Numerous challenges drive transformation as organizations attempt to evolve to support the business: an aging IT workforce, lack of modern skills, older systems, valuable information locked away in databases, dealing with digital disruption, and more. But companies also sense that with challenges come opportunities, which are also drivers. Every company needs to modernize its IT; with careful planning, you can do more than just maintain the status quo.
Transformation drivers include:
A well-thought out digital transformation plan takes advantage of new technology, renews your IT and gradually modernizes your systems. Simple projects such as green screen modernization transforms your business applications and makes them accessible to a wider audience. Larger projects, such as language conversion, ultimately pay dividends in a cheaper resource pool, easier integration and much greater business agility.
The Technologies include:
The end result of a digital transformation program is a greater competitive advantage through better agility, a capacity to meet evolving demands, and much lower total cost. In fact, digital transformation is accelerating as companies begin to realize the cost advantages of moving to a an Operating Expense model versus Capital Expenses. Cloud, SaaS, application service providers and more offer a scalable, highly reliable, always up-to-date, lower-cost IT model.
The Results include:
There are many strategies that can be used to help you modernize and digitally transform IT. Finding the right approach that is best for your business is often driven by goals, capabilities, budget and urgency.
Each client’s journey is unique – and for very good reasons
Industry disruption, competitive advantage, new offerings that need to get to market quickly and capabilities that help retain existing market share are just some of motivators behind modernization and digital innovation. The technology and legacy footprint that exists from client to client can often vary significantly. When you add in budgets, drivers, goals and capabilities, customizing and developing a digital roadmap uniquely tailored to each customer is how we help our clients ensure success for their digital journey.
Funding IBM i modernization initiatives
Modernization and transformation initiatives should align with a business strategy and have a clear time to value. For innovations to succeed they need to be supported by all groups within the organization. Having this alignment means everyone agrees in the priority, importance, and investment necessary to make it happen.
Fresche transformation models take into account company budgets and our team has the experience to help you choose an OpEx/CapEx model that reduces initial costs, involves quick wins, reduces large capital expenditures and above all, maximizes in-house, outsourcer and service provider expertise. Every company and modernization path is unique, requiring the right combination of IT, company buy-in and cost control to succeed.
CapEx or OpEx?
There’s a place for both CapEx and OpEx in digital transformation. Fresche has the experience to help companies choose an OpEx/CapEx model that reduces initial costs, involves quick wins, reduces large capital expenditures and above all, maximizes in-house, outsourcer and service provider expertise. There may be many factors – the size of the business, your organization’s tax structure, availability of skilled resources in your area, the need for agility – that can sway the mix of funding models.
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