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Home of Sundari-Experts http://www.sundari-experts.eu/en 2016-08-25T13:06:33Z Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management Data Centre Consolidation Projects 2014-12-14T13:49:48Z 2014-12-14T13:49:48Z http://www.sundari-experts.eu/en/various/54-data-centre-consolidation-projects Jan Kerstens jan.kerstens@sundari-experts.eu <p>Relocating your Data Centre is never a straight forward project. Therefore you are in many cases better of when you bring in a seasoned programme manager&nbsp;to assist you with the definition and careful alignment&nbsp;of&nbsp;the technical strategy with your business requirements. What elements should you never forget in your relocation contract? What is your Target Operating Model for DCIM ? How do you organise&nbsp;the actual&nbsp;move?</p> <p>These and more are questions our Sundari-experts are happy to help you with.</p> <p>Just give us a call or fill out the form.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Relocating your Data Centre is never a straight forward project. Therefore you are in many cases better of when you bring in a seasoned programme manager&nbsp;to assist you with the definition and careful alignment&nbsp;of&nbsp;the technical strategy with your business requirements. What elements should you never forget in your relocation contract? What is your Target Operating Model for DCIM ? How do you organise&nbsp;the actual&nbsp;move?</p> <p>These and more are questions our Sundari-experts are happy to help you with.</p> <p>Just give us a call or fill out the form.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Reducing the Data Center burden 2014-12-13T22:47:34Z 2014-12-13T22:47:34Z http://www.sundari-experts.eu/en/various/53-reducing-the-data-center-burden Jan Kerstens jan.kerstens@sundari-experts.eu <p>A consolidation or a split-up of your Data Centre? Need to move (part of) your data center?</p> <p>Did you now there are many ways to reduce your OPEX through relocation your Data Center&nbsp;and still keep&nbsp;the flexibility of your own IT infrastructure?</p> <p>We at Sundari-experts have the expertise to help you write the business case, to select your partners and we bring in the expertise to do a proper follow up of the selected partner.</p> <p>Just give us a call.</p> <p>A consolidation or a split-up of your Data Centre? Need to move (part of) your data center?</p> <p>Did you now there are many ways to reduce your OPEX through relocation your Data Center&nbsp;and still keep&nbsp;the flexibility of your own IT infrastructure?</p> <p>We at Sundari-experts have the expertise to help you write the business case, to select your partners and we bring in the expertise to do a proper follow up of the selected partner.</p> <p>Just give us a call.</p> Achieving Compliance with IT 2013-10-13T12:12:03Z 2013-10-13T12:12:03Z http://www.sundari-experts.eu/en/strategic-2/49-achieving-compliance-with-it Jan Kerstens jan.kerstens@sundari-experts.eu No rocket science needed here but a well implemented organization using a <strong>framework/toolkit</strong> that is <em><strong>adapted to your organisation</strong></em> and allows for the necessary control &amp; audit to support your business.<br /><br />There is however not ONE framework fits all approach. It is better to make a combination of several and select the parts that support your business, not only your IT. Also remember that what is good for the company next door might not be the optimal structure for your business. CoBIT, ValIT, GxP, ITIL, ... all can help to build your toolkit.<br /><br />IT compliance and therefore also IT audit are only a part of business GRC (Governance Risk Compliance). As such, it should be implemented only in areas where they support value creation and protection. Another element to take into account is that a big bang or all-or-nothing approach is not required. It will not only delay implementation but increase the risk of misalignment.<br /><br />Start with the analysis of one or two key value drivers. Evaluate the compliance risk and take it from there. For companies operating in heavily regulated environments, like pharma, adherence to such frameworks are <br /><br />You already have a structured and well controlled environment? Then ask the persons who are accountable how often the processes and controls are evaluated for effectiveness. Efficiency is also important but it is a non-issue if it's no longer the right things that have been put into place because of a change in the value chain.<br /><br />At Sundari-Experts, we help companies to setup or <strong>improve</strong> IT processes and KPI's based on their own value drivers.<br /><br /><br /><br /> No rocket science needed here but a well implemented organization using a <strong>framework/toolkit</strong> that is <em><strong>adapted to your organisation</strong></em> and allows for the necessary control &amp; audit to support your business.<br /><br />There is however not ONE framework fits all approach. It is better to make a combination of several and select the parts that support your business, not only your IT. Also remember that what is good for the company next door might not be the optimal structure for your business. CoBIT, ValIT, GxP, ITIL, ... all can help to build your toolkit.