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Why is getting to market fast for new products a critical success factor in company survival? It’s all about maximising the zone of value.

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I read my predictions for 2013 again today and feel that I did a pretty reasonable job of highlighting the key trends that actually did impact IT in the last 12 months.  I spent some time over the holiday period thinking deeply about what 2014 has in store for us and the new trends that […]

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I received a very interesting press release from IBM about a new PureSystems installation in South America that is worthy of comment because it emphasises one of the key value propositions of converged platforms, agility. Converged, integrated systems can be configured and delivered extremely quickly and in point of fact the IBM platform is particularly […]

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I am used to writing online here at the hot aisle but yesterday, the 14th July 2009, I managed to deliver the lead story in a supplement on Efficient IT that was included in the Times, the UK’s leading newspaper. In the article, I discuss where efficient IT goes from here and point to a new “super-charged” approach. I advises CIOs to look […]

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Cloud computing changes things, it makes administration and management of an X.86 environment easier and more automated. But until now the real goodies of VMWare’s product set, VMotion and VSphere have been limited to the small number of organizations that can afford to install a SAN. You see shared storage is a necessity in VMWare’s […]

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The Hot Aisle always likes Business Process Management (BPM) as it helps our business colleagues to standardize and automate business processes that we can then provide automation technology to support. One of the best BPM companies, Cordys is holding an event on November 11-12, 2008 at Vanenburg Castle, Putten, Netherlands The Object Management Group (OMG) […]

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Here is the acid test – our customers often know that there is a service problem before we do. When that happens, as far as our customers are concerned, we suck, we are incompetent and they are smarter than us. Our IT Operations team may be publishing loads of great Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that show improvements […]

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Simultaneously the most powerful aspect of and the biggest problem with IT Systems are that they are flexible by design. They are so flexible that that many of our people want to show how smart they are by being helpful and adding value. Unfortunately, being helpful is one of these things that inevitably leads to unintended […]

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Phase 1 – Discovery Anyone who knows about Data Centres understands something of the complexity of moving services to a new site. Usually this needs to be done in a hurry, with no service disruption and at minimum cost. The drivers for data centre moves are: * Mergers and Acquisitions * Geographic Consolidation of Sites […]

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Interview with Haroon Malik – DCS Magazine   Malik – Do you think that, as yet, many businesses have a sufficient understanding of the importance of the human aspect of IT within the data centre? ie writing policies, managing infrastructure, making mistakes etc… O’Donnell – It may be a bit unkind to some of my […]

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