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Conclusion: The last 15 years was the era of the controller-based storage array. As organisations built ever large storage networks the storage array grew in both capacity and functionality. These devices are now extremely powerful, but for many organisations they are overly complex and the unit cost of storage is very high compared to low end storage. As ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Wednesday, 30 June 2010 | Hits: 614
Conclusion: As a CIO enmeshed in day to day activities, it is easy to think myopically of a world bounded only by what is closest to hand: IT clients, staff and suppliers. But to do so can be delusional. Effective CIOs are first and foremost good strategic thinkers constantly focused on delivering better business outcomes. As such, they take the time ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Sunday, 28 March 2010 | Hits: 427
Conclusion: It’s easy to become complacent about emergency procedures. But the importance of emergency procedures which support health and safety in the workplace cannot be overlooked just because they are time consuming and boring. Just as preventative security technologies are only as effective as the diligence that goes into their configuration and ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Thursday, 28 April 2011 | Hits: 782
The launch of Windows Phone 7 has surprised the worldwide IT industry in two ways: firstly that Microsoft launched a quality product – one that had to face up to the expectations set by iPhone and Android. These are not phones, not tools of information and communication. They are extensions of personal identity, designed objects that are adored.The ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Friday, 22 October 2010 | Hits: 580
Conclusion: Most organisations aspire to be innovative and offer better services to their clients at lower costs. In some cases innovation programs span many years and acquire a life of their own, while in others they are tactical and focused on meeting short term goals. Because most programs focused on innovation rely on having superior business ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Monday, 28 May 2007 | Hits: 510
Project managers often find management of the change process one of the hardest aspects to deal with in their projects. While they have been trained to deal with facts and figures using templates and other project management aids, rarely do they have the necessary skills and experience to successfully manage the workplace change associated with their ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Saturday, 30 May 2009 | Hits: 340
Conclusion: In an ideal world the business case report recommending the organisation invest in a business solution (systems, business processes and workplace change) should act as the cornerstone on which the ensuing project(s) proceeds. If the report is coherent, well researched and presents a credible picture of the future, all stakeholders can use ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Friday, 27 February 2004 | Hits: 437
Conclusion: ‘May you live in interesting times’ is reputedly a Chinese curse. It is also a phrase that will resonate with CIOs, who in 2008 are challenged by their organisations to concurrently act as: One of the drivers of corporate innovation, A generator of cost-savings; whilst Contributing to the corporate green agenda. Radically ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | Hits: 447
Conclusion: There is ample evidence from industry studies 1 that the IT systems environment is becoming more complex to manage and this is unlikely to change. Reasons for extra complexity vary from the need to offer enhanced services to clients to legislative compliance to the need to manage an increasing number of interactions between people in today’s ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Friday, 28 December 2007 | Hits: 519
There have been a lot of little deals in outsourcing, the SMB market is active, and getting some attention (like the government IT advocate for SMBs), and in terms of news, lots of talk about security services and outsourcing them, as well as business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. Deal Table ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Tuesday, 23 March 2010 | Hits: 463