<br /><br />IT compliance and therefore also IT audit are only a part of business GRC (Governance Risk Compliance). As such, it should be implemented only in areas where they support value creation and protection. Another element to take into account is that a big bang or all-or-nothing approach is not required. It will not only delay implementation but increase the risk of misalignment.<br /><br />Start with the analysis of one or two key value drivers. Evaluate the compliance risk and take it from there. For companies operating in heavily regulated environments, like pharma, adherence to such frameworks are <br /><br />You already have a structured and well controlled environment? Then ask the persons who are accountable how often the processes and controls are evaluated for effectiveness. Efficiency is also important but it is a non-issue if it's no longer the right things that have been put into place because of a change in the value chain.<br /><br />At Sundari-Experts, we help companies to setup or <strong>improve</strong> IT processes and KPI's based on their own value drivers.<br /><br /><br /><br /> Over Consolidation - Too Redundant to fail? 2013-10-13T12:17:50Z 2013-10-13T12:17:50Z http://www.sundari-experts.eu/en/strategic-2/grc Jan Kerstens jan.kerstens@sundari-experts.eu Are you running an IT infrastructure with or without virtualization? It's a question IT managers in 2013 no longer ask them selves as all are confronted with virtualisation on different levels. Be it a mainframe, JAVA or Vmware virtual machine, virtualization has been around for ages, with different names but all with the same purpose: optimizing resource utilisation.<br /><br />Consolidation, THE Cloud, ... are terminologies that heavily rely on virtualisation techniques : virtual hardware, virtual applications, virtual companies, ...<br /><br />Consolidation as well as moving to the cloud (private, public, ...), are too often seen as solutions to increase efficiency of poorly defined internal procedures and information (knowledge) needs.<br /><br />With the introduction of mobile devices, also the application level has to cope with an increasing diversity. We have to go mobile! BYOD. Many C-level managers think that moving to the cloud, consolidating IT will improve their bottom lines because they think they reduce IT cost. But is the overal gain real?<br /><br /><br />We often see that IT (resource utilisation) is the main driver. IT is seen and managed as a Cost Center and is forced to drive its costs down. However if it were treated as part of the value chain, increasing the IT budget might be a better option because it would become evident that it supports a higher output or lower cost somewhere else in the value chain. <strong>IT is a support service</strong> - <span style="color: #3366ff;"><strong>a support for value creation</strong></span> - ; not support for a department as such but for the value that is created in that department.<br /><br />But to often, the link between IT and Added Value has become the unknown factor.<br /><br />Timely delivery of the information (data) at the right place.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Are you running an IT infrastructure with or without virtualization? It's a question IT managers in 2013 no longer ask them selves as all are confronted with virtualisation on different levels. Be it a mainframe, JAVA or Vmware virtual machine, virtualization has been around for ages, with different names but all with the same purpose: optimizing resource utilisation.<br /><br />Consolidation, THE Cloud, ... are terminologies that heavily rely on virtualisation techniques : virtual hardware, virtual applications, virtual companies, ...<br /><br />Consolidation as well as moving to the cloud (private, public, ...), are too often seen as solutions to increase efficiency of poorly defined internal procedures and information (knowledge) needs.<br /><br />With the introduction of mobile devices, also the application level has to cope with an increasing diversity. We have to go mobile! BYOD. Many C-level managers think that moving to the cloud, consolidating IT will improve their bottom lines because they think they reduce IT cost. But is the overal gain real?<br /><br /><br />We often see that IT (resource utilisation) is the main driver. IT is seen and managed as a Cost Center and is forced to drive its costs down. However if it were treated as part of the value chain, increasing the IT budget might be a better option because it would become evident that it supports a higher output or lower cost somewhere else in the value chain. <strong>IT is a support service</strong> - <span style="color: #3366ff;"><strong>a support for value creation</strong></span> - ; not support for a department as such but for the value that is created in that department.<br /><br />But to often, the link between IT and Added Value has become the unknown factor.<br /><br />Timely delivery of the information (data) at the right place.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> PRINCE2 - too complex for small projects? 