What are the important regulations/legislation with which businesses need to ensure compliance? How are organisations coping in practice? Are lessons learned from Public Sector good practice transferable to the Private Sector?
Negotiating with large Outsourcers is not an every day occurrence for most IT leaders. Two major case studies, one, covering the biggest single Outsourcing Contract worldwide to date, followed by an afternoon of shared real experience from procurement specialists; uncover most of what you need to know before facing the vendor, (for whom this probably is an every day occurrence).
After any merger or acquisition you can be left with a minefield of applications spread across disparate functions, with a user base reluctant to face further change. Rationalising these applications can bring business and cost benefits, and in some cases is essential for business survival. But how do you approach rationalisation and deal with its affects on support, procurement and the business?
Download the Output Report from this Corporate IT Forum workshop.During this discussion, seven senior IT professionals representing eight organisations shared their combined experience of 41 years. The organisations present represented industries including manufacturing, engineering, utilities and publishing.
There are many different service offerings under the banner of the 'Cloud', one of which is communications, but can a fully hosted / managed environment deliver the functionality, performance and flexibility required to meet the growing collaboration needs of the business?
This workshop arose from discussions at a previous workshop on the management of the Systems Access Lifecycle. It discusses meta-directories and not Identity Management: the two are often confused. Identity Management will be the subject of another workshop to be arranged shortly.
This workshop addressed some of the issues surrounding .Net and Active Directory design, deployment and integration for global, conglomerate style organisations. Many subscribers have now implemented .Net &Active Directory but still felt the need to discuss their deployment concerns and issues directly with a team of Microsoft product specialists engaged in this demanding area.
This Forum workshop considered the options for Microsoft licensing in the enterprise as Microsoft changes its licence strategy to reflect the future impact of its Office 365 service, and introduces new offerings such as Select Plus in place of Select, and which offers potential savings for those organisations able to act swiftly.
Many subscribers asked for an event with Microsoft to understand their view of developments in the mobile computing field. Microsoft agreed to work under tif.'s instructions to create a Workshop where delegates would be talking directly with a team of Microsoft product specialists.
Whilst the presentation notes may be read in isolation, the presentation PowerPoint files provide detailed information in most cases. Convention used in Question & Answer session notes:
Speaker convention: [D] = delegate [MS] = Microsoft [F] = Facilitator
[ASIDE:] = comments added after the workshop
[..text...] = information implied from context
The presentation notes and Q&A are close to being verbatim and will enable an analysis of what was actually said. Members can analyse ...