To quote wikipedia: “The principle of minimum total potential energy is a fundamental concept used in physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. It asserts that a structure or body shall deform or displace to a position that minimizes the total potential energy, with the lost potential energy being dissipated as heat”.
I think the same applies in business, except not for energy, but for the cost of the system. Any IT System these days seems to be trying to achieve the lowest cost. Unlike physics, IT System does not do it by itself and there is no law that forces it to do it, but it is common sense and business acumen of those who run those system that makes them consider ways to reduce costs. If costs can’t be reduced, it is rare that IT Systems change.
Considering the high cost of switching from one platform to another it is always educating to see examples of those companies who perform a large scale re-platforming effort. And perform it successfully. It is critical for IT decision-makers to choose the right enterprise middleware platform for their organization. Middleware plays a strategic role in everything from the time-to-benefit for new IT services to the efficiency with which optimal performance can be maintained for existing ones. IT decision-makers therefore have to factor all kinds of attributes into their middleware choices—including technical features, ease of use, infrastructure resource utilization and licensing costs.
In this webinar, industry analyst Andrew Bisson of the Branham Group will share the results of his recent in-depth study of middleware users. His insights will help you leverage their hard-won real-world experiences so you make a smarter middleware decision.
Webcast Title: IBM WebSphere vs. Oracle Fusion: Lessons from the Real World
Webcast Date: December 7, 2012
Webcast Time: 1:00 PM EST (10:00 AM PST)
|Andrew Bisson, Vice President, Consulting Services, Branham Group Inc.|
|Roman Kharkovski, IBM, Executive IT Specialist|