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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: 435
... 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: 199
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: 128
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: 137
... 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: 166
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: 200
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: 544
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: 422
Conclusion: With the local availability of VMware’s Infrastructure as a Service (vCloud Air), all Australian VMware customers should consider it for self-service dev/test environments, virtual desktops, and more importantly DR as a Service (DRaaS). Savvy CIOs will use low risk, low cost practical experiments to develop in-house skills and experience ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Sunday, 31 May 2015 | Hits: 702
Conclusion: Before embarking on a virtual desktop project examine the major factors in delivering a virtual desktop rather than immediately focusing on a technical evaluation of Citrix vs. VMware. This should include use cases, service model (i. e., Cloud, Managed Service Provider or Build, Own, Run) and infrastructure model (i. e., Desktop-as-a-service, ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Wednesday, 03 December 2014 | Hits: 479