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Continuous improvement in the airline industry is responsible for today’s outstanding safety record. The same cannot be said for the IT industry. But which different points of view might provide extra insights into what we might gain?
Knowing the IT direction to satisfy the business and an understanding of costs are important factors in improving communication.
Procurement processes are almost always established with the best of intentions – primarily getting value for money – may perversely achieve the opposite result.
Once again it’s all go in Lapland. Like many other organisations, SantaSystems has been feeling a bit of a cold draft from the world’s economic conditions.
The origin of disruptive trends are the result of earlier ideas which have taken time to mature. But how far back should we look? Are there some truly original ideas which provide the source of the trend? Peter Bye looks at two ideas that could be considered the source of the consumerisation trend.
A study, a particular event, and an anniversary causes Peter Bye to muse on the availability and security attributes of ClearPath systems.
Delivering large-scale, new IT systems is always a challenge. A glance around the world reveals many instances of projects getting into difficulties. Because of greater openness, problems in the public sector get the most publicity. But the private sector is not without its share of troubled projects; it’s just better at hiding them.
What does legacy mean? Is it a question of age, system type, or what? it’s high time to dump the word ‘legacy,’ explains Peter Bye in this post.
The cost of providing the IT services necessary for a business is always a prime concern for the management responsible, especially in times of economic difficulty. Understanding these factors is important if an accurate determination is to be made.
Developing IT applications that keep pace with business requirements has always been a challenge to IT providers. Building such structures depends on working within a coherent framework of patterns, rules and standards. SOA has emerged as the leading framework.