Information Systems Management

How to deal with legacy systems

The legacy system you’ve got to deal with is where the costs and risks are higher than the value. However, many IT leaders don’t make those calculations until they run into problems and subsequently find they’re facing one of three problems: The system costs too much to run, it no longer supports business needs and/or it requires technology or skills…

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Business Process Management

Business Process Management includes features that manage person-to-person process steps, system-to-system process steps, and those processes that include a combination of both. include process modeling, simulation, code generation, process execution, monitoring, and integration capabilities for both company-based and web-based systems. The tools allow an organization to actively manage and improve its processes from beginning to end. BPM systems are a…

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Service Level Agreement and its role

A Service Level Agreement is an agreement between an IT Service Provider and an IT Customer or a supplier. It may also be a legally binding formal or an informal “contract” (for example, internal department relationships). They are important for continues improvement and vital in moving towards partnership relations. Corporate IT organizations, particularly those that have embraced IT Service Management (ITSM),…

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Main concerns for IS/IT management when outsourcing

Outsourcing some or all of a firm’s computer operations, network operations or IT function results in a number of concerns for IT management.  Four aspects that need to be managed well include: Organisational Structure Governance Day-to-day working Supplier Development Some challenges with outsourcing include becoming dependent on an outsourcing provider which could lead to a loss of strategic advantage or…

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Implications for IT/IS Management when exploiting Cloud computing

The IT industry is going through great transformation and cloud computing is helping to deliver business-driven speed and agility and IT readers must ask themselves  “Are we, as an organization, well-suited or ill-suited for the future of IT, and can we afford not to be ready?” Many legacy data centres are built on old technology that was not designed for…

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Future role of CIO
Information Systems Management

Evolution of CIO

For many pioneers and early adopters , the technology was little more than a curiosity. Few people in the 1970s and early 1980s had the vision to see where it was headed. Evolution of CIO in the organization have evolved in parallel with information technology’s development. In the decade of the 1970s, I/S leaders were challenged to master the technology, to find…

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Information Systems Management

The key components of an IS Management

The mission of Information Systems is to improve the performance of people in organizations through the use of information technology. In the early days of Information Systems, the ‘translation’ between IT and users was performed almost entirely by systems analysts. Over the last 50 years technology has become increasingly complex and powerful; users have become increasingly sophisticated and Information Systems…

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Information Systems Management

The role of CIO today

  In this blog, we look at the role of CIO today. The role of CIO today is one of Leading, Governing, Investing and Managing. Leading – Creating vision by understanding the business and strategic needs by concentrating on lines of business. CIO attends industry meetings with line executives, reads industry publications and web updates, holds informal listening sessions and…

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