CPT’s practitioners regularly develop white papers on topics that are of interest to the industry. The papers presented in this section are typical of this work, and this collection will be updated as new papers are written.
Below is listed a short summary of the currently available White Papers. If you are interested in obtaining the full White Paper for any subject, please fill in the below application form and submit it to CPT.
GETTING READY FOR CLOUD COMPUTING
This paper will review the basics of cloud computing and its underlying architecture, while highlighting the ways in which this new computing paradigm is informed by widely understood IT practices. It will also consider some of the business and environmental aspects that are contributing to the broad and growing interest in cloud computing.
Finally, this paper will review a number of specific services that can improve the efficiency and elasticity of IT organizations. Such services have value in themselves, but they can also help prepare an enterprise to embark on its own journey toward the cloud.
COST REDUCTION ROADMAP
While cost reduction may not be the primary focus for an IT organization, the ability to do more with less is a key goal of all business entities. The details of this service framework are reviewed on the following pages, along with the nature of the benefits realized.
GETTING FIT FOR OUTSOURCING
OPTIMIZING TEST CAPABILITY
The CPT Testing Practice has a strong focus on optimising our clients’ test capability. We place great value on getting the right testing approach for our clients, fit for purpose and leveraging existing investments in quality. This white paper covers CPT’s approach to dealing with the big issues currently facing testing – growing costs, increasing delivery pressures, greater levels of partnering and outsourcing, predictability of testing outcomes, improved value, and more complex technologies.
This whitepaper outlines CPT’s approach to:
- Test Management and Governance, Test Program Management and the development off Test Strategies
- Optimisation of Test Design, Development standards and procedures;
- Leadership, guidance and optimisation for testing tools & automation suites
- Creating testing solutions for Virtual Team with multi-vendor environments, off shoring, testing service partnerships, performance testing, etc.
- Test Environment Management, Set-up and Services
OPTIMIZING THE DATA CENTER
This paper examines how the principles of capacity management can be extended into capacity forecasting in order to reduce costs, by applying long-term forecasting techniques.
SUSTAINABLE COST REDUCTIONS
BUSINESS CAPACITY PLANNING AND MODELLING - MORE TIERS, LESS TEARS
Over recent years, CPT Global has designed and built numerous capacity models for predicting the resource utilization of multi-tier applications.
This paper describes the required inputs, where you might find them, interpretation options, regression and presentation. This is all achieved using very basic office productivity tools, such as spreadsheets and desktop databases. Expensive modeling tools are not required and no comparison with such tools is offered.
The objective is a tool that business, capacity and development personnel can use, ideally together. “What-if” changes can be made to the model from any one’s perspective in terms that the other can appreciate. This paper uses a generic Internet application as an example. However, the principles can be applied to almost any transaction oriented system.
READ MY LIPS, NO MORE MIPS
THE FUTURE OF THE MAINFRAME
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