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... projects where the decision is being made to preserve legacy systems using back-up infrastructure techniques at the application and/or database level without any reference to regulatory records management requirements. Many legacy systems were not designed with a long-term view of key business records and information they capture and generate, nor ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Monday, 02 October 2017 | Hits: 286
Conclusion: IBRS’ finding is that prominent Cloud marketplaces (CMPs) such as AWS Marketplace1, Microsoft Azure2, Google Cloud Platform3 and IBM Bluemix4 are gaining traction as alternatives to conventional enterprise ICT infrastructure and services sourcing. Given the state of maturity of these marketplaces, they are currently only useful for quickly ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Saturday, 02 September 2017 | Hits: 386
Conclusion: Paying for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) which is kept on-premises, but paid for on an Opex model rather than as a Capex outlay, is often positioned as ‘Cloud-like’. There can be use cases and specific workloads where this model makes sense and does give some advantages to the organisation. However, on-premises management of an organisation’s ...
Section: Content | Category: Vendors | Date: Saturday, 06 May 2017 | Hits: 191
... planning new Cloud initiatives for late 2017 or early 2018 may consider Google a viable option for enterprise Cloud infrastructure, though it will take another 12 months for Google’s local partner network to mature. Observations: Dr Joe Sweeney, advisor with IBRS, attended Google Next 2017, held in San Francisco in March 2017. During this conference, ...
Section: Content | Category: Vendors | Date: Tuesday, 04 April 2017 | Hits: 214
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: 592
... 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: 306
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: 451
... 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: 629
Conclusion: The recent attack on Google’s infrastructure (and resulting announcement by Google of the attack) has a number of important lessons for organisations which are also attacked by well-resourced hackers. These lessons are important and may not be immediately palatable to many, who would prefer to hush up an attack. Observations: On January ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Saturday, 30 January 2010 | Hits: 586
Conclusion: this month, vendor collaborations for both development and education have been prominent. With increasingly complex IT environments and multiple vendors providing a range of services, it is necessary to understand the flow-on effects of adding new systems to technology infrastructure as well as possess resolutions to difficulties which can ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Sunday, 01 March 2015 | Hits: 448

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