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There were only a few deals this month with one very interesting contract between Perpetual and Fujitsu which came through towards the end of the month. This contract is a complete, infrastructure agreement, which used to be quite common but now really stands out in the current environment where customers prefer to outsource to multiple, smaller vendors. ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Thursday, 23 August 2012 | Hits: 643
... consider migrating to a cloud environment (IaaS and/or SaaS) and get out of the business of owning and running their own IT infrastructure. Observations: In spite of major improvements in networking and remote server management, and the ready availability of high quality Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), many ANZ organisations still run their own ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Saturday, 26 February 2011 | Hits: 669
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: 699
Deals have increased this month, but more importantly, the deals are more interesting! Increased outsourcing in areas that support consumer-orientated functions (as opposed to just infrastructure or business support deals) is especially clear this month. Deal Table Date Supplier Summary 30/03/2012 Nuix ASIC ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Friday, 20 April 2012 | Hits: 706
Conclusion: Driving value from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) requires more than just a technical evaluation. IT Organisations must get clear understanding of the features and benefits of the billing model and how these are aligned to, and can be used to drive, the business’ objectives (e.g. faster time to solution, rapid scale-up and down, infrastructure ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Saturday, 31 August 2013 | Hits: 760
Conclusion: The recent attack on Google’s infrastructure (and resulting announcement by Google of the attack) has a number of important lessons for organisations which are also attacked by well-resourced hackers. These lessons are important and may not be immediately palatable to many, who would prefer to hush up an attack. Observations: On January ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Saturday, 30 January 2010 | Hits: 530
Conclusion: CIOs must keep all levels of management aware of the impact of extending the organisation’s reach and range1 of services. Whilst there are obvious benefits from the extension, business managers must understand that it brings with it increased application and IT infrastructure complexity2 and extra support costs. It also makes the organisation’s ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Thursday, 28 January 2010 | Hits: 561
Over the last 2 years I’ve been surprised to find a number of e-mail and file archive projects that had failed very badly. I say surprised because for most of my career I’ve worked on infrastructure implementations, and while they are complex and messy, they generally workout Ok in the end. After a few discussions with clients it dawned on me that ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Saturday, 22 May 2010 | Hits: 499
Conclusion: A decision to migrate an enterprises desktop operating environment from Microsoft Windows XP to Windows Vista in the near term, or to wait until Windows 7 is available and proven, is both technically and politically complex. The final decision depends heavily upon several key factors: the existing software and hardware infrastructure, Microsoft ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Monday, 29 June 2009 | Hits: 468
Conclusion: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is starting to be used in dev/test and production environments by many ANZ organisations. CIOs who get IaaS right will create significant benefits for their organisation, both in cost and agility, and greatly improve the perception of IT with their peers in the organisation. However, a general lack of ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Tuesday, 30 July 2013 | Hits: 698