Enterprise Architecture & Services Oriented Architecture
From ZDNet The announcement this week that Splice Machine is open sourcing its product has become just the latest reminder that in emerging technology markets open source is increasingly the rule, not the exception. Open source software is one of those overnight successes that's been a decade and ... read more..
From InformationWeek A report from analyst firm Nucleus Research found SAP customers are dissatisfied with the products and services from the enterprise application giant and would not buy them again. The report is based on in-depth interviews with approximately 40 SAP customers, along with data from 200 additional companies which ... read more..
From TechRepublic With age and experience comes wisdom, or so the saying goes, but when it comes to being a developer, is it a job you can pursue into middle age? There are plenty of stats and anecdotes that suggest the average age of developers skews young. Norman Matloff, professor ... read more..
From Computing.co.uk There has been an increase in the number of companies who are either planning to move towards a DevOps way of working, are in the process of merging both functions, or have already merged both functions successfully, according to Computing's in-depth research. DevOps is the integration of developers ... read more..
From ZDNet The vast majority of IT support people say they don't have enough of a connection with the development side, save the post-release cycle. In many cases, they're simply not ready to handle the volume of new releases, fixes or features that are sent out by their development teams. ... read more..
From V3.co.uk HP has revealed a suite of software and services designed specifically for developers wanting to build business cloud and mobile applications. Collectively called the Application Transformation Solutions suite, the three packages will be available to HP customers from this July. Peter Schofield, practice director at HP EMEA Enterprise Services, told V3 ... read more..
From Information Management What is happening? The components of the new Master Architecture have accelerated rapidly to a level of business relevance since we first described it last year (Boundary-free enterprise: empowered by the new Master Architecture). Cloud, mobile, social, analytics and integration (CSMA/I) have all become part of strategies for ... read more..
ITSM Advances Set to Empower and Engage Users in 2013Through discussions with vendors, clients and research into technology trends and disruptors, Ovum has identified what it believes will be the key IT service management (ITSM) advances of 2013. More detailed information and analysis can be found in our recently published ... read more..
Integration Will Slowly Shift to the CloudMany organisations are still struggling with traditional application integration issues, and the increasing heterogeneity of enterprise application portfolios driven by the rapid rise of social, mobile and SaaS applications is not good news for them. Integration is often messy and complex and beyond the ... read more..
It's Time to Understand the Organisational Catalysts for Cloud AdoptionCloud services have been debated for many years, but it is now time to stop discussing theory and start discussing the actual experiences of early adopters. Why is it that some agencies embrace cloud services while others do not? Ovum recently ... read more..
IT Really Does MatterBig changes are brewing on the CIO horizon, as the days of internal IT cost-cutting appear to be numbered. There is only so much an enterprise can save through infrastructure efficiency and commodity panel contracts. The next big wave will centre on productivity, innovation and a renewed ... read more..
Information SecurityInformation security is now a challenge throughout the enterprise, and not just at gateways on the edge of networks. In particular the use of a large number of diverse types of endpoint devices is making the endpoint one of the most vulnerable pieces of the entire enterprise IT infrastructure. ... read more..
A collection of recent NCC research, thought leadership articles, events, webinars and videos, to help those interested in professional development get up to speed with the key management issues in IT strategy and enterprise architecture.In these fast-changing times, developing an effective IT strategy isnt easy. To help you, the NCC ... read more..
Mobile devices are being used to prevent fraudThe growing use of mobile devices for a whole range of business and private applications provides many advantages. However, while we all appreciate the benefits of instant access to information on the move, there are often security implications that need to be addressed. ... read more..
HP buys Vertica, joins Big Data party Less than a month after stopping support of its ill-fated NeoView data warehousing range, HP has acquired Vertica Systems to fill the gap for Big Data warehousing and analytics. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2011. This is ... read more..
23-24 November 2010 This is new workshop developed to lead on from the highly successful Enterprise and Service Oriented Architecture Workshops run over the past few years by the NCC. These have been unique in their hands-on approach with participants learning the techniques and experiencing the thought processes in the ... read more..
20 October 2010 An Enterprise Architecture is a dynamic and powerful tool that helps organisations understand their own structure and the way they work. It provides a map of the enterprise and a route planner for business and technology change - a valuable asset in the current business and ... read more..
Cisco is gearing up its Smart+Connected Communities strategy to enable the next generation of cities to compete with each other to attract citizens by offering smarter, technology-enabled, and sustainable ways to live, work, and play. The pace of urbanization is accelerating and could create technology opportunities bigger than the ... read more..
Employees are the new Consumers With the growing technological capabilities of mobile devices from leading vendors such as Apple, Microsoft, RIM and Google we are now seeing mobile devices and their applications becoming relevant to every type of business activity. The difference between consumer and business user requirements is blurring ... read more..
why it pays to rationalise your BI infrastructure Your IT budget is razor thin, your staff is maxed out, and management has ordered another round of cuts. Meanwhile, three departments are clamouring for specialised applications to compete effectively against the market leader thats eating your lunch. Somehow youre expected to ... read more..
Building trust between IT and FinanceIn most organisations the economic decision maker for large scale IT purchases is the Finance Director/CFO or Board of Directors of which they are part. However, despite this, there is a lack of understanding between IT and the finance function (www.pwc.co.uk/pdf/best_of_enemies.pdf). The National Computing Centre ... read more..
Research conducted by the National Computing Centre and Atos Consulting, the consulting arm of Atos Origin, has revealed growing acceptance and planned take-up of Open Source, despite current caution.Report highlights include:Over 50% have either adopted or are planning to adopt Open SourceOver 55% either accept or include Open Source in ... read more..
This guide is intended for technology, business, and public sector leaders who are interested in learning about Microsofts business vision and our priorities in the enterprise. Microsoft in the Enterprise ... read more..
Making the right investment choices to support business growth and demanding tangible business benefits, help organisations respond to these increased expectations. Our research has shown us that not only do high performing organisations get the IT basics right they are also constantly striving for further improvement.Successful IT in High ... read more..
At its core, the company of today is made up of two types of worker: the digital native and the digital immigrant. The question is - how many of each kind work in your company already? And more importantly, are you prepared for the significant growth of the digital native ... read more..
Although Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) makes most sense in the context of supporting a strategic business initiative, most organisations will not want to commit to such a radical change without having successfully delivered a proof-of-concept project. Organisations considering starting up now will face the additional challenge of justifying external expenditure ... read more..
This Butler Group Technical Paper emphasises the how of a Master Data Management (MDM) programme. There are many different definitions of MDM. The one used here is aimed to help clarify the goal of the MDM programme: MDM is a combination of tools, processes, and people to establish an ongoing ... read more..
Dorothy Tudor explores the elements of Agile project delivery with specific reference to DSDM Atern. She examines the factors which make success more likely in an Agile project and gives steps to successful implementation. What is Agile? The modern definition of Agile development approaches has evolved since the mid-1990s as part of ... read more..
This document reviews the state of the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) market from the perspective of the specialised needs of organisations with all or part of their focus on engineering. We have taken input from recent surveys undertaken by Datamonitor as well as the extensive supporting research undertaken by a ... read more..
Model Driven Development (MDD) is the next step of abstraction in writing software applications. In the history of computing, each higher level of abstraction has offered improved productivity and ease-of-writing applications. This has enabled the creation of far more complex applications without increasing the project management work load, or conversely, ... read more..