Do you know by purchasing correctly how you can save 60% on Oracle's support fees? Did you know that changing hardware can increase your licence costs fourfold? Do you know the second reason why you should negotiate a low software product price? This report tells you.
The report focuses in-depth on Oracle licensing models, Oracle's organisation and approach to auditing, organisations' audit defence strategies, and the many pitfalls that create unintended usage liabilities.
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Corporate IT teams face increasing pressure to emulate the success of consumer mobile applications, as businesses become convinced this is the way to offer technology that is attractive to consumers.
However, this pressure is balanced with opportunity, as users can see rapid, practical outcomes to their involvement and easy-to-use systems that can be useful and deliver real benefit. Given the wider social and commercial acceptance of mobile web, could this be the right time to start offering ap...
Application rationalisation has emerged as one of the leading strategies for reducing budgets and improving business efficiency. But how do you find redundancies in your application portfolio and how do you decide what to rationalise?
ISO/IEC 27001 provides a framework for an information security management system and has been adopted by many large enterprises as an effective business tool for identifying and mitigating risks to information and ensuring that the security of data and information is firmly aligned and embedded within the goals and objectives of the organisation.
Identity management is the process for managing the entire lifecycle of digital identities, including the profiles of people, systems, and services, as well as the use of emerging technologies to control access to company resources.
Organisations have every right to feel a touch nervous when faced with a software vendor audit. Few can profess to be completely on top of their software estate; even with robust processes in place and excellent technical skills supporting software asset management, it's a wonder how any organisation can feel completely secure that they are meeting their licensing obligations.
IT Risk & Service Continuity Management is a complex process in itself, as it calls for the accurate identification of the whole IT estate as well as the business processes that estate serves so as to create a mapping between the two, used to determine which are the most critical services to protect against unplanned downtime or emergencies.
Traditionally, business cases make claims about what will be achieved by an initiative. Sometimes there is follow-through, and sometimes not.
The business intelligence and management information landscape is changing to encompass the advent of big data and next generation data.
The amount of data in business is exploding. As organisations realise the potential of their data stores, analysing large data sets will become a competitive differentiator.
Big data tends to require new forms of processing - organisations have to be inventive in finding those new forms. Big data offers serious operational and employment challenges, including...
Andrew Giles, Head of Business Systems and Supply Chain, Allergy Therapeutics, discussed the design, theory, validation and management practice of real-life scorecards.
Shadow IT is a term that describes IT systems and solutions built and used inside organisations without IT approval.
The IT service desk has always been the point of contact between the user and IT, but with customer centricity becoming such a critical element in business today, the way services are supported is of vital importance, as is the promotion of IT as an enabler, not a blocker in the business. This has led to advocacy programmes which paint IT support in a very positive light, and round the clock support listening to the needs of the business.