Previous Forum exchanges around global contract management tackled some of the challenges during the process of procurement, negotiation and management. What impact does the current landscape of reduced headcounts and increased pressure to deliver more for less have on how IT departments manage their contracts? Which tactics and strategies can be used to best business benefit?
While there are many advances in enterprise computing accredited to the use of virtualisation technologies, many organisations are wrestling with the difficulties in verifying that they are operating within the criteria of their software licensing. Prior to the widespread adoption of virtual servers, managing server licences was a fairly straightforward process and there was one licence per physical server.
IT administrators are now worried that software licence agreements could be breached usi...
Following on from the workshop on achieving a holistic approach to change, configuration and release management in July 2009, this workshop is going to take a closer look at some of the key elements of CCRM and how to run these processes in harmony and cost effectively.
In February, The Corporate IT Forum ran an event on Governance and Risk in Times of Change to discuss the impact of governance structures, frameworks and tools.
Members have requested that we revisit different Governance topics in more depth to create much more specific, area focused events. Governance in information security was one of the topics that our members wanted to explore.
This workshop consisted of four case study presentations from businesses that had already implemented Enterprise Architecture, with one having it in place for over fifteen years. These were followed by a structured group discussion. The event was organised and hosted by the Corporate IT Forum and attended by 33 delegates representing 24 organisations from a wide cross-section of industries.
Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a self-describing term. It is about the whole business enterprise and rel...
The Corporate IT Forum is participated in this workshop, together with The Environment Agency of England and Wales, in support of the Enterprise Strategy Competency, one of 2 senior groups in the UK IT Professional Skills initiative, driving to build and foster a natural home for CIO strategy skills development through a collaborative network of public and private sector peers.
In an economic climate which dictates that organisations scrutinise every piece of expenditure, an increasing number of large enterprises are looking to leverage the benefits of Cloud computing. The hype and promise of Cloud computing and its instant cost savings have catapulted it to the forefront of many CIO agendas. Scalable enough to absorb parts or all of an organisation's systems or processes at little notice, is the 'Cloud' finally that agile tool corporate IT has been waiting for? Althou...
In response to tremendous member request, this event extended beyond the usual closed-door, private Forum discussions to include technical presentations from Microsoft. The day also included a member case study presentation, private discussion and separate interaction with this supplier.
What is the role of the IT Department in Business Continuity? It has been suggested that this is one of those issues where it's a bit like asking the fox to watch the hen house. Only very small or inexperienced management teams put IT in charge of Business Continuity. The scope of the risk analysis is sometimes beyond the normal skills of an IT Director or CIO, and even when it's not, business risk oversight is critical.
The CIO and his or her IT department should be in charge of Disaster Recov...
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment card data security. The standard was developed by the founding payment brands of the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), including American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc. International, to help facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures on a global basis.
Constant changes to the PCI DSS,...
Ho to efficiently cost, charge and benchmark service providers and solutions delivered via the Cloud?
When it comes to Cloud services organisations vary widely in their adoption maturity - whether you are assessing, implementing or are already using a service in some shape or form the questions over security have to be answered.