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Conclusion: Wartime is fast approaching. Some would argue it is already happening around us, and CIOs will be in the firing line. Radically different business models, historically poor relationships with business areas and the confluence of transformational technologies mean that many CIOs will not be able to just incrementally improve operations to ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Monday, 26 November 2012 | Hits: 902
... are critical factors contributing to IT project failure. A disciplined approach is required to enhance the success rate of IT projects. The most important thing that a CIO can do is to ensure that the business managers understand the goals of the outsourcing and the impact on business operations. Conclusion: The scarcity of skilled in-house ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Saturday, 28 June 2003 | Hits: 373
Conclusions: While there is now an increasing emphasis on Business Continuity Management (BCM), many organisations still focus on disaster recovery planning. Unwisely they restrict their focus to restoring IT infrastructure, giving only a “cursory nod” towards a more holistic business orientation that focuses on all critical business operations. Some ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Tuesday, 28 August 2007 | Hits: 346
... follow through with implementation and management. In the current business environment operations are being reviewed to gain greater returns and consequently the sales force needs to be retrained in operational management and undergo a revision of sales tactics to achieve targets. Those tactics may include ancillary and competitive affiliations ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Friday, 28 February 2003 | Hits: 835
Conclusion: CIOs and IT operations managers must avoid the risk of succumbing to green fatigue. Greenwashing is rampant, with every IT vendor promoting its products as "green." Most IT publications have at least one Green IT focused section. At the same time organisations are continuing their focus on cost reduction, often with IT under the magnifying ...
Section: Content | Category: Articles | Date: Friday, 27 November 2009 | Hits: 481
Conclusion: Maintaining innovation while gaining clarity and control over IT operations is a fine balancing act, especially in organisations that are seeing rapid growth. IBRS recently conducted a series of interviews with Australian CIOs regarding their approach to this dilemma. This research note outlines the different approaches taken by these CIOs, ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2012 | Hits: 725
... pull system2 pioneered by Toyota relies on statistical data on variability in production to determine minimal local inventory levels. Lean IT guideline 1: The classical notion of lean manufacturing makes sense in the context of the pattern-based activities encountered in IT operations (which is often called “the production environment”). Lean techniques ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Saturday, 28 April 2012 | Hits: 677
Conclusion: Patching is now considered a standard part of IT operations. Vendors release patches either to mitigate against new risks, or to introduce new functionality. However, the application of a patch can not only result in the intended outcome (risk mitigation or expanded functionality), it can also have unintended consequences. Organisations ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Thursday, 23 February 2012 | Hits: 750
... expanding and improving business operations. Overall it seems there will be some interesting times ahead as business growth impacts on outsourcing industry practices and trends. Deal Table Date Supplier Summary 27/04/2012 CDC The Department of Finance and Deregulation has leased datacentre facilities from Canberra ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | Hits: 661
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: 787