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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: 862
... 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: 697
... 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: 688
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: 845
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: 762
Conclusion: With IT infrastructure having gone through major changes in the last five years, due to virtualisation and cloud technologies, organisations should challenge their assumptions about storage, and evolve their strategy prior to the next major storage acquisition. Rather than assume the current networked storage centric strategy is the right ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Thursday, 26 September 2013 | Hits: 742
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: 380
Conclusion: Application developers and IT Managers have become enthusiastic adopters of Cloud due to the apparent large cost savings and short development time compared to using internal infrastructure when prototyping projects. However, they are often unaware of the cost impact of their choice of Cloud resources on the operational delivery of their ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Friday, 01 July 2016 | Hits: 568
... 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: 282
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: 515