It seems IT practitioners and commentators alike are in a quandary about Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Whether you are looking to implement SOA as a 'big bang' project and cost it out all upfront, or on a project-by-project basis recharging along the way, find out the best practices for implementation in this report.
Does the information BI provides add sufficient value to business decisions to justify the increasing costs of sustaining the infrastructure to run it?
IT processes are maturing - so how do enterprises ensure the success and continued growth of innovation in IT?
Thanks to the complexities of contracts today understanding the contents can be no mean feat, furthermore it has to be legally binding. So is it any wonder that so many issues are encountered along the lifeline of the relationship?
Current and future strategies and tactics for corporate network structures.
Developing a balanced scorecard to get to grips with suppliers.
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?
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.
How to efficiently cost, charge and benchmark service providers and solutions delivered via the Cloud?
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,...
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.
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...