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Conclusion: A decision to migrate an enterprise’s desktop operating environment from Microsoft Windows XP to Windows Vista in the near term, or to wait until Windows 7 is available, is both technically and politically complex. The final decision depends heavily upon many interrelated IT infrastructure factors, as well as business issues, not in the ...
Section: Content | Category: Vendors | Date: Wednesday, 29 April 2009 | Hits: 527
... minimising the relevance of in-house IT, from hardware right up to operating systems and higher-level infrastructure software. Enterprise application vendors such as SAP1 and Salesforce.com are pulling in the same direction. To avoid sunk IT costs and a dangerous level of technology lock-in, any further developments of in-house architectures and applications ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Tuesday, 28 June 2011 | Hits: 846
Conclusion: VMware’s vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) is the beginning of the end of the modular storage market. While built for the low end of the market, the VSA will scale-up over time and disrupt the modular storage market. The key benefits of the VSA in a VMware cluster are: lower infrastructure complexity, lower capital costs, greater workload ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2011 | Hits: 835
Conclusion: Oracle will continue to excel in the Application, Middleware and Database markets, but it also intends to radically transform and simplify IT infrastructure. Oracle’s strategy is to eliminate complexity, create significantly greater business value and reduce infrastructure costs using an Integrated Systems approach. The objective is to enable ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Friday, 28 October 2011 | Hits: 753
... agility. However, this does mean that organisations with on-premises Exchange infrastructure will benefit from a move to the cloud at this time. Observations: Although a mainstay for years, both GroupWise and Notes are dated and increasingly difficult to support, especially for organisations looking to embrace a mobile workforce. Even though Microsoft ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Wednesday, 23 February 2011 | Hits: 680
... 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: 678
Conclusion: especially interesting this month was Datacom’s and the Department of Health’s infrastructure and support services agreement. In particular the service provision model which is outcomes-based with a consumption-based pricing model. These types of agreements highlight the demand for arrangements which are more transparent in order to reduce ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Friday, 01 May 2015 | Hits: 535
Conclusion: Cloud architectures offer a vast array of possibilities that are not an option for organisations limited to conventional IT solutions. Do not let infrastructure people convince the organisation they can match Cloud capabilities solely using legacy in-house resources Observations: Many organisations with long-term investments in ICT systems ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Tuesday, 01 March 2016 | Hits: 345
Conclusion: This month has seen a number of large and high value outsourcing agreements. The Manchester United/Epson contract renewal was especially interesting and indicative of increased flexibility when vendors and buyers establish outsourcing agreements. Epson will continue to provide IT infrastructure and obtain advertising rights from Manchester ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | Hits: 428
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: 474