Enterprise mobility is maturing. To date, most organizations have deployed some form of initiative, often in sporadic projects or by buying prefab applications, to solve common business challenges such as expense management or customer relationship management (CRM).
Organizations further along the maturity scale are moving away from the basic “we need to build an app” mindset and are looking in earnest for return on their investment (ROI) by creating business value or decreasing costs. But many are struggling to win support for mobile app development due to the difficulty in quantifying the lifetime costs and benefits of enterprise apps when building the business case.
In the face of known unknowns, the key is to reduce the cost of mobility over time with a development approach based on prebuilt components, processes, tests, and templates. This results in faster and more reliable delivery of applications and updates, which ultimately translates into achieving ROI sooner.
This whitepaper by Red Hat offers practical advice and an indicative scenario to help you win support for your mobile app initiatives.
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September was a great month with full of activities that were worth your while. Let’s review them!
1 Cyber Security Awareness Workshop
On 13th September 2018, Info Trek had organized a Cyber Security Awareness Workshop at Info Trek Penang to increase the public awareness towards the importance of Cyber Security. Due to overwhelming response, there were total of 2 sessions and Mr. Clement Arul from Kaapagam Academy generously shared some very useful and important information regarding why Cyber Security is important and what one need to be cautious about.
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IT modernization means different things to different people. To some, it suggests a complete overhaul and revamping of the full range of server and network components — the process of developing an entirely new infrastructure based on the latest hardware, most current software stack, and up-to-the-minute virtualization technology. To others, it is a selective replacement of components to improve IT efficiency, performance, and security. In between, there are many variations and a number of hybrid approaches to modernization.
Traditional IT infrastructures are typically saddled with a heavy burden of technical debt. Past generation technologies often require substantial maintenance and management tasks without the availability of centralized control or ready visibility into the overall network architecture. Deployment of network components can take weeks or even months to accomplish. Technicians and engineers with specialized skills are generally required to keep the infrastructure operational. Despite these drawbacks, enterprises often have deep investments in traditional systems and a reluctance to abandon those systems upon which the core of their business operations may reside.
For many organizations, the issue comes down to this: deciding whether to perform top-to-bottom modernization of an organization’s datacenter or to strategically modernize with those components that add efficiency, manageability, agility and cost savings to IT operations. This paper discusses the challenges involved in making this decision and offers recommendations as to how to approach IT modernization in a pragmatic, structured way.
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In many leading companies, IT must provide tools to help the business respond to competition, comply with industry regulations, and engage customers. IT is expected to provide solutions that are high quality, flexible enough for rapid, frequent change, and available at predictable — preferably low — cost.
Custom software development and business automation are two ways to give business stakeholders the solutions they want, when they want them. But the two approaches have different benefits and drawbacks. Software development is an engineering discipline with rigorous, but historically slow, processes. Business automation reduces time to market by letting nontechnical stakeholders codify business logic, resulting in increased risk.
Advances in software development infrastructure and approaches provide the tools and opportunity to modernize business automation. A design approach that applies best practices from modern software development to business automation can help organizations take advantage of this opportunity by adding rigorous engineering practices while eliminating additional risk. Using this approach to business automation, businesses can engage subject matter experts to codify business logic in a way that ensures the higher quality, faster time to market, and lower, predictable cost associated with modern software development.
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Across industries, organizations are responding to evolving customer behaviors, market opportunities, competitive pressure, and regulatory and compliance standards by undergoing digital transformations. Software is at the core of this shift, which requires drastic changes to business and operational models. Success depends on using software to maintain a continuous competitive advantage over a growing number of rivals.
As a result, IT organizations must adopt a more strategic role in delivering greater business value and ensuring competitive differentiation. They must change how they deliver, manage, and integrate applications and data. To do so, IT teams need to modernize the infrastructure they rely on and deliver everything — from infrastructure resources to applications — on demand and as a service.
However, traditional processes, infrastructure, and applications can restrict these efforts. For example, 46% of business leaders say that their organization operates too slowly and has too much bureaucracy. Accordingly, organizations are looking for ways to become more agile and responsive. 53% of business leaders are investing in modern technology to develop digital products and services faster, while 42% are focusing on digital-first to improve customer- facing processes. Continue reading “SUCCEED IN THE NEW DIGITAL BUSINESS LANDSCAPE”