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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: 358
''On-demand''—or ''adaptive,'' ''agile'' or other terms being used by major vendors includes the combination of business models, processes and operations that are enabled by and which require these IT resources. This concept is therefore more of an overall business strategy, including not just the availability of IT resources ''on-demand,'' but ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2005 | Hits: 476
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: 915
Conclusion: In 2003 any failure of e-commerce systems through problems with supporting technology is seen as a failure of the whole organisation. Many business leaders have recognised that they need better models for governing IT investments and ensuring effective IT operations. To their dismay most CIOs have not recognised that change is required. ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Monday, 28 July 2003 | Hits: 384
... 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: 378
... 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: 847
Conclusion: Amazingly some senior business executives still proudly state, ‘I don't understand anything about information technology'. One can see how an executive might have thought this way in the 1970s but now some 30 years later and with ICT fundamental to day to day operations of every organisation such a view is just simply unacceptable. In today's ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Thursday, 28 April 2005 | Hits: 389
Conclusion: Running a robust, cost efficient data centre requires a scale of operations and capital expenditure that is beyond most ANZ organisations. Organisations that host equipment in their own facilities have a higher business risk. Business management is unlikely to be aware of these risks, and has not signed off on them, leaving the IT organisation ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Saturday, 26 February 2011 | Hits: 678
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: 746
... 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: 687