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... 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: 900
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: 530
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: 671
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: 711
... organisations. An emerging third approach is to use Cloud infrastructure (IaaS) as a warm standby. This is attractive both in terms of cost and recovery time and can also be used as a strategic stepping stone for adopting IaaS. Observations: Most organisations are completely dependent on IT systems for their day-to-day operations1 and ongoing viability. ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Friday, 31 January 2014 | Hits: 1879
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: 561
... 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: 579
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: 471
... and efficient data storage solutions, IT infrastructure architects must collaborate with their information and data management colleagues to identify the demographics of data being managed1; they must then select storage solutions that optimise data capture, storage, distribution and access based on these characteristics, not simply by volume. Observations: ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Saturday, 02 December 2017 | Hits: 268
Conclusion: Preparing the modern business for Cloud requires a common computing and networking infrastructure with new Cloud architectures converging with data centres over a hybrid of both direct Cloud connections and traditional wide area networking. Organisations must begin by conducting a “triage” of their applications into three networking categories: ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Monday, 02 October 2017 | Hits: 348

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