Naomi Bloom put out a post worth reading titled – The Scourge of HRM Software -- Technical Debt. Technical debt is part of the long term cost of having successfully implemented projects and the reason why so much of most IT budgets is consumed by maintenance costs.
As Naomi points out: “But eventually, no matter how much good work is done to pay down that technical debt, the pace of technology and business change really does force us to stop, take out that “blank sheet of paper,” and make a leap.”
This is something to keep in mind as organizations plan their move to cloud techniques or any other large technology shift.
That got me thinking about a webinar HP has featuring IDC, Jean Bozman, Research VP of IDC’s Enterprise Server Group, talking about the top evaluation considerations for enterprise computing—including the top characteristics for mission-critical computing platforms—all of which impact acquisition costs and operations costs. Additionally, Stuart Haden, Senior System Engineer of HP’s Business Critical Systems group, describes some of the HP server hardware to address these characteristics.
The Webinar on characteristics of mission-critical computing on December 6, 2011, at 11:00 Eastern (8:00 AM Pacific), including live Q&A sessions.
Read the IDC whitepaper: Evaluation of Mission Critical Computing Systems: Key Criteria for High-End Systems Customers