Cloud Computing Outsourced IT

  • lan618 microsoft s mission merge sharepoint and office 365

    Microsoft released to manufacturing SharePoint Server 2016 on 14 March, prompting a {cslimited}blog post{/cslimited} from Seth Patton, general manager for the SharePoint and OneDrive product management team at Microsoft, in which he said: “We are on a mission to make SharePoint more simple, mobile, intelligent and secure to help customers unlock the value of having it as an integrated part of Office 365.”

  • lan615 the rise of shadow it

    Question: what does BYOD have in common with shadow IT? Answer: they both started out as headaches for CIOs but have now become, or are becoming an accepted, and valued part of corporate IT.

  • lan612 is your enterprise composable

    I’m sure you heard this before, expressed in many different ways. “Today’s successful organisation needs to be able to turn on a dime, changing its product or service strategy as fast as its customers’ needs require. The successful business of the 21st century crosses all boundaries; can quickly meet and adapt to competition, whether it comes from another part of the world, another industry or a startup; or it can use its core competencies to extend itself in new ways.”

  • lan614 what s bugging aussie ceos and what cios can do about it

    The CEO Institute — an organisation that claims to be Australia’s leading networking group for senior executives who want to be better informed and more effective business leaders — has surveyed close to 180 CEOs from various Industries — resources, manufacturing, retail and importing — to try and tease out key challenges and concerns. Mastering disruptive technology came out on top, closely followed by hiring and retaining talented staff.

  • lan613 in search of enterprise social network success

    Despite early promise enterprise social networking has not yet lived up to expectations. Mostly because organisations have failed to get buy-in from all levels. New research reveals this is partially due to a level of suspicion that they will disrupt traditional hierarchies.

  • lan610 data silo busting

    “Information silos are the scourge whose downfall has been foretold ever since the rise of enterprise resource planning platforms in the 1990s, but today, their demise remains far from assured,” said the author of {cslimited}this ComputerWorld {/cslimited}article in May 2015.

  • lan611 digital workspace a journey not a destination

    Drawing a connection between the sharing economy and the need for a digital workspace may seem to be stretching it a bit, but that’s exactly what consultancy ClearPeople does in its white paper Introducing the Digital Workspace. It argues that the internet has shifted our collective psychology away from attaching prestige and emotional value to ‘ownership’ to “the simplicity and freedom of borrowing and sharing.”

  • lan609 in search of edge computing

    In recent years there’s been a massive migration of processing and data into the cloud, but powerful though the arguments are for centralising computing and resources in large data centres, it’s not a suitable architecture for all applications.

  • lan606 the perils of aging infrastructure

    For every technology product (hardware or software) there is a point in its life beyond which it will be more cost-effective to retire and replace it than to continue using and maintaining it. The difficulty is determining that point to minimise costs and maximise operational efficiency.