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Conclusion: IT organisations adopting IT-as-a-Service strategies tend to acquire the best of breed services from the market instead of building them in-house. This leads to increased adoption of multi-sourced services, whereby reliable governance processes are critical success factors to realise the desired business benefits in a timely and cost-effective ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Sunday, 31 May 2015 | Hits: 613
... business units to realise the business benefits anticipated from IT solutions Footnotes: Refer to IBRS publication “Running IT as a Service Part 2” By Wissam Raffoul Refer to IBRS publication “Running IT as a Service Part 4. By Wissam Raffoul Refer to IBRS publication “Running IT as a Service Part 12. By Wissam Raffoul ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Wednesday, 02 December 2015 | Hits: 439
... services to reduce costs, lift productivity and develop better services.” The Cloud Policy has a strong focus on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) at the expense of other, more promising Cloud alternatives such as SaaS and Business Process as a Service (BPaaS). The Policy does not address key areas such as Cloud architecture, workforce planning, ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Friday, 01 May 2015 | Hits: 535
... its sources for a successful transition Continuous regression testing when new versions of SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions are being implemented Continuous availability of functional upgrades and program fixes (patches) are placing an added testing workload burden on staff Maintaining the testing status of multiple versions ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Monday, 02 November 2015 | Hits: 354
... component. Ideally, this component should have a rights library managed as a service by a dedicated partner. Vendors include: LANDesk and Flexera being the two notable vendors in this space. Software Deployment: Self-service desktop will require installation of software across a variety of different devices and via a variety of different delivery mechanisms ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Wednesday, 01 October 2014 | Hits: 471
... future costs from a Cloud vendor. A vital factor for regulated organisations, and those with risk aware boards, is the transparency of a Cloud vendor in providing information that will help assure a client that the Cloud vendor has service delivery maturity. When viewed through the lens of “IT as a service”, mature risk management and assurance of ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Thursday, 02 June 2016 | Hits: 428
Conclusion: The options for processing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) range from on premises to managed services to public Cloud to SaaS (Software as a Service). The attributes of all the solutions, including the risks, costs and benefits, can appear overwhelming and may persuade risk averse senior management to make an expedient decision and keep ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Sunday, 01 January 2017 | Hits: 684
... commit to a predetermined minimum load will see a discount steep enough to eliminate the premium paid for the Azure Canberra Regions’ extra security. Next Steps: The new Azure Canberra Regions should be considered for all public sector organisations looking to expand their usage of hyper-scale cloud services, and Platform as a Service. Increasingly, ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Saturday, 14 April 2018 | Hits: 80
... based settings. Culture change. Flexibility as normal Home-office working Corporate network upgrades Working at home permitted but not encouraged Cloud: IT as a service Applies differently for different roles Virtual mobility for all. Paperless office. Virtual collaboration. High Focus on resource and travel ...
Section: Content | Category: Workplace Innovation | Date: Friday, 01 May 2015 | Hits: 850
Conclusion: CIOs must avoid being swept up by the hype concerning SaaS (Software as a Service) and approach each business case on its merits. While the immediate net benefits may be appealing, it is important to evaluate whether the long-term benefits are sustainable and the risks manageable before entering into a service contract. Observations: ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Saturday, 23 November 2013 | Hits: 770

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