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Conclusion: There are two ways to implement SharePoint: as an enabler of departmental point solutions, or as a set infrastructure components for collaborative knowledge management. Organisations looking to implement SharePoint for collaborative knowledge management must possess skills well beyond those needed for departmental solution implementations. ...
Section: Content | Category: Vendors | Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2007 | Hits: 579
... IT systems and infrastructure integration, rarely makes the headlines. What is important in mergers or acquisitions is they be implemented with no unplanned business disruptions and, if likely they are likely to occur, stakeholders (staff, suppliers, clients and legislators) alerted well in advance, Similarly it is important, after the disruption has ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Monday, 28 January 2008 | Hits: 437
... 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: 530
In April 2006 I discussed the turn around in this company’s fortunes due to the unprecedented resources boom1 and the significant increase in large infrastructure upgrade projects. This growth is rapidly increasing and we are currently winning an average of one project a week. The latest large Joint Venture project to come our way is the $1.88 billion ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Thursday, 28 September 2006 | Hits: 345
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: 420
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: 562
Conclusion: Over the next 7 years the typical commodity IT infrastructure1 will be ‘reinvented’ from today’s network of independent servers and storage into a unified computing resource that looks and behaves remarkably like the old mainframe. This new infrastructure will blend the best attributes from each architecture to create a highly agile, robust ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Monday, 28 April 2008 | Hits: 480
... tempted by a vendor offer for a migration evaluation, it is essential that the scope and limitations of the model used by the vendor to build their conclusions includes meaningful measures of business benefit rather than just infrastructure cost savings. Conclusion: The ongoing war for market share in the server platform market will continue ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Saturday, 28 May 2005 | Hits: 410
The growth of utility computing (UC) and utility infrastructure (UI) is both driving and being driven by open source software adoption. Leading utility IT vendors show that open source-based technologies and applications are now being considered or used to fill important product line gaps. At the same time, feedback from our customers indicates that ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Monday, 28 November 2005 | Hits: 412
Last month I discussed the issues we are experiencing with the unprecedented growth of the business and the challenges of servicing this growth efficiently. In the short period of time since that article we have been faced with serious infrastructure problems. Last month I discussed the issues we are experiencing with the unprecedented growth ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Saturday, 28 October 2006 | Hits: 353