Integrate New Systems Gracefully with Request Management
One of the many questions that companies face when introducing new enterprise
systems either to provide new functionality or incorporate legacy systems
from a merger or acquisition is "How do we identify and manage access
Not only do new access approval processes need to be established, but a
common platform to define and execute processes, reliably document approvals
and provide users with an acceptable user experience is often not in place to
handle the additional workload. Corporate IT is also faced with the challenge
responding quickly to changes in access rules or approval chains.
To ease the pain of integrating new systems into a unified corporate IT
structure, required approval processes not only need to be established but
executed through a common system. By adopting technology that can provide... (more)
ISACA, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association just surveyed
1 529 of its members across 50 countries in EMEA.
It turns out that UK businesses are leading Europe on Cloud Adoption 40% to
33%. But a whopping 35% of respondents do not plan to use Cloud for any IT
services (actually 35.6% in Europe and 31.8% in the UK). This is a huge
impediment to the growth of ItaaS – IT as a Service, such as SaaS, IaaS and
PaaS respectively Software as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service and
Platform as a Service.
Let’s spin this another way: 60% of respondents are not using Clou... (more)
NetApp's got itself a cloud platform.
It's updated its Data ONTAP 7G operating system, which hasn't been revved
since 2005, blended it with Data ONTAP GX scale-out clustering operating
system, technology it got with its acquisition of Spinnaker Networks years
back, and leavened it with new scaling, performance and cost-saving
technologies to create Data ONTAP 8, the foundation of an enterprise cloud
infrastructure to enable IT-as-a-service.
It's also got services to go along with it to guide enterprises in deploying
a cloud infrastructure.
The company's new CEO Tom Georgens is q... (more)
This 3-part article details the 12 routines that I consider a Windows Server
2008 user ought to know first to accelerate the learning and adoption of
Windows Server 2012 without the need of a touch device. For those IT
professionals who are working towards becoming private cloud experts, it is
imperative to master Windows Server 2012 which is an essential component in
establishing a private cloud. And the earlier those master Windows Server
2012 platform, the sooner those will be become leaders in the IT
transformation into private cloud computing. There is everything to gain to ... (more)
Windows Server 2012 is designed with private cloud and System Center 2012 in
mind. While the IT industry is transitioning into cloud computing and
embracing consumerization of IT, as an IT professional, building privte
cloud with System Center 2012 is an immediate priority of mine and getting
productive on Windows Server 2012 is a key step.
This is part 2, a continuation of the 3-part series of getting productive on
Windows Server 2012, should you not have a touch device readily available.
The user operations walked through here are fundamental and for most Windows
users this po... (more)
In Windows Server 2008 R2 (WS2008R2), Terminal Services (TS) has been
expanded and renamed to Remote Desktop Services (RDS). RDS is the backbone of
Microsoft's VDI solutions. And in Windows Server 2012, RDS is further
enhanced and with a scenario-based configuration wizard. Still the concept
and architecture remain very much the same since WS2008R2. The new and
enhanced architecture takes advantage of virtualization and makes remote
access a much flexible solution with new deployment scenarios. To realize the
capabilities of RDS, it is essential to understand the functions of key... (more)