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The Register Guide to improving systems agility

Ten tips on steering the right course

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Late last year, The Register ran a well received online conference, the Agile Date Center Conference (which you can listen to, here).

A strong theme that emerged was the disconnect between the grand notions of the agile enterprise, as portrayed by IT vendors, and the real world, as experienced by their customers. Grand visions and ideal scenarios are unattainable for most organizations. On the other hand, selective and manageable adoption of virtualization, SOA and alternative sourcing options can make a tangible difference to service levels and performance.

With this in mind, we commissioned Dale Vile, research director at the analyst firm Freeform Dynamics, to write The Register guide to improving systems agility.

According to Dale, the trick is to think of agile computing as a direction, not a destination. "The imperative is to define your own agenda in a way that is manageable," he writes, "and not be put off by the aforementioned grand visions. When it comes to agile computing, it really is a case of every little helps."

In this Register Guide, sponsored by Dell (registration required) , Dale outlines the historical shortcomings of IT that agile computing seeks to resolve and he offers ten common sense tips on steering the right course towards the adoption of agile computing principles and solutions. Check it out.

The Register guide to improving systems agility

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