Agility Isn't a Buzzword, It's a Mandate
The speed at which businesses need to run in order to remain competitive is wreaking havoc on the IT organization. Business leaders now look to their CIOs to enable new revenue streams and markets. They require ever-faster times to market, higher levels of flexibility and quicker returns on investment. They need timely information, both to analyze past business performance and to predict likely future outcomes—and they want all this at lower costs.
However, IT organizations are not architected to deliver this critical new functionality in the timeframes needed.
Business rules have changed, yet IT architecture, systems and processes are not modeled to quickly adapt to the rapidly changing environment and the demands of today’s consumers. Chief marketing officers and lines of business heads see the opportunities that technologies such as mobility, social media and analytics can have on growing their businesses. However, their IT organizations are not architected to deliver this critical new functionality in the timeframes needed.
CIOs are burdened with having up to 80 percent of their budgets tied to running and maintaining the existing environment. They struggle to find funds to adopt the technology needed to meet today’s requirements. And what is the cost of limiting the organization’s business agility or its ability to respond to emerging trends? The cost could be devastating. The pace of new market entrants is increasing, and existing competitors who have embraced modernization are operating with greater flexibility, speed and cost control.
Application modernization enables business units and IT leadership to partner in a journey to a fluid and agile enterprise—one that enjoys far greater reach, much faster time to market, dramatically improved competitiveness and broadened access to timely information.
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