IT Transformation

Bi Modal IT: Escaping the Timid Middle

By Dave Shepherd September 3, 2015

timid middleIn my last post I talked about the need for careful, fact-based planning in assessing and delivering a digital transformation strategy and roadmap. I’d like to talk more about the approach we use to help our clients in this post.

Moving between Mode 1 (Traditional / Industrialised IT) and Mode 2 (Digital Era) is difficult – I can’t be more open than that.

It requires an investment in both time and money from your organisation, helping understand the business demands, working to establish the baseline of existing IT supply needs and mapping the value of each application in this framework. This will help inform decisions made regarding its transformation.

This challenge is coupled with the need to identify next generation infrastructure platform architectures, and overarching future operating models it’s clear that going through this process shouldn’t be a quick one.

However, as the old proverb goes; “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”

We start the process off with a half day IT Transformation Workshop, which delivers insight and strategic recommendations within a couple of weeks. Moving on from this quick analysis, we can provide application disposition assessments, and cloud suitability analysis with our unique Adaptivity toolset which contrasts business demand with IT supply, putting out some unique analytical insights that help you shape transformation roadmaps and application rationalisation efforts.

Understanding what’s going on is key to unlocking your path to next generation IT. From the market context we’re all facing, there’s no option but to do this; and the only way to achieve it without risking cost-overrun is to take small steps.

It’d be great to get your thoughts on this, and my previous two posts on bi-modal IT, in the comments. Do check out the previous posts if you missed them!

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