By Larry Acklin, Global Applications Modernization Product Marketing Manager
Still struggling with the same IT issues (legacy sprawl, resource issues, new technologies to integrate, information explosion, changing business models and apps that cannot adjust fast enough)?
Sounds familiar? Many CIOs are in the same situation. Many are trying to take action executing transformation projects, but they just seem to add to the already complex IT portfolio instead of simplifying it. This all leads to frustration, gridlock and confusion.
Recently, CIO Magazine’s Richard Sykes, met with HP to see if our HP Applications Transformation Experience process was marketing hype or something real that can drive value to CIOs. Mr Sykes reported that “The twin barriers to constructively tackling the potential for transformational change are undoubtedly sprawling legacy systems and defensive IT departments. What I found at HP is an innovative workshop process that seeks to effectively engage the latter with the business to jointly create the practical means to transform and rework the former”. Mr Sykes goes on to say “We are well into the era of virtualisation and its major technology and business impacts. HP has accumulated significant practical experience by working on transformational agendas with major enterprise clients, and there is a small band of expert HP practitioners intimate with particular industry verticals”
Sykes highlights one of the key benefits of the session being the alignment of the business and IT as a critical factor. We see this time and again as we perform these sessions with our clients. He says “The real challenge is to bring together the enterprise’s business and IT players. A questionnaire brings an initial focus onto what should be common business agendas and, given that the lack of such common agendas is a frequent reality, allows the HP team enabling the workshop to set an approach encouraging the participants to create what that shared business-shaped transformational agenda should be!”
Read more about My Sykes’ review of the HP Transformation Experience at “Learning your Seven Rs. Legacy sprawl and defensive IT departments are blocking transformational cha...
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