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Conclusion: IT organisations adopting IT-as-a-Service practices are often challenged by limited resources to meet service demands, especially in the IT Operations space. IT operations groups should develop supply/demand models that link to business priorities and ensure funds allocation. These models will enable IT organisations to meet client necessities, ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Tuesday, 31 March 2015 | Hits: 557
... with security not being seen as an individual component of IT operations, but rather one which should be integrated with other areas. For instance, aging technologies or system protocols which can potentially cause major security problems, are not seen as distinct with both the problem and response measures intertwined. The types of specialist skills ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Thursday, 23 May 2013 | Hits: 658
Conclusion: The Service Catalogue required by the ITIL framework has undergone several variations during the last 20 years. The rationale was to address the emerging service trends in in-house and outsourced modes of operations. However, while the original service catalogues’ objectives were achieved, they are inadequate in acquiring hybrid Cloud core ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Monday, 02 November 2015 | Hits: 294
... planned to support their business operations. Conducting a fundamental high level appraisal of a business’ ability to undertake IT tasks may be the most valuable contribution that most management teams and boards can make for the modern enterprise. Objectives: This Compass is a companion document to IBRS’s Master Advisory Presentation (MAP) ‘Finding ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Friday, 02 September 2016 | Hits: 638
Conclusion: The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) was created two decades ago to provide visibility of the total cost of IT assets. It was targeted at IT organisations running an in-house mode of operations. While TCO can provide a good understanding of the internal IT asset cost, it could not estimate the cost per service because the IT budget was never ...
Section: Content | Category: As a Service | Date: Tuesday, 01 November 2016 | Hits: 416
Conclusion: There are distinct differences between traditional outsourcing, managed services and as-a-service contracts. Traditional outsourcing and managed services are input-based contracts with a fixed price based on the number of the supplier team members delivering the service, service levels that do not reflect business operations and significant ...
Section: Content | Category: As a Service | Date: Sunday, 01 January 2017 | Hits: 173
... and provide more specialist services, ITO sector growth is expected. These types of changes in the ITO industry have been seen in the past, as service providers adapt to accommodate customer demands and new services and technologies. These market shifts are typically beneficial for customers, vendors and business operations providing a greater range ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Friday, 01 July 2016 | Hits: 135
... the business impact of such a failure will be significant as clients may place their orders with a competitor when they face an unavailable service for a prolonged period of time. IT organisations should deliver recovery-as-a-service that provides non-stop business operations. Observations: Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives ...
Section: Content | Category: As a Service | Date: Wednesday, 03 August 2016 | Hits: 529
Conclusion: The concept of service virtualisation is fundamental to the development of scalable service oriented architectures (SOA) and to the implementation of a DevOps approach to software change and operations. On the one hand service virtualisation enables the development of resilient high-availability systems, by enabling dynamic switching between ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Wednesday, 30 January 2013 | Hits: 766
Conclusion: The IT industry has hit a breaking point where the artificial grouping of information security and IT has left many organisations vulnerable. Business units have viewed information security as an IT problem, and IT has abdicated responsibility for many aspects of operations that should be viewed as basic hygiene. It is time for organisations ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Monday, 02 November 2015 | Hits: 345