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... servers to create an agile, utility-like infrastructure that is better aligned to the business’s needs. Leading IT organisations use virtualised infrastructure, based on virtual x86 servers (generally VMware) and networked storage, to decouple workloads and data from the underlying hardware. This enables new infrastructure capabilities that better ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Monday, 28 August 2006 | Hits: 596
Conclusion: Infrastructure Consolidation has been a hot topic since the IT downturn in 2001/2. Unfortunately, this topic has been hijacked by IT vendors and used as justification for purchasing their latest high-end technology. To date most consolidation efforts have been technology projects with poorly defined goals that rarely go beyond implementing ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2005 | Hits: 508
Conclusion: With the maturing of Server Virtualisation on industry standard (X86) and RISC/Unix servers, all IT organisations should evaluate its role in optimising IT infrastructure. See IBRS research note “Infrastructure Consolidation: Avoiding the vendor squeeze” October-05). The recommend strategy is to start by using server virtualisation to ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Monday, 28 November 2005 | Hits: 653
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Conclusion: Outsourcing remains a core service delivery model for a significant number of Australian firms. As outsourcing evolves to encompass cloud based services alongside traditional infrastructure outsourcing and managed services relationships, options for the CIO have increased rapidly. Observations: IBRS recently interviewed 15 leading Australian ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | Hits: 711
... risks; and reduces the time to deliver a working solution. To make this paradigm shift most organisations will need to change the kind of relationship they have with their infrastructure vendors from a purely transactional supplier to a long term strategic partner. For many IT, and vendor staff, this will be a difficult and traumatic transition. Observations: ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Tuesday, 27 September 2011 | Hits: 900
Conclusion: For most organisations, especially SME, it’s time to let go of your IT infrastructure. Owning and operating your own hardware was once a necessary part of using IT for a competitive advantage, however it is now an unnecessary burden that reduces agility, creates significant risks and impacts long term sustainability. CIOs should not be ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Wednesday, 27 February 2013 | Hits: 1987
Conclusion: IT Infrastructure has undergone a major transformation in the last five years yet many organisations cling to their old practices and are unsure how to proceed. As Jeff Smith, former CIO of Suncorp recently said, most organisations are not limited by skills, people or money, but by what they think is possible! To harvest the benefits of ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | Hits: 271
Conclusion: Sustained investment in IT Infrastructure is critical for the delivery of services to clients and delivering business efficiencies. Without continued investment service quality will deteriorate, operational incidents occur more frequently and the organisation’s network put at risk from unwanted intrusions. To convince senior management ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Wednesday, 02 September 2015 | Hits: 1819