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... 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: 755
... 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: 919
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: 538
Conclusion: Traditional approaches to web application performance optimisation have focused on the physical network infrastructure, WAN optimisation, and to a lesser extent application development. As web applications become mainstream, the complex issue of ensuring they remain responsive has received increased attention. Web application performance ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Monday, 31 May 2010 | Hits: 684
... when business-oriented decisions are made which could have flow-on or unpredictable effects on IT infrastructure and strategies.Deal Table Date Supplier Summary 12/02/2014 Presence of IT Affinity Education has engaged Presence of IT to establish a Cloud-based payroll solution. 13/02/2014 Fujitsu The ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Thursday, 20 February 2014 | Hits: 590
Conclusion: It has become common for IT staff to refer to their on-premises virtualised infrastructure as a Cloud. The unchallenged assumption is that their on-premises environment is as good as a Public Cloud (aka IaaS) and provides the same benefits. IT Executives and Enterprise Architects need to un-collapse these two concepts and recognise that ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Saturday, 28 December 2013 | Hits: 719
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: 568
... and customer awareness and desire to access these new technologies can transform internal infrastructures and how IT service providers must respond positively to these demands. IT service providers catering to these new needs need to address issues such as internal support systems, protocols and IT decision-making and make significant increases in ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Friday, 22 November 2013 | Hits: 638
... cost reduction initiatives. IT organisations should revive the enterprise architecture practice by delivering IT-as-a-Service with an outward focus targeting business, information, applications, and infrastructure domains. This will increase IT organisations’ credibility to become key players in business transformation projects. Observations: Enterprise ...
Section: Content | Category: As a Service | Date: Monday, 01 February 2016 | Hits: 326
... ecosystems for critical national infrastructure. The timing of this new infrastructure coincides with The Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill introduced to the Lower House in December last year, and passed by the Senate late last week. Observations: In August 2017, Microsoft announced it was establishing two Azure Regions1 within Canberra using ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Saturday, 14 April 2018 | Hits: 80

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