Optimizing Operations for Modern Applications

Perficient - Digital Transformation

In our previous blog post in this series, Tackling Security Concerns in Application Modernization , we focused on security. In this post, we’re going to go a st ep further and examine the operations of modern applications as a whole. What does operationalizing modern applications mean?

Create Your Transformation Roadmap for Application Modernization

Perficient - Digital Transformation

In our previous post, Multiple Paths to Cloud: Migrating Legacy Applications , we explored options that allow you to develop, deploy, and manage new applications on cloud but still continue using your existing data center. Getting Started with Application Modernization.

Unconventional Metrics for IT Applications Portfolio Investment


One of the perennial jobs for IT applications teams who develop and maintain in-house software applications is to manage the portfolio of existing apps used by the company. And what separates the good from bad investment decisions in the applications budget is economic insight.

How to Analyze Non-Discretionary IT Budgets

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To make matters worse, critical projects are not funded while the non-discretionary IT budget – often two to four times as much as the discretionary budget – continues to grow untouched. Guest post by Kevin Caceres and Sean Sell.

IT Applications: Three Questions You Should Ask About the Applications Portfolio


For IT applications teams – whose job it is to develop software for a company in-house – this focus on digitization gives them a great opportunity to discuss the applications portfolio roadmap.

Information Risk: Growing Budgets Aren’t Enough to Help with Exploding Demand


Over the past few years, as the importance of information security has crept on to the agenda of board meetings at all of the world’s big companies, information security teams have been showered with cash.

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IT Project Management: How PMOs Can Survive in a Digitized Company


Indeed, some of the most zealous practitioners of Agile and DevOps — both methods of software development that are critical to companies’ digitization efforts — muse about the possibility of a “post-PMO era.”.

Legacy Application Modernization Best Practices

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Summary: Many companies around the globe still run on legacy enterprise applications and systems. In this article, we explore a few best practices to follow that will reduce the risk and expense of application modernization. These applications create a variety of problems.

Don't let company politics derail your cloud plans

David Linthicum

You're called into a meeting and told that your budget has been frozen until finance, legal, and compliance have had a chance to review the project. Download InfoWorld’s essential guide to microservices and learn how to create modern web and mobile applications that scale. ]. It's Tuesday morning. You're running a multi-million-dollar cloud transformation project, moving more than a thousand workloads to the public cloud.

Why web application development projects fail (and what IT can do about it)

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Over the past 37 years in the application development software industry, we’ve seen it all. We’ve seen app dev projects of all shapes and sizes, across all industries and company sizes. How do define a “successful” web application development project?

Delphix: Virtualize applications and databases to save billions of dollars and hundreds of work hours


Applications are core to the enterprise; they drive nearly every aspect of the business. The typical F1000 CIO completed 46 application projects in 2013, and on average, 28 of these 46 projects were over budget and behind schedule. That CIO also spends an average of 40% of her annual budget on applications. To address this, CIOs look at private and public clouds, SAAS, and outsourcing as ways to avoid the pain and risk of application projects.

Mobile Application Security in 2016


Is everything being done by companies to protect you? Arxan recently did a 5th annual State of Application Security report, which takes an in-depth look into the security of some of the most popular mobile health and mobile finance applications available. How safe is your app?

But it looked a LOT better in the budget request

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This software company develops a very specialized type of application, and pretty much owns the worldwide market, according to the IT manager pilot fish there. But there's a problem with being the sole vendor in this niche: "As ours was the only software existing, we had customers who were competitors in their respective fields," says fish. The solution was that each customer got its own team of developers, complete with separate infrastructure and sites.

Is IT Budget Planning Still Too Yesterday

Future of CIO

Effective budgeting management, can flex to changing business needs. However, from a recently released IW survey report, IT budgeting process in many organizations still stuck in the past, half think their company’s budget process isn’t consistently flexible enough for changing business needs.

7 Digital Strategies of Top-Performing Companies

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Companies that are swimming against the economic tide are doing things differently than those that are treading water, or worse, drowning. We call this a company’s Digital IQ. Following is how the “top performers”—companies that grew by 5% or more last year—are making the grade.

How CIOs Can Boost Their IT Budgets Even In Hard Time (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

There are a lot of different costs that all seem to contribute to the definition of information technology: server, networks, applications, developers, system administrators, etc. Why Will The Company Be Willing To Give IT More Money? Every company runs on data – and lots of it.

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Setting up SAML SSO with Azure AD and Oracle EPBCS/PBCS

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In a Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) federation however, Azure AD and ADFS are functionally equivalent acting as Identity Provider (IdP) for a Service Provider (SP) such as a cloud-based application. In this discussion, we outline the high-level steps to establish SAML SSO between Azure and Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS). From Azure portal, add EPBCS application.

Pros and cons of low-code development platforms

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photo credit: iAmMrRob via pixabay cc According to Gartner, the demand for application development is growing 5x faster than IT’s ability to deliver. Business users are requesting more web applications than ever, and IT is struggling to keep up. Simple applications are done in minutes.

Just Exactly How Much Should You Be Paying Your Workers?

