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Conclusion: Moving from today’s Layered Component model to an Integrated Systems model of IT infrastructure will bring many benefits such as lower operational costs and a more agile infrastructure. However there will be many challenges in undertaking this change, and at the top of the list is the IT infrastructure inertia created by people’s resistance ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Friday, 26 February 2010 | Hits: 517
Conclusion: Traditional on-premises approaches to infrastructure can create unnecessary costs, risks and bottlenecks. This is particularly a problem for projects delivering new systems that have a high-risk (i. e., uncertain benefits, functionality, capacity) which are often associated with innovation and digital strategies. IT organisations should ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Saturday, 02 January 2016 | Hits: 430
Conclusion: Determining how to exploit emerging technology, while managing technology for legacy systems, is increasing the span of control of the IT Infrastructure manager. Because the application systems often cross technology eras, as set out in the diagram below, the role of IT Infrastructure has become more complex, intellectually challenging and ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Monday, 28 August 2006 | Hits: 524
Conclusion:Despite the challenging economic climate, the data centre is a hive of activity with many organisations taking a strong interest in consolidating the data centre and running it as a shared service. Savvy manager will take the current economic slowdown as an opportunity to rationalise, consolidate and optimise the existing data centre infrastructure ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Wednesday, 29 April 2009 | Hits: 500
Conclusion: For an organisation to gain maximum benefit from IT infrastructure being built with new technology there needs to be a corresponding change in the approach to the management of this infrastructure. Infrastructure management needs to move from a “build to order” to a “factory” type approach, where infrastructure services are supplied, as ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Sunday, 28 January 2007 | Hits: 411
... larger infrastructure projects are undertaken by Joint Ventures, Consortiums or Alliances allowing a consolidation of the different skills various partner companies can bring to a project. We have had considerable success in these areas delivering a number As I mentioned last month this company has procured preferred contractor status on the $2.2 ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Sunday, 28 May 2006 | Hits: 324
Conclusion: Over the last 10 years the IT applications and infrastructure in many organisations has rapidly evolved forcing IT departments to implement a variety of new technologies. In many cases this has resulted in technology silos that are complex, difficult to maintain and costly to extend. To support the business through the next 10 years, IT ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Sunday, 28 January 2007 | Hits: 522
With a number of significant IT projects either completed or well under way we are now turning our attention to improving the quality of the service we deliver to the company. With our IT infrastructure becoming increasingly mission critical it is essential that we constantly review and ensure the provision of the appropriate level of IT resource to ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Thursday, 28 August 2003 | Hits: 492
Conclusion: After 5 years of tight IT budgets many IT infrastructure components are reaching the end of their economic life and recent surveys suggest IT organisations intend to begin refreshing key systems this year. The path of least resistance is to replace these components with new items, staying with the “status quo”. However this may not be the ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Tuesday, 28 February 2006 | Hits: 436
Conclusion: In today’s business climate in which discretionary capital is scarce, CIOs, or equivalent, need to be confident and able to convince the Executive they can deliver the benefits expected in proposals to invest in IT Infrastructure1. To meet the needs of stakeholders when real time services are at stake, the arguments must be compelling and ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Saturday, 28 December 2002 | Hits: 562