2010-02-26T15:26:28Z 2010-02-26T15:26:28Z http://www.sundari-experts.eu/en/strategic-2/28-prince2-too-complex-for-small-projects Jan Kerstens jan.kerstens@sundari-experts.eu The <a title="Sundari-Experts and PRINCE2" href="http://www.prince-officialsite.com/" target="_blank">PRINCE2</a>-methodology as well as the <a title="Sundari-Experts likes ITIL." href="http://www.itil-officialsite.com/" target="_blank">ITIL</a> framework were developped by the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/cabinet-office/" target="_blank">Office of Government Commerce</a> in the UK.<br /><br />Some free resources can be found at the site of this training company <a title="Sundari-Experts like the PRINCE2 resources." href="http://www.prince2.com/prince2-downloads.asp">here</a>.<br /> The <a title="Sundari-Experts and PRINCE2" href="http://www.prince-officialsite.com/" target="_blank">PRINCE2</a>-methodology as well as the <a title="Sundari-Experts likes ITIL." href="http://www.itil-officialsite.com/" target="_blank">ITIL</a> framework were developped by the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/cabinet-office/" target="_blank">Office of Government Commerce</a> in the UK.<br /><br />Some free resources can be found at the site of this training company <a title="Sundari-Experts like the PRINCE2 resources." href="http://www.prince2.com/prince2-downloads.asp">here</a>.<br /> Going Mobile 2011-08-22T10:57:17Z 2011-08-22T10:57:17Z http://www.sundari-experts.eu/en/strategic-2/41-going-mobile Jan Kerstens jan.kerstens@sundari-experts.eu Going the mobile way.<br /><br />As the mobile market is evolving, we at Sundari-experts have signed agreements with premium small companies who employ top notch mobile developpers (Android, IOS). We're also setting up shops in Turkey, India and Vietnam. This strategic approach should allow our smaller customers to benifit from mobile applications that are developped to their specific needs without burning their IT budget.<br /><br />Just give us a call and let us make a quote. You will be surprised to see what you can do with a small budget.<br /><br /> Going the mobile way.<br /><br />As the mobile market is evolving, we at Sundari-experts have signed agreements with premium small companies who employ top notch mobile developpers (Android, IOS). We're also setting up shops in Turkey, India and Vietnam. This strategic approach should allow our smaller customers to benifit from mobile applications that are developped to their specific needs without burning their IT budget.<br /><br />Just give us a call and let us make a quote. You will be surprised to see what you can do with a small budget.<br /><br /> Mission Statement 2010-11-01T21:47:35Z 2010-11-01T21:47:35Z http://www.sundari-experts.eu/en/strategic-2/mission-statement Jan Kerstens jan.kerstens@sundari-experts.eu <span style="color: #3366ff;"><strong><span style="font-family: comic sans ms,sans-serif;">Sundari-Experts'</span></strong></span> mission statement: "<span style="color: #0000ff;">Increase Experts’ production of Expert Outcome</span>".<br /> <br /> <p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0in; text-align: left; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed;">Everybody is an expert at hers or his level. Therefore, the majority of tasks that anyone performs should be at or slightly above level of hers/his current expertise and <em>expressed </em>growth path. <br />If you "ASSuME" the expectations, you will probably end up with a very stressed, underperforming mindset.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0in; text-align: left; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0pt 0in; line-height: normal; text-indent: 0in; text-align: left; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed;">Advantages of our approach : personal growth, stress reduction by balancing&nbsp; the “basic” stuff with the challenging tasks, increased motivation, better communication. Final outcome : happy people. The employees' work is better appreciated, the bosses' bottom-line improves.</p> <p style="margin: 0pt 0in; line-height: normal; text-indent: 0in; text-align: left; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed;"> </p> <span style="color: #3366ff;"><strong><span style="font-family: comic sans ms,sans-serif;">Sundari-Experts'</span></strong></span> mission statement: "<span style="color: #0000ff;">Increase Experts’ production of Expert Outcome</span>".<br /> <br /> <p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0in; text-align: left; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed;">Everybody is an expert at hers or his level. Therefore, the majority of tasks that anyone performs should be at or slightly above level of hers/his current expertise and <em>expressed </em>growth path. <br />If you "ASSuME" the expectations, you will probably end up with a very stressed, underperforming mindset.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 0in; text-align: left; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0pt 0in; line-height: normal; text-indent: 0in; text-align: left; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed;">Advantages of our approach : personal growth, stress reduction by balancing&nbsp; the “basic” stuff with the challenging tasks, increased motivation, better communication. Final outcome : happy people. The employees' work is better appreciated, the bosses' bottom-line improves.</p> <p style="margin: 0pt 0in; line-height: normal; text-indent: 0in; text-align: left; direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: embed;"> </p>