Being a new technology in the corporate arena, delegates had no direct experience of Skype implementation. They shared their concerns and research on the subject.Essentially, there are 'too many holes' for it to be used as a general corporate telephony solution. Its primary benefit may be in the area of reducing the cost of international calls—but it has security and control issues which are still not satisfactorily addressed. 6 delegates from 5 organisations representing the Construction, Dis...
This workshop provided 34 delegates from 27 organisations representing Central Government, Finance, Legal, Manufacturing, Minerals & Transport industry sectors with the opportunity to review how another organisation has maximised the potential of their charging model, and to raise relevant questions. The expert case study presentation set out the objectives of the programme, the way in which projects and services are charged to the business, and how the cost of internal IT activities are managed...
This is the second of two Webex events held on the same day covering PCI DSS Encryption and Controls attended by 9 organisations drawn from a variety of sectors. It raises important issues concerning compliance with the standard particularly for those who are at lower Merchant levels.
This is the first of two Webex events held on the same day covering PCI DSS Encryption and Controls attended by 7 organisations drawn from a variety of sectors
A subscribing organisation had recently been re-negotiating a fully-managed print services contract and was keen to initiate a discussion with other organisations to establish a benchmark for cost and service delivery. This electronic event offered participants the opportunity to discuss the basis and transparency of cost models, and to put direct questions around the challenges and benefits of service implementation.
Microsoft recently announced an extended legacy software support programme - Custom Support (CS) - to include NT4, available to those organisations currently undertaking an upgrade migration. This discussion allowed subscriber representatives evaluating and/or negotiating CS for 2007 and beyond, to discuss and compare proffered contract terms and costs in a confidential environment.
This discussion allowed subscribers in the process of renewing or reviewing their Microsoft Enterprise Agreement to share experience and knowledge of the negotiation process, in a confidential environment. 7 representatives from 7 organisations representing Central Government, Distribution, Energy, Finance and Manufacturing industry sectors participated.
This electronic discussion offered the opportunity to discuss the basis and transparency of cost models, and share experiences around suppliers and contract negotiations.
This WebEx workshop featured a presentation of one delegate organisation's experience of moving to Citrix after a merger, and the re-evaluation of it a after a subsequent de-merger. This led to the decision to revert back from Citrix to a 'Fat Client' environment. Delegates also shared their own experiences of Citrix.
Data centre efficiency is something that all data centre managers strive for, whether it's reducing the overall cost of the centre or simply ensuring that the servers are working economically. In this time of potential recovery, businesses are continuing to cut costs in all departments and the data centre is no different. Can virtualisation save money on servers and therefore space and air conditioning? Will new technologies coming on to the market help solve issues around airflow and humidity?
Download this Corporate IT Forum Output Report. This report has been compiled from experience shared by 16 corporate IT professionals with a combined total of 118 years' experience of technical services. Fifteen organisations were represented from industries including publishing, financial services, healthcare, retailing, travel, energy, public sector and service industries.
Two years on from the previous event - Implementing a Resource Pool - this discussion enabled IT Professionals involved in Resource Pool management to exchange good practice around ongoing efficiency and effectiveness, and agree how best to ensure access to the right skills for the right projects, both current and future.