IT Business Value
The reliance on IT to drive business performance is now stronger than ever. More so, due to disruptive new technologies such as virtualization, Web Services, SOA and also due to changing business requirements such as regulatory and financial compliance, mandatory internet presence, ensuring delivery of consistently superior user experience and so on.
Clearly, your company’s competitive advantage will come from not only by how well IT can master technology changes but also by how well IT performance can be aligned with business performance.
Infrastructure Performance Framework
In the context of proper alignment of business and IT performance, in this section we discuss a framework that we developed, Infrastructure Performance Framework, that gives you a high-level view of the different entities that can impact on the alignment and hence your business performance.
As the diagram above indicates, the larger your enterprise, the greater the complexity of the effects business and technology drivers have on maximizing your ongoing IT investment.The careful, comprehensive mapping of business needs to IT infrastructure – and more importantly, to applications – helps alleviate this bottleneck. Newly available performance management tools can help build the business processes necessary to make this transition happen. This combination means that organizations can now build performance scorecards that measure the success of technological innovation in real-time using the following criteria:
Five Ways to Maximize Value of Future IT Investments
This thought leadership white paper discusses several key issues that will impact your company as it moves toward a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Services technologies. The paper drills down on five critical strategies that can help you transform your existing infrastructure to a next-generation model, including the need to:
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