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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: 415
... 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: 270
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: 556
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: 66
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: 102
... 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: 181
This month, the Lufthansa/IBM infrastructure outsourcing agreement, valued at $1.25B was particularly significant. These “big bang” outsourcing agreements have pared back the past few years because of difficulties associated with long-term contracts, such as vendor lock-in and expense, especially when project objectives are not met and client/vendor ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Wednesday, 03 December 2014 | Hits: 261
Conclusion: HP’s split into two companies is more important as a sign of the dramatic changes in the IT infrastructure market than the impact it will have on HP customers. When combined with IBM’s exit from the PC and x86 markets and Dell going private, poor financial results from leaders such as IBM and SAP, it is clear we are in the midst of a major ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Friday, 31 October 2014 | Hits: 306
... 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: 609
... 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: 554