Author: David

January 25, 2011 Off

Master data management processes ‘needed by majority of businesses’

By David
Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author: Neil Hill.

Most companies would benefit from implementing master data management initiatives.

This is according to a new report from IT analyst Gartner, which noted there is a myth that such work is only suitable for large organisations with a complex structure.

It said this is not the case, as master data management processes are applied whenever two or more business processes need to make use of the same records for their operations.

"This means that most organisations have a need for the discipline of master data management, even if they don’t call it that," the study suggested.

January 25, 2011 Off

Sepaton announces next-gen private cloud OS

By David
Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author:  Lucas Mearian.

Sepaton today announced the next-generation operating system for its grid-based deduplication, backup appliance, the S2100-ES2.

The new 64-bit operating system, combined with Intel‘s new Westmere processor, runs the updated appliance at twice the speeds of its predecessor, the company said.

January 22, 2011 Off

Cloud computing ‘helping to redefine IT’

By David
Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author: James Glass.

Cloud computing is at the forefront of a number of new technologies that have the potential to allow chief information officers to transform IT provision within their organisations.

According to Mark McDonald, group vice president and head of research for Gartner Executive Programs, the offerings are part of a wider evolution of IT services that are available to businesses.

January 21, 2011 Off

Data management ‘can make moves to new legislation simple’

By David
Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author: James Glass.

Companies in New Zealand may have found it difficult to implement the changes in tax legislation that were introduced in October last year, so one publication has suggested outsourced data management could help smooth the transition.

NZ Business magazine has considered the options for organisations struggling with vast amounts of payroll data and has stated that software updates and new resources could be the answer.

January 21, 2011 Off

Phasing applications into the public cloud

By David
Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author: Gregory Machler.

Where does a 500-million-dollar, mid-sized company go to implement cloud computing? Where should they begin? How should a company phase its deployment in order to reduce risks?

January 21, 2011 Off

GoGrid rolls out private cloud service

By David
Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author: Nancy Gohring.

GoGrid has rolled out a hosted private cloud offering, designed to offer customers the benefits of the public cloud on dedicated hardware.

The company joins other vendors, including Unisys, in offering hosted private clouds, a relatively new label that some observers are skeptical of.

January 20, 2011 Off

Risk Assessments Can Help Allay Cloud Concerns

By David
Grazed from IT Business Edges.  Author: Ann All.

Several months ago I wrote a post in which I opined that good IT service management practices could help companies ease their transitions from on-premise to cloud computing. In particular, establishing a service catalog, one of the foundational recommendations of ITSM, should make it easier to determine which internal services are good candidates for migration to the cloud and help ensure a smooth transition for those that are selected, I wrote.