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Migrating to newer, more capable, agile or more efficient technology approaches.
IT modernization is principally aimed at improving a company’s underlying technology core. The shift of commodity computing to the cloud, and productivity and collaboration applications to SaaS – often accessed via personally-owned devices – is happening in organizations all around the world. In itself, this is not transformative of the business, but these initiatives are important, even essential, foundations for wider business change.
IT modernization can, and often should, be done just to remove inefficiencies and waste. But it is also the gateway to future innovation, as out of date foundational technology can be a considerable source of inertia.
This shift requires a new set of IT capabilities as well as a shift in mindset and behaviours. The workforce, mindset and IT skills required to develop, run and maintain a modernized technology estate, are different from traditional data centres and internal systems. Firms are going through a significant process of refreshing their digital skills, and change can be painful. LEF’s IT Modernization advisory workshops give clients a powerful set of frameworks to assess their technology choices, identify sources of value, and create playbooks to modernize the IT organization.
Dewayne Griffin Enterprise technology executive, State Farm
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PORTFOLIO PRIORITIZATION FOR BETTER DECISIONS
Cost reduction and prioritizing budgets remain top of mind challenges for technology leaders, with nearly half of organizations set to change their product and service offerings or business model in the next three years. Use Wardley Mapping to view your IT and digital portfolio objectively.
OPTIMIZE YOUR SOURCING STRATEGY
Sourcing IT and applications to be scalable, robust and adaptable, is crucial for survival in the digital era. Organizations are more likely to succeed at sourcing when they can plot uncertainty and specify unknowns, using Wardley Maps to cost effectively source and plan IT for the future.
REALIZE VALUE FROM ENTERPRISE APPS
Enterprise applications are a common source of frustration. Their complexity absorbs time and money, instead of delivering the promise of smooth running corporate processes. Wardley Mapping helps decisions to shelve, extend or outsource these applications with by simplifying complexity.
PREPARING IT FOR CONSTANT EVOLUTION
Mobilizing IT is essential for business transformation, but hampered by outdated methods, technology, and governance. Create a personalized playbook to grasp new opportunities and encourage better situational awareness, with digital plays used by successful organizations.
Here’s a selection of LEF research reports to inform your perspectives on IT Modernization. They complement the advisory workshops that will help to challenge your thinking in this space, and cover key topics such as:
- Cloud & 'Post-Cloud'
- SaaS & Office365
- Self-service & DIY
- Cyber Security
- DevOps & Agility
- Open Source & APIs
- Modern Methods
- Tech Partners