is to reduce complexity, and to lower the total cost of ownership, though integration and optimisation across the entire stack. Oracle will retain Sun products that are both complete this Systems ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Sunday, 31 January 2010 | Hits: 494
... 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: 279
... 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: 381
Conclusion: Organisations typically discuss the selection of enterprise mobility development in terms of web-based applications versus native applications, which quickly leads to debates regarding cross-platform tools versus standardising on one platform, such as iOS or Windows10. This is entirely the wrong way to think about enterprise mobile application ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Wednesday, 02 September 2015 | Hits: 708
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: 672
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: 873