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Conclusion: In recent months several Tier-1 Australian and New Zealand vendors have announced, and in some cases delivered, locally hosted Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)1. These announcements will reduce Business and IT Executives’ perception of the risk of adopting IaaS, and result in greater interest in using cloud as a “lower cost alternative” ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Sunday, 31 October 2010 | Hits: 580
... on a communication link between subsystems, the software wrappers enable the reconfiguration by replacing or augmenting the protocols they use. 2 "Selecting a Software as a Service Solution – The ‘SaaSability’ Questionnaire", IBRS, March 2007 3 "Working with MSPs: accept your ticky-tackiness and then outsource it", IBRS, October 2007 ...
Section: Content | Category: Articles | Date: Sunday, 28 October 2007 | Hits: 418
... Advisory Board as a Service Owner and as a more permanent member of the CAB. Next Steps: Coordination between IT and Cloud providers is critical to ensure that beneficial changes can be made with minimum disruption to IT services and business operations. To develop a comprehensive plan, organisations can take a number of steps: Review all ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Monday, 23 June 2014 | Hits: 807
... one to one outsourcing engagements Infrastructure/Software/Everything as a Service Private cloud service development and deployment Provision of application outsourcing has been an historical weakness of both HP and EDS. Since acquisition the combined entity has fallen further behind its traditional competition of Accenture and IBM, and ...
Section: Content | Category: Vendors | Date: Friday, 29 April 2011 | Hits: 874
... major operational incident. Next Steps Review all currently running initiatives and projects that are associated with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Web Services, or Software as a Service (SaaS) from the perspective of their objectives and their projected time horizons. Ensure that the objectives with respect to service orientation are aligned, ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2007 | Hits: 477
... their limitations, and the likely impact on traditional IT groups is essential for any organisation that is engaged with, or considering being engaged with cloud services – which is everyone. Observations: Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, such as SalesForce, NetSuite, Google Apps, DropBox, etc. have passed the point of being seen as ‘risky’ ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Wednesday, 31 July 2013 | Hits: 781
... of the Cloud – ‘Everything as a Service’. Traditionally, executives and managers within organisations have been valued, whether directly or indirectly, on the size of their operations, staff numbers and total budget or in short – What they control within the organisation. When looking at new initiatives or strategic planning, one of the first questions ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | Hits: 537
... model Many vendors operate a pricing model that depends on the level of usage of the system, i.e. some version of pay as you go. Whilst pay-as-you-go pricing is used by some Software as a Service solutions, the classical approach of yearly cost-per-seat or per-user is still common practice. Usage pattern Determined by specific ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Tuesday, 26 November 2013 | Hits: 665
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: 715
... asset management is currently being positioned in Australia. The latest incarnation of Software Asset Management promoted by vendors is ‘SAM as a service’. This term Cloud-washes SAM in such a way as to make it seem all too easy. It makes it someone else’s problem. To quote one salesperson, “SAM in the Cloud only takes five minutes to set up!” In ...
Section: Content | Category: Vendors | Date: Wednesday, 01 October 2014 | Hits: 397