Enterprises must work towards transforming their Systems of Record in a manner that best addresses their winning partnership with the Systems of Engagement. The abstract for the HP Discover 2013 session, DT3024 - Systems of Record: extracting value from your traditional applications asserts “If you want to be effective, you need to understand your current applications portfolio, rationalize it and selectively migrate it to the cloud.” As narrated in this video on HP Applications Transformation and Systems of Engagement, Systems of Record can’t be overlooked. After all, they run today’s organizations even though they may be complicated and expensive.
Modernization of legacy mainframe applications has been progressing for years. Enterprises take strategic steps to modernize, driven by key business drivers and financial benefits. However, the applications on a modernized platform still require the basic, time-tested skills of software engineering and system architecture. Those same skills laid the foundation for software development at the dawn of IT. When enterprises modernize applications, they should not lose sight of these basic skills. In other words, technology must be modernized while preserving the art of software engineering.
In a recent interview, Geoffrey Moore explained that embracing Systems of Engagement and integrating them with the traditional Systems of Record will prepare enterprises for the competitive Future of IT. But, what are Systems of Engagement? Are these systems that compile the right information at the right time based upon the data available in the Systems of Record? Perhaps. Let us take a look at three real-life scenarios that highlight why Systems of Engagement are vital to enterprises looking to be key players in the future of Enterprise IT.
Six months back, I logged my 100th blog post. I was not sure then how long it would take me to log the next 100. Here is a synopsis of the 13 subject areas that evolved from Blog #101 thru Blog #200.
Happy New Year! Before writing my first post in 2013, I reviewed all my 2012 posts and found that they cover a wide range of topics in our Journey through Enterprise IT Services.
Here is a guided tour of my 2012 blog posts, classified by areas, themes and interesting facts, starting with a big thank you to IT: