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BYOD – Forget the device

6 December, 2012 1 comment

BYOD - Forget the deviceOnly a short while ago BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) was a buzzword being thrown around in the IT industry as one of the new disruptive technologies. Employees started to bring their own devices, especially mobile devices, to work in order to use these devices for work and to improve their productivity. Email in particular was a popular tool employees wanted to access when they were away from the office. Although this is not a new phenomenon (I’ve been taking my personal laptop into work for a good number of years), mobile devices highlighted this trend. Recently though, employees don’t only want to access their email, but they also want to engage with their corporate software systems to improve their productivity. This is causing a massive additional workload on IT departments where these devices must now form part of the network to enable higher productivity. Read more…

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Cost centre vs. Profit centre – the debate continues!

16 May, 2012 Leave a comment

Should IT be a cost centre or a profit centre?

This debate has been on-going for a number of years, and continues to be still relevant. The reason for this debate is rather simple, accountability. Business wants to know what they get for sinking millions of bucks into IT, and IT wants to prove that they are worth the money given to them. The debate starts when the return on investment and productivity of the IT department must be proven on the financial statements. In essence the core of this debate is to prove the performance of the IT department and to show that business gets a proper return on their investment.

What is a cost centre?

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Public ease

15 December, 2011 Leave a comment
the road to a private cloud

Road to the cloud

This week I signed up for Amazon’s cloud services, it is really easy! I haven’t signed up for any other public cloud services, so I can only speak here of the Amazon experience. Within minutes I had a full functioning cloud infrastructure with virtual machines, databases, load balancing and auto scaling. I had an exact price of what it will cost me, with the ability to factor in growth cost, and options available for growing and scaling. Read more…