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Conclusion: Storage capacity growth rates have accelerated from a historical average of 30% to more than 50%, ensuring that data management and storage remains one of the key IT infrastructure issues though 2012. However, as the total storage capacity for unstructured data rapidly overtakes that for structured data, simply adding more storage capacity ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Thursday, 28 June 2007 | Hits: 428
Regularly reviewing the quality and maturity of the IT service management processes in an organisation through a comparison with a comprehensive set of consolidated best practices provided by the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) will provide an understanding of where improvements can be implemented and where investments can be made which will ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Monday, 28 May 2007 | Hits: 322
... 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: 427
Since the turn of the decade IT infrastructure has undergone an incredible transformation driven by the rapid commoditisation of servers, storage and operating systems. In the last 10 years relatively expensive high-end proprietary servers have given way to cheap but powerful commodity servers. In the same period expensive and inflexible internal storage ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Thursday, 28 February 2008 | Hits: 449
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: 341
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: 567
... ask IT Architects and Infrastructure Managers why they are not using Microsoft’s virtualisation products. To prepare for this onslaught IT professionals must understand both Microsoft’s strategy for shifting the goal-posts, and how to deal with it, and the strengths and weaknesses of Microsoft’s new hypervisor. Observations: As noted in “Gold Fever: ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Saturday, 28 June 2008 | Hits: 499
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: 406
Utility Computing is gaining higher levels of customer interest and acceptance, amid significant investments by systems vendors to build on their individual "brand" (e.g., Adaptive Enterprise, On Demand, Real Time Infrastructure) and the resulting cacophony of terms, definitions, and strategic directions. However, there still remain several crucial ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Sunday, 28 May 2006 | Hits: 469
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: 342