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Widely-available, relatively cheap technology is catching up with the long-standing desire of end-users and businesses to use and pay for technology as demand arises, rather than them being forced to buy entire software packages or infrastructure, and then use just a small percentage of the overall capability. At the same time, user business environments ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Monday, 28 November 2005 | Hits: 434
Several years ago I was in the UK visiting construction companies to discuss and understand their major drivers and issues in their deployment of strategic IT infrastructure. In one company I talked to an Information Systems Manager who was most insistent that unless total user sponsorship and involvement in the analysis, selection/development and implementation ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Saturday, 28 May 2005 | Hits: 331
Conclusion: Riding on the coat tails of Server Virtualisation1, Virtual Desktops have become one of the hottest infrastructure topics of 2008. Vendors promote Virtual Desktops as a desktop replacement that eliminates the common concerns of a traditional full desktop, i.e., high cost, complex management, slow provisioning, security, inflexible etc. Unfortunately ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Thursday, 28 February 2008 | Hits: 621
The changes that are currently being driven through the business are having an interesting affect on how Information Technology is being viewed. As it becomes more and more apparent that the changes required rely in the main on IT to deliver the appropriate infrastructure, it becomes equally apparent that there are insufficient IT resources to do so ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Wednesday, 28 December 2005 | Hits: 399
... telecommunications infrastructure is a distant and unattainable dream. We generally try to service these sites through satellite connections which tend to be both expensive and slow, and generally cannot provide the required level of service. This is changing slowly however, and we are trialing both Telstra and Optus products with a view to implementing ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Friday, 31 October 2003 | Hits: 419
Conclusion: When executive decision makers review business cases and observe a ‘J' curve investment pattern, it generates immediate doubts regarding the project's value. On the other hand, ‘S' curves, which represent competitive advantage or increasing profit, generate enthusiastic responses. Unfortunately, too many IT infrastructure business cases ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Monday, 28 March 2005 | Hits: 299
Conclusion: CIOs, because they have a cross enterprise perspective, are ideally positioned to champion the institutionalising of benefits management practices and demonstrate how to do it by corroborating the benefits from IT Infrastructure investment. Observations: Is the CIO responsible for realising the benefits from IT-related investment or ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Thursday, 28 November 2002 | Hits: 508
... costs now comparable to server acquisition costs, Infrastructure Managers must look at optimising data centre energy efficiency. In the last 18 months, many hardware vendors have jumped on the Green IT bandwagon to try and differentiate their offerings in a rapidly commodifying market. IT organisations must carefully evaluate vendors’ claims to separate ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Saturday, 28 July 2007 | Hits: 526
Conclusion: Server virtualisation will continue to be one of the most important IT infrastructure trends for the next few years. However, the same cannot be said of storage virtualisation which is poorly defined, poorly understood and not widely used. Infrastructure managers must understand the realities of storage virtualisation, learn to separate ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Tuesday, 28 August 2007 | Hits: 416
Conclusion: Since the announcement by VMware of the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) initiative there has been a strong resurgence in interest in Thin Desktops. While there is a business case for a Thin Desktop, the benefits are often overhyped and it is not the universal panacea for desktop deployment as portrayed by some vendors. While nearly ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Friday, 28 September 2007 | Hits: 558