Category «Information Systems»

Virtualization Footprint: Why Re-Invest?

Mark Dumas, a Systems Specialist at a Telecommunications Company located in South Africa needed to make decisions regarding the current virtualized infrastructure platform. These decisions also involved the renewal of hardware that had reached the end of its maintenance period and the latest virtualization platform software. Dumas further needed to formulate a plan to ensure …

LifeInsure: Choosing a Product Administration System to Manage Their Product Lifecycle

Joseph Bromer, Head of IT Solutions Delivery at LifeInsure Emerging Markets, deliberated on a challenge that he had just been given. TIBCO, a vendor supporting ObjectStar, notified LifeInsure that support for the application would cease at the end of 2017. ObjectStar was the Product Administration System (PAS) system used by LifeInsure. The ObjectStar platform was …

SiteWit Corporation: SQL or NoSQL? That is the Question!

Ricardo Lasa, CEO and co-founder of SiteWit Corporation, and his team faced a critical technology challenge in scaling the core database systems to meet rapidly escalating data volumes. Should he stick with well-known relational database technologies? Or should he re-implement core components in newer, highly distributed NoSQL databases in search of competitive advantages?

Cost Estimating – Make or Buy?

Troy Montgomery, a consultant at Humana in April of 2015, was tasked with providing leaders of Humana’s corporate real estate group, Workplace Solutions (WPS), with an answer as to how to provide early cost estimates on large construction projects. Should they create a solution internally, outsource, or look for an existing “cost calculator”?

How to Grow Revenues in an Uncertain World?

Should Syniverse, a company whose principal business involved routing text messages between telecom carriers, re-think its business? Rob Hammond, product executive for enterprise products, wonders if he focus the company on the products it knew, expanding the existing text messaging business into high growth mobile markets, or should he invest in expanding the new product …

Hammering Yammer

Chris Milan, Managing Director of Southeastern Region at Tribridge, Inc., is considering the installation and implementation of the Enterprise Social Network (ESN) Yammer. He has to decide whether to go forward and, if he does, how to implement it and what it can be expected to achieve.