The Accidental Successful CIO

As the person at your company who has the CIO job and who understands the importance of information technology, it turns out that you have an additional job. This means that you pay then enough to get them to stick around, but not so much that the company goes out of business.

IBM Cognos: Established Business Intelligence Player


The Cognos platform supports cloud enablement so you have the flexibility to deploy your Cognos applications in the cloud. Analytical Tool Companies Company Apache Hadoop Apache Hive HBase IBM IDG MapReduce SQL By May Gourley.

Corporate IT: Five Trends for 2017


The outlook for CIOs in the world’s big companies will be shaped this year by ever more intensive efforts to digitize , and by the uncertainty and rapid pace of change that stem from these efforts.

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7 Creative IT Effectiveness Ideas

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For as long as I’ve been working with companies to get more out of their IT investments, we have used the term “IT Effectiveness.” IT Budgets IT Strategy

4 hidden cloud computing costs that will get you fired

David Linthicum

John just finished the first wave on cloud workload migrations for his company. With a solid 500 applications and related data sets migrated to a public cloud, he now has a good understanding of what the costs are after these applications have moved into production. However, where John had budgeted $1 million a month for ops costs, all in, the company is now getting dinged for $1.25

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Questions CIOs Need To Ask When Building New Data Centers

The Accidental Successful CIO

As the person with the CIO job, one of the most expensive decisions that you may ever make will have to do with the decision to build a new data center for your company. Once upon a time the company had some computers in a back room that they used to run the company.

13 More IT Cost Cutting Ideas

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IT teams try to do things which they are not good at simply to maintain a sense of control, eg, an Application services team managing its own servers. Re-negotiate maintenance contracts based on company margins. Another area to consider is rationalizing your application portfolio.

Low-Code Development 101: Understanding the Basics

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Summary: Application development has long been a problem facing both the IT department and the business units. The IT department gets overwhelmed with new application requests. The demand for web and mobile business applications is rising.

3 Kick-Off Initiatives for Cost Optimization


At least once a year, midsize enterprise (MSE) CIOs should sit down and ask a very important question: “Are we too busy managing hardware and applications to be an effective strategic partner?”. MSEs have a variety of unique challenges, including smaller budgets and limited staff size, but cost-efficiencies that fund innovation are key to growing the business. The first action should be to assess how much of the budget is being spent on run spending or “keeping the lights on.”

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What Are The Hot Issues That Today's CIOs Need To Worry About? (The CIO job is to use the CIO position to communicate the importance of information technology)

The Accidental Successful CIO

At every company, the CIO has a lot of different things that he or she is expected to be able to accomplish. The business side of the company is seeing that more and more of their customers are starting to use their mobile phones for everything.

Quick Tips to Measure Training ROI


So, when an organization sets aside a certain budget to invest in employee training, they expect a return on training investment too. All this data combined, helps the employer plan their budget and make informed business decisions. When employees are well trained in providing good quality service or developing a robust product or application, it shows the effectiveness of the training program. The end goal of every enterprise is to earn profits.

8 Reasons ERP Is Essential in Higher Education in 2017

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Large companies and manufacturers have long used enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to manage resources and control budgets. Higher education may well be one of the final frontiers for ERP applications, and with good reason. Now, ERP is moving beyond the walls of those traditional markets. Among the new verticals for ERP is higher education. Traditionally, colleges and universities

Top Trends Higher Education Textbook Publishers Must Follow


The budget proposal for the 2020 fiscal year requested an approximate $7.1 Companies like Chegg, eFollett, and BookRenter are offering new textbooks on rent for less than the price of a used book. Today, a lot of companies offer subscription-based services. This will provide students an opportunity to choose a subscription package that suits their budget and receive affordable study materials. Students are bound by a limited budget.

Official launch of the Top 100 Australian Web 2.0 Applications list

Trends in the Living Networks

Applications list is now officially launched - the full list is below, after appearing this morning in a feature section in BRW magazine on Web 2.0. applications. We have been strict in applying our scope, and many very worthy applications have not been included in the list, not because they're not excellent, but because they haven't met our judge's view of what constitutes a Web 2.0 application. * Person/Company: Project Goth (Steven Goh/ Mei Lin Ng).

Are You Up in the Air with Cloud Computing Benefits? » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

You don’t have to go as far as setting up a platform or complete infrastructure on the cloud, as even a small amount of cloud applications could provide you with cost and time saving features. A private cloud is your own virtualized environment, while a public cloud is one that another company provides for you. Companies may opt to do a mix of both, with their own proprietary applications in their private cloud, and additional applications in the public cloud.

Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson: NJVC® Announces the.

Cloud Musings

a leading enterprise cloud software company, today announced a new alliance to provide the Virtustream xChange cloud marketplace to government customers. In addition, it will give the company the ability to dynamically adjust rates and apply a variety of pricing methodologies, such as fixed, variable, tiered and subscription, delivering on an important tenant of agile acquisition.” Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson.

Why FedEx's CIO Has His Head In The Cloud (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Why would a package delivery company care about cloud computing? Probably FedEx, the package shipping company. This presented two problems: they were expensive to maintain and each system could only be used by a small set of applications that had been designed for it